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
Deities and Nature - Sanskrit Words: 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.
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.
Nature Links: Contains links of organizations engaged in Agriculture, Gardening and Nature Conservation. Gardening includes kitchen gardening where you can grow your own vegetables. You can participate in some of the nature conservation activities by donating or volunteering.
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Indian Seasons - ऋतु (Ritu):
19 Feb - 19 Apr
20 Apr - 21 Jun
22 Jun - 22 Aug
23 Aug - 22 Oct
23 Oct - 21 Dec
22 Dec - 18 Feb
- Maha Shivaratri
- Vasantha Navaratri
- Hanuman Jayanti
- Ganga Sapthami
- Narasimha Jayanti
- Ratha Yatra
- Guru Purnima
- Varahalakshmi Vrata