wonder how the worship of idols is termed as being ritualistic but worship of a book is not. In my perspective it is equally ritualistic. It is sad that the world of differences is gaining strength and the way the religious intolerance is spreading. Read on for more on the second eminent partition between two factions of society.
Greetings for Parashuram Janamotsav. 🙏🕉💐. Lord Parashuram is holy as the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and is regarded as the founder of Goa: he is said to have ordered Lord Varuna, the god of the sea to retreat as far as he threw his axe. Thus the sea retreated and the land between the … Continue reading Parshuram Janmotsav
किताबों के ढेर, ढेर सारी किताबों के ढेर। कुछ ऐसा ही दिखता था जब विमल अपनी नन्ही सी आयु में अपने पिता का किताबें जमा करने का शौक़ देखती थी। वह ढेर जिसे वह ढेर कहती थी, बहुत ही सलीक़े से बैठक की बड़ी सी कॉंच की अलमारी में सहेज कर रखीं पुस्तकें थीं । … Continue reading पहचान
जय झूलेलाल/ Jai Jhulelal
Jai Jhulelal! This Sindhi greeting pictured at Ram Mandir, Nairobi on the occasion of Hindu Sindhi New Year Cheti Chand 2023 / Vikram Samvat 2080 Banner designed by Sonia Harjani ( Guided by Monica Gokaldas)
Mahashivratri Deepmala sringar Darshan Rameshwar mahadev (Sindhi Guru Mandir, Bangalore) 🙏 18/02/23 courtesy: Maharaj Ramesh Sharma
Asian Scene- Sindhi Post Dinner, New Year, The Star, 23rd April
It was around 1994 that Monica Gokaldas started enquiring about other Sindhi community members and soon she found at least thirty of them. Their first gathering was in 1998 at her residence and since then they began celebrating the New Year or other prayers there.
In 2003 the Sindhi Welfare Society was formally established the Mr Prem Gidoomal was appointed Chairman. There are now about fifty Sindhi families in Kenya and they meet regularly at the Ram Mandir, Nairobi. After celebrating their New Year on 12th April, they gathered for a post celebration dinner on Saturday 20th April at the Relish Restaurant, Nairobi. It was a night of having a good time with a bigger family, the Sindhi community and enjoying delicious food and entertainment organized by Jimmy Gidwani and Lavina Gidwani.
Khorak: a nourishing sweet
Khorak: A Sindhi delicacy An ensemble of well measured clarified butter, wheat flour, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, sugar and a few traditional spices such as cilantro seeds, cardamom seeds etc cooked to a rich brown firm cake. A traditional sweet that has seen many childhoods nourish and many post partum women gain strength. It is … Continue reading Khorak: a nourishing sweet
Sindh Floods! (2)
Flood victims in Tando Allahyar, Sindh, Pakistan The disaster weighs heavy! For which crime they pay levy? Their houses washed away, And fields destroyed totally! They pray for mercy, Water Gods poured heavy! Jhulelal Saeein has to come, in manifestation of you and me! Wake up O’ sleeping folks, Share a dime, to help out … Continue reading Sindh Floods!
Thadri is a festival celebrated by the Sindhi community world over. The festival is also called Vadi Sattain by some. Some other Hindu communities celebrate the festival on the same day by various other names such as Saatam. The festival is in reverence of the Goddess of cooling known as Sheetla Mata. The Sindhis prepare … Continue reading Thadri 2022