Monday, September 22, 2014

VIDHANA SOUDHA: BENGALURU

Vidhana Saoudha in Bengaluru, is a landmark in the garden city, Capital of Karnataka.
The magnificent and gigantic granite, the seat of Karnataka Legislature and the government stands as testimony to this observation, "Men made buildings and subsequentlybuildings made men".....What was once a virtual wilderness surrounding the Old Residency Building (Now called the Raj Bhavan), has been transformed into a marvelous Architectural pieces in the country.
Sri K. Hanumanthaiya, who was Chief Minister of the then Mysore from 1951 to 1956, will be long remembered in the annals of the
History of the State for his administration and achievements built this imposing edifice.
The sprawling building and its surroundings occupy 60 acres. Sri Hanumanthaiya wanted "Vidhana Soudha" to symbolise the legislative sovereignty of the people like the capital in Washington or The House of Commons in London. The then Prime Minister Sri Pandit Jawaharalal Nehru laid the foundation on 13th July 1951. It was completed in the year 1956 as a result of relentless work of thousands workers with an expenditure of Rs 1.84 crores.
Marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture and one of the most imposing building not only in Bangalore but in India. One of the interesting feature of this building in grand stairs in its front. The grand stairs has a flight of forty-five steps 204 feet wide 70 feet deep giving a direct access to the foyer of first floor leading to an Assembly Chamber. The architecture of the building is based on Dravidian style, comprising richly carved bases and capitals for pillars, deep friezes, kapotha cornices, chaithya arches, heavy pediments domical finials, etc; At the same time, the construction has been on modern designs, making use of the present-day materials like steel, reinforced cement concrete glass, plastic, etc.
Now, we have political leaders and people's representatives occupy the place, some ministers occupy rooms as ministers, they break walls. When the assembly is in session, there is lack of constructive discussion. The younger generation watch this and see how our leaders govern the state. We need to be more positive........... God Bless all......
written Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

ಸತ್ತವರ ನೆರಳು - ನಾಟಕ, ೫೦೬ನೇ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ.

The Theatre group, BeNaKa (Bengaluru Nagara Kalavidaru) celebrated three-day festival in memory of Late B V Karanth, theatre personality on 19th, 20th and 21st Sept 2014 at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bengaluru. It was to celebrate his 85th birthday, tagged "B V KARANTH-85, RANGOTSAVA"
"Sattavara Neralu" (Shadow of the dead) Drama, Play wright: G B. Joshi, Directed by B V Karanth was presenting its 506th edition by BeNaKa artists headed by Director T. S Nagabharana. on the last day of the festvities. The 2 hour play is brilliantly presented on stage with number of songs from PurandaraDasa and powerful delivery of dialogues by the artists including Nagabharana. As it was concluding day of the 3-day festival and it was Sunday, the auditorium was packed to the capacity. Luckily we reached 6pm for 7pm show and bought Rs 50.00 tickets and doors were not open and a long line of theatre enthusiasts waiting. 
VRINDAVANA....
Sattavara Neralu shakes the stable philosophical base and intellectually inquires into the eternally rooted and firm beliefs in our society.
Narayana is forcibly pulled into Sanyasa and made seer of a Mutt. A ventri vogue of king maker Krishnacharya, Diwan of the Mutt, seer is ashamed of his pretentious celibacy unable to suppress his un-satiated worldly desires and suffering the onslaught of intellectuals thronging at Mutt seeking philosophical and spiritual clarity subjected to scrutiny and judgement.
Diwan manages to send seer on a pilgrimage and receives news that seer moved heavenward. Diwan immediately builds a Vrindavan in the name of the deceased seer and carries on Mutt activities many years. But seer turned Narayana, actually alive, returns to confront Diwan, Diwan manages to maintain that dead seer is in Vrindavan. Frustrated seer reversed to mortal Narayana threatens to reveal the truth, but incorrigible Diwan challenges that devotees would blindly believe what they practice for ages in deference to and total disbelief of what is blabbered by Narayana because mortal Narayana is now bereft of the seer in him.

BeNaKa Kalavidaru
The timely lyrics of Purandara dasa literature like "illiralaare allige hogalaare","kurudu naayi santhege banthanthe","aachaaravilladha naalige","aadhadhella oLithe aayithu","Donku baaladha naayakare","Lolalotte" to suit the mood of play enlivens Sattavara neraLu's theme.
with T S Nagabharana
It was a brilliant presentation of songs and dialogues and stage play. Khudos to BeNaKa artists, Bengaluru.
written Monday 22nd September 2014, 5.30am
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GANESH FESTIVAL 2014

Ganesh Festival is celebrated with all pomp and enthusiasm throughout the country, specially in Bangalore. Ganesha festival invites lot of celebrities to attend and give performance of music, dance for public entertainment. One such place we attended was at Acharya Pathashala at Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, where a huge Ganesha idol was placed and a huge place with shamiyana for people to enjoy the entertainment. The day we visited was a performance by Vijay Prakash, singer with orchestra.....
At our area, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, there a huge Ganesha idol placed near the park by the public and kept for three days and submerged in water at the end of three days....
Singer Vijay Prakash

Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, resurrected to life on earth with the head of elephant. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha.. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi
This festival is observed in the lunar month of bhadrapada (a Hindu month), shukla paksha chathurthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period), madhyahana vyapini purvaviddha. Typically, the day falls sometime between August and September . The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi.
Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is the supreme god of knowledge, wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. He is the Lord who is first worshipped before any holy occasion or puja.
Lord Vinayaka is revered as the preserver of all good things and prevents Vigna (meaning obstruction/bad omen). His motto is Shubh-Laabh (good prospect and good prosperity).

Significance of Ganesha Festival

According to the Holy Hindu scriptures, Lord Ganesha or Ganapati (the names mean “Lord of Ganas”, Ganas are the worshipers of Lord Shiva. According to the legend, Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of resolution, was away at a war. Pavarti, his wife wanted to bathe. She had no one to guard the door to her house, she conceived of the idea of creating a son who could guard her. Parvati created Ganesha out of the sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door and instructed him not to let anyone enter. In the meantime, Lord Shiva returned from the battle.
Ganesha and Shiva did not know each other. Ganesha stopped Shiva from entering Parvati’s chamber. Shiva, enraged by Ganesh’s impudence, took his trident (Trishul) and cut off Ganesha’s head. Pavarti emerged to find Ganesha decapitated and flew into a rage. She took on the form of the Goddess Kali and threatened destruction to the three worlds of Heaven, Earth and the subterranean earth.
Fearing the inevitable, the other Gods implore Shiva to pacify Parvati. Shiva sent out his ganas, or hordes, to bring the head of the first living being with his head towards the north (the auspicious direction associated with wisdom). They came across was an elephant. So they brought the head of this elephant and Shiva placed it on the trunk of Parvati’s son and breathed life into him. Parvati was overjoyed and embraced her son, the elephant-headed boy whom Shiva named Ganesha, the lord of his ganas.
written Thursday 11 Sept 2014

ಕೈ ತೋಟ / TERRACE GARDEN

CURRY LEAVES PLANT
After attending exhibition like.... HASIRU SANTHE, THOTADINDA OOTA..... inspired to grow terrace garden....



Though in the beginning stages, the joy it gives is good. Always remember about my father in the village, how nicely he used to grow vegetables..... in the front yard of the house during the rainy season and in the rice field during the dry season.
He used grow different types of vegetables..... specially cucumber, ladys finger, beans etc..... During dry season, we had water the plants, with special arrangement from the well or a small reservoir.... My late father passed at 1990, when he was 90 years old, was very hard  working.....

Though we planted different seeds, small plants purchases at the exhibition, the growth is blow expectation, or we lack the expertize....
However, seeing the plants growing is a pleasure.....
Flower plants also do not come up to expectation.....
Probably patience is needed....
Here are some photos posted....... for memory....
written Thursday, 11 Sept. 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

TEACHERS' DAY 2014

Children of our Learning centre were highly excited on the evening of 4th September itself to celebrate Teachers day.

They wanted to be highly secretive, brought cake, chips, chocolates and pepsi.....

They al organized to have good time ..... it's all their initiative, thoughts and interest..... to honour and celebrate....

About 20 minutes of our learning time was spent, cut the cake, distributed, drank pepsi, wished us and that's it......

Teachers day celebrated..... HAPPY.....
written on Sunday, 07 September 2014

ತೋಟದಿಂದ ಊಟ

Food from the garden........ concept developed on the lines of HASIRU SAMTHE, an exhibition of organic farming, terrace garden, kitchen garden, and growing healthy vegetables at home......
at the exhibition
This was at open grounds opposite to Ranga Shankara, at J P Nagar, Bengaluru on Sunday 31st August 2014.
The event was for the whole day with stalls selling all kinds of green farming, pot plants, healthy food, and more.....
We spent about an hour, bought few things for home garden......
Good presentation....
written Monday, September 08, 2014