After a short break, back with a pencil shading post… happy to be back again… see you soon with my next post….
Happen to visit the panchamukha anjaneyar temple in vadavalli today…
Above pic sourced from Internet….
A very old temple to say.. They had the goshala maintained neatly.
Also, pratyangira sannidi was also there.. We also feeded the
cows there.. A nice feel to say.. Visited a friend’s place in
vadavalli and then went to temple along with my parents… it
was a satisfying one!!!
For more details on the temple, am attaching a link here so that
you can know more abt the temple!!
Also, visited another temple nearby. The temple name is
“SelvaGanapathy Bhuvaneshwari Amman temple”. This temple also
had goshala. opposite side of that temple there is a saraswathi
temple.Next to koothanur, this temple only gives darshan of
goddess saraswathi alone.. A calm, divine n serene temple.
These both temple kumbabishekam is going to happen on May 20th,
2016(Friday). It would be a grand one, i believe!! Lovely temples..
Feel very happy!!
The above both temples are nearby anjaneyar temple.
C u soon with another interesting one!!!!
Being a crafty personality for these many years did not matter
at all.But after my personal life had an promotion, my crafty sense
took a back seat. Even though its normal to everyone, my mind
does not takes it. Atleast, once in a while its searching to do
crafty things.. My fav. companion at present is books…
but my heart is not obeying at all… Oflate, my mind is not
going for crochet also..Searching continues for a better much
good option to satisy my temporary crafty needs!!!
Oflate, with whatever small things i notice, my mind starts
thinking what crafty thing can be done with it!!Sigh 😦
cant do anything at the moment.. My priorities have become
different now… Searching how to make my son sit for atleast
10 mins… he has just started scribbling in books n floor…
Simulataneously, searching for his age related crafts tooo in google..
but yet to catch the apt things…
Enjoying n getting exhausted seeing his active personality.. hw
can a child be active throughout… Just a learning phase…
Making all other things aside, just playing with him gives a calm
Just came to knw that this was the first blogsite i registered 7 yrs
ago… happy that am back in the stream again…
See you all in next post soon………………
Adoption was legally registered today.. So, we celebrated today in the same trust from where we took the baby.. All felt very happy 🙂 the cake was black forest 2 kg cake… more of cake pics n other pics taken at day care with other cute babies.. Indeed, we had a splendid day!!!
It is celebrated in a special manner in Thiruvannamalai(Southern Part of India). Lord Shiva asks Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu to find out the exact location of his head and his feet. Since Lord Shiva takes a gigantic form, they are not able to find out anywhere. Then Lord Shiva takes the form of a jyothi (light of fire) on the hill of Thiruvannamali. Therefore, this festival is also known as Annamalai Deepam. Here, a special torch is lighted on the zenith of the hill and it is believed that Lord Shiva’s
jothi will be visible on this day.
Lord Muruga took the form of six babies in a lake called “Saravana Poigai”. On this day, all his six forms were united by Parvathi(his mother) and this way, he had six faces. Special poojas are performed to Lord Muruga.
On this day, people clean the houses. In the evening, they draw kolams (rangoli) in the front of the house and also place some lamps on it. The lamps(Agal) are placed in the pooja and lighted. Then the Deeparathana is done in which the lamps are moved to different places in the house. The lamps glow all over the streets on this day. The lamps are arranged near the doors and windows and also in the balconies. In this way, people of Tamil Nadu celebrate Kaarthigai Deepam for three days.
Kaarthigai Deepam is a festival of lights, celebrated in the Tamil month of Kaarthigai. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Kaarthigai month which coincides with Krithikai star. It is celebrated in a special manner in Thiruvannamalai. Lord Shiva asks Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu to find out the exact location of his head and his feet. Since Lord Shiva takes a gigantic form, they are not able to find out anywhere. Then Lord Shiva takes the form of a jyothi (light of fire) on the hill of Thiruvannamali. Therefore, this festival is also known as Annamalai Deepam. Here, a special torch is lighted on the zenith of the hill and it is believed that Lord Shiva’s jothi will be visible on this day. Lord Muruga took the form of six babies in a lake called “Saravana Poigai”. On this day, all his six forms were united by Parvathi(his mother) and this way, he had six faces. Special poojas are performed to Lord Muruga. On this day, people clean the houses. In the evening, they draw kolams (rangoli) in the front of the house and also place some lamps on it. The lamps(Agal) are placed in the pooja and lighted. Then the Deeparathana is done in which the lamps are moved to different places in the house. The lamps glow all over the streets on this day. The lamps are arranged near the doors and windows and also in the balconies. In this way, people of Tamil Nadu celebrate Kaarthigai Deepam for three days.
Knowledge Sharing of my views on this festival:
In North India,they celebrate “Diwali” as Celebration of Lights.But, whereas
In Southern Part, they have a separate festival called “Karthigai” Which usually
falls in between Nov-December in the tamil month of “Karthigai”. This festival is especially for lighting agal vilakkus(made of clay) rather decorating our home with natural decoration of lights from entrance to backyard. Lots of people who work with clay get an opprtunity to sell their wonderful clay lights in different form n structure. It would be great witnessing those things!! Also this festival is celebrated in the evening time only. Then, coming to delicacies which is the important part of any festival-Another part of sellers who have a good time is grain sellers.. Commonly it is called as “Pori” which is white in color. It is of 2 different forms.
1. “Ner” pori
2. “Aval” pori
The difference between both the poris is that aval pori is little thinner than
So, we commonly say it as for karthigai – “Pori Urundais” are famous Which is prepared with jaggery and tit bits of coconut. Then Nei Appam. This time i prepared a simple porridge with milk n rice.
Milk Porridge with Rice flakes:
A handful of rice
Milk – 2 cups
Sugar- According to taste
cashew n raisins -5 no.s
Coconut milk (optional)
1.Soaked the rice for half hr or so.. Then grinded it in the mixie!
2.keep a wide open vessel and switch on the stove.
3. Pour the milk and then grinded rice flakes.
4. Allow it to boil. Takes 5 mins or so!!
5. After it’s fully boiled, add required amt of sugar to taste/add coconut milk also for taste.
6. Then after sugar gets dissolved, just mix it n switch off the stove!
Finally add cashews, raisins n elaichi!!
Now, it is time to serve!
Have had wonderful memories of this festival.Love lighting so many lamps. Wishing You all a very happy karthigai!! Good time munching 🙂 Also, this celebrated in a grand manner in a place called “Thiruvannamalai”- Southern part of India. The sivan temple is very famous there. A must visit place. Have gone many time “girivalams” in that temple..Lovable time n memories!!!
Also, we celebrate this festival for 3 days in southern india since we dedicate each day to different type of theepam names
1. Barani deepam
2. Annamalai deepam (Thiruvannamalai)
3. Sarvalaya Deepam.
People celebrate according to which deepam they belong to!! Depends on their Hierarchy…
Due to airy atmosphere, lamps did not stand for a long time. felt bad that inspite of lighting so many lamps was able to take a single pic only this year.
Happy Evening Folks!!
The event happened on 9th Feb 2014 @Meenakshi Hall, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore
Compiled a very short video clip of my pics of the exhibit..
Have a great time watching.
The first 4 pics are my stall pics. Next 4 pics are around the place n abt other stalls there..
My first exhibit in coimbatore was a very well organised and executed one.Enjoyed a lot. Thanks to Meena Krishnakumar for the opportunity given. Time flied so fast. Had fun.Radio Mirchi RJ Gautam also came in for the event in evening. Developed good contacts with other business people. Met one of my facebook friend swaathiha from cbe. Nice meeting her.She was such a sweet girl. Had a nice exposure. Came to know abt the other business magnets of cbe. Thanks to the almighty for having had a real good time there today. Hope to participate in many such events in future.
Last, but not the least, a memorable exhibit too!!
Yesterday when i woke from short afternoon nap, a sudden thought striked me. Why can’t I donate earrings made by me to the kids in a orphanage. Immediately i discussed it with my hubby and took action to fulfill the thought which striked me. Then, purchased the wanted materials and packed it in covers separately. Then conversed with the orphanage people and fixed an appointment with them today evening. Spent awesome 30 mins there. I had taken most of the earring collections, bangles, hairpins, color pencils. This is the first deed after having started my home business. Our small gesture towards them brought an immense pleasure in their faces.. The pleasure enjoyed with them was priceless. Felt satisfied on seeing their faces. I handed over personally each kid a pair of earrings and other stuff. So happy to be with them. A evening spent in a whole hearted way. Hope to do more such acts in future. Thanks to the Almighty for giving me such an opportunity.The orphanage details are as follows: UDHAVUM ULLANGAL, located at West Karikalan street, Adambakkam, Chenna 600 088. Near St.Thomas mount railway station.