Anandamayi Ma IS 38

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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FARMER’S DAY – 17th January

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)

 

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BHOGI FESTIVAL TODAY-14th January

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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.

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Shirdi Baba Samadhi Day-Vijayadasami Day-October 8th

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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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ONAM IS TODAY-11th September

To keep the social fabric high and nice all over the year
Our Holy Motherland has designed festivals and celebrations
In each and every State unique and noble-great indeed
All over the year to enjoy and promote harmony and peace!

Great Onam festival is today the Eleventh September
Onam is the traditional festival of Malayalees originated
From Kerala.a religious, cultural festival celebrated by
The community around the world with pomp and pleasure!

The revisit of Mahabali marks the festival of Onam.
Onam has a range of activities and celebrated with great
Enthusiasm. Boat races, dance forms, florals, colourful art,
Food -ONAM SADHYA and traditional clothing FLOWER KOLAM!.

 

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MUHARRAM September 10th

Muharram

Muharram a day not for joy but a day of mourning- holy indeed
the first month of the Islamic calendar The word adjective
Means “banned, barred, forbidden, illegal, illicit, impermissible,
Prohibited, unlawful, unpermitted, unauthorized or even taboo”.
The month sacred during which warfare is forbidden. held to be
The second holiest month, after Ramaḍān.
True Muslims take care of their unfortunate brethren poor
And feed them when they break their fast- noble gesture!

The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, part of
The Mourning of Muharram  fasting. Muhammad asked Muslims
To fast on this day and on the day prior, the Day of Tasu’a.
Shia Muslims mourn the death of Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī and his family,
Honoring the martyrs by prayer and abstinence from joyous events.

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VIRGIN MARY’S BIRTH DAY- September 8th

 

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Gandhi referred to “God” as “Truth,” which has great significance. His mission was not only to humanize religion, but also to moralize it. Gandhi’s interpretation of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity made his religion a federation of different religious faiths.

  when Stanley Jones, a missionary met with Gandhi he asked him:

Mr. Gandhi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why is that you appear to so adamantly reject becoming his follower?

Gandhi replied:

Oh, I don’t reject Christ. I love Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ

As for as this blogger is concerned ,  esteemed viewers would  have observed that he is  a UNIVERSALIST!

I normally say and write that I am an Indian first and Indian last!

But I am  very proud of having been born  as a Hindu in my  holy Motherland-India that is Bharat. Our Motherland is secular and accommodates the followers of all religions and provides facilities for following their respective religions.Mahatma Gandhi fought against the British unitedly inspiring the entire Indian society secured FREEDOM for us. I am very seriuos in knowing about all existing religions  in my homeland and today’s SUNDAY story is a part of my learning exercise!

Today the Eighth September is the birth day of VIRGIN MARY Mother of Jesus Christ.

We can’t know for certain when was born the Mother of God, of course, but for almost 15 centuries now, Catholics have celebrated the Virgin Mary’s birthday on September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Why September 8?

Christians normally celebrate the day on which saints died, because that is when they entered into eternal life. And indeed, Catholics and Orthodox celebrate the end of Mary’s life in the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (known as the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches). But they also celebrate three birthdays, and Mary’s is one of them. The other two are the births of Christ and Saint John the Baptist, and the common thread tying these feasts together is that all three—Mary, Jesus, and Saint John—were born without Original Sin.

An Important Event in Salvation History

In earlier centuries, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated with greater fanfare;  But, like the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an important date in the salvation history. Christ needed a mother, and Mary’s conception and birth, therefore, are events without which Christ’s own birth would have been impossible.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Christians of the second century A.D. recorded the details of Mary’s birth in such documents as the Protoevangelium of James and the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary. While neither document bears the authority of Scripture, they provide  everything that we know about the life of Mary before the Annunciation, including the names of Saint Mary’s parents, Saint Joachim and Saint Anna (or Anne). It’s a good example of Tradition, which complements (while never contradicting) Scripture.
Thus comes to an end this Sunday Story(Inputs thanks to GOOGLE GURU!)
and we shall meet tomorrow as our practice with the next post.Till then GOOD BYE!
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This is  the song for the occasion:

அருள்தாரும் தேவமாதா

அனைத்து மக்களின் உள்ளங்களையும் கொள்ளை கொண்ட
1948 ல் வெளிவந்த ஞான சௌந்தரி திரைப்பட பாடல்!
அருள்தாரும் தேவமாதாவே
ஆதியே இன்ப ஜோதியே..
ஆதியே இன்ப ஜோதியே…..
TRANSLITERATION
Aadhiyae inba joothiyae
AruL thArum dhaevamaathaavae