Monthly Archives: June 2014

An elegant city as described by an emperor.

Here is my attempt to translate yet another inimitable verse by Krishna Raya, describing the great city of Sri Villi Putturu. There were elephants chiselled out of emeralds, which looked as though they formed part of the eight mythical divine … Continue reading

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The mansion of the king of the celestials faces a challenge.

Here is another verse from Krishna Raya’s epic which describes the city of Vilibutturu. First , here is my attempt at translation of the verse into English. ‘There are innumerable mansions in the city that shone with their domes shaped … Continue reading

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Emerald parrots twittering on terraces of skyscrapers

In the opening verse of the story of Vishnu Chitta, in his epic Aamukta Maalyada, Sri Krishna Raya describes the city of Sri-Vilibuttooru as follows. First my attempt translation of the verse into English “When the twittering of the parrots … Continue reading

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Wedding concluded, the groom takes the bride home. All is well.

Here is another poem about some more wedding rituals, described by Sri Krishna Deva Raya, First the English translation. ‘The Lord got the ‘offering-of-the-puffed-rice-to-the-sacred-fire-ritual’ performed by the Lady with devotion, and took Her around the sacred fire the stipulated seven … Continue reading

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Hindu wedding rituals .

Continuing with the description of wedding rituals by Sri Krishna Deva Raya in the Amuktamalyada, here is a simple and elegant poem about the tying of (The three knots) a sacred thread by the groom around the neck of the … Continue reading

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Wedding Rituals Enduring Since Time Immemorial.

One of the most important events in the course of a Telugu Hindu wedding, is the placing of a thick paste of wet jaggery and cumin seeds, by the bride and the groom on each other’s head. In fact , … Continue reading

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Origin of the word ‘skyscraper’

Originally posted on My Blog City by Vincent Loy:
Everyone who is no stranger to me definitely knows that I’m quite a big fan of skyscraper, not mainly because it is tall, but its presence that dominates the surrounding built…

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