Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Day August 18th

 

 

August Eighteenth indeed a day poignant and sad! Unfortunate
The day that we lost one of the greatest sons of our Holy Mother
Bharath Matha. Yes memorial day of a leader par excellent
A path that he chose what he thought was ideal for our freedom!

A great son of Bharath-from Bengal-became Nethaji
A staunch patriot and for long disciple of Gandhiji
Both of course were for freedom from the foreign yoke
But differed in their approach to attain –way to make!

Indian nationalist and patriot he was
His defiant patriotism made him pass
A hero- to rid India of British rule
In world war two joined Japan-Germany pool!

Young  Subhash held his radical thoughts not to Gandhi’s way
Was President of the Congress  but felt uneasy on the way
Formed his Indian National Army to attain his goal
Goal of Indian independence by force as a whole!!

Tragedy he was snatched by the cruel hand of death
At  age of forty eight tragic accident – in stealth
Gone-could not enjoy freedom of his motherland
His dream and goal with his own political stand!

Many strongly believed the story about his death
Yet there were many who doubted its veracity
Fact as of now is we do not have Nethaji with us
We remember him fondly on this day of his death.

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Netaji’s Indian National Army.

Gopala Bhatta Goswami IS 29

Closeup of Vishnu, seated in the lotus position on a lotus. From depiction of the poet Jayadeva bowing to Vishnu, Gouache on paper Pahari, The very picture of devotion, bare-bodied, head bowed, legs crossed and hands folded, Jayadeva stands at left, with the implements of worship placed before the lotus-seat of Vishnu who sits there, blessing the poet.

Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)

South and North, West and East-equal for Mother India for her grace
Great Saints and Seers- of Hindu or Sufi gifted for the peace and joy
Of all the children of Bharatha Matha! We are grateful to you Mother.
Born in a Sri vaishnava family of Tamil Iyengar origin in Srirangam, Tamilnadu.

Gopala bhatta goswami was a great devotee of Laxmi-Narayana
Born in Fifteen Hundred and Three and lived upto Fifteen Seventy Eight
The foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
and a leading  figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school
A part of  the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who  influenced its philosophical basis .

His first meeting with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in fifteen hundred and ten
During Mahaprabhu’s tour of South India. At young age he met Chaitanya
And served him for some months.Such was his love for the saint, that when
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was about to leave,Gopala Bhatta became upset,
And for his sake, Chaitanya  agreed to stay a few more days.

He had a spiritual vision where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revealed Himself
As an avatar of Krishna, the supreme God.In the vision Krishna  told him that
In the town of Vrindavan He would meet two devotees,  Rupa  and Sanatana.
Goswami who would guide in the finer details of devotional service .
Gopala Bhatta  wanted to leave for Vrindavan at once,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told him to stay and serve his parents.
After Chaitanya’s departure, Gopal Bhatta took guidance from his uncle
Prabhodananda Sarasvati. Gopal Bhatta took care of his parents in their old age,
After their death he  went to Vrindavana. and met Rupa and Sanatana .
They  accepted him as a brother. Gopal Bhatta  helped Sanatana
Compile the book Hari Bhakti Vilasa. Let us invoke his grace and blessings.

TAGORE’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY-August 7th.

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Probably I should not have been born on Thirty First July Nineteen Forty One!
On the seventh day of my birth,  great,  noble  Nobel Laureate Tagore passed away.
Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music,
And Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the early Twentieth century.

Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”
Became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
In Nineteen thirteen. his poetry was viewed as spiritual and Mercurial;
His “elegant prose and magical poetry”  largely known all over.

Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language
Into Bengali literature,  freed it from traditional models based on  Sanskrit.
Highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West
Regarded as the outstanding creative artist of the modern India.

Pleasure was mine to translate his Gitanjali in Tamil and published
Well received by the Tamil literary world  Great Gurudev is Gurudev
On this memorial day of Tagore let us invoke his blessings
To get enlightened to be of strength to India that is Bharat!

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Tagore’s house.

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INTERNATIONAL FORGIVENESS DAY- August 4th

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To err is human and to forgive is Divine rightly said
All over the world and in particular India that is Bharat,
In a way a part of our culture and tradition and today entire
World is after this noble principle and philosophy -sure!

International Forgiveness Day -is observed every  First
Sunday in August-indeed  a great gesture and to make the world
Aware of the divinity in FORGIVE AND FORGET philosophy
A noble quality to be developed foe peace and joy in the society!

It is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation
Or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake,
Or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. ‘forgiveness is ‘to grant
Free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt’.

 

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DAYANANDA SARASWATHY- I S 27

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Dayananda Saraswati (Ärsha Vidya) (15 August 1930 – 24 September 2015)

Of the great Indian Saints and Seers gifted by our Holy
Mother BHarathamatha, Dayananda Saraswati born
In Tamilnadu indeed was a great Gita exponent-prime
Disciple of Chinmayananda Saraswati of Chinmaya Mission.

Manjakkudi  village in the then Thanjavur district is Swamiji’s
Birth took place  in Nineteen Thirty. Yes;he was known as “Natarajan”
In his ‘purvashrama’ starting his career as a Steno in the Lucas group.
in Chennai.Attracted by Gita and teachings joined  Chinmaya Mission.

On the lines of his Guru Chinmayanandaji he propagated
The message of Gita through his Gita Gnana Yagnas in English
All through India and countries several away. Founded his
Arsha Vidya Peetam in Aanaikatti in Coimbatore District.

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KARGIL VIJAY DAY July 26th.

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A day to remember,  to recollect, to reflect and  to rejoice
Sure is Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay
On Twenty Sixth  July  Nineteen Ninety Nine, India successfully
Took command of the high outposts lost to Pakistani intruders.
The day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas in India.

The Kargil war was fought for more than Sixty  days,
Ended on Twenty Sixth July and resulted in loss of life on both  sides.
The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory,
Re establishing the status quo ante .We observe Kargil Vijay Diwas
Every year in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. in the Kargil–Dras sector
And our  capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India
Pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate.
Functions are held over to commemorate contributions of the armed forces.

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CHINMAYANANDA SARASWATHY IS 25.

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Chinmayananda Saraswati (8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993)

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At the young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and hence the bliss!

More than Geeta- MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight zero one!
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!

Chinmayananda Saraswati born as  Balakrishna Menon born on Eight May
Ninteen Sixteen- and entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought
Found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of Vedas.

Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual  Cultural renaissance
And popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed! Had the pleasure af attending ..

Inspired  formation of Chinmaya Mission program  by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organization
In more than three hundred centres in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works including commentaries on the major Upanishad and  Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at  American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many  countries. India’s greatest son!

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