I will give you a brief info on the instruments used in Carnatic music. These instruments were invented and made in the southern part of India mainly Tamil Nadu.
This is called Ghatam.The percussive instrument is pretty much an earthen clay pot. The range of sounds is incredible considering the high pitches sharp strokes to the bass sounds modulated.
On new year’s day, I visited a beautifully built Buddhist temple. This temple is situated at Bronkhostspruit. This was my first time visit to this temple. I loved the atmosphere. I felt like I was in mini China with the Buddhist monks. I have not visited China but after this trip I would add that to my wishlist. I don’t see much differences from a Hindu temple. We (Hindus) use almost the same mantras, which is in sanskrit, to the Buddhist chants. I would love to share some photos from my experience.
This is the broad road leading to the temple. Continue reading
Below are some photographs taken in Old Britain … AKA India during the British rule. Most of these photographs are taken in South India concentrated on Thanjore (Thanjavur – derived from Thanjai oor/ Thanjai nagaram). These photos are taken by the British and were found in a British museum library (அரிய புகைப்படங்கள்).These were snapped during the late 1700’s and 1800’s .
These were the manors that the middle class lived in Continue reading
I went for a warm bamboo body massage and I will recommend this treatment to one and all…it’s a natural treatment done at an Ayurvedic spa. The masseurs used warm bamboo, oils and bacterial wipes. The therapy was one hour long and I felt awesome after it. Continue reading
Hi to all who have been following my blog and new viewers. I have not blogged for some time now. I have changed my blog looks and couldn’t retain my old posts. Now I will be writing more often. Please feel free to give constructive criticisms.