The ritual for the year, accomplished. Avani avittam, and yagnyopavetha dharanam done.
Woke up at 4.30, had Vapanam done.[3 finger thickness ;)]followed by all regulars.
Reached the temple by 7.00[as scheduled].
Very surprised to see abt 50 people assembled today! Reiterated that the world is small.
"Naa Trichy, neenga?" "Naanum dhaan"
"Naa Andar veedhi!" "Naanum dhaan!"
"Naa Tiruvanikovil Ayyan Theru" "Wow!, Enakku poorvegham Thekku theru"
" Naa RECT", "Mee too!!"
Lot of mobile number, email id, business card xchangings happend ;).
According to IST[S-Stretchable], the proceedings started only by 8.00am. [supposedly the gurukkal had later agreed on a grahapravesam assginment till 7.45 am].I knew this would happen, and had told the client and my managers that i will be working from home ;) today. Aadi asanju poonal pottundu, aathuku varumbodhu 10.15.
Namba oora irundha, it wud be abt 13.00 hrs that we come home. Vaasallaye harathi karachu vechundu ppl will be waiting. Ullae nozhanju ellorukku namaskaram panni, one round of collection will happen. Pakkathathu aedhuthathu maama, ellor kitteyum colleksion kodi katti parakkum. Appuram vadai payasathoda oru kattu kattitu sogamma arattai adichundu.. hmm.. adhu vaazhkai..
Today, i came home, nobody there to receive, naane kadhava thirandha, mailbox la 10 junk letters. Apporam, nothing to eat :(, The only feasible option was to order pizza, but Oh-no-not-again feeling was overwhelming. So decided to cook and eat.
Before that logged into the office network to see if anything urgent was pending. Thankfully, as usual and typical of a friday, everything was calm.
Suddenly got great enthu and went in to the kitchen at 10.30 started experimenting with my culinary skills. Finished by 11.30. I was surprised with my creations and took a snap of it.
Clockwise from left. Kathrikai Ennai Curry, Vendaikai saambar, thakkali rasam, saadam, paruppu+paal payasam, thayir, vendaikkai thayir pachadi, Ghee, thanni. [No vadai ]
Aasai theera saaptutu, ippo dhaan logging back to start working.
Now you are asking me was the food tasty? rite?.
My dad used to say, that food is always tasty on avani avittam and sraadham days. According to that thumb rule the food was very tasty. slurp slurp... [The logic behind is that, on those days we have a late brunch and the hunger makes the food appear tasty :p]
Till I wake up, sorry work up, please enjoy the food!!