Monday, August 28, 2017

Photograph of Ancestors lived in Kolinjivadi


Hello Friends,

          I received a photograph from Shri. Kumar Subramaniam, recently. The photo was taken approximately 100 years before. With his permission i am publishing the photograph in this post. Mr. Kumar can identify some of the persons to his ancestral lineage.

My Namaskarams to our elders of Kolinjivadi.

If anyone, of you could help identify some persons that would be great.

This is a family photo of Shri. Pattabhi Rama Iyer.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Water Scarcity


There were times i remember during my childhood days, we used to play a water game with "Peechaan Kuzhal" for Aadi 18 Perukku.

Now, we are facing very hard time to get water even for drinking.

Even-though, we are living by the banks of Holy Amaravathi, for the past one month we seldom received water supply from municipality pipe.

Some of the houses have their own bore-well drilled for water.

The ground water level is getting lower day by day. The bore-well drilled by the municipality in the Double street is the only source of water for all of us as of now.


It is just the beginning of summer we are suffering with water scarcity, can't imagine how can we manage next 6 months until the rainy season.

Praying the god for some good rain and to witness water flow in Amaravathi.

I am really really looking for the day to take my daughter to have a dip and fun playing in Amaravathi.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sri Rama Navami - 2016


Break up in the 80 year old tradition

         The continuity of 80 year old tradition of Sri Rama Navami function celebrations happening in Kolinjivadi, lost the charm and broken its chain this year.

        Not even a single event like bhajanai, pavalimpu, seeta kalayanam happened this year for Sri Rama Navami - 2016.  Chances are there, for this could be a prelude for the permanent termination of the great event.  Very sad to witness such a thing in front of my eyes.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How Can I ... ?

    In our childhood, we were omnipresent, we played in all the streets, we ate in all the houses, we gathered in all the Thinnais, we ruled our Agraharam to the core.

   We learned respect, love, responsibility, team work, friendship, ethics, etc everything from Kolinjivadi. It is not a Village or yet another Agraharam. It is Everything for me. Every person was a king here.

Things are different now. Kolinjivadi is NOT a part of our day to day life.

Very few Brahmin families are living here. Our social life got fully isolated.

Nowadays, not even a single child can be seen, playing in our streets.

I am worrying as a Father,
  • How can i promise my Daughter ,the entertainment i had in the streets and houses of Kolinjivadi ?
  • How can i gift her a healthy social life, which i had in my childhood ?
  • How can i show her the love of thaathas, paatis, maamis, maamas, akkas and annaas of neighbourhood ?
  • How can i explain her, my days with the Elementary School, in our Agraharam ?
  • How can i make her feel the joy of friendship right from the childhood ?
  • How can i excite her with the fun we had while bathing in Amaravathi ?
  • How can i engage her in Temple Urchavams like serving in pandhi, unjavarthi, seeer, Swami maramanai (procession),etc ?

      My father gave me almost everything he experienced in his childhood. But i am not sure whether i can give at least 1% of my childhood to my daughter.

      Even though the intellect advises it is not possible to bring back that glory, my emotions are longing for those ages to come back ...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sri Rama Navami 2016

       I am very happy to let you all know, that we are celebrating this year "Sri Rama Navami - Seeta Kalyanam" & Sampradaya Bhajanai function on 07th & 08th of May 2016 at Sri Venugopala Krishna Swami Temple , Kolinjivadi.

We are expecting your gracious presence for this event and get the blessings of Sri Rama.

For more details on this event, please contact Mr.Venkatakrishnan on his mobile number +919444057435.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sri Rama Navami 2015

       I am very happy to let you all know, that we are celebrating this year "Sri Rama Navami - Seeta Kalyanam" & Sampradaya Bhajanai function on 12th April 2015 at Sri Venugopala Krishna Swami Temple , Kolinjivadi.

We are expecting your gracious presence for this event and get the blessings of Sri Rama.

For more details on this event, please contact Mr.Venkatakrishnan on his mobile number +919444057435.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sri Rama Navami - The colour getting faded away

So far in this blog i wrote about the fame of Kolinjivadi Agraharam. But i am witnessing a kind of dullness covering the entire village very fast. I can't avoid writing about the downfall of this pinnacle. 

Today is Sri Rama Navami. We don't have any celebrations or events or special poojas happening in the Venugopala Krishna Temple. 85 year old tradition has been broken now.

Lot of Brahmin families migrated to cities and other countries. It is really tough to manage Sri Ramanavami Utsavam with current situation. 

During his term last year, Sri.Ananthanarayanan (priest) somehow managed the celebration of Sri Ramanavami Utsavam and Sita Kalyanam.

This year unfortunately, the term is not with him.

The person responsible for conducting the Utsavam this year is so negligent and not showing any interest on it.

It is really hard to control the emotions as i am witnessing the downfall of this lively Agraharam. Preparing my mind to see the worst ever happened.