Let’s Plant a Tree in Every Festival!!!

 Let’s Plant a Tree in Every Festival!!!

Let’s Plant a Tree in Every Festival Because Without Trees Being Part of It No Festivals Can Be Celebrated!!!


What are the things that comes to our mind when we hear this word India? Within a moment the silver screen of our mind rolls down the images of our variety culture, the ritualistic traditions the colorful celebrations of different festivals, & the beautiful co-existence of paradoxes, contradictions & incongruities. A culture of oxymora !!Not only that, ours is the oldest cultures and traditions in the world too. Moreover, we never hesitate to accommodate new things, new ideas as well. And the best thing is, we have the guts too to discard outdated notions & obsolete concepts. isn’t it?

Festivals, out of all, defines India’s soul. We Indians love to celebrate every small thing. And guess what, our festivals are mostly connected to Nature. And if I am correct then Trees are the most important part of almost all our festivals, rituals, or traditions.

For instance, Let’s think of an Indian festival where the plants or trees are not part of it…can we find one? I guess…rarely so? So, if tree or plants are always an inseparable part of our festivals then how about PLANTING A TREE While Celebrating Every Festival!!!

Let’s Plant a Tree In Every Festival!!

This year, fortunately I was invited to be a part of a Plantation Drive By Lioness Club, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai by my friend Madhu Shankar on the day of LOHRI!!!

It is believed that the festival LOHRI commemorates the passing of the winter solstice. Lohri marks the end of winter & is a traditional welcome of longer days and the SUN’s journey to the northern hemisphere.

One of the important parts of Lohri celebration is worshiping bonfire. Why do we burn fire on Lohri? Folklore of Punjab believes that the flames of the bonfire lit on the day of Lohri carry the messages & prayers of the people to the Sun God to bring warmth to the planet to help crops grow. In exchange, the SUN GOD blesses the land & ends the days of gloom and cold.

Not only Lohri, whether its HOLIKA or Havan, Diwali or Death or Wedding or Cremation, for every ritual or festival we believe in Flames of Fire. And a tree (read part of a tree) is lit to flame that pious fire & exactly that’s where I feel that “We Should Plant a Tree” in the same day when we use it as a part of our celebration.

Moreover, Trees are a link between the past, present and future. With exponential diminution in forest cover worldwide because of our ambitious idea of lifestyle, the only way we can save trees is by consciously acting towards environmental conservation.

Looking at the perilous impact that rampant deforestation, fuelled by development and infrastructure projects, has over the environment, it has become a necessity, actually a dire need to Plant More Trees anyways.

And what would be the best occasion when we celebrate our favourite festival. By Clubbing Festivals & Rituals with Trees, not only we can change the Face of India & the Entire Globe But also, we can change the Fate of the Planet Earth!!! 


Let’s Plant A Tree in Every Festival!!

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

This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter 

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 

R For A Revolving Lively Blue Kingdom…What My Planet Is!!!

Revolving Blue Kingdom Earth…
I was in deep slumber when I heard a knock
With the first impulse suddenly I woke up
I saw a Person standing before me
With a halo of magic aura and smiling
I couldn’t believe my eyes who I saw
He was non-other than My Hero – Dr.Kalam Sir!!
He smiled at my baffled lexis and confused looks
Waved his Hands to calm my qualms and doubts
That worked like Magic and in a jiffy I became Normal
Without losing a moment to be ceremonial or formal
I said, “Sir, it’s life’s Best Gift that I saw you in person”
I’m elated thrilled euphoric and in seven heaven”
With the utter of “Heaven” I paused for a moment
Looked at Him to look at his Angelic Face
“Sir, you must have landed in paradise to meet God”
“Have you brought any message for me from the heaven above?”
His mysterious smile became little wider on his face
From somewhere he gave me “a device”… I guess
“Switch it on…it’s the Time Machine” He said in a saintly tone
As a robot I followed his lucid and persuasive instructions
Within moments I was sailing in the space
With moon, planets and Stars…dreamland I felt!!!
I gazed amazed at my adorable earth
“Isn’t is like a Revolving Velvet Blue Sofa”…He asked
“Yes it is!! I said in an astonished voice
Incredible…!!! I’m living in such a gorgeous place!!!
“Yes dear…It’s the truth and I’m here to remind
The message Of God to You and Mankind!!

A Revolving Blue Kingdom Earth…

To inhabit in this Silky Blue Couch you have been sent
With everything free and without a penny as rent
Sunlight, Air, Water, Plants, birds, animals and flowers
Autumn, spring, summer, winter and rainy Showers
Everything, without charge as you are all HIS Children
Live a royal life, as the inheritor of His Kingdom
With best brains of all he sent you here
For you are the one who can take its care
But in return you have disappointed him
By destroying the earth, for your needs and whims
In a spree to satisfy your never-ending desires
You made this planet suffocated and choked
He is angry and has sent me to warn you all
Wake up and mend it and put back together
You have the inbuilt ability to Right all the wrongs
Do it ASAP better late than never
Else the consequences will be really grave & serious
With a fraction of second your life will be hell on this earth…
I looked at him with a terrified face
He then told me in a soft and virtuous voice
Dear Tina,
This Revolving kingdom Of God
Is unique and one in the universe for us all
You Swearword of accountability and tasks
Never to destroy its natural grace and elegance
Also a note of godly guidance for you all from him
Be humane and don’t allow the satan spoil and ruin
In you all the noble blood and pious heart
To love the cosmos and its inhabitants
You are all here…
With Life as Diary and You Yourself Being the Pen
To inscribe the symphony of Good deeds
Page after page…again and again
To engrave your name in every heart
Only With Love and….not hatred!!
I was almost motionless and speechless
Someone shook me brazenly …I guess
As I opened my Eyes…I saw a friendship band
My Best Friend Rachana…
Was standing there holding it in her hand
Looking mischievously at me…she said
Come out of dream my dear…and happy friendship day!!
I saw I was lying on my couch with my Diary by side
Torn pages in the floor and my Pen was open beside
My Planet is the Revolving velvety blue State
Life is the Diary and I I Being the Pen
I have to write the ode of Love in every heart
If I wish to go to meet my Divine God in heaven!!!
“Yes it is!! I said in an astonished voice
Incredible…!!! I’m living in such a gorgeous place!!!
“Yes dear…It’s the truth and I’m here to remind
The message Of God to You and Mankind!!


This post is also published in my other blog HERE and HERE
This is My Post for The Alphabet R  #AToZChallenge 2020 by @blogchatter in the Month of April 2020
My Theme for this session is @Life CLICK HERE