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 young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and that is bliss!
Thanjavur Mission Branch at my home in North Main Street has seen
Weekly Study classes, library and mission members meets!
Geetha Gnana Yagyas in Big temple premises for almost a decade!
Monthly Sathsangs, quarterly Sadhana camps annual yagyas !
Bissful period in my life! Still I ruminate at age to enter eighty in a days few!
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 not 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”!
Eighth May is today a holy day! Guru purnima day!Swamiji’s jayanthi day!
Chinmayananda Saraswati born as Balakrishna Menon born on Eighth May
Ninteen Sixteen, 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, non-dual system of thought
In the Upanishads, which epitomize 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 popularized religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed!
Inspired formation of Chinmaya Mission program by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable organization
In more than three hundred centers in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works commentaries on the major Upanishads and Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many countries. India’s greatest son!
Visited Sandhipani Sadhanalaya- College of Hinduism at Powai, Mumbai!
In the Hindu pantheon several Gods and Goddesses are found
Embracing all faiths and practices!One is Lord Narasimma Swamy!
Today May Sixth is a sacred day- Narasimha Jayanthi!
Faith and belief a must for prayer and appreciation of all!
Narsimha Jayanti an important festival among the Hindus
And is on Vaisakh Chaturdashi (14th day) of the Shukla Paksh.
Narsimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu -HE
Appears as a man-lion that is the face like a lion and
Trunk like a man. He had killed demon Hiranyakashipu on this day.
All Lord Vishnu devotees observe fast on this day.
It is known that Narsimha appeared during the sunset on Chaturdashi
And the puja is performed during evening hours.
Narasimha Jayanti is to remove adharma and to follow the path of dharma.
Dharma is to perform correct deeds and not harm anyone.
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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
Festivals for religious fervor and social harmony and gathering
Humans need both and designed one day or other all over the year!
Festival days start with new year days- whatever may be-English,
Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam in other States and languages!
Fourteenth April today happens to be Tamil and Bengali New Year Days
Sri Sarvari -Tamil New year and Pohela Baishak Bengali
Happy festival days- religious and social significance!
On this New Year day let us pray for peace and prosperity
Health and happiness, sincerity and social harmony
All over the States and the world for the year and years to follow.
Let us take care of the old, sick and have not to the extent possible!
Let that be our resolve on this happy occasion of Sri Sarvari
And Pohela Baishok in the States! Let us serve the world!
Vaisakhi – Baisakhi a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. observed on Thirteenth or Fourteenth April
Remembers the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors
Under Guru Gobind Singh in Sixteen Ninety Nine great year!
Vaisakhi is the first day of Vaisakha month. a spring harvest
Festival for Hinduism and Sikhs. Vaisakhi observes history of
Sikhism and the Indian subcontinent In Punjab region. major Sikh festival-
The birth of Sikh order after Persecution and execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur
For refusing to convert under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Resulted in coronation of the tenth Guru of Sikhism and the Formation of Khalsa, both on the Vaisakhi day.Ranjit Singh was Maharaja of the
Sikh Empire on Twelfth April eighteen not one.creating a unified state.
Sahib Singh Bedi, a descendant of Guru Nanak, conducted the coronation.
Vaisakhi was also the day when colonial British empire officials committed
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre on a gathering, an event influential to the Indian movement against colonial rule.
On Vaisakhi, Gurdwaras decorated and hold kirtans, Sikhs visit
And bathe in lakes or rivers before visiting local Gurdwaras,
community fairs and nagar kirtan processions held, and
people gather to socialize and share festive foods.
For many Hindus, the festival is their traditional harvest festival,
An occasion to bathe in sacred rivers such as Ganges, Jhelum, and Kaveri,
Visit temples, meet friends and take part in other festivities.
“Namo Arihantanam: – I bow to the enlightened souls
Namo Siddhanam: – I bow to the liberated souls
Namo Ayariyanam: – I bow to religious leaders
Namo Uvajjayanam: – I bow to religious teachers
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: – I bow to all monks of the world
Eso Panch Namukkaro: – These five salutations are capable of
Savva Pava Panasano: destroying all the sins and this is
Mangalancha Savvesin: the first happiness among all forms
Padhamam Havai Mangalam: of happiness”
Prayer of all Jains living all over the world-noble and great
Any prayer is Divine and appealing to the Omnipotent to grant!
India, the land of sanctity and holiness,
Gave birth to a chain of seers and saints of great virtues
A link in the chain is Mahavira-twenty fourth
Jain Thirthankara – Vardhamana,-the last and great!!
Though born in a family royal, left at thirty
And for years twelve pursued spirituality!
Meditation intense and penance very severe
Made him omniscient became a kevali-austere!
Non-injury, truth, non-stealing, chastity and sure
Non-attachment elevates quality of life pure!
Mahaveera spread the message for years thirty
Gautama Swami compiled the teachings quite swiftly!
Oh! My Lord! Let me not do any harm even to germs
Let me finish my dinner early,-avoiding harm to worms
No harm to humans, animals and birds- any living being
Grant me moksha allowing no karmas accumulating!
Jains a great set of pious and peaceful Indians
Serving the cause of Motherland India- Bharath
Mahaveera attaining moksha-liberated soul
At his age seventy two-golden birth and samadhi!
My days are always great to me! My birth day and school day! Wedding Day!
One of my days is great to my friends- this day APRIL FIRST MY DAY!
I remember the day as boy in the schools- to make friends fool this day!
Taking potato, cutting into two halves- on the one in the open side-
Write with a sharp instrument A F and applying writing ink
Stamp it on the back of the co students without their knowledge!
No matter a few would have done on my back too! My learned father
Used to say often-“FOOLS AND ROGUES TO BE PUNISHED-FOOLS FIRST”
April Fools‘ Day -All Fools‘ Day
On April 1 consist of practical jokes and hoaxes!
Yes we do act foolishly many a time in our lives and regret later
Certain foolish acts can be corrected later= certain others not!
Prayer helps us in getting divine guidance that stops us from committing!
I on my day today seek HIS guidance not to be foolish in my
Thoughts, words and deeds! God bless me and the world!
Omnipresent,Omnipotent Omniscient Lord Almighty
In HIS compassion for peace and harmony in the Society
Has created Saints and Seers in all religions to guide for ever
We have many many whom we should respect; ignore never!
Seventeenth March today is the day of one such noble, great Saint
Saint Patrick’s day is today. the Feast of Saint Patrick , a cultural
And religious observation on Seventeenth March, the traditional
Death date of Saint Patrick- the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Let us on this holy and sacred day, host feast to all poor and
Destitute. Lord’s noble intention of keeping all in peace and joy
Will be fulfilled. Let us go to the old age homes and orphanages
And organize feeding with a festive mood . That is real service.
Of the scores and scores of Saints and Seers India that is Bharath
Is blessed with, Tamilnadu had its own share-indeed a share with
We can be proud of!! One great Saint of Tamilnadu was Kachiyapper .
Kacchiyappa Shiva āchāriyār was a temple priest a poet and Vedantist.
Kachiyapper a Shaivite Brahmin and officiated as a priest in
Ekambareswarar Temple in Kumara Kottam Murugan temple,
Kanchipuram. His greatest composition was Kandha puranam,
Tamil counterpart of the Sanskrit Skanda Purana. The meters
Composed in the same style as the former. with six volumes
having thirteen thousand three hundred and five stanzas.
The work was completed in Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight .
Kandhapurāna Arangetra Mantapam where Kacchiyappar
Composed the text still exists in the temple complex.
Peacocks flock the premises even now. He wrote the epic in six cantos,
It is believed that the first line of the first stanza was written by
Kacchiyappar’s patron deity, Murugan himself. HE corrected the
Hundred stanzas written by the priest during the day.The poet took his
Composition to the God and rehearsed it. Even now the priests
In the temple are the descendants of Kacchiyappar. Let us on this
Holy day invoke HIS blessings and grace and read Kandhapuranam.
Kandakottam Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu.