Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

On Jan 16th, the day we were leaving from Thiruvananthapuram, we went to the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. It’s very close to the Padmanabhaswamy temple. I think if we were to draw a square with the Padmanabhaswamy temple in the centre, it would be one end of the square. Viju, my school friend insisted that we … 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

Down Memory Lane – Amma’s 75th @ Tirunelveli

In December 2018, we started planning a surprise for my mother who turned 75 yesterday. Amma doesn’t wear new saris and she doesn’t like parties etc, but she loves the place that she was born and grew up in – Tirunelveli. So Krishnan suggested that we celebrate her 75th at Tirunelveli. I immediately booked our … Read more

Sabarimalai – Tradition not gender equality

A lady with her young daughter tried to enter the Sabarimalai temple today and police personnel tried to provide her some protection. A bunch of men fell at her feet and requested her to go back and she did …. strange ? If it was a gender equality issue, she would not have backed out. … Read more

Postcards from Madurai

This is the ancient city that Kannagi burnt down because the King wrongly accused her husband Kovalan… It’s steeped in history and yes known for the world famous Meenakshi temple and a food lovers paradise. Murugan Idli shop originated here, the rocket dosa was invented here and what is probably not known to many outside … Read more