Monthly Archives: January 2011

Is Astrology True?

The study of site of the celestial bodies like sun, moon and other planets movements are seen at the moment in time, position and birth event are known as astrology. People are having thousands of questions about astrology whether it is true or not.

astrology-zodiac-sign

I too have doubt on astrology. What am thinking is, it’s a logical reasoning of planets, which is predicts by man. So it would be 50-60% true and the remaining are false predictions.

Last week I went to see one astrologer with my mom and that astrologer is a lady. My mom gave my “jathagam” (arrangements of Zodiac signs) to that lady. I stated the wordings below which she predicted for me:

“Your marriage is like a knotted thread. It is not well defined in your jathagam. Look at your left hand, you have lots of black marks on your palm lines. That black marks denotes the dangerous of your husband‘s life. So you marry a person who is working in abroad then only you both won’t get fight with each other. You won’t like that person whom you are going to marry because it is goanna arrange marriage. Otherwise you will get divorce or something might happen. In your last birth you have cheated your boy friend, so in this present birth one guy will cheat you. Blaaa… blaaa… blaaa……”

She finished here her predictions.

First I believed her points, predictions and all. So I fed up, felt a lot and even cried also. After I reached home I realized that she is just predicting, it may be a wrong calculation and more over that astrologer is not a god. I just waste my time and money.

So you people also don’t believe anything simply rather than god. Live your life happily. Your hard work and kindhearted to everybody gives you a pleasant and fruitful life.

Pongal and Makara Sankranthi wishes

Makara Sankranthi is the most celebrated festival of India which refers to the happening of the Sun entering into the zodiac sign of Makara or Capricorn. In south India, all three days of Pongal are very important whereas north Indians usually celebrate only the second day called Makara Sankranti and Lohri of the north, it is also called Pongal Sankranti.

This is also known as harvest festival. This is celebrated three – four days which starts with Bhogi, the day in which old clothes and materials are thrown away and fired, marking the beginning of a new life.

Bhogi

The second day is Pongal , which coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi celebrated throughout India. It is celebrated by boiling rice with fresh milk and jaggery in new clay pots. The rice is later topped with brown sugar, cashew nuts, dry grapes etc. The rice is traditionally cooked at sun rise.

The moment the milk boils over and bubbles out of the vessel, the tradition is to shout of “Ponggalo Ponggal! introduces freshly harvested rice grains in the pot and blow the sangu.

Pongal

The newly cooked rice is offered to the Sun God at sunrise to reveal the gratefulness for the harvest. The Sun stands for Pratyaksha Brahman – the manifest God, who symbolizes the one, non-dual, self-effulgent, magnificent divinity blessing one and all diligently. The Sun is the one who transcends time and also the one who rotates the memorable wheel of time.

Offering-pongal-to-god

During this festival there is a culture of putting Rangoli in front of houses. This tradition is followed mainly because Rangoli is designed using powder obtained by crushing newly harvested food grains; which in turn serves as food to ants.

Pongal-rangoli

The third day Mattu Pongal, is meant to offer thanks to the cows and buffaloes, as they are used to plough the lands. Mattu Pongal is intended to exhibit our recognition and love towards cattle and decorate them with garlands and apply kungumam (kumkum) on their foreheads and feed them good food.

Mattu-Pongal

In rural Tamil Nadu, daring games such as the Jallikkattu or taming the wild bull or Eruthazhuvuthal are features of the day. Jallikkattu is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebration. This is one of the ancient sports seen in the modern period. Alike the Spanish running of the bulls, In Jallikattu, the bulls are not killed and the ‘matadors’ are not allowed using any weapon.

jallikkattu

The one held in Alanganallur, near Madurai, is one of the more popular events. In olden days the game was used by women to choose their husbands. Successful “matadors” were chosen as grooms. Usually the majestic Kangeyam bull is involved in this game, as they are obviously more violent and brawny than any other of its species.

There are three versions of jallikattu:

  1. Vadi manju virattu
  2. Vaeli virattu
  3. Vadam manjuvirattu

The next is the Kaanum Pongal, time for family reunions in Tamil Nadu. During Kaanum Pongal , people visit relatives and friends to thank them for their help during festive season.

In Andhra Pradesh, Mukkanuma, the final day of Sankranthi festival, is celebrated to worship cattle. Mukkanuma is famous among the non-vegetarians of the society why because People do not eat any non-vegetarian during the first three days of the festival and eat it only on the day of Mukkanuma.

If you desire to wish people in

  • Telugu spell as Sankranthi Subakankshalu
  • Tamil spell as Iniya Pongal dhina nal vazhthukal
  • Malayalam spells as Sankranthi ashamshakal

I wish you all to have a very happy thai pongal and Sankaranthi. Smiley

Tangled Movie Reviews, Trailers

Walt Disney Pictures presents ‘Tangled’, a 2010 an animated musical film, one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told and it is the is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Till date, it is the second most expensive film ever made and the most expensive animated film, with a budget of $260 million.

Disneys-Tangled-Film

The story is highly based on the German fairy tale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.The film was originally titled and marketed as Rapunzel until it was changed to Tangled.

When the kingdom’s most wanted — and most charming — bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a strange tower, he has taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and an energetic tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.

Bandit Flynn Rider taken hostage by Rapunzel

The film was prepared using computer-generated imagery (CGI), although Tangled was modeled on the customary look of oil paintings on canvas. To create the sense of a painting, non-photorealistic rendering has been used.

Rapunzel

While concluding we can say that ‘Tangled’ is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair — lots of hair. The movie is supposed to be released in India on January 21, 2011. I have given you here the trailer of Tangled. Emoticon

Toy Story 3: Highest earning movie in UK in 2010

Toy-Story-3

Toy Story 3, American 3D computer-animated film and the third feature-length film in the Toy Story series, shocked everyone when it overtook Avatar and Harry Potter to earn the highest grossing movie slot in UK for the year 2010.

Avatar

Lee Unkrich, who directed this animation movie, earned 73.8 million pounds at the UK box office last year. This record was followed by James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar which grossed 76 million pounds.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The seventh and final series of the Harry Potter movie series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 arrived after this, earning around 48.5 million pounds. Alice in Wonderland and Inception followed these. Emoticon

Most of the New Year’s resolutions do not last longer than a week

A new study has shown that many people, who make New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking and drinking are not able to stick on to their words for more than a week.

Cigars and beer

Those who attempt to quit smoking, stop drinking alcohol at home or eat healthier food would be far more successful if they got support. University of Hertfordshire researchers followed 2,000 people who made a two-week resolution and found that those who relied solely on their own willpower failed even before the halfway stage.

drinking alcohol

People who told their family and friends about their plans were far more likely to succeed. Just 26 per cent of those who relied on willpower managed to keep to their goal, but 35 per cent of those who tried other techniques had better success.

Other techniques found for success includes visualizing or imagining a better life once the goal is achieved.

It is important that we use as much advice and support to see us through the New Year commitments, remembering that overall simple small changes work better and are more achievable in the long run. Smiley