OUR MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY : FORTY FOUR YEARS OF TOGETHERNESSTODAY

FORTY FOUR YEARS OF TOGETHERNESS

OUR MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY TODAY


When the grace of God is in abundance on the spouses
When spouses bank on each other in happy & not so happy days
When we respect each others privacy
When together we can tide over the situation with a lot of patience
When problem in the family is solved by putting head and heart
When each day becomes a day to face challenge of existence
When sharing and caring becomes a way of life in day to day life
When no difficulty is intractable
When nothing goes amiss with each other’s assistance
When each tries to remain faithful to each other
When both spouses obey the seven vows taken at the time of marriage.

We tied our nuptial knot
In the on 5th November 1977
At Samba in Jammu & Kashmir
I reminisce still so vividly
Whence, with the grace of God Almighty
I and my beloved wife Kamal tied the knot
Got married
On this date as today
My God!
It is more than 44 years ago
But seems as though it was only a few years ago!

As per Hindu rites
While the whole ceremony
Took place
With lighting of fire (Dhuni)
With scented Havan Samagri
Put in the sacred fire
With sacred verses or hymns
From Vedas are chanted
I vividly remember
The marriage vows
To be fulfilled with utmost sincerity
And honesty.


First being prayer to God Almighty
To bestow both of us enough provision for our nourishment
So that we’re able to sustain ourselves and perform our duty
With good health and holistic progress.


Second vow is to prayer to our revered God
To bestow us twosome
Needed strength
And live our good or bad times together
While performing our daily duties.
Third vow by way of prayer to Omniscient God
To bestow us the blessings and graces
For our peace and prosperity
So that we live a life with harmony
With Mother Divine.


Fourth vow and prayer to the Omnipotent God
For standing by and supporting
All the members of family
In good and not so good times.


Fifth prayer to our beloved Almighty God
To grace us with children
With all the good traits
And shall together
Bring-up our children
While giving them right value system
Which are good for all the societies universally.


The sixth vow a sincere prayer to most venerated God
To bestow them good health
And keep them away from sickness
So that the twosome
Should be able to perform
Their noble and divine deeds
With the blessings of Almighty God.

MAY THE RAYS OF HOPE REMAIN TILL WE ARE TOGETHER


Seventh one is also a sincere prayer to our Lord
Is for bestowing them the grace
For a longevity in the relationship
With love and affection galore
While standing by with each other
In good and not so good times.

HOME LINGERS WITH LIFE


All the Seven Promises echo in my ears
Even today, I learn by heart
the vows mad by both of us
We’ve tried our utmost
To live up to the vows
We had made to each other
And will try to stick to each one of these
Till our last breath
Of course, together
Graces of God Almighty.
May our Almighty God
Good health and wellness.



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39 thoughts on “OUR MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY : FORTY FOUR YEARS OF TOGETHERNESSTODAY”

    1. While thanking you Derrick sir for your good wishes, I pray to Almighty God for being with those who have lost their partner on the journey to our last destination. WARM REGARDS💕💕

    1. Chauhan sahib, I thank you from the inner recesses of heart for your warm wishes on our marriage anniversary. It is in fact an inning worth playing and enjoy everything which comes on the path THANKS 7 REGARDS 💕💕

  1. I am afraid that I did not take the vow of marriage seriously and am now being punished for it. I truly wonder if marriage has divine implications. Even as a mere legal document it is more serious than I took it for.

    1. We all should take vows made at the time of marriage seriously and consolidate our familial bonds for peace and prosperity in our life. Thanks and regards.
      When our life does seem a burden for us?

      In essence, it has been observed that sometimes life becomes a burden for us due to variety of reasons. These may be due to constraints of terminal disease resulting in poor health conditions and resultant adverse wellness, disability due to severe injuries due to accident, dire financial stringency constraints due to loss of business or loss of job due to Covid-19 pandemic or due to some other reason etc. This is felt more at the present time than ever.

      OUR LIFE BECOMES VIRTUAL HELL WHEN OUR OWN PEOPLE LEAVE US IN LURCH

      Then life becomes a burden when our own people betray us and neglect us – leaving us in the lurch. We must have observed the pathetic condition of the old people languishing in old-age homes to whom their own children have sent them there. Such people feel cheated by their own offspring. In their desperation and hopeless condition, such people may take any extreme step.

      Essentially, feeling neglected by our own close relatives leaves a scar on our mind and may drive us to extreme anxiety and depression leading to physical and mental ailments. When our mindset remains uncontrolled, we are not able to contribute anything tangible, not merely for ourselves but also people depending on us. In such a predicament, we become mentally unstable.
      PERSISTENT DISAPPOINTMENTS DUE TO NON COMPATIBILITY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP
      At times, compatiblility with our family members, especially so with our spouse, we feel disappointed. The persistent disputes in the family rob the peace of the family and we are not able to perform all the familial functions as expected of us. This becomes a reason for break in relationships going bust becoming a cause of mental wreck thus wrecking the future of entire family fabric, resulting in disappointments and despondency. The reason for all familial breaking apart is due to undisciplined lifestyle and egocentric tendencies. In this, the Bhagavad Gita reveals that we must remain grounded and disciplined in our daily lives. It’s about being disciplined in everything we set out to do. A disciplined man attains perfect peace whereas theundisplined man I always in bondage.

      MEDITATION & MEDICATION SHOULD GO HAND IN HAND FOR CONSTRAINED PEOPLE

      The easiest way for the constrained people is to follow a spiritual way of living. If possible meditation and medication could go together in order to mitigate their frame of mind, Also, if these are combined together these could provide us modicum of hope and a needed tonic to revive hope. Then, detached lifestyle with less expectation could steer clear of any problem which may creep in our life.
      LATCHING ON TO THE FLICKER OF HOPE COULD DELIVER US

      In a situation where we have lost much, hope is a propelling force to live and when hope dies everything else starts dying. We ought to live around for something which gives us a ray of hope even a little spark can create a big fire of enthusiasm. Therefore, as long as hope is alive, we carry any constraint or burden which befall on us. It has also been observed that even if we have good health, possessions, power and pelf, fame etc. if hope gets lost everything else becomes irrelevant. In Bible, it has been made amply clear that “we might have hope”.
      When our life does seem a burden for us?

      In essence, it has been observed that sometimes life becomes a burden for us due to variety of reasons. These may be due to constraints of terminal disease resulting in poor health conditions and resultant adverse wellness, disability due to severe injuries due to accident, dire financial stringency constraints due to loss of business or loss of job due to Covid-19 pandemic or due to some other reason etc. This is felt more at the present time than ever.

      OUR LIFE BECOMES VIRTUAL HELL WHEN OUR OWN PEOPLE LEAVE US IN LURCH

      Then life becomes a burden when our own people betray us and neglect us – leaving us in the lurch. We must have observed the pathetic condition of the old people languishing in old-age homes to whom their own children have sent them there. Such people feel cheated by their own offspring. In their desperation and hopeless condition, such people may take any extreme step.

      Essentially, feeling neglected by our own close relatives leaves a scar on our mind and may drive us to extreme anxiety and depression leading to physical and mental ailments. When our mindset remains uncontrolled, we are not able to contribute anything tangible, not merely for ourselves but also people depending on us. In such a predicament, we become mentally unstable.
      PERSISTENT DISAPPOINTMENTS DUE TO NON COMPATIBILITY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP
      At times, compatiblility with our family members, especially so with our spouse, we feel disappointed. The persistent disputes in the family rob the peace of the family and we are not able to perform all the familial functions as expected of us. This becomes a reason for break in relationships going bust becoming a cause of mental wreck thus wrecking the future of entire family fabric, resulting in disappointments and despondency. The reason for all familial breaking apart is due to undisciplined lifestyle and egocentric tendencies. In this, the Bhagavad Gita reveals that we must remain grounded and disciplined in our daily lives. It’s about being disciplined in everything we set out to do. A disciplined man attains perfect peace whereas theundisplined man I always in bondage.

      MEDITATION & MEDICATION SHOULD GO HAND IN HAND FOR CONSTRAINED PEOPLE

      The easiest way for the constrained people is to follow a spiritual way of living. If possible meditation and medication could go together in order to mitigate their frame of mind, Also, if these are combined together these could provide us modicum of hope and a needed tonic to revive hope. Then, detached lifestyle with less expectation could steer clear of any problem which may creep in our life.
      LATCHING ON TO THE FLICKER OF HOPE COULD DELIVER US

      In a situation where we have lost much, hope is a propelling force to live and when hope dies everything else starts dying. We ought to live around for something which gives us a ray of hope even a little spark can create a big fire of enthusiasm. Therefore, as long as hope is alive, we carry any constraint or burden which befall on us. It has also been observed that even if we have good health, possessions, power and pelf, fame etc. if hope gets lost everything else becomes irrelevant. In Bible, it has been made amply clear that “we might have hope”.

    1. While wishing you and your wife HAPPY MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY AND MAY HEAVEN’S CHOICEST BOUNTIES BE SHOWERED ON TO BOTH OF YOU.

      It would, in fact be my privilege to visit your write-up and get enlightenment. WARM REGARDS.

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