Thursday, November 15, 2012

History of Diwali (Deepavali)

Wishing you and your family a HAPPY DEEPAVALI

Most of us celebrate diwali, but how many of us know the real reasons
behind celebrating this festive time of year? It's not only about
having fun but there are mythical reasons behind celebrating
diwali. Like:-

1.Goddess Lakshmi's Birthday: The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi
incarnated on the new moon day (amaavasyaa) of the Kartik month
during the churning of the ocean (samudra-manthan) , hence the
association of Diwali with Lakshmi.

2. Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this very day (Diwali day), Lord
Vishnu in his fifth incarnation as Vaman-avtaara rescued Lakshmi
from the prison of King Bali and this is another reason of
worshipping Ma Larkshmi on Diwali.

3. Krishna Killed Narakaasur: On the day preceding Diwali, Lord
Krishna killed the demon king Narakaasur and rescued 16,000 women
from his captivity. The celebration of this freedom went on for
two days including the Diwali day as a victory festival.

4. The Return of the Pandavas: According to the great epic
'Mahabharata' , it was 'Kartik Amavashya' when the Pandavas
appeared from their 12 years of banishment as a result of their
defeat in the hands of the Kauravas at the game of dice
(gambling). The subjects who loved the Pandavas celebrated the
day by lighting the earthen lamps.

5. The Victory of Rama: According to the epic 'Ramayana', it was
the new moon day of Kartik when Lord Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshman
returned to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravana and conquering
Lanka. The citizens of Ayodhya decorated the entire city with the
earthen lamps and illuminated it like never before.

6. Coronation of Vikramaditya: One of the greatest Hindu King
Vikramaditya was coroneted on the Diwali day, hence Diwali became
a historical event as well.

7. Special Day for the Arya Samaj: It was the new moon day of
Kartik (Diwali day) when Maharshi Dayananda, one of the greatest
reformers of Hinduism and the founder of Arya Samaj attained his

8. Special Day for the Jains: Mahavir Tirthankar, considered to
be the founder of modern Jainism also attained his nirvana on
Diwali day.

9. Special Day for the Sikhs: The third Sikh Guru Amar Das
institutionalized Diwali as a Red-Letter Day when all Sikhs would
gather to receive the Gurus blessings. In 1577, the foundation
stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid on Diwali. In
1619, the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind, who was held by the Mughal
Emperor Jahengir, was released from the Gwalior fort along with
52 kings.

10. The Pope's Diwali Speech: In 1999, Pope John Paul II
performed a special Eucharist in an Indian church where the altar
was decorated with Diwali lamps, the Pope had a 'tilak' marked on
his forehead and his speech was bristled with references to the
festival of light.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Herbal remedies for humaan

Home remedies for cough and cold.... be safe in coming winter season.. and enjoy it:
 1) ginger juice+honey (cold and cough)

2) roasted cloves powder+ honey (dry cough)

3) few drops of eucalyptus oil on t-shirt (blocked nose)

4) decoction of tulsi,cloves,pepper and mishri (cold and cough)

5)powder of roasted cloves+ roasted black cardamom+ ground mishri with warm water (cold and cough)

6) steam inhalation and nasal drops (blocked nose)

7)black pepper +honey (cough)

8) sitopaladi churan+honey (cough)

9) warm olive oil+ few drops of brandy for massage (cold and body ache)

10) roasted turmeric+honey (cold cough)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PAN explained

PAN is a 10 digit alpha numeric number, where the first 5 characters are letters, the next 4 numbers and the last one a letter again. These 10 characters can be divided in five parts as can be seen below. The meaning of each number has been explained further.
1. First three characters are alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ
2. Fourth character of PAN represents the status of the PAN holder.
• C — Company
• P — Person
• H — HUF(Hindu Undivided Family)
• F — Firm
• A — Association of Persons (AOP)
• T — AOP (Trust)
• B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
• L — Local Authority
• J — Artificial Juridical Person
• G — Government
3. Fifth character represents first character of the PAN holder’s last name/surname.
4. Next four characters are sequential number running from 0001 to 9999.
5. Last character in the PAN is an alphabetic check digit.
Nowadays, the DOI (Date of Issue) of PAN card is mentioned at the right (vertical) hand side of the photo on the PAN card.

Monday, April 16, 2012


1.Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.

2.Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

3.Morning Sickness
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6in the treatment of morning sickness.

4.Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.

5.Reduces Pain and Inflammation
One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammato ry properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.

6.Heartburn Relief
Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.

7.Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment Ginger has long been used as a naturaltreatmen t for colds and the flu. Manypeople also find ginger to be helpful in thecase of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

8.Migraine Relief
Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

9.Menstrual Cramp Relief
In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.

10.Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Who is Anna Hazare?

‎10 things to know about Anna Hazare 'n Jan Lok Pal Bill.. !

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What's so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?

This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,...?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?

He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It's an entirely new thing right..?

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?

The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

Thanks for reading.

Please Spread This msg As Much As You Can 'n Tell Others To Do The Same.. !

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Raja Raja Chozhan

Raja Raja Chozhan was the emperor of Chozha's region which was located in Tanjor and Trichy District. I have collected the albums from Tanjore Temples which is uploaded here soon.