soul train

Okey Folks,
Just to drop it down a notch after sivaratri and have
some good clean fun, let me say--
this is what you have been waiting for!

I don't sprekenzie doitch but it is so obvious what this
German reviewer had to say,
"Die Afros, die Moves… wunderbar!"

Just click the link already...


And who knew?
Soul Train has been an actual super heroine all this time!
I don't have a clear understanding of what her
powers are but I do hope she can save the
"Un-Funky" from their "lack of groove".



Pranams to All of you lovely Koothambalam dancers!
This is only the 1st try at organizing the photos which Conrad took.
There is also a video in the works for you.
I just wanted to send you something
quick...there will be much more to come.


sivaratri 2010

Wow, that sure was a... massive week (more like
several lifetimes) of preparations for our 3 hour
Koothambalam cheer leading for Siva event.

It is really so sad how many people were accidentally turned
away due to a really absurdly- dreadful communication mishap.
It has taken me a few days of decompression from it all
but i think I'm almost there. We discovered once again that
we need an EVEN bigger space (temple) next year.

Seems the only thing left to say is:
om triyambakam yajāmahe sugandhim pushTivardhanam,
urvārukamiva bandhanān mrrityormokshiya māmrritāt.

We worship Siva - The Three-Eyed (tryambakam) Lord (yajamahe);

Who is fragrant (sugandhim) and nourishes (pushti)
and grows (vardhanam) all beings.

As the ripened cucumber (urvarukamiva) is liberated (bandhanaan)
from its bondage to the creeper when it fully ripens;

May He liberate us (mokshiya) from death (mrityor),
for the sake of immortality (maamritaat).

Here is the lovely invite that Ariana made:

Whooping it up while smashing coconuts at the end

was a big hit, as always and Janaki's infinite iddlys

were stellar.