Yoga, in Sanskrit means to completely know yourself better and to be peace in yourself. It is not possible to define peace but you realise that it the freedom from all the discomfort, stress and anxieties. A natural Nirvana which soon becomes a grandeur in your life. This realistic experience is know as yoga: One’s true self love and belonging to your own soul.
"A NEW YOU" THRU SPIRITUALITY
The word SPRITUALITY has indeed become a fad in current time with almost every second person connecting him or herself with the realm of spirituality. But on a serious retrospect, it is very pertinent for one to understand the real essence of "Spirituality" before even trying to enumerate on the righteous path of the spirituality.
What is spirituality? What importance does it hold in our lives today? Or Why it has become such a crucial part of our lives today?
The generic significance of Spirituality is to connect with one with one’s inner true in pursuit of Self Knowledge / Self Awareness/ Self Actualization/ Self Transformation..
All the said virtues directly or indirectly connect one with oneself and the universe there of by encouraging the human values like compassion, forgiveness, happiness, empathetic and most importantly being a open hearted person.
SIGNIFICANCE OF TOE RINGS
A toe ring is a metal or non-metal ring worn on any toe on either of the foot but generally wore on the second toe of the either foot. This is because proportionately it is the longest toe and thus the easiest toe to put a ring on. In most western countries they are rather a new fashion accessory, and typically have no symbolic meaning. They are usually worn with barefoot sandals, anklets or bare feet. Toe rings come in many shapes and forms, from sophisticated designed flowers fixed with jewels to simple bands. Fitted toe rings are of one size, whereas adjustable toe rings have a gap at the bottom so they can be easily made to fit softly. Generally wore by Indian women to show marital state by Hindu women and is called “bichiya” in Hindi, “minji” in Malayalam, “jodavi” on Marathi, “Mattelu” in Telugu, “meeting/kanaiyazi in Tamil and “kalungura” in Kannada.
SIGNIFICANCE OF KARWA CHAUTH
It can rightly be said that India is a land of festivals and one takes pride in observing them with much of pomp and gaiety. Guess this very fervor sets us apart from the rest of the world. One such festival preceding Diwali, is “KARWA CHAUTH” which is predominantly celebrated in Northern states of India where the married women observe fast the entire day towards the well-being and long life of their husbands. The same festival is also celebrated as ATLA TADDA in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region.
KARWA means earthen pot and CHAUTH means four. The festival precedes Diwali and generally falls on the fourth day after the full moon which is Krishna Paksha Chauturthi during Kartik Maas as per Hindu calendar.
On this day, married women observe fast for their husbands. They are not supposed to eat or drink anything after having SARGI early in the morning before the sunrise. The fast is broken only after seeing the moon and the face of the husband through a net. A few days before the eve, the married women would buy attractive karvas and place bangles, sweetmeats, make-up items, small gifts etc and then visit each other to exchange these karvas.