Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Onam Greeting Onam Wishes 2012 ഓണാശംസകള്‍

Wish You All A Happy & Prosperous Onam


ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ ഓണാശംസകള്‍ 

 by G. Binukumar, Nimr, Sultanate of Oman


President Pranab Mukherjee in his message said, "On the joyous occasion of Onam, I offer my warm felicitations and heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters belonging to Kerala."

He said the festival brings out the rich cultural heritage of Kerala in its best form and spirit.

"May this harvest festival instill in us the spirit of national integration and inspire us to work for further development of our country" Mukherjee said.


Vice President M Hamid Ansari said Onam plays an important role in uniting people.
He wished that the festival "may usher in peace, prosperity and happiness in the society and contribute in the nation's progress"


Onam is a Hindu festival, celebrated by the people of Kerala in India. Also known as Vamana Jayanti, it solemnizes the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the homecoming

of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. The festival falls in the month of Chingam and lasts for ten days. 

The festival is acknowledged for its colorful and vibrant celebrations like Onnapotan  (a Kerela art form), Puli Kali (Masked leopard dance), intricate flower carpets and the like. Besides these festivities, prayers are being offered in Hindu temples by Hindus and the non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the sacred temples. Onam is a venerated feast for Mahabali, a revered figure since the primordial times.

The celebrations of Onam begin on the Atham day, ten days before Thiruvonam.  The ten respective days of festivity start with Atham, followed by Chithira that makes way for Chodi, in succession comes Vishakam subsequently followed by Anizham, Thriketa, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradom and finally comes, Thiruvonam, also known as “Second Onam”. Colors, flowers, new clothes, performing various folk-dance and other cultural activities become the hallmark of Onam. It is the picturesque fervor that adds to the dramatic element in Onam.

It is amazing to see the legacy of Onam going in the modern times. It’s a ritual that marks the succession of the Keralite traditions and customs. People who cannot make it to the festival send their loved ones greeting cards, online and through mails. Greeting cards in Onam keeps the spirit of the festival alive in people near or far. The festival of color and flowers has gained immense popularity. Thus, the ongoing revelry and rejoice!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Eid Al Fitr Greetings Wishes Messages


Eid ul-Fitr is an occasion which not only calls for celebration but also upholds the religious fervor preached by the Quran. Islam ushers its followers to not waver form the path of Islam and perform five duties. These duties reinforce their faith and religious devotion towards the almighty and guide them on to honor and serve Allah with utmost sincerity and devotion. The "Five Pillars of Islam" are:
  • Shahaadah (testimony of faith)
  • Salat (prayer)
  • Zakat (almsgiving)
  • Sawm (fasting)
  • Hajj (pilgrimage)

Wish You All A Happy and Peaceful Eid. 

Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "breaking the fast". The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.

  

Eid-ul-Fitr, "Eid-ul-fitr", Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day (a Muslim is not permitted to fast that day), but it is usually celebrated for 3 days.

Eid-ul-Fitr more commonly known as Eid, is a Muslim Festival that is celebrated all round the globe with pomp and glory. It's the perfect occasion to glorify Allah's grace, kindness and love.


Although the date of Eid ul-Fitr is always the same in the Islamic calendar, the date in the Gregorian calendar falls approximately 11 days earlier each successive year, since the Islamic calendar is lunar and the Gregorian calendar is solar. Hence if the Eid falls in the first ten days of a Gregorian calendar year, there will be a second Eid in the last week of the same Gregorian calendar year. The Gregorian date may vary between countries depending on the local sightability of the new moon. Some expatriate Muslim communities follow the dates as determined for their home country, while others follow the local dates of their country of residence. In the Islamic calendar, a new day, and therefore also Eid ul-Fitr, begins at sunset.


The end of Ramadan opens door for the grand Eid-ul-Fitr festivity. Eid is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal after the end of the Ramadan.  The beginning of the Shawwal month is marked with the advent of the new crescent moon.


As per the Quran, Muslims are under the obligation to finish their fast on the last day of Ramadan. It's also mandatory for the muslins to recite Takbir during the Eid.

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After observing an austere and a highly disciplined schedule during the holy month of fasting, Eid is welcomed as the occasion full of celebration, food and fun. Eid is an Arabic word which means celebration while Fitr means to break the fast. Thus, the holy festival symbolizes breaking the fast and everything that's evil within us. Eid stands for harmony and brotherhood. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated for over three days.


Another essential ritual of Eid-ul–Fitr is the preparation of delectable cuisine. Sharing and exchanging food items is an integral part of the Eid celebration. Eid is the time to cook extremely marvelous dishes for family and friends. One can say the festival Eid is all about feasting, dressing, and celebrating in the best possible way. Allah bestows his grace and blessings on us with the advent of the auspicious festival and the Duas of the truthful disciples are heard and fruitfully answered.
 


In Indian, the night before Eid is called Chaand Raat, which means, "Night of the Moon." Muslims in these countries will often visit bazaars and shopping malls with their families for Eid shopping. Women, especially younger girls, will often apply the traditional Mehndi, or henna, on their hands and feet and wear colourful bangles. The traditional Eid greeting is Eid Mubarak, and it is frequently followed by a formal embrace. Gifts are frequently given new clothes are part of the tradition and it is also common for children to be given small sums of money (Eidi) by their elders. It is common for children to offer salam to parents and adult relatives.
After the Eid prayers, it is common for some families to visit graveyards and pray for the salvation of departed family members. It is also common to visit neighbours, family members, specially senior relatives called Murubbis and to get together to share sweets, snacks and special meals including some special dishes that are prepared specifically on Eid. Special celebratory dishes in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh include Lachcha/লাচ্চা or sivayyan/শিমাই, a dish of fine, toasted sweet vermicelli noodles with milk and dried fruit.
Eid Mubarak
On Eid day before prayers, people distribute a charity locally known as fitra. Many people also avail themselves of this opportunity to distribute zakat, an Islamic obligatory alms tax of 2.5% of one's annual savings, to the needy. Zakat is often distributed in the form of food and new clothes.
May the Blessings of Allah Keep your Heart & Home Happy Joyous ! Eid Mubarak !
In India, there were many popular places for Muslims to congregate to celebrate Eid at this time include the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, Aishbagh Idgah in Lucknow; in Kolkata there is a prayer held on Red Road. Muslims turn out in the thousands, as there is a lot of excitement surrounding the celebration of this festival.
Beautiful Eid Mubarak Graphic for Facebook
It is common for non-Muslims to visit their Muslim friends and neighbours on Eid to convey their good wishes. Eid is celebrated grandly in the city of Hyderabad which has rich Islamic Heritage. Hyderabadi haleem a type of meat stew is a popular dish during the month of Ramadan, it takes centre stage and becomes the main course at Iftar, the breaking of the fast.


As an obligatory act of charity, money is paid to the poor and the needy (Arabic: Sadaqat-ul-fitr) before performing the ‘Eid prayer:
  • To show happiness
  • To give as much charity as is possible
  • To pray Fajr in the local Masjid
  • To go early for Eid salaat
  • To read the takbirat in an open field.
  • Go to the Eid prayer on foot
  • Muslims recite the following incantation in a low voice while going to the Eid prayer: Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar. Lā ilāha illà l-Lāh wal-Lāhu akbar, Allahu akbar walil-Lāhi l-ḥamd. Recitation ceases when they get to the place of Eid or once the Imam commences activities.
  • Muslims are recommended to use separate routes to and from the prayer grounds
Eid Mubarak Glitter Greetings

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Independence Day India | Vande Mataram | Greetings | Wishes

Wish You All a Happy Independence Day Greeting. 

On 15 August 1947, India attained freedom from the British Rule. Every year, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India. This national festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country.

    Indian independence day greetings

 The Independence Day of any country is a moment of pride and glory. On this special occasion, rich tributes are paid to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and fought to free their motherland from the clutches of the oppressors – British who ruled the country.
 
Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance…. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.    
   
    - Jawaharlal Nehru
    (Speech on Indian Independence Day, 1947)

Indian Independence Day Greetings Messages

I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
MAY OUR COUNTRY PROGRESS IN EVERYWHERE AND IN EVERYTHING
SO THAT THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD HAVE PROUD ON US
HINDUSTAN JINDABAD

  Happy Independence Day
I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
MAY OUR COUNTRY PROGRESS IN EVERYWHERE AND IN EVERYTHING
SO THAT THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD HAVE PROUD ON US
HINDUSTAN JINDABAD
Happy Independence Day 15th Augest

The British, had initially come for trade but gradually took over the total administration of the country.
   
At the strike of midnight of the August 15, 1947, India shook off the shackles of British Rule and became free. It was a night of celebration all over the country.
   
Happy Independence Day ! Vande Mataram
Commemorating the day India attained freedom (15th August); Independence Day is celebrated with flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programmes all over the country. The main program is held at the Red Fort where the Prime Minster unfurls the National Flag and it is saluted by Guns.
   
The Prime Minister’s speech at the Red Fort in Delhi is a major highlight. Patriotic presentations by school children add colors to the celebrations.
   
Delhi’s skyline gets dotted with thousands of kites taking to the sky this day. Similar programmes are held at all the State capitals also.
   
    The preparations begin a month in advance. Roads are decorated with flags and buntings. Buildings of national importance are illuminated.

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Our life is full of Colors I hope this 14th August will add more colors to your life Happy Independence Day

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A Very Happy Independence Day To all of you!

 Thousands Laid Down Their Lives So That Our Country Is Breathing This Day Never Forget Their Sacrifice… Happy Independence Day

Independence Day Is A Good Time To Examine Who We Are And How We Got Here. Happy Independence Day


NEVER FORGET THE HEROES WHO SCARIFIED THEIR LIFE'S TO BRING UP THIS GLORIOUS DAY TO INDIA..
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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