Muharram the first month of the Islamic year is great
Second holiest month after Ramadan month- a treat
Muharam not a festival but a month long fasting
Almost mourning over Immam Hussain’s valiant death.
On Ashura, Muhammad’s grandson, Imman Hussain,
Died fighting in the Battle of Karbala almost fourteen
Centuries ago naturally a sad event mourned by all
Fasting , praying and mourning the day is spent all over.
Day differs among Shias and Sunnis in principle
All pious and devoted Muslims Allah’s disciples
And of course on the sighting of the moon in the month
But a day sacred and holy all observing with faith.
India that is Bharath our holy Motherland is indeed a land of
Great principles, philosophy and practices! Third August today
Is one of the many festivals that we observe – a favorite among all
Celebrating the special bond that brothers share with their sisters.
It is a festival celebrated in Nepal and by all Hindus all over the world.
The day is marked on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar in the month Of
Shravan or Sawan and falls in August, and Raksha Bandhan is today.
Raksha Bandhan means “bond of protection”! women and girls of all ages
Tie a talisman, ” Rakhi” around the wrists of their brothers as a symbol of
Protection. The men and boys gift their sisters money, new clothes, sweets.
Let us resolve on this holy day to protect WOMEN- incarnation of Goddess
Who takes care of home and all the members with love, affection and regards!
Our holy Motherland India that is Bharath home of religions
Several- coexisting with freedom of practice- Hinduism,
Jainism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity, -all great religions
Preaching peace and harmony, love and service to all human beings!
Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru of Sikhs, first of the two gurus to be
Martyred in the Sikh faith. compiled the first copy of the Sikh scripture
Adi Granth- Guru Granth Sahib. First Guru born in the Sikh family,
Completed the construction of Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, compiled the
Hymns of previous Gurus and other saints into Adi Granth and installed
In the Harimandir Sahib. In sixteen hundred and Six, he was captured by Mughal Emperor Jahangir and was imprisoned in Lahore Fort due to his Influence in
Northern India and the fast spread of Sikhism.
Guru also blessed Jahangir’s rebellious son Khusrau. his conversions to
Sikhism threatened the orthodox Muslim clergy and Hindu elite.
After arresting guru, Jahangir asked him to convert to Islam but he refused.
He even fined the guru with Rupees Two Lakh plus removal of all text
From the Adi Granth that the Mughal emperor found ‘offensive’ !
He refused. Jahangir condemned him to be tortured to death.
In the year 1984, Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman and fifth woman in the world to reach on top of Mount Everest.
Himalayas -the Home of Lord Shiva and sages several!
As the loftiest mountains on Earth, Himalayas embody
Highest ideals and aspirations. sight of their sublime peaks,
Soaring high and clean above the dusty, congested plains ,
For centuries inspired visions of transcendent splendor and
Spiritual liberation. Puranas, ancient works of Hindu mythology,
Say of Himalayas: In the space of a hundred ages of the Gods,
Glories of Himachal where Siva dwells and where the Ganges
Falls like the tendril of a lotus from the foot of Vishnu.
In no other mountains Found Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar.
As the dew is dried up By the morning sun, so are the sins of
Mankind by the sight of Himachal!
We salute first Indian woman Bachendra Pal who reached the great peak!
Several Saints and Seers all over the world were born to make
The society noble. Religion not a bar to peace and plenty,
Health and happiness! All Religions advice the same for all nicely
Tomorrow the First March a Christian Saints memorial day!
Saint David Welsh: Dewi Sant Latin: Davidus a Welsh bishop of
Mynyw (now St Davids) during the sixth the patron saint of Wales.
A native of Wales, traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non
And the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion.
||Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
||1123, Rome, Holy Roman Empire (officially recognised) by Pope Calixtus II
||St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales
shrine largely extant,
controversial bones in casket
||Bishop with a dove,
usually on his shoulder, sometimes standing
on a raised hillock
||Wales; Pembrokeshire; Naas; vegetarians; poets
Of the numerous Saints and Seers , Bharat Matha gave us
One great lady Saint is Anandamayi Ma described by
Sivananda Saraswathi as the most perfect flower the Indian soil
Produced- born on thirtieth April Eighteen Ninety Six
And departed to her heavenly abode on Twenty Seventh
August Nineteen Eighty Two-name means “joy permeated”!
Poorvashrama name Nirmala Sundari an Indian Saint,
Precognition, faith healing and miracles attributed to her.
Name was given to her by her devotees in the nineteen twenties
To describe her perpetual state of divine joy.
India’s holiness sprouted from the great saints and seers
Enlightening entire humanity from our holy land!
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None can give greater tributes to the farmers and Farming other than Tamil Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar whose day was celebrated on 16th including a post in this Blog! The following ten couplets -chapter 104 of the Magnum Opus:
Farming though hard is foremost trade
Men ply at will but ploughmen lead kural 1031
Tillers are linch-pin of mankind
Bearing the rest who cannot tend. kural 1032
They live who live to plough and eat
The rest behind them bow and eat. kural 1033
Who have the shade of cornful crest
Under their umbra umbrellas rest. kural 1034
Who till and eat, beg not; nought hide
But give to those who are in need. kural 1035
Should ploughmen sit folding their hands
Desire free monks too suffer wants. kural 1036
Moulds dried to quarter-dust ensure
Rich crops without handful manure. kural 1037
Better manure than plough; then weed
Than irrigating , better guard. kural 1038
If landsmen sit sans moving about
The field like wife will sulk and pout. kural 1039
Fair good earth will laugh to see
Idlers pleading poverty. kural 1040
(English translation by Kaviyogi Sudhdhananda Bharathi)
Resplendent with festivals and rituals promoting peace and harmony
Love and happiness, Hinduism is great indeed. Fourteenth January
Today is BHOGI Festival.the first day of the four-day Makarsankranti
Festival. celebrated widely in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh Telangana
On Bhogi, we discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things
Causing change or transformation. At dawn, we light a bonfire with logs of wood,
Other solid-fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful.disposal of derelict things is where all old habits, vices, attachment to relations and material things are sacrificed in the sacrificial fire of the knowledge of “Rudra”
Known as the “Rudra Gita Jnana Yajna”. representing realization, transformation and purification of the soul by imbibing and inculcating various divine virtues.
Bhogi celebrated the day preceding and “Makar Sankranti”
Buddha died in Bhogi Pongal at the time when Buddhism was being practiced all over India.
Yes it was on the Vijayadashami Day of Nineteen Eighteen
That Shirdi Baba highly revered Mahan gifted to us by Bharat Mata
Attained Samadhi and all Vijayadashami days are his memorial days.
Today Eighth October is his memorial day and hence to remember and pray
On this day it will be pleasing to him if all our homes are lighted With lamps bright. Let us do and get HIS grace and blessings!
(Thanks to E.Sundareson.)
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