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Friday, September 6, 2013

Wishing u A Happy & Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi- 2013

Wishing  u  A Happy Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi- 2013
Shree Ganesha... 
Ganapati bappa Morya. !!!!!!!

Ohm Vighneswaraya Namah ! Vinayakaya Namah ! Ganapathaye Namah !
Gajamughaya Namah ! Parvati nandanaya Namah ! Mushika vahanaya Namah ! Kailasa Putraya Namah !

Om Shri Vigneshwaraya Namaha !

About Ganesh Chaturthi

   Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesh (Ganesha), the god of wisdom and prosperity on the fourth day of the moons bright fortnight, or period from new moon in the lunar month of Bhadrapada. The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi continue for five, seven, or ten days. Some even stretch it to twenty one days, but ten the most popularly celebrated. In the tradition of the right hand path the first day is the most important. In the left hand path tradition the final day is most important.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

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Om Ganesaya Namaha 


Hartalika (Vrat) हरितालिका तीज व्रत :--8thSEPTEMBER2013

Hartalika (Vrat) हरितालिका तीज व्रत :--8thSEPTEMBER2013
Sankalp shakti ka pratik aur akhand saubhagya ki kamna ka param pavan vrat Haritalik Teej Hindu panchang ke anusar Bhadrapad maas ke Shukl paksh ki tritiya tithi ko manaya jata hai. Nari ke saubhagya ki raksha karnewale is vrat ko saubhagyavati striyan apne akshay saubhagya aur such ki lalsa hetu shraddha, lagan aur vishwas ke sath manati hain. Kunvari ladkiyan bhi apne man ke anuroop pati prapt karne ke liye is pavitra pavan vrat ko shraddha aur nishtha purvak manati hain. Har Bhagvan Bholenath ka hi ek naam hai aur chuki Shiv ko pati roop me prapt karne ke liye Maa Parvati ne is vrat ko rakha tha, isliye is pavan vrat ka naam Haritalika Teej rakha gaya. Is vrat ke suavsar par saubhagyavati striya naye laal vastra pahankar, mehandi lagakar, solah shringar karti hai aur shubh muhurt me Bhagvan Shiv aur Maa Parvati Ji ki pooja aarambh karti hai. Is pooja me Shiv-Parvati ki murtiyo ka vidhivat poojan kiya jata hai aur fir Harita
 lika Teej ki katha ko suna jata hai. Mata Parvati par suhag ka sara saman chadhaya jata hai. Bhakto me manyat hai ki jo sabhi paapo aur sansarik tapo ko harnewale Haritalika vrat ko vidhi purvak karta hai, uske saubhagya ki raksha svayam Bhagvan Shiv karte hain.
Pauranik kathanusa is pavan vrat ko sabse pahle Raja Himvaan ki putrid Mata Parvati ne Bhagvan Shiv ko pati roop me prapt karne ke liye kiya gaya tha aur unke tap aur aradhana se khush hokar Bhagvan Shiv ne Mata ko patni roop me sveekar kiya tha.

हरितालिका तीज व्रत :-
संकल्प शक्ति का प्रतीक और अखंड सौभाग्य की कामना का परम पावन व्रत हरितालिका तीज हिन्दू पंचांग के अनुसार भाद्रपद मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की तृतीया तिथि को मनाया जाता है. नारी के सौभाग्य की रक्षा करनेवाले इस व्रत को सौभाग्यवती स्त्रियां अपने अक्षय सौभाग्य और सुख की लालसा हेतु श्रद्धा, लगन और विश्वास के साथ मानती हैं. कुवांरी लड़कियां भी अपने मन के अनुरूप पति प्राप्त करने के लिए इस पवित्र पावन व्रत को श्रद्धा और निष्ठा पूर्वक करती है. हर भगवान भोलेनाथ का ही एक नाम है और चूँकि शिव को पति रूप में प्राप्त करने के लिए माँ पार्वती ने इस व्रत को रखा था, इसलिए इस पावन व्रत का नाम हरितालिका तीज रखा गया. इस व्रत के सुअवसर पर सौभाग्यवती स्त्रियां नए लाल वस्त्र पहनकर, मेहंदी लगाकर, सोलह श्रृंगार करती है और शुभ मुहूर्त में भगवान शिव और मां पार्वती जी की पूजा आरम्भ करती है. इस पूजा में शिव-पार्वती की मूर्तियों का विधिवत पूजन किया जाता है और फिर हरितालिका तीज की कथा को सुना जाता है. माता पार्वती पर सुहाग का सारा सामान चढ़ाया जाता है. भक्तों में मान्यता है कि जो सभी पापों और सांसारिक तापों को हरनेवाले हरितालिका व्रत को विधि पूर्वक करता है, उसके सौभाग्य की रक्षा स्वयं भगवान शिव करते हैं.
पौराणिक कथानुसार इस पावन व्रत को सबसे पहले राजा हिमवान की पुत्री माता पार्वती ने भगवान शिव को पति रूप में प्राप्त करने के लिए किया था और उनके तप और अराधना से खुश होकर भगवान शिव ने माता को पत्नी के रूप में स्वीकार किया था.
This is a three-day festival, celebrated by women also in honor of Parvati, in the month of Bhadrapad. By praying to Parvati on these three days, unmarried girls hope to get a husband like Shiva. Married women pray to her for marital bliss. According to Hindu mythology, Parvati was in love with Shiva. Being an ascetic however, Shiva was not aware of her. Parvati performed penance on the Himalayas for many years before Shiva finally noticed her.

Realizing the depth of her love and devotion, he agreed to marry her .Since then Parvati has been worshipped as Haritalika.

Women and young girls maintain nirjala vrata on these three days, and keep awake all three nights. This is symbolic of the penance which Parvati undertook to get Shiva as her husband. They offer food to Brahmins and young girls. In Maharashtra, women wear green bangles, green clothes, golden bindis and kajal for luck. They distribute beautifully painted coconuts to their female relatives and friends and offer fresh fruit and green vegetables to the goddess as thanks giving. When the rituals are over, they eat a feast of jaggery and rice patolis steamed in banana leaves, a sweet made from coconut milk and rice, and mixed vegetables cooked with spices and coconut milk. Tender coconut water is the treat of this day.



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How to Live Well.......worth framing and keeping!

worth framing and keeping!  
How to Live Well 

'Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.' ~Seneca
Post written by Leo Babauta  .

I'm not a rich man, nor do I fly around the world and drink champagne with famous people in exotic locales, nor do I own a sports car or SUV or a yacht.
And yet, I'm very happy.
Much happier than seven years ago when I ate fried foods and sweets all time time and felt unhealthy and overweight, when I watched television and was out of shape, when I shopped a lot and was in debt, when I worked a job that paid fairly well and had no time for myself or my loved ones.
How have I accomplished this? With small tricks. The truth is, you don't need a lot to live well - you just need the right mindset.
Here's what I've learned about living well on little:

1. You need very little to be happy. Some simple plant food, modest shelter, a couple changes of clothes, a good book, a notebook, some meaningful work, and some loved ones. 

2. Want little, and you are not poor. You can have a lot of money and possessions, but if you always want more, you are poorer than the guy who has little and wants nothing. 

3. Focus on the present. Stop worrying about the future and holding onto the past. How much of your day is spent thinking about things other than where you are and what you're doing, physically, at this moment? How often are we living as opposed to stuck thinking about other things? Live now and you live fully. 

4. Be happy with what you have and where you are. Too often we want to be somewhere else, doing something else, with other people than whoever we're with right now, getting things other than what we already have. But where we are is great! Who we're with (including just ourselves) is already perfect. What we have is enough. What we're doing already is amazing. 

5. Be grateful for the small pleasures in life. Berries, a square of dark chocolate, tea - simple pleasures that are so much better than rich desserts, sugary drinks, fried foods if you learn to enjoy them fully. A good book borrowed from the library, a walk with a loved one in the park, the fine exertion of a short hard workout, the crazy things your child says, the smile of a stranger, walking barefoot on grass, a moment of quiet as the morning wakens and the world still rests. These little pleasures are living well, without needing much. 

6. Be driven by joy and not fear. People are driven by the fear of missing out, or the fear of change, or the fear of losing something. These are not good reasons to do things. Instead, do things because they give you or others joy. Let your work be driven not because you need to support a lifestyle and are afraid of changing it, but by the joy of doing something creative, meaningful, valuable. 

7. Practice compassion. Compassion for others creates loving, rewarding relationships. Compassion for yourself means forgiving yourself for past mistakes, treating yourself well (including eating well and exercising), loving yourself as you are. 

8. Forget about productivity and numbers. They matter not at all. If you are driven to do things to reach certain numbers (goals), you have probably lost sight of what's important. If you are striving to be productive, you are filling your days with things just to be productive, which is a waste of a day. This day is a gift, and shouldn't be crammed with every possible thing - spend time enjoying it and what you're doing.
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A Journey Called Life.....


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall 
to see the farmer and his wife open a package.
"What food might this contain?", the mouse wondered.
He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
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Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse proclaimed this warning :
 "There is a mousetrap in the house! 
There is a mousetrap in the house!"
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The chicken clucked and scratched,
raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse,
I can tell this is a grave concern to you,
but it is of no consequence to me. 
I cannot be bothered by it."
The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
"There is a mousetrap in the house! 
There is a mousetrap in the house!"

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The pig sympathized, but said,
"I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but there is nothing I can do about it
but pray..
Be assured you are in my prayers."
The mouse turned to the cow and said,
"There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!"
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The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you,
but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house,
head down and dejected,
to face the farmer's mousetrap
. . Alone.. .. .

That very night
a sound was heard throughout the house
-- the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. 
In the darkness, she did not see it. 
It was a venomous snake
whose tail was caught in the trap.

The snake bit the farmer's wife.
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 The farmer rushed her to the hospital.   
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When she returned home she still had a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup.
So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard
for the soup's main ingredient:
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But his wife's sickness continued. 
Friends and neighbors came to sit  with her
around the clock. 
 To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
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But, alas, the farmer's wife did not get well...
She died.
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So many people came for her funeral
that the farmer had the cow slaughtered
to provide enough meat for all of them
for the funeral luncheon.

And the mouse looked upon it all
from his crack in the wall
with great sadness.
So, the next time you hear
someone is facing a problem
and you think it doesn't concern you,
remember ---
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When one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
We are all involved in this journey called life.
We must keep an eye out for one another
and make an extra effort
to encourage one another.
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One of the best things to hold onto
In this world is a FRIEND.