Thursday, November 26, 2015

The dream I had about my Name...

Sometimes the dreams you may have during the sleep are interesting and fascinating too. Often we forgot most of the sequential events happened in the dream, but remember a few after we wake up. I want to tell you an interesting dream I had (I think I am going to remember this date 11/23/2015). This is the dream about how I got my name as Vajra. Before going into the story let me tell you how I got my name actually.  According to my parents, my tatayya(My Father’s father) proposed the name as Vajra Kanth. It’s my mother who suggested the name to be as Deep instead of Kanth(In Indian Context Kanth and Deep means Light) and so that's how I got the name as Vajra Deep.

Coming to the Subject….I had a Dream
In the dream I saw my grandfather writing on the black board (He was a Teacher by profession) explaining how he proposed my name and how Vajra is related to Gandhi. I don’t really remember the complete dream but I know he also said about the river. The first thing I done after I got up is Google as Vajra and Gandhi. I don’t see any direct relation with these names.  But something astonished me after going through some other websites especially Wikipedia.

As many of you know Vajra means Diamond or Thunder storm. In Hindu mythology, Vajra is also the weapon of Lord Indra.

So how did Lord Indra have the weapon Vajra? 
There were many stories about this, but the major one is relating to Sage Dadhichi.
Sage Dadhichi is the son of Antharvan who created the Antharveda(One of the Vedas of 4 vedas).According to the story Lord Indra(King of all Devas) was driven out of Devaloka(Swarga,Heaven) by Serpent king named Vritra an Asura (Demigod with Bad qualities). Vritra has a blessing that he can’t be killed by any weapon (of Metal or Wood). Losing the hope on the Kingdom, Lord Indra approached Lord Shiva for help. Lord Shiva indeed couldn’t help and both along with Bramha went to Lord Vishnu to seek help. Vishnu said that only the weapon made from bones of Sage Dadhichi can kill Vritra. That’s how all devas went to Sage Dadhichi for the aid to kill Vritra. Without selfishness Sage Dadhichi sacrificed his life for the Devas so that weapon Vajra can be prepared through his bones. That’s how Lord Indra executed the Seprent King Vritra through the weapon Vajra.

Also India’s highest Military Award Param Vir Chakra is awarded for highest bravery or self-sacrifice. This Award has the replica of the weapon Vajra. Sage Dadhichi had a wife named Swarcha and Son Pippalada. Rishi Pippalada established many ashrams. One of the main Ashram is in a place called Misrikh in Uttar Pradesh. Sabarmati Ashram (In Ahmadabad) was also one of the ancient sites established by Pippalada.

So what does the story enlighten me?
Sabarmati Ashram which was an ancient site established by Pippalada is the same ashram Gandhi used to live during pre-Independence era. This is the ashram which is located in banks of Sabarmati River (This may be the river my Grand Father is talking about in the dream). May be the subject doesn’t have any direct context but indirectly there is a connection with the nouns Vajra and Gandhi.  Don’t you guys felt interesting of what you have read till now? I felt very fascinating about the dream and so couldn’t resist to write down as a memory to be remembered every Year ( Nov 23).  Thank you for coming into my dream Tatayya. Where ever you are in the sky, hope you are shining as a star. And yes I don’t forgot you. I know how I learnt many things from you.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Zindagi Kaala Hain

Ankhon ke peeche aasoo hain
Mann ki gaharahi mein Dardh hain
Lekin Chehre ki Muskurahat kam nahi hothe

Shaam toh guzaar gayi
Raat toh aagayi
Lekin Zindagi ki gaadi chalthi hi hain

Raath toh Andhera hain,Saath mein rakshas hain
Haath ka nishana ,Laath ka peetai
Anth tak toh rehtha yeh Narak

Paani  ka Leher hoon mein
Kanch ka tukuda hoon mein
Toot gaya mera khwaab ye zindagi ke bazaar mein

Baatoh ki Pravah Chup Jathi hain
Saas mein darr baitha hain
Raathh toh Kaalihain,lekin Din bhi Kaala Hain,

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Dil Se Dekho

దిల్ సే దేఖో Life  ని ఒక కొత్త స్ఫూర్తి తో
జోర్ సే బోలో I Can  Do It అనే ప్రగతి పధంతో

అప్పుడే  అప్పుడప్పుడే , ఎప్పుడో ఎప్పుడెప్పుడో 
అంటూ మదనపడుతూ చింతిస్తావా ?

ఇప్పుడే ఇంకిప్పుడే ! ఇక్కడే  ఇంకిక్కడే అంటూ
 నీ మనస్సు  మౌనాన్ని వదిలేస్తావా??

పరితపించేది ఎప్పుడు ?ప్రయత్నించేది ఎప్పుడు?
పరుగులు తీసేది ఎప్పుడు?పులకరించేది ఎప్పుడు ?

తమస్సుని తరిమేస్తూ , ఉషస్సుని ప్రతిబింబిస్తూ
తపస్సుకై నీ మనస్సుని మళ్ళించు!    

అక్షరాలే నీకు ఆయుధమై , నీ లక్షణాలే నీకు సాయుధమై
లక్ష్య సాధనకి అడుగులు వేసేయ్!

కలలే  నీ ఆశలై , కళలే  నీ శ్వాసలై 
విజయ రెక్కలతో విహరించేసేయ్!

దిల్ సే దేఖో Life  ని ఒక కొత్త స్ఫూర్తి తో
జోర్ సే బోలో I Can  Do It అనే ప్రగతి పధంతో

P.S - ఈ కవిత రాయడానికి Inspiration కేరింత సినిమాలోని  Thanks To Zindagi పాట 
Pic Credit - వజ్ర అలేఖ్య 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

55 Fiction - The Confused Question

This post has been published by me as a part of Blog-a-Ton 57; the fifty-seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with ​Madhu Vajpayee, the author of Seeking Redemption and Shades Publications, the publisher of Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time

Hands are on the edge of the rock. Downside is hollow with lush greenery. The moisture on the hands led to slippery and Rohan is in air now. Help! Help! Shouted Rohan. Hold My Hand responded a Monster from Nowhere. Where are we going now? asked Rohan. Depends on all your sins answered the Monster.

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