The officer at the driving license counter asked the lady: “What is your occupation?”

The woman, seeking a renewal of her license seemed to be puzzled. so the officer said “Ma’am, are you employed, have your own business or…”

“Oh yes!’ The woman replied, “I do have a full-time occupation. I am a mother!”

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#35-Maha Sivarathri 2015

Wishing all a Very Divine Sivarathri ..

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protects devotees from all negative forces like lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees. The symbolism discussed below includes major symbols that are common to all pictures and images of Shiva venerated by Hindus. Since the tasks of Lord Shiva are numerous, He cannot be symbolized in one form. For this reason the images of Shiva vary significantly in their symbolism. ..

(Courtesy : Web and the mail received in my inbox today )

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# 9 – Musical Notes and Chakras

As mentioned elsewhere in this blog, the swaras of musical octave are related to Chakras in the human body with their respective Elements (Panchabhoothas) as follows:

ShadjamThe Mooladhara Chakra – Associated with the Energy of Survival- Element is Earth / Prithvi

RishabhamSwadhishtana Chakra – Associated with reproductive organs and life force – Element is Water/Jalam

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#24-Classification of Raga on the Basis of Gender

Though Ragas can be classified under several heads like Shadava, Audava, Sampoorna, Swarantara, Bhashanga, Upanga, Vakra etc, this particular post lays emphasis on the aspect of classifying ragas according to gender-male, female and neuter ragas.

Narada was the first to introduce the concept of classifying ragas according to masculine(male), feminine(female) and neuter(Napumsaka) groups.

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