Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Kakinada press

That was early morning on the streets of Berhampur,Odisha.What made me intrigued was the hoarding of a press on the corner of Prakasam street.It reads as Kakinada Press.In fact,Kakinada is a town situated in the state of Andhra pradesh.Perhaps the owner of it belonged to that place or some connection could be there.Doors of all shops closed as it was not the time for it.Roads were having the sign of splashing rain of some hours ago.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Buddha's tooth relic temple in Kandy

Kandy is the most ancient town of Sri Lanka with hundreds of years of glorious past.Buddha's temple built here receives exodus of visitors from many countries.The temple was constructed on the tooth relic of Buddha.One should visit the great monument for the historical and spiritual  importance.The tooth of Buddha reached here from the king of Kalinga in 4 CE.First to the king of Anuradha pura and eventually which came to the royal family of Kandy.It's believed that the tooth relic brings victory to the holder of it.

The temple's architecture reminds us the typical oldest Singhala construction.Timber was used profusely especially inside.In fact,the temple is in the premises of royal palace.So it is spacious in every aspect.A Lake was there and the town built on the uphills.We can witness it from the temple view.There were many other nationals in the visitors.Sri Lanka follows Theravada Buddhism.

Outside the temple,there were several flower stalls selling lotus and other colorful flowers and people were taking them into temple to offer.Coconut were seen but they were in red color.While we were in the temple,morning rituals kept going on.Statues of Buddha,Stupa and other paintings depicting the religious importance could be seen.Dress code is simple.It should be decent worthy of having seen a revered and enlightened one.

Kandy is blessed with scenic beauty.Plenty of greenery,tea plantations and slope houses added much feast to the eyes.Clouds always keep shrouding the hillocks.Waterfalls were aplenty.Hotels offer exciting food in reasonable budget.Some shops selling textiles and others were receiving Indian currency.People were cool.No trace of any civil war that had taken place some years back.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Seeta Eliya Where Hanuman encountered Seeta Devi

Epic Ramayana is known to everyone by the virtue of reading or Listening.Sundara Kanda, a part of it describes how Rakshasa king Ravana abducted her to avenge the deed of his sister done by Rama's brother.That's how seeta had been captivated and brought into Lanka,his kingdom.There is a place called seeta Eliya where she was kept under a Ashoka tree.In the part of my Sri Lanka tour,I have visited the place and got some clicks.

First of all,all the ambiance was very beautiful with lush green trees and hillocks.Cool atmosphere,fluffy clouds,balming breeze and sprawling gardens added another beauty to the location.A temple was built by local Indian diaspora.An epic is could be of imagination or a real story framed in such a way or something else,but which had taken people by it's own aura.Or influence.

This place is almost 170 k.m. from Colombo and would take five and half hours journey by bus.We also encounter exotic nature all along the journey.A clear example for how rich Sri Lanka in luxurious forests and tea plantations.And there were medium and luxurious hotels located around here.Waterfalls are every where all long the travel.Going back to Epic details and being in exuberant natural lap that's what we feel about the place of Seeta Eliya.And of course which is 5 k.m. away from Nuwara Eliya,a much known town.

Monday, October 8, 2018

My Sri Lanka Trip

Landed in the Island country of Sri Lanka recently and founded it as a place of beautiful mix of cultures along with exotic variety of flora and fauna.I have taken some pictures wherever stopped for displaying the same for my blog visitors.It could be not in an order.But I am sure you will like to see them through my lenses. 

Here in the first picture,this is the road Colombo to Anuradha Pura.Filled with awesome green trees bathing in the sunshine of morning. 

This is the small hotel where we have stopped for refreshments.Dosas were available along with others.Good quality.No complaints.Adjacent to it,there was a temple built by Tamil diaspora.Murugan temple surrounded by well shaded trees.
A gas filling station and housing sites with good space.
A lake with green leaves.perhaps the lotus flowers plucked out.They were in great demand for the Budhist temples.They offered as a sign of respect.
Stupas were aplenty in Anuradha Pura.Dated back to 1300 B.C.
Another stupa under renovation.

A View after crossing Anuradha Pura town road.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Little bit of Celebration

A Skit was being played in a school.Narsa puram High school of Bhadradri district,Telengana.

Lemon-Spoon game for teachers.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Yet another Travel book

Dasari Amarendra garu,a well known figure in terms of travelogues in Telugu contemporary literature.He has many a book of various genres like story,essay and criticism under his belt.Always keeps himself busy with some travel adventure and never failed to get it into the print for his passionate readers.

This time, he penned a book "Konni kalalu,Oka swapnam" in Telugu and the release of the book has taken place a few days back at Kothagudem where I have been invited by a prominent story teller Siramsetty Kantha Rao garu.

Well,the book was all about his South India tour, done by Activa 2006 model scooter,spanned almost 1900 k.m.,with covering Andhra,Karnataka,Tamil nadu and Kerala states.He described his experiences encountered through out the journey. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

International Women's day

Puri is not only a renowned pilgrim place but also a cradle of well known sand artists.Mr.Manas Sahoo,here building a sand art on the golden beach  on the eve of International women's day.Prominence of women has been carved out and the slogan depicts the essence of the work.Backdrop upholds the human activity along with the waves of Bay of Bengal.Some 20 tonnes of sand is used for this and which has taken seven hours to complete it.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sambalpur saree and other handi crafts exhibition

Handi crafts exhibition was on in the Toshali grounds of Bhubaneswar.It was happened in the month of December (2017) last week. Motivated by none other than myself  to be there while roaming in Bhubaneswar.Stalls came from many states of our country. 

The prime attraction was showcasing the way how the Sambalpur ikat sarees and other related fabrics being made at the production places.Lot of leaves,mulberry insects and other things were there for the purpose of demonstration,of course textiles can also be seen.Some people were having clicks of the same.Visitors gathered in large numbers here and there to purchase and  getting seen over there.

This was the welcome arch through which visitors entered the place of stalls.Selfies and photos were common phenomena.There were cultural activities all along the days of exhibition.All age groups turned up here and one kind of festival ambiance prevailed with junk food outlets to satiate the taste buds of people.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Rare White Snake

A rare white snake was spotted today in the forest nearby Bhadrachalam,In the part of survey of wild life details , the forest department personnel have been started their search and this white cobra was seen by them.They clicked it from a close distance.They said that It was playing with hood spreading high towards the Sun.Both black spots on the hood can be seen vividly in the picture. 

From the long distance , in the woods.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


These two pics have been taken when I was in Bhubaneswar.The top one depicts the images of deities of Puri.It was fixed in a bus belonging to the tourism department.

And here is the street leads to the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar.The shrine appearing wayside maybe different one from that,actually my intention was to grab the street activity.

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