Today is a holyday –Makara Sankaranthi Day- Pongal Day- very auspicious day! Thanks giving Day to the Lord Sun for having blessed the agriculturists with plenty of produce filling the coffers of paddy and other cereals and grains.
This is a very significant day in my personal life in as much as it was on this auspicious day Makara Sankaranthi Day- 14th January 1961- FIFTY SEVEN years ago I gave up taking coffee or tea as a final year student of my degree course in Alagappa College, Karaikudi in response to the advice of the great Saint Jagath Guru Shri Chandra sekarendra Saraswathy of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam – recognized as a MAHA PERIYAVA! I have elaborately written about this important event of my life under the caption GOOD BYE TO COFFEE in this Blog (kindly go to the archives. This article of my personal experience had the fortune of finding a space in the Centenary Souvenir brought out on the holy occasion of Mahapaeriyava’s hundredth birth day.
Well on such a day, my 22nd Tale has fallen due. Yes, this is my 1100 th post on the 1052nd day of the Blog.
As is the practice we shall look into the progress of overall views if Envius Thoughts since the last Tale 21 on 26th November 2017:
26/11/2017 982nd day- 1050th post- 1,17,004
02/12/2017 1009th day 1056th post- 1,18,000
08/12/2017 1015 th day 1062nd post – 1,19,000
16/12/2017 1023rd day 1070th post- 1,20,000
23/12/2017 1030th day 1077th post 1,21,000
30/12/2017 1037th day 1084th post 1,22,000
05/01/2018 1043rd day 1090th post 1,23,000
11/01/2018 1049th day 1097th post 1,24,000.
The top three in terms of number views date wise:
I 299 Views 27th January 2017 Topic: Universe- A Chariot on the Move Part 25
II 247 Views 20th August 2016 Topic: Radiant Renuka Recalled.
III 230 Views 12th January 2018 Topic: National Youth Day
We go on writing as our pleasant duty and God gives the fruit in the form of views from my avowed and esteemed viewers from almost all over the globe!
As a recap since TALE 21 on 26-11-2017,
Year 2017 bid a good bye and we whole heartedly extended a warm welcome to TWENTY EIGHTEEN!
Numbers 32, 64, 108 and 1008 has special significance in India and the 1008th day of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS was on FIRST DECEMBER 2017 which proved to be a VERY GREAT DAY in my life! Yes; that day brought me a PLACE IN THE INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS for the FEAT ACHIEVED
“MOST ENGLISH POEMS / ARTICLES BLOGGED REGULARLY WITHOUT FAIL EVEN FOR A DAY FOR 1008 days from 28th February 2015 WITH 1055 POSTS WHICH HAD AN OVERALL VIEW OF MORE THAN 1,17, 750 from 210 COUNTRIES AND MORE IN THE GLOBE”
Record holder N V Subbaraman with his trophy and certificate.
This I owe to the grace of my God of Learning and my esteemed Viewers support. Kindly read my post titled ENVIUS THOUGHTS ENTERS THE INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS from the archives of https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
The Lord Almighty has blessed us with this human life to LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL and HELP EVER HURT NEVER. To the extent possible we must achieve something that should be remembered by our posterity; that will indeed be the fulfillment of ones birthl I used to contemplate often whether we are leaving something to the world.
One of the things that come to my mind and gives a sense of satisfaction is my translation of the great Saint Composer Shri Sathguru Thyagaraja’s Pancha Rathna Keerthanas –FIVE GEMS OF COMPOSITIONS- to Tamil from the original Telugu at the instance of a great scholar and devotee of Maha periyava Translation by itself has not much of significance unless otherwise it is rendered by a competent group of musicians. and in this case it was a group from Madurai comprising Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam- vocal, Shri Sachidanandam- violin- and Dr. K Thiyagarajan-Mridangam. The CD was brought out by an organization named THISRADWANI.
.When a leading Tamil monthly magazine KALAIMAGAL made a review of the translation brought out in the form of a CD by a leading musical troupe of Madurai- Smt. Ranganayaki Sachithanandam vocal, Shri Sachidanandam violin and Dr. K Thyagarajan Mridhangam- There was a wave of demand for the CD from many countries where the Tamil magazine is read –it was in February 2013.
When Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam former President of India – a great lover of Karnatic music heard the CD and called on the artists in Madurai to hear the songs rendered in person which was reported by me in my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHFS , another wave of demand arose.
Newspaper like the HINDU is a powerful medium and on 15th December they commended the translation, a third wave was in and continues till now. Spate of phone calls enquiring about the translation and requesting for the CDs continues and I am still attending to promptly! Significance about this translation is despite the appeal of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1963 while inaugurating the Thyagabramma aradhana for translating the Telugu keerthanas into different Indian languages for the people all over can understand and appreciate the musical outpourings of the Saint Composer musician, no attempts were made and this translation of mine is very first. I take it as God’s will and grace.
Come December-January-Chennai Music Season is on! Karnatic musicians and music lovers from all over the world flock to Chennai!
I had a good opportunity to visit two of the programmes- one Chennaiyil Thituvaiyaru at Kamarajar Arangam and the other Mylaopre Fine Arts Society in their auditorium. In the earlier one I was honored for my translation of Thyagayya’s Pancha Rathna Keerthanas.
Latest news is that one of the karnatic music lovers from US who has come to India wanted to take about 25 CDs to enable him to distribute the same among the music schools in US to enable them to make their students sing
Thus comes to an end this TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 22 with my hearty thanks to the Almighty, WORDPRESS and my valuable and esteemed viewers from all over the globe. Latest viewer is from Northern Mariana Islands!!!!!
We shall meet on Monday. Thanks.