Posted in Diary, Fun

The Twenty Second Januaries

Here I came

in the 1980s

on a 22nd January

And it becomes

such a special day

every year

and again.

They say its a day

When the universe showers

A thousand blessings

And a gift to cherish

The fact that you were born

is recalled and rejoiced

For the presence got a form

and is seen so bright!

Especially with art of living family around, the birthdays are a boon!

Expected as well as un-expected calls came! Some were so much amazing. Then it was like I was full of wishes and happiness, and couldn’t take anymore! Then on I just left it on others to keep wishing for their own happiness!

Many cakes got cut! Starting with one in Elita followup! Then one at BTM Center. Then Third at home when our YES!+ Gang had dropped home. then evening Satsang I got nice mala in Bal Mandir Satsang and came back home to get a surprise party! The preparations were ON, and to my surprise they were even decorating the hall! They were writing HAPPY BIRTHDAY with those paper designs. Since time was less, I said leave it at Happy itself. The design still clings on our walls!

Then we danced and danced till we got tired, Aditi sang Gurupuja, we ate and ate the tasty dinner made by Jai and Divakar, Rohit. Aditi – Shailendra gifted one nice T Shirt. All in all a great day of birthday celebrations.

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Posted in Miscellaneous

Birth of the Jesus

Birth of the Jesus

This is a controversial topic, and I am not here for putting more than a mere opinion that’s floating around and being gossiped about.

Discovery published a documentary recently, which said that until 300 years ago, nowhere in Europe, was the birth of Jesus celebrated on 24 Dec. In fact, there were no celebrations in the Churches, because the main theme of the religious practices was to repent for our sins for which Jesus sacrificed himself. But then, the church needed more followers and celebrations was the only way to get them. They noticed another festival that happens on the same days, end of december. So they linked the birth of Jesus to it.

In fact, the dates of inception of Jesus is clearly mentioned and the 24 Dec birth would mean that he was born a premature baby in 7th month, which is not mentioned anywhere.

Well, if you disagree with these opinions, you are free to have your opinions and beliefs.

Posted in Diary

September, October, November, December

Typing this blog in a moving bus! Now that’s a power of modern technology!

So the year began with knowing that the day we celebrate the new year is not the correct beginning of the year, traditionally, seasonally and nomenclature wise.

Do you know why September, October, November, December is called so?

Is there Any meaning to these words in any language? One wouldn’t have named them just like that, for the names of the month.

It turns out that it has roots in the Samskrit language. Sapta-Ambar meaning 7th sky, Ashta-Ambar, meaning 8th sky, Nava-Ambar, meaning 9th sky, Dasha-Ambar, meaning 10th sky. These got mispronounced as September, October, Novermber, December. And just like Bengali’s call Vinod as Binod,  Shastha became August.

Sri Sri elucidated this connection to us. If you don’t agree, post your meaning of the words of the month!

Also, if you look at it, if December is 10th sky, then January becomes 11th, February becomes 12th and we begin the year in March- Marching forward in life. in March you will see most of the Indian calendars having the new year, and celebrated all over India in different dates depending on local manners of calculation.

That reminds me that in India there were more than 3000 calendars available at the time of independence, to choose from which to take as the National formal scheme of calendars. There was a committee formed to find out which is most scientific.