Year End 2017

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Hello ppl… here we are in last month of the year so soon… This time, the transition was very fast from starting to the end. It was a learning lesson in every aspect. Yet, a long way to go… Dealing with people n made quite a lot of friends too…
At first, being a crafty person, was not able to quit the craftiness. But, slowly my son occupied most of the time.. and it is just a part of motherhood journey I guess.. nothing to regret about… just not able to concentrate on my crafty part.. But, happy that my reading mind/journey continued. very happy that I was able to pick it up with quite a few books.. hope to continue it with that for the upcoming year too.. focused to read quite a lot of books for 2018…So happy for it ūüôā ‚̧
Love year ends always.. since its a festive season comprising of Christmas n new year discounts n sales everywhere…
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So, the festive mood is in the air ‚̧ ‚̧ Make every day/month spl with your cheerfulness n spread the positivity/positive vibes around!!!
 
Just hoping for 2018 to be filled with lots of surprises, wishes n many things to come across!!
Wishing one n all a very happy, healthy, safe n peaceful 2018!! have a great time!!
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A Small Rewind

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A Small Rewind….#Loneliness

There is a saying that do not forget your past….

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One of the thing I am not able to forget about the past is I got a lot of “ME” time..
But now, it’s exactly opposite… Infact, I love the “me” time of my past…

Anyway, am feeling totally happy now….

For people who get most of their time, can try on their interesting hobby lines..
Reading, gardening, different kinds of craft work, nature love, travel, walking, fitness, music, drawing etc…

Those times, I would not have any one to share with things since I felt was so different….

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I took craft work in my hand to spend my time….Infact,¬† I felt that was very satisfactory at that time…can speak through your creativity……

Now, have ppl to talk with n a non stop chatter box with my son….he loves to talk a lot… Started to accept ppl as they are n started enjoying each n every growing
stage of my son!!

Goodluck n cheers to everyone!!! njoy your time…. this stage shall pass soon too!!

#emotionalwellbeing  #healing  #healthy

 

Away n Returned Back…

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When you are away on a trip n returned back to ur place, the soothing lunch one would yearn to have is either of the combo… 1. Vatha kuzhambu n suttapalam 2. ladies finger subji n killi thalichu kotina rasam(My mom’s spl)

In those days, if we go for a trip n come back, the immediate food would be this rasam only n suttapalam..Would taste heavenly… such an easy one.. Very easy to cook..

Today my menu was the latter one.. ladies finger n rasam…i cooked in earthern pot today..

Killi thalichu kotina rasam

Ingredients:

Oil-2tbsp Mustard-1/2 tsp Toor dal-1tbsp. chana dal-1 tbsp. 1 or 2 red chillies(as per ur taste) few curry n coriander leaves, Tamarind water Р1 cup. Salt- to taste

Method:

1.Take a kadai, add oil-after it gets heated, add mustard.. after spluttering, add a red chilly , curry leaves toor n chana dal.

2. After sauteing for a minute add tamarind water then add tamarind water n salt.

3. Let it boil for 10 mins till the raw smell of tamarind goes.

4. Garnish it with curry n coriander leaves..

5. Ready to serve..

Taste would be heavenly….Do try it folks… C u all soon in next post….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dharmalingeswara Mountaintop temple

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When we used to go trip via that route, we just see the temple view and just pass on….¬† But, today we got the opportunity to visit this temple alone and it was worth¬† the time spending there… The temple name is Dharmalingeswara mountaintop temple.

The darmalinga malai is the Shiva temple on the rock, around 13 km south of Coimbatore.¬†¬† There are nearly 800 steps to reach the top of the temple.(Source:Wikipedia) Would be a great trek to youngsters… Just enjoyed it to the core.. The temple’s location area name is called Madukarai.

njoyed every moment of it since atmosphere was too cool with the morning breeze… Our kiddo also walked along!!! Climbing up and coming down was a challenging n a thrilling experience!!

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For ppl who do not know abt the temple, am attaching a video clipping which lasts abt 9mins… hope u enjoy it!!

Dharmalingeswara temple

while returning, we visited a sports outlet named decathlon such a spacious outlet for sports enthusiastic persons.. a normal person would love sports again for running n cycling itself leaving behind other sports, so many varieties of shoes n high end bicycles in a trendy way…. Classic it was….

hope to get ready to run marathons soon which is happening yearly oflate…

Short Temple Trip

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Back from a short temple trip.

1.Town hall-Koniamman temple
2.Race course – Saradambal temple
3.Puliyakulam-Pillayar temple

Started around 5.15 pm from peelamedu…first visited koni amman temple.. After so many yrs visited this temple.. Felt very calm n warm in the¬†temple..Then next saradambal temple..This temple was so clean¬†n perfect.. Saradambal looked so beautiful.. just fell in love with her.. Also, the adi sankarar sannithi was very nice!!¬†Then, finally to pillayar temple.. Here, the idol of vinayak was¬†carved in single stone and asia’s largest vinayak.. 19 inches¬†height vinayak it was!! Did not feel to take the eyes from vinayak… Had a lovely darshan in all the temples without crowd!!!

Also, the cab driver was playing 80’s n 90’s old hindi songs which¬†i enjoyed so much… After a long time, heard those songs…¬†Nazar ke saamne, then, raja ko rani se pyar ho gaya… from baazigar¬†and so on… Felt very happy!!!

Returned back by 7.30 pm.. In short, a memorable trip it was!!!

Pic courtesy: Google

ShreeVidhya Raghu's photo.

Puliakulam pillayar

Double Celebrations

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Sep 5 2015 -Krishna Jayanthi/Janmashtami… ¬†I made uppu seedai and kesari for this year festival..

Entrance kolam

Entrance kolam

The above pic-kolam was put by our house help..

foot steps of varun

foot steps of varun

Then, above foot steps is of our son varun which we treated as krishna steps since he is our house cute krishna..

After pooja with all neivedyam

After pooja with all neivedyam

Then,in above pic except for kesari and only seedai bowl kept near the array of delicacies- others are store bought..

Hope all are having a blast.. Happy janmashtami to everyone!!

Sep 4, 2015:

The Story of Guruvayur trip from Coimbatore

Below pic source: Google

 

Guruvayur krishna.

Guruvayur krishna.

Since it was our son’s first star bday we started early morning 6 am today and we reached there by 10 am due to the¬†needs of our kiddo in the middle.. we gave thulabaram-equal amt of sugar to his weight. It was a nice experience. ¬†We missed to take pics since we did not know the rules n regulations of the temple. No regrets. we thought can make it up next time when we go with our kiddo. To our surprise, he did not cry while sitting in tharasu/weighing seat..

Then, we came out from that line and started waiting in the line to have darshan of our lord cute krishna… In the¬†outside queue, we waited for almost an hr.. in btw, varun felt asleep. after we went inside, we waited there for about 10 minutes… meanwhile, i started observing around – bananas, coconuts, yellow pumpking were lying around¬†more. Also, they were playing music in nadaswaram n molam.. Was giving ear to it whether i was able to find out¬†the song they were playing… Luckily, before we entered the sanctorum of Lord, he was playing “Aadathu asangathu”..¬†Felt happy that i was able to identify the song!!have given the link of the song below.

This song is apt for today since its krishna jayanthi

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When we entered the sanctorum, cute krishna was dressed in golden color dress… It was beautiful to watch even though¬†it remained for just few secs.. Luckily varun slept till we came out of the temple.. Then, as usual a small¬†shopping in the line of shops sprung outside. We ate and then to the place which we liked the most as usual to¬†elephant sanctuary… clicked a few pics there..

The main part comes here… We were supposed to meet a friend of raghu in palakkad. When that person called,¬†we had been inside the temple and so, raghu’s mobile was switched off.. When we started back from guruvayur,¬†raghu called him many times to know the shortest route to their place from guruvayur…But that fellow was not¬†reachable… By that time, we had reached beyond thrissur, he took the mobile and told the¬†proper route.. From ottapalam to patthiripala and then 2 kms from there. By that time we had reached mannuthy.so, we turned around¬†and it took around 3hrs to reach ottapalam.. Just waste of time… but anyways, we met the person… No regrets!!!

The actual route from guruvayur to palakkad is no need to enter thrissur… from guruvayur we need to catch¬†the road which goes to pattambi and from there to palakkad… Time taken will be one and half hrs..

This trip was an absolute learning lesson for us.. Helped to know the proper route in parts of kerala and the few names of the places in kerala.. The new names were surprising and at times funny too since it took few mins to get hold of the name!!

We returned home around 9pm back to cbe…

On the whole it was a memorable journey also.Even though no temple pics, few pics taken at places made it more memorable!!!

Hope you all enjoyed reading… Thank you ūüôā

 

 

 

Visit to Thrissur/Guruvayoor/Elephants Sanctuary

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My 50th post abt Travel…… ¬†Happy about it!!

We started around 5.15 am from peelamedu coimbatore. As usual the way was filled with awesome greenery on both sides. It was a pleasure watching the nature.

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Enroute palakkad

Enroute palakkad

Enroute palakkad

Reached vadakunnathan temple by 8.40 am. Had a great darshan. First time, we saw a temple in such a vast place.. Very happy to see such a place!! It’s a shiva temple. Lord shiva is worshipped in the form of lord nagaraja/serpent. It was great to watch the serpent in a great height.

Inside view of one side of the temple

Inside view of one side of the temple

Vadakkunnathan temple

Vadakkunnathan temple

 

Then, we visited “Paramekkavu Bagavathy Amman temple”. Had a good darshan!

Paramekkavu bagavathy temple, thrissur

Paramekkavu bagavathy temple, thrissur

Next, we visited guruvayoor krishna temple. Due to uccha kala pooja, we were held up in the queue for 45 mins. Had a nice darshan inspite of the crowd. Had a great time.

Guruvayoor temple

Guruvayoor temple

Then nearby 3 kms, we visited elephant’s sanctuary. We spent just half an hour over there.. But, it was worth it!!¬†Had great fun too… it was worthwhile watching the elephants eating food.. There were too many aged elephants¬†and their legs were tied in iron chain…It is a great task maintaining so many elephants!! We need to watch it from a distance and that too we should not stare at them for a long time. I love elephants, so went for it. Since i could not see those creatures chained, could not see it for a long time…..

Elephants in the sanctuary

Elephants in the sanctuary

Lovable Elephant

Lovable Elephant

 

Finally, we reached back around our place by 8pm satisfied. A very good day it was!!!