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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 Hanuman, Jambavan and Lessons for life

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 ஶ்ரீ ராம ஜெயம் ! Jai Shri Ram !

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 Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Getwell Anjaneyar

London Day 5 – Calling on the Queen

Aug 20, 2018 – Monday We started really early to catch the Queen at Buckingham Palace. We were still late ! There were hordes of people outside the gates by 10.15 to watch the change of guard. We walked around a bit trying to find a good spot but they were hard to come by. … Read more London Day 5 – Calling on the Queen

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

Hanuman, Jambavan and potential :)

Most Indians would be familiar with Hanuman, the monkey God as he is called. He had an important role to play in Ramayana in finding Seeta and during the war, reviving Lakshman by bringing the entire Sanjivani hill. He is considered “chiranjeevi” or the deathless one. He also played a part in Mahabharata by sitting … Read more Hanuman, Jambavan and potential 🙂