Thursday, December 31, 2009

KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA






RADHE KRISHNA 31-12-2009


KEY WEST,FLORIDA, USA SOUTH MIAMI TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA
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From Miami Key West, Florida is located about 138Kms and takes 4 ½ hours drive and crosses about five islands and passing thro the Atlantic sea and the sites connected are given below. http://www.fla-keys.com/keylargo/ http://www.fla-keys.com/islamorada/ http://www.fla-keys.com/marathon/ http://www.fla-keys.com/lowerkeys/ http://www.fla-keys.com/keywest/ Key West, Florida From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the city. For the island, see Key West. For other uses, see Key West (disambiguation). Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city encompasses the island of Key West, the part of Stock Island north of U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) (east), Sigsbee Park (north, originally known as Dredgers Key), Fleming Key (north), and Sunset Key (west, originally known as Tank Island). Both Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are part of Naval Air Station Key West and are inaccessible by civilians. Key West is the county seat of Monroe County.[3] Key West is known as the southernmost city in the Continental United States. It is also the southern terminus of U.S. 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway. Key West is 129 miles (207 km) southwest (229.9 degrees) of Miami, Florida,[4] (about 160 driving miles) and 106 miles (170 km) north-northeast (21.2 degrees) of Havana, Cuba.[5] Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 statute (81 nautical) miles south.[6] Key West is a seaport destination for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service.Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging. Naval Air Station Key West is an important year round training site for naval aviation due to the superb weather conditions. It is also a reason the city was chosen as the Winter White House of PresidentHarry S. Truman. The central business district primarily comprises Duval Street, and includes much of the northwest corner of the island along Whitehead, Simonton, Front, Greene, Caroline, and Eaton Streets and Truman Avenue. The official city motto is "One Human Family." Contents [hide] • 1 History o 1.1 Cayo Hueso o 1.2 Matthew C. Perry and the opening of "Thompson's Island" o 1.3 First developers o 1.4 Mayors of Key West o 1.5 Conchs o 1.6 U.S. Civil War & Late 19th Century o 1.7 Overseas by rail and road o 1.8 Winter White House o 1.9 Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams  1.9.1 Ernest Hemingway  1.9.2 Tennessee Williams o 1.10 Cuban presence o 1.11 Conch Republic o 1.12 Key West Naval Air Station o 1.13 Port of Key West • 2 Geography and climate o 2.1 Geography  2.1.1 Old Town/New Town  2.1.1.1 Old Town  2.1.1.2 New Town  2.1.1.3 Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic  2.1.1.4 Borders  2.1.1.5 Southernmost City o 2.2 Climate  2.2.1 Frost-free zone  2.2.2 Wet and dry seasons  2.2.3 Statistics  2.2.4 Hurricanes • 3 Attractions, events, recreation, and culture o 3.1 Popular annual events • 4 Media • 5 Demographics o 5.1 Languages • 6 Key West residents o 6.1 Notable Key West natives o 6.2 Notable Key West non-natives • 7 Education • 8 See also • 9 References • 10 External links [edit]History Key West, ca. 1856 In Pre-Columbian times Key West was inhabited by the Calusapeople. The first European to visit was Juan Ponce de León in 1521. As Florida became a Spanish colony, a fishing and salvage village with a small garrison was established here.[citation needed] [edit]Cayo Hueso Cayo Hueso (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaʝo ˈweso]) is the original Spanish name for the island of Key West. Spanish-speaking people today also use the term Cayo Hueso when referring to Key West. It literally means "bone key". It is said that the island was littered with the remains (bones) [7] or that the island was the westernmost Key with a reliable supply of water.[8] Many businesses on the island use the name, such as Casa Cayo Hueso, Cayo Hueso Resorts, Cayo Hueso Consultants, Cayo Hueso y Habana Historeum, etc. In 1763, when Great Britain took control of Florida, the community of Spaniards and Native Americans were moved to Havana. Florida returned to Spanish control 20 years later, but there was no official resettlement of the island. Informally the island was used by fishermen from Cuba and from the British Bahamas, who were later joined by others from the United States after the latter nation's independence. While claimed by Spain, no nation exercised de facto control over the community there for some time. [edit]Matthew C. Perry and the opening of "Thompson's Island" In 1815 the Spanish governor of Cuba in Havana deeded the island of Key West to Juan Pablo Salas, an officer of the Royal Spanish Navy Artillery posted in Saint Augustine, Florida. After Florida was transferred to the United States, Salas was so eager to sell the island that he sold it twice - first for a sloop valued at $575, and then to a U.S. businessman John W. Simonton, during a meeting in a Havana café, for the equivalent of $2,000 in pesos in 1821. The sloop trader quickly sold the island to a General John Geddes, a former governor of South Carolina, who tried in vain to secure his rights to the property before Simonton, with the aid of some influential friends in Washington, was able to gain clear title to the island. Simonton had wide-ranging business interests in Mobile, Alabama. He bought the island because a friend, John Whitehead, had drawn his attention to the opportunities presented by the island's strategic location. John Whitehead had been stranded in Key West after a shipwreck in 1819 and he had been impressed by the potential offered by the deep harbor of the island. The island was indeed considered the "Gibraltar of the West" because of its strategic location on the 90-mile (140 km)–wide deep shipping lane, the Straits of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On March 25, 1822, Matthew C. Perry sailed the schooner Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag, physically claiming the Keys as United States property. Perry reported on piracy problems in the Caribbean. Perry renamed Cayo Hueso (Key West) to "Thompson's Island" for Secretary of the Navy Smith Thompson, and the harbor "Port Rodgers" for War of 1812 hero John Rodgers. Neither name was to stick. In 1823 Commodore David Porter of the United States Navy West Indies Anti-Pirate Squadron took charge of Key West, which he ruled (but, according to some, exceeding his authority) as military dictator under martial law. [edit]First developers Soon after his purchase, Simonton subdivided the island into plots and sold three undivided quarters of each plot to:  John Mountain and U.S. Consul John Warner, who quickly resold their quarter to Pardon C. Greene, who took up residence on the island  John Whitehead, his friend who had advised him to buy Key West  John Fleeming (nowadays spelled Fleming) John Simonton spent the winter in Key West and the summer in Washington, where he lobbied hard for the development of the island and to establish a naval base on the island, both to take advantage of the island's strategic location and to bring law and order to the town. He died in 1854. Pardon C. Greene is the only one of the four "founding fathers" to establish himself permanently on the island, where he became quite prominent as head of P.C. Greene and Company. He also served briefly as mayor. He died in 1838 at the age of 57. John Whitehead lived in Key West for only eight years. He became a partner in the firm of P.C. Greene and Company from 1824 to 1827. A lifelong bachelor, he left the island for good in 1832. He came back only once, during the Civil War in 1861, and died the next year. John W.C. Fleeming was English-born and was active in mercantile business in Mobile, Alabama, where he befriended John Simonton. Fleeming spent only a few months in Key West in 1822 and left for Massachusetts, where he married. He returned to Key West in 1832 with the intention of developing salt manufacturing on the island but died the same year at the young age of 51. The names of the four "founding fathers" of modern Key West were given to main arteries of the island when it was first platted in 1829 by William Adee Whitehead, John Whitehead's younger brother. That first plat and the names used remained mostly intact and are still in use today. Duval Street, the island's main street, is named after Florida's first territorial governor, who served between 1822 and 1834 as the longest serving governor in Florida's U.S. history. William Whitehead became chief editorial writer for the "Enquirer", a local newspaper, in 1834. He had the genius of preserving copies of his newspaper as well as copies from the "Key West Gazette", its predecessor. He later sent those copies to the Monroe County clerk for preservation, which gives us a precious view of life in Key West in the early days (1820-1840). [edit]Mayors of Key West Main article: List of mayors of Key West Mayors of Key West have reflected the city's cultural and ethnic heritage. Among its mayors are the first Cuban mayor and one of the first openly gay mayors. [edit]Conchs Old photo depicting Conchs in Key West, circa 1900 Many of the residents of Key West were immigrants from the Bahamas, known as Conchs (pronounced 'conks'), who arrived in increasing numbers after 1830. Many were sons and daughters of Loyalists who fled to the nearest Crown soil during the American Revolution.[9] In the 20th century many residents of Key West started referring to themselves as "Conchs", and the term is now generally applied to all residents of Key West. Some residents use the term "Conch" (or, alternatively, "Saltwater Conch") to refer to a person born in Key West, while the term "Freshwater Conch" refers to a resident not born in Key West but who has lived in Key West for seven years or more.[10] However, the true original meaning of Conch applies only to someone with European ancestry who immigrated from the Bahamas.[11] It is said that when a baby was born, the family would put a conch shell on a pole in front of their home.[citation needed] Many of the black Bahamian immigrants that arrived later live in an area of Old Town next to the Truman Annex called "Bahama Village." Major industries in Key West in the early 19th century included fishing, salt production, and salvage. In 1860 wrecking made Key West the largest and richest city in Florida and the wealthiest town per capita in the U.S. A number of the inhabitants worked salvaging shipwrecks from nearby Florida reefs, and the town was noted for the unusually high concentration of fine furniture and chandeliers that the locals used in their own homes after salvaging them from wrecks. See also: Wrecking (shipwreck)#Wrecking in the Florida Keys [edit]U.S. Civil War & Late 19th Century Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, active during the Civil War, contains the largest collection of Civil Warcannons ever discovered at a single location. During the American Civil War, while Florida seceded and joined the Confederate States of America, Key West remained in U.S. Union hands because of the naval base. However, most locals were sympathetic to the South, and many flew Confederate flags over their homes.[12] Fort Zachary Taylor, constructed from 1845 to 1866, was an important Key West outpost during the Civil War. Construction began in 1861 on two other forts, East and West Martello Towers, which served as side armories and batteries for the larger fort. When completed, they were connected to Fort Taylor by railroad tracks for movement of munitions.[12] Fort Jefferson, located about 68 miles (109 km) from Key West on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, served after the Civil War as the prison for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, convicted of conspiracy for setting the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. In the late 19th century, salt and salvage declined as industries, but Key West gained a thriving cigar-making industry. During Cuba's unsuccessful war for independence in the 1860s and 1870s, many Cubans sought refuge in Key West. By 1889, Key West was the largest and wealthiest city in Florida.[12] [edit]Overseas by rail and road Florida East Coast Railway train traveling on an Overseas Railroad (Key West Extension) railroad bridge. Main articles: Overseas Railway and Overseas Highway Key West was relatively isolated until 1912, when it was connected to the Florida mainland via the Overseas Railway extension of Henry M. Flagler'sFlorida East Coast Railway (FEC). Flagler created a landfill at Trumbo Point for his railyards. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 destroyed much of the railroad and killed hundreds of residents, including around 400 World War I veterans who were living in camps and working on federal road and mosquito-control projects in the Middle Keys. The FEC could not afford to restore the railroad. The U.S. government then rebuilt the rail route as an automobile highway, completed in 1938, which became an extension of United States Highway 1. The portion of U.S. 1 through the Keys is called the Overseas Highway. Franklin Roosevelt toured the road in 1939. [edit]Winter White House Official log of Harry Truman's March 12 to April 10, 1950 visit to Key West (from Truman Library)[13] Main article: Truman Annex Several U.S. presidents have visited Key West. Harry Truman visited for 175 days on 11 visits during his presidency and visited several times after he left office (see Truman Annex). Key West was in a down cycle when Franklin D. Roosevelt visited in 1939. The buildup of military bases on the island occurred shortly thereafter. In addition to Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower stayed in Key West following a heart attack. In November 1962, John F. Kennedy visited Key West a month after the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jimmy Carter held a family reunion in Key West after leaving office. [edit]Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams The Silver Slipper dance hall adjacent to Sloppy Joe's, painted in the 1930s by Waldo Peirce The Ernest Hemingway House, a popular tourist attraction in Key West. One of the more than 50polydactyl cats that live at the Hemingway house. This particular cat has seven (two extra) toes on each paw. Numerous artists and writers have passed through Key West, but the two most associated with the island areErnest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. [edit]Ernest Hemingway Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway wrote A Farewell to Arms while living above the showroom of a Key West Ford dealership at 314 Simonton Street [2] while awaiting delivery of a Ford roadster purchased by the uncle of his wife Pauline in 1928. Hardware store owner Charles Thompson introduced him to deep-sea fishing. Among the group who went fishing was Joe Russell (also known as Sloppy Joe). Russell was reportedly the model for Freddy in To Have and Have Not. Portions of the original manuscript were found at Sloppy Joe's Bar after his death. The group had nicknames for each other, and Hemingway wound up with "Papa". Pauline's rich uncle Gus Pfeiffer bought the 907 Whitehead Street house [3] in 1931 as a wedding present. Legend says the Hemingways installed a swimming pool for $20,000 in the late 1930s (equivalent in 2006 to $250,000). It was such a high price that Hemingway is said to have put a penny in the concrete, saying, "Here, take the last penny I've got!" The penny is still there. During his stay he wrote or worked on Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. He used Depression-era Key West as the local for To Have and Have Not — his only novel set in the United States. Pauline and Hemingway divorced in 1939, and Hemingway only occasionally visited while returning from Havana until his suicide in 1961. The six- or seven-toed polydactyl cats descended from Hemingway's original pet 'Snowball' still live on the grounds and are cared for at the Hemingway House, despite complaints by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that they are not kept free from visitor contact, and the Key West City Commission exempted the house from a law prohibiting more than four domestic animals per household. [edit]Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams first became a regular visitor to Key West in 1941 and is said to have written the first draft of A Streetcar Named Desire while staying in 1947 at the La Concha Hotel. He bought a permanent house in 1949 and listed Key West as his primary residence until his death in 1983. In contrast to Hemingway's grand house in Old Town, the Williams home at 1431 Duncan Street [4] in the "unfashionable" New Town neighborhood is a very modest bungalow. The house is privately owned and not open to the public. The Academy Award–winning film version of his play The Rose Tattoo was shot on the island in 1956. The Tennessee Williams Theatre is located on the campus of Florida Keys Community College on Stock Island.[5] Williams had a series of rented homes all over the U.S., but the only home he owned was in Key West. Even though Hemingway and Williams were in Key West at the same time, they reportedly met only once—at Hemingway's Cuba home Finca Vigía. [edit]Cuban presence A typical Cuban mix that can be found in many cafés and restaurants in and around the city Key West is much closer to Havana than it is to Miami. In 1890, Key West had a population of nearly 18,800 and was the biggest and richest city in Florida. Half the residents were said to be of Cuban origin, and Key West regularly had Cuban mayors, including Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, father of the Cuban Republic, who was elected mayor in 1876. [6]Cubans were actively involved in reportedly 200 factories in town, producing 100 million cigars annually. José Martí made several visits to seek recruits for Cuban independence starting in 1891 and founded the Cuban Revolutionary Party during his visits to Key West. [7] The Battleship USS Maine sailed from Key West on its fateful visit to Havana, where it blew up, igniting the Spanish-American War. Crewmen from the ship are buried in Key West, and the Navy investigation into the blast occurred at the Key West Customs House. Pan American Airlines was founded in Key West, originally to fly visitors to Havana, in 1926. John F. Kennedy was to use "90 miles from Cuba" extensively in his speeches against Fidel Castro. Kennedy himself visited Key West a month after the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Prior to the Cuban revolution of 1959, there were regular ferry and airplane services between Key West and Havana. Key West was flooded with refugees during the Mariel Boatlift. Refugees continue to come ashore and, on at least one occasion, most notably in April 2003, flew hijacked Cuban Airlines planes into the city's airport.[8]. [edit]Conch Republic Main article: Conch Republic The proposed flag for the Conch Republic. In 1982 the city of Key West briefly declared its "independence" as the Conch Republic in a protest over a United States Border Patrolblockade. This blockade was set up on U.S. 1, where the northern end of the Overseas Highway meets the mainland at Florida City. The blockade was in response to the Mariel Boatlift. A 17-mile (27 km) traffic jam ensued while the Border Patrol stopped every car leaving the Keys, supposedly searching for illegal aliens attempting to enter the mainland United States. This paralyzed the Florida Keys, which rely heavily on the tourism industry. Flags, T-shirts and other merchandise representing the Conch Republic are still popular souvenirs for visitors to Key West, and the Conch Republic Independence Celebration—including parades and parties—is celebrated every April 23. [edit]Key West Naval Air Station USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) as seen at sunset in Key West on July 22, 2007. This ship is typical of the frigates, destroyers, and smaller military vessels that call at the port. Larger ships, such as aircraft carriers, are prohibited because of their deep draft and the shallowness of the harbor. Key West was always an important military post, since it sits at the northern edge of the deepwater channel connecting the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico (the southern edge 90 miles (140 km) away is Cuba) via the Florida Straits. Because of this, Key West since the 1820s had been dubbed the "Gibraltar of the West." Fort Taylor was initially built on the island. The Navy added a small base from which the USSMaine sailed to its demise in Havana at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Key West from space, October 2002 At the beginning of World War II the Navy increased its presence from 50 acres (200,000 m2) to 3,000 acres (12 km²), including all of Boca Chica Key's 1,700 acres (7 km2) and the construction of Fleming Key from landfill. The Navy built the first water pipeline extending the length of the keys, bringing fresh water from the mainland to supply its bases.[14] At its peak 15,000 military personnel and 3,400 civilians were at the base. Included in the base are:  NAS Key West - This is the main facility on Boca Chica, where the Navy trains its pilots. Staff are housed at Sigsbee Park. In 2006 there were 1,650 active-duty personnel; 2,507 family members; 35 Reserve members; and 1,312 civilians listed at the base. In the 1990s the Navy worked out an agreement with the National Park Service to stop sonic booms nearFort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. Many of the training missions are directed at theMarquesas "Patricia" Target 29 nautical miles (54 km) due west of the base. The target is a grounded ship hulk 306 feet (93 m) in length that is visible only at low tide. Bombs are not actually dropped on the target.  Truman Annex - The area next to Fort Taylor became a submarine pen and was used for the Fleet Sonar School. President Harry S. Truman was to make the commandant's house his winter White House. The Fort Taylor Annex was later renamed the Truman Annex. This portion has largely been decommissioned and turned over to private developers and the city of Key West. However, there are still a few government offices there, including the new NOAA Hurricane Forecasting Center. The Navy still owns its piers.  Trumbo Annex - The docking area on what had been the railroad yard for Flagler's Overseas Railroad is now used by the Coast Guard. [edit]Port of Key West The Navy Mole pier in Key West, showing two cruise ships docked. The first cruise ship was the Sunward in 1969, which docked at the Navy's pier in the Truman Annex or the privately owned Pier B. The Navy's pier is called the Navy Mole. In 1984 the city opened a pier right on Mallory Square. The decision was met with considerable opposition from people who felt it would disrupt the tradition of watching the sunset at Mallory Square. Cruise ships now dock at all three piers. Cruise Ship Statistics for 1994[15]  Number of visits: 368  Passenger count: 398,370  City revenues from docking charges: $852,887

Miami Beach and Key West, Florida, USA






RADHE KRISHNA 31-12-2009


MIAMI BEACH AND SUNSET
AT KEY WEST,FLORIDA, USA




SUNSET AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA






RADHE KRISHNA 31-12-2009


SUNSET AT KEY WEST,FLORIDA, USA



Monday, December 21, 2009

Sudhi Punyahavachanam






RADHE KRISHNA 21-12-2009


SUDHSHI PUNYAHAVACHANAM (HARINI)





Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cinema reviews

Radhe Krishna 16-12-2009

Kandha Kottai Preview
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Kandha Kottai - Fort trust
IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, December 09, 2009]

Nakulan, one of the five boys in director Shankar's 'Boys', has grown in stature to establish himself as one of the important heroes in Tamil film industry.
After a good showing in 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen' and 'Masilamani', the young actor is now ready with 'Kandha Kottai', a film by debutant director Sakthivel.
Produced by Kalpathi S Agoram for AGS Entertainment, the movie has Poorna of 'Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moonramandu' fame as the heroine. Dheena has scored music.
Claiming that Nakulan would fulfill the expectations of the audience in 'Kandha Kottai', the director of the movie says: "He is a dedicated actor who takes pains for perfection. He delivers what the director wants."
On the film, he says, "The entire movie revolves around Kandha Kottai, a residential colony. Nakulan is a resident of the place while Poorna comes to the colony for vacation. Nakulan hates love while Poorna has immense respect for it. How they come together is the rest of the story."
Heapping laurels on Poorna, he says, "despite the fact that she is just one film old, she emotes well like an experienced actress. She would go places after Kandha Kottai’s release."
Expressing gratitude to producer Kalpathi S Agoram, Sakthivel, once an associate of filmmakers Radha Mohan and Priya V, says, "He has given me the opportunity with immense belief on the script. I would live up to his expectations."
'Kandha Kottai' is originaly produced by T T Raja under the banner of E S K Productions. Kalpathi Agoram has later acquired the rights and planning to release the movie soon.
Adhey Neram Adhey Idam Movie Review
Adhey Neram Adhey Idam - Lacks logic and magic
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, November 10, 2009]

Director M Prabhu, a former associate of actor - director S J Suryah, has treaded a movie that begins as a romantic entertainer but ends up a thriller. Sadly, the life and soul is missing in the movie thereby becoming a damp squib.
The pre-release publicity of 'Adhey Neram Adhey Idam' promised a lot. But the end-product unfortunately fails to cater to all expectations thanks to its weak screenplay which hardly has any logic.
Jai seems to have continued from where he left in 'Vamanan'. He plays a jobless youth in 'Adhey Neram Adhey Idam' too. Vijayalakshmi, who shared the screen space with him in 'Chennai 28' does the same here too, however as his ladylove this time.
Karthick (Jai) is a jobless youth who leads a jolly life. He falls in love with Janani (Vijayalakshmi). He falls for the moment once he spots her.
However, on his father's ('Nizhalgal' Ravi) advice, Karthick goes to Australia for a year to pursue his studies. His father takes a promise from him that during his stay in Australia, Karthick should not communicate with Janani.
Meanwhile, Janani's wedding is arranged with a rich industrialist Siva (debutant Rahul). During his return journey from Australia, Karthick meets Siva by chance and they become good friends. Siva tells Karthick to teach a lesson to Janani for cheating him without realising that she is his wife.
The scenes that unfold in the movie have no logical sequence. Jai tries to live up to the proceedings but ends up in vain as he is complimented by a weak screenplay.
Vijayalakshmi has taken to glamour as she appears in skimpy costumes in a couple of song sequences. Premji's music is cool. Had Prabhu showed more attention to the script and adopted a logical path, 'Adhey Neram Adhey Idam' would have been an entertaining stuff.
Adhey Neram Adhey Idam - Jerky journey

Renigunta Movie Review
Renigunta - All violence, no silence
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, December 05, 2009]

What can a debutant filmmaker, new team of technicians and a group of fresh faces do when they come together? They can team up to render a quality product that is engrossing from the very word go, proves director Panneerselvam.
A former associate of filmmaker Lingusamy, Panneerselvam's ‘Renigunta’ is a violent tale on the lives of young criminals. The director stress the need to manoeuvre children well and sends a strong message that criminals are not born but made. Teenage boys turning hardcore criminals and contract killers is no ordinary thing and the need to halt it seems to be the mission behind the movie.
Seemingly influenced by The City of Joy, ‘Renigunta’ has bloodshed, gore and violence almost all through. The young criminals involving in murder and heist sends chill in one's spine. The director's apt characterisation and strong team of technician gives sheen to it.
Johnny (son of producer NIC Arts Chakravarthy) makes his debut playing the lead role while a group of freshers including Sanusha, Nishanth, Theepetti Ganeshan, Thamizh, Sandeep among others make up the rest of the cast.
The movie begins in Madurai where a young boy Sakthi (Johnny) leads a happy life with his parents. A shocking incident changes his life. His parents are murdered by an anti-social and Johnny is forced to go to prison, where he is tortured. He comes across four criminals in the prison - Pandu aka Pandurangan (Nishanth), Dabba aka Prem Kumar (Theepetti Ganeshan), Mari (Thamizh) and Michael (Sandeep). They sympathise with Sakthi, who seeks solace in their company. These hardcore criminals break loose from the prison and help Johnny take revenge on his parent's killers. They decide to go to Mumbai where they plan to become big gangsters. But fate has other plans. They land at Renigunta where they come across Bunker (Bunker), who acts as mediator between contract killers and clients.
At Renigunta, these boys get the acquaintance of Sardar (an influential don) through Bunker. After a successful murder in the town, Sardar takes these boys seriously. Meanwhile, Sakthi comes across a dumb girl (Sanusha) in the neighbourhood. After a few encounters, romance blossoms between them. But the girl's brother plans to push her to flesh trade. Taking pity on Sakthi, his friends decide to help him elope with the girl, but only after completing a murder for Sardar.
But all plans go haywire when they execute their murder plans. Sakthi loses a couple of friends in front of his eyes. An angry Sakthi turns to Sardar for help. But Sardar flees from the place. Sakthi eventually teaches him a lesson by bumping him off. But did he join hands with his lover girl or not forms the climax.
Johnny as Sakthi has been impressive. His body language and dialogue delivery besides emotions sit apt for the character. Sanusha is not just cool and cute on screen, but has also performed with grace. Among the boys Nishanth and Theppati Ganeshan has been outstanding. He not just evokes terror while committing murders but successfully manages to evoke laughter in few scenes.
Due credit should be given to young cinematographer Sakthi, a former associate of Jeeva. His capturing of the action sequences looks fresh in Tamil cinema. Ganesh Raghavendra's background score sets up the momentum.
Produced by Mahendrakumar, 'Renigunta' is a raw action film. However too much blood and wielding of knives creates a fear in the audience. Had the director cut down on such scenes, 'Renigunta' could have been a destination one would love to travel.
Avatar Movie Review
Avatar - A dazzling spectacular treat.
[Tuesday, December 15, 2009]

A dazzling spectacular treat.
What is it?
‘Avatar’, Oscar winner James Cameron’s next feature after ‘Titanic’ is a dazzling spectacular treat in technical
terms but on content wise it’s another smartly woven bolywoodish romantic heart beat.
Its no surprise by now that the goras adapt the soap opearish known & accepted bollywood (or rather say human
emotions) & come out dazzling as winners, the reason they do it with technical finesse & don,t go overboard like
many of film makers or call it film fakers do.
If ‘Titanic’ was a western pajama worn over bollywood ‘amir chokri, garib chokra’ love t-shirt with a calamity
thrown in to bring an uplifting desired effect.
Then ‘Avatar’ is spectacularly symbolic, captivating and immense film themed on a very Indian belief known as re
birth or re incarnation.
Even the last year academy sweeper & the sensation at major international awards ‘Slumdog Millionire’ was a
smartly restructured Manmohan Desai’s ‘Bhai Bhai’ thingie with an element of destiny thrown in.
Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ comes in large scale, this contemporary action adventure mingled with sci fi genes & spiritual
and ecological themes is more mighty & bigger as a visual epic then his previous ‘Titanic’.
On the drama & emotional front however its fails to match the ‘titanic’ scales & this may be the reason why its
tries to sway you by its visual delights by offering it in 2D or 3D.
Cameron holds the vision together creating a spectacular world filled with both the familiar floras & fountains
(amazingly striking) and the exotic species in this anything is possible digital world.
Cameron marshals his forces well making it dazzlingly spectacular enough for us to sit through over two and a
half hours and feel satisfied.
The Story Paraplegic war veteran Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), is sent to the exotic planet Pandora, replacing
his brother, who was killed. Although he's part of the military under the command of Col. Miles Quaritch (Stephen
Lang), the human presence is driven by a corporation mining a unique mineral alongside a scientific probe
directed by Dr Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver).
Humans cannot breathe Pandoran air, so they genetically engineer human/Na'vi hybrids known as Avatars. The
indigenous Na'vi are resentful - but Princess Neytiri (Zoë Saldana) befriends him and becomes his guide and
protector on the strange planet. Jake is soon caught in the middle of the conflict between the Na'vi and the
human military machine raping their world. The Highs The action sequences are superbly created by a digital army
of compositors and FX engineers - including a brigade of motion capture specialists - and the seamless visual
effects render the tall, blue Na'vi entirely credible. Some of the natural wonders are blended with imaginary
beauty in Pandora's astonishing forests, floating mountains, spectacular plants and tremendous trees - the latter
playing a key role as spiritual guardians.
Sam Worthington is perfect for the character, Jake. Stephen Lang as the military brute offers valuable support.
Sigourney Weaver is terrific as the frustrated scientist. Zoë Saldana is fascinating as the princess of the
Na'vis (who all seem to have recognizably human traits and personas. They hunt with bows and arrows, and speak a
fantasy language).
The scale is extraordinary as is the bewitching world of ‘Avatar’ that James Cameron has created with jaw-
dropping technology, stunning production design and exotic golden eyed, blue-skinned aliens whose passions are as
tangible as the giant flying dragons on which they fly. This huge ambitious project which took many years in the
planning earns ‘Avatar’ 4 out of five for the above mentioned reasons.
The Lows While visually fantastic, however emotionally it struggles to be at par & the length 2hrs 43 minutes
makes the spectacular delight a bit monotonous.
Verdict You can,t afford to miss it.
IMP Cast & Credits A 20th Century Fox release presented in association with Dune Entertainment and Ingenious Film
Partners. Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau. Executive producers, Colin Wilson, Laeta Kalogrios. Co-
producders, Brooke Breton, Josh McLaglen. Directed, written by James Cameron.
Camera (Deluxe color, widescreen, HD, 3D), Mauro Fiore;
visual effects and animation, Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, Prime Focux;
Starring
Jake Sully, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver & Stephen Lang

AVATAR ****
Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Preview
Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai - Playboy's game
IndiaGlitz [Thursday, December 03, 2009]
Vishal is keeping a low profile these days. The reason is- the actor is keeping his fingers crossed for the release of his forthcoming 'Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai' (TVP), a romantic comedy directed by debutant Thiru.
"I am not going to talk much about TVP. The film itself would do all the talking. It is an usual entertainer. The story is about a guy and three beautiful girls. Thiru has shaped up the film in an interesting manner," he says.
Produced by Vishal’s GK Corporation, the film has three heroines - Neetu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta and Sarah Jane, a Mumbai-based model. Others in the cast are Santhanam, Mouli and Urvashi. Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music director.
Stating that the film would hit the screens come January, Vishal expresses confidence TVP would bring to light his acting skills. "Hitherto I have managed to make a mark as an action-hero. But TVP is an image makeover for me. I took it as a challenge and did my part well", he says.
For the first time, the actor plays a role with some negative shades. "I play Karthik, a playboy who has this habit of choosing the best from three options, even when it comes to his wedding. It is a thriller kind of a story from the first frame till the last".
Vishal adds that they had initially planned three big heroines, but they all expected enough screenspace for them. "Hence we chose to go with lesser known faces. More over we thought it is wise to cast fresh faces for the suspense element will be maintained."
Heaping laurels on Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vishal says his music is as usual energetic and peppy. "My association with Yuvan has been meaningful. I go to Yuvan with a film if there is something in it for him, and he delivers more than what I expect."
Talking about the film, director Thiru says, 'It is a visual treat for youngsters. Unlike Vishal's recent films which were action-oriented, TVP will be more romantic'.
"The Vishal you see in films is totally different from the real Vishal. He is trendy, suave and cool. In contrast, he is shown in films is an angry young main who comes to the city from a rural area only to cross swords with baddies."
"I know Vishal when I was working as an associate director for ‘Sathyam’. I wanted to bring on screen some real life qualities of Vishal. The end product is ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’, which will make you glued to the seats," he adds.
Vishal is playing a playboy in the film. So, is he a Casanova in real life? To this question, Thiru says, “The film only showcases certain stylish qualities of Vishal. The playboy character he is doing has no similarity to him. He is a gentleman in real life.”
On rumours that the film is inspired by a Hindi blockbuster, “there is no truth in such baseless reports. The script is original, different and will be new to Tamil cinema. The movie will tell you the answer once it hit the screens.”
Kacheri Aarambam Preview
Kacheri Aarambam - The game starts
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, November 17, 2009]

For Jeeva, ‘Thenavattu’ has perhaps showed the commercial route after trying hands in off-beat films like ‘Ram’ and ‘Kattradhu Thamizh’. Next from the actor’s den is ‘Kacheri Aarambam’, directed by a newcomer Thiraivannan.
Produced by R B Choudary for Super Good Films, the movie features Poonam Bajwa opposite Jeeva again. The two had acted together in ‘Thenavattu’ before. “I had not recommended Poonam for the role. She was the director’s choice,” says Jeeva. Thiraivannan had worked with Boopathy Pandian, Seeman and Selvabharathy before. Says the director, “it is a typical commercial entertainer. It is hilarious and there are enough action sequences too”.
On choosing Jeeva, Thiraivannan says, 'he is one of the young brigade of actors, who proved that he can excel in any kind of role. A complex character in ‘Kattradhu Thamizh’ was handled well by him, while in ‘Thenavattu’, he did with ease the role of a happy-go-lucky youngster.”
“Jeeva and Poonam Bajwa shared wonderful onscreen chemistry in ‘Thenavattu’. I felt there was nothing wrong in repeating the winning combination,” says Thiraivannan, justifying Jeeva’s statement.
Heaping laurels on producer Choudary, the director says, “he is encouraging and has the knack of tapping the right talent. He has introduced many film-makers to the industry and many of them have gone on to become legends. I am happy and privileged to associate myself with Super Good Films”.
Imman is scoring the music. “It is a commercial entertainer and I was inspired to come up with racy tunes once I heard the script,” says the music composer. Jeeva, on his part, expresses confidence that ‘Kacheri Aarambam’ will go on to become a hit.”
Odipolaama Preview
Odipolaama - Running race
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, November 14, 2009]
A film’s destiny starts with its title. A racy title always catches attention and an apt example is ‘Odipolaama’, a film starring Parimal, actress Sangeetha’s brother and Sandhya in lead roles. The movie is directed by Kanmani, who earlier wielded the megaphone for 'Aaha Ethanai Azhagu'.
"'Odipolaama’ would be a romantic entertainer but with a difference. It is the story of two people who are not in love with each other but decide to elope. The movie narrates their travails and tribulations,” the director says.
Throwing more light, he says, “I conceived the storyline long back and was waiting for a right opportunity to make it as a film. Parimal and Sandhya fit to their respective roles well. The movie has been shaped up in an interesting way.”
The rest of the cast includes Vasundhara, Mahadevan, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Suman Shetty and Thambi Ramaiah. Produced by V Barani, the movie has music by D Imman and cinematography by Anji.
Says Parimal, "I come from a family with a strong filmi background. I grew up watching movies. So I had no hesitation whatsoever in accepting 'Odipolaama'. I am thankful to the support from my family members, especially my sister."
On the movie, he says, “All credits should go to director Kanmani. Each and every scene is interesting and it is all due to him. My thanks to Sandhya and other colleagues who helped me a lot as this is my debut movie.”
On her part, Sandhya says, “ ‘Odipolaama’ will be an important movie in my career. The script is so gripping and my role has been given enough importance. It is not a run-of-the-mill kind of story, but a knot with so may twists and turns.”
Expressing happiness that her sibling has entered tinsel town, Sangeetha says, “I am proud that one more member from my family is in films. My brother needs all your blessings. I am hopeful that he will make it big.”
She adds: “I am happy that Parimal has done a fine job. And I am aware that hard work always pays rich dividends. I wish not just my brother, but the entire team of ‘Odipolaama’ a great success.”
A major portion of the movie was shot in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangkok. Being made in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, 'Odipolaama' will hit the screens soon.
Yogi Preview
Yogi - One and only
IndiaGlitz [Sunday, October 25, 2009]
Filmmaker Ameer is back. This time as an actor. He is playing the lead role in ‘Yogi’, directed by Subramaniam Siva of ‘Thiruda Thirudi’ fame. Produced by Ameer’s home production Team Works, plans are on to release the movie this Deepavali.
“Life in slums has changed a lot. There are many graduates and IT workers living there. We have chronicled the travails of a youth living in one such Chennai slum in ‘Yogi’,” says Ameer.
“We chose to do a movie around Chennai hutments, a hitherto unexplored area. The protagonist Yogeswaran alias Yogi leads a happy-go-lucky life and the events that he comes across in his life make up the story,” he adds.
On his playing the lead role, Ameer says, “I am comfortable directing movies. My movies ‘Mounam Pesiyadhae’, ‘Ram’ and ‘Paruthiveeran’ were well-received. But Subramaniam Siva insisted that I do the lead in ‘Yogi’. I took it as a challenge. I had rigorous workouts, reduced my weight and followed a strict diet to prepare myself for the role.”
The biggest challenge that Ameer faced on donning the greasepaint was from the director in him who awoke every time he stood before the camera. “Thankfully Subramaniam Siva took charge. He made me feel at ease and extracted the best out of me,” says Ameer. About the delay in the movie’s release, he says, “it is no easy task to shoot in various slums of Chennai. We had to wait patiently for several weeks, even to shoot one scene and incurred huge costs.
The whole team, however, worked hard. All credit to the technicians who managed to shoot the movie without much hassles. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is another highlight of the film.”
On working with Subramaniam Siva, he says, “people know him as “Manmadha Rasa” director. But he was the one who gave us a serious romantic story in a lighter vein in ‘Thiruda Thirudi’. I was impressed with his work when I shot for ‘Yogi’. He is sure to go places after this.”
Kanden Kadhalai Preview
Kanden Kadhalai - When they met
IndiaGlitz [Friday, October 23, 2009]
Love stories always come with a charm. If told beautifully, never had they failed to mesmerise movie lovers. 'Kanden Kadhalai', starring Bharath and Tamannah in the lead, may fall into this category.
A remake of blockbuster Hindi movie 'Jab We Met', the film directed by Kannan of 'Jayam Kondaan' fame is produced by Moser Baer and Blue Ocean Entertainment. Sun Pictures, known for its shrewd marketing strategies, has acquired the release rights.
Says director Kannan, "It is an entertaining movie and will be an instant hit with youngsters. A major portion of the movie was shot in Madurai and its adjoining areas. We erected a set resembling a Buddha temple and canned a song sequence on it."
The original version, directed by Imtiaz Ali, featured Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Imtiaz, who was the guest of honour at the music launch of 'Kanden Kadhalai', said during the event: "The mistakes I made in the original have been cleverly avoided by Kannan. I am sure that the Tamil version would make it big in the box office."
On the film, Bharath says: "These days, it’s not easy to get a look at the complete script at the outset itself. Most often, while shooting, we don't even know what the next scene would be. But things are not the same in 'Kanden Kadhalai', thanks to director Kannan, who was ready with the full script even before the film could take off.'
Dhananjayan of Moser Baer says they decided to do the film in Tamil mainly because of its appealing theme. "Kannan and his team deserve kudos for their work," he says.
The movie is about Sakthi (Bharath) and Anjali (Tamannah). Sakthi, a down-to-earth unsuccessful young lad meets Anjali, a bubbly young girl with her own dreams and passions.
As their journey begin, they are thrown open to fun, frolic, pain and emotions. Mumbai model Sapan Saran plays the role of the second heroine while 'Silandhi' fame Munna plays another hero. The film has music by Vidyasagar.
Peranmai Preview
Peranmai - A man and his mission
IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, September 30, 2009]
Nothing is going to stop film buffs from getting charged up this Deepavali. For, 'Peranmai', an action-packed heavy budget entertainer directed by S P Jananathan with 'Jayam' Ravi in the lead is getting ready to hit the screens.
Ravi has lost weight for the role of a forest officer in this film. He plays a one-man army in 'Peranmai', similar to that of Sylvester Stallone in 'Rambo'. Vasundra, Saranya, Varsha, Tanusika and Liyasree play the lead female roles.
"I was impressed when Jananathan narrated the story to me. I did rigorous work-outs to suit the role. I learnt martial arts and archery for the movie. Shooting in dense jungles was a great experience," says the actor.
Hailing Ravi, Jananathan says, "He is an actor of commitment and dedication. I am sure that this film is going to be a milestone in Ravi's career."
'Peranmai' is produced by Ayngaran International, a production house synonym with grandeur. After the critical success of 'Iyarkkai' and the commercial success of 'E', Jananathan has been entrusted with the job of making 'Peranmai' by Karunamoorthy and Arun Pandian of Ayngaran.
Thanks to the producers, the film will be seeing some novel technical stuff like helicopter cameras being used for the first time in Tamil cinema.
According to reliable sources, the movie is about how a forest officer (played by Ravi), with the help of five girls, foils the plans of terrorists to enter the country.
Former Mr Universe and Hollywood actor Roland Kickinger plays the baddie. The film has Ravi doing a full length action role as a tribal and forest guard who fights against international terrorists led by Kickinger who are trying to destroy our forest and thereby the ecological system using bio technology.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vettaikkaran (Vijay)






RADHE KRISHNA 09-12-2009


VETTAIKKARAN (VIJAY) REVIEW



இந்த விமர்சனம் யார் மனதையும் புண்படுத்த அல்ல।
உங்கள் விருப்பு வெறுப்புக்களை மறந்து சிரிக்க
வேட்டைக்காரன். எம்.ஜி.ஆர் நடித்த திரைப்படத்தின்
பெயரில் வெளிவர இருக்கும் தற்கால எம்.ஜி.ஆர்,
சூப்பர் ஸ்டார் விஜய் 'நடிப்பில்' வெளிவர இருக்கும்
அதிரடி திரைப்படம். படம்தான் இன்னும்
வெளிவரவில்லையே, அதற்குள் எப்படி விமர்சனம்
வந்துள்ளது என குழம்ப வேண்டாம். படத்தின்
இயக்குனர் என் நண்பனின் நண்பர் அல்ல. அதனால்
அவரிடம் மட்டும் இந்தப்படத்தை நேற்று திரையிட்டுக்
காட்டியுள்ளார் இயக்குனர். நானும் அப்படியே
ஆர்வமிகுதியில் ஒட்டிக்கொண்டு படத்தை
பார்த்துவிட்டேன். என்னுடன் அப்படியே ஒரு
இருநூறு பேர் பார்த்தனர். அவர்களுடன் ஒரு
இரண்டாயிரம் பேர் பார்த்தனர். இது மக்களுக்கு
படத்தின் மீதுள்ள ஆர்வத்தையே காட்டியது. 
வழக்கமாய் ஒவ்வொரு படத்துக்கும் ஒவ்வொரு
கெட்டப் போட்டு மேக்கப்பிலும், நடிப்பிலும்
வித்தியாசம் காட்டும் விஜய் இந்தப்படத்தில் தனது
இயல்பான முகத்தில் நான்கு நாள் மீசை தாடியுடன்
நடித்துள்ளார். 'மதுர' திரைப்படத்தில் கர்சீப்பை
காலிலும்,'போக்கிரி'யில் கையிலும் கட்டி கெட்டப்
மாற்றி நடித்திருந்த விஜய் இந்தப் படத்தில் கர்சீப்பை
தலையில் கட்டி மிகவும் வித்தியாசமான கெட்டப்பில்
தோற்றமளிக்கிறார்
கதை என்னவென்றால், விஜய் உழைத்துதான்
'உணவு' உண்ண வேண்டும் என்ற கொள்கை
கொண்ட இளைஞர். ஆனால் தற்சமயம்
வேலையில்லாமல் இருக்கும் காரணத்தால் ஓசியில்
'டீ' மட்டுமே குடித்து வாழ்கிறார்.
இதுவரையில் விஜய் படங்களில் நாம் பார்த்திராத
(கேட்டிராத) அறிமுகப் பாடல் இப்படத்தில் உண்டு.
'டண்டனக்கு டண்டணக்கு' என்பதற்கு பதிலாக
'டண்டானக்கு டண்டாணக்கு' என மிகவும் புதிதாக
இசையமைத்துள்ளார் விஜய் ஆண்டனி. "நீ அடிச்சா
தான் மாஸ்.. நான் கடிச்சாலே மாஸ்" போன்ற பஞ்ச்
டயலாக்குகளுடன் தொடங்கிய படம், காமடியன்
சத்யனுடன் சில நகைச்சுவைகள், பின் உள்ளூர்
தாதாவின் கடையடைப்பை எதிர்த்து அவர்களை
துவம்சம் பண்ணுதல், பின் ஊர்காரர்கள் இவருக்கு
ஆரத்தி எடுத்தல் என்பது போன்ற படு வித்தியாசமான
காட்சிகளுடன் கதை விர்ர்ர்ர்ர்ரென நகர்கிறது.
இந்நிலையில் நண்பர்களுடன் வெட்டி அரட்டை
அடித்துக்கொண்டிருக்கும் போது ஒரு பஸ் ஸ்டாப்பில்
அனுஷ்காவை சந்திக்கிறார் விஜய். அனுஷ்காவின்
பாவாடை ஓரமாக கிழிந்துள்ளதைக் கண்டு
அனுஷ்காவை தெருவில் வைத்தே திட்டி தீர்க்கிறார்.
இந்தியாவின் பொருளாதாரம் இதனால் எப்படி
பாதிக்கப்படுகிறது என்பது பற்றியும், ஓபாமாவின்
வீட்டு நாய்க்கு இதனால் எப்படி வயித்துப்போக்கு
ஏற்பட்டது எனவும், மிகவும் காட்டமாகவும்,
தீவிரமாகவும் விளக்குகிறார்.
தனது வலது கையை மார்பு வரையில் மல்லாக்க
உயர்த்தி, "கிழிஞ்சாதான் பாவாட.. கிழியலேனா
மானாட மயிலாட" என்று 'அர்த்தத்துடன்' பஞ்ச்
டயலாக் பேசுகிறார். அனுஷ்காவை கிழிந்த
பாவாடையை தைக்கும் படி திட்டிவிட்டு, பின்
தன் வீட்டில் தனது கிழிந்த ட்ரவுசரைப் பார்த்து
அழுகும் காட்சியில் விஜய் பின்னியிருக்கிறார்.
அழுதுகொண்டே ஸ்விட்சர்லாந்தில் ஒரு குத்துப்
பாட்டு பாடுகிறார். இதற்கு நடுவில் அனுஷ்கா
பாவாடையை மாற்றியவுடன் ஒரு குத்துப் பாடல்
வருகிறது. (இந்தப் பாடலில் அனுஷ்காவின்
உடைக்கு முதலில் போட்டிருந்த கிழிந்த பாவாடையே
பரவாயில்லையென ரசிகர்கள் முணுமுணுத்தது கே
ட்டது) இந்தக்கட்டத்தில் தான் கதையில் யாருமே
எதிர்பாராத திருப்பம் வருகிறது, அதாவது
அனுஷ்காவுக்கு விஜய் மேல் காதல் பிறக்கிறது.
ஆனால் விதியோ சதி செய்கிறது!! "யாருமே
பார்க்காத அந்த பாவாடை கிழிசலை நீ எப்படி
பார்த்த? நீ பார்த்துதொலைச்சது மட்டுமல்லாமல்
ஊரையெல்லாம் கூட்டி என் தங்கச்சியோட
மானத்தை வாங்கிவிட்டியேடா!!" என
கத்திக்கொண்டே அனுஷ்காவின் அண்ணன்
திரையில் நுழையும் சமயம் இடைவேளை
வந்துவிடுகிறது.
ஓரமாய் பாவாடை கிழிந்ததற்காக ஆத்திரத்தில்
கத்திய விஜய், குத்துப்பாடல்களில் பாவாடையே
போடாமல் ஆடும் அனுஷ்காவை ஒன்றுமே
சொல்லாதது பெண் ரசிகைகள் மத்தியில்
சலசலப்பை ஏற்படுத்தியுள்ளது. குத்துப் பாட்டு
முடிந்தவுடன் விஜயின் முதுகில் கத்தியால் ஒரு
குத்து விழுகிறது. திரும்பிப் பார்த்தால் தன்னுடன்
ஒரு காலத்தில் கபடி விளையாடிய பஞ்சாப்
அணியின் கேப்டனும், அனுஷ்காவின் அண்ணனும்
நிற்கிறார்கள். தாங்கள் குத்தவில்லையென்றும்,
இயக்குனர் தான் விஜய் செய்யும் அலும்பு
தாங்காமல் குத்தச் சொன்னார் எனவும் அவர்கள்
எவ்வளோ முறை கெஞ்சியும் விஜய் அவர்களை
மன்னிக்காமல் ஊரே அதிரும்படி கர்ஜிக்கிறார்.
பின் குத்துப்பட்ட காயம் ஆறுவதற்குள்
அனுஷ்காவை திருமணம் செய்து காட்டுவதாக
சபதம் எடுக்கிறார் விஜய். பின்பாதி படத்தில்
முதுகில் ரத்தம் சொட்டியபடியே மிகவும்
சிரமப்பட்டு நடித்திருக்கிறார். விஜய்யின்
வேதனையை பொறுக்க முடியாத நண்பர் சத்யன்,
விஜய்யின் ரத்தகாயத்தில் 'M-Seal' பூசி அடைக்க
வரும் சமயத்தில், விஜய் அவரை தடுத்து,
உழைப்பின் உன்னதத்தை பற்றி, நமீதாவுடன் ஒரு
ரீமிக்ஸ் பாடல் பாடுகிறார். "ஏன்டா இவன்
சம்பந்தமில்லாம பாடுறான்?" என்ற குழப்பத்தில்
அழுதுகொண்டே சத்யன் வெளியேரும் போது நம்
கண்களில் நீர் பெருக்கெடுக்கிறது. வில்லனின்
சதியால்(??!!!) நண்பனை இழந்த ஆத்திரத்தில்,
தான் செய்த சபதம் கடைசி சீனில் நினைவுக்கு வர,
வெறிகொண்ட வேங்கையென எதிரிகளை
வேட்டையாடப் புறப்படுகிறார் வேட்டைக்காரன்
விஜய்.  வில்லனை வீழ்த்தினாரா? பஞ்சாப்
கேப்டன் அனுஷ்காவின் மேல் வைத்திருக்கும்
ஒரு தலை காதல் என்ன ஆனது? சபதத்தில்
விஜய் ஜெயித்தாரா? முதுகில் ரத்தம் நின்றதா?
சத்யன் என்ன ஆனார்? ஆடியோ கேசட்டில்
இருக்கும் இன்னும் ஒரு குத்துபாடல் எப்போது
வரும்? போன்ற பல விஷயங்களுக்கு அழகாக
விடை சொல்கிறது இந்த வேட்டைக்காரன். 
குடும்பத்துடன் பார்க்கக்கூடிய விஜயின்
வித்தியாசமான படங்களின் வரிசையில்,
மற்றுமொரு வைரம் தான், இந்த
வேட்டைக்காரன். வேட்டைக்காரன் வெல்வான்.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NAMAJI ATTAINS SIDDHI






RADHE KRISHNA 08-12-2009


NAMAJI ATTAINS SIDDHI



NAMAJI ATTAINS SIDDHI
We write with a heavy heart, to inform Devotees that
Sri Namaji, our spiritual leading light, the beacon
and Margabandhu of our life journey has left His mortal
body on Thursday, the 24th September to join the Lotus
feet of Sathguru Gnanananda. He was the inspiration
behind guiding force in all our activities, Avant Garde
of Gurujis mission, an unique personality in the field
of Namasankeerthan and above all, a thoroughly loving
and adorable leader. Namaji had taken ill early this
month when He had led a group of Bhagavathas to
Koteeswar and was receiving treatment at the All India
Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi for lung condition.
Later He was shifted to the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.
Despite intensive treatment, the end came at 10.15 PM on
the 24th September, 2009.
His mortal remains were brought by special Aircraft to
Chennai on the evening of 25th and taken to Thennangur
immediately. He was laid to rest on the morning of
Saturday, the 26th in a Samadhi at Thennangur in
accordance with full Vedic procedures. Hundreds of
devotees, mostly local and a lot from abroad who could
make immediate travel arrangements had congregated at
Thennangur. Further religious functions in connection
with the Samadhi took place at Thennangur on 5th, 6th
and 7th of October. A large number of devotees and
Bhagavathas paid homage. It is proposed to construct a
Thulasi Maadam and Meditation hall at the Samadhi site
in due course.
We humbly pray to our Sathguru Gnanananda, our Guruji
and Namaji to continue to shower their ever flowing
blessings on one and all and guide us at this critical
hour.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mavika dance on 04-12-2009 Saturday





RADHE KRISHNA 04-12-2009


MALVIKA DANCE PROGRAMME AT USA

ON 04-12-2009 SATURDAY






Friday, December 4, 2009

UDUPI SRIKRISHNA PHOTOS BY SUMADHWA SEVA





RADHE KRISHNA 04-12-2009


UDUPI SRIKRISHNA PHOTOS
BY SUMADHWA SEVA






Thursday, December 3, 2009

BABU KALAYIL, KERALA





RADHE KRISHNA 03-12-2009


BABU KALAYIL, KERALA ESP



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Kerala
Of studying predictions
Babu Kalayil


Enthused by the predictions of a person who claims to
possess the gift of extra sensory perception (ESP),
the University of Kerala has granted permission to one
of its senior professors to be a co-investigator in a
project of the Department of Science & Technology under
the Central Government.

Babu Kalayil has, over the years, through his ESP
faculty made "predictions" on the movement of planetary
bodies, including collision between celestial objects,
earthquakes, unusual rise in temperature and the like.
He claims to have predicted even the major earthquake
that caused the tsunami in December 2004, exactly two
months earlier.

The services of G. Renuka, Professor in the Department
of Physics, will be made available for the scientific
evaluation of the project, titled, "Effects of Extra
Sensory Perception on ecological and space disasters",
to be undertaken by the B.K. Research Association for
ESP, an organisation based at Dhanuvachapuram in the
district, of which Mr. Kalayil is the director.

Dr. Renuka, with three decades of research experience,
has specialised in space plasmas, fusion plasmas and
agro-meteorology.

She has already guided research work for nearly
15 PhDs. and 20 M.Phil. degrees. S. Antony, also
possessing a research degree, is the principal
investigator.

Dr. Renuka says that on August 2, 2001, Babu had
predicted the presence of water on Mars, a month
before a team of Hungarian scientists reported the
presence of water on the red planet. Scientists at
the Berkeley University of California had claimed
to have discovered a new planet, 50 light years
from the earth, in 2004. Mr. Babu had, in 1998,
predicted the existence of such a planet. Dr. Renuka
also notes that Mr. Kalayil had predicted, again
using ESP, sounds similar to thunder emanating from
Titan, one of the 10 moons of Saturn. It was in
October, 2004, that he made this prediction, which
was firmed up on January 16, 2005.

Predictions made on the basis of ESP usually do not
have many takers, mainly on account of the fact that
they are not supported by proper scientific data or
established theories.

Mr. Kalayil's project has been submitted to the DS &
T through the Kerala State Council for Science,
Technology and Environment.

J. Ajith Kumar

Sensing earthquakes

Was the earthquake that claimed thousands of lives
in the Kashmir region in the sub-continent "predicted"
by a person who claims to possess the faculty of Extra
Sensory Perception (ESP)?

A month before the tragedy struck, Babu Kalayil,
a 35-year-old youth and a resident of Undancode on
the Tamil Nadu border, had warned that there could
be serious repercussions on earth owing to solar
disturbances.

He had been quoted as saying that India, Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Japan and
Russia will be affected by earthquakes before January.
He has also predicted earthquake over other countries
in Asia.

Babu was in the news earlier too for having "forecast"
the December 26 quake and the resultant tsunami.

A report quoting Babu had appeared in Tamil newspapers
in mid-November last, saying that several States in India
as well as the Andaman Nicobar Islands, would be hit by
the effects of a massive earthquake. Babu had claimed to
have "seen" heat waves emanating from the sun and causing
disturbances on earth.

J. Ajith Kumar



Saturday, November 28, 2009

SIVA VISHNU TEMPLE, FLORIDA, USA


RADHE KRISHNA 28-11-2009


Siva Vishnu Temple - Florida, USA




Siva Vishnu Temple, Florida, USA
http://www.shivavishnu.org





























HISTORY
In 1996 we embarked upon building a traditional Dravidian
(South Indian) style temple under the guidance of chief
architect Dr. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai India, a
well-known temple builder of international repute.
After obtaining the proper permits the construction began
in April 1999. Twelve shilpis from Mahabalipuram, India
arrived in April 2000 to start Indianization of the temple.
The temple complex has two new buildings. The front building
is the traditional temple building with two Raja Gopurams
(entrance towers) and two Vimana Gopurams (towers) over each
of the main Shiva and Vishnu Garbagrahas ( Shrines).
The total area of the temple is approximately 6200 Sq Feet.
The temple's architectural style belongs to Chola, and
Pallava dynasty period (10th century) for Shiva and
Parivar shrines, and Vijayanagara dynasty period
(12th century) for Venkateshwara and Parivar shrines.
The Ayyappa shrine is built according to the Kerala
style of architecture.The second building in the back
is the community hall, which was inaugurated in April
of 2001. It has a seating capacity for 300 people and
is available for rent for weddings, various
celebrations and cultural activities.Mahakumbhabhishekam
and Pranaprathishtapana of our new temple was celebrated
during November 23 to 25 of 2001 and is now open to the
public. We have four well-trained priests from India
conducting daily services in the tradition of Shiva
Agama and Pancharathra Agama.The temple is located in
Broward County, which is located in South Florida.

DIRECTIONS

From I-75 N:
Take Sheridan Street west; make an immediate right on
Dykes road. Go past Sterling road. The temple is on the
left side. From I-75 S:Take Griffin Road West; make an
immediate left on Dykes road. The temple is on the
right side.
MILESTONES
May 1993 Incorporation in the state of Florida as not
for profit religious organization after reorganization
Aug 1996 Ganesha Homam
Jun 1997 Drawing of temple plans by
Dr. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai, India
Oct 1997 Balalaya Installation
Jun 1998 Shilanyasam by
Sri. Sri. Sri. Tridandi Ramanuja chinna jeeyar Swamiji
Apr 1999 Beginning of New Construction
Apr 2000 Arrival of Indian Shilpis
to start Indianization
Apr 2001 Inauguration of the community hall
Nov 2001 Maha Kumbhabhishekam and Prana
prathishtapana of all the deities by Sri Savya
sachi Swamigal
Nov 2002 Total completion of the temple construction,
Indianization of the community hall and
return of shilpis
Nov 2002 First anniversary of the temple inaguration
Nov 2006 Fifth Varshikotsavam
MORE ON HINDUISM
Hinduism is the World's oldest religion. It's origins
are not precisely known. It is several thousand years
old and woven intricately into the fabric of daily
life of the devout Hindu.
The Vedas are it's scriptures and the oldest in the
World. Rigveda, the first of the four Vedas, is in a
language called Samskritam (also called Sanskrit by
many). It takes many years of rigorous study to
understand the Vedas and the followon Brahmanas,
Upanishads and Aranyakas. The Shiva Vishnu Temple
of South Florida strictly follows the Pancharathra
Agama for Vishnu and parivaar and Shiva
Agama for Shiva and Parivaar, as described in the
Vedas.
The Bhagavadgeetha written by Vyaasa a few thousand
years ago is considered by the Hindus as a sacred
text on Hinduism. It is in the form of a dialogue
between Sri Krishna who is an incarnation ( avataar)
of Vishnu and Arjuna a Prince warrior in the epic
Mahaabhaaratham.
There are many treatises and commentaries on
Hinduism written by scholars over the years.
The following are just a few of the dozens of
links to Websites on Hinduism for anyone who is
interested to learn more on the subject.
Advaita http://www.advaita.org/

Advaita Vedanta http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/avhp/

Dvaita http://www.dvaita.org/

Ramanuja http://www.ramanuja.org/

Kamakoti http://www.kamakoti.org/
FLOOR MAP

Ayyappa Saraswathi Muruga


Lakshmi Andal

ShivA

Venkateshwara

Kamakshi

Krishna
Uthsava
Murthis

Rama

Ganapathi

Anjaneya

Navagrahas

Rajagopuram

Rajagopuram

NEW DONATION & SPONSORSHIP FORM
Please print this form fill it and mail it to :
5661 Dykes Road
Davie, FL - 33331 USA
Phone - (954) 689-0471

Please make all checks payable to Shiva Vishnu
Temple of South Florida
Type of Donation Frequency Amount Check
Abhishekam to Shiva for a year Weekly on
Mondays $ 1,000.00 O Thirumanjanam to Venkateshwara
for a year Weekly on Saturday $ 1,000.00 O
Abhishekam to all Shiva Parivar for a year Monthly
on Nakshatra days $ 1,000.00 O Thirumanjanam to all
Vishnu Parivar for a year Monthly on Nakshatra days
$ 1,000.00 O Sponsorship of all Major festivals
for a year Various days during the year $ 1,000.00 O
--- --- --- ---
Sponsorship of one parivara deity $ 5,000.00 O
Abhishekam to all Shiva Parivar for life Monthly
on Nakshatra days $ 5,000.00 O
Thirumanjanam to all Vishnu Parivar for life
Monthly on Nakshatra days $ 5,000.00 O
--- --- --- ---
Sponsorship of Shiva deity $ 10,000.00 O
Sponsorship of Venkateshwara deity $ 10,000.00 O
Abhishekam to Shiva for life Weekly
on Mondays $ 10,000.00 O
Thirumanjanam to Venkateshwara for life Weekly
on Saturday $ 10,000.00 O

I am enclosing a check for $_________
towards the above (Checked)

Last Name______________________
First Name______________________
Spouse:________________________
Children:_______________________
______________________________
Gotram:________________________
Nakshatram:
Self_______________________
Spouse______________________
Children_________________________
Address:___________________________
City_______ST_________ Zip___________________
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EMail:______________________________

Comments:___________________________



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Achr Photos on Shravana13-08-2009





RADHE KRISHNA 21-11-2009


Achar photos of SriKrishna on 13-08-2009
Shravana






Saturday, November 21, 2009

Surya Valaikappu on 20-11-2009 Friday at Miami, FL, USA





RADHE KRISHNA 21-11-2009


Surya Valaikappu on 20-11-2009 Friday






Homam at Triplicane on Sunday 15-11-2009





RADHE KRISHNA 21-11-2009


Homam at Triplican on 15-11-2009 Sunday






Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chinthalavadi trip and SriKrishna





RADHE KRISHNA 03-11-2009


Chinthalavadi trip 02-11-2009






Monday, September 28, 2009

Photos taken during NAVARATHRI 2009 at KALPAKKAM





RADHE KRISHNA 28-09-2009


NAVARATHRI 2009 FUNCTION PHOTOS







Sunday, September 27, 2009

Different alankarams for the Gods in KALPAKKAM Temples





RADHE KRISHNA 28-09-2009


Alankarams of all gods in KALPAKKAM TEMPLES






Sunday, August 30, 2009

SriKrishna Video - I





RADHE KRISHNA 31-08-2009


SriKrishna Function video - I








HARISH MARRIAGE 30-08-2009





RADHE KRISHNA 30-08-2009


HARISH MARRIAGE 30-08-2009
AT MURGAN KALYANA MANDAPAM,CHENNAI







SRIKRISHNA FUNCTION 29-08-2009





RADHE KRISHNA 30-08-2009


SRIKRISHNA FUNCTION 29-08-2009 AT VYASARAJA MUTT
TRIPLICANE, CHENNAI






Wednesday, August 26, 2009

AUGUST 2009





RADHE KRISHNA 25-08-2009


AUGUST 2009







Bangalore - Mysore Trip





RADHE KRISHNA 25-08-2009


Bangalore - Mysore Trip 14/15-08-2009








Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SriKrishna





RADHE KRISHNA 25-08-2009


SriKrishna 25-08-2009








Travel Picks: World's tallest, coldest, greenest hotels





RADHE KRISHNA 25-08-2009


Travel Picks: World's tallest, coldest,
greenest hotels







 




For travellers who like a hotel with a superlative attached,
online hotel specialist hotels.com has come with a list of
record-breaking hotels.

The hotels featured by Hotels.com
(http://www.hotels.com/), part of the Expedia Inc group,
all have the "-est" factor. Reuters had not endorsed
this list:

1. World's Tallest Hotel: Burj Al Arab - Dubai

Currently the tallest operating hotel in the world until
it is surpassed by Dubai's Rose Tower later this year,
the Burj Al Arab stands 321 metres (1,050 feet) high.
A self-rated 7 star hotel built on a man-made island
280 metres from shore, Burj Al Arab also boasts its own
Rolls Royce fleet, Versace bedspreads, and private
shopper and helicopter landing platform.

2. World's Largest Hotel (by no. of rooms): The Palazzo
Resort Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, USA

The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino, which operates under
the same license as The Venetian hotel next door,
has 8,108 rooms combined. The hotel is like a mini city,
with a large selection of restaurants, fashion stores,
its own casino, and seven pools.

3. World's Oldest Hotel: Hoshi Ryokan - Komatsu, Japan

The Hoshi Ryokan has been in operation for over
1,300 years. The 100-room hotel has been run by the same
family for 46 generations.

4. World's Most Expensive Hotel Room: Royal Villa at
Grand Resort Lagonissi - Athens, Greece

Featuring a dedicated butler, chef and pianist, the
Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi is the world's
most expensive hotel room at $50,000 a night. The room
overlooks the Aegean Sea, which you can view from a
private pool with a hydro massage device. The resort
also has a private Lear jet.

5. World's Most Expensive Hotel to Build:
Emirates Palace - Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, which opened in 2005,
cost over $3 billion to build with silver, gold and
marble used throughout the hotel and the 1,002
chandeliers made from Swarovski crystals.

6. World's Largest Hotel Room: Royal Suite in the
Grand Hills Hotel & Spa - Broummana, Lebanon

The Royal Suite in the Grand Hills Hotel & Spa is
set over six floors for a total 8,000 square metres
(86,110 sq ft) with half of this living space and
the rest two swimming pools, a garden, terrace
and pavilions.

7. World's Coldest Hotel:
Icehotel - Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

The Icehotel has rooms built entirely from ice and
snow, decorated with handcrafted ice art and
sculptures, an ice chapel licensed for marriages
and baptisms, and two restaurants serving a range
of Lappish and Swedish dishes. Activities include
snowmobile trips, northern lights tours,
and dog sled tours.

8. World's Highest Hotel (floor height):
Park Hyatt - Shanghai, China

The Park Hyatt in Shanghai occupies floors
79 to 93 of the 101 story Shanghai World Finance
Centre with views over the Huangpu River and
the city skyline and located in the heart
of Lujiazui business district in Pudong.

9. World's Highest Hotel (altitude above sea level):
Hotel Everest View - Nepal

The Hotel Everest View is 3,880 metres (12,730 ft)
above sea level and is set in the Sagarmatha National
Park. All rooms have views of Mount Everest standing
at 8,848 metres (29,030 ft) and the only direct access
is by chartered helicopter.

10. World's Most Eco-Friendly Hotel:
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa - Queensland, Australia

Set in the world's oldest rainforest, Daintree Eco
Lodge & Spa has 15 villas nestled inside the
Daintree Rainforest, and is committed to complying
with sustainable tourism standards. Practices in
place include using solar power, low energy lights
and an organic farm to grow its own
produce.




Friday, August 7, 2009

MADHWA SITES








RADHE KRISHNA 06-08-2009


MADHWA SITES





 




Sri Raghavendra Mutt, Manthralayam

Sri
Raghavendra Mutt, Manthralayam


Describes
Udupi city, temples and Ashta Mathas


Shri Uttaradi Matha

Dvaita
Home Page - Web  resource for
Sri Madhwacharya's doctrine


Broadcasts
various commentaries/lessons related to
Madhva Siddhantha


Official
website of TTD detailing Tirupati, Tirumala temples


Website
of Srirangam also known as Boolokha Vaikuntam


Describes
the temple town Ahobilam, the Nava Nrusimha Kshetram


Official
site for the temples of Badrinath and Kedarnath


Site
of Vishwa Madhva Sangha


Madhva community Portal

A
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MADHWA PHILOSOPHY (DVAITA)


RADHE KRISHNA 07-08-2009
MADHWA PHILOSOPHY



Sri Madhvacharys is our loving and worshipful GURU. The Philosophy of Sri Madhawa is "DWAITA VEDANTA". Sri MAdhva is a third Avatar of Shri Vayu Bhagavan.

Prathamo Hanuman Nama Dwitheeyo Bheema Eva cha |

Poornapragna Treetiya thu Bhagavat Karya- saadah ||

He was born near Udipi on Vijayadasamiday in the year 1238 A.D. He took to Sanyasa in his 16 th year and became known as 'Ananda Teertha'. Sri Acharya disappeared, while teaching Aitereya Upanishad Bashya to his disciples, in Ananteswara Temple at Udipi in the year 1317 A.D., He is still alive in the Badrikashram on the Hi,ayas with his Guru Sri Vedavyasa Devaru. The full Biographical details of Sri Madhvacharya are told in "Sri Madhva Vijaya".

The first Avatar of Sri Vayu is Hanuman son of Anjana Devi. His wonderful feats and service to Rama Devaru are described in RAMAYANA.

The second Avatar is Sri Bhimasena, in Dwapara Yuga, Sri Vayu Deva appeared as Bhimasena and played the most important part in the destruction of the enemies of God. In the whole of Mahabharata, Bhimasena is the most important person who never slipped from the path of righteousness and served Sri Krishna.

Thus, he served God as Hanuma in Ramayana, as Bhima in Krishnavatara and as MAdhva, served Lord Vedavyasa Devaru. He is the greatest spiritual benefactor of MAnkind. This isshort, is the story of Avtara Traya.
The Philosophy of Sri Madhwa is simple, easy and very convincing vedanta, called "DVAITA VEDANTA".

To Sri Madhwa, Vishnu is supreme. Vishnu or Lord Sri Hari can be known only through Vedas.

Madhwa philosophy is summerised in the following sloka, attributed to Sri Vyasa Tirtha :-

Sriman Madhwa MATHA

1 . Harih para tarah - Hari is the Supreme Being.

2 . Satyam Jagat - The world is Real, not Mithya or illusion.

3 . Tatvato Bhedah - Difference is Real.

4 . Jeeva Gana Hare ranu charah - All the Jivas are Hari's Servants.

5 . Neecho cha bhavam gatah - with gradation among them.

6. Muktirnaija sukhanubhutih - Mukti is the enjoyment of (the soul's)innate bliss.

7. Amala Bhaktischa tat Sadhanam - pure bhakti is the means of attaining mukti.

8. Akshadi Tritayam pramanam - there are three sources to gain. knowledge namely :-

a. Knowing things through "Eyes and other Indriya Prathyaksha",

b. knowing by inference, "Anumana" , and

c. By Shastras 'Agama". Tru Knowledge of the world can be gained by the above three means. It is "Tritayam".

9. Akhilamnaiyaika Vedyo Harih -Lord Sri Hari can be known by Amna (or, Veda) only. This sloka contains in a nutshell, the essence Dwaita Philosophy.

Sri Madhwacharya has written as many as thirty seven works which are monumental.



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PANCHANGA SRAVANA



The New Year day according to Chandramaana is called YUGADI because the Lord began creation on the first day of Chitra-Masa,Sukla Paksha,Prathama at Sooryodaya and commencement of the Yuga (Yuga-Aadi).

CHITRA MASE JAGADH - BRAHMA SASARJA PRATHAME-HANI |

SHUKLAPAKSHE SAMAGRAM THU THADHA SOORYODAYE SATHI ||

The day begins with Mangala Snana (Oil Bath or Abbhyanga), followed by Devara Pooja by Women.Nivedana and tasting of the mixture of Neen flower, tender neem leaves with a litle bit of tamarind and Jaggery is the age - old Sampradaya on this day. In sahasra-nama the Lord is adored as Yugaadikruth.Kaala means Time.It is also called the name of Paramatma.Kaala brings us good fortune if we care to give respect for Kaala.Giving respect for Kaala means to understand the significance of 'Time' (i.e) to adjust our activities to the tune of its benefical effects. This is the aim and object of Panchanga Sravana.

ONE DAY OF BRAHMA : Krita Yuga Treta,Dwapara and Kali Yuga put together make one Maha Yuga. 71 Maha Yugas make one Manvantaram. 14 Manvantaras make one Kalpa. These 14 Kalpas put together is the DAY TIME for Brahma. Similar period for his night time. Put together make one Day of Brahma. 360 days like this make one year for him. 100 years calculated in this way, as his life period. Out of this already spent 50 years, (i.e) the first half of his life. He is now in his iind half. This is what we say in our daily sankalpa (Aadya Brahma-h; Dwiteeya Para-ardhe). He is now running 51.

we are now in the first day of the 51st year of Brahma. In this first day, the periods of 2 kalpas 6 manvantaras and 27 Maha Yugas have already gone. Also gone are the 3 more ordinary Yugas of krita Yuga Treta and dwapara. At present, we are in 28th Maha Yuga of the 7th Manvantara called Vaivaswatha Manvantara. Hence our conception of Kaala is what we daily repeat in our sankalpa. The present period (during his Ist day in 51st year) is Swta-Varaah Kalpa, Vaivaswatha Manvantara and the first Quarter of Kalki Yuga.



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KESAVA NAMA



1. EEASA NINNA CHARANA BHAJANA ASAI INDHA MADUVENU

DOSHA RASI NASA MADO SRISA KESAVA

2. CHARANU HOKKE NAYYA ENNA MARANA SAMAYADALLI NINNA

CHARANA SMARANA KARUNI SAYYA NARAYANA

3. SODHI SENNA BAVADHA KALUSHA BODHI SAYYA GNANA ENAGE

BHADI SUVA YAMANA BHADHE BIDISO MADHAVA

4. HINDHA NEKE YONI GALALI BHANDU BHANDU NONDHE NAYYA

INDHU BHAVADHA BHANDHA BIDISO THANDHE GOVINDA

5. BRASHTA NENISA BEDA KRISHNA ISHTU MATHRA BEDI KOMBE

BRISHTA RODANE ITTU KASHTA BIDISO VISHNUVE

6. MADHANA NAYYA NINNA MAHIME VADHANA DHALLI NUDIYUVANTHE

HRUDAYA DHALLI HUDHISI SAYYA MADHUSUDHANA

7. KAVITHU KONDU IRUVA PAPA SAVITHU POGUVANTHE MADI

BHAVADHA BADHE YANNU BIDISO THRIVIKRAMA

8. KAMA JANAKA NINNA PREMA DHINDHA PADUVANTHE

NEMA YANAGE PALISAYYA SWAMI VAMANA

9. MODHALU NINA PADHA POOJE ODHAGU VANTHE MADU YANNA

HRUDAYA DHOLAGE SADHANA MADU MUDHADHI SRIDHARA

10. HUSIYA NADI HOTTI HOREVA VISHAYA SHALLI RASIKANENDHU

HUSIGE HAGADHIRO YANNA HRUSHI KESANE

11. BIDHU BAVADHA YENNA JANMA BHADHA NAGI KALUSHA DHINDHA

GEDHU POPA BUDHI THORO PADMANABHANE

12. KAMAKRODHA BIDISI NINNA NAMA JIHVE YOLAGE NUDISO

SRI MAHANU BHAVANADHA DHAMODHARA

13. PANKA JASHA NEENU YANNA MANKU BUDHI YANNU BIDISI

KINKARANNE MADI KOLLO SANKARSHANA

14. YESU JANMA BHADHARENU DHASA NALLAVENO NANU

GHASI MADA DHIRO INNU VASUDEVANE

15. BHUDHI SUNYA NAGI YANNA BHADHA KAYA KUHAKA MANAVA

DHIDHI HRUDHAYA SUDHI MADI PRADHYUMNANE

16. JANANI JANAKA NEENE ENDHU NENEVA NAYYA DHEENA BHANDHU

YANAGE MUKTHI PALISINDHU ANIRUDHANE

17. HARUSHA DHINDHA NINNA SMARISU VANTHE MADO KSHEMA

IRISU CHARANA DHALLI PREMA PURUSHOTHAMA

18. SADHU SANGHA KOTTU NINNA PADHA BHAJAKA NENISU YANNA

BHEDHA MADADHIRO YANNA ADHOKSHAJA

19. CHARU CHARANA THORI YANAGE PARA KANISAYYA KONEGE

BHARAHAKI IRUVA NINAGE NARASIMHANE

20. SANI THARTHA PAPAKALANU KINJI THARTHA PEEDAKALANU

MUNJEDHAGI KALAYA BEKU SWAMI ACHUTHA

21. GNANA BHAKTHI KOTTU NINNA DYANA DHALLI ITTU SADHA

HEENA BUDHI BIDISO MUNNA SRI JANARDHANA

22. JAPA THAPANUSHTANA VILLA KUPUTHA KAMIYADHA YANNA

KRIPAYA MADI KSHAMISA BEKO UPENDRANE

23. MOREYA IDUVE NAYYA NINAGE SARADHI SAYANA SUBHA MATHIYA

IRISO BHAKTHA ROLU PARAMA PURUSHA SRI HARE

24. PUTTISALI BEDA INNU PUTTISADHAKKE PALISUVARIGE

ISHTU MATHRA BEDI KOMBE SRI KRISHNANE

25. SATHYA VADHA NAMAGALNU NITHYA DHALLI PADISUVARIGE

ARTHY INDHA SALAHI DHIRUVA KARTHRU KESAVA

26. MAREYADALE HARIYA NAMA BAREDU ODI KELIDAVARIGE

KAREDU MUKTI KODUVA NELEYADIKESAVA ||



MADHWA DASA PRAKARANA




1. TATVA SANKHYANA

2. TATVA VIVEKA

3. TATVODYOTA

4. VISHNU - TATVA - NIRNAYA

5. KARMA NIRNAYA

6. KATHA LAKSHNA

7. PRAMANA LAKSHNA

8. MAYA - VADA KHANDANA

9. UPADI KHANDANA

10. MITHYA - TVA - ANUMANA KHANDA GEETA PRASTHANA

11. GEETA BHASYA

12. GEETA TATPARYA V E D A

13. RIG - BHASYA D A S A U P A N I S H A D S

14. ISAVASYA UPANISHAD BHASYA

15. KENA - UPANISHAD BHASYA

16. KATAKA - UPANISHAD BHASYA

17. SHAT - PRASNA UPANISHAD BHASYA

18. ATHARVANA UPANISHAD BHASYA

19. MADUKYA UPANISHAD BHASYA

20. THAITHIRIYA UPANISHAD BHASYA

21. CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD BHASYA

22. AITAREYA UPANISHAD BHASYA

23. BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD BHASYA SOOTRA - PRASTHANA

24. BRAHMA SOOTRA BHASYA

25. ANU BHASYA

26. ANU VYAKHYANA

27. NYAYA VIVARANA
O T H E R W O R K S

28. TANTRA SARA SANGRAHA

29. DWADASA STOTRA

30. YATI PRANAVA KALPA

31. JAYANTI NIRNAYA

32. NARASIMHA NAKHA STUTI

33. BHAGAVATA TATPARYA

34. MAHABHARATHA TATPARYA NIRNAYA

35. SADACHARA SMRITI

36. YAMAKA BHARATA

37. SRI KRISHNAMRITA MAHARNAVA




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SALIGRAMA


1. Is Saligrama in the form of black stone only ?

Yes. Mostly black stone only. Reddish black are also there, but they are very rare. Red Saligrama are not worshipped in houses.

2. Is it available at gandaki river in nepal only or else where also ?

In gandaki river only.

3. Does it have the symbol of sudarshana chakra or other holy weapons of lord vishnu?

Chakra symbol only. No other symbols.

4. Is it a naturall formation or impression of any river worm or insect due to passage on the black stone or it used as a shell by the insect ?

It is not a stone-formation by nature. The chakras on the stones are formed by the river worms called Vajra-keeta. Its teeth/nails are said to be harder than granite stone. The chakra formation is found not only on the outer surface of the Saligrama.

There are chakras inside Saligrama also. This can be seen through the hole or holes on the Saligrama with the aid of torch light. The holes are termed as vadana (mouth). Chakras can be seen inside these holes. At the very face of this chakra one can confirm or suspect whether a particular Saligrama is original or duplicate.

The Vajra keeta worms drill the stones, get inside and live there. During their stay inside the stones, they cause these chakras. Similarly outside Chakras also are caused by the worms only. Saligrama are used as living place by the worms not used as shells.

The puranic declaration is that the Lord Himself causes these chakras in the guise of worms. He reveals His presence in Saligrama through the Chakras. Because He is already present there by his own choice, We do not perform any pratishta-ritual for Saligrama just as we do for other idols.

There are also some normal size, small and very small size Saligramas with no hole and ni chakra. They look like mere black stones. But if you hold it against the lamp and look through the stone, you will be surpraised to find it is transparent. That is, the reddish light will be visible insid the stone. These Saligramas are called Ratna Garbha. They are very rare.

5. Is it a fact that more number of chakras in a Saligrama represnet its significance ?

No such significance. A Saligrama with one or two chakras is as powerful as the one with a dozen chakras. A Saligrama with 7 holes and 14 chakras is known as Ananta Padmanabha Murthy. 2 holes and 4 chakras is Narayana Murthy and so on. All the Murthys are of the same power.

6. Is it a coincidence of the availability at river Gandaki is not the abode of Shiva.

7. Any other mythological background to substantiate the prevalence of such stones deserve worship as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu ?

Of the 18 Puranas, a good number of them, under different contexts, proclaim the mahima of Saligrama as Vishnu pooja. They also proclaim that the White stones ashore at Dwaraka is as powerful as Saligrama. These white stones are called : "CHAKRANIKA". This is to be kept in pooja along with Saligrama, proclaims the Purana.



SALIGRAM SHILA YATRA, YATRA DHVARAVATHI SHILA |

UBAYO SANKHMO YATRA, YATRA MUKTHRNASAMSHAYAHA ||



8. Is any size prescribed for the worship in the daily puja by Madhwas? It is learnt that abnormal sizes should be kept in the Temples/Mutts etc.

Yes. The size recommended for the puja in the house is the smaller ones which can be accommodated in the closed fist. Abnormal ones are to be kept in the Temples/Mutts etc.

9. Is it true that Saligrama should not be kept in the house without daily Abusheka ?

The emphasis is only to stress the point that you should not be lazy and miss Saligrama Puja for too long a period on False excuses. It is not to ask you do away with Saligrama on grounds of imaginary problems.

10. Are Saligramas worshipped exclusively by Madhwas or by others also ?

Iyengars do Saligrama Puja as also some of the Vadama Iyers who wear Gopichandana.



NARASIMHA AVATARA




1. This Avatara clears Parikshit's doubt about the patiality of the Lord to the Devas and cruelty to the Asuras. The Lord has no Vaishamya Nair -Ghrinya.

2. The Avatara indicate that He is the sole independent Reality and is in need of none else for his Incarnation. He is the swatantra Tattwa and all others are Aswatanta.

3. The Lord is willing to put up even the offences committed against the cows. Vedas and Brahma-Gyanis, but the moment the offender lays his hand on a true devotee like Prahlada. He would incarnate to quell the offender and protect the Bhakta.

4. The Lord , in running to help His Bhakta, does not mind the place, the form, the manner or any thing. He chose to appear in pillar in the terrifying man-lion form. To a Bhakta, His kindness knows no bounds.

5. In this Avatara , He indicates He has both the attributes: Bhagya-Krit and Bhaya-Narasimhana, He was horrifying to the wicked and tender to the devotee at the sametime.

6. The Lord is unkind to the Taamisic souls and graceful to the satwic ones. He is compassionate towards the souls thta are good by nature but go astra occasssionally due to Kali Aavesa, inspired by another wicked soul which tenants and tempts them. This is the doctrine of JEEVA - DWAYA - SAMAAVESA, as seen in sisupala, He killed the Aasuric soul who co-existed with Sisupala and used his tongue only to variedly vilify and abuse the Lord. The Lord protected the Saatwic Sisupala and gave him Moksha and destroyed the indwelling demon.

7. This Avatara proves that the Lord can never be attained by hatred (Dvesha) as it apparently sounds from the Sloka in Bhagavata :-



GOBYAHA KAMAADH , BHAYADH KAMSAHA ,

DWESHADH CHOUDHYADHAYO NRUPAHA :|



8. The Lord is accessible only to pure Bhakti as incarnated in practice by Prahlada.

9. The doctrine of JEEVA _ TRAI - VIDHYA (3 - variety - Jeevas) is also exemplified in this tale. No persuation, No miracles effects any change in the attitude of Hiranyakasipu. This is enough evidence for
the immutable nature of the souls.

10. Narada feels that this story of Prahlada makes Yudhishtra happy. Yudhishtra is honoured because in his home the Lord dwells in the form man as his helpmate, as his friend, beloved and advises.



PITHRU KARMA



1. Pithru Yagnya gives phala quicker than Deva Yagnya.
2. Taamasa Yagnya is the one performed disregarding the vidhi (Rule), the one performed without mantra, without Dakshina and with Asura Anna.
3. Hundred Vipra-Bhojanam is equal to a Vishnu - Pratishta.
4. Dakshina should be four times of the value of the Bhojana offered.
5. Even though one is not an Adhikari (elgible) for Pithru Yagnya, (that is, even though one's parents are living), he too should KNOW the Yagnya necessarily ( to help others in need).
6. BRAHMA YAGNYA is a daily item. This isjust to offer one Uddharni of water in the name of late parents who had sacrified so much for our sake in our childhood.
7. PITHRU - GANAS. Who are they?. What they do? Thei doings are only "Taat - Kaalika" (limited to a particular time and action). For more details, refer Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya. Dhritarashtra was abused by Bheema. Vidura explains its significance. Vidura's words are worth keeping in our hearts (also of Pandavas).
8. WHO IS A SON ?



JEEVATHO VAKYA-KARANADH, PRATHYABDHAM BHURIBHOJANAM |

GAYAYAM PINDADHANAADH THRIBIHI PUTRASYAPUTRATHA ||



He is a true son who respects the words of his parents,

One who offers sumptous food to as many persons as possible on the annual cermony day,

And the one who offers Pinda in Vishnu Paada at Gaya.
THE WAY OF INVITING a Brahmana for Shraadha. It is known as Aamantrana. This invitation should be extended with humanity and with the utmost respect to the Brahmana. One should go to Brahmana's house, offer Namaskara to him and request him to come on such and such date for Sraadha. Invitation should not be extended casually, on the road side or in the market place: not even over telephone. The point is that the Annual Pithru-Karya begins with this work and it must start with all the good wishes of men and Gods.

10. "APA - HATAASURA RAKSHAAH". Chanting this sloka, Tila (gingelly) is sprinkled at the start of the cermony. This should be done facing the south because Pithrus come from that direction.

11. The Brahmanas are duty bound to pronounce Asirvada with all their heart to the Yajamana. If they fall in this, Punishment will be waiting for them.

12. Yama Loka is fearful Not to a PUNYAVAN but only to a SINNER who fails in his duties to his parents.

13. Even after performing Pithru Karya at Badri, the performance of Annual Cermony of parents every year as usual is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.



SUMADHWA VIJAYA




Sri Sumadhva Vijaya is one of the finest 'MAHA KAVYAS'expalining the Life history of Sri Madvacharya. It was composed by Sri Narayana Pandithacharya, son of Sri Trivkrama Pandithacharya, the holy convert and staunch disciple of Sri Acharya. Madhva Vijaya has many extrodinary and unique features. It is an athentic biography
of Srimad Acharya written by a contemperory pandit, who was serving as Liberation to Sri Madhwa.

Sri Sumadhva Vijaya's glory does not stop by merely stating as Maha Kavya and as explaining the biography of Srimad Acharya. As a matter of fact, glory and sacredness lie in the truth, that this unique work gives the meaning of many Sutrs (ashorism), Upanishad Texts, Gita verses while explaining the incidents of the life of Srimad Acharya. I humbly appeals to the readers to note that the life of Srimad Acharya is not in par with any other great person, as seen ordinarily in biographical works. As a matter of fact it is unique, extrodinary and divine in many ways. Each and every action of Srimad Acharys or any incident connected with him is only an elucidation of vedic truths. Not a single incident or narration goes with out deep philosophical truth embodded in it.

This humble author in present series of article tries to place before the readers such important aspects, to understand the glories of Sri Madhva Vijaya which has no parrallel at all.

Significance of the verse 42 in the 9 th canto (sarga) and the fourth sutra of the Adhyaya in the first pada:-

Sumadhva Vijaya 9 - 42

Brahma Sutrs 4 - 1 - 4 /center>

Meaning :

Srimad Acharya by his holy umblemish touch of the Idol of Lord Sri Krishna, the prsence of the Lord in the said Idol grew so vast that even 30 wrestlers with lot of physical strength were unable to move it. Such an Idol of Krishna was carried away effortlessly by Srimad Acharya with smiling face and was installed later (at Udipi).

Story behind the Incident :

A small ship which started from Gujrat - Dwaraka was caught in high tides near Malpi. The sailors were unable to manage the course of the ship which was about to sink while reaching the shore. They loudly cried for help. Srimad Acharya was performing pooja to Sri Moolarama at that time near the shore. He waved the saffron cloth and saved the ship and the sailors from the high seas. Naturally on rewaching the shore safely, they prostrated before Sri Acharya and begged something to be accepted in token of their lives, ship and proprty being saved. But Srimad Acharya pointed out a gopi stone to be given. The sailors were all surpraised since such stones were carried by them in the ship to adjust the weightage of balance and
they have no value at all to be given as a present. But Srimad Acharya wanted only that which was brought from the effortlessly by a young boy.

Srimad Acharya cleaned the gopi stone and to the utterjoy of all assembled, a beautiful idol of Lord Krishna was found inside. Srimad Acharya did abisheka and pooja to the said idol and by his touch invoked the presence of Paramatma therein to a greater extent. Then after the pooja was over, the Idol was to be carried to Udipi for installation and for building temple. Even 30 very strong persons with great physical strength could not make it move. The same Idol with coverage of Gopi stone was effotlessly carried from the ship to the shore by a young boy earlier.

Why such a change ? What is the philosophical truth and implications of this incident?

This establishes that the Idol or the prathika is different from God. God and Vigraha are not identical. If it were so, this incident cannot be explained satisfactorily. Under the vishitadwaita school, there is a rule called "Archa-vathara" which means identity of God and Vigraha is admitted. Five such places are pointed out and important among the mare. Tirupathi Moola Vigraha and Utsava Moorthy of Srirangam Temple, Sri Ranganatha. But such concept of "Archa-vathara" has too many defects and is opposed to many authorities, reason and logic. To establish, the proper aspect of PRESENCE (Sannidyam) in the Idol the particular incident has taken
which is an explanation of the Sutra.

In the case of the Symbol, it should not be contemplated as Atman(The Lord). For He is not the Symbol but He is Present in the symbol. From a wrong notion that may be caused by the words of such texts as "Meditate on Nama as Brahman but is to be contemplated as present in the symbol.This is also said in Brahman Tarka."From Nama to Prana both being spokenof in the nominative case ( as identical), the dull witted may mistake and identify Naman etc.,with Brahman. Only the presence of Brahman in naman and other symbols is meant to be declared by the passage. Accordingly the
words in the nominative case are taken to be in the locative case (7 th case) for the nominative case stand for all the cases.

So this incident in Srimadhva Vijaya clarifies and establishes that :-

1. The Idol is defferent from God.

2. God is only present in the Idol.

3. The odctrine of Archavathara is not correct.

4. The Krishna idol which was carried on by a small boy

earlier could not be taken even 30 strong, physical, muscular wrestlers, since the presence of God was abundant that when Srimad Acharya did pooja and established this aspect.

5. For Srimad Acharya , who is a Ekantha Bhaktha,

it was not difficult and he easily carried the idol to Udipi.



DVAITA VEDHANTHA



An Independent spritual being who is perfect in every way is the core of all existance. He is Purusottama, the Supreme Person, Narayana. The entire vedantic philosophy of Sri Madhva centre round this fundamental concept. In the world of experience there are everywhere astonishing signs of design and purpose pointing to an intelligent source. Modern science, both biological and physical, affords ample evidence for this. "My religion", says the eminent physieist, Einstein, "consists
of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior sprit who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is
revealed in the in comprehensible univers forms my idea of God".

Here it is pertinent to examine the implications of the pregnant statment by one of the greatest physicists of all times, if not the greatest. Notice the expression the 'illimitable sprit who reveals Himself'. To me the use of the word Himself with a
capital 'H' is most significant. Behind this world we perceive there is a personal being, to whom we have to trace the wonder discovers by experimentation and mathematical reasoning. Whether Einstein had a personal being in mind is more than doubtful, but his words unmistakably imply the existance of such a being, Again there are the words 'a superior reasoning power'. Reasoning must belog to a person who reasons. Surely there can be noreasoning without a reasoner. Again notice
the language in which he refers to the mental power of the greatest physicists in comparison with the reasoning power of the 'the superior spirit' he is thinking of.He says 'our frail and feeble minds'. The superior power or spirit is far above the subtlest human reasoner.

Now What does Acharya Himself say ?

Bahu-chitra-jagad-bahudha karant |

Para-shati-rananta-gunah Paramah ||

The supreme Being is endowed with exalled powers and numorous eminent attributes for He has created this extremely wonderful world of infiniti variety'. What the modern man of science was dmly the Acharya saw inwardly with crystal clearness centuries ago when science in the modern sence of that word was unknown.

The world open to our inspection is reality is real but its reality is rooted in God. This idea Madhva conveys to us by saying that tattva (reality) is twofold one, Independent Reality and the other, dependent. There is only one independent Reality
and all else is dependent on this single self-dependent Being Dependence does not simply non-difference in any form. The world of sentient and insent entities is separate from God but is entirely dependent on Him. The world cannot exist in any
form without the sustaining presence of the God with in. In all forms of materialsm the reverse is the case, that is, matter is fundamental and all phenomena, both physical and mental, are the effects of its modification.

Inview of what has been said above it is obvious that it would be wrong to say that Madhva's school of thought is more materialistic than others. On the other hand it is out and out spiritual as according to it the ground of all existance is a
Supreme Intelligent Being. If by 'materialistic ' is meant that the religion of Madhva has the tendency of turning the mind of man towards the material things of life the answer is that this is not so. On the other hand it has the effect of
spiritualising life. It is clear to all those he draws inspiration from the Gita and in many places has declared that this system agrees in all respects with what Krishna has taught Arjuna in it. The following are the words of Krishna addressed to
Arjuna:-

Ye hi samsparshaja bhoga, duhkka - yonaya yeva te,

Adyanta vantah kaunteya nateshu ranante budha"-h

O| son of Kunti, pleasures that result from sense contact have a beginning and hence are only the source of misery. The wise person does not delight in them".

Tani sarvani samyamya- yukta asita mat - para - ha'

Vashe hi yasyen -dri - yani-tasya prajna pratishtita".

Having controlled all the senses and knowing Me as the highest, let one stay with mind fixed on Me. Verify his spiritual vision is firm whoses senses are under his control'.

The dvaita philosophy of Madhva stands for a way of life based on a true conception of the glory of God. The yogin is he who has realised that the world that he lives in is thetheatre in which God has pleased him to play his due part and serve God with loving devotion believing that such devoted service is the highest form of worship. Dvaita Vedanta does not ask the aspirant to shun the world, rather it teaches that he should play his part in it and thus serve the purpose for which he is
given life and oppurtunities. This is what Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna:

Yatah pra-vrittir-bhuta-nam yena-sarva-midam taram |

Sva-karmana tam-abhyarchya, siddhim Vidati manavaha ||

From whom is the activity of all being and whom all this is pervided worshipping Him by performing one's enjoined duty one attains beatitude'.

It is evident from the following words of Sri Madhva that his message is identical with that Sri Krishna in the Gita:

Kuru bhukshva cha karma nijam niyatam

hari - pada vinamra -- dhiya satatam

Hari - reva paro hari - reva guruhu

hari - reva Jagat - Pitru - Matru - Gati-hi

With mind ever firmly fixed on the feet of HAri do your appointed task and enjoy what is assigned to you by Him. Hari is indeed the most High. He is the Father and Mother (of all) and the ultimate goal to be reached'.

Madhva lived just as he has asked us to live. He performed all the duties prescribed for his order of sannyasinis, travelled throughout the land from Kanya-Kumari in the south to the snow bound summits of the Himayas in the north teaching his system of Vedanta and holding discussions with people of all shades of opinion with the object of proclaiming the religion he believed to be the true one.

Is it too much to saythat India wants now , as ever, this practical philosophy of MADHVA which teaches that religion is divorced from life ?

Sovenir, " Sri Ananda Thirtha " , Sri Vyasaraja Mutt 1990



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