Mahasivarathri is purely a religious ceremony of day time fast and vigil throughout the night. Hindus world over observe special religious rites on the fourteenth night of Phalguna (February /March ) which is the longest night in the year according to the Hindu calendar.
“Be engrossed in Lord Siva at all times”. --This is in essence is the message of Nanthi to us. His posture facing the sanctum and sanctorum of Siva temples reminds us of this message.
Among those jumping on the anti-Sri Lankan bandwagon, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram made world headlines last week with her decision to release those convicted of assassinating former Indian Prime Rajiv Gandhi in a May 1991 suicide bomb attack in Tamil Nadu.
From birth to death, food and nutrition are vital for good health and to produce healthy citizens who will play a key role in building a just and fair society with sustainable development and an equitable distribution of wealth and resources.
The wife of former cricketer Hashan Tillekaratne spoke to Dailymirror on her sudden decision to cross over to the SLFP, the alleged injustices faced by her husband in the UNP and of her future plans in politics. . .
Election laws dumped in western and southern PC election campaigns Brazen foul play likely to tip the scale
When issuing the latest figures on complaints received on election law violations and incidents of violence, the Elections Secretariat yesterday expressed concern over the marked increase in the misuse of state property and resources by candidates contesting the upcoming provincial polls for their campaigning activities.
More than 20 families came to Shanti Auluck’s home in New Delhi with their sons, keen at first to arrange a marriage with her daughter in an age-old Indian custom.
But with each visit came apologies and a change of heart. All of the families were turned off by the fact Auluck also has a son with Down Syndrome.
Our batch get together was a partial success. Some of us met after nearly 45 years. We were the first set of engineering graduates to pass out from the Peradeniya Engineering Faculty. That was in 1965 - a long time ago. It was the first batch to include students from the Sinhala and Tamil streams.
Discipline, responsibility and commitment to duty and obligations ranging from small matters like arranging the bed when we wake up to bigger community, social and national issues, need to be urgently revived.
What is it that drives a politician? The answer is as simple as it is tragic. It is the love, and an unquenchable thirst, for power. What should be the reason for any politician or other person seeking power?
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