Saturday, May 27, 2017

SMITHA-RAGHAVENDRA WEDDING

Sat-Sun, 20-21 May 2017
Bhandarkeri Mutt, SabhaBhavana, Udupi

BRIDE SMITHA
Smitha is daughter of Sujatha, sister of Nalini and is doing her post doctoral degree at Ayurvedic College, Udyavara, Udupi, and will be finishing her MD in September.



GET=TOGETHER PARTY
Her wedding with Raghavendra, s/o Rajarama Rao, from Pavanje, living in JP Nagar, Bengaluru. Their wedding engagement took place on 5th April at Udyavara and the wedding was fixed for Sunday 21st May 2017, at the above venue.





We left by car from Bengaluru on 17th May by Celerio car after attending Upanayana program at Prasanna Kalyana Mandira. Stayed overnight at Chikkamagalur at Dr Hebbar-Ragini's residence.
Morning 6am we left from there and visiting Sringeri Sharadamba Temple, reached Udupi Sharada Kalyana Mantapa to attend Shreya-Keerthi Wedding.





As part of Smitha wedding, a get-together was organized with some fun games, music and dinner.

Next morning, wedding celebrations, reached the venue by 8am, breakfast and the usual rituals of wedding, dibbana, exchange of garlands, kanyadaana, SaptaPadi, MangalyaDharana.






Relations and friends wished and blessed the newly wedded couple.




Grand sumptuous lunch follows as usual and later bride and groom were taken to relation's house for gruha pravesha, had dinner and returned to Birthi, Salekeri.



GRUHA PTAVESHA AT ADI UDUPI
Written Saturday, 27th May 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

KODI BEACH - VISIT

Thursday, 18th May 2017

Kodi means shore in Kannada Language. "KodiBeach" is one of the spectacular beaches of Karnataka and is a distance of 6 km from Kundapura.








The beach is surrounded by water from three sides. The beach offers wide sand range for one to play, fun, relax and of course swim. The view of natural beauty of sunset is amazing from this beach.

We were there at 5 pm after attending Shreya's wedding and having sumptuous lunch at Sharada Kalyana Mantapa, Udupi. Rghu, Shubha, Lahari, Rani, Kartik were there for company.








ON THE TOP OF LIGHTHOUSE
There is a lighthouse in KodiBeach, and we all climbed in spiral steps to go to the top and even climbing the ladder to reach open balcony. The view of the surroundings is fantastic. The vast area of the beach and coconut trees around the lighthouse is awesome.

We spent some time in the beach playing in the sand and children having fun in the blue waters.

Photos reveal the fun on the beach and the lighthouse.

written Thursday 25th May 2017

PEACOCKS AROUND BIRTHI SALEKERI

Friday 19th May 2017

Peacocks are beautiful birds to watch. There are many of them around our house at Birthi, Salekeri. Specially in the mornings, they sit on rooftop, and make noise and fly around.

The common name is Peafowl, the male spices called Peacock and female called Peahen.



Peacocks are known for their piercing call and extravagant plumage. They have an eye spotted tail or train of covert feathers which they display as part of courtship ritual.The Indian peacock has iridescent blue and green plumage. The tail feathers are marked with eye spots, best seen when a peacock fans his tail. The female also displays her plumage to ward off female competition or signal danger to her young.



I tried to click some photos when they were around the house, but they always run away.

Here are some clicks.

written Thursday 25th May 2017


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SHREYA - KEERTHI WEDDING

Thursday, 18th May 2017
Sharada Kalyana Mantapa, Udupi


It was the wedding of Shreya Pittu with KirthiRam. The parents of Shreya, Prakash Acharya of Hiriadaka, s/o late Rajgopal Acharya,



We reached the venue by 11.30 am. met quite a few relations, did some socialization and had sumptuous grand lunch, usual for such occasion.

The something special about the event, is happenings on the stage is displayed on huge screen.

written, Wednesday, 24th May 2017

SRINGERI TEMPLE - REVISITED

Thursday, 18th May 2017

After spending the night in Chikkamagalur, at Dr Hebbar and Ragini's house, left at 6 am to Temple town Sringeri, a distance of 96 km to reach at 8.15am, The hilly and winding road, with beautiful forest trees and pleasant weather.




Shri Sharadamba Temple at Sringeri on the banks of river Tunga, is a place where one feels immense joy and source of energy.  It's on a sprawling area well maintained with all facilities for tourists and others visiting.



The presiding deity is Shri Sharadamba, has glorious history, thousands of people visit the temple everyday and get the blessings.





It was a pleasant visit to the temple, had some breakfast in a hotel and proceeded to Udupi.

written, Wednesday 24th May 2017