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Flavors of Life ~ Count the Laddus

Count the Laddus:Painting by Sree
Flavors of Life ~ Count the Laddus
Painting by Sree (Colored Pencils on Paper)

When I tell someone I just got back from Tirupati, the first thing they *don’t* ask is “Did you have a good darshan?” Instead, I hear excited “Did you bring back any laddus?” I guess, they can’t be blamed. I’ve always been among those who ‘eye’ the prasaad long before the Puja has begun!

Well, I just got back from Tirupati, after a good darshan, sights of turmeric and sandal smeared smooth heads, loaded with laddus to share with eager laddu lovers. May Lord Venkateshwara keep showering everyone with blessings the size of his laddus.:)

~ Sree

Previously on Flavors of Life:

Banana Vendor by Sree Pumpkin Blossom by Sree

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Traditions, Sree (Saturday February 16, 2008 at 12:06 am- permalink)

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20 comments for Flavors of Life ~ Count the Laddus »

  1. I laughed out loud looking at the painting. :) The three laddus are adorable Sree.

    Comment by Madhavi — February 16, 2008 @ 12:14 am

  2. :)) Thanks Madhavi.

    Comment by Sree — February 16, 2008 @ 1:26 am

  3. Oh, Tirupathi laddus! Yum! :)

    Comment by Seema — February 16, 2008 @ 4:27 am

  4. Good one Sree.
    The middle one is especially cute :)

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — February 16, 2008 @ 7:23 am

  5. Those laddus are really something, no? No other laddu tastes quite the same! Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Smita — February 16, 2008 @ 7:28 am

  6. Thats such a cute one Sree..You are the best.

    Comment by shilpa — February 16, 2008 @ 7:42 am

  7. Nice work Sree… the guy in the middle looks as if he has eaten two laddus.

    Sarada

    Comment by Sarada — February 16, 2008 @ 8:24 am

  8. Mmmmm Tirupathi Laddus, who wouldn’t want those :) The painting is awesome!

    Comment by Namratha — February 16, 2008 @ 8:30 am

  9. Sree-
    That is one awesome painting - esp the look on the pujari’s face. I am your biggest fan!!! You totally rock.

    -Mythili

    Comment by Mythli — February 16, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  10. More than your paintings, I enjoy the short note that accompanies them.

    Comment by Rama — February 16, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  11. “May Lord Venkateshwara keep showering everyone with blessings the size of his laddus.”

    Amen to that!

    Cute sketch, Sree. Love it.:)

    Comment by Komal — February 16, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

  12. Awww….so cute….great work.any ways did u bring any laddu….:)

    Comment by chandana — February 16, 2008 @ 6:40 pm

  13. beautiful thought..and also a nice painting.

    Comment by Lavanya — February 16, 2008 @ 11:28 pm

  14. Excellent Sree….You are awesome!!!

    Comment by Isha — February 17, 2008 @ 4:00 am

  15. Nice to see the amazing picture of laddus. Well, I am proud to say that I am from Tirupati. I was born and raised there. Living in dallas for the past 7yrs:) Miss tirupati!!

    Madhuri

    Comment by madhuri — February 17, 2008 @ 8:49 am

  16. THANK YOU, Seema, Anjali, Smitha, Shilpa, Sarada, Mythili, Namratha, Rama, Komal, Chandana (yes, i am stuffed with laddus. :) ) Lavanya, Isha, Madhuri (That’s so wonderful!, you must have visited the temple iinfinite times!)

    Comment by Sree — February 17, 2008 @ 11:57 pm

  17. Congrats on a great initiative, Indira. I wish Artisan Foods and especially Swami School all the very best and great success!

    Thanks very much Manisha. I greatly appreciate your good words!
    -Indira

    Comment by Manisha — February 19, 2008 @ 6:46 am

  18. Hi Indira,

    The Laddu cartoon is really funny :)

    This is an awesome coincidence…I was also trying to make curry puff rolls, a couple of days back and it was a disaster. I think the dough was the culprit…It was very dry and flaky. Can you please let me know the kind and brand of dough you use?

    FYI : I used Apollo Phyllo brand pastry sheets

    Comment by coolgirl — February 22, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

  19. Simply superb, Sree. The painting has the lightness of spirit that conveys the bountiful nature of food and it really catches my fancy.
    Are these paintings on sale for any good cause? My intent is not to undermine the value by attaching a price to it. Inspirational art is priceless, I ask out of love and greed!

    I read about your magnanimous social gesture, Indira, and it has spurred me to think of similar things to do in my own way as well. Thank you for the inspiration and of course for the many recipes that I keep reading avidly.

    Comment by Anuradha — March 5, 2008 @ 4:51 am

  20. Awesome painting…
    I love it……
    I will get this one laminated…..

    Comment by Vishnupriya — January 24, 2012 @ 1:41 am

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