Men may come and men may go but going man leaves his foot prints great
Not to get erased for decades and centuries! Here is one above
Birth and Death Anniversaries come and go and people recall and
Revere! India that is Bharath has a lot of men of gold !
Death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is today
Fourth July -hundred and eighteenth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda – Punyatithi or Mahasamadhi. messenger
Uplifted the dying spirit of Indians. reminded us
Of our past glory, and our present wretched condition and what bright
Future holds for us.. “Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached.”
He died at an early age of thirty nine on July fourth Nineteen not two.
Known in pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta, revived
Vedanta and took to the world. mentor and Guru Sri Ramakrishna
Paramahamsa guided him on the spiritual path.
After the passing away of Sri Ramakrishna, under the leadership of
Swami Vivekananda, disciples of Sri Ramakrishna formed a new monastic Brotherhood. Swamiji was not happy with a settled monastic life.
He took the teachings of his Guru to the world.after discovery of real India.
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June First is today-Global Day of Parents. Yes very holy day indeed!
In India that is Bharat our homeland parents are placed before
Teacher and God – Matha. Pitha, Guru, Dhaivam- mother,father
Teacher and God!What a noble tribute to our parents-nothing further!
The Global Day of Parents announced by the United Nations
General Assembly in Two thousand Twelve with a resolution and
Honors parents throughout the world. Day provides chance to
Appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to
Children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Family has responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children
And that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, Should grow up in a family atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
United nations or not, Indian culture injected this in our blood
And equally implies that children when grown up have to take care
Of parents in their old age!- NO OLD AGE HOME FOR PARENTS SURE!
Let us on this holy day resolve to follow our culture with devotion!
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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Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent-Lord Almighty
Indeed is the Creator of Gods! the Gods and their incarnations!
April Twentieth today is MATHSYA JAYANTHI! Mathsya’s birth day!
Mathsya -fish-is an avatar of the RigVedic god Vishnu.
Matsya is commonly associated in post-Vedic literature
Puranas with the legends of rescuing Vaivasvata Manu
From the deluge, and rescuing the Vedas stolen by Asuras.
Matsya is the first incarnation of the Dashavatara,
The ten principal avatars of Vishnu.
Matsya looks a giant fish with a horn, or anthropomorphic
In the form of a human torso connected to the rear half of a fish.
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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
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!
Of the Nayanmars Sixty Three- Tamil Saint Poets of Shaivism
One is a great nayanmar by name Eripaththa Nayanar
Venerated extensively by the devotees of Lord Shiva
Counted as the eighth in the list of Nayanars Sixty three.
Life of Eripatha Nayanar described in the Periya Puranam by Sekkizhar of
Twelfth Century a hagiography of the Nayanars. Eripatha Nayanar
Belonged to Karuvur, known as Karur, which is famous for
Pasupateeswarar temple dedicated to the patron god of Shiva.
Karuvur one of the chief centres of the Chola kingdom.
Pugal Chola, who is also venerated as Nayanar, ruled over the land.
Eripatha a devotee of Shiva , worshipped him daily at the shrine of
Pasupateeswarar. spent his time serving Shiva and his devotees.
Always carried an axe with him for protection of the devotees of Shiva.
He would punish any one who harmed the devotees by his axe.
A devotee Sivakami Andar used to collect fresh flowers
In the morning for making garlands for Shiva’s worship.
Once on the day of Maha Navami, the royal elephant of
The Chola was being paraded through the town.
The elephant saw Sivakami Andar and seized the basket of flowers
Crushed the flowers. The devotee pursued the elephant, but failed
To keep pace due to his ripe age. While passing by, Eripatha saw
The wailing devotee and chased the elephant to punish it.
Caught up with the elephant and not only slew the beast, but also its
Mahout and accompanying guards failed to control the elephant.
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.