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Recent Three Indian Holidays

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Recent Three Indian Holidays

Panchmukhi Ganapati Five faced Ganapati relates to embodiment of all potencies They symbolize the five fleshes in the subtle anatomy felt. The flesh body, the breath or energy body, mental body Body of upper consciousness and body of Cosmic bliss. The fifth body being the highest level of Yogic experience. Thus the five days of celebration is for that five potencies First day-atonement, amends of misdeeds like Thanksgiving. Create vibration of love & harmony among family members. Second day among neighbors, relatives and close friends Create harmony among business associates on the 3rd day For arts, culture, music, dance and religion on the 4th day On last day experience love, tranquility from God Himself. +++++ Onam Carnival- Pookalam A flower carpet Each house-front Dinner on Plaintiff leaf Caparisoned elephants Kathakali Dance, Boat races Of Karuvatta Like raised hood Of a cobra To rhythms of Drums and cymbals People throng and cheer ===================== Pookalam meaning a flower carpet Kathakali – an Indian Classical Dance of South India Karuvatta- name of the boat race +++++ Diwali happy diwali crackers yummy food house lit----- bye bad welcome good
+++++ Date 1-12-13 Dr. Ram Mehta Sixth place win Forms: Free verse, Shadorma and Haiku Contest: Happy Holidays by Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 12/16/2013 6:42:00 AM

    Nothing, but WOW ,is what I can say for this description.

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:55:00 PM

    It was interesting to read this poem and learn how other cultures celebrate their holidays! Great work, Dr. Ram! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you very much for the kind congrats!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:09:00 PM

    I so enjoyed learning about your holiday traditions. Congrad's on your win!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 1:18:00 PM

    congratulations, DrRam...pd

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 6:08:00 AM

    Congratulations Ram, it is no nice to learn different things this is great thanks xx

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:36:00 PM

    Congrats on the win, Dr. Mehta. Happy Diwali! Gary

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 9:22:00 AM

    happy diwali, dr, ram... lakshmi is also the goddess of light, beauty, good fortune.. i used allegory to decribe a valley's or hill's beauty and likewise symbolized her as a star ,like Venus star, Selene star for my piece... hope you caught my imagery...very fine work from you , by the way... huggs

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:53:00 PM

    I liked Dilawi for it being a short one and so happy. The first holiday you wrote about is so interesting too. I love the number five and I think I would adore that holiday.

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:27:00 PM

    Dr.Ram thank you so much for sharing these wonderful hoilday celebrations with your soup family. enjoyed this one

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 5:02:00 PM

    beautifully painted scene of your festivities for the holidays...nicely penned :)

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 9:54:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful Indian celebration. I can picture this and it is breathtaking. Thank you... Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 9:16:00 AM

    Thanks so much for this glimpse into your festivities. I too look forward to celebrating. For me it is the birth of my King and Savior. I hope you enjoy your friends and family during the upcoming festivities.

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:25:00 AM

    This is indeed and very happy and great holidays my dear friend Dr. Ram. Thank you so much for the vicarious experience I gained through reading this outstanding poem of yours. My great honor to read it this evening & the first to comment on it. TYSM for sharing. TYSM as well for your precious time reading and commenting on my poem. Good luck in the contest! love lots and big hugs, Leonora