Painkuni Utharam Celebrations – Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Welcoming you all to Painkuni Utharam Celebrations at Sri Padmanabha swami temple in our city of Thiruvananthapuram 😊

It’s a 10 day grand festival. The following are Panchapandavas – 5 great men of Mahabharat – Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. These 5 big idols are kept at the entrance of Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple. These idols are kept to please Devendra to bring us rain. This year is very hottest summer we are facing. May we be blessed with enough rain soon.

Yudhisthira – Elder brother

Bhima – Second brother

Arjuna – Third brother

Nakula – Fourth brother

Sahadeva – Younger brother

Wish you all a Happy and Blessed Sunday πŸ˜Šβ€πŸŒΉπŸ•ŠπŸŒ»πŸŒΈ

Blogger Recognition Award

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Thank you dear Crystal Grasso for Blogger Recognition Award Nomination

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Crystal Grasso is a very nice writer, a loving mother, a bold, strong and beautiful woman. She is a mental health content writer who writes very nice inspiring articles, gives us tips about mental health. Please check her blog: https://maybecrazyhelp.com

What is Blogger Recognition Award?

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award that recognizes talented bloggers and helps bloggers to support each other’s creations. This award encourages the bloggers to inspire all through their writing and nominate their inspiring bloggers.

My Blogging Journey

I started this blog long back, but from 2015 only I started writing routinely. For me writing is like meditation. I enjoy the inner bliss while I write. When I see someone smile and getting encouraged from my writing, I feel so happy. I love WordPress and connecting with you all through writing. WordPress and LinkedIn are the only social medias I use now.

Advice for New Bloggers

Write from your heart, never bother about likes and follows, they will come naturally. Enjoy writing, creating. Writing articles,
stories, poems, fun things, drama, recipes,
reviews of books, movies and new products; photography; craft making etc. are blessed talents. Share them with all and enhance and grow πŸ™‚

Blogger Nominations

I’m breaking the rules. I nominate all of you dear bloggers to participate in this wonderful Award Nomination. All are welcome dears πŸ™‚

What’s next?

After you are nominated there are a few things you are encouraged to do.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. (Thank you once more dear Crystal
    ttps://maybecrazyhelp.com for nominating me.)
  2. Write a blog post on your website about receiving the award.
  3. Include why you started your blogging journey in your post.
  4. Write two (or more) pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 10-15 bloggers who inspire you.
  6. Notify the bloggers after you get done writing the post with a link to the post.

Sriramanavami Wishes to All

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

May Srirama bring eternal bliss to all of us πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Sriramanavami Prasadam to all of you:

Panakam, Puliyodharai, and Kosambri (Right to left)

Panakam is a combination of water, crushed cardomom, crushed dried ginger, lemon juice and jaggery. It’s a tasty, healthy and cooling drink. It’s also main prasadam of Narasimha moorthi.

Puliyodharai is a sweet, tangy and spicy rice made with cooked white rice mixed with fried groundnuts, coconut flakes, tamarind juice, jaggery, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black gram, Bengal gram, black pepper, and sesame oil. It’s a tasty meal made as prasadam in temples of Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Kosambri is a combination of soaked skinless green gram, cucumber, fresh coconut flakes, green chilly, coriander leaves, curry leaves, salt, few drops of lemon juice. It’s a tasty, cooling, healthy salad.

May the lord’s divine presence be always felt in our hearts πŸ˜Šβ€πŸ™

Unaffected

Sun remains unaffected by rising and setting

Even though it appears rise in morning and set in evening

Moon remains unaffected by waxing and waning

Even though it appears full moon and new moon

Similarly soul remains unaffected by changes in body nor mind

Even though it appears in the circle of birth and death

Tangy Beetroot Salad

Tangy Beetroot Salad

Today’s discovery of a healthy and tasty salad – Tangy Beetroot Salad.

Ingredients:

Beetroot grated – 1

Raw peanuts – A painful

Raw mango grated – 1/2 (if less sour, you may use full)

Grated coconut – 3 tablespoon

Salt – Per taste

Method of preparation:

Soak raw peanuts in water for 1 hour. Mix well grated beetroot, mango, peanut, coconut and salt. Tasty, colorful Tangy Beetroot Salad is ready 😊

Heavenly handsome my dearest lord πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Picture from Sri. Kazhiyur Varadan’s blog
Tribhuvanakmanam Thamaalavarnam
Ravikaragowravarambharam Dhandaane
Vapuralakakulaavruthaana naabhjam
Vijyasakhe Rathirasthu Me Anavadhya

Beautiful among three worlds with the blue colour as sky

Dressed in yellow attire which is like the yellow light of rising sun

Beautiful tresses covering the shining pretty lotus face

Friend of Vijaya (Arjuna), may my heart be always attached to you

Beautiful prayer by Bheeshmacharya to Bhagavan.

Today I am very much blessed to read about Bhagavan and my dearest Ramanujacharya’s bhakti through Sri. Kazhiyur Varadan’s blog. This mesmerizing picture caught my mind and I’m sharing this for you all here. Please check this beautiful blog for reading his divine posts about Bhagavan: https://wp.me/pbiwb-76x

May we always experience bhagBhagav presence in heart. Om namo narayanayaπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Eradicate Recycled PLASTIC to save Green EARTH….

If only we all stand together and realise this and change ourselves, the change will take place effectively. Please read the well written post by Mercury Twin.

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Dear Blogger Friends,

Greetings.

I am sure most of you not seen these pictures below for sure. I strongly decided to publish this pictures here to alert you and family with friends how dangerous is recycled plastics which we are using in daily use in kitchen, office and every where. Please view the below pictures and imagine the water bottles pet jars and kitchen utilities that we are using is made out if this rubbish plastic which was thrown out and repacked with out cleaning them. Its a very big trading and third world countries are buying this scraps and sending for recycling and re use the toxin filled plastic which cause many unknown troubles to health. Please do watch your small kids water bottle once after seeing this pictures and imagine micron poison entering the innocent kids and females at home.

Recently many countries are banning the use…

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Dissolved in Embrace πŸ˜Š

While I call you as Narayana,

While I call you as Arunachala,

You smile gently within my heart

Before the thought form and then words form

Even before the life force vibrate for the thought,

You are there watching and knowing

When I say, oh my dearest lord,

I feel the embrace in myself

I then fall into deep silence and bliss

Dissolving the “i” in “I”

Power of Present Moment – Yoga Vasishta

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Yoga Vasishta is a philosophical work describing Advaitha (nondualism) very beautifully through slokas and stories. Sage Vasishta explains the methods of realizing Self and liberation to Lord Rama. Lord Rama felt the life meaningless in his teenage even though he lived in the middle of luxuries. Sage Vasishta helps Rama to realize the self and thereby relieves his sorrow. This is a very short introduction of Yoga Vasishta to all those who are hearing it for the first time.

One of the beautiful sloka in Yoga Vasishta which caught my attention is the following which explains the power of present momement awareness.

“Varthamanamanayasam Bhajathbhayadhiyakshanam
Bhoothambhavishyadabhajadyadi Chithamachithatham”

Meaning: Gently, effortlessly keep the focus only on the present moment and not allow it to go to past or future. Thus the mind becomes non-mind.

Only the present moment is what we have. Past has already passed and Future is yet to come. Worries, tension, depression, anxiety, and all those feelings affect the mind only when mind travels to either past or to future. Present moment is bliss only. Present moment is blissful because mind, intellect, nor ego can touch the present moment. Mind disappears in present moment. Time and space disappears in present moment. Mind is alive only when there is thoughts and thoughts are alive only by thinking about past or future. When there is no thoughts, mind disappears. When mind disappears, what remains is “I” only. That “I” is bliss. With words, I can explain this much only. It’s a beautiful blissful experience. May we all experience this at this very moment dear all. Try gently, effortlessly and experience the bliss here and now πŸ™‚