From around 8 pm on Christmas Eve, till 5 pm on Christmas Day, the thunderstorm that swept through left us at Southampton, Long Islands without Internet. When the storm left, there was a brief period of 10 mts when the sky opened up. I rushed outside to catch a glimpse. Here are some unedited shots… Continue reading Winter Message 2
Composer Sadasiva Brahmendrar. (http://www.krishnamurthys.com/profvk/gohitvip/sadasiva.html) Audio Link Listen to the child prodigy Rahul Vellal - https://www.dropbox.com/s/96l5sppsbswgzp8/Manasa%20Sanchara%20Re%20Brahmani%20_%20Vande%20Guru%20Paramparaam%20_%20Rahul%20Vellal-TLhM9HzUiNk.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Fix the wandering mind on the Supreme Being. Fix it on the one who has his hair decorated with peacock feather and whose cheeks are more glossy than a polished mirror. Fix the mind on the one… Continue reading Manasa Sancharare – Ragam Sama – Carnatic Music 27
I was amazed and wondering at the skill and passion for iPhone photography (in Facebook) of one gentleman Viorel who posted a photo of a snow flake using his iPhone 11 + macro lens ❄️ Snow Flake Recently we had huge amount of snow shower with gutsy winds. After the snow, I was wondering how… Continue reading Powder “Non Metallurgy “
Madurai Meenakshi Composer Muthuswamy Dikshithar Audio Visual Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebsclz75f7qjrnm/Madhramba%20Bhajare.mp4?dl=0 Meaning in English Pallavi O mind! Worship Meenakshi, the Goddess of the city of Madhura , the one served by Vishnu(father of Manmatha), Guruguha and others, anupallavi The resident of the city of Madhura, the giver of prosperity,the one who delights the hearts of Manu, Kubera… Continue reading Madhurambha Bhajare – Carnatic Music 28 – Stavarajam Ragam
MS Subbulakshmi Today is the remembrance day of the legendary nightingale of music, Smt.MS Subbulakshmi. Here is my tribute in Tamil இசை என்றால், திசை தெரிக்க ஓடுவேன் இசை என்றால், வீசை விலை என்ன எனக் கேட்பேன் - இன்றோ இசை இல்லை என்றால், மிசை இறங்க வில்லை இசை என்றால் இனிமைமிகு வாழ்வு என்றேன் இதற்கு எல்லாம் முதற்கன் நன்றி எம்எஸ் அவர்க்கே எதற்கு என்று கேளாமல்… Continue reading MS – புகழாஞ்சலி
Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. In India, from time immemorial, people hung green mango, neem leaves over their doors and windows on every occasion with the faith and belief that such an act will bring in auspiciousness,… Continue reading Christmas Tree
Atma Shatakam known as Nirvana Shatakam written by Adi Sankaracharya is the core of the Advaita (Non duality) philosophy. My earlier blogs on this, provided the meanjng of the Sanskrit words and the translations in Tamil. Here is a consolidation of the same in a video form. https://youtu.be/3QzCVqE1F2E
“Now that all green leaves are shed, time to get some fashion winter clothing. White is my preferred color says the tree”.