Thursday, 22 July 2010

My Time's UP?

A 54 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.
Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?"
God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth!
Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it. After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 43 years.
Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?"
(You'll love this)
God replied:  "I didn't recognize you!"

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Challenging the age, Narayan Reddy

Narayan Reddy, the milk man in our apartment is 83 years old. But he looks very less. He collects milk coupons from each door by 11:30 in the night and supplies milk according to that by 5:30 in the morning. He is not only a milk man but also supplies drinking water in 25 liter barrel to the houses. If there is a failure in the electricity supply we can see he lifting it on his shoulder and climbing the stairs. He also have put up a small fruit shop in front of the apartment. There was a health check up in Logica arranged by Syntillations to all the employees. It was found that around 80% of the people are having more than deserved cholesterol level. And around 20% of the people are under medication. Now look at these people they are of the age group less than 50. In the world where people have reduced physical work, he is an example for leading a healthy life even at this age. His habits and his willingness to do physical work is helping him to lead a perfect physical life. But you ask him his age he would say with a smile, “ Nanage naluvathu varsha, ashte sir”(I am only fourty sir).

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My Birthday on July 10 2010

My birthday is on July 10th. This year I got chance to cut three cakes. It’s a great feeling when you see people coming and wishing you on your birthday. It gave me a feeling at least that these many people are happy that I exist. And they are happy to share the happiness. At home with my wife and my child and with a family friend. At office with the office mates and the colleagues. But this year I was lucky to cut a cake with my friends in Syntillations. Most of the Syntillations members were there, and the volunteers of Syntillations. There were also some of the administrators of the SIG clubs. I had to stay there without making a move when they decorated my face with the cream of the cake. I felt very happy. Thanks to both the cakes. One arranged by Niraagulan Murugan and the other by Sruthi Kottaparambath. I could see the love they have when they were arranging the cake. And thank you once again to all the people who decorated me with the cakes cream. Nandu especially who did a nice artwork on my face J . Also thanks to all those people who came for the cake cutting.

To all the parents who scold their children

One of my favorite post in my brothers Blog.

To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students...
Here is something to make you chuckle.
Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was 'DON'T !'
'Don't what? ‘Adam replied.
'Don't eat the forbidden fruit.' God said.
'Forbidden fruit?
We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve... we have forbidden fruit! '
‘No Way! '
'Yes way!'
'Do NOT eat the fruit! ‘said God.
‘Why? '
'Because I am your Father and I said so! ‘God replied, wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!
'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? ‘God asked.
'Uh huh,' Adam replied.
'Then why did you? ' said the Father.
'I don't know,' said Eve.
'She started it! ‘Adam said.
'Did not! '
'Did too! '
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.
If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself.
If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.
6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.
FINALLY: If they still give you a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:



Friday, 9 July 2010

Claire's Dance.

She started dancing when she hear music.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Home of The Richest God

There would be no Hindu in the entire world who will not be knowing about the sacred Lord Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati. The temple is situated around 10 Km from Tirupati on Tirumala Hill in Chitoor District. Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, one of the many avatars of Lord Vishnu, the temple attracts Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. It is said that the life of a Hindu is not fulfilled till he visits the temple at least once in his lifetime. The temple is considered as the most visited worship site in the world and the second richest worship place in the world after The Vatican in Rome.

It is estimated that, on an average, 60000 pilgrims visit the temple daily and on any special day, the number crosses 200000 mark without any bar. The average earning of the temple was calculated to about Rs. 5.3 Billion annually. The main earning of the temple is from the offerings and gifts presented to them by devotees. Even from the time of rulers and kings, the temple has been showered with expensive ornaments, jewels. Kings of the past have not only made the temple rich, they have made it the window to the true culture of religious India. The rituals that were part of the temple centuries ago, still finds significance in today's ceremonies. Festivals like Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Ram Navami and Janamashtami are celebrated with great enthusiasm, but the main festival is the nine day Brahmotsavam which comes in every September.

History And Legends
The exact age of the temple is not known and there are many debated versions about its origin and about the deity are prevalent. The reference of the temple can be found in Tamil literature dating back to as early as 500 B.C. Tirupati was then called as Thiruvengadam and was the northernmost part of Andhra Pradesh. It was in 12th century, Ramanuja, the legendary Vaishnava scholar, identified the deity as Lord Vishnu and put an end to the ever standing doubt about the deity. The temple was originally build by Pallavas; Hoysalas, the Vijayanagara rulers also contributed in the later stages and donated mind-boggling amount of gold that gave it the stature of the richest temple in the world. Since then the glory of the temple has spread to all parts of the world. In 1843, when British rule came, the administration of the temple was given to Seva Dossji of Hathiramji Mutt who was incharge till 1932 when Trimula Tirupati Devasthanams was set up and took over the charge of the temple.

The main temple premises has number of other small shrines in different directions. Lord Venkateshwara Temple is primarily made in Dravidian style of architecture with the innermost shrine being its biggest attraction. The 'Vimana' or the dome of the shrine, known as 'Ananda Nilayam', is completely coated with gold. There are three enclosures called 'Prakarams' in the temple along with statues of Vijayanagara King Krishnadevaraya and his spouse that are the major attraction in the temple after the central shrine.

Tourist Information
Tirupati is well connected by road and rail to all the major cities of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is around 592 Km from Hyderabad. There is regular train service between Tirupati and Hyderabad, Vijayawada and all other major cities of the state. The daily rituals in the temple start early morning at 3 with 'Suprabhatam' and ends at around 1 late into the night with 'Ekanta Seva'. If you want to book a puja or offer a Seva in your name, then you can do so by paying the fixed amount at the counter. Cash, gift and other offerings can be dropped in the donation box called 'Hundi'. Due to huge inflow of devotees throughout the year, a special queue system has been made where you have to register at the queue offices near the main shrine. Here you are given a wrist band with the expected time of your entry into the temple along with your fingerprint and photo. This is to make devotees safe from the middlemen. This has impressively decreased the time of Darshan to almost half of the time required earlier.

Even after so many centuries, it is still able to perform every ritual the way they were at the start. The sanctity and purity of the temple can still be felt by devotees. If you get the slightest chance to visit this surreal temple of Lord Venkateshwara, do not let it pass by as it might just be once in a lifetime.