Sunday, June 23, 2013

FLOWERS


Flowers have soothing, pleasant effect on the body and the mind....... especially flowers grown in your own garden and you are seeing them every morning....... seeing its growth, taking care watering, putting manure..... etc..... 

When it gives one, two, three flowers every morning you visit, it gives immense pleasure and happiness..... at the same time, when it is not able to survive or its life finishes...... you really feel sad...... all nature's phenomenon..... and God's creation and destruction......
Such flowere are in our house BIRTHI MANE, Bengaluru, in a tiny garden with pots, on the terrace and in the front of the house.....

Today, I took some pictures of those to share my feelings.....

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

BIRTH DAYS

From Rishi
Younger years, Birth days are time to celebrate, cut cakes with friends and wellwishers..... receive gifts, give return gifts, throw party, have games, music, dance and good food....... As yeras pass, it only reminds you of...... you became older by a year..... no moods for celebrations and parties......However, friends and relations still want use the occasion for merriment and celebration....

Such was the occasion last week when I grew older by a year..... many people wished me on the occasion..... SMS messages, facebook messages and e-mails....... All those for making one feel happy and comfortable...... I need to be grateful......

Most important is to keep one healthy with full of enthusiasm and activities..... So help me God..... to keep it that way......

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

OORA HALASINA HANNU

It was last week that we went to ooru....... to attend some functions...... When we were coming back we carried a big jack fruit (halasina hannu), not very ripe ........
After a week, the fruit was giving good smell (parimala) in the room....... and Nalini said , it must be ripe.......
So, with all the devices required to do the operation, (cutting the fruit) we sat on the table with newspaper, knife, oil etc and the fruit was made into two halves.

It requires tremondous skill to cut the the fruit in to sizable pieces so that you can remove the real eatable fruit......
So the process started and it really took some time to remove the "sole" (yellow part inside).......

and the seeds should be separtely put inside a bowl.
When half the size of the fruit was removed,  we thought it was enough for today...... part of it was eaten as raw fruit and remaining used for making "Halasina hannina Idli" (Mom is expert in preparing the dish)...
Don't be jealous if I am enjoying the fruit......
Enjoying the fruit...


Ha....Ha.....Ha......Ha.....
Thursday, June 13, 2013
HALASINA HANNINA IDLI

Monday, June 10, 2013

PERNANKILA

Pernankila is a small village about 20 Km from Udupi, on way to Hiriadka. The place has an old Udhbha Sri Maha Ganapathi and Sri Mahalingeshwara Temples. 
It was on Saturday, 2nd June 2013, we went to this temple with Nalini sisters and Supriya and had darshan and grand lunch. The speciality of this place is "appa prasada", a ghee fried item.
It is believed that in Pernankila, the Lord Mahaganapathi is a Udbhava deity, who is also known as Swayambhoo (self incarnation). The divine idol of Mahaganapathi here was said to have been found by a lower class (scheduled caste) dalit farmer called Perna while ploughing his farm. The idol of Mahaganapathi hidden under the earth accidentally got stuck to his plough. As a result, the head portion of the idol was torn apart and astonishingly blood was gushing out of it. The farmer was awe stuck on seeing this unusual scene.
Severely perturbed Perna went to his home that day and saw an unusual dream that night. In his dream, Perna was ordained to keep upside down two Koppariges (jar that contains hidden treasure), one at the place where he found the Mahaganapathi Idol in his farm and the other near the Shivaalaya (the Shiva temple) and visit the two spots next morning.
Perna did according to the divine order which he received in his dream. To his surprise, when he visited the spots next day, he saw the place absolutely vacant where he originally found the Mahaganapathi idol, but located the same near the Shivaalaya under the Kopparige which he had placed upside down. Later, the idol was found in a nearby well and its upper portion was only visible. From that day, the village came to be known as Perna+Ankila (the plough), Pernankila.
It is widely believed that with the blessings of Lord Mahaganapathi, the dalit farmer Perna's name was immortalized and the village itself came to be identified with his name and the plough, i.e, Pernankila.
One of the epic stories says that one Kharasura established Lord Mahalingeshwara here thousands of years ago. During the reign of Alupas, it is belived, a temple for Lord Mahalingeshwara was constructed here. Historians believe that the existing structure of the temple is more than a thousand year old.
It is learnt from a rock edict found here that one Alupa queen had constructed the Mahalingeshwara temple here. But the tragedy is that historians have not been able to read the rock edict fully till date.
Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

MEETING AFTER 45 YEARS

Jayarama Somayaji with Ramachandra Aithal
It was a pleasant surprise..... didn't expect to met him.... but it happened.... It was Mr Balekudru Ramachandra Aithal..... used to call him BAARAA Aithal..... during college days.....
We used to stay in the same room when we were going to M G M College, Udupi, study together, roam around Udupi together sometimes.....that was in 1966-67.....
Time passed, both went in their course of jobs, family, children.......
Now last week, at a wedding at Koteshwar, Mr Aithal recognised Somayaji, and vice versa..... talked life, nostalgia,...... how this going on now...... all's well..... and happy....
Friday, June 7, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NAAMAKARANA

It was another traditional naming ceremony of new born child. The parents were Prashanth and Supriya, distant relation and close family friends from Dubai days. The function was Saligrama Srinivasa Bhat's house. It was on Sunday, 2nd June 2013.

The naming ceremony involves lot of procedure and the parents with the child had sit with the purohit for about one hour, after which relations, friends and wellwishers present the baby with a gift and aarthi is performed. The child was named ANIRUDH.

The highlight of the event was the great grand mother of the child seeing the face of the newborn. It's "Prpoutra mukha darshana"  The old woman was extremly happy to see the child of her grandson

Grand lunch follows as usual.
June 6, 2013

WEDDING FUNCTIONS

Close relation, Subramanya Rao (Subbu), invited us for the engagement of his son..... and we witnessed the ocassion at Bangalore on 3rd May 2013. Again he and his wife visited us with the invitation for son's wedding, being held at Mangalore on 31st May 2013.
So we planned for a visit to ooru attend the weddings and other functions, left in the night bus to mangalore on 30th May. Went to another relation Ramesh-Shubhashree's house at Landlinks, Konchadi, early in the morning, as the bus reached there at 5 am.
We had bath and breakfast, and Ramesh dropped at the wedding hall at 11am. the host, Subbu Bhat was very happy that we attended and we were honoured with saree, pant & shirt pieces.


In the evening. we came to our ancestral birthi house, Salekeri  near Brahmavar and stayed there.

We also attended another wedding at Saraswathi Kalyana Mantap at Koteshwar on 3rd June 2013. That was wedding of Santhosh and Pradyumna. As usual, we had grand maduve Oota and left from the place.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013