Friday, June 17, 2005

Weekend ----- contd.....

Well after my long post on what happened on Saturday i thought i'll write down what i did on Sunday too :)

So here it goes........

Well got up around 8 or 8.30 AM... Actually my friend had plans of going to Nanjungud [not sure if spelling is rite]... but just couldnt get up at 6.oo AM ... So i dint go...
Well got ready by 9.30 or so and went to have breakfast... had yummy "Masala Dosa and Mango Juice".... We finally decided to go to Srirangapatna.. very near to Mysore.... Takes hardly half an hr by road.......

So started the journey to Srirangapatnam at 10.30 AM... It was the first time I went to Srirangapatnam on a BYK... I am not scared, but if my mom knew... she would blast me :).. I tried to call her and tell her my plans.. but she was out for some function... So there we went... It was a nice ride... First time on the byk.. outside Myosre or blore :)
Well we reached in half an hr.. then had to ask people to reach the temple :) ...

Now that we went inside the temple...This was my visit after 7-8 years. Was just wondering how beautiful it would have been when there was full life so many decades back :) Wished for a few minutes that i was there in those times...

But then as we went inside, had to take a small deviation so that we could see other gods in the temple... Now the sight there was really painful... The pujari was giving u the "teertha" only if u gave him some money... I felt so sad.. Come on its a temple not a trade centre.. Well we moved on... the next one followed the same procedure.. After 2-3 such encounters.. we finally reached the central place. Here we could see the God sleeping so peacefully..... I just wondered .... "Does God really sleep?" . We kept moving in the queue.. I was very much fascinated with all the ornaments and flowers. Was looking damn nice... So peacefully sleeping when the whole world is in trouble!!!!!! i thought :)... Well just to interupt my thoughts a few ladies behind us started gossiping... uff cant these people stop the gossip atleast inside the temple !!!!

Just when i turned front saw a person holding a small child in his hand... I dont think the child would be even more than 8 months old... It looked so tender... so soft... so innocent... and the best was it was asleep...... Well may be that's y they say "Bacche bhagawan ka roop" [Kids are a form of God]... i know it doesnt make a proper analogy... but the innocense it had on its face... I was just gaping at it. Finally the child woke up... totally surprised as to where it was... Well by now the queue we were in moved forward... and then we had darshan and came out of the temple...

After this we had tender coconuts and then headed for the next destination- Nimishamba Temple

Well this temple is in Srirangapatna... Well on the way u have so many historic places related to Tipu Sultan... Couldnt go to all these places... This is a small temple... but the devotees here are more in number than the temple in Srirangapatnam... Ok.. the belief is that ... when u come and pray for something here.. its fulfilled in minutes... meaning very sooon, thats y the name Nimishamba [nimisha - minutes]... There s river Kaveri also flowing at one side... Very peaceful place... Now after all this, we decided to go back to Mysore.

Afternoon nothing eventful... had lunch - "plain curd rice" and then slept... till 5.00 PM.

In the evening we started off to Chamundi Hills...
It was nice... cloudy...windy... really wonderful...It was a gr8 sight to see Mysore from top of the hill... Well once we reached the top... it was pretty cold.. Dint spend much time on the hills though... coz we feared rains... and it would be difficult to drive down in rains....

After all this driving up and down[ofcourse i dint drive :)].... was very hungry..... naaaaaaaa very very hungry.... So what did we do.... Saw a chat Mela and in we went....

This was something special in Metropole... This is a star hotel in Mysore ... supposed to be a palace once upon a time... The ambience of the palace... too good. U would feel really nice... with the lighting n stuff :) So they had this Chatmela special this weekend.... Pay Rs.79 and eat unlimited chat....
So I ate aaloo tikki, kachori, samosa, dahi vadas, ufff my stomach - full ....bhel puri, pani puri,papdi chat....... there were a few more things but just couldnt force myself to eat........ But it was soooooooooo yummy.................
After all this i was so tired.... so dint think of anything else... except... "I want to sleep and tom need to go to office"..............
Y do weekends end????????????????.....................

Now another weekend... Have a gr8 weekend :)

19 comments:

Woodooz said...

Aarthy is sooo pious or she visits these temples more to enjoy its architecture and design ? I don't know, I somehow don't fancy going to temples. The last time I went to one (Rameshwaram) was NOV 2004 and that too coz of certain obligations.

Anyways, looks like u have had a rolicking weekend. So whats brewing for this weekend ?

Some ppl are lucky to have just 5 working days in a week. Sigh !!! I have to wait for even saturdays to enjoy a long weekend :o((((

Karthik L G said...

hey nice time u had
btw u never introduced us to this fren of urs who drove the bike ..
i guess its the same M... who u fought with on sat
care to give us an intro of M... ;-)

Archana Ramesh said...

Good time you had there...The temple town SR Patna is wondeful in its architecture. I love the green fields surrounding the town. You had to visit Mayura [the govt. maintained hotel]. River Kaveri comes to life there with crocs around.

Raju PP said...

well, i dun want to talk abt the temple n God, but CHAT MELA :-D
Pay 79 bucks n have unlimited chat :-o
i missed ittttttttt .. booooo hooooo :(:(

Raju PP said...

and yeah karthik... its time now to split the beans... who is Mr. M ;););)

Gangadhar said...

Masala dos and mango juice..What a combinaion!!Yummy yummy...I'll try this time,Arati!!

ss said...

So had a cool weekend looks like. I like visiting temples too. Love the architecture and the ambience. Old temples in Puri are fascinating! I loved the church in Mysore. Ahhh...how I miss eating chaat. Next time you going out for it, invite me too, phaleeeeeeeeezzz...

GS said...

"aaloo tikki, kachori, samosa, dahi vadas, ....bhel puri, pani puri,papdi chat"

Yummmmy!!! I miss all this sooo much! I miss Bangalore!

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Potpourri said...

Looks like you did have a great weekend.. you know what I envy the most - the Chaat part of it.. We do not get Chaat here in Boston, so when we visited NY City we did exactly what you did in the Chaat Mela. We hogged on all types of Chaat..It was soo divine.. :)

Have a great weekend..

Prakash said...

hi
it looks like u had a wonderful time. when ever i come to india ( only couple of times)we visit temples. and there are some fantastic temples man....but only thing i hate there in india ( temples i visited)is they dont even give viputhi with out money.
most of the places they ask money to even to see the god

codeextracts said...

Nice post!

Temples!

And the Chaat! Junk food!

Cool.. so it indeed was a nice weekend for you then!

I don't know much about south, I haven't been there. But yeah, an year hence I have to be there in Trivendrum for training at TCS if I luckily get that place for training. I hope to cover b'lore and the places you mentioned during that visit. I'm noting them all :)

Smyta said...

Hmmm
Wow!!
You just made me nostalgic...Temples etc etc was ok..

Me being in UK miss Masala dosa and Mango juice:D

Smiles etc.,

Smyta

ESIH said...

Owowo..seems like you had a fun time..:).Temples..I like the one with more silence than the one with lot of hulaboos..but still i like them..:D.

Art said...

Sorry ppl for the late response... Was away from the internet for 2 days :)

Somu,
well somu.. its both... Some temples i just dont get that feel of praying... :)
Well this weekend was nice and had lot of fun... at HOME :)

Karthik,
Well it was the same friend whom I fought with and keep fighting with :)
Well introsuction about this friend... Have written a lot about him in my previous posts :)

Raj,
The chat mela was really really nice :) u surely missed :)

Art said...

Gangadhar,
Its a nice combination.. do try...

Sonal,
Chat... well i love it.. so have it atleast twice a week... And u r anyday welcome my dear :)

Gayathri,
Well I miss banglaore 5 days a week... May be to compensate i have chat here ... haha just kidding...

Art said...

Potpourri,
Hmm... y dont u try making some at home.. u wont have to go to NY for chat then... though it will taste different...it will be a diff experience..

Prakash,
I agree thats a very sad thing to happen... And it really feels very bad...

Fictional Reality,
So find time from ur busy schedule... esp if u r in Kerala... do visit most of the places... Seems its very beautiful... And yes do visit Bangalore and nearby places... They all are wonderful :)

Art said...

Smyta,
:):) Well Masala Dosa and Mango juice... I thought it was just normal... Well here i see so many of u liking the combi n missing it too... Wow I am so lucky...
U have them soon Smyta :)

Sush,
Same here dear :)

Visithra said...

That was pretty interesting and unlimited chaat! Humm