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    Today, I planned to visit my mentor in IL. I reached him over phone to make sure I don’t interrupt his Puja. He gracefully called me back to confirm 11 am will work great as requestedby me.

    I reached on time and his wife invited me in with her usual smile. His younger granddaughter and his daughter were also present and happily invited me and guided towards his room. I had a long talk with him to my heart’s content and invited him and his wife for our Grahapravesam. His wife gave me her tasty filter coffee which I always relish. I also got a chance to meet another granddaughter of him. She is extraordinarily talented and a great soul tointeract. I left his house around 12:15 pm andreached home at 1 pm. It is my understandingthat at least one of them, if not both, will bepresent for Grahapravesam to bless me.

    My wife always wanted to visit Studio Ebonywhich has excellent furniture happens. Later in the evening I visited their showroom but unfortunately it was closed. I spoke to the owner over phone and he promised to suggest best options for our Chettinad-styled house. Thewaiting time from the order to custom design is 15 weeks. Since we are not in a hurry, thisworked out well. If time permits, we will visit the showroom again tomorrow. Our plan now is togo to Vaithesswaran Koil and Swamimalai onWednesday and Thursday with the grace of God.
     
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    Thank you @Mistt for pointing out my error. I am glad you are reading my Chennai Diaries.
     
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    May 23rd - It is heartening to note that things are falling in place with respect to Grahapravesam. The Vedic Scholar called and provided the list of things needed. The caterer reviewed the place and worked out logistics. He is bringing most of the items like Banana Trees, Mango leaves, Cow, mats to cover the floor, chairs, tables, etc. He promised to provide fresh cooked food to the Vedic Scholar and the team. The Vedic Scholar is arriving on 1st afternoon and leaving on 2nd afternoon. He requested coffee and tiffin on arrival, dinner in 1st night and breakfast and lunch on June 2nd. We have already arranged his accommodation in Coconut Grove.

    This morning we went to Anandapadmanabha Swami temple and did nevadhyam (Sakkara pongal and Panagam) to Lakshmi Narasimhar. We distributed to the devotees ourselves until the entire bucket was finished.

    We returned home for lunch. Afternoon around 3:30 pm, I took my wife to Studio Ebony to see some furnitures. We liked what we saw and decided to choose cots, dining table and a few other items from them. They agreed to customize the furniture according to our specification but needed 15 weeks to deliver. We are okay with it as we are not ordering them until the IT refund is received. Tomorrow, we are off to Vaitheeswaran Koil, Swamimalai, and later to Tanjore to pick up the Tanjore paintings of Gods and Goddesses we have ordered last year. I am now ready to watch GT Vs CSK.
     
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    I read your jotting now when ipl match score is 121/2 at 14.4 overs.

    Your chronicling the progress of house warming is akin to a journey of pilgrimage.
    Re: Swami Malai - it reminded me two things.
    • While searching fir good i age if Lord Swamimalai Swaminathaswami, i landed on website INDUSLADIES.
    • As we missed the last bus from Aavur, ONCE WITH DAD when i was 11 or 12, he and I walked from our native village OOTHUKADU to Kumbakonam between 6 & 9 in the evening. Arya bhawan in Big street was just closed but we managed to get Idli dosa. This hotel used to display those days, “ பசும் பால் காஃபி கிடைக்கும்”.
     
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    @Thyagarajan Sir,

    Thank you for sharing your childhood experience. I am glad you had something to eat after a long walk. Because Chennai is playing well, I decided to stay up and watch the full game even though I need to wake up early tomorrow.
     
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    At 192/6 at end of 15th over , chennai stands to win i suppose. Unless GT do some swashbuckle in the rest of the overs, chennai would emerge triumphant. 71 runs in 30 balls.
    Regards.
     
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    Both Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan were perfectly capable of hitting boundaries regularly. But this wicket was unique and the CSK spinners bowled well. Pathirana is still bowling too many wides. His action causes more trouble to the batters than the problem
     
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    The wait and watch at eleventh hour was eventually proved superkings are super. I agree he gave away two ! many wides at the death over at crucial moment. Lasith Malinga cross my mind as i watched Pathi who too gained a reputation for delivering searing inswinging yorkers from a round-arm action.

    Looking forward today to the evening entertainment

    LSG vs MI today 7.30 pm IST venue Chennai.
     
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    The wait and watch at eleventh hour was eventually proved superkings are super. I agree he gave away two ! many wides at the death over at crucial moment. Lasith Malinga cross my mind as i watched Pathi who too gained a reputation for delivering searing inswinging yorkers from a round-arm action.

    Looking forward today to the evening entertainment

    LSG vs MI today 7.30 pm IST venue Chennai.
     
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