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Vāk

Navami - SpeechSpeech has always remained the most preferred medium of communication in the natural world and the human world. The humans alone have thousands of languages. The animal world has so many that it is impossible to count them. We have invented various scripts, various codes and many more kinds of media of conversation, yet we have not stopped speaking. Every day new words are created, old words are forgotten and new dialects are created, old dialects are lost. But we have not stopped speaking. So many letters have been posted and so many emails have been sent, but...

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Vidyā

Vidyā

Ashtami - KnowledgeThere is a famous saying in Sanskrit, ‘वयाधनं सवध नं धानम’्. Both in the East and West, knowledge is highly valued. In the Graeco-Roman culture, the philosophers were given utmost respect. In ancient times throughout the world, philosophers studied everything: physics, astronomy, natural sciences, political science, history, medicine and not to forget, the big philosophical questions.Knowledge traditions have never gone extinct. Countries and kingdoms have risen and fallen. Economies have flourished and crashed. Wars have been fought and peace has been brokered. Religions have been practiced and religions have been forgotten. Art has been created and art has...

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Srí

Srí

Sapthami - WealthWealth is a universally consented illusion. Yet, it has become an inseparable part of our life. Wealth in ancient times had a wider connotation than it has today. Cattle, grain, certain skills, land, trees all these were considered as wealth as equally as currency. Yes, all these are considered as wealth even today. But, they are no longer are as important as currency.When we take the wider meaning of wealth into account, it keeps a person well fed, well clothed and well sheltered in a society. Cattle provide with milk and fuel. Land can be cultivated to grow...

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Usha Rātri

Usha Rātri

Shashti - Dawn and NightBoth philosophers and scientists agree on many things. One of them is that the universe is a play of time and space. Both do not exist in reality. They are, to put in mathematical terms, determining line segments in an endless line.Like the dots which mark the lines on a line segment, changes mark time and space. In time, those dots are day and night, moon cycles, years and other natural astronomical and terrestrial occurrences. Among all of them, dawn and nightfall are experienced the most regularly. Not only do humans sense the passing of time...

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Soorya

Soorya

All of us are essentially sun-powered. In the very first few science classes I took, I learnt about the food chain. The sun rays support and feed all of us. The plants and other photosynthetic beings convert the energy from the Sun to consumable compounds. As so the food chain begins.

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