Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chinmaya Tarangini Matsyalaya Temple, Chennai

Am taking you to a spiritual place Chinmaya Tarangini. One has to visit and  experience the beauty-serenity of the place. Right at the sea shore, Bay of Bengal, the place resonates with sound of sea

It is a meditation complex with a distinguished presence of Lord Matsya Narayana. The architectural beauty of the place is enhanced by the carved granite stones.

There are 108 stone pillars surrounding the majestic 12 feet deity, with the entire Vishnu Sahasranamam inscribed on the pillars, along with its meaning. 

 The temple is without any ceiling or walls, open to the sky and the sea !

There are also altars to Hanuman, Ganesha and Lord Shiva (it is rare to find deities of Lord Vishnu and Shiva at the same place).

 Built in stone and hues of grey and black, this temple creates an illusion of being dated back many centuries, transporting us back into time.

Do Note the visiting times 8:30AM - 10:00AM, 5:00PM - 8:30PM.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Daily Visitor : Sun

 Brighter morning and rays of sun makes my home brighter. There are some mornings that i'm just  grateful for the sun. When the sun comes up the area is spreaded with streaming light.

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Random Clicks

Summer hasn’t  left us yet, and thank goodness. I’m still loving and enjoying these beauty of food . 

Posting pictures of my healthy breakfasts.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stay with the Nature, INDeco, Swamimalai

During our last trip to Kumbakonam we came to know about this beautiful property, Indeco hotel. A Homely place with beautiful antique artifacts.

 Indeco Hotels, a perfect place to get away from city life and enjoy simple pleasures of a village atmosphere. Located in Thimmakudy Village in Swamimalai, Kumbakonam. 

 Our little one enjoyed thoroughly the place with bullock cart ride,deers, ducks and other animals in the beautiful resort. Sadly I didn't have my camera with me so i had to manage with mobile.

At the reception area, traditional leg massage is provided for the guests on  arrival.

Moving to the restaurant area we can see huge open space in the middle,like a courtyard.

Clay art

Rainy morning we had

 Cottage that we occupied

Corridor and Wooden pillars
A soda counter inside the hotel

Terracota Art

Do Visit the place along with temples in Kumakonam.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Back to Vintage with Madras Prop Store

This time, I have got something unique, old, and interesting lined up for antique lovers ! 

Madras Prop store, by Jofy Abraham, A culinary antique online store based in Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Like me, You would also love to go through the huge unique collection of vintage Indian utensils which can be broadly classified under Indian, British & Dutch style.

 It will take us back in time in terms of the uniqueness of most of the collection (mostly to the era of our forefathers). There are unique collection of items which were then used for food preparation, storage and serving.  I was able to identify with many, but not all :-).  Mostly of these vintage utensils are made with wood, copper, tinware, ceramic, stoneware etc. as in earlier days.

Few collections  from Madras Prop Store :

Chinese art on white pots, Seems like 18th century era.

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