Filmmaker K. Balachander passes away

We will all miss you Sir,

Veteran director K. Balachander, who was admitted to a private hospital recently, passed away on Tuesday. He was 84.

Mr. Balachander was admitted to Kauvery Hospital in Chennai last Monday, after he had developed fever and certain ‘age-related ailments’.

Popularly referred to in the Tamil film industry as ‘Iyakunar Sigaram,’ Mr. Balachander received the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the highest recognition for excellence in cinema in the country, in 2010.

He has directed over 100 films and is revered for being a talent-spotter both among artistes and technicians.

The two greatest talents he has nurtured are Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth, a fact that both the actors have repeatedly acknowledged over the years.

One of the greats from the south Indian film industry, who transitioned from the black-and-white cinema era to the present, Mr. Balachander’s most prolific years were in the three decades from 1960s to the 1980s.

He also produced several hit films through his production house Kavithaalaya Productions.

Swamiji

SELF ESTEEM

Self esteem is very very essentaial for everybody
Self confidence is very very important for every individual – Says swamiji

Self respect,self dignity will raise a man to higher level

swamiji tells a story about these things

A lion was going with two cubs.On their journey the second cub saw a group of goats and followed them and missed his mother and first cub.

The second cub learnt the behaviour of the goats and started following therir way of life

The first cub followed its mother and learnt the behaviour of a lion.It became very brave and strong.After some years the first cub met the second cub in the goat family and identified it as a liion cub

The first cub said “Why you have joined this group and why you are behaving like a goat”

The first cub took the second cub to a river.The second cub saw its own image in the water and realised its greatness as a lion

Now it joined the first cub by leaving the goat family and understood its strength as a lion.

This story tells that our inner spirit is very strong we must realise the inner strength and we must develop our self confidence.

This view of Swami vivekananda is reflected in Bhagavat Gita in chapter 10 which says

“YOU ARE YOUR OWN FRIEND
YOU ARE YOUR OWN ENEMY”

RAISE THE SELF BY THE SELF
DO NOT DEGRADE THE SELF
THE SELF IS THE FRIEND OF THE SELF
THE SELF IS ITS OWN ENEMY

UTTHARAE………………………….RIPURATHMANAHA CHAPTER 10 BHAGAVAT GITAsv1

UTTRAYANAM DAKSHINAYANAM

UTTRAYANAM DAKSHINAYANAM (WORDLY PERIOD,GODLY PERIOD)

1.Uttarayanam period is from the first day of Makara Masam upto to the end of Mithuna Masam
2.During this period the sun is in the North direction
3.North direction is direction of Kubera which is the god of wealth
4.We do worldly things during this period
5.Functions like Marriages,Upanayanam,grahapravesam are cellebrated during this period
6.Spiritual things like celebration of pongal,sivaratri,vasantha Navarathri,Indian new year are celebrated
7.So this period is mostly of wordly nature

DAKSHINAYANAM
1.In Dakshinayanam the sun will be in the south direction
2.In the direction of Yama dharma raja
3..more festivals are cellebrated during this period
4..Most of the festivals like Ganesh pooja,Upakarma,Mahalaye paksha,are pithur pooja,Navarathri, dasara,Deepavali,Sastha pooja for two months,Danur masa pooja for one month,Karthikai light festival,are celebrated during this period
5.Upanayanam are rare during this periodriod is meant ofr worship
7.This is a godly period

So,we conclude Uttarayanam period is wordly period,Dakshinayanam period is a godly periodmqdefaultayyappan