Varamahalakshmi vratha

Varamahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Pooja of Varamahalakshmi (Vara Mahalakshmi Vratha) is celebrated by Hindu’s in South India, on Friday, in the month of Sravana. Goddess Lakshmi has 8  different forms and performing this particular vratha is said to impress all her forms, hence, good health will be bestowed to the family. Pooja is performed by married women, who for the well … Continue reading Varamahalakshmi vratha

Brugge, Belgium

Brugge is the most beautiful, picturesque city in the province of West Flanders, in Belgium. The city is surrounded with water and canals. Hence, also referred as Venice of North. A fairy tale land to stroll around and be fascinated with the architecture, old buildings, windmills and cobbled stone street. Bollywood movie PK was also shot in this beautiful city of Brugge. The city offers different guided … Continue reading Brugge, Belgium

Fear

  I open my eyes and see the world of fear, Finding no one near! Hoping for the world to disappear, I close my eyes with tear! -namitha   P.S : This is the sculpture of ‘Tomorrow’s Man’ by artist Catherine Francois at Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Word challenge: Disappear,  Liquid   Continue reading Fear

Valkenburg

Valkenburg aan de Geul is a city situated in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. River Geul flows in the town of Valkenburg, hence the name ‘aan de Geul’. Major tourist attractions which we visited includes Valkenburg castle, the Grendel gate and the city centre Castle ruins: This attraction is just a remainder of what was once a towering castle, with the beautiful view of the … Continue reading Valkenburg

Ghungroo, a musical anklet

Ghungroo is one of the many small metallic bells strung together, to form a musical anklet, tied to the feet of Indian classical dancers of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, odissi, etc. Sometimes, it is also worn by Indian folk dancers and also used as a piece of orchestra. A single string of ghungroos can range from 50 to greater than 200 bells knotted together. Ghungroos produce sounds that vary greatly … Continue reading Ghungroo, a musical anklet