Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy Teachers Day.

“ The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”   ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teaches' Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was the well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a Teacher.

When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "Birthday". In reply, Dr.Radhakrishnan said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege  if September 5 is observed as Teachers' Day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.

One of the most celebrated writers in the modern India today his work varies on philosophical, theological, ethical, educational, social and cultural subjects. He contributed numerous articles to different well-known journals, which, are of immense value and seems to surprise various readers because of the depth in the meaning of the articles.

Teachers mold the lives that they influence because the lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. We should always respect our teachers. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to students is appreciated.

Teachers' Day is now one of the occasions that is looked forward by the teachers and students alike as on this occasion its not only when teachers are praised but also around various schools students dress up as a representation of their teachers and take various lectures that are assigned to the teachers they represent. As the day passes the students perform the regular activities that are performed by the teachers. On this day students realize what it means to be a teacher and what it means to control the future of several students in their classes and also teachers are reminded what it felt like when they were the students.

Apart from the fun aspect of the day it is also a day when one can look back, admire and get inspired by Dr. Radhakrishnan, a small town cunning boy, who grew up to become one of the most respected politicians in the history of democracy of India.

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

Teacher's day is not just a day for fun and change of roles. It is also a day to remember how much of hard work and time goes in, before a teacher walks into that classroom and teaches you that chapter. It is a day for showing gratitude towards the person who has patiently heard you out when you asked the same question a hundred times. It is also a day to thank the person who guided you in matters more than academic. A person like that truly deserves a special day earmarked to him/her,  So, the on September 5th, make sure you pick up that phone or make an extra effort to call your teacher and thank him/her for the lighthouse they have been in your life.

Now that's what an awesome teacher does; I guess. They teach us, guide us, love us, scold us, cry when we pass out and then never forget us. The Indian scriptures also speak about the four entities that make us what we are. Mata, Pita, Guru and Devam (Mother, Father, Teacher and God). A stature of a teacher comes before God Himself. I am sure this is why Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President and the second President of India (for his passion for education) insisted on celebrating his birthday as the Indian Teacher's day and thus arrived September 5th. The first teacher's day being in 1962, we have come a long way celebrating and being grateful to all those people who have taught us not just academics but values and ways of life as well.

My Sincere Thanks  To all My Teachers:

Hi Friends,I wish you all a very Happy Teachers Day to one and all.I like this Day  very much to Greet all my Gurus & teacher.

My First Guru &Teacher is my Mother.

On this Teacher's Day I wanted to share my experiences as  a student.

My First school teachers are awesome ,I learnt many things from them a part of education.Among all the teachers my very best teacher is Mrs .Sumithra Vinodhini. Every one occupy one  best place I am her best student  in school and still.I feel  happy & blessed to be a best & nice student to my Teacher ,being in contact with her.

Her way of teaching always inspired me to become a Teacher,her moral values ,one memorable gift from my teacher is her Handwriting.My hand writing  in English is almost the same and in school seeing her signatures I learnt that too.She always showers her love affection,well wishes to me.She is not only a best teacher to me .A student who knows her definitely says " Sumithra Miss is a good teacher ,we like her".I remember her words to me always " Teacher is the Imagination of the Student".

I would also like to thanks  to all of my school teachers ,College lecturers one and all  for making me to learn know the value of Education and I experienced its happy when I became a teacher to the student.

Last words are not least I would also like to thank Silicon Andhra Manabadi Team  Santhi Garu,Rayavaram Sir,Danji Sir for giving me an opportunity to be a Volunteer Teacher .They all cleared many doubts in Teaching Telugu very well .My Son's Music Sir Prakash Rao kulkarni Garu trained me to sing the songs perfectly.With his support  again I am able to learn some music,songs from him which I discontinued .

Thank you All my Teachers who made me ; What I am Today!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Polala Amavasya

Polala Amavasya is observed in Sravanamas every year. Amavasya of Shravana Month is known as Polala Amavasya. Polala Amavasya dedicated to goddess Poleramma. The puja is done on Sravanamas amavasya day means no moon day so it is called as Polala Amavasya. Poleramma is a local deity, and is considered to be one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga.

On the auspicious day of Polala Amavasya women wake up early and clean the house then prepare prasadam. This pooja will performed by married women so Poleramma can safe guard their children from the diseases and death. Mostly diseases like Chicken-pox and Small pox. Because of the Rainy season flu like diseases spread easily for children so, women will perform the pooja to protect their children from diseases and prepare prasadams like Thaligalu Paravannam (Rice flour noodles in rich coconut and cashew paste), Billa Kudumulu (Streamed Rice flour chapathi). They offers pooja to poleramma like chanting Shakthi or devi Mantra, Astrotram, 108 names of devi etc "Raksha Thoram" or "Rakstha Daaram"(Sacred Thread) is also Worshipped during the Pooja. Women and Children tie Raksha Daaram in their hands to seek her blessings.

Polala Amavasya is mostly a local festival in Andhra Pradesh and it is also observed in Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Orissa. Polala Amavasya is also known as Pithori Amavasya. Women draw an image of Pochamma at puja place and offer shodashopachar puja to the Goddess. Goddess Poleramma vratam/puja is quite similar to the Goddess Sheetal Saptami puja observed in North India

The Polala Amavasya Vrat Story:

Once there used to live seven brothers. All of them had children. The wives of all the seven brothers wished to perform the Polalaa Amavasysa Vratam. But the kid of the last brother dies and hence all of them were unable to perform the Vrat. As if someone dies in a house, the whole family cannot perform any Vratams or celebrate any festivals.

This process continued for six years. And each year the kid of the last brother used to die. On the seventh year also, when the kid of the seventh brother dies, the wife of the seventh brother fears that the wives of other brothers would scold her and accuse of her being the reason for they not being able to perform the Vrat, she hides the dead body of the kid in the home and goes to perform the Vrat.

In the night after the Vrat, the wife of the seventh brother takes the dead kid on her shoulder to the Poleramma temple on the outskirts. She cries looking at her dead kid. In the mean time the Goddess Polerama who has just started towards the village for patrolling, sees the seventh brothers wife and asks the reason for her worry.

The wife replies that, this the body of her seventh dead son and every year her sons have been dying for the past seven years because of which she or the wives of other brothers were not able to perform the Polalala Amavasya Vratam. This year she did not inform the death of her seventh son and perfomed the Vrat along with others. She brought the dead kid here and was crying.

The Goddess felt sad for her and showed mercy on her. She gave her some Akshintalu (Turmeric rice grains) and asked her to sprinkle them in the place where she had buried the other kids and call them by their names.

The seventh did as the Goddess said and as she called out the name after sprinkling the Akshintalu, each of her son came alive.

She returned home with all the seven kids. Everyone asked who was she able to get her seven kids back. She narrated the whole story of what happened.

From that day onwards, everyone in the village started to perform the Polala Amavasya Vratam.

Note:  There is no Udyapana for Polala Amavasya Vratam. This is can be done by everyone.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy India Independence Day

I wish you all a very Happy India Independence Day!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Little Girl Turned "3"

Hi Friends,My little Girl Turned "3" today.I wish her a Very Happy Birthday Bangaru & God bless her.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy Rakhi Pournami Wishes!!

Wishing You all a Very Happy Rakhi Pournami  Wishes & have a wonderful day !!