Update: Sneha Joins Duke University School of Medicine

P.S: Thanks to everyone who commented and several of you who sent emails. Sneha has read each and every comment and email. She says ” Thanks so much everyone!”. I really really appreciate your comments and emails.

In a few years, our daughter Sneha will become Dr.Sneha Rao. She finally decided to join Duke University School of Medicine this fall. It was a tough choice for her as well as for us. Sneha was offered MD seats and MD-PHD seats at several colleges including University of Maryland which is very close to our place and University of North Carolina where she actually studied.

Last year this time we were all unsure where she will get into medical schools, and what she will be doing. It was her hard work, passion and focus which helped her get into several medical schools. She finally chose Duke University School of Medicine which is ranked No.5 best Medical School in the States.

It was a tough choice again for us as parents since North Carolina is almost 300 miles and close to 6 hours drive than the University at Maryland which would have taken us 30 mins to see her. However, knowing how passionate she is about becoming a Doctor, and the research facilities she will have at Duke, we said yes with a heavy heart.

This is again a blessing from our beloved Rayaru. All major events at my place coincidentally take place on Thursdays.

As my extended family members, I wanted to share this good news with you all.



I am amazed by the responses I saw on the blog and the many emails I received after I posted the pictures for Sree Krishna Janmasthami. Many of you congratulated Sneha and sent your wishes. I conveyed and read each and every comment to Sneha. Sneha was very appreciative and said Thanks to each and every one of you.

In several of those emails, many of you asked to see Sneha and if I could share her picture. I had posted a picture of Sneha in Sree Krishna Janmasthami pictures. Sneha  was hidden in the collage. As you all may have noticed, I never post any personal pictures here. However, based on all the requests I finally decided to break the rule. I have uploaded two pictures of Sneha, the second one was her Graduation picture taken in May.

Once again, from Sneha, my Husband and myself, a BIG THANKS FOR ALL THE WISHES. I cannot believe I have such a wonderful family online. Thanks for all the support.


70 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dr. Arniker Hamsa and Prof. G.Vedaparayana on August 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    very nice to see chiranjeevi Sneha’s pic.


  2. Posted by Jamuna Srinivas on August 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Very nice and God bless her and your family.
    -Jamuna, DC


  3. Posted by lavanyabadami on August 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks Meera, for sharing beautiful pictures of Sneha. Wish her great success and bright future.



  4. Posted by Lakshmi on August 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Dear Meera, Sneha photos thumba chennagide. She is pretty and lovely. Please congratulate her on my behalf and God Bless all of you.



  5. Posted by pinky on August 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    sneha is very pretty…:) wish her all the best for her future!!!


  6. Posted by Srinivasan K on August 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    my blessings to you my child go ahead with progressive thoughts and views from ancientdays as well the days of now.


  7. Posted by mala on August 22, 2014 at 12:19 am


    Nimma pooja preparation, varities of thindigalu, photos thumba chennagide. Adakinta nimma magalu tumba tumba chanda iddale. she is very cute, pretty. Nimma family photo ondannu upload madi. please

    with regards,


  8. Posted by Dhananjaya on August 22, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Sitting thousands of miles away, your ‘Kalpavruksha Kamadhenu’ is doing a great job!!! All the best to you and your family. Blessings from ‘Nandagokula’ family for Sneha for a bright future… ರಾಯರ ಅನುಗ್ರಹ, ಆಶಿರ್ವಾದ, ನಿಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಮೇಲೆ ಸದಾ ಕಾಲ ಇರಲಿ.


  9. Posted by Sudha on August 22, 2014 at 12:41 am

    She is a lovely young lady Meera. Our best wishes to her


  10. Posted by devaraj on August 22, 2014 at 6:12 am

    my mother need support for her health reason she is diabetic and she got ankle sprain fracture doctors saying for operation and same time they feared us about infection at present i dont know what to do
    praying for Rayara Help


  11. ಮಗಳು ತಾಯಿಯ ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಂಬ
    ಅರಳುನಗು ಮೊಗ ತುಂಬ

    ಸ್ನೇಹಾಗೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು!


  12. Posted by kum on August 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Sneha is so beautiful! May all her dreams come true.
    Thanks for posting her picture.

    Blog:global vegan fare


  13. Posted by kavita on August 23, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Congratulations to Sneha!!!
    May God bless her with good health, success n prosperity always.
    Visiting Mantralaya for first time next week. Will be there for 4 days. Will definitely pray for u n your lovely family…


  14. Posted by krismaly on August 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Dear Meera avare,   How about opening a section for kannada singles. So that they can exchange and proceed for good connection of their life partner? It should be simple not full blown. Example I have a daughter and looking for boy and my contact email (If they want they can give contact ph number) Rest leave it to them without any obligation. No other details   Its only suggestion help parents our email list members.     Thanks Kris   


  15. Posted by krismaly on August 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Section Title could be Kaadiruvau or Edurunooduthiddare or Sambandha or ….  


  16. Posted by Bhamini on August 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Hello Meeraji,
    Congratulations to beautiful Sneha.!!!
    May all her wishes be fulfilled..
    May the lord shower his choicest blessings on your family..


  17. Posted by Lakshmi Vyas on August 25, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Hello , Nice pics of Sneha


  18. Posted by Bharathi Rao on May 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I always admire your interest in posting information about festivsls, receipes and skhetras and so on amidst your hectic schedule. Wish Sneha all the best in all her future endeavors. Rayara karune sada nimma mele irali.


  19. Posted by Mrs.Vijaya Srinath on May 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Hearty Congratulations to Sneha and of course to her well deserved parents!


  20. Posted by Mamatha on May 8, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Congrats Sneha..


  21. Congratulations to Sneha and the proud parents. May God bless her with success and happiness in life.


  22. Posted by Prahlad.K on May 9, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Dear Meera,
    As u have rightly said,It is Sneha’s hard work, passion and focus which is leading her in the right path.Rayara anugraha ide reeti nimmellara mele munduvareyuttirali.
    Sneha ge hardika abhinandanegalu


  23. Dear Meera,

    Congratulations to Sneha !!!!! Wish her all the best. Rayara aashirwada yaavagalu nimmagala mele irali.



  24. Posted by Rajni on May 9, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Congrats Sneha!!!


  25. Posted by Rohini on May 11, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I feel so proud about Sneha’s achievements. I can imagine how you as parents must be feeling!
    All the very best to Sneha!


  26. Posted by Shubha Satish on May 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Congrats to Sneha! May Rayaru bless her to achieve her goal.


  27. Posted by Revathi Belur on May 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Congratulations and wish Sneha all the best!


  28. Posted by H. Sethu Rao on May 14, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Dear Madam,
    Happy to see this MSG, Convey my congratulation & best wishes to your beloved daughter Chi. Sneha for joining Medical Course. May god & Rayaru will bless & full fill all her ambitious.
    One incident recalls my memory, past 20 years back I think so, when we are returning from Mantralaya by bus, 3 girls were standing, we adjusted in our seat for one girl. In casual talks, they are medical students studying in 3 year MBBS at Bellary.So at that time I was very much needed best Cardiologist doctor at OPD to check up my father, I inquired them for best doctor, but reply was don’t know. After this I questioned them, have you grand mother (GM), yes. Then she might very happy as u r a doctor.- yes. She might have posing health problems by seeing you, what answer will u give ? they said-we are still students, but not doctors. Then what response GM will give ? she feels bad. So I said to them ” To become a good doctor, you must become good psychologist” Just u act, as if u r checking her (GM) & give some health tips, you need not prescribe any medicines. She will be very happy.
    So after some days I received a phone call, they thanked me for those tips & she given all details of cardiologist at OPD.
    This is only a incident which recalled my memory by your MSG.Pl. Do not feel bad.
    One of my friends daughter is MD (General Medicine) looking for groom & he must be MD. Another friend son is also MBBS. & he is trying for MD Seat. also looking doctor bride. If u have any idea about (doctor) Bride & Groom in u r fmly. u can help in this.
    Once again, I wish u r daughter, every success in her carrier.
    Hare Srinivasa.


    • Posted by meeraghu on May 14, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Thanks, Sir for your advice. Sneha has been the GOTO Doctor in our family since many years. She volunteers at hospitals, does extensive research and of course lectures all of us about healthy living.

      I hope and pray to our Rayaru, that she will one be a passionate Doctor, and remain humble just as she is now.


  29. Posted by sharada on May 14, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Congratulations to Sneha ! Wish her all the best and may all her wishes be fulfilled..
    May Rayara shower choicest blessing on your family. Sri Gurubhyonamah…..


  30. Posted by sharada on May 15, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Meera avre, throw some info on gurumantra upadesha for ladies. Normally what are the do and don’ts – daily routine, specific rituals to be observed and mantras for recitation etc. I am interested to take and follow, but i have little knowledge on the subject. Sri Raghavendraya namaha. Regards, Sharada


    • Posted by meeraghu on May 15, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Someone older to you who is performing this ritual has to guide you for one day, and than you can start doing it. THis person will show you what to do and how to do the same.


  31. Posted by revathi srinivas on May 17, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Congratulations Sneha …wish you all good luck on your future studies . God Bless You ! Rayara Ashirvada


  32. Posted by Chetana rao on May 17, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Many Congrats!! Best wishes to Sneha. Stay blessed


  33. Posted by Bhamini on May 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Congratulations to Sneha.!!!
    May Sri Hari, Vayu and Guru Rayaru, shower the choicest blessings on her and her family.
    Best Wishes.


  34. Posted by Shruti on June 2, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Congratulations Sneha. Your daughter is very beautiful Meera. May god bless all of you.


  35. Posted by Neelima on August 31, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Congratulations to Sneha! 🙂


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