Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lalitha Sahasranamam

Lalitha Sahasranamam is recited during Sravana Masam and specially on Fridays ie. Sukravaram
The importance of Vratam or Vratas is during this season.

Varalakshmi Vratham is given more importance on Fridays.
One who does not have this vratam can always recite  Lalitha sahasranamam and perform Lakshmi Pooja.

Below is a full version of Lalitha Sahasranamam..!!!

Lalitha Sahasranamam in English with meaning (Info given by Raji)

Lalitha Sahasranamam Lyrics - English + Meaning

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Soldiers surprising their loved ones

Emotions are some kind of feeling that everybody possess.  Even a tough person cannot handle to control it.
Did you ever wonder, how these soldiers might have controlled their emotions?

They just have many sleepless nights so that we can have good sleep !!!

I can be awake probably for a day or two...but not all the time. Till now, in my life I think I was awake for my Maths exam and that too because of the exam tension..hmm  well this is called intrinsic ..i mean just for our own sake isn't it?

Well, my point is, we all have so many desires -wants n needs in our day to day life. We think we are struggling in life so much .We are not content with one thing - say job or with our profession , studies, home n specially money..etc,. And here there is another category of people - soldiers, who have to succumb all the above priorities and just have one desire. And that is to be alive and fight for the nation.

Salute to all  the heroes who are serving their nation..!!!
 God bless the soldiers and their loved ones!!!

Here is a very touching video - soldiers surprising their loved ones

When I saw this video , OMG, I could not stop crying. Tears just rolled on my cheeks. 

Specially the song " Money is not a thing" adds life to the video !!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gr8 Jewelry Ad'

Today I came across this Ad' while I was just surfing on the internet. At first I was a bit hesitant to watch the video, but, since it being a jewelry Ad', I had to CLICK it..:)

Have a look at this video, u will appreciate the Ad' director
Finally a best jewelry Ad' that really added value to the Gold ..lol

Jewelry that makes you want to marry ...what a caption..!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Parents are Precious

This was narrated at a Seminar recently onHuman Relations :
Venkatesh Balasubramaniam (who works for IIT)
describes how his gesture of booking an air ticket
for his father, his maiden
flight, brought forth a rush of emotions and made
him (Venkatesh) realize that how much we all
take for granted when it comes to our

My parents left for our native place on Thursday
and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact,
my father had never
traveled by air before, so I just took this
opportunity to make him experience the same. In
spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got
them tickets on  xxx Airways. The moment I
handed over the tickets
to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked
them by air. The excitement was very apparent
on his face, waiting for the time of
travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing
himself on that day and we all went to the airport,
right from using the trolley for his luggage, the
baggage check-in and asking for a window seat
and waiting
restlessly for the security check-in to happen. He
was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was
overcome with joy watching him
experience all these things.
As they were about to go in for the security
check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his
eyes and thanked me. He became very
emotional and it was not as if I had done
something great but the fact that this meant a
great deal to him. When he said thanks, I told him
there was no need to thank me. But later,
thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at
my life. As a child, how many dreams our parents
have made come true. Without understanding the
financial situation, we ask for cricket bats,
dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their
affordability, they have catered to all our needs.
Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to
make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did
we ever say thanks for all that they have done for
us? Same way, today when it comes to our
children, we always think that we should put them
in a good school. Regardless of the amount of
donation, we will ensure that we will have t give
the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we
tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot
for our sake to see us happy, so it is our
responsibility to ensure that their dreams are
realized and what they failed to see when they
were young. It is our responsibility to ensure that
they experience all those and their life is
Many times, when my parents had asked me
some questions, I have actually answered back
without patience. When my daughter asks me
something, I have been very polite in answering.
Now I realize how they would have felt at those
moments. Let us realize that old age is a second
childhood and just as we take care of our
children, the same attention and same care
needs to be given to our parents and
elders.Quality time and politely answering them
with out making them wait is important. Now I
realise that I must look at their eyes and answer
them pleasantly and pretend to be reading papers
and answer in mono syllables. Rather than my
dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say
sorry for making him wait so long for this small
dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed
for my sake and I will do my best to give the best
possible attention to all their wishes.
Just because they are old does not mean that
they will have to give up everything and keep
sacrificing for their grandchildren also. They have
wishes, too.

Take care of your parents!