Archive for January, 2012

Happy Republic Day

63rd Indian Republic Day, I had participated twice in Marina Republic Day Parade during my College NCC days. Today I was there as a spectator among thousand of people gathered along the road side of world’s second longest beach. Our Marina.

People gathered either side of the road

As usual traffic was blocked from all roads connecting to the main beach road. People and children walking with us to the beach road with their Parade uniforms, national flag made me think of the good olden days.

People with VIP Passes can take the seats along the pavement on the Gandhi status side. General Public can use the pavement on the opposite side, going through a bomb detector gateway.

CAMERAS NOT ALLOWED inside. This is only for a stretch of one Kilometer there the VIPs are seated. So we took the service lane and reached the other side of stage. People from different community, different classes of  society have gathered without any difference sitting on the road side eagerly waiting for the show to begin.

Waiting!

Indian Army Contg.

Indian Naval Contg.

TN Police Contg.

Commando Force

1 TN (BN) NCC sqd

1 TN Naval Sqd

1 TN Air Sqd

RSP Contg.

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Love is not singular except in syllable ~ Marvin Taylor

“And they lived happily ever after”

It is too late to lock the stable when the horse has been stolen

Doors form the streets of Mylapore, Chennai

This temple is located in “Madhavapuram” in Mayurapuri i.e. in today’s Mylapore. The closest known landmark is the Mundakanniamman temple of Mylapore. 

 
 According to Mayurapuri mahadhmiyam in the Brahmandapuranam, when sage Vyasa requested the Lord to show him the holiest of places where he could do penance, he pointed out to Madhavapuram (Mylapore) where sage Bhrigu had earlier set up a hermitage and did penance. The Lord is hailed as Kalyana Madhavan as he married Goddess Amritavalli, who was born as Sage Bhrigu’s daughter here.
 
 
 
 
Peyazhwar, the last of the three saintly men hailed as “Mudhalazhwargal,” was born in a 60-feet deep well known as Manikairavam, to the south-east of the temple.
 
 
 
 
 
This temple is specially known for:
 
Taking a dip in “Santhana Pushkarini: on masi makam is considered very holy.Amrithavalli thayar’s Thirukkalyanam with the Lord is celebrated on the Panguni Uthiram day. Peyalwar avatara is celebrated during the Tamil month of Aipasi in this temple.This temple is known for prayers offered to lord with respect to marriage and child boon.
 
 
Getting there:
 
This place is very near to Luz corner and Light House/All India Radio.  
From  luz corner take kutchery road towards santhome and turn left at Mundakanniamman temple arch. Once you reach Mundakanniamman temple, you can see the entrance arch of Madahava perumal temple quite nearby.
 
From Light House/All India Radio, take the road adjacent to AIR (opp tomahindra showroom. At the end of the road take a left and immediate right leads to the temple entrance.

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.  ~ Author Unknown

Few shots from my recent baby shot for Ritvick.