Proud to Be an Indian !

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1. The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.

2. INDIA has been called Bharat even in Satya yuga (Golden Age).

3. The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

4. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

5. The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.

6. Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software. (a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987 ).

7. Chess was invented in India.

Step forward,We are Lions

8. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India. The’ place value system’ and the ‘decimal system’ were developed in 100 BC in India.

9. The first six Mogul Emperor’s of India ruled in an unbroken succession from father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to 1707.

10. The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ‘ 80-tonne ‘ piece of granite. Also, this magnificient temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola

11. India is…….the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).

We are Such Stuff that Stars are made of..!

12. The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created the game of snakes & ladders. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

13. The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.

14. India has the most post offices in the world.

15. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people.

16. The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Spontaneous and Flexible we are, But as high and Strong as our Himaalayas

17. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

18. Although modern images & descriptions of India often show poverty, India was one of the richest countries till the time of British in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

19. The art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh 6000 over years ago. The very word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.

20. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. His calculations were – Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

21. The Indian Mathematician Budhayana first calculated the value of “pi”, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, which was long before the European mathematicians.

22. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus also originated from India. Quadratic equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

23. Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. (Source. Gemological Institute of America)

24. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan Mountains. The Indian Army built it in August 1982.

never to YIELD...!

25. Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones and also plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

26. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts

Monsoon

Earth feeds us all in plenty..what we repay...?
Monsoon

It’s rainining. And Raining. And Raining. !
The bounty of Mother Universe.

”Rain Rain Go Away
Come Again another day”

Is only a nursery rhyme.

We pray
”Rain Rain come today
Go Away another day”

Or rather never go away…!

Whole of the atmosphere around is ladden with the sweet fragrance of fresh, happy soil. The cool environment, with the sprroughting seedlings is such enchanting that mind jumps to an elevated mood.

June 29
In malayalam calendar,’ mithunam’ is running.
Rain and sun plays a hide and seek game.
For a bike rider, it’s a bit confusing…

Star trees

Star trees
Ashwathi-Kaanjiram
Bharani-Nelli
Katrthika – Athi
Rohini- njaval
Makayiram-Karingali
Thiruvaathira-Karimaram
Punartham-Bamboo
Pooyyam- Arayaal
Aayillyam-Naakam
Makam-Peral
Pooram-Plaashu
Uthram-ithi
Atham-Ambazham
Chithira-Koovalam
Chothi-Neermaruthu
Vishakham-vAYYANKATHAV
Anizham-Ilanji
Trikketta-Vetti
Moolam-Payina
Pooradam-Vanji
Uthradam-Plavu
Thiruvonam-Erukku
Avittam-Vanni
Chathayam-Kadambu
Pooruruttathi-Tenmaavu
Uthrattathi-Karimbana
Revathi-Irippa

Meditation- Best Periods in June 2011

As the seasons change gently, a new phase in the evolution of humanity has also arrived at our doorstep. We’re entering into a golden period of a few months that opens up a huge number of opportunities for growth and transformation.

There are three back to back eclipses starting from June 2nd. Eclipses are not just astronomical events but spiritual signposts which elevate us to higher levels with their special and beautiful energies. The eclipses are followed by a four month auspicious period commonly known as Chaturmasa — an occasion devoted to deep spiritual activity since time immemorial. Following the eclipses is also the holy month of Ashada where the highest and purest energies from the Source flood our Earth.

The months after that have the presence of divine personalities — Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesha, for 10 days each, leading to a fortnight of Pitrupaksha, a time to honour our departed elders. Then we enter Navratri, the nine day period of worshipping the Divine Mother, Adi Shakthi, followed by the festival of Lights, Deepavali where Goddess Lakshmi again graces our Earth for 10 days.

All these occasions, translated into our language, are floods of opportunities, energies and love from the Divine. If we open up and make simple and sincere efforts towards transformation and positive intent, we can take extraordinary strides both spiritually and materially. Some thoughts in this regard have been shared in the article, ‘Pralaya: Individual Transformation’. A few ideas about the principles and techniques which assist our transformation have been expressed in ‘Light body Part 4’.

Let us all make the best use of these opportunities.

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The Special days for meditations in the month of June are:

June 1 – Amavasya

This new Moon day just before the three eclipses will release a lot of new Energies and Knowledge for strengthening our Sadhana.

Time on our Earth will be further compressed from this day onwards.

June 2 – Partial Solar Eclipse (00:55 to 04:36 IST)

GMT time – 1st June – 19:25 to 23:07

The first of the three eclipses, this event provides opportunities to every individual to open up to Light and the ways of the Light Age. During the eclipse period, a lot of special energies will be released by Lord Kalki. These energies can be absorbed only through Meditations.

The Rishis also say that on this day, many divine personalities will be active to educate humanity. The personalities are – Lord Kalki, Lord Mahavatara, Gayatri Devi, Lord Hanuman and the Saptarishis.

Each individual will be contacted by these personalites at the astral level and the various realities of this phase will be shown and explained through visions. The importance of aligning with Light will be highlighted and all individuals will be guided towards it. Those who are sensitive will be able to recall these events easily.

Other than Lord Kalki, Gayatri Devi too will release a lot of energies in this period. Special energies stored by Lord Mahavatara in the Sun will get released during the eclipse. These special energies can be absorbed by everyone on our Earth.

Since this is the beginning of a period where many important changes occur on our Earth, intense activities will commence at the Divine Level. The presence and works of Lord Kalki too will become more prominent.

June 4 – Kalki Jayanti

Lord Kalki is an amsha of MahaVishnu who has incarnated on our Earth to remove evil and darkness and help in establishing the New Light Age.

His work can easily be felt during this period of Pralaya. The churning processes that are happening on our Earth are intensified because of His activities.

This day (Jyesta Shukla Tritiya) is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Kalki. We can worship, interact and commune with Him, as we can experience His presence easily on this day. The Rishis mention that He will be giving a lot of gifts to humanity on this occasion.

To know more about him – Lord Kalki – The Avatara

June 11 – Dasa-papa-hara Dasami

According to mythology, this was the day when Goddess Ganga descended to Earth for the first time. Her energies can be used to cleanse ten different sins, hence this occasion is called as Dasa papa hara (removal of ten sins). We worship the Goddess on this day.

In view of the larger picture of Pralaya and transition, Rishis mention that this is a very good day for Spiritual practices, hence every individual should use the available energies to grow spiritually and embrace Light in his life.

June 15 – Phala Pournima

‘Phala’ means fruit. This particular Full Moon day is called Phala Pournima as it contains very special energies that help bring fruits to our efforts easily.

After moonrise, pray to God and the Rishis and place your resolutions before them. Then Meditate for some time.

This year, Lord Kalki and Gayatri Devi will be very active on this occasion and will help bring about a lot of changes in the life of each individual. The Rishis say that if a person is open and accepts the higher Wisdom, he’ll find it easy to recieve Light and grow Spiritually. Otherwise he’ll have to go through many churning processes that will be initiated on this day.

June 15 – Total Lunar Eclipse (10:53 pm to 04:32 am (16th))

GMT time – 17:23 to 23:02

During the eclipse period, Gayatri Devi will supervise the overall processes occurring on our Earth. She will also personally help every individual to grow and transform.

Let us be aware of Her presence on this day and meditate as much as possible in the eclipse period to absorb the eclipse energies.

June 21 – Solstice

June Solstice is the day when the Sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer.

A lot of astral work that’s being done by different Light workers and Light Souls since many months, will culminate on this day. A number of new networks and grids will be established so that our Earth gets connected to different Manifested Universes, thus helping the energies from these Universes to start flowing to our Earth.

With this process, our Earth will be taking a big shift towards the Light Age. We will also be entering the next layer of the Photon Belt on this day which will also facilitate many energies with higher vibrations to flow to our Earth.

Let us be aware of it and make the best use of this opportunity by meditating more.

[Source:http://www.vishwaamara.com/special-days/special-days-for-meditation-june-2011/%5D

Nisarg datta Maharaj

Those who know only scriptures know nothing.
Love says: “I am everything.” Wisdom says “I am nothing.” Between the two my life flows.
What you are now is the result of inattention, and what you become will be the fruit of attention.
Mind is interested in what happens, while awareness is interested in the mind itself. The child is after the toy, but the mother watches the child, not the toy.
To remember what needs to be remembered is the secret of success. You come to it through earnestness.