Epic Characters.

1. Sage Durvasa was the son of Atri and Anasuya.(=free from envy

and jealousy) Because he was born of Shiva’s anger, he had an

irascible nature. He was known for his short temper.

According to chapter 44 of the Brahmanda Purana,

Brahma and Shiva once got into a heated quarrel. So violent was

Shiva’s rage, as a result of this quarrel that the Devas fled from

His presence in fear. His concert Parvati  complained that Shiva

was now impossible to live with.Realizing the disharmony His

anger had caused, He decided to deposit His anger into Anasuya,

the wife of sage Atri. From this portion of Shiva, deposited into

Anasuya, a child was born  who was named Durvasa (one who

is difficult to live with).

2.Kripacharya-Kripa became an Acharya, teacher of royal children

giving him the name Kripacharya.His twin sister Kripi married Drona.

Kripacharya was among the Maharathi’s, who fought on the Kaurava’s

side  against the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war in the Hindu epic of

Mahabharat.

3.Ravana, even though a demon was a learned  scholar as well. He was

the author of Ravana Sanhita which contains miraculous methods of

attaining good health and fortune.

4.Hanuman is the son of Anjana and Kesari. He is the symbol of strength

and energy.

5.Shurasena was the father of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra.

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Do You Know?

1.Why Samudra Manthana happened?

Vishnu Purana describes that sage Durvasa in his state of frenzy

threw the garland at Indra, who caught it and placed it on his

elephant Iravata. The elephant was irritated by the fragrance

of the nectar in the flowers.So it threw the garland to the ground

with its trunk. Irritated sage Durvasa cursed Indra and the gods

to lose their powers which is what necessitated the famous

churning of the ocean of milk to obtain Amrita.

2.According  to Vishnu Purana, goddess Lakshmi is the daughter

of  Bhrigu and Khyati. She resided in Swarga with other Goddesses.

Sage Durvasa  cursed her and forced her to leave Swarga and

settle in Kshirasagar. She rose up during the churning of the ocean

of milk–Samudra Manthan between the Devas and Asuras.

 

 

Visit To Dubai And Abu Dhabi.

We, the tourists seven in number, reached Dubai on 22 November

2018 by flight. It is a 4 hours journey by flight. We stay at  hotel,

Fortune Karama, Dubai. After Bus tour of the city, we dine at a

sea-view restaurant at night and enjoy dinner with music and dance.

On 23, November after free breakfast at the hotel and lunch at Green

City Restaurant in Al Nasr Leisureland, we attend the  World Tulu

Sammelana-2018 at Al Nasr Leisure land Ice Pink and Nashwan Hall

under the licence of Rhythm Events Company.

Religious heads like Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmaadhikari

of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala,Sugunendra Thirtha

swamiji of Puttige mutt Udupi, Shri Guru Devaananda Swamiji of

Odiyur temple had attended the function.Tulu songs by singer

Guru Kiran was an added attraction.

Dubai is not a country but a city in United Arab Emirates.

U.A.E.is a federation of hereditary absolute monarchies. It is

governed by a Federal Supreme Council made up of the 7

emirs of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah,Sharjah, Dubai,

Ras al-Khaimah and UmmAl-Quwain.

People in the Emirates celebrate Flag day, in which they

reaffirm their allegiance to the UAE flag which is a symbol

of the country’s unity and greatness and represents their

aspirations for a better future.

Political parties are banned. The FNC is the main consultative

body in U A E. There is a 10% Municipality tax and 5% Municipality

tax on rental income.

The name of currency at U.A.E. is Dirham. Notes comes in

denomination of 5,10, 20,50,100, 200 ,500 and 1,000 dirhams.

1.05 Dirham means 19.0234 Indian rupees.

U A E National Day stands for Union Day, the anniversary of

the Union between the 6 Emirates on 2nd December 1971

at Union House(now Etihad museum).

Before its re-creation as the United Arab Emirates in 1971,

the U A E was known as the Trucial States, a collection of

Sheikhdoms extending from the Straits of Hormuz to the

west along the Persian Gulf.

Sheikh Zaved bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the U A E

served as the first President of the U A E, since the formation

of the Federation on 2 December 1971 and as ruler of the

Emirates of Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Miracle garden is only open between October

and April every year since the flowers are very delicate and

cannot sustain the summer heat.The garden has new

attractions and new species of fauna every season adding to

its beauty annually. Miracle garden is the largest natural

flower garden in the world, spread over an area of 72,000

square meters and housing more than 109 million flowers.

Dubai Frame–Senior citizens get free entry.

Other attractions are Dubai Mall and Emirates Mall.

The visit to Burj Khalipha is unforgettable. At 555 meters,

it is currently the highest observation deck in the world.

It takes 1 minute  from the ground to 124th floor which is

the observation deck.

Exhibition  of their stalls by different countries  at Global

Village is attractive.

Dubai Frame opened on 1, January, 2018,is located at Zabeel

Park in Karama.It is 150 meters high.

Dubai Fountain, opened on 8 May 2009  is 150 meters high.

Evening desert Safari  in Abu Dhabi with Barbeque dinner and

belly dance  show at Bedouin camp is another attraction.

We traveled up and over the soft hills of the sand dunes.

Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s second largest population

of dugongs, the only herbivore marine mammals.

We also visited the Grand mosque with ladies fully covered.

-Writer-Vani S Hegde.

 

ಪೌರಾಣಿಕ ಮಾಹಿತಿ.

೧. ವೇದವತಿ–ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿಯ ಮಗನಾದ ಶುಕಧ್ವಜನ ಮಗಳು.
ವಿಷ್ಣು ಮೂರ್ತಿಯನ್ನೇ ತನ್ನ ಅಳಿಯನನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕೆಂಬ
ಹಂಬಲ ಹೊತ್ತ ಇವನನ್ನು ದಂಡನೆಂಬ ಒಬ್ಬ ರಾಕ್ಷಸನು ಕೊಲ್ಲಲು,
ತಾಯಿಯೂ ಸಹಗಮನ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ,ತಂದೆಯ ಕೋರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು
ನೆರವೇರಿಸಲು ಹಿಮಾಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿ ತಪಸ್ಸು ಮಾಡಿ ಕೊಂಡಿರುವಾಗ
ಗರ್ವಿಷ್ಟ ರಾವಣನು ಬಂದು ಆಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕೆಣಕಿ, ಅವಳ ಜುಟ್ಟು ಹಿಡಿದು
ಎಳೆದನು. ಅವಮಾನವನ್ನು ಸಹಿಸದೆ, ಉರಿವ ಬೆಂಕಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ತನ್ನನ್ನು
ಸುಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡಳು. ರಾವಣನನ್ನು ಕೊಲ್ಲಲೆಂದು ಅಯೋನಿಜೆಯಾಗಿ,
ಭೂಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೀತೆಯಾಗಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಜನಕನ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆದು ವಿಷ್ಣುವಿನ
ಅವತಾರವಾದ ರಾಮನ ಪತ್ನಿಯಾಗಿ, ರಾಮನ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಾವಣನನ್ನು
ಕೊಲ್ಲಿಸಿದಳು.
೨. ಕುಬೇರನ ಅಣ್ಣ ರಾವಣ (ದಶಗ್ರೀವ ). ಶರವಣ ಪರ್ವತ ರಾವಣನ
ಪುಷ್ಪಕ ವಿಮಾನ ಯಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಭಂಗ ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಲು, ಕೊಪಾಂಧನಾದ
ರಾವಣನು ತನ್ನ ಕೈಗಳನ್ನು ಪರ್ವತದ ಕೆಳಗೆ ತೂರಿಸಿ ಪರ್ವತವನ್ನೆತ್ತಲು
ಅದು ಕದಲಿತು. ಶಿವನು ನಸುಗೋಪದಿಂದ, ತನ್ನ ಉಂಗುಷ್ಠದಿಂದ
ಪರ್ವತವನ್ನೊತ್ತಿದನು. ರಾವಣನ ಕೈಗಳು ಜಜ್ಜಿಹೋಗಿ ನೋವಿನಿಂದ
ಆಕ್ರಂದನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಶಿವನನ್ನು ಸ್ತುತಿಸಲು, ಶಂಕರನ ಕೋಪವು
ತಣಿಯಿತು. ಕೈಗಳನ್ನು ಜಜ್ಜಿದಾಗ ಆತ ಮಾಡಿದ ದಾರುಣವಾದ
ಶಬ್ದದಿಂದ ಅವನ ‘ರಾವಣ’ ನಾಮ ಸಾರ್ಥಕವಾಗಿ ಚಿರಕಾಲ ಅದೇ ಹೆಸರು
ನೆಲಸಿತು. ಶಿವನು ಚಂದ್ರಹಾಸವೆಂಬ ಖಡ್ಗವನ್ನು ರಾವಣನಿಗಿತ್ತು
”ಯಾವದಿನ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಮಾನವಾಗುವುದೋ ಅದೇ ದಿನ ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು
ಬಿಟ್ಟು ತಿರುಗಿ ನನ್ನ ಬಳಿಗೆಬಂದು ಬಿಡುತ್ತದೆ”ಎಂದು ಎಚ್ಚರಿಸಿದನು.
ಮೂಲ :ಸಂಗ್ರಹ.

ಕವಿತಾ ಸಂಗ್ರಹ.

೧. ಸೊನ್ನೆ ನಿನಗೆ ಬೆಲೆಯೆ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಬರಿದೆ ಬೈವರೆಲ್ಲ ।
ನಿನ್ನ ಹಿಂದೆ ‘ಒಂದು ‘ ನಿಲ್ಲಲು ನಿನಗೆ ಬೆಲೆಯು ಬರುವುದು ।
‘ಒಂದು’ ಬೆಂಬಲವಿರೆ ಸೊನ್ನೆ ಕೋಟಿಗಳನು ತರುವುದು ।
-ಕುವೆಂಪು.
೨. ಬಡವನಾರ್ ।ಮಡದಿಯೊಲವಿನ ಸವಿಯ ಅರಿಯದವ ಬಡವ।
ಹುಡುಗರಾಟದಿ ಬೆರೆತು ನಗಲರಿಯದವ ಬಡವ।
ಉಡುರಾಜನೋಲಗದಿ ಕುಳಿತು ಮೈ ಮರೆಯದವ ಬಡವ।
ಬಡ ಮನಸೇ ಬಡತನವೋ ಮರುಳು ಮುನಿಯ।
–ಡಿ. ವಿ. ಜಿ.
೩.ಮರದೊಳು ಮಂದಾಗ್ನಿಯ ಉರಿಯದಂತಿರಿಸಿದೆ।
ನೊರೆವಾಲೊಳಗೆ ತುಪ್ಪವ ಕಂಪಿಲ್ಲದಂತಿರಿಸಿದೆ।
ಶರಧಿಯ ಮೇಲೆ ಧರೆಯ ಕರಗದಂತಿರಿಸಿದೆ।
ಶರೀರದೊಳಗಾತ್ಮವನು ಆರೂ ಅರಿಯದಂತಿರಿಸಿದೆ।
ನೀ ಬೆರೆಸಿದ ಬೆರಕೆಗೆ ಬೆರಗಾದೆನಯ್ಯಾ ರಾಮನಾಥ ।
೪. ಜಳಕವಾದರೆ ಸಾಕೆ, ಶುಭ್ರತೆಯ ಪಡೆಯಲ್ಕೆ ?
ಬಳಿದುಕೊಂಡರೆ ಗಂಧ, ಚಾರಿತ್ರ್ಯ ಘಮವೆ ?
ಮಿಳಿತವಾದರೆ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥ ಜಗವೆಲ್ಲ ಕೊಳೆಗುಂಡಿ।
ಕಳೆ ಮನದ ಕೊಳೆ ನೀನು ಮಂಕುದಿಣ್ಣೆ ।
೫. ಒಡಲ ದಂಡಿಸಿ ಮುಕ್ತಿ ಪಡೆವೆನೆಂಬುವ ಹೆಡ್ಡ ।
ಬಡಿಗೆಯಲಿ ಹುತ್ತ ಹೊಡೆಯಲಡಗಿಹ ಸರ್ಪ ।
ಮಡಿಯುವುದೆ ಹೇಳು ?-ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞ.
೬. ಕರಿ ಘನ ಅಂಕುಶ ಕಿರಿದೆನ್ನಬಹುದೆ ?ಬಾರದಯ್ಯ।
ಗಿರಿ ಘನ, ವಜ್ರ ಕಿರಿದೆನ್ನಬಹುದೆ ?ಬಾರದಯ್ಯ ।
ತಮಂಧ ಘನ, ಜ್ಯೋತಿ ಕಿರಿದೆನ್ನಬಹುದೆ ?ಬಾರದಯ್ಯ।
ಮರಹು (=ಅಜ್ಞಾನ )ಘನ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ನೆನೆವ ಮನ ಕಿರಿದೆನ್ನಬಹುದೆ ?
ಬಾರದಯ್ಯಾ ಕೂಡಲ ಸಂಗಮದೇವಾ–ಬಸವಣ್ಣ.
೭. ಏರುವನು ರವಿ ಏರುವನು ।
ಬಾನೊಳು ಸಣ್ಣಗೆ ತೋರುವನು ।
ಏರಿದವನು ಚಿಕ್ಕವನಿರಬೇಕಲೆ ।
ಎಂಬಾ ಮಾತನು ಸಾರುವನು ।
–ಪಂಜೆ ಮಂಗೇಶ ರಾಯರು.
೮. ಪುನರಪಿ ಜನನಂ ಪುನರಪಿ ಮರಣಂ
ಪುನರಪಿ ಜನನೀ ಜಠರೇ ಶಯನಂ
ಇಹ ಸಂಸಾರೇ ಬಲು ದುಸ್ಸಾರೆ
ಕೃಪಯಾ ಪಾರೇ ಪಾಹಿ ಮುರಾರೆ
-ಆದಿ ಶಂಕರಾಚಾರ್ಯ.
೯. ಮೃಗರಾಜ ಪಟ್ಟವನು ಗಾರ್ದಭಕೆ ಕಟ್ಟುವರೆ ?
ಕಾಕ ಪಡೆಯಲು ಬಹುದೆ ಕೋಗಿಲೆಯ ಪಟ್ಟ ?
ಸೊಕ್ಕು ಠಕ್ಕಲಿ ಮೆರೆವ ಮನುಜ ಪೀಠವನೇರೆ,
ತುಕ್ಕು ಕಬ್ಬಿಣ ಸಮವು ಮಂಕುದಿಣ್ಣೆ.
೧೦. ಬಡಿಗೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬಡಿದಾಡಬಾರದು ಗಡಿಗೆ
ಹೊಲಸು ಗುಂಡಿಗೆ ಇರುವವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಬೆಳೆಸಬಾರದು ಸಲುಗೆ .
–ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಅನಂತಪುರ.
೧೧.ಎಲೆಗಳು ನೂರಾರು ಭಾವದ ಎಳೆಗಳು ನೂರಾರು
ಎಲೆಗಳ ಬಣ್ಣ ಒಂದೇ ಹಸಿರು
ಜಾತಿ, ಭಾಷೆ,ಪಂಥ ಹಲವು
ಅವುಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಒಂದೇ ಒಲವು.
-H. S . ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ ಮೂರ್ತಿ.
೧೨. ನಾವು ಆಡುವ ಮಾತು ಹೀಗಿರಲಿ ಗೆಳೆಯ
ಮೃದು ವಚನ ಮೂಲೋಕ ಗೆಲ್ಲುವುದು ತಿಳಿಯ
ಮೌನ ಮೊಗ್ಗೆಯನೊಡೆದು ಮಾತರಳಿ ಬರಲಿ
ಮೂರು ಘಳಿಗೆಯ ಬಾಳು ಮಗಮಗಿಸುತಿರಲಿ
-ಚೆನ್ನ ವೀರ ಕಣವಿ.
ಮೂಲ:ಸಂಗ್ರಹ.

Do You Know?

1.Dogs don’t sweat. They pant to cool down. They actually sweat through their paw pads.

2. Skinks(lizard) can see with their eyes closed. They have a permanent, transparent

eyelid cover over their eyes.

3.Goddess Saraswati is hamsa(swan)vahini. Swan is symbolism of spiritual perfection,transcendence and moksha.

4.Owl of Lakshmi is a warning against distrust and isolationism even selfishness.

5. The human body contains trillions of micro organisms, outnumbering human cells by 10 to 1. Because of their small size, however micro organisms make up only about 1 to 3 percent of the body’s mass ( in a  200 pound adult, that’s 2 to 6 pounds are micro

organisms) but play a vital role in human health.

6. River Dolphin is the national  aquatic animal.

Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal.

Peacock is the national bird.

India Banyan tree(Fig) is the national tree.

Lotus is the national flower which is auspicious symbol of Indian culture.

Mango-National fruit.

National language—Under the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution, there are 22 languages as official  languages of India and no  National Language. There is also a demand for adding 38 more languages under 8th schedule.

National Song–The first two verses of ”Vande Mataram” penned by legendary Bengali writer and novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopaddhyay was selected as the National Song of India on January 24, 1950. The song shares the same status as the National Anthem ”Jana Gana Mana” barring  certain official dictates.

National Emblem is an adaptation from the Saranath Lion Capital of king Ashoka.

National flag is a horizontal tricolor in equal proportion of deep  saffron on the top,

white in the middle and dark green at the bottom.In the centre of the white band there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate Dharma chakra, the wheel of law in the Saranath Lion  capital.

7.Rabindranath Tagore bestowed the title ”Mahatma” on Gandhi in 1915, while writing his autobiography after the latter called him ‘Gurudev’.

8.The kingdom of Great Britain was replaced by the United kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on January 1, 1801 with the Acts of Union, 1800.

Source:Collection.

Divine Pathways.

1 .Spectre Of A Treeless Landscape.

A lone crow sitting on a lonely dry  twig of a tree

Seems to be brooding over the fate of this

Fast-disintegrating world in the coming years.

When trees all around, will become victims of

The greedy population;Perhaps, its anxiety is centred

Not only on its survival, but also on the mankind’s

Funeral sans wood.

2. A Pebble.

A poet is not a superhuman,

But only a pebble, capable of causing

Eve -widening ripples of love

On the lake of humanity.

3.In Search Of An Invisible Boatman.

Lone is the boat in the mid-river;

Alone I stand on the bank.

I want to go to the other end,

But the boat will not come to me

Sans a boatman. So I build

A bridge of desire between me and the boat

And walk upon that bridge;

I keep on walking…But I reach nowhere

And remain where  I am.

O, I am helpless, for, I cannot reach the boat,

Leave alone the other end!

O,where is the invisible boatman

I have ignored hitherto?

Source-Poems  by Dr. Venkataramana K.V.

4.Death

Death is man’s ultimate refusal

To move with Time.

5.Facts And Fiction.

Birth and death are facts of life;

And in between, it is a fiction of mind.

6.My Philosophy.

My philosophy is not meant for

Dispelling sorrow, pain or chaos in the world,

For, they can be tackled by an ordinary mind;

But it is meant for those who want to fathom

The spiritual depths while crossing the ocean of life.

Poems by Dr.Venkataramana K.V.