Skip to main content

"Ithu Oru Ponmalai Pozhudu"

"Ithu Oru Ponmalai Pozhudu"

Yesterday I was describing you on the effect on Sun as a diluted sun stroke effect over here. Well. I started to the routine Triplicane temple only in the good pleasant late evening at about 1700 hours. I know what you are thinking now. The weather effect is offset by city crowd. But actually, now Metropolitan Transport Corporation has been meticulously planning and arranging a good amount of high capacity deluxe, trailer, vestibule and a spectrum of buses that are even envy to neighboring states. The MTC buses are striving hard to become neighbor's envy and owner's pride. :) I think the cool evening like this only has made Illayaraja to compose the 'Ithu Oru Ponmalai Pozhudu' in his Nizhalgal film song. Of course, the actual song describes parks but here it is concrete greenery. You can listen to this song from YouTube wherein the song is managed by Rekha Bharat.

Well! The evening after the scorching baking frying hot sun seemed to be really cool and pleasant. Since it was really late at 5.30, the sea breeze has also set in making things more cooler.  I boarded the bus at Saidapet to take the Anna Salai Santhi route. Skipping a couple of buses did helped to get a bus with availability of seats. This bus again inherited the new innovation breed -- Automatic Door bus. Automatic door buses are great boon to Chennai to 'contain' the footboard menace. Remember the humourous narration of Footboard Travel in 21L. This bus summarily discourages and avoids footboard travels since the automatic doors close off when the bus starts. Bangalore follows this for a long time since and good that Chennai has emulated this good bus model.

After reaching Santhi (LIC) at about 1930 (thanks to the pathetic traffic management on the acutely heavy traffic along the arterial roads), I was bit feeling hungry. Our usual restaurant was there -- Hotel Prahlad. I had some quick bites before travelling to temple. The usual saturday crowd at Temple again took a while before I started back to home through Velacherry route. Again the traffic conditions in the Mirsahib market and Royapettah was really making things strenous and stretching the journey like anything. After I reached Velacherry, I got the usual link bus to Camp Road. And a very interesting thing. No sooner did I board the bus, I took a good deep sleep in the bus. While my bus stop was one mile before Camp Road, I got up only at Camp Road bus stop to catch another return bus back from Camp Road at 2245 hours.


Adding to the feature on Automatic door buses.

The other very interesting feature and useful feature is the Low floor buses. This way, old people and when you bring in heavy baggages you would feel lighter and comfortable boarding and alighting.

Popular posts from this blog

Ayyappa (48-day) Observation -- Rules and Restrictions

Ayyappa (48-day) Observation -- Rules and RestrictionsOne of my friend was suggesting me this -- "Why can not you put up some kind of blog post or an article summarizing the 48 day observation rules to be observed. Well. I had a small pocketbook and a couple of PDFs circulating in the emails.Most of the rules normally are hearsay from our elders to us. As my friend suggested, today since I was relatively free, just thought I would update it as bullet points, so that future Ayyappa Swamis  can immensely benefit from the same.While my pocket books are in Tamil, I am attempting to compile the same in English. Should you find discrepancies, share your thoughts and observations as comments.Most of the rules and observationary regulations are purely for our own control and development -- to streamline our day-to-day chores.All round the work time, keep your mind only focused on the Lord. Even the work you do is being instrumented by the Lord. Dedicate the same to the Lord.  Perhaps, Bh…

"Arindhum Ariyamalum" Sloka

"Arindhum Ariyamalum" Sloka

There was one Swami (Karthik) who had expressed a bit of dejection since on a particular day, he could not wake up early and he was feeling a bit down as expressed over here. As far as my little information goes, I think, our guruswami's have taken these issues into consideration and the Arindhum Ariyamalum sloka that we recite accomodates for all these mistakes that are committed with and without our knowledge.

I searched a while to give this sloka lyric to Swami but since I could'nt get it, I have typed it myself in a Word document using a Ayyappa picture and Unicode Tamil and captured as JPG using Irfanview. I would like to share the same with other readers as well.

Om. Arindhum Ariyalum Therindhum Theriyalum
Naangal Seitha Sagala Kutrangalaiyum
Poruthu, Kathu Rakshithu Arul Puriya Vendum
Sathiyamay Ponnu Pathinettam Padi mael Vaazhum
Kasi Rameswaram Adakki Aalum
Om Hari Hara Sudhan, Ananda Siddhan Ayyan, Ayyappa
Swamiyae Saranam Ayyappa.

ஓம். …

Nemili Bala (Tripura Sundari) Temple

Nemili Bala (Tripura Sundari) TempleA calm and poised atmosphere near Vellore, the most elegant town of Tamil Nadu in the district of Arakkonam is a village called Nemili. Seated in her own house, Sri Bala Tripura Sundari has been incessantly showering her blessings on Her devotees for several years. I have also heard of Her temple from my relatives but it is a significant truth cum stipulation that unless the Lordess wishes you to see you, it is becoming almost next to impossible to go to this temple. Even to search information on the website, I think, I could not locate it till now and just reached a YahooGroups website NemiliBala. I wanted to share a few info about this temple so that other pilgrims too can get benefitted by praying to the Lordess for Her darshan and blessings.Other temples of Tripura Sundari:ThiruvanmiyurTri SoolamThirukazhunkundramThiruvathiaiSirkazhiHistory of the Temple/Sthala Varalaru:The significance of Bala Tripura Sundari unlike Her other temples enlisted a…