गाथाएँ : चाँद-तारा का प्रेम प्रतीक ‘बुध’

एक ही साथ नभ में छिटके चाँद और तारा की प्रेम कथा सनातन और सदियों पुरानी हैं. दोनो में प्रेम हो गया . रात में छिटकी चाँद की रौशनी और प्रणय में डूब वृहस्पति की पत्नी तारा अपने प्रिय चंद्रमा के अंक में खो गई. उनके प्रेम चिन्ह के रूप मेंजन्म लिया बुध ने .

वृहस्पति अपनी पत्नी के इस धोखे और इस कटु सत्य से व्यथित हो गए और बुध को नपुंसक – ना नर ना नारी रहने का श्राप दे बैठे .

पारिवारिक जीवन व्यवस्था को बनाए रखने के लिए देवराज इंद्र ने तारा को चंद्रमा के पास वापस पति वृहस्पति के पास भेजा और उसके संतान का पिता वृहस्पति को माना.

तब से वैदिक नियम में विवाह के द्वारा पितृत्व का निर्धारण का नियम बना. साथ ही बुध को नपुंसक ग्रह माना जाने लगा.

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गाथायें – महाभारत रचना

वेदों का संकलन पूर्ण कर ,

वेद व्यास ने वैदिक भारत की

व्यवस्था पर एक महान रचना ,

एक विशद ज्ञान रचना चाहा.

निर्विधन , शुद्ध , सही ,

एक ईश्वरीय काव्य रचना के

लिए बुद्धि दाता गणेश को

अपना सहायक लेखक बनने का

अनुरोध किया और स्वयं बने वक़्ता .

ना जाने कितने समय तक बिना रुके

व्यास अपने ही परिवार –

कौरवों और पांडवों के

विरासत और सिंहासन

पारिवारिक कलह

की कथा कहते रहे .

जिसकी परिणती हुई

कुरुक्षेत्र युद्ध के रूप में.

इसे श्लोकों में रचकर व्यास

गणपति को सुनाते रहे और

गणेश अनवरत लिखते रहे .

असत्य पर सत्य के विजय की कथा ,

विश्व का महान काव्य बना

और यह कहलाया – महाभारत !!!

Naag panchami , 15 August 2018: worship of snakes

Naga Panchami (Sanskrit: नाग पंचमी) is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India, Nepal and other countries where Hindu adherents live.

Nag Panchami is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha Panchami during Shravan month. The day falls on the fifth day of the moon’s waning in the Lunar Hindu month of Shravan / monsoon – July /August.

Agricultural significance
Shravan / monsoon is the best time for cultivation in India. As fields are the dwelling ground for snakes, Nag Panchami is celebrated to calm them, so that they don’t bite them during cultivation.

The harmony and bond between human and nature

Farmers celebrate the day by not digging the fields and by worshiping snake idols made of mud.

Legends and mythology-

Lord Krishna and Kalia

A deadly snake Kalia had been poisoning the river Yamuna and it had become difficult for the residents of Braj to drink any water. Krishna, as a child Avatar of Lord Vishnu, one day on the pretext of a ball falling down in the river has a tussle with Kalia and eventually defeats him.

Snake and Lord Shiva

A snake also adorns the neck of Lord Shiva and has a lot of spiritual significance too. The three coils around Shiva is also the indication of the past, present and the future. It also signifies that the Shakti / kundalini energy finally dances around Shiva, while Shiva the omnipresent is static.

Samudra Manthan

Lord Shiva drank all the poison that came out from the churning of the sea. However, in the whole process few drops did fell on the ground and were drunk by snakes. People pray to snakes so that they and their families are spared of their wrath and poisonous bites.

Source:

1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_Panchami

2. https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/www.astrospeak.com/slides/why-do-we-celebrate-nag-panchami/m-lite

धृष्ट चाँद

पूनम का धृष्ट चाँद बिना पूछे,

बादलों के खुले वातायन से

अपनी चाँदनी को बड़े अधिकार से

सागर पर बिखेर गगन में मुस्कुरा पड़ा .

सागर की लहरों पर बिखर चाँदनी

सागर को  अपने पास बुलाने लगी.

लहरें ऊँचाइयों को छूने की कोशिश में

ज्वार बन तट पर सर पटकने लगे .

पर हमेशा की तरह यह मिलन भी

अधूरा रह गया.

थका चाँद पीला पड़ गया .

चाँदनी लुप्त हो गई .

सागर शांत हो गया .

पूर्णिमा की रात बीत चुकी थी .

पूरब से सूरज झाँकने लगा था .

नागवेणी – रहस्यमय कहानी

The REKHA SAHAY Corner!

 डूबते सूरज की लाल किरणो से निकलती आभा चारो ओर बिखरी थी. सामने, ताल का रंग लाल हो गया था. मैं अपनी मोबाईल से तस्वीर लेने लगी. डूबते सूर्य किरणों के साथ सेल्फी लेने की असफल कोशिश कर रही थी. पर तस्वीर ठीक से नहीं आ रही थी. तभी पीछे से आवाज़ आई – ” क्या मैं आपकी मदद कर सकती हूँ ? “चौक कर पलटी तो सामने एक खुबसूरत , कनक छडी सी, आयत नयनो वाली श्यामल युवती खड़ी थी.

मैंने हैरानी से अपरिचिता को देखा और पूछा – “आप को यहाँ पहले नहीं देखा. कहाँ से आई है? और मोबाईल उसकी ओर बढ़ा दिया . उसने तस्वीरें खींचते हुये कहा – कहते हैं , डूबते सूरज के साथ तस्वीरें नही लेनी चाहिये. मैं भी अस्ताचल सूर्य के साथ अपनी तस्वीर लिया करती थी. फ़िर गहरी नज़रों से उसने मुझे देखते हुये मेरे मन की बात कही – बडे…

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ADVICE FROM AN 80 YEAR OLD MAN , IT IS A TRUE PRICELESS MASTER PIECE- (Carlos Slim Helu Brazil)

1. Have a firm handshake.

2. Look people in the eye.

3. Sing in the shower.

4.Own a great stereo system. Music is life.

5.If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

6. Don’t expect life to be fair.

7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.

8. Always accept an outstretched hand.

9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

10. Whistle.

11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.

12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery ABSOLUTELY!.

13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.

14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.

15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that he has.

16. When playing games with children, let them win.

17. Give people a second chance, but NOT a third.

18. Be romantic.

19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.

21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.

22. Be a good loser.

23. Be a good winner.

24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

25. When someone hugs you, let him be the first to let go.

26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

27. Keep it simple at everytime.

28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.

29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.

30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, NO REGRETS.

31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

32. Never waste an opportunity to tell people you love them.

33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped and loved you.

34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.

35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.

36. Begin each day with some of your favourite prayer

37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.

38. Send a lot of greeting cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’

39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.

40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.

41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.

42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.

43. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.

44. Become someone’s hero.

45. Marry only for love, it is key to your happiness if every other thing fails.

46. Count your blessings.

47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.

48. Wave at the children on a school bus/house/street/

49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with PEOPLE. That is emotional intelligence.

50. Share this to help your friends.

51. Make sure someone says THANK-YOU to you every day.

Judging Others

A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear!

“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”

And that changed everything. I immediately went calm and slowed down. In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver. I reached work a few minutes late, but it was ok.

And then it struck me. Would I have been patient if there was no sticker? Why do we need stickers to be patient with people?

Will we be more patient and kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads??

Labels like –

Lost my job

Fighting cancer

Going through a bad divorce

Suffering Emotional abuse

Lost a loved one

Feeling worthless

Financially broken

and more like these…..

Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. The least we can do is be patient and kind. Let us respect the invisible labels.

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