THESAURUS DAY-January 18th

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Rightly said “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”-POWER from sources different
Finding the sources and utilizing, the first step-no indifference!
Knowledge of any language improvement, provided by a Dictionary
I would say a dictionary not for REFERENCE but for regular reading!

Further step is there with a THESAURUS!! Eighteenth January today
Is “Thesaurus day” best friend of writers, looking for new word
To spice up  precisely the right nuance to add to a sentence
Or phrase! While we don’t use the great expanse of verbiage available
Expanse of language really gives amazing ability to express
With beauty and precision. Indeed a great tool to use!

Poets use words in melodious composition of phrases to evoke
The most powerful images, knowing that “very happy” is all good and well,
but “exultant” brings different scene to mind.Blending words and scenes
To capture the mind and personality of the characters in stories.

When all one can think of a “brown” pond, better to go to Thesaurus
And find the word Bistre really capturing heart and meaning.
Thesaurus day to refining-redefining vocabulary, and use
New space to help build up something more elegant. Great views!

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POETS’ PET!

Oh, POETS, if you miss your O you become PETS of the world!

Stalwart IPCian Jayaram Seshadri with his pet

In the creation of the Lord Almighty, Omniscient and Omnipresent
Unique are the living beings-humans, animals, pretty dogs and cats!
Poets  love nature-the God- and its manifestations-li ving beings
Accountants turned poets- keeping great pets with them and enjoy!

Poetry their first pet- one Jeesji we call-at India Poetry Circle
Who loves his pet dogs- trained to receive all poets at his home!
Another ESAR tending his pet poetry,-dog. beautiful plants  flowers!

A lady had a LION as her pet in her young age long years ago-fine
The Lion was left in a zoo later for greater protection and life nice
She went to the zoo one day to find how it was nursed and kept
Moment  lion saw her, jumped  from the cage, embraced and slept!
Pet indeed a pet whether a child or adult, cat or dog, parrot or lion
Greatness of the creation of Lord Almighty and-Omniscient!

 

IPCian Sundararajan with a rover abroad.

VOICE FROM THE HEAVEN!

Lady behind the laurels being honored by the Chief Guest

As if to prove the quote “Art and Literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and the society a rocket”, the events are taking place rapidly on the positive direction!

Yes I had a nice evening on the 29th of November which forms this week’s Sunday story which I am sure my esteemed viewers will find extremely interesting.

In Tamil Nadu we have a list of 64 arts and one of them is poetry! Training in Singing is another great art.

That evening lot lot of inputs I had in a Book release function!

Great invitation card for your view:

There are different types of poems and look at English poems-awesome indeed!

There are many different types of poems. The difference between each type is based on the format, rhyme scheme and subject matter.

  • Allegory (Time, Real and Imaginary by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  • Ballad (As You Came from the Holy Land by Sir Walter Raleigh)
  • Blank verse (The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
  • Burlesque (Hudibras by Samuel Butler)
  • Cacophony (The Bridge by Hart Crane)
  • Canzone (A Lady Asks Me by Guido Cavalcanti)
  • Conceit (The Flea by John Donne)
  • Dactyl (The Lost Leader by Robert Browning)
  • Elegy (Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard by Thomas Gray)
  • Epic (The Odyssey by Homer)
  • Epitaph (An Epitaph by Walter de la Mare)
  • Free verse (The Waste-Land by TS Eliot)
  • Haiku (How Many Gallons by Issa)
  • Imagery (In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound)
  • Limerick (There Was a Young Lady of Dorking by Edward Lear)
  • Lyric (When I Have Fears by John Keats)
  • Name (Nicky by Marie Hughes)
  • Narrative (The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe)
  • Ode (Ode to a Nightingale by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
  • Pastoral (To a Mouse by Robert Burns)
  • Petrarchan sonnet (London, 1802 by William Wordsworth)
  • Quatrain (The Tyger by William Blake)
  • Refrain (Troy Town by Dante Rosetti)
  • Senryu (Hide and Seek by Shuji Terayama)
  • Shakespearean sonnet (Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare)
  • Sonnet (Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats)
  • Tanka (A Photo by Alexis Rotella)
  • Terza rima (Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost)

I  know for sure that I am not a student of English literature; yet some interest in poetry drew me to the world of POETRY and I am deemed to be a bilingual poet-and recently I was offered honorary Doctorate for my literary achievements!?!?!?!?

The magnificent function was organized by the family of the veteran

One of them is a selfish Dental surgeon of great repute- selfish in the sense- he never allowed his university first rank in his Five year BDS and three year  MDS to go out of his hands to any one else!!!!!!!!

He has been my great friend and my caring Doctor for long. I was a toothless person and he made me a TOOTHFUL-TRUTHFUL -PERSON!

This Blogger knows no Raaga or Thaala but he can definitely enjoy the divinity in music in any genre! .

MELAKARTA RAGAS

Any music has its own method of rendering and naturally Carnatic music has its own nuances- sophisticated nuances- and one to master it is to take Himalayan efforts and here was that multifaceted personality- hero of this Sunday story- had made indeed HIMALAYAN efforts and successfully accomplished! Raagas and thaalas are the life line of great Carnatic music in any language.But here was a multi faceted personality hailing from God’s own country KERALA and settled in Chennai for long. Among his several accomplishments one was writing poetry in Tamil- KEERETHANAS in praise of Divinity and Gods.

Music is Divine and soul lifting, enriching and ennobling. He was a good musician, a nice mridhangist, efficient astrologer, a multilingual poet, a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa , author of poems in hundreds, a social worker for Ayyappa Seva Sangh, Anna Nagar, Chennai for long. Not having any formal Tamil learning, he wrote several, several Tamil songs!

Visually challenged he was, he visited Sabarimala for several decades. Blessed with an understanding and intelligent wife and sons his book was published and released in a grand function which I was fortunate to participate and key in this Sunday story of this week! .

Mēḷakarta is a collection of fundamental musical scales (ragas) in Carnatic music (South Indian classical music). Mēḷakarta ragas are parent ragas (hence known as janaka ragas) from which other ragas may be generated. In Hindustani music the thaat is equivalent  of Melakarta. There are 10 thaats in Hindustani music, though the commonly accepted melakarta scheme has 72 ragas.

“RAGA RAYS”

Coming to the book release function-function was to release a wonderful book titled as RAGA KIRANAS- RAYS OF RAGAS- 72 Melakartha Raagaas authored by the HERO of this Story-multifaceted personality-beloved father of my Dental surgeon.-

166 page wonderful book you can see the front and back covers below.

We have seen earlier the nice Invitation card prepared for the occasion.

Function started sharp as planned at 6.30 pm in a beautiful hall in Naradha Gana Sabha, Chennai.

Three greatly reputed personalities were the chief guests and seated on the Dias.

World renowned 74 year old MRIDHANGIST-KARAIKUDI MANI was the main on the Dias who recommended Shri Rajakumar Bharathi- great grandson of my mentor from heaven Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar.

The mridangam is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble. Guru Karaikudi Mani is the top mridangist in the world today. He is the son of my high school teacher in Karaikudi where I had my education and Shri Mani was a couple of years junior to me.

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Guru Karaikudi Mani playing his Mridangam

He writes in his preface to the book that was released thus:

Greatness of the author in astrology indeed is something remarkable. He has exemplary knowledge of music; a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa. He is an eminent mridangist too. Besides composing keerthanas on different pantheons of Hinduism, he has composed 72 keerthanas in 72 mela kartha ragas. That is something awe inspiring.

His last wish was that all his compositions must be published in the form of a book, practiced and rendered by musicians all over. My request to all musicians-sangeetha vidwans- is to fulfill his wish”.

Giving his views on the composition musician and great grand son of Mahakavi Bharathi Rajkumar Bharathi says: “ most outstanding is he has a tremendous knowledge of music. Composing songs in 72 melakartha ragas is not an easy task.In each of the verse, he has made use of the name of the respective melakartha raaga in each of his 72 songs!

 

Voice From Heaven

Faithful wife of the author poet, Astrologer, no surprise, heard distinctly his voice from his heavenly abode and beautifully quoted the same in the RAAGA RAYS released on that pleasant evening function. She concludes: “Thus, comes an end to the VOICE FROM HEAVEN of my husband from his heavenly abode and that I have verbatim given as Preface to this monumental work ”.

What a great and nobler husband and what a dutiful wife! One of the finest and noblest couples created by the Lord Almighty!

On the dais were the Chief guests of the evening three in number and the noble Doctor son of the noble father. After the prayer song of one of the songs composed by the poet on the Goddess of Learning, SARASWATHI rendered by Shuba Iyer, floral tributes were made by the three guests. Doctor son welcomed the Chief guests on the dais and the other invitees off the dais in a short and sweet language- mixed English and Tamil! Floral tributes were paid by the Chief Guests for the portrait of the poet kept in a decorated chair.

The chief guests in their own unique manner paid rich and eloquent tributes to the poet for his genius composition of 72 Tamil keerthanas in seventy two raga karthas.

All those connected wit preparation and release of the Book were duly honored including this Blogger which he does not deserve!

Short and sweet Vote of thanks was proposed by the first son of Doctor.

There after there was a fine music program exclusively poems composed by the hero of the day the multi faceted personality..

DRAMATIST PERSONAE:

Hero of the day enjoying his wish coming true from his heavenly abode:

Poet Sri Saidaasan  K.Narayanan

His dutiful wife Madam Lakshmi Narayanan.

Noble Doctor Son Dr.  N Vivek

Chief Guest Karaikudi Guru Mani- mridanga jambavan

Poet Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi-great grand son of Mahakavi Bharathiyar.

Isaip peroli Sikkil Gurucharan –musician of great repute.

Dr.J.Balaji-lovely designer and cover page artist.

Music team

Mrs. Rajeswari Shankar- Vocal

Mrs. Sri Vidya Ganesan -vocal

Ms. Pranathi – vocal

Mr. Srinivasan- Mridangam

Mr. Uma Shankar –Vlolin

Mr. Vinod Krishnan brother of Dr. Vivek-Planning and cordination.

Mst:  Sahas Vivek , student of a leading school in Chennai     first son of Dr. Vivek- Vote of Thanks

.Mst. Shrey Vivek second son of Dr.Vivek

Madam Meera Vivek- coordination

I do hope that I have made an earnest effort to give a report on the great book release function to my esteemed viewers. We shall meet with regular Monday posting tomorrow. Till then, may GOD be with you.

First copy being handed over to Sikkil Gurucharan by Rajkumar Bharathy.

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 GALA GUNTUR GREAT! (Part I )

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As if to prove the oft quoted  statement that “Art and Literature of the highest type cannot flourish in a society which is increasingly becoming  mechanical and the society a rocket” the literary couple Associate Professors of English r Dr.Prof. K Gopichand and Dr. Prof Nagasuseela of JKC College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh have been celebrating the “GUNTUR INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL”     very successfully for the last “ELEVEN LONG Years without break.

For me and Nivetha, it all started with their invitation  through their website for contributing our poems for their proposed Anthology titled “TRANQUIL MUSE” during the Poetry festival in September 2018!
We submitted our English poems and the things moved very fast with three page long detailed instructions reading as-just to show how meticulous they are in organizing!

11th International Guntur Poetry Fest- 2018         
                        (21st & 22nd  September, 2018)
“Let us instill Peace, Love and Hope through our Poems”
 Welcome to the Eleventh International Poetry Festival.
Dear Poet,
*You have already informed us of your arrival & departure timings, but for double confirmation we request you to inform us of your arrival & departure timings again
along with your working mobile numbers.
(  Spl. Instruction:

* Poets are requested to come to the venue, JKC College, Guntur, directly. From there we’ll send you to the Hotels/ Guesthouses. Good number of taxis, A/C Non-stop buses and trains are available round the clock from Vijayawada to Guntur. Autos are available from Guntur Railway station/ Bus stand to J.K.C.College. Plz google the information.)
* Those who can’t make out for the Fest , Please  mail us your postal address.
So that we’ll send you the Anthology soon after the Fest.
Note:
There’ll be a Book Release ceremony at the Inaugural function. Those who would like to release their CREATIVE/ CRITICAL BOOKS /CDs /Posters etc along with the Anthology “Tranquil Muse” may bring the 5 copies and have your books / CDs released before a galaxy of Internationally reputed Poets & Creative Writers. They are requested to submit a copy to the Organizers, so that they’ll treasure it in the college library.

  •      Kindly let us know of your participation in the Book release session.
  •         Send us the details of the books/Posters/CDs :

The Title, The Publisher and a Brief note about the Book/CD/Poster in 5 lines.

  •      Also let us know… if there’re any changes in your arrival & departure timings.
  • Kindly Follow the Suggestions scrupulously:

1.Straight away read the poem when you’re invited on to the dais.
2.You are advised to render your poem with feeling & meaning to the audience.
3.Kindly see that your voice is loud and clear.
4.The whole programme is video-shot.(Local Channels will telecast the Fest )
5.Live Program me in FB will be given; Later the video is uploaded into you-tube.
6.There’ll be around 500 audience in the Auditorium.
7.Every Poet is felicitated according to our tradition.
8.Certificates will be issued to all the participants.

  1. Poets should write a message for Peace on the Canvas that is fixed at the garden.
  2. Once again confirm your participation along with your travel itinerary. Send us sms/whats app …besides the mail.(festivalpoetry@yahoo.com)

v  Thank you for your Cooperation and Contribution.
Spl. Note 1:
Dear Poets,

  1. There will be a Day and Night Poetry Rendering from 7.00pm to 12.00 Midnight in the vernacular languages.
  2. Poets who compose poems other than English language are requested to bring a few poems along with them, for recitation during the Night session.
  3. Poets are advised to explain the theme of the poem briefly before rendering it in their Mother Tongue.
  4. Those who are well versed in other forms of art are also welcome to exhibit their talent to the spectators.(Paintings/ Drawings/ Posters/ Cartoons)
  5. Dance, Song, Dialogue etc may be performed for the poets before dinner time.
  6. Poets are advised to bring their Traditional Costume …So that they can wear it on the first day.

Spl. Note 2:

1.You can have extra copies of the Anthology Tranquil Muse at the venue.

  1. Previous Fest Anthologies, 2008 to 2018 , (1. Heart –Throbs, 2.A Posy of Poesy, 3. Poets’ Paradise,  4. The Fancy Realms, 5. The Poetic Bliss, 6. The Enchanted World, 7. The Rainbow Hues, 8. Happy Isle 9. Chants of Peace10. Symphony of Peace, (Each Book is Available @ Rs 150/- Symphony of Peace is Rs 200/-) are available.

(* Kindly recommend a set of the Anthologies for your College/ Institution libraries*)

  1. A Collection of around 400 short poems on different topics in the form of a book entitled “Splendour ” is available for

                                                                                                       Rs 150/-

  1. A Collection of 300 haiku and Zen on different topics in the form of a book entitled “Mushrooms ” is available for Rs 80/-
  2. A Collection of 38 Short Stories by reputed authors titled “Voyage” is for-Rs 80/-
  3. A Collection of around 500 haiku on different topics in the form of a book entitled “SPROUTS ” is available for Rs 50/-
  4. A set of Six Computer CD s   entitled “Teaching & Learning Phonetic Skills, Vol I, Vol II, Vol III, Vol IV, Vol V, Vol VI (IPA Through songs, Pronunciation & Communication through visuals, Clippings and famous Speeches, Dialogues and Conversations)”Under the  Title Propelling Excellence are available for –Rs 300/-
  5. Posters on Rakhi, Ragging, Teachers Day, Positive thinking, Life, AIDS, Pollution, Friendship, Festivals, Floods,  etc …and post cards are available for sale.
  6. Kindly strengthen us by buying these works of art & literature.
  7. The amount collected is utilized for conducting the Future Poetry Fests.

                              With a wish to spread Peace

                                                  With a dream to evolve values,

With a will to save nature,

                               With a desire to serve nation.
Ø  Let us together make the Fest a Grand Success.
# Have a nice and safeJourney. Eagerly waiting to meet you all.
v  Have a look at previous fest links:
a href=”http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2016/sep/22/Guntur-hosts-9th-International-Poetry-Festival-1522232.html”>http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2016/sep/22/Guntur-hosts-9th-International-Poetry-Festival-1522232.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/Technocrat-strikes-high-note-at-poetry-festival/article16546176.ece

http://hindu.com/2010/12/22/stories/2010122261480500.htm

http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/03/stories/2009070355110500.htm

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article3458292.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article969393.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/article2666370.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-

andhrapradesh/article2294784.ece?css=print

http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/22/stories/2009052250420200.htm

http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-04-28/Spoken-English-course-at-JKC-from-Friday-147475

 

Regards,

Organizers & Editors

11th International Poetry Fest-2018

P.Gopichand & P.Nagasuseela

Asso. Professors, Dept of English

09966893484/ 09985444686

Days rolled down fast and September 20th came and we boarded the Chennai -Vijayawada Shadapti Express and we were at Guntur by 13.30 hrs to be warmly  received by the Organizers and we were guided to a nice Hotel NANDURI RESIDENCY in Arundalepet.

About five hundred poets from more than 50 countries attended the Festival.

On 21st the session was devoted to Telugu poets. About 150 poets presented their Telugu poems. I also presented a Telugu poem titled “GEYANIKI REKKALU”- WINGS OF POESY English version is given below:

THROUGH THE WINGS OF POETRY

Oh! My beloved Mother Earth
Can you bless me with your hand

Verdant, fertile acre of land
Far from the madding crowd
Near the hillock and make me proud!
A well with sweet and copious water
A hut to protect from  Sun 0 a shelter
Spreading fragrance – plenty of jasmine
Smearing beauty through silky sunflower
Nectar filled coconut trees around me
Green lush lawn a treat to see!
Blessed with understanding spouse
To pursue the path of virtuous
Through the WINGS OF POETRY!
Dawn to dusk serving the cause of Nature
Thanking you for all they grace!
Oh! My beloved Earth
Providing life to all His creation
How do I show my grateful affection
Sure through bringing peace and amity
Love and kindness
Words and deeds
All in sweetness
All through the Earth!
In the night of 21st, there was a very lively session for poems in vernacular. It was indeed a great experience. I on my part presented the following Tamil poem:

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அமைதியை நோக்கி!

அமைதி, அமைதி, அமைதி-இன்றேல்
அழிவு, அழிவு, அழிவே!

அமைதியை நாடிப் போற்றிடுவோம்-இன்றேல்
அழிவை அடைந்து துயர்ப்படுவோம்!

உலகம் நாடுதல் அமைதியைத்தான்-ஆயின்
உலகம்  காணுதல் அழிவைத்தான்!

அன்பும் அமைதியும் உயிரென்றோம்-ஆயின்
அகிலம் காண்பது பூசலைத்தான்!

பெரியோன் புத்தன் புவியினிலே
துறந்தான் உயிரை அன்பினுக்கு.

அண்ணல் ஏசுவும் அவதரித்தார் – அவர்
அரக்கர் சிலுவையில் உயிர்விட்டார்.
அண்ணலைத் துதித்துப் போற்றுகிறோம்-ஆயின்

அண்ணலின் சொல்லதை நினைத்தோமா?

 

அமைதியின் பெயரால் உயிர் விட்டான்-அருமைத்
தலைவனாம் காந்தியும் சுடப்பட்டான்.

அமைதியை நோக்கி நடைபயின்றான்-அவன்
அன்பை நோகி நடை பயின்றான்!

அவனைப் பணிந்தே போற்றிடுவோம்-நல்
அமைதியைப் பற்றி வாழ்ந்திடுவோம்!

 

தலைவர் வழியில் நடந்திடுவோம்

தலைதந்து அமைதியைக் காத்திடுவோம்!

TRANSLITERATION

Amaidhiyai noakki!

Amaidhi, amaidhi, amaidhi-indrael

Azhivu, azhivu, azhivae!

 

Amaidhiyai naadip poatriduvoam- indrael

Azhivai adaindhu thuyarpaduvoam.

 

Ulagam naadudhal amaidhiyaith thaan – ayin

Ulagam kaaNudhal azhivaiththaan.

 

Anbum amaidhiyum uyirenroam – aayin

Akilam kaaNbadhu poosalaiththaan

 

Periyoan Budhdhan puviyinilae

Thurandhaan uyirai anbinukku.

 

ANNal esuvum avadhariththaar – avar

Arakkar siluvaiyil uyirvittaar.

 

ANNalaith thudhiththup poatrugiroam- aayin

ANNalin solladhai ninaiththoamaa?

 

Amaidhiyin peyaraal uyirvittaan – arumaith

Thalaivanaam Gaandhi sudappattaan.

Amaidhiyai noakki nadai payindraan-avan

Anbai noakki nadai payindraan.

Avanaip paNindhae poatriduvoam – Nal

Amaidhiyaip patri vaazhndhiduvoam.

 

Thalaivartham vazhiyil nadandhiduvoam

Thalaithandhu amaidhiyaik kaththiduvoam.   

 

TRANSLATION

TOWARDS PEACE!

Peace, peace, peace – lest

Perish, perish, perish.

 

Let us praise seeking peace- lest

Perishing we see suffering..

 

World seeks only peace – but

World sees only destruction.

 

Love and peace our breathing we say- but

What world sees is only struggle.

 

Great Buddha on earth

Lost his life for peace!

 

Jesus Christ  incarnate – he

Lost HIS life at the devil’s CROSS!

 

We sing in praise of Mahatma – yet

Have we listened to his views and voice?

 

In the name of LOVE he lost his life -beloved

Gandhi was shot to death!

 

He practiced walk towards peace

He practiced walk towards love!

 

We salute and sing in his praise- good

Peace we hold and lead our lives.

 

Let us walk in the path of leaders great

Even sacrificing all, let us  protect peace!

 

Next two days were devoted to English poetry and about 300 poets presented their English poems and I presented the following:

GLOBAL PEACE AND WAR!

                        

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Ambassadors of Peace-the assembled poets

From all over the world reading the Festival notes!

Global Peace well in the hands of Ambassadors of Peace

On the pressures we exert on the powers itching with ease!

 

Ages and ages have seen War and Peace in turn

In times of war world thinks of peace

In times of peace world plans for war!

It’s the war that brings the best in man

All that leaves when the peace is in!

It is the war that keeps the nation united

And keeps the forces at bay that divided!

Lo! Paradox of war and peace!

 

Love and peace  voice of the world

What we see in this mad,mad world

Going hellward with nuclear mould

Seeking superiority with deadly hold!

Voice of war that was hot and loud

Sure should yield to the voice of peace

With fragrance of love all over the cloud

Bringing rain of joy and plenty ll with ease!

 

Goodbye to the miseries of the past

Welcome to the mysteries of the future!

Unfolding universal peace and warless world

Unbroken joy and fearless nations

Healthy people and artistic minds

Endless love and deathless humanism!

Poetic disposition and and peaceful possession!

All we need on earth

All we have to work with mirth!  

  

Incidentally I was the only poet to have presented poems in three languages viz Telugu, Tamil and English!

The following poem was presented by S.Nivetha:

 

WINGS OF FRIENDS

We cannot gather al in one place

To have a wonderful joy and peace

All our fast and great memories on

Like that of the fast, moving fan.

Miles and miles to go walking with friends

The distance of those miles never ends.

Full of pleasure in joyous WINGS OF FRIENDS

Seen in all shapes and colors of kinds!

Love of the friend cannot be got from all

That flows through Niagara falls.

God creates and gives us great friends sure

For us to keep all our lives quite pure!

 

All the delegates were accommodated in different Hotels, Guest Houses, rest houses and fine arrangements were made to bring them on time to the Venue viz  Jagarimudi Lakshmiah Choudary Auditorium, JKC College, Guntur. A spacious A/c Auditorium.

Detailed program was gone through all the days of the Festival for the Eleventh Year!

College Management consisting of Dr. K. Basavapunniah, Former President NES, Shri J Murali Mohan, Secretary and Correspondent JKCC, Dr. I Nageswara Rao, Principal, JKC, Sri SRK Prasad Director PG courses attended the days and played their roles nicely.
Several Books were launched.
Panel discussion was interesting.
Peace rally awakened the public.
Peace cards were released and distributed to the delegates.
The card reads:
Pandora’s Box
Tears the world apart

Acts of Violence

Composed the dance of Death

Seal the Pandora’s box

Build the world with

Words of Compassion

Build the world .

Peace lamps were lit                

                                                                             

                                                                                                                                    

 

Several Books were launched.

Panel discussion was interesting.

Peace rally awakened the public.

Peace cards were released and distributed to the delegates.

The card reads:

Pandora’s Box

Tears the world apart

Acts of Violence

Composed the dance of Death

Seal the Pandora’s box

Build the world with

Words of Compassion

Build the world .

Peace lamps were lit                

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)

Mahakavi Barathiyar’s Death Day-11th September

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Ninety Seven years ago this day fell an Institution
Great movement he was-the patriotic poet of the Nation
A poet par excellent, writer and speaker fell a victim
To a temple elephant whom he used to feed while in Madras!

From politics to religion, freedom to womens liberation
He wrote poetry and prose in thousands including education
Multi linguist he was, handled all languages with felicity
Poverty struck poet and politician of the days of yore!

After a near century, on all national occasions
His songs are sung- vibrant and young they are all
May be on the nation, Gods and religions, nature tall
His writings inspire the young and old, read and unread!

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TEACHERS DAY/SANSKRIT DAY -5th September

 

All over the world, teachers are kept on a high pedestal- a mentor, a preceptor to be respected and revered. In fact India holy Motherland deems TEACHER as next to Father and Mother and before God! Matha- Pitha – Guru -Dheyvam!

To me my elementary school teachers who taught me alphabets and fundamentals are more venerable! My father was also a Guru for me as he was a Teacher/Headmaster!

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan-basically a teacher turned Philosopher-President was born on FIFTH SEPTEMBER and in deference to his desire and wishes the day is observed as TEACHERS DAY in India. Today also happens to be SANSKRIT DAY! It was therefore decided to post a SANSKRIT hymn in praise of GURu-the TEACHER in the original in Sanskrit, its English transliteration and meaning in English I am confident and sure that our esteemed viewers are bound to enjoy the read.

॥ गुरुस्तोत्र सार्थ ॥

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ १॥
AkaNdamaNdalaakaaram vyaaptham yaena chraacharam
Thathpadham dharsitham yaena thasmai sriguravae namaha.
अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ २॥
Angaana thimiraandhasya ngaananjanasalaakayaa
Kshatchrunmeelitham yaena thasmai sriguravae namaha

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ३॥
Gururbrammah gururvishnuhu gururdhevo mahesvaraha
Gururaeva parambrammha thasmai sri guravae namaha.

स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं यत्किञ्चित्सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ४॥
Sthaavaram jangamam vyaaptham yathkinchith sacharaacharam
Thathpadham dharsitham yaena thasmai sriguravaenamaha.
चिन्मयं व्यापि यत्सर्वं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ५॥
Chinmayam vyaapi yathsarvam thrailokyam sacharaacharam
Thathpadham dharsitham yaena thasmai sriguravae namaha.

सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नविराजितपदाम्बुजः ।
वेदान्ताम्बुजसूर्यो यः तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ६॥
Sarvasruthi siroarathnaviraajitha[padhaambujaha
Vaedhaanthaambujasooryo yaha thasmai sriguravaenamaha.

चैतन्यश्शाश्वतश्शान्तः व्योमातीतो निरञ्जनः ।
बिन्दुनादकलातीतः तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ७॥
Chaithanya saasvathassaanthaha vyoamaatheethou niranjanaha
Bindhunaadhakalaatheethaha thasmai sriguravaenamaha.
ज्ञानशक्तिसमारूढः तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः ।
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ८॥
Njanasakthisamaarutaha thathvamaalaa vibhushithaha
Bhukthimukthipradhaathaa cha thasmai sriguravaenamaha.

अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्तकर्मबन्धविदाहिने ।
आत्मज्ञानप्रदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ९॥
Anaekajanmasampraapthakarmabhandhavidhaahinae
Aathmangaanapradhaanaena thasmai sriguravae namaha.

शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च ज्ञापनं सारसम्पदः ।
गुरोः पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ १०॥
Soashanam bhavasindoascha ngaapanam saarasampadhaha
Guroaha paadhoadhakam samyak thasmai sriguravae namaha.

न गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं न गुरोरधिकं तपः ।
तत्त्वज्ञानात् परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ ११॥
Na guroradhikam thathvam na guroradhikam thapaha
Thathvangaanaath param naasthi thasmai sriguravae namaha
मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथः मद्गुरुः श्रीजगद्गुरुः ।
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ १२॥
Mannathaha srijagannaathaha madhguru srijagathguru
Madhaathmaa sarvaboothaathmaa thasmai sriguravae namaha.

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम् ।
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ १३॥
Gururaadhiranaadhischa guruh paramadhaivatham
Guroho paradharam naasthi thasmai sriguravaenamaha.

त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव । त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव । त्वमेव सर्वं मम देवदेव ॥ १४॥
Thvamaeva maathaa cha pithaa thvamaeva thvamaeva bandhscha sakha thvamaeva
sakha thvamaeva
Thvamaeva vidhyaa dhraviNam thvamaeva thavamaeva sarvam mama dhaeva dhaeva.
॥ इति श्रीगुरुस्तोत्रम् ॥

Saluatations are to that guru who showed me the abode–
the one who is to be known–whose form is the entire
universe and by whom all the movables (animals) and
immovables are pervaded . (l)
Salutations to that guru who opened the eyes of the one
blind due to the darkness (cover) of ignorance with the
needle (coated) with the ointment of knowledge . (2)
Salutations to that guru, who is the Creator, Sustainer,
and Destroyer and who indeed is the limitless Brahman . (3)

Salutations to that teacher who showed me the one to be
known, who permeates whatever that is movable and immovable,
sentient and insentient . (4)
Salutations to that teacher who showed me (by teaching)
the pervader of all three worlds comprising the sentient
and insentient . (5)
Salutations to that guru who is the sun to the lotus of
VedAnta and whose lotus feet are made radiant by the
jewel of all Shrutis (UpaniShads). (The guru is
established in the vision of the Shruti and is the one
by whom the Shruti blossoms forth.) (6)
Salutations to that guru who is Awareness, changeless
(beyond time), who is peace, beyond space, pure (free
from rAga and dveSha) and who is beyond the manifest
and unmanifest (NAda, Bindu, etc.) (7)
Salutations to that guru who is rooted in knowledge
that is power, adorned with the garland of Truth and
who is the bestower of the joy of liberation . (8)
Salutations to that guru who by bestoying the knowledge
of the Self burns up the bondage created by accumulated
actions of innumerable births . (9)
Salutations to that guru; the perennial flow of wisdom
from the one rooted in the vision of the Shhruti dries
up totally the ocean of transmigration (saMsAra) and
reveals (teaches) the essence of all wealth (the fullness,
freedom from want). (10)
There is nothing superior to knowledge of truth; no
truth higher than the truth, and there is no purifying
austerity better than the truth; salutations to that
guru . (11)
Prostrations to that guru who is my Lord and who is
the Lord of the Universe, my teacher who is the teacher
of the Universe, who is the Self in me, and the Self
in all beings . (12)
Salutations to that guru who is the beginning and the
beginningless, who is the highest Deity and to whom
there is none superior . (13)
Oh God of all Gods! You alone are my mother, father,
kinsman, friend, the knowledge, and wealth . You are
to me everything . (14)

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THIRUKKURAL Chapter 2

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Chapter Two
GLORY OF RAIN
11.
On rain, rests the world
Sure for its prosperity
Treat rain –nectar bold! (11)

12.
It helps grow great food
Sans water no agriculture
Quenches thirsty world! (12)

13.
Water all in sea
Helps not life on earth so well
Rain water gives glee! (13)

14.
Rain sustains the world
Makes the fertile land yield more
Sans farmers can’t mould! (14)
15.
By absence, rain destroys
Life, living, people and the world
By care it creates! (15)
16.
If rain fails to grace
The earth with its compassion
No grass you can trace! (16)
17.
Ocean becomes dry
When the sky bears not the clouds
People made to cry! (17)
18.
Rain – gift of nature
Whenever denied to the world
Bleak – nobles’ future! (18)
19.
When powerful rain fails
Noble charity gets failed
Nobles’ penance falls! (19)
20.
Sans water no life
When the Lord of Rain conspires
Virtue faces knife! (20)

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