SUN -the great giver of light and life- to be revered and thanked
Today is the day Pongal -Sankaranthy day rightly earmarked
By one of the oldest religions of the world-Hinduism
A festive day for prayer, feasting and socializing!
Pongal a delicious preparation with rice, ghee and sugar candy
Offered to Sun God with sugarcane- result of HIS grace to all
Socialization with warm visits to kith and kin and greet
“HAPPY PONGAL”-poor and rich, old and young, men and women all!
Personally the day marks the start of fifty ninth year
As a teetotaler- at the instance of Kanchi Maha Swami
As a final year Degree student of Alagappa College,
Karaikudi-not tempted to even in Ooty or minus temperature places! –
In a historic way the views of Envius Thoughts crossed 1000 (One Thousand) in 11 hours in a day- most auspicious PONGAL /MAKARA SANKARANTHI day-to day Tues day the 15th January 2019. Yes as at this moment 11.45 hrs the day’s views-1105-! I thank my esteemed viewers IMMENSELY for their views for the day and overall.
ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,88,000 views.
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Poverty manifests through hunger with no food available
Pity in HIS creation- people in poverty horrible
Go without food begging, stealing or fasting for years in life
Lacking employment and earn to take food and feed his family!
Affluent are many on their own or at the cost of others
Not ready to give and take care of those in poverty-alas!
Exploitation has its own impact negative on poverty.
Anti poverty Day is this day the seventeenth October!
Tamil Patriotic Poet Bharathiyar would say for sure:
No more exploitation of snatching the food of one by others
We shall make a rule and law; keep it forever- come what may
If any one goes sans food, we shall destroy the whole world-hey!
My HOLY HOMELAND-INDIA THAT IS BHARATH- has splendors many Reflecting noble and divine culture of the Land- devoted!
The Bhadrapad fair held in the center of the Ambaji village Outside the temple premises. The village visited by groups!
Number of sanghas- pilgrim groups- visit the fair. Many by foot Enriching immediately after the monsoon,the landscape is rich
With greenery, streams full of sparkling water and air is fresh. Pilgrims spend time in prayers and devotion,visiting other shrines!
Attend readings of the Saptashati: Seven hundred verses In praise of Goddess Ambaji. Merry-go-rounds and ferry wheels For recreation, and acrobatics!
On the night of the full moon, arrange bhavai: traditional folk-Drama, and garbas sung! Ambaji in the Danta Taluk of Banaskantha District, in the Gujarat-Rajasthan border. Ambaji principal shrine of Goddess since pre-Vedic Days. Arasuri Amba,in the Arasur hills.,
source of the Saraswati river. The inner sanctum of the temple has silver-plated doors a gokh, in the wall on which is fixed a gold-Plated marble inscription of the viso yantra, a Vedic text
On sacred geometry, the main focus of worship. the priests
Decorate The upper portion of the gokh that looks like Goddess.
Multi splendor-ed Ambaji to be enjoyed by all in life at least once!
Man in his quest for joy and peace, health and happiness
With his brain power created occasions called festivals
Involving all big and small, old and new, rich and poor
In all countries all through the year – happy times sure!
Jackson is a town near Ohio, United States
Jackson County Apple Festival annual one
Dedicated to “Apple” held in Jackson, Ohio
Festival to promote County’s agricultural product!
Festival held annually since nineteen thirty seven
Friday night home high-school football game at
High School during the week of the festival.
Dubbed “The Apple Bowl.”Several parades held
A school parade on Wednesday evening opening parade.
Thursday at noon the Pre-School Parade.The Saturday
Night “Grande Finale” biggest event over Seventy Thousand attend!
Marching bands from all over across Ohio and Virginia;
“Floats” of the elementary schools depicting the annual theme!
King Mahabali visit this year bringing relief and help.
A scene in the flood ravaged Kerala.
King Mahabali visits today HIS home land- God’s own land
Not to taste Onam Sadhya or enjoy the beautiful flower kolam
But bringing truck loads of help with currency and materials
For HIS own subjects to survive and sustain from the effects of floods!
Today supposed to be one of the happiest days -ONAM festival
All living in relief camps-rich and poor, men and women, read and unread!
Onam festival celebrated to honor the demon king on Thiruvonam,
Spirit of the king Mahabali visits Kerala-it is to welcome.
Though called a demon, he was kind hearted king.. This year He comes to help
And comes in the form of relief- help FLOODS ravaged!
Unprecedented-unseen and unheard-tragic. Mahabali has come to save!
Most of the houses slush filled, all electric and electronic gadgets
Gone useless, to reconstruct the home needs the balance of Eighteen
Relief funds in crores and crores inadequate-more and more needed
Let the world rush to help our brothers and sisters in their homeland.
Yet another scene in the flood ravaged Kerala.
Metemneo the traditional five-day harvest festival
Of the Yimchunger tribe in Nagaland -a nice state of Bharath
Though a solemn festival observed after the millet crop
Is harvested, normally in the second week of August sharp!
Inaugurated by the village elder khiungpu five-day festivals include:
Shito – Communal cleaning of the village, repair of village roads
Zhihdo – Repair of the paths leading to the fields, clearing up of intrusive landslides
Zumdo – Repair of inter-village roads
Khihresuk – Cleaning of water points and springs
Shiresuk – Cleaning and worship of agricultural tools!
They pray for the souls of those who would die in the year
Invite friends home and exchange gifts- engagements between
The young boys and girls made. They believe that males have
Six souls while females have five souls.Grand festival !
Aadi Perukku a Hindu Tamil festival observed
On the Eighteenth day of the Tamil month of Aadi to pay
Tribute to the life-sustaining properties of water.
That flows in the rivers all over its course a joyous matter!
Aadi monsoon festival written as Aadiperukku
A Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th Adi
Mid-July to mid-August -to revere water- the blessing
Of mankind with peace, prosperity and happiness, nature
Worship in the form of Amman deities to shower Nature’s
Bountiful grace on human beings.-a thanks giving day!
Padinettam perukku dedicated to the river
Basins of Tamil Nadu and major lakes water source
Areas to celebrate the water rising levels due to
The onset of monsoon, Padinettu is eighteen, and
Perukku denotes rising-observed predominately by women
A water-ritual, celebrated by women is to honor nature!