With Diwali around the corner, vacation too is around. While we light all the corners of our house, won’t we be enlightening the most important corner in the world… Our kid’s “Mind” So how to do that? Prompt answer is Knowledge.
Being an avid researcher in Indian and world History and Mythology, I was searching for something that imparts basic and yet complete information on the enormous tale ~Ramayan. Guess what I found?? A perfect book for kids to spend this Diwali with!
iDiwali – from Mythology to DIY cards
Just encountered a wonder book. It’s a kid’s activity book which garners information on why Diwali? Who were involved in making this festival, such a massive celebration. It caters the age group between 3 to 9 years. The cover page in a Tablet Layout is so attractive that it instantly grabs the attention of our naughty little ones. Saying it by personal experience 😉 Both my very naughty boys age 8 years and 4 years weren’t interested in their gadgets for a good long time as they were busy checking out #iDiwali by #KajalDharod !! Well that’s a victory forsure.
Oh what a best way to learn lineage and family tree. Yes there are exercises in the book which helps them understand proceeding and succeeding characters and occurance of Ramayan. There are relevant festive stickers and #DIY (Do it yourself) Diwali cards which will be a wonderful indoor activity for kids this vacation. Isn’t that we want always? Our kids doing something productive instead of watching those crybaby cartoons??
The Psychology of a child is like a magnet. It attracts and want to grab everything around. Let’s feed the magnet with the right kind of elements for an overall growth of our kids. iDiwali is just that.
Safe, Conceptual and Comprehensive Learning
It needs very little attention by Parents, unlike those scissors and glue activity books, where we are in a constant scare of our lil precious kiddos hurting themselves and we end up keeping our eyeballs popped open wide all through! Oh iDiwali is such a relief. This book not only helps understand the in-depth concept of Diwali and Ramayan but it is also instrumental in seeding the Creative skill (which is very important for the wholistic growth of a child) which distinguishes this book from others available in the market. Go Grab a copy right ahead.
“There is so much to Unlearn and learn” says Kajal Dharod who is the Author of this book. Being into finance and Marketing, she is also very fond of methodical teaching and has succeeded is cementing this brilliant learning platform for kids. What makes this book more real is that she is one of us…. A Mommy of four year old twins.
And it’s priced reasonably. Just Rs. 299 for an experience full of narratives, themes, creative ideas, attractive stickers and more!! You can visit their website http://www.yourlearningcapsule.com or https://www.amazon.in/dp/B075W3YPDP
You can also Paytm on 98199 03276 to place an order. Don’t forget to mention your name and contact number. Own a copy of iDiwali right away.
Picking up from where we left on Part 1. Still on Brahma.
So, Brahma despite being the creator is never worshipped. How many temples do we see of Brahma? Well legend has two stories to testify and to lead us further. First one is about the greed to ace. It says that once Brahma and Vishnu were in an argument as to who is a greater God. Brahma the creator or Vishnu the Sustainer? ( I personally think its SHIVA the destroyer… But my views don’t really count here😄) So Shiva intervened in the arguement and challenges both the lords to reach the highest and inner most part of his Shivling in the most giant manifested form. While Lord Vishnu choses to simply worship Shiva, Brahma decides to cheat (Logic and psychology has it, its easier for the maker of the rules to actually break it than the ones following them). He falsly claims to have accomplished the task and also convinces Ketaki flower to testify the same. Shiva finds out the truth and curses Brahma that the one who is not pure and true wont be worshipped. Also, Ketaki flower wont ever be used in any rituals. The custom follows till date. Second story is about sexual desire and Saraswati river which we will cover in another post. So he is never really worshipped.
Soon post creation of the Brahmaand, Brahma requested Shiva to part with sati as world needed energy. I personally think all the energy in the universe comes from a single source – Sati. Call it a goddess, or call it the ultimate power…. Does that make a difference?
Well this is what legend says. In my opinion, the reasoning is different.
Who do we worship? The one who fulfills our PRESENT NEEDS.
We are thankful for Lord Brahma for creating us. But thats about it. How many of us think of the soil or seeds that created the massive tree? Just alike, we worship Vishnu because He helps us sustain. We worship Lord Shiva because we fear destruction or death. Over a passage of time, people forgot the significance of the one who created and emphasis jumped on survival and sustainability. AFTER ALL, ISNT MOVING ON THE PIVOTAL TASK OF OUR EXISTENCE? Hence Vishnu and Shiva are placed in our shrines at home as well as outside. Brahma is known for his scientific planning. He planned the world or say worlds. I strongly believe there are more worlds than just us. There are more universes than just ours which makes it Multi-verse.
So do we have any ancient Scriptures to testify my theory and belief of a multi verse? Well, my research says yes there is. Our books and scripts have so many secrets hidden within them. We just need to rake it up. I am trying to do just that through my blog amd extensive research. Lets discuss that in the next Part of my blog.
The blog is about decoding Ancient Scriptures, Texts and Proverbs. Although we may never know what Past really wanted to convey, we can add 2 + 2 and browse through the wonderful legacies left behind for us in the form of Veda, Purans, Upnishads, Maha kavyas and hearsay stories carried forward by our ancestors.
It will be a several part series where we will discuss only few points in one post.
Lets begin from the beginning. Brahma!
The origins of the Lord which is one of the TRIMURTI are undefined. He is often termed as the ULTIMATE REALITY (Brahman). Pandits are often termed as Brahmin. Their mention is seen several times in Vedic Scripts. We can safely presume Him to be a Vedic God.
Despite being such an important aspect of evolution, how many of us worship Him? There too is a reason which we will discuss in the next post.
Big bang never created Universe, may be earth or even solar system but certainly not the entire Universe or Multi -verse. It always existed and will continue to exist. Vedic Scripts also refer to Parallel realities. As per calculations, one day of Brahma equals 4320 million years. This span is called a Kalpa. Each Kalpa is further divided into Chaturyugs (4 yugs). Naming them is easy… First one is Krita yug or Satya yug. Second is Treta, making third Dvapar and fourth Kali yug. Due to different calculation systems, the starting point of any yug is not clear in our scripts but this blog is an effort to join the dots, research the past and arrive at the Primeval Truth. There is a clear mention in Mahabharat about the beginning of Kaliyug. Which makes Krishna’s demise the end of Dvapar you. Approximately, 14 years after Krishna’s death in his earthly form, the Kaliyug commensed. According to a researcher Ludo Rocher, the total of all yugs is somewhere close to 4320000 years.
Watch out this space and blog for more on Mahabharat, Yugs, Gita and Manvantaras.
That hypothetical situation in which my REAL kids walk into my imaginary-toyfree-superCLEAN-drawingroom and instead of jumping on d couch, chooses to sit….yea just sit. And say, ” Maa played alot today, should I study for a while” *****pinch pinch**** Damn! The rattling Alarm screamed at its highest pitch to wake me up!! It was a dream 😀 And my naughty kids lived with me happily ever after 😀 #boysfun #weplayloud #vacationmode
So me and a black cat crossed paths today…. And suddenly things started happening 😀
My long struck deal bounced galloping in my kitty, a super cranky client signaled d ok, my son enjoyed d school party, I got an awsm discount and my pathetically delayed parcel reached me today!
Although I wud like to know how was that cat’s day 😀 😀 #blackcat #superstitions #shunsuperstitions