I am finally back after a trip to my native place (mayavaram/mayiladuthurai) a small town down south of Tamil nadu . I was there to attend a family function and it was too good to meet all relatives after a long time.. This trip was more than special as it was not jus' meeting up with relatives and being in the land of our ancsestors , it was down memory lane for my parents and grand parents as we took about an hour break in nevyeli ( another small town in Tamil Nadu) . This was the place where my father spent most of his childhood , mom did her schooling for a couple of years and my grand dad also worked for quite a few years here... This town here is built and maintained by the goverment and the main occupation here is producing energy from lignite... This place is so serene and untouched and the memories my folks came up with, jus' added to the beauty of the place.. We took a long walk around the Bazaar , the school where my dad did his schooling , their old home and also to a confectionery shop which my dad's friend owned but unfortunately he wasn't around....
The function went on very well and in the evening we went to a temple which under went renovation recently , so it looked all new and very welcoming and the statue of the god was carved out of fig tree (hold ur breathe).. 1300 years ago .. there had been no attack of termites and the statue looked huge and gigantic ...
The best things I liked about the trip :
1. Meeting up with relatives
2. Spending time with family
3. The fuction and food
4. dressing up for the function
5. Hearing old memories from my folks when we ended up in Neyveli..
overall the trip was too good .. Missed you all as I was unable to blog for the last week and I succesfully controlled myself without using the laptop... Ya no mails , no blogging, no chats .... !!!