Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
In the early morning the girls go out collecting flowers required for the ritual. The varieties are Kaniara, Godibana, Tagara, Malati, Champa, Mandera and Kain. Then they go to nearby rivers and tanks to have purificatory bath. After this they build tiny temples of earth or sand and decorate the same with flowers. Paying obeisence to the deity there, they return to their respective homes. They take two and half mouthfuls of boiled rice mixed with water without adding salt. Then salt is added. The significance of this act is not known. After this the, whole day is spent in making garlands and decorating the image of the Goddess.
The relationships are the essence of celebration. This holds true for any Indian festival. Each festival brings the families together. It calls for a total festive environment. The celebration of one such relationship is Raksha Bandhan; the celebration of brother sister relationship. The sibling relationship is nowhere so celebrated as in India. The brother sister relationship is no where so worshiped as here. It is this affection and love that is celebrated on the Raksha Bandhan.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
There are many ways of looking at this very common question that people ask; love and friendship: are they synonymous? The simplest answer to this is that love and friendship are not synonymous however friendship can lead to love. It basically depends upon a person's perception and how he sees a particular relationship specially that of friendship.
Even though Love and Lust make a person go through a particular range of emotions in actuality they are not identical. One should practically make out the differences between the two so as to get committed to a person based on one among these. It has to be noted that the distinction between the two is truly huge.
Many essential oils used in aromatherapy, including rose and jasmine, are believed to encourage loving feelings and/or to exert an aphrodisiac action. While essential oils of jasmine and rose appear similar at first glance-both are known for their enhancement of romantic love and lovemaking-they are really very different. Plants are alive and all living things are ensouled. This article discusses rose oil and jasmine oil from the perspective of their inner soul-nature (as elaborated by the Spiritual PhytoEssencing synthesis) and highlights their differences regarding romantic love, sexuality and the soul.