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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

It is a belief that, "If you stay awake throughout the nite on Vaikunta ekadasi/Sivarathri day, you'll attain Vaikuntam/sorgam - the heavenly abode". But I feel indha concept-a vechuNdu theatres are making good money. They double the ticket cost and screen two movies in the nite continuously starting from 10:30 pm. A poster of a local theatre here says "Vaikunta ekadasiyai munnitu iraNdu padangaL, orey ticket-il" and u know vot the movies are - New and Manmadhan. Huh!!

19 Comments:

  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan said…

    that is really hilarious..

    what a way to keep people awake.. and with nice thoughts for vaikunda ekadesi !!

    wow!!

     
  • At 1:32 AM, Blogger WA said…

    :))

    Great films to watch for Vaikuntha ekadesi :))

     
  • At 4:04 AM, Blogger vee-jay said…

    Not your choice of movies, is it?? Dont worry, next time andha V theatre-a un favourite movies poda sollalaam :)

     
  • At 8:46 PM, Blogger Vijay Ramamurthi said…

    sutham..ethellam bagawaan paathaaar..avar vaikuntha ekadasiye cancel panniduivaaar :))

     
  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger Vani Viswanathan said…

    they actually said that?? I can't believe it!!
    vijay r,
    lol!!!

     
  • At 9:50 AM, Blogger Katpadi Murali said…

    Earlier they used to screen films like Sampoorna Ramayanam etc . Hmmm times are changing.:)

     
  • At 7:00 AM, Blogger visithra said…

    lol that sure defeats the purpose

     
  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Me too said…

    LOL!! For commercial reasons, now every spl. day(like vaikunta ekadesi, akshaya thritiyai etc.) is getting popular in TN!!

     
  • At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger Jagan said…

    nila and jo va partha , vaikuntam partha mathiri ;) .so go and watch the movies ...

     
  • At 12:15 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @sundar - oh yes...and an opportunity for them to cash on.

    @WA - guess they think it as a social service - helping people to reach Vaikuntam ;-)

    @vee-jay - Definitely not my choice of movies. V theatre-la appdiye A/c-yum poda sollunga :)

     
  • At 12:16 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @vijay - LOL!! That was a good one :D

    @vani - Welcome here :)

    @murali - My paati said the same thing!!!

     
  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @visithra - Yes it does!!

    @me too - Very true!! Talking about Akshaya thrithiyai - itz crazier. U can't even step into Usman Road that day.

    @Anon - Are you a spam?? If she doesn't even knw her name, how does she know that her parents r dead???

     
  • At 12:18 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @Jagan - SJ(yuck)Suryah and Simbhu on big screen for more than 5 hrs - back to back - NO WAY!!!

     
  • At 2:06 AM, Blogger vee-jay said…

    @Anon - Are you a spam?? ROTFL!!!

     
  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger Harish said…

    where this theatre, where this theatre? :D

     
  • At 3:45 AM, Blogger IcEyeZ said…

    wow..this is wat we say "kali muthiduthu" ;-)

     
  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @vee-jay - :))

    @harish - naerla paakrache sollren :)

    @iceyez - Ya Ya!!

     
  • At 1:30 AM, Blogger muralee said…

    WAY TO COME OUT OF "NaTURE's NiGHT TrICK"
    You can start right away if you like by using the following simple instructions. This is really all you need to know to meditate successfully and keep your sleep away:

    1. Sit in a comfortable position, but not one that you can fall asleep in (not reclining in an easy chair, for instance).

    2. Close your eyes and relax for a minute or so.

    3. Now begin to gently repeat a word or a phrase to yourself, over and over at whatever pace or speed you like. The word or phrase is your "mantra." Think the mantra. And keep thinking the mantra for twenty minutes.

    4. When you notice you have stopped thinking your mantra, gently start up again.

    5. When twenty minutes have passed, stop thinking your mantra and sit quietly for a minute or so. Open your eyes and go on about your night.

    Go into the meditation slowly; sit for a half a minute or so and just relax; then begin thinking the mantra. When your time is up, sit quietly and relax, not thinking the mantra. Open your eyes. Be there for a minute. Get up slowly. Looking at a clock is better than setting an alarm because that way you won't be startled out of your calm state.

     

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