N is for Navratri..

Navratri.. also known as Dasara/Dussehra/Durga Pooja,Β is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, navaΒ meaning nine and ratri meaning nights.[2] During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshiped. Click the link to read more about the different ways of... Continue Reading →

The Mysore trip [3]

Day 3: It was Ayudha pooja day. We did a simple pooja at home and then went to visit a relative. Clicked this pic on our way back... πŸ™‚ Day 4: A leisurely day again πŸ™‚ Ammu was happily playing with D's daughter, while I quickly planned to meet my friends. We met after almost... Continue Reading →

The Mysore trip [2]

Day 2: Leisurely day! Looked through the bookshelf and selected a couple of books. Started a re-read of The Da Vinci Code , while Ammu was happy playing with D's daughters who had come visiting πŸ™‚ In the evening, we all went to the Mysore Palace!! The magnificent sight amazes us each time we visit.... Continue Reading →

The Mysore trip..

in pictures.. Day 1 - It was raining when we started from home! We took the Shatabdi at 11., by which time the skies had cleared up considerably.. And then, me doing TP πŸ˜‰ Reached Mysore in the afternoon. Had lunch and took a nap πŸ™‚ In the evening... a stroll along the main streets..... Continue Reading →

Festivities….

Dasara update - late but never the less πŸ™‚ Had a relaxed vacation in Mysore. Went out in the evenings to watch the illuminated streets and the milling crowds. There was aΒ  festive ambiance all around which is exciting all the same.. year after year! Visited the Durga puja organised by the Bengalis association, the... Continue Reading →

Tiny tidbits..

A few tidbits from our recent trip... The day dawned bright and nice. On our way to the railway station... Me *excitedly to Adi*: Today we'll go by train!! Adi: Yes!!... I will only drive πŸ™‚ On getting into the train... Adi: The train will not go... it will go only when i drive... One... Continue Reading →

Mysooru Dasara…

... yeshtondu sundara πŸ™‚ * Visited the Mysore palace and the Dasara flower show.. * Clicked pics .. πŸ™‚ * Sat in the lawns and enjoyed the song and dance performances by some orchestra group while eating the famous delhi papad and menasinakayi bhajjis πŸ™‚ * Lunch at uncle's place on Ayudha pooja * Visited... Continue Reading →

Kit Kat break!

... it was.. a short but eventful trip to Mysore... We all had been waiting for this day.. ! the day of the Convocation!! My younger sis received her PhD degree in Mathematics after 6 years of research work!!! That she managed to complete it inspite of a full time job and then.. a toddler... Continue Reading →

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