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New way to well come New Year-2009

Good morning friends, Happy and Prosperous New Year. I expect year 2009 bring happiness and prosperity to all around world. I like to share what my friend did on New Year eve.

One of my friend and his wife went to celebrate New Year eve with one of the orphan house in Ahmadabad. All together they have 230 kids. He takes with him music system, audio cd of most popular song and latest songs with remix of those songs, trade show exhibits. He also make arrangement to have pav-bhaji as dinner for all and ice cream also. To serve dinner he use tables which are having a look of modern restaurants. He use table covers and table top display for that. It was so nice and attractive kids feel like they all were in modern restaurants. He told me that the kids were so happy to have a guest to celebrate New Year eve. For first hour they play indoor games.

At 11-00 they started playing acting. He inspired kids to come on stage and do the acting of popular characters. It was so funny and entertaining to all kids. Everyone was just laughing. At 11-45 he started music and dance. As New Year coming closer, the rhythm of the music starts getting faster. It was at pick at 00-00. Than with the beginning of 2009, he stops music and tell everyone just to sit silent. They all did prayer. Everyone started greeting each other. And after that he distributes ice cream to all.

When he and his wife depart from orphan house, kids were so happy. I congratulate them to have such a nice beginning of year 2009. Isn’t it best way to start New Year? It inspired me a lot. Just want to finish with this much known saying—when we shared our pain, it gets less and when we shared our happiness with others it get double.

Diwali Rangoli at Dhirendra’s House

Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is a form of sandpainting to floor painting with traditional wet color. See pictures below.

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The motifs in traditional Rangoli are usually taken from Nature – peacocks, swans, mango, flowers, creepers, etc. The colors traditionally were derived from natural dyes – from barks of trees, leaves, indigo, etc. available for Holi.  

The designs are symbolic and common to the entire country, and can include geometrical patterns, with lines, dots, squares, circles, triangles; the swastika, lotus, trident, fish, conch shell, footprints (supposed to be of goddess Lakshmi), creepers, leaves, trees, flowers, animals and anthropomorphic figures. One important point is that the entire pattern must be an unbroken line, with no gaps to be left anywhere for evil spirits to enter. See pictures below.
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         Rangoli_Dhirendra_5             Rangoli_Dhirendra_6            Rangoli_Dhirendra_7

HAPPY NEW YEAR To ALL

Dhirendra Wishes all HAPPY and PROPSPEROUS NEW YEAR Today. 

Today is New Year Day. May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali and New YEAR today, the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love; I wish and pray to GOD that this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead.