Muharram the first month of the Islamic year is great
Second holiest month after Ramadan month- a treat
Muharam not a festival but a month long fasting
Almost mourning over Immam Hussain’s valiant death.
On Ashura, Muhammad’s grandson, Imman Hussain,
Died fighting in the Battle of Karbala almost fourteen
Centuries ago naturally a sad event mourned by all
Fasting , praying and mourning the day is spent all over.
Day differs among Shias and Sunnis in principle
All pious and devoted Muslims Allah’s disciples
And of course on the sighting of the moon in the month
But a day sacred and holy all observing with faith.
Sarada’s self made Vinayaka with maida, turmeric and a little sugar powder for today’s pooja at Bangalore.
Vinayaka Chathurthy at Ramnath’s house at Bangalore.
Of all the Hindu pantheons, Lord Ganesha occupies prime
Otherwise called VIGNESHWARA-the dispel-er of all vignas
Hurdles and hiccups! Ganesha the Hindu deity reached foreign
Lands! Ganesha by Hindus outside India made others to follow!
Acceptance of Hindu ideas in ancient times still
Continue today in world religions.Vigneshwara was a deity
Particularly worshiped by traders and merchants,
Who went out of India for commercial ventures.
Ganesha is considered FIRST FULL GOD in India-the son of
Eashwara! Any thing good to commence HE is propitiated!
Today is Ganesh Chathurti let us all pray and invoke HIS
Blessings for the welfare of humanity as a whole!
Sri Ganesha is adored and worshiped across the world and throughout time. In Egypt sculptures of Lord Ganesha were found in excavation sites, …
Vinayaka Chathurthy at Lakshman’s home at US.and Ramnath’s at Bangalore are the above photos.
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India that is Bharath our holy Motherland is indeed a land of
Great principles, philosophy and practices! Third August today
Is one of the many festivals that we observe – a favorite among all
Celebrating the special bond that brothers share with their sisters.
It is a festival celebrated in Nepal and by all Hindus all over the world.
The day is marked on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar in the month Of
Shravan or Sawan and falls in August, and Raksha Bandhan is today.
Raksha Bandhan means “bond of protection”! women and girls of all ages
Tie a talisman, ” Rakhi” around the wrists of their brothers as a symbol of
Protection. The men and boys gift their sisters money, new clothes, sweets.
Let us resolve on this holy day to protect WOMEN- incarnation of Goddess
Who takes care of home and all the members with love, affection and regards!
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.