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Happy Wedding Annivesary

Hi Friends,

Today 3 of my people are celebrating their wedding anniversary.

  • My brother and sister in law — M Subramanian and Mrs Karpagam (Hong Kong)
  • My collegemate Mohanakrishnan (Chennai)
  • My ex colleague (THBS) Mrs Saranya Palaniappan (Singapore).

Join hands in wishing me a very Happy Wedding Anniversary and wish them to have many more beautiful returns of the special day! 🙂

May god bless you all! 🙂

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Happy New Year

Dear Friends,

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011 🙂

Have a beautiful year ahead!

(S)Kandha Sashti Fasting

Dear Friends,

Its been so long I had posted any blogs here. I am back to form with many more posts. Before I could share them, here is one blog entry with respect to the religious festival. Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying in the blogosphere!

Here you go…

Just wanted to share few info about Skandha/Kandha Sashti.

This is a religious festival in Hinduism. People do observe fasting for 6 days starting from Amavasya Thithi (which comes after Diwali, and generally it is determined based on the Panchangam (Calendar)).

This is actually for the historical reasons where Lord Subramanya killed the Raakshash Soorapadma after obtaining the blessings + Spear (aka vel) from his motherLorddess Parvathi.

Sashti is also the 6th day starting from Prathamai (first day), Dwithiyai (Second day), Thrithiyai (Third day), Chathurthasi/Chathruthi (Fourth day), Panchami (fifth day), Sashti (sixth day), [Sapthamai (seventh day), Ashtamai,   Navami, Dasami are on the list..].

On the Sashti day, Lord Subramanya killed the Asura SooraPadma which is called as Soora Samharam. In one of his six houses (where he officially dwells), Tiruchendur is the place where this event happened and this is very famous for it. Though all the other 5 houses would be equally celebrating the victory of Lord Subramanya over Asura Soorapadma, Tiruchendur is the biggest! Lot more dieties would like to visit the place during this time.

The day after Soora Samhara, the Lord Subramanya gets married to Deivanai (Daughter of Indira) and that is called as Thirukkalyanam.

People tend to visit Tiruchendur to see both Soora Samharam and Thirukkalyanam and get the blessings of god!

Typically this rigid fasting is observed for the people who have excess fat in their body.

My Sashti Fasting

I do observe fasting for the continuous 6 days. The type of fasting varies from place to place and individual to individual. But the one I follow is very rigid. For the full 6 days, I refrain from taking food including water. The end of every day after visiting Murugan Temple and doing a Pooja at home, I take one glass of milk and one fruit (Apple/Banana whatever available).

People do wonder in office and ask me how do I manage without even taking a drop of water for the whole day. I just smile and say with God’s blessings and the determination + willingness, things are possible 🙂It overall purifies your mind, body, soul also provides you a self control!

Today is the 6th day and the fasting ends todayPlanning to do a great pooja with different abhishegams at home today evening. (Panchamirtam, Viboothi, Tender coconut, Rose Water, Sandal etc.,)

I had started this in the year 2007 when I was in Bahrain. I could not continue the same in 2008 as I  had lost around 16 kgs during my onsite term!! But from 2009 it is again continued. This is the third year!

Many Thanks to Lord Muruga and all the well wishers to bless me with his support to continue the fasting amidst the professional works 🙂 Just remember/recollect my dad’s words here during my college days when I tried to observe fasting, he used to day not to do the rigid fasting by then as I was a student and I need more energy for the class/lab works etc,. I used to be on fasting till half a day for first 5 days and only on the sixth day I fasted for the whole day.

Now that I thought I have grown up (!!#@?), I thought I can take up the full course and thankfully I am able to do it for 3 years!

I wish all the people who observe fasting on the Sashti days get their intention, reasons satisfied out of the fasting. Let Lord Muruga bless all the readers as well abundantly!

Few Useful links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murugan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aru_Padaiveedu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vel

http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/10/skanda-sashti-2009.html

http://www.hindu-blog.com/2007/11/how-to-observe-skanda-shasti-vratam.html

http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/10/soorasamharam-2009-date-surasamharam.html — I think he updates the blog every year without changing the URL/blog post entry. You can see the dates for the year 2010 in the same URL which speaks for 2009.

http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/10/tirukalyanam-during-skanda-sashti-thiru.html

 

Happy New Year 2010 :)

1. Wishing all of my friends, fellow bloggers a very Happy New Year 2010 :). Guess it is not too delayed!

2. I missed my blog for a long time. Guess it is almost an year! As there were tooo much of tasks on various dimensi0ns kept me fully engaged, they dint spare me for the blogosphere. Don’t want to justify this and ask excuse. Still! Love you my blog 🙂 Wish there would NOT be any such break in the forthcoming days.

Have many things to blog.. all of them coming one by one.

Have a great start of the year.

Let the year keep you contended and satisfied out of all good wills. 🙂

Cheers…

3rd year anniversary

Its yet another celebration time I feel. I have completed successfully 3 years of service in my present company as of yesterday. My date of joining in this company was 1 Dec 2005 Thursday.

But one thing is that I could never be in office premises to see the LCD display with my name and the year of services with the congratulating message for all the years! That’s one of the features which kinda impressed me during my offer-letter-getting-period :).

I remember, in the year 2006 I was at a local client’s place (local/domestic onsite!) DaimlerChrysler, 2007 last year was at Bahrain (abroad onsite :P), and this year 2008 I am in madurai in a hospital to take care of my father.

I had been just discussing this news with mom and dad two days ago, but today somehow it got slipped off until I just happened to see about 40+ emails from my colleagues (managers, students, team members, friends from other projects) having the heading ‘Congratulations‘. Have to acknowledge all those mails individually. Well, there are times and things which gets slipped off without our knowledge and intention. Right?

Yes, of course I feel happy for having completed 3 years of service. Not just that, also having been attached to a single employer for a longer duration and sustaining a good relationship!

Let’s see what happens on 1 Dec 2009, the next year!? Where am I and what am I?

Wish me good luck :). Of course, way to go :P.

Happy Birthday Appa

Here I am wishing my dad a Very Happy Birthday today! 😛

Happy Birthday Image in Colour!

Happy Birthday Image in Colour!

Of course, honestly speaking, “You are my  very first guru and many aspects I have learned from you is yielding benefits not just to me but also to my buddies“. My sincere gratitude to you and let the almighty accept my prayers to keep you happy and healthy forever!

Have a great year ahead!!

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Happy Teacher’s Day

Recently i have been getting some comments for the same post i have blogged last year and of course it reminded me to blog this year as well.

I would say, i somehow feel happy and delighted on this day every year “September 5th” even before i took up the teaching profession officially. Perhaps it would have been from the way we were brought up i believe. The incidents we experience are also worthwhile. The value of ‘teachers’ — the invaluable and inseparable entities of every individual’s life who was fortunate enough to get educated.

Nothing more to bore you, here as usual I recollect all the sweet memories spent in school, colleges and the nice conglomeration of all incidents we shared with teachers! I thank you all my beloved teachers for having been a wonderful source of inspiration and a great cause of my present situation.

I take this moment to wish all the teachers in the world  a very Happy Teacher’s Day today! 🙂 May your service continue and enlighten many more pupils :)!

Cheers….

New Year Resolutions 2008

Starting this tag by having a strong belief that you all had a very good celebration for the New Year!

Thanks to PK for having tagged me. 🙂

Here you go.. 

For the year 2008 

    (1) To read some 10 good books like “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” (which i completed by Dec 2007). 
    (2) To achieve the professional goals like doing Technical Certifications which are on shelf for long time.. 🙂 
    (3) To conflagrate the little amount of hidden interest in Photography & Cooking 🙂  

Not Just for 2008, forever…

    (1) To meliorate serving the humanity in the maximum possible ways i could. Also to extend the service for the social cause to a greater extent.
    (2) To  corroborate the passion towards ‘teaching‘ profession which obviously creates any other profession!  

 

Hope it was short & sweet! 😛 [Is it not? :D]

Wishing you all a great year ahead! 🙂

Happy New Year 2008

HNY-08 

——– My Wish for You for 2008 ———–

May peace break into your house and may thieves

come to steal your debts.

May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.

May love stick to your face and may laughter assault your lips!

May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.

May the problems you had, forget your home address!In simple words…
May 2008 be the best year of your life!

Courtesy: Thanks to my friend Viji for sharing this wishes via an e-mail 🙂

Happy New Year to you and all your near & dears!

If interested, click here for a new year poem i have written today! 🙂

See you in next year………….

Happy Diwali

Dear Friends,   

Wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali in advance!

Happy Diwali  

A set of poems for diwali has been blogged at my other blog kavithaikealungal.

A small information about Deepavali is given in the below image. Hope you may find it useful (if you don’t know earlier). Courtesy: My friend Archana Muralidharan for sharing this through an email.

Deepavali - Small Information

Have a safe diwali too! 🙂