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Kolams by Lakshmi Raghu, Bharathi Bhaskar
 
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Kolam using leaves & flowers
 
 
The five elements
Kolam & text by Lakshmi Raghu, Bharathi Bhaskar
19.05.08 is Sri Annamaachaarya's birthday
We created a kolam, inspired by the sankeerthana "BRAHMAMOKKATAY PARABRAHMAMOKKATAY"
of the renowned telugu and sankrit poet,composer and singer SRI ANNAMAACHAARYA
Born on the fullmoonday of vaisaakha maasam in 1405A.D
in Thaallapaaka village, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India,
he wrote 32,000 sankeerthanaas on lord Venkateshwara of Tirupathi.
His 600th birthday celebratoins are being conducted from 06.05.08 to 03.06.08.
Meaning of the first line - "there is only one supreme God - LORD BALAJI".
The PANCHA BHOOTHAAS (EARTH, WATER, AIR, FIRE AND SPACE)
are serving the universe justly without having any expectations and
without any discriminations of CASTE AND CREED, like the Lord himself.
We should also try to be like pancha bhoothaas.
There are changes in the world, but unchanged is THE PARABRAHMA.
 
 
Light
Kolam & text by Lakshmi Raghu, Bharathi Bhaskar
ASATHO MAA SADGAMAYA
THAMASO MAA JYOTHIRGAMAYA
MRITHYOR MAA AMRITHAMGAMAYA
meaning of the second line is "LEAD ME (US) FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT."
When the room is dark we can not see anything, buy when we put on a light we are very comfortable. In the same way our minds are darkened with desires, anger, greed, hatred, pride and jealousy (kaama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada and matsarya)leading to our lives becoming miserable.
Therefore we should always offer our prayers to the Lord for bestowing us with the light of knowledge.
 
 
Kolams using dry fruits
 
 
 
 
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