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Hanuman Garhi

Krishnan made Pongal for breakfast, I lit the Ghee lamp and decorated the shelves with Amma’s notebooks filled with Rama Nama. Jai Shri Ram

Hanuman, Jambavan and Lessons for life

Hanuman, Jambavan and potential 🙂 This is one of the most popular blog posts of mine. I was reminded about this yesterday as I saw the episode of Ramayana on TV about precisely this exchange between Hanuman and Jambavan. There are so many life lessons that I pick up everyday in nearly every episode. Am truly … Read more

ஶ்ரீ ராம ஜெயம் ! Jai Shri Ram !

Everyone who has come home and knows Amma, will recognise these two pictures below – My mother has been writing Bhagwan Ram’s name since she was a little girl and now she writes even more. I have nearly 30 notebooks filled with “ஶ்ரீ ராம ஜெயம்” (Victory to Lord Ram or the Tamil way of saying … Read more

Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Getwell Anjaneyar

In Feb this year we visited Tirunelveli to celebrate Amma’s 75th birthday and we did it as a surprise for her. The house where the entire Tiruvadi Iyengar family was born and raised is on Sannathi Street and this is the house that my great grandmother Onnama (her name was Padmasini, but she was fondly … Read more

When something doesn’t happen, something better will happen !!

Yesterday morning, we visited the famous Ramanathar temple at Rameswaram. It is said that Sri Rama, came to this spot after killing Ravana and rescuing Sita, and Sage Agasthya suggested that he worship Lord Siva so that no sin accrues to him due to killing Ravana. Sri Rama asks Hanuman to get him a Siva … Read more