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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today's news

tadaa.... once again update blog ^^

haha always also that few reader.. ^^ nvm

Mornin wakeup.. stuck onto my comp again.. haha sit there... do nothin.. boring until move the mouse 100round around my screen.. haha.. stupid...>.<>.<>.< haihz.. regret.. neva go back that shop haha....
then pay go off.. went to see the new proton saga BLM haha.. wanted a new car.. ^^ nvm hafta wait.. lalala... then went home continue my old movi.. afta dat mum call wan go eat dinner? ok.. then go dinner lalaa... eat eat eat... fav satay~~ ^^
then after dinner suddenly say wan go batu cave see thaipusam.. haha..
went there.... look look see see.... kinda interesting la.. ^^
look at that!! geng.. haha
they carry those thing which is very heavy made of metal and wood with some cloth and peacock fur... they carry this is for some reason.. this activity is on for 24hour throughout the day...

a small article for u ppl ^^

Thaipoosam, which falls in the month of Thai (January-February), is celebrated with intense devotion by a very large section of the people throughout Malaysia. It is celebrated on the full moon day when the constellation Pusam is on the accent. Lord Skanda is the spiritual son of Lord Siva. On this day the Lance (Vel) was given to him by his mother.

Perhaps the most propitiatory rite that a devotee of Shanmuka undertakes to perform is what is known as the Kavadi. The benefits that a devotee gains from offering a kavadi to the Lord are a million fold greater than the little bit of pain that the devotee inflicts upon himself.

Generally people take a vow to offer a kavadi to the Lord for the purpose of tiding over or averting a great calamity. For instance, if the devotee's son is laid up with a fatal disease, he would pray to Shanmuka to grant the boy a lease of life in return for which the devotee would take a vow to dedicate a kavadi to Him. Though this might, on the face of it might appear materialistic, a moment’s reflection will reveal that it contains in it the seed for the Supreme God love. The worldly object is achieved; and the devotee offers the kavadi. After the ceremony is over, he gets so much intoxicated with love of God that his spiritual, inner chamber is opened now. This too ultimately leads to Para Bhakti.

Kavadi: From the simple shape of a weighing balance or a heavy wooden stick to rest on the shoulder, to the two ends of which are tied two vessels tied at the mouth with cloth - the kavadi varies in its shape and type to the costly palanquin superstructure, profusely flower-bedecked and interwoven with peacock feathers (a feather that is of very great significance in Shanmuka worship.). In all cases the kavadi has a good many brass bells adoring it and announcing it as the Kavadi Bearer observes mauna or the vow of silence, the bell alone is eloquent of the kavadi procession.

Now, the two pots hanging at either end of the kavadi might contain milk, honey, panchamirtham or other articles which the devotee has vowed to offer to Lord Shanmuka.

The kavadi bearer has to observe various rules between the time he takes up the kavadi and the day of offering. He has to perform elaborate ceremonies at the time of assuming the kavadi and at the time of offering it to the Lord. He has to dress in yellow and carry a cane silver capped on both ends. The kavadi bearer's bare chest is covered with holy ash and rudraksa mala.

The kavadi bearer observes celibacy. He takes sattvic food; and abstains from all types of intoxicating drinks and drugs. He continuously dwells in the thought of the Lord.

Many of the kavadi bearers, especially those who do it as a sadhana, impose various sorts of self torture upon themselves. They pass a sharp, little Vel through their tongue which is made to protrude out of the mouth. Or, they pass a Vel through the cheeks. The Vel pierced through his tongue or cheeks reminds him constantly of Lord Shanmuka; it prevents him from speaking. It gives him great power of endurance. The kavadi bearer does not shave himself; he grows beard. He eats only once a day.

if you go and see must see how they carry that kavadi... when the calls the GOD's name they dance around without conscious is really like god went into their body.. and bTW i like their music too ^^ kinda interesting ^^

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