Happy Pongal, Sankranti and Bihu

Pongal 2021

Wishing everyone a Happy Pongal, Sankranti and Magh Bihu. May we all have a bumper crop of health, happiness and prosperity !

Lakshadeepam …

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

Boghi, Thai Pongal, Kanu Pidi, Kaanum Pongal … four days of harvesting!

In many places across India, Jan 13th to Jan 16th is celebrated by different names, as “harvest” festivals. On Jan 13th, TamilNadu celebrates it as Boghi Pandigai and Punjab celebrated it as Lohri. The concept is similar – we build a bonfire of old stuff and symbolically let go of old hurts, bad behaviour and … Read more