There are thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way. Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth’s magnetic wave path passes through densely. It can be in the outskirts of a town/village or city, or in middle of the dwelling place, or on a hilltop. The essence of visiting a temple is discussed here.
Now, these temples are located strategically at a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic and electric wave distributions of north/south pole thrust. The main idol is placed in the core center of the temple, known as “*Garbhagriha*” or *Moolasthanam*. In fact, the temple structure is built after the idol has been placed. This *Moolasthanam* is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum. We know that there are some copper plates, inscribed with Vedic scripts, buried beneath the Main Idol. What are they really? No, they are not God’s / priests’ flash cards when they forget the *shlokas*. The copper plate absorbs earth’s magnetic waves and radiates it to the surroundings. Thus a person regularly visiting a temple and walking clockwise around the Main Idol receives the beamed magnetic waves and his body absorbs it. This is a very slow process and a regular visit will let him absorb more of this positive energy. Scientifically, it is the positive energy that we all require to have a healthy life.
Further, the Sanctum is closed on three sides. This increases the effect of all energies. The lamp that is lit radiates heat energy and also provides light inside the sanctum to the priests or *poojaris* performing the pooja. The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers takes a worshipper into trance, thus not letting his mind waver. When done in groups, this helps people forget personal problems for a while and relieve their stress. The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor give out the chemical energy further aiding in a different good aura. The effect of all these energies is supplemented by the positive energy from the idol, the copper plates and utensils in the *Moolasthan*am / *Garbagraham*. *Theertham*, the “holy” water used during the pooja to wash the idol is not
plain water cleaning the dust off an idol. It is a concoction of Cardamom,*Karpura* (Benzoin), zaffron / saffron, *Tulsi* (Holy Basil), Clove, etc…Washing the idol is to charge the water with the magnetic radiations thus increasing its medicinal values. Three spoons of this holy water is distributed to devotees. Again, this water is mainly a source of magneto-therapy. Besides, the clove essence protects one from tooth decay, the saffron & *Tulsi* leafs protects one from common cold and cough, cardamom and *Pachha Karpuram* (benzoin), act as mouth fresheners. It is proved that *Theertham* is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energized. Hence it is given as *prasadam* to the devotees. This way, one can claim to remain healthy by regularly visiting the Temples. This is why our elders used to suggest us to offer prayers at the temple so that you will be cured of many ailments. They were not always superstitious. Yes, in a few cases they did go overboard when due to ignorance they hoped many serious diseases could be cured at temples by deities. When people go to a temple for the *Deepaaraadhana*, and when the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the persons who are there. The water that is sprinkled onto the assemblages passes on the energy to all. This also explains why men are not allowed to wear shirts at a few temples and women are requested to wear more ornaments during temple visits. It is through these jewels (metal) that positive energy is absorbed by the women. Also, it is a practice to leave newly purchased jewels at an idol’s feet and then wear them with the idol’s blessings. This act is now justified after reading this article. This act of “seeking divine blessings” before using any new article, like books or pens or automobiles may have stemmed from this through mere observation.
Energy lost in a day’s work is regained through a temple visit and one is refreshed slightly. The positive energy that is spread out in the entire temple and especially around where the main idol is placed, are simply absorbed by one’s body and mind. Did you know, every Vaishnava(Vishnu devotees), “must” visit a Vishnu temple twice every day in their location. Our practices are NOT some hard and fast rules framed by 1 man and his followers or God’s words in somebody’s dreams. All the rituals, all the practices are, in reality, well researched, studied and scientifically backed thesis which form the ways of nature to lead a good healthy life.
The scientific and research part of the practices are well camouflaged as “elder’s instructions” or “granny’s teaching’s” which should be obeyed as a mark of respect so as to once again, avoid stress to the mediocre brains…
This Rainbow Drink is one menu selected for my Coffee Shop…
This Rainbow Drink is made with coloured ice cubes (with food color or fruit juices), stacked in tall glass and filled with sprite!
So easy to make and refreshing!!!
Got this as MP3 during my final year college and I’ve forwarded it to Humpty of my friends… Just remembered of it and searched for the MP3 and was lucky enough to get it immediately… Also thought it would be nice to share this wonderful piece of information to you all…
Wish you all can now justify yourself in using this F word…
Perhaps one of the most interesting words in the
English language today is the word fuck.
Out of all of the English words that begin with the letter “F”,
fuck is the only word that is referred to as the “F” word.
Its the one magical word, just by its sound can describe
pain, pleasure, hate and love.
Fuck, as most words in the English language,
is derived from German, the verb “ficken”, which means to strike.
In English, fuck falls into many gramatical catagories.
As a transitive verb for instance:
“John fucked Shirley”
As an intransitive verb:
It’s meaning’s not always sexual.
It can be used as an adjective such as:
“John’s doing all the fucking work”
As part of an adverb:
“Shirley talks to fucking much”
As an adverb enhancing an adjective:
“Shirley is fucking beautiful”
As a noun:
“I don’t give a fuck”
As part of a word:
“Abso-fucking-lutely” or “In-fucking-credible”
And, as almost every word in a sentence:
“Fuck the fucking fuckers”
As you must realise there aren’t to many words with the versatility of fuck.
As in these examples, describing situations,
such as fraud:
“I got fucked at the used car lot”
“Oh, fuck it”
“I guess I’m really fucked now”
“Don’t fuck with me buddy”
“I don’t understand this fucking question”
“Who the fuck was that?”
“I don’t like what the fuck is going on here”
“He’s a fuck off”
“Why don’t you go outside and play hide and go fuck yourself”
I’m sure you can think of many more examples.
With all of these multipurpose applications,
how can anyone be offended when you use the word?!
We say use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech.
It will identify the quality of your character immediately.
Say it loudly and proudly…
MP3 can be downloaded here…
“Late last year, two young men decided to live a month of their lives on the income of an average poor Indian. One of them, Tushar, the son of a police officer in Haryana, studied at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for three years as an investment banker in the US and Singapore. The other, Matt, migrated as a teenager to the States with his parents, and studied in MIT. Both decided at different points to return to India, joined the UID Project in Bengaluru, came to share a flat, and became close friends.
The idea suddenly struck them one day. Both had returned to India in the vague hope that they could be of use to their country. But they knew the people of this land so little. Tushar suggested one evening — “Let us try to understand an ‘average Indian’, by living on an ‘average income’.” His friend Matt was immediately captured by the idea. They began a journey which would change them forever.
To begin with, what was the average income of an Indian? They calculated that India’s Mean National Income was Rs. 4,500 a month, or Rs. 150 a day. Globally people spend about a third of their incomes on rent. Excluding rent, they decided to spend Rs. 100 each a day. They realised that this did not make them poor, only average. Seventy-five per cent Indians live on less than this average.
The young men moved into the tiny apartment of their domestic help, much to her bemusement. What changed for them was that they spent a large part of their day planning and organising their food. Eating out was out of the question; even dhabas were too expensive. Milk and yoghurt were expensive and therefore used sparingly, meat was out of bounds, as were processed food like bread. No ghee or butter, only a little refined oil. Both are passionate cooks with healthy appetites. They found soy nuggets a wonder food — affordable and high on proteins, and worked on many recipes. Parle G biscuits again were cheap: 25 paise for 27 calories! They innovated a dessert of fried banana on biscuits. It was their treat each day.
Living on Rs.100 made the circle of their life much smaller. They found that they could not afford to travel by bus more than five km in a day. If they needed to go further, they could only walk. They could afford electricity only five or six hours a day, therefore sparingly used lights and fans. They needed also to charge their mobiles and computers. One Lifebuoy soap cut into two. They passed by shops, gazing at things they could not buy. They could not afford the movies, and hoped they would not fall ill.
However, the bigger challenge remained. Could they live on Rs. 32, the official poverty line, which had become controversial after India’s Planning Commission informed the Supreme Court that this was the poverty line for cities (for villages it was even lower, at Rs. 26 per person per day)?
For this, they decided to go to Matt’s ancestral village Karucachal in Kerala, and live on Rs. 26. They ate parboiled rice, a tuber and banana and drank black tea: a balanced diet was impossible on the Rs. 18 a day which their briefly adopted ‘poverty’ permitted. They found themselves thinking of food the whole day. They walked long distances, and saved money even on soap to wash their clothes. They could not afford communication, by mobile and internet. It would have been a disaster if they fell ill. For the two 26-year-olds, the experience of ‘official poverty’ was harrowing.
Yet, when their experiment ended with Deepavali, they wrote to their friends: “Wish we could tell you that we are happy to have our ‘normal’ lives back. Wish we could say that our sumptuous celebratory feast two nights ago was as satisfying as we had been hoping for throughout our experiment. It probably was one of the best meals we’ve ever had, packed with massive amounts of love from our hosts. However, each bite was a sad reminder of the harsh reality that there are 400 million people in our country for whom such a meal will remain a dream for quite some time. That we can move on to our comfortable life, but they remain in the battlefield of survival — a life of tough choices and tall constraints. A life where freedom means little and hunger is plenty…
It disturbs us to spend money on most of the things that we now consider excesses. Do we really need that hair product or that branded cologne? Is dining out at expensive restaurants necessary for a happy weekend? At a larger level, do we deserve all the riches we have around us? Is it just plain luck that we were born into circumstances that allowed us to build a life of comfort? What makes the other half any less deserving of many of these material possessions, (which many of us consider essential) or, more importantly, tools for self-development (education) or self-preservation (healthcare)?
We don’t know the answers to these questions. But we do know the feeling of guilt that is with us now. Guilt that is compounded by the love and generosity we got from people who live on the other side, despite their tough lives. We may have treated them as strangers all our lives, but they surely didn’t treat us as that way…”
So what did these two friends learn from their brief encounter with poverty? That hunger can make you angry. That a food law which guarantees adequate nutrition to all is essential. That poverty does not allow you to realise even modest dreams. And above all — in Matt’s words — that empathy is essential for democracy.”
Courtesy: The Hindu
An online store has to be among the favored list of customers to remain in the game. Winning the minds of customers needs some essential elements including quality of product and service, accessibility, reasonable price, customer service and so on. With new online stores coming up in the scenario every now and then, an online trader cannot afford to sit back trusting his years of experience and fame to help him beat new comers. You may take for instance Inkfruit and Pepperfry. Inkfruit has been in business for quite some time and now is facing stiff competition from Pepperfry, who is new to this field. Let us have a look at how they both perform in online drama.
Inkfruit was launched in the year 2007. This online store serves as a platform where the best artists meet buyers. The site offers various products including apparel, accessories and footwear. The highlight is the creativity in their products thanks to the contribution of designers and artists across the world.
Pepperfry was launched in the year 2012. The online store has a stunning collection of apparels, jewellery, fashion accessories, kitchen appliances, home appliances and many more. Behind Inkfruit in experience, Pepperfry has made a perfect start with a wide range of collections that cannot be overlooked.
By characters, we mean the products. As far as products are concerned, it may be gross injustice to compare Inkfruit and Pepperfry. While Inkfruit deals with apparels and footwear, Pepperfry deals with almost everything a home and its members would need. Hence, we will get past the categories and get into the quality of the products offered and the range of collections where they both have common to offer. That takes us to apparels. Here, Pepperfry is a clear winner with amazing collections of apparels for men and women. Be it apparels or footwear, the options are more in Pepperfry.
Come to think of products and creativity, it could be said that the products are of superior quality in both the stores but Inkfruit excels in creativity. The biggest strength of Inkfruit is the contribution from artists who are always focused on creating something new. Hence, you get fresh ideas and new designs from Inkfruit.
As far as the prices are concerned, though Inkfruit prices are reasonable, Pepperfry offers much lower prices. This is evident in apparels and bags. However, it cannot be said that Inkfruit is charging high. For the quality it provides, the rate the store charges is reasonable. As Pepperfry deals with a wide range of products, it has products that suit all buying capacities. However, by using Pepperfry coupons and Inkfruit coupons, you can enjoy great discounts on a wide range of products.
The height of the drama as far as online stores are concerned is the reaction of customers who have made purchases from the sites. In short, the reviews. Both the online stores, do not have a healthy climax to their online performance as far as reviews go. While there are few praises here and there for their services, majority of people condemn the customer service, or the lack of it of both Pepperfry and Inkfruit.
While we can give a long rope to a new comer, you cannot expect an experienced online store to offer poor service. Being in business since 2007, Inkfruit should have shown improvement with regard to collections of products and customer service. Pepperfry has its drawbacks and terrible ones in terms of customer service, but it has entered the scene only in the year 2012. Hence, in spite of all the pros of Inkfruit, we conclude that Pepperfry offers a better performance. However, it needs to show great signs of improvement in the coming years.
Basheerunnissa Begum, daughter of Nizam II was married to a Paigah noble. She received lands in dowry. The village came to be known as Begumpet.
The jagir granted to Khairunnisa Begum daughrer of Ibrahim Qutub Shah, came to be known as Khairatabad.
Land gifted by Humda Begum ( the wife of Nizam Ali Khan Nizamul Mulk) to the merchants of Hyderabad for trade and commerce, finally developed as Begum Bazar.
After 1933, the Residency bazar was renamed Sultan Bazar, when these areas were returned to the Nizam, by the British (Residency).
The V Nizam (Afzalud Dawlah) gifted land to the grain merchants for trade and commerce. The place was named Afzal Gunj.
Named after Sikander jha (1806) (III Nizam). The Village where British troops were stationed.
Ma Saheba Ka Talab:
Hayat Bakshi Begum, wife of Quli Qutub Shah VI – was called Ma Saheba. The tank constructed by her to irrigate lands of Mallepally village, was called Masaheba ka Talab. Finally it was called Masab Tank.
Kadve Saheb Ki Galli (lane):
After a person, who was always angry-faced and talked ill of others. This lane is in the old city.
New locality named after Himayat Ali Khan – Azam Jha – eldest son of VII Nizam – Osman Ali Khan ( in 1933). His name was Himayat Ali Khan.
New locality named after Hyder Ali, who was 1st Talukhdar (District Collector) and owned lands in the village formerly the Jagir of Vaheed Unnisa Begum, wife of Nizam. The locality is called after him, as Hyderguda.
The garden of Sir Asman Jha, Basirud-dulah – a Paigah Noble, who had a palace at the Garden.
A revenue department employee, named Sonaji, who owned lands and resided in this village. Sonaji became Somaji and the hamlet came to be called ‘Somajiguda’ . (Guda is from Godem a hamlet).
Named after Malik Yakoob, a servant of Abdulah Qutub Shah Golconda King where he resided had a market, hence the name Malakpet.
A Jagir village of Sayed Meer Momin, Dewan of Golconda (1591).
A Valet and steward of Nizam (VI) Mahboob Ali Khan. This man had his first shop here.
Named after Sarwari Afzal Bai, mistress of Arasthu Jha. Dewan of Hyderabad, who granted a Jagir,and constructed a palace and Garden for her.
The village named after Abdul Samad with the titles; Dabir-ul Mulk, a noble man.
Noor Khan Bazar:
A market developed by Noor Khan, who came from Lucknow, during the time of the II Nizam.
A locality to the West of Lakdi-ka-pul. The barracks of Abyssinian Cavalry Guards of Raja of Wanaparthy – (1910) (Abyssinia is the old name of Ethiopia, an East African country).