Warrier's Collage December 21, 2021
Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday December 21, 2021 Chakyar Koothu by Vineet Chakyar https://youtu.be/dCJrT-AvvgA 2) Realisation https://youtu.be/FuRKsiVcW1w (Sarvapriyananda) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Response S R Badrinarayanan My grandson Aditya is very much fond of writing essays running to 2 or 3 pages. It is in the gene... ... Like grand mother like grandson! ... Badri B Current Affairs 1) Shortest Day* : Vishnu Kelkar In the Northern Hemisphere where we live, tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. Daylight is scheduled to last for 11 hours in Mumbai, 11 hours 22 minutes in Bengaluru, 10 hours 19 minutes in Delhi and 10 hours 45 minutes in Kolkata on Tuesday. Like every year, winter solstice occurs when the Earth's North Pole is at its maximum tilt away from the sun at its southernmost in the sky. VNKelkar *Received via Group mail 2) Media Response https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor/article37991960.ece Submitted version was included in Collage yesterday. C Spirituality/Faith charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 106 सेख हैयाती जगि न कोई थिरु रहिआ जिसु आसणि हम बैठे केते बैसि गइआ सेख फरीद, आसा, ४८८, गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब No one in permanent here On the seat that we are sitting, many have sat earlier and departed Sheik Farid, Assa, 488, SGGS https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1472608261698322432?s=20 D Readers Write : V Babusenan The earlier part of the 1950s was notable with some Malayalam films having social themes. 'Jeevithanauka'released in 1951, was a box-office hit. 'Neelakkuyil ' directed by the celebrated lyricist P Bhaskaran, was a trend -setter in all respects. While the former dealt with the family tension on account of the hero marrying the heroine belonging to a lower caste, the latter had a wider canvas wherein the social acceptability of a child, born out of an illicit relationship of an uppercaste man with a scheduled caste woman, was handled in a very sensitive manner. 'Jeevithanauka' introduced a playback singer from Fort Kochi, Ernakulam district, the same blessed area that supplied God's own throat, Jesudas. His name was Mehboob. In that film, though the music director was Dakshinamurthy, the song that made the singer popular was musically an exact copy of Rafi's ''Suhanee raath kal chukee." Mehboob immortalised 'Neelakkuyil 'too with a love song the opening lines of which are as under : "Maanennum vilikkilla Mayilennum vilikkilla Maadatthin manivilakke Ninnenhaan (Maadatthin....) Ullil kadannu manam Kollayadikkum ninne Kallippennennu vilikkum Ninne nhaan Kallippennennu vilikkum. (Oh, the magnificent lamp of the hut, I won't call you either 'deer' or 'peacock.' I will call you 'naughty girl 'as you have got inside me and plundered my heart) Such a song could come only out of Bhaskaran Mash's pen and the singer succeeded fully in imparting the romantic nuance to it. The singer, Mehboob, sang many songs since then, including funny and down-to-earth songs which fascinated Malayalee listeners. Mehboob was born in utter penury. As a boy he earned his bread by polishing the shoes of the inmates of the military barracks in Fort Kochi and entertaining them with the songs of Saigal, Rafi, Mukesh and Talat Mahmood. When he grew up, he became the integral part of every musical event in his place and the apple of the eyes of the Fort Kochiites. He had no house of his own,no family. He retired like a government employee at the age of 55, the only difference being that he retired from this world altogether, the way to the other world having been paved with bottles. E Art forms of Kerala Chakyar Koothu Profile : Mani Madhava Chakyar https://www.veethi.com/india-people/mani_madhava_chakyar-profile-2263-42.htm Mani Madhava Chakyar was the greatest of all performing artists of Kerala traditional art forms. He was one of the most felicitated artists from Kerala and was the first recipient of all major awards for Chakyar Koothu and Koodiyattam. He is known as "the Emperor of Rasa-Abhinaya" and his netrabhinaya is world famous. He is one among those gifted artists born in Kerala who is proficient in expressing each Bhava with eyes only. He was considered as the authority of Abhinaya and Natyasastra. He was well versed in all the traditional Koodiyattams and all the prabandhas used in Chakyar Koothu and he was active in performing arts on stage till he died at the age of 90. Kerala’s traditional art forms and its artists pay a lot of due respect to this greatest performing artist of 20th century. F 1) Profile of a 17th Century Saint : Vathsala Jayaraman Samarth Ramadas (1606-1682) Samarth Ramadas was a famous Maharashtrian saint.Even as a child he was inclined towards metaphysical ideas. Continued at H 2) Kathopanishd https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/kathopanishad-i-231976 The Katha Upanishad is considered as one of the major Upanishads, since Sankara Bhagavatpäda has commented on it. It belongs to the Kathaka-Säkhä of Krshna-Yajurveda. Although tradition considers Sruti as timeless, scholars place it belonging to the Sütra period of Vedic Sanskrit Literature. It figures as third Upanishad in the list of 108 Upanishads (See H2) G Leisure 1) Music Concert http://mainstreamweekly.net/article11884.html Music: Nobel Peace Prize Concert (2014) - Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash 2) Correct English, if you can!* In the era of medical schools for mass production of doctors, nobody tests for English proficiency.. ACTUAL SENTENCES FOUND ON PATIENTS' HOSPITAL CASE PAPERS : 1) She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was hot in bed last night. 2) Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. 3) On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared. ! 4) The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed. 5) The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993. 6) Discharge status: Alive but without my permission. 7) Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful. 8) The patient refused autopsy. 9) The patient has no previous history of suicides. 10) Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital. 11) Patient's medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past 3 days. 12) Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch. 13) Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant. 14) She is numb from her toes down. !! 15) While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home. 16) The skin was moist and dry. 17) Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches. 18) Patient was alert and unresponsive. 19) I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy. 20)Skin: somewhat pale but present. 21) Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. Blank, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree. 22) Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities....!!! *Received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady H Continued from E When he was 18 his marriage was arranged and in the middle of the marriage ceremony he ran away before the marriage vows were exchanged.He spent most of his time in meditation. He was a great devotee of Rama and Anjaneya. He composed many slokas and verses in praise of Rama. Chatrapati Shivaji considered Samarth Ramadas as his spiritual guru. Once Shivaji saw Samarth Ramadas walking in the streets with a begging bowl.Shivaji sent a slip conveying that he had gifted his entire kingdom to samarth Ramadas and arranged to put the slip in the bowl.On seeing the slip Ramadas asked Shivaji to take another bowl and walk in the street begging for food. Shivaji obeyed without uttering a single word. After 3 or 4 days Ramdas asked Shivaji to rule the kingdom on his behalf. Ramadas used to dress like Shri Rama with a bow and arrow in his hands.Many used to laugh at him.One day a person asked Ramadas whether he could use his arrow like Rama.He asked Ramadas to pluck a fruit for him using the arrow.Ramadas immediately aimed at the fruit. The fruit fell down, but along with it a bird sitting on the tree also fell down dead. All the people began to accuse Ramdas that he had been very cruel and had killed an innocent bird and he should be punished. Ramadas took the bird in his hands and started singing a verse 'Rama Manthram Jeeva Tarakam' repeatedly in the raga'Jinjothi'. As he sang some movements were seen in the bird. Ramdas threw the bird in the air. It started flying.This raga corresponding to 'Navroj' is now days used in musical therapy. Most of his verses are poems set to tunes by him. Once a Muslim ruler of Mauli kingdom approached Ramdas to cure his wife suffering from mental disorder as she could not be cured by any other treatment. Ramdas went to the palace and sang Ram Bhajan continuously for three hours in raga Mal Kauns corresponding to Hintholam of carnatic music. As the music flowed, the queen started feeling a rare type of vibration. The violent queen became very calm and peaceful She was totally free from her illness.It is said that as a reward, Ramdas got an undertaking from the king that his subjects would wish Hindus by saying 'RAM RAM' whenever they met each other. This has happened 400 years back. Today with so many researches, musical therapists have come to a definite conclusion that music has mystical powers.It can not only inspire but also to empower and heal.Music can restore, maintain and improve physical, emotional and psychological aspects of human health. Raga is neither melody alone nor notes,neither scale nor mode. It is a harmonious blending of all these.It is said that 72 mela ragas (parent ragas)control the entire nervous system. A person who performs ( sings or plays) a raga ,with perfect raga lakshanas with a purity in pitch will have a control over his own nervous system and that of the patients. The study of alpha levels of brain nerves prove beyond doubt that Raga Hintolam is capable of relieving anxiety and depression giving place to relaxation and enjoyment. It is a great miracle how these facts were known to those saints in good old days. 2) Continued from F2 in Muktikä Upanishad (Muk.- Up.-30). It consists of two chapters (adhyāyas), each divided into three sections (vallis) that contain a total of 119 mantras. In volume, it comes third after Chändogya and Brhad- ranyaka as can be seen below. Many mantras of Kathopanishad have been repeated in the Bhagavad-Gitä in verbatim/or adapted.