Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Monday 23November2015
We observed Thulasi pooja at home with lighting lamp, decorating with flowers, offering "naivadya" and the arthi to Thulasi-Nellikai (Amalalli) branch.
Thulasi or Basil is one of the most sacred of plants revered by people of all faiths, if not for its use in the worship of Lord Maha Vishnu, for its medicinal properties. When Lord Krishna proclaims in the Bhagavad Gita that He is satisfied with a leaf, a flower or a drop of water, the significance of the Thulasi leaf in the worship of the Lord becomes clear. Called Brinda, she attracts Krishna who loves to reside amongst the Thulasi plants in Brindavana.
Thulasi is worshipped on the twelfth day of the new moon in the month of Karthikai. The day is called Uttana Dvadasi or Brindavana dvadasi. On this day, lighting a ghee lamp near the Thulasi plant, decorating it with flowers and offering our prayers to Thulasi devi will bring us immense happiness and joy and ultimate union with Lord Krishna.
Uttaana Dwaadasi is celebrated as Thulasi festival known as Thulasi Damodara Vivaha, symbolically worshiping Thulasi along with Salagrama Shila (Lord Vishnu) and by erecting a branch of Amla tree (AmalakkiI). This ritual is also known as Prabhodotsava sacred occasion of Lord Vishnu getting up from His Yoganidra in the presence of holy and divine Thulasi.
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written Wednesday, 25Nov2015

Monday, November 23, 2015


Sunday, 22nd November2015

Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated all over the world by Kannada speaking people, to mark the beginning of Liguistic States formed in India on November01, 1956.  Since that time, in month of November, RAJYOTSAVA is celenrated.
In Dubai, we used to celebrate by KarnatakaSangha, Dubai celebrate every year and also in AbuDhabi.
Sivarama Karantha Vedike, RT Nagar, Bengaluru, organizes a program every month and this month program is to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava2015.
Dr (Prof) DoddaRange Gowda, distinguished literary person, inaugurated the function and spoke forty minutes on various issues. Kannada Language was there in Egyptian mummies and so many eminent personalities we had in Kannada. Unfortunately, he expressed his concern in the way in which we Kannadigas are looking at the language and supporting it. He condemned the other languages love of Kannadigas and urged all to use, talk and spread Kannada. In Bengaluru, only 21% of people speak kannada due to kindheartedness, which is a very sad situation.

Sri Sha Mum KrishnaRao
Smt. Susheelamma
Sri Pa.ChandraShekar Chadaga
Shri Sha. Mum. KrishnaRao, another literary person, spoke at length, about the present state of affairs due to negligence of Government and their attitude. No one is bothered, politicians are busy infighting, no concern and no values for distinguished personalities. However, he is of the belief that Kannada, being an ancient language, will survive, and need the support of all.
Smt. Susheelamma, Head of Sumangali SevaAshram, RT Nagar, expressed her concern and anguish about the present state of affairs and urged every kannadiga  do his best to teach Kannada to non-Kannadigas in the state.
The President of ShivaramaKarantha Vedike, Sri. Pa.ChandraShekar Chadaga in his usual style enumerated the importance of Rajyotsava and present scenario.
There was Sugama sangeetha Program by Shri Ramani Sundaresan and Dance Drama by Smt Padma VijayaKumar and the team.

written Tuesday 24Nov2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Sunday 22nd November2015

Mr Mysore GovindaPrasad, a family friend and a well wisher, for more than 35 years, since Nigeria days. He is now living in Mysore, with his wife NagamaniPrasad. Their only son, TrivikramPrasad lives in Bengaluru with his wife and children.

Mr Prasad, 75+years, takes care of his wife, and is always cheerful and very humorous at his conversation and lively. His positive attitude towards life keeps him healthy and active.
We became close friends when we were working in Gombe, in Nigeria in 1970's and 80's and when he moved to Dubai,U A E in 1985, I also shifted to same place worked together in the same place for many years.
It was a short visit to his residence in Mysore on Tuesday, 17thNovember2015, along with another good family friend UshaSuresh, who also lives in Mysore.
We wish Prasads long and healthy, happy life together.
written Sunday 22November2015


Wednesday 18thNovember2015

"OMKARA" front view

It is occasion of house warming or GruhaPravesha of newly built Commercial/Residential building of SatishaRao, younger brother of NaliniSomayaji at Hunsur, 40Km from Mysuru.
We left from Bengaluru on 17thNovember in the morning, had tyre puncture in BhuvaneshwariNagar itself, replaced it proceeded and after repairing at a puncture shop, continued our journey further.
Reached Maddur at 1pm and lunch at Adigas Hotel, reached UshaSuresh's house at Mysuru at 3 pm.
After resting for a while went to visit Prasads with Sureshs and stayed for an hour and returned.
Reached Hunsur at 8pm when the house warming poojas were in progress. After mangalarathi, dinner was arranged at Raghavendra Mutt hall. Then slept in the new house itself.

Morning after GanaHoma, GruhaPravesha heavy breakfast was arranged.

Rituals of GruhaPravesha: TulasiPooja, Govina(Cow)Pooja, DwaraPooja, The lady of the house enters with right leg, spilling a measure of rice in to the house, then relative enter with craddle with baby, God's idol, water in a container(Bindige) and other rquired items to the house. After which, milk is boiled in the kitchen by the owner's wife (Satisha's wife Malathi)


After SatyaNarayana Pooja at the new house, grand lunch was arranged.

Left Hunsur by 3pm, stopped over at Kengeri for half hour, and reached BirthiMane @BhuvaneshwariNagar at NammaBengaluru.

Written Saturday 21Nov2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DEEPAVALI 2015@BirthiMane

It was Tuesday, 10th November 2015, First Day of Festival of Lights.....
RaviVidya came home as early as 5.30 in the morning.....  There was  arti and there was head and body oil massage and hot water bath..... new clothes and some fireCrackers....

Then pooja, special offering of PanchKajjaya and Dosa and then sumptuous breakfast.....
May this light of Happiness, light up our life, May this Deepavali be the most sparkling and lightning. The sights and sounds filling up with our heart with joy and happiness,
Wishing everyone a very HAPPY DEEPAVALI.

Posted on Wednesday 11th November2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Went to an event "DEVILS CIRCUIT" at Yalahanka, Bengaluru on Sunday, 01November2015.
It was me, amma, Ravi and Rishi, about 15 km from here, near Nitte Engg. College, around 10.30am, when the registration were already closed. It was disappointment for my boys.
It was big treat to see the youngsters, boys and girls, brimming with vigour, enthusiasm and energy.
It's for building up challenge for fitness. Registration fee was Rs1500/- and almost 3000 participants!

Also there were stage for music, dance and presentation, cross fit, and food stalls.
Devils Circuit is India’s first and, by far, the BIGGEST Obstacle Running series.
Then, Devils Circuit is the TOUGHEST challenge you’ll ever encounter! Designed to thrash you out of your comfort zone, Devils Circuit will present challenges unheard of! But, only to inspire you, motivate you, drive you towards achieving absolute FITNESS!

Our Contribution
Interesting obstacles you can expect at the Devil’s Circuit:
Bloody Logs : These are wooden logs placed in a manner that every individual has to jump over or crawl under them to move ahead in the course. The logs ensure that running enthusiasts take a halt and use their lower limb to generate power.
Hells Nets : One of the favourites of the Defense fraternity, this obstacle requires athletes to use their forearm strength to crawl across a net suspended in air. Balance and stability are equally important in overcoming this challenge.
Stairway to Hell: Stacks of hay, shaped like a pyramid, are designed to ensure a continuous ascend and descend for the runners.
Devils Swing: This obstacle reminds one of the monkey swings of childhood. A test of upper body strength; this challenge will see athletes moving forward using their shoulders without any support of the lower body.
Pools of Shrill: This obstacle comes straight out of the notebook of festival holi. This segment of the course will involve a splurge in the chilly, muddy water for the participants.
Torture Trenches: True to their name, torture trenches will have barb wires to keep the participant on their knees. The wires and muddy ground will keep everyone in close proximity to mother earth
Tire Trawls: This challenge consists of over 100 tyres spread across 100 meters. These wheels make normal running impossible and forces all enthusiasts to hop and run.
Written, Monday 02November2015