Trip down the memory lane.....

Missing home, winters and delicious food cooked by my sisters and mother-in-law everyday in our name......we are back here and back to routine as well. Month long holiday gave me some energy, atleast I was away from my normal office-kitchen-teach(Akash)-office mode. Days ran like seconds! and a month seemed too short for vacation :D
Everyday was a Sunday. I woke up with the wonderful aroma of avarekalu dishes and others which are my favorite and miss them in Singapore.

I thought of sharing few pictures of our trip ........
Shringeri is the abode of Godess Sharada Devi. The temple is on the banks of river tunga....

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Akash enjoyed feeding these giant catfishes on the banks of river Tunga in Shringeri...


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We enjoyed temple prasadams/annadanams and hot steaming idli, vada sambar through out our trip..
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Chennakeshava Temple, Belur an architectural beauty. Belur and Halebeedu temples were built by Hoysala ruler Vishnuvardhana.

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Akash tried to pose as shilabalike (stone carved beauty) and we all enjoyed his poses......one of them..
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A shilabalike inside Chennakeshava temple in Belur

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Hoysala emblem :

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Chennakeshava Temple, Belurin brief...
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Kapila Tirtha, Tirupathi

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Before we flew to Singapore we quenched our thirst with fresh, cold tender coconut at uncle's coconut farm..

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They grew maize in the year 08. Akash enjoyed playing on the maize . He happily went around the coconut farm picking little coconuts which fell down, jumped and played. He knows little kannada and little telugu but the farm workers knew only kannda yet he communicated with them in his English-Kannda-Telugu mixed language. They happily carried him on their back and showed him the whole farm..

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Shopping, eating and masti in exhibition grounds, Mysore

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exhibition grounds by night

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that was our trip and the memories of these places go with these photos....I am missing all these and many more..

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice and informative Lakshmi...am glad u enjoyed ur trip :)
rgds..
Mangala

rekhas kitchen said...

wow lovely photo s lakshmi i think you enjoyed alot

Cham said...

I ve been to Belur I adore the Architec work but other places are simply beautiful, love Akash in maize :)

sowmya said...

beautiful pictures..I know its so difficult for the first few days after coming back from india..glad to know you had a wonderful time....I am already missing India looking at the pictures...

Priya said...

Awesome pictures...thanks for feeding our eyes virutally, felt like we went there rite now..love akash playing in maize, also that tender coconut pic..missing everything...glad to know that u had a wonderful time there

notyet100 said...

lovely pics,..loved the maize one,..;-),...nd ya u r right nothing can replace home made food,..specially at mom place,..:-)

Sushma said...

I am eagar to go to Mysore. I think, this is the first time after 7-8 yrs that I missed visiting the Mysore dasara exhibition :)

Happy cook said...

Beautiful pictures.
Last time i was in Bellur was 18 years ago.
We were in mysore few monhs back.
Yeah food made by loved ones back home is always yummy delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow awesome pics. I don't know Iam surrounded by these many tourist places. Bookmarked. will show them to my hubby so that we may plan to go somewhere.

DEESHA said...

lovely post. It been about 3 years since we visited Sringeri. looks a beautiful as ever, I thoroughly enjoy feeding Kadlepuri to catfishes too

veda murthy said...

lovely fotos...LG....namma uru beluru./...lovely to see the snaps.....also idli vada picture looks very tempting!

Veda

bindiya said...

seems u had a great time, wud love to visit these places too,thx lakshmi for the info.

Srivalli said...

Lovely pictures LG...very nice of you to share with us!...

Asha said...

Beautiful. I used to play in the temple grounds in Belur with my aunts and cousins every summer as a child! Thatha(ayya as we called him) has a house there next to temple just to educate his kids(school,college), estate is about 20miles away! :))

Did you see Channakeshava's paada where he is supposed to jump off every night to meet his Shantala at night? ;D

Me wants that Idli plate!!!!!!!!!!!

Madhu said...

Very beautiful pics..Miss miss mysore, exhibition , hotel idly sambar and of course eleneeru..
Its always fun when we visit home.

Maya said...

Wow, what a wonderful vacation that was..Glad to see all the pictures..Been ages since I'd been to Shringeri and Belur-Halebeed..Those fish in Shringeri were a special attraction for all ages. Have fond memories of Mysore Exhibition too..Homesick now..

LG said...

@ Lubna,
you are surrounded by many tourist places. You have to just pack your bags and get ready to travel.

@ Deesha and Maya,
Feeding kadlepuri to fishes is an attraction to people of all ages.

@Ashakka,
I saw Chennakeshavas pada :D but did not see him jumping ahahhaaa...lol I love Belur, Halebeedu and Hampi. I am yet to see bagalkot etc which are architectural beauties of north Karnataka.

@Sri, Madhu, Cham, Priyanka,Rekha,Sowmya,Priya,Sush,HC,Veds,
Thanks for your lovely coments.

Priti said...

Pics looks super cool..glad that you all have enjoyed ur vacation....the pics are taking me to my India trip :)

Smitha said...

Nodi, Matte mane nenapu madidiri... I miss everything single thing mentioned in the post... Avarekal sogadu, mysore exhibitionu, idli vade, yelneeru, mekke jola (my folks used to grow it too..) lovely pictures.
Matte bahala tour madiro thara ide, I month nalli yest kade odadidira!!

Smitha said...

P.S Akash is cute

Dibs said...

Wow ...seems like you had a rollicking time! Its sad to get back to the mundane isn't it? The farm looks so exciting. By the way, is that you in the snap? Tell Akash he poses very wel :-))

LG said...

@ Dibs,

Yes :D

Sukanya said...

Iam sure you had a wonderful trip Lakshmi.Beautiful pictures. The picture of catfish in Tunga river is amazing.Reading this post make me feel so nostalgic.Thanks for sharing your memories. Its truly lovely...looks like Akash had a great time.

Vanamala said...

Lovely pics lakshmi..u guys had lots of fun na :)

Uma said...

wow, wonderful pictures Lakshmi! A real feast to our eyes! Thanks for sharing these amazing pics.

Anuradha Srinivasan said...

Anuradha Srinivasan.....
Lakshmi, thanks really for all the delightful Mysore specials. The 'otthu Shavige'and the 'kumbalkayi mosaru gojju' were just wonderful,culinary delights. The pictures from your trip down memory lane brought back nostalgic memories of our visits to those places, as well. All in all, interesting and enjoyable write-ups. Keep going! we're here to share your tastes!

LG said...

@ Anu,

Thanks dear. I put them up for my future nostalgia :D

jayasri said...

O' lakshmi yavare, blog nalli post maadona antha koothdonde nan dashboard was full of so many recipes from blogs which i follow, i started going through, then tumbled into ur blog, here i am stuck, let's say awe struck, so many interesting adigegalu post maadideera, mesmerize aagbitte, last nalli, mysore photos nodi susth aagibeitte, neevu nan memory lane nalli hogbitri....wonderful posts and comments too and recipes are also mouthwatering......, i must try every one of them....,