Posted in चार आश्रम, Bhartiya Architecture

पति के लिए पत्नी

​आखिर पति के लिए पत्नी क्यों जरूरी है?
मानो न मानो – 
(१) जब तुम दुःखी हो, तो वह तुम्हें 

कभी अकेला नहीं छोड़ेगी।
(२) हर वक्त, हर दिन, तुम्हें तुम्हारे अन्दर की बुरी आदतें छोड़ने को कहेगी।
(३) हर छोटी-छोटी बात पर तुमसे

झगड़ा करेगी, परंतु ज्यादा देर

गुस्सा नहीं रह पाएगी।
(४)तुम्हें आर्थिक मजबूती देगी।
(५) कुछ भी अच्छा न हो, फिर

भी, तुम्हें यही कहेगी; चिन्ता मत

करो, सब ठीक हो जाएगा।
(६) तुम्हें समय का पाबन्द बनाएगी।
(७) यह जानने के लिए कि तुम क्या कर रहे हो, दिन में 15 बार फोन करके हाल पूछेगी। कभी कभी तुम्हें खीझ भी आएगी, पर सच यह है कि तुम कुछ कर नहीं पाओगे।
(८) चूँकि, पत्नी ईश्वर का दिया एक

विशेष उपहार है, इसलिए उसकी उपयोगिता जानो और उसकी देखभाल करो।
(९) यह सन्देश हर विवाहित पुरुष के

मोबाइल पर होना चाहिए, ताकि उन्हें

अपनी पत्नी के महत्व का अंदाजा हो। 
(१०) अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(११) भले ही झगड़ें, गुस्सा करें, 

एक दूसरे पर टूट पड़ें, एक दूसरे पर दादागीरी करने के

लिए; अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(१२) जो कहना है, वह कह लें,  जो करना है, वह कर लें; एक दूसरे के चश्मे और  लकड़ी ढूंढने में, अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(13) मैं रूठूँ तो तुम मना लेना, 

तुम रूठो तो मैं मना लूंगा, 

एक दूसरे को लाड़ लड़ाने के लिए;

अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(१४) आंखें जब धुंधली होंगी, 

याददाश्त जब कमजोर होगी, 

तब एक दूसरे को, एक दूसरे 

में ढूंढने के लिए, अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(१५) घुटने जब दुखने लगेंगे, 

कमर भी झुकना बंद करेगी, तब एक दूसरे के पांव के नाखून काटने के लिए, अन्त में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(१६) “अरे मुुझे कुछ नहीं हुआ,

बिल्कुल नॉर्मल हूं” ऐसा कह कर एक दूसरे को बहकाने के लिए, अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
(१७) साथ जब छूट जाएगा, 

विदाई की घड़ी जब आ जाएगी, 

तब एक दूसरे को माफ करने के लिए

अंत में हम दोनों ही होंगे। 
टिप्पणी : पति-पत्नी पर व्यंग्य कितने भी हों, किन्तु तथ्य यही है।

Posted in Bharatiya Mandir, Bhartiya Architecture

Hinduism in Cambodia

 

Hinduism in Cambodia

According to an ancient Sanskrit inscription, Cambodia was born from the water. Being the oldest Indianised state in Southeast Asia, its religion was Hinduism. Cambodia boasts the largest temple complex in the world, named Ankor, from the Sanskrit meaning “the capital city”.

It was built in the ninth century C. E. in honor of the Hindu god Lord Vishnu. The complex extends over an area more than twice the size of Manhattan and took thirty-seven years to complete.

Angkor Wat was dramatically rediscovered in 1860 by the French naturalist and explorer Henri Mouhot, 1826 -1861) a French naturalist and explorer, who exclaimed:

“It is grander than anything left us by Greece or Rome.”

“At the sight of this temple, one feels one’s spirit crushed, one’s imagination surpassed. One looks, one admires, and, seized with respect, one is silent. For where are the words to praise a work of art that may not have its equal anywhere on the globe? … What genius this Michalangelo of the East had, that he was capable of concaving such a work.”

(source: Le Tour du Monde 2-1863-299).

He was staggered by his discovery. There was a city so vast and so sophisticated that it must have been built by people with an advanced knowledge of engineering, science, mathematics and art. The young Frenchman soon sent word back to Europe telling of the most beautiful lost city ever to be discovered. The monumental scale, grandeur and beauty of Angkor justifies its reputation as one of the world’s great creations.

Mouhot wrote: What strikes the observer with not less admiration than the grandeur, regularity, and beauty of these majestic buildings, is the immense size and prodigious number of the blocks of stone of which they are constructed. In this temple alone are as many as 1532 columns. What means of transport, what a multitude of workmen, must this have required, seeing that the mountain out of which the stone was hewn is thirty miles distant!….”

(source: Angkor: Heart of an Asian Empire – By Bruno Dagens p. 140 -141).

 

Posted in Bhartiya Architecture

Mandir palace, Gwolior(Madhya Pradesh

Courtyard, Man Mandir palace, Gwolior(Madhya Pradesh)
15th century CE, Commissioned by King Man Singh Pawar
Here use of “glazed terracotta tiles” is noteworthy as colonial historians emphasized that use of glazed tiles was anyhow “re-introduced” by invading Muslims(it is also noteworthy that there is not even a single muslim text talk about introduction of this craft.) even though there has been substantial evidence for the use of glazed tiles in ancient pre-islamic India. Xun-Xuang, a chinese traveller has mentioned about exquisite palaces/houses covered with glazed tiles. Man-Mandir is best known for its glazed tiles which were used with such an amazing skill that found no match anywhere in the world including Persia itself. Such a perfection in crafts can be obtained only and only when it is indigenous not imported.

Courtyard, Man Mandir palace, Gwolior(Madhya Pradesh)
15th century CE, Commissioned by King Man Singh Pawar
Here use of "glazed terracotta tiles" is noteworthy as colonial historians emphasized that use of glazed tiles was anyhow "re-introduced" by invading Muslims(it is also noteworthy that there is not even a single muslim text talk about introduction of this craft.) even though there has been substantial evidence for the use of glazed tiles in ancient pre-islamic India. Xun-Xuang, a chinese traveller has mentioned about exquisite palaces/houses covered with glazed tiles. Man-Mandir is best known for its glazed tiles which were used with such an amazing skill that found no match anywhere in the world including Persia itself. Such a perfection in crafts can be obtained only and only when it is indigenous not imported.