Wishing A Very Happy and Lightful Diwali..

Diwali–The Festival of Lights and during the Festival,each and every part of India if full of Lights… πŸ˜€

So,I wish a Very Happy,Prosperous and Lightful Diwali to everyone,May this Diwali lighten up everyone’s life and fill them with Happy Moments.. πŸ˜€

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

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A Reason to Pray-Gratitude to God

At times I sit around thinking why we pray to God..and no answers come to my mind except my hands folding with a bowing head before him,The Almighty and my heart whisper “A Reason to Pray”.. πŸ˜€

We all have one reason or the other for anything we do in life and one such thing is Praying-there is always a reason for praying too,but that reason is never static and every other day we bow before God we have a different reason to pray,Humans we are–as the matter of fact we never are content with what we have but that is how we are…and that is the reason we pray,maybe human way to show Gratitude to God.

Well a Human Being I am.. ;),Even I do have reasons to pray,to bow myself before the almighty…Indeed a lot of for I am young with lots of dreams in my eyes to fulfill in coming years…And for that I obviously need the Blessings of God.. πŸ˜€
From my early days I have seen my Parents praying every morning so even I made a habit to Pray the God,no matter what festival it is I made it sure to visit a temple with my Parents and seek blessings.. πŸ˜€

But things have changed now–I stay away from my Parents so I don’t have the opportunity to visit temples with them or to pray with them but what hasn’t changed is that I never go out with offering prayer to the God and never miss to visit a Temple during any festival..

Pure Prayer

Pure Prayer

God has given us so many things and we couldn’t ask for more but everytime I bow before him,I always have something to ask him..But that something is always to ask him to “Give me the strength to Perform my duties,infact this is the only thing I have asked him and will always until I stop breathing,because I believe “God Help those who Help Themselves“.In my prayer I ask him “To give me the strength to rise against any odd,give me the strength to make my Parents happy,give me the strength to fulfill my Parents and my Sweetheart wishes and always ask him to make me suitable for the society“.

Well The Strip says it All–Everyone Has a Reason to Pray

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Everyone Has A Reson To Pray

Everyone Has A Reason To Pray

Well Well I am not done yet…As one more reason to Celebrate and Pray is on the way–Guess What Diwali–The Festival of Lights is round the corner also celebrated as Lakshmi Puja–The Goddess of Wealth.Well even last year also we(Me and My Roommates) celebrated Diwali with lots of enthusiasm but being Bachelors and staying away from Home we were not able to celebrate it the Traditional Way like we used to do with our Parents..

So this time also the Planning is still going on and Guess what I came across something wonderful this time and it is “Sampoorna Lakshmi Pooja Pack“,a complete pack for people like us who want to celebrate the Puja in traditional way but don’t have enough knowledge.This pack has all the necessary items and also comes with a booklet and a CD,which has the necessary procedures and shlokas to be recited during performing the Puja.So,Isn’t it great,I am happy to find such a product as because I will be satisfied performing The Puja in a Homely way staying away from Home and will be reliving my memories and creating unforgettable ones.. and I hope Lakshmi Goddess gets happy with me and make my Purse fat in coming Days.. πŸ˜‰

So Wishing Everyone “A Very Happy And Lightful Diwali”.. πŸ˜€

Sampoorna Lakshmi Pack

Sampoorna Lakshmi Pack

Have a Great Festival of Lights and I hope it brings Joy to Everyone… πŸ˜€

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

P.S.–This post is written for the contest–Everyone has a reason to pray at PurePrayer

My Story..I mean Love Story My Way–The Platinum Moment

Everyone of us have some special moment in their life to cherish forever and for me one such moment was When My Love accepted my proposal,I still remember that day and When I think of that day,a smile appears in my face automatically :D.
It feels great when the Person you Love finally accept your proposal,though it almost took 3 months for me to get a positive answer but I guess the wait was worth and since then our relation has been through many ups and downs but still the intensity of Love is never-ending.. πŸ˜€

And I know it will be like this forever like they say Platinum forever.. πŸ˜€

So..My Love Story–My Way–If you remember I had a written a Post with a Cartoon some time back and left the story for another Post,So here is the Post on My Love Story–My Way,Hope you find it interesting.. πŸ˜€

It was around 3’o clock in the Afternoon,I reach home,sat on a chair under the Fan and switched on the TV.Just then my Mom came near me and said–Baba “She has asked you to meet her in the evening around 5’o clock”.I being clueless asked my Mom “Who has asked to meet whom?”.My Cousin interrupted me in the midway and said “Stop Acting,as if we don’t know anything”

I was getting little uneasy and so I pleaded them to clear the air.Both of them said in Sync that Seema called up today and had asked me meet her in the Evening around 5’o clock near the Bus Stand.I took a deep breath,looked at the Clock–it was 3:30 pm,I said to myself still one and half hours to go.
My Mom looked at me and said–“Aaji tu moi mur hobologa Buwari palu aaru(Today I will get my future Daughter-in -Law)”, looked at her and smiled and said first let me know her answer.
So,With her thoughts in my mind,Thoughts about what will be her answer,I was staring at the clock and waiting eagerly for the Time to arrive.

It was 4:30 pm and I was getting ready and by 4:45 pm I was out of my home merrily with a smile on my face,to meet the Girl I love,To get the answer of my proposal,a proposal that I had made to be precise on 27th May 2006 and it was 16th August 2006,so after 2 months 19 days,with all the thoughts in my mind I reached the Bus Stop,looked at my watch it was 5 minutes past 5 and my heart was beating at the speed well more than the Fastest train in India,my eyes was stuck at each and every bus looking for her,Suddenly my eyes stopped at a Girl–There she is,My heart skipped a beat for a moment–With a Pink Salwar she was looking beautiful than ever…Oh my God I have never seen such a beauty was my first reaction.With cautious and shy step she moved slowly towards me,her eyes glanced at me,not looking completely at me she asked How was I?Oh her sweet voice echoed for some seconds in my ear while I was just unable to take my eyes off her.Coming back to senses I said I am doing fine and asked about her…Those few moments made me fall for many times..

Few minutes of silence prevailed between us as we walked along the footpaths and I guess thousands of thoughts were shared in those few minutes.. :D.Suddenly she spoke up and the following conversation took place

She: The thing you asked me few days back,My answer to that is “YES”.

Me: (Pretending to be out of Sync)What I asked you few days back?

She: (Little Irritated)You Proposed me few months back right or have you forgotten about that also?

Me: (Casually)Oh Yes I proposed you few months back,so?

She: (Little Angry)So,My answer to your Proposal is “YES”.

At that moment I felt like hugging her tight,It was the moment when I felt like Gods from the Heaven were showering flowers on us.. :D,What a moment it was for me… πŸ˜€

Me: (Not Showing the Happiness)Why did you took so long to answer?

She: (Still Angry)Time doesn’t matter,I said “YES” to you,so be happy.

She: And One more thing–Don’t tell anyone about it

She: And One more thing–Change your Hairstyle

Me: (Little Confused)I will not tell anyone But will post it in a Newspaper–Just See tomorrows Headline and What is wrong with my Hair?

She: (Angry)Ok Fine you are not listening to me,I am leaving

Me: Ok Fine,I will do as you say but walk with me for sometime.

She: Ok Fine.

We walked for around half an hour,we talked about everything,Her Likes,Dislikes,My likes,Dislikes,almost everything and each time she laugh I just get immersed in it.And we started a journey of Love–A Never Ending Love

That 30 minutes walk with the Girl I love by my side is the moment I cherish till today and will forever,I cherish the fact that She is with me now and forever,that few minutes walk made me feel How I am madly and deeply in love with her.That is my Platinum Moment.With all the happy talk she left for her home,putting a smile on my face,a smile that is still on my face because she is in my life.

If I were rich at that time I would have given her a Platinum Ring but I was not in such a position that time,But hopefully after 1-2 years from now I will surely be able to give her the Platinum Ring I imagined to put on her finger.. :D,So wish me Luck.. πŸ˜€

Platinum-My Love Story

Platinum-My Love Story

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This post written for the contest “Platinum Day of Love” organised by “Indiblogger” and “Platinum“.

 

Shiv Temple-An Amazing Display of Architecture in Bangalore

So,This year Durga Puja came to an end on 14th October as Bijoya Dashami being the last day when The Durga Maa is immersed in water,As being in Bangalore I didn’tΒ have the opportunity to see much of Durga Puja which I did back in my Home…So this time Me and few of My Friends decided to go somewhere else–though related to God,So after a bit of discussion we ended up deciding to Visit a Shiv Temple,which is what they say a Great Display of Architecture.. πŸ˜€

Well to start of this Shiv Temple is sure visit if you are in Bangalore.It is at Murugeshpalya,just next to Total Mall–A 10 minutes walk from “The Leela Palace” hotel.
And Going through The Photographs of this temple will surely make you to visit this Temple.. πŸ˜€

The Temple is in the Vicinity of the City,so it is very easy to get to this temple and can be easily reached using private or public transport…. πŸ˜€

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

The Temple is very beautifully built,Upon Entering we will see the Ganesha Deity–The Son of Lord Shiva(And One of my Favorite Deity),Generally known asΒ Vighna Vinasha and The reason we see Lord Ganesha at the start of many temple is because According to Hindu Mythology Lord Shiva once gave him Vardan(Blessing) saying that noΒ prayers would not be considered complete if Lord Ganesha is not worshiped at the beginning.

Lord Ganesha(Front View)

Lord Ganesha(Front View)

Lord Ganesha(Side View)

Lord Ganesha(Side View)

We offered prayer and moved on to The Lord Shiva Deity..The way to the deity is built like a cave with inscriptions on the wall of different famous Shiv Temples found in India,But we have to pay 30INR to get to the Deity,infact entering the temple main gate will cost you 2INR and Camera charge is 25INR,I guess even God’s are not away from Commercialization.. πŸ˜‰

The Way to Lord Shiva..

Shiv Ling

Shiv Ling

Narad Muni--Narayan Narayan

Narad Muni–Narayan Narayan

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva

Lighting Diyas inside the Artificial Cave

Lighting Diyas inside the Artificial Cave

 

Now Finally we reach the Main Shiva Statue,But once again you have to pay 20INR for a closer look at the statue and get the blessing,funny how everything is commercialized..But we will love to see the 65ft tall Shiva statue sitting in Yogic position and believe me it will give you a feeling of being in Kailash(Home of Lord Shiva,according to myth)

Calm and Peaceful Shiva

Calm and Peaceful Shiva

Lord Shiva(Front View))

Lord Shiva(Front View))

Lord Shiva(Side View)

Lord Shiva(Side View)

All in All it was pretty relaxing experience visiting this temple and though I am not so religious,I love visiting Place of Worship.So,If you are in Bangalore or have visited Bangalore,this place is a must visit though avoid going on Mondays if you want some peace as there will be huge rush during Mondays,We went during evening and got to attend the evening Aarti,so if you can attend that.There is also provision for special entry which is 50INR if you hate standing in Queues.

So Guys,What do you think about this Temple and The Architecture–I guess it is Amazing and a Must visit place.. πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

 

The Moon is So Calm and Awesome…

The other day I was at the terrace of my room talking over the phone..It was not raining that day in Bangalore and the Sky was somewhat clear compared to other day…and the moon was glowing in its full as I guess it was also full moon that day..For sometime I watched the Sky,I watched the clouds passing the moon,it was like the Moon was playing hide and seek…Sometimes it hide itself in the clouds and the very next moment it was out again glowing,Just then the idea of capturing our lovely calm Moon came to my mind and in no time I was with my camera in the terrace capturing The Calm and Serene Moon.. πŸ™‚

I took many pictures and uploading some in this post,don’t think me as mad as my previous photography was also related to the Sky,the thing is I just can’t help myself now-a-days from clicking pictures when something soothing catch my eyes and The Moon certainly is one of them.. :-),I just love the creation of God and how magnificent they appear to human eyes.. πŸ™‚

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The Moon--1

The Moon–1

The Moon--2

The Moon–2

The Moon--3

The Moon–3

So What do you think about the moon?

Religion-What It Is and What We Think

Religion is a vast topic to write about in a single post and the more long it goes the more readers lose their interest.So here I will try to keep it simple and to the point,though it is the subject I believe no human has understood to the perfection even though he claims to be God’s Messenger and I am no different…

Religion as defined by Wikipedia–Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to the supernatural, and to spirituality.

It does relate us some way or the other to the Supernatural ‘The God’ and there are some people in every religion who try to act as if they are the bridge between The Humans and The Supernatural…Oh I hate such people.

But my point is–In Early Days(By Early Days I mean when Human first evolved) when people had no god to worship,what did they do?Nothing they were just busy in surviving but in Today’s world it has become like–because of Religion we are surviving….Look how the world has changed.

Any sensible human being with a fair intellectual capacity will always point religion as their part of life but not life,but generally this doesn’t happen and so the world is in Chaos and it will always be in Chaos until and unless Humanity succeed Religion and I fear if it is ever going to happen…For me I just need a peace world to live in where Religion doesn’t come between Humanity.

No Religion in this world is flawless and the sooner we Human Being realize this fact the better or else some people(love to call them as ‘God’s Messenger’ )in every religion will lead us to a Pit Hole from where there is no way out.Get to your concise before it’s too late…Religion is to love not to spread Hatred,at least that’s what i learned all these years.

For me I really don’t mind offering my prayers in a Temple,Mosque,Church or Gurudwara as for I know God is one and they stays in our heart maybe in different form….and the same goes for a sensible human being.

And At Last answer my one question—Religion created Human Being or Human being created Religion?

Religion-Past and Present

Religion-Past and Present

I end my Post with a Cartoon to decide for yourself….Think About It..