Friday, April 14, 2006

Tamil Puthandu Valthukal

-To all my dear friends :)


Blogger Jo said...

Iniya putthaandu nalvaazhthukkal!

9:11 AM, April 14, 2006  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

thanks a lot jo - and same to u :)

12:52 PM, April 14, 2006  
Blogger Parvati said...

Happy New year, Arjuna. What a stunningly lovely picture that is!

3:01 PM, April 14, 2006  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Happy New year to u too Parvati :) - I knew that u will luv this pic :)

4:41 PM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Shuba said...

Iniya puthandu nalvalthugal

8:29 PM, April 14, 2006  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Shuba - wish u the same :)..enna working late night today? no holiday?

8:43 PM, April 14, 2006  
Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Wish you the same. I agree with Parvati. The pic is a real surprise.

4:22 AM, April 15, 2006  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Thanks a lot Venky :)..

9:10 AM, April 15, 2006  
Blogger Radhika said...

What a beautiful picture!!! That hug conveys so much and I love the expression on Hanuman's face...
Happy Tamil New Year...
Thanks you..

6:36 PM, April 15, 2006  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Thanks a lot Radhika - and wish u the same :)..

7:04 PM, April 15, 2006  
Blogger Sriram V Iyer said...

Amazing picture.. There is a heart warming story behind this 'aalinganam' (hugging)

Once when Rama came before great Rishis, the Rishis who are devoid of any emotion wanted to hug Rama. But, Rama told that only Sita had the right for alinganam in this birth. So, they had to take birth as Gopis during Krishanvataaram to satiate their desire.

But, the only other person Rama is said to have hugged is Sri Anjaneya Swami, Bhaktha Sri Hanuman. This happened when Sri Hanuman came back from Lanka with the good news of seeing Sri Sita - Rama could not speak anything - He was stunned. He could not know how to thank Hanuman. So He called Hanuman near and took him by surprise and hugged Him.

Not a word was spoken between the Master and the Bhakta. There were just tears of Joy and Gratitude.

Of all the Bhaavaas, the devotional Bhaava between Rama and Anjaneya is very heart rendering (for me atleast).

May the Lord shine His Grace to melt our hearts too..

Sriram V Iyer

2:19 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Sriram - beautiful description - I will put this as a blog today :)

9:01 PM, April 19, 2006  

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