The River Ganges or Ganga is perhaps the holiest river in any religion. Though equally polluted, it bears immense significance to the Hindus. Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier at Gaumukh in the Indian Himalayas at 4,100 meters above sea level, and flows 2,525 km across northern India before meeting the Bay of Bengal in the east India and Bangladesh. As a river, the Ganga contributes to more than 25 per cent of India’s total water resources.
Besides being a sacred river, Ganga is also worshiped as a deity in Hinduism and respectfully referred to as ‘Gangaji’ or ‘Ganga Maiya’ (Mother Ganga).
The various myths associated with Ganga and staunch Hindu beliefs associated with the river sanctify it as a goddess. Hindus view goddess Ganga as a fair complexioned beautiful woman wearing a white crown with a water lily and a water pot in her hands, and riding her pet crocodile.
Kun Faya Kun Meaning: The origin is from the arabic words “Kun” which means “to be” or “to exist” & “Faya Kun” means “it is”. So the literal translation of Kun Faya Kun is “Be ,and it is”. The word is not only Arabic but if you do a translation of “be, and it is” in hindi, you’ll get the same “kun Faya Kun” in response.
Kun Faya Kun is one of the rare songs that had me totally floored from the first moment I heard it. Easily one of AR Rehman’s and Irshad Kamli’s finest works, the beauty of the song is not just in the words or the music but in the complete conceptualization.
The meaning of this song is that God is always there in the world for us. When there’s nothing with us, he was there (जब कहीं पे कुछ नहीं भी नहीं था, वही था ।)
And the god is in all of us but is unknown and inscrutable (वो जो तुझमे समाया, वो जो मुझमे समाया, वही वही माया।)
This song is not for any religion or god, it’s just for that invisible and invincible being that’s present in every second of our life and activities
कर्मणयेवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि II
Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshou kada chana – You have a right to perform your prescribed duty,but you are not entitled to the fruits of actions
Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani – Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.
In simple terms it means: Keep on performing your duties without expecting for any reward in return, leading a selfless life
Lord Krishna was all about karma. From his early childhood as a Playboy to his stage as the GREATEST of all time, Krishna was justifying and flaunting of our own duties bending, if not overpowering the cycle of the great wheel of ‘fate’. Lord Krishna was called the ‘real’ god and he’s skillful than any of the other mythological legends
Lord Krishna told us to do what is right and never back down to fight against evil, even if it is conducted by your loved ones.
As it’s written in the Bhagwad Gita “happy are the warriors who obtain such an unsolicited opportunity for war which opens the door to heaven. Stand up and perform your duty and, therefore, fight with peace in thy soul.”
Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival in India, especially North India. The festival depicts the love of brothers and sisters. On this day sisters tie a thread called ‘Rakhi’ around her brother’s wrist. She prays to God for the safety of her brother and to lead him to good path.The brother in return gives her sweets and blesses her with good wishes.
Raksha Bandhan is not only for meant for siblings, but for protection for any loved one. ‘Raksha’ means protection and ‘bandhan’ means bond. Hence the festival does not signify bond between a brother and sister only.
Once Indra, the God of Heaven was about to go into battle and was feeling a little apprehensive. When his wife tied a sacred thread to his arm for his protection and assurance all his fears vanished and he was successful in all his endeavors. From then on began the tradition of celebrating Raksha Bandhan. A festival of protection for loved ones. I think people are being led away from the true meanings of some happenings because they follow traditions, instead of finding the true meaning and stems of these traditions.
The statue of Liberty or La Liberté éclairant le monde as as they say in France, is a neoclassical sculpture on Liberty island on New York Harbor, New York city, USA. It was a gift from the people of France to the people of United States during the American revolution on October 28, 1886. The idea of sculpture was monumented by Email De Laboulaye and sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head(depicted as showing us the path to Liberty), and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata(Latin word for tablet with handles) inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. declaration of independence. A broken chain lies at her feet.
The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
The seven spikes of the crown represent the seven continents and oceans of the world and indicate the universal liberty
Bird in a cage
We Set free
Soaring in the sky…
Reaching a new high
Statue of Liberty’s
Raised torch of hope
From years gone by
Of freedom and peace
Truthful path of ahimsa
Mahatma Gandhi laid
Relentless effort and passion
Nelson Mandela made
Nations greet each
Stalwart of freedom
We all seem to devalue
What we have in hand…
Let’s not forget
Protect thy freedom
Also protect others
We often hear the disputes and confusion surrounding the difference between a wizard and a sorcerer. Many gamers, explorers, fiction lovers and people from different fields are always debating a part of their minds to find out the most ‘BASIC’ difference between the two. So here’s my thought about the most basic difference between a wizard and a sorcerer :
Sorcerers are said to be more inherently adept to magic and are considered as natural spell casters whereas Wizards learn their craft and spells from long hours of studying and meditation
1.The term wizard is a term derived from the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) term “wysard,” which means “the wise one.” They are often depicted as beings that do a formal study about spells for them to be able to cast them. While, The term “sorcerer,” by contrast, is of Old French origin “sorcier” which also means the same thing as its other counterpart.
2.Sorcerers are said to be more inherently adept to magic and are considered as natural spell casters.
3.Wizards learn their craft and spells from long hours of studying and meditation.
4.Wizards are often pictured as old magicians with long beards while sorcerers are usually more youthful than the wizards.
5.Based on some popular fantasy games, wizards rely so much on their spell books for them to create magic unlike sorcerers who can cast such out of thin air.