In western civilization Religion/Faith/Festivals are inflitrated by Corporate Marketing/Consumerization propaganda, removing Spiritual sacredness!
During 1920-30s Economic Crisis in west, fat model with red dress selling Cold drink was released on Christmas winter to woo customers, it got popular so trend is continued next year which ultimately became Santa Claus figure giving gifts to kids.
So, today’s fat-red Santa Claus was started as a marketing model to sell chilled soft drinks in winter cold where sales are naturally down!! Then attached to some ancient European Saint story giving gift to kids!(?)
Same way western greeting card industry discovered and exploited Friendship Day, Mothers Day, Valentine’s day, Anniversary, etc to fool people and sale their cards!
Only stupid ignorant Indians fall in their trap!
Watch True history of Santa Claus character
-Read full story of Santa Claus figure at link given below youtube video description
Artist Haddon Sundblom showing traformation of his 1930 Santa Claus painting commerical into living model
Enjoy your holidays, don’t eat any junk food, don’t fall into corporate marketing , stay healthy…spend time to bond with family n friends….get refresh and start new year with bigSMILE🙂 🙂
Pic- Famous Santa Claus painting commercial in 1930sby artist Hadon Santblom
Declaimer: This post is for educational purpose. History of commercial is mentioned in official docuemtary above. No deliberate intention to put down any culture or character which is celebrated in other faiths or any brands. Its individual choice to eat/drink/celebrate/believe what they like, feel sacred.
Image source: from clip
Source: CokeCola, Santa Claus, youtube, google search and all links in the post.
// Om Dam Durgaye Namaha // Happy Navaratri to all… Celebrate 9 shades of Woman Power…Hindus world wide are Celebrating 9 different manifestation of Goddess Durga with 9 different auspecious dress codes for next 9 days (1st-9th Oct)…
Here are colour dress codes for next 9 days! Bless yourself with 9 shades of woman power!
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Spiritual and Scientific Significance of Goddess Durga Navaratri Festival:
Goddess Durga symbolizes a supreme power (Shakti ) which resets Positivity , Prosperity , Peace within us & in society around by removing/conquering all Negativity.
Its time to surrender yourself towards Ultimate Energy source/Universe Creator and ask for Blessing to remove Negativity / Vasanas /Greed / Selfishness / Jealousy / Wildness / Evil within us and set up Positivity/Strength/Courage/Wisdom to solve our problems & help us to live a happy life.
On 10th day there is celebration called Dashahara or Vijayadashami , which symbolizes victory of Positivity over Negativity.
Also, a time to say Thank you & Good Bye to Mother Goddess Durga for her presence & bliss so that she will come back again next year to bless us.
Why 9 Dress Codes and 9 Manifestations?
Number 9 represents 9 different Cosmic Feminine Forces which balances our life…9 forms of Feminine Sahkti (power)..important in life….9 shades of womenwood. These 9 manifestations of Goddess Durga has significance in Hindu Sciprutres. 9 also represents 9 planets which has direct or inderct effect on our life…
Thus, Durga Festival is a celebration of Colours in Life too! Traditionally, along with Mother Goddess Durga statue, ladies/devotees wear 9 different colour Sari/Saree (Dress) for 9 different days!! NavRatri (Nine nights) celebration for Goddess Durga is a very special occasion; especially for Ladies!!
Let’s pray to supreme source – Durga to stay in our Heart and Guide us further…..
|| Jai Maa Durga ||
O Mother (Maa) Durga,….
We Thank you for arriving our Home (Heart) & accepting our Hospitality
O Shakti , Bless us Vision to spread Positivity, Peace & Prosperity Worldwide
Enlighten our Mind to find Good Purpose To Our Life
Nourish us to understand the Ultimate Truth & Wisdom
Provide us Knowledge to find Positive Paths
Fill us with Sense to avoid any Negative action
Flood our heart with Love & Sense of Belonging
Guide us to foster Joy & Happiness in the world
Give us Strength to handle all Problems
Help us grow Compassion to include everyone (Human/Animals/Plants/Nature)
Forgive us if we unknowingly did anything wrong
Pump enough Courage within us to walk on this difficult road
Take us to the ultimate journey of positive Karma & Dharma
O the great Shakti , accept our request to rule our Heart ,Mind & Soul forever
1st January is a start of Eurocentric Abrahmic Gregorian New Calender Year…which is generally used in International Trade to avoid confusion. However, many countries still follow their own ancient Calendar in daily life, like in India (for Festivals, Maths, Astronomy, Marriages, Rituals, etc).
On the occasion of 1st Jan 2016, a Gregorian new year, lets learn important life lesson about Cultural, Economical, Social and Mental damage to country & its citizens due to choosing wrong calendar!
Understand journey of 2 calendars used in India – Gregorian for Global Trade/Business/Offices and Indian Traditional calendar which is much before Gregorian calendar or Abrahmics formation in west….used in all Indian Astronomy, Navigations, Agriculture, Religious festivals, Astrology (panchang),etc.
Major Difference between EAST Vs WEST New Year Celebration:
WEST-New YearDay starts at mid-night at 12:00 AM in DARK
INDIA –New YearDay starts with Sun Rise at 6:30 AM in SUNLIGHT & POSITIVITY…
But, since when European Invasion (1857 – 1947), India was forced to use Gregorian calendar as colonial tactics to brainwash people & deprive them from their own great ancient knowledge & wisdom.
Irony, it is neither suitable for Indian Whether and Climate…nor for Agricultural & economy…World famous Indian Mathematician Genius Prof C K Raju, one of fathers of Indian Supercomputer – PARAM in 1984 onwards and author of over 12 best selling books and many articles on Mathematics, Physics and Plilosophy of Science, is exposing here damages done to Indian economy, culture, astronomy and agriculture by using Gregorian calendar which is Abrahmic calculations for European whether/year!
Worth watching…show it to your kids & others interested in Maths, True World History, Geopolitics, East Vs West studies, Indian Civilization , Indology, Hinduism etc
A Tale of Two Calendars by Prof C K Raju (India Inspires Talks)
BTW – In Universe , nothing has changed…all planets are still revolving and stable….Only we humans unnecessary give too much attention on Day-Night! 🙂
Its just another day and yet another year in life!
Pictures: East VS West New Year Celebration Difference
INDIA New Year Celebration starts at first ray of Sun light by offering Holy Water, Prayers, Yoga (Pranayam & Suryanamaskar) and then Temple Prayers to ask for blessings.
Peace (shanti) @ Inner world…
Peace @ Outside world…
Peace @ Universe….
Image Credit: India Inspire Talks, Prof C K Raju, Webpages -“authoritynutrition” “flickr” “dreamstime” “rantchic” “OnlinePrasad” “hinduismdecoded blog” “picslist” “dawn” and “twinpossible”
Sources: Google plus images and search, above WebPages for images , you tube, India inspires, and all links in the post.
Wish You & Family a Very Happy Diwali…Diwali or Deepavali (means lighting row of lamps on darkest night of year) is biggest Hindu festival for victory of Positivity over Negativity, is being celebrated for 5 days in 2015 on November – 9, 10, 11, 12, 13th by Hindus all across the world.
Watch beautiful videos by an Indian lady at her You tube Channel…showing Ladies Traditional Dresses, Make up, Fashion accessories, etc for Diwali festival…
10000+ years old Indian culture by default adopts latest things keeping old Philosophy in its pure form completely intact i.e. MODERNIZATION withought WESTERNIZATION. Check below – New Diwali Fashion,Make-up & Lifestyle….
In 2015 Diwali is celebrated on following days, has various Spiritual & Historical, & Scientific significance…
Families, Relatives and Friends come together for a week to celebrate Diwali. There will be shopping, fashion, colorful decorations, oil lamps lighting each day, family Prayers, sharing Gifts, Nice Food, Dance, Fun Games, visiting temples, Donations, Giving charity, etc….
Diwali is a complete Mega-Festival Package of spreading Positivity, Bliss, Happiness, Compassion, Belongingness, Interpersonal bonding, Pampering & Love from Family and Elders along with Spiritual process of Hindu Goddess Laxmi worship & other prayers.
Day 1 (Nov 9) : Dhanatrayodashi
– Auspicious day for Metal buying, worshiping God Dharnvantari for giving life saving Ayurveda (herbal) knowledge to mankind.
Day 2 (Nov 10): Narak-chaturdashi
– Early morning before sunrise Royal bath with oil message & Sandal scented paste followed by family prayers & temple visit.
Day 3 (Nov 11): Deepavali-Goddess Laxmi Pooja/ worship
– Most significant day. Its a darkest night in year..Goddess Laxmi is worshiped- to bring Luck, Prosperity and Wealth…followed by greeting each others, lighting lamps, decoration, food, playing games , fireworks, all night Spiritual songs and dance.
Day 4 (Nov 12): Padwa & Govardhan Pooja
– Husband-Wife or Spouse Day….strengthen bond between spouses and other family members…praying for good health, happiness to all by sharing gifts and blessings.
Day 5 (Nov 13): Bhai Duj
– Sister-Brother Day…to increase Love & Respect bonding between siblings, sharing gifts, followed by family prayers, food, gifts, fireworks, family indoor fun games till late night.
Diwali Make up – 1
Diwali Make up – 2
Indian GRWM Hair & Makeup
Introduction to Indian Cloths & Shopping Tips
Gorgeous Indian lady is explaining all kinds of Indian Traditional ladies dresses – Anakalis, Sarris, Ghagras, Tops and Fashion accessories- Bangles, Ear Rings along with shopping tips!
Hindu Traditional Dance: Fashion & Make up
Beautiful Hindu Wedding
Getting ready for Indian Festival or Wedding
Pics-Diwali Make up and Fashion
Image credits: screenshots form above clips
Sources: KaushalBeautyVideos, google search, and all links in the post.