Friday, August 24, 2012

VISITOR TO BIRTHI MANE

He is Venkatramana, middle aged, with dhothi, shirt and a shoulder bag and a flute in his hand. He plays classical tunes on his flute melodiously and does the same in front of each house along the street.

We were fascinated by his talent and uses it to make a living...... must be poverty....... however, we called him in....... and he played some beautiful melodious classical songs and it was really good.....

I am sure community should do something to support such people and the government to give some assistance in cash or kind, may be called for some program as an accompanying artist.....

We also made a small contribution (Rs 100/-) for his performance......and he left after half hour.

Saturday, 25th Aug.2012 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FAMILY GET-TOGETHER


It was 19 Aug 2012...... Sunday...... planned for some lunch at home as mom was in mood to cook....... Occasion happened to be someone expecting a baby, and someone celebrating their wedding anniversary......

So there was Doddappa, doddamma,
Sadaram, Sandhya Sachin and Sandeep and Bharathi aunty.....
then Birthi dodda was in Shaila's house so we asked them to join......
later in the morning they said they will join...
Then the lady expecting.............Yashoda with her hubby Sayeesh  came .......
Then the couple who married 8 years ago....... Shubha-Raghu with their daughter Lahari arrived.......
Mom cooked nice lunch, bisi bele baath, carrot kusumbri, rice, rasam, avial, .... pappad, curd......
There was JENGA for pass time, and also tablet...... electronic games for children...... different age groups had good chat, pulling legs and fun.......
All dispersed by 5.00pm



Sunday, 19th August 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

INDEPENDENCE DAY

It's August 15 again........ way back in 1947, India got its much cherished independence from Britishers, after several years of freedom movement by Mahatma Gandhi and others.......
Today, after 65 years, many educated Indians feel that we didn't have to. Congress has been ruling for more than 50 years and still they are talking about GARIBI HATAO...... where as politicians are looting the country amassing wealth for next several generations....... they talk about people...... but hardly one of them have concern for common people and their hardships...... corruption and black money has reached unbelievable proportions....... Villages have no proper roads, water and other basic infrastructure.......
On the other hand ...... there is progress, cities have developed, population has increased to a greater proportion than the infrastructure development.......
Sad part is India doesn't have a strong leader......  politicians stoop to the hairarchy..., too selfish and vote bank and caste politics is too much....... Reservation is killing the progress...... able people are ruled by uncivilized, uneducated and manner less people......
President can not speak about the rampant corruption, black money....... but he speaks about the democratic principles, parliament and assembly.......
God Bless India......     

Monday, August 13, 2012

VISIT OF HOLLA'S FAMILY

Rajeshwara Holla, distant relation, friend and well wisher from Sharjah, UAE, on a holiday at Bangalore found time to visit us at Birthi Mane, Bengalooru, with his wife Hemalatha and daughter Sitara......
Mr Holla, a God fearing person, good singer and involves himself in social activities like UAE Brahmana Samaja, Sugama Bhajana Group and other activities. He is liked by many people as he is very friendly, organizes Durga pooja function at home every year, sincerely......
His two children, daughter Sitara completed her engineering, doing her MBA American University at Dubai,  and son Kartik, also a Engineering graduate from Surthkal, has joined for work at Hyderabad.
We had lunch at home cokked by Nalini Somayaji, talk about the years spent in Sharjah, had a game of Jenga with Sitara......
We are happy about his visit and wish the only best.....
Monday, 13th August 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

SRI RAGHAVENDRA ARADHANA



One of the most prominent among these Matadhipathies in Madhwa parampara is Shri Raghavendra Threertha Swamiji revered and worshipped as Kamadhenu and Kalpavruksha of Kaliyuga. By reciting the sloka "Poojyaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharma Rathayacha, Bhajatham Kalpavrukshaya Namataam Kaamadhenave". 
A staunch devotee of Swamiji, Sri Appannacharya has said that by mere reciting the Astakshara Manthra "Om Shree Raghavendraya Namaha" one can fulfill all his aspirations. 
An illiterate person called Venkanna became a Pandit and also Diwan by reciting this Astakshara manthra. As ordained by Shri Hari Vayu, Shri Raghavendra Swamiji blesses all living beings without discrimination. In view of this Mrithika Brindavan have come up in many areas / layouts of Bangalore to have his Sannidhan as close to his large devotees as possible.
Raghavendra Aradhana in 2012 is the 341st Aradhana Mahotsava of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. Shri Raghavendra Swamy, a 16th century saint and Guru, advocated Vaishnavism and popularized the Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya. The Raghavendra Aradhana 2012 will be held at all Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temples all over on 3, 4 and 5 August.


So we along with Srdhar Bidarahalli family (Beegaru) went to Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temple at AGCS layout for pooja. There was heavy rush and we managed to have special lunch at the temple premises.......
God bless all........
Sunday, 5th Aug.2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

RAKSHA BHANDAN

The traditional Hindu festival 'Raksha Bandhan' (knot of protection) was came into origin about 6000 years back when Aryans created first civilization - The Indus Valley Civilization. With many languages and cultures, the traditional method to Rakhi festival celebration differs from place to place across India. Following are some historical evidences of Raksha Bandhan celebration from the Indian history. 
In India, festivals are the celebration of togetherness, of being one of the family. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival that is all about affection, fraternity and sublime sentiments. It is also known as Raksha Bandhan which means a 'bond of protection'. This is an occasion to flourish love, care, affection and sacred feeling of brotherhood, then the sister ties Rakhi to her brother and wishes for his happiness and well-being. In turn, the brother acknowledge the love with a promise to stand by his sister through all the good and bad times. 
Daughter Shubha could meet up brother Rishikanth at famous ISCKON temple in Bangalore and celebrated raksha bandhan........tying traditional raakhi..... in the presence of Lahari, Chikkams and appa......good occasion to remember......
Monday, 6th Aug. 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

LAHARI 6TH HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Lahari, grand-daughter's happy birth day was on 20th July....... It's almost 3 weeks since it took place...... but for no reasons could not write the blog on the issue.....


However, Shubha, with her daughter came to Birthi mane on the night of 20th July, Friday, after finishing one cake cutting celebration at her house......
We had some pizzas to eat and then cut the happy birth day cake......
HAPPY BIRTH DAY LAHARI............
written on Saturday, 4th Aug.2012