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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Zindagi na milegi dobara.

From my archives, I  have selected  this post, which was  the last post  of my entry for A to Z of 2014

At last we have come to the end of the journey. We have all moved together on this marathon for one month. On this day of parting let us say good bye .Will meet  again-----

Z is the title for todays' A 2 Zers. The festival for today is Zanskar. This festival is celebrated in Leh   and   Ladakh. It is a  Buddhist festival. I am  presenting a video recording of the festival, which attracts tourists from  all over the country and abroad. The Zanskar festival fair  attracts  visitors from far and wide. The people sing and dance merrily expressing tolerance  and  thanking God for giving  plenty,
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  Nature based or Harvest based festivals give us an opportunity to understand nature. We come to know how nature is nurturing us  by providing joy of appreciating the goodies, that mother earth gives us.

pear trees : Riper pear detail Stock Photo          

National festivals  enthuses in us a spirit of patriotism and love for the motherland. Something as grand as Republic Day Parade is bound to arouse  a spirit of pride for the country.


 We must imbibe  in everyone  a feeling of love and pride for our country. We have got this precious life to celebrate all festivals with joy and a spirit of camaraderie.Live and enjoy as if we will not get another chance, another time, another moment and another LIFE.
'Zindagi phir na milegi dobara'.

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Submitted to B A R as  an Archives post thread 29th JUNE2015

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Yuru Kabgyat Festival

Yuru Kabgyat festival is festival Jammu and Kashmir.It is a Buddhist festival.

This two day festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in a monastery of Lamayuru, in the month of July. It attracts hundreds of  Budhists from far and near to attend this two day festival of  Jammu and Kashmir. Budhists come from Tibet, Korea, China and Japan  to be a part of the festival. Colorfully dressed Buddhist monks come to attend this festival. The theme of the festival is ‘Victory of good over evil’. 

Mask dances are part of the Buddhists tradition. The dance form is known as Chham Dance. The dance drama is a very rich and joyful experience. Through this dance, the aim is to appease the diety and drive away calamities and protect the people from all evil spirits.
The Lamas dance in the form of circles with large colorful masks. This circular movement is often accompanied by drum beats, long pipes and cymbals. The masks are usually made from paper mache. The main figures participating are the Yama or the Lord of Death and Padmasambhava or the second Buddha. He is regarded as a protector of  mankind and all other living beings. This dance is a renowned dance drama which is held every year during the Yuru Kabgyat festival.  This dance drama concludes with sacrificial offerings.

The cham mask. The cham dance is a lively masked and costumed dance associated with some sects of Buddhism, and is part of Buddhist festivals.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Haiku Sound

                                                       Sounds of nature
                                                 sea,storm,rain,waterfall, thunder
                                                   diverse, delicate, divergent.

                                                              Baby's first cry
                                                       Papa, mama yearned for it
                                                             forever heavenly  fresh



                                                                      soothing music
pics google                                                           on a bright  moonlit night
                                                                  manna  from heaven
written in responce to haiku horizons
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X-Mas Festival

Xmas is the most popular festival , which is  celebrated all over the world. Two more days to go. WOW!
"Xmas" is an abbreviation of Christmas found particularly in print, based on the initial letter chi (Χ).

Christmas  is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated  on December 25 by millions of people around the world. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and singing carols, exchange of Christmas cards,  a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, garlandsmistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas,  are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas. Christmas  is celebrated today in family gatherings with seasonal food and drink, dancing, games, and  singing carols.  Houses are decorated with lights  and  Christmas figures.

Other traditional decorations include bells, candles, candy canes, stockings, wreaths, and angels. Displaying of wreaths and candles in each window are a traditional custom.. The  Christmas  Candles in each window are meant to demonstrate  that Jesus Christ is the ultimate light of the world.

Preparations for  Christmas  start many days in advance in our house..Collection of items like beads, flowers, balloons, stars and other knick knacks are kept ready. On Christmas eve  the whole family  is involved in singing Christmas carols, while decorating the tree. In our family we never purchase a  ready   made   tree. We have grown Christmas trees in mud pots in our house.  A  photo  of the Christmas tree decorated in our house last year is shown  below

A video of Jingle Bells  to  bring a smile on your face.

A video of Jingle Bells  to  bring a smile on your face
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Xmas Tree  My Camera
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