Sunday, June 1, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day!

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money."
- Cree Indian Proverb

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sri Rama Navami Subhakamkshalu!

  శ్రీ రామ నవమి శుభాకాంక్షలు!
   శ్రీ రాఘవం దసరధాత్మజ మప్రమేయం 
   సీతాపతిం రఘుకులాన్వయ రత్న దీపం|
  ఆజానుభాహుం అరవింద దలాయతాక్షం 
  రామం నిసాచర వినాసకరం నమామి ॥

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kuchipudi Arangetram!


Congratulations to my nieces on their

"Dance, like music, knows no geographical boundaries, no linguistic barriers and no racial divisions. All walls crumble where art is concerned. It is a great unifying and integrating force."
- Vempati Chinna Satyam

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jaya nama samvatsaram!

You can read the significance of Ugadi and ugadi pachadi in Ugadi Subhakamskhalu!
Ugadi begins on Suklapaksha Padyami day in Chaitra maasam.
Ugadi or commonly said Samvathsaradi as the name says it is the  beginning of new era, the season of spring is associated with this lunar based festival. Ugadi is the New Year for the Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Sindhi speaking people around the world. Most of the countries around the world celebrate their New Year based on lunar cycle, unlike the Gregorian Calendar. I would like to put here what I know about how the Hindu lunar calendar is read. This is my basic understanding. 
Kali'yugam - 1200 divya-samvatsaralu

1 Divya samvatsaram-360 samvasthsaralu

60 samvathsaralu names-Prabahva to Akshaya

Jaya nama samvathsaramu (March 31, 2014-March 21, 2015)

1) Uttarayanam 2) Dakshinayanam

Ruthuvulu (seasons) (6) - maasamulu (months) (12)

Vasantha ruthuvu - Chaitra maasam, Vaisakha maasam

Grishma ruthuvu - Jyesta maasam, Ashada maasam

Varsha ruthuvu - Sravanam, Bhadrapada

Sarad ruthuvu - Aswayuja maasam, Karthika maasam

Hemantha ruthuvu - Margasirsha maasam, Pushya maasam

Sashir ruthuvu - Magha maasam, Phalguna maasam

Maasam - 2 pakshalu (fortnights) Sukla paksham (waxing moon phase), Krishna paksham (waning moon phase)

Thidhi (days) – Padyami, vidiya, thruthiya, chavithi, panchami, sashti, sapthami, ashtami, navami, dasami, ekadasi, dwadasi, thrayodasi, chaturdasi, pournami (full moon); the first 14 days repeat and the month concludes with amavasya (no moon day).
Welcome the New Year with complete anticipation, hope and eagerness. Look forward to a bountiful year of prosperity, satisfaction and peace. Have a very happy Ugadi!