Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shri Krishna Janmashtami

The science of Archeo-Astronomy has enabled us to go beyond the boundaries of conventional archaeology in tracing the historicity of some well known personages of this land, such as Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mahavira and Shankara. Planetary configurations mentioned in the ancient scriptures pertaining to major events and personages connected, help us date events that happened around these personages, centuries and millenia ago, either manually or with more ease and accuracy, using Planetarium software.
As per the scriptures, Lord Krishna was born around midnight. That night was the eight phase of the moon known as Ashtami Tithi. The moon was near Vrshabha, the bull, i.e the Taurus constellation that houses the star Rohini. The star Rohini is known as Aldeberan in modern astronomy. The month was Shravana, one of the 12 months in the Indian calendar.
Avalakki, unde, chakkuli, payasa...
The unde, chakkuli, avalakki, payasa  were prepared and offered to Lord Krishna and of course .... afterwards it is for consumption.......
These details are clearly mentioned in the 10thSkanda, 3rd chapter of the Bhagavata Purana. The relevant sloka is,
Shravana vada ashtami, Rohini Nakshtra, uditam Lagnam
Not only from Archaeo-astronomy, but also from a wholistic analysis of data across various disciplines, today we can conclude that Lord Krishna was born in 3112 BCE.
So, this year, 2013 CE, makes it the 5125th year since His birth, Sri Jayanthi. Let us celebrate this 5125th birthday of Lord Krishna, keeping in mind that India’s most beloved Divinity was indeed also a historical figure who had walked this planet about 5000 years ago.
While Divinity is a matter of faith, historicity is a matter of existence. With the unraveling of the dates for Krishna, what comes out for all to see is the beautiful blend of Divinity and Historicity in Krishna,
Greetings to all on the occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami...... 
Thursday, 29 August 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ANTARAGANGE- KOLAR


Located 3 km from Kolar, Antharagange, a sacred stream, that pours sweet water from the mouth of a bull. This scenic spot, known as Shatha Shringa Parvatha, abounds in rocks of many shapes and rare flora and fauna. The hill top resembling a snakehood- (Havina Hede), gives a bird’s eye view of seven towns. It is accessible from two routes, steep steps on one side and a motorable route on the other. The granite temple of Neelakanteshwara, at the foothills, is an attraction.

This place is also a great picnic spot. On top of the hill there is a huge plateau. Antargange, a perennial spring on the east of the hills has become a popular tourist destination.
It is in the morning 10am we left from Habbal, Bangalore and reached Kolar by 11.30am, driving on a good road. After inquiring with people at the entrance of Kolar, we reached the foot of hills and parked the car. Walking up the steps, about 80-90 steps, we are greeted by lots of monkeys, large, small, mother monkeys with babies .......

On the top, there is a tank which gets water from sacred stream, sweet water and a small Vishwanatha temple.
Behind the temple one can go for rock climbing and trekking........
Coming down the hills is easy affair.
Nice place for picnic and religious visit.
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

ANOTHER INDEPENDENCE DAY

Today, August 15, 2013....... 66 years ago, on this day, India got independence from Britishers with lot of hope that we are the masters of ourselves. Hope of country may develop and become powerful nation......with hope of we are not poor nation, infrastructure will develop, roads will be better, citizens health facilities will be better, villages will improve, drinking water will be there for all....... but alas...... 

Today, we are struggling to get independence from corrupt politicians..... They don't care for the country or people....... They are only busy making and stalking money in crores in the name of development ........ Look at the villages, roads, health facilities, drinking water.......

Today only money talks .......MLA or MP's , peoples' representatives talk only money in crores.... Need support..? Money, withdraw support..?? Money..... 
Do we need this kind of independence.......?? Only hope is if there is change of congress (UPA) government  at the centre. Hope we will see change for better.....
God Bless India..... 
August 15, 2013


Monday, August 5, 2013

ANOTHER VISIT TO CHUKKI FALLS

The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.
This is a segmented waterfall occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. It has an average width of 305 meters, a height of 98 m, and an average volume of 934 cubic meters / sec. The maximum recorded volume is 18,887 cubic meters / sec. It is a perennial waterfall. The time of best flow are the monsoon season of July to October.[
Due to very good rainfall this year 2013, river Kaveri was full and dams are overflowing.
We decided late in the morning for a trip to Shivanasamudra, a distance of 135kms from Bangalore, to see chukki falls again. It was 10.00am when we started from Birthi Mane, Hebbal, reached Ramanagar Loka Ruchi by 12 noon, had some idli, packed some food and left from there.

It was Sunday, July 27, and we were five in the car, mom, ravi, rishi & vidya...... and it was 2.30pm when we reached almost near to Bhara Chukki Falls. Owing heavy traffic and the bridge using trafiic from one direction, and the usual attitude of people, the road was choked. After waiting for half an hour, we made a U-turn and headed to Gagana Chukki falls. There also was a huge crowd, but we could reach the spot. 
The view was fantastic, water gushing and falling with full fury.....  it was pleasure to see and experience...... almighty God's creation and nature's beauty.......
After spending about an hour, and having eaten the packed food, started for return journey. Though I took a right turn at Malavalli, we headed in the direction of Kanakapura and evetually reached Kengeri via NICE road and to Uttarahalli, which was the destination, before we evntually reached Hebbal.
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013