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Celebrating Festival Of Lights-Deepavali


Deepavali

Deepavali is around the corner.India is  gearing up to celebrate the biggest festival,the  festival of lights.How we celebrate it!People wear new clothes, send wishes to loved ones,exchange  sweets with friends and family,light a row of lamps in their home,fire crackers.Oh what a great day!By the way are we missing something here??!!.You ask many people that why we are celebrating deepavali.Their answer will be ‘I don’t know!’ or they give improper reasons.What is the point celeberating the festival without knowing its importance.

Deepavali (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvali), which translates into row of lamps (in Sanskrit). It involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas) (or Deep in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. The primary reason behind celebrating deepavali is,  Lord Krishna killed narakassura,the evil demon and freed the people.Periyazhwar praising the killing of narakassura in his poem Periyazhwar thirumozhi.
கிழக்கில் குடிமன்னர் * கேடிலாதரை *
அழிப்பான் நினைந்திடு * அவ்வாழியதனால்*
விழிக்குமளவில்*வேரறுத்தானை*
(Periyazhwar thirumozhi 4-3-3)
Meaning:

Pragjothishapuram was a town on the eastern side, where Demon Naraka was ruling. Due to the boons obtained for their welfare and in the background of their own might, they were considered as free from danger.

Some people have different reasons for celebrating it.Let the reasons be alone with them.As a mark of victory and freedom, in ancient days people lit up the lights to show the darkness(narakassura) was gone. Nowadays we forgot the reason behind deepavali.What we know is deepavali is the day to fire the crackers.We succumbed to the materialistic life.Many of us don’t know how crackers came into the  context.Firing crackers is never been  part of the customary.In the name of festival we are spoiling our environment.The sacred books of Hindus never asked to fire crackers. One important activity those who celebrate deepavali must to do is,go to Lord Krishna’s temple,thank him for freeing the people from the  demons and pray him to continue to show his mercy.How many of us doing it?The lighting of lamps is a way of paying obeisance to God for attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace, valour and fame.The only reason to celebrate festivals in India is to rejoice and  relive the  glorious past.Teach descendants about orgin and history of deepavali,If you don’t teach them,after 25 years,they will say,we are celebrating  deepavali because US president Mr.Barack Hussein Obama Came India for the first time on 2010.(Note:He is coming to India during deepavali).

So folks,the fact of the matter is there is no reason to fire crackers in deepavali.Celebrate a cracker less deepavali.Have a great deepavali!Enjoy the festival!.

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Posted by on October 30, 2010 in Environment, Hinduism, History

 

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Dark side of Nithyanandha Exposed


Nithyaandhana

On 03-03-2010 sun news released video footage of so called spiritual teacher Nithyanandha having sexual affair with one of the well known Tamil actress R****(Still a suspect!).I am not going to narrate what was happened.I am going the analyze it in a  insight manner.Most of them shocked after seeing the footage but i’m not.I had a gut feeling that he is a fraud and its only the matter of time that his dark side will be exposed.I never believed his words or his appearance. At the same time i said to myself  Appearance’s are deceptive” .Today some people revealed his hidden stuff and i convey my thanks to those who exposed the truth.

At the same time i request the people  not to disbelieve whole Hinduism.Hinduism has lot of theories,ideas,principles.This religion is based on questions and answers.Before you believe the ideas ask questions,I am sure you will get concrete results.For example,don’t say my father or mother or friends going to temple thats why i am going to temple!.You must know why you are going to temple,if you dont know ask answer for question from a concerned person.You only get to know the religion if you ask more and more questions.

Now back to Nithyanandha subject,there are some principles to be followed by a person who wants to be a saint.For example,Only a married person can be a saint.Though there some exceptions.First know the background of the persons who call them as spiritual  teachers.Don’t believe all spiritual leaders came from heaven.There are also born like you and me.In this religion,women are not allowed to be a saint(Think about Amirthanandhamayi).

There is a misconception about yoga among the people.Yoga is good for health and for mind to some extent.But yoga is not an ultimate solution to all materialistic problems that we face everyday and yoga teachers like Sri Sri Ravisankar,Amirtanandhamayi,Bangaru adigalar,Jaggi vasudhev etc.., are not super humans.The only solution to overcome our sorrows is to know the fundamental idea of Hinduism.The idea is

 "Know your God,the only way to know him is he only."
Source:Bhagavad Gita

Spirituality,yoga,astrology may look same in some ideas but fundamentally they are different.Later two do not help spirituality.  If know we know what is Hinduism,we can prevent culprits like Nithyanandha  misusing the principles of Hinduism.There are lot more to know on this topic. Because of time and space constraints,i stop here.I believe this article is an eye-opener for all.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Hinduism

 

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