Vivekanda Memorials in Ramanathapuram Dist.

Vivekanda Memorial, Kunthukal, Rameshwaram, Ramanathapuram Dist.

Commemorating Vivekananda’s return to motherland on 26 Jan. 1897 after his participation in World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, a grand celebration was held in Rameshwaram on 26 Jan. 2010. The organizers were Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam,TIruppaytturai.On 26 Jan. 1897, Ramanathapuram ruler Bhaskara Sethupathy received Vivekanda at Kunthukal (Pamban, Rameshwaram). In the memorial set up in Kunthukal by Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, in cooperation with India Department of Tourism, and Govt. of Tamil Nadu, programs were organized to highlight the association of Vivekananda with Ramanathapuram district and Rameshwaram, in particular. The celebrations were presided over by TN Hariharan, IAS, collector of Ramanathapuram Dist and keynote address was delivered by Hon’ble Minister, Suba.Tangavelan. Inaugural address was by Kumaran Sethupathy, Chairman of the Ramanathapuram Temple Trust. Other speakers were: Swami Divyananda, Swamy Sadanaqnda, Swami Gautaqmananda, Swamy Kamatmananda of Ramakrishna Mission; K.Suryanara Rao, RSS senior pracharak, Dr. BK Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, President, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kovai; Rani RBK Rajeswari Nacchiyar, Hereditary Trustee, Ramanathapuram Samsthanam and Temple; K.Shanmukam, IAS, S. Vijaykumar, IAS, A. balakrishnan,Vivekanda Kendra, Kanyakumari. Dr.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar reminded the audience of over 17000 people of Swami Vivekananda’s vision of the welcome he would get on his return to India:

“But India shall listen to me. I will shake India to her foundations. I will send an electric thrill through her veins. Wait! You will see how India receives me. It is India, my own India, that knows truly how to appreciate what I have given so freely here, and with my life’s blood. India will receive me in triumph.” Shri Suryanarayana Rao recalled how Swami Vivekanda is remembered as the person who thought about the welfare of people of

India every moment of his life and which made him a great son of Bharatamata.

See the video of Swami Vivekanda at Kunthakal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TWXrcNzkFAOf all the services, that the royal family of Sethupathi-s, the dynasty of Ramnad, has done to India, the most important was that of financing the visit of Swami Vivekananda in 1893 to Chicago.

 

REPLY TO THE ADDRESS OF WELCOME AT RAMNAD

At Ramnad the following address was presented to Swami Vivekananda by the Raja:

His Most Holiness,

Sri Paramahamsa, Yati-Râja, Digvijaya-Kolâhala, Sarvamata-Sampratipanna, Parama-Yogeeswara, Srimat Bhagavân Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Karakamala Sanjâta,Râjâdhirâja-Sevita, SREE  VIVEKANANDA SWAMI, MAY IT PLEASE YOUR  HOLINESS,

 

We, the inhabitants of this ancient and historic Samsthânam of Sethu Bandha Rameswaram,other wise known as Râmanâthapuram or Ramnad, beg, most cordially, to welcome you to this, our motherland. We deem it a very rare privilege to be the first to pay your Holiness our heartfelt homage on your landing in India, and that, on the shores sanctified by the foot steps of that great Hero and our revered Lord — Sree Bhagavân Râmachandra.

 

We have watched with feelings of genuine pride and pleasure the unprecedented success which has crowned your laudable efforts in bringing home to the master-minds of the West the intrinsic merits and excellence of our time-honoured and noble religion. You have with an eloquence that is unsurpassed and in language plain and unmistakable, proclaimed to and convinced the cultured audiences in Europe and America that Hinduism fulfils all the requirements of the ideal of a universal religion and adapts itself to the temperament and needs of men and women of all races and creeds. Animated purely by a disinterested impulse, influenced by the best of motives and at considerable self-sacrifice, Your Holiness has crossed boundless seas and oceans to convey the message of truth and peace, and to plant the flag of India’s spiritual triumph and glory in the rich soil of Europe and America.Your Holiness has, both by precept and practice, shown the feasibility and importance of universal brotherhood. Above all, your labours in the West have indirectly and to a great extent tended to awaken the apathetic sons and daughters of India to a sense of the greatness and glory of their ancestral faith, and to create in them a genuine interest in the study and observance of their dear and priceless religion

 

 

We feel we cannot adequately convey in words our feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to your Holiness for your philanthropic labours towards the spiritual regeneration of the East and the West. We cannot close this address without referring to the great kindness which your Holiness has always extended to our Raja, who is one of your devoted disciples, and the honour and pride he feels by this gracious act of your Holiness in landing first on his territory is indescribable.

 

In conclusion, we pray to the Almighty to bless your Holiness with long life, and health, and strength to enable you to carry on the good work that has been so ably inaugurated by you.

 

 

With respects and love,

We beg to subscribe ourselves,

Your Holiness’ most devoted and obedient

DISCIPLES AND SERVANTS

 

 

 

RAMNAD,

25th January, 1897.

 

 

The Swami’s reply follows in extensor:

 

The longest night seems to be passing away, the sorest trouble seems to be coming to an end at last, the seeming corpse appears to be awaking and a voice is coming to us — away back where history and even tradition fails to peep into the gloom of the past, coming down from there, reflected as it were from peak to peak of the infinite Himalaya of knowledge, and of love, and of work, India, this motherland of ours — a voice is coming unto us, gentle, firm, and yet unmistakable in its utterances, and is gaining volume as days pass by, and be hold, the sleeper is awakening! Like a breeze from the Himalayas, it is bringing life into the almost dead bones and muscles, the lethargy is passing away, and only the blind cannot see, or the perverted will not see, that she is awakening, this motherland of ours, from her deep long sleep. None can desist her any more; never is she going to sleep any more; no out ward powers can hold her back any more; for the infinite giant is rising to her feet.

 

 

Your Highness and gentlemen of Ramnad, accept my heartfelt thanks for the cordiality and kindness with which you have received me. I feel that you are cordial and kind, for heart speaks unto heart better than any language of the mouth; spirit speaks unto spirit in silence ,and yet in most unmistakable language, and I feel it in my heart of hearts. Your Highness of Ramnad, if there has been any work done by my humble self in the cause of our religion and our motherland in the Western countries, if any little work has been done in rousing the sympathies of our own people by drawing their attention to the inestimable jewels that, they know not, are lying deep buried about their own home — if, instead of dying of thirst and drinking dirty ditch water elsewhere out of the blindness of ignorance, they are being called to go and drink from the eternal fountain which is flowing perennially by their own home — if anything has been done to rouse our people towards action, to make them understand that in everything, religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes India will die, inspite of politics, in spite of social reforms, in spite of Kubera’s wealth poured upon the head of every one of her children — if anything has been done towards this end, India and every country where any work has been done owe much of it to you, Raja of Ramnad. For it was you who gave me the idea first, and it was you who persistently urged me on towards the work. You, as it were, intuitively understood what was going to be, and took me by the hand, helped me all along, and have never ceased to encourage me. Well is it, therefore, that you should be the first to rejoice at my success, and meet it is that I should first land in your territory on my return to India.

 

Great works are to be done, wonderful powers have to be worked out, we have to teach other nations many things, as has been said already by your Highness. This is the motherland of philosophy, of spirituality, and of ethics, of sweetness, gentleness, and love. These still exist, and my experience of the world leads me to stand on firm ground and make the bold statement that India is still the first and foremost of all the nations of the world in these respects. Look at this little phenomenon. There have been immense political changes within the last four or five years. Gigantic organizations undertaking to subvert the whole of existing institutions in different countries and meeting with a certain amount of success have been working all over the Western world. Ask our people if they have heard anything about them. They have heard not a word about them. But that there was a Parliament of Religions in Chicago, and that there was a Sannyas in sent over from India to that Parliament, and that he was very well received and since that time has been working in the West, the poorest beggar has known. I have heard it said that our masses are dense, that they do not want any  education, and that they do not care for any information. I had at one time a foolish leaning towards that opinion myself, but I find experience is a far more glorious teacher than any amount of speculation, or any amount of books written by globe-trotters and hasty observers. This experience teaches me that they are not dense, that they are not slow, that they are as eager and thirsty for information as any race under the sun; but then each nation has its own part to play, and naturally, each nation has its own peculiarity and individuality with which it is born. Each represents, as it were, one peculiar note in this harmony of nations, and this is its very life, its vitality. In it is the backbone, the foundation, and the bed-rock of the national life and here in this blessed land, the foundation, the backbone, the life-centre is religion and religion alone. Let others talk of politics, of the glory of acquisition of immense wealth poured in by trade, of the power and spread of commercialism, of the glorious fountain of physical liberty; but these the Hindu mind does not understand and does not want to understand. Touch him on spirituality, on religion, on God, on the soul, on the Infinite, on spiritual freedom, and I assure you, the lowest peasant in India is better informed on these subjects than many a so-called philosopher in other lands. I have said, gentlemen that we have yet something to teach to the world. This is the very reason, the raison d’être, that this nation has lived on, in spite of hundreds of years of persecution, in spite of nearly a thousand year of foreign rule and foreign oppression. This nation still lives; the raison d’être is it still holds to God, to the treasure-house of religion and spirituality.

 

In this land are, still, religion and spirituality, the fountains which will have to overflow and

flood the world to bring in new life and new vitality to the Western and other nations, which are now almost borne down, half-killed, and degraded by political ambitions and social scheming. From out of many voices, consonant and dissentient, from out of the medley of sounds filling the Indian atmosphere, rises up supreme, striking, and full, one note, and that is renunciation. Give up! That is the watchword of the Indian religions. This world is a delusion of two days. The present life is of five minutes. Beyond is the Infinite, beyond this world of delusion; let us seek that. This continent is illumined with brave and gigantic minds and intelligences which even think of this so called infinite universe as only a mud-puddle; beyond and still beyond they go. Time, even infinite time, is to them but non-existence. Beyond and beyond time they go. Space is nothing to them; beyond that they want to go, and this going beyond the phenomenal is the very soul of religion. The characteristic of my nation is this transcendentalism, this struggle to go beyond, this daring to tear the veil off the face of nature and have at any risk, at any price, a glimpse of the beyond. That is our ideal, but of course all the people in a country cannot give up entirely. Do you want to enthuse them, then tremendous spiritual and ethical laws for which he has no use. Hands off! Let the poor fellow enjoy himself a little, and then he will raise himself up, and renunciation will come to him of itself. Perhaps in this line, we can be taught something by the Western people; but we must be very cautious in learning these things. I am sorry to say that most of the examples one meets nowadays of men who have imbibed the Western ideas are more or less failures.

 

There are two great obstacles on our path in India, the Scylla of old orthodoxy and the Charybd is of modern European civilisation. Of these two, I vote for the old orthodoxy, and not for the Europeanised system; for the old orthodox man may be ignorant, he may be crude, but he is a man, he has a faith, he has strength, he stands on his own feet; while the Europeanised man has no backbone, he is a mass of heterogeneous ideas picked up at random from every source — and these ideas are unassimilated, undigested, un harmonised. He does not stand on his own feet, and his head is turning round and round. Where is the motive power of his work? — in a few patronizing pats from the English people. His schemes of reforms, his vehement vituperations against the evils of certain social customs, have, as the main spring, some European patronage. Why are some of our customs called evils? Because the Europeans say so. That is about the reason he gives. I would not submit to that. Stand and die in your own strength, if there is any sin in the world, it is weakness; avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death. These unbalanced creatures are not yet formed into distinct personalities; what are we to call them – men, women, or animals? While those old orthodox people were staunch and were men. There are still some excellent examples, and the one I want to present before you now is your Raja of Ramnad. Here you have a man than whom there is no more zealous a Hindu throughout the length and breadth of this land; here you have a prince than whom there is no prince in this land better informed in all affairs, both oriental and occidental, who takes from every nation whatever he can that is good. “Learn good knowledge with all devotion from the lowest caste. Learn the way to freedom, even if it comes from a Pariah, by serving him. If a woman is a jewel, take her in marriage even if she comes from a low family of the lowest caste.” Such is the law laid down by our great and peerless legislator, the divine Manu. This is true. Stand on your own feet, and assimilate what you can; learn from every nation, take what is of use to you. But remember that as Hindus everything else must be subordinated to our own national ideals .Each man has a mission in life, which is the result of all his infinite past Karma. Each of you was born with a splendid heritage, which is the whole of the infinite past life of your glorious nation. Millions of your ancestors are watching, as it were, every action of yours, so be alert. And what is the mission with which every Hindu child is born? Have you not read the proud subordinated to that one ideal of life; and out of that a wonderful, glorious, future India will come — I am sure it is coming — a greater India than ever was. Sages will spring up greater than all the ancient sages; and your ancestors will not only be satisfied, but I am sure, they will be proud from their positions in other worlds to look down upon their descendants, so glorious, and so great.

 

Let us all work hard, my brethren; this is no time for sleep. On our work depends the coming of the India of the future. She is there ready waiting. She is only sleeping. Arise and awake and see her seated here on her eternal throne, rejuvenated, more glorious than she ever was— this motherland of ours. The idea of God was nowhere else ever so fully developed as in this motherland of ours, for the same idea of God never existed anywhere else. Perhaps you are astonished at my assertion; but show me any idea of God from any other scripture equal to ours; they have only clan-Gods, the God of the Jews, the God of the Arabs, and of such and such a race, and their God is fighting the Gods of the other races. But the idea of that beneficent, most merciful God, our father, our mother, our friend, the friend of our friends, the soul of our souls, is here and here alone. And may He who is the Shiva of the Shaivites, the Vishnu of the Vaishnavites, the Karma of the Karmis, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jina of the Jains, the Jehovah of the Christians and the Jews, the Allah of the Mohammedans, the Lord of every sect, the Brahman of the Vedantists, He the all-pervading, whose glory has been known only in this land — may He bless us, may He help us, may He give strength unto us, energy unto us, to carry this idea into practice. May that which we have listened to and studied become food to us, may it become strength in us, may it become energy in us to help each other; may we, the teacher and the taught, not be jealous of each other! Peace, peace, peace, in the name of Hari!

 

Source: The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekananda/Volume_3

Memorial built for Vivekananda at Kundhukal

Special Correspondent, Feb. 5, 2009, The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/2009/02/05/images/2009020557540601.jpg

Landmark location:

A view of the newly-built Swami Vivekananda memorial at Kundhukal near Pamban.

RAMANATHAPURAM: A magnificent memorial at a cost of Rs.1.3 crore has been constructed at Kundhukal in Rameswaram island, where Swami Vivekananda landed on his return after attending the Parliament of World Religions at Chicago in 1893 and a series of lectures in the US and England.

 

 

Drinking Water On Empty Stomach

 

It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers.

For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases: Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
2.. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After breakfast lunch and dinner followed by warm water, do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning of the day,may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses .
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)

Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals,not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:
1. Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.
2. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
3. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
4. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
5. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
6. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep.

Are you a vegetarian?

 

10 Tips to remain a vegetarian

Most of the vegetarians may not get enough protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, and Vitamin B 12 which is not easily available in plant foods. Here is what I think is beneficial to those who love animals and hate killing them for food.

 

Do you eat all kinds of vegetables available? Eating all pigmented vegetables and fruits are essential as different vegetables contain different nutrients.

 

Eating at least one fruit a day is very important for good health.Out of all fruits, I would pick an apple to give you. Here is a list that may help you fix a healthy vegetarian diet.


1. Iron- Beans, seeds, soybeans, tofu, fortified breakfast cereals; dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach are rich sources of iron. Among fruits, dried fruits like apricots, figs, or prunes
are good. In order to increase iron absorption, vitamin C is essential.


2. Protein- is something that vegetarians don’t get as much as non vegetarians do. They have to eat soybeans, lentils, nuts, peas,quinoa grain, broccoli, artichoke, spinach, potatoes, bananas and certain berries are some examples of high protein foods.

 

3. Zinc- is not to declines as it is vital for good immunity. Whole grains, dairy products, soy, nus and legumes are necessary for zin supply.

 

4. Vitamin C- can be found in vegetables like tomatoes, Amaranth Leaves (chauli patta), Broccoli, Cabbage family like Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Capsicum and the like and all citrus fruits.

 

5. Calcium – Take soy milk, orange juice, beans and milk products.

 

6. Vitamin D- is essential of calcium absorption. Hence eat mushrooms.

 

7. Carbohydrates are essential for fueling up. Whole grains give you energy as well as fibre.

 

8. Vitamin B12- is only present in animal foods like milk products, egg and hence, you will need supplements if you are a vegan.

 

9. Your vitamins and other nutrients will get absorbed well only if you take enough dietary fats. Hence you cannot completely eliminate fats but have them in the form of nuts, oils or avocados.

 

10. Have flax seeds, walnuts, soybeans and canola oil for omega 3 fatty acids.

 

 

இன்றைய உலகில் பெண்களின் நாகரிகம் !!!!

பெண்கள் கற்பழிக்க படுவதற்கு காரணம் என்ன என்று நாங்கள் ஓட்டெடுப்பு நடத்தினோம்..ஓட்டளித்த அணைத்து

நல்ல உள்ளங்களுக்கும் எமது நன்றிகள். அதிகபட்ச நபர்கள் பெண்கள் அணியும் அரை குறை ஆடை தான் என்று ஓட்டு அளித்து இருந்தார்கள் இன்று நாம் நிறைய இடங்களில் பார்க்கிறோம் பெண்கள் அரை குறை ஆடை அணிந்து தான் வருகிறார்கள் .பார்க்கும் ஆண்களை சபலபடவைக்க இதவும் ஒரு காரணமாகவே அமைகிறது .அதற்க்கு நாம் செய்ய வேண்டியது ஒன்றே ஒன்று தான் உன்னுடைய வீட்டை சுற்றமாக்கு நாடு தானாகவே சுற்றமாகும்

அப்படி அரை குறை ஆடை அணிவது நம் சகோதரியாக கூட இருக்கலாம் நாம் பிள்ளைகளாக கூட இருக்கலாம் . முதலில் அவர்களுக்கு வீட்டில் ஒழுக்க நெறிகளை சொல்லி கொடுத்து வளர்ப்பது நமது தலையா கடமை இருக்கிறது . வீட்டில் தந்தை அண்ணன் ,தம்பி , மற்றும் வீட்டில் உள்ள பெரியவர்கள் அனைவரும் இருக்கிறார்கள் அவர்களை மீறி எந்த பெண்ணும் அரை குறை ஆடை அணிவது இல்லை முதலில் நமது வீட்டில் உள்ள பெண்களின் ஆடை கொஞ்சம் ஆபாசமாக தெரிந்தால் கண்டிப்பாக கண்டிப்பது நமது கடமை .அதை விட்டு விட்டு அவர்களை நாம் அரை குறையாக ஆடை அணியவைத்து ஷாப்பிங் மாலுக்கும் பீசிக்கும் ,படத்திற்கும் அழைத்து கொண்டு திரியும் நிறைய தாய் தந்தை இருக்கிறார்கள் அவர்களை பார்க்கும் போது தான் அரை குறை ஆடை அணியும் பெண்கள் மீது தவறு இல்லை அவர்களின் தாய் தந்தை சகோதர்கள் மீது தான் தவறு என்று தெள்ள தெளிவாக தெரிகிறது . இவர்கள் தன்னுடைய சகோதிரிகளை அரை குறை ஆடை அணியவைத்து எப்படி அழைத்து வருகிறார்கள் என்று தெரியவில்லை ?உண்மையில் சிந்திக்க வேண்டிய விசையம் தான்

நம் தமிழ் நாட்டில் இன்று தாவணி என்று சொல்லுவார்கள் அப்படி என்றால் என்ன வென்று கேட்கும் அளவிற்கு போய் கொண்டு இருக்கிறது . இன்று நிறைய சகோதரிகள் சுடிதாருக்கு துப்பட்டா அணிவதே இல்லை கேட்டால் நாகரிகம் என்று சொல்லுகிறார்கள் எப்படி வேண்டுமானாலும் வாழ்வது வாழ்க்கை அல்ல இப்படி தான் வாழ்வது என்பது தான் வாழ்க்கை .

பெண்கள் அரைகுறை ஆடை ,இறைவனின் படைப்பில் பெண்கள் ஒரு அழகான படைப்பு ,இன்றோ பெண்களின் சுதந்திரம் என்ற போர்வையில் நாகரிகம் என்ற போர்வையில் பெண்களை போதை பொருளாக கண்பிப்பது இதற்கு பெண்களின் இயக்கங்கள் மௌனம் சாதிப்பது இது தான் பெண் சுதந்திரமா??? இதுவும் ஒரு பெணிற்கு எதிரான விபசாரமே அதுவும் corporate விபச்சாரம் !

இன்று இந்தியாவில் பெண்களின் நிலை என்ன நாகரிகம் வளர வளர பெண்கள் பாலியல் கொடுமைகளும் ,கற்பழிப்புகள் அதிகமானது என்று சொன்னால் மிகை ஆகாது ! இதிலிருந்து உடை கட்டுபாடும் இது போன்ற குற்றங்களை தடுபதற்கான ஒரு வழி என்பது நிதர்சனமான உண்மை . இன்று மத்திய பிரதேசத்தில் ஒரு சட்டம் இயற்ற பட்டது பெண்களின் மீது acid உற்றினால் 3 லட்சம் அபரதாமம் ! என்ன ஒரு கடுமையான சட்டம் ,இந்த சட்டத்தை இயற்றிவர்கள் மீது தான் முதலில் acid எரிய வேண்டும்.. பெண்கள் கற்பழிக்க படுவதக்க்கு அரைகுறை ஆடை மட்டும் காரணமாகவும் எடுத்து கொள்ள முடியாது .

இன்று நாம் தொலை காட்சிகளில் நாம் குடும்பத்தோடு பார்க்க முடிகிறதா முகம் சுளிக்கும் வனமாகவே இருகிறது .தந்தை பிள்ளைகளோடு தொலை காட்சியே பார்க்க முடியவில்லை இன்று சாதாரண விளம்பரத்தில் கூட ஆபாசம் தொலைகட்சியே திறந்தாலே ஆபாசமாக தான் இருக்கிறது . கிரிக்கெட் ஐ .பி .எள் . விளையாட்டிலும் கூட ஆபாசம் தேவை படுகிறது .பெண்களை போதை பொருளாகவே பயன்படுத்துகிறார்கள் இதை எல்லாம் பார்த்து மக்களின் மனம் மரத்து போய் விட்டது .உடை கட்டுப்பாடு இருந்தாலும் பெண்களுக்கு எதிரான கொடுமைகள் சில காமவெறி கொண்ட கயவர்களால் நடந்து கொண்டு தான் இருக்கிறது இவர்களை தண்டிக்க எப்படி பட்ட சட்டம் இயற்றலாம் ??? கடுமையான சட்டங்கள் வராதவரை இது போன்ற அனச்சாரங்களுக்கு முடிவிற்கே வராது.

 

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Sinhala and Tamil alphabet cards:

Sinhala and Tamil alphabet cards: Introduction

This document is designed to supplement the Sinhala and Tamil alphabet cards. It has two purposes: to provide a guide for anyone who wishes to use the cards as a tool for learning Sinhala and/or Tamil scripts, and to explain some choices of words which might seem controversial.

Three separate documents introduce the Sinhala and Tamil alphabets in more detail, and the phonetic system used to transcribe the words.

The Sinhala set consists of 40 cards, the Tamil set 35. The front of each card shows one Sinhala/Tamil letter, together with an illustration of a related word; the back shows the letter again, together with the example word, written three times: in Sinhala/Tamil script, in phonetic transcription, and in English. In each case, the target letter is highlighted in red in Sinhala/Tamil script, and so is the corresponding letter/syllable in the phonetic transcription. Thus each card enables the learner not only to learn a Sinhala/Tamil letter (and see how it is used in the context of a word), but also to learn a new word, what it means, how to pronounce it, and how to write it in Sinhala/Tamil script.

There is nothing original about the idea of illustrated alphabet flashcards. But the Sinhala

and Tamil alphabets pose certain challenges which do not apply to English. The English

alphabet has a fixed number of letters (26), each of which can be easily illustrated with a corresponding word: A for apple, B for ball, through to Z for zebra. The only letter which causes slight inconvenience is X, which has to be either represented by a less frequent word (X-ray, xylophone), or placed in non-initial position (box, taxi).

The first question with Sinhala and Tamil is which letters to include. The full Sinhala alphabet consists of around 60 letters, many of which are rarely used. A shorter version consisting of common letters which are normally introduced in children’s alphabet books has around 36 letters. But this version doesn’t include several common letters such as I (sh), Y (sh), p (ch) and * (f). We decided to include these letters, as well as the irregular but common ¿ (lu), bringing the total to 40.

The Tamil alphabet is more straightforward, with a total of around 35 letters. We decided to leave out the initial xs (au) on the grounds that it is uncommon and almost

impossible to illustrate, and also the /g (f); but we included the = (shrI), and the irregular L (Du/Tu) as a separate letter (total: 35).

When it came to the choice of words to represent each letter, there were two main considerations. The first was to choose words which could be illustrated effectively, so that the cards would be attractive, colourful and varied. Secondly, there had to be a strong correlation between the word and the picture. As far as possible, the words should be everyday items, immediately recognisable and closely associated with the corresponding word.

So all of the words are nouns, and most refer to animals and birds, fruits and vegetables, flowers, everyday objects, etc. There are also a few cultural references: the

Sinhala and Tamil alphabet cards: Michael Meyler 2011

Sinhala set includes dagoba, bo leaves and Vesak lanterns; the Tamil set includes kovil and pottu, as well as the goddess Lakshmi and the god Krishna.

As far as possible, the words chosen begin with the target letter. But this is not always possible: the Sinhala nasal consonants U (mb), `o (nd), Õ (ng) and `v (nD) never appear

in initial position, and neither do the Tamil middle and back consonants s (l), o (L), d

(n), z (N) and w (R). In these cases (and a few others), the letter appears in non-initial position in the word, and this is reflected in the red highlighting of the letter in the word itself.

Two choices might seem controversial. Firstly the decision to include English words such as shirt, fan and chocolate (in the Sinhala set) and helmet, strawberry and ice cream (in the Tamil set). These items were chosen partly because they fit with the main

considerations of being easily illustrated and instantly recognisable, and because it is

difficult to find other appropriate words to represent these particular letters. Like any language, both Sinhala and Tamil have a long history of borrowing words, both from ach other, and from Hindi, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch, etc. Borrowings from English are

simply the latest example of this, and because there is no common Sinhala/Tamil

equivalent to these words, they are definitely here to stay. Language purists may not like it, but these words reflect the contemporary reality of Sinhala and Tamil usage.

(An exception perhaps is shirt, for which there is a Sinhala equivalent, kamisaya – also a loan word from an earlier era! But the English word shirt is more common in

contemporary spoken Sinhala.)

The second “controversial” choice was the decision to include a number of words in

which the target letter is modified in the example word, e.g. huna, lena, pol gaha

(Sinhala) and kovil, tenir, rubay (Tamil). The obvious preference is to use the letter

unmodified, e.g. naya, vattakka, yatura (Sinhala) and mayil, pattam, nandu (Tamil).

However, it would be impossible to find appropriate words for all the letters without

using modified forms in some cases. We decided to take a “liberal” approach on this

question, choosing a number of words in which the target letter is modified, even where

an alternative word with the target letter unmodified might have been possible, e.g. balla

for bo kolaya (Sinhala) and kaludei for kovil (Tamil). This decision had two advantages.

Firstly it gave us much greater flexibility in choosing words which could be attractively

illustrated and easily identified. Secondly, it allowed us to show not only the letters

themselves, but also the ways in which those letters can be modified to make different

vowel sounds. This is reinforced by the convention of highlighting in red the target letter

(and the corresponding syllable in the phonetic transcription) on the back of each card. In fact, every common vowel modifier (in both languages) is represented somewhere in the words chosen.

 

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மிஸ்ட்கால் சேவை

மிஸ்ட்கால் சேவை

குறிப்பிட்ட எண்ணுக்கு போன் செய்தால் நிமிடத்திற்கு கட்டணமாக 5 ரூபாய் வசூலிப்பார்கள் என்று நமக்கு தெரியும் ஆனால் ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட எண்ணுக்கு

போன் செய்தவுடன் நம் கண

க்கில் இருந்து ரூ.800 வரை ஒரே நொடியில் கொள்ளையடிக்கின்றனர் எப்படி இவர்கள் வலைவீசுகின்றனர் இதிலிருந்து தப்பிக்க நாம் செய்ய வேண்டிய நடவடிக்கைகள் என்ன என்பதைப்பற்றிய வின்மணியின் சிறப்பு பதிவு.

ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட போன் நம்பரில் இருந்து நமக்கு ஒரு அழைப்பு வருகிறது

ஒரே ரிங்கில் (One Ring) அது துண்டிக்கப்பட்டுவிடுகிறது, நாம் அந்த குறிப்பிட்ட

எண்ணை நாம் தொடர்புகொண்டால் நம் கணக்கில் இருந்து ரூ.800 அல்லது

$15 டாலர் வரை சுருட்டிவிடுகின்றனர், கடந்த மாதம் தான் இந்த கொள்ளைக்

கும்பல் இந்தியாவில் தன் கைவரிசையைக் காட்டி வருக்கிறது பல பேர்

இதனால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றனர். இதில் இருந்து நாம்

தப்பிப்பது எப்படி என்பதைப்பற்றி இனி விரிவாகப் பார்க்கலாம்.

கொள்ளை அடிக்கும் கும்பல் இங்கு குறிப்பிட்டு இருக்கும் போன் நம்பர்

+375602605281, +375295297419,+378602607284,+375301605287,+3754426035289,+3712791309

அல்லது +375 ல் தொடங்கும் எந்த போன் நம்பரில் இருந்தும் அழைக்கலாம்,

இவர்கள் உங்கள் போனுக்கு ஒரு மிஸ்ட்கால் மட்டுமே கொடுக்கின்றனர்

அதுவும் ஒரே ரிங்கில் துண்டிக்கப்பட்டுவிடும், குறிப்பாக இரவு நேரங்களில்

தான் இது போன்ற எண்ணில் இருந்து அழைப்பு வருகிறது. நாம் என்ன

செய்வோம் வந்திருக்கும் நம்பருக்குப் போன் செய்தால் ஹிந்தியில்

அல்லது புரியாத மொழியில் பேசுகின்றனர். நமக்கு அழைப்புக் கட்டணமாக

ரூ.820 அல்லது $15 வரை எடுத்துக்கொள்கின்றனர், நீங்கள் இவர்களுக்கு

அழைப்புச் செய்யும் போதும் உங்கள் போனில் இருக்கும் அத்தனை Contact

Number -க்கும் இது போன்ற மிஸ்ட்கால் சேவையைத் துவங்குகின்றனர்

 
இதைத்தவிர உங்கள் போனில் வங்கிக் கணக்கு எண் மற்றும் கடவுச்சொல்

இருந்தால் அதையும் திருடுகின்றனர். கடந்த நாட்களில் பல பேர் இதனால்

பணத்தை இழந்துள்ளனர். உங்களுக்கு இது போன்ற எண்ணில் அல்லது +375

எனத் தொடங்கும் எந்த எண்ணில் அல்லது + குறியுடன் அறிமுகமற்ற

எண்களில் இருந்து அழைப்பு வந்தாலும் நீங்கள் போன் செய்யாதீர்கள்.

உங்கள் நண்பர்களுக்கும் உறவினர்களுக்கும் நம் தமிழ்

உள்ளங்களுக்கும் இந்த தகவலைக் கொண்டு சேருங்கள்.

பொருள் இழப்பையும் மனவேதனையையும் தவிர்த்திடுங்கள் !