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Bogi festival or Bhogi is the first day of Pongal (14.01.2015.)




Bogi festival or Bhogi is the first day of Pongal and is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, "the God of Clouds and Rains". Lord Indra is worshiped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. Thus, this day is also known as Indran. On Bhogi all people clean out their homes from top to bottom, and collect all unwanted goods. This day is meant for domestic activities and of being together with the family members.


All the houses from the richest to the humblest are thoroughly scrubbed and whitewashed. Homes are cleaned and decorated with "Kolam" - floor designs drawn in the white paste of newly harvested rice with outlines of red mud. Often pumpkin flowers are set into cow-dung balls and placed among the patterns. Fresh harvest of rice, turmeric and sugarcane is brought in from the field as preparation for the following day.





Puja
A special puja is performed on the first day of Pongal before the cutting of paddy. Farmers worship the sun and the earth by anointing their ploughs and sickles with sandalwood paste. It is with these consecrated tools that the newly-harvested rice is cut. 

The Bonfire.



Another ritual observed on this day is Bhogi Mantalu, when useless household articles are thrown into a fire made of wood and cow-dung cakes. Girls dance around the bonfire, singing songs in praise of the gods, the spring and the harvest. The significance of the bonfire, in which is burnt the agricultural wastes and firewood is to keep warm during the last lap of winter. 

In Andhra Pradesh this day is celebrated by girls burning their old clothes and wearing the new ones after an oil massage and bath. Then follows Pongal Panai, a ritual in which new earthenware p ots are painted and decorated with turmeric, flowers and mango leaves.
 


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How apathy is Police towards theft in local train as well as builder mafia, thief in Thane, Mumbai

I know this is not a new thing for you. When you hear the word "Police" you remember goondas, corruption, fear and yourself helpless. Still, I am writing this to open your eyes how GRP is not serious about theft in local trains. Please read and share this article

Here is the link with all details. Thane Police shields builder mafias and corrupt. Even after lodging complaints, they do not take any action. GRP does not treat stealing in train as a stealing and force people to write missing reports instead of filing FIR. 

Another worst part, Government Railway Police Commissioner's website Mumbai's online form does not work. They put disclaimer stating Online Complaint does not result into FIR, why? 

Even mail sent to CM's office fails to initiate any action. Please publish and share this email to maximum extent to wake them up. We need an online FIR system as soon as possible. 

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GP3: Poster Hatao on Door Darshan


Dear Friends,
Pl watch a Poster Hatao Program, featuring us, on DD National ( TATA SKY Channel 104) between 1600 hrs to 1700 hrs on their Evening Show.
Pl spread the message. 
The aim is to make Delhi Poster Free as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

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Vote Now: TIME’s Person of the Year-MODI [6th Dec 2014]‏

Vote Now: Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year?


Please vote for PM Modi. Last date to vote is   06th Dec 2014.


 
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GP3 :She is a teacher


> SHE IS A TEACHER!!!

> In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History
> teacher at Valley Heights High School in Port Rowan, Ontario , did something
> not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the
> school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she
> removed all of the desks in her classroom. When the first period kids
> entered the room they
>  discovered that there were no desks.   'Ms. Cothren, where are our
> desks?'

> She  replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the
> right to sit at a desk.'
>
>They  thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'  'No,' she  said.
>
> 'Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'
>
>And so,  they came and went, the first period, second period, third period.
> Still no desks in the classroom. Kids called their parents to tell them what
> was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started
> gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all
> the desks out of her room.The  final period of the day came and as the
> puzzled students found seats on the floor of the desk-less classroom. Martha
> Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what
> he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily
> found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'
>
> At this  point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and
> opened  it. Twenty-seven (27)  Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that
> classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the
> school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the
> wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those
> kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just
> how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.Martha  said, 'You
> didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you.
> They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world,
> giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you
> could have the freedom you have. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It
>  is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens.
> They paid the price so that you could have the freedom  to get an education.
> Don't ever forget it.'
>
> By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of
> Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year in 2006. She is the daughter of a  WWII
> POW
Note: 
Dear Friends,
I was in Moscow in 1995 when the 50 years of WW II were celebrated and the main functions were held at MOSCOW. The main Parade was held on the famous RED SQUARE. There were no seats for any one to sit. All the Heads of the States / Dignitaries  were standing. On query I was told, " How can you sit when the War Veterans are Marching". 
This is the respect for Defence Personnel in Russia.

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Complaint of IG: Rs. 13,000 bribe money returned ?

Effect of complaint of IG Zone Lucknow: Rs. 13,000 bribe money returned ?

I have been told that after my complaint to IG Zone Lucknow against incharge of OP Inhona, ps Shivratanganj in Amethi district about his extorting Rs. 15,000 from contractor Taj Mohammad alias Tajau for illegal felling of green tree in village Otia, the outpost incharge has returned back Rs. 13,000 to Tajau. He is said to have not returned Rs. 2,000 as being the unauthorized police rate for illegal felling per tree.

Nefees Khan of village Otia says that he had intimated ASP and SP Amethi about illegal felling of a green tree which resulted in no action being taken but instead the outpost incharge hiking the bribe rate from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 15,000, forcing a dejected Nafis to contact me.

I complained to IG Zone and had also enquired the matter on the spot after which the outpost incharge is said to have returned Rs. 13,000, at the same time asking Nafis and the Contractor to change their statements. This being definitely improper and serious, if it is true, having come to know of these developments, I have now written to DGP requesting to get the matter enquired.

Amitabh and Nutan's World: Effect of complaint of IG Zone Lucknow: Rs. 13,000 bribe money returned ?

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Sri Kailash Satyarthi & Karnailganj (Gonda) episode 2004

Sri Kailash Satyarthi & Karnailganj (Gonda) episode 2004

Like every Indian, I feel truly happy to know of Mr Kailash Satyarthi getting the Nobel Peace Prize and remember the June 2004 episode in Karnailganj, Gonda when Mr Satyarthi had been brutally beaten by owners of Great Roman Circus while attempting to rescue Nepalese circus girls.
The first time we had met at Circus premises, he was bleeding profusely on his head when I had personally attended the matter. The endevours of Gonda police had helped in pulling out Sri Satyarthi from a rather precarious situation and to rescue around a dozen Nepalese girls, which he and the media persons had hugely appreciated.
On this occasion, I feel gratified to have got an opportunity to be of any assistance to this great man in his marvelous journey.

हर भारतीय की तरह मैं श्री कैलाश सत्यार्थी के नोबेल शांति पुरस्कार जीतने की ख़ुशी में फूला नहीं समा रहा हूँ और जून 2004 की करनैलगंज, गोंडा की उस घटना को याद कर रहा हूँ जब श्री सत्यार्थी को नेपाली सर्कस बालाओं को मुक्त करने के प्रयास में ग्रेट रोमन सर्कस के मालिक द्वारा बुरी तरह मारा-पीटा गया था.

 हम पहली बार सर्कस में ही मिले थे जहां उनके सिर से बहुत खून निकल रहा था. मेरे प्रयास और गोंडा पुलिस की तत्परता से हम समय रहते उन्हें विषम स्थिति से निकाल सके थे और साथ ही दर्जन नेपाली लड़कियों को भी मुक्त करने में सफल रहे थे, जिसकी श्री सत्यार्थी और  मीडियाकर्मिओं ने भूरी-भूरी प्रशंसा की थी.

इस अवसर पर मैं अपने आप को अत्यंत सौभाग्यशाली समझता हूँ कि जीवन के किसी मोड़ पर मैं इस महान विभूति के संपर्क में आया और उनके किसी काम आ सका था.
 
 
 

Amitabh Thakur
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Fwd: Real Core Problem of India




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School Ban 'Vande Mataram' & 'Namaste' + Thanks Giving: Stone pelters target J&K relief operations

Kerala school says Ban 'Vande Mataram' and 'namaste' for Independence Day programme

I-Day shocker: Kerala school drops Vande Mataram from dance programme - Hindustan Times

Names of the Traitors:
School principal: Latha Alexander
Administrator of the school: K Abdul Majeed

Were are the NGOs, human rights groups & activists like Arundhathi Roy, Teesta, Mallika Sarabhai reporters like Burka Datt, Vir Sanghvi., Arnab Goswami, S. Varadarajan, Kumar Ketkar, Nikhil Wagle, Nidhi Razdan, Karan Thapar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Ashutosh, Sagarika Ghose, Barkha Dutt, Deepak Chaurasia. These Traitors will be mum now.

Mahatma Gandhi & Swami Vivekananda said:
If you change your religion you change your nationality. So true.

Thanks Giving: Stone pelters target choppers, planes, boats in J&K relief operations


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Fwd: Yazidi and Hindu Similarity



from:  Dev Prakash Yadava <dpyadava <at> shardachem.com>
 

Yazidi and Hindu Similarity

Posted on 10:38 am, August 30, 2014 by WHN Reporter (World Hindu News)
Yazidis are in news for a grave situation in northern Iraq. They are being literally exterminated by the Islamic State Jihadis. Only 7,00,000 or so Yazidis remain on the planet today and most of them are in the northern provinces of Iraq near Kurdistan. 1000s have died already this year and their mass killing via siege, starvation and other means is gut wrenching.

The world is watching without doing much to save this extremely rare race. #SaveYazidis cry on the social media is not having much effect as 10s of 1000s of them are on the verge of extinction or capture into slavery by the extreme radicals of ISIS. The situation of women and children starving to death has created an uproar across the world, but not much help is coming forward.


While researching into who these Yazidi people are, I stumbled upon some unmistakable similarity with Hindus of India. Two hours back, I didn’t know much, but after putting these side by side, I am almost getting convinced that these Yazidis are a lost tribe linked to ancient Hindus of India. The overlapping features are clearly not some coincidences that you will find among pre-Abrahamic religions of the world.

Yazidis kiss a peacock shaped lamp.
Hindus light a peacock shaped lamp.


Yazidis temples have pyramid shaped gopura just like Hindu temples.


Yazidis symbol is a wing spread peacock, just like Hindu god Shiva’s son, Subrahmanya’s mount. The most important point to note is that peacock, the national bird of India, is a native of south and south east Asia or Africa. Not found in the area of Iraq or Syria at all.


Yazidi mural on wall of their holy Lalish temple is unmistakably Hindu. You can see saree, which is an unofficial national dress of India.


Yazidi temple at Lalish has snake symbol at the entrance. You won’t find this among other tribes of Arabia or Mesopotamia. For Hindus, Subrahmanya is the other avatara of snakes and worshiped very closely for all snake related pujas like Naga Panchami.


Yellow sun Yazidi symbol 21 rays.
Number 21 is sacred to Hindus (Ganesha). Offerings are in 21 count like Modaka (sweet).


Yazidi marry within their castes like Murids, Sheikhs and Pirs.
Hindus marry within castes.  Yazidis could have something like Gotra system (researching).


Any Hindu with even basic understanding of aarti plate, will see Yazidis as their own.


Yazidis believe in continuous rebirth and reincarnation.
Same as Hindu Punar Janma concept.

Yazidis do not circumcise, a very rare thing in the middle east.
Hindus do not circumcise.

Yazidis pray with folded hands. Hindus pray very similarly to their Gods and Goddesses.
Yazidis pray at sun rise and sun set, just like Hindus. Both face the rising or setting sun when praying to sun.


Yazidis have a symbol similar to Bindi or Tilak during temple prayer, very similar to Hindu forehead custom.


For big celebrations, lighting lamp by females common to both Yazidis and Hindus.


Yazidis men worship Melek Taus by lighting fire in temples.
Hindus’ do similar fire based worship to their Gods, with high regard for agni the fire.


As I read and browse, there are more similarities popping up. The trident (Shiva’s trishula), the vessels used during worship (kalasha), the sound (something like dhol and shankha), sun worship methods and much more..

I am convinced that they ARE deeply connected to ancient Hindu civilization. Whether through Zoroastrian connection in Persia (today’s Iran) or directly via migration, has to be researched. If you find credible sources, please share them in the comments.

And most importantly, please put pressure on the Indian, Iraqi, US, EU and other governments to save them. They have just a few days between life and death, at the current barbarism level of ISIS. Let this very rare and ancient tribe of our earth survive.
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Writ in High Court for Men’s Commission

Writ in HC for Men’s Commission

I have filed a Writ Petition in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court praying for formation of National and State level Men’s Commission to look after specific men oriented issues and problems.

In the petition I have said that it cannot be disagreed that even today women in our society tend have more difficult position vis-à-vis men and they have a large number of special and specific problems associated with them, often resulting in serious women related offences.

At the same time, with the changing social scenario a large number of women have come to occupy strong social, economic and educational status. Instances of many such empowered women misusing their superior position and women-centric laws against men have also started coming up.

Previously I had sent representations to Cabinet Secretary, Government of India and UP Chief Secretary and have now filed this petition for formation of Men’s Commission for sensitive and empathetic handling of specific men-centric problems.

Copy of Writ Petition--


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