JULY 21st WORLD MONKEY DAY!

Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient Lord Almighty
Creator of the entire Universe-all living beings mighty
Men and women, trees and plants, animals and birds,
Seas and lakes, tanks and streams, water falls share!

Of all the animal beings, many are divine-feels India
Dogs and cows, peacock and monkeys, crows and cocks
And many many others- monkey in fact from which man hails
Deemed ancestors- great devotee of Lord Rama – never fails!

“World Monkey Day” is today the twenty first July- holy day
Monkey knows its target clear, reaches in its own way
As his descendent know not my goal clear and focus not
To reach-fickle minded I am- Lord Anjaneya give me a loT!

“Budhdhir balam, yasho dhairyam
Nirbhayathvam arogatham
Asaadhyam, vak paduthvamcha
Hanumath saraNath, smaraNath baveth!”

Wisdom and strength, fame and courage
Fearlessness and freedom from sickness
Free from ignorance, power of the tongue
For all
We surrender to Hanuman
We chant His name!

 

 

 

JULY 20 LOLLY POP DAY!

 

Lolly pop in different shapes and sizes.

 

Lolly pop we know as candies on stick that come in
Various shapes, flavors, sizes, and colors-bring in
Joy in children weeping- switch over from cries to smiles
With a history long –since mid nineteenth century!

Lollipop Day is the occasion to enjoy quick
Recollecting our own childhood-grab now- lick or suck!
Age or sex, poor or rich- a candy is loved by all
In the confectionary items lolly pop stands tall!

When unhappy with a decision made by others
Affecting one – he gets to smoothen the feathers
As a lolly pop a small concession-mental boost
Strange is the world we live in –psychic at the most!

JOURNEY TO FREEDOM Part 16

 

 

India that is Bharath- my holy Motherland
Produced noble souls many in this great wonderland
Who sacrificed their all in their journey to freedom
Great Father of our Nation   restored their nice kingdom!

Mangal Pandey was one such Indian Freedom Fighter
Born on this day in eighteen twenty seven- greater
Than many of his clan- born in Uttar Pradesh nice
Took part in the Great Revolt of Eighteen Fifty Seven !

Served as a sepoy in the thirty fourth regiment
Of the Bengal Native Infantry of the British
Pandey played vital role in the journey to Freedom
We salute him on this holy day with all respect!

 

 

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MY ‘E books’ in Amazon!

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Amazing Amazon published my books through KINDLE
Five in number very interesting-thoughts kindled
Fifty percent of Royalty when received will go
To the orphanage as is the practice to show!

 

Here are the book names with links for easy access

1. Voice of Ramana: Fragrant Garland of Letters – http://amzn.to/2t7ovi8
2. Mystic Moon Marvels: A collection of haiku – http://amzn.to/2u0vbS8
3. Cuckoo’s Song: Kuyil Pattu by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar – http://amzn.to/2vtsne0
4. Envius Poems Volume 1: 50 poems on the significant days of the year – http://amzn.to/2u0Jx56
5. Envius Poems – Vol II: 44 poems for various occasions  – http://amzn.to/2tioDiZ

 

 

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Envius Poems Volume 1: 50 poems on the significant days of the year Kindle Edition

by Subbaraman NV (Author)

A collection of poems written to ruminate on the significant days of the year.

Amazon E booksKindle edition Rs.64/-

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A collection of poems written to ruminate on the significant days of the year.

 

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Envius Poems – Vol II: 44 poems for various occasions (Prayer series) Kindle Edition

by Subbaraman NV (Author)

A collection of poems that includes prayers for many professions and occasions. Thousands of Envius Thoughts readers have found succor in reading and re-reading these poems. Now collected in a book.

 

Kindle Edition Rs.64/-

 

 

 

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Mystic Moon Marvels: A collection of haiku Kindle Edition

by NV Subbaraman (Author)

 

“The poet Subbaraman’s haiku are exactly haiku originating in Japan. But in Japan, there is no concept of rhyme; thus his rhymed haiku surpass Japanese haiku in beauty. The beauty of both the contents and the form ogf his haiku is worth esteeming very highly.”
~ Prof. Dr. Kazuyosi Ikeda Ph.D; D. Sc; D. Litt; D. Cult; D. Envir. Sc; Osaka, Japan

 

 

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Cuckoo’s Song: Kuyil Pattu by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar Kindle Edition

by Subramanya Bharathi (Author), NV Subbaraman (Translator)

Mahakavi Bharathiyar,( 1882-1921) one of the greatest national poets from Tamilnadu is a multi faceted personality. Through his inspiring poems raised the people of Tamilnadu against the British which ultimately resulted in Indian Independence. He has to his credit a number of epics and “cuckoos song” is one such. The readers especially English knowing devotees of Bharathi will enjoy every bit of this epic poem translated into English.

 

 

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Voice of Ramana: Fragrant Garland of Letters Kindle Edition

by NV Subbaraman (Author)

Bhagawan Ramana, the Saint of Thiruvannamalai, world renowned philosopher saint is the repository of all wisdom and has many works to his credit. One is his Akshara Mana Mala which has been acclaimed as one of the best. Here is the work translated into English in Haiku/ Tanka format for Ramana’s devotees to read and enjoy.

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50% of the Royalty will be donated as per the practice of the author, to an orphanage/old age home near Chennai.

 

 

 

WORDS HOLLOW AND DEEDS SHALLOW!

 

In the great creation of the Lord Almighty
All living beings do communicate rightly
In their own languages-man has his own on top
People in crores and languages in scores-quite sharp!

languages are their to promote love and respect
Peace and harmony in the society perfect
Languages have alphabets, words and nice meaning
When applied clear with love ensures noble living!

Alas! When one finds nicely spoken Words hollow
With no intention even remotely to follow
All his promises of doing turns deeds shallow
Like the rain water falling in the lands fallow!

WEEK OF DEATHS!

 

 

Just the other day I translated a nice poem of Mahakavi Bharathiyar who challenged the God of DEATH, as called in Hindu pantheon as LORD YAMA-‘YAMA DHARMARAJA’ and translated the same into English which I reproduce below in original Tamil, its transliteration and translation with my comment:The great patriotic, national poet Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathiyar had unbounded patriotism, abundant love for freedom political and more, love for the languages-he was a master of eighteen languages which is not an exaggeration- love for the people and their tradition and culture, infectious ‘optimism’ and fearlessness.

In this issue, we see his beautiful poem on –“Address to the Lord Yama”.

In the Hindu pantheon Lord Yama is the God of Death. He knows when to take away the life of a person born on earth and he does his duty meticulously!

Original in Tamil:

காலனுக்கு உரைத்தல்

பல்லவி

காலா! உனைநான் சிறு புல்லென மதிக்கிறேன்; என்றன்

காலருகே வாடா! சற்றே உனை மிதிக்கிறேன் – அட      (காலா)

சரணங்கள்

  1. வேலாயுத விருதினைமனதிற் பதிக்கிறேன் – நல்ல

வேதாந்த முரைத்த ஞானியர் தமை யெண்ணித் துதிக்கிறேன்-ஆதி

மூலா வென்று யானையைக் காக்கவே – நின்றன்

முதலைக்கு நேர்ந்ததை மறந்தாயோ கெட்ட மூடனே?-அட(காலா)

  1. ஆலாலமுண்டவனடி காணென்ற மார்க்கண்டன் – தன

தாவி கவரப்போய் நீ பட்டபாட்டினை அறிகுவன் – இங்கு

நாலாயிரம் காதம் விட்டகல்! உனைவிதிக்கிறேன் –ஹரி

நாராயண னாகநின்  முன்னே உதிக்கிறேன் – அட   (காலா)

Transliteration

KALANUKKU URAITHTHAL

Pallavi

Kaalaa! Unainaan sirupullena mathikkiraen-endran

Kaalarugae vaadaa! Satrae unai mithikkiraen-ada(kaalaa)

 

SaraNangaL

 

  1. Vaelaayudha virudhinai manadhir padhikkiraen-nalla

Vaedhaantha muraiththa njaaniyar thamai yeNNIth thudhikkiraen – adhi

Moolaa venru kadhariya yaanaiyaik kaakkavae –ninran

Mudhalaikku naerndhadhai marandhaayoa letta moodanae?

Ada – (kaalaa)

 

  1. Aalaala mundavanadi saraNenra maarkaNdan – thana

Dhaavi kavarappoay nee patta paattinai ariguvaen – ingu

Naalaayiram kaadham viitagal! Unai vidhikkiraen – hari

NaaraayaNa naaganin munnae udhikkiraen – ada (kaalaa)

 

 

TRANSLATION

Yamaa! I treat you as a trivial grass-

Come near my feet! I shall simply stamp you ! Yah (Yamaa)

 

  1. Taken I to my heart the award of the Lord

Pray to the saints of yore who gave me sermons –

To save the elephant that cried “oh, my great God”

Do you forget fool Yamaa what happened to your crocodile-                                                                                                         -yah, (Yamaa)

  1. MarkaNda- who surrendered to the Lord Shiva who gulped

Poi

Whose life you wanted to take- your suffering and humiliation

I am aware of- here

Get away four thousand miles! I order you-

I appear before you as Hari Narayana- yah (Yamaa)

COMMENT

This is one of the most beautiful poems of Mahakavi Bharathiyar who chose to challenge the God of Death- YAMA in Hindu pantheon. It is believed by the people that Lord Yama is very powerful. Bharathiyar in this poem describes two mythological beliefs and says that all powerful Yamaa could not succeed on the basis of which the poet challenges Yamaa to come near him and he will simply stamp him under his feet! He also orders Yamaa to go four thousand miles away!!

One incident is Yamaa’s decision to take away the life of an elephant by making a crocodile to drag the elephant into deep water and kill. When the elephant called Lord Vishnu, Yamaa through the crocodile could do no harm to the devoted elephant and had to quit his attempt!

Again when Lord Yamaa wanted to take away the life of a strong devotee of Shiva much against his own father’s advice to pray only Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva protected Markandeya and Yamaa could do nothing!

Quoting these two mythological happenings, Bharathiyar challenges Yamaa to come near him and he will simply make him to pulp by the poet’s feet! What a lovely theme, content and presentation!

With all these assertions from the Poet, God of Death goes on with HIS duties as one of the trinities –Creator-protector and Destroyer- as Bharathi himself fell a victim to the Yama –in Chennai through the temple elephant!

I recollect and reproduce one or two of my thoughts in verses on the theme of DEATH:

.   . DEATH-PERMANENT!
Oh! God of Death! Lord Yama- thee alone permanent
In this world and earth- eternally impermanent!
Health is lost but sure one day with medicines retrieved
Wealth is lost but sure one day with efforts is retrieved
Name is lost but sure one day with honesty retrieved
Fame is lost but sure one day with good conduct retrieved
House is lost but sure one day with a new one retrieved
Job is lost but sure one day with someone else retrieved!
Alas! When the God of death takes one away from earth
Permanently gone not to be retrieved till next birth!
Sure not in the same form and name, house and roof
Oh! God of Death! Lord Yama-thee alone permanent
In this world and earth- eternally impermanent
Mourn not death, may be the dead had relief permanent!

DREADED DEATH

What is this DREADED DEATH
Knows no distinction
Young or old, poor or rich
Either sex, healthy or sick
Virtuous or vicious, dunce or diligent
Unlettered or highly literate
Dedicated Mahatma or despicable bandit
Social worker or menace to the society
All are same in the grip of death!

Death at times brings relief
Most of the times nothing but grief!

In one’s life time
That he lives is not a matter
How he lives is all that matters!

Man’s greatness is not in being
Sure one agrees that in doing!

Death can remove the physical self
Sure not his words and deeds
That indeed make him live for age!

Birth is alike getting out of sleep
Death is akin to getting into sleep
Fear not death, but boldly face!

Alive are dead; Dead are alive
All in the manner we live
And how we serve the society with love
To live in peace and amity, joy and cheers!

My esteemed viewers may be wondering why all on a sudden a Sunday story on DEATH!

Yes three deaths of my great decades old friends   all in the course of a week resulted in this write up.

First was one of Mr.M  Srinivasamurthy of Hyderabad a crusader in the cause of retired officers of Life Insurance Corporation of India who relentlessly fought for some of their rights taking matters to the highest court of the land.

Second is a great Tamil Poet by name ILAKKIYACH CHAKKARAVARTHI, KAVIYARASAR ILANDHEVAN., a poet of great repute and well connected .A king of poetry well known personally for years. A great loss indeed to the Tamil literary world!.

Third is yet another literary figure named Kalpattu Natarajan, a bird lover and photographer from Chennai.

As already referred to DEATH knows no age or sex, status or position, the rich or poor, literate or illiterate, when destined lives taken to HIS lap!

 

What cannot be cured must be endured!

 

 

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JOURNEY TO FREEDOM PART 15

Kamaraj with Mahatma Gandhi

 

July 15 Kamarajar Birth day 1903

A noble soul was born with humble beginning and means
In the down South a place called Virudhunagar-in teens
Joined the journey towards Indian freedom with verve
And enthusiasm drawn by Gandhian ideals to serve!

Born on this holy day years hundred and fourteen ago
Proved education not needed to rule and mind alone
Well trained and controlled can do wonders-king maker he was
Could influence the society and the nation in great measure!

In the course of his journey enjoyed imprisonment
A simple Chief Minister he was moved in a rickshaw
From Railway station to home, provided mid day meals
Free uniform and education to the poor and needy-to heal!