Monday 24 August 2020

Happy Birthday

 I wish you all Ganesha Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chavithi.This is the most interesting 10 day festival when we welcome our cute Ganpathi to our home, decorate the house and prepare mouth watering prasad for him.

Marathi community used to organize a pandal in a nearby temple and there were programs related to music and dance but this year there are no such functions.

Many are not aware but elders say that on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, one should not see the moon or else face false allegations in the coming year. To avoid this mithya Dosha,a curse that could falsely implicate a person of stealing something one must avoid seeing the moon on that night.

There is a interesting story behind it.Lord Ganesha was returning home on his mooshak or a mouse on a moonlit night on Chaturthi in the Bhadrapada month, the Moon God made fun of the Lord's round belly and his vahana. Lord Ganesha cursed him by saying that his light would never fall on earth.

According to a Legend, Shri Krishna too suffered from the effects of Mithya Dosha after he saw the moon on Chaturthi. He was accused of stealing precious gem Syamantaka. Sage Narada, who knew about Lord Ganesha's curse asked Shri Krishna to observe a fast to come out unaffected.

It is also said that if one sees the moon by mistake then those who read the story of syamantakamani will be freed from the curse of lord Ganesha.

Syamantakamani was gifted to an ardent devotee of lord Sun whose name is Satrajitu. The lord Sun was pleased by the penance performed by Satrajitu. Afterwards his brother Prasena takes the jewel when he had gone for hunting. Later that jewel goes into the hands of a lion which was killed by Jambavanta who was a great devotee of Lord Rama.

On the other side lord ShriKrishna is blamed for the lost precious jewel syamantakamani. Therefore he comes searching for it. He finds that jewel in the hands of Jambavanta. A great battle takes place between lord ShriKrishna and Jambavanta. Then Jambavanta realizes that lord Krishna is the incarnation of lord Rama and after which he gets his beautiful daughter Jambavati married off with lord Shri Krishna. Meanwhile he gives the jewel syamantakamani to lord Krishna.

Mithya Dosha Prevention Mantra
सिंहः प्रसेनमवधीत्सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः।

सुकुमारक मारोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः॥

Simhah Prasenamavadhitsimho Jambavata Hatah।

Sukumaraka Marodistava Hyesha Syamantakah॥



This Ganesha Idol was hand made by my brother who learnt pottery in school days.We also offered flowers,modaks and besan ladoo's to our Lord Ganpathi.

I pray to God Ganesha to shower wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.Remove our obstacles and bless us till eternity.

Happy Birthday Ganesha.

Friday 7 August 2020

Be +

All is well – Aamir Khan: Ranchoddas 'Rancho' Shyamaldas Chanchad, Phunsukh Wangduin said in 3 idiots movie.We all remember this movie and this dialogue, which will be remembered for many centuries.

This covid 19 scenario we are surrounded with negativity, fear,uncertainty.So many undesirable things are happening around us.The spread of covid is like a never ending episode. The young talented youth are giving up and losing their faith and hope.This is all disheartening.

This is the time we should all remember "All is well". It is definitely going to be all well.We need to stick to our faith in God, in our self and move on.No need to search positivity from outside its inside us.Strengthen your immunity as well as your faith and trust in yourself.No one else can give you that you need to search it within yourself.Its not a hard task.

Yesterday I was chit chatting with my friend who is an ardent fan of Sachin Tendulkar, the God of cricket.My friend was born 8 days before the birth date of Sachin (year different of course).He shared his strength mantra and source of inspiration which was without any doubt Sachin Tendulkar. He told me about an incident that always inspires him, 1989 tour to Pakistan,was Sachin Tendulkar’s maiden international assignment,his first tour.It was November 15, 1989 he was just 16 years old.He was brought in to play against fast bowlers like Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.India were in a precarious situation. Tendulkar had come out to bat. Batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu was already at the crease. India were four down for 38 runs.Waqar Younis came in to bowl and slammed the ball in the middle of the wicket. The ball hit on Tendulkar’s nose. He fell down and was bleeding profusely.Navjot Singh Sidhu and physio ran for his rescue.He refused to go out for treatment. He said ‘main khelega’ in his broken Hindi. He got up and hit the next ball by Waqar Younis for 4 runs since then there was no turning back.He became the hero of cricket.

This incident inspired many as well as my friend.He repeats those words (Never Give Up) in four languages whenever he faces struggles or in difficult times.He never gives up.We all need to remember our strength and keep repeating positive words in our mind.My friend also told me "Be humble and you will get everything in life....". 


Be positive and remember Sai who says "Why fear....when I am here"