Aaloker Ai Jharna Dharaye Dhuiye Daao:
Oh the beautiful sunlit morning, wash me with the springing light-rays of yours, and remove the dust which has covered my true self. The one within me who is still entangled within the net of sleep, today in this morning, you gently touch his forehead with the golden wand of your morning rays; you touch his forehead and wake him up gently.
From within the heart of the Universe the early morning breeze is advancing in a frenzied manner, being intoxicated by the light. In that breeze, please bow my heart before this beauty of Nature. Today wash me with these rays of joy of the Universe. Wash away all narrowness and darkness from every corner of my mind. Within the veena (a stringed musical instrument) of my heart is sleeping the song of Immortality, which has neither words, nor rhythm or notes. Touch that innermost chord with this awakening of joy in this morning, O touch that innermost chord with this awakening of joy in this morning.
Streams of Bliss in Nature:
Aanandadhara Bahiche Bhubane:
Streams of Bliss are flowing across the Universe. Day and Night so many nectar-like essence of that Bliss are overflowing the endless sky. The Sun and the Moon drink handfuls of that and Shine. And its undecaying illumination remains always luminous and fills the Earth with eternal life and light.
O Friend, why are you sitting enclosed within your own thoughts? Why are you immersed within your little self? Look around expanding your heart, considering the little sorrows as trivial, and fill your empty life with that Bliss of Love, O Friend, fill your empty Life with that Bliss of Love.
Real Freedom in Nature:
Aamar Mukti Aaloye Aaloye:
My Freedom is in the light of this sky. My Freedom is in the dust of this Earth, and in the grass which is spreading out. In this Freedom I lose myself beyond my body and mind, towards a distant shore; and with the tune of songs my Freedom ascends and floats high above.
The Bounty of Nature:
Aakash Bhara Surja Tara Viswa Bhara Praan:
While walking through the forest path over the green grass, my mind was startled by the fragrance of flowers, and seized by the beauty of creation. I saw the bounteous gifts of Nature scattered with joy all around. This is awakening my wonder and making me sing.
I have laid my ears to listen to the Earth, I have opened my eyes to see the beauty of Nature, and I have poured my life on the heart of Mother Earth. I have passionately explored the Unknown in the midst of the Known. This is awakening my wonder and making me sing.
The Touch of Purity in Nature:
Ei Lobhinu Sangha Tabo Sundaro He Sundaro:
O Lord, this blessed company of Yours is so Pure and Beautiful. It has made my body pure, and my mind blessed. My eyes have blossomed in wonder by the touch of Your light. The Breeze in the sky of my heart has become gentle with fragrance of Love by the touch of Your Grace.
This touch of Your Grace has filled my heart with colours of liveliness. This nectar-like companionship of Yours has remained stored in my life. O Lord, in Your company, please fill my life like this with Your ever-present freshness. To this Life of mine, You have brought transformations of several lifetimes at once, O the ever Pure and Beautiful One.
Nature empties only to Fill again:
Shiter Haowaye Laglo Nachon:
Look, the winter breeze has set the branches of the Amlaki tree dancing. The breeze with its rhythm is shedding the leaves of the tree with a rustling sound. The frenzy of the breeze to make everything fly off has made the tree a destitute bereft of leaves.
But has the tree really become a destitute? For see, now the beautiful arrangement of its fruits have got exposed and are no more in the hiding behind the leaves. This is a wondrous play of Nature, wherein it empties one only to fill again. To see this play in wonder, I am sitting outside all day. The cold winter is giving its touch now and then as if to remind me: that your time to Empty all will come in some morning only to reveal the Fullness behind.
The Summer Season:
Cakkhe Aamar Trishna:
Thirst has filled my eyes, and thirst has also engulfed my heart. I am a hot day of summer of vaisakha season, without any rains; and the heat is burning my life. A storm has risen which is blowing hot air. The flowers which lighted up the garden has become dry and black.
The Monsoon Season:
Eso Shyamala Sundara:
Come, O the beautiful green of the rainy season. Bring your nectar-like companionship, which removes the heat and the thirst. The one separated from you is looking at the sky intently.
Bring your cymbals of rain drops. It will now play with the rhythm of the restless dance of the rains. The bracelets of Nature will now jingle with the rains. The anklets of Nature will now jingle with the sound runu, runu, runu.
The Winter Season:
Paush Toder Daak Diyeche:
The winter season paush is calling you all. Come out, come out, come out of your houses and see the beauty of Nature. The basket of the Earth is today full with ripe harvest, seeing the beauty of which I am wonderstruck. The breeze swaying the paddy fields have intoxicated the four directions like a newly married bride; and the golden rays of the Sun has spread upon the garment of the Earth, seeing the beauty of which I am wonderstruck.
Hearing the flute of the field in this happy season, the sky has become happy. Who will stay within the house now? Open your doors everyone, O open your doors; And come out in the field to see the beauty of Nature. The laughter of the light has awakened, after getting reflected from the dew drops over the ears of the corns. The joy of the Earth has gone beyond bounds, and overflowing; seeing the beauty of which I am wonderstruck.
The Spring Season:
Eki Labanye Purno Prano:
O what beauty has filled Nature and its life-forms, O the Lord of life, due to advent of this joyous Spring. Love for all has blossomed O friend due to the beauty of Spring, within the joyous garden of my heart.
The creeper of my life has bowed down at Your feet today, O Lord. Joyous songs are overflowing, O friend, overflowing the sky, which is filled with Sun rays. O what beauty has filled Nature due to advent of this joyous Spring.
Gram Chara Ai Ranga Matir Path:
The reddish soil road leading from the village has made my mind get lost far far away; Oh! towards whom has my mind stretched out its hands and then rolls down on the dust?
Oh! it has made myself go out of my home, by holding each step of my feet, and taking me away forcefully, is leading me to which unknown place I know not. What treasure will it show me in which turn, and what obstacle will it pose in which place, and where will it end, I cannot think it out, I cannot think it out. The reddish soil road leading from the village has made my mind get lost far far away.
Aakash Bhara Surja Tara Viswa Bhara Praan:
The sky is filled with Sun and the stars, and the World is filled with life-forms; and in the midst of this Cosmic Life, I have got my place in this Universe. This is awakening my wonder and making me sing.
The huge waves of boundless Time, whose high and low tides swing the Universe, has attracted the blood flowing within my veins; This is awakening my wonder and making me sing.
Sanskrit Words on Nature: Contains words from sanskrit stotras related to various natural elements like fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, birds, animals, mountains, rivers, seas, fire, water, wind, earth etc.
Parks in Chennai: Contains a list of parks in Chennai with pictures and location details. Visit these parks and feel the refreshing touch of Nature.
6. Plant Nurseries:
Plant Nurseries in Chennai: Contains a list of plant nurseries in Chennai with location details. If you decide to buy plants, you can locate the nearest plant nursery and visit it.
Plant Nursery Links - India: Contains internet links of plant nurseries. You can order plants online in some of them and get it delivered at your home. You can also browse different types of plants and flowers to decide what to buy.
The Vedic seers lived in Nature and were inspired by Her. Nature as a Mother sustained their lives with fruits, vegetables, pure water and air. Nature as a Cosmic Being inspired their minds and hearts with Its vastness and transcendental dimension. The Vedic seers with the simplicity of a child wondered at the phenomenon of Nature - the vast sky, the dawn, the trees, the clouds, the lightning, the rains - they observed these closely and marvelled at them. Through their deep Spiritual Insight they saw a Divine Cosmic Order (Rita) which governed all Life and Nature. The Cosmic Order imparted Nature with its transcendental beauty. The seers spontaneously poured out their visions through succinct poetic expressions, which were so sublime that the boundary between natural beauty and divinity became thin, and appreciation of Nature became worship of Nature. Elements of Nature were seen as divinities to whom the seers prayed for their sustenance. Nature as a whole was like the consort of the Virat Purusha (Cosmic Being). Within that Cosmic Order a great Yajna or cycle of exchange is going on continuously, as if the Virat Purusha is being worshipped by offerings within these exchanges.
ॠत (Rita): The Cosmic Order
The Three Divisions of the Universe:
द्यौ (Dyau): The Heaven or Sky
अन्तरिक्ष (Antariksha): The Intermediate Space
वायु (Vayu): Air
पृथिवी (Prithivi): The Earth अग्नि (Agni): Fire
आप (Apa): Water
औषध (Ausadha): Herbs, Plants
यज्ञ (Yajna or Yagya): Sacrificial offering to the Cosmic Being
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Indian Seasons - ऋतु (Ritu):
फाल्गुण (Phaalgunna) (Mar - Apr)
वैशाख (Vaishakha) (May - Jun)
आषाढ (Aassaddha) (Jul - Aug)
भाद्र (Bhaadra) (Sep - Oct)
कार्त्तिक (Kaarttika) (Nov - Dec)
पौष (Paussa) (Jan - Feb)
चैत्र (Caitra) (Apr - May)
ज्यैष्ठ (Jyaissttha) (Jun - Jul)
श्रावण (Shraavanna) (Aug - Sep)
आश्विन (Aashvina) (Oct - Nov)
अग्रहायण (Agrahaayanna) (Dec - Jan)
माघ (Maagha) (Feb - Mar)
- Rama Navami
- Hanuman Jayanti
- Parashurama Jayanti
- Ganga Saptami
- Sita Navami
- Narasimha Jayanti
- Ganga Dussehra
- Jagannatha Ratha Yatra
- Guru Poornima
- Varahalakshmi Vrata
- Gayatri Japam
- Krishna Janmashthami
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Rishi Panchami
- Ananta Chaturdasi
- Sharadiya Navaratri
- Kojagori Lakshmi Puja
- Skanda Shasthi
- Tulasi Vivaha
- Karthika Poornima
- Vaikuntha Ekadasi
- Arudra Darshanam
- Makara Sankranti
- Vasanta Pancami
- Ratha Saptami
- Maha Shivaratri
(Note: Date ranges are approx values. Month names vary across different calendars.)
Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.