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  • Chhath Puja.

     

     Chhath Puja

    Performing of evening & morning Pray to Sun around the holy River in Mithila region of Nepal

     

     

     

    Also called Chhathi
    Chhath Parv
    Chhath Puja
    Dala Chhath
    Dala Puja
    Surya Shashthi
    Observed by
    • Bihari Indians and Madheshi Nepalese
      • Magahi people
      • Maithils
      • Bhojpuri people
    • Awadhi people
    Liturgical Color Colors related to Hinduism Saffron (or Bhagwa)
    Type Cultural, Historical, Religious
    Significance To thank Sun for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and fulfilling particular wishes
     
    2017 date October 24 to October 27

    Chhath Puja 2017 Dates

    Chhath puja is on 26th & 27th of October 2017. The four day festival will start on 24th of October and end on 27th of October. It is also celebrated in the summer (March–April), on Chaitra Shashthi, some days after Holi; this event is called Chaiti Chhath.[18] The former is more popular because winter is the usual festive season in Nepal and also in Bihar of North India. Chhath is an arduous observance, requiring the worshipers to fast without water for around 36 hours continuously.

     

    History

     

    It is believed that the ritual of Chhath puja may even predate the ancient Vedas texts, as the Rigveda

    contains hymns worshiping the Sun god and describes similar rituals. The rituals also find reference in

    the Sanskrit epic poem Mahābhārata in which Draupadi is depicted as observing similar rites.

     

    In the poem, Draupadi and the Pandavas, rulers of Indraprastha (modern Delhi), performed the Chhath

    ritual on the advice of noble sage Dhaumya. Through her worship of the Sun God, Draupadi was not

    only able to solve her immediate problems, but also helped the Pandavas later regain their lost

    kingdom.

     

    Its yogic / scientific history dates back to the Vedic times. The rishis of yore used this method to remain

    without any external intake of food as they were able to obtain energy directly from the sun’s rays. This

    was done through the Chhath method.

     

    Another history behind celebrating the Chhath puja is the story of Lord Rama. It is considered that

    Lord Rama of Ayodhya and Sita of Mithila had kept fast and offer puja to the Lord Sun in the month

    of Kartika in Shukla Paksh during their coronation after returning to the Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

    From that time, chhath puja became the significant and traditional festival in the Hindu religion and

    started celebrating every year at the same date in Sita’s homeland janakpur and adjoining Indian states

    of Bihar,

     

     

    Chhathi Maiya

     

    The Goddess who is worshipped during the famous Chhath Puja is known as Chhathi Maiya. Chhathi

    Maiya is known as Usha in the Vedas. She is believed to be the beloved younger wife of Surya, the Sun

    God. In mithilanchal region she is also worshiped as name of “RANA MAI “.

     

    This is the only parva which signifies rising sun as well as setting sun both.

    (छठ पूजा एक ऐसा श्रेष्ठतम पर्व हैं जहाँ डूबते हुए सूर्य से प्रार्थना करते हुए व्रत का प्रारंभ होता है एवं सूर्योदय कि पूजा के

    पश्चात व्रत सम्पूर्ण होता हैं “जैसे कि जीवन के संचालन के लिए रात्रि का उतना ही महत्व है जितना दिन का”).

     

    (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/)

     

  • Things That will Disappear soon

    1. The  Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office.  They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term.  Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive.  Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

    2. The Cheque. Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheques by 2018.  It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process cheques.  Plastic cards and  online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the cheque.  This plays right into the death of the post office.  If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

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  • Technical Woman

     

     Techie woman writes to the IT Technical support.

     Dear Tech Support,

    Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and I noticed a distinct slowdown in the overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

     In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5 , and then installed undesirable programs such as NEWS 5.0 , MONEY 3.0 and ESPN 4.1.

    Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

    Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

    Please advice what can I do?

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     The IT Help Desk Responds

     Dear Madam,

    First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

    Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
     If that application works as designed, Husband1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

     However, remember, over use of the above application can cause Husband1.0 to default to Silence 2.5 or Beer 6.1.  Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly (Beta version).

     Whatever you do, DO NOT in any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

     In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

    In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance.  We recommend: Cooking 3.0 and Good Looks 7.7.

    Good Luck Madam!

    (contributed by: user mohan on 13.05.2011)

     

  • Sikhism

    Sikhism (/ˈsɪkzəm/), or Sikhi (Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ Sikkhī, pronounced , from Sikh, meaning a “disciple”, or a “learner”), is a monotheistic religion originated in the Punjab region of the Indian Subcontinent during the 15th century.The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism, articulated in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib, include faith and meditation on the name of the one creator, unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice for the benefit and prosperity of all, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder’s life. Being one of the youngest amongst the major world religions, with 25-28 million adherents worldwide, Sikhism is the ninth-largest religion in the world.

    harimandir-sahib

    Sikhism is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Guru, and the ten successive Sikh gurus. After the death of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, became the literal embodiment of the eternal, impersonal Guru, where the scripture’s word serves as the spiritual guide for Sikhs. An Indian religion, Sikhism rejects claims that any particular religious tradition has a monopoly on Absolute Truth.

    Sikhism emphasizes simran (meditation on the words of the Guru Granth Sahib), that can be expressed musically through kirtan or internally through Nam Japo (repeat God’s name) as a means to feel God’s presence, and to have control over the “Five Thieves” (lust, rage, greed, attachment and conceit). Hand in hand, secular life is considered to be intertwined with the spiritual life. Guru Nanak taught that living an “active, creative, and practical life” of “truthfulness, fidelity, self-control and purity” is above the metaphysical truth, and that the ideal man is one who “establishes union with God, knows His Will, and carries out that Will”. He also established the system of the langar, or communal kitchen, in order to demonstrate the need to share and have equality between all people. Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, established the political/temporal (Miri) and spiritual (Piri) realms to be mutually coexistent.

    The development of Sikhism was influenced by the Bhakti movement, however, Sikhism was not simply an extension of the Bhakti movement. Sikhism developed while the region was being ruled by the Mughal Empire. Two of the Sikh gurus – Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadur, after they refused to convert to Islam, were tortured and executed by the Mughal rulers. The Islamic era persecution of Sikhs triggered the founding of the Khalsa, as an order for freedom of conscience and religion. A Sikh is expected to embody the qualities of a “Sant-Sipāhī” – a saint-soldier.

     

    (continued at  :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism)

     

     

  • Witty Priest.

     

    Witty Priest.

    A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest sitting beside her,

    “Father, may I ask a favor?

    “Of course, child. What may I do for you?

    “Well, I bought an expensive electronic hair dryer for my mother’s birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits. I’m afraid they’ll confiscate it.

    Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me… under your robe, perhaps?”

    “I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you… I will not lie.”

    “With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.”

    When they got to Customs, the woman let the priest go ahead of her.

    The official asked, “Father, do you have anything to declare?”

    “From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.”

    The official thought this answer strange, so asked,

    “And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?”

    “I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date…unused.”

    Roaring with laughter, the official said, “Go ahead, Father. Next!”

     

    (contributed by:mohan rao on 06.07.2011)

     

  • Government job.

     

     Government job

    A guy goes to the Post Office to apply for a job. The interviewer asks him, “Are you allergic to anything?

    He replies, “Yes, caffeine.  I can’t drink coffee.”

    “Ok, Have you ever been in the military service?”

    “Yes,” he says, “I was in Iraq for one tour.

    ” The interviewer says, “That will give you 5 extra points towards employment..” 

    Then he asks,  “Are you disabled in any way?”

    The guy says, “Yes.  A bomb exploded near me and I lost my one leg.”

    The interviewer grimaces and then says, “Okay.  You’ve got enough points for me to hire you right now.

    Our normal hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  You can start tomorrow at 10:00 am, and plan on starting at 10:00 am every day.”

    The guy is puzzled and asks, “If the work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 PM, why don’t you want me here until 10:00 am?”

    “This is a government job”, the interviewer says.

    “The first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and wasting time. No point in you coming in for that.”

    (contributed by user A Mohan Rao on 11.05.2011).

     




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