WORLD FOOD DAY-October 16th.

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“FOOD FOR ALL” important aim and endeavor of all Governments in the world
Most difficult goal to achieve- how indeed is a nagging question!- untold
Obstacles and difficulties in providing – leaving none to go to bed hungry
Need urgent is to eliminate hunger all over the world forever!

World Food Day is today the sixteenth October- action dedicated to
Tackling global hunger. people from around the world come together to commit
To eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime. Celebrating the creation
Of the Food and Agriculture Organization events organized in more than
One hundred and fifty countries across the world, making it the most
Celebrated days of the United Nations.to promote worldwide awareness
And action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure
Food security and nutritious diets for all. food basic and fundamental
Human right and need. several million people worldwide suffer
From chronic undernourishment, five million children under five die
Of malnutrition every day. Let us dedicate ourselves to implement
The theme for the year “Our actions are our future”!.

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WORLD STANDARDS DAY October 14th.

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The world as a whole -created by the Omnipotent, Omniscient Lord
To be happy and healthy, peaceful and prosperous, friendly and joyful!
Absolute need for maintaining a standard is there- for all to follow
Standard should be high, noble, causing harm to none and yielding  great!

World Standards Day is today  the Fourteenth  October. to honours
The efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards
Within standards to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers
As to the importance of standardization to the global economy.

THe day was  chosen to mark the date, in Nineteen Forty Six
When delegates from Twenty Five countries met in London and
Decided to create an international organization focused on standardization.
Let us fix moral, ethical, personal, societal -and follow with determination.

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ENVIRONMENT-CLEAR AND CLEAN? Part 1

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Man  the roof and crown of Creation endowed with  all faculties intact
I fail to appreciate the environmental issues around me
And bother not to make my environment clean and clear –pity
It is not only in my own interest but I owe it to Society!

We are surrounded by many different things on this planet Earth.
Most of the time, we take them for granted. Our surroundings, be it
Living or nonliving, the geographical area where we live constitute Our ENVIRONMENT which needs to be protected by all means.

Let us give thought to the after effects that will plague for not
Addressing the environmental issues on time. Let us analyze
In brief the various environmental issues that  plague our  world
And their harmful effects  on all the living beings-very crucial.

When Mahatma Gandhi emphasized on cleanliness, it was protection
Of ENVIRONMENT for healthy living in the society-in perfection
Harmful effect of ignoring Environment is to our own peril
Let us see more and more on this in the days to come in serial!

 

Grow more trees.

P S: This post is at the instance of Mr. Mathew eapen of US through Mr. Suresh Mathew of our colony.

NATIONAL POSTAL DAY-OCTOBER 10th

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I P S -Indian Postal Service- network deemed to be one
Of the best in the world!We also experience especially
In the deep rural areas -post man is the harbinger of
Happy news from the  farthest battle field-forward areas!

Unmindful of adverse climate and terrain postal employees
Performs his duties -let us understand and appreciate
On this day- National Postal Day was October tenth
To pay our regards and appreciation to all in the field and office!

Observed on October ninth-Tenth each year, World Post Day commemorates
The anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, started in Switzerland
In eighteen hundred and seventy four. it was the beginning of the global communications revolution, introducing the ability to write to others
All over the world. we celebrate to highlight the importance of their service!.

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Shirdi Baba Samadhi Day-Vijayadasami Day-October 8th

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Yes it was on the Vijayadashami Day of Nineteen Eighteen
That Shirdi Baba highly revered Mahan gifted to us by Bharat Mata
Attained Samadhi and all Vijayadashami days are his memorial days.
Today Eighth October is his memorial day and hence to remember and pray
On this day it will be pleasing to him if all our homes are lighted With lamps bright. Let us do and get HIS grace and blessings!

(Thanks to E.Sundareson.)

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October 7th-MAHA NAVAMI

 

Maha Navami

Maha Navami  is today the Seventh October-a holy day
For all who practice Hinduism! Gift of  our Motherland!
MAHA NAVAMI means GREAT NINEH DAY! During the Dussehra Festival
Festival of Nine Nights-dedicated to Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati
Goddesses of Valour, Wealth and Wisdom- three most essential for all!
The society to be at peace and plenty, noble and harmonious!

Maha Navami festival dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars.
People worship the different avatars of Durga in different parts
On this day, the Mahisasurmardini, who killed the buffalo demon,
Form of Durga is worshipped. on this auspicious Maha Navami,
Goddess killed the evil Mahisasur. Navami is the day to laud
The victory of good over evil.Devotees worship for the protection
Of their family from all the obstacles and difficulties in life.
Goddess Durga empowers her devotees to fulfill all their ambitions
attain success. Maha Navami is an auspicious day to start something new. Let us invoke their grace and blessings today!

October 6th-MAHA SAPTAMI

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Religions’ noble objective is to unite the entire humanity with the bonds of LOVE and HARMONY, RESPECT and REGARDS. In India our holy Motherland in particular, by our tradition and culture respect all Religions and coexist with the followers of all religions and with the freedom of worship enshrined in our great Constitution we have temples and churches, mosques and Gurdwaras are abound in all places-East to West and North to South!
Rightly our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi always stressed upon religious unity and all Indians-Hindus and Muslims, Christians, Parsis and Jains all involved voluntarily in our freedom struggle under Gandhi’s leadership and won historic freedom purely with the weapon of NONVIOLENCE AND TRUTH.
Very nobly he sang Ramdun every day in his prayer meetings:
ரகுபதி ராகவ ராஜாராம்
பதீத பாவன சீதா ராம்
ஈஸ்வர அல்லா தேரே நாம்
சப்கோ சன்மதி தே பகவான்!
Sunday the sixth October today is MAHA SAPTAMI day -Seventh day of Festival of Nine Nights called DUSSEHRA and NAVRATRI.
The seventh day of the Navratri festival is celebrated as Maha Saptami. During the grand Durga Puja festivity of 9 days, there is vital importance of the seventh day which is observed as Maha Saptami. As per the Hindu calendar, the day is celebrated in the month of Chaitra during Shukla Paksha on Saptami. According to the Gregorian calendar, the day falls in the month of March or April.

What is the Significance of Maha Saptami?
The day of Maha Saptami holds great significance as devotees worship Goddess Durga and seek her divine blessings. During all the nine days of the Chaitra Navratri, devotees worship and offer prayers to Hindu Goddess Shakti. It is believed that during the festivity, nine different incarnations of Goddess Durga are revered and worshipped across India. The day is also celebrated as Gudi Padwa in the states of Maharashtra, Ugadi in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and various other southern states and also as the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

The festivity and celebrations of Maha Saptami begin with offering a sacred bath to Navapatrika. It comprises of nine different plants including Paddy, Banana, Jayanti, Colacassia, Pomegranate, Ashoka, Turmeric, Arum Plant, and Bel. All these plants are together tied with Koyala and Aparajita plants and then Navapatrika is formed. This represents the win of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura.

At the time of war with Mahishasura, Maa Durga created eight different war partners called ‘Ashtanayika’. These nine different plants are the symbols of these eight war partners and Goddess Durga.
TOMORROW the seventh October is Durgashtami:
2019 Mahashtami, Durgashtami
Mahashtami, also known as Maha Durga Ashtami, is second day of Durga Puja. Maha Ashtami is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachara Puja (षोडशोपचार पूजा) which is very much similar to Maha Saptami Puja except Prana Pratishtha (प्राण प्रतिष्ठा) which is done only once on Maha Saptami.

On Maha Ashtami nine small pots are installed and nine Shaktis of Durga are invoked in them. All nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during Maha Ashtami Puja.

Young unmarried girls, being treated as Goddess Durga itself, are also worshipped on Maha Ashtami. Worshipping of young girls during Durga Puja is known as Kumari Puja. In many regions Kumari Puja is done during all nine days of Durga Navratri. Kumari Puja on a single day during Durga Puja is preferred on Maha Ashtami.

The legendary Sandhi Puja is also falls on Maha Ashtami. The time window of the last 24 minutes of Ashtami Tithi and the first 24 minutes of Navami Tithi is known as Sandhi Time or the holy juncture during Durga Puja. Sandhi time is considered the most auspicious time during whole Durga Puja. Sandhi Puja is the culmination point and the most important ritual of Durga Puja. It is customary to perform Balidan or animal sacrifice at this sacred juncture. Devotees who abstain from animal sacrifice perform symbolic Bali with vegetables like banana, cucumber or pumpkin. For Brahmins any type of animal sacrifice is prohibited by scriptures and Brahmin community does only symbolic Bali. Even the famous Belur Math in West Bengal does symbolic Bali with banana during Sandhi Puja. It is customary to light 108 earthen lamps during Sandhi Kaal.
Here is a poem composed by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar on Navratri in Tamil, its transliteration and translation:
1.உஜ்ஜயினீ, நித்ய கல்யாணி
ஓம் சக்தி ஓம் சக்தி ஓம் சக்தி (உஜ்ஜயினீ)
2. உஜ்ஜய காரண சங்கர தேவி
உமா சரஸ்வதி ஸ்ரீ மாதா ஸா (உஜ்ஜயினீ)
3. வாழி புனைந்து சங்கர தேவன்
தோழி, பதங்கள் பணிந்து துணிந்தனம் (உஜ்ஜயினீ)
4. சத்ய யுகத்தை அகத்தி லிருத்தி
திறத்தை நமக்கருளிச் செய்யும் உத்தமி. (உஜ்ஜயினீ)

TRANSLITERATION

1. Ujjayinnee nithya kalyaaNi!
Ohm Sakthi, Ohm Sakthi, Ohm Sakthi (ujjayinee)
2. Ujjaya kaaraNi sankara devee
Uma saraswathi sri maathaa sa (ujjayinee)
3. Vaazi punaindhu maheswaradhevan
Thozhi, padhangkaL paNindhu thuNindhanam (Ujjayinee)
4 Sathya yugaththai agaththi liruththi
tThiraththai namakkaruLich cheyyum uththami. (Ujjayinee)
TRANSLATION

1. Primal Goddess of readiness
Auspicious eternally
Mother Might of the sacred syllable!
2. Cause of readiness in us
Consort of Sankara,
Uma, Saraswathi, Mother Mahalakshmi!
3. Praising the companion of Maheswara
We bow at Her feet and get ready.
4. She i9s good, she gives us strength
And encapsulates in us the Age of Truth!

Let us on this auspicious festival of Nine Nights invoke the grace and blessings of Durga for valor, Lakshmi for Wealth and Saraswati for learning and knowledge- three eternal needs of human beings!
With this we end this week’s Sunday story and we shall meet as usual tomorrow. Till then GOODBYE!

Navratri golu-Doll show at Bangalore by Sharadha

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Navratri Golu Doll Show at US by Sruthi.

Saraswathi Pooja at Chennai by Srivalli