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Geethasaram – Change is the Rule of Nature

Change is the Rule of Nature

  • Whatever has happened is for good.
  • Whatever is happening is going on well.
  • Whatever will happen will also be good.
  • Why are you repenting for whatever you have lost?
  • Have you brought anything with you which you have lost?
  • Have you produced anything that is destroyed?
  • Whatever you have gained, you have taken from here.
  • Whatever you gave, you have given here.
  • Whatever belongs to you today, yesterday belonged to someone.
    It may belong to someone day after.

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Discovery of12,000 year old city of Lord Krishna

Scientist have discovered Hindu city that gone into sea before 12000 years ago.

Kumbakarna – Brother of RavaNa

Kumbhakarna was the brother of King Ravana of Lanka. Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana were the sons of a sage named Vishrava, born to a Rakshasa woman named Kaikasi. They had a sister named Shurpanakha. Kubera is their half-brother, born to another wife of Vishrava.

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Along with his brother Ravana, Kumbhakarna indulged in rigid austerities with the intention of pleasing Lord Brahma. When Brahma appeared before him, he wanted the boon of immortality (Nityatva), but the Goddess Saraswati caused him to mispronounce the word as sleepiness (Nitratva). Appalled, he pleaded with Brahma to rescind the boon, which had really become a curse. Brahma could not take back his boon, but he modified it such that Kumbhakarna would be asleep for six months and then awake for the other six. (Some sources say that Kumbhakarna was given only one day of wakefulness every six months).
He was a giant in stature, and consumed huge amounts of food when he was awake. One of the most powerful warriors on Ravana’s side, he was also very knowledgeable about proper conduct. Like his brother Vibhishana, he counselled Ravana to return Sita to Rama to avert the war, but unlike Vibhishana, he did not abandon Ravana when his advice was rejected.
He fought valiantly against the Vanara army of Rama, causing great damage. Ultimately, he was slain by Laxmana with the help of a divine missile. Though he fought on the side of evil, his devotion to Ravana and his loyalty to his kinsmen is highly praised, and is contrasted favorably with the "treachery" of his brother Vibhishana, who fought on Rama’s side

How to tie saree. Chelai kattuvathu yeppadi

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Saree, Indian dress that a must to wear for indian festivals. Yet, many not going so, due they dont know to wear it. Here, above picture tells, how to wear saree. Its very easy to understand, guides to tie saree. I believe, its very useful for girls.

Penang Botanical Garden murugan temple

Penang ,Thannermalai Bala Thandayuthabani Temple began as a shrine of Lord Murugan. It was the located at the base of the waterfall at the Botanical Gardens Penang sometime before 1782. The above statement was the evident from the writings of Sir Francis Light where in it was stated that the Tamils (Chulias and Chettiars) were already present and worshipping the Vel (spear) when he named Georgetown on the 10th of August 1786 after having bought the island from the Sultan of Kedah for 6000 Spanish dollars for the East India Company. It is not possible to know who installed the vel at the original temple site of Thanneermalaian(one who resides at the waterfall) as Lord Murugan was then known. Soon this shrine became important for many Indian workers who ferried water to Georgetown by way of bullock carts. By the early part of 1800 the shrine seemed to have been the focus of Thaipusam celebration, a festival dedicated to Lord Murugan.British records and local newspapers do mention of Hindu devotees celebration the festival. In 1850 with the increase of the local population, the British authorities decided to develop the area into a reservoir.They decided that the waterfall area and the immediate catchment area had to be protected.At the same time they did not want to upset the sentiments of the Hindu population.Therefore,they alienated an eleven acre hillside property(the present site) for the location of a proper temple.This is the present site of the Hill Top Murugan temple at Waterfall Road.

MEANING OF SUBRAHMANYA

Subrahmanya is one among the numerous names of Lord Muruga or Lord Karthikeya or Kartik. An important god in Hindu pantheon, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and is the army general of the Devas (gods). What does the term ‘Subrahmanya’ mean?
In Sanskrit, ‘su’ means anything good natured or beautiful or good. ‘Brahmanya’ means a person who has had realized Brahman.Thus ‘Subrahmanya’ symbolically represents a good natured person who has had Brahman realization.
Lord Subrahmanya is a deity who is worshipped and adored with intense devotion and faith not only throughout South India and Sri Lanka but also in places such as Mauritius and Malaysia where there is a high population of Tamil people. The Lord has many powerful names, which convey great meaning and deep esoteric knowledge. Swamiji is especially fond of giving Subrahmanya ‘s names to the young boys who join Premananda Youth. He said, "I am blessing them with these glorious names of the perfect deity, Lord Subrahmanya . I hope that the youngsters will live up to these names. Subrahmanya is the embodiment of brilliant light, courage, fearlessness and pure shakti. According to the Hindu legends, He was born because the Gods had been defeated by powerful demons and they pleaded with Lord Shiva to rescue them. He created Lord Subrahmanya from His third eye. Even from this we can understand that Subrahmanya is the embodiment of the purest and highest knowledge and power."

Penang Arulmiku Thandabali Temple, Kumba abhichegam

Kumba abhichegam of Penang thaipusam temple,  on 13th nov 2011.

Triambakam Mandram

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushthi Vardhanam
UrvaRukamiva Bandhanan
Mrytyor Muksheeya Maamritat

 

Meaning:

  • OM: Primeval sound meaning Almighty God
  • Tryambakam: three-eyed
  • Yajamahe: we adore
  • Sugandhim: sweet fragrance
  • Pushthi: a prosperous condition, well-nourished and complete
  • Vardhanam: someone who strengthens and restores health
  • Urvarukam: illness, obstacles in life, attachment, and resulting depression
  • Iva: just like
  • Bandhanan: stem of the pumpkin (here: harmful attachment)
  • Mrityor: from death
  • mukshiya: liberate us
  • ma: not
  • amritat: immortality
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe

HOW PERFORM NAVARATHIRI POOJAI

HOW PERFORM NAVARATHIRI POOJAI .
Navratri, the nine-night festival, honors Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswathi in South India. It is known as Bommla Koluvu in Andhra Pradesh and Navarathri in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Navratri is observed as Dusshera in Karnataka, where it is observed for ten days. The main event during Navrathri in South India is the display of dolls and idols – Kolu and the placing of Kalash, which represents Goddess.Navaratri puja might seem a huge complicated event for many. You can always perform a simple puja by worshipping the Goddess on nine days by lighting a lamp and offering a fruit as prasadam. Rituals are not important but devotion is important.

Here is a step by step method on how to perform Navratri Puja.

GETTING READY.
•Get the house cleaned and ready. You are inviting Goddess into the home. Usually this is done on the Amavasi day, a day before the beginning of Navratri.
•Mango leaf festoons are installed on doors, windows and in puja room. Fresh Kolams are drawn.
•If you are keeping Kolu, get all the Kolu dolls ready. Repair broken pieces and use natural colors to paint them.
•Decide upon the Bommai Kolu Theme.
•Plan early about the pooja prasadam (neivedya) and also about the gifts that you plan to give to women guests.

Requirements for Navaratri Puja
•If you are keeping Kolu dolls, purchase new dolls at least a couple of new ones. The most important doll needed is the Marapachi dolls (Male and Female pair of dolls).
•A pot for Kalasha or Kumbha (brass pot)
•Face of Goddess to be stuck on Kalasha. Some people do not opt for this.
•Sweets
•Ingredients of the Prasadam to be prepared (this depends on what neivediya you are preparing)
•Betel leaves
•Betel nuts
•Bananas
•Coconut
•Usual fruits
•Usual pooja items like lamp, incense, agarbathis etc.
•Lotus flower for Goddess Saraswathi and Goddess Lakshmi. Jasmine for Durga. Avoid wild flowers.If you are giving gifts to women invited for Navratri Pooja, then the bag should contain betel leaves, betel nuts, a pair of round turmeric roots, a coconut, fruits, sweets, flowers, a small gift. You can also include cosmetics like eye kohl, kumkuma, bangles, comb etc.A day before Navratri Puja

Navaratri Puja begins on the Bhadrapada Amavasi day or Puratasi Amavasai day, a day before Navratri begins. All arrangements are done on this day. In some communities male members perform Tarpan or Shardham dedicated to dead ancestors in the morning.

•In the evening, Kalasha or Purna Kumbha is prepared. This is an invitation to Goddess to enter your home.
•Purna Kumba or Kalash is kept on a kolam in such a place that there is space behind to keep the Bommai Kolu. You can attach a face of Goddess to the Purna Kumbha and decorate the Kumbha with jewelry, turmeric, sandal paste, flowers etc.
•Those who do not keep Kolu, keep the Kalash in the Pooja room.
•Betel leaves, Betel nuts, a coconut is placed in front of the Kalasha. Cooked rice or boiled and sweetened milk is kept as prasadam or neivedya in front of the Kalasha.
•This Kalasha is to be kept for next nine days – it symbolizes Goddess.
•A lamp is lit every evening and morning for nine days.Navratri Puja Begins

Women perform all the pujas during Navratri.

•You have already installed the Goddess in the form of Purna Kumbha. Light a lamp morning and evening on all nine days.

•Elaborate pujas are conducted in the evening.

•Other women are invited on any one of the evening.
•The first three days is dedicated to Goddess Durga.
•The next three days is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.
•The final three days is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi.
•Fresh kolams are done on all nine days.
•Shlokas that are recited on nine days include Durga Ashtotaram, Devi Mahatmiyam, Shyamala Dhandakam, Lakshmi Sahasranama, Lakshmi Ashototaram, Lalitha Sahasranama, Saraswathi Stotram, Saraswathi Ashototaram.
•Sholakas are recited while performing the puja.
Sweets and neivedya prepared are shared with neighbors, relatives and friends.

A kannika (young girl) is invited and she is given lunch and new clothes on the first day. Some people do the Kannika Pooja it on 9 days.