Guru Govind Singji.
Freedom that we enjoy today is the result of freedom struggle
Under our Father of the Nation Mahatmaji -all Indians
Irrespective of their religion-came together and struggled
Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Jains all together!
Twenty Sixth May today is the Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun
Devji of Punjab.
Guru Arjun Dev born in April Fifteen Sixty Three Goindval,
To father to become Guru Ramdas and his mother’s Mata Bhani.
Arjan Dev’s grandfather Guru Amardas and his father Guru Ramdas
Were the third and fourth Gurus of the Sikhs.
Became the fifth Guru of the Sikhs after the death of his father.
Guru Arjun laid the foundation of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Also designed the four doors in a gurdwara – the Sikh places of worship – Proclaimed that “My faith is for the people of all castes and all creeds from whichever direction they come and to whichever direction they bow.”
He also declared that all Sikhs should donate a tenth of their earnings to charity.
His enduring legacy to the Sikh faith compiling all the past Gurus’
Writings into one book – the holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru Arjun Dev included the compositions of both Hindu and Muslim saints
Consistent with the teachings of Sikhism and the Gurus.
Muslim Mughal Emperor Jahangir imposed a fine and
Demanded that Guru Arjun erase some of the hymns
He found offensive. According to the Sikh tradition,
Guru refused to remove the lines and pay the fine,
For which he was tortured and executed.
On this day full reading of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib is done.
With a procession with the Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
And sweets are offered to the general public outside gurdwaras.
Amritsar Golden Temple.
May Twenty first is today -indeed a holy day for the Christian
Faith all over! Ascension Day Twenty Twenty! observed today!
Ascension Day also called Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ,
Ascension Thursday and Holy Thursday is held on a Thursday
Fortieth day of Easter- after Easter Sunday!.
Jesus, through the immaculate heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your sacred heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles of prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
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In the Hindu pantheon several Gods and Goddesses are found
Embracing all faiths and practices!One is Lord Narasimma Swamy!
Today May Sixth is a sacred day- Narasimha Jayanthi!
Faith and belief a must for prayer and appreciation of all!
Narsimha Jayanti an important festival among the Hindus
And is on Vaisakh Chaturdashi (14th day) of the Shukla Paksh.
Narsimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu -HE
Appears as a man-lion that is the face like a lion and
Trunk like a man. He had killed demon Hiranyakashipu on this day.
All Lord Vishnu devotees observe fast on this day.
It is known that Narsimha appeared during the sunset on Chaturdashi
And the puja is performed during evening hours.
Narasimha Jayanti is to remove adharma and to follow the path of dharma.
Dharma is to perform correct deeds and not harm anyone.
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To me DANCE is DIVINE- the Lord Nataraja is the LORD OF DANCE!
May be Bharatha Natya, kathakkali, kuchipudi and similar arts!
Unfortunate today’s dances are just physical not spiritual, artistic
Not appealing to the senses and spirit -appeals only to body!
Today Twenty Ninth April is International Dance Day a global
Celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the
IInternational Theatre Institute, partner for the performing arts
Of UNESCO. The anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre
The creator of modern ballet. day is to encourage participation
And education in dance through events and festivals held all over the world.
Ancient art is dance- a great culture built it
Modern and medieval, eastern and western hit
In India revered as -natya kala -divinity
Lord Shiva in HIS dance- a part of trinity!
Kathakali of Kerala
Kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh
Omnipotent Almighty created world and society quite interesting
In hundreds of lovely ways very much to enjoy and spread joy flourishing
In writing prose, in making verse, in playing games and in building words
In eating, in speaking, in cracking jokes and wits, in cakes baking!
Today twenty fourth of April – “PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY”sounds funny
A day observed all over the world in a happy state of mind with family
And friends in the states of America, Canada and other parts – happily!
Just enjoying eating and eating- essential for any living being!
Celebrated across the world, referring to a variety
Of different dishes-sausages wrapped in biscuit or dough baked
Served as appetizer, as a breakfast, or any mealtime
Guests and hosts enjoy the “pigs”-with a few ingredients-nice time.!
Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent-Lord Almighty
Indeed is the Creator of Gods! the Gods and their incarnations!
April Twentieth today is MATHSYA JAYANTHI! Mathsya’s birth day!
Mathsya -fish-is an avatar of the RigVedic god Vishnu.
Matsya is commonly associated in post-Vedic literature
Puranas with the legends of rescuing Vaivasvata Manu
From the deluge, and rescuing the Vedas stolen by Asuras.
Matsya is the first incarnation of the Dashavatara,
The ten principal avatars of Vishnu.
Matsya looks a giant fish with a horn, or anthropomorphic
In the form of a human torso connected to the rear half of a fish.
Festivals for religious fervor and social harmony and gathering
Humans need both and designed one day or other all over the year!
Festival days start with new year days- whatever may be-English,
Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam in other States and languages!
Fourteenth April today happens to be Tamil and Bengali New Year Days
Sri Sarvari -Tamil New year and Pohela Baishak Bengali
Happy festival days- religious and social significance!
On this New Year day let us pray for peace and prosperity
Health and happiness, sincerity and social harmony
All over the States and the world for the year and years to follow.
Let us take care of the old, sick and have not to the extent possible!
Let that be our resolve on this happy occasion of Sri Sarvari
And Pohela Baishok in the States! Let us serve the world!
Vaisakhi – Baisakhi a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. observed on Thirteenth or Fourteenth April
Remembers the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors
Under Guru Gobind Singh in Sixteen Ninety Nine great year!
Vaisakhi is the first day of Vaisakha month. a spring harvest
Festival for Hinduism and Sikhs. Vaisakhi observes history of
Sikhism and the Indian subcontinent In Punjab region. major Sikh festival-
The birth of Sikh order after Persecution and execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur
For refusing to convert under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Resulted in coronation of the tenth Guru of Sikhism and the Formation of Khalsa, both on the Vaisakhi day.Ranjit Singh was Maharaja of the
Sikh Empire on Twelfth April eighteen not one.creating a unified state.
Sahib Singh Bedi, a descendant of Guru Nanak, conducted the coronation.
Vaisakhi was also the day when colonial British empire officials committed
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre on a gathering, an event influential to the Indian movement against colonial rule.
On Vaisakhi, Gurdwaras decorated and hold kirtans, Sikhs visit
And bathe in lakes or rivers before visiting local Gurdwaras,
community fairs and nagar kirtan processions held, and
people gather to socialize and share festive foods.
For many Hindus, the festival is their traditional harvest festival,
An occasion to bathe in sacred rivers such as Ganges, Jhelum, and Kaveri,
Visit temples, meet friends and take part in other festivities.
Omnipotent , Omniscient and Omnipresent Lord Almighty
Created mankind to be ever grateful to the humans of
The present and past! We are here now thanks to our forefathers!
We invoke their grace and blessings though they are i their tombs.
Every country has its own culture, traditions and practices
Here is one by our neighboring country-corona will disappear soon!
Today fourth day of the fourth month -QUINGMING FESTIVAL DAY!
Qingming festival- Chinese families visit the tombs of their ancestors
To clean the grave sites, pray to their ancestors, and make ritual offerings.
Traditional food dishes, and the burning of joss sticks and joss paper.
The holy day the traditional reverence of one’s ancestors in Chinese culture.
Being observed by the Chinese for over two thousand five hundred years.
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