Sunday, June 10, 2012

A House-Warming Ceremony




Me during the ritual - yes I do look funny - I know that :)- The belt is to prevent the veshti from falling down and embarrassing me in front of my niece, nephew and other relatives :)


In old Tamil movies specially the ones made by Vishu the dialogue - "Summa va sonanga kalyana tha panni par, veetai ketti par" - I thought it was a running joke - but after all the efforts that I put into building / buying a home - I realized what a monumental effort it was.

The past two years were spent on attending countless property-shows chasing adverts / builders listed on Hindu - Property Plus and visiting places as distant as Urapakkam and Thiruvotriyur.

Finally by God's grace I found a small simple flat that fit my budget in Kakallur a village in Tiruvallur District. The place is about 40 kms away from Chennai Central enroute to Arakkonam.

Payments to the builder, loan processing by the bank, everything went super quick in a flash with the well-wishes of elders and friends and a very special friend whom I kept pestering to wish me good luck every single phase of the way :) I know you are reading this and I thank you as always from the bottom of my heart :)!

The arrangements for the priest, catering everything went well. The only complaint was that a lot of food went waste :( Well you can't win them all and lots of people backed out at the last moment, obviously the long commute prevented even the most good friends coming to the place!

It was fun and a learning experience and the smile on my mother's face was the biggest joy that all these pains, troubles and efforts vanished in a second :)!

By end of July I should be moving into the new house.

8 comments:

ganeshputtu said...

hi congrats on your new house buddy...and as Visu says...it IS a big achievement indeed...btw, i often come to Kakalur to visit the Anjaneya Temple there...so i got a place to drop in now...

mahesh said...

Thanks Ganesh ji - yes you can drop-in once I move there :)

sakthi said...

"kalyana tha panni par, veetai ketti par"....MAK you have accomplished one in that list....great achievement it is at your age. We wish you and mom lovely days in this paradise...

and MAK...the other in that list is soooon to be for your :)

Taaron mey akela chaand jagmagata hai,
Muskilon me akela insaan hee dagmagata hai,
Kaanto sey mat ghabrana mere dost,
Kyunki kaanton mey hee gulaab muskurata hai..:)

mahesh said...

Thanks sakthi bhai - dil khush kar diya aapney :)

Aaqarsh Aiyyar said...

Keep rocking Mac:)

mahesh said...

Thanks Aaqarsh :)

Karen Xavier said...

You don't look in the least bit funny, great job Mahesh. Wishing you, mom and future dwellers loads of peace, joy and memorable moments in your new place. God bless you all and keep you safe in his divine grace. Will, try to come that side sometime...

mahesh said...

Thanks Kavitha :)

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