Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our World Tuesday: Classical dance

Classical dance program in Kuvempu Park BTM.

My post for Our World Tuesday

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Skywatch: UB Tower

UB Tower seen from VITM terrace.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Kids Attraction 4: Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Date: 13th June 2015

Visitors: Arun and Harsh

Entry Fee: 40Rs above 5 Years.

Timing: 10 AM to 6 PM

Duration: 3 - 4 Hrs

Had promised Shilpi that i would take Harsh out for a day so that she can finish her pending work. Finalized on Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum to visit. We reached the museum at 10 AM. I have been before but this is the first time for Harsh. The museum is an interesting place and a must visit for kids.

There are 5 floors.
Ground floor has Engines and a moving Dinosaur
1st floor is for fun science
2nd floor is for space technology
3rd floor is science for kids
4th floor is cafeteria

Below are some of the pictures from our visit

Selfie infront of the Museum.

MG Steam Locomotive.

Chain maze. Top attraction.

Ball traversing the complex path.

Harsh operating some of the working models.

Moving dinosaur.

Harsh creating a vortex.


Interesting acrobatic stick passign through the curved openeing.

Music in the air.

Magic tap.

Electric arc.

Generation of electricity illustrated.

On a video call :)

Reading the weather report.

Satellite launchers

Weight in different planets.

Magic mirror.

Tiny hands.

Mirror maze.

The time we came out the whole place was crowded. so be there early to explore and enjoy.

More kids attraction
1. Mysore Zoo
2. HAL Museum
3. Aero show

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Karamadai Kumbabishekam: Part 2

Date: 6th and 7th June 2015

Event: Kumbabisekam of newly built Raja Gopuram at Karamadai

Read Part 1 Here

Gopuram from outside the temple

Temporary steps constructed for the pooja.

Kodimaram (flagstaff) at the entrance.

Priests performing pooja.

Drone capturing the aerial view of the proceedings.

People watching the function from the nearby terrace.

Huge LCD displays kept on the roads for people to see the pooja live.

Temporary queue manager built outside the temple.

Decorative arch

Flowers thrown from the top after the pooja.

End of the grand well organized event.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Karamadai Kumbabishekam: Part 1

Date: 6th and 7th June 2015

Event: Kumbabisekam of newly built Raja Gopuram at Karamadai

After nearly 10 years the Raja Gopuram was completed in Karamadai Ranganathar Temple. Kumbabisekam was done on 7th June 2015.The temple is one of the oldest and Lord Venkateswara is the main Deity. Newly built gopuram is some 89ft tall.

The temple is famous for the yearly car festival.

7 stage Gopuram (Vimanam) decorated with color lights.

Water brought from Ganga, Yamuna, Kauvery and Narmadha kept in all the kalasa.

Yaga salai. Pooja done for all the Kalasam.

A Priest reading out slokas.

Main Entrance of the temple.

Saturday night people standing outside to enter the temple. Few thousand devotees visited the temple that week.

Yaga salai at night.


Outside the temple.

Closeup of the carvings and paintings on the Gopuram.

Beautiful Goupram with 7 Kalasam at the top.

The whole festival was well organized by the officers and the temple management.
Also a great work by the police on the security front its not an easy task to manage such a huge gathering.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Skywatch: Outer Ring Road

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kodaikanal: Places to eat

Date: 1st May to 3rd May 2015

Foodies: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

My final post on kodaikanal. Had done some reading on the places to eat in Kodai before going. We tried out few of them. One the first day for lunch we visited the Royal Tibet. One of the 2 Tibetian hotel in Kodai. A small hotel inside the town. Try out tasty momo's here. Potato cheese momo is special. You can get it either steamed of fried.

Also try the ginger honey tea. for both the items.

Dinner was at Rasoi. Chola bhatura and Alu paratha are the must try items here.
Chola curry was very tasty.

Alu paratha was very soft and yummy. It had too much aloo stuffing and one will fill up. for both items.

Second day dinner was at the Tava resturant. We tried here the Panner and Gobi paratha.

for Paneer paratha and for Gobi.

Trip to Tamilnadu is incomplete without eating Idly or Dosa. Try out the mini ghee idly in Astoria. There was also a dosa for 425Rs don't know what it will be made of .. gold? not sure.

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