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COOKERY MOCKERY !!!!!


Remember, i said last week that i was going to stay alone and for the first time i was going to try my hands on cooking 😛 (oh yeah that leaves maggi ofcourse 😛 ) .Now that the not so adventurous day is over , i am going to write about it here today .

No suspenses !!! No guesses !! . The title of the post actually says it all 😀 .

So the day started at around 10 which was quite early considering the fact that i normally get up after 12 PM . So i went to kitchen looked around and found some things kept separately. Thanks to mom ,she knew it would take a week for me to identify the things required to cook . Before I began my cooking adventure (which was not that adventurous ofcourse ) , i would make it clear that all i wanted to cook was RICE and DAl , probably the easiest of all:P . Cooking rice was a piece of cake actually . Only regret was that i was too excited to check if it was cooked properly 😦 .

The real problem came with dal ( chane ki daal ) . I found it raw in a small box and wondered how to start..i knew it we have to put water and put in cooker with it ..but how long . .?? and what after that ??? I knew mom told me something about it but couldn’t actually remember it 😦

i looked up at the ceiling scratching my chin and started to recollect my conversation..

MOM– Come with me , I will tell u how to cook daal.

Me(playing counter strike ) – Later mom . This is important those damn guys are killing me . I have to pay them back.

MOM – Later !!! U forgot that i am going to leave in about half an hours time .

ME – Oh .umm ..ok tell me ..I can hear it while playing .

MOM – “………………………….”

ME (jumping off my seat) – Yeppi !!! .I Finally killed a terrorist !!!! 😛

MOM – Oh great.. Anyway are u clear ??? . Can u make it tomorrow ???

ME – Ya Ya .I can manage . Let me play now !!

DAD ( smiling his way into the room ) – Are u sure u want to cook ??? why dont u eat out like always ?? . I would hate to see u suffer from food poisoning .

ME – Grrrrrr……….

So now whole world was rotating around me . I don’t know what to do with the dal. I realised like always i have been really inattentive exactly when my mom was telling me the details 😦 . I finally sat in the hall and switched on the TV . Suddenly Jumping with excitement and praising myself i satin front of my PC . I finally had a way out. Opened a free sms site and sent a message to a dear freind of mine who lives in kolkatta 😛 .She always used to tell me how great cook she is ?? So thought of taking her help . She came online in about 10 minutes .

She : Kya hua !!

Me : Mujhe pakana hai Daal !! kaise pakate hai bata !!!

She : oh, Sun pehle dal ko cooker mein paka

Me : arre meine cooker mein rakha tha..3 vissil ke baat dekha paka hi nahi hai kya karoon 😦

She : ok to 2 vissil aur laga . fir ek kadai le aur usme oil daal aur jab dhuaan aaye usme jira , mirch ,namak aur thoda shakkar daal diyo . aur oil ko jyaada mat jalne de.

Me : Arre lekin yahan 2 tel hai kaunsa use karoon .

She : jo cooking oil hai woh

Me : Acha , kaunsa cooking oil hai

She : ek hoga til ka tel woh mat use kar doosra wala jo dikhne mein white hoga woh use kar

Me : ok daal diya ab .

She : jira mirchi daal aur sun puri baat sunke jaa nahi toh sab jal jayega .. aur fir thoda garam masala aur tmatar bhi ..

ME : ab mein garam masala kahan se doondo mummy shayad bahar rakhna bhool gayi 😦

She : acha chod jo hai woh toh daal ..aur sun..

before she could complete the sentence, i went to kitchen and came back after a minute or so

ME : arre daala .par jeera daalte hi kaala hogaya ..i think woh jal gaya hai ..meine usime namak mirchi sab daal diya

She : uff … bola tha tujhe sunke jaa ..

ME : acha chod aage ya karoon

She : ab daal ko tel me daal aur thoda sa pani dal ke paka fir se .

I was too brave to transfer the contents with my bare hands .. Result : it was so hot that i dropped it on the floor spilling half of the content. Then I realized that i should have started with some more of it to compensate for these type of losses 😛 .Now the dal looked really less for me . But i was happy of the fact that it was finally going to be ready in a minute .

I was really hungry now so switched off the gas . After about 30 minutes i had a plate full of Uncooked rice ,a daal that only looked like a daal and some potato chips on my plate . Yummy !!! potato chips are my favorite . Well ,what followed was 15 minutes of unbearable penance and it was hard to accept that i hardly ate swallowed about 5 spoons of it 😦 . I tried to eat more but couldn’t , i had to surrender. I took the food and threw outside thinking atleast street dogs would savor my unique cuisine 😛 .

I could hear my stomach making sounds asking for something edible but i had none . My worst fears were going to come true .

Me : Oh no ! Not maggi .. I will cook anything but maggi

MY AE (Alter Ego) : Oh yeah .So what do u wish to cook MR Chef ??

Me : umm well dunno . But i will make a way out for us . dont u worry !!

MY AE : Its already 2:30 . just because u play the stupid game till 3 morning and watch ur own ass getting kicked i had to miss my breakfast .I dont wish to miss my lunch too .

Me : Oh . i am noob i know it ,but its just a matter of time before i become a pro in the game so u can stop nagging me and about the food , i think we can go to a good restraunt and have food 😀 . Brilliant idea . Isn’t it ??

MY AE : The idea sucks dude. there’s no time and energy left in u to reach the place. U might well end up in a hospital bed taking glucose .

Me : so what do u want me ot do ??

MY AE : Cook what u are best at .

Me : What about my Oath ??? .I promised not to eat maggi atleast today!!!

MY AE : As usual, break it . I wont tell anybody ,just between u and me 😉 ..howz the deal 😛 ???

Me ( moving towards kitchen ) : yeah right !! i guess thats the only option .

ME AE *beaming with a victory*

Man proposes god disposes . Thats what exactly happened here . .Well my cooking adventure ends here but i guess i wont stop with it I will try it again :P. Perhaps next time it would be a little better and yeah next time i am going to give some respect to the kitchen and try not to make a mess out of it . Last but not the least I assure u i wont eat maggi next time . Its a Promise !!! 😛

let me leave u with calvin now . Chao !!

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Calvin- The cook

Calvin- The cook

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RANDOM RAMBLINGS


  • Many of u must be knowing that i was undergoing online training for the past 6 months or so 😦  . I finally got independence from that shit . Ofcourse i dint learn anything much..It was same like our boring classes in college . Only theory nothing much in practical .I have had a hard time finishing them. IT finally got over by 14th 🙂 .SO i had double reasons  for celebrating independence day 😀 . But yeah i have 2or 3 tests remaining 😦  so wish me luck .

       

  • .I have found a new love in the name of  counter strike  .  These days i play this game till 3am skipping my sleep . The game is quite addcitive .The most interesting aspect is that i am able to play online with users all over the world  . Infact the game shows error when i start playing agaisnt computer . dont know y ?? 😛 silly game , may be because i am using a pirated version . Another anoying thing is that many online servers kick me out just because i have a high ping and i dont have some sxe file …god knows what it is  😦  . Anyway i finally found a way to kill my time so i think wont be ranting anymore in my posts about getting bored ;P .

    Counter strike

 

  • Lately the number of visitors on my blog has been incresing. Normally i used to get about 700 visitors daily but nowadays ,  last 2 weeks to be precise , i am getting 900 -1200 visitors 😛 . Thanks to my post on The dark knight.It has become most viewed post according to the current stats . This sudden rise in the visitors count has  started just after i celebrated my 2 lakh hits 😛  Sone pe suhaga , nai ??. 😛  most searched keywords have been joker and the dark knight 😛 . I love google and ofcourse all other search engines .

 

KEYWORDS
KEYWORDS

 

  •  I  have been reading sydney sheldon’s widmills of the god from the last one and  a half month. NOt that book is boring . I am just occupied with my Pc than the books. the book looks quit interesting  . got to complete it this month or my library guy would kick me next time i ask for any book 😛 .  last time i took this much time for a book was when i started reading stranger in the mirror 😛 . IT almost took 6 months to finsih half ..Then after some days i forgot that too so left reading it..ITs still incomplete 😛 .

 

  • Next two days i am goin to be alone as my parents are going to banglore for my cousins marriage . so  i have decided to cook myself for the frist time . No , heck i am not going to cook maggi which is the only i have cooked so far . My mom told me how to cook rice , daal and potato so i am going to try it 🙂 . ofcourse , I will tell u in my next post how far it works out  😀 .  

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !!!


Happy independence day

Happy independence day

I WISH ALL THE INDIANS A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !!!

I will leave u all with this beautiful song by A.R Rahman 🙂

click here ..

sorry wanted to embed the song here..could not get a proper file that could be directly played here  .. 😦

WANTED !!!


WANTED

WANTED

Beware !!! The guy in the above pic has just escaped the prison of Askaban. The notorious prisoner is believed to be a big calvin and hobbes fan and has pledged to abduct them .He is known for his cute and innocent looks but i would warn you and strictly advice you not to go by his looks as he is highly skilled in black magic and a loyal follower of the “one who should not be named” .

Dementors have already been put up to for a search ,and would be catching him soon . Yet ,if anybody see him roaming around in streets please call the ministry of magic ASAP . 😛 Always Remember the spell Expecto Patronum to avoid the dementors 😉 .

umm …ok.. i think i should stop this crap before u start boycotting this blog for mocking J.k ROWLING’S creation 😛 . I guess most of u must have guessed that the above picture is mine . And what above picture signifies is how jobless and desperate i have been to kill time .Call it insanity or absurdity . All i can do is to accept it both . 😛 . My life has never been so boring and monotonous . LAST couple of months i have been literally doing nothing and that annoying online training of mine is becoming a real pain in my a** . 😦 .There are still no clear indications on my joining date till now apart from the rumors that people start in orkut . 😦 . Infact i end up ranting this in almost every alternate post nowadays .

ITs just because i have nothing better to write i am posting a gibberish post like this one. I had to do something to occupy myself in these long boring days . So i chose photoshop. I have always loved experimenting with Adobe Photoshop. I know people actually find it complex and laborious but i feel that its the best photo editing software and one can do wonders with it if used properly .You can transform a simple pic into something that you cant imagine even in ur wildest dreams .(You can check out the advanced gallery of this site. I am sure u will love it ). But one needs to have a lot of practice and patience for it . Not to forget it can always help u to design a nice header that suites your taste 🙂 .

This pic is about a month old and had been my orkut DP for some time too 🙂 . Well it took me around 4 hours to create what it looks like here and beleive me it took me this much time after reading a tutorial of around 8 pages 😛 . It had these masking techniques which i had never tried earlier.Toughest part was to create a canvas like an old poster . The pic still doesn’t look like what i wanted it to be. But yes ofcourse i got a satisfaction of learning something new .

Why dont u try ur hand in photoshop ?? 😀

Anyways ,Its almost 2:30 AM so i think i should sign off now 🙂 cyaaaaa !!!

and yeah as usual i will leave u with a couple of calvin and hobbes strips .

CELEBRATING 200000 VISITORS..!!!


Dancing calvin
Dancing calvin

I guess its the right time to flaunt my blogs most recent and the only achievement ever 😆 . I am glad to announce that yesterday my blogstats just crossed  2 lakh mark 😀 . OH BOY!! oh boy!! AM i excited 😀 ??? . I wonder why I/we are so much obsessed with stats . I have always loved following stats in cricket too. I have once mentioned it already that i used to pray that sachin gets to that hundred mark just to add one more to his hundred’s tally never bothering so much even if india loses that game 😛 . Silly me :mrgreen: .. CANT help it really !!! 😦

Well, anyways  i have been waiting for this from the last 3 days   😆 . NO matter how much i say  no of visitors are secondary , I still keep peeping into my blogstas almost every day shamelessly 😛 . I love this feature . Who wouldn’t be happy, knowing that someone actually lands to ur blog from no where . Special credits to google and to other numerous search engines for showing the way to numerous information hungry souls .I am sure that most of them would have been disappointed after landing here lol . 😛 .

OK ..So HERE’s the quick stats for u guys …

Blog Stats
Total views:  200,849

Busiest day: 1,994 — Saturday, July 21, 2007 HARRY POTTER MANIA ;P

Views today: 294 till now

Totals
Posts: 171 including this one

Comments: 2,290 excluding my comments.

Spam
Akismet has protected your site from 11,214 spam comments. 😆
spammers paradise i guess

Cant get a better chance to show off my blog stats  !!!! 😛 

Following the stats has its own share of enjoyment .There have been a no of instances when i had got visitors through hilarious searches like – no 2 , what ur name is , sexy hacker 😛  , funny trauma …CAN you believe it ???  ROFL… Have u ever checked ur spam section . Those are just impossible :d Some  are like

I can find the prayer I want. I thank God for this website  .

Divers thanks for the advice specified on a locality. With questions I shall oration to the administrator on a soap. (now what does the commenter wants??? :O

ORKUT,hacking ,Funny pictures ,Age of empires , harry potter  has brought me most of the hits 🙂 . And yeah CRICKET too which once upon a time used to be my favourite thing to post.now I am refraining myself till india does something great in srilanka ,chances of which are pretty thin 😦 .

i had started blogging last year mid june. Memories are still fresh like it happened just yesterday . I saw a link on my seniors orkut profile and something told me that i should click it ..I opened it and found an interesting piece of write up , creative and engrossing  . I wanted to try my hand on it the very next minute. I had no idea what was blogging .Infact his blog was  the first one i ever read. I knew i suck at writing . MY school English marks were proof  of that so  I doubted if anyone would ever read the gibberish posts i might end up posting.Not influenced by my apprehensions i got a free blog for myself . All i needed that was to kill time. 😉 during those days .

One year later now i realise that this has been one of the best decisions i have made in my life  and quickest one too 😛 . I have really enjoyed this one year in wordpress.(Only thing i hate about wordpress is that the themes are not that great  and are very few 😦 ) . Blogging has become a part of my life now and i am glad to say that it has much more importance than what i gave once to orkut 😛 . The meaning of the term blogging has changed for me with time after seeing many bloggers . I am glad that i am getting some regular readers nowadyas which is best part of this .A big thanks to all my regular readers and to all the unknown readers too… ;P . There’s no way i can express my gratitude here . Perhaps u can tell me if i can !! 😛

umm…by the way any suggestions for improving my blog are heartly welcome …any changes u would like ….anything from header image to content .Anything that can be better for this blog would be appreciated .

 

 

makes any sense !!! ;P
makes any sense ?? ;P

Finally ……….


Finally yes finally i got to see Jaane tu ya jaane na . Well , someone said me i should shoot myself for not watching the movie til now.. now i understood why he meant that. Such a beautiful and  romantic movie. I guess i am relieved that bollywood  can still make such movies. 😛 and what to say about the songs everybody would agree that Ar rahman has done a terrific job. Wonder how he creates magic everytime  :O  . I listen to Kabhi kabhi aditi song atleast yes atleast 30 times a day. 😀 . I loved all the characters and megha was gorgeous . AInt she ??  After Happy days (a telugu movie ) I guess this was the next best movie i have seen in recent times .  Ummm.. ok ..  I dont wish to review the movie  here in this post  so will stop with this …

Anyways time to complete my pending tags ., This one is from  ISH

1. What have you realized recently?

Bollywood still can produce good movies  ..

2. Have you given your first kiss away?

I wish i could have 😛

3. If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 11 blog buddies you would take?

NO body answered this question properly till now  . I guess i will

1. ISH (ofcourse with his lady in RED )

2 .Ridhimma (she can speak all day  so that i dont get bored :mrgreen: )

3 . Nikhil ( He can give lots of advices like this one )

4 . NITA ( got to learn lot about blogging so that i can improve my writing skills :))

5. Vishesh (to know more about his creative mind )

6 Ashish (obviously who wouldn’t want to befriend the future ruler of the planet 😛 )

7. DInu (will learn about web designing stuff .would need it when i buy my own domain )

8 .Rekha ( one of my oldest blog buddies apart from ruhi and ish )

9. Yuvanash 10. Unni who happen to be my very good  friends in college .

11 . This Is of course for someone special ..Still a big question mark …..

4. Where is the place that you want to go the most?

I guess ROME . I need to visit the places mentioned in da vinci code and angels and demons

5. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?

I would want to study in hogwartz…Crazy huh ?? yeah i know 😛

6. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain?

why not ?? if i have no work i would just go out and see the natures wonder .

7. What are you afraid to lose the most now?

My career In IT starts when US has a bad economy slowdown..What a start !! uff !!

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?

I would invest it in real estate 😀 pretty profitable these days ..

9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?

Of course but i will take me time . I believe in counting my chickens before they hatch

10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.

  • Full of enthu while commenting
  • Funny
  • quite honest with what he writes

11. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
It  will be fine if she just loves me and be true to me  . P

12. Which type of person do you hate the most?

I have written a whole post about this . READ THIS . 😛

13. What is the one thing you cannot live without?

Obviously now i cant live without a net connection and a PC .

14. If you have faults, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?
I would want them to point out so that i can know abt it .

15. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?

Now of course carrier

16. Are you a shopaholic or not?

Not really !!! i save lot of my dad’s money . 😛

17. Find a word to describe the person who tagged you.

I will copy riddhima ‘s answer – Asardar sardar

18. If you have a chance. Which part of your character you would like to change?

I want to be more active for the things i am not interested in ..I am quite lazy

19. Whats the last shocking thing you’ve seen or heard?

well ,dont worry he survived  🙂

20. Would you rather have love but no money or money but no love?

Well, i would  prefer true love… I think the money  i would earn would be sufficient to have a proper living .

I will tag this to REEMA , POONAM , Amit and manoj

FINALLY I would leave you with this beautifull song.Press the play sign to start palying 😛  😆

Here’s the lyrics too.. I love reading lyrics of the songs i love ..

Kabhi kabhi Aditi zindagi mein yuhi koi apna lagta hai.
Kabhi kabhi Aditi wo bichhar jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai.
Aise mei koi kaise apne aansu o ko behne se roke?
Aur kaise koi sochle everything’s gonna be ok?

Kabhi kabhi to lage zindagi mein rahi naa khushi aur naa mazaa.
Kabhi kabhi to lage har din mushkil aur har pal ek sazaa.
Aise mein koi kaise mushkuraye, kaise hasde khush hoke?
Aur kaise koi soch de everything gonna be ok?

Soch jara jaaneja tujhko hum kitna chahte hai.
Rotein hai hum bhi aggar teri ankhon mein aansu aate hai.
Gaane to aata nahi hai magar phir bhi hum gaate hai.
Ke Aditi maana kabhi-kabhi saare jahan mein andhera hota hai;
Lekin raat ke baad hi to sabera hota hai.

Kabhi kabhi Aditi zindagi mei yuhi koi apna lagta hai.
Kabhi kabhi Aditi wo bichhar jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai.
Hey Aditi Hasde hasde hasde hasde hasde, hasde tu zara.
Nahi to bus thora thora thora thora thora, thora mushkura.

Tu khush hai to lage ke jahan mein chhaayi hai khushi.
Suraj nikle baadlon se aur baatein zindagi.
Suun to jara madhosh hawa tujhse kehne lagi.
Ke Aditi wo jo bichhad-te hai ek na ek din phir mil jaate hai;
Aditi jaane tu ya jaane na phool phir khil jaate hai.

Kabhi kabhi Aditi zindagi mei yuhi koi apna lagta hai.
Kabhi kabhi Aditi wo bichhar jaaye to ek sapna lagta hai.
( Hey Aditi Hasde hasde hasde hasde hasde, hasde tu zara.
Nahi to bus thora thora thora thora thora, thora mushkura.

MY kumbakonam trip


Well, i am back after a short gap 🙂 Did u miss me ?? 😛 never mind … even i was too busy to log into WordPress  .This has to be one of the best trips out of the very few trips i have ever gone to 😉 .

Kumbakonam is located around 280 km south of chennai . If u are curious about the geographical details , Help urself and find a map 😉 .

So my journey started from kanchipuram after a short stay with my college  friends in the hostel .Got a bus  at 9 Pm sunday night  , narrow aisle ,  no push back seats , the journey was quite forgetful , to make things worse the roads were in a pretty bad state 😦 . I was hardly able to sleep during the whole journey .It was almost 530 when we reached kumbakonam bus stand and i was the happiest person to get down from the bus which looked more or like a vehicle made out of  junkyard wars.

kumbakonam is rightly called the temple ciy  . Almost every street u step in has a temple and mind it that almost 70 percent of them are huge .The complex architectural structures, intricate sculptures and inscriptions would just amaze you. Sometimes i wonder why did they built so many temples so close to each other .Not to forget that there are countelss number of temples surrounding kumbakonam.

I am not a religious person and i normally elude visiting temples but this trip has changed my perception totally.  Well ,all thanks to my freind yuvanash for helping me to do so. I have learned that temples are more than just a place of worship . Temples can be a great source of information in understanding our rich culture and heritage .

Some of the places that i realy enjoyed visited are mentioned below ..

DARASURAM temple is located just outside the kumbakonam town about 4 km away and was built in 12 century  AD by the cholas . The temple has been declared as a world heritage center by UNESCO and has been maintained by the archeological department of India very well.

The temple is preceded by a huge lawn with lush green grass which adds to the beauty of the temple .The pic on the right is the entrance of the temple .Just before the entrance there is small mandapa which has steps made up of special types of rocks . The steps give sound of seven swaras when beaten with a another rock.Unfortunatly the place was sealed as the people were almost destroying it in the name of chekcing the sounds 😛 .The temple is an excellant example of the artistic excellence , the people had those days. The sculpture below depicts one of the scenes from ramayana .

RAmayana sculpture

BULL and elephant having a common face

This pic above as u can see has two animals with one face .If u see from the left u can see a bull and if u see from right u can see an elephant.Well ,the reason behind this sculpture is still a mystery to me. I might need to google it to know the story behind it.

This one has a dancer with one face but three pairs of legs which clearly shows the imaginative skills of the artist those days .there was a sculpture which depicted two men holding each others legs and forming a circle like a wheel . unfortunately i dont have any pic of that :(. The temple is full of pillars which has inscriptions of varopus dance poses probably bharatnatyam and each pillar is unique by its style of design.IT would probably take a whole day if u want to have a close look at each and every sculpture present in this temple .

BRAHADEESWARAR TEMPLE

Bhragadeeswarar temple in tanjore is again a world heritage center maintained by indian archeological department .The temple is completely constructed out of granite stones . The temple was built by one of the chola kings at around 1000 AD . The temple is located inside a fortress which ofcourse is not in perfect shape now . Its one of the tallest temples with the tower reaching a  height of 70 metres . thats quite tall isn’t it .Local people say the that the tower shadow never falls on the ground. unfortunately i was in the temple at about 12 so couldn’t observe the shadow .

NANDI STATUE

The top dome of the temple gopuram is believed to be made up of a single stone which measures about 80 tonnes . The nandi statue on the right pic is the biggest nandi according to sources.It is about 12 feet high sitting on an elevated platform.The shiv lingam inside the main shrine is also the biggest i have seen .

The whole atmosphere inside the temple campus would transport you thousand years back.  I felt like stepping inside  a time machine to go back and look how these huge and marvalous structures were  created .The more you look at these majestic creations 1000 years old more you get obsessed with them.

Entrance

Gopuram view

MAIN GOPURAM

MAIN GOPURAM

Grand Anicut OR KAllanai

Grand Anicut OR KAllanai

KALLANAI is another magnificent example of the grandeur and excellance of ancient architecture  .Kallanai also called as Grand annaicut is a dam built across river cauvery around 2000 years around , yes thats about the time the  (A.D)  era started and it still stands as the major source of irrigation down south for many  villages .

This was the only tourist place in my whole trip whihc is not a temple 😛 . The place is really awesome .I couldn’t resist but to remove my clothes and have a plunge into the river and try my swimming skills 😆 . thankfully It was not that deep .

The nearest town to kallanai is Trichy about 25 km far .

TEMPLE GOPURAM

TEMPLE GOPURAM

Sarangapani Temple is one the main temples devoted to lord vishnu . The temple is located within the kumbakonam town so we just had to walk for about 10 mintues from my freinds house to reach It .The temple’s gopuram is again huge which is full of breathtaking sculptures .The fact that each and every part of the gopuram has been painted makes it much more imposing and magnificent.

The temple is about 2000 years old however the painting works on the temple tower wont give u minute impression of the temple’s age.

The main shrine has been desinged in the form of chariot which was visible in many other small temples too .The chariots were shown being pulled by elephants and horses on either side.

I dint take the pics of them so u can take a look of it over here and here .

Erotic sculptures at sarangapani temple 1

The Temple gopuram’s first row has been filled with sculptures with erotic poses that too on both sides . I wonder what was in the architects mind when he ordered poses like this to be sculpted on the temples main gopuram .

Erotic sculptures at sarangapani temple 2

Some of the other places i enjoyed visiting  were Tanjore Palace built arounf 1500 AD and Poondi Matha Basilica which was visited by john pope paul II . Then there was swamimalai temple , ramasamy temple , thirunageshwaram temple and uppali appan temple .

There are loads of temples in and around kumbakonam that i visited which are unique in their own way .Obviously i cant write about each and everyone of them . So i guess i should stop here after all u must be getting bored of reading it for so long .I am sure many of them would have said ” i quit”  midway and closed this site 😛 .

A big thanks to the very few people who have come reading this far 😉  .I wont take any more of ur time .

Signing off

arvind ..