Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Kuladharma Pournima


Watched the Full Moon go down the horizon. Kalanirnay the Marathi Panchang mentions it is Kuladharma Pournima. I went up for my walk around 6.15 am today and saw this glowing orange ball on the horizon, how even the moon looks so huge at the horizon. It almost looked like Mars in color. In the East the sun rays were visible but I don't see the sun from the terrace until its risen higher in the sky. I rushed down to get my iPad so I could use Goskywatch Planetarium app to locate the other planets and take these pics. Feel happy to be doing things I never had time for before. Will try to steal as many such moments and live life to the fullest I promise my self...



Note: I do not know the significance of this Pournima, in the Hindu Calendar every pournima is uniquely identified with a name and is associated with a unique ritual unlike the generic identifier Full moon in English. The verbatim meaning of Kuladharma is a set of principles to be followed by a person as per birth into a certain caste or class as laid down in Hinduism.

9 comments:

  1. It was beautiful here too Anjali but your post brought a wave of nostalgia. I looked for the orange and the warm shades of saffron and pink but it was shades of cream and cold! :-)

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    1. Shri where do you live? It wasn't bright orange but more of a light orange here. I found it striking because the moon looked so big unlike when it is high up in the sky.

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  2. hey, Anjali, I was out at around 6.15 that morning too and just stood there watching the moon. It was so beautiful...It was nice to learn from your post that each Pournima has its own significance. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You did Kiran, cool. Hey and thanks for having me over. It was some change for me and as always loved talking to you.

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  3. Lovely pictures. I need to take a few minutes and look at the moon and stars instead of rushing through life. Kojagiri poornima used to be great fun as kids, eating dinner on the terrace.

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  4. really it is very nice and cool view, very nice collection of pictures
    Thank you very much for sharing such a beautiful post.

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  5. Nupur yes make some time for small things like these and it will bring you some calm. However new mothers go thru the same challenge as you so but you realizing that you are rushing thr life will make you take the effort to slow down, I know soon you will have time for this too.

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  6. Anjali I read the memories you wrote about how you lost your mom. I lost my brother to leukemia 5 years ago. I cried my heart out. I am sorry for your loss.

    And to think I landed on your blog while looking for chicken tikka recipe .Reading your blog ,I felt you had the most beautiful personality. A sort of purity in thought and deed. It felt real good reading your blog

    All the best
    suman

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  7. Suman thats the sweetest words you left here. Good you purged out your emotions. Do keep visiting and I'll look fwd to your comments.

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