NATIONAL PET DAY April 11th

Our children indeed are our pets even when in teens and above!
God’s will and creations are unique and many can be our pets!
If we consider our pet a member of the family, we
Are normal humans. Millions have dogs and cats as lovely pets!
Fish, birds, gerbils and turtles are also deemed to be so by many.
We love pets and National Pet Day is the purr-fect our furry,
Feathery, or scaly friends on April Eleventh- today our pet day!
Here isaa what Mahakavi Bharathiyar expresses his love for pets as if he advises his pet children!
IN TAMIL

சின்னஞ் சிறுகுருவி போலே-நீ
திரிந்து பறந்து வா பாப்பா
வன்னப் பறவைகளைக் கண்டு – நீ
மனதில் மகிழ்ச்சி கொள்ளு பாப்பா!
கொத்தித் திரியுமந்தக் கோழி – அதைக்
கூட்டி விளையாடு பாப்பா.
எத்தித் திருடுமந்தக் காக்காய் -அதற்கு
இரக்கப் படவேணும் பாப்பா!
பாலைப் பொழிந்து தரும் பாப்பா! – அந்தப்
பசுமிக நல்லதடிப் பாப்பா!
வாலைக் குழைத்துவரும் நாய்தான் அது
மனிதற்குத் தோழனடி பாப்பா!
வண்டி இழுக்கும் நல்ல குதிரை நெல்லு
வயலில் உழுதுவரும் மாடு,
அண்டிப் பிழைக்கும் நம்மை ஆடு – இவை
ஆதரிக்க வேணுமடி பாப்பா!

TRANSLITERATION

Sinnanchiru kuruvi poalae – nee
Thirindhu parandhuvaa paappaa
Vannap paravailgaLaikkaNdu – nee
Manadhil magizhchi koLLu paappaa! (2)

Koththith thiriyumandha koazhi – adhaik
Kootti viLaiyaadu paappaa.
Eththith thirudumandhak kaakkaay – adharkku
Irakkap padavaeNum paappaa! (3)

Paalaip pozhindhu tharum paappaa – andhap
Pasu miga nalladhadi paappaa
Vaalaik kuzhaiththu varum naaydhaan – adhu
Manidharkkuth thoazhanadi paappaa! (4)

VaNdi izhukkum nalla kudhirai – nellu
Vayalil uzhdhu varum maadu.
ANdip pizhaikkum nammai aadu =ivai
Aadharikka vaeNumadi paappaa! (5)

TRANSLATION
Like a small pigeon that plays around–you
Here and there, everywhere run and play my child.
Looking at the colorful birds around –you
Have all joy ever in your mind my child! (2)

The hen that goes and picks its food-make
Friend and play with that my child.
The crow that stealthily hps and eats-you
Have to sympathize with it my child! (3)

The cow black that gives milk white-that
Indeed is a nice and good cow my child;
The dog that comes around with its wagging tail it
Is a great friend of a man my child! (4)

The good horse that pulls the cart – paddy crop
Tilled by the bull in brown nice;
The goat that depends on us for life – all these
To be taken care of by us, my child! (5)

Let us enjoy this National Pet Day ith our pets at home!

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Last two photos are by S. Nivetha and these are her past pets.

ASSESSMENT OF LOVE!

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Love indeed is not physical but mental and emotional-DIVINE
World at large give meanings and messages different-only physical!
Assessment of one’s love goes awry with ones mental focus pathetic
How do you differ in assessment from time to time -practical-fantastic!

A little girl had two nice apples in her hand given by her father
She was enjoying the very look and not felt like eating-urgently!
Her mother requested her child to give one to her-daughter bit the apple
Mother was a little upset and asked the child to give the other at least
The child bit the other apple also instantly to mother’s annoyance!
She was about to express her disappointment at the child’s attitude.
The innocent childs gave the first apple to her mother happily
And said: “The first was tastier and sweeter”! Mother felt ashamed
At her mistaken assessment of Love of her dear daughter!
Many indeed just jump to assess the love of others-wrong or right
Wrong assessment leads to annoyance and anger very often
To revise the assessment later realizing the factual position!-

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April 8th-ZOO LOVERS’ DAY!

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Yet another instance of man’s selfishness and expression of superiority
The Omnipotent Lord Almighty created all living beings with equality!
The animals big and small, mild and wild happily to roam about with freedom
Kept in cages in the Zoo , for the visitors to enjoy sans fear of getting harmed!

Food and water basic for living to wait to be provided by the zoo keepers
Showing anger at the visitors fun and pranks  by sound and jumping here and there
Within the small cage! Freedom for  man, cage for the animals what a disgrace!
Today the April Eight is “ZOO LOVERS DAY!” What a cruel love at the most!A pity!

First modern zoo  established in  Vienna, Austria in Seventeen Fifty Two
To viewing pleasure of the imperial family,after thirteen years extended to public.
In Seventeen Seventy Five next zoo was opened in Madrid, Paris  Seventeen ninety
Explosion of desire for zoo’s the power of a nation to have strange  animals
From far-flung places available for their pleasant peasantry view and joy!.

 

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SHAB E MIRAJ 3rd April.

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Islam one of the biggest and old religions preaches noble qualities in all
No matter what is happening in the world as we see, religion as such is noble
Prophet Mohamed its founder truly one of the noblest souls the world has seen
Third April today a holy day for Islam all over the world to be observed keen!

“Shab E Miraj” is the nocturnal journey of Prophet Muhammad from the Great
Mosque of Mecca to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and then to the heaven,
On the same night. The journey Prophet took is both physical and spiritual
Journey, completed his journey mounted on a magical horse Al Buraq!

The night is “Isra and Miraj”, “Lailat al Miraj” and today is that holy day
Let us join to pray for the world peace and harmony, plenty and joy this day
It is going to bring in a heaven on earth very soon for sure
If only all our thoughts , words and deeds are made noble very pure!

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March 20th- HOLY,HOLI, HOLI DAY is today!

HOLY FESTIVAL OF PLENTIFUL COLORS!

Lovely Nation-My homeland-India that is Bharath very great
Full of festivals over the year for the people to enjoy
In the North and South, East and West all over to make others happy
And the self to live in joy and harmony with all in the society!

March Twentieth today is HOLY, HOLI, HOLI DAY to enjoy
Festival Holi start on the night before with a Holika Dahan
People gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire,
Pray for their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika,
Sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire.

The day is Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all festival of colours,
People smear each other with colours and drench each other.
Water guns and water-filled balloons are on full swing to
Color each other -friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman!

Children and elders. frolic and fight with colorsin streets, parks,
Temples and buildings carrying drums and other musical instruments,
Sing and dance, visit family, friends and foes to throw colored powders on all
Laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks.

In the evening, dress up and visit friends and family.
Festival of plentiful colors-ever pleasing to the eyes!
Let us wish all a happy HOLY, HOLI, HOLI this day
Let the whole world flourish in colors all through the year!

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March 19th-POULTRY DAY

National Poultry Day - March 19

Great Saint Poet, author of the Tamil magnum opus Thirukkural
Two thousand years ago appealed to the people to shun and
Give up meat eating!
Chapter Twenty Six

BYE TO MEAT EATING

1.
How can be graceful
One who takes animal’s flesh
To keep his flesh fresh!                                      (251)

2.
For the meat eaters
No grace left; wealth of no use
Who cares not but fritters!                               (252)

3.
The one who takes flesh
Sees not the grace of life great
Killer minds his knife!                               (253)

4.Non-killing is grace
Killing graceless; eating meat
Sure a sin – disgrace!                                       (254)
5.
Bye to meat! Lives saved!
Hell welcomes the meat eaters
Path to hell well laid!                                      (255)
6.
Killing life for meat
Selling flesh for money – sin
No more flesh to eat!                                       (256)
7.
Flesh – another’s sore
Realized one avoids meat
The world can’t ask for more!                           (257)
8.
Free from ignorance
Will abstain from meat eating
Meat – another’s life!                                      (258)
9.
Better than penance
Is giving up meat – a life
Killed for our pleasure!                                    (259)
10.
Who abstain from meat
The world salutes with respect
They kill not and greet!                                     (260)

Here we have NATIONAL POULTRY DAY today Nineteenth March
Eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast, an open-faced turkey avocado sandwich for lunch and then perhaps a good, ol’ fashioned fried chicken dinner to finish off the day. Poultry is the theme for March 19th as it is National Poultry Day.
Poultry refers to domestic birds that are raised for meat and eggs. These birds include chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail, and pheasant.  Poultry is farmed in large numbers with chickens being the most numerous.
Poultry can be prepared in many different ways including roasting, baking, frying, grilling, sautéing, steaming and roasting.

Look at these ignorant and innocent looking hen and rooster
Not knowing its fate in a minutes few at the hands of the men
Great creation of the Almighty, my great Lord Omnipotent
To be at peace and harmony with all HIS creations!

Let us try  and make efforts to follow the Tamil Poet Valluvar
And take to vegetarianism in all spirit good and valuable
And spare the valuable lives of all birds and animals
Live to the traditions of India that is Bharath our homeland!

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28th February-Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

 

Our HOLY MOTHERLAND India that is Bharath is a blessed land
Whose many children are Saints and Seers, Scientists and writers grand
Politicians of the noblest order like Mahatma Gandhi
Spiritual leaders par excellent guiding the world all over!

Twenty Eighth February a significant day in Indian history
Observing Saraswati’s Arya Samaj- honorable society advances esteems
And practices in view of the faultlessness of the Vedas. Dayanand Saraswati
Composed numerous books with a specific end goal to make his work and thoughts godlike.

One of his is Satyarth Prakashk adding Indian freedom development also.
The Arya Samaj is principled under Satyarth Prakash which is  ‘Light of Truth’.
Most critical piece of his writings.Today we recall Swamiji’s great deeds.
The goal of the day enables all the more great . Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati
Or Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti praises the birth commemoration
Of the organizer of Arya Samaj-Dayanand Saraswati. Let us seek his grace!

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