Churmuri!

I walked along the beach, with my barefoot tingling in wet sand, I tried to escape the waves hitting my legs and burry my legs in the sand! I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, I felt I was missing something,.I turned around and ran towards it,Mouthwatering churmuri indeed was it! Churmuri is  very famous chat of Karnataka, which we usually get near … Continue reading Churmuri!

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

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

Temporary henna tattoo

Henna, also known as mehendi, made from the leaves of plant Lawsonia inermis is used for making temporary body art, popular in India and Middle East. Henna which is available in plastic cone is used for making body designs, especially on hands and feet. Henna is also available in the market as powder where the leaves are dehydrated and crushed to make the powder. Powdered henna … Continue reading Temporary henna tattoo

Indian get together

I am a native of south India. The place where I come from follow a tradition of sitting on floor in an order and eating food on banana leaves (as plate), with hands. Sometimes we also form a separate order for ladies and gents, just to make ourselves sit comfortably. Once we are seated, the food is also served in a order. Starting with the cereals … Continue reading Indian get together

Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany

We found this beautiful temple in Hamm, Germany. The temple was built in 2002 and is the largest Dravida Hindu temple of Europe. This temple was built by Indian sculptors. The rituals performed here was same as that of India. Felt like I was in India. There were several Gods inside the temple and the main Goddess was Sri Kamadchi (Kamakshi). In front of the temple … Continue reading Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany