Culture

Scientific Inquisitiveness and Holistic Vision in the Poems of Subramania Bharati (Part 1)

Subramania Bharathi was born on 11th December 1882 in Ettayapuram Jameen to Sri.  Chinnasami Iyer and Smt. Lakshmi Ammal. His birth name was Subramanian. When he was eleven years old, impressed by his poetic prowess, scholars in Ettayapuram awarded him the title ‘Bharathi.’

ಭಗವತ್ಸಂಬಂಧ—ಒಂದು ಮಧುರಾಯಾಮ

ಭಗವಂತನು ಮಾನವನ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯೋ ಮಾನವನು ಭಗವಂತನ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯೋ ಎಂಬ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಚಿರಂತನ. ಆದರೆ, ಇವರಿಬ್ಬರ ನಡುವಣ ಸಂಬಂಧ ಮಾತ್ರ ಇಂಥ ಎಲ್ಲ ಚರ್ಚೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೀರಿದ ಮಧುರಾನುಭೂತಿ. ಒಂದೊಂದು ಮತದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದೊಂದು ಬಗೆಯಾಗಿ ಈ ಸಂಬಂಧವು ಬೆಳೆದಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಸನಾತನಧರ್ಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರ ಇದು ನಿರುಪಮವಾಗಿ ವಿಸ್ತರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.

I’m a Child of Chandamama

The name ‘Chandamama’ itself is so sweet. For all children, the Moon is like their lovely maternal uncle. This attractive word, although appears to be in the language of children, is originally a Sanskrit word. It is well-known that the Moon is commonly called ‘Chanda’ and someone close is often called ‘Mama’ in Sanskrit. It is seen that the same word is used in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and so on. This publication, titled ‘Chandamama’ in the Sanskrit version was called ‘Ambulimama’ in Tamil and Sinhalese and ‘Chandoba’ in Marathi.

The Kannaḍa Sāhitya Sammeḻana of Davanagere

In 1922, the Kannaḍa Sāhitya Sammeḻana[1] was held at Davanagere. That year, Mysore’s Vṛddha Pitāmaha[2] Sri. M. Venkatakrishnayya presided over the conference. The service he rendered to the Mysore region at large and to Kannada language and literature is widely known. Sixty to seventy years of his ceaseless, multidimensional service to society, is remembered as a virtuous life[3] in our state’s history.

Chandamama’s Luminescence

Typically if you ask a middle-aged person—or even someone in their thirties—who is a connoisseur and from a middle-class family, to describe a few sweet memories from his childhood, among the many things he would mention, without fail, you will hear the name of the periodical Chandamama, isn’t it? My tender and unforgettable sweet memories were formed by reading Chandamama. It is true that like me, billions of Indians have experienced joy from reading it. Personally speaking, Chandamama was among the cultural media that shaped my artistic taste.

ಬಾಲಖೇಲನದಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮವಿದ್ಯೆ

ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಆಟವೆಂಬುದನ್ನು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೇ ಮೀಸಲಾಗಿಸುವುದುಂಟು. ದೊಡ್ಡವರು ಆಟವಾಡಬಾರದೆಂದೇನೂ ನಿಯಮವಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ, ದೊಡ್ಡವರ “ಆಟ”ಗಳೂ ಬಲುಬಗೆಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತವೆಂಬುದು ಬೇರೆಯ ಮಾತು! ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕದು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ, ಅಸ್ತುತವೂ ಹೌದು. ಏನೇ ಆಗಲಿ, “ಬಾಲಸ್ತಾವತ್ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಸಕ್ತಃ” ಎಂದು ಚರ್ಪಟಪಂಜರಿಕಾಸ್ತೋತ್ರವು ಹೇಳುವಂತೆ ಬಾಲ್ಯವನ್ನು ಬಗೆಬಗೆಯ ಖೇಲನವಿನೋದಗಳಿಂದಲೇ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಿಸುವುದು ಸಹಜ, ಯುಕ್ತ.

Yugadi: The Pan-Indian Celebration of Vasanta

On the arrival of the spring, trees shed their old leaves and sprout all over and the extreme climate gives way to a pleasant one. Trees grow prosperous with fragrant flowers and attract flocks of excited birds and insects. Spring implies ‘love is in the air’ for all. Many animals and birds flock and breed at this time. Spring is most suitable for travel, outings and outdoor celebrations.