Thursday, January 29, 2009

Irish dancing Barnyard Animals amazing video

Irish dancing Barnyard Animals video it’s showing good dance. First two animals were dancing and few animals joining the dance. It is so cute and amazing video.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

HAPPY 60th Republic Day

Wish u HAPPY 60th REPUBLIC DAY to all Indians. The Golden Jubilee of our Republic is a major milestone in the nation's journey along the path of democracy which the nation adopted on January 26, 1950.
It is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. In this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India, ever since.

Today, the Republic Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm all over the country and especially in the capital, New Delhi where the celebrations start with the Presidential to the nation. The beginning of the occasion is always a solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs who died for the country in the freedom movement and the succeeding wars for the defense of sovereignty of their country. Then, the President comes forward to award the medals of bravery to the people from the armed forces for their exceptional courage in the field and also the civilians, who have distinguished themselves by their different acts of valour in different situations.

To mark the importance of this occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the capital, from the Rajghat, along the Vijaypath. The different regiments of the army, the Navy and the Air force march past in all their finery and official decorations even the horses of the cavalry are attractively caparisoned to suit the occasion. The crème of N.C.C cadets, selected from all over the country consider it an honour to participate in this event, as do the school children from various schools in the capital. They spend many days preparing for the event and no expense is spared to see that every detail is taken care of, from their practice for the drills, the essential props and their uniforms.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thiruchendur murugan kovil temple

Thiruchendur Murugan temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga and one of the Arupadaiveedu (six major abodes) of Lord Muruga. It is placed in the small town of Thiruchendur in the district of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India and is 55 km south-east of Tirunelveli,40 km from Tuticorin and 75 km north-east of Kanyakumari. It is easily accessible either by bus or car.

Lord Murugan is more popular in South India compared to other parts of India.He is the God of war and the patron deity of the Tamil land (Tamil Nadu). Like most Hindu deities, He is known by many other names, including Senthil, Saravana, Kārttikeya (meaning 'son of Krittika' ), Arumugam or Shanmukha (meaning 'one with six faces'), Kumāra (meaning 'child or son'), Guha, Skanda (meaning 'that which is spilled or oozed, namely seed' in Sanskrit), Subrahmanya, Vēlan and Swaminatha.

Each Arupadaiveedu has an event mentioned in the 'puranas'. Thiruchendur is said to be second in importance among his six abodes. This place is also referred to by other names in religious poems and literature as Thirucheeralaivai, Thiruchenthil, Thiruchenthiyoor, etc. The deity is worshipped by various names such as Senthilandavan, Senthilkumaran and so on. The Arupadiveedus are Palani (120 km west of Madurai), Swamimalai (150 km east of Madurai), Thiruthani (50 km from Chennai), Pazhamudircholai (10 km north of Madurai) and Thiruparamkunram (10 km south of Madurai).

The temple is situated so close to the sea that waves from the Gulf of Mannar lap at the eastern perimeter wall of the temple.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wipro Q3 net Increasing 8.7 per cent

Wipro (WIPRO.NS : 219.7 -8.45 down), India's No. 3 software services exporter, reported an 8.7 per cent rise in quarterly profit, meeting market expectations, helped by a weaker rupee and higher fees from its overseas clients.

Wipro, which counts Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Cisco among its clients, said on Wednesday net profit rose to 8.98 billion rupees ($183 million) in October-December under US accounting rules, up from 8.26 billion rupees a year ago.

A Reuters poll had forecast a net profit of 8.99 billion rupees for Wipro, which provides IT solutions and services such as system integration, software application development and maintenance and research services.

Revelations of overstated profits and fictitious assets at fourth-ranked Satyam Computer Services (SATYAM.BO : 27.75 +0.9 Up) have cast a shadow over India's outsourcing sector, which was already struggling with slowing growth due to global financial turmoil.

Wipro said last week the World Bank had barred the company from direct contracts until 2011, citing a conflict of interest, adding to the glum outlook.

Shares in Wipro, which has a market value of about $7 billion, fell 31 per cent in the December quarter, while the sector index slipped 28 per cent and the main Mumbai index dropped by 25 per cent.

Monday, January 19, 2009

WORLD First Solar eclipse of this year 26th January 2009

The first of two solar eclipses of 2009 is the annular kind. It will be visible from a wide track traversing the Indian Ocean and western Indonesia. The first solar eclipse of 2009, in 26th January. A partial eclipse will be seen from the southern third of Africa, Madagascar, Australia (not Tasmania), southeast India, Southeast Asia and Indonesia. The second eclipse of 2009, in July, is a total solar eclipse. These outrank the annular kind for eclipse tourists, and the July eclipse will be spectacularly long.

This is the 50th eclipse of Saros 131, a 70-eclipse family that began with 22 partial eclipses starting on 1 Aug 1125. The first central eclipse was total in the Northern Hemisphere in 1522. The series will produce 29 more annular eclipses, the last of which is on 18 Jun 2243. Saros 131 terminates on 2 Sep 2369 after a string of seven partial eclipses.

An annular solar eclipse is where the Moon lies directly between the Sun and the observer (much like a total solar eclipse), but the location of the Moon is such that the it appears smaller than the Sun. This means the outside of the Sun is still visible. Nov/08

The animation shown in the diagram to the right illustrates the motion of the shadow of the Moon at five minute intervals. This animation runs in a continuous loop.

This graphic, provided by Dr. Andrew Sinclair, shows the grey penumbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as a partial one and the much smaller red umbral shadow where the eclipse will be seen as an annular one. The UT time is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the diagram and the central line duration of the eclipse can be seen in the lower right-hand corner.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Wish u Happy Pongal

Wish U HAPPY PONGAL to all my friends and my family.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thai Pongal Festival History

Pongal is an ancient festival of people in South India mainly Tamil Peoples. The history of the festival can be traced back to the Sangam Age i.e. 200 B.C. To 300 A.D. Although, Pongal originated as a Dravidian Harvest festival and has a mention in Sanskrit Puranas, historians identify the festival with the 1st Thai and Thai Niradal which are believed to have been celebrated during the Sangam Age.

Observance of Pongal During the Sangam Era (Thai Niradal)

The celebrations of Sangam Era led to today's Pongal celebrations. As part of the festivities, maidens of the Sangam era observed 'Pavai Nonbu' at the time of Thai Niradal which was a major festival during the reign of the Pallavas (4th to 8th Century AD). It was observed during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). During this festival young girls prayed for rain and prosperity of the country. Throughout the month, they avoided milk and milk products. They would not oil their hair and refrained from using harsh words while speaking. Women used to bath early in the morning. They worshiped the idol of Goddess Katyayani, which would be carved out of wet sand. They ended their penance on the first day of the month of Thai (January-February). This penance was to bring abundant rains to flourish the paddy. These traditions and customs of ancient times gave rise to Pongal celebrations.

Andal's Tiruppavai and Manickavachakar's Tiruvembavai vividly describe the festival of Thai Niradal and the ritual of observing Pavai Nonbu. According to an inscription found in the Veeraraghava temple at Tiruvallur, the Chola King Kiluttunga used to gift lands to the temple specially for the Pongal celebrations.

Legends of Pongal

Some legendary stories are also associated with Pongal festival celebrations. The two most popular legends of Pongal are stories related to Lord Shiva and Lord Indra.

According to a legend, once Shiva asked his bull, Basava, to go to the earth and ask the mortals to have an oil massage and bath every day and to eat once a month. Inadvertently, Basava announced that everyone should eat daily and have an oil bath once a month. This mistake enraged Shiva who then cursed Basava, banishing him to live on the earth forever. He would have to plough the fields and help people produce more food. Thus the relationship of this day with cattle.

Another legend of Lord Indra and Lord Krishna also led to Pongal celebrations. It is said when Lord Krishna were in his childhood, he decided to teach a lesson to Lord Indra who became arrogant after becoming the king of all deities. Lord Krishna asked all the cowherds to stop worshiping Lord Indra. This angered Lord Indra and sent forth his clouds for thunder-storms and 3 days continuous rains. Lord Krishna lifted Mount Govardhan to save all the humans. Later, Lord Indra realized his mistake and divine power of Krishna.

Pongal Celebrations

According to Hindu mythology, this is when the day of the gods begins, after a six-month long night. The festival is spread over three days and is the most important and most fervently-celebrated harvest festival of South India. A special puja is performed on the first day of Pongal before the cutting of the paddy. Farmers worship the sun and the earth by anointing their ploughs and sickles with sandal wood paste. It is with these consecrated tools that the newly-harvested rice is cut.

Each of the three days is marked by different festivities. The first day, Bhogi Pongal, is a day for the family. Surya Pongal, the second day, is dedicated to the worship of Surya, the Sun God. Boiled milk and jaggery is offered to the Sun God. The third day of Pongal, Mattu Pongal, is for worship of the cattle known as Mattu and next day is Kannu pongal Cattle are bathed, their horns polished and painted in bright colors, and garlands of flowers placed around their necks. The Pongal that has been offered to the Gods is then given to cattle and birds to eat.

Friday, January 9, 2009

List of tourist places in and around Papanasam

Papanasam 45 km from Tirunelveli. This place is at the southern-most end of the Western Ghats which is called as "Podhigai Hill".

Tourist attraction places

  • Papanasam River( 2 kilometers from Vickramasingapuram

  • Agasthiar Falls

  • Vaana Theertham Falls

  • Papanasam (Lower) Dam

  • Papanasam (Upper) Kaarayaar Dam

  • Servalar Dam

  • Manimutthaar Dam

  • Thai Cines - Movie Theatre (Thaai means 'Mother') (The largest movie hall of the whole district, capable of 1830 people)

  • Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Beautiful Temples

  • Papanasam Sivan Temple

  • Sivanthiappar Temple

  • Krishnan Temple (In Papanasam Road)

  • Sriman Narayana Swamy Thirukovil, Sankara Pandia Puram (In Kottaivilai Patti Road).

  • Santhana Mariamman temple

  • Balasubramaniaswamy Kovil (Murugan Temple, Three Lamp Street)

  • Ayya Vaikundar NizhalThangal - Sankara Pandia Puram, Papanasam, West Kottaram, Muthu Nagar(Muthaliyar Patti) and Agasthiyar Patti.

  • Uzakkarisi Pillaiyar Endra Karunai Vinayagar Temple

  • Malai Kovil - Murugan temple (Pulavan Patti, Sivandhipuram)

  • Thangamman Kovil, (Ramalingapuram)

  • Irudayakulam church and the shrine of Lady of Lourdes (Also known as Lourde Matha Kebi by the locals)

  • CSI Church(In the way to Madura Coats (Papanasam Mills) Road)

  • Assembly of God Church, (Ambalavanapuram)

  • Mosque (In the North Road of Santhana Mariamman Temple)

Nearest Colleges

  • Thiruvalluvar Arts and Science College (Papanasam)

  • Ambai Arts College (Ambasamudram)

  • Scad College of Engineering and Technology (Cheranmahadevi)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

History of Tamiraparani River

The river of Tamiraparani is a symbol of Tamil culture. It is the main river of the district Tirunelveli. It is referred to in Tamil and Sanskrit literature of the earlier period, and as the Porunai nathi in Tamil literature. Saint Muthuswami Dikshitar, the great Carnatic music composer, an extensive traveler whose songs abound with geographic and iconographic references, sings in praise of the river Tamiraparani. To him the Goddess at Tirunelveli, is Hima-saila-sutaa, daughter of the mountain Hima, and suddha Tamraparni tata sthitaa while Vishnu in Kallidaikurichi Perumal Koil is bhangahara Tamraparni tirastha. According to Claudius Ptolemy's "Geography" Book VII chapter I. (2nd Century A.D.) Colche (Korkai) was situated (north of the estuary of the river Solen. Solen seems to be the Greek pronunciation of Sutha nadhi, another name of the river Tamiraparani as mentioned in Tirunelvelippuranam. This estuary may be located at Kayalpattinam where a drainage channel from Kadambakulam, enters the sea. This channel was once a big river fed by rainwater canals, and is also called Periyaru (Big river).

Thamiraparni has a large network of tributaries - Peyar, Ullar, Karaiyar, Servalar, Pampar, Manimuthar, Varahanathi, Ramanathi, Jambunathi, Gadananathi, Kallar, Karunaiyar, Pachaiyar, Chittar, Gundar, Aintharuviar, Hanumanathi, Karuppanathi and Aluthakanniar. Only two rivers of the Tirunelveli district - Nambiar and the Hanumanathi of Nanguneri taluk are not linked to Tamiraparani. (There are two Hanumanathis in the district).

There are many views on the meaning and origin of the name Thamiraparni. In his book, 'A History of Tinnevelly', the well known Tamil literary figure and missionary of nineteenth century, Bishop Caldwell residing at Idayankudi, a classmate in Britain of Lord Napier the then Governor of Madras (1866 - 1872), discusses the various interpretations of the word ‘Tamiraparani’. The meaning of the word Tamiraparani is sufficiently clear, Tamara means, red, parani means parana, a tree which has leaves, but why the river is named so is not known.

Another view is the name Tamiraparani originates form Tamiram (Copper) + Varuni (stream or river). They ascribe this to the origin of the river from red soil, giving the water a copper like appearance. The Greeks of the Ptolemy’s time refer to this river as Solen.

By naming this river Thamiraparni, tree with red leaves, a simile is drawn out between these rivers with a large number of tributaries to a tree with innumerable branches, reaching out widely the entire region.

As is the Indian tradition to associate various physical aspects to various Gods, His various incarnations or Saints, the Tirunelveli Sthalapurana associates the origin of the river with sage Agasthiyar. It states that when Agasthiyar was requested by Lord Siva to move to the South, Parvathi Devi, the divine consort of Siva filled the sage’s kamandalu (font meant to hold water for poojas) with the water from the Ganges and on his arrival at Pothigai, he released it and the water ran as Thamiraparni.

Originating at an altitude of 1725 m. above MSL at Periya Pothigai hill ranges, an integral hill track of Western Ghats, in Ambasamudram taluk, it traverse a length of about 125 km. passing through the taluks of Tirunelveli and Palayamkottai of Tirunelveli district and Srivaikundam and Tiruchendur taluks of Thoothukkudi district, joins the Gulf of Mannar of the Bay of Bengal at Punnaikayal in Tiruchendur taluk of Thoothukkudi district. This great river, like the Cavery, is fed by both the monsoons – the south west and the north eastern - and is seen in full spate twice a year if the monsoons do not fail.

In the Ghats, its chief tributaries are the Peyar, Ullar, Karaiyar, Servalar and the Pambar. The first tributary which enriches the water of the Tamiraparani in the plains on the right side is the Manimuthar. Then comes the Gadananathi, which joins the Tamiraparani at Tiruppudaimaruthur. Before the Gadananathi’s entry into the Tamiraparani, the Gadananadhi is joined by the rivers Kallar, Karunaiyar and Veeranathi or Varahanathi which joins the river Gadananathi about 1.5 km north-east of Kila Ambur. The river Pachaiyar is another tributary which joins the Tamiraparani near Tharuvai village in Palayamkottai Taluk. One of the important and affluent tributaries of the Tamiraparani is the Chithar or Chitranathi which arises in the Courtalam hills and receives supply from the rivers Gundar, Hanumanathi and Karuppanathi. The Chithar empities itself into the Tamiraparani in Sivalapperi Village.

The river drains with its tributaries an area of about 4400 sq. km. As most of its extensive catchments areas lay in the Western Ghats, the river enjoys the full benefit of both the monsoons which make the river perennial. Since all its tributaries are arising from the Western Ghats, the river is prone to heavy floods, especially during the North East monsoon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The rise, rise and fall of Satyam IT Company

Satyam founder B. Ramalinga Raju, who shocked India by admitting massive fraud over several years, was the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and the company won the Golden Peacock Global Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance given by the World Council for Corporate Governance.

Here is a brief history of the company, which was once a flagbearer of Cyberabad, as its headquarters and Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad were hailed in the early years of the IT boom in late 1990s.

Established: June 24, 1987

Global Headquarters: Hyderabad

Development Centres: Bangalore, Basingstoke, Beijing, Bhubaneswar, Budapest, California, Chennai, Chicago, Dalian, Georgia, Guangzhou, Gurgaon, Hartford, Hyderabad, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, Munich, Mississauga, New Jersey, Ontario, Pune, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Wiesbaden

Employee strength: 52,865 (including employees in subsidiaries and joint ventures) as on Sep 30, 2008

1991: Debuts on Bombay Stock Exchage with an IPO oversubscribed 17 times

1999: Satyam Infoway (Sify) becomes the first Indian Internet company listed on Nasdaq; presence established in 30 countries

2001: Listed on the New York Stock Exchange with trading name SAY

2006: Revenue exceeds $1 billion; sets up the first 'Global Innovation Hub' in Singapore and operations in Guangzhou, China

2007: Becomes the official IT services provider for the FIFA World Cups, 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 (Brazil); Ramalinga Raju named the 'Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year'

2008: Revenue crosses the $2-billion mark

2008 Dec 16: Announces plan to buy two Maytas firms; calls off the deal within hours in the face of shareholders' opposition; share price tumbles

Dec 18: Announces board meeting on Dec. 29 to consider share buyback as markets hammer the shares

Dec 23: World Bank confirms blacklisting Satyam for eight years on grounds of data theft and bribing bank officials

Dec 26: The crisis takes its first toll - Mangalam Srinivasan, an independent director, quits

Dec 28: Puts off board meet to Jan 10

Dec 29: Three more directors quit

2009 Jan 2: Founder-promoters stake falls from 8.64 percent to 5.13 percent as financial institutions with whom the entire stake was pledged dump the shares

Jan 6: Promoters' stake falls further as lenders offload more pledged shares

Jan 7: Ramalinga Raju sends shockwaves by admitting fraud. Resigns as chairman.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


WISH U HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 to all my friends and brothers and sisters.