Radhastami in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

PICT1280KLANG, MALAYSIA – My daughter, Breenda was so excited as Radhastami was approaching. She kept asking if I could prepare a dance for Radhastami. She looked really disappointed when I told her I was simply too tired after Krishna Janmastami and all that sewing for Radhastami clothes for our lovely deities. I had made an apple green outfit with mush green lace and shimmering turquoise butterfly sequins with little white pearls for Them. I wanted my Nitai Gaurasundar deities to be in real dancing mood so the outfit was fashioned in Rajaput styled skirts. We also made sea green with pearl bead sets for our deities to match their outfits. My children helped in the final touches. Continue reading

H1N1 (Swine Flu): Masks may do more harm than good

BY RADHA RAMANA DAS

Map_20090706_0900I work in a High Risk environment and to echo what is addressed here, few facts need to be highlighted.

Firstly about HINI Virus.  According to basic biological facts, the virus do not contain any DNA as their basic structure as what human have. Basically the virus contain RNA which having capacity to change itself according to environment. So it has capacity to penetrate to any life environment by adjusting itself. To prevent it to penetrate to our body, our antibody need to be strong enough and having a propensities to counter attack of this virus. Continue reading

Preventing H1N1 (Swine Flu)

BY PRABHAKAR

Thanks to media hype about H1N1, I’ve received calls from several who trust me, to advise. The hype in media about the utility of face masks and N95 as a tool for general protection against H1N1 can’t be deplored enough. Today, a friend who listened wanted me to write down briefly what I advised so that he could tell others in similar words. Hence this short email to friends whom I have advised recently. Please realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about face masks or N95.Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ, while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95 to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an umbrella made of mosquito net. Continue reading

Krishna Janmastami in Klang

From Kavi Karnapura’s Ananda Vrindavana Campu, Second Chapter

THE BACKGROUND FOR THE LORD’S APPEARANCE
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Now we will discuss the truth about the transcendental birthplace of Bhagavan and the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna. Once upon a time, Bhumi, the predominating deity of the earth, felt overburdened by different demons posing as members of the royal order. Feeling aggrieved upon seeing her miserable condition, the lotus-born Brahma appealed to Ksirodakasayi Visnu, the maintainer of the universe, saying, “Please deliver Goddess Bhumi who is feeling greatly distressed by these demoniac kings. Only You can remove this terrible influence from the earth.”

The time for an appearance of the Lord coincided with two internal desires of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. First the Lord desired to descend on earth to increase the fortune of Yasoda and Nanda. Also at that time Krishna wanted to relish the sweet mellow of srngara rasa (paramour love) while enacting His worldly pastimes. For these two reasons the Lord appeared within the material creation on Bhuloka, (earth planet), along with His parents, friends, and other eternal associates. Continue reading

Balaram Purnima in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
pict11461.jpgKLANG, MALAYSIA – On the last day of the Jhulan, on the Purnima (full moon) this comes Lord Balaram’s appearance day festival. Powerful Lord Balarama is sixteen years old, full of the luster of youth and has a fair complexion the color of crystal. He wears blue garments and a garland of forest flowers. His handsome hair is tied in a graceful topknot. Splendid earrings adorn His ears and His neck is splendidly decorated with garlands of flowers and strings of jewels. Splendid armlets and bracelets ornament Douji’s graceful and very strong arms and His feet are decorated with splendid jeweled anklets. Continue reading

Jhulan Yatra in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

PICT1134-cropKLANG, MALAYSIA – Each year in Vraj, in the midst of the rainy season, when fields and jungle have turned shades of lush green and flowers are blossoming all around,  Temples of Vrindavan, swings are placed in the shrines of the Temples for the Deities to swing upon. This is called Jhulan Yatra. Continue reading