All the religions in the world aim at social peace and harmony
Make the people live in joy and happiness in a noble manner.
Hinduism has its own greatness and pantheons and philosophy
That makes India that is Bharath our sacred homeland holy!
May second today is VASAVI JAYANTHI! for all to pray to Mother.
Sri Vasavi Maatha is hailed for promoting peace and Ahimsa
During the Eleventh century. She averted war and saved many lives
Through logic and reason and overcame brute force. She taught the world
Harming others is not the way forward but bringing a change of heart
Is what matters in averting wars.She is placed in heavenly stature
As a goddess she is “Kula Daivam” . She is the caste goddess
For the Arya Vyshya, Kalinga Vaishya, Arava Vysyier, Marathi Vaishya, Beri Vysya and Trivarnika Vysya community says Vasavi Puranamulu in Telugu.
We venerate her as Shanti Matha Vasavi who promoted
Ahimsa for the benefit of all mankind and averted warfare and
Loss of life through peace and reason. Her actions brought a change of heart
In the King who became a Jain Monk handing over his kingdom to his son
On this holy day let us visit her nearby temple and offer prayers!
Kanyaka Parameswari temple in Parrys- Chennai-Tamilnadu
IS 41 * Indian Saint 41
Our holy Motherland has blessed this Land India that is Bharath
With great and noble saints and seers in all faiths and religions!
One such noble soul is from Tamilnadu-Ramana Maharshi
Born on December thirtieth Eighteen Seventy nine and lived
Up to Fourteenth April Nineteen Fifty Hindu sage and jivanmukta.
Venkataraman known as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Born in Tiruchuli, attracted by the sacred hill Arunachala and
The Nayanmars sixty three aroused in him, to be in Thiruvnnamalai.
He left his uncle’s home in Madurai, and journeyed to the holy mountain
Arunachala, in Tiruvannamalai, where he took on the role of a
Sannyasin and remained for the rest of his life.
Ramana and Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu.
Ramana’s Ashram in Thiruvannamalai
A cross marked from ash or dust on a worshiper’s forehead
Every religion has its own philosophy and principles,
Practices and festivals and Christianity has its own!
Twenty Sixth February today is a day of fasting and prayer.
Ash Wednesday holy day preceded by Shrove Tuesday
And falls on the first day of Lent the six weeks of penitence
Before Easter. Ash Wednesday traditionally observed by
Western Christians.Observed by Anglicans, Catholics in the Roman Rite, Lutherans, Methodists, Moravian, Nazarene,
Independent Catholics, many from the Reformed faith.
Ash Wednesday gets its name from the placing of repentance
Ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words
“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or the dictum “Remember that you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”The ashes are prepared by burning
Palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebrations.
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’.
Hope, faith, belief, disbelief, superstition- human beings are beset with!
“GOD IS NOWHERE” “GOD IS NOW HERE”- groups of people to assert-thick!
November Eighteenth today is OCCULT DAY-a day to think and ponder over
Secret mysterious , hidden from view-occultism study of philosophy.
History has rich and mysterious religions, practices, and beliefs
That shaped the world , hinting at powers below the surface of the mundane
World. Occult Day to delve into this mystery, to commune with spirits
Seek truths that hide behind the stars and between the shadows.
Had we heard ever strange whispers or had dreams that became prophetic,
Then Occult Day is our chance to listen a little closer, dream a little deeper,
And reach for those mysteries that lie beyond the reach of common man.
Let us try to analyse by experience the beliefs,disbeliefs we have!
Stress and strain part of our life-age and employment, wealth and health
Have little to impact-negative or positive, negative and positive! a paradox!
What stress can do can be experienced- more important is to be aware of stress
And the ways to be away from or not to fall a victim to stress!
Today April sixteenth is National Stress Awareness Day. The day
Designed by the Health Resource Network in nineteen ninety two to raise
Awareness of stress. Day is a chance to take a deep breath and relax.
Stress has a negative effect on the immune system -research has proved.
Chronic stress takes greater toll on our body than acute stress.
Raises blood pressure, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke,
Anxiety and depression, hastens the aging process.
Stress is one omnipresent
Easily coped sure by the competent
On the body and on the mind
On the soul and on the intellect
Age and sex, wealth and status
Stress of-course has little respect!
Faith in God, self and people
Fair to all with love and scruple
Thoughts noble and deeds worthy
Happy hobbies and habits healthy
Yoga sure a medicine for stress
Love for nature, animals and people
Through stress and strain nothing can topple!
Great customs and traditions, heritage and values practiced
In our holy Motherland-India that is Bharath -noticed
In all communities in different modes and forms-well placed
Indeed that is the greatness of this sacred land-where we are!
One such holy day is twenty Eighth October-Karwa Chauth
Very special in all the vows of Suhagin women- crave
Long life for their husbands-stay hungry all day long. virgin girls
Also keep a streamed vow for the desired groom or for husband’s sake.
Karva Chauth Katha is heard after performing worship of
Mother Parvati and Lord Ganesha on the whole day. fast
Is completed only after seeing the moon at night.
By fasting, there is a tremendous boon of good fortune right!
Women do sixteen make-up. long vermilion on the forehead
It is a symbol of long life for husband. Mangalasutra,
Bindia, mascara, nuthani, earflowers, henna, bracelet,
Red color chunari, beecha, anklet, waistband, ring, armlet, gaara!