THAI POOSAM-8th February.

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Of the numerous holy days observed in  Hinduism mainstay of my
My sacred Motherland India that is Bharat -Thaipoosam
தைப்பூசம் -Thaippūsam, an important  festival for  the Tamils!
On the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February),
Coinciding with  star  Poosam  observed in countries such as India,
Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa, Canada and
Other places such as Réunion, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean.

Thaipusam a combination of the month, Thai and  star Pusam.
Festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a
Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil Demon Soorapadman.
Thaipusam marks Murugan’s birthday when young and old carry ‘kavadis’.

 

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Bhadase Sagan Maraj IS39

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Hinduism one of the greatest religions of India in fact is universal
In nature. Its principles and policies, philosophy and teachings,
Aimed at making human beings live a life of nobility and purity,
Spirituality and serenity- wherever and whoever practiced .

Bhadase Sagan Maraj born in nineteen nineteen and attained mukthi in
Nineteen seventy one, an Indo-Trinidadian Hindu leader and politician,
Founded the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha.a Trinidadian and Tobagonian
Politician, Hindu leader, wrestler, businessman, and author- founded
The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha in nineteen fifty two grew into a
Major Hindu organization in Trinidad and Tobago. also founded
The Caroni East Indian Association and its president.
Great souls they are wherever served for the cause of humanity!.

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Anandamayi Ma IS 38

Of the numerous Saints and Seers , Bharat Matha gave us
One great lady Saint is Anandamayi Ma described by
Sivananda Saraswathi as the most perfect flower the Indian soil
Produced- born on thirtieth April Eighteen Ninety Six
And departed to her heavenly abode on Twenty Seventh
August Nineteen Eighty Two-name means “joy permeated”!

Poorvashrama name  Nirmala Sundari an Indian Saint,
Precognition, faith healing and miracles  attributed to her.
Name was given to her by her devotees in the nineteen twenties
To describe her perpetual state of divine joy.
India’s holiness sprouted from the great saints and seers
Enlightening entire humanity from our holy land!

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15th January-MAKARA SANKARANTHI.

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A major Hindu festival with a lot of fervour in our country.
Is today the Fifteenth Of January “MAKARA SANKARANTHI”
Majorly observed in our holy Motherland and also by Indians
And Hindus around the world. Festival is a religious  as well as
A seasonal observance and marks the winter solstice,
And the shift of the sun leads to ever-lengthening, longer days.
Also known as Maghi,  a major harvest festival and dedicated
To the sun god Surya,  marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara (Capricorn) .
Happy Makar Sankranti   kite flying is an important aspect
Also known as Uttarayan as from the day of Makar Sankranti, the sun begins it’s northward journey.The harvest festival Is observed throughout India
Under different names and traditions. The festivities related to
Makar Sankranti have many names depending on the region  observed.
North Indian Hindus and Sikhs,  call Maghi Called Makara Sankranti
As Poush sôngkrānti in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal,
Karnataka and Telangana,Sukarat in central India,Magh Bihu by Assamese,Thai Pongal  by Tamils.In Gujarat, kite flying is organised
As part of Makar Sankranti festivities. Happy Makara Sankaranthi!

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BHOGI FESTIVAL TODAY-14th January

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Resplendent with festivals and rituals promoting peace and harmony
Love and happiness, Hinduism is great indeed. Fourteenth January
Today is BHOGI Festival.the first day of the four-day Makarsankranti
Festival. celebrated widely in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh Telangana

On Bhogi, we discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things
Causing change or transformation. At dawn, we light a bonfire with logs of wood,
Other solid-fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful.disposal of derelict things is where all old habits, vices, attachment to relations and material things are sacrificed in the sacrificial fire of the knowledge of “Rudra”
Known as the “Rudra Gita Jnana Yajna”. representing realization, transformation and purification of the soul by imbibing and inculcating various divine virtues.
Bhogi celebrated the day preceding and “Makar Sankranti”

Buddha died in Bhogi Pongal at the time when Buddhism was being practiced all over India.

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Jaimal Singh (Radha Soami Sant Satguru) 29 December 1903)

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Yet another Indian saint gifted to us by Mother India that is Bharat
Is Jaimal Singh (Radha Soami Sant Satguru) who entered his heavenly abode
On Twenty Ninth of December one hundred nineteen years ago
A sacred day to pay our homage with all respect and reverence!

Jaimal Singh popularly called ‘Baba Ji’ by disciples and devotees.
The son of a Punjabi farmer who as a young teenager set out on a spiritual quest. He became A spiritual successor of Shiv Dayal Singh, the Sant of Āgrā.
Jaimal Singh served in the British Indian Army as a sepoy from age of seventeen
And attained the rank of havildar (sergeant). After retirement, settled
In a desolate and isolated spot outside the town of Beas now East Punjab)
Spread the teaching of his guru Shiv Dayal Singh. place developed
Into a colony called the “Dera Baba Jaimal Singh” and today
Is the world centre of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas organization.
Jaimal Singh was the first spiritual master and head of
Radha Soami Satsang Beas his death in nineteen hundred and three.
Before his death he appointed Baba Sawan Singh as his spiritual successor.

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IS* Indian Saints and Seers 36

India that is Bharat, my sacred Motherland gifted great saints and Seers
In all religions practiced in this holy land! For thousands of years past
Guide us for a life of nobility and peace, plenty and prosperity
Nayanmars Sixty Three pillars of Saivism- branch of Hinduism- Divinity!

One is ATHIPATHTHA NAYANAR-a fisherman by profession-devotee of Shiva
Out of extreme piety- devotion- used to offer one of the best catches
To Shiva every day.Even only one in a particular day, it
Will be offered to Lord and Nayanar used to return home empty handed!

To check his devotion, Lord Shiva made one fish of gold studded with gems
And made it to the net of Athipaththar-only one for the whole day-
Nayanar as per practice offered that fish of Gold to Shiva HIMSELF
Hence he finds a place in the list of Nayanars. Let us invoke HIS grace!

 

(There is going to be a series of posts on Nayanmars in deference to the wishes of an esteemed viewer Shankar of Pondicherry)