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Akshaya Tritiya, also known as “Akha Teej”, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas on this day, bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day.
Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of the Treta Yug. The birthday of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu falls on this day. In the “Puranas”, the holy Hindu scriptures, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshay Tritiya Vedavyas along with Lord Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga Devi or Mother Ganges also descended to earth on this day.
This is one of the most auspicious days according to the Hindu calendar. The day on which Moon, Sun and Jupiter unitedly come under Mrigshira Nakshatra is called Akshay Tritiya.
“Akshay Tritiya”,the holy day when many perform puja to start a business. According to the Hindu customs, many choose to perform the pujas for Business,bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on the holy day of “Akshay Tritiya”. It is considered a good time to invest in gold and diamonds. It is believed that whatever is bought on this day, will remain forever.
Akshaya Tritiya also referred as Akha Teej is considered the most auspicious days of all by Hindus in India. The pious day of Akshay Trithiya falls on the third day (Tithi) of Bright phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) of Hindu month of Vaishakha. The name Akshay Trithiya describes the special planetary positions of Moon, Sun and Jupiter, as on this day all three unanimously come under Mrigshira Nakshatra. Moon and Sun both glow at their brightest level, indicating the auspiciousness of the day.
The day of Akshay Trithiya is considered highly auspicious by Hindus as the day is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity for every one. The literal meaning of Akshay in Sanskrit means imperishable or “never diminishing” and thus the day is believed to be the best time for beginning new ventures or investing money in precious metals and land.
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Akshay Trithiya is also referred as golden day of eternal success as the Golden Age or the first of the four Yugas, Satya yug began on this day. Akha Teej also marks the birthday of Sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu – Lord Parshuram. The auspicious day also holds special importance as the holy river Ganga also descended down to earth from heaven on the same day. Vedavyas along with Lord Ganesha started writing the great Hindu scriptures, Mahabharatha on this day of Akshay Trithiya.
The first Tirthankar in Jainism Bhagwan Rishabdev also broke his fasting spell of one year by taking juice on the day of Akha Teej.
Akshaya Tritiya is also called Navanna Parvam. Akshaya Tritiya falling in a conjunction with Rohini star day is considered more auspicious.
The importance of Akshaya Tritiya appreciates when it falls on a Monday.
शास्त्रों में अक्षय तृतीया एवं अक्षय तृतीया का माहात्म्य
# शुभ व पूजनीय कार्य इस दिन होते हैं, जिनसे प्राणियों (मनुष्यों) का जीवन धन्य हो जाता है।
# इस दिन से सतयुग और त्रेतायुग का आरंभ माना जाता है।
# श्री परशुरामजी का अवतरण भी इसी दिन हुआ था।
# इसी दिन श्री बद्रीनारायण के पट खुलते हैं।*
# नर-नारायण ने भी इसी दिन अवतार लिया था।
# हयग्रीव का अवतार भी इसी दिन हुआ था।
# वृंदावन के श्री बाँकेबिहारीजी के मंदिर में केवल इसी दिन श्रीविग्रह के चरण-दर्शन होते हैं अन्यथा पूरे वर्ष वस्त्रों से ढँके रहते हैं।
# जो मनुष्य इस दिन गंगा स्नान करता है, उसे पापों से मुक्ति मिलती है।
# इस दिन परशुरामजी की पूजा करके उन्हें अर्घ्य देने का बड़ा माहात्म्य माना गया है।
# श्रीकृष्ण ने भी कहा है कि यह तिथि परम पुण्यमय है। इस दिन दोपहर से पूर्व स्नान, जप, तप, होम, स्वाध्याय, पितृ-तर्पण तथा दान आदि करने वाला महाभाग अक्षय पुण्यफल का भागी होता है।
(source:http://www.myguru.in/festival_details.php?id=28)Akshaya Tritiya, also known as “Akha Teej”, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas on this day, bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day. Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of ...
The origin of Sati is not definitely known, but generally it has been ascribed to the self-immolation of God Shiva’s wife, Sati. She, on finding that her husband was not invited by her father, Daksha, for some Yaga, to which he had invited all the other deities, created a fire out of her innate powers and immolated herself in front of the guests.
Sati is of great antiquity but was not favored from ancient times by all legists. All the ancient scriptures disagree with sati and say that one should not die before ones’ destined time. Sati was mentioned by Vishnu (100-200 A.D.) as the other alternative for a woman after her husband’s death if she is not able to lead a chaste life.
In spite of the disapproval, we find that in the Mahabharatha, that Madri burnt herself on the funeral pyre of her husband. In the sixth century, Sati was practiced in the South as well. In the Tamil literary work Silapathikaram, it is mentioned that Kanaki went with her husband to Madurai. There Kovalan was wrongly accused of stealing one of the anklets of the Queen. The king, without further enquiry ordered the man to be prosecuted.
When Kanaki heard of this, she committed Sati after cursing the city. During the Chola period in the South, women voluntarily committed Sati saying that if they lived after their husband’s death they would be enslaved by their co-wives, or would be misused by the men of their place and so on. But pregnant woman were not allowed to commit sati.
Sati appears to have continued during the Mughal rule too, and Akbar tried to abolish this system but in vain.The ritual of Sati goes on like this; When a man dies, his corpse is taken to the cremation ground, his wife accompanying it, attired in the best garments with her friends and kindred. Once the crematorium is reached, a fire was lit and after circumambulating the spot, she sits near the body and wails for her husband and then rejoices on the act that she is able to accompany her husband in death.
Then the people tie her on the pile and throw oil and dry sticks over it once the pyre is lit. In the town of Surat, even girls below 10 years who had child marriages were forced to perform sati just because the man to whom they were betrothed has been dead. Law at last after so many centuries abolished the usage of sati on December 4, 1829, in British India but it still seems to be there with one or two cases having been reported after the enforcement of the law.
Hindu women, to escape from the hands of the invaders, particularly the Muslims, resorted to Jauhar, with whom they did not want to have any contact. This is a variation of Sati, in that, in Sati, the woman is forced to die whereas in the case of Jauhar, the woman voluntarily vows to die.
Women often executed Jauhar when they were besieged and their men decide to face their foes and fight to death. But like sati it was not made compulsory, for many Rajput women, among those who suffered by an enemy confrontation did not commit Jauhar.
The Tulapurushadana or the royal weighment was a ceremony observed by kings and also by lesser people. It implied a gift, equal to the weight of a man in gold and later with precious metals and other objects. It was one of the sixteen great gifts, which have been mentioned in the Puranas.
Rukmini placing a Tulsi leaf in a weighing scale while Krishna sat in the other pan is an example of this in mythology. This ceremonious gift of the Tulapurushadana is also referred in the Tamil classic, Silapathikaram.This practice is observed even today by the common in fulfilling a vow made for the sake of children or some sickness or some sin, etc, in holy places and shrines. Akbar, during his solar anniversary was weighed against gold, silver, silk, perfumes, copper, drugs, ghee, iron, rice, seven kinds of grain and salt. These items were then distributed to the courtiers or the poor and beggars or prisoners, as a means of keeping away the royal person free from bodily and mental harm.
A system of coercion to exact or enforce one’s demands in private and public life has been known in India from antiquity. It was called by Indian legists, ACHARITA or as it is now called in a new garb, Gherao. Sitting at the door of a debtor, or fasting or the creditor starving him to death can be taken as an example for the act of Dharna. Sometimes bribes could break up a dharna no matter how powerful it had been. Not only the common people but even the ruler, the ministers, the courtiers sometimes resort to dharna to have their demands met. Sitting on the door of the debtor and starving oneself to death may frighten the debtor as he would think that the creditor may die and his ghost shall haunt his house. Sometimes the creditor may try to immolate himself near the debtor or at times may carry a heavy unbearable stone on him until the debtor arranges some way to repay. Dharna is very much in vogue today with various unions and establishments going to the streets with out taking any food or without doing any work until their demands are met.
Svayamvara means choosing one’s husband, oneself, in an open assembly. These days though women have the right to choose their husbands according to their own wish, it can’t be termed svayamvara, as it is not the practice of choosing from a wide choice of men on one go. Such a selection is often made after a grand exhibition of strength, skill and such things, which marked out the candidate in a large crowd of eligible competitors. The maiden is usually a full-grown woman who could make her own choice, using her own free will, discretion and judgment. Such a system of choosing one’s mate has been in vogue in India from antiquity.
In India, the svayamvara has been known from the days of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. In the former epic, we learn how the great hero and bowman Arjun won in an open tourney, the hands of Draupadi. The same epic tells about the choice of Damayanti, who, in an open assembly, selected her husband, the great Nala, preferring him to the gods Agni, Varuna and Indra. In the Ramayana, Rama won Sita; the daughter of King Janaka, in an open competition by bending the great bow, the weapon of god Shiva which none could bend.
(source: http://www.indianmirror.com/strange/stindia1.html)SATI The origin of Sati is not definitely known, but generally it has been ascribed to the self-immolation of God Shiva’s wife, Sati. She, on finding that her husband was not invited by her father, Daksha, for some Yaga, to which he had invited all the other deities, created a fire out of her innate powers ...
News in The Sunday Times in year 2040
A notice board in BJP conference room reads: “Please keep mobiles in MANMOHAN SINGH mode”
Kasab dies in jail at 70 due to high cholestrol (too much biriyani).
The PM Rahul said Opposition comments on the expenditure on Kasab is
unwarranted. Govt has spent only Rs 185 crores so far. Opposition says ministers expenses to visit Kasab to check his well being are not included.
Kasab family thanks Indian Govt. as Kasab never had biriyani in his younger days in Pakistan.
Farmers suicide reaches 50000, due to hunger. Farmer family complains, no minister has visited them.
Pawar family owns half the world and also controls, the Russian and Japanese mafia.
Golmaal 27 has been released. Tushar Kapoor, still can’t speak or act.
A. Raja’s grandson arrested for G-16 scam.
Girl in Delhi walks 25 feet safely,without getting raped.
Lakshadeep “cats ” to join as the 63rd team in IPL.
No politicians in cricket board, because the board is bank corrupt.
Pawar’s grandson who had become a malayalee in 2011 resigns from the Trustee post of Padmanabha Swamy temple, says there is nothing more to loot.
Pakistan says Tamil Nadu was a part of Pakistan. PM Rahul says the issue can be resolved by talks. A special committee has been formed headed by Digvijay Singh for the talks.
Teacher ” where is the CAPITAL OF INDIA?”. Student ” in Switzerland”
Many American and Western university girls are wooing Indian politician sons. Stanford and Hayward say that is the best job they can get.
Kasab letter found written to Osama Bin Laden in 2010. You should have hidden in India. This is the most safest place to hide. They never hang us and give us the best protection and nice biryanis unlike in Pakistan.
Dig Vijay Singh’s grandson says,”the hand in the Congress flag is also RSS hand”.
Censor Board reconstituted to 3467 members. All members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, 200 politicans, 5 from OBC, 5 from OC, 5 from Shia and Sunni each, 5 from Christians, 5 from Police. 5 each from the 200 new acts that govt. has introduced, whenever they don’t want to take action, 5 from Adivasis etc.
BJP protests saying, minority Hindus have no say in Censor Board.
Dig Vijay Singh says Rajiv Baba son of Rahul Gandhi, who is 18, is ready to become next Prime Minister.
Constitution amended. Now foreigners can become PM.
Because of so many acts and no law, one lawyer is allowed to take only one case during his life time. Each case will be attended by one judge only. If the judge dies during the 40 years of the case, his son will automatically become a judge and will continue the case. This is because of the new Act Chidambaram had brought in saying, no case can be concluded before 50 years.
Hindu Minority Commission has been formed. The Muslim Law Board and Christian
Missionary registers strong protest on this. They say that this is communalism.
Manmohan Singh award for the dumb has been declared.
Politicians have been exempted from Income tax. Finance Minister says, it is difficult to assess because most of the income is in cash.
PM says scams which are 7 years old should not come under the Indian law. He said this when the Telgi Stamp paper scam and Hassan Ali hawala cases came up for hearing. He also added that we should learn from the TV channels. They never talk about old scams and always bring new scams.
Fortune 500 declares : “All the 500 richest men in the world are from India”
India’s BPL (below poverty line) has gone to 90%. All money is with politicians only.
Pawar, Karunanidhi family, Jagan Yesu Samuel (he is the son of Yesu Samuel
Rajasekhar Reddy, former CM of Andhra) are biggest money lenders to America.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 06.08.2011)News in The Sunday Times in year 2040 A notice board in BJP conference room reads: “Please keep mobiles in MANMOHAN SINGH mode” Kasab dies in jail at 70 due to high cholestrol (too much biriyani). The PM Rahul said Opposition comments on the expenditure on Kasab is unwarranted. Govt has spent only Rs 185 crores so far. Opposition says ...
‘Raining money’: Belgians urged to return stolen cashThe local prosecutor says it was “self service” as passers-by pocketed the scattered cash
Police are urging people from a small town in Belgium to return tens of thousands of euros in cash that were thrown out of a speeding car by thieves attempting to make a getaway.
The incident occurred in the Flemish town of Zedelgem after the thieves stole a safe from a nearby house.
The thieves threw the safe out of the car to distract police officers. It broke open and passers-by grabbed 50, 100 and 200-euro notes that were scattered.
The thieves are still on the run.
One man said he had picked up two rolls of 5,000 euros only to have a police officer grab them back, reports the BBC’s Matthew Price.
Another said it was as if it was “raining money”.
The local prosecutor says it was “self service” as passers-by filled their pockets with the scattered cash.
While some have returned the money, a considerable sum is yet to be recovered.
Anyone keeping the cash could face up to two years in jail, officials say.
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(source : http://interesting-amazing-facts.blogspot.in/search/label/amazing%20pictures)Papuan is a cover term for the various indigenous peoples of New Guinea and neighboring islands, speakers of so-called Papuan languages. Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern part of the world’s second largest island and is prey to volcanic activity, earthquakes and tidal waves. Linguistically, it is the world’s most diverse country, with more than ...