With Very high expectations and equal enthusiasm booked my Perseid meteor shower and stargazing along with my friend through the Mleiha Archaeological Center. I have always wanted to shoot start trails, Milky way and was hoping to get some nice shots. Being the first time ever to be shooting night skies did some hurried google searches to get tips on how to enable this shoot. As per the expert suggestions I packed my Tripod, Wide angle lens, intervelometer , extra batteries and storage card. The Mleiha archaeological center had arranged this stargazing with the beautiful backdrop of Mleiha fossil rock site which was an hours drive from our home to the Archaeological center reception and thereafter a bus would take us to the prearranged spot where there will be a presentation about the event and then we could have a look at some of the planets (Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) through the telescopes they had setup and finally enjoy the meteor showers later on the night. The ke
I was very happy when I bought this Godrej Ultra twin bolt lock (“India’s first unpick able Locking System) and installed in the main entrance of my rented apartment which happens to be in the second floor. Great lock with those computerized dimpled keys and did not require a key to lock just shut the doors and feel safe.. But least did I realize that this great feature will become a curse. A friend of my wife had visited us along with her husband and child after half a day long conversation and get together when it was time for them to leave myself and my wife walked them out of the door leaving my father-in-law at home. We walked all the way down the stairs to their car, our talks continued a little more before they got seated themselves in their car. It was when I noticed that my Father-in-law too had come just behind us to see them off and inadvertently slamming the door on the way out.. Great news… none had carried the keys while coming out … Just that we all realize that we are
One of the destination that was part of the agenda of my visit to Chennai was Thirunallar, most noted for the shrine of Lord Shani in the temple dedicated to lord Darbaresvara, a form of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple that is dedicated to Lord Shani (Lord of Saturn). Devotees visit in millions during the transit of the planet Saturn between zodiac signs, but Saturdays are as important as well.. Since it was decided that we would pay visit on Saturday our plan was to start from Chennai on Friday late night and reach Thirunallar early morning and take the sacred dip in the Nala theerth, by bathing here, it is believed that one is washed off all kinds of misfortune and afflictions. (This theerth is said to have relieved the affliction of king Nala). We reached the Nala Theerth around 4.30 am and took the ritualistic bath as per which post bath devotees leave the cloth worn during bath in the theerth and wear new ones.. visit the nearby vinai theertha Pillai
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