PARSI NEW YEAR DAY IS TODAY

Unity in diversity- that is my Motherland
India that is Bharath-ancient and holy land
Languages, traditions, culture, climate all different
To others, people as such are never indifferent!

Today PARSI NEW YEAR- linked to Zorastrianism
Yearly renewal of everything in the Universe!
Maharashtra nd Gujarath- main States to observe sure
Special decorations in and out of the houses-pure!

After breakfast all together visit the Fire Temple
During the visit think of good and bad in the year
Resolve to do only good in the year new by HIS grace
Start the happy New Year with thoughts, words and deeds good to face!

SALUTE TO THE TRICOLOR!

 

Today it is seventy first Indian Independence day. For any Nation THE  most important SYMBOL is its NATIONAL FLAG. It is therefore rightly hoisted on our Republic Day by the President of India and on the Independance day by the Prime Minister at the Center and their counterparts in the State Capitals by the Governor and the Chief Minister  respectively.

In that way today’s ENVIUS Thoughts carry the greatness of our TRICOLOR  in the words of Mahakavi Bharathiyar greatest national , patriotic poet from Tamilnadu’s vision of National Flag and his scintillating  song in Tamil and its translation in English: Bharathi passed away in the year 1921!

In Tamil
தாயின் மணிக்கொடி பாரீர்!

தாயின் மணிக்கொடி பாரீர்! – அதைத்
தாழ்ந்து பணிந்து புகழ்ந்திட வாரீர்!

1.ஓங்கி வளர்ந்ததோர் கம்பம்- அதன்
உச்சியின் மேல் வந்தே மாதரம் என்றே
பாங்கின் எழுதித் திகழும் – செய்ய
பட்டொளி வீசிப் பறந்தது பாரீர் !

2.பட்டுத் துகிலென லாமோ! – அதில்
பாய்ந்து சுழற்றும் பெரும்புயற் காற்று
மட்டு மிகுந்தடித் தாலும் – அதை
மதியாதவ் வுறுதிகொள் மாணிக்கப்படலம்

3.இந்திரன் வச்சிரம் ஓர்பால் – அதில்
எங்கள் துருக்கர் இளம்பிறை ஓர்பால்
மந்திரம் நடுவுறத் தோன்றும் – அதன்
மாண்பை வகுத்திட வல்லவன் யானோ?

4.கம்பத்தின் கீழ்நிற்றல் காணீர் -எங்கும்
காணரும் வீரர் பெருந்திருக் கூட்டம்
நம்பர்க் குரியர் அவ்வீரர்; -தங்கள்
நல்லுயிர் ஈந்தும் கொடியினைக் காப்பர்.

6.அணியணி யாயவர் நிற்கும் – இந்த
ஆரியர் காட்சியோர் ஆனந்தம் அன்றோ ?
பணிகள் பொருந்திய மார்பும் – விறல்
பைந்திரு வோங்கும்வடிவமும் காணீர்

6.சேர்ந்ததைக் காப்பது காணீர் ! அவர்
சிந்தையின் வீரம் நிரந்தரம் வாழ்க!
தேர்ந்தவர் போற்றும் பரத – நிலத்
தேவி துவஜம் சிறப்புற வாழ்க!
TRANSLITERATION

Thaayin maNikkoti paareer! – adhaith
Thaazndhu paNindhu pukazndhita vaareer!
1. Oangi vaLarndhadoar kambam -adhan
Uchchiyin mael vandhae maatharam enrae
Paangin ezhuthith thikazhum – seyya
PattoLi veesip parandhadhu paareer!

2. Pattuth thugilena laamoa! – adhil
Paayndhu suzhatrum perumputar kaatru
Mattu migundhatith thalum – adahi
Nriyaadhav vuruthikoL maaNikkap padalam

3. Indhiran vajjiram oarpal – adhil
EngaL thurukkar iLampirai oarpaal
Mandhiram naduvurath thoanrum -adhan
MaaNbai vaguththida vallavan yaanoa?

4. Kambaththin keezh nitral kaaNeer – engum
KaaNarun veerar perunthiruk koottam
Nambark kuriyar avveerar; – thangaL
Nalluyir eendhum kodiyinaik kaappar.

5. ANiaNi yaayavar nirkum – indha
Aariyak kaatchiyoar aanandham anroa?
PaNigal porundhiya maarbum – viral
Paindhiru voangum vadivamum kaaNeer.

6. Saerndhadhaik kaappadhu kaaNeer! avar
Sindhaiyin veeram nirandharam vaazhga!
Thaerndhavar poatrum baradha – nilath
Dhaevi dhuvajam sirappura vaazhga!

TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH

Look at the banner of Mother;
Come and humbly adore and extol it.

Tall stands the mast, and from its top
The flag of red silken lustre wafts
With the well printed dazzling words
Declaring “Vandhae maatharam” !

Is it a piece of simple silk? Into it
Blows and twirls a mighty typhoon
Even when it rages excessively
It wafts serene a ruby hallow!

Indhra’s thunder bolt and young crescent
Of our Muslim friends bedeck the flag;
At its middle is Mother’s manthra
Its greatness I can’t describe!

Behold them beneath the mast
An immense throng of peerless warriors
Tried and trusted and brave they are
They may give up their lives, sure not the flag!

Behold the phalanxes! Is not
This noble sight a great joy for ever?
Behold their bedecked breasts and forms
The abode of Divine valour!

They are here to guard the flag; behold this!
May their strong willed bravery last for ever
May the banner of Mother- Bharath
By these adored , flourish in fame for ever!

 

 

One of my good friends a learned scholar from Manipal Shri Vis. Gopal has made a post to a group which I proudly  reproduce with the addition of English

நான் தற்போது குடியிருக்கும் மணிப்பாலில் குடியிருப்பாளர்கள் சங்கத்தின் வேண்டுகோள் எனக்குச் சுதந்திர தினத்தில் கொடியேற்றும் வாய்ப்பைத்தந்தது. கொடியேற்றியவுடன் தேச பக்தி சம்பந்தமாக ஏதாவது பேசச் சொல்லியிருந்தார்கள். வந்தே மாதரம் என்று சமஸ்க்ரிதத்தில் தொடங்குவதால் சம்ஸ்க்ரிதத்திலேயே ஒரு 4 வரிக் கவிதை எழுதிப் படித்துப் பொருள் கூறினேன். அதைத் தாழ்மையுடன் இங்கு இடுகிறேன்.

I had an opportunity to hoist the national flag on an Independence Day in a colny where I reside. After hoisting the flag, they wanted me to speak and as I had to start with Vandhe Maatharam in Sanskrit, i wrote a four line poem in Sanskrit, explained its meaning which I share with you.

हे मातः तव दर्शनं ध्वजमुखात् सर्वे लभन्ते वयं
तत्सद्दर्शन सम्भवात् तव जनाः विस्मृत्य भेदान् स्वकान्
तत्संरक्षणधर्ममेव मनसि स्मृत्वा भजन्तः सदा
स्थैर्यं यस्य पराक्रमं च सहजं वन्दे त्रिवर्णं ध्वजम् ||
Hae maatha: thava dharsanam dhwajamoolaath sarvae labanthae vayam
Thathsathdharsana sambhavaath thava janaa:  vismruthya  bhaedhaan swakan
Thath samrakshaNa dharmamaeva manasi smruthwaa bhajantha: sadhaa
Sthairyam yasya paraakramam cha sahajam vandhae thrivarNam dhwajam!!
हे मातः        ஹே (பாரத) அன்னையே!  Hey, {Bharatha) Mother
तव दर्शनं     உன்னுடைய தரிசனத்தை  Your darshan
सर्वे वयं        நாங்கள் அனைவரும்  we all
ध्वजमुखात्   (இந்தக்) கொடியின் மூலமே through this Flag itself
लभन्ते         பெறுகிறோம்!  Get.
तत्सद्दर्शन सम्भवात्   அக் (கொடியின்) காட்சி ஏற்படுகையில் When we get that Flag’s darshan
तव जनाः        உன் மக்கள் (யாவரும்) all your children
स्वकान् भेदान् विस्मृत्य  தம்முடைய பேதங்களை மறந்து   Forgetting their differences
तत्संरक्षणधर्ममेव मनसि स्मृत्वा  அதைக் காக்க வேண்டிய கடமையை   மட்டும் மனத்தில் வைத்து  keeping the duty of protecting in our minds
भजन्तः सदा     ஈடு படுகிறார்கள்! Involve themselves.
यस्य स्थैर्यं पराक्रमं च सहजं  நிலைப்புத்தன்மையும் வீரமும் எதற்குக் கூடப்பிறந்த குணங்களோ  Are Stability and valor born long with
त्रिवर्णं ध्वजम्   (அந்த) மூவண்ணக் கொடியை (That) Tricolor Flag
वन्दे    நான் வணங்குகிறேன்! I pray( salute)

JOURNEY TO FREEDOM Part 20

Velu Nachiyar

Rani Velu Nachiyar, was a queen of Sivaganga estate in 1760-1790. She was the first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India, even long before the famous Rani of Jhansi.

In the long and arduous journey to Indian Freedom
Many places and persons from this holy Indian soil
Played  role very important worthy of remembrance-their toil
For all the times to come -none can erase their fame or spoil!

In the far south of Tamilnadu valiant people
From places deep stood firm fought the British tooth and nail
One such was the valiant lady VELU NACHIYAR -queen
Of Sivaganga, first to fight before Jansi Rani-keen!

Independance day seventy second shortly arrives
On this happy and holy occasion- the patriotic
Citizens of our Motherland India that is Bharath
Offer homage to Velu Nachiyar and her clan as wealth!

JOURNEY TO FREEDOM PART 19

 

Sculpture of Rani Lakshmi Bai, fighting his enemies with his adopted son at back.

indian Independence seventy second arrives soon
Journey to freedom was very long and arduous- like moon
Places and people historic sacrificed all over sure
Deserving praise and prayer on this day a week before pure!

The city of Jhansi-of Rani Lakshmi Bai in U P
A holy place to be worshipped along with  Rani-with pomp
Spark of Sepoy mutiny reached and turned into war aweful
Rani Lakshmi Bai saved her kingdom successfully-powerful!

Betrayers were ever and everywhere- shameless nearby
Rani captured Gwalior with the help of Marathas- but
In the course died during the battle of Gwalior bravely
Referred as  Joan of Arc by the British commanders wisely!

SAINT ALPHONSA FEAST DAY-28th JULY

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Kerala born little girl named Anna chosen by Jesus
To carry HIS sufferings right from her childhood precious!
She became Saint Alphonso -lived hardly years thirty five
A symbol of carrying the sufferings of her supposed spouse.

She wrote in her spiritual diary:
“I do not wish to act or speak according to my inclinations.
Every time I fail, I will do penance…
I want to be careful never to reject anyone.
I will only speak sweet words to others.
I want to control my eyes with rigour.
I will ask pardon of the Lord for every little failure
And I will atone for it through penance.
No matter what my sufferings may be, I will never complain
And if I have to undergo any humiliation,
I will seek refuge in the Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

Yes, she is in the Sacred Heart of Jesus blessing all
An Indian born great Saint- taking care of all standing tall
Today is HER feast day- let us take care of the poor and feed
Show our concern for the world on this holy day- a great need!

 

DR. KALAM – A DIFFERENT DELIGHT! (27th July)

On Facebook, President APJ Abdul Kalam's Aide Recalls His Last Day

Dr. Abdul kalam with his aide Srijan Pal Sing on the last day of his life-27/7/2015.

 

Strange coincidence though it was two great leaders  died
Twenty Seventh day of a month- May Nehruji entered
And July Doctor Kalam reached heavenly abodes
Two of the tallest leaders served the holy land!

A lover of Karnatic music Kalam was loved
My Tamil translation of Thyagayya’s gems five proud
Listened personally sung by great artists at night
Ten at Madurai at the artists’ humble homes- a delight!

A noble first citizen of Bharath – our homeland
Moved so freely with all in simple style- made wonderland
Lives ever in the minds of all- on this sad day
We pay our respects to him in all humility.

 

In this regard kindly read the  connected posts to Dr. Abdul Kalam viz
1. A great day with Dr. Abdul Kalam -on 15/3/2015
2. A great Day with Dr. Abdul Kalam on 27/7/2015.
3. A strange paradox on 2/8/2015.
4. Thyagaraja Aradhana Is Today. on 17/1/2017.

all available in the archives of this blog.

 

“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” CROSSES 99000 VIEWS

I am glad to share with you that with the 124th view at 19.15 hours yesterday viz Wednesday  the 26th July 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed NINETY NINE  THOUSAND (99000) on the 859th day and 924th post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

KARGIL VICTORY DAY-EIGHTEENTH!

Great Creator God in His immense compassion created the Universe
The whole Universe to enjoy peace and harmony, freedom-not perverse.
Misfortune, men and nations in greed resort to war and violence alas
Leading to loss of several lives at a great cost –arrogance first and last!

My Homeland India that is Bharath by culture a peace loving nation
Driven to wars by neighbors avaricious of progress we make with passion
Strong in will and wit, man power and materials lot at our command
Show mettle in the battle field and justice triumphs on our demand!

Twenty sixth day of July ninety nine great Kargil war was won in great style
Today we remember those hundreds of valiant men who fought all the while
And sacrificed their lives fiercely fighting against odds so heavy
Truth and fairness sure triumphs and the guilty punished proved in merry!

 

“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” CROSSES 99000 VIEWS

I am glad to share with you that with the 124th view at 19.15 hours today viz Wednesday  the 26tt July 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed NINETY NINE  THOUSAND (99000) on the 859th day and 924th post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.