Sunday, October 13, 2019

Does India a Most Over-rated Country? Nope

There was recently a world-wide competition to find out the most overrated country in the world. The judges had almost decided that no other country but India deserved this distinction. However, just before the announcement was to be made, someone brought to the notice of the judges just a few of the achievements of ancient India, which are given below:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

15 Spectacular Tricks to Teach Your Body

1.) If you've got an itch in your throat, scratch your ear. When the nerves in the ear get stimulated, they create a reflex in the throat that causes a muscle spasm, which cures the itch.

2.) Having trouble hearing someone at a party or on the phone? Use your right ear. it's better at picking up rapid speech.. But, the left is better at picking up music tones.

3.) If you need to relieve yourself BADLY, but you're not anywhere near a bathroom, fantasize about RELATIONS. That preoccupies your brain and distracts it..

4.) Next time the doctor's going to give you an injection, COUGH as the needle is going in. The cough raises the level of pressure in your spinal canal, which limits the pain sensation as it tries to travel to your brain..

5.) Clear a stuffed nose or relieve sinus pressure by pushing your Tongue against the roof of your mouth. then pressing a finger between your eyebrows. Repeat that for 20 seconds. it causes the vomer bone to rock, which loosens your congestion and clears you up.

6.) If you ate a big meal and you're feeling full as you go to sleep, lay on your left side. That'll keep you from suffering from acid reflux. it keeps your stomach lower than your esophagus, which will help keep stomach acid from sliding up your throat.

7.) You can stop a toothache by rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. The nerve pathways there stimulate a part of the brain that blocks pain signals from your mouth.

8.) If you get all messed up on liquor, and the room starts spinning, put your hand on something stable. The reason: Alcohol dilutes the blood in the part of your ear called the cupula, which regulates balance. Putting your hand on something stable gives your brain another reference point, which will help make the world stop spinning.

9.) Stop a nose bleed by putting some cotton on your upper gums. right behind the small dent below your nose and press against it hard. Most of the bleeding comes from the cartilage wall that divides the nose, so pressing there helps get it to stop.

10.) Nervous? Slow your heart rate down by blowing on your thumb. The vagus nerve controls your heart rate, and you can calm it down by breathing.

11.) Need to breathe underwater for a while??? Instead of taking a huge breath, HYPERVENTILATE before you go under, by taking a bunch of short breaths. That'll trick your brain into thinking it has more oxygen, and buy you about 10 extra seconds.

12.) You can prevent BRAIN FREEZE by pressing your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much surface area as possible. Brain freeze happens because the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, so your brain thinks your whole body is cold. It compensates by overheating. which causes your head to hurt. By warming up the roof of your mouth, you'll chill your brain and feel better.

13.) If your hand falls asleep, rock your head from side to side. That'll wake your hand or arm up in less than a minute. Your hand falls asleep because of the nerves in your neck compressing. so loosening your neck is the cure. If your foot falls asleep, that's governed by nerves lower in the body, so you need to stand up and walk around.

14.) Finally, this one's totally USELESS, but a nice trick. Have Someone stick their arm out to the side, straight, palm down. Press down on his wrist with two fingers. He'll resist, and his arm will stay horizontal. Then, have him put his foot on a surface that's half an inch off the ground, like a stack of magazines, and do the trick again. Because his spine position is thrown off, his arm will fall right to his side, no matter how much he tries to resist.

15.) Got the hiccups? Press thumb and second finger over your eyebrows until the hiccups are over usually shortly.

PS : As received by a friend, but please consult a physician before practicing the same.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Navaratri to All - Traditions & Rituals of Navaratri

Traditions of Navaratri
Navaratri is celebrated four times a year. They are Vasanta Navaratri, Ashadha Navaratri, the Sharada Navaratri, and the Paush/Magha Navaratri. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri of the month of Puratashi and the Vasanta Navaratri of the Vasanta kala are very important.
navratri ambemata yogendrachavda

1. Vasanta Navaratri: Basanta Navrathri, also known as Vasant Navratras, is the festival of nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the spring season (March–April). It is also known as Chaitra Navratra. The nine days of festival is also known as Raama Navratri.

2. Gupta Navaratri: Gupta Navratri, also referred as Ashadha or Gayatri or Shakambhari Navratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Ashadha (June–July). Gupta Navaratri is observed during the Ashadha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

3. Sharada Navaratri: This is the most important of the Navratris. It is simply called Maha Navratri (the Great Navratri) and is celebrated in the month of Ashvina. Also known as Sharad Navaratri, as it is celebrated during Sharad (beginning of winter, September–October).

4. Paush Navaratri: Paush Navratri is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Paush (December–January). Paush Navaratri is observed during the Paush Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).
group garba - yogendrachavda

5. Magha Navaratri: Magha Navratri, also referred as Gupta Navratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Magha (January–February). Magha Navaratri is observed during the Magha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

Rituals of Navaratri

The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashvin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

Navaratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. In North India, all three Navratris are celebrated with much fervor by fasting on all nine days and worshipping the Mother Goddess in her different forms. The Chaitra Navratri culminates in Ram Navami and the Sharad Navratri culminates in Durga Puja and Dussehra. The Dussehra of Kulu in Himachal Pradesh is particularly famous in the North. Navratri festival in Gujarat is one of the main festivals. Garba is dance which people use to dance after the Durga Pooja with the groups and live orchestra or devotional songs.

The last four days of Sharad Navratri take on a particularly dramatic form in the state of West Bengal in East India where they are celebrated as Durga Puja. This is the biggest festival of the year in this state. Exquisitely crafted and decorated life-size clay idols of the Goddess Durga depicting her slaying the demon Mahishasura are set up in temples and other places. These idols are then worshipped for five days and immersed in the river on the fifth day.
navaratri garba yogendrachavda

In Western India, particularly in the state of Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated with the famous Garba and Dandiya-Raas dance. Since the past few years, the Government Of Gujarat has been organising the "Navratri Festival Celebrations" on a regular basis for the nine days of Navratri Festival in Gujarat. People from all over Gujarat and even abroad come to participate in the nine days celebrations. It is also popular throughout India and among Indian communities around the world including the UK and USA.

In Goa, zatra begins during Navratri, entire Antruz (Ponda) is highly ornated. The Saraswat Brahmin temples are beautifully decorated and the idols are taken out for worship. The idols are dressed and adorned with flowers, sandalwood paste, turmeric and kumkum. Devotees come during Navaratri to get the special darshan and what mostly a devotee awaits is the Kaul Prasad, which is as something given from the Gods and Goddess itself. The Deities are emblazoned with flowers and devotees or priests continue to worship the deity without even changing the flowers on them. At the end of the festive night the flowers are distributed as Prasad for the devotees. The Dasha Maitrikas (the 10 sisters of Goa) of the Saraswat Brahmins are taken out to worship - namely, Shantadurga, Aryadurga, Mahalasa, Katyayani, Mahamaya, Kamakshi, Vijayadurga, Bhumika, Mahalakshmi and Navadurga.

In South India, people set up steps and place idols on them. This is known as golu. Photos of typical Golu displayed in Tamil Nadu style at a home in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India is shown by the side.

In Kerala, three days: Ashtami, Navami, and Vijaya Dashami of Sharad Navaratri are celebrated as Sarasvati Puja in which books are worshipped. The books are placed for Puja on the Ashtami day in own houses, traditional nursery schools, or in temples. On Vijaya Dashami day, the books are ceremoniously taken out for reading and writing after worshipping Sarasvati. Vijaya Dashami day is considered auspicious for initiating the children into writing and reading, which is called Vidyarambham. Tens of thousands of children are initiated into the world of letters on this day in Kerala.

In Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, people celebrate Bathukamma festival over a period of nine days. It is a kind of navratri celebration.

Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.

First three days
The goddess is separated as a spiritual force called Durga also known as Kali in order to destroy all our impurities.

Second three days
The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth, as she is the goddess of wealth.

Final three days
The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.

Eighth day is traditionally Durgashtami which is big in Bengal.

In some parts of South India, Saraswati puja is performed on the 9th day. Ayudha Puja is conducted in many parts of South India on the Mahanavami (Ninth) day with much fanfare. Weapons, agricultural implements, all kinds of tools, equipments, machinery and automobiles are decorated and worshipped on this day along with the worship of Goddess. The work starts afresh from the next day, i.e. the 10th day which is celebrated as 'Vijaya Dashami'. Many teachers/Schools in south India start teaching Kindergarten children from that day onwards.

In North India, as the culmination of the Ramlila which is enacted ceremoniously during Dussehra, the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Meghanada are burnt to celebrate the victory of good (Rama) over evil forces on the 'Vijaya Dashami' day.

During Navratri, some devotees of Durga observe a fast and prayers are offered for the protection of health and prosperity. A period of introspection and purification, Navratri is traditionally an auspicious and religious time for starting new ventures.

During this vowed religious observance, a pot is installed (ghatasthapana) at a sanctified place at home. A lamp is kept lit in the pot for nine days. The pot symbolizes the universe. The uninterrupted lit lamp is the medium through which we worship the effulgent Adishakti, i.e. Sree Durgadevi. During Navratri, the principle of Sree Durgadevi is more active in the atmosphere.

Navratri is celebrated in a large number of Indian communities. The mother goddess is said to appear in 9 forms, and each one is worshipped for a day. These nine forms signify various traits that the goddess influences us with. The Devi Mahatmya and other texts invoking the Goddess who vanquished demons are cited.

During the eight or ninth day, Kanya Poojan, pre-pubescent girls are ceremonially worshiped.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Mother Teresa

Happy Birthday Mother Teresa
Thanks for giving us the true meaning of life.
Thanks for showing us the true path of mankind. – Yogendra Chavda

mother teresa

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje *, Macedonia, August 26 **, the 1910th His family was of Albanian origin. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen, she left her parents' home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. After a few months training in Dublin she was sent to India, where the 24th May 1931, she took her first promise as a nun. From 1931 to 1948 Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary High School in Calcutta, but the suffering and poverty she glimpsed outside the convent walls made a deep impression on her that in 1948 she received permission from his than to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Although she had no money, it is dependent on Divine Providence, and started an open-air school for slum children.

He soon joined the volunteers and financial support was also forthcoming. This allowed him to expand the scope of their work.

7. October 1950, Mother Teresa received permission to begin their Holy Orders, "Missionary of Charity", whose main task was to love and care for people, no one was ready to take care of. In 1965 the club has received the International Religious Family by regulation, by Pope Paul VI.

For now includes the active and contemplative branches with his sisters and brothers in many countries. In 1963, both contemplative and active branch of sisters, brothers, a branch was established. In 1979 the contemplative branch of the Brothers was added, and in 1984 the Priest branch was established.

The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of Europe. They provide effective help to the poorest of the poor in several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and are committed to relief efforts following natural disasters such as floods, epidemics and famine, and refugees. The order also has houses in North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the inmates, alcoholics, homeless patients and AIDS.

The Missionaries of Charity around the world have the help and assistance of colleagues who became an official International Association on March 29, 1969. In the 1990s there were over one million people in over 40 countries. With colleagues, lay missionaries of Charity try to follow the spirit of the charism of Mother Teresa and their families.

Mother Teresa's work has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world and has received numerous awards, including Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and Templeton and Magsaysay awards.

Mother Theresa Interview (1996)

We all love you Mother Teresa.. :'(

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy 65th Independence Day of India

We can’t stop the flow of river water!

We can’t stop the rain to come out from the clouds!

We can’t stop anything made by God! Then how can anybody rule us!

I love India... I love to be free... I love the freedom like nature does..!

This is not just about India! It’s about every human being and God’s creation existing on this earth!

For today on 15th August 2011, it’s Independence Day of India. Let’s get together for our country’s great legends...

Independence Day is to remind yourself and others about their sacrifice, because without them we might not be THE ONE whom we are right now!

Happy Independence Day to all Indians.
-Yogendra Chavda

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

76th Birthday of the Dalai Lama - The Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan Buddhists

Today is the 76th birthday of the Dalai Lama - the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists. This Nobel Peace Prize winning monk has been exiled from his own country for his non-violent crusade to free Tibet from China.

Dalai lama childhood pic

dalai lama

Dalai lama is one of the most influential advocates of world peace today.

Here are 5 of his simple, yet strong teachings:
1) Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible
2) If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
3) We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
4) Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
5) Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery - Support Femininity

When i saw this video i was so shocked! Never seen this unbelievable truth of mankind!

Please see the video and support Sunita Krishnan and Their organization named Prajwala.

I know we may not help them but at-least we can support them!!


There are many ANIMALS living on earth, i am not talking about those who used to eat Grass or other insects to live! i am talking about those animals who are actually living in our society!
I don't want to make my blog readers bore.. just watch the video and put your feelings, anger, or whatever come in your mind in comments.

Please comment your reviews below.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome to my Blog

Jai Shri Ganesh, Jai Shri Krishna, Jai Hanumanji

After so much thinking and learning I have decided to make a blog of myself to share my thoughts publicly. I will write here anything which I learn or experience from my life.

If it helps someone then I will be very happy and honestly speaking that is the only reason why I made this blog.

Keep coming for more updates..

Keep smiling and have a good day..

Yogendra Chavda

Does India a Most Over-rated Country? Nope

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