Angarki Chaturthi!

This was a very innocent question I asked my Maa every single time from the time I started fasting on Chaturthi! – “Maa, why is it called Angarki Chaturthi and what is so special about it?” And she would reply when chaturthi falls on Tuesday it is Angarki!

Finally after nearly 7-8 years of Chaturthi I come to know the entire story of Angarki Chaturthi!

So Angarak literally means “red like burned coal”

So Angarak was son of Mother Earth and Rishi Bhardwaj who was great devotee of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha was impressed by Anagarak’s devotion and he asked him to express a wish which Ganesha could accomplish!

Angarak promptly replied – that he wanted his name to be associated with Bappa forever, and there it goes Ganesha granted him a wish that every chaturthi that falls on Tuesday will be named as Angarki Chaturthi

So to all the Bappa fans – Happy Angarki!

(आणि पुणेकर असाल तर एकदा दगडूशेठ ला नक्की भेट द्या!!!!)

(Picture credits – Sachin Mane)

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Merry Christmas!

It is that part of the year where I miss my school days! Being in an convent school where we had sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and friends – it was a perfect family at school. Today after nearly 6 years that schooling is done I do miss that “Christmas play” , The Santa, that crib decoration competition, every year’s birth story of Baby Jesus! Oh My God those carols and jingles were boring at that time but now even when I accidentally hear one of them it makes me feel so blessed being part of Stella Maris High School!

And yeah! It would be most wonderful gift of Santa if we could have a get-together – a reunion of school friends in those school premises with all those teachers who once pulled our ears and made us what we are today!

Christmas – is thanksgiving was what one of my teacher said is school, saying thank you does not change the scenario but it does make the person feel special and recognized!

So this Christmas I heartily thank all those school mates, the teaching as well as non teaching staff and each and every person who made school life a wonderful memory for lifetime!!

 

Imagica!

A wonderful day at Adlabs Imagica – It was truly beyond imagination!! The fun, the thrill and everything was so damn exciting!!! It was truly one of its kind experience with the most amazing people (a group of around 80-85 people from all ages!)…

Sundays like these can’t just be got over so easily!! One more thing – Hats off to all the engineers and master minds behind the construction of unimaginable destination of enjoyment – IMAGICA!!

Personally, I enjoyed the Deep Space ride, The Rajasauraus, The Scream Ride and The Nitro one!! I could feel that fear and thrill both dancing through my stomach to my eyes which met the enthusiastic air through my huge screams!!!

Diwali!!!

Households light dozens of little clay oil lamps, called diyas, to symbolize the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

The word “Diwali,” or “Deepawali” in Sanskrit, means “a row of lamps” in Sanskrit.

So in literal sense Diwali means “Festival of Diyas” and not festival of crackers!!!

This diwali let us all pledge to make the beautiful festival meaningful!!!

Let us try making an attempt to light someone’s life, let us try wiping off few bad habits in our own selves, let us just initiate a change and let us hold the torch of love and peace !!!!

Let us pledge that we will make this festival memorable than simply blowing it off in smoke and pollution!!!!!

Be the change!!!! Start a change

Say no to crackers!! Say no to pollution!!

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Illumination of 60,000 diyas at Shaniwar Wada, Pune, India on first day of the 5-day festival – Diwali!!!

Sundaying!!!

And these little green babies surprise me with beautiful fresh red roses!!! As if they bloomed just to make my sunday go super awesome!!!!

After such a long time I could just go have endless talks to the birds flying up in the open sky…Share smiles with the fleeting butterflies…Let the morning sunshine kiss me a happy week ahead… Exchange words with the cool wee morning breeze and simply fall in love with my own smiles!!!!!

Happy Sunday

Smile and spread smiles

Cotton or clouds???

Chubby clouds!!
Shouting aloud…
Fly up high…
Rise to the sky!
Once a up once a down…
Chin up princess for your crown!!
Sail on and on…
To see the lights come and darks gone!!
Chubby clouds
Shouting aloud
The lucky child…Is that you…??
Yes my child it’s only you!!!

Hope that rhymes well??!!!

Could just not resist to post… Seeing the colour of clouds change the sunny afternoon to calm soothing one!!!!