Rama Navami

Rama Navami

Rama Navami is birth day of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu came in human form in the land of Ayodhya. It is a Spring festival of Hindu’s, and part of the festival Chaitra Navratri, it comes on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri, in month of Chaitra as per Hindu calendar. It falls in the month of March or April. Ram Navami is a relatively a small festival of Hinduism. It is also observed as the marriage day of Rama and Sita and thus also referred to as Kalyanotsavam.

Lord Rama is example of the perfect person (Maryada Purushottam), shown in Ramayana. He was the embodiment of gentleness, Kindness, compassions and integrity. It is said that listening to the Ramayana narrated by a pure devotee of the Lord Rama cleanses all the misgivings from one’s mind and heart. Meditating on Lord Rama and chanting his name is believed to ease the mental agonies. One can also learn from the life of Rama, how to live a life. One should live life without any complaint, as Lord Rama was a Prince and it was announced that he will be the king of Ayodhya, but next day because of his step mother he had to leave everything and go to the jungle for 14 years, to live a miserable, difficult life, but he had no ill feelings for his step mother.
Hindu people visit to Rama temple for prayers, puja and aarti. Whereas some pray at home, they celebrate with friends and relatives, people participate in singing Bhajans and Kirtan with music as a part of puja. Some devotees celebrate this event by making infant statue bath with Panchamrit (Milk, Butter, Honey, Curd, Tulsi Patra), they wear infant statue beautiful cloths, then they place in a cradle. Devotees also organize community meals, whereas some remain fasting in honour of Lord Rama.

In Ayodhya the birth place of Lord Rama, it is celebrated at a large scale. Huge fair is held with thousands of devotees gathering for celebration of this festival. The fair is held for two days. Rathayatras the procession , also known as Shobha yatras carrying the statue or picture of Lord Rama, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman are taken in chariot at several places. Many people also take a dip in river Sarayu of Ayodhya.

Ram Navami is celebrated all over in India by Hindu Community, people visit to places associated with lord Rama. Like- Ayodhya, Ujjain, Tamil Nadu (Rameshwaram), Telangana (Bhadrachalam) and West Bengal, the Jagannath temples and regional Vaishnava community observe Rama Navami, and treat it as the day when preparations begin for their annual jagannath Ratha Yatra in summer. In Andhra Pradesh, Rama Navami is celebrated for 10 days from the Chaitra Saptami to the Bahula Padyami that falls in the month of March or April.

How Social Media Helps The Youth Grow

The internet is a new wave that has engulfed the entire globe.With so much information heralded over the world wide web, social media has become the  With loads of information being disseminated over the Internet, social media has become the very essence of the foundation of the society. Whether this change has been for the better or worse depends on how you look at it.

All is not bad with social media. As an optimist and an eclectic let us discuss the positive aspects of the new way of humans connecting with each other.

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  • Social media can help you keep in touch with family and friends all over the world, talk to them, even see them. Helps share facts and memories. Social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on are the most convenient means to meet like-minded people and establish new relations and a cost-effective way of being connected with loved ones irrespective of the geographical locations
  • Social media helps at various stages of Education, as a trusted source of information, connecting with experts, learning applications, videos help to collect information.  These connections can help one with a variety of things like seeking a new job, locating assistance, making or receiving advice etc
  • Exhibiting skills It is a great platform to share and showcase one’s skills. The whole world is open for all to unveil one’s hidden potential. How one video or just a clip can go viral and reach the world over is what all of us have witnessed in recent times.
  • Expression It is a fantastic way to get people to express themselves. Be it via Facebook status or writing on the walls or even tweeting and displaying various aspects of your personality. Contributing to debates on websites or creating content like blogs or short videos also gives expressions to one’s thoughts. It is easier to convey your fields of interest and your opinions with the advantage of having an audience for all your expressions.
  • Creativity and Innovation Social media gives creativity wings and a base to be able to share and conceptualize the mental picture. With so much exposure, the brain is also tickled to push its imagination
  • Confidence and socially interactive This is an outlet to share views, talents and connect with the outside world which gives the confidence to face the world and interact with them
  • Create Awareness Media keeps one updated with the current Social and political happenings, current affairs. Information spreads faster on social media, it also empowers individuals with the knowledge and opportunity to evolve with changing times
  • Learning something new Innumerable learning apps and videos are on social media to hone new skills, like various languages or musical instrument, you name it and it pops up at the click of the mouse.
  • Opportunities Compelling and relevant content grabs the attention of the pertinent. It could be a job position or an investor for one’s entrepreneurial proposition or even boosting traffic on your website.  Even finding customers for products or services and getting feedback for the same.

Social media has not only become part of peoples’ lives but their lives seem o revolve around it. Though these positives cannot camouflage the negatives that come with social media, which we save for another discussion.

Places To Visit In India

India is a land of unity in diversity, it is a vast country with a variety of languages, cultures, topography ranging from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, not to forget the three water bodies that surround the country. As a result, the tourism business is flourishing in the country. Though even a lifetime would not be enough to cover all the places in this country, there are a couple of places which cannot be given a miss.

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

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This is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is also referred to as the queen of the Satpura ranges. It is skirted on all sides by the stupendous and dotted with beautiful 10,000 years old man-made cave shelters, dense sal forests and bamboo thickets. It is situated at an altitude of 1100m. The calm and the scenic hill station is a masterpiece with ancient caves of the Buddhist era residing in consonance with tranquil waterfalls.

Pachmarhi is linked to the epic of Mahabharata and gets its name from the words ‘pach’ meaning five and ‘marhi’ meaning caves. The Pandavas, visited this area during their years in exile. They carved out five caves for living in them, thus the name.

This city was discovered in the modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, this city houses enchanting churches built in colonial style architecture. You would not want to miss the monsoons here.

Places to visit

  • Jata Shankar Caves
  • Dhoop Garh
  • Bee Falls
  • Pandava Caves
  • Satpura National Park
  • Handi Khoh
  • Mahadeo Hills
  • Bison Lodge Museum
  • Churches
  • Chaura Garh Temple

Rameswaram, Tamilnadu

Image result for rameswaram templeRameswaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. Pilgrims flock to this temple to seek blessings and repent for sins by bathing in the water of the  22 sacred wells of the temple. It is one of the four major pilgrimage sites of Hindus.

Rameswaram is linked to the epic of Ramayana and the name is coined from Ram-Eshwar which means ‘the place where Eshwar was worshipped by Ram”. Eshwar is referred here as Lord Shiva. Goddess Sita made the Shivalingam of sand (Ramalingam)and together Lord Ram and Goddess Sita worshipped the Shivalingam.  The temple also has the Visvakingam that Hanuman brought from the Kailash. This temple is also recognized as being the southernmost ‘jyotirlinga’ of India among the 12 jyotirlingas of India.

The temple comprises of small shrines, dedicated to other deities. There is an enormous image of Nandi (Lord Shiva’s Bull) which is 12 feet in length and 9 feet in height. The temple has the longest corridor amid the temples in India.

The sea life off the shore of Rameswaram is one of the richest in India. Coral reefs are popular which makes it a great spot for scuba diving, snorkeling and several other water activities

Places to visit

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam House
  • Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi
  • Dhanushkodi Beach
  • Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge)
  • Paambam Rail/Road bridge across the Palk Strait


20th March 2018

Public Speaking Tips

Speaking in public is genuinely scary for most people, including many who outwardly seem calm. But one forgets that the audience actually wants you to succeed. They are glad it’s you up there and not them. So “Don’t try to get rid of the butterflies – just get them flying in formation” Image result for public speaking

Public speaking skills are important in various aspects of a business. Be it in marketing and sales, training, coaching and so on. Succeeding in portraying confidence and capability to stand up in front of an audience and speak well, are extremely helpful. Try these tips to project confidence and shake your nerves

  • Preparation Public speaking is like an iceberg the delivery is just the tip, the major chunk is the time and effort in planning and preparing for it. Preparing helps you anticipate possible questions and eliminate sources of unnecessary confusion.
  • Practice makes you confident, comfortable and compelling. Practicing in front of friends or videotaping yourself will help you tweak your mistakes or shortcomings. Memorizing the speech though always not possible helps real-time additions without losing track of the core material. Practice is only productive when you make a positive effort to improve.
  • Audience Analysis Knowing the audience before creating your message helps determine the choice of words, the information, the presenting pattern, questions and reactions. Find out what the audience already knows and what they expect of you and how you want them to react to your presentation. This will reduce your jitters and give you an upper hand over the audience.
  • Repeat The human memory and attention span are more than a little flawed and usually, people take home around six things from your presentation. Find out what those six things should be and keep making the point again and again in different ways so that it gets fixated in the minds of the easily distracted audience.
  • Keep your material ready Have cue cards ready with key points written on them to get you back on track just in case you lose the flow. Never read word for word from your material.
  • Look for signs from the audience Make it interactive and interesting. Guage their verbal and non-verbal feedback. The audience usually mirrors your behaviour.
  • Entertain Public Speaking is about entertaining as well as conveying information. People retain more if they are enjoying themselves and feeling relaxed. Your research, humor and imagination will take you places as far as the audiences’ response goes. Try using props to make it more lively and interactive for the audience.
  • Gestures Research suggests, what you say is not as important as how you say it.Use your body language, posture, eye contact, smile, your tone, the pitch to doubly engage your audience by not only listening but also looking at the way you are presenting the matter. Well practiced, natural looking gesturing also deviates your nerves to an energy consuming activity so the nerves are not as much perceived by the audience as you might feel them.
  • First impression is the Last Impression The audience has to be intrigued and impressed from the word go. Start with a quote, a rhetoric question for emphasis, statistics or better still a story, if very confident, even a joke might work.
  • Calm your nerves Try talking to someone before you start to make sure your voice is good to go. Check your equipment to avoid last moment nervousness. Smile, take a deep breath, appear confident. Start by looking at the friendliest person in the audience then work your way through the crowd

Nobody expects you to be perfect. But by following these tips you may be able to reduce your anxiety and shine as a public speaker.


22nd March, 2018

Navroze the new beginning

Navroze the new beginning

Nav means new, roze means day. Navroze is New Year day. It is the first day of the first month (Farvardin), in the Iranian Calendar it falls in the month of March.  People from different religious traditions take part in this festival. The last day of the Parsi Calendar year, observed on the evening of Navroze, is a day of penance where one repents for their sins. Therefore, the Parsi New Year is linked to Zoroastrian religion. It is a holiday that originated in Iran, and it represents a yearly renewal of everything in the universe. Now it is celebrated in other parts of world, like- India, Iraq, Russia, Syria, Turkey & Pakistan. It is a holy day for zoroastrian’s. This holiday can be directly linked to the festivals of Tiregan and Yalda. It welcomes to Spring season in the Northern Hemisphere, special thanks giving prayers are offered.  Some Parsi’s celebrate the New Year festival in the month of August.

To celebrate this day people starts preparation from several weeks before the New Year. They clean their houses, special decorations adorn the interior and exterior of the house. These decorations include garlands of the flowers. People buy gifts for each other, they also buy new cloths and new furniture.

Parsi Community people get together to celebrate the day, visitors are sprinkled with rose water as they enter home to welcome them. People also give charities to poor and needy people. They visit to the Fire Temple anchors for holiday together. People head to the temple to pray and give thanks for the New Year. parsis mark the day of ‘Muktad’ the last ten days of the religious calendar. According to the Parsi tradition, during these ten days, the souls who have left the world come to bless them and special prayers are held at the Agyari during these days said Anklesaria. Various members of the community gather at the Parsi Sanatorium.

People decorate a table with seven items that represent the new season, which begin with the persian letter (S)

There is list of symbolic objects of ‘Table of Seven S’ S”
1) Sumac-Spice of life – this represents the fertility.
2) Sabzeh -Brightly coloured eggs represents rebirth
3) Seer –Garlic represents Good health
4) Sonbol –Hyacinths represents spring
5) Samanu Wheat pudding-sweetness of life
6) Seeb –Apples represents beauty
7) Serkeh –Vinegar represents patience.

This festival is celebrated with great feasts, people make special dishes like Sabzi (rice dish), soup is made from noodles, whey, lentils, onions and spring onions called Ash reshteh. Desserts are also made called naan Berengi (rice cookies), a pastry called Baqlava and sugar coated almond called Noghi. It is an important event, people get together to spend time with their families, and the ones they love. This festival is an important to many other communities also like, Muslims and Zoroastrians. This festival is incomplete without a feast and the sweets made, using semolina as well as veermicelli along with fish preparations usually this celebration is within families.

Know Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 and died on March 14, 2018. He was the wheelchair-ridden scientist who gave lectures with the aid of a computerized speech synthesizer. He was a British scientist, a renowned professor at Cambridge University in England, and the author of the best-selling book “A Brief History of Time.” He performed revolutionary work in physics and cosmology. He is responsible for bringing science to the common man. He is noted for his study of black holes and the origin of the universe. There is also a film based on his life ‘The Theory Of Everything’.

  • Hawkings was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21 while he was at the University of Cambridge studying cosmology.  ALS is a rare neurological disease that destroys the neurons which control voluntary muscles in the body. It was miraculous that he lived for as long as he did with that condition because of his determination to overcome unexpected adversity. As he rightly said, “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
  • In 1974, Hawking’s radiation theory research made him a popular within the scientific world. He showed that black holes emit radiation and should eventually evaporate and disappear. This discovery set Hawking on a career path marked by awards, notoriety and distinguished titles that reshaped the thinking about black holes and the universe. He was named as a fellow of the Royal Society and even merited the prestigious Albert Einstein Award.
  • In 1988 Hawking skyrocketed to global popularity with the publication of A Brief History of Time. The book is a description of cosmology for the masses and offered an overview of how the universe actually is and how we see it. It was an instant success.
  • In 2007, he made an important progress towards space travel. He had the opportunity to experience a zero-gravity environment. He was freed from his wheelchair in a Boeing 727 designed for training and experienced bursts of weightlessness.

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  • Hawking attended the Sweden conference in August 2015, to discuss new theories about black holes and the infamous black hole  “information paradox.” The solution to the paradox of what becomes of an object that enters a black hole could be black hole ‘hairs’ that form on the event horizon, making a kind of two-dimensional holographic imprint of whatever’s been sucked in.
  • In March 2018 Neil deGrasse Tyson interviewed Stephen Hawking, they discussed what he conceived of the universe as it existed before the Big Bang. Hawking said, that one could regard imaginary and real-time beginning at the South Pole. There is nothing south of the South Pole, so there was nothing around before the Big Bang.
  • He used a speech-generating device (SGD) or a voice output communication aid, this replaces speech or writing. His cheek movement was detected by an infrared switch mounted on his spectacles. This switch was his interface with the computer. The software ACAT included a word prediction algorithm provided by SwiftKey, trained on his books and lectures, so he usually only had to type the first couple of characters and select the whole word. Once the sentence was formed, it was sent to the speech synthesizer.  This is how he conveyed his enlightening thoughts and lectures.

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  • His last paper predicted multiverse also how our universe would eventually fade into blackness as the stars run out of energy. “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail, There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” said the atheist and the greatest mind ever about death.


19th March 2018


Chaitra Navratri

Chaitra Navratri

Nav means Nine, Ratri means Night, actual meaning of Navratri is nine nights. This festival is celebrated by Akhand Jyot (Diya or oil lamp – which is lighten for continuous nine days and nights)
Navratri festival is celebrated all over India by Hindu’s. Most of the people know two type of Navratri festival held in a year. One Maha Navratri, which comes in the month of September or October and another is Chaitra Navratri, which comes in the month of March or April. Other than these two there are two more Navratris, Gupt Navratri and Megh Navratri.
As per Hindu calendar Chaitra Navratri is nine days festival falls in month of Chaitra, the full moon day. This Chairta Navratri is also known as Vasant Navratri. Lord Rama’s birthday falls on the ninth day of Navratri, so it is also called as Rama Navratri. During both the Navaratri festivals people worship Goddess Durga and her nine forms, devotees offer prayers to one of the nine forms on each day during Navratris. Rituals are performed with great Zeal in temples while devotees adorn their houses. Devotee performs havans, puja and aarti to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. The festival is dedicated to Shakti which is significantly referred to as Goddess Durga. This festival is mostly celebrated in the northern part of India and Maharashtra Navratri is celebrated as Gudi Padwa, which is also celebrated on the same day. Different regions follow a variety of rituals through the course of the nine days. This year Chaitra Navratri is starting on 18th March till 25th March 2018. This year the festival will be celebrated for 8 days instead of 9 days as Ashtami and Navami are falling on the same day, as per Hindu Calendar.
In respect of Goddess Durga people fast for nine days, they live on milk, juices or fruits for entire day. Devotees refrain from having meat, chicken, fish, eggs, liquor, onion, garlic etc. they remain only on rock salt even spices are not consumed. People have tea, coffee along with potato chips or potato cooked with rock salt. Some of them also consume dry fruits. One must watch out their behaviour, to keep them- self cool and calm.
Nine forms of Goddess Durga are:-
1) Goddess Shailputri
2) Goddess Bramacharin
3) Goddess Chandraghanta
4) Goddess Kushmanda
5) Goddess Skandamata
6) Goddess katyayani
7) Goddess kaalratri
8) Goddess Mahagauri
9) Goddess Siddhidatri

The last day of festival is all about fasting, praying, performing havans inviting relatives and eating different foods, enjoying etc. It is said that Lord Shiva permitted Goddess Durga to meet her mother just for nine days. And at that time Goddess Durga demolished demon Mahishasura. Goddess Durga has eternal divine power, which can never be created nor destroyed.

Ugadi Festival

Ugadi Festival

Ugadi or Yugadi word is derived from sanskrit words Yuga means age and adi means starting the beginning of New Year. Ugadi is New Year of Telugu and Kannada communities in India. This festival falls in the month of Chaitra, as per Hindu calendar it comes in the month of March or in the month of April. This date moon signifies a change in the seasons and essentially means ugadi is a spring festival. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana observe a public holiday on this day. In the other part of India, in the state of Maharashtra it is celebrated a Gudi Padwa as New Year.
It is believed that Lord Brahma created the universe on this day of full moon, and it is celebrated as New Year.
Other belief is nine days festival Chaitra Navratri begins on this day and ends with the birth of Lord Rama (Ram Navami). The creator of the Hindu Pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day the Ugadi day is also called Chaitra Suddha Padhyami.
According to Hindu religion, a cycle of 60 years is known as samvatsara and this day marks the beginning of a new samvatsara.
A week in advance people clean their house, and colourful patterrns rangoli is drawn on the floor is called Kolamulus (kannada: Rangoli), fresh mango leaves go up around front doors for good luck and it is called toranalu (Konnada: toranagalu). People buy new cloths and gifts for each other. On the day of festival, people wake up early morning they take special oil bath. A special food called bevu Bella is prepared. People also visit Hindu temples. This festival is celebrated to welcome spring season, it is joyful festival, signifying growth and prosperity. This tells us to put all the shadows of the past behind, let’s look forward to a new start, Realize new dreams, new hopes, new achievements, new courage.
On this day of Ugadi people prepare the Ugadi Pachadi or Bevu bella is a pest (chutney), prepared from Jaggery or sugar, Neem leaves, tamarind juice and raw mango. The paste combines sweet and sour tastes. This reminds the life is mixture of happy and sad events. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the special dish is prepared for the occasion is called Bobbattu (Polelu, Puran poli) are prepared on this occasion. This special dish is called Bhakshalu. Boorelu in which is eaten with fresh ghee in Andhra pradesh and Telangana state. In Karnataka too, similar preparations are made but called abbattu or holige, consists of a filling gram and jaggery/sugar boiled and made into a paste stuffed in a roti.
Happy Ugadi 2018 is on 18th of March. We wish you successful, prosperous, Cheerful New Year.

Leadership Skills

What is common between, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Dhirubhai Ambani, Barack Obama, Steve Jobs? They have been game changers of their times. They have inspired millions to follow them with their extraordinary qualities to achieve remarkable dimensions in their respective fields. They are LEADERS

Image result for leadershipLeadership means ‘the action of leading a group of people or an organization by an individual who uses his influence and interpersonal skills to stimulate and govern them towards a common aim’
A leader can lead a small group in an organization or the whole nation, both are leaders in their own right. The leader commands, modulates and gives direction to the working of the group. The leader by virtue of the skills he possesses succeeds in getting ready collaboration and allegiance of the supporters,  be it fighting for freedom or running an entire nation efficiently or even innovating something revolutionary. Here are some of  the characteristics

Visionary A leader can analyze the current trends and foresee the future market, how situations may unfold in the next few years. His plans are based on new technology and trends in the future

Accountability Taking responsibility and credibility of success and failure of every task undertaken. Staying committed to deadlines and owning up to mistakes. Responsibility to stakeholders, team members building trust that under your leadership you can bounce back from adversities.

Orientation An establishment comes into existence with a certain purpose. This needs direction, which needs effective leadership to administer the activities towards the attainment of the goals.

People and Communication skills Leader is the one with strong emotional intelligence. They build long-term relationships with respect and diplomacy for individual and overall output. The leader negotiates with suppliers, convinces clients, instills confidence, coaches subordinates, the Leader motivates the group to keep going and even walk the extra mile to achieve higher productivity. He even boosts the morale of the team members by appreciating their efforts and even rewarding them for it.

Initiative Looking beyond the assigned job, being far-sighted about the long-term goals and benefits of the organization. Brainstorming ideas and resolute to do the work that it takes. Also encouraging initiative is a key characteristic of a leader

Delegation One person cannot do everything so the leader can focus on the more important tasks and assign the other tasks to the others, thus giving them a feeling of empowerment. Micromanagement conveys lack of trust, the middle leadership does not take ownership, also diverts the leader’s attention from the most important business.

Creativity has always been at the heart of every team. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” thus said, Steve Jobs. Exploring new experiences, learning new things and practising open-mindedness by asking questions continuously keeps the creativity bug going. Out of the box solutions to day to day, problems gives the leader an edge

Strategising for the Vision of the leader t0 eventuate, a long-term mindset, using research for making decisions and then contemplating on them. A leader plans for the long-term has a layout ready and starts taking practical steady steps towards the larger goal

Planning and Delivery Right attitude, the right decision making and detailed planning result in better delivery. Planning includes financial planning, strategic planning keeping the final result in mind and reviewing the information at a pre-decided frequency to ensure things are going in the right direction, raising a red flag at the right time in case circumstances become unbudgeable. Delivery happens with 100% quality and on time which results in increased revenue

These are the qualities needed for a leader, who people can idolize and follow promoting team-spirit and team­work for the success of the endeavor. Commitment, passion, honesty, creativity, help a good leader to turn around a topsy-turvy situation to his advantage, leaving footprints on the sands of time for others to follow and take inspiration


18th March 2018


Cheti Chand

Cheti Chand

Cheti Chand is celebrated as a New Year of Sindhi community. According to Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the first day of Sindhi month called Chet (Chaitra), the full moon day. It falls either in the month of March or in the month of April.
“Sai Jhulelal”

It is said when Sindh province (It is in Pakistan) came under the rule of tyrant named Mirkhshah, was threatening Sindhi Hindu’s to either convert to Islam or else they all will be killed. Sindhi’s Prayed to the River named Sindhu (now the river indus in Pakistan) for protection from the force of sultan, and they prayed for forty days. And Lord Varuna devta (God of Water) heard their prayed and promised them for their protection, and God came in the form of Sai Jhulelal in Nasirpur. When Mirkhshah came to know the birth of Sai Jhulelal, he ordered his minister Ahirio to kill the child with a poisoned rose petal. When minister saw the infant, smiled and the petal blew out of his hand. When he caught sight of Sai Jhulelal again, he was surprised to see that, the infant had grown into an elderly man. And, the elderly man again turned into a young man, a warrior on horseback. Ahirio returned to palace recount the story to Mirkhshah. Sultan asked his minister to call Sai Jhulelal on the banks of the river. On invitation Sai Jhulelal appeared out of the river on horse, accompanying with his army. Terrified, Ahirio begged Sai Jhulelal to restrain his army, and army disappeared back into the river. He returned to palace and recount the story to Sultan. Mirkhshah called Sai jhulelal to his court with intent to forcefully convert him. Jhulelal is then said to have vanished, leaving mirkhshah enraged. Then cruel king got mad and ordered to convert immediately all Sindhi Hindu’s to Islam. Then all people rushed to Nasirpur where Sai Jhulelal was born. The infant consoled the distraught Hindu’s and commanded them to assemble at the temple near the river. On assembling a firestorm broke out and engulfed the king’s palace. The king escaped to the banks of the river, where he found Sai Jhulelal on horseback again a warrior, and he protected the Sindhi devotees from the firestorm. The king fell at Sai Jhulelal’s feet, and Sai Jhulelal dismissed the storm with the movement of his hand. The day Lord Jhulelal was born is celebrated as New Year. God Jhulelal is worshiped by Sindhi Hindu’s and also worshiped by Sufi Muslim Saints. Sufi Muslims call Lord Jhulelal as Khwaja Khizir or Sheikh Tahit. Sindhi’s greet each other with the word “Jhulelal Bera-Hee-Paar”.
Lord Jhulelal is also called Uderolal and he is potrated as a bearded figure, holding a book and a mala, sitting on a fish (string of beads). On this day many Sindhi’s get together and celebrate the festival with procession, they take Baharana Sahib to nearby river or lake. Baharana Sahib consist of a statue or picture of Sai Jhulela and Jyot (Diya or oil lamp is made of wheat flour) ,Crystal Sugar(mishri), Cardamom, clove, supari (Areca Nut), fruits and a hand full of rice and sugar (Akho). A coconut covered with red cloth and some mango leaves are also kept on the metal pot (kalash). A vessel of unseen cocked sweet rice (Ghuji Degh). In procession people go singing until they reach to the river, to perform some rituals and puja. They pray holy water of river, as Jhulelal for their prosperity and happy, peaceful life. After completing the puja, Baharana Sahib is put (immersion) in the holy water of river. After puja, prasad of sweet rice (tahiri), boiled Chana (chickpeas) along and Thandai Sharbat is distributed in all devotees. Special food is made on this day of festival is sweet rice (Tahiri) and Green leafy vegetable (sahi Bhaji). Fair (melas) is held near the temples of Jhulelal and rivers.