GREATEST TAMIL POET OF MODERN ERA-SUBRAHMANYA BHARATI (Post No.4481)

GREATEST TAMIL POET OF MODERN ERA-SUBRAHMANYA BHARATI (Post No.4481)

WRITTEN by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 11 DECEMBER 2017 

 

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Post No. 4481

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BHARATI was born on 11th December1882 in Ettayapuram in Tamil Nadu and died on 11th September in Chennai. He was the greatest of the Tamil poets of modern period. He composed patriotic and devotional poems. His other poems covered all the important issues facing the country. He lived well before his times and sang about women’s liberation and a casteless society. he predicted India would become independent, a quarter of a century before its actual independence in 1947. He was a great lover of Tamil language and the Vedas. He wanted to spread both Tamil and Vedas. He translated some of the hymns from the Rig Veda. He knew several languages including Sanskrit, French and English. He wrote  both in Tamil and English.

His poems inspired the freedom fighters including my father V santanam, who was the News Editor of Dinamani. He along with Kamaraj, Kakkan and other Congress leaders went to prison for fighting against the British Rule. My father and others sang Bharati’s famous patriotic song ‘Veera Swathanthram Vendi Nindraar…………’ through the main roads of Chennai. This is to emphasize that his poems inspired the freedom fighters and it would inspire generations to come.

 

 

Bharati was very kind towards all the living beings; he sang that the animate and inanimate beings of this land are his kith and kin. He was greatly influenced by Shelley, Byron, Milton, Browning, Francis Thompson and Thomas Moore. In the same way he was influenced by all the national leaders and poets. He sang about Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh Guru, Veera Shivaji, the great Hindu King, Mahatma Gandhi, B G Tilak, Gokhale and others.

 

As a lover of Sanskrit he was influenced by the Upanishdic seers, Panini, Kalidas, Adi Shankara, doyen of Tamil literature U V Swaminatha Iyer to name a few.

He predicted that India would become a Super Power, a Super Guru and lead the world. He also predicted that there would be a bridge linking India with Sri Lanka along the Setu Bridge of Ramayana. His other predictions about Trip to Moon, Indian Independence etc. have already come true.

 

I will quote some of the tributes paid to Bharati by famous Tamil scholars:

 

“In Bharati there is a steady, ceaseless, unflagging spiritual evolution. His burning desire to shake off the yoke of an alien rule finds immortal expression in his soul-stirring national songs. The freedom from without is only a prelude to freedom from within. In the wailing of Panchali (Panchali sabatham), one hears the passionate cry of a down trodden nation for freedom. His love lyrics are nothing but an adumbration of the heavenward flight of his soul. His devotional songs in praise of Kali, mark a definite stage in his onward march to the faroff City of God, which he wants to found here on earth. His Cuckoo Song (Kuyil Paattu) is the crown of his achievement in the domain of poetry. Bharati’s ideal is that of Sri Aurobindo who strove to make our earth the very Kingdom of God”._- R S Desikan

 

“Poet Bharati has fulfilled the true mission of a poet. He has created Beauty not only through the medium of glowing and lovely words, but has kindled the souls of men and women by the million to a more passionate love of freedom and a richer dedication to the service of the country.

 

 

“Bharati was truly great and he was easily the greatest of the modern poets. With him came the flood-tide of renaissance, as a part of national upsurge for freedom. In his hands Tamil recovered its naturalness, clarity, vigour, vitality and flexibility. he turned to colloquial vocabulary and rhythms and brought the written Tamil closer to speech.

 

“His short life of thirty-nine years was full of trials and tribulations, which a freedom fighter had to face in the early  years of this century. His political Guru was the extremist Lokamanya Tilak. He had several spiritual Gurus including Sister Nivedita.

 

–Bharati Tamil Sangam , Calcutta, 1970

 

“Bharati was not only a poet who could rouse the patriotic feelings of his fellow-Tamils, but was also a literary artist of the highest order who could see the universal in particular. Although Bharati hails from Tamil Nadu, and occupies a front place in India’s regional literature, his impact will be felt wherever great literature is loved and read” – V K R V Rao

 

Bharati was not only a poet and a freedom fighter but also a humanist, journalist, Yogi, Siddha, Nature lover, Essayist, social reformer and linguist.

 

 

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–Subham–

FACEBOOK LIKES! NEW YEAR RESOLUTION! (Post No.4474)

WRITTEN by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 9 DECEMBER 2017 

 

Time uploaded in London-  8-29 am

 

 

Post No. 4474

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“BEGGAR THAT I AM, I AM EVEN POOR IN THANKS” ( SHAKESPEARE IN HAMLET).

 

Every year I make a new year resolution; but before the ink is dry it is thrown into dustbin. Why?

I thought big of me. I thought of becoming a Shankaracharya or a Baba or a Swamiji. I took a resolution not to feel angry or hate anyone. Was it possible? No. Some people did great injustice to me in my work spots though I did all the good things to them. So till this day I hate them. I can never win in such resolutions!

So, this year I am going to take a new year resolution which is possible and practicable (?!?!?!).

London swaminathan’s name in Guinness Book of Recordss! How?

I learnt a lesson from my father. He was Mr V Santanam, News Editor of Dinamani (Indian Express Group of Newspapers), Madurai. Everyday people used to come to our house or his office to give news items. He used to read them and smile. He would never say YES or NO to the bringer of those news items. But they would request my dad to publish the item the very next day, in a prominent place in the newspaper with BIG headlines.

 

I used to wonder why he smile like this. Some of the items attracted my attention as well. One day when I read one of those news items I laughed loudly. And made some comments in front of my father.

“Fools! Idiots! Ganges- Vaigai River Link Association (!!!) meeting; resolution number 1 etc. These people did not even know geography. No one could even find a solution to link the rivers Narmada, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri, leave alone Vaigai! there is a big Deccan plateau in between!”

 

My father was a man of few words. But on that day, he interrupted me to say, ‘An association can live long only when there is some unachievable goal. The man who brought the item is Gulam Bhai, a good soul; he runs seven organisations including ‘Kashmr is ours Association’, ‘Madurai pedestrians Association’  , ‘Cyclists Association’ and this ‘Ganaga- Vaigai Association’. He continued…………

 

I learnt a lesson from him. Never set an unachievable goal if you want to reach the goal. So this year I decided to think small and set an achievable goal! What is it?

I must enter the Guinness Book of Records in 2018 under the category of the man who put most likes in Facebook in 2018.

 

Please don’t compete with me in this category!

 

You may wonder why I chose FACEBOOK LIKES for this year. Very often I see women’s posts or women’s pictures get most likes. Good and original ideas get less likes. Don’t think that I am frustrated because I don’t get many likes. I know the difficulties. When you have 5000 friends and you put likes to someone or a few, those people will ‘haunt’ you whenever you open the Facebook page! Moreover I get 6000 hits every day to my blogs and most of them come from my Facebook friends. But I still wonder why do they have this new disease of clicking LIKES only for WOMEN!

Let me stop there and give you the second reason for choosing Facebook Likes this year.

 

While I was reading Shakespeare, I came across three beautiful quotations: –

 
‘BEGGAR THAT I AM, I AM EVEN POOR IN THANKS ‘(HAMLET).

‘HOW SHARPER THAN A SERPENT’S TOOTH IT IS TO HAVE A THANKLESS CHILD’ (KING LEAR).

‘I THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOICES, THANK YOU, YOUR MOST SWEET VOICES’ (CORIOLANUS)

 

 

I was most attracted by the first quotation.

Why should I be a beggar in thanking people? So let me click as many likes as possible in the new year. But I am restraining myself with a big condition—This may even place hurdles in my goal of entering Guinness Book of Records. The BIG condition is,

“I should not put likes to any Tom, Dick and Harry posts. It must have good messages, original thoughts, not recycled You Tube materials, neither political support nor hatred towards something!”

 

Let me see whether I can win by putting LIKE only to good and original ones.

Hey,

Why don’t you also place likes or tick likes when you see something GOOD, POSITIVE and ORGINAL in the new year?

 

Long live Facebook! Long, Longer, Longest live LIKES!

 

–SUBHAM-

 

 

 

MARRIAGE – TWO OPPOSSING TAMIL VIEWS (Post No.4462)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 5 DECEMBER 2017 

 

Time uploaded in London-  7–49 am

 

 

Post No. 4462

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(Tamil Joke: Husband:While I read my love letters now which i sent you before marriage, i feel they were nonsense/rubbish; Wife: Oh, for me they looked nonsense/rubbish even before marriage!)

Manu in his Manava Dhrama Shastra and Tiru Valluvar in his Tamil Veda Tirukkural support marriage; but Jain Munis who composed several hundred poems in Tamil in Naladiyar and Pazamozi had different views. Dr G U Pope, Christian priest and Tamil scholar, Father Constantine Beschi, Jesuit priest from Italy and a Tamil scholar had compared several couplets in Tirukkural and Manu’s Law book. Dr G U Popes puts forth several arguments in his translation of Tirukkural, published in 1886, to prove that Tiruvalluvar, author of Tirukkural was not a Jain. One of the arguments is about marriage.

 

Tiruvalluvar, an ardent Hindu supports marrying. Dr G U Pope compared couplet 41 with Manu’s 3-78 and showed Naladiyar, the poems of Jains were opposed to marriage.

 

We know the views of the Greek philosopher Socrates:

“By all means marry; if you get good wife, you will become happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher.”

 

Tamil poet Valluvar says,

He is the true householder who helps the three orders of the virtuous (Brahmachari, Vanaprastan, Sanyasin) in their home life is the fruit of love begotten by a harmonious, right path of life.

 

Even before Valluvar, Manu said the same in Sanskrit:

“3.78. Because men of the three (other) orders are daily supported by the householder with (gifts of) sacred knowledge and food, therefore (the order of) householders is the most excellent order (Manu).”

Marriage is throwing Stones at you!

Naladiyar, the didactic book has 400 verses composed by Jain saints of Tamil Nadu who were great Tamil scholars. Here are two poems opposing marriage:

“Since it is a hard thing for a husband to reject his wife though she may neither have borne children nor have a good disposition, the wise have, on account of the misery entailed by matrimony, called it a thing to be eschewed – Naladiyar verse 56.

“Though one is advised to eschew marriage, he eschews it not; though the sound of death-drum pierces his ear , he heeds it not. He moreover takes in another wife and indulges in the delusion of matrimonial pleasures. These the wise say ‘ like one stoning himself’ “- Naladiyar 364

 

‘to be or not to be’ is up to you!

–subham–

 

 

பெண்ணின் மனம்: ரிக் வேதம், ஷேக்ஸ்பியர், தமிழ் பாட்டு ஒப்பீடு (Post No.4220)

Written by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 17 September 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 6-56 am

 

Post No. 4220

 

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பெண்களை தாயார் ஸ்தானத்தில் வைக்கும்போது அவர்களை இந்து மதம் புகழ்வது போல வேறு எந்த மதமும் புகழ்வதில்லை; தமிழ் சம்ஸ்கிருத நூல்களில் கண்டது போல வேறு எங்கும் கண்டதில்லை. மனு தர்ம சாஸ்திரமோ பெண்களை உச்சானிக்  கொம்பில் வைத்து போற்றுகிறது. அவர்கள் அழுதால் அந்தக் குடும்பம் அல்லது அதற்குக்  காரணமானவர் வேருடன் சாய்வர் என்று எச்சரிக்கிறார் மனு. பெண்களுக்கு நகை நட்டுகளை வாங்கிக் கொடுத்து அவர்களை எப்போதும் மகிழ்ச்சிக் கடலில் மிதக்க வைக்க வேண்டும் என்றும் உலகிற்கு புத்திமதி சொல்கிறார். சுத்த மான இடங்கள் எவை என்பதை பட்டியலிடுகையில் பெண்களின் வாய் எப்போதும் சுத்தமானது என்றும் சொல்லுகிறார் மனு (எனது பழைய கட்டுரைகளில் ஸ்லோக எண்களுடன்  மேல் விவரம் காண்க)

 

மேல் நாட்டு இலக்கியங்களில் பெண்களின் அழகை வருணிப்பர்; அவர்களைத் தூற்றுவர். ஆங்கில  மஹா கவி ஷேக்ஸ்பியர் நாடக வசனங்களிலும் இதைக் காணலாம்; கம்பனிலும் இதைக் காணலாம். நீதி வெண்பாவிலும் இதைக் காணலாம்; திருக்குறளிலும் இதைப் படிக்கலாம்.

 

ஆனால் தாய், சஹோதரி என்ற நிலையில் நாம் புகழ்வோம்; மேல்நாட்டு இலக்கியங்களில் அப்படி இல்லை!

 

அதிகம் கேட்டிராத நீதி வெண்பாப் பாடலைப் பார்ப்போம்:

 

அத்தி மலரும் அருங்காக்கை வெண்ணிறமுங்

கத்து புனல் மீன் பதமுங் கண்டாலும் — பித்தரே

கானார் தெரியற் கடவுளருங் காண்பரோ

மானார் விழியார் மனம்.

 

பொருள்:

பித்தரே= பெண் மயக்கம் கொண்ட பித்தர்களே; பைத்தியக்காரர்களே!

 

அரு = பார்ப்பதற்கு அருமையான

அத்தி மலரும் = அத்திப் பூவும்

காக்கை வெண்ணிறமும் = காக்கையின் வெள்ளை நிறமும்

கத்து புனல் மீன் பதமும் = ஒலிக்கின்ற கடலில் உள்ள பெரு மீன்களின் கால்களும்

கண்டாலும் = ஒருக்கால் பார்க்க இயன்றாலும்

(பெண்களின் மன நிலையை நம்மால் காண/ அறிய முடியாது)

(நாம் மட்டும் அல்ல)

கான் ஆர் தெரியல் கடவுளரும் = மணம் பொருந்திய மாலைகளை உடைய தேவரும்

மான் ஆர் விழியார் மனம் = மான் பார்வை போலும் மருண்ட கண்களை உடைய அப்பெ ண்களின் நெஞ்சத்தைக் காண்பரோ = காண்பார்களோ?

(அவர்களும் காண மாட்டார்)

 

ஷேக்ஸ்பியர் என்ன சொல்கிறார்?

புலியின் இதயம், பெண்ணின் அழகிய தோலுக்குள் மறைந்திருக்கிறது

ஹென்ரி 6- பகுதி 3

Oh tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide – York

Henry VI Part 3

 

ஒரு விலைமாது போல சொற்களால் என் இதயத்தைத் திறந்து காட்டுவேன்– ஹாம்லெட்

Must, like a whore, unpack my heart with words – Hamlet

 

ரிக் வேதத்தில் ஊர்வசிக்கும் (10-95) புரூருவசுக்கும் இடையே நடை பெறும் அற்புதமான உரையாடல் உளது; அதில் ஊர்வசி சொல்கிறாள்

 

வேண்டாம்; புரூருவஸ், இறந்து விடாதே, றைந்து விடாதே. கெட்ட ஓநாய்கள் உன்னை விழுங்கிவிடக் கூடாது.

 

பெண்களுடன் நிரந்தர நட்பு என்று எதுவுமே கிடையாது; பெண்களின் இதயம் புலியின் (கழுதைப் புலி) இதயம் போன்றது.

 

ஷேக்ஸ்பியர் சொன்ன அதே சொற்கள்!

Nay, do not die Puruvas, nor vanish;

let not the evil-omened wolves devour thee.

With women, there can be no lasting friendship; hearts of the hyenas are the hearts of women.

RV 10-95-15

கம்பன், வள்ளுவன், வேத கால ரிஷி, ஷேக்ஸ்பியர் ஆகியோர் எச்சரிக்கும் அழகே தனி! ஒப்பிட்டு மகிழ்க!

 

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–Subham–

SEPTEMBER 2017 GOOD THOUGHT CALENDAR (Post No.4174)

30 Quotations on Chaste women

written by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 30 August 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 19-27

 

Post No. 4174

 

 

FESTIVE DAYS : Sep.4- Onam, Sep 6- Yajur Upakarma, September 11- Bharati Memorial Day,  21- Navaratri begins,, 28- Sarasvati Puka, Durga Ashtami, 29- Sarasvati Puja, Maha Navami, 30- Dusserah, Vijaya Dasami

Sep 6- Malaya Paksham begins

 

 

EKADASI FASING DAYS- 1 or 2, 16

FULL MOON- 6

NEW MOON- Mahalaya Amavasai 19

AUSPICIOUS DAYS- 4, 8, 15

 

SEPTEMBER 1 FRIDAY

Chaste women are by nature truthful- Bharat Katha Manjari

SEPTEMBER 2 SATURDAY

The mind of chaste women finds happiness in the glorious tales of virtuous women- Bharat Katha Manjari (BKM)

 

SEPTEMBER 3 SUNDAY

Universally, virtuous women are desireless- Katha Sarit Sagara (KSS)

SEPTEMBER 4 MONDAY

Women of great calibre committed to their husbands are glorified in Heavens too- Valmiki Ramayana 2-118-12

SEPTEMBER 5 TUESDAY

Which chaste women  will defy her husbands instructions?- KSS

SEPTEMBER 6 WEDNESDAY

A chaste woman has no independent happiness, but her husband’s happiness is hers. -KSS

SEPTEMBER 7 THURSDAY

Noble women do not oppose the  desires of their husbands- KSS

 

SEPTEMBER 8 FRIDAY

It is sheer cruelty  on the part of a woman to desert her husband- Valmiki Ramayana 2-24-12

 

SEPTEMBER 9 SATURDAY

A woman attains supreme heaven by serving her husband – Valmiki Ramayana 2-24-36

 

SEPTEMBER 10 SUNDAY

Noble women are single pointedly focussed on the welfare of their husbands- BKM

SEPTEMBER 11 MONDAY

For women their husband’s desires are  paramount, not crores of sons- Valmiki Ramayana 2-35-8

SEPTEMBER 12 TUESDAY

The wife alone enjoys the fortunes of her husband- Valmiki Ramarayana 2-27-5

SEPTEMBER 13 WEDNESDAY

Women have their husbands as their Lords (PN)

 

SEPTEMBER 14 THURSDAY

Chaste women are protected by the strength of their character alone- KSS

 

SEPTEMBER 15FRIDAY

 

Modesty is the insignia of  chaste women -KSS

SEPTEMBER 16 SATURDAY

Chastity is a very challenging vow (Proverb)

SEPTEMBER 17 SUNDAY

Noble women do not visit their residence of their husband’s friend – (Proverb).

SEPTEMBER 18 MONDAY

Invincible indeed is the power of chaste women- BKM

SEPTEMBER 19 TUESDAY

For the chaste women husbands is GOD- BM

 

SEPTEMBER 20 WEDNESDAY

Following the path tread by their husbands is the ultimate vow of women- KSS

SEPTEMBER 21 THURSDAY

Women have their husbands as GODS – PN

 

SEPTEMBER 22 FRIDAY

Noble wives, ever engaged in the welfare of their husbands, endure all sorrows – BKM

SEPTEMBER 23 SATURDAY

Though the husband be ruthless, the minds of chaste women will not stray- KSS

SEPTEMBER 24 SUNDAY

When my husband is blnd why shy should I deck myself?-KR

 

SEPTEMBER 25 MONDAY

Gods alone protect women of moral integrity in their hour of danger KSS

SEPTEMBER 26 TUESDAY

For women husband himself is the lord- V Ramayana, 7-95

SEPTEMBER 27 WEDNESDAY

Good women, desirous of the welfare of their husbands , pay no heed to the malice of the others KSS

SEPTEMBER 28 THURSDAY

Tears of chaste women do not  wet the earth esaily- Valmiki Ramarayana 6-14-67

 

SEPTEMBER 29 FRIDAY

There is no vow ordained for women other than serving their husbands- Valmiki Ramarayana 2-118.9

 

SEPTEMBER 30 SATURDAY

The mind of a chaste woman is tender-KSS

 

–SUBHAM–

 

யமன் (எமன்) போல வந்த 3 பெண்கள்! (Post No.4104)

Written by London Swaminathan


Date: 22 July 2017


Time uploaded in London- 11-00 am


Post No. 4104


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ஒரு பாட்டுக்கு எனக்கு முழு அர்த்தம் விளங்கவில்லை. இது நீதி வெண்பாவில் உள்ளது. அந்த நூலை யார் எழுதினார்கள் அல்லது தொகுத்தார்கள் என்பது தமிழ் கூறு நல்லுலகிற்குத் தெரியாது. கால வெள்ளத்தில் மறைந்துவிட்டது. நாம் மிகவும் போற்றும் மூன்று பெண்களை எமனென்று வருணிக்கிறது இந்தப் பாடல்! ஓரளவுக்கு அர்த்தம் விளங்குகிறது!

 

முதலில் பாடலைப் படித்துவிட்டு விவாதிப்போம்:-

என்னே கிரேதத் திரேணுகையே கூற்றுவனாம்

தன்னேர் திரேதத்திற் சானகியே – பின்யுகத்திற்

கூடுந்திரௌபதையே கூற்றாம் கலியுகத்தில்

வீடுதொறும் கூற்றுவனாமே

 

பொருள்:-

கிரேதத்து- கிரேதா யுகத்தில்

இரேணுகையே – இரேணுகை என்பவளே

கூற்றுவன் ஆம் – யமன் ஆகும்

திரேதத்தில் – திரேதா யுகத்தில்

தன் நேர்- தனக்குத் தானே ஒப்பாகிய (வேறு எவரையும் உவமை சொல்ல முடியாத)

சானகியே –  சீதை என்பவளே

கூற்றுவனாம் – யமன் ஆகும்

பின் யுகத்தில் – அதற்கடுத்த துவாபர யுகத்தில்

கூடும் – வந்த

திரௌபதியே – திரௌபதையே

கூற்றாம் – யமன் ஆகும்

கலியுகத்தில் – இப்பொழுது நடக்கும் கலி யுகத்தில் என்றாலோ

வீடுதொறும் – ஒவ்வொரு வீட்டில் இருக்கும் (ஒவ்வொரு பெண்ணும்)

கூற்றுவனாம் ஆம் – யமன் ஆகும்

என்னே – இஃது என்ன ஆச்சரியம்!

 

மொத்தத்தில் கருத்து என்னவென்றால் பெண்கள் அது வேண்டும், இது வேண்டும் என்று கேட்காமல் அடக்க ஒடுக்கமாக வாழவேண்டும். முன் யுகத்தில் இருந்ததைவிட இப்பொழுது பெண்கள் மிகவும் கெட்டுப் போய்விட்டார்கள் என்பதே.

 

அது எப்படி?

ரேணுகா – பரசுராமன் கதை பலருக்கும் தெரிந்ததே. ரேணுகாவுக்கு காமம் தொ டர்பான தீய எண்ணங்கள் வரவே அவரது கணவர் ஜமதக்னி ரேணுகாவைக் கொல்ல உத்தரவு இடுகிறார். உடனே பரசுராமன் அதைச் செய்கிறார். அதைப் பாராட்டி ஜமத்னி முனிவர் ஒரு வரம் தருகிறார். தன்னுடைய அம்மா ரேணுகாவை உயிர்ப்பிக்க வேண்டும் என்று வேண்டுகிறார். ரேணுகா மீண்டும் உயிர் பெறுகிறாள்.

 

இதில் ரேணுகா செய்த தவற்றால் ஒரு சம்பவம் நிகழ்கிறது. ஆனால் எல்லாம் சுபமாக முடிகிறது. பரசுராமர் க்ஷத்ரியர்கள் மீது கோபம் கொண்டு 21 தலைமுறையை அழித்ததற்கும் இந்த சம்பவத்துக்கும் தொடர்பில்லை.

 

சீதை, ஒரு மாய மானுக்காக ஆசைப்பட்டதால் ராவணன் கடத்துகிறான். இலங்கையே அழிகிறது. பிறகு சீதையைப் பற்றி ஒரு சலவைத் தொழிலாளி சந்தேகம் கிளப்பவே அவள் பூமாதேவியிடம் திரும்பிச் செல்கிறாள். இங்கு சீதை செய்த தவறு எல்லாப் பெண்களையும் போல தங்கத்துக்கு (பொன் மான்) ஆசைப்பட்டது. அதாவது அது பொன் மான் இல்லை என்று கணவன் தெளிவு படுத்தியும் அடம்பிடித்ததால் வந்த வினை.

 

மூன்றாவது, திரவுபதி சிரித்ததால் வந்த வினை. ரத்தினக் கல் போல இழைக்கப்பட்ட தரையைத் தண்ணீர் என்று நினைத்து துரியோதனன் தனது பட்டாடையைத் தூக்கவே பலகணியில் இருந்து அதைப் பார்த்த திரவுபதி ‘களுக்’ என்று சிரித்துவிட்டாள்; பெண்களுக்கான அடக்கம் அவளுக்கு அப்போது இல்லை.

 

இதற்கெல்லாம் சேர்த்துப் பழிவாங்க, வேறு ஒரு சந்தர்ப்பத்தில், அவளுடைய ஆடையை அவிழ்க்க உத்தரவிட்டான். அவள், உடனே சபதம் செய்து, மஹா பாரதப் போருக்குப் பின்னால்,  துரியோதனன் ரத்தத்தை முடியில் தடவி பழி தீர்த்துக்கொண்டாள். இது பெண்ணின் நகைப்பினால் வந்த வினை.

 

கலியுகத்தில் ஒவ்வொரு பெண்ணும் இப்படித் தவறு செய்யக்கூடும் என்பதால் புலவர் எச்சரிக்கிறார் போலும்.

 

இன்று டெலிவிஷன்களில் வரும் சீரியல்களிலும் அப்படித்தானே பெண்களைக் (நீலாம்பரிகளாக) காட்டுகிறார்கள்.

 

புலவர் பெருமான் காரணம் சொல்லாவிடிலும் மூன்று கதைகளையும் நாமாகத் தொடர்புபடுத்தி விளக்கம் காண முடிகிறது.

 

வேறு ஏதேனும் பொருள் தெரிந்தால் நீங்களும் சொல்லலாம்.

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-சுபம்–

 

 

Development Tamil Culture and Tamil Language through Charitable activities (Post No.4013)

Written by London Swaminathan
Date: 18 June 2017
Time uploaded in London- 21-49
Post No. 4013
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MITRA SEVA TALK by London Swaminathan on 17TH JUNE 2017

 

I was asked to give a talk on the charity work done by me in London at the First Anniversary meeting of Mitra Seva, an organisation started to serve the Elderly people in London, particularly from the South Indian community. It was held in Kenton, London on 17th June 2017.

 

Good Evening and thanks for inviting me to talk about my charity work. I thought it was irrelevant to talk about it to you bcaeuse of most of you known about it and you were also part of it. But yet it is important to place everything on record. And there is another part of charity work I did in India which many of you may not know.

Since I was given every limited time first let me give my work in Bullet points.

 

 

RAISED MONYE FOR 7 CHARITIES OVER 200, 000 POUNDS

I raised over 200,000 pounds in London for seven charities. The beneficiaries were :-

SINDHI MANIR

LONDON SATH SANGAM

LONDON TAMIL SANGAM

South Indian Society

World Hindu MAHA SANGAM

TAMIL HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan

 

I have executed the following projects through the funding I received. When I say I, it means I was the one who ordinated, but you the people helped me through out these projects

PROJECTS

ELDERLY CARE PROJECT

LUNCHEON CLUB

TEACHING TAMIL

TEACHING SANSKRIT

POETRY PROJECT

PUBLISHING COMMUNITY NEWS LETTER

SINDHI CULTURE and Language Teaching

FIRST AIAD EACHING THROUGH REGIONAL LANGUAGES

Buying a SOUND SYSTEM

TAMIL BOOKS DIGITIZATION: I got a small funding for Tamil Heritage  Foundation to digitize ten old books from the British Library in London. They are available even now in T H F site.

TAMIL HERITAGE PROJECT: We interviewed thirty artistes in London who have settled here 25 years ago to record the history and development of Tamil culture in London. The recordings were put on a CD and the CDs were distributed to the  libraries.

MILLENNIUM GEM PROJECT : This is to give another chance to showcase their talents who have alredy staged their debut show and let it to get rusted.

RECENTLY I WAS ON THE  SOUVENIR COMIITEE OF  Nagapooshani Amman temple in London

RELIGIOUS EVENTS are organised by WHM Sagam

 

(For Bharatiya Viddhya Bhavan we staged a Tamil Drama and raised over 1500 pounds. We staged a Tamil drama for South Indian Society and raised over 1500 pounds. I took the main roles in both the dramas.

WHO FUNDED US?

Awards for all

National Lottery

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Harrow Council (for Black History Month)

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

New Ham council

Camelot foundation

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

I received

 

WHO IS THE ROLE MODEL?

Any number of books you read would not inspire youto do charity work un less you have a role model in front of you; for me my father (V Santanam) was the role model. He was a freedom fighter who fought the British rule in India. He was imprisoned with K Kamaraj in Vellore Jail. Because he was a freedom fighter he allowed us to do all community activities. First myself and my bothers started an organisation called Literary and Cultural Association in Madurai with the help of our friends. All the famous personalities such as Solomon Pappaiah, Kundrkkudi Adigalar, K V Jagannathan. Later I joined RSS and took over the secetaryship of Vidyarthi Parishad and my bother became the secretary of Visva Hindu Parishad. The Madurai RSS Pracharak Shivaram Jogelakarwho has M.Sc and came from Pune inspired us very much. He was a man of few words but man of action, full of inspiration.

 

And  at that time the Vivekananda Rock Memorial was set up by Eknatha Ranade who was also an embodiment of inspiration. He asked us to got to every office school, college etc to sell one rupee donation ticket just to make them the part of this mighty national memeorial. As a result of this I contacted thousands of office workers and sold the donation picture cards. ( We did a month long exhibition in the Pudumandapam (built by King Tirumalai nayak) which attracted a huge crowd every day. In the same way when Swami Shanthanantha did a Sahasra Chandi Yajna in Madurai, since my father was on the committee we all helped as volunteers).

 

For any project, we need a role model who practise it. Years ago Swami Omkarananda visited London and I was organising several meetings for him. As a part of meetings at the Hindu temples here, I took him to Sivan Temple at Lewisham, London. The previous day I contacted the temple trustee who was in charge of programmes  to find out how many people were expected and what age group was targeted etc. To my surprise he told that he would be addressing little children from ween end Tamil school. I challenged him saying that Swami Omkarananda who is a great scholar delivering lectures on Kaivalyopanishad and Brhad Aranyaka Upanishad would be disappointed. Then he explained me the reason for arranging such a meeting for children. “These young students had seen the saffron clad Sanyasins only in films and dramas. They had never seen a real life true Sanyasi (ascetic)So they may think this is also an act and there may not be a Sanyasi at all. If they see a real life ascetic that will impress them at this young age.

This explanation opened my eyes. I realised  that a man of action, a man of truth can inspire several thousand people. So role models are important to inspire future workers.

 

At present I am part of the Hindu Forum of Britain, the umbrella organisation of Hindu organisations. I am the chairman of the Chaplaincy borad. As a life time trustee of W HM sangam, I do organise religious events.

 

Tomorrow the Second Part of my talk will cover the following topics:-

 

ARE INDIVIDUALS POWERFUL?

YOGA IS RUBBISH ADVTS.

CHRISTMAS STAMPS WITH HINDU LAIDES WITH TILAK

NOW 5 POUND NOTE and Government’s Promise.

 

 

IS SELFLESS SERVICE POSSIBLE?

 

ENCOUNTER WITH MY WIFE

SANSKRIT TEACHER’S SUSPICION

WHY DO I DO IT?

 

PITFALLS IN CHARITY WORK

NO THANKS, MOSTLY CRITICSM

DON’T BE TOO OPEN —–DANDAPANI

ONE THANKS IS EQUAL TO 1000 POUNDS

CREMATORIUM THANKS

 

LIST OF PEOPLE INTERVIWED AS PART OF ORAL HISTORY OF TAMIL ARTISTES IN LONDON.

 

–Subham–

 

Comments on Vedic Women Poets (Post No.3923)

Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 19 May 2017

 

Time uploaded in London: 22-15

 

Post No. 3923

 

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VEDA SAMHITAS have at least twenty women poets (rsikas).  Prof. Rahurkar has shown, the names and contents of hymns, i.e .the nature of their prayers reveal the social background of their composers who thus become fairly representative of their society.

 

Ghosa was a maiden anxious to get married while Suryaa was the newly wedded wife. In Sasvati we have an affectionate and faithful wife. Indrani is a jealous wife while Romasa and Lopamudra are voluptuous women. Apala’s plea is moving, she is sick and abandoned by her husband. Visvavara is a happy and contented matron, while Aditi is a proud mother. Poor Godha was a modest and righteous woman. The nymph Urvasi, as her lover says has the heart of a hyena and Yami is eager to seduce her twin brother Yama. Thus no two women are exactly alike and together they offer glimpse into the feminine world in Vedic society.

RIG VEDIC REFERENCES:

 

Lopamudrs was the author of I- 179;

Apala Maitreyi of VIII-91

Yami of X -10

Vasukra’s wife X :28

Kaksivat Gbosa X 39-40;

Surya -X 85;

Urvasi of X 95

Vac, daughter of Ambhrna  X 125;

Brahma Jaya X 139;

Yami, daughter of Vivasvat X 145;

Indrani X: 145;

Sraddha Kamayani X: 151:

Paulomi Saci X 159.

From V G Rahurkar, “The Rsikas of flie Baveda” in Dandekar felicitation Volume

 

Also, Pouruchlila, Zarathustra’s daughter was a woman seer, the author of Gatha 53.

 

–Subham–

 

Women! I like their Beauty, their Delicacy, their Vivacity and I like….(Post No.3895)

Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 10 May 2017

 

Time uploaded in London: 20-13

 

Post No. 3895

 

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Talking Anecdotes -Part 1

 

Dr Johnson was one day in conversation with a very talkative lady, of whom he appeared to take very little notice.

“Why, Doctor, I believe you prefer the company of men to that of the ladies?”

Madam, replied he, I am very fond of the company of ladies, I like their beauty, I like their delicacy, I like their vivacity and I like their silence.

 

Xxxx

Mark Twain and Winston Churchill

 

Mark Twain met Winston Churchill in 1900, when the latter was just coming into prominence as a young statesman. The occasion was a dinner in London   Churchill and Twain went out for a brief time to have a smoke. Sir William Vernon Harcourt observed, as they departed, that whichever one got the floor first would keep it. He speculated that inasmuch as Twain was an older and more experienced hand, Churchill’s  voice would get the first good rest that it had had in years .

When the two men returned, Harcourt asked Churchill whether he had enjoyed himself, and the young man replied, “Yes”, most enthusiastically.

Turning to Twain, Sir William put the same question.

Twain hesitated and said,

“I have had a good smoke”.

 

Xxx

In Silence!

 

A talkative barber was trimming the hair of King Achelous ,and asked, “how shall I cut?”

“In silence”, replied the King.

Xxx

Hush Money to Barber!

King Archelaus , perpetrator of that ancient joke about replying, in silence, to the barber who asked him how he should cut his hair, would be pleased to know that his tradition is being carried on in the modern era.

A man who might well stem from this kingly line, handled the barber a coin and then climbed into the chai .

“Why, sir, thank you”, said the astonished barber,” never before have I been tipped in advance”.

“That is not a tip”, snarled the customer. “It’s hush money”.

 

Xxx

Need to Talk to Someone

The need to talk to someone finds its expression in everything from friendly confidences, to the confessional, to the psychoanalyst. Recently it has been commercialised by an organisation calling itself The Southern Listening Bureau of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Their advertisement proclaims

“We offer well trained and experienced listeners who will hear you as long as you wish to talk, and without interruptions, for a nominal fee. As our listeners listen, their faces portray interest, pity, fellow feeling, understanding; where called for, they exhibit hope despair, hate, sorrow or joy.  Lawyers, politicians, club leaders, reformers can try their speeches on us. You may talk freely about your business or domestic problems without fear of having any confidence betrayed. Just let off steam into the discreet ears of our experts and feel better”.

 

Xxxx

At a party, someone observed to Dorothy Parker that their hostess was outspoken

“By whom?”, asked Miss Parker.

 

—Subham–

Definition of a Woman by a Tamil Poet! (Post No.3841)

Written by London swaminathan

Date: 22 APRIL 2017

Time uploaded in London:- 17-43

Post No. 3841

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Neethi Venpa is a Tamil Didactic work by an anonymous author. It has got lot of four line verses similar to Samskrita Subhashitas of didactic nature. Two verses are about good women and talkative women.

The poet gives the definition of a good woman:

A woman is one who has the following six attributes:

1.One who showers Love and Affection like a Mother

2.one who has got Patience like the Earth

(Tamil and Sanskrit literatures compare Patience with the Earth)

3.one who serves like a servant

4.one who looks beautiful like goddess Lakshmi

5.one who gives pleasure (to her husband in bed) like a courtesan

6.one who give advice like a minister

that one is called a WOMAN

If women chat……………….

 

In another verse the poet describes what would happen if talkative and bad women chat:

If one woman speaks the earth will shake;

if two ( bad) women chat the stars will fall from the heaven;

if three (bad) women chat the sea will become dry;

if many women chat, Oh My God!, what will happen?

 

We have similar verses in Sanskrit as well (Please go to my old posts).

 

My Old Articles on the same subject:

1.Most Intelligent Woman in the Ancient World; 7 August 2013

2.‘Women’s Freedom’ by Bharatiyar; Post No.989; Date :— 19th April 2014.

3.Only Religion where Woman is worshiped!

Post No. 1775; Date 4th April 2015

4.‘Women in state affairs are like Monkeys in Glass Shops’ (Post No 2625)

D ate: 12 March 2016

5. Manu Smrti on Low Caste Women (Post No.2946) Date: 5 July 2016

6.Gems of Women: Varahamihirar’s Definition; Research Article No.1650; Dated 14th February 2015.

7.Are Women always demanding?

Post No.1244; Dated: 22nd August 2014.

8.A WIFE IS HALF THE MAN: STATUS OF WOMEN IN HINDUISM (Post No.3279)

Date: 23 October 2016

 

9.Mahabharata–about Women! (Post No.2813) ; Date: 15 May 2016

 

10).31 Good Quotations on Wife! Post No. 1439; Date: 26 November 2014.

 

11.One Mother is greater than 1000 Fathers! 7 June 2013

12. Wonderful Syllabus for Women! Post No.1020 ; Date 4th May 2014.

 

-SUBHAM-