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Sowmya Anand

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A warm welcome to viewing my Golu.My name is Sowmya Anand and iam from Navi Mumbai ,After Marriage I have been keeping golu for 15 yrs and my mother-in-law for the past 5 decades.She guides me with the rituals and procedures.
Iam very passionate about doing various themes related to our Tradition,Culture and Language.
I always feel that the guests who are visiting our home should be leaving with a new story, idea,concept or thought.
I always make a moral based theme which is important for the Young Generation.( Athichudi)etc .
There ia always a spiritual as well as a Language based(Tamil) theme.As we are in Mumbai i write all themes in Tamil and English for easy understanding.
This year's themes, Significance of Numbers in Hinduism and our Mahakavi Subramania Bharatiyar songs depiction theme was published in Times Of India,Local Newspapers, Dinakaran (Maharashtra) was a special moment.

This year my themes are :
1.Mythology and numbers with various stories.
2.Endrum Bharathi.
Mahakavi Subramania Bharatiyar's songs( certain lyrics) explanation with dolls.
It has been 100 yrs since he left.iam sure he is still inspiring us with his songs .
As iam in Mumbai,the space and storage is always limited ,So i try to match the dolls which I have with my themes.
1.Paramporul ondru.

2.God & Goddess(couples).

3. (i)3 Devis,(Sri Durga,Sri Lakshmi,Sri Saraswati)
(ii)Sangeetha Mumoorthigal(Shama Sastrigal,Swami Thyagarajar,Muthuswamy Dikshitar)
(iii)3 important Vaishnavas.(Sri Namalwar,Swami Desikan,Udaiyavar Ramanujar)

4.Saiva Naalvar(Thirunaanasambanthar,
Tirunavukuarasar,Sundarar,
Manicavasakar.

5.Gayatri Devi with 5 faces.
(108,1008 chanting of Gayatri Mantram)

6.Sanmatham from Adi Shankaracharya.
The six sub-faiths in Hinduism.
1.Shaivam(Worship of Lord Shiva).
2.Vaishnavam(worship of Vishnu, including all Avatars)
3.Shaktam(Worship of Shakthi,Devis,Durga and all form of Mother Goddess)
4.Ganapatyam(Worship of Vinayagar)
5.Sauram(Worship of Suryan)
6.Kumaram(worship of Skanda or Murugan).

7.We have showed about 7 hills tirupati story and saptapati(7 wows in a Hindu Marriage).
7hills.
Garudadri- Hill of Garuda,the Vahanam of Lord Vishnu.
Neeladri- Hill of Neela Devi.
Anjanadri-Hill of Lord Hanuman.
Narayanadri-Hill of Narayana.
Vrushabhadri- Hill of Nandi,vahana of lord Shiva
Seshadri-Hill of Sesha,the dasa of Lord Vishnu.
Venkatadri-Hill of Lord Venkateswara.

8.Astalakshmi.
Adi Lakshmi
Dhanalakshmi
Dhanyalakshmi
Gajalakshmi
Santana Lakshmi
Veeralakshmi
Vijaya Lakshmi
Vidhya Lakshmi

9.Navavidha Bhakthi from Srimad Bhagavatham.
They are:
1.Sravanam - Listen(king Parikshit)
2.Keerthanam- Sing(Sant Tukaram)
3.Smaranam- Bishmar.
4.Padasevanam- Surrender to the Lotus feet(Sri Lakshmi Devi).
5.Archanam- (Gajendra moksham).
6.Vandanam-Pray (Akrurar)
7.Daasyam- Execute orders/Dutiful-(Lord Hanuman).
8.Sakhyam- Friendship with Lord(Kuselar and Krishnar).
9.Aatma Neivedhanam- Andal Nachiyar.

10.Dasavataram of Lord Vishnu.
(Matsya,Kurma,Varaha, Narasimha,Vamana,Parasuraam,Rama,Balarama,Krishna,Kalki).

11.Rudrams
Kapali,Pingal,Bheem,Virupaksha,
Vilohit,Shastra,Ajapaad,Ahirbudhnya,
Shambu,Chand and Bhav.

12.12 Alwars
Poigaialwar,Boothathalwar,Peyalwar,
Thirumazhisai Alwar,Nammalvar,Madurakavi Alwar, Kulasekara Alwar,Periyalwar,Andal Nachiyar,Thondaradipodi Alwar,Tirupaanalwar, Thirumangai Alwar.

16 selvangal from Abirami Anthathi.
Fame, Education, Courage, Strength, Longevity,Children,Grains,Gold,Faith in God,Good Wife,Beauty, Friendship,Honest King,Peace of Mind,Charity, Family

Bharatiyar Songs.
1.Engindo vandhan kannan.
2.Vellipani maliayin medhu vulavuoom
3.Sindhu nathiyin misai nilavinelee
4.Singala teevinurkoor palam ..
5.Paarukulle nalla nadu.
6.Muthukuliopthor thenkumariyile.
7.Aaduvome pallu paduvome
8.Uzhavukum thozhililum bandhani seoivom
9.Odi vilaiyadu papa
10.yadhumagi nindraai kali
11.Kaani nilam vennum paraasakthi
12.Entahoyum thaiyum
13.Agni kunjindru
14.Yaam arindam mozhigalile
15 .Yaam arinda pulavarile
16.Sentamilnadennum podhiniee
17.Muthumari
18.panchali sabatham
19.Veezhven endro ninaithaiyoo.
20.oli padaitha kanninai.
We have also shared the ancient aspects of the Tamil language with numbers.
1.Tirukural - Ulaga podhu marai
2.Sangam period grammar books- Tholkapiyam,agathiyam
3.Muthamzhil,Moovendar,Moondru tamil sangam.
4.Naaladiyar.
5.Iymperum kapiyam as 5 ornaments for tamzhithai.
6.Arumugan,arupadaiveedu.
7.kadai ezhu vallagal,Pengalin 7 nillai.
8.Ethutogai
9.Navarasam
10.Pattupaatu.
11.Patinooradalgal
12.Azhwars.
16 selvams
Etc..
Iam sure you have started to sing your favourite Bharatiya song now!.
Thankyou.














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