Today is Thiruvathira Festival,
which occurs during the month of Dhanus.It symbolises the union of Purusha
and Prakriti, of Siva and Sakthi. It is said that Eros or Kama Deva was burnt
to ashes by the Lord, t...hereby destroying the Lust that binds man to the
sublunar world.This festival is prevalent in the
Nair and Namboothiri communities in Kerala.Actually this Festival starts on
the day of Aswathi.
On Rohini day, women pray for the
overall welfare of the family.
On Makiryam day, mothers fast for
the well being of the children.
On Aridra day, women fast for the
well being of their husbands.
They wake up at 0400 AM and go to
the nearest Lord Siva shrine, before Sunrise. This is called Ardra Darshan.
Special food, koova payasam or
arrowroot pudding is taken in with steamed bananas. I remember my mother
giving me such food during childhood
Happy Thiruvathira to all !
Books are the legacies that a great
genius leaves to mankind
Left to the posterity of those that are yet unborn. -
By Vedas no books are meant. This perspective is
contrary to what people think. They are eternal truths cognised by the Seers
in higher states of Consciousness.
Books have great value. Reading maketh a full
man, said Bacon. Writing a precise man and Conference a ready man.
There are so many books in Vedic Literature. The
Rishies meant that Knowledge is the main criterion for success, Vidya
Dhanam Sarva Dhanal Pradhanam. Knowledge is that which cannot be
stolen, that which cannot be taxed, that which cannot be shared and that which
is not burdensome. When compared to mundane wealth, Divine Wealth or Wisdom is
greater ! Wisdom has her blessings unknown to Wealth.
We have heard about Dante and Goethe, but not
Aurobindo or Tagore. We know Laplace and Lagrange, if not Liebniz, but not
Aryabhata or Bhaskara. We know Shakespeare, but not Kalidasa ! Beethoven and
Mozart we know, but not Thyagaraja.
It is our aim to disseminate quality information
about the vast Indian literature and the literatuers and the poets who adorned
this great ocean. Let us enjoy Kalidasa and Magha ! Let us revel in the
intellectual brilliance of Aryabhata, Varaha and Bhaskara. Let us immerse
ourselves in Thyagaraja. Let us be inspired by Aurobindo and Tagore !
Life and Love are inseparable.
In Vedic Symbology, the Rishies
represented it as the biune principles of Siva and Sakthi.
Siva represents Universal Life
and Shakti is emblematic of Universa Love.
The poet Kalidasa averred
Inseparable as Word and Meaning
So are the Two in One
Consciousness and Force
The Infinite and the Finite
Absolute and Relative
The One and the Innumerable
The Formless and a delirium of forms
The Universal and the Individual
Purusha and Prakrithi
Brahman and Maya
Creative Nature and Created Nature
Being and Becoming
In Life Practical
Love and Universal Life!