Rama Chakkani Seethaki ….

I love this song from Godavari. Thanks to Veturi garu for this awesome lyrics. This is one of Sumanth’s best pictures.

Neela gaganaa ghanavichalana dharanijaa sree rama nama Aa aa.. madhura vadanaa nalina nayanaa manavi vinara raama
Raama chakkani seetaki aracheta gorinta Inta chakkani chukkaki inka evaru mogudanta Raama chakkani seeta ki
Udata veepuna velu vidichina pudami alludu raamude Edama chetanu sivudi villunu ettina aa raamude Ettagalada seeta jadanu taali katte velalo Raama chakkani seetaki..
Erra jabilli cheyi gilli ramudedani adugutunte Chudaledani pedavi cheppe cheppalemani kanulu cheppe Nallapusainadu devudu nallani raghu raamudu Raama chakkani seetaki
Chukkanadiga dikkunadiga chemmagillina chupunadiga Neeru pongina kanula lona neeti terale addu niliche Chusukomani manasu telipe manasu matalu kaaduga
Raama chakkani seetaki aracheta gorinta Inta chakkani chukkaki inka evaru mogudanta Raama chakkani seeta ki
Induvadanaa kundaradanaa mandagamana bhaama Enduvalana induvadana intamadanaa prema..


Sun Rise

Sunrise or sun up is the instant at which the upper edge of the Sun appears on the horizon in the east. The term can also refer to the entire process of the sun crossing the horizon and its accompanying atmospheric effects. Although the Sun appears to “rise” from the horizon, it is actually the Earth’s motion, not the Sun’s, that causes the Sun to appear.

Astronomically, sunrise occurs for only an instant: the moment at which the upper limb of the sun appears tangent to the horizon. However, the term sunrise commonly refers to periods of time both before and after this point:

  • Twilight, the period during which the sky is light but the Sun is not yet visible. The beginning of twilight is called dawn.
  • The period after sunrise during which striking colors and atmospheric effects are still seen.


Air molecules and airborne particles scatter white sunlight as it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere. This is done by a combination of Rayleigh scattering and Mie scattering.


Rayleigh scattering by smaller particles

Pure sunlight is white in color, containing a spectrum of colors from violet and blue to orange and red. Rayleigh scattering causes atmospheric particles much smaller than the wavelength of visible light (typically less than 50 nm) to scatter the shorter wavelengths of violet, blue, and green more strongly than the orange and red wavelengths.

Because of this effect, the Sun generally appears yellow when observed on Earth, since some of the shorter wavelengths are scattered into the surrounding sky. This also makes the sky appear increasingly blue farther away from the Sun. During sunrise and sunset, the longer path through the atmosphere results in the removal of even more violet and blue light from the direct rays, leaving weak intensities of orange to red light in the sky near the Sun.

Mie scattering by larger particles

After Rayleigh scattering has removed the violets and blues from the direct rays, the remaining reddened sunlight can then be scattered by cloud droplets and other relatively large particles to light up the horizon red and orange.

Without Mie scattering at sunset and sunrise, the sky along the horizon has only a dull-reddish appearance, while the rest of the sky remains mostly blue and sometimes green.

Sunrise vs. Sunset colors

Sunset colors are sometimes more brilliant than sunrise colors because evening air typically contains more large particles, such as clouds and smog, than morning air. These particles glow orange and red due to Mie scattering during sunsets and sunrises because they are illuminated with the longer wavelengths that remain after Rayleigh scattering.

Some of those moments captured from my camera at Amelia Resort, Jacksonville , Florida, at Tirupathi and at KBR Park, Hyderabad, India.

My early morning memorable walks at KBR Park, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India

on 12 Feb, the day after I came to India, Sai and I went to drop off Unnu and Prati at tuition and on our way back, we were talking about different regular activities we were involved in on a daily  basis, then we decided to walk/jog in the morning at KBR Park, Jubilee Hills. And we started immediately from 13 Feb and it continues with out break (except for the three days I had gone for Tirupathi). For so many years, in every one of my earlier visits, whenever I pass by tis park, I have been thinking of walking inside. I always thought of having a kick start off the day with this refreshing activity as it becomes very unpredictable as the day progresses and at the same time I did not want to trouble the drivers to come early just for my sake. But this time, with Sai being in the house, this impossible task has become very easy. There are two options – one inside the park (Rs 10 fee)  and the other is the outer circle but that is part of the park without any fee.For about half a mile of the outer circle, we have to walk outside of the park, on the pavement. Inside is very dry. Outer circle is so beautiful with most of the flowering  plants, but it has slopes and stairs. I really love the outer circle which is very pleasant and walking on slopes and climbing stairs which made us burn some calories. The complete outer circle is about 5 km and walking up to car might take another 0.5 km. I am very happy to walk around 3.5 miles in 60 minutes. I am for sure that I would miss my morning walks at KBR park after I am back to New York. I hope and determined to wake up early after I reach home and finish one round of walking/jogging in the morning in addition to my 3 mile walk in the evening. Have a glimpse at

Check this link to see the complete album https://picasaweb.google.com/110874247285414140189/KBRParkHyderabad#

Khairtabad Hanuman Temple

Went to Khairatabad Hanuman temple today to perform pooja for Karthi.  Hanuman is so peaceful it was very difficult for me to come out of the temple. But I felt the priests are very rude – atleast in disclosing the information. And I am also very surprised to know that we should go to temple personally to request for having a pooja the following day or any other day. I never heard of this and also they were very impatient to give this info. And they said the temple was very busy and they could not talk to me either. They should know what busy really means – in US temples during festive seasons and Thursdays at Sai Baba temple in Flushing, New York. But you could go ask for archana at almost any time. I really can’t understand why people make things complicated in Indian temples? I can understand the situation at Tirupathi temple or any other temple of that sort with the crowds. And I was shocked to know that there is no phone number that we could contact and confirm the poojas, so we have to go there personally to request for a pooja the following day or any other day – so sad and strange.

But looking at Hanuman was a very serene experience. The shrine has reminded me of Anjaneya Swamy temple at Anakapalle, the place where I was born and brought up (the temple is not located in the town but in the outskirts and very close to College quarters where we lived, It may be a mile away from my house. Recently I came to know that my niece, Swathi ia an ardent devotee of Anjaneya and since then whenever I see His shrine, she immediately comes to my mind. This is the picture from my Tirupathi trip – from a moving car..

Hanuman at Tirupathi