1.A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best
cures for anything.—-Irish proverb.
2.In your happy moments-glorify God!
In your difficult moments-pray to God!
In your quiet moments–spend time with God!
In your painful moments-praise God!
3.Disaster emanates from a careless talk.
4.Not only can water float a boat, it can sink it also.
5.A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.
6.The best cure for the body is a quiet mind..
And the best cure for the mind is ”Never Mind”
1.Lord Vishnu——————————Garuda, the eagle and Adishesha, the serpent.
2. Lord Brahma—————————Chariot drawn by 7 swans which represents 7 worlds.
3.Lord Shiva——————————-Nandi, the bull.
5.Lord Dattatreya———————–4 Dogs.(4 Vedas) and Cow represents mother earth and dharma.
7.Lord Shani Deva———————Crow.
9. Lord Indra—————————–Airavata(elephant)
10.Varuna Deva————————Seven swans.
11.Sun God——————————-Seven green horses pulling the chariot of the Sun are
-Gayatri, Brhati, Usnik,Jagati, Tristup, Anustup and Pankti. Arunadeva drives the chariot.
13.Vayu Deva————————–The Gazelle, which symbolizes swiftness.
14. Goddess Mahalakshmi——Uluka, the owl.
17.Goddess Saraswathi———-Hamsa or Swan and sometimes peacock.
Hindu Gods and Goddesses——————————–Favourite Flowers.
1.Lord Vishnu—————————————————Jasmine, mogra and basil leaves
and pink lotus.
2.Lord Shiva—————————————————–Dhatura, Akondo.
3.Lord Brahma————————————————White lotus, tagar.
4.Lord Ganesha———————————————–Marigold,bilva leaves and herbal leaves.
6.Goddess Mahakali—————————————-Blood red hibiscus flowers.
7.Goddess Parvati—————————————–White lotus, champa, chameli.
8.Goddess Mahalakshmi——————————Lotus, red jasmine.
9.Goddess Saraswati————————————Champa and yellow palash.
10.Lord Dattatreya————————————–Jasmin, bilva leaves,audumbar leaves.
11. Lord Krishna—————————————Parijatha, blue lotus, tulasi leaves.
12.Lord Saturn (Shani Deva)———————Blue colour flowers.
13.Sun God———————————————–Lotus flower.
The Government of India is taking all steps for nurturing,
protection, propagation, preservation and development of
Sanskrit language, literature and rare shastras by funding
3 Sanskrit Deemed Universities viz, ”Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan”,
New Delhi; Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi and ”Shri
Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi;
and an autonomous body viz, Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya
Veda Vidya Pratishthan, Ujjain.
Sanskrit Bharati is an organization covering all the states of India.
It teaches Sanskrit.
There is a scheme for the Presidential Award of Certificates
of Honours to honour the eminent scholars of Sanskrit of
over 60 years of age. An International award for Non Resident
Indian or a foreigner is also being conferred under this scheme.
The scheme also provides for Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman
for young scholars in the age group of 30 to 45 years for
achievement in the field of Sanskrit.This award carries an
amount of Rs.one lakh as one-time payment to each awardee.
The ministry of Human Resource Development had constituted
a committee to suggest a long term vision and road map for
the development of Sanskrit under the chairmanship of Shri
N.Gopalaswami, chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha,
Tirupati on 18, November 2015. The commission has submitted
its report to this Ministry which may be seen on this Ministry’s
website. Attempts at reviving the Sanskrit language have been
undertaken in the Republic of India since its foundation in 1947.
Today Sanskrit is one of the 22 languages listed in the 8th schedule
of the Constitution of India, which mandates the Indian Government
to develop the language.
Sanskrit Bharathi is an organization working for revival of Sanskrit.
”The All India Sanskrit Festival” (since 2002) holds composition contests.
Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in
Hindu rituals in the form of hymns and chants.Sanskrit is a philosophical
language of Hinduism. There are 18 Sanskrit Universities in various
States of India including Nepal.Many Universities throughout the world
train and employ Sanskrit scholars.
Sanskrit is a source of vocabulary for the modern languages.
It also provides on a large scale, new technical terms which
the modern languages are unable to find in their own resources.
Sanskrit is a language which is easy to learn and easy to speak also.
Sanskrit literature is big treasure of science and technology also.
All the Ayurvedic information is unearthed from Sanskrit text only.
Sri Vedabharathi is an organization based out of Hyderabad that
has been digitising the Vedas by recording recitations of vedic Pandits.
The word Sanskrit is a combination of two words- Sanskar(essence of
moral values) and Krit(inculcating).
More than 95% of the Sanskrit literature has nothing to do with religion
and instead it deals with philosophy, law, science, grammar, literature,
phonetics,interpretations etc.Sanskrit is not just a language.It is the
primordial conduit between human thoughts and the soul, Physics
and metaphysics, created and creator, culture and art, subtle and gross.
Sanskrit uses all the nerves of the tongue. Research has shown that
phonetics of Sanskrit language has roots in various energy points of
the body and reading, speaking or reciting Sanskrit, stimulates these
points and raises the energy levels, whereby resistance against illness
relaxation to mind and reduction of stress are achieved.
Sanskrit has the power to say a sentence in a minimum number of words
than any other language. Vibration and sound power of Sanskrit words can
cure various ailments and diseases of human body and spirit.
Sanskrit has tremendous power and wisdom in it. Sanskrit is a treasure of
great Indian knowledge and heritage.Crores of people of the world
pray to God in Sanskrit.
Atma of Bharat is Sanskrit, without which Bharat and Sanatana
Dharma cannot exist. Sanskrit is the mother of most of the major
Indian languages. Even a Sanskrit daily news paper exists.
Sudharma is the only Sanskrit daily published from Mysore
since 1970 and is available as an e-paper. There are 7 Sanskrit
speaking villages in India at present.By learning Sanskrit we
can understand India better.We use a lot of Sanskrit mantras everyday
in rituals and would really love to understand what they all mean.
It is not necessary to be the most popular language to be great.
1.Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
2.If the wind will not serve, take the oars. (Latin proverb)
3.A rose smiling amidst the thorns, is a unique philosophy.
4.Time is a train, carrying all passengers and speeding fast
to the last destination on earth, called death.(Dr.K.V. Venkataramana.)
5.All work has inadequacies; even fire is enveloped by smoke.
6.The material world progresses by competition;the spiritual
world advances in loneliness.-(Dr.K.V. Venkataramana.)
7.A poet is not a superhuman but only a pebble, capable of causing
ever-widening ripples of love on the lake of humanity.(Dr.K.V. Venkataramana)
8.Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement
is founded on tolerance.(George Bernard Shaw)
9.Life is series of lessons learned only through series of mistakes.
10.A novelist’s inspiration is long, which may run into hundreds
of pages; but a poet’s inspiration is brief like a spark and yet,
it may glow for ages.(Dr.K.V. Venkataramana.)
Literature is defined as books or written works which
are considered to have creative or artistic value.
Literature refers to works of creative imagination,
including poetry, drama, fiction, journalism and in
some instances , song. It is the communication of
thoughts, ideas and feelings through the written
words. It is an artistic interpretation of the world
according to percipient’s point of views. It is a slice
of life that has been given direction and meaning.
The word literature, literally means, ”things made
from letters” expressing ideas of universal interest.
Literature is a text, where one of the 6 features of
communication loses it’s simplicity and becomes
multiple and ambiguous.(The six features of communications are-
1.There must be at least two persons-the sender of information
and receiver.2.Exchange of ideas.3.Mutual understanding.
4.Communication can be direct and indirect.5.Communication
is an endless process.6.Communication may be written, oral and
symbolic.) Literature is an art where ideas, thoughts and opinions
are being expressed through written and any symbolic record
encompassing everything from images and sculptures to letters.
Literature is stories, poems and plays,especially those that are
considered to have values and not just entertainment.Literature means
written works considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.
Critics exclude those literary works from the classification
”literature”, on the grounds of poor standard of grammar
and syntax of an unbelievable or disjointed story line
or of inconsistent or unconvincing characters.
Genre fiction(for eg: romance,crime or science, fiction)
may also become excluded from consideration as literature.
Argument generally means an angry dispute or disagreement.
Discussion implies a reasonable, civilized expression of opinion.
while argument implies hostility, raised voices etc. Both words
suggest exchange of opposing views and disagreement.
In discussion, both parties express their opinions without getting
emotional. It’s just that they may see things differently.
In an argument, no one wins, while in a discussion, everyone
wins. In an argument, we treat other people as opponents to be
defeated. We draw sides, defend our own positions and attack
the opposition. We are not open to new ideas or the possibility
of changing our opinions. We listen only to find the weaknesses
in the other person’s reasoning. We want to prove the superiority
of our side and the weakness of the other side. Even when we
win an argument, we usually do so by losing a potential ally.
In a discussion, we treat people as partners in a problem-solving
session. We share ideas, consider alternatives and evaluate
the pros and cons. We listen to other people’s thoughts and explore
ideas we haven’t previously considered. We learn more about the
issue, about what we think and feel and about each other’s values.
We seek people’s support, not their resentful silence. We may
passionately disagree with each other but mutual respect keeps
the discussion civil. Discussion is conversation about a topic.
Discussion has a pleasant feeling.
Discussion explores an issue, surfaces multiple points of view
and results in a synthesis of minds that produce outcomes
greater than any single mind can put forth.
Discussion throws more light on any issue.Discussion
ends up in knowing what is right. It accommodates each
Argument is to prove what I believe. Let us always enjoy
discussion and accommodate others genuine ideas.