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  • VODKA

    Who Knew???

    1. To remove a bandage painlessly,

    Saturate the bandage with vodka.
    The stuff dissolves adhesive.
    2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,
    Fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking,
    Let set five minutes and wash clean.


    The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.
    3. To clean your eyeglasses,

    Simply wipe the  lenses with a soft,
    Clean cloth dampened with vodka.
    The alcohol in the  vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.
    4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka
    And letting your safety razor blade
    Soak in the alcohol after shaving.

    The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
    5. Spray vodka on wine stains,

    Scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.
    6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face

    As an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
    7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo.

    The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair,
    And stimulates the growth of healthy hair.
    8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka


    And spray bees or wasps to kill them.
    9 Pour one-half cup vodka
    And one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag

    And freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches,
    Pain or black eyes.
    10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar
    With freshly packed lavender flowers,


    Fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly
    And set in the sun for three days.
    Strain liquid through a coffee filter,
    Then apply the tincture to aches and pains.
    11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth
    To rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.
    12. To cure foot odor,

    Wash your feet with vodka.

    13 Vodka will disinfect

    And alleviate a jellyfish sting..

    14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy


    To remove the urushiol oil from your skin.
    15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth.

    Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain..

    And silly me!

    I only used to drink this stuff!!

     

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 15.09.2011)

  • Christmas Greeting Cards.

     

    Chritmas Greeting Cards

    Merry Christmas Greeting Card 300x214 Christmas Greeting Cards

    Christmas Greetings are a number of greetings which are said to pals, family members, coworkers and other people around Christmas time. Christmas Greetings are said with the most effective of intentions. Probably the most favorite Christmas Greeting is “Merry Christmas,” referring directly to the joyous spirit felt by so numerous around the Christmas holiday.

    Christmas Greetings may also be written in a Christmas card or email. Several preferred Christmas Greetings are displayed on wrapping paper, ornaments and Christmas decorations. The winter months are a well-liked time to shop – men and women have presents to obtain and stockings to fill. A lot of retailers decorate their stores with Christmas-themed decorations and employees generally wish shoppers Christmas Greetings all through the holiday season.

    Christmas Greetings can vary depending on cultural and religious differences. Should you be unclear about what ethnic background or culture somebody is, it really is most effective to just send a card having a secular sentiment, for instance “Happy Holidays,” “Seasons Greetings,” or “Peace on Earth.” Should you be particular that a person doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but would still like to let them know you might be thinking of them throughout this holiday season, send a Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Hanukkah or Kwanza card instead.

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching and now will be the time to begin thinking about your Christmas Greeting Cards. A lot of people would agree that sending Christmas Greeting Cards is as enjoyable as receiving them. Christmas Greeting Cards are ordinarily sent to pals and family members to show them just how much you care. Men and women get pleasure from receiving Christmas Greeting Cards, just as significantly as you like to send them.

    Most Christmas Greeting Cards are accessible in stores or on line beginning in October. Planning ahead permits you to finalize who you’re sending your Christmas Greeting Cards to and determine what you’re going to write for every. The much more personalized your Christmas greeting card is, the much better. Update your buddies and family members on your individual life, your spouse, your youngsters and what you’re performing at work.

    Sending Christmas Greeting Cards may be a enjoyable activity for the whole family members. Kids can assist put stamps and return address labels on and parents can write the greetings inside the Christmas Greeting Card. It might be tough to discover just the best greeting card that combines meaningful words with inspiring images, so strategy in advance and make it a enjoyable activity for the whole family members.

     

     

    (source:http://cards.collectiblesxgifts.com/greeting-cards-christmas/)

  • Silent inspiration: Punctured Tire Repair

    please forward this to all our friends

    Never believe what the lines of your hand predict about your future,
    b coz people who don’t have hands also have a future… Believe in yourself

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 26.10.2011)

  • Kedarnath Temple

    Kedarnath Mandir (Hindi: केदारनाथ मंदिर, Kēdārnāth Maṃdir) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located atop the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open only between the end of April to Kartik Purnima (the autumn full moon). During the winters, the murtis (idols) from Kedarnath temple are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months.

    In this region Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath, the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’, the historical name of the region. This temple is a Paadal Petra Sthalam (the 275 Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent), praised by the Tamil Nayanars saints in the 6th-9th century CE.

    The temple is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 14 km uphill trek from Gaurikund . The temple is believed to have been built by Adi Sankaracharya  and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva. The older temple existed from the times of Mahabharata, when the Pandavas are supposed to have pleased Shiva by doing penance in Kedarnath. The temple is also one of the four major sites in India’s Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas.

    Temple and significance

    Statue of Adi Shankara at his Samādhi Mandir in Kedarnath

    The actual temple is an impressive stone edifice of unknown date. During the war between the Kauravas and Pandavas, the kith and kin of the Pandavas were killed; in order to absolve themselves of this sin, the Pandavas undertook a pilgrimage. But Lord Vishweshwara was away in Kailasa in the Himalayas. On learning this, the Pandavas left Kashi. They reached the Himalayas via Hardwar. They saw Lord Shankar from a distance. But Lord Shankara hid from them. Then Dharmaraj said: “Oh, Lord, You have hidden yourself from our sight because we have sinned. But, we will seek You out somehow. Only after we take your Darshan would our sins be washed away. This place, where You have hidden Yourself will be known as Guptkashi and become a famous shrine.”

    From Guptakashi (Rudraprayag), the Pandavas went ahead till they reached Gaurikund in the Himalayas valleys. They wandered there in search of Lord Shankara. While doing so Nakul and Sahadev found a he-buffalo. It was unique to look at.

    Then! Bheema went after the buffalo with his mace. The buffalo was clever and Bheema could not catch it. But Bheema managed to hit the buffalo with his mace. The buffalo had its face hidden in a crevice-in the earth. Bheema started to pull it by its tail. In this tug-of war, the face of the buffalo went straight to Nepal, leaving its hind part in Kedar. The face of the buffalo is known as Pashupatinath in Nepal.

    On this hind part of Mahesha, a glorious JyotirLinga appeared. Lord Shankara appeared from this great light. He appeared before the pandavas. By getting a Darshan of Lord Shankar, the pandavas were absolved of their sins. The Lord told the Pandavas, “From now on, I will remain here as a triangular shaped JyotirLinga. By taking a Darshan of Kedarnath, devotees would attain piety”. Near Kedarnath, there are many symbols of the Pandavas Raja Pandu died here, when he tried to make love to Madri. This place is famous as Pandukeshwar. The tribals here perform a dance called “Pandav Nritya”. The mountain top where the Pandavas went to Swarga, is known as “Swargarohini”. When Darmaraja was leaving for Swarga, one of his fingers fell on the earth. At that place, Dharmaraj installed a Shiva Linga, which is the size of the thumb.

    To gain Mashisharupa, Shankara and Bheema fought with maces. Bheema was struck with remorse. He started to massage Lord Shankara’s body with ghee. In memory of this event, even today, this triangular Shiva JyotirLinga is massaged with ghee. Shankara is worshipped here in this manner. Water and Bel leaves are used for worship.

    When Nar-nrayan went to Badrika village and started the worship of Parthiva, Shiva appeared before them. A few days later, a pleased Shiva granted them some boons. Nar-narayan wished that for the welfare of the humanity, Shiva should remain there in his original form. Granting their wish, in the snow-clad Himalayas, in a place called Kedar, Mahesha himself stayed there as a Jyoti. Here, He is known as Kedareshwara.

    By visiting Kedareshwar, sorrows do not come even in dreams. By worshipping Shambara (Kedareshwar) Pandavas were rid of all their sorrows. Badri-Keshwar’s darshan rids one of the material ties. Whoever gives Dan (alms) at Kedareshwar, just gets assimilated into Shivaroopa.

    Srimat Shankaracharya praised Lord Shiva thus:

    Oh Lord, who resides in the great heights of Himalayas, oh Lord, thou, who art worshipped forever by saints, Hermits, Demons, Gods, Yakshas and Maha Nag (giant snakes), I bow and offer millions of Pranams. As a matter of fact, as one enters the main temple, the first hall contains statues of the five Pandava brothers, Lord Krishna, Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva and Virabhadra, one of the greatest guards of Shiva. An unusual feature of the temple is the head of a man carved in the triangular stone fascia of the temple. Such a head is seen carved in another temple nearby constructed on the site where the marriage of Shiva and Parvati was held. No specific family of pujaris supervise rituals at Kedarnath, where the focus is on veneration of the stone lingam that rests in the inner sanctum of the temple.

    Behind the temple is the samādhi mandir of Adi Sankara.

    Tamil saints Nayanars of 1st century like Sundarar and Sambanthar praised the deity in their hymns famous by the name of Tevaram.

     

    (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kedarnath_Temple)

  • The Best Divorce Letter

     

    My Dear husband:

     

    I’m writing this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you..
    I’ve been a good wife to you for the last 20 years & I have nothing to show for it, and the last 2 weeks have been hell.
    Your boss called to tell me that you left your job today which was the last straw.
    Last week, you came home & you didn’t even notice I had a new hairstyle, had cooked your favourite meal & even wore a brand new nightie. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching your TV soaps. You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone.
    Your EX-Wife.
    PS. Don’t try to find me. Your BROTHER & I are moving to Invertible

  • Gujarat – Pride of India.

     

     Gujarat – Pride of India

    “GUJARAT” government  is the  2nd best State Govt in the world, 

    as announced by International Council of  UN.

     

    • Gujarat  had  to pay 50,000 Crores loan to World Bank just 10 years in year 2001.
    • Gujarat Government have a deposit of  one  lac crores  in the World Bank today.
    • Gujarat proudly has   “NO BARS”
    • Gujarat proudly has   “NO POWER CUT”
    • Gujarat proudly has   “100%  education for Ladies”
    • Gujarat proudly has   ‘100%   Jobs / Employment’
    • Gujarat proudly has   “15%  of  Total   INDIAN   EXPORT  is  from Gujarat”
    • Gujarat has the targets  to  beat  Singapore by year 2021.

     

     

    Think who is  The INDIAN    IDOL  ?

     

     

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 04.10.2011)

     

  • Story with a moral

    The teacher gave an assignment to her fifth grade class : Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized that only Janie was left.

    “Janie, do you have a story to share?’

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