VANDE BHARATAMATRAM Ratnakaradhautapadam Himalyakirtitinim IBrahmarajarsiratnamdhyam vande Bharatamataram II I pay my obeisance to mother Bharata, whose feet are being awashed by the ocean, who wears the mighty Himalaya as her crown, and who isexuberantly adorned with the gems of traditions set by Brahmarsis and Rajarsis. The word BHARATAMATRAM is evocative and endowed with rich connotation:
INDIA:FACT FILE We owe a lot to Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. Albert Einstein After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense. Werner Heisenberg What we shall find
VANDE MATRAM May we all surrender unto holy feet of Bharat Mata Lyrics of Vande Mataram वन्दे मातरम् सुजलां सुफलां मलयजशीतलाम् शस्यशामलां मातरम् । शुभ्रज्योत्स्नापुलकितयामिनीं फुल्लकुसुमितद्रुमदलशोभिनीं सुहासिनीं सुमधुर भाषिणीं सुखदां वरदां मातरम् ।। १ ।। वन्दे मातरम् । कोटि-कोटि-कण्ठ-कल-कल-निनाद-कराले कोटि-कोटि-भुजैर्धृत-खरकरवाले, अबला केन मा एत बले । बहुबलधारिणीं नमामि तारिणीं रिपुदलवारिणीं मातरम् ।। २ ।। वन्दे
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‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindustan’ in the PuranasDefining who is the real’Hindu’ Birhannaradi Purana (found many centuries ago in Hoshiarpur) contains the verse: Himalayam samarabhya yavat bindusarovaramHindusthanamiti qyatan hi antaraksha-rayogatah “The country between Himalayas and Bindu Sarovar (Cape Commorin Sea) is Hindusthan derived by combining the first letter ‘Hi’ of Himalayas and the last compound letter ‘ndu’
“This is India!The land of dreams and romance,of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty,of splendor and rags,of palaces and hovels,of famine and pestilence,of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps,of tigers and elephants,the cobra and the jungle,the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues,of a thousand religions and two million gods,cradle of the human race,birthplace
May the dawning of this New Year 2010,make your days bright with new hopesfill your heart with golden visions,opening up new horizonsand bringing for you promisesof brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year 2010,fragrant with new opportunities,heart happy with all-fulfilling lovefruitioning in sefless servicefor motherland, for the earth familyfor all of God’s children!