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Sri Sri at Sunrise

Happiness depends only on your mind. When the mind is free of past impressions and future cravings, happiness is there:
@SriSri

 

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Sri Sri at Sunrise

You should remember these 3 things:

1. You are very dear to the divine.
2. Wherever you are, however you are, you are perfect.
3. You don’t need to understand what is happening.
Transcend your logic :
@SriSri

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 9 – Morning

Thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the Holy Swami Pushkarini

Pic Courtesy : TTD

The last and one of the most important events during Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams where in thousands of pilgrims took part for taking bath in the Holy Swami Pushkarini , the Sudarshana Chakrasnana Mahotsavam, was performed with utmost religious fervour on Thursday.

SIGNIFICANCE

The Ayudha Pursha, anthropomorphic form of Lord Venkateswara, was rendered the celestial snapanam to the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy, Sridevi, Bhu Devi and Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar. The deities were seated on the banks of Swamy Pushkarini in the front yard of Sri Bhu Varahaswamy temple.

The celestial snapanam commenced at 6 am. The fete commenced with Vishwaksena Aradhana, Punyahavachanam followed by Mukha Prakshalana. Later the snapanam was performed to the deities with milk, honey, coconut water, turmeric paste and sandal paste and the Vedic pundits recited Panchasuktas including Sri, Bhu, Neela, Purusha Suktams.

In the puranas, the Sudarshana Chakra was said to be made by the architect of gods, Vishwakarma. The Sudarshana Chakra is described to have 10 million spikes in two rows moving in opposite directions to give it a serrated edge. The Sudarshna Chakra is described as Prana, Maya, Kriya, Shakti, Bhava, Unmera, Udyama and Sankalpa. Sudarshana manifests in 5 main ways to wit the five Shaktis, which are creation, preservation, destruction, obstruction and obscuration.

It is observed as Upasamanotsavam for the deities, after a hectic eight-day and night Vahanam schedule during annual Brahmotsavams. The anthropomorphic form of Lord, Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar, will take a holy dip for three times in the sacred waters of Swamy Pushkarini to appease Him.

Source : TTD

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 7 – Evening

 

‘Darbar Krishna’ takes a royal ride in Chandra Prabha Vahanam

On the seventh day evening of the ongoing Navarathri Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, Sri Malayappa decked as “Darbar Krishna” took a royal ride in style on Chandra Prabha Vahanam.

Chanda, always considered as a pleasant astronomical body in the constellation. Chandra is always compared for beauty, pleasantries, purity, calmness.

Wearing a unique head gear, sitting in a majestic manner, Sri Malayappa blessed devotees.

Source : TTD

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Discussed poll related issues: MK Stalin

The DMK top level Executive Committee met today at the party HQ Anna Arivalayam in Chennai under the leadership of party President MK Stalin.

Speaking to the media, the party President said, we discussed about the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the party’s approach if TN Assembly elections too are held simultaneously and the status of friendly parties.

These will be discussed further at the party’s General Council and the decision will be announced ahead of the elections Mr Stalin said.

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AIADMK’s 47th foundation day celebrated

The AIADMK celebrated its 47th foundation day today. Party Coordinator OPS and Joint Coordinator EPS hoisted the party flag at the party HQ in Chennai.

They also garlanded the Statues of MGR and Jayalalithaa at the party office.

Pic: @AIADMKOfficial

 

India’s first Lighthouse city

Pune has been selected as India’s first Lighthouse city in a grand challenge & will house India’s first Urban Mobility Lab. Solution providers from across India will develop innovative mobility solutions for Pune city through this lab. Solutions will range from data analytics to EVs:
Amitabh Kant , CEO, Niti Aayog

Lighthouse city is a living lab for conceiving, financing and testing mobility solutions that align with the Government of India’s vision for a shared, electric, and connected mobility future.

 

Tallest Flag

India’s tallest flag inaugurated at Haj House, Mumbai by Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

 

 

Navratri Garba craze

Maha Rudra Homa is one of the most ancient Homas performed since the Vedic times.

Yagnashala was reverberating with traditional vedic mantra chantings, music and positive vibrations as Maha Rudra Homa is being performed in presence of  Sri Sri at The Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru:
@BangaloreAshram

 

Durga Ashtami

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Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami. May Maa Durga fulfil everyone’s aspirations, further the atmosphere of joy and eliminate all evil from our society. Have a blessed Durga Puja! :
@narendramodi

 

 

Maa Mahagauri

Today we worship Maa Mahagauri, the 8th Avatar of Maa Durga. We seek her blessings so that every human is happy and is free from suffering. May there be peace and togetherness all around:
@narendramodi

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 7 – Morning

 

Sun shines all the way for Surya Prabha Vahanam

 

On the seventh day of Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams the Sri Malayappa Swamy took a celestial ride atop the bright Surya Prabha Vahanam on Tuesday morning.

Surya, the Sun God, who is the key architect of life of humans, animals and plants became the Charioteer to drive the Surya Prabha Vahanam for Sri Malayappa Swamy who cheered the devotees as Surya Narayanamurthy.

According to Puranic texts Surya, the Sun God always rode on a chariot driven by seven horses. He spreads light and health in the world and also removes darkness, which symbolizes poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.. Saint-poet Tallapaka Annamacharyat praises Venkatewswara as no other than the Sun God in the midst of the Sun’s Sphere.

Source : TTD

 

 

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The famous Simhanandini!

 

 

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TN hikes job reservation for Sportspersons

TN CM EPS announced a hike in the job reservation quota for Sports persons in TN Govt jobs from the existing 2% to 3%.

Speaking at an event in Chennai to honour him for his contributions to Sports in the State, the TN CM said, like Education, TN Govt is giving importance to Sports too.

The financial incentive given to Sports persons has also been enhanced in order to motivate them. Indoor Stadiums including the Nehru indoor stadium have been upgraded, he said.

He also said, with the exception of Chennai in 31 districts facilities like playground, sporting equipment and sports training are being provided at the village level.

Source : @AIADMKOfficial
Pic: TN DIPR

Puducherry CM meets FM Arun Jaitley

V. Narayanasamy, Chief Minister, Puducherry called on the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley in his office in North Block in New Delhi today:
@FinMinIndia 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Rahul Gandhi

 

 

Illegal sand mining is the cause for depletion of ground water availability: Kamal Haasan


Farmers’
from all over Tamil Nadu met MNM President Kamal Haasan today.

Addressing them Kamal Haasan said, the time will come when Farmers‘ will thank the MNM for its efforts. Crop insurance for individuals will also become a reality.

Illegal sand mining is the cause for depletion of ground water availability for farming, leading to farmer suicides. These are not suicides it amounts to murder!, he said.

Farmers’ demands do not amount to greed. MNM will take all efforts to ensure that their demands are fulfilled.

The dues to the Sugarcane farmers should be cleared immediately, said Kamal

Kamal Haasan also spent time with the farmers as they were having lunch.
Source :@maiamofficial

Kamal launches App for Womens’ safety

MNM President Kamal Haasan introduced ‘RaudramApp‘ – an App for Womens’ safety, in the presence of thousands of students at Sri Sai Ram College, today.

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Within 10 days of forming the govt, Congress party will waive off farm loans: Congress President @RahulGandhi in Madhya Pradesh

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Spoke today at the United Nations about Sustainable Development:  @KanimozhiDMK

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Rahul Gandhi at a Gurdwara

Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays his respects at Gurdwara Data Bandi Chor Sahib in Gwalior:
@INCIndia

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AMMK will win back the Party: TTV

AIADMK was formed on Oct 17, under the powerful leadership of MGR, rose to become the 3rd largest party in d country under the leadership of Jayalalithaa, currently is in d hands of those who went against us. The AMMK will win back the Party, the Two-leaves symbol & the Party HQ.

TTV
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Tributes to Veerapandia Kattabomman

We pay our respects to Veerapandia Kattabomman on this day when he was hanged for waging the war of independence against the British! :
Tamil Nadu Congress

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Pic Courtesy: @INCTamilnadu

DMK MP relieved of party post

DMK relieves party MP TKS Elangovan as Secretary – Media Interactions. Party General Secretary K Anbazhagan issues a press statement to this effect.

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Honouring the Divinity in every aspect of Creation.

Navratri – Day 6 in presence of Sri Sri at The Art of Living Living International Center, Bengaluru.

After the grand beginning of Maha Yagnas yesterday morning , began the Chandi Prarambha which will be followed by “Shatha Chandi Homa” on Ashtami day – when Devi Shakthi is at its Pinnacle.

Maa Kalaratri

We bow to Maa Kalaratri and seek her blessings for everyone’s good health and happiness:
@narendramodi

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 6 – Evening

Gaja Vahanam sways along the Mada Streets with Malayappa Swamy

On the evening of sixth day, Sri Malayappa Swamy, took a majesteic ride on Gaja Vahanam.

The unique feature about this vahanam is that it signifies the most famous episode of Gajendra Moksham where in Lord comes for the rescue of Elephant king when attacked by mammoth crocodile.

It shows that the Lord always comes to the rescue of His devotees when they pray to Him with an attitude of total surrender.

Source : TTD

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‘Metoo’ Controversy

MJ Akbar issues statement, says he won’t resign as MoS MEA. ‘Will take appropriate legal action against those who have leveled charges’ he says. Questions the timing of the accusations.

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If there is proof, let them prove it: C Ponnaiyan

Till date there has been no corruption in the Govt led by EPS. If there is proof, let the allegations be proved. There is no fear in facing a CBI probe, says C Ponnaiyan – Organisation Secretary, AIADMK.The Madras High Court on Friday ordered a CBI Probe in the allocation of Highway Contracts involving TN CM EPS. The same day DMK President MK Stalin and AMMK Dy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran demanded the CM’s resignation. Other parties too echoed similar views.Late Friday evening AIADMK Organisation Secretary, C Ponnaiyan met the media and said that the allegations against the TN CM are false and there will be an appeal against the CBI probe based on false allegations.

In a tweet on Saturday, DMK President MK Stalin queried what better proof is required, about who is controlling the DVAC, that the AIADMK party Organisation Secretary is informing through the media that DVAC will appeal the against the High Court order.

On its part the DMK has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court stating that no ex-parte order should be given if the Govt. of Tamil Nadu challenges the Madras High Court order.

TTV Dhinakaran sounds a note of caution on Koodankulam

‘I urge not to continue power generation in units One and Two of Koodankulam without investigating their failure and in the absence of constitution of Nuclear Waste Management Center for Koodankulam. I urge the EPS Govt not to be indifferent and to taken action on this issue’.

AP CM NCBN seeks contributions for Cyclone Relief

Rahul Gandhi’s informal interaction with the press yesterday

‘Ask Disha’

Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime: Artificial Intelligence Chat Bot launched on IRCTC website enables passengers’ 24×7 customer query support & quick response time:

Who’s going to climb up to the bow???

Truly Unique!

 

Visited Pashmina Kani shawl weaving & training centre in Kupwara district of Kashmir bordering POK. It’s a rare weaving heritage of Kashmir where gorgeous patterns/motifs are woven into pashmina shawls. A group of four women take months to weave one shawl. Truly unique! :
@amitabhk87

Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Sand Art at Bhubaneswar airport in Odisha

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Navaratri

Traditional Vedic Chants reverberated in Yagnashala as thousands went on a journey within. Rudrabhishekam with Sri Sri on the fourth day of Navaratri celebrations at The Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru, yesterday:
@BangaloreAshram

Skandamata

Today, we pray to Skandamata. May she enrich our society with wisdom and knowledge. May the spirit of prosperity be enhanced as well:
@narendramodi