Medaram: Sammakka Saralamma Jatara

2014 Jatara dates were February 12 to 15. Its the kumbh mela of Telangana region, thousands of thousands people go there to take holy bath and make a wish. Sammakka Saralamma Jatara or Medaram Jatara begins at Medaram which is about 100 kms. from Warangal.

We started early in the 15th morning, a shared cab from home and train 17011 from Secunderabad Jn. to Kazipet, again a bus from there to Warangal.

Explored Warangal till evening 1700 hrs. and then a bus for 4 hrs. of journey to Medaram. Mela was almost closed, reached there by 2100 hrs. went straight to the temple area to find the shelter for the night. Looking and roaming around didn’t appealed much so decided to take bath, do the darshan and head back to Hyderabad.

Took bath at 2300 hrs. followed by darshan, at 0200 hrs. boarded a bus back to Warangal and from there bus to Hyderabad. At 0930 hrs. I was back to my dorm.

I was not ready for this trip halfheartedly but what you do when you get rejected by your loved one! All the time, every moment was dedicated to the past, things that I did wrong. Everybody visits God and asks for goodness but I was there to make fool of myself; no wish nothing came from inside, was just walking barefoot over the area full of coconut water and melted jaggery blocks. May be am being so stubborn or may be God knows what’s inside my heart or perhaps I don’t have anything to ask for or may be I’m too heartbroken to wish something.

Anyways here’s some snaps…

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Whisper your wish to Nandi and feel good!!!! I didn’t though! @ Thousand Pillars temple.

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@ Warangal fort..

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At top air was blowing so beautifully, sat there for almost an hour and missed every part of past.

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@ the temple. guess what is that I’m standing at? yea! melted Jaggery it is..

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Open temple. Coconut and Jaggery blocks instead of flowers.!

Trip report – Hyderabad – Ooty

As planned, this happens to be an epic of own kind but it didn’t go well.

First I missed the connecting train from Vijayawada, as the train was late by 2 hrs. Had to take general boggy, reached Chennai at 5 in the evening. Walked up to Marina beach and came back to catch the Neelgiri exp. train. I was lucky till here but didn’t go alright at Metupalaiyam station. I was in waiting list and toy train was having only three small bogies; train left at scheduled time but without me.

Lesson learnt here and went to the bus stand which is at the walking distance. I was already heart broken, the missed toy train did no good. Got a bus to Coimbatore and waited there for my return train to Hyderabad.

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@ Marina beach, full of localities…

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Some random thoughts II

February month has always been a different month altogether since I know it. Last year too I wrote something which came randomly in my thoughts. This is a lazy month I guess; where we do revise ourselves and plan for which lies ahead.

I believed myself as a dreamer, a lonely but go getter fellow and now I see myself going with the flow of life with no desire ambitions, its like water flowing along the tough mountains.

Or may be this month is a beginning of achieving THAT moment and who gets through this phase achieves good in life; at the same time who gets struck, like me, keeps complaining again n again about everything.

The real joy is to fight through not to just get carried away with the flow.

And I got carried away with the flow, that flow was a short moment of joy and what lies ahead now is a barren uninterested field; still I am now, no force around. Foolishness has no joy.

Perhaps dreams are for those who are willing to accept the joy of flow with foresight in mind, a courage to accept the outcome.

And its not for me who is sitting in office on this beautiful Saturday, working still thinking a way out of everything, why way out coz never acted, never will. This bloody siren is going in my head now, I should go out now.