We visited Thiruvananthapuram in 2007. We had driven down with Amma and Appa from Bangalore. This was during September and we went to Club Mahindra Poovar. Enjoyed the backwaters of Kerala for the first time and visited the Padmanabhaswamy temple for the first time during that trip. Then in 2016, we travelled again to Kerala … Read more Bangladeshis in Kerala
Just witnessed the Lakshadeepam festival at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. This happens once in six years. 100,000 lamps are lit. All the four Vedas are recited. Overwhelmed…. detailed blog post tomorrow. No phones or cameras are allowed so just a couple of pics from the outside. East Gate main entrance – pic taken yesterday South Gate … Read more Lakshadeepam …
Yesterday we reached Thiruvananthapuram around 1.30 pm and took a taxi to our hotel, Swades My Home. The first thing that struck us was, Thiruvananthapuram seemed to be in some sort of time wrap … the roads were barely two lane and lots of potholes dotted the entire distance. Our driver gamely told us, the … Read more Third time lucky!!
I knew the “Mundu” but never knew about the Kasavu saris of Kerala. When Jose gifted this sari to me, I didn’t know it was a Kasavu. I just loved the design and got the sari ready to wear. Then W3 happened and I figured out that I had been gifted a Kasavu :). Ofcourse … Read more My first Kasavu