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#30 Girl!

Girl ~ One who gave you life!

Girl ~ One who made your life!

Girl ~ One who changed your life!

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                                                   “YOUR LIFE.”

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#27 Tears!

Tears ~ universal language, which sometimes people fails to understand.

Tears ~ sometimes a great relief for us.

Tears ~ expresses our feelings.

Tears ~ the moment my anger turns into silence.

Tears ~ sometimes they’re my prayers too.

tears in heaven

          “INVISIBLE TEARS ARE THE HARDEST TO WIPE AWAY.”

#17 Freedom!

Nobody can give you freedom…. You take it.     

Freedom is right to live as we wish. The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act.

There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first. It is always better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

free “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”                                                                                                            ~ Robert A. Heinlein

 Done this a year ago….

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    “THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN FREEDOM CAN NEVER BE COMPLETE                                           WITHOUT FREEDOM FOR WOMAN.”

#13 Vinayaka Chaturthi!

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvathi.

It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods, barring Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvathi. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.

The festival, also known as Ganeshutsav (“festival of Ganesha”) is observed in the Hindu calender month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shuklachaturthi (4th day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant chaturdashi (14th day of the waxing moon period).

Traditional stories tell that Lord Ganesha was created by goddess Parvathi, consort of Lord Shiva. Parvathi created Ganesha out of sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door while she bathed. Lord Shiva returned and, as Ganesha didn’t know him, he didn’t allow him to enter. Lord Shiva became enraged and asked his follower ghosts to teach the child some manners.

Ganesha was very powerful, being born of Parvathi, the embodiment of shakti (or power). He defeated the ghost-followers (called “Ghana”s) and declared nobody was allowed to enter while his mother was bathing. The sage of heavens, Narada, along with the Saptarshi (the seven wise rishis) sensed a growing turmoil and went to appease the boy with no results. Angered, the king of Gods, Indra attacked the boy with his entire heavenly army but even they didn’t stand a chance. By then, this issue had become a matter of pride for Parvathi and Shiva.

After the devas were defeated, the trinity, the controller, preserver and destroyer of the universe launched an attack against Ganesha. Amidst the fighting, Shiva severed the head of the child. And brought on Parvathi’s rage. Seeing her son dead, Parvathi revealed her true self, as the Adi-shakti, the prime energy that fuels the universe and sustains matter. Taking on a terrible form, she vowed to destroy the universe where her son was killed and re-create a better one.

The Gods prostrated before her and Shiva promised that her son will live again. The trinity hunted the world for a head and came across a mother elephant crying for her dead baby. They consoled the mother and fixed the head of the baby elephant in place of Ganesha’s head. Lord Shiva also declared that from this day, the boy would be called as “Ganesha” (Gana-Isha : lord of the Ganas). In this way, Lord Ganesha came to be depicted as the elephant-headed God.

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“SHUKLAAMBARA DHARAM VISHNUM
SHASHI VARNAM CHATUR BHUJAM
PRASANNA VADANAM DHYAAYET
SARVA VIGNA UPASHAANTHAYE”

Lord Ganesha always dressed in white represents purity. He is omnipresent with gray complexion like that of ash glowing with spiritual splendor. The Lord with bright countenance has four arms. I meditate on the God who can destroy all obstacles whether material or spiritual.

 

#12 Sri Krishna Janmashtami!

               

Sri Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami, SaatamAatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the  birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (ashtami) of the krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of bhadrapada (August–September). 

Sri Krishna is considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. He was born around 5,200 years ago in Mathura. The sole objective of Sri Krishna’s birth was to free the Earth from the evilness of demons. He played an important role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of bhakti and good karma which are narrated deeply in the Bhagawat Geeta.

Sri Krishna was born in a prison in the custody of Kansa. Vasudev, His father immediately thought of his friend Nand and decided to hand over his child to him to save Krishna from the clutch of Kansa. Krishna grew up in Gokul and finally killed his uncle, King Kansa.

The actual celebration of Janmashtami takes place during the midnight as Sri Krishna is believed to be borned on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and violence of his uncle, Kansa. All over India this day is celebrated with devotional songs and dances, pujas, arti, blowing of the Conch and rocking the cradle of baby Sri Krishna.

The Janmashtami celebration of Mathura and Brindavan, the places where Sri Krishna had spent his life, are very special. On this day temples and homes are wonderfully decorated and illuminated. Night long prayers are offered and religious mantras are sung in the temples.

  Today is SRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI, my best wishes and greetings to everyone.

A simple pencil sketch of Lord Sri Krishna which I had drawn some years back …

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“THE SOUL IS NEVER BORN NOR DIES AT ANY TIME. SOUL HAS NOT COME INTO BEING, DOES NOT COME INTO BEING, AND WILL NOT COME INTO BEING. SOUL IS UNBORN, ETERNAL, EVER-EXISTING AND PRIMEVAL. SOUL IS NOT SLAIN WHEN THE BODY IS SLAIN.” ~ Sri Krishna

 

#11 Childishness!

 I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.

Long ago .. in 2007 ..  

A childish thought, when I saw  a gift paper which was wrapped around a  gift given to my mom, I felt … the design on that wrapper was representing my family.. my dad, my mom and INROJA (we 3 sisters) 🙂

  Have a look .. 

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“IF IT SEEMS A CHILDISH THING TO DO, DO IT IN REMEMBRANCE THAT YOU ARE CHILD.”

 

#9 An Innocent Girl

gJust a simple portrait of an innocent  girl which I had drawn 2                            years back ..

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“NOTHING MAKES A WOMAN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE BELIEF THAT SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.”

 

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