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Ek Tutari-Keshavsut Smarak-Malgund

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"एक तुतारी द्या मज आणूनी । फुंकीन मी जी स्वप्राणाने "
वरील ओळी वाचल्यानंतर काही आठवते आहे  काय ?? नसेल आठवत, तर पुढील ओळी वाचा ...... 
वसंततिलका, दिंडी, शार्दुलविक्रीडित, पादाकुलक, अंजनी , अतिशयोक्ती, रूपक, अनुप्रास.......... डोक्यात काही प्रकाश पडला काय ??  असो, मराठी माध्यमात शिकलेल्या सर्वांना १९९० च्या दशकात जी काही भीतीदायक स्वप्ने पडली ती वरील ओळीत लिहिलेल्या शब्दांमुळेच. मराठी व्याकरणातील छंद , वृत्त, अलंकार , समास, संधी, जाती, कर्तरी प्रयोग -कर्मणी प्रयोग इत्यादी मुळे किती रात्री जागल्या गेल्यात कुणास ठाऊक!. पादाकुलक छंदातील मला आठवणाऱ्या ओळी किंवा मी पाठ केलेल्या ओळी म्हणजे "एक तुतारी द्या मज आणूनी  फुंकीन मी जी स्वप्राणाने भेदून टाकीन सारी  गगनें  दीर्घ तिच्या त्या किंकाळीने "
ह्या ओळी कविवर्य केशवसुतांच्या "तुतारी" या कवितेतील आहेत. केशवसूत म्हणजे श्रेष्ठ कवी कृष्णाजी केशव दामले. आता तुम्ही म्हणाल ह्या सगळ्याचा एकमेकांशी किंवा इथे काय संबंध? तर सर्वांच्या माहिती साठी कवी केशवसुत हे मुळचे मालगुंड या गावचे. मालगुंड हे गाव रत्नागिरी जिल्ह्यात येते आणि…

Jawal Ceremony aka First Haircut

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Out of the 16 sankars i.e. sacraments of life mentioned in the Hindu religion one sankar is the Jawal ceremony or Mundan or the first haircut of the baby.

Once the fontanelle or the soft spot on the brains starts to close this ceremony can be done, which is usually anywhere between 9-18 months. So after the baby has turned one year old you can take into consideration any auspicious day or anyday as per your convenience as book an appointment with your hairdresser. Do consult your pediatrician before just as a precaution.

Each community has a different approach towards this ceremony. We had a simple homely affair which we sharing with our lovely readers in two sections:

The RitualTips & Tricks
The Ritual:

There ain't much fan fair for this ceremony unlike other Marathi ceremonies which might require lot of preparations. This function mostly revolves around the child's father, maternal uncle, paternal aunt and of course the hair dresser.

We performed this ceremony on an ausp…

Lenskart Shopping Experience

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Ecommerce in India was an apprehension few year in the past, not anymore. Today it is first preference for shopping. Also, with the current 'Indian currency demonetization-phase' it has become a necessity. 
Today we discuss our online shopping experience of eyeglasses from www.lenskart.com Please be informed that is not a sponsered post.We have purchased the eyewear and we loved it hence we are sharing about our experience. 
+CrazyFoodies onToes  have been mostly shopping online since our son, Arha was born. Right from our groceries to our son's cradle we have been loyal online shoppers. Infact that gives us an idea for our next post like say top five ecom websites we shop from, hmmm. Let me know down in the comments below if its a yay or a nay idea?!
Coming back to shopping on lenskart.com; well it was frankly out of our comfort zone because both of us that's Amit & Himshree have been using specs from a really young age thus were used to the ritual of buying an ey…

Happy Salad Face

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I was browsing through my old hard disk to find some inspiration for a new post that is when I came across these few snaps of a quick salad which I still make at times just without the eggs. Those who have been following me through my blog journey know about my current vegetarian status those who do not know can read here.
Nothing fancy about this salad, like literally nothing.


Ingredients:  Salad DressingExtra virgin olive oilChilli flakesMixed herbsJuice of half a lemonSalad VeggiesIceberg lettuce Bell peppers- Red/Yellow or both Boiled CornSalt to taste And extra Dash of Crushed Blacky Black Pepper. Boiled egg- one egg cut into fours. (This is optional)  Method:
Clean the veggies and thereby chop into bite size pieces. Mix everything up along with the salad dressing.Garnish with boiled eggs if you are using else just grab the fork. 
Perfect supper for the imperfect moods!!!








Pssst.... these pics are back from 2010-11 when I did have eggs. 
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Jai Vinayak Temple

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We are already reminiscing the festival vibe of Ganesh Utsav 2016. The preps, food, guests, decor, flowers, prayers, chanting aarti and modaks; everything about Ganesh Utsav is mesmerizing. Of Course, I am not talking about 'Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsavs'.  Lately we foresee that maybe...Bal Gangadhar Tilak ,who started this festival galore in the first place, will take a rebirth to stop this chaos....'maybe'.

Well having said that let us take you to a temple of Lord Ganesh which is far off from all chaos and located amidst tranquillity. We take you to Jai Vinayak Mandir located at Jaigad, Ratnagiri. Close to Ganapatipule this worship place is a must see not just for religious beliefs but for its architecture, structured garden and serenity.


Where is it located? 

Jai Vinayak Mandir is a Ganesh Temple located approximately 19 kms away from Ganpatipule Ganesh temple. You will travel parallel to the beautiful Malgund Beach in order to reach this location which is at Jaigad. Thi…

August 2016

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August 2016 is almost to an end and I am already missing it. It was heaps of fun this month. Starting with Arha's Grandfather's 60th birthday then his grandma's birthday. Somehow in our family birthday month buddies concept runs widely. Thus we have August and December as birthday months.
We then took a small weekend vacation on account of  Arha's 1st birthday for which will write a travel log soon. Followed by it was Rakshabandhan and then Krishna Janmashtami. From tomorrow we shall start preparing for Lord Ganesh's arrival. Bottom line it was a fantastic month. 






























Leaving you all with a small photo video we created featuring Arha as Krishna.  Hope you all love it. 

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