Amay, may Heaven’ s choicest

Abundant blessings be showered
On to you our most loved
And remain ever blessed
With the bountiful blessings of Almighty God
The One who can make huge difference to one and all.

Since your birthday
Coincides with the most auspicious day
Of  GURU PUSHYA YOG; connected
with Lord Shanidev Ji

On which we can initiate any venture, as it also has its connect with
Lord Ganesha

We remember this day for enhancement of our knowledge & wisdom thru
our know-how

For performing our Karma
And live in peace and prosperity with the grace of God.

Really a shining star of our eye
Who is learning and experiencing new things
And adding his knowhow everyday of his life
Along with rich value system
Transferred by parents with warmth in love
Which comes out of the inner recesses of heart
Generating in its wake a feeling of pride
That you’re not apart from us all
A blood relation producing warmth in our emotions.

When you smile
We smile with you
When you laugh
We laugh with you.

Your chatter captivates us
When you are in pain it pains us.

A feeling of pleasure comes on the
surface of our mind

That you’re one amongst us
Whose birthday falls today.

You will represent us in the days to

We pray to God for your happiness
Insightful knowledge
Good health and wellness
So as to cultivate sound habits, behavior and attitude.

Named variously with paramount love and

By different people closely connected
But the intention of each one remains the same
To showcase and transfer basketful of love onto you.

I further pray to Almighty God that your

May be better than today, which is our expectation
For healthy and joyful living for you our love one.




The crying need for Earth Day was felt immensely
After knowing the over-exploitation of Earth by the humans with cruelty
To meet his ends so selfishly
Thus abusing it enormously
Thereby spoiling its balance hugely.

Thus with effect from 21st April 1970 sharp
A day was fixed to honour the Mother Earth
And the concept of peace
Prosperity and of humans for their very survival
Is dovetailed with it all.

This planet of ours provides us all the resources required
Air, water, soil & fire which are most needed
Besides, the living things such as animals and plants
Which provide us food to eat –  giving us energy, most needed
Without which we cannot sustain and enhance our existence
Even for a limited period of time.

Spoiling the purity of any or many or all the natural bounties
Will spoil the balance of the Mother NatureThereby impacting the Mother Earth.

The bosom of Mother Earth contains fossil fuel
And wood from the over-ground too
Which are used for furniture and building materials
And could ultimately be used for cremation too.

Minerals and metal ores are contained below the earth’s crust

Which are used for making products most useful for us humans
As raw materials in industries
For finished products finally.
Besides, providing meaningful employment too
Which enhance our comforts in our daily lives
Thus developing, modernizing and facilitating us
To provide ease which shapes our lives.

The quality of air, water and other bounties of nature
Are pure when taken out from earth
But the way we harness these bounties
And extract them impact the entire ecosystem
And thus the quality of these extracts
Thus spoiling the sources of these natural resources
Indirectly Impacting our existence.

The way the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted globally
Tells the humanity a different sordid story
This hideous infection has not merely
Has taken human toll with its ill-effects but also impacted countries economically
And in all likelihood it is a handiwork of one Country
From where this most dangerous infection has originated
The Mother Earth is helping in absorbing the dead bodies
Either thru burial or through cremation
Without any sort of discrimination
Like any other mother on this earth
Who brings up her children with full care and caution.

Due to humans’ negative attitude
Our own dearest Mother Earth
What we do to the Mother Earth so dear
It has been revealed without doubt
Whence the humans disturb the balance of Nature
By playing with the laws of Nature
It gives birth to invisible enemies
Most hideous ones
It may be due to polluting the environs
By fires of forests and deforestation
Thus denuding the Earth CrustAnd spoiling the Eco-systemOr polluting the Water bodies
By the pollutants from the households and industries
Or through sound pollutionCreated by us so thoughtless humans
Or worst still, Alas!
May be imbalance in our eating habitsThereby deciding what to put on our plates and eat
And what we as humans should desistLeave for the elements to take care
That bats may be the possible origin
Of diseases like Ebola
And now Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Which is having free run
Infecting the populace around
Thus having dangerous death dance globally.

The Mother Earth which bestows us with all sorts of gifts
That sustains us from time we become flesh & blood
Till time this body sustains us not.

With no expectations in return gift from us selfish humans

 Some of us use Nature’s creations
Which are harmful for our body.

We leave litters aroundAfter, partying & feasting at the mountain sites so enchanting
With fragrance of natural flowers just intoxicating
Making the environment so fascinating
Adding splendour to the scenic beauty are the flora and fauna.

But the left over litters just spoil the virginity of mountain spots
With spread of odour of leftovers of the people partaking foodstuff
Stench also leaves a scar on the act of these people
Who spoiled the place with their profane acts.

Left out road side old vehicle parts
Wait till eternity for the people to pick these up
Nobody ever comes to do this solemn actTill elements like winds and rains mix these in the Mother Earth itself – alas!

Vehicle repair workshop
 just line up the roadsides
Blackening the area
 with grease and what not
Generating a shabby look around
Green cover is being denuded
For habitats for increased numbers
And cultivation of food for multitudes
Thus multiplying the adverse implications
To the Eco-system

Causing blizzards and change of climates.
Plundering the earth of the mineral wealth
In the form of crude oilPrecious metals, stones and coal
Leaving the earth bereft of natural resources
Thus producing an imbalance to the internal fabric of the earth
Which too comes out & reacts most violently
Causing earthquakes of huge intensity
Spreading deaths and destruction all around hugely.

Spewing of gases so poisonous
To the sky above with impunity
Enlarging the black-hole and creating wide-black-hole in our health
Impacting us by most harmful sun rays.

My humble payer to all
Have some pity onto the Mother Earth
Not for us presently but AT LEAST for our coming generations,


Bhagwad Gita, too much credence is given to mother earth. It is here that water, fire, air, living beings of every kind including humans reside (of course with body, mind and intelligence. All these are originated from God Almighty.

Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego—altogether these eight comprise My separated material energies. Bhagwad Gita.

Essentially, as far as our Earth is concerned, it has physical matter, solid substance along with gross objects. These are grouped in the category of the five elements (Mahabhutas) which could be termed as the cosmic substances. These are earth, air, water, fire and ether. Each one of these elements are inter-linked or associated with each other besides the space or ether or acts like a container or basket to sustain all these elements.

If these elements are spoiled by our acts of omissions and commissions as diminution of forest cover by cutting trees without planting the new ones, emission of poisonous gases in the atmosphere from the industrial units, pollution of water bodies with the affluence/wastes of industries.

Here Mahatma Gandhi’s quote is most relevant: ‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.’EARTH HAS RICH SCENIC BEAUTIES WHICH SHOULD NOT BE SPOILED

It has been observed that when we do not observe the Laws of Nature and play with the Mother Nature irrationally– in our eating habits including our attitudes towards other creations (birds and animals). This Earth Day is coming at a time when globally the humanity has been facing the challenges posed by Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. The virus, Covid-19 virus, is the creation of humans due to their omissions and commissions by spoiling the eco-system of the Mother Earth by their eating habits. This most dangerous virus infection is transmitted through minutest droplet particles through respiratory droplets. The virus is also transmitted through contacts with the infected person through the medium of sneezing and coughing.

For fulfillment of our ulterior and selfish motives, we are spoiling the eco-system without even a slightest thought about the consequences of our acts. Therefore need of the hour is to save the Mother Earth from the pollution which is impacting the lives of all the living beings globally.

Our benevolent God has created Earth and everything which it contains, including various seasons suiting the living world. The humans should maintain the balance of Nature by not spoiling the natural setting. All the elements of Mother Nature are beneficial for the living beings for their sustenance.

In Bible it has been mentioned: For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind. And declares to man what ae the thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness, and treads on the high places of the earth. The Lord God of hosts I His name.

We know that the most essential forms of Nature without which we cannot have our existence at all are Earth, Water, Fire, Ether and Air. We know that life on this earth would not be possible if any one of these forms of Nature are not available at all.

All the creations live on the earth and use air and water by our body for chemical reaction which occur in the cells of all living beings in order to sustain life. This chemical reaction is termed as metabolism. This activity ensures growth of our body and also help in reproduction. The activity of growth and development along with reproduction cannot happen without a solid earth for living beings. Then there are the living beings which live and sustain themselves in water. These are called aquatic beings.

Mother Earth has been very kind to us in providing us everything from birth till death. It has on its crust trees, birds, forest cover and everything; lofty and majestic mountains, vast sea, water reservoirs, mesmerizing scenic beauties, flora and fauna, animal world and what not. All these add to our sustenance in our daily lives.

Mother Earth contains all sorts of mineral wealth which is helpful for further growth and development of the countries. But exploitation of the mineral wealth has also got a limit. We are cutting trees indiscriminately affecting the eco system. Industrial wastes are being thrown in the rivers polluting the water. We spew dangerous gases to the atmosphere affecting the atmospheric balance. Not only this even teh Antarctic Continent is being adversely affected by the acts of us humans.

Then we have ether (the atmosphere over the earth) which is essential for the survival of the living beings. The upper air of the atmosphere has to be kept pollution-free for breathing. It has been seen that we spoil the balance of Nature by polluting the air by our own omissions and commissions.

Our earth contains flora and fauna – flora means trees and fauna means animal world. The trees are essential for us since the trees convert Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into Oxygen (O2). Without trees and green cover, on earth, we cannot have good health and wellness. The more trees we plant, the more greenery we would be having thereby a pollution-free environs for breathing.

The fragrance of flowers on the earth crust, the fruit trees, the crops we grow on the earth give us food to eat which sustains our lives.
If air is polluted by emission of harmful gases, we will be breathing in impure air resulting in lung related diseases, if water is impure, we are constrained to take in polluted water resulting in impacting our health, if earth’s eco-system is polluted by a mix of our activities then we can imagine the health hazards besides when the whole atmosphere is polluted, it can bring about severest harms to our climate, cause lung and respiratory related diseases, exposure to polluted air can cause cancer and could in many cases impair reproductive system etc. These affected severely are children and the old people including those who are constantly exposed to pollutants.

By our acts of omission and commission, we are doing everything to spoil the balance of the nature which is causing negative results implications to our next generations.
In Bhagwad Git has rightly been said: As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease, and severe anxiety.

Both Nature and Spirit (Purusha) are without beginning and end. Nature is the source of all material things whereas spirit is the source of consciousness which experiences pains and pleasure. Then we have Spirit Supreme or Lord Supreme or Supreme which directs our lives and graces us wellness.



Akshaya means never decreasing in joy, expectation, hope and success along with prosperity; while Tritiya means third phase of the moon. It is called so after the lunar day of the spring month of Vaisakha. It is also termed as Akti or Akha Teej by Jains as well. This day is the most auspicious one for Jains since it commemorates the first Tirthankara ending of one year asceticism. This day is also termed as Varshi Tapa. On this day, Jains observe fast and other asceti austerities.


Akshaya Tritritiya is considered to be the most auspicious day to start any business ventures, solemnize marriages, to purchase any property; gold and silver ornaments including initiating any ventures. It is also a day when we remember our ancestors for getting their blessings for the wellness of members of the family.


On this auspicious day, charity to the needy is considered to be beneficial for the prosperity of whole of the family members.


This day is considered as auspicious since this day is also termed as Parasurama Jayanti. Lord Parasurama was the son of Jamadagni and Renuka. He worshipped Lord Shiva who gave him  an axe as a war weapon to exterminate the evil doers. Lord Shiva also taught him the warfare skills. He was very aggressive in his approach; having traits of Kashtriya and Brahmins. Worshipping him sincerely can bring us prosperity and happiness.


  • It is also believed that Rishi Ved Vyasa started reciting Epic Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha without any interruption on this day.
  • There is also a legend that sacred Ganges descended on earth on this auspicious day.
  • It is also considered as the most sacred day since the temples of Gangotri and Yamunotri (The parts of Char Dhams) are opened on this day after the same are closed owing to heavy snowfall.
  • This day too is considered as the auspicious one since Sudama (The childhood sakha) paid a visit to his childhood friend Krishna in Dwarka.
  • On this day, God appointed Lord Kubera as the God of wealth therefore people purchase gold, silver and precious stones on this day
  • This day is considered as one of the most auspicious days to start any business venture or to start anything which has ramification on the wellness of the family.
  • In other parts of India, the farmer start sowing Kharif crops.
  • This day too is considered auspicious one since the contruction of Lord Jagannatha Chariots starts on this day the Rath Yatra too.

As this day is of multifaceted and most auspicious since it is connected with so many deities: Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, and many rishis of repute therefore, my prayer to all is to bestow the humanity happiness, joy, peace and prosperity.



After our earthy final break in our sojourn,
We mortals traverse to a world unknown,
Where to – guesswork abounds,
Some think few are welcomed to enchanting Heaven,
And the others to burning cubicles of hell are thrown,
Depending solely on earthy deeds or misdeeds,
Records of which are assiduously maintained and screened.

Death is inevitable, then why gets afraid?
Death is a stark reality, then why get saddened?
When parting with our kin so dear, finally,
During life too, we experience death in small ways routinely,
The one who has seen the dawn of the day,
Will surely see the dusk of the day.

A mistaken sense of pride,
Egged on by mistaken sense of permanence of life,
Spurs us to cling to this life so tight,
That sometimes, we forget the imminence of our end.
Which is so near but seemingly so far away from sight.

Earthy inning is quite fascinating,
Parting with worldly possessions so paining,
Yet, in life, we ought to adopt righteous course,
Why fear, accept the change of garb with courage and without remorse,
A life filled with inner freedom is helpful,
Engrave this idea, eternal sleep is sacred and peaceful,
Welcome the eternal sleep when it comes naturally with
open hands.

For this end is not the end of cycle of life and earth,
But a continuity of a play played by earthlings,
And supervised from His Heavenly Abode by Supreme-Being;
The One and the only One by whatever name you call Him.


Where and when we would be born?
Where and when we ‘ill say final leave-taking?
Are the questions which are mystic in nature
For us humans
Sometimes we meet our end
Without any inkling
While walking
While talking
While waking
While driving
While praying
While having nervous breakdown
While in sleeping
While day dreaming
While chanting the name of our Creator even!
Thinking that He may provide succor
How it all happens is not known to us.



It should always be borne in mind that body is the carrier of the soul which is immortal. We should, therefore, make concerted efforts to keep our inner self morally and ethically pure by our righteous Karma. Though we can treat the ailments of our body with medicines so as to have body strength to transact our day to day function but while doing so, we should never forget our inner potentials. These could be harnessed through meditation for self realization.


It is a fact that the one who is born has to one day die. When and how is not in our hand. The reason for demise too is uncertain. It may be due to ageing, accidental death, due to some terminal illness, or self-inflicted death as suicide etc. But death leaves none. It may be mighty and powerful demon king Ravana or Alexander the great who had all the resources including medical help at his beck and call but could not escape death. Or it may be incarnates (Avtaras) of Gods such as Lord Rama or Lord Krishna. They also had to bid adieu to this planet when their time came. Ordinary humans and all the living things have to have their end one day, how, when and due to what reason is irrelevant.


It should always be borne in mind that we had not brought anything while we were born and will not be taking anything while we depart from this earth. Even the temporary body cage we acquired is also not ours forever. We would be leaving this body one day when we die. We shall leave everything that we had earned in material form. We shall only take our good Karma; nothing tangible (Vastvik). When ‘I’ as a body is consumable (upabhogiy) in nature then why should be unduly be worried about this which is not ours for good.


If all have to embrace death one day then question arises why we should fear death. Therefore, we should be prepared for death. It could happen anytime and anywhere. Therefore, no problem then, if the mightiest could not postpone death then how ordinary humans like can escape death?

We fear death or process of dying since we are deluded by the attraction of worldly possessions which we may have earned through our hard work or inherited from our parents or got through adopting corrupt means. This feeling takes birth in us after we consciously know the significance of worldly possessions in our life. We just forget that one day we have to die one day but the fear of which keeps haunting us. The time and reason of our death cannot be predicted before hand by anyone. In other words, the Damocles’ Sword of death always keeps haunting us.


In life, we encounter so many ups and downs. We lived our past, got good and bad experiences under the shadow of death anxiety just there for us. After experiencing all these, we depart from this earth after performing what is expected of us happily or grudgingly as circumstances permit. But in all these, we have not to forget God’s blessings. If we sincerely call Him, He will certainly come to our succour and we shall be delivered of the problems. After having fulfilled the purpose of our life, we should expect death without any fear of its happening since it has to happen one day. Truth of this has been mentioned in Bible. ‘for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. When we keep this truth in mind then we do not nurture death anxiety or hanatophobia. In fact, death anxiety is a fear of our own death or the process of dying with or without any physical and mental ailments troubling us.


We are living our present but our future remains uncertain. The present is the only period which is under our control hence we should utilize this time ‘now’ meaningfully. Bhagwad Gita mentions about present time: Some come to the spiritual life because of suffering, some in order to understand life; some come through a desire to achieve life’s purpose, and some come who are men and women of wisdom. Unwavering in devotion, always united with me, the man or woman of wisdom surpasses all the others’. All these could be transacted with certainity at the present period of time which is with us since we are the master of present.


We should, therefore, not fear death since what we lose is our perishable body (which is the carrier) with us and what remains with the SELF is eternal or immortal soul. Hence death should not nurture any death anxiety. For this, knowing our conscious self and what remains to be known lying within us cure us in its totality. It could be termed as self healing or self repairing (outside and inside of our body). Meditation is needed for repairing the inside of our body (Soul), our own self effort can work wonders to train our mind to work according to our commands since: ‘Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind’. (Bhagwad Gita). The medicines could heal our body. Having done these, we can acquire a balance in life. By so doing, we can fructify all the functions of body, mind and soul without trauma or anxiety of death.


When at death bed, we should remember God but bereft of any anxiety or fear of death stocking us. We should have soft feeling without any illwill or expectation or attachment whatsoever. Just clarity in everything is needed even at death bed or in the process of death. I have seen some deaths in my family; my parent’s death and two of my elder brothers. My father was calm and composed even at death bed (At 95 years!) since he was a disciplined soldier. My mother died due to old-age with calmness writ large. That is the death I want with the grace of Almighty God. This has been amply made clear in Bhagwad Gita: Remembering me at the time of death, close down the doors of the senses and place the mind in the heart. Then, while absorbed in meditation, focus all energy upwards to the head. Repeating in this state the divine name, the syllable Om that represents the changeless Brahman, you will go forth from the body and attain the supreme goal.


This life of ours has been a gift of our Creator, we should not even nurturing an idea of taking revenge but rather make an effort to refine such people so that they follow righteous path. For the ones with more power and more sinister like Demon King Ravana and Kamsa, Lord Vishnu had to take Avtars in Treta Yuga as Rama and Krishna in Duapar Yuga respectively to kill Kamsa. Besides Lord Vishnu took ten Avtars in other to exterminate the evil doers and establish the modicum of peace and tranquility in various Yugas.

God Almighty is the Creator of everything that exists here on this planet and beyond. He is the highest reality and beyond time and space; Supreme Being. God is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is greater than all great things put together. In other word, God is supreme entity in every sense of the word.

Living things perish after their journey ends on this earth and rebirth but His grace remains is enduring. Those who are free from attachment in this material world attain the Abode of God when they say bye to this world.

In Bhagwad Gita, it has been said: In all the worlds of this material creation, up to the highest abode of Brahma, you will be subject to rebirth, O Arjun. But on attaining My Abode, O son of Kunti, there is no further rebirth.


We do not have any choice of birth and death but after our birth, we start imbibing the traits of our family members, culture and tradition in which we are brought up. On receiving certain characteristics from our relatives and peer group, we may improve upon what we have gained from the society due to our self effort with the increase of our capacities. Here our self belief and belief on God count a lot.


In essence, sometimes, we are down and out physically and mentally due to some sudden incident at home like death of a sole earning member of family leaving the family high and dry with nobody to bank on for providing succor or social security. What then, who could bestow helping hand? Really, in such a critical scenario, only Higher Reality can be relied on for steering us through. Remembering Him with all the sincerity at our command will deliver us and take our boat from stormy water to the shore. Higher thinking on higher pedestal also leads to spiritual upliftment along with intellectual and holistic growth and development.


Then sometimes we may question so many things based on the empirical experiences we have gained over a period of time due our self effort or knowledge gained from relatives, friends, teachers, formal and informal institutions etc. But there are the ones whose life is cut short due to some accident or we may be snatched by the death before reaching old age due to death some sordid terminal disease. I have seen this specter of death in real life. In not so distant past, one of my closest relative died of heart attack and that too without any previous history of symptoms thus proving the dictum: Death keeps no calendar.


Death for those who are born is certain but passing away without any sign of sudden departure ultimately is hugely saddening since when such a thing happens, whole of the family fabric gets hugely disturbed. Then there is the problem of unfinished tasks by the departed soul. He may not have completed the necessary formalities of making a ‘Will’ or may not have performed all the family duties and responsibilities. Such a deceased person leaves everybody dependent up on him in the lurch to fend for themselves.

Leaving finally at the prime of life is not in anyone’s hands but difficulty arises when requisite documents and certificates such as Death Certificate, Surviving Member(s) Certificate, for Change of Name for Property and Bank are the most daunting jobs, PF & EPF payment formalities etc. Unfortunately, due to busy schedule, if the deceased has not made the necessary formalities of nominating ‘Nominee’ for his Bank and property deeds then the Banks and other concerned offices put a huge spanner and raise several questions which compounds the problem still further. The bereaved family members experience a lot of difficulties unheard o hitherto.

In essence, if any of the certificate is not attained by the bereaved family member(s) then there is a huge problem of getting deposited sum in the various Banks or get the name on the property documents etc! A person who has lost his only earning member and left without completion of requisite formalities or documents have to go from pillar to post in order to first of all collate the documents by standing in the long queues and sometimes without any tangible results! What a critical state of affair for the hapless family?

The Bible says this, and yet millions of people—from newborn babes to the very old and all ages in between, can and do, die. So what is God really saying? Physical life always ends in death. But is that God’s ultimate goal for His creation? No!


The material world or material possessions and immaterial world or spiritual world; which one we want to pursue in our life depends on us only. Material world means materials which enhances our outward status, power and could enhance our egocentric tendencies. Possessing these enhances our hunger for material possessions but leads us nowhere as far as eternal happiness is concerned. In the former case, we’ve material comforts which make our life easy and comfortable on immaterial plane we remain blank; Talking materially, we delve only of material possessions. On the contrary, on the spiritual plane or immaterial world, the higher path of intellectual growth and development takes place.


It has been observed that even in spiritual world, we need to have material possession(s) to sustain ourselves. In other word, with material world, we’ve to use these material possessions in a manner or to a limit which is needed to subsist but we should not become slave to these possessions; as though we cannot live without these. These should assist us in carving our path to spiritual growth and development. This path should bestow us inner peace besides giving a rich meaning to outer world.


High thinking means living in high ideals. When you set a goal above the material goods, you are living in high thinking. High thinking is the greatest achievement in this world. High thinking is the only wealth that cannot be looted or destroyed.


Air is a physical demonstration of high thinking. Air travels and moves around, but there is no clash or confrontation, so is the case of high thinking. A person who is a high thinker cannot waste his time in clashes and confrontation, he will set his journey beyond all these things. Nothing can stop the speed of air. So is the case of a high thinker. Nothing has the power to stop the journey of a high thinker. A high thinker is free of all kinds of negative thought. He is free of anger and lust; he is free of intolerance and confrontation, he is free of hatred, he is free of frustration and despair, he is free of tension and stress, he is free of complaint and protest.

A high thinker is free of all kinds of negativity and he is full of all kinds of positive thoughts. High thinking makes a man sublime. High thinking also develops the very important ability to act and not to react. Such a person is able to ignore all the problems and avail all the opportunities.





Good Friday is the most solemn day we reminisce

As Good Friday
A day of huge reckoning for the humanity
Whence our heart aches hugely
With sadness writ large on the faces of gentry
All those who hath knowledge about this Friday.

This solemn day is observed as an anniversary
Whence Jesus Christ – the most revered One
Left his corporal body from this earth
To the abode of the Supreme Spirit.

For those who’ve firm belief
In the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ
The preaching which enriches the humans of all hues
Thus making our life awe-inspiring.

It is the holiest of all days put together
A day which we recollect every year
When our beloved one offered himself on the cross
Without even a slightest emotional upsurge
To uphold truth bereft of any ill–will towards those responsible for their outrage.

Prayers with fasting is observed on this day
On this particular day we reminisce this Friday
While purity of this day remains etched in hearts
Of all those who know that he died for us all.

In His lifetime this Messenger of Holy Spirit
Was most virtuous and compassionate
And overly serene whilst meeting his own end in flesh and blood
At the hands of those who did not know what they were up to
Just ignorant lots
Underwent crucification and final surrender to the Lord
On this day – a solemn day indeed.

Even then he sought forgiveness for his executors – the heartless ones
The sinful ones at the helm of affair responsible for his crucification!

With final and eternal utterance, he forgave them for their ignorance
‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’!

Such words surcharged with compassion are rarest of rare – ever heard
Which could only be from the heart of one who is the dearest son
Of the Omnipotent and Omniscient One – the most compassionate One.

A lesson to us humans, a most credible one at that
So merciful he was even to the irreligious ungodly lots
Drunk they were with power and pelf along with ego overflowing
A temporary phenomenon for us earthlings.

Such empathy is a key to Christ Consciousness
Suffering for us – relentless pain with a lot of humiliation
A death so holy – indeed for our redemption
Such supreme sacrifice is an instrument of compensation
Which strikes at the tender chords of our heart, so palpable realization
That the Messengers of God cannot remain in void for so long.

Hence end of that life span, followed resurrection
Thus stunning the general masses at large by his revivification
Methods may different in observation
Yet the sacredness of Good Friday for ever remains
The devout kneel with utmost reference
Before the Wooden Cross kept in Churches, so holy on this day.

Thence last words of Lord Christ are also repeated
‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’.

So that those solemn words may remain imprinted in our recollection
Thence a symbolic burial of the Lord is undertaken
For which difference could be in method
But the inner most emotions are obviously very touching
For our beloved Jesus Christ
Who for Truth’s sake gave His own life form
So that we humans are absolved of our sins
Which a true son of God can only make it happen.

Factually dark spot on the anal of history is the crucification
Thence Easter is the bright spot in the form of resurrection
Whence the Star shined with a greater vigor in huge form and manifestation
Opening new pathways for our association
With Lord Jesus Christ in His resurrection.



Essentially, history is reveals us of several examples and witness to the fact that various incarnations of our Creator had to endure trials and tribulations in their real life time while living on this earth. People who opposed their ideas and ideals always opposed them tooth and nail because these God’s Incarnations were the messengers of peace and their mission was to spread the ETERNAL TRUTH and remove the specter of ignorance from our midst. The Messengers of  Almighty GOD also helped in removal of evil which prevailed in the society. They preached: ‘Bless those who curse you.’ They presented a living example for us humans to see how best they withstood onslaughts of those who opposed the very ideals which has divergent viewpoints – departure from their pseudo and outdated beliefs.

The Messengers of our God also helped in removal of evil that prevailed in the society at that time. They preached the dictum: ‘Bless them that curse you.’ They presented a living example for us humans to see how best they withstood onslaughts of those who opposed the very ideals which with divergent viewpoints – departure from their pseudo and outdated beliefs. They had to withstand the wraths of egocentric power hungry people.

While reforming the masses and showing them the true path, the messenger of our God Jesus Christ faced several hurdles from those who opposed his ideas. The other incarnations like Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Prophet Mohammad faced similar hurdles at every step but with their foresight and fortitude these Apostles of Peace challenged the old and hackneyed mores of behavior and came out unscathed ultimately.

Surprisingly, after their earthy sojourns, they were accepted as the Messengers of God by the very people who opposed them in the first instance and remain giving their respectful place even now. This is the tragedy of humans that we do not recognize our God’s Messengers/Incarnations while they were on this planet like us humans but when they are no longer with us then we take them as their revered ones and worship them for their preaching! This is a travesty of fact with our humans. I term this as the weakness in the egoist mindset people.

Lord Jesus Christ is one such example amongst others. These Messengers of Peace fought for the common people and were able to rid the society of the evil doers and challenged the very philosophies of people at the helm of affairs during the periods on this earth. In that process these Sons of God had to face opposition. People who mattered suspected these God’s messengers because their ideals were counter to their (powerful opponents) own and in upholding these they (Sons of God) had to face umpteenth difficulties

During his life time Jesus Christ did everything to rid the then society of the evils prevalent and wanted to change the outlook of the people.

Although Jesus Christ suffered humiliation and immense pain at the hands of his tormentors yet he felt sympathy even for his tormentors while he agonized on the cross for us all. We should never forget that He suffered so that we are redeemed of our sins that we as humans do commit. There were disturbances and upheavals after he gave up his spirit.

Crucification of Jesus Christ gave a new meaning of life to us humans to follow. His ideals and preaching are held dear by us all and will remain so till eternity. May this Day remain etched in our memory as the day of redemption of humanity and He remains a beacon of light for all of us on this earth.


In essence,  it is said that there is always a light after the darkness. Jesus used to heal the physical ills of masses, He wanted their highest good while he was in flesh and blood like us. But the insensitive people just crucified him! This is also a fact that he had the power to escape being crucified but he did not do so. And even in agony he said: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ That is why He had to come back again for our happiness and for our purification. This purification is attained only when we’ve conquered our weaknesses in the form of our ego etc.


If crufication was a dark blot on those who crucified Jesus, the Easter is commemorated as a symbol of resurrection. Easter celebration has a historic perspective. It also symbolizes rebirth; a pious day that is why devotees decorate their houses, rejoice, mass prayers are conducted in Churches. It is a celebration in connection with the rising of Christ – the Son of God. Easter also opens doors for a holy association with God through Jesus Christ.


While reforming the masses and showing them the true path, the messenger of our God Jesus Christ faced several hurdles from those who opposed his idea. The other incarnations like Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Prophet Mohammad faced many hurdles at every step but with their foresight and fortitude these Apostles of Peace challenged the old and hackneyed mores of behavior and came out unscathed ultimately. Surprisingly, after their earthy sojourns they were accepted as the Messengers of God by the very people who opposed them in the first instance and remain giving their respectful place even now. This is the tragedy of humans that we do not recognize our God’s Messengers/Incarnations while they were on this planet but when they are no longer with us then we take them as their revered ones and worship them for their preaching! This is a travesty of fact with our humans.


Lord Jesus Christ is one such example amongst others like Prophet Mohammad, Lord Krishna, Lord Rama who gave new meaning and content to the philosophy of living. These Messengers of Peace fought for the common people and were able to rid the society of the evil doers and challenged the very philosophies of people at the helm of affairs during the periods on this earth. In that process these Sons of God had to face opposition. People who mattered suspected these God’s messengers because their ideals were counter to their (powerful opponents) own and in upholding these they (Sons of God) had to face trials and tribulations. During the life time Jesus Christ did everything to rid the then society of the evils prevalent and wanted to change the outlook of the people.

Although Jesus Christ suffered humiliation and immense pain at the hands of his tormentors yet he felt sympathy even for his tormentors while he agonized on the cross for us all. We should never forget that He suffered so that we are redeemed of our sins that we as humans do commit. There were disturbances and upheavals after he gave up his spirit.

Crucification of Jesus Christ gave a new meaning of life to us humans to follow. His ideals and preaching are held dear by us all and will remain so till eternity. May this Day remain etched in our memory as the day of redemption of humanity and He remains a beacon of light for all of us on this earth.

It is well said, there is always a light after the darkness. Jesus used to heal the physical ills of masses, he wanted their highest good while he was in flesh and blood like us. But the insensitive people just crucified him! This is also a fact that he had the power to escape being crucified but he did not do so. And even in agony he said: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ That is why He had to come back again for our happiness and for our purification. This purification is attained only when we’ve conquered our weaknesses in the form of our ego etc.

If crufication was a dark blot on those who crucified Jesus, the Easter is commemorated as a symbol of resurrection. Easter celebration has a historic perspective. It also symbolizes rebirth; a pious day that is why devotees decorate their houses, rejoice, mass prayers are conducted in Churches. It is a celebration in connection with the rising of Christ – the Son of God. Easter also opens doors for a holy association with God through  Jesus Christ.



Born to mother Anjana
As a reward for her worship of Lord Shiva
Due to which Lord Hanumana
Is called as the incarnation of Lord Shiva.

My sincere prayers to Lord Hanumana
I entreat to thee the most ardent Bhakta of Lord Rama
The savior of all the creations
To rid the humanity off all the predicaments.

Hanuman Jyanti as a most auspicious day
Being the Chitra Purnima tithi
In Shakula Paksha following on Wednesday
He is the symbol of strength and amazing power
He is passionately revered by the devotees
Of Lord Rama particularly
The Maryada Prashotam
While we want the graces of Lord Ram
To whom we worship Lord Hanuman
For the success of our mission
Or any project we undertake.

Hanuman’s prayers at juncture so critical
When there is specter of hate
Raising its ugly head

With Hanuman Chalisa recitation
Or chanting of Mantra
Om Eh Reem Hanumante Shri Ram Doote Namon

We can get His blessings.

To seek and get answers to our problems, so intractable
The sincere worship of Lord Hanumanji could deliver us from sufferings
Thus removing the negative forces overpowering us
And the ones which have bedeviled our lives.

The devotees could offer prayers
With flowers like marigold, rose
With parsad as Ladu, halwa and banana
Which are very dear to Lord Hanumana.


Before delving on the significance of this day, I offer my sincere prayer to the one who can deliver the humanity from pains and adversities caused to the hapless people of Ukraine and also pains and sufferings being experienced at other places; it may be manmade or due to natural upheavals. I sincerely offer my prayers to Lord Hanumanji for delivering the sufferers.


Lord Hanuman was born to Anjana, the wife of Vanaraja Kesari (the King of Monkeys). It is believed that Anjana was cursed by Muni Vishwamitra for disturbing him. He cursed Anjana that she will give birth to a monkey. Anjana to get rid of the curse worshipped Lord Shiva and urged him to be a part of her son. Thus, it is believed that Lord Hanuman is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.


Lord Hanuman Ji is the son of mother Anjana (An Apsara who was cursed by Rishi Vivhsvamitra to take birth on earth in Vanara family) and father Kesari the King of Sumeru. The Wind God Vayu had also a role in his birth besides being the Guru of Hanuman Ji. Lord Hanuman Ji is a well-known devotee of Lord Rama who is one of the pivotal characters epic Ramayana. His name has been mentioned in Vedas, Puranas, besides in Jain, Buddhist and Sikh scriptures. He is also known as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is not only worshipped in India but also in Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia.

 Hanuman Jyanti marks the birth of HANUMAN JI to father King Kesari and mother Anjani with the bounties of Wind King Pawan Dev Ji. The devotees who have strong influenceof Shani Dev Ji should worship Hanuman Ji. In this context, reciting of Hanuman Chalisa eight times is very effective to please Shani Dev Ji (Satron). He is hugely respected for His prowess and the one who bestows his graces on those KARMA YOGI are honest and sincere in their prayers.

Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival of the Hindus. Lord Hanuman is a passionate devotee of Lord Rama Ji. He is widely known for his undaunted loyalty to Lord Rama. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy besides known for devotion to Lord Rama. He is said to be able to assume any form at will, brandish the gada (including many other celestial weapons), and even move mountains which he exhibited when needed for bringing a medicinal plant to save the life of Lakshmana the brother of Lord Rama.

The devotees celebrate this day, worship Lord Hanuman Ji and also keep fast on this day and seek his blessings besides offer Ladoos to Him as these are liked by Him. They receive Parsad in the form of sweets, flowers, Tilak etc. The Param Bhakta of Lord Hanuman Ji also recite devotional songs praising Lord Hanuman Ji for his Shakti and Bhakti and also seek his blessings besides sing HANUMAN CHALISA in his praise for receiving his graces.


On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman pray him and seek his protection and blessings. They flock to temples to worship him and present religious offerings. In return, The devotees receive parsada from the temple priests in the form of sweets, flowers, coconut etc. People also celebrate him on this day by reciting various devotional songs (especially Hanuman Chalisa). The devotees also recite Beej Mantra – OM EH REEM HANUMANTE SRI RAM DOOTE NAMON. In this Hanuman Ji is prayed for being a devout messenger of Lord Rama who is a symbol of strength and energy.


It has also been mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana that Hanuman’s father Kesari, the king of Sumeru was the son of Brihaspati. Due to the intense prayers of Anjana and Kesari to Lord Maheshwara, a son was born to them named Hanuman an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Vayu (The deity of Wind). He too had a role in the birth of Hanuman Ji and that is why we term him as the son of Vayu.


In Vishnu Purana, there is also a mention of the birth of Hanuman Ji. Narda Muni wanted to marry a beautiful princess for which he wanted to have Lord Vishnu like face. Instead, Lord Vishnu gave him the face of a monkey, thereupon Narda cursed Lord Vishnu that this ape-like face (Vanara) will assist him when he would be in dire need. This was also the reason of Hanuman Ji’s birth because, without his help, the task of defeating Demon King Ravana would have been very difficult.


Lord Hanuman Ji is Rudra Avtara, another name of Lord Shiva. He is also worshipped by various names by His devotees  such as Bala Ji (Child Hanuman),  Anjaneya (Son of Anjana), Mahavira (Full of bravery and courage bestowed upon him by Sun God), Balarka (Sadrushanana like the rising sun), Batnasiddhikara (Giver of Strength), Bajranghbali (With huge strength), Bhakta Vastsaka (Protector of devotees), Bhavishya (One who knows about future happenings), Chiranjevini (Immortal), Chaturbahave (Four armed), Danta (Peaceful), Dheera (Most courageous), Deenabandhave (Defender of the oppressed), Daithyakulantaka (Destroyer of the demons), Kesrisuta (Son of kesri), Hanumanta (One with Puffy cheeks), Intrajit (Remover of the effect of Indrajit’s Brahmastra), Jai Kapeesh (Hailing monkey), Kapishwara (Head of monkey army), Kabalikruta (One who swallowed the Sun),

LORD HANUMANJI IS A BACHELOR WITH YOUTHFUL STRENGTH : Kumarabrahmacharine (Bachelor with youthful strength)

The chief characteristics of Lord Hanuman ji are: He is bachelor with youthful strength, Panchavaktra (Five faced), Pratapavate (Known for his bravery), Yogini (Yogi par excellence), Rudraveerya (Born of Shiva), amongst so other names for showering of His graces and blessings. He is known for His ritualistic healing power and have the power to remove the evil spirits from the bodies of the devotees and Mehandipur, the Abode of Sri Bala Ji exerts its positive influence on His devotees.


From the various names that Lord Hanuman Ji is known, it is evident that he helps his devotees to cure their sufferings, comes to their rescue in tiding over their difficult situations, curing them of their ailments caused due to some ill-effects of magical powers, one who bestows us courage as He is known for his courageous acts which He exhibited while Hanuman Ji  was taken to Demon King Ravana’s palace in chains by his son Meghnatha while He was on the mission of locating Sita Maa in the custody of Demon King Ravana. He not only burnt the Golden Lanka of  Ravana but also exhibited very benign demeanour to Ravana’s brother Babishana, a Ram Bhakta himself – PROVING HIS MULTI-FACETED ROLE AMONGST THE DEVTAS.


Lord Hanuman Ji is known for his Bhakti and for Lord Rama besides his heroic initiatives and power are well known to us all. He is known for his martial arts – amongst which use of gadha, wrestling, acrobatics and also meditation. He is an epitome of celibacy/chaste and inner control including devotion to his duty. He performed the special role in helping Lord Rama in retrieving Sita Maa after Demon King Ravana abducted her from Panchbati in the disguise of a Sadhu by deception.  Hanumanji was sent to Lanka for getting information on Sita Maa. He surmounted several hurdles while crossing the ocean. When he reached in Lanka, Sita Maa felt very pleased but at the first instance, she was skeptical about him since she thought that he could be one of the deceptive stances of King Ravana. But on showing the golden ring of Lord Rama, she was convinced that he was actually the doot or Messenger sent by Lord Rama for locating her.


Subsequently, Hanuman Ji expressed his desire and asked for permission to allow him to have some fruits from the Vatika (garden) of Ravana as he felt very hungry due to his long and tiring sojourn. She allowed him but with reservation since she did not want that any harm should happen to the Ram’s doot. When allowed to have fruits, Hanuman Ji started not only taking fruits but also uprooting the trees. When the demon guards intervened, he killed them all. This news went to King Ravana, he sent his son Meghnath who with deception brought him in front of Ravana – that was the opportunity Hanuman Ji was waiting for; firstly to convince the king to return Sita Maa to Lord Rama with respect besides asking for his forgiveness for kidnapping her.

This was vehemently opposed by the king Ravana who was filled with the ego of his prowess along with he being one of the fondest Bhaktas (worshippers) of Lord Shiva. He flatly refused to do so. Instead, on the advice of his advisors,  he ordered that the tail of Hanuman Ji be burnt. Having lit the tail, Hanuman Ji showed to the Lankan what he could do. He burnt the entire Lanka by hopping from home to home. All this sent a shock wave to the entire Lankans – an indication of things to come for Ravana for his misdemeanor. During this, Hanuman Ji met Ravan’s brother Vabhishana who was Lord Rama’s Bhakta. During this period, Hanuman Ji liberated Lord Shani Dev Ji, the dispenser of Justice from the confinement of Ravana.


We immerse sindoor on the idol of Hanuman Ji which is liked by Hanuman Ji. We also apply some of the sindoor on our forehead from the foot of the idol of Hanuman Ji. There is a legend for this too. While Sita Maa was applying sindoor as a tika on her forehead, Hanuman Ji asked why she was putting vermilion on her forehead. She replied that it was t ensure the long life for her husband – Lord Rama. Hanuman Ji for ensuring the long life of Lord Rama applied sindoor to his entire body and that is why we smear his entire idol with it.


Hanuman Ji was the chief devotee of Lord Rama. This was proved by a legend. While Maa Sita Ji wanted to award Hanuman with gems’ garland, Hanuman simply broke the pieces of garland. Sita Maa felt very surprised and wanted to know about the reason for breaking the garland pieces. In reply to this, Hanuman Ji told that the image of Ram Ji resides in His heart and therefore he needed no gift of any kind. Then, Hanuman tore the part of his chest, and lo and behold, the image of Lord Rama and Maa Siya Ji was there etched. All this proved that in every atom of Hanuman Ji, Lord Rama remained stamped.


In Hanuman Chalisa, Hanuman has been described to be a reservoir of knowledge who ensures for the awakening of general people. He is the messenger of Lord Rama, the son of Anjana and Kesari. He helps in removal of ignorance and helps in enlightenment. He is the worshipper of Lord Ram and Maa Sita. The magnificence of his attire has been mentioned. He was sent was dispatched to Lanka as the messenger to know about the whereabouts of Maa Sita where he killed many demons. Even Vibhishan the brother of Lankesh knew everything about Lord Hanuman Ji. Despite his knowledge, energy (Shakti), empowered by boons by different God-heads in various aspects, his prayer, and love to Lord Rama excelled everything else. Those who pray Him are bestowed with all sorts of bounties and his graces remain with them.  He is the ultimate remover of bad luck from our midst if we sincerely pray Him.

We offer our sincere prayers to Lord Hanuman Ki since he personifies unlimited strength and limitless courage. Those who are berft of any wisdom should worship him and they will get knowledge, wisdom and get delverance from the difficulties in which they are engulfed.

For, Hanumanji is an ocean of knowledge and wisdom. He adores and worships the Lord Rama thus that is why He is being bestowed all the good traits of goodness. He performed the difficult tasks of Lord Rama and that is why we call Him the most beloved and adoreable of Lord Rama and Sita Maa.

He exterminated the most ferocious demons. For all the tasks assigned and fructified, Lord Rama expressed his gratitude for the tasks done for Lord Rama due to which Lord Rama was able to bring back Sita Maa from Lanka after killing evil minded Ravana. All the people sing praises for the laudable noble tasks done along with Sugreeva and his force of monkeys who did everything in order to fructify the task of fighting the battle with Demon King Ravana. Even Ravana’s brother Vibheesan adopted his Mantra in praise of Lord Rama. He gave the ring of Lord Rama to his consort at Ashok Vatika which in fact was a very difficult task.

Those who sincerely worship Him are not affected by any ghost or bad spirit. Such a person is relieved from even the deadily diseases. He also delivers us of all the negative Karmic deeds. Those who worship Hanuman Gosahim Ji’s praises are bestowed the blesssings and graces of Lord Rama and Sita Maa. The Sage Tulsi Dass opines that those who sincerely worship Hanuman Ji do get the bountiful graces of both the Lord Rama and Sita Maa.

The Valmiki Ramayana and Ramayana written by Goswami Tulsidas very compressively tell us the details of Ayodhya King Dashratha and all the description till the end. These amongst others are very popular amongst the people.

Hanuman Ramayana. There is the description of Hanumat Ramayana in old Hindu scriptures – Vedas and Sikandpurana etc. This was the description of Ramayana codified by Lord Hanuman Ji. This was codified by Hanumanji with his nails on the rocks. After reading this descriptive Ramayana, Maharishi Valmiki got very disappointed as his own written Ramayana was not as good as he had seen the one written by Hanuman Ji. Lord Hanuman Ji got moved by the concern of Valmiki Ji, therefore, he threw that portion of the rock into the sea so that nobody could read the Ramayana written by Him.

Thereupon, Maharishi Valmiki promised to take birth in next Yuga as Goswami Tulsidas and write comprehensive Ramayana which is read by all of us now.


Lord Shiva hence one who worships Lord Hanuman ji gets graces from Lord Shiva and vice versa too.



Lord Hanuman Ji while on the sojourn to Lanka to locate Sita Maa happened to meet Lord Shani Dev Ji (Saturn) (the son of Sun also and Chhaya Putra) in the prison of Demon King Ravana. Lord Hanuman Ji freed Lord Shani Devi Ji therefore there developed friendship between the two. Even Shani Dev Ji cast his spell (sight) on Lord Hanuman Ji which helped Him to speedily burn Golden Lanka of Ravana. If we pray lord hanuman ji, the graces of Lord Shani Devi Ji too remain with us.




The main teachings of Non-violence, Chastity through abstinence, Non attachment, Non-attachment besides being Truthful. Following these principles sincerely while loving everyone and hating none; we can ultimately get liberation (Moksha) and liberate ourselves from birth and death.

Lord Mahavira spread the message of
Lord Mahavira, also known as Vardhamana
Is regarded as the 24th Tirthankaras
A spiritual successor of 23rd Tirthankara Parshvanatha
Born in the early part of 5th century BC
Into a family of Kshtriya Gotra
In present day Bihar
His birth is celebrated as Mahavir Jayanti
And his Nirvana is observed by Jains as Diwali
It is recorded that he was born on 599 BC & died in 510 BC
Kalpa Sutra mentions his birthday between 1375 – 1400 CE
Vira Nirvana Samvat era began in 527 BC
With Nirvana of Mahavira at Pavapuri in Bihar
Is considered holiest place for Jains and others.
Opinions differ from person to person
But his preaching are second to none
In spiritual knowledge and awakening.
For 12 years long
He lived a life of total renunciation
And attained omniscience – Kevala Jnana
Or eternal knowledge
Which is universal in nature
Subsequently be got liberation
In 6th century BC

Mahavira teachings are based on principles of Jinism
Which are respected as those of Bhuddism.
Mahavira also known as Vardhamana
Was the 24th Tirthankara
Meaning a savior and a well known Spiritual Preacher
Who made significant efforts in reviving Jainism.
With his spiritual and ethical teachings of Tirthankaras
The base of which was laid in Pre-Vedic era.
He left his home while he was about 30 years
And became a true ascetic in true sense of terms
Followed severest Bhakti Marga (Path)
In the form of severest penance – Bhakti
For his spiritual awakening
And huge enlightening.


His earnest Bhakti earned for him Omniscience – Kevala Jnana
Finally, attained Nirvana or liberation – Moksha
At the age of seventy two
His teachings included non-violence – ahemsa
Truth, what is right and what is wrong – satya & Astya
The importance of non-attachment – Aparigraha
Taught about chastity – Brahmacharya
Thence numerous realities – Anekantavda
All his teachings are codified in – Jain Agamas
His earliest known historical signs at Mathura’
The birthplace of Lord Krishna.
Mahavira is known variously
Such as Samana, Nayaputta, Brahmham, Bhagwan and Muni
Mahavira’s childhood name was Vardhamana
As per text Digambara Uttarapuranna
Mahavira was born in Kundgrama.

In the Kingdom of the Videhas
The one who grows in stature and worth
And helps others too to grow all around.

In the Kalpasutras in Bihar
Lived as severest ascetic life for 12 years
Then preached Jain philosophy for 30 years
He is known as the great hero – Mahavira
The one who ups and downs of his life with unmatched willpower
In the traditions of Svetambara
In the early Buddhist Suttas
He is called as worthy one – Araha
In Vedas he is known as devoid of love and hate Sramana
But truth stands out that he preached Jainism philosophy
Tirthankara means savior or spiritual preacher
Svetambara texts mention his birth on 13th Day of 599 BC
At Kundagrama as his place of birth
In the month of Chaitra
In the Vira Nirvana Samvat calendar era
Which falls in the month of March-April
Lets adopt his noble teachings in our life
For making it sublime and purposeful
With love flowing for everybody.

And hate none
With non-use of force
While living a life suffusing with truthfulness
Not overly attached to the worldly possessions
Or not stealing what is not ours.



Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara was born on 599 BC and died in 510 BC. It is also mentioned in Kalpa Sutra that he was born between 1375 – 1400 CE in a family of a Kshtriya in present day Bihar.

I pray to Lord Mahavira who got his Omniscience – Kevala Jnana or eternal knowledge after undergoing extreme penance. May he bestow the humanity wellness, peace and prosperity and rid the humanity from the scourge. I wish to see happiness and joy on the faces of all along with self belief and belief on Almighty God.

While the world at large, passing through most trying situations created by war between Russia and Ukraine and uncertain conditions in other parts of the world, I pray for harmony and wellness by the grace of Lord Mahavira.

The hope now is partly on the bountiful blessings of Lord Mahavira. I offer my sincerest prayers to the Lord to protect the precious lives of humanity around the world. Wish that all are administered vaccines. In the interim, scare created by the scarcity of Oxygen should be made good as soon as possible by the active intervention of all concerned post haste otherwise death and destruction would be huge. All states should cooperate in this context so that no precious life is lost due to the non-availability of O2. I am sanguine, of course, blessings of our Lord Mahavira would anyhow be there and the scare created by Covid-19 gets evaporated.

If we act on the following five principles of Lord Mahavira preaching, we would make our lives sublime thereby lead a life of peace and prosperity.

The five vows (Vrtas) which Mahavira Preached are enumerated as under:-


Ahimsa (Non-violence). Mahavira preached to maintain sanctity and dignity of all in the spirit of Ahimsa – without force or intimidation. It should be in action, speech and thought. Satya (Truthfulness). He stressed about being truthful in thoughts and actions.

• Asteya (Non-stealing). Nobody should steal what is not ours.

• Brahmacharya (Chastity).He taught abstinence from sex and sensual pleasures for monks and faithfulness to one’s partner for householders.

• Aparigaha (Non-attachment). An attitude of non-attachment to property or worldly possessions should be given much credence.

• Truthfulness (Satya). It applied to individual and for others.


• Non-use of force (Ahimsa) while getting something done.

• Following truth (Satya).

• Opposing untruth (Asatya) in any event.

• Following a life of chastity (Brahmacharya).

• We should follow a life of non-attachment to the fruits of our action (Aparigraha).

• There are multi-dimensional realities (Anekatavada) to reach the truth.

• Remain fearless in hardships and in calamities that is why he is called as Tirthankara.

• Knowledge which is universal is based on truth should be followed.

• All humans undergo several reincarnations according to our karma therefore we should perform right karma.

• It is believed that soul exists an is eternal i.e. does not die as the body dies – a principle which is being followed in Hinduism.

• Karma includes actions and intent. The effects of good karma and bad karma.

• The goal of spiritual practice to liberate the jiva from the karmic accumulation and enter the realm of the Siddhas and finally liberation after one attains total detachment from the worldly possessions or for that matter anything after following a life of self-restraint.

• He taught about many sided realities and truth and reality are complex. Reality could be experienced. One can experience the truth of taste but cannot fully express that taste through language. Spiritual truths are also very complex. These could be experienced through self effort and right karma.

• Jainism believes in plurality of humans and freedom of belief.

• The significance of following the five principles is to achieve spiritual peace for better rebirth or reincarnation or liberation or Moksha after following highly spiritual life. The Mahavira also put emphasis on restraint and be compassionate to other creatures as well. In other words, the life of self-discipline is of paramount importance. The cleansing of soul leads to spiritual development based on supreme moral virtue.

• The teachings of Lord Mahavira are more relevant now than ever since the deaths and destruction which is happening presently is a cause of concern.