Rama Navami Rathotsava – Shri Ramanjaneya Temple – Vile Parle

Radio Idli spent a memorable week leading to the 75th Rama Navami celebrations at Shri Ramanjaneya Devasthana, Vile Parle. The temple is one of the oldest Saraswat Temples in Mumbai, founded by a Great Saint Shri Laxminarayan Maharaj. The temple today continues to be looked after by the sons of this great family, and has an annual Teru (rathotsava) much to the delight of Rama Devotees beyond even our community. We share with you the delight of photography of the event, granted to us generously by the Mandir

Konkani Yakshagana Magic – Part 1

Janapriya Yakshagana Kala Mandali bears the unique distinction of being the only mandal that performs the traditional art form in Konkani apart from Kannada, Tulu and even English! The group had performed in Kurla Balaji Mandir on 28th February. We are glad to bring to you some colourful snaps of the ballet.

Walkeshwar Kashi Mutth – Holi Palkhi Utsav

Walkeshwar Shri Kashi Mutth Sansthan, at the banks of the holy Banaganga, is among the holiest places for Saraswats. It has the Jeevanth Samadhi of Shrimad Madhavendra Teertha Swamiji. We bring to you special and exclusive snaps of the event for which we were invited to do a photo-seva. We share the delight of this seva with you all through this slide show

Bantwal Teru (car festival) Video – 2010

With generous efforts and courtesy of Dr. Kiran Baliga, the Bantwal Teru is brought alive for the third year on the Internet for viewing by Radio Idli and YouTube users. Kiran has done an amazing work with the clear videography and amazing editing that has captured the grace of the Lord as well as our Revered Shishya Swamiji Shrimad Samyamindra Teertha Swamiji.

Shri Mahamaya Rathotsava – from a 500 year old GSB temple

Shri Mahamaya-amma temple at Kudtheri, Mangalore, is celebrating its 500th year. 5 centuries ago, the idol of Shri Mahamaya Goddess was consecrated by our ancestors at Mangalore, who had left Goa along with our Idols, to save our community from the torturous Portuguese regime. We present to you some photographs of the Rathotsava of our Divine Mahamaya-Amma.

Mulki Bhaskar Bhat-maam’s Sahasra Chandra Darshan

A memorable and historic event in honor of Shri Mulki Bhaskar Bhat-maam brought alive forever, by his Grandson Tulasidas Pai, and our professional photography mentor – Manju Neereshwallya, of Studio XL Mangalore Fame… Radio Idli offers respect and pranams to one of the Greatest Vaidiks of the world. Read the article and watch the slideshows.. right here..

Kodial Teru (Car festival) Photo album – 2010

With the grace of Lord Balaji, we have with us this year a generous photographic contribution of Kodial Teru from Manju Neereshwalya. To people around Mangalore, Manju needs no introduction. His pictures are most sought after, and are featured in almost every newspaper and website related to Mangalore. We welcome Manju as a contributor to Radio Idli and request his continued support… read more to see the photo slide show…

Heritage Yakshagana Puppets of Uppinakuduru

Uppinakuduru is a town near Kundapura, Karnataka, which may not gain instant recall unless you are an ardent lover of Yakshagana Puppets. For over 6 generations, the Uppinakuduru Kamath’s family has been the pioneer and torchbearer of the Art of Yakshagana Puppetry. Bhaskar Kogga Kamath is currently the lead “Sutradhar” of this invaluable heritage art and Saraswat Pride. We bring to you a slide show of few photographs of their show at Kurla Balaji Mandir, and an earnest appeal to donate for a great cause…. read on..

Mulki Prathishta Punnav – 2009 – Magic Divine

Mulki Prathishta Punnav is a very holy festival for Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, particularly from South Canara district. Tulasidas Pai, from Panaji, Goa, grandson of the renowned and respected Mulki Shri Bhaskar Bhat has brought us the divine privilege of a photographic journey of the festival, including the teru (chariot fest). Tulasidas also gives us a personal account of the whole experience.