Archive for August, 2012

Lord Ganesha Photos | Ganesh Chathurthi Festival Celebration

August 28, 2012

Vakratunda Mahakaaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha!
Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada!!

Elephant headed Lord Ganesha, son of Shiv & Parvati is one of the most worshiped God of India. Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrates the birthday of the lovable Ganesha, the God of wisdom & prosperity. Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period) and this year it falls on 19th September, 2012.

Ganesh Chaturthi also called as Vinayak Chaturthi is celebrated by Hindus with great devotion & enthusiasm all over the state of India for 10 days.  The festival begins with the placing of beautifully Lord Ganesha crafted idols in homes & Pandals and then statues of Ganesha are worshiped for 10 days. The Ganapati Festival ends with the Visarjan of the Ganesha idols in lakes, river or sea on eleventh day (Ananta Chaturdasi day) i.e on 29th Septmeber, 2012 this year.

Friends, sharing with you couple of photos of Lord Ganesha and Ganapati decoration on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Lets have a look….

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Hope you’ll like the collection of Lord Ganesha photos & Ganapati decoration on the auspacious eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. Do share it with your Facebook & Twitter friends.

Jai Ganesh Deva!

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Onam Festival Celebrations & Events in India

August 24, 2012

Wishing You a Very Happy Onam 2012!

Onam, Kerala’s famous harvest festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the state of India. It is celebrated to welcome the King Mahabali (the demon ruler of Kerala) who comes down to earth on the day of Onam to bless his followers and devotees.

Onam falls in the month of Chingam ( Aug – Sept ), the first month of the Malayalam calendar. This year Onam falls on 29th August, 2012 i.e on coming Wednesday. Onam is celebrated for 10 days which includes Onam Pookalam (Flower Rangoli), Onam Sadya (Special Onam Food), snake boat race, Kaikottikali dance & much more.

Lots of events are organized to celebrate the fun of Onam festival throughout the state of India. Friends, lets take a look on these events….

Onam Feast @ Vembanad, Bangalore

Event Date: Aug 28 2012 To Aug 30 2012

Event Venue: The Paul, Domlur, Bangalore

Vembanad, the two time Times Food Award winner, brings signature flavours from the traditional cookbooks of kerala. While exotic non vegetarian favourites adorn the buffet tables, the Ela Sadhya, a grand vegetarian spread, awaits you on Onam (Thiruvonam) day. This Onam Promises to take a tasteful Swing at the Paul Bangalore.

Kerala Food Festival @ Promenade , Hyderabad

Event Date: Aug 24 2012 To Sep 02 2012

Event Venue:  Promenade, Aditya Park Inn Aditya Trade Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad

Aditya Park will be organizing ‘Kerala served on a Platter’ a special food festival to celebrate Onam (the harvest festival). The specially designed food festival will offer an array of mouth watering authentic dishes. Kerala food festival promises to provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy the festivities and rejoice the bounty of nature with popular & authentic Onam dishes.

Onam and Ramzan Crafts Fest 2012 @Thiruvananthapuram

Event Date:  Aug 03 2012 To Aug 31 2012 from 9:00 AM onwards

Event Venue: SMSM Institute, Puthenchanthai, Thiruvananthapuram Gpo, Puthenchanthai, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Handicrafts Development Corporation conducts a national-level ‘Onam and Ramzan Crafts Fest 2012’. Exhibition and sale of a variety of handicrafts and handlooms such as Bengal cottons, Chanderi silks, pearl jewellery, Aranmula kannadi, and so on. Don’t miss it!

Onam Ela Sadhya – Food Fest @Chennai

Event Date: Aug 20 2012 To Sep 02 2012

Event Venue: Ente Keralam – Anna Nagar , Ente Keralam – MRC Nagar , Ente Keralam – Poes Garden

Ente Keralam is hosting a special ‘Onam Ela Sadhya’ at its restaurants in Poes Garden, Anna Nagar and MRC Nagar to celebrate the feast of Onam. The restaurant will be decked in all its traditional glory to celebrate this colorful harvest festival with the people of Chennai. The Onam Sadhya will include a special assortment of two payasams, two pradhaman, four kinds of fried chips, four unique pickles, kaalan, olan, thoran, errusery, avial, sambhar, rasam and more.

Check out  Onam Sadhya spells festive indulgence…

Onam Celebration – Visit Thrikkakara Temple, Cochin

Event Date:  Aug 07 2012 To Oct 06 2012

Event Venue:  Thrikkakara Temple, Kochi, Cochin

The Thrikkakara temple, located 10 kms north-east of Kochi, is considered to be the seat of famous 10 days Onam celebrations in Kerala. Thrikkakara is considered to be capital of the good asura (demon) King Mahabali, whose rule was prematurely stopped by Lord Vishnu in the diguise as a Brahmin boy, when the Hindu gods became jealous of the growing power of the generous and kind-hearted king. The Vishnu temple here is the only one of its kind to have Vamana (one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu) as the deity.

Hope, You’ll like the collection of events for Onam celebration and do share it with your Facebook & Twitter friends.

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Have a Happy Onam!

Celeb spotted: Karisma Kapoor at Nickelodeon and McDonalds, Mumbai

August 13, 2012

Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor was present at Nickelodeon and McDonalds Spongebob Squarepants Happy Meal Launch in Mumbai on Tuesday, 3rd April, 2012.

Blog friends, sharing with you few photos of yummy mummy Karisma Kapoor at McDonald’s & Nickelodeon event of happy meal launch. Lets take a look….

Karisma Kapoor is looking sensous in trendy look of black top, black pants and black heels.

Gorgeous Karisma Kapoor posing during the launch of the McDonald’s ‘SpongeBob Square Pants Happy Meal.’

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Lord Krishna Janmashtami 2012 Celebrations & Events in Bangalore

August 7, 2012

!!! HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA !!!

Krishna Janmashtami is an auspicious Hindu festival which is celebrated for the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. This year Krishna Janmashtami falls on Friday 10th August, 2012.

During the  Janmashtami weekend, number of music, art & dance events are being organized in Bangalore so it is the perfect time for Bangaloreans to plan the weekend with these upcoming events in Bangalore and celebrate Krishna Janmashtami with lots of fun and enthusiasm.

Friends, lets check out some of the upcoming Janmashtami events & celebrations in Bangalore.

Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebration

Event Date: Aug 09 2012 To Aug 10 2012

Event Venue: ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Mandira, Hare Krishna Hill, West of Chord Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore

Event Venue: Sri Radha Krishna Temple, No 9, K Kamaraj Road, Bangalore

ISKCON will celebrate Sri Krishna Janmastami for Krishna devotees who can have darshan between 9 a.m. and 11:00 PM. Don’t miss the special kirtans & bhajans of Lord Krishna and decorations of ISKON temple with colorful flowers and fancy lights. It is worth watching the decoration of ISKON temple on Janmashtmi.

Krishnanubhavam – Vocal Concert

Concert Date: Aug 10 2012 from 06:30 PM onward

Concernt Venue: Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore

On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, Bangalore International Centre has arranged a vocal concert on ‘Krishnanubhavam’ by Smt Subha Sampath.

Instrumental Music Festival

Event Date:  Aug 11 2012 To Aug 15 2012 from 06:00 PM onwards

Event Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Kr Rd, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

Music lovers can enjoy the Instrumental Music Festival for five days. Details are:

Day 1. Nadaswaram concert by Shri S.N.R.Krishnamurthy.
Day 2. Veena concert by Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh
Day 3. Taala vaadyam concert by Shri Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma and group.
Day 4. Flute concert by Dr.N.Raman
Day 5. Felicitation and Special Violin concert by Shri Ganesh Rajagopalan,Shri Kumaresh Rajagopalan, Mysore Nagaraj and Dr.Manjunath.

All Krishna Devotee have a great Janmashtami weekend by being a part of all these upcoming Janmashtami events & celebrations in Bangalore.

Do share these Janmashtami events with yournear & dear ones.

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To all Krishna devotees, Happy Krishna Janmashtami!