Saturday, October 29, 2005

Shubh Deepawali

Iyer Supply, wishes all its readers, fellow Bloggers and other people having access to this post, “A Very Happy And Prosperous Diwali And A Prosperous New Year”. But this time around Diwali won’t be as much fun as it would have been last year. One of the main reasons being, this year could be termed as a year of natural calamities. Millions and millions of people have lost their lives between last Diwali and this one for no fault of their own. Millions of others are still suffering the consequences of the calamities.

I would like to wish the following people specially, so that there is light in their lives this Diwali onwards. They need it much more than we do. These guys and the other survivors need lights and prosperity to continue with whatever they have in their already made miserable lives. Let this Diwali be prosperous and beneficial to the following.

· The survivors of the Tsunami waves that hit Asia during December 2004 rendering millions and millions of people jobless and homeless.

· The survivors of incessant rains in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Vidharbha, Bangalore and Chennai bringing life to a standstill to millions of people.

· The survivors of the hurricane destruction brought about by Katrina and Wilma who were confronted to nature’s wrath.

· The millions and millions of people who are being tortured and killed everyday at Iraq and still go un-noticed.(I know this is not a natural disaster, but I cant think of excluding them because they are undergoing the worst calamity of their life, even worse then Saddam himself).

These guys need much more prosperity than we do. We need prosperity to get ahead in life. They need prosperity to survive. So let me wish them all special “Happy Diwali & A Prosperous New year” and wish them a great year ahead of them. Let they have all the strength, courage and opportunities that are required to get them back on their feet and resume a normal life that they would have been leading otherwise. Let me re-iterate it again... These guys need much more prosperity and happiness than we do.

I know… I know, too sensible a post to be appearing on Iyerospace, but then these wishes are heartfelt and the rule of the thumb is, “Whatever is heartfelt, has to be on Iyerospace

adios…

PS: Just to end on a senseless note, Deepawali can be broken into Deepa-Wali and the most famous Deepa-Wali is “tarannum” or more popularly known as “tannu”. I will take this opportunity to wish her “Happy Diwali” too ;) (I hope you are reading this)

29 comments:

APOO said...

Iyer, wish you a Happy Diwali too.

iyer education said...

apoo: wish you the same yaar... have a great year ahead... baltimore mein diwali ka kya plans chal raha hai?

IdeaSmith said...

A very nice thought, this, Iyer. Diwali represents the victory of good over evil after all...so it is apt. And well, I'm sure Tarannum has her share of problems so maybe its just as well to wish her a happy Diwali (or deepa-wali) too.

Incidently, did u know that north and south India are celebrating two seperate events during diwali? North celebrates the return of Ram from exile while South is celebrating Krishna slaying the demon Barakasura. How's that for unity in diversity?

Leave u with that idea.....have a bright year!

iyer education said...

idea: thanks for widening the purview, your comment made me search for Narakasura (not Barakasura) and came upon this website that has the following reasons for diwali... courtesy, www.diwalifestival.org

Goddess Lakshmi : The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi was incarnated on the new moon day (amaavasyaa) of the Kartik month during the churning of the ocean (samudra-manthan), hence the association of Diwali with Lakshmi.

Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this very day, Lord Vishnu in his fifth incarnation as Vaman-avtaara rescued Lakshmi from the prison of King Bali and this is another reason of worshipping Ma Larkshmi on Diwali.

Krishna Killed Narakaasur: On the day preceding Diwali, Lord Krishna killed the demon king Narakaasur and rescued 16,000 women from his captivity. The celebration of this freedom went on for two days including the Diwali day as a victory festival.

The Return of the Pandavas: According to the great epic 'Mahabharata', it was 'Kartik Amavashya' when the Pandavas appeared from their 12 years of banishment as a result of their defeat in the hands of the Kauravas at the game of dice (gambling). The subjects who loved the Pandavas celebrated the day by lighting the earthen lamps.

The Victory of Rama: According to the epic 'Ramayana', it was the new moon day of Kartik when Lord Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshman returned to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravana and conquering Lanka. The citizens of Ayodhya decorated the entire city with the earthen lamps and illuminated it like never before.

Coronation of Vikramaditya: One of the greatest Hindu King Vikramaditya was coronated on the Diwali day, hence Diwali became a historical event as well.

Anonymous said...

Good post iyer...my heart goes out to these people too....:-)
Heres wishing all the readers of this AWESOME!!! blog...happy diwali
from the rainman :-)

IdeaSmith said...

Thats saying a lot for good research. I stand corrected. Also, didnt know so many other things happened around the same date. Am reading 'Gods, Demons & Others' by R.K.Narayan but it doesn't mention dates.

iyer education said...

pals: wishing you the same... pls stop rains from now onwards... bahut ho chuka :)

idea: that also says a lot of the empty time i have at work :)

Lord of all Things said...

दीपावली की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाऎ !! and yeh...u dint mention the part where narakasura was killed and krishna marries off those 16,000 women.. and whatz with the 'barakasura'...?? itz bakasura...or was ita typo..?

iyer education said...

LOAT: aapko bhi diwali aur nutan varsh ki haardik shubhkaamnayein!!! it was ideal to have 16,000 wives then, but now, it doesnt even make sense to have one... hence i skipped it... and yes barakasura was a typo... it was meant to be narakasura :)

Lord of all Things said...

yeh ...me 2 ..*nods head vigorously in agreement* abt the wives thingy ..vice versa applies too..and will try 2 run when it comes.. not quite the time now..

btw.. just discovered bhang tastes awesome..?? does it..?? or was my source not trying 2 trick me into drinking something tasting yucky..??

iyer education said...

LoAT: Bhaang tastes like thandai... i dont know the other name for thandai... some lesser sweet version of basundi... and it KICKS real hard... so beware :)

IdeaSmith said...

And thandai tastes yewwwwwwwwww...the only kick that came out of it was me kicking the guy who made it (*sigh*..high hopes!)

iyer education said...

idea: thandai gives no kicks... thandai mixed with bhaang gives kick... and it tastes yummmmmmmm

infected said...

Happie diwalieeeeeeee, iyerieee ..... huggieee

Lord of all Things said...

dun care which...tastes what rite now.. refer to my latest post and ull know y..!!

abhi said...

Happiee Diwali you all ...

miss mumbai man

Demi Goddezz said...

A very Very Happy Diwali Guys...Sorry Abt the late wishes...

Pals:Ya i know u had an agreement with the rain gods.. so its ok. regarding the book.. send it to me please ..and thanks .. I dint write my poems mallu style now did I ??

Iyer: Ur heartfelt wishes were very touching..

APOO said...

yeah Abbs.

Miss Mumbai indeed. I wonder where she would be right now tho...

Anonymous said...

RUMPY: kuch naya post kar be...:-)

WINNY:I dont think your shayaris mallu style..They are NICE...I honestly believe there CANT be mallu shayari...i mean...just think about it....how would mallu shayari sound?? LOL....rumpy..can ya come up with somethin??

PALS

Demi Goddezz said...

Pals :Lol thats right i guess unless Iyer can come up with his me me cryyyy..

Iyer:Ek me me cry ho jaye....

iyer education said...

alap: happy diwali to u 2... huggie

LoAT: broken tissues from teeth can reduce the fun from having thandai :)

abhi: happy diwali... *and SP style* COME FAST COME FAST... DONT BE SLOW ;)

winny: wish you a happy diwali too :)... good you found iyer supply sensible once in a while

apoo: miss mumbai was with us last night having iyerrated water :)

pals & winny: lemme think of one mallu style poem and will post then... will be "inspired" by your ideas :)

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

HAVE A FUNTRILLIC YEAR AHEAD!!!
N wow!! I am hearing the (more) less comical you for the first time...So u know how to be serious eh

iyer education said...

scribblez: wish you the same... and i can be serious sometimes... actually i am serious when i wimp and cry... ask abhi and he will tell ya ;)

Demi Goddezz said...

Iyer; Jaldi poem bana ..Pals will break his contract with the rain gods otherwise...

Anonymous said...

You got it right winny!!!
Im waiting but am not a patient man...iyer...do something..post something man..:-)

iyer education said...

pals & winny: diwali season chal raha hai... everything moves on @ snail speed... aur phatakon (both crackers and gals) ke sivaay aur kuch soojh nahi raha hai mujhe :)

Lord of all Things said...

lower jaw 2 day.. i can hear the dentist sharpening his kinfes to day.. i hope this is the end...just thod wud say hi before i go 2 him at 5:00....had a nice diwali aa?? me had a gud one..

iyer education said...

LoAT: end? of what... the treatment or you? the dentist sharpening the knives doesnt give too much of a clue, does it? chalo best of luck for you to return alive :)
neways, i had a decent diwali...

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