Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mr. Nova !!!

On a cold 19th January, the clock ticking 17 minutes past 8pm....saw my eventual welcome into this world of uncertainity, choice  and competetion for existence. my first vision caught the sight of a boy with a bright glowing face who gently took me into his hands. His scrupulous look confirmed that he was my boss. My sleek, stylish and elegant body flattered not only him but also his mates who stood by. soon they all checked me features, photography skills and how loud I could sound. Later on, a smile on their faces justified their saatisfaction:-)

"Mr. Nova"....soon the spectacle boy shouted and thats how I was named. my boss was pretty convinced by the name as were his mates too. Hey, I am not alone though....I have a girl friend, my sweet stout darling "The Audio Booster".( to say...even my boss lacks a girl frined. pity on him. :P:D)

The next day onwards my service started. I soon came to know that my boss was a multi-tasker. He listens to class, takes up the running notes and simultaneously his left fingers dance on my buttons for texting. Whooo!!! hundreds of messages daily, hours together of holy crap calls....what the hell is this ???? But for his praisal, i never lacked energy. I was never down. My boss always fed me...keeping me completely charged. So, no food scarcity at all. Thats what made me a rocking and dynamic slave for my boss. Not to boast about myself, by the end of my first year 24659 messages went out from me and I was on call for 151:47:52 hours. What else should i do?

Well, the month of October 2010 was an epoch-making one in the last one year. A beautiful smiley became a part and parcel of myself. To add to my beauty, he was stuck on my back. The smiley dude brought with him lots of smiles to my boss, his mates and even me. The astonishing point here is that the smiley was a gift from my boss's best ever enemy possible. I wonder, why??

Aw..oow!! someones' calling.
Yes bosss... am coming.
See you guys.
Bbye!! have a good time:)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Makar Sankranti...whats it??

 Makar Sankranti is of great significance to a devote Hindu and is one of the most important dates in the Hindu Calendar. Lord Surya (Sun God) is worshiped on this day. Every living and non-living being merges with the Brahman and Sun is the Pratyaksha-Brahman or the Brahman that can be seen.

Makar Sankranti also heralds the arrival of spring.

The importance of Sun to earth and to the living beings was understood by Hindus from the very beginning. And the importance of it can be found in the Gayatri Mantra chanted to Sun (Surya) daily.

Makar Sankranti signals the end of winter and the onset of spring throughout the northern hemisphere. The period is referred to as Uttarayan Punyakalam and is considered auspicious. For the next six months, the days are longer and warmer. Legend has it that the Devas wake up after a six-month long slumber during this period.

There is also a symbolic meaning to Makara Sankranti. ‘Makar’ means crocodile. Sankranti means ‘to cross into or change.’ The ‘Makara’ or crocodile represents the materialistic world and ‘Sankranti’ gives an opportunity to get away from the clutches of the crocodile or the materialistic world.

The six month long Uttarayana begins on the Makar Sankrant day. From this day, the harshness of winter subsidizes and the days get longer. Symbolically, the Sun slowly removes darkness and ushers in the light of knowledge. Uttarayana is also the daytime of the Devas and therefore auspicious activities takes place during this period.

There are also numerous legends and myths which add to the importance of Makara Sankranti.

One of the most important myths is the death of Bhishma Pitamaha in the Mahabharata. Bhishma chose the Uttarayan period. (Bhisma had got a boon from his father that he will only die when he wishes.) It is believed that people who die during Uttarayana merges with the Brahman, thus ending the cycle of rebirth.

Legend also has it that Lord Vishnu buried Asuras on this day beneath the Mandara Mountain. It signifies the end of evil and the dawn of righteousness.

Another legend is that King Bhageeratha brought Ganges down into Patala on Makara Sankranti day. This was to get salvation to his ancestors who were cursed by Sage Kapila and turned into ashes. On this day millions of people take bath in the Ganges. Makara Sankranti is also an important bathing date during Kumbh Mela and Magh Mela.

Puranas state that on Makar Sankranti day, Surya visits Lord Shani. In mythology Lord Shani, is the son of Surya.

And it goes on...