Navarathiri's Finale : Day 8 ,9 & 10 (Vijayadasami)

Alright, to continue my posting on the auspicious & special Navarathiri...let's start off with the..

8th day(FRi) : I am off to the Sarawathi 2nd day pooja, then work and next to Central market to grab some stuffs for my guru offering. From the town, I went back to TFA to watch the performances of the night as well to do a lil' practice on my own in the studio. Afer all those, I got back home & yes it's time to get charged up for the next BUSY day! The day of our Kathak performance! ;)

9th day (SAt) :Went for the Pooja in the morning, oh my... how beautiful was Saraswathi in her white saree.. next, watched the morning performances @ the auditorium, where my flute master did his vocal performance, followed by other performances, and at the same time I ran out halfway to join in the Kanya Pooja @ Kanni poojai at the top most floor of TFA. Well, this is the 1st time I am witnessing one; seeing kids in their traditional clothing + jewelleries + makeup and that their appearance were depicted as the goddess. They looked so cute. They were first taken arathi, next they were offered prayers followed with feeding session(only by the ladies-it's girls affair,it seems)>>lotsa food!!,at first the little girls were excited but the whole bunch became tired of eating,LOL! However I managed to feed them too!something light>>payasam. After the pooja, I got back home and rested for a while..after that got back to the auditorium for Kathak rehearsal, once done with the rehearsal,I went back home,refreshed and off to the studio for make up session.Vidhya did for me the make up, it was FUN though :) Then we camwhored a bit in the studio, before we get to the auditorium to get our feet dancing on the stage. On that day, I am thankful that my good (funny-can't escape this) companion came down to watch the performance, it was good of him to record a video on our dance.Thanks to Rames, his good deed has brought happiness to all of us since we have something as a memory. After our dance, we watched other dances and turned out,the LAST piece for the night was truly special, bombastically divine that it gives you the shiver, titled Omkara Karini by the graduated dancers of TFA. In the end, we finished it with arathi and me & my gang managed to get some shots of memory with Vidhya,my Kathak guru & lol!even with my funny companion :P

10th Day (SUn) : It's Vijayadasami! The day is dedicated for all the wonderful gurus! I went up to the studio to meet my flute sir~after giving my offering, he taught me a new jantai (No.9) at first it was challenging yet tricky but it was nice to try out something new since this day is the day where you shall learn new stuffs and get blessed by your teacher(s). Next after meeting him, I went down to the auditorium to see 2 of my lovely pretty-in-blue gurus, yeap it's Dhanya (contemporary)& Vidhya(Kathak)! they looked good in their blue sarees! :D and the day turned out to be more special when it blooms with Vidhya's birthday! We then learnt a new steps from Aahmad and gotten blessings from them. Then we camwhored! :D wow! what an inspiring day that also brings us close to our gurus. I shall cherish this day ;D I am thankful to God for giving me this wonderful opportunity to learn arts + meeting up wonderful being thru out this inspiring journey of arts :D and on that day, it turns out to be open house in annalskshmi, we ended the day with good lunch there!

God bless all :D

Stay happy & achieve your dreams...

That's all from Navarathiri 2010~

Credits to ramesstudios for the video!may this video remain as one of the best memory for Navarathiri
2010! :D


Navarathiri : Day 4 ,5 ,6 & 7

A simple posting for tonight, on the past few days of Navarathiri celebration by me ,of course,LOL!:

Day 4 : ermm, nothing much except for cleaning up & organising my mini altar..
thank God my room was protected from something :)

Day 5 : Well, it is Tuesday today and it is the day we performed our contemporary piece! We totally had fun,yet performed with the kids! I felt relieved & satisfied with my offering, yet I think I have tried my level best to overcome a lil' of my stagefright,yippee!

Day 6 : I did a lotus kolam in the morning and went to work early,same on the Tuesday-for 2 days I went early to work to replace the time I used to rehearse my contemp ; 2 hours. Then I went to Mid Valley after work to get some gifts as offerings to my gurus! Happy with the stuffs I have gotten for them :)

Day 7 : The first day of Saraswathi's. I managed to wake up as early as 5.30am , though I am lack of sleep for few days but I realised that I automatically got energised to start the day. As usual I will clean my room, then the doorstep. Next refresh myself , then pray, put up kolams at the doorstep also in the house, light up ghee lamp @ the doorstep, then the best one for today is I went for Saraswathi pooja at TFA but ermm right at the last minute, however,thank God I managed to 'meet' and 'greet' all the deities plus enjoyed divine food offering (yummy!) Rightafter i went back home, soaked + washed some clothes, did some pics editing,uploaded some shots in FB, and then walk down to my office.After work,I came down for Kathak practice @ TAF and after all those, here, I am blogging after consuming Prasadam (food offering-once again 'yummy!')


the happening us :P

yeah the contemporary gang again :)

with my good sister :)


okay, I shall now retire to bed as I really wish to wake up early tomo
so that's it for tonight, a recap on how my Navarathiri have been for this year

Good night moon :)

good night all


Navarathiri : Day 3

Today I managed to wake up before 6am, that was the best effort that I could make since I slept late. It turns out to be a good day ; drawing up kolam, then to listen to some devotional / spiritual tale from the aunty, and a simple hearty breakfast-thosai. After all those, my whole day goes to rehearsal ; kathak, flute & comtemporary.
Today , I had my flute performance ~ it was indeed a good experience for me to perform for the first time on stage, moreover an instrument performance. Thanking my Sir for the wonderful opportunity & for his great patience~
Below are the happenings of the day in the walk of my life, Hari Om

Kolam & lights ~ good to see & feel their presence @ the door step

Bharatanaatyam by children

Bharatanatyam by the ladies

Flute~ Varnam

Odissi ~ Maha Kali



Arati (Prayer)
TODAY has been a wonderful opportunity to learn & do new things

Hope that all these good things showers & benefit all

Om Shanti~

Navarathiri : Day 1 & 2

Hie I just got back from the celebration of the 2nd day of Navarathiri.

This year, the celebration has been very special & meaningful for me; personally, it brings out the divinity & feminity out of (from) me...

~On the 1st day, I got up @ 5.30am(supposed to be 4.30am) & cleaned the house , then put up kolams ( a total of 5, including neighbour's house) and for today I got some Ghee to light the lamp @ the mini alter in my little room.

Hmm,Never I have celebrated it in such a way, I should perhaps thank the aunty whom I stay with, she introduced me & inspires me to dwell in the spiritual celebration..It's just I need to get myself a lil' bit disciplined to maintain these for the coming days..(would have to admit it though)

Alright, as for today in TFA they had quite aplenty of performances

Let me documentate those here, do have viewing pleasure and hope that you could too come over to experience the sweetness of arts in divinity

p.s : could only capture shots from today (2nd day) didn't bring my camera along on the 1st day~

Kids Hindustani vocal

Bala Vihar

Carnatic Vocal

Kids Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam ~Ganesha Kautvam

Odissi ~ Sthai

Odissa ~ Mokhsa

Pooja (Prayers)

My good friends ~ Francesca (R) Sara Wong (L)

Eri (Below), Me , Sara, Fran

That's it, for the 2nd day, I really enjoyed it, looking forward for the coming days of the auspicious celebration

Till then ,may God bless all , and may all of us serve all with love & live with peace

Good night~ om shanti
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