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Health is the real wealth

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Sitting in the hospital lobby waiting to see my relative,makes me sincerely thank GOD for the healthy me and my family.We often get worries and tensions and get worked up with things we don’t get or some things that don’t go in our stride.We don’t realise that we take our health for granted as it’s going to be shining always.Having all body parts function, is the greatest gift of GOD we humans get. It is indeed very sad to see different people with different health problems,and it is amazing to see some of them who know they have less time here,still laugh and talk with such strength,it makes me just love life more and more.

So the next time you feel bad about your life or have some tensions,think about all your body parts functioning,hear your heart beating,see your fingers and toes making moments, see the colours around you,feel the aroma of life that is granted to you.Thank the almighty for the lovely health and move on as somewhere on this earth there is someone dreaming to have a life you live.

Vat savitri~A fast for the husbands long and healthy life

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Vat Savitri or vat pournima is a fast kept by Indian ladies for their husbands long and healthy life.It is mostly followed in gujrat,Maharashtra and Karnataka,India.Pournima means the “Full Moon”day (the 15) of the month of jyeshta on the Hindu calendar,which falls in June in the Gregorian calendar.This is a legendary story of satyavan and Savitri. It shows how a women’s strengths and wits can keep her husband from dying.It had been foretold that satyavan will not live long.Resting on his wife’s lap satyavan was waiting for his death under a banyan tree.The messenger of Yama,the GOD of death came for satyavan but Savitri refused to depart from her beloved husband.Every messenger tried but in vain,to take life out of satyavan.Finally Yama himself appeared and insisted on taking satyavan,but since Savitri was very adamant Yama offered her a boon and she asked for the well being of her in laws which was granted.While Yama was taking satyavan along with him Savitri followed them,looking at this Yama granted her another boon and Savitri asked for the well being of her parents.This boon too was granted.Savitris stubbornness and relentless nature did not stop her from following Yama.As they approached yamas abode he granted her a third boon.Savitri then smartly asked for a son and outwitted yama.He was forced to return her husbands soul back to his body.

The fast here is followed by offering prayers to the banyan tree.Ladies dress in bridal wear and tie a thread to the banyan tree by going around it seven times.In their hearts they pray to have the same husband in every life and also pray for his health and long life.Kumkum or red tilak is put on the tree and fruits are exchanged among ladies.It feels very nice to keep this fast as it also resembles strong love and compatibility between a married couple.

Uncertainty

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Life will go death will come
You are living taking it for granted
But so what it’s my birthday tomorrow
You came as one you will go as one
Don’t acquire pain in love sorrows and desires
But so what it’s my birthday tomorrow
Your teenager days were a trauma
Your marriage days were an illness
But so what it’s my birthday tomorrow
Your family is one but you are two
Your outside world is not so true
But so what it’s my birthday tomorrow
Your hair is grey in saving your fortune
Your heirs won’t experience misfortune
But so what it’s my birthday tomorrow