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Happy Diwali

A very happy Diwali to all my readers and all those who I can’t directly wish so considering the vast gap that technology can still not measure up in connecting us all physically.

Diwali or Dipaballi as well know is an Indian celebration in the month of November although the dates might alter to nearing the months of October or December considering the fact that Indian vernacular calendar is measured wrt the motion of moon and not the modern solar calendar which is most precise for mos of civilian time measurements on our planets. That simply means celebrations such as this might alter to weeks if not months altogether. I don’t have a data centric information regarding how much Diwali alters though, in terms of a Julian Calendar.

Thankfully much of our important transactions are based on the sun based calculations which means, in modern times, a great deal of corrections coming from the sidereal constants of motion. A sidereal constant of motion refers to having to fix all references wrt to distant stars so that fluctuations coming from sun or Intra-solar objects such as planetary perturbations itself can be properly accounted for.

Now coming back onto the idea of Diwali I am not going to delve into how much we want to signify it as a victory of morality over evil, and how much myth is important in our philosophical and existential moorings, such as how a monster by the name of Holika — gender specifically the feminine form of evil was killed by Sri Krushna.

I never like to take exceptions to how much vilification outdated traditions of our heritage and culture entails, and robustly establishes into a modern and civic society, which aims to be progressive and free from malice at the same time. The reason is I never see much intellectual debates that are free from wishful thinking and hypocrisy on one extreme and blindfolded adherence and a ready to die or kill attitude of the right wing inclinations in support of the veracity and usefulness of such traditional ‘wisdom’ and folklore.

The art forms of Odisha !

See the article for images on arts and crafts from Odisha.

All images have been “borrowed” from Odisha Tourism web page on FB with the purpose of showcasing Odishan rich tradition of arts and culture and food. The next blog will be on popular delicacy from Odisha, the ancient kingdom in the eastern sea coast of India, a region where …

What sort of world I live in?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:29 am UTC + 05:30

shared Japan Culture Agency Inc. (JCA)’s photo.

from here (the missing-picture) I can read about 10 kanjis without consulting anywhere .. and recognize the meaning of each one here because I knew them previously (about 20 and includes the radicals)? This leaves only 4/5 maximum of kanjis I see, that I did not recognize.

年、皿、訁、 百、心、(志 ?) 大、小、示、家、宀、广、皿月、二十、 禾、七、艹、神

year, (?), voice/word, 100, heart, journal, big, small, house, ceiling, wall/cliff, ?+flesh/month, 20, tree, 7, grass/plant, Deity.

Cockture of India

Believe it or not due to their ramification words will sound coincidental and hilarious. eg Orange would mean O-Kingdom. But also it would mean O-color, the color of sun. But thats what it is. O is often taken to mean Sun, as sun is circular or O like. The fruit Orange is also “philosophically” a vitality of Sun, therefore Sun’s Jurisdiction or Kingdom or Range which in Indianic again means color, again check R.Ange as R Part/limb/organ, R is Sun. But how? Lets take R=Ray, then R being sun is evident. Which is how you should read the occurrence of O in various words if you were to understand its deeper meaning. This practice of giving O as a symbol/phonetics/philosophy of Sun can be found in many languages {eg Japanese}, and then the symbol/phonetics/philosophy alternates, O becomes A, which is how Adam, Adam is O-Dom = Sun’s Jurisdiction, Its this Dom which is Dharma = properties/kingdom/color/woman/man/resting etc which all derive from Sun.