Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trip to Doddamallur Aprameya Swamy and Nadi Narasimhaswamy temples

Man proposes, God disposes..We can never understand what god thinks :), that's why the life is interesting, isn't it?
After going to the great Sri Sailam Temple in Jan 2012, I have been visiting many many temples across Tamilnadu and Karnataka. May be Lord shiva blessed me after doing the early morning Pooja.
After the great saints like Ramanujar, Appar, Sundarar, I must be the one who visited these many temples in  this much short time. ha.. ha........... who knows, what happens in the future..

My Junior and dear friend Senthil is my Sarathi( who drives the vehicle)

Today we wanted to explore on Mysore Road and found two small, very ancient temples in an hours drive.

On the way there is a famed Kamat at lokaruchi ( we wanted to try the food there too.

We started around 8 AM from BTM and took NICE road from Bhanarghatta Road. NICE road is really a NICE road. Reached Kamat around 9.30 AM.

Ordered Mudde Idli, Masala Akki roti, Maddur Vada.and coffee. Bill costed around 220, We could have gone for a buffet breakfast for Rs100 per head with even more varieties.
Breakfast was excellent especially Coconut and tomato chutnies and we wanted to try the lunch also here, while coming back.

Then we headed to Doddamallur Lord Aprameya Swamy temple. This a many centuries(may be 1000 yrs too) old temple where Navaneetha Krishnan is very famous for blessing the couples with a child. This is a grand temple built by Tamil Kings, I could see so many tamil inscriptions for confirmation and felt proud to see that.  I did archanai to Arpaneya, NavaneethaKrishnan and Aravindavalli Thayar and spent some time there looking at the temple architecture. Seems the temple was not taken care for few centuries and its renovated in 80s. A good visit on mysore trip.Few websites are and

Then we headed to Sri Nadi Narasimha temple which few KMs away from Doddamallur.
Seems Namarsimha here is very powerful. Tradition is with a coconut in hand walk around the sanctum sanctorum chanting Narasimha Mantiram 12 timee and tie coconut in the temple premises and pray Lord Narasimha. Then your wishes will be fulfilled very soon. Even I did the pooja.
Let's wait what happens..:)

Then around 1 PM, we started back to Bangalore. On the way, I wanted to buy a wooden Horse for my  niece.( took the pic from net, I bought the white one)

I bought one for Rs 360 and parceled it to Palani through VRL. Parcel costed me Rs180. It seems I can send 3 horses together for Rs180.. Next time, I will try that. The Horse purchase is the most satisfying thing for me on this trip.

Again on the way back we stopped at Kamat for lunch. We ordered Special North Karnataka meals. What a food..with ubbutu, Masal vada, Jawar rotim rice, 4 different side dishes, Sambar, rasam, Curd, Ice Cream, Butter milk......Wondeful unlimted meal for Rs170. service was excellent. When I asked for one more masal vada.. it was over, So they offered me a maddur vada.... they serve only Ice cream for Special meals, when I asked for a banana, No questions were asked, Very tasy Elachi banana was offered....
 What a wonderful meal at Kamat... Unthinkable in Tamilnadu Hotels.... Saravana Bhavan just steals the money...nothing else...

Why not many hotels serving these wonderful food in Bangalore. Nonsense Sagar Hotels...Please close down the useless Sagar Hotels and allow only North Karanataka and Mangalore style hotels in Bangalore, No one will curse Karnataka food.

Then we roamed in Janapada ( for more than an hour, which has wonderful collection/documentary of rural life style and culture. I could remember many objects which I could have forgotten otherwise.

Again we stepped into Kamat for a by two Tea, then we started to Bangalore and stopped for one more Tea at Adayar Ananda Bhavan in BTM where there is no by two Tea available. we have to go for full Tea :),
then took a bus to Bellandur, reached at 7PM.

Spent few minutes at vodafone Store to change my roaming plan. I was offered 1 Paisa/second plan (I pay more for two days stay in Tamilnadu then the remaining 28 days in Bangalore).
Hope this will reduce my roaming charges......

then off to Room........

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mayakkam Enna ?? ( why this dizziness ?)

I am caught up in dizziness for so long in my life. a Well 28 years..3 months..25 days.. and counting..

I should have,
done much better in school.
Joined a IIT for Engineering.
Gone to US for Masters..
Done much better in the Job...

When Iam going to live my life.....

Don't I love what I do....
When is this going to end???...

Emotions are running too high at 1.32 AM ???. Cool Guru... cooooool.

I just came out from "Mayakkam Enna" Movie, another milestone from Selvaraghavan.
It shows how a strong willed women can influence a man's life..

A wonderful experience.. something like " Beautiful Mind" in English, Tamil will have this movie.

Richa is very beautiful. Here Eyes are too powerful.

I also expect my wife to be strong willed and can change my life forever.

Its a must watch for all the young wife's and wife to Be's.

I will live my own life. .. I will.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Man proposes.... God disposes

May be I was just pretending to be busy...
feel like wasted so much time in day dreaming...
expecting something to happen the way I wanted...
suddenly the realism hits me..
just woke up from the dream.... and see the real world... its the same where i left before entering in to dream...
but a well ...behavioral changes... ruined thoughts.... feeling suppressed...

should i blame the dream..... or myself?.

No answers..... really No answers.....

I never understand the reality......
I always travel in opposite direction as others...
I never listen to others...
I never obey others........
I always fight..................
I always gossip...............
I never understand what is right..

yes that's what I am .. that's what Gurusamy is..

But I always fight for what I believe in...
I never gave up.... I will never give up..... I will never quit......

Let god keep disposing.... I will propose something new......

So God understand that.....I don't care how many things you disposes.. I will be keep on proposing...

That's what Iam...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Trip to Chikka Tirupathi Temple

Good that after a lazy..long break I got some time to write this blog.

Yesterday I went to a Temple called Chikka Tirupathi Temple.

My friend Thenraj and myself started around 10 AM in the morning from my Bellandur house.
Route is like Bellandur - Sarjapur-ChikkaTirupathi Temple.
You can easily find it out using Google Maps. After Sarjapur you should take left, which will lead you to the Temple. If you take right, it will take you to Tamilnadu border.
After Sarjapur the road is pretty nice, it reminds me of my Village road with green.
We had tender-count on the way and spoke to the small guy who was selling it. He said, he can speak Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Urudu. I was astonished to hear this. I call my self as educated( who calls ???, may be myself).and One thing is the Tendercoconut was 12 Rs same as in Bellandur. I was happy that Iam not paying more even in Bellandur. We reached the temple around 11.20 AM.
The Temple was not very big , but a medium sized nice temple. It was very crowded as there were close to 10 marriages happening there. I saw groom wearing Mysore hat and some wearing andhra style hat ( which we wear in our marriages, I might wear one too in the coming year).
It took almost 30 minutes to pray the God who was resembling of Tirupathi Balaji. The deity was very good looking and I couldn't take my eyes off for couple of seconds. I wanted to stand there and get good glimpse of my beloved balaji.
We came out after a good darshan and bought couple of ladoo prasadam (Rs 10 per each). Laddoo was very good. Out side we bought some Pori + Mixture and we eat them later on the way at some place where we could sit comfortably.
We started back with a complete sense of fullness.

We also went to Tamilnadu border from Sarjapur and on the way back we bought some fresh Papaya on the road side.

We stopped at Iyer's Kitchen a new Tamil Style hotel opened on the road between ( Bellandur to Total Road). Though the food was not great, it was OK i felt. But my friend wasn't happy.

I really had a nice time yeterday. It is worth driving to Chikka Tirupathi Temple.

Even I heard there are few other temples we can visit. I will try next time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nalini's Marriage -Initial Process

Dear Friends,
I was off for the last 12 days due to my first younger sister Nalini's marriage on Feb 19th at Palani.
From Feb 18th to Feb 22nd Evening, lot of activities happened, which i couldn't foresee at all.

the list of stuff happens at a typical arranged Kammavar Naidu ( Naicker) marriage around Palani is listed here.

I would like to split this post in to two parts where i want to list out the rituals as well as my personal experiences.

The very first and important step is , If both Boy and Girl's Family agrees, Horoscope matching happens. If both the families are Ok with this then the marriage is almost over. But nobody can predict the surety. the background check also happens here from both the sides.

Then the procedures starts here
1.The Boys Family visits the Girls House ( Here around 100 people visited my house. it costed me Rs13,000 for food and other arrangements)
2. The Girl's Family visits the Boy's House. We were just 30 while visiting their house
3. Engagement(Nichayathartham) or Uppumatruthal ( Exchanging the salt) happens.
Uppumatruthal is the traditional ritual at naidu's marriage. We also did that. Both the families exchange the salt(along with Lemon , vetrilai, paaku) in front of a God like a confirmation that this girl is engaged to this boy. We did this ritual at Patathu vinayakar temple in Palani on January 18th.
4. Next printing the invitation cards happens.this also happened on the same day at a nearby press in palani.
5. The Boy's side buys muhurtham saree and Thaali ( Mangal sutra)
for the girl. these two processes too happened on the same day ( Jan 18th)
6. The invitation card is first kept prayed in front of the Family god and as well as in front of their favorite gods. We went to Kongapatti ( My family god's name is Maaviti Ellammal Temple) and prayed her.
7. The first invitation card is presented to the Maternal Uncle. We went to my maternal uncle's house at periyakottai and presented the card. then we can invite anybody with out any order. Usually this takes about 10 to 15 days of time. a very hectic activity. You need to eat or drink at every place you visit. so stomach and throat upset is a expected result out of this process.

once all this over the marriage process starts

Thursday, February 11, 2010

War !!

Yes Its really a war.
Living in the world is really like a war. Am i ready for the war ? . not yet, but i am preparing myself for the war.
Some people feel, the life is gifted, some fools like me think it is a war.

somebody says if you don't have sandals, be relaxed by looking at somebody who doesn't have legs.

All these thoughts are coming to me for couple of weeks.
the reason???
My appraisal time and my sister's marriage.

My Appraisal is screwed up very well and can not expect a decent hike this time.
Money is flowing like water for my sister's marriage.

Even with all these I need to concentrate on the work.

Yeah.. I borned to do that.

As Geethai says, only doing is my job. nothing else.

I don't know what to say ....

I did much better than anybody. still i was told i need to do well.
Well others do have 2 brains, i have only half brain. I don't think so.
I can do four people job in a day. that is my strength.
I can plan better than anybody in the world and execute flawlessly better than anybody else in the world.That is my strength.

Iam second to none .
Why should i be questioned by some morons??

I can run a company of 10,000 engineers. I can create a company of that magnitude.
I can design solutions which are better than any company in the world

Iam complaining about somebody. is it so??

but still its worth a learning in the life.
At least I learnt to speak up my mind. I always learn from mistakes I make.
any one more thing is Iam always reactive. not proactive.I must change this.
Iam 26 now.
still i have 34 years of time before i turn 60.
I honestly believe i have more time in career than my age right now.
Let me see what I can achieve in that.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன்

அன்பு நண்பர்களே,
நேற்று Tamilish Blog-இல் ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன் பற்றி நிறைய விமர்சனங்கள்.
சிலவை போற்றி - சிலவை தூற்றி .நான் எனக்கு நானே விமர்சகன்.
இரவு காட்சி பார்க்க நண்பர் ஜெயகணேஷ்-உடன் Multiplex சென்றேன்.

படம் 3 மணி நேரம் - 15 நிமிடம்.

ஒரு மிகச் சிறப்பான படம் பார்த்த சந்தோசம்.

Hats off to செல்வராகவன்.

S.P. பாலசந்தர், பாரதிராஜா, மணிரத்னம் வரிசையில் தமிழ் சினிமாவை அடுத்த நிலைக்கு கொண்டு செல்ல ஒரு டைரக்டர் வந்து விட்டான் என்ற சந்தோசம் இருந்தது படம் முடிந்த பிறகு.

நான் பாண்டியன், இருந்தும் நேற்று சோழன் வாழ விருப்பப்பட்டேன்.
அவ்வளவு உயிரோட்டமாக இருந்தது.

பார்த்திபன் நடிப்பு மிக அருமை. அவர் நிறைய கேரக்டர் ரோல்கள் செய்ய வேண்டும். தமிழ் சினிமா ஒரு நல்ல நடிகரை மீண்டும் பயன்படுத்திக் கொள்ள வேண்டும்.
கார்த்தி ஒரு அற்புதமான நடிகர். மீண்டும் அதை நிருபித்து விட்டார்.
என்ன அருமையான முக பாவனைகள். அவர் கமலின் வாரிசாக வருவார் என்று நம்புகிறேன்.

ஆண்ட்ரியா கொள்ளை அழகு. செல்வராகவன் சோனியா அகர்வாலை divorce -செய்ததில் ஒரு நியாயம் இருக்கத்தானே செய்கிறது.

ஒரு ஆங்கில படத்தை மிஞ்சிய தமிழ் படம்.
சமீபத்தில் வந்த பேராண்மை மற்றும் ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன் ஆகிய படங்கள் தமிழ் சினிமாவை நிச்சயம் ஒரு புதிய பாதையில் கொண்டு செல்லும் என்பதில் ஐயமில்லை.

மறந்து விட்டேன் G.V.பிரகாஷ் music பற்றி எழுத.
இன்னொரு ஆஸ்கார் நிச்சயம் இந்த பையனுக்கு கிடைக்கும் எதிர்காலத்தில்.

எல்லோரும் சென்று படத்தை நல்ல theatre-இல் பாருங்கள்.