Vedic Symbolism and the Rishies
Atmanam Radhinam Viddhi
Sareeram Radham eva cha
Buddhim thu Saradhim Viddhi
Mana Pragraham eva cha
how can Divine Bliss elude us ?
Symbolism behind Ganesh
That which attracts maximum, Karshana ithi Krishnah, is the Almighty Self.
That which enchants the mind, Ramyathe ithi Ramah, is the Absolute Self.
Holi is a festival celebrated on the Phalguna Poornima, during the Full Moon day of the lunar month of Phalguna. It signifies the victory of Good over Evil, as the demoness Holika was burnt, Prahlada, the devotee was saved and the evil king, Hiranya Kasipu was punished !
Just compare the great Esoteric Wisdom which the Eternal Law, the Sanantana
Dharma represents and the noble statements of the "great scholar of
Hinduism", Wendy Doniger !
Wendy's ( and other scholars' in her mould ) understanding of Vedic Symbols !
"Holi [is] the spring carnival, when members of all castes mingle and let
down their hair, sprinkling one another with cascades of red powder and
liquid, symbolic of the blood that was probably used in past centuries. (the
now defunct Microsoft Encarta)"
"Krishna goads human beings into all sorts of murderous and self-destructive
behaviours such as war in order to relieve "mother Earth" of its burdensome
human population. (A lecture in 2000 entiteld The Complicity of God in the
Destruction of the Human Race)."
"Rama had a fear of following his sex-addict father Dasharatha's footsteps,
which made him betray his own sexuality, which in turn made him abandon
"The Bhagavad Gita is not as nice a book as some Americans think. Throughout
the Mahabharata ... Krishna goads human beings into all sorts of murderous
and self-destructive behaviors such as war.... The Gita is a dishonest
book ." (Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 November, 2000)."
Decide for yourself which is Wisdom and which is Foolery !
Karthika Deepam can be translated as the Lights of the Pleiades !
Vrischika Masathil Karthikayayee
Chakkulam Kavil Pongala...
Moon in Pleiades
When Sun tenants Scorpio
And Pongala for Mother Divine
Of Chakkulathu Kavu !