Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pinhole to DSLR cameras

Photographic cameras were a development of the camera obscura  a device dating back to the ancient Chinese and ancient Greeks which uses a pinhole or lens to project an image of the scene outside upside-down onto a viewing surface. Before the invention of photographic processes there was no way to preserve the images produced by these cameras apart from manually tracing them. The earliest cameras were room-sized, with space for one or more people inside; these gradually evolved into more and more compact models such as that by Niépce's time portable handheld cameras suitable for photography were readily available. The first camera that was small and portable enough to be practical for photography was built by Johann Zahn in 1685, though it would be almost 150 years before such an application was possible-courtesy Wikipedia 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sai Ram Ganashyam Bagwan Thumara Naam





சங்கு தோன்றின அதிசயம்

திருக்கழுக்குன்றம் சங்கு தீர்த்தக் குளத்தினைப் பற்றி கேள்விப்பட்டதுண்டா?
இதோ ஒரு செய்தி 
சங்கு தீர்த்த குளத்தின் வான் பார்வை 
சங்கினைப் பற்றி இந்த வலை விரிப்பில் முன் வந்த ஒரு தொகுப்பு 

ஓணம் பண்டிகை

அடக்கத்தின் உயர்வை எடுத்துக்கட்டும் பண்டிகை ஓணம் பண்டிகை.
வரும் வெள்ளிக் கிழமை அன்று வரும் 
ஓணம் பண்டிகையைப் பற்றி ஒரு சுவையான ஒரு தொகுப்பு 
கீழே கொடுக்கப்பட்ட வலை விரிப்பில் காணலாம். 
நான் ரசித்ததை உங்களுடன் பகிர்ந்து கொள்கிறேன் 

2.ஓங்கி உலகளந்த உத்தமன்



Monday, September 5, 2011

thanks 10000 times


Dheena Janavana Dheena Samrakshaka

கர்ணரஞ்ஜனி
காதால் கேட்க ரஞ்ஜகமாக உள்ள ராகம் கர்ணரஞ்சனி.
அதன் பிரதான ஸ்வரப் பிரயோகங்களை வைத்து வடிவமைத்த இந்த ஸாயி நாமாவளி எல்லோராலும் ரசித்து பாடப்பட்டுள்ளது.
அதனை நாமும் பாடி ரசிப்போம்.
தீன ஜனாவன தீன ஸம்ரக்ஷக
ஸனாதன ஸாரதி தேவாதி தேவா
ஆதி ஸனாதன நித்ய நிரஞ்ஜன
ஜகதோத்தாரண ஸாயி நாராயணா
ஜோதி ஸ்வருப பிரேம ஸ்வருப
ப்ரஸாந்தி ஸ்வருப தேவாதி தேவா
இந்த ராகம் பிறந்த கதை
நமது இந்திய நாட்டில் சுதந்திரப் புரட்சி நடந்து கொண்டிருந்த சமயம், ஸங்கீதப் புரட்சி செய்ய 1877 ம் ஆண்டு நவம்பர் திங்கள் 15ம் நாள் முத்தையா பாகவதர் என்ற மஹா மேதை அவதரித்தார். சங்கீத மும்மூர்த்திகளுக்குப் பிறகு நானூறுக்கும் மேற்ப்பட்ட ரத்தினமான கிருதிகளை தந்தார். விஜயசரஸ்வதி, கர்ணரஞ்சனி, புதமநோஹரி, நிரோஷ்டா மற்றும் ஹம்ஸாநந்தி என்ற ஐந்து புதிய ராகங்களைப் படைத்தார். திரு சேஷகோபாலன் அவர்களால் ப்ராபல்யப் படுத்தப்பட்ட வாஞ்சதோனுனாவை அறியாதார் உளரோ?     

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

அறிந்த விழா அறியாத வழக்கம்



நாம் எல்லோரும் கேள்விப்பட்ட வாசகம் “படி தாண்டா பத்தினி. “படி தாண்டா பதி என்ற வாசகம் “போகர் ஸ்ரீநிவாஸருக்குப் பொருந்துமாம். திருச்சானூரில் உள்ள அலமேலுமங்கா கோவிலில் உத்சவர் அலமேலுமங்கா தாயாருக்கும் போகர் ஸ்ரீநிவாஸருக்கும் நித்ய கல்யாண உற்சவம் நடைபெறுகிறது. பின்பு தாயார் நான்கு மாடவீதிகளிலும் திருவிழாக் கோலத்தில் வருவார்கள். ஆனால் போகர் ஸ்ரீநிவாசரோ கல்யாணத்திற்குப் பிறகு மூலவ மூர்த்தி தாயாரின் சன்னதிக்கு சென்றுவிடுவதாக ஒரு ஐதீகம். அதனால் போகர் ஸ்ரீநிவாசரை “படி தாண்டா பதி என்பர். 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hey Shyama Sundara Hey Sai Sundara

ஹே ஷ்யாம ஸுந்தரா ஹே ஸாயி ஸுந்தரா
மின் வலையில் சில பாடல்களைத் தேடும் பொழுது “ஆடல் கலையே தேவன் தந்தது என்ற சாருகேசிப் பாடலைக் கேட்டேன். இந்தப் பாடலைக் கேட்டவுடன் எனது குருநாதர் திரு Dr.S.ராமநாதன் அவர்கள் திரைப் படப்  பாடல்களை எவ்வாறு ரசிப்பார் என்பது நினைவிற்கு வந்தது. 
அன்று சாருகேசி வர்ணம் கற்பிக்கும் நாள். “வசந்த முல்லை போலே வந்து என்ற பாடலைப் பாடி அதில் சாருகேசி ராக அபூர்வப் பிடிகளைப் பற்றி எடுத்துச் சொல்லி வர்ணப் பாடலை வர்ணமாக குழைத்து வரைந்தார்.
ஒரு அருமையான சாயீ நாமாவளியைக் கேட்ட பொழுது “கல்யாணத் தேன் நிலா என்ற திரைப் படப் பாடல் நினைவிற்கு வந்தது. எனது உறவினர் ஒருவர்க்குப் பிடித்த இந்தப் பாடலைக் கேட்கும் பொழுது, அந்த நாமாவளியைப் பாட வேண்டும் என்ற அவா எழுந்தது. 
கர்நாடக சங்கீதமோ அல்லது திரைப்படப் பாடலோ, சங்கீதமும் ஸாஹித்யமும் நன்றாக இருந்தால் பாடல் நம்மை ஈர்க்கின்றது.
கிருஷ்ண ஜெயந்தியை முன்னிட்டு ஸ்யாமசுந்தரனுக்காகப் பாடின இந்தப் பாடலுக்கு ஸாயி சங்கரன் ம்ருதங்கம் பக்க பலமாக அமைந்துள்ளது.

திருப்பராய்த்துரை ராஜகோபாலஸ்வாமி

மன்னார்குடியில் ராஜகோபாலஸ்வாமி
ஒரு பெரிய சக்ரவர்த்தியாக ஜொலிக்கிறார்.

இவர் திருப்பராய்த்துரையில் 
உள்ள ஒரு சின்ன ஸமஸ்தானத்தை ஆளுகின்றார்.
இவரது கோட்டையை புதுப்பிக்க 
அங்குள்ள பக்தர்கள் செவ்வனே தொண்டாற்றுகிறார்கள்.
நம்மால் முடிந்தால் இவர்களுடன் சேர்ந்துகொள்வோம்.
இதோ ஒரு விண்ணப்பம்
   

Friday, August 12, 2011

இன்று (11th August), சித்தர் சித்தி அடைந்த நாள்

எனது எண்ணக் குதிரையை சற்றே பதினோரு வருடங்கள் பின்னே ஓட்டிச சென்று அசை போட்டால், நாதமுனி நாணாஜி என்னைப் பாடச்சொன்ன சில பாடல்கள் நினைவைக்கு வருகின்றன. அவற்றில் ஒன்று "ஜானகி நாத சஹாய கரே ஜப" என்ற துளசிதாஸ் பாடல்.  
இன்று  ("11th August") அவர் சித்தி அடைந்த நாள்.
நம்மிடையே உலவுகின்ற அவருடைய உணர்வுகளின் அதிர்வுகளே இந்தப் பாடலின் வடிவம்.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Neerathorella - Vaadhiraajaa


ராகம் சாருகேசி  தாளம் மிஸ்ர சாபு
வாதிராஜ க்ருதி
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நீரெ தோரெல்லெ நீரெ தோரெல்லெ
நீல வண்ணன தேவன
பாமெ தோரெல்லெ பாமெ தோரெல்லெ
பாலா உடுபிய கிருஷ்ணனா

கடிவே கடேகொலு நேணு ஸஹிதலி
கடெகி ரொளி ஹிந்த பந்தனா
விடெதெ பக்தர ஹொடனே பாலிபா
ரங்கா உடுபிய கிருஷ்ணனா

முத்து முகதவ மூறு ஜெடெயலி
இத்த உடுபிய ஸ்தள தல்லி
ஹொத்து ஸகடனா ஆதிகுருகள
முத்து உடுபிய கிருஷ்ணனா

பால ஸன்யாஸி களு நின்னனு
ப்ரேம திந்தலி பஜிஸலு
ஆலெ தெலயா மேலே மலகித
பாலா உடுபிய கிருஷ்ணனா

அத்வயாதரி ப்ரும்ஹ வல்லப
வித்ய ஸாரதி மாடிதே
ஸத்குரு முனி வாதிராஜனே
முத்து உடுபிய கிருஷ்ணனா

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thank You


ஸ்ரீ குருப்யோ நம:
நிகழும் கர வருடம் ஆடி மாதம் 28ம் நாள்
(13th August 2011)
பௌர்ணமித்திங்களன்று
பூஜ்ய ஸ்ரீ நாதமுனி நாராயண ஐய்யங்கார்
அவர்களின் எட்டாவது ஆராதனை விழா
புதிய எண் 19  பழைய எண் 10, D பிளாக்
சம்பங்கி தெரு, மேற்கு மாம்பலத்தில் நடைபெற உள்ளது.
அன்று தங்களது குடும்பத்துடன் வந்து
குருநாதரின் ஆசியைப் பெறவும்
அன்றைய நிகழ்ச்சி நிரல்
மதியம் 2.30மணி–4.00 மணி வரை 
விஷ்ணு ஸஹஸ்ரநாமபாராயணம்
மாலை 4.30 மணி  07.30 மணி வரை 
நாம ஸங்கீர்த்தனம்
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West Mambalam, Chennai 600 033

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hanumaan - God of Kaliyuga


The greatness of Hanuman is explained by Lord Ram in the Ramayan.
Lord Ram said to Hanuman, ‘I am greatly indebted to you, O mighty hero. You did marvelous, superhuman deeds. You do not want anything in return. … you have not asked for anything at any time. You threw away the precious garland of pearls given to you by Sita.
How can I repay my debt of gratitude to you? I will always remain deeply indebted to you.
I give you the boon of everlasting life. All will honor and worship you like myself. Your idol will be placed at the door of my temple and you will be worshipped and honored first. Whenever my stories are recited or glories sung, your glory will be sung before mine. You will be able to do anything, even that which I will not be able to!
Hanuman Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Hanuman and it is observed on the full moon (Purnima) day in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional lunar Hindu calendar. In 2011, the date of Hanuman Jayanthi is April 18.
(In some calendars the Purnima starts on April 17,2011 but the celebrations are on April 18). Lord Hanuman is also known as Bajrang Bali and Anjaneya and is one of the most popular gods in Hinduism. He is a Chiranjeevi – one blessed with immortality.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Do you want to see more than one Sunrise & Sunset Every Day?

Today I read an article that the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station witness around 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets every day.
The International Space Station orbits about 354 kilometers (220 miles) above the Earth and travels at approximately 27,700 km/hr (17,211 mph), so it takes about 92 minutes to circle the Earth once. For this reason, every 45 minutes the astronauts on-board see a sunrise or a sunset, with a total of 15 – 16 of each every 24 hours.
A space sunset is said to be a spectacular sight that shows in vivid detail the many layers of the Earth’s thin atmosphere. The first layer displays the dark part of the Earth experiencing night. Above that, in deep orange and yellow is the Earth’s troposphere, which contains almost all of the clouds in the sky. Then the pink to white region above the clouds which gradually turn to a light blue band, essentially the stratosphere, is that part of the Earth’s atmosphere where airplanes fly.  The layer above the stratosphere appears as a darker blue band that gradually fades away into the cold dark vacuum of outer space.
·         The in-orbit construction of the International Space Station (ISS) began in 1998 and is scheduled for completion by late 2011. The station is expected to remain in operation until at least 2015. The ISS is operated by Expedition crews of six astronauts and cosmonauts, with the station program mandating maintaining an uninterrupted human presence in space since the launch of Expedition 1 on October 31, 2000, a total of little over 10 years thus far.
·     The International Space Station can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Since 1998, the International Space Station’s orbit is inclined to the equator by 51.65°. At its most northerly, it is at the latitude of London, England, and at it most southerly, it is over the latitude of the Falkland Islands.
·         More shooting stars can also be seen from the ISS than from a person standing on Earth. The primary reason being that the astronauts have a much wider view of the sky.

·         The clock on the International Space Station ticks about 0.0000000014% slower than an earthbound clock because of relativistic effects. In 2014, the International Space Station is expected to receive the most accurate clock ever launched into space, which is a cesium clock.

·         Due to the weightlessness of space, dust does not settle down, it just floats around. Because of this, astronauts aboard the ISS sneeze about 100 times a day!

·         Another bad thing about living aboard the ISS is that every time someone farts or the like, that air has nowhere to go.  Also, given the tight quarters and limited bathing facilities, body odor tends to be rampant.  There are filters that try to clean up the smelly air, but astronauts frequently report that the first thing you notice when opening the air lock to the ISS is the bad smell. 
·         In April 2001, Dennis Tito became the first ever space tourist. He paid $22 million to stay aboard the ISS for eight days.
·         The record for the longest single stay in space was broken by cosmonaut Valeri Poliakov after he stayed in space for 438 days, 17 hours, 58 minutes, and 16 seconds!
·         Because of the relative speed of the Space Station, each sunrise or sunset aboard that vessel only lasts a few seconds.

Koda Koda Maami

In 60s my uncle used to make fun of me that I am doing “koda koda mami work” whenever I draw some pictures by seeing some magazines or do some projects for my children for their school curriculum. That Mami used to create wall hangings and table top articles from old calendars and pictures available in the house. Those days only scissors, gum and white chart boards were available for affordable price. With that she could do so many artistic and creative wall hangings. The extension of this is nothing but Collage.

A collage is a work of formal art, primarily in the Visual Arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

Now I continue that “cut and paste” in electronic media viz. in blog.



corruption, corruption, corruption everywhere in India ?

All speak about Anna Hazare. All emails are about Anna Hazare. All the articles in the electronic media are about Anna Hazare only. All are well informed about his movement. I just share with you the quotations of Anna Hazare which I enjoyed. 
Over every huge tree that we see over ground, there always is a seed that had submerged itself into the darkness of the soil.
Ban on consumption and sale of alcohol lays the foundation of rural development.
It is impossible to change the village without transforming the individual. Similarly it is impossible to transform the country without changing its villages.
If villages are to develop, politics have to be kept out.
Education without spirituality cannot help development.
Money alone does not bring development, but it certainly corrupts.
In the process of rural development, social and economic development should go hand in hand.
The work of social transformation is neither easy nor impossible.
The ultimate goal of all politics and social work should be the upliftment of society and of the nation.
Books alone cannot prepare future citizens, it requires cultural inputs to do so.
Educational institutions are not enough to make good citizens, every home should become an educational center.
Indulgence causes disease whereas sacrifice leads to accomplishment.
One should not accept anything free; accepting charity makes one lazy and dependent.
When the person learns to see beyond his self-interest, he begins to get mental peace.
One who performs all worldly functions and still remains detached from worldly things is a true saint.
Salvation of the self is a part of salvation of the people.
It is experience that gives the direction but it is youth that gives the drive to every plan.
Also "Gnani" who is writing columns in Kalki Tamil weekly brings about the Corruption which is prevailing in Tamilnadu. My brethren folk who are abroad can enjoy his latest column which appeared in Kalki.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Padmavathi of Jayadeva, a mellifluous and a Divinely Singer

Dr. Sukumar Sen in his book on Jayadeva which has been published by Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1963 gives a very interesting narration about the musical skill of Padmavathi and Jayadeva. This book narrates fanciful stories about Umapati Dhara. Govardhana Acharya, Dhoyi and Jayadeva, all of whom are mentioned in the Gita Govinda. The story on Jayadeva is as follows:
A certain Brahmin called Budhan Mishra appeared in the assembly hall of Raja Laxmana Sen and claimed that he had attained great heights in composition of music, for which he had been honoured by Gajapati Kapilendra Deva of Utkal. He had obtained a ‘Writ of Victory’ from Gajapati of Utkala. He then started singing in Patta Manjari Raga and all the leaves of a nearby Aswastha tree fell down. All the courtiers started praising Budhan Mishra. The King decided to honour him with a Writ of Victory. 
(For this Research on "Jayadeva & Ashtapthy" it has been commented that Patta Manjari is not known to be an established Raga. It is difficult also to believe that King Laxmana Sen was holding his open assembly (durbar) under a Aswatha Tree on the shore of river Ganga.)
Just at that time Padmavati, wife of Jayadeva was comig back from her bath in river Ganga. Hearing sounds of joy in the royal court, she entered the hall and announced that unless anyone defeats her in music in a competition, no one should be awarded a ”Writ of Victory” Seikh, a Muslim saint was present in the King’s court. He asked Padmavati to sing a song and create some miracle. Padmavati started singing a melodious song in Gandhava Raga. All boats floating in the river came back on their own to the shore. All courtiers were amazed.
Budhan Mishra was reluctant to enter into a contest with a woman. Seikh ordered that Padmavati’s husband Jayadeva be called to the royal court. Jayadeva came to the Court. Seikh told Budhan Mishra to sing so that new leaves came out in the Aswastha tree. Budhan Mishra expressed his inability to sing like that. Poet Jayadeva then started singing in Basanta Raga and immediately new leaves started sprouting in the Aswastha tree which had lost all leaves earlier. The honor given to Mishra was taken back and he was only given some small gifts and asked to leave the court.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Magic Number Ten

TEN is a magic number.

  • In Hindu religion, the 10 incarnations of Lord Narayana viz.Dhasavathara, convey how the mankind should live with the aid of Vedas and Scriptures.
  • The Ten Commandments are considered a cornerstone of Judaism and Christianity.
  • Ten Plagues were inflicted on Egypt.
  • Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
  • Bible records 10 generations between Adam and Noah and 10 generations between Noah and Abraham
  • US or Canadian Dime, one tenth of a dollar, the word shortened from Decime.
  • The interval of major or minor tenth is an octave plus a major or minor third in western classical music.
  • Ten refers to the meter band on the radio spectrum
  • In MIDI file format, channel 10 is reserved for unpitched percussion instruments.
  • In computer OS F10 key is very important whether it is MAC or Windows
  • The IP addresses in the range of 10.0.0.0
  • The collection of ten items is called a decade
  • With ten being the base of the decimal system, a scale of 1 to 10 is often used to rank things.
We can add more on ten as magic number. Read the following ten interesting questions and answers. Humanity’s most profound faith is now a global phenomenon. Students, teachers, neighbors and friends are full of questions. Misconceptions run rampant. Here are ten thoughtful answers you can use to set the record straight.
Why does Hinduism have so many Gods?
Hindus all believe in one Supreme God who created the universe. He is all-pervasive. He created many Gods, highly advanced spiritual beings, to be His helpers.
Do Hindus believe in reincarnation?
Yes, we believe the soul is immortal and takes birth time and time again. Through this process, we have experiences, learn lessons and evolve spiritually. Finally we graduate from physical birth.
What is karma?
Karma is the universal principle of cause and effect. Our actions, both good and bad, come back to us in the future, helping us to learn from life’s lessons and become better people.
Why Do Hindus worship the cow?
Hindus don’t worship cows. We respect, honor and adore the cow. By honoring this gentle animal, who gives more than she takes, we honor all creatures.
Are Hindus idol worshipers?
Hindus do not worship a stone or metal “idol” as God. We worship God through the image. We invoke the presence of God from the higher, unseen worlds, into the image so that we can commune with Him and receive His blessings.
Are Hindus forbidden to eat meat?
Hindus teach vegetarianism as a way to live with a minimum of hurt to other beings. But in today’s world not all Hindus are vegetarians.
Do Hindus have a Bible?
Our “Bible” is called the Veda. The Veda, which means “wisdom,” is comprised of four ancient and Holy Scriptures which all Hindus revere as the revealed word of God.
Why do many Hindus wear a dot near the middle of their forehead?
The dot worn on the forehead is a religious symbol. It represents divine sight and shows that one is a Hindu. For women, it is also a beauty mark.
Are the Gods of Hinduism really married?
It is true that God is often depicted with a spouse in our traditional stories. However, on a deeper philosophical level, the Supreme Being and the Gods are neither male nor female and are therefore not married.
What about caste and un-touchability?
Caste is the hereditary division of Indian society based on occupation. The lowest class deemed untouchables suffer from discrimination and mistreatment. It is illegal in India to discriminate against, abuse or insult anyone on the basis of caste.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jayadeva sketches Radha's Anguish


9th Ashtapathy - sthanavinihithamapi


A picture of Radha’s pitiful condition is being painted by her intimate companion. Radha is exactly like a deer when she is bereft of Krishna’s  association. This fair-complexioned Radha resides in the forest, considering it to be her home. Being scorched by separation from her beloved, she wants to flee, but the net of the hunter-like Sakhis is spread out before her. Her movements thus restricted, she continuously feels frustrated. Even her dear most Sakees seem to be fettering her like deer-hunters equipped with a trap. As a deer becomes alarmed and confused upon seeing a forest fire, similarly, she does not know what to do when her long breaths mix with the heat of her body and set her ablaze like a firebrand.