North meets South

Todays Prompt :  Object

Lamps are  objects that have always fascinated me… This picture is of an arrangement of my favourite lamps  that I lit  on Diwali, the Indian festival of lights,  this year. The taller lamps are typically South Indian brass lamps called Nilavillakku…the smaller ones are the traditional earthen ones.

It was a stormy night and so I could not light them outside the house..

Lead kindly Light

#CCFC – Things that are rough

Though the Challenge does not warrant a write up, I feel compelled to pen a few lines about this amazing  temple, its architecture and carving. The Brihadeeswara Temple complex completed  1000 years in 2010. An UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the largest existing temples of India, located at Thanjavur, a sleepy town of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, built by Raja Raja Chola I of Chola dynasty.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Landscapes Essence of Kerala

A characteristic village in Kerala India…. the paddy fields , the coconut palms and the blue sky….this is my own village….. wpid-20141114_092835.jpg

The back waters of Kerala….. serene soothing calming.. reflections


The sea in North Kerala….. with palm fronds …


A Photo A week Challenge : White

White to me, will always signify purity, simplicity and peace.

Unfortunately in Hindu Culture, white is inauspicious and signifies sadness. It prescribed this color only for Widows and widows wore only this color day in and day out, whatever may be their  preference, age or wish. There was no choice.Things have thankfully changed now.

In Kerala a part of South India, we also wear a special kind of a saree called Kerala saree which is not strictly white but off white. We wear it for all traditional occasions. In the picture I am wearing it on a Festival called Onam.

The stairs in our house is colored white.

And I love white clouds. So  I am starting with them.

Heavenly Clouds
Heavenly Clouds
In Traditional White  with my  Flower Carpet
In Traditional White
with my Flower Carpet
White Descent
White Descent


100 Happy Days – Day 16

Started the weekend on  a positive note.. went for a longish morning  walk…

Walked the talk with Rajiv

#100happydays Day 16

Morning Walk  in A Metro
Morning Walk in A Metro – #100happydays


Convergence of 3 Oceans …Kanyakumari – India Indian Ocean Arabian sea And the Bay of Bengal
At the Convergence!