Monday, 1 October 2007

Srirangam trip..!

It was tuesday, the fourth week of july, Ram, my very good friend came personally and invited me and my twin brother for his sister's marriage. I thought the marriage would be held somewhere in chennai, but it was'nt. It was in Srirangam. I have not been into outing much. This was the first time im going out of chennai with my friends [Sounds pathetic..?]. Ram also invited some of his friends who were also my good friends and with some i had acquaintanceship. We all planned to start on 17th of August as the marriage was on 19th. Ram already bought tickets for all of us. It was 7:00 p.m and we all were there at the Egmore Railway station waiting for the train. Unfortunately, the train was a bit off time. Ram's family, his relatives, my friends, and a few more of his friends were there at the station and it was all a bit messy. We caught the train at around 9:00 p.m and started off. We had a chat for an hour and then everybody went to bed as they all were really very tired. It was me, sayan [my brother], Kaushik, Bhimal, GG, Ram, Dinesh, GG's cousin [forgot his name], Ganesh who had a blast. Kaushik and I did'nt sleep as we took care of the luggages as there were many. 18th morning 6:00 a.m we reached Srirangam. I was half asleep cuz i did'nt had a nap for about 6 hrs. and so was Kaushik. The Mandapam was 3-4 kms from the station. We hired a van and reached the mandapam. The mandapam is so situated that the Kauvery river runs nearby. It was 7:oo a.m and the climate was too good.

Rooms were allotted for us in the second floor. We all took bath and everybody had a good sleep for 4 hrs. Ranganathan Kovil is 1 km from the mandapam, but we did'nt had time to see that renowned temple. The only pastime for us was music. Ram brought his laptop along with and that helped us to kill some time. We enjoyed the whole day scrabbling around, scoff snacks, hit jokes and doing some stupid stuffs. That night, it was about 11:30 p.m, i was listening to some soft rock, some were playing cards, and some went out in search of apparitions, but no one slept. It was 2:oo a.m when we started taking some wicked snaps. We thought of taking some extraordinary snaps by one lying on top of the other, the other on top of him and so on. Somewhat like a human pyramid. But that eventually ended up in breaking the cot. It was 3:00 a.m, we were trying to concoct a reason for the mishap. We somehow managed to put the cot in some other room blaming it on them.

It was 19th, the day ram's sister Ramyaa getting married. Suresh was the bridegroom. She is so lucky to get a spouse like him. They were made for each other. We all attended the marriage and it was so grand and so beautiful. That was the beautiful Brahmin marriage i've ever seen. They were in their traditional clad. After the nuptial knot, we all went to fill our bowel and the food was too good. Ram introduced some of his school friends and we had a chat. After all that, we came to our room and took a nap. We woke up at 5:00 p.m, formed a small orchestra in our room. We enjoyed singing till our throat get sore. It was fun. We did'nt feel the rush of time and it was time for us to leave. We reached the station by 8:30 p.m. as the train will leave by 9:00 p.m. The train was on time and we reached Chennai on 20th morning at 5:00 a.m. We waved goodbye to each other. Myself and my brother came home hiring an autorickshaw. It was hell lot of fun and those 2 days were something special to me. The togetherness was something which we shared a few moments of happiness. I am waiting for my next trip with my friends and if i get a chance, there is no way i would neglect.

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