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

VALLALAR BIRTH DAY IS*37

IS*37-Indian Saints 37

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Proud Indians we are blessed with the great Saints and Seers all over
Gifted by the great Bharata Mata ! East or West, North or South
To make Indian society noble, harmonious with peace and poise
One from Tamilnadu is the great Poet Saint Ramalinga Vallalar!

Arutprakasa Vallalār Chidambaram Ramalingam born on this day
In Eighteen Twenty Three lived upto thirtieth January Eighteen Seventy Four,
Ramalingam as his name, but known as Vallalār- Ramalinga Swamigal-Ramalinga Adigal,
Most famous Tamil Saints-one of greatest Tamil poets belonging “gnana siddhars”.

Samarasa Suddha Sanmarga Sathya Sangam passed on by him in theory and practice
By his personal way of living- an inspiration for all.Suddha Sanmarga Sangam,
Succeeded in eliminating caste system. prime aspects of human life- love with
Charity and divine practice leading to achievement of pure knowledge.

He worshipped the flame of a lighted lamp as a symbol of eternal Power
He could make the lamp glow with water- with his divine power
Musician and poet, composed nearly six thousand poems teaching
Universal love and peace, ‘Six Thiru Muraigal’, Thiruvarutpa holy book of grace.
Manumurai Kanda Vāsagam describing the life of Manu Needhi Cholan yet another work.

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY-September 21st

 

 

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Ultimately man needs peace, peace, peace! Rich or poor, read or unread
That is why our holy Motherland-India that is Bharat
Gives all importance to SHANTHI PAATA running like this:

Asathomaa sath gamaya
Thamasomaa jyothir gamaya
Mruthyomaa amrutham gamaya
OM SHANTHI! OM SHANTHI!! OM SHANTHIHI!!!                  (1)

sarve bavanthu sukhinaha
Sarve santhu niraamayaaha
Sarve badhraani pasyanthu
Maa kaschith dhukhavaag baveth
OM SHANTHI! OM SHANTHI!! OM SHANTHIHI!!!    (2)

Sarvesham svasthir bavathu
Sarveshaam jyothir bavathu
Sarvesham shaanthir bavathu
OM SHANTHI! OM SHANTHI!! OM SHANTHIHI!!!     (3)

Rich man may not find peace in his crores
Healthy man may no9t find peace in his health robust
Highly educated may not find peace in his MAs and PHds!

Peace lies in the minds and attitudes of men- may be sick, may be poor, may be uneducated yes he enjoys peace! Paradox of life it is!
On this international peace day let us pray for peace and harmony all over the world.

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ONAM IS TODAY-11th September

To keep the social fabric high and nice all over the year
Our Holy Motherland has designed festivals and celebrations
In each and every State unique and noble-great indeed
All over the year to enjoy and promote harmony and peace!

Great Onam festival is today the Eleventh September
Onam is the traditional festival of Malayalees originated
From Kerala.a religious, cultural festival celebrated by
The community around the world with pomp and pleasure!

The revisit of Mahabali marks the festival of Onam.
Onam has a range of activities and celebrated with great
Enthusiasm. Boat races, dance forms, florals, colourful art,
Food -ONAM SADHYA and traditional clothing FLOWER KOLAM!.

 

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ISAIGNANIYAAR I S* 33

IS*-Indian Saint 33

India our holy Motherland treats men and women equal
In all respects. There are many woman Gods indeed equally
Venerated and respected by all. Tamilnadu got the grace
Of one ISAIGNANIYAR-mother of Sundarar one of the four
Important Nayanmars- out of the noble sixty three!

Family of “Sundarar” son of”Sadaya Nayanar”,
Isaignaniyar mother,Paravai Nachiyar wife,
Sundarar, Sangili Nachiyar wife,”Narasinga
Muniyaraiyar Nayanar” foster-father
Isaignaniyar of seventh century female saint

She is herself regarded as a Nayanar saint, venerated
In ” “Shaivism” along with her husband Sadaiya Nayanar”
She is generally counted as the last in the list of sixty three
one of the three female saints. Sundarar is the only Nayanar
With both his parents enlisted as Nayanars.
Her sainthood is seen as the greatness of her son.