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Jallikattu cartoon

January 25, 2017


Which Indian God are you?

October 3, 2016

If I play “Which Indian God are you?” game on Facebook, I am sure it will match me with my god:


Dodmane huduga: Cut Out

October 3, 2016


Google Doodle that was not! Sir MV’s Google Doodle

September 15, 2016


Google Doodle that was not!

Sir MV’s Google Doodle (Designed by Ramakrishna Bellur Shivaram)

Happy Engineer’s Day!

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A to Z of Ganesha Sahasranaama

September 6, 2016


A to Z of Ganesha Sahasranama
compiled by RK Bellur

Om Avyayaaya Namah
Om Buddhipriyaaya Namah
Om Chaturaaya Namah
Om Dakshaaya Namah
Om Ekadamshtraya Namah
Om Falahastaya Namah*
Om Gahanaya Namah
Om Herambaya Namah
Om Idabhagaya Namah
Om Jyeshttamanorama Namah
Om Kapilaya Namah
Om Lambodaraya Namah
Om Mahodaraya Namah
Om Nandanaya Namah
Om Omkaraya Namah
Om Pitambaraya Namah
Om Qarmakartra Namah**
Om Ranjakaya Namah
Om Shabda Brahmane Namah
Om Tatparaya Namah
Om Umasutaya Namah
Om Vinayakaya Namah
Om Wikataya Namah*
Om Xshema nandaya Namah***
Om Yugaya Namah
Om Zihvasimhasana Prabhave Namah****

* Phala
** Karmakartra
*** Kshema
**** Jihvasimhasana

Sakshi Malik wins Bronze! Even here ‘Ladies first’ policy!

August 18, 2016


August 15: For many, it is just another holiday

August 15, 2016


Pechaka: Goddess Lakshmi’s Vaahana

August 12, 2016


Uluka, the owl, is a lesser known vehicle of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Uluka is mainly associated with the opposite form of Goddess Lakshmi – Alakshmi, the Goddess of inauspiciousness. The owl associated with Laxmi is also known as Pechaka and is worshipped in eastern parts of India, especially in Bengal, during Lakshmi Puja.

In some regions, Uluka symbolizes wisdom and intelligence because of its ability to foretell events. But in majority of the regions, owl is a bird of ill omen and symbolically represents darkness, disgrace, inauspiciousness and misfortune.

Uluka becomes the vehicle of Goddess Lakshmi when the wealth and prosperity provided by Goddess Lakshmi is used by human beings for Adharmic activities. Symbolically, the wealth provided by Lakshmi blinds the person and takes to dishonesty and avarice. Blinded by the wealth they become greedy and destroy themselves.

It is also said that a wise person on seeing an owl with Goddess Lakshmi realizes the trap of wealth and its splendor. For such a person, the owl is the symbol of wisdom as the person uses the wealth for positive purposes.

ಶ್ರೀ ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು!

August 12, 2016


ಶ್ರೀ ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು!
ಶ್ರೀ ವರಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿಯು ತಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಆಯುರಾರೋಗ್ಯ ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಾಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಶಾಂತಿಯುಂಟು ಮಾಡಲಿ.

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Sri Varamahalakshmi Vratha