Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pilgrimage along Konkan Coast

Here's  a glimpse of my wonderful, exciting, fabulous and  spiritual journey I took  recently along the konkan coast- to places like  Goa, karvar ,Mangalore with my family . We had loads of fun enjoying the natural picturesque beaches of Goa, boat rides and of course the  favourite 'my pilgrimage'.

First phase of my trip was in Goa and I was excited because this is the place our ancestors belonged to . They migrated down South about 400 years ago, fearing conversions from Portuguese and have been living there since. It was quite exciting to see the place where I could speak my Mother tongue, Konkani  as most of the people  were quite familiar with the same and I felt quite at home. My heart yearned to be there but  I had to come down to earth. I would take you through the enchanting experience of mine in  my future posts.So keep watching and enjoy the same  sitting in the cool comforts of your home.

My friends, I will be visiting all of you very soon,. See you.

Here's a jhalak....(glimpse) of the places I visited and I am going start with Amcha Goa ( My Goa) . .......:-)

52 comments:

Mridula said...

Will wait for your detailed posts, the jhalak is quite good!

chitra said...

Thanks Mridula
Was about to visit and say hello to you.

Insignia said...

Now this was a teaser huh!!!

Waiting for the detailed post and the pictures!!

SG said...

Welcome back. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Waiting for more detailed travelogue.

Traci said...

Welcome back, my friend. What an amazing trip. I look forward to the details. I can only imagine what it is like to go without speaking your own language and then going home, in a sense, and speaking it again.

Sushma Mallya said...

Glad to see you back chitra, hope you enjoyed your trip

lostworld said...

Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!! a big helloooo to you Chitra :)I'm greeeen with envy..especially since I had no idea you are from Goa! I'm eagerly waiting for your Goan pilgrimage. I also went to 2 temples during my trip to Goa .. I don't remember their names so I'll wait for your posts.

SathyaSridhar said...

Chitra,,Welcome back dear..Hope u enjoyed ur trip with ur family,,hmm soon post abt the places dear.

anupama said...

Dear Chitra,
Good Evening!
Welcome back!
So,you enjoyed Amchi Goa Trip!Waiting eagerly
to see your posts.You missed Shree Ayyappa Temple and Iam missing my sea shore!
Wishing you a wonderful night,
Sasneham,
Anu

Babli said...

I am sure you have enjoyed your trip with your family members. Awaiting eagerly for your descriptive post with wonderful pictures.

sm said...

welcome back
will wait for detailed post.

chitra said...

iinsignia,
not a teaser dear,showig what is in the offing.

chitra said...

SG
It was a woderful trip indeed. shall be posting soon.

chitra said...

Traci,
I realy felt good about the trip.It was really pleasing to speak my language in that place. thanks for the comment friend

chitra said...

Sushma,
Really nice trip i had. thanksfor visiting.

chitra said...

lostworld
we have adapted well in South keeping our identity intact.I am thoroughly at home where ever I am but still got thrilled when i vistied Goa . Amcha Goa.

chitra said...

Sathya
nice to see you.Shall bre posting soon. busy with some assignments.

chitra said...

Anu
Anu
Even three-four days were not sufficent to cover what was in our itinerary. i did see the Ayappa temple but it was a tight schedule. i wanted to see temples which were different.Thanks for your input on Balaji temple too. otherwise I would have missed it.

chitra said...

Babli
thanks for the comment.

chitra said...

sm
thanks a lot.

bhagyareema said...

Did u visit all the temples there? must have been one hectic trip

....Petty Witter said...

Looking forward to reading more. Welcome back, you have been missed.

chitra said...

bhagyareeema
welcome to my blog.
It was really hectic. Visited many temples.wanted to utilise time well

chitra said...

Pw
i am so happy to see all my friends. shall be posting soon. I too missed all my dear friends.

sm said...

i have posted the article regarding blocking of the incoming calls on cell.
Sorry for the delay
Hope this will be useful for you.
thanks for asking.

chitra said...

sm
thanks a lot. i shall read the same. It would be certainly helpful for me.

Archana said...

Amongst all the places in India, Goa is my favourite! I wait for your posts.

See my new post as well on Himalayan trip.

HaRy!! said...

intha places elam I need to go... but wondering when!! neenga than official reviewer and suggester (apadi oru word iruka?)

chitra said...

Archana
thanks for the visit. i shall be reading yours.i am busy with some assignments at present.Just few more days before i get to my normal routine.

chitra said...

Hary
Enna suggestion venanalum kelunga.Suggester is always ready.( antha word irukka edru theriyathu0 analum aslonfg asone understands that is it.
Yu'll love Goa,especially youngsters like yu should visit. see ya !!!

Anonymous said...

Touring Goa by motorbike - A wish.

knk said...

lovely pilgrim , i like this blog its very interesting

chitra said...

Hobo
you would love that trip.it would be a different experience as you want tour around in a motor bike.Hope it comes true.

chitra said...

Thank you knk, for the encouraging words.

arvind said...

very nice post.....thanks.

Babli said...

Hope you had a marvellous and enjoyable trip with your family members.
Thanks for your lovely comment. Its due to your best wishes and encouragement I am able to write.

chitra said...

Arvind
thanks so much.Keep visiting.

chitra said...

Thank you Babli. had an enjoyable experience.

Anonymous said...

好的部落格,希望您能繼續堅持!!!..................................................

knk said...

thanks for lovely comment

good night chitra

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

You have visited some of the most beautiful places in the Konkan. Like you mentioned people moved down south for the fear of conversion, but now we move back up. :-) Awaiting your future posts, especially the one about Mangalore. I am excited to hear an account of my hometown from you. :-D

chitra said...

Vittal
I loved Goa as well as M'lore. We also stayed and felt very comfortable at a hotel run by Konkanis and enjoyed all the Konkani cuisine like Pathrvodo , Khotte etc.Shall be giving detail description of all. Busy with work in Chennai hence posts are getting delayed.

knk said...

hi chitra thanks for lovely cooment
how are you
how was your day?
i will visit you soon
take good care

enjoy

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KParthasarathi said...

Looking forward to reading your successive posts.
Thanks

chitra said...

KP Sir
it would take a while before i start posting. Hoping to become active, blogging wise as soon as possible.

? said...

It is such a pleasure to read your blog again; I missed out on so many posts when our PC collapsed. We have travelled upto Mangalore to visit Mookambika and the train ride is gorgeous!

SloganMurugan said...

Loved the Kokan series. The temples along the westerm coast have their own special charm and you have captured it well.

chitra said...

sloganMurugan
happy to know that you loved the Konkan series.But it is not complete, I have just finished one fourth of it.You can see more on this.please do visit when you find time.

Rajendrapai N said...

we will plan to visit these kuladevada temples on the last week of August,please give detailed route to reach the mahalasa temple and acoomadation available for about 75 members.

chitra said...

Rajendra Pai,
Will you contact the Mahalasa temple directly. You would get the phone number from the net. From where you want the detailed route. will you please write to me chitrasjewelart@gmail.com.
The accommodation is given to community /Gotra members only.