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10:24 PM

Tirumala and Srinivasa Mangapuram

IthamAtmabhuva: KalpE hArdAmbhOjabhuvO harE: |
AdaU kRutayugE jambUdvIpE bhAratavarshakE ||
MAsE bhAdrapadE vishNutithoU vishNusamahvitE |
SiddhayOgE sOmavare giraU nArAyaNAhvayE ||
(Padma Purana)

According to Sri Venkatachala Mahatyam Padma Purana, during the first manvantara, Svayambhuva, on a first kruta yuga, Lord Vishnu self-manifested as Lord Srinivasa on the sacred Venkatachala Hills in the auspicious bhadrapada month, dwadasi tithi, Monday – Siddha yogam. He appeared on his own will to bless the mankind from all the ill effects of Samsara. That’s the reason Lord Srinivasa’s lower right hand shows the feet and the lower left hand at the side. These mudras suggest that those who surrender unto His lotus feet, the ocean of Samsara is knee deep only. Such is the unlimited mercy of Srivaru.

Lakhs of devotees from all parts of the world visit the Hill shrine for a fleeting glimpse of Lord Venkateswara. It is the greatest moment of happiness for all the pilgrims to have his wonderful darsan. The indescribable and unsurpassed beauty of the Hill-God as represented in the Sanctum, every minute detail from head to foot thereof, is splendidly well formed and the whole icon is exquisite, delightful to the eyes and fascinating for the mind. Lord Srinivasa’s darsan accordingly, does not appear the same to all. Each devotee carries his own impression in his heart and mind. This is the unique character of Tirumala temple.

All these unique experiences lead to consecrating new temples for Lord Venkateswara throughout south India, even during the good old days. Some notable temples dedicated to Lord Venkateswara are.

  1. Sri Kalyana Venkateswara temple of Srinivasamangapuram
  2. Sri Kalyana Venkateswara temple of Narayanavanam
  3. Sri Prasanna Venkateswara temple of Appalayagunta and
  4. Sri Timmappa Swami temple of Tondavada.

Among these temples, the Srinivasa Mangapuram temple is unique and there it has lot of similarities with Sri Tirumala temple. This temple is situated in the river basin of Swarnamukhi. It has two tributaries, river Bhima and river Kalyani. Srinivasa Mangapuram temple is at the banks of river Kalyani. This deity is popularly known as ‘Sri Kalyana Venkateswara
Swamy’. This temple is situated at a distance of 10 miles to the west of Tirupati. The nearest town is Chandragiri. This is atleast 500 years old according to the available evidences.

Sri Venkatachala Mahatyam Bhavishyottara Purana elaborates an interesting legend about this temple. After the celestial marriage of Lord Srinivasa with goddess Padmavati, newly wedded divine couple were going to Adivarahakshetra (Tirumala). On the way, near the convergence of three holy rivers, Swarnamukhi, Bhima and Kalyani, they visited the Ashram of Sage Agastya. After the formalities, Lord Srinivasa told the sage they were on the way to Varaha Kshetra. On hearing this, sage Agastya suggested that as per the ancient Sastra, newly wedded should not go to pilgrimage or holy theerthas and as such, he requested them to stay in the Ashram and camp for 6 months. After 6 months, Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavati were very happy with the hospitality of the sage and told that I will manifest here in my Archavatara form and bless all my devotees as ‘Kalyana Venkateswara’. And from then onwards, those devotees wishing to get married are blessed with marriage etc. (Children, House, prosperity). Later this place was developed into a popular pilgrimage. Before the temple was consecrated, this place was known as, ‘Siddha Kutti’, ‘Siddha Kootam’, ‘Srinivasa puram’. There’s an inscription dt.1433 which states that this village was given as an Inam land to 24 Vedaparayanadars, who were known as ‘Maha Janas’ in the inscription. They were allowed to enjoy the income of this village and perform Vedaparayana Kainkaryams in Tirumala temple. During 1540 AD. the Vijayanagara Emperor ‘Achyuta Devaraya’ donated this village as Inam to Tallapaka poets.

There was an interesting oral tradition regarding Srinivasa Mangapuram temple in Tirumala Srivari hereditary Archaka families. There are four families namely, Paidipalli, Gollapalli, Peddinti and Tirupatiamma gari, who were worshipping Lord Venkateswara since many generations. Among these four, two of them belong to Bharadwaja gotram and the other two belong to Kausika gotram. As per their family practice, the Vaikhanasa Archakas belonging to Bharadwaja gotra used to render Archakatvam services in Sri Tirumala Venkateswara temple, Sri Adivaraha Swami Temple. They are also said to have worshipped Tiruchanur Padmavati Ammavari temple, and Srinivasa Mangapuram temple. This is one of the chief reasons that many details of Mangapuram temple are very similar to the traditions at Tirumala. In the course of time, due to some unknown reason the temple soon became dilapidated. But the temple was reopened and consecrated in the year 1940. During 20-04-1967, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams took over this temple and developed it multifold.

Some of the striking similarities of Srinivasa Mangapuram and Tirumala Srivari temple are briefly given below : Lord Srinivasa’s self manifested icon at Tirumala is about 9 feet in height whereas in Srinivasa Mangapuram, the icon is about 10 feet height. Many of the features of Srivari Dhruva Beram are seen in this Icon. Also the worshipping mode in these temples are same and it is according to the ancient Sri Vaikhanasa Bhagavachastram preached by Bhagavan Vikhanasa Maharshi. The temple’s Vimana over the Sanctum is almost a look alike of Tirumala Srivari ‘Ananda Nilayam’.

In due course, this temple has always been developed along the lines of Tirumala for the unique reason that the icon here represents Tirumala Srivari Mulavirat (main deity at Tirumala) the only difference being height of the icon. The Sanctum of this temple is a square that measures 12’ x 12’. According to Agama texts, a temples outer structures like the Sanctum, Vimana, and other Mandapams size is determined by the height of the main icon. Kalyana Srinivasa is about 10’ height standing on a lotus pedestal, similar to Tirumala. The Vaikhanasa texts mention about three major varieties of icons. Sthanaka (standing), Aaseena (seated) and Sayana (Recumbent). Each of these varieties further classified into four types. Yoga, Bhoga, Viraha and Vira. According to Sage Bhrighu’s ‘Khiladhikara’, a Vaikhanasa text, the ‘Yoga’ type of icon is worshipped by ascetics, recluses and renuncients whose sole interest is salvation or Mukti. ‘Bhoga’ type suggested for worldly aspirations such as prosperity and enjoyment. The ‘Vira’ type, is sought by those who seek strength, power and success and the ‘Abhicharika’ type, by sorcerers and magicians engaged in the black art of evil charms and inciting hate.

Accordingly, the icon of Kalyana Srinivasa is in standing (posture) and is alone in the Sanctum bereft of consorts, carrying Conch and Discus.This clearly explains that, the Kalyana Srinivasa icon is sthanaka-yoga-vira Murthy as suggested by the ‘Khiladhikara’.

The sanctum of Srinivasa Mangapuram temple also houses several other icons. In the Antarala, to the South, a stone icon of Sri Lakshmi Narayana is consecrated, to the North, stone icon of Lord Ranganatha Swamy is seen. An icon of Bhoga-Srinivasa, said to be once worshipped by Tallapaka poets is worshipped as Kautuka Bera. Utsava deities of Lord Srinivasa, with consort Sridevi and Bhudevi, Koluvu Srinivasa, Ugra Srinivasa, the icons of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, the icons of Rukmini, Satyabhama and Venugopala Swamy are worshipped daily. These icons are similar to the Panchaberas at Srivari temple in Tirumala.

Due to the heavy influx of pilgrims at Tirumala temple, devotees some times are often dissatisfied longing for more time to have divine darsan of Srivaru. Also due to the very little space available inside temple, sometimes it might get difficult to accommodate all devotees to Arjitha sevas. For them, the temple of Srinivasa Mangapuram is a real blessing, as all the sevas are performed here in the same manner as in Tirumala . The Kalyanotsavam is very special at this temple and those who perform the seva here are blessed with eternal prosperity and wedded bliss according to the local lore. Devout pilgrims feel bless ed to have darsan of Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy and also they are much happier to have witnessed all the Mulavirat Arjitha Sevas. Whatever the devotee wills, the final cision vests with Srivaru. Srivaru always bless his dear devotees, with what is good for them, whether they ask or not.
|| Om Namo Venkatesaya ||

I have taken this article from SAPTHAGIRI magazine February -2017 more information click here ( )
11:17 PM

Power House of Nutrition

Curry leaves are packed with nutrition. They contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, antioxidants and amino acids. They are also rich in carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, copper, fiber, minerals, amino acids and flavonoids. Research shows that alkaloids found in curry leaves possess antioxidant properties.

Controls cholesterol levels

Increased levels of cholesterol is a common health issue these days and needless to say, it is worrying for people experiencing it. The antioxidants from curry leaves control the LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, which in turn help in increasing HDL (good cholesterol) which is beneficial for maintaining good heart health. Image Courtesy- Pixabay

Beneficial for hair
Healthy hair health begins with healthy roots and strong roots prevent issues like hair fall. Curry leaves contain amino acids which help strengthen roots and follicles hence preventing hair loss. They also make for wonderful hair packs. Combine some curry leaves, neem leaves and yogurt and massage on the scalp. This will not only moisturize the scalp but will also nourish it. Curry leaves are a good source of proteins and beta-carotene, both of which prevent hair loss and thinning.

Beneficial for skin

Good health reflects on the face. Apart from benefits, which stem from consumption of curry leaves, these wonderful green leaves also make for wonderful face packs. Grind some curry leaves and mix them with other home made face packs/ masks and apply gently on the face. Not only will they help in achieving a good glow but will also help in fighting acne. Their antioxidant nature helps in keeping infections at bay which enhances health of the skin. Image courtesy- Pixabay

Anti – diabetic in nature

As per the findings of research, curry leaves are conducive in controlling diabetes. They affect the insulin activity of the body and reduce the blood sugar level. Curry leaves contain agents that slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown. This helps control the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. Image courtesy- Pixabay

Fights Infections

Researches studies have shown that curry leaves possess incredibly high levels of anti – bacterial and antioxidant properties. The anti-fungal and anti-protozoal elements are further efficient in treating common skin infections like acne and fungal infections. Image courtesy- Pixabay

Aids better digestion

Curry leaves stimulate digestive enzymes which helps break down food. Apart from indigestion, curry leaves also take care of stomach ulcers which occur due to excessive acid secretion in stomach, diarrhea and other similar problems. They also prevent deposition of fat in various parts of the body. Curry leaves are also considered to possess mild laxative properties. Hence their usage is also recommended as a cure for gastrointestinal issues in Ayurveda. “Creative Commons Fish curry” by Ranjitha Deepesh is licensed under CC BY 2.0

11:24 PM

Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes are no longer legal tender: What you need to know and do

1. No restrictions of any kind on non-cash payments.
 People who have their money safe in their savings accounts need not worry about their notes. There would be no restrictions of any kind on non cash payments by cheques, demand drafts, debit or credit cards and electronic fund transfer.

2. Be prepared to stand in queue at the ATM. 
Obviously, you will have to run to the ATM if you don’t have 100 rupee notes because after midnight tonight Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes can't be used for any transaction. Also on the 9th November and in some places on 10th November, ATMs won’t work.

3. In the first few days, there will be a limit of Rs. 2000 per day per card. 
This would then be raised to Rs 4000 later.

 4. Old notes to be deposited from 10th November to 30th December
 Exchange old notes of Rs 500 or Rs 1000 at any bank, post office by showing your ID proof. However, there is a limit of upto Rs 4000 till November 24th.

5. For 72 hours, Government hospitals will continue to accept the old notes for payment
For next three days, the notes will work at the following places
 - Railway ticket booking counters
- Airport
- Milk booths
- Crematoria and burial grounds
- Petrol diesel and gas stations

 6. You cannot exchange other people’s cash 
As all banks would have CCTV cameras that would monitor the exchange of cash, one has to show their personal ID.

 7. Take a look at the new notes

They would be introduced on November 10.

8. Rs 10, 50, 20 and 100 are all valid
 And so will be the coins. 

9. Every Rs 2000 currency note is embedded with a NGC (Nano GPS chip)

So that the note can be tracked!

6:00 PM

How much water do you need a day?

Water is an important structural component of skin cartilage, tissues and organs. For human beings, every part of the body is dependent on water. Our body comprises about 75% water: the brain has 85%, blood is 90%, muscles are 75%, kidney is 82% and bones are 22% water. The functions of our glands and organs will eventually deteriorate if they are not nourished with good, clean water.

The average adult loses about 2.5 litres water daily through perspiration, breathing and elimination. Symptoms of the body's deterioration begins to appear when the body loses 5% of its total water volume. In a healthy adult, this is seen as fatigue and general discomfort, whereas for an infant, it can be dehydrating. In an elderly person, a 5% water loss causes the body chemistry to become abnormal, especially if the percentage of electrolytes is overbalanced with sodium.One can usually see symptoms of aging, such as wrinkles, lethargy and even disorientation. Continuous water loss over time will speed up aging as well as increase risks of diseases.

If your body is not sufficiently hydrated, the cells will draw water from your bloodstream, which will make your heart work harder. At the same time, the kidneys cannot purify blood effectively. When this happens, some of the kidney's workload is passed on to the liver and other organs, which may cause them to be severely stressed. Additionally, you may develop a number of minor health conditions such as constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nosebleeds, urinary tract infection, coughs, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches.

So, how much water is enough for you? The minimum amount of water you need depends on your body weight. A more accurate calculation, is to drink an ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight.

10:29 PM

Are you planning to get rid of some extra fats from your body?...

Here are 10 Foods That Burn Fat

 1. Oats : Its not only tastes great but also reduces your hunger. Oats contains fiber which helps and stabilizes the levels of cholesterol.

 2. Eggs : Eggs are the rich sources of proteins and low in calories. Eggs helps us to build the muscles and develops the good cholesterol.

 3. Apples : Apples are enriched with powerful antioxidants and other supplements.Most importantly it contains Pectin which helps to reduce the fat cells in the body.

 4. Green Chillies : Green chillies contains Capsaicin which helps to develop the body growth cells and burns the calories in quick time.

 5. Garlic : Garlic contains Allicin which has anti-bacterial properties helps us to reduce the fat and removes the bad cholesterol.

 6. Honey : Honey is the best one to burn fat. Add honey in warm water and take it daily in the early morning.

 7. Green Tea : Green Tea is the most effective one which helps you to lose weight. It contains Antioxidants which helps and stabilizes our body weight.Take daily 2 cups of tea for a better results.

 8. Wheat Grass : It boosts our metabolism and helps to reduce the fat.

 9. Tomatoes : Tomatoes helps us to burn the fat in quick time. It also helps us to stay away from cancer. So Take tomatoes in your diet regularly. 

10. Dark Chocolate : Dark chocolate contains Flavonoids, anti-inflammatory properties which helps to reduce the cholesterol levels in the blood. It boost the growth of serotonin in the blood and also burns the fat.
9:03 PM


(Scientific Reason)
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.
9:55 PM

The Story of the Great Shibi Chakravarti

Shibi chakravati was the son of Ushiinara maharaja. Shibi was a maha-daata and his daanam gunam was praised by many in the 14 bhuvanas. Devendra and Agnideva once wanted to test the greatness of Shibi’s daana gunam. Agnideva took the form of a Kapotam (pigeon). Devendra took that of a Grudhra (vulture).
The Kapotam, which was chased by the Grudhra, came to Shibi chakravarti’s sabha and pleaded “Sharanam, Sharanam O maharaja!”. Seeing this, a Raja-purohita said “Maharaja! With praana-bhayam this Kapotam came to your sharanam. Every jeevi has praana-preeti. Also there is no greater uttama-karma than Praana-rakshana. However we know that giving aashrayam to a Kapotam is a mrutyu-suuchakam. Hence prayashchittam will be necessary”.
Kapotam replied “Maharaja! Afraid of the Grudhra I have asked you sharanam. Actually I am a mahamuni, now in this rupam. Vedas say that a raja must protect the diina and asamartha”. The Grudhra, which reached the sabha by then, said “Maharaja! Every jeevi takes many forms. This jeevi came to your sharanam in the Kapota rupam. Dont forget that Kapotam is aahaaram for a Grudhra. Please leave this Kapotam, which is my aahaaram, and save my life”.
Shibi chakravarti thought “In a Desham ruled by a king who does not give abhayam to a sharanaarthi who has praana-bhayam, there will be no rains, no crops and it will be the nilayam for Kshaama-devata. Also the people will have to face many difficulties and finally such king will reach narakam.
However, the Grudhra is with hunger and has put in a lot of effort chasing its aahaaram. Taking away food from its mouth is also a paapa-karyam. Now what should I do?”.
Shibi: O Grudhra! I will give you a better, tastier aahaaram than this. Please leave this Kapotam.

Grudhra: Maharaja! No other thing can be tastier than this maamsam. It was decided by Brahmadeva that they are aahaaram for us.
Shibi: O Grudhra! I cannot leave this Kapotam that is in my sharanam and do Dharma-haani. I am also ready to leave my life to save that of the Kapotam. All lokas also know this. You ask me whatever you want except this.
Grudhra: Maharaja! If you are really such a dayaamaya, give me the maamsam from your right thigh which is equal in weight to that of the Kapotam.
Immediately Shibi chakravarti got a balance and kept the Kapotam on one side and started to cut his thigh and weigh it. Howmuch ever he cut it was not enough. He tried cutting maamsam from his right thigh, then he himself sat on the balance. Grudhra said “enough. I am going” and went away. Seeing this Shibi chakravarti asked “O Kapotama! Who are you? What is your story?”
“Maharaja! I am Agnihotra. This Grudhra is Devendra, We came to test your Sharanaagata-rakshana, Daana-shakti. You qualified it. Your keerti will spread to Bhuvana-bhuvanaantaras. Your son will also keep your name” said the Kapotam and flew away.
Because Shibi did his shariira Daanam to save the life of a sharanaagati, we now also remember him. Whenever people talk about maha-daatas, his name will surely be taken.
Morals in the story:

1. The Daana-gunam and Dharma-rakshana of Shibi must be learnt by all of us.
2. The knowledge of the Dharma-shastras helped Shibi decide what to do in the difficult situation.

[Shivi (Hindi: शिवि) was a republic in ancient India, ruled by a democratic system of government known as ganatantra. Kshudrakas had formed a sangha with Malavas. Shivis formed a sangha with a big federation or sangha known as Jat, which is clear from Pāṇini's shloka in grammar of Aṣṭādhyāyī. The famous Sanskrit scholar Pāṇini of 900 BCE has mentioned in his Sanskrit grammar known as Aṣṭādhyāyī in the form of shloka in Sanskrit language as 'जट झट संघाते' or (IAST:Jat Jhat Sanghate). This means that the terms 'Jat' and 'democratic federation' are synonymous.
At the time of invasion of India by Alexander the great, in 326 BCE, they were found inhabiting an area in the vicinity of the Malava tribes. The Greek writers have mentioned them wearing clothes similar to wild people even during the war. After some time of Alexander's war, they probably moved to Rajasthan along with Malavas. Thus they are found moving from Punjab to Malwa and from there to Rajasthan. There are ruins of an ancient town called 'Tamva-vati nagari' 11 miles north of Chittor. Ancient coins of Shivi people are found near this town bearng 'Majhamikaya Shivajanapadas', which means coins of 'Shiva janapada of Madhyamika'. The 'Tamvavati nagari' was called as 'Madhyamika nagari'. These coins are of the period 2nd to 1st centuries BCE.

Shivi Kings
The Jatakas mention about rulers of this tribe. One of them was a religious and kind king named Sanjaya, who donated every thing and moved himself with his wife Madri, son Jali Kumar and daughter Krishnajina Kumari to 'Bankagiri'. The Buddhist literature 'Avadan Kalplata' writes Sanjay a Vishwamitra. These people were democratic rulers of ganasangha type. All works were done in these ganas with the consent of clan people.

King Shivi (शिवि) was another great King of this tribe, powerful and generous king. Indra and Agni once tested his generosity by becoming birds when the king gave flesh from his body to fulfill his duty.]

‘Family’ or ‘Public’; help me choose one! Well, I would like to go with my ‘Wife’, kyonki patni to sansarik jeevan ke kunji/chabi hoti hai. Jiske bagair sansarik jeevan ka tala nahin khulta hai. Aap samajh rahe hain na ‘Sansarik Jeevan’ ka matlab! Ab aap he batayein hum awaghadh logon ko mudra se kya vasta, samaj se kya vasta. Ye toh us naari ka prem hai jisne hum sabko ek sutra mein bandh kar rakha hua hai anyatha hum sab to usi puratan kaal ke aadi manav hain jisne shikar kiya aur apna jivan yapan kiya, barish hone par pedh ke neeche rah gaye aur sardi lage to kisi gufa ya kandra mein chhip gaye. Ye to havva the jisne pehle baar apne ko pedh ke chaal se dhank liya taki uss par hum awaghadhon ka aakraman kam ho sake. Tab pehle baar humne uske suraksha ke liye ghar ke ‘kalpana’ ke aur ghar tayyar hua pedh ke patthon se. Jisne fir dheere dheere kutiya ka roop liya. Jiske baad jyada se jyada log saath mil kar rahene lage taki suraksha pramukh ho. Aur waise bhi manav ek samajik prani hai. Aur tab uss kunbe ko shasak ke awashyakta padi aur is tarah se manav samaj ka gathan hua. Sainkadoon kahaniyan gadhe gaye, Dada Dadi ke kahaniyan, Nana Nani ke Kahaniyan, Panchtantra ke Khaniyan ityadi. Parantu sabka sar sirf ek he raha aur wo yeh ke “Nari vah bala hai, jo Nar mein upasthith shaitan ko bhagwan mein parinith karte hai”. Aur ye he satya hai, jab tak nari ke suraksha hote rahege tab tak samaj mein nutan karya hote rahenge yani ke samaj pragati ke oor agrasar rahega kintu jis din naari ka aastitva khatare mein pad jayega uss din se samaj ka ‘patan’ aarambh ho jayega, jaisa ke aarambh ho chukka hai. Kisi ne hum se kaha ke ‘jo vyakti apne biwi ko nahin bacha saka woh desh kya bachayega’. Sahi hai, hum purush jab jivikoparjan hetu ghar se bahar samaj mein kaam par jate hain toh hum ye nahin soch kar jate ke humare peet peche humare dharmcharini kisi aur ke saath gulchharre uda rahe hoge. Aur aisa hota bhi kafi kam hai (shayad 100% mein 82% aisa nahin hota) kyonki naari dharm ke bandhan mein bandhi hai, to kya purush ko dharm ka bandhan nahin hai? Apitu purush Karm ke bandhan mein bandha hai. Naari ya patni yadi dharmparayan hai to pati bhi peeche nahin ho sakta, usse tarah yadi purush karm pradhan hai to uske patni bhi uss karm ke prabhav se aachhuti nahin hai. In sabka saar yehi hai ke hum sahi hain aur majuda halaton mein bharat sarkar ke ‘sanstha’ galat hai, kyonki jis prakar……‘jo vyakti apne biwi ko nahin bacha saka woh desh kya bachayega’…. usse prakar ‘jo sanstha apne moolbhoot aadarshon ke ‘raksha’ nahin kar pate woh kya desh ko ek nayi disha degi’? Woh toh swayam dishahein gantavya ke oor badhe chali ja rahe hai jiska aanth sirf mrutyu hai. Toh aise mein sabke sab kyon marein. Abhi jivan mein dekha hi kya hai. Jahan tak rahe baath sarkari sanstha ke toh woh sab to har prakar ke sukh ka aswadan karte hain, unke mrutyu par to ve bhi shok na karein, balki ve to yehi pratipadit karenge ke jab tak jiyenge desh ke rashtriya chinh ka shield rakhenge. Jab duniya khatm ho jayege to ‘sab’ mar jayenge, usme koun se baadi bath hai, waise bhi duniya itne jaldi khatm nahin hogi. Lekin zara sochiye satta ke hanth mein rahete unka aur saath mein samaj mein jo ooper ka varg hai woh to sab safe rahenge kintu neche kolahal mach jayega. Samaj mein buddhi jiviyon ke kami nahin hai…… aur samajhdar ke liye ishara kafi hota hai. Jarurat humein is baat ke hai ke hum apna astitva kaise bacha sakenge ya bachayeinge.
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Tuesday Dedicated to Hindu God Lord Hanuman

Tuesday or Mangalvar is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Upvaas (fasting) on the day is dedicated to Hanuman and Mangal or Mars. Mangalwar, Tuesday, takes its name from the god Mangal or Mars who rules the day and is considered to be a trouble maker, and the fast is to ward off the harmful effects. Red is the preferred color on the day.

It must be noted here that the Hanuman might not be worshiped on Tuesday in all regions. Some communities might be worshiping some other deity. For example, in South India the day is dedicated to Skanda or Muruga or Kartikeya (Kartik). But generally Tuesday is dedicated to Hanuman.

Mangalvar Vrat is observed by those couples who wish to have a son. Other benefits include happiness in the family. People who believe in astrology observe fast to alleviate the harmful effects associated with the planet mangal or mars.

Those who undertake the fast on Tuesdays only take a single meal. It is a whole day fast. The single meal on the day is usually any food made of wheat and jaggery. Most people observe the fast for 21 Tuesdays without a break.

People wear red colored clothes on the day and offer red flowers to Lord Hanuman.

It is believed that Lord Hanuman will help his devotees in overcoming difficulties in life especially those that arises from the activities of Mangal graha.