Thursday, November 29, 2012

Suryakshetra 119 BIRTH DAY

Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji
29th November 2012
Suryakshetra -119 (Are we aware of our calendar now?)
Knowingly or otherwise, most of us have become victims of – on going trends.  Surely – everyone has to admit that we have very rich culture and tradition.  For whatever reason it is, most unfortunately, we make our children to forget our traditions and culture – and THIS GENERATION AROUND THE AGE OF 30-50 ARE MOSTLY responsible for this undesirable trend.  Ask anyone in the family – from the father to the five year child about their birth date – surely we get an answer like 13th January this year or some such date.  Remember it is not according to our traditional Hindu calendar, it is purely on Christian Calendar.  I am not against the convenience of the world, I am surely against the trend of forgetting homeland culture and traditions and surrendering to western culture.  
We have been following a calendar since thousands of years, which gives us the lunar, sun as well star position on each day, Name of the year, the section of the year, The ritu or the season of the period, the month with its name, the bright or the dark fortnight, the star position, the Lunar Position basing on the Tithi, the name of the day and so on.  In one word, we would come to know lot many things.  In the Christian era, we do not find all this excepting the day, date, month and year. 
We should make our children know our calendar and each of us should know at least details regarding birth date as per HINDU CALENDAR.  Secondly Hindu system does not allow “putting off” the lights; we believe in PUTTING UP LAMPS and we celebrate Diwali worshiping lamps.  Putting Off the lamps is considered to be quite inauspicious in this country. Incidentally, children ARE ALLOWED to put off lights while cutting cakes. HINDUS, worship birth day – like Mahaveer Jayanthi, Gurunaanak Jayanthi, Datta Jayanthi, Vamana Jayanthi etc.  Hindus love the BIRTH DATE of these great personalities as per HINDU CALENDAR, and there is no system in Hinduism to worship any one on the day of their death.  We love to keep great personalities forever in our memories and keep THEM always alive – amidst us.     LET US HELP OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN TO RESPECT HINDU CALENDER ATLEAST FROM NOW ON, LET US CELEBRATE BIRTH DAY ONLY BASING ON THIS. Let us not PUT OFF lights and let us not put an end to the knowledge base of our children.   Let us educate our children from now on.     MERA BHARAT MAHAAN.
Quote: Hunger Makes Hard Beans Sweet.                                                                                                                                                      I shall be back again soon   Hara Hara Mahadeva                                                                              Dr P V SESHA SAI ASWAMEDHAYAAJI

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