Apr 14, 2017
Kanikonna or Vishu Kani Konna, is the yellow flower that is used for Kani during the Vishu festival in Kerala. Origin of Vishu Kani Konna flower is associated with Sri Krishna – and it symbolically shows the power of devotion.
Once there was a boy who regularly worshipped at a Sri Krishna Temple near his home. The boy had only one wish that he wanted to see Gopalakrishna or the child form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. He only prayed for the fulfillment of this wish.
Moved by his devotion, Sri Krishna appeared in the child form before the boy. The boy had tears rolling down his cheeks. He stood numb.
Sri Krishna asked the boy what he wanted. With tears in his eyes, the boy answered what more can I get other than seeing you. He had no other wish.
Sri Krishna was happy with the boy and gave him the ornament that was worn around his waist – Aranjanam.
The boy the golden chain carried it with him and showed to his friends. But none of them believed the story. They all said it was a fake chain.
Next day when the priest opened the temple, he found that the chain around the waist of the murti of Sri Krishna was missing.
News spread around and soon people reached the home of the boy accusing him of stealing the chain.
The mother of the boy could not tolerate people calling his child a thief. She beat him and threw the chain out into the garden. The chain got stuck on a tree and the tree suddenly bloomed with yellow flowers.
These yellow flowers are the Vishu Kani Konna.
Kanikonna is known as the Golden Shower Tree or Indian laburnum Cassia. It is the state flower of Kerala State in India. It is the national flower of Thailand.
Apr 9, 2017
This is Dwarakamayi of ours on which you are sitting. This wards off all danger and anxieties from her children. Highly merciful is this Masidi Ayi. She is the mother of those who place their entire faith in Her. If they are in danger, She will save them. Once a person climbs on Her lap, all his troubles are over.
Mar 30, 2017
This is for all of us...
01. Kidnappers are not ot very interested in you.
02. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
03. No one expects you to run anywhere.
04. People call at 10 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"
05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
07. Things you buy now won't wear out.
08. You can eat dinner at 8 PM.
09. You can live without spouse but not withour your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12. You've quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won't get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can't remember who sent you this list.
20. And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
Forward this to every one you can remember right now !
And most importantly never, under any circumstances,
take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night !!!
*Have you witnessed few things suddenly getting changed in your life only in a span of 1 or 2 decades ?*
☄ Curds became Yogurt !
☄ Biscuits became cookies !
☄Sweet became Dessert !
☄Washerman became Housekeeper !
☄Rupees became bucks!
☄Housewife became homemaker !
☄Waiting area became Lobby !
☄Lift became elevator !
☄Toilet became rest room !
☄Husband became Hubby !
☄Wife became Honey !
☄Doctor became Doc !
☄Teacher became Faculty !
☄Dosa became pancake!
☄Coffee became cappuccino !
☄Cake became Pastry !
☄Scent became Perfume !
☄Taxi became cab !
☄Building became mall!
☄Theatre became multiplex !
☄Song became number!
☄Dancer became item girl !
☄Man became dude !
☄Photo became pic !
☄Biodata became Resume !
☄Oh God became Omg !
*Thank God our names and childhood friends have remained the same!*
Mar 24, 2017
Encourage your parents and senior citizen to practice this chair suryanamaskara with/without mantra 12 times daily. This will improve their overall health, reduce joint stiffness, improve lung capacity, strengthen the knees and muscles, reduce age related issues such as acidity and gas etc.
It's very mild but effective in a long run .
Mar 9, 2017
Why Udupi people excel catering industry?
Five thousand years ago, the Kurukshetra war, between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, was the mother of all battles. Nobody could remain neutral. You had to be either on the Kaurava side or the Pandava side. All the kings – hundreds of them – aligned themselves on one side or the other.
The king of Udupi however chose to remain neutral. He spoke to Krishna and said,
‘Those who fight battles have to eat. I will be the caterer for this battle.’
Krishna said, ‘Fine. Somebody has to cook and serve so you do it.’ They say over 500,000 soldiers had gathered for the battle. The battle lasted 18 days, and every day, thousands were dying. So the Udupi king had to cook that much less food, otherwise it would go waste. Somehow the catering had to be managed. If he kept cooking for 500,000 people it wouldn’t work. Or if he cooked for less, soldiers would go hungry.
The Udupi king managed it very well. The amazing thing was, every day, the food was exactly enough for all the soldiers and no food was wasted. After a few days, people were amazed, ‘How is he managing to cook the exact amount of food!’ No one could know how many people had died on any given day. By the time they could have taken account of these things, the next day morning would have dawned and again it was time to fight.
There was no way the caterer could know how many thousands had died each day, but every day he cooked exactly the volume of food necessary for the rest of the armies. When someone asked him, ‘How do you manage this?’ the Udupi king replied, ‘Every night I go to Krishna’s tent.
Krishna likes to eat boiled groundnuts in the night so I peel them and keep them in a bowl. He eats just a few peanuts, and after he is done I count how many he has eaten. If it’s 10 peanuts, I know tomorrow 10,000 people will be dead. So the next day when I cook lunch, I cook for 10,000 people less. Every day I count these peanuts and cook accordingly, and it turns out right.’ Now you know why Krishna is so nonchalant during the whole Kurukshetra war.
Many of the Udupi people are caterers even today.
Feb 17, 2017
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