Warrier's Collage 20062020 : A message from India

Warrier's Collage 20062020 : Mythology & Symbolism 
Also : A message from PM Modi (See A)

Prayer

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Prayer for universal well-being

In this concluding edition on Mythology, we take a diversion from Mahabharatham and have a peep into Mythology and Symbolism across the world. Let's open our windows and have a look at ancient Greece and come back to India.
I had started this experiment with daily consolidated message some 6 weeks ago. Besides mailing to groups, I'm sharing this via WhatsApp and regularly posting at my Blog. I'm happy with the responses.
Thanks and Regards

M G Warrier


A. Current Affairs

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation after the All Party Meeting and assured the people about India's defense preparedness. The message is loud and clear to the world audience that aggressive stance of China will not be tolerated and our three forces will handle any offensive action appropriately.

B. Greek Mythology

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C. Greek Gods

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D. Indian Gods and Goddesses

1) Indian Gods And Their Modes Of Transport.


2) 12 Of The Most Powerful Divine Weapons From Hindu Mythology.


3) Most Powerful Mantras of Popular Hindu Gods and Goddesses.


E. Saraswathi Symbolism*

 There are more mythological stories about saraswathi.
Goddess Saraswathi was created by Brahma and hence she is  the daughter of Brahma. Somehow Brahma was enamoured of his own daughter and he had five heads only to see saraswathi wherever she went.Somehow a compromise was reached and Saraswati agreed to marry Brahma and Manu was their son.
Another version from Brahma Vaivartha Purana says a different story. Brahma vaivartha Purana essentially is in praise of Lord Krishna.
It is stated that Krishna wanted to procreate with the help of Radha. But Radha never agreed. She created a beautiful damsel Saraswathi from her lips. Radha created Lakshmi also from herself. On seeing this Krishna created Lord Vishnu from the left part of his body and he ( krishna) conducted the marriage of Vishnu with both Lakshmi and Saraswathi.
Alreday a version states that Vishnu married Ganga.
Saraswathi and ganga always fought with each other over their supremacy and it was often mediated by Lakshmi.
On seeing all these things Vishnu decided that he be better satisfied with Lakshmi alone and converted Ganga and Saraswathi into rivers.
Saraswathi in course of time became dry and she was elevated to status of Goddess.
 I have read translations of many puranas. Each Purana extols a particular God or Goddess and lower other Gods/goddesses as subservient.
In Shiva Purana Shiva will be No:1, In Skandha Purana Lord Subrahmanya will be superior to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In Devi Puranam Parvathi or Shakthi  is all in all and she is stated to have created Thrimoorthis.

As we read more we get confused and more and more we realise the only Supreme Consciousness and all other Gods. Goddesses seem to help in moulding our thoughts into a single 'Para Brahmam') Of course literary enjoyment, appreciation of literary excellence in Kamban, Valmiki or Vyasa or Tulasi Das or Kalidasa Or Bharathi are equally divine in its own way and we forget ourselves in the literary world and it seems to be superior than even "Aathma Saakshatkaaram".
Regarding the Goddess Saraswathi,
I feel that she is 'Arivin Thiru uruvam.' She need  not get entangled in identity crisis as normal women : as the wife of so and so.

*Received via Group email from Vathsala Jayaraman


 F. Leisure

CORPORATE JOKE* 

Agency: " Sir, we found 3 candidates as per your requirements. How do you want their  placements, sir?"

MD: "Put about 100 bricks in a closed room. Then send the candidates into the room and close the door, leave them alone and come back after a few hours and analyse the situation:

1. If they are counting the bricks, put them in Accounts department.

2. If they are recounting the bricks, put them in Auditing.

3. If they messed up the whole room with the bricks, put them in Engineering.

4. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.

5. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.

6. If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

7. If they broke the bricks into pieces, put them in Information Technology.

8. If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

9. If they say they have tried different combinations yet not a single brick has been moved, put them in Sales.

10. If they have already left for the day, Put them in Marketing.

11. If they are staring out of the window, put them in Strategic Planning.

And...

12. If they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been touched, Congratulate them and put them in Top Management.

*Received as a forward by email from Shri V S Rangasayee, Ex-RBI

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