Monday, December 15, 2008
Girija’s Aapthigam ceremonies are over.
On 10th ,Aapthiga oona masyam and on 12th, Aapthiga Sotha gumbam were performed. On the 13th, Aapthiga Srardham was performed . On all the three days, the ceremonies started by 10 am and ended in an hour’s time.
The Grekkiam (Subam) function went off well yesterday. It started at 10 am and ended at 1230 pm. Navagraha Pooja and Homam were performed by 5 Sastrigals. This was attended by Padma, Prakash, Raji, Saroja, Athimber, Savithri, Ramesh, Mangalam, Balan, Rajappa, Manni, Arun, Gayathri, Sowmya, Shriram, Arvind, Krithiga, Aditi, Jayaraman, Kalyani, Vijai, Poornima, Santhosh, Chandar’s parents, Magesh’s two mamas, mami, akka, and her daughter Shreya, , Girija’s mama and his two sons, Ramana, Kirthana, Jignesh, our friends Venkat, Sahoba, their daughter, our Pondy friend Lakshminarayanan , and his wife Geetha and downtairs Shobu’s family
I had arranged the lunch thro my usual caterer Ayyappa Catering, Mylapore. The last batch of lunch was over by 2 30 pm.
By God’s Grace, all the functions were held in a fitting manner and went off without any hitch .Varuna Bagawan was also very kind to us as there was no rain for the last 12 days.
Earlier, Savithri came on 6th and helped us with all the pre function preparations. Ramana joined us on 10th . Padma, Saroja , athimber, Rajappa, manni , Jayaraman, Kalyani and Poornima , joined us for the function on 12th and 13th. While Prakash and Raji were with us on 12th, Mangalam , who had gone to Tiruvannamalai for Karthigai Deepam, came back here on 13th morning and joined us for the Srardham
Savithri, Ramana and Sudha managed the household affairs including the cooking , on all days . Padma, Saroja, Vijaya manni, Kalyani and Mangalam helped them in the cooking on 12th and 13th.
Suba and Magesh came on 7th. Suba is having continuous Masakkai and Sugh osh was not well till yesterday.
Amidst all these, I missed one person very badly..................