Let us help Melukote Veda Patashala!

Two to three weeks back I spoke to Smt Padmini Prasad, who is the Secretary of Melukote Veda Patashala. This Veda Patashala is located in Melukote, in Mandya district in Karnataka and is run by them for the rural poor kids. They provide free education, boarding and lodging, clothing, food etc,. They teach them Vedas … Continue reading Let us help Melukote Veda Patashala!

Veda Patashala kids celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi!

Here below are some endearing pictures of Sivasthanam Veda Patshala children celebrating Pillaiyar Chaturthi on September 2nd, 2019. Sivasthanam, also called as Thenambakkam, is approximately 9 kms from Kanchi. I did not know which to enjoy more, the beautiful faces of these children of God or God Vinayaka Himself. Shankara. Today Sep 5th being Guruvaram … Continue reading Veda Patashala kids celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi!

Lalitha Sahasranama archana at Gayathri Mata temple in Machilipatnam!

There is a Gayathri Maata temple in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It also has Vedic school in its premises. HH Kanchi Paramacharya stayed here for 40 days here and did His Chaturmaasya Deeksha as well. And both HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal and HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal have blessed devotees from this place. This temple was established … Continue reading Lalitha Sahasranama archana at Gayathri Mata temple in Machilipatnam!

Splendid Krishna Jayanthi Alankarams 2019!

The below four exquisite alankarams are from the home of Priya Suresh in Bangalore: Shankara. How beautifully has she done. I am simply speechless. The below four pictures are from the home of Usha Ramachandran in Austin, Texas: Shankara. How magnificent they are. And below is the always cheerful and kindness personified Usha: The below … Continue reading Splendid Krishna Jayanthi Alankarams 2019!

My wife: Sambar recipe (no Tamarind, Chillies, Onion, Garlic & Asafoetida)

The below has been written by my wife Saraswathy: ***** To all those of you who have been patiently reading my posts all these days and asking questions and leaving your kind comments, Thanks so very much. This way I get feedback on how many are reading, what your doubts are, and if there are … Continue reading My wife: Sambar recipe (no Tamarind, Chillies, Onion, Garlic & Asafoetida)

My wife: Quit Tamarind, there are Alternatives to it!

  My wife Saraswathy continues... ***** Thanks so much for all your kind  feedback, comments.   A few years back, I wanted look up some info regarding Sandhya Vandanam in Kanchi Mahaswamigal's Voice of God, completely unrelated to tamarind. Not knowing in which volume it was, I picked one randomly, and opened the book to a random … Continue reading My wife: Quit Tamarind, there are Alternatives to it!

I miss you Manohar Mama!

From Periyava Puranam's post I came to know that Kowtha Lalith Manohar Mama left us today Aug16th 2019. It is a big personal loss to me and my wife. We were fortunate to meet him at his Swarajya Press in Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad in the year 2017. He showed us many places where Kanchi Mahaswamigal … Continue reading I miss you Manohar Mama!

Magnificent floral alankarams done by Priya!

Priya Suresh from Bangalore makes flower kolams rangolis for Kanchi Maha Periyava. She mostly does them on His birth star Anusham day. She shared them with me recently. Here are few of her lovely kolams: Shankara. How exquisite they all are. How much of love, patience and devotion she has for Swamigal.   The above … Continue reading Magnificent floral alankarams done by Priya!

My wife: Alternatives to using Chilli

The below has been written by my wife Saraswathy: ***** I am very grateful for all your comments and interest.    In my previous post, I had mentioned some unexpected results of stopping chillies, that totally amazed me.   Observing myself, I realized that the way I thought was changing, my choices were changing, and … Continue reading My wife: Alternatives to using Chilli

My wife: Discard Chillies, they are Poison No. 1

The below has been written by my wife Saraswathy: ***** I humbly thank you all  for your kind comments.    Your interest helps me to go on... With the festival season already here, we are all set to celebrate by making/offering neivedhyams. This could be the reason for Kanchi Balaperiyava's urgency to get this going. So I … Continue reading My wife: Discard Chillies, they are Poison No. 1