Still in Hyderabad without internet (much)

Well, I am still in Hyderabad, passed my first puja here, cant say I did not loved it, actually I quite loved it, because it saved me from the nostalgia I suffered in Kolkata. I just could not join the pandal crowd and dearly missed a thing I cant have- Kamalpur puja.

Here I thoroughly enjoyed the Telugu pujas- they too celebrate navratri more with spiritualism than materialism, then they had festival of flowers- Bathukamma, I will have to read about it and share it with you later. Unfortunately don’t have any Telugu friends who will give me an insight view, wont be staying till next year I fear so…

But wherever I go and stay I will always be a fan of Hyderabad and Telugu people, they are so amazing, so very loyal to own culture yet don’t harass others…. if someone asks me in future I will most probably say that best people in India live in Hyderabad not Kolkata.

They are super cool!

Well my prime connection is still gone, and my phone connection is very costly so please don’t forget me while I try to get my internet in place. If you do miss me write me some mails to let me know you are still around ;p

Love and hugs.

Shubho Mahanabami and Vijayadashami

4 mahanabami bijayadashami 22.10.15

Well apparently it is a fashion now, so today is Mahanavami and Vijayadashami, two dates in one day! Boy I so hated it when it happened in Kamalpur, last year it caught me by surprise. I did not know that two dates were in one day, so this year I minutely studied and marked in the calendar. So ghat I don’t forget at all!

You know if you eagerly wait for something all year through and then it is sliced to four days from five that really hurts!

Anyway, we have become quite habituated so…

Have a beautiful blessed time my dear friends, May all the blessings of the mother Goddess shower down upon you. May all good things show up and stay in your world forever.

Love and hugs.

Shubho Mahashtami

3 mahashtami 20.10.15

Today is Mahashtami, the third day of Durgapuja.

Mahashtami is the most auspicious day of Durgapuja, especially the Sandhikshan, when Ashtami and Navami tithis touch each other. There is a special puja held at this minute, called sandhipuja. Most worshippers try to offer their pushpanjali (floral tributes) to the Goddess at this auspicious moment.

Have a beautiful blessed time my dear friends, May all the blessings of the mother Goddess shower down upon you. May all good things show up and stay in your world forever.
Love and hugs.

Shubho Mahasaptami

2 mahasaptami 2015 20.10.15

Well, Mahasaptami is the second day of Durgapuja, Durgapuja if you don’t know is a beautiful celebration of women’s lib in real sense! In ancient time a Demon, Mahishasur (buffalo demon) procured a boon from Brama that no male creature, God, man, beast or any other being will be able to kill him and went on a rampage.

The arrogant fellow forgot about including the female species, so the Goddess was born, with all the powers of Gods and she killed the demon, but that was done during Basantipuja, in Spring, that will be April, this puja in autumn is called Akalbodhan (untimely awakening), it was started by Sriramchandra, before starting the war with Ravana he asked for the blessings of the Goddess, and got it.

In Northern India it is celebrated as Navratri, there the Goddess rides tiger, in West Bengal it is durgapuja, here the Goddess rides lion and slays the demon. In North it is mostly Ramlila, the saga of Ram, dandia and garba, in Bengal it is puja of the Goddess, and very often her four kids- Malaxmi, Masaraswati, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya.

Have a beautiful blessed time my dear friends, May all the blessings of the mother Goddess shower down upon you. May all good things show up and stay in your world forever.
Love and hugs.

Shubho Mahashashthi

1 Mahashashthi 2015 19.10.15

Well, today is the first day of Durgapuja, I have been celebrating it from Mahalaya actually, with my prime internet connection gone and wordpress in phone = purgatory I made most of it, have been painting with watercolour and brush mostly, this year, courtesy Troy I have been tuned to the Goddess from September, and these watercolours were thoroughly enjoyed. Anyway, enough blah blah!

Well, as you might already have guessed I am still in Hyderabad, am waiting for the Durgapuja/Navratri celebration to start here and see how it is. Quite curiously actually! I can hear the chanting of hymns from my balcony, that hints here puja is more about true devotion. Let’s see what tomorrow and the days after will show.

Have a beautiful blessed time my dear friends, May all the blessings of the mother Goddess shower down upon you. May all good things show up and stay in your world forever.

Love and hugs.

problem in kindle publishing

is anyone having any problem in publishing through kindle? My “new title” button is dead as a dodo, it is just not opening.

All the toils of coming downstairs and sittng in a cafe seems in vain. Please email me if you too are facing the same problem, because if you post comment here I most probably will read it in my next birth!

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