Showers of Blessings
Yesterday I started a bit early from the workplace. It was about half past nine and it was drizzling a bit. I had an estimate of reaching home before the rains could gather prowess and potential into torrential downpours and/or accompanied with thunderstorms. But it was interesting that before even, my bus crossed the Airport, the showers gained more speed and it was raining cats and dogs.
And the usual style of traffic jams started near the Pallavaram and Chromepet. But something I feel these rains are not to be chided and they should be welcomed rather. There are so many places in Tamil Nadu and these month many temples perform Varuna Poojas and to please the Rain God not to get angry on the people and the earth and to invoke His divine blessings for the peace and prosperity of the universe. Sarve Jane Sukhino Bhavanthu: Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavanthu:
But when the real rain comes, are we prepared to welcome it? Many people immediately scold it. "This stupid rain has come again. How can I catch a bus and reach home or workplace now." I am really getting intimidated too high degrees, if I encounter such comments from any people. I fondly recall one song from En Swasa Katre which comments on the glory of rains in poetical form.
The poem describes rains as a gift of nature. These should not be boycotted nor should be shown signs of hatred by having black colored flags. The poet actually means the black colored umbrellas. Besides these, there should not be any oppression or suppression to enjoy the nature or the rain in the streets. But in reality, there is so much traffic commotion that I apprehend even the rain.
A rain actually indicates a number of benefits. A few of them are:
- Increasing of ground water table to serve as an essential breadwinner for the citizens of the earth.
- Essential increase in dams and rivers which serve to feed and support the agricultural systems.
- Rain during important festivals like Kanda Shasti, Annamalai Deepam is considered as a blessing of God.
- When we are stressful and if it rains or if we get drenched, to an extent, the stress decreases.
So, let us welcome rain next time, nature blesses us with it and in that way, we would make it happy making the world more prosperous place to live in.