Congratulate People Even When Things are Not Working

Congratulate People Even When Things are Not Working out for Ourselves

Congratulate People Even When Things are Not Working out for Ourselves, around you, acknowledge their hard work & achievements.

One of my friends who is an eminent writer & a very composed persona in herself writes….

जिसे दूसरों की जश्न-ए-फतेह, ख़ुद की तरह मनाने की तालीम हो, उसकी रोज़ फ़तेह ही फ़तेह है! @ponderer_shashidip

We human beings are complex in our nature. Often it happens that we love to recognize the accomplishments of people around us only when everything is fine with us. Or we are doing good.  When things don’t work with us, we just either fail to congratulate or acknowledge but sometimes we feel bad & become sarcastic also.

Human psychology is like “when friend fail ho jata hai to bura lagta hai but agar friend top karta hai to to JYADA bura lagta hai”

I am not going to dig dipper into the psychological aspect of it & how to deal with it. The renowned psychologists are the best person to share their insights.

My observation is very simple. Co-existence of conflicting feelings is inevitable in everyone’s life. At our most miserable time, may be one of our close friends or relatives gets the highest accomplishments. Maybe we want to acknowledge, appreciate that, but deep down within us the feelings sadness strongly surface. Basically “Ambivalence, or having strong feelings in two opposing directions at once, can be a very stressful state,”

Now comes the reactions/response, which is very important to define how it goes ahead. Either we supress the internal feelings & appreciate others achievement or we become sarcastic or jealous or you know sometimes just become critical of it.  I don’t see merit on both the way.

I feel, life is a solitary journey. And time is always moving…which is an eternal truth. I learnt with the course of life that “It’s Just about My Life, My timings”.

I learnt to keep things apart. My friend is really accomplishing great heights is one thing. And my timing is not perfect is another. Even though things are happening at the same time, I keep them separate.

In the former case I feel happy, derive inspiration from my friends’ accomplishments, learn the tricks how he/she managed to do the required hard-works. Also,

 it motivates me in a positive way that things can really workout if someone is consistent & sincere.

On the later case, I accept my feelings, accept my timings


 & try to evaluate the reasons why things are not working out & look for changes that needs to be incorporated. Also, I learn to be patient & wait for my turn.

Also, I feel every happenings/occurrence in our 

immediate surrounding has something to tell us. Everything is live for me & I try to listen what exactly I being told by these events.

Trust me, it helped me process the emotions in easier way. I really feel happy within to Congratulate my friend. At the same time, I could hear a voice from within that your turn is just ahead…

So, Congratulate people, even when things miserable with us with true hearty feelings. It’s sometimes life’s test how you process Conflicting Emotions.

Time changes, so nothing is permanent in nature then how can bad times or good times be??!!


Congratulate People Even When Things are Not Working out for Ourselves!!!

This is my post for Alphabet C written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2021 by Blogchatter 

Become an Imposter

Become an Imposter – it sounds absurd, right,

Well, let me explain. It happened couple of months back. On my work place things were not working. There were certain assignments one has to do as a part of job deliverable. I was just not performing.

I knew affirmation works. But then when the things do not go well, you don’t even think right, let alone affirmations, right!

But I tried, just like that.  I just started saying to myself, I am doing good. I am performing. Trust me, many times I just looked at mirror & said I am the performer.

Slowly it worked. I felt positive. Things were as it is outside. But something in me changed.

Initially, It was hard to believe what I was saying, but gradually I started believing it. My thought process changed. I started thinking positive.

And then things started changing outside as well. The graph of my performance took an upward turn.

It’s a small observation, I know. But point is if you pretend something, you start believing.

By saying become an imposter, I mean, pretend to be what you actually want to be if you are not already. You just need to act as if…

They say, “fake it till you make it”.

Long back I had read about it in Robin Sharma’s book WHO WILL CRY, WHEN YOU WILL DIE.

Researches have shown that when we start faking something, with repeated affirmation, the brain start believing the same. Rachon, alias Amir Khan in the movie 3 idiots was saying, “All is well” …remember!!

It’s just about becoming an imposter in life, to give it a turn. It’s about your ability to show or hide emotions, depending on the situation.

Sometimes it’s good to wear your heart on your sleeve, and sometimes it’s better to just keep people guessing about how you truly feel about something. Sometimes, it’s good to pretend & become an imposter. It really works…try it once.

Let me know your story as well. 😊


This is my post for Alphabet B written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2022 by Blogchatter 

The Alchemist – Follow Your Dream

The Alchemist – Follow Your Dream

Way back in 2008, once my brother visited my place in Delhi. Among many gifts, The Alchemist – A Book written by the Brazilian Author Paulo Coelho – was one. He told me that I should read that book to understand life & destiny.

I am an avid reader since my childhood, However, trust me, that particular period of my life, I would describe it as a “Messy COCKTAIL”. Broken career, life challenges, personal life & hopelessness…. everything was a complete mess.

It was not easy to read a book in that chaotic state of mind. But I started reading it. And trust me as always, I seeped into the entire setting of the book. It was as if the soul inside the young Andalusian shepherd who travelled to the pyramids of Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding a treasure there, was ME.

I am not going to write a review of the book here. My intention is to write how that book helped me to sail through that phase of life, after that, till today….

Humans are never born with any negative emotions. In fact, being born as a HUMAN itself is the HIGHEST BLESSING under the sky. We are born with a setting, a set of people, set of occurrences & with a Personal Legend. The life goal is very simple. We are supposed to find our personal legend, (read, personal calling) & follow it to reach our maximum potential, highest state of content & bliss.

But it’s not easy. Because it’s been scripted with challenges to drift us from our path. It’s obvious that we will lose the path as life does not come with a map.  It’s an unknown territory that we are supposed to trail. Either you find “The Route” or you “make your own way”.  So, drifting away is certain.  But then there is an inbuilt inner alert, like a GPS, that reminds us that we are not on “the path”.

This happens when we fail to face challenges then the best villain in our lives, FEAR, starts controlling our life, dominates every move of us. And one fine day we find ourselves in a complete state of being lost.

As I read through the book, I realized that I was under the grip of FEAR. The challenges so far had taken my life into a toss. My inner alert was trying to give me signals to come out of it, but I was simply ignoring them. I felt that I have lost my dream, but the truth was DREAMS, Like Energy, cannot be created or destroyed. Only the form or path is changed.

It answered many of my never asked question & helped me find answers to many of my “WHYs” too. It changed my outlook towards life & helped me take charge of my life.

And today, if you ask me, I am truly aligned with my path.

The book revolves around the Journey of a young shepherd boy Santiago who had a recurring dream of finding a treasure near the Pyramids of Egypt. He meets a fortune teller who interprets it as a prophecy. When he departs for his journey, he meets a king in his route who makes him understand that there are good omens & bad omens which let us know the upcoming blessings or challenges in life.

The boy takes some difficult decisions to follow his dream, to follow his personal calling of “Finding the Treasure”.  The journey he embarks on was full of obstacles, and at last, The Universe helps him understand “What is the Ultimate Treasure of Life”.

The best take-away from the book that will help us through out of our lives are

“Fear is detrimental for the normal state of being, let alone finding your personal calling”.

“When you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true”. (Quote from ‘The Alchemist)


The Alchemist – Follow Your Dream

This is my post for Alphabet N written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2022 by Blogchatter 


Life is Amazing!!!


Hello Friends,

This is Tina, naam to suna suna sa lag raha hoga, I know, I know, I am not a regular writer. So, if you are not remembering, then you are absolutely right. Well, let me tell you, I have made it a resolution to write every year for #BlogchatterA2Z challenge in April every year. Last couple of years, I religiously do it. This time also, I am looking forward to completing the challenge.

I know it’s going to be challenging, but trust me taking up this & to complete it itself gives me a sense of deep gratification.

Tina ki Duniya is a small word for me. If not the alter ego, it’s that side of mine, which often don’t get expressed in my day-to-day life.

I have always been a student of life. I admire its beauty in every step, good or bad. I met amazing people in my life who inspired me as a person. I faced amazing events, that shaped my thoughts, deeply rooting them to the reality of being human. I had amazing things that made me reflect over the course of my life.

All these AMAZING STUFFs enriched my life as a whole. So, My Theme for this Year for #BlogchatterA2Z  is

Life is amazing where I will write about Amazing Things, People & Life Events That I Faced or Met in My Life!!

There will be stories, observations, real life anecdotes, pictures, quotes and many more things in it. Also, I am looking forward to include some posts from my friends as a promise to publish. I think at the end it will appear like a platter with different aspects of life served on it. Hope the write ups will be up to the expectation level of readers. I promise the time spend on each & every post will be worth of it.

Looking forward to read a lot from you all.


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Valmiki The Sage – The Story of Transformation!!!

Valmiki The Sage – The Story of Transformation!!!

Valmiki The Sage – The Brahmashri – is the author of the Maha kavya The Ramayana which is also know as the Adi Kavya – The First Poem. It’s the Life Story of Lord Ram in Treta Yug!! He is a very prominent character from our Mythology

Valmiki The Sage – The Story of Transformation!!!

Our Mythology has innumerable stories loaded with life philosophies, values & motivations. From childhood, I feel everyone of us has been grown up with listening to such stories from different sources. I have been grown up with listening to such stories from my father.

The story of The Sage Valmiki has always been very fascinating for me. Because I could really imagine the picture in my mind. It’s one story that is still afresh as it is what I had heard first time. Another reason why this story always motivates me is we can change our destiny if we can change or transform ourselves. The Sage Valmiki was the transformed form of The Dacoit Ratnakar.


Valmiki, in Sanskrit language it means anthill. It was not the birth name of the sage. His name was Ratnakar born to a rishi Prachetasa.

When he was young, he was lost in the jungle. A hunter found him and took him to his home. His new parents were quite loving, so he forgot his originality. Under his foster father’s guidance & care, he became an excellent hunter. Eventually he was married and had children. However, as his family grew larger, he felt that only hunting wasn’t enough to feed the family. So, he resorted to robbery and looted people in the village around.

One day The Mahamuni Narada was passing through the Jungle. Dashyu (Read Dacoit) Ratnakar attacked him for some valuables. Sage Narada instantly played his Veena & sang verses praising Lord Ram to calm down the anger of Ratnakar. It really worked. Ratnakar became very cool as he heard the music & verses, It had worked instantly.

Then the Sage asked him, “Why are you doing this?”

“For my family!” Ratnakar replied.

“Do you think the members of your family will also share the sin you are committing by this way of earning. You are attacking & looting people with your might.” Narada asked.

“Of Course, they will.” Ratnakar replied with confidence.

“Do one thing, you tie me here against a tree. Go and ask each of your family members. If they say yes, you come, I will be here only, waiting for your return. “

Dacoit Ratnakar thought it’s not a bad idea. He himself was curious also.  He did the same and went away to ask his family.

After couple of hours, he returned with shrunken face. It was evident that his family had refused to share the sins he was committing.

He untied The Sage Narada and asked him for the guidance to wash away of the evils he has already done.

Narada muni taught him the name “Rama” & asked him to mediatate on it. Since he was neck – dipped in sin, he couldn’t even chant RAMA. So Narada asked him to chant MARA continuously and left telling him do meditate by chanting till he returns.

Ratnakar did follow the instructions, sat and mediated for years. Eventually his body got completely covered with anthill. After some years, Mahamuni Narada came back, removed all the anthills, & said that his Tapashya Paid off. He is a transformed person now. He was bestowed with the title BRAHMASHRI and renamed VALMIKI – as he was reborn from the ant-hill.

After that we know how did he envision Lord Rama’s Life and wrote the Maha Kavya Ramayana. He also authored some other scriptures like Yoga Vashishtha – The Philosophy of life

The story ends here.

The moral of this story is no matter where life puts us, no matter what we have done so far, there is always scopes for New Beginning and a Self-Transformation.

We are accountable what we do in terms of actions or thoughts. Also, we are the one who can change ourselves. There is a Valmiki within every one of us.  There is a Sage in Us. We need to awaken it. Because there lies the PURPOSE OF OUR LIFE….the very reason why we have been given Human birth. So, let’s enlighten us from within!!!!

This is my post for Alphabet V written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2021 by Blogchatter 


Undying Hope – It’s the Best Armor to Battle Corona!!!

Undying Hope is the Best Armor to Battle Corona!!!

As I look at the world today, it seems filled with grim & despair. A kind of powerlessness seems to be psychologically predominating. There are reasons too. We are battling with an Invisible enemy which is evolving every moment. It’s becoming stronger & stronger.

Every day we are losing lives. More because of our own folly though.  Earlier they were just numbers, now they are faces as the loss has become personal. Most of us have already lost someone from our close surrounding.

We underestimated it, we undervalued its strength, we misjudged it’s potential. However, I think nothing last forever. How much strong it is, but at the end of the day it’s a wave and every wave have to subside with time. It’s running its course. But I feel we should never lose our Hope. It seems to be Invisible but that’s not true.

I agree sometimes it’s just not the proper timing. Nothing works. The cruel reality takes a ride over our psyche.  But that doesn’t mean that it will last forever. I can never believe that we are powerless anyway. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Humans have been gifted with an undying spirit. Universe created us for a reason. Humans are the best creation of Universe. So, it’s never going to harm it to an extent that we find it hard to exist. It’s okay, things are not good at present. But let’s see the bigger picture.

We have the highest wisdom and courage within, gifted by the spirit. We can conquer our fear during any adversity. We must remember that we are the Best Creature of the world. We have the responsibility to make the earth a better and greater place.

Hope is a decision and just an attribute of human race. In fact, a very important decision.  It’s a flame that illuminates in the hearts. We need to make a conscious choice. It’s our Undying Hope that’s the best armour we can have to fight any adversity, be it Corona… 😊



This is my post for Alphabet U written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2021 by Blogchatter 

GhaaTe kaa Saudaa – Get Out of a Loss Deal ASAP!!!

GhaaTe kaa Saudaa, means a Deficit deal or a Loss-Making Deal, anything which causes loss, a deal which results in loss. More precisely a deal, a situation or circumstances where loss is imminent!!

Loss no matter in what aspect of life, be it in relationship, business, profession, finances, people or anything of that matter, it sucks. A Loss invariably rattles our nerves. If it is deep then it damages to the core.

But again, Loss is also inevitable in life. We Have to face it at some point of life for sure. Not even once, it could be number of times in our entire time span.  We are ought to make wrong decisions or may be the timing is wrong or it may happen that something suddenly comes up resulting in a loss.

So, as I understand, Managing Loss is a major factor in life. But most of the time we fail to deal with it properly. It takes a toll on us, on our physical, emotional, mental & psychological level leaving with irreparable scars.

Sometimes, some losses are so deep that it literally becomes traumatic. I feel everyone would resonate with me on this.

There are number of ways to deal with the loss. However, I would write here a simple way for understanding.

These days I am exploring SHARE TRADING IN STOCK MARKET!!! There are different types of trading like option, Equities, Future, Commodity…etc. Some other time will discuss about all of them. Let me talk about Option Trading that is done in a regular way. Option means more or less a gamble but with proper knowledge. TIMING is very important in in any stock trading, when you are entering & Exiting!!

Once one of My Friends bought an Option at a Particular price. However, the price started falling just after he bought. It’s normally. It falls & then recovers, shoots up and you get your profit booking.  So, he waited. But it was a wrong timing. It started falling further. He waited for the next day.

It again went down. In a hope to minimise he waited again. The loss amount kept increasing. It came to such a point that recovery was almost impossible. Only thing was to reduce the loss. But again, it didn’t happen. Finally, I asked him to exit it immediately. Thank God, he listened to me & Exited. 3/4th of the amount was already lost from that trade. But the moment he exited; it went down even further. And it never came up. So, he was happy that at least he could retain 25% of his money.

He already managed the loss with some more trade. But it took time because the loss was BIG. Had he exited earlier, he would have managed less loss. Isn’t it?  And let me not talk about the kind of stress he had to go through during that time. When you lose money in Stock Market, I tell you it SUCKS!!!!  For some period, he was scared of doing any trade. He just considered it as the end of it. But slowly with time he again started with baby steps, recovered the loss. And now he makes it a point to “Reduce Loss” as much possible as. Balancing is very important.

That is why there is a concept of putting STOP LOSS in Trading. You can limit your Loss and have a target of your profit booking. The Maximum Loss that you can manage to have, you can decide.

My Best Friend Rachna always says that “Jab koi GhaaTe kaa Saudaa, ho jata hai to immediately usmein se nikal jana chahiye. Bhale hi you again buy that particular trade in lower price. But nikal jana chahiye jahan loss ho raha hai” How True It is?

It’s applicable to life too. Whenever we face such timings, trust me get out of it, ASAP. Ghate Ka saudaa ho jata hai.  Nobody does it knowingly. Whether it is relationship, Job, Profession, Study or Business. It’s okay to face Loss. But don’t allow that Loss to damage you to the core.

For example, let’s say someone faced a Sudden Breakup. Think it as a Loss. Now, it will Suck. But stop it further destroying you challenging your ability to trust again. It happens. But It shouldn’t happen. It’s just a wrong timing. Nobody is right or wrong. Nothing is right or wrong actually.  It’s just about timing. So once time becomes right, things will fall in place. But if we allow it to damage us, trust me, even right time won’t heal you entirely.

Similarly, it’s applicable to all kinds of loss. Don’t Make A Temporary Loss Leave a Permanent Scar in You!! GhaaTe kaa Saudaa hai to it’s okay; Get Out of It ASAP!!!



This is my post for Alphabet G written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2021 by Blogchatter 



The Stud Story – with this story I would like to will tell you that nurturing children for financial growth is also an important part of parenting.

When I was young, I was taught about money or saving/budgeting. Because from a very tender age I went to a boarding school. However, I see some of my friends learnt about managing money in much later part of their life. So, I always felt that our kids should be well-informed, nurtured about money. I felt my son should be taught about money.

I believe parenting doesn’t come up with an exact manual for everyone to follow. Each child is Born unique so also, it’s parenting should be…isn’t it? Let me talk about the stud story – story of this neon orange pair of Studs.

My Son was in 7th Std then. After done with his everyday tantrums of “Mom, give me this, give me that” I decided to give him pocket money. I did the Same and asked him to manage all his expenditures for the month. For a 12yr Kid Rs.500/ was like a lottery. He was excited & proudly keeping the money in the wallet given by me & managed his expenses.

The Stud Story

Suddenly he developed an interest for the football. Eventually he became crazy for it. As any other over excited parents the moment he developed the interests he was gifted with a pair of Addidas stud by his over protective dad. However, within a month or two he lost it. Seemed someone took it from his bag while he was busy with friends. It happens at times, right?? .

He told his dad the same. And for the first time I think Santosh – my hubby told him…”will buy another pair when you would learn to appreciate & take care of things.” I know my hubby had said it just in an impulse, feeling sad for the loss. .aisehi bol diya tha. In our next visit to mall, he would have bought him another pair. But Pupun felt like a culprit & to my surprise didn’t throw tantrums. It was unusual. .
However, football craze had already possessed him. He couldn’t resist that. That year only I had started giving him pocket money. But he had no saving. So, he came up with a proposal. He said, “Mama, buy me one & I would return you with a part of it every month from my pocket money till the amount is done,” I was surprised!! I didn’t know from where in the universe he got this idea.  But I liked the it. I said Yes. After showing some fake resistance though (I was acting 😜)

Then what!!! He went to the nearest sports shop, bargain hard for this pair 😳& bought it😎 Religiously paid the instalment to his mom w/o interest though😜 & managed with the less pocket money till 5 months. I felt bad at times by deducting 100 rupees from his pocket money, but I thought I was necessary.
Many were critical of me giving him pocket money as he was too young for that. But I think I did a right thing (I was experimenting though). The best thing is he learnt the value of things as still the pair is as it is as he feels it was bought by HIs Money😜😜 Never seen he took care of anything like that before.

As of now he has saved enough to open a bank account. After getting pocket money, he found many ways to reduce his expenditures as well. In the birthdays of their friends, instead of going for individual gift, they started buying a nice one with contribution. That became a trend among them. And I think that was right too. Because I have seen the Bday gifts are of no use. Sometimes there are five Chess Games. What will a child do with them? I have so many times disposed them or given them to maids.

Some other tricks were also devised by these kids to reduce the expenditure. I know we are quite well-off parents. We can really afford what our kids want, But here it’s not about our financial strength. It’s about developing their skills to manage their own finance. Isn’t it?

The Studs, these pair of Orange Neon Studs always remind me that I did a right thing.
Parenting is really a wonderful journey as You live so many lovelyyyy moments through it😍😍

This is my post for Alphabet S written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2021 by Blogchatter 


Mahashivaratri: The Legacy Of Lord Shiva & Environment!!!

On Mahashivaratri often the staunch devotees of Lord Shiva Chants the Mahamrutyunjaya Mantra which is as follows.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahe

       sungandhim pushtivardhanam

urvaarukamive bandhanaat.

mrityormukshiya maamritaat.

Mahashivaratri: The Legacy Of Lord Shiva & Environment!!!Lord Shiva, as we all know that he is the God of the Gods, Devon ke Dev, Mahadeva – The Ultimate Savior of Universe. And Mahashivaratri, is one of the most auspicious festival that holds very high regard for his devotees across the nation.

On this auspicious occasion of Mahashivaratri I was privileged to be invited to a Plantation drive by Nature Care Foundation, Vashi. It was carried at Vashi, Sector 12, Jogging Track Area. What’s worth to be mentioned here is that, in that particular occasion, at least 100 coconut trees were🌴 donated by Mr.Kamlakar Patil, a resident of Vashi, in the Loving Memory of his Father Late Panduram Kanha Patil, on the day of his first Punya Tithi (death anniversary). Mr. Patil himself is a nature lover & a concerned green activist.

Mahashivaratri is celebrated not only as the anniversary of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati but also as a day when Lord Shiva had saved the Universe from the pot of poison that had emerged from the Samudra Manthan.

Mahashivaratri, Samudra Manthan – Churning of the Ocean of Milk

Samudra Manthan – Churning of the Ocean of Milk (Khshirasagar) by Gods and Demons is one of the best-known stories that most of us have grown up hearing it. It’s believed that along with many spectacular things that was well distributed between Devtas & Danavs, a pot of lethal poison was also released during the churning process which could have destroyed the entire creation. None of the Gods or Demons dared to handle it, instead everyone was scared of it. Then Lord of the Lords, Mahadev appeared as a savior & drank it entirely to save the world.

Samundra Manthan – How I See It!!

However I see this episode in an entirely different prospective. For a moment, let’s look at this episode from a rationale stance. I feel, the entire Samudra Manthan episode & the lethal poison pot releasing at the end of it itself speaks a lot about the “Over Exploiting Attribute of Us.”

Probably, as I believed or you can I understand, water as a resource was overexploited that time which had led to a serious pollution which could have destroyed the entire water content of the globe leading to a severe destruction & imbalance. Water Elixir of Life. If it would have poisoned then how could life sustained on the Earth? I don’t know how or what power Lord Shiva had but it’s well documented that He saved the world  during that time. Let’s put our believe in that.

What are we doing now?

Now, coming to the present situation, what are we doing now? Aren’t we destroying the natural resources for our over ambitious idea of living? We are all well aware, how we humans, in search of better living in terms infrastructure and development, have blatantly abused nature. We have cut trees, reduced forest lands and polluted water bodies and air to accommodate more humans, projects, and factories…etc. That has imbalanced the Ecology.

Aren’t we destroying our own planet?

For instance, deforestation alone has made many living species disappear. Pollution has eventually become uncontrollable posing a great treat to our health in particular and life in general. Global warming is lurking with its evil eye casting a deadly threat on the entire living world. In short, the bottom line is we are here with a “Pot Of Lethal Poison” which has been released after our over exploitation of natural resources. And what we think? Lord Shiva will again come and with his unique power make the biosphere pollution free?

Come on, Let’s not live in the Fool’s Paradise. It’s now our responsibility to save ourselves, our environment. And I think Planting a Tree is the first step towards it. In fact,

If we really have highest regard to our Lord, then it’s time to take his legacy forward to save the world. So, by Planting a Tree on the day of Mashashivaratri is one the best way to show our reverence to the Lord. Isn’t it?

                                     Mahashivaratri: The Legacy Of Lord Shiva & Environment!!

 Also, the day we were born, we were provided with free oxygen which is given by the trees that’re planted by our ancestors. What could be the best thing to offer to our ancestors than Planting A Tree in their memory!!

Let’s Show Our Love & Respect To Our Ancestors By Planting A Tree In Their Name!!!

I really highly appreciated the efforts of Nature Lover & Concerned Green Activists Like Mr.Kamlesh Rajpoot, Mr.Vijoy Gore and other members of Nature Care Foundation for their initiative for providing a platform for such noble participation and people like Mr.Pravakar Bhoir for extending their support to such endeavor.

                                    Mahashivaratri: The Legacy Of Lord Shiva & Environment!!

At last I feel, we can really follow such ways of showing our reverence & love towards our Gods and ancestors. It’s a need of the hour too!!!

This is my post for Alphabet M written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2021 by Blogchatter 

This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter 

Chaitra Navaratri-Celebrating Seasons!!

Celebrating Seasons – Chaitra Navaratri!!Happy Chaitra Navaratri!! Let the Divine Feminine Shower Her Blessings on All!!!

Chaitra Navaratri!!

This Particular Article is written by Panchami Ma’am
Madam Panchami Manoo Ukil is a gold medalist in Economics, a renowned birdwatcher & bird photographer.

Learn About Her HERE

Celebrating Seasons – Chaitra Navaratri Chaitra Navaratri or Vasant Navaratri commences today, Chaitra Shukla Pratipada in the hindu almanac. This Navratri is also known as Rama Navaratri as it culminates with the celebration of Shri Rama Navami.

Types Of Navaratri!!

There are four Navaratris in a year – Aashaadh Navaratri, Ashwina Navaratri, Maagha Navaratri and Chaitra Navaratri. Of these, Ashwina and Chaitra Navaratris are observed by householders and non-householders while the Aashaadh and Maagha Navaratris, being more esoteric in nature, are known as Gupt Navratris and observed by occultists and aspirants.

The Agni Purana mentions that the months of Ashwina and Chaitra are like the two jaws of Lord Yama. By observing the rituals of these two  navaratris, one is protected from the disfavour of Yama. Chaitra Navaratri observation and rituals is believed to act as a shield from “pitru dosh” or any shortcoming in oblations to forefathers and believed to be the only ritual that has the potency to negate any affliction caused by any planet, bestowing the seeker with “riddhi & siddhi” – prosperity and spiritual evolution.

Reason Why Celebrated!!

Just as in the more famous Ashwina Navaratri, in the Chaitra Navaratri too, Goddess Durga is invoked and venerated in nine forms. Originally, Navaratri was observed by householder devouts in the month of Chaitra. However, when Lord Rama went to war against Ravana, he invoked the Goddess Durga for nine days seeking her benediction and grace. Since then the Ashwina Navaratri became the major Navaratri. This in fact is the reason why the Ashwina Navaratri is also called ‘Akaal Bodhon’ or untimely invocation by the people of Bengal.

Science Behind The Celebration Of Festivals!!!

The Navaratri rituals entail fasting through the day and breaking of the fast in the evening. It’s with a simple diet consisting of fruits, milk, roots and some specific grains. I have always believed in the science behind our celebrations and rituals. While I was in Delhi, I was introduced to puris made out of “singhade ka atta” water chestnut flour during navaratri. Water Chestnuts have huge cooling properties and widely prescribed as a nutritious and low-calorie option during intermittent fasting.

By weaving in personal fulfilments like placating of Lord Yama and oblations to forefathers in this case, our seers and wise men induced common folk to follow healthy practices. Navaratris are periods of change of season and the prescribed fasting is meant to prepare the body for changes in temperature. Some devouts observe silence, humility, honesty and servitude in the daily chores. Some adopt more rigid disciplines, the purpose of all rituals being a natural physical and mental detox.

My basket of flowers and leaves for the Great Goddess is ready! Wishing you all a very blessed Chaitra Navaratri 🙏❤

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