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Spiritual perspectives of movies …

The movies does convey a lot of messages and the way they convey and demonstrated does carry a lot of spiritual messages. A few of the actors and actresses that I would like to talk about and my observations are summarized below:"Positive Waves:Joseph Vijay. The always cheerful and positive looking charming handsome actor. No doubt he is called as Ilayathalapathi affectionately by everyone. His evergrowing optimism is the prime reason for his sustenance and growth despite stifle opposition by theatrical entities after the Sura flap.Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (known as Rajinikanth) who is a ardent devotee of Shri Raghavendra and his simplicity helps him to grow giant levels. Each of his film rocks the box offices like anything. Kamalhasan known for their family name and his hard work is affectionately respected as Universal Hero.Ajith, even in the most villanious roles sows a positive seed (Amarkkalam). He is rightly respected as Ultimate Star.We did celebrate the glory and greatness of …

Revathi–The Versatile Tamil Actress but …

These days with so many tamil movies being released the quality of the films is very much deteriorating. But at least the actors like Mohan, Revathi, Karthik, Raghuvaran, Kamal and Rajini were there in full vigor unde the stewardship of able producers like KB and Bharatiraja there was a good storyline.Recently I had an opportunity to view of the films of Revathi. Not sure if it is coincidental but a continuous spurt of her films brings out a lot of thoughts for analysis:A love with a difference. Though she takes a little more time to overcome the suffered infatuation she did realize the true love of her spouse (Mouna Ragam) An earnest endeavor to bring back Kamal to full-track life from his suffering in solitude (Punnagai Mannan) A loving and responsible wife to bear and save the family life (Thotta Chinungi) The bold and the beautiful. Able to save her colleagues from the lecherous boss (Magalir Mattum) Well. All Positive and let us be positive about the post and everything/everywher…

Self-designed image of Sri Parthasarathy

Just combined the images of Sri Parthasarathy (Moolavar, Utsavar and His two pasurams) to create a panoramic image as below:

If Google Voice comes to India …

If Google Voice is implemented in India it would really be another radical renaissance in Indian Telecom in more ways than one:The following is not a speculation. Considering the atrocity of the current private telecom companies in India and even to the extent of scuttling the number portability this is what is the dream and aspiration of every telecom customer in India.Crystal clear call quality ensured with a greeting from Kiki Baessell.At least half a million numbers would get a blanket ban under ‘Spam’ cover and ‘Block Caller’ list for the alleged telemarketing reign of terror they are unleashing on the customers.And malicious prank calls no longer be endured. Hit the spam button and they would just get the message “Number not in service” vide Google Voice Help Page here.Google Voice would become the monopoly provider in India like once-upon-a-time (AT&T Bell Labs) since every other customer would ensure they port their numbers to Google.

After a few years for administrat…

Eight Commandments to develop divinity

To gain and develop divinity (aka) divine qualities in us we just need eight commandments to follow as outlined by Sage Gautama Maharishi (one of the Saptharishis – Seven Sages):CompassionForgivenessAbstention from Envy and JealousyFree of defilementControl of Mind and SensesProper pursuit of material transactionsFree of will and desireFree from avarice[Source Courtesy: SSRF Inc]

“Uma Mohan”–The heartbeat of current trend divine music

Music is always the most best elixir. And particularly if it is a rewarding music that has a fine blend of divinity and relaxation seamlessly woven together it ascends great heights. The renditions of Uma Mohan and her team rightly  proves this. There is another from the house of Uma Mohan called Amruthavarsha series. Check it out and order it from your nearest music store.Precisely, I would say she helps as a valuable food and oxygen for the starved minds.

“Enthiran” in Troubled Waters

“Enthiran” seems to be landing in troubled waters with one more copyright infringement and IP law striking it like a meteor. A lesser known Tamil writer by name Aarur Tamil Nadan (aka) Amutha Tamil Nadan seems to have lodged a complaint with the city top brass cop alleging that the producers of the movie infringed on his intellectual property rights and the story was already published in a a magazine in the year 1996.உக்காந்து யோசிப்பாங்களோ?

A Vishing Attempt on LavanyaDeepak

A few minutes back there was an email from one of the colleagues in my recent previous organization. This folk was similar to our ‘Mental Francis’ and just wrote in the email subject (and an empty body)

“Hi deepak let me know ur mobile no“

I was just curious and tried to get an initial contact with him. He was acting like a Visher trying to get information about the business critical details and/or gather personal demographics.

I have just  helped him with an information ‘fabricated to two hundred per cent’. If he is going to continue such things forever I am sure he is going to get his arse painted out in bright colors sooner or later sometime or other.

Command Mode Activated: LDCop Anyways to ensure that the current project or business is not impacted I have reported the same to appropriate personnel and have delegated the tasks for them to take him to task.

My principle is simple. ‘Write an email or communicate if you genuinely intend to. And please desist overusing/abusing/misusin…

With Halloween there is also a birthday of a saint …

It is always God’s grace that when there is an increased penetration of Raja/Tama, there is also a Sattwa component present to mitigate the same. Just realised that if 10/31 is going to be Halloween day then 10/31 also happens to be the birthday of Uma Mohan.Let us hear her chantings and compilation on that day so that we can get Gods’ blessings.

An interesting Halloween item

With Halloween celebrations getting closer, Europe and The Americas are getting colorful.  Everyone would be busy preparing themselves greeting for the fun-filled celebrations under the hood of 'Trick or Treat'. I would like to share an interesting video compilation on Halloween fun where a shop seemed to have a caged skeleton and keeps shouting 'Get me out of here...' when some one crosses it.

At this juncture I would also like to draw your attention to the spiritual perspective of Halloween described over here. There is a heightened activity of ghosts and distressing energies during this period which involves we would need to be more inclined towards our chanting and association with the God.

The video has been masked, bordered and covered in SSRF fashion to prevent negative energies from emitting out of this post.


Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

List of Personality Defects and Desirable Qualities

In any of the living being there is a fine blend of Raja, Tama and Satwaa gunas. The ultimate objective is to ensure a greater per centage of Satwaa and diminishing trends of the former two. As a gentle exercise towards the same we would need to ensure an introspection on what are the various personality defects that we nurture and what are the desirable qualities that we would need to work building towards.Worrying and brooding on something too muchSuccumbing easily to irritabilityUntolerable bouts of anxietyA trend of discouraging othersAn attitude of criticizing othersBrandishing rude behavior and/or consequent demonstrated misdemeanourNo toleranceShort TemperQuarrelsomeDominanceAggressiveRevengefulViolentDestructiveMercilessCruelLack of focus and/or concenterationAmnesia and/or ForgetfulnessIndecisiveA poor sense of judgement ImpatienceImpusiveLazy and LethargicUntidinessIrregular and Not Systematic without any planningInefficientLack of PunctualityLacking in PerseveranceLack of I…

Why have the people forget the golden doctrines of ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness?’

A while back whilst visiting a very close relatives house I just fount that they pile up the the old clothes and socks near the closet and they have the habit of cleaning it only once in a week. This also seems to be the practice of many households these days because all are work-goers and/or students in the family. And people also try to keep up themselves awake till wee hours of mid night and then wake up around 11 AM. Then they resort to taking breakfast without even brushing the teeth.  I really get irritated by a few skunky arseholes who visit us at work without even washing their socks. I really need a different species categorization to brand and group those skunky bastards.Just thought I would share a few of these observations along with the advices by our elders.கந்தையானாலும் கசக்கிக் கட்டு: Even if it is a worn out clothing and you don’t have an alternative one it is better to ensure a little wash and laundering of the same so that it is spic and span. Not just because clean…

Hawaiian Suprabatam for my Lakshmi Narasimha today

A friend of mine sent me a very good Sri Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha suprabatam today. Couldn't resist hearing it though it was well about 11.30 AM because of the enchanting music. [I can hear your mind :) But I would need to clarify you that it is not by my Guru (Uma) but some one else.]


But just a mystical thought struck as a lightening since it was just around 5.55 AM HST (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

Pradosham is equally applicable to Sri Vishnu too

Whilst browsing through a few articles in Agastiar.org, I came across a lucid article explaining that the Pradosham is applicable in Vishnu worship too and not just for Siva temples. Check out the scanned article below.

Aippasi Full Moon Day (Pournami) Celebrations at Tanjore Sri Brahadeeswara Temple

Om Namastestu bhagavan
Visvesvaraya mahadevaya
Trayambakaya tripurantakaya
Trikagni  kalaya
Kalagni  rudraya nila kantaya mrityunjayaya
Sarvesvaraya sadashivaya
Sriman mahadevaya namah.[Source Courtesy: Dinamalar]

Tanjore Nandi (during Pradosham October 2010)

Tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanamurvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt[Courtesy: Dinamalar]

A Soul-Stirring Diwali Celebration …

This is a translation of “தீபாவளிக்கு ஒரு மத்தாப்பு” writeup by Susi. Krishnamoorthy from Guindy, Chennai in Mangayarmalar (October 2010) edition. On popular request from a few friends in FaceBook communities would like to publish this translation. Not sure whether this can convey the real essence of the tamil writeup but just an humble endeavor.  To translate the content written by a girl needs to be in a girl’s cap. Command Mode Activated: 'Deepak as Lavanya’.Over to the verbatim translation.****Diwali is always a crowning  colorful festival of India. You may observe that train reservations for Diwali get filled even a lot of months back. Omnibuses go at a sky-rocketing price during Diwali. It is a pan-India (and a pan-Universal Indian) colorful celebration. Though there are so much pluses with Diwali and there were so many Diwali’s in my lifetime the specific Diwali of interest was in 1974. The reason being it was my Thalai Deepavali. I was with my husband in Chennai and my par…

Four Months Furore

For a foe to morph into a friend it takes years since he would need to certify and clear the various trust examinations and certifications.For a friend to turn a foe it just takes less than a wink of an eye. Failing trustworthiness, mismanagement and perceived attitude problem may be a few contributing factors towards the same.Let us take it on a simple month and year metrics scale for our simple case-study since only computers are fit to measure in seconds and picoseconds. And whilst just sharing out the above thought wondering what would be the good caption for this post and landed upon the figure of ‘four’ inspired from a song of ‘Baasha’ (where he splits the entire human lifespan into eight years).P.S.: The figure of four is just for illustrative purposes. Any resemblance to live or historic fact may be purely coincidental.

Get your spiritual queries clarified

Kaliyuga and particularly the current year seems to  be witnessing a lot of war between Saatwic and Tamasic. There is a steady increase in negative vibrations all across the universe and the earth is engulfed with a thick black energy. Per SSRF we can conquer this through a steady association with our ista devta.  You can also check out Spiritual Research Foundation website over here or from their fanpage. With Halloween nearby and the negative distress energy would be getting a leapstart now and that is why a lot of people experience dizziness and lethargy in the mornings.

The melodius voice of YN Sharma and HA Shastry

When you keep hearing YN Sharma and HA Shastry, you just forget looking at the system clock. It keeps you mesmerized and enchanted. Particularly I love the album ‘Rudram Namakam and Chamakam’ by YN Sharma and HA Shastry as indicated below.You can get the Real Media download from here or can try ordering the same from the website.

“Café Deva– Spiritually Remixed” by Uma Mohan

If you are the one that lament that our spiritual music means a monotonous chanting then you are mistaken for life. Since Uma’s team has made a laudable effort in bringing a good collection of songs in their album ‘Café Deva’ with a distinct club remix music. You can preview-play the samples and/or order the album from Amazon from here.

When is Bit.Ly? When is Goo.Gl?

Some one just emailed me a query that when they follow my posts from twitter they observe a Bit.Ly navigation but a few of there are goo.gl links. They wanted if that indicates any significance of specific links, its importance etc.I would like to clarify that there is nothing like that. When my automated tool feeds my blog links onto my twitter for easy navigation it does using my Bit.Ly application key. Whereas when I generate any short URL for a page that I find interesting manually, I do it using Goo.Gl URL Shortener that comes as a Chrome addon.Trust this clarifies the user of Bit.Ly and Goo.Gl in my webpages and blogs.

What is happening to Sify Mail around 3 AM Indian Time?

No sooner the clock strikes 3 AM Indian than Sify web server slips into a deep sleep or at least those bunch of morons manning Sify data centers are not able to maintain the uptime of Sify scripts. You can not expect any responsible reply from customercare@sify.com as they would just copy-paste the standard responses from the pre-written boilerplate scripts.Sify, being an offshoot of Satyam, I think is marching majestically to be another India’s second Enron. If this is going to the attitude of Sify Corp Management, next Tech Mahindra should gear up purchasing Sify Corp forthwith to  bring renaissance into it instead of waiting for a full collapse and a lot of heartbreaks associated with it.

Shameless Sectarians

I recently had an encounter with a convert-XYZ who demonstrated such a mean base bastardized attitude and hence just thought of sharing out this thought.  I have masked his religion into ‘XYZ’ because I personally do not want to seed any religion-based vendetta because of this sharing.On Vijayadasami day there was some small function in one of our residences. When everyone was participating this braggart was vehemently passing disgusting comments which are quite denigratory and derogatory too. Not sure whether he thought how it would be just in case some one gave a fraction of the same back to him on his own religious literature and religion. If you don’t like a particular philosophy, it would be wiser to excuse off yourself from the circle rather than ‘poking your nose’ and dirtying the ambience.Whilst this was one incident I also would share another related thread. This within the same religion but between two sub-sects where X.1 worships a particular Lord and Y.1 worships a particu…

The Good Gesture of Kadhal Kottai …

The movies are not always bad. There are a few gems too from even Kollywood. And one of the lotus that blossomed out of the mesh is Agathian’s Kadhal Kottai, a film where the lover and his beloved were exchanging hearts without even seeing themselves. During the first introductory shot of our hero, ‘The Ultimate Star’ Ajith in the train to Jaipur he would be getting the date of birth of the co-passenger. When the co-passenger asked him the reason for collecting such details, he would reply that it is his habit of collecting those details even for very casual friends and known persons so that he can send a birthday card to them, with a word of reminder of ‘Where they met first’. The world is an inn. We are all travellers. And such small gestures would ensure happiness to be spread amongst others. Though Kadhal Kottai got released around 1996 (my second year in College) I had an opportunity to view the film much later in 1998. Ajith’s gesture had been an inspirational source to me which…

Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza)

Every year the swine-flu strikes with great fury throughout the globe. We hear governments requesting people to take precautionary steps and vaccinations. But what is that Swine Flu all about?I was having a Swine Flu information mailer that was prepared by Dr. N. Lavanya of Apollo Hospitals (Hyderabad). Just thought would share the same here for the  benefit of everyone.Swine%2520flu

Srirangam Navarathri 2010 Celebrations

Next live update of Navarathri 2010 celebrations is from Srirangam. Again sincere thanks to Medavakkam Sri Srinivasa temple group for helping with the sectional videos. These have been merged together into single 4.11 minute video and has been shared along with this note for the benefit of devotees worldwide.

Thiruvallikeni Sri Parthasarathy Temple Kolu

Just a few minutes back when I signed on I observed that my friends and co-devotees in Medavakkam Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple sent me a few snaps of the Kolu arranged in Thiruvallikeni Parthasarathy temple.  I would like to share the same over here: A few posts back I have mentioned that if I am unable to visit Him, He makes it a point to meet me. Read this post again here. Interestingly the day of Vijayadasami is significant to me. My grandmother’s sister who was living in Thiruvallikeni was having the annual privilege of offering Chakkara Pongal thaligai every Wednesday. After her period this got cut off. I really put in a lot of efforts to take back this schedule but for some reason this got procrastinated due to a lot of negative forces. Whilst one sister of my grandmother was instrumental in me thinking to take over this schedule after her, the other youngest sister who resides in Adambakkam earned the pride of unduly inflating the costs quoting her willful influence in the temple…

The Saraswathi Pooja in my Apartment

Pl. find a less than a minute mobile recording of the two-hour long Saraswathi Pooja with grandeur organized in my apartment.  The chief priests organizing the function was my HP computer coordinated by the divine enchanting voice of Uma Mohan and team.




The High Resolution Image of Sri Swarna Akarshana Bhairavar

I came across a high resolution image of Sri Swarna Akarshana Bhairavar from  a website. The pic is anyway scanned from an old edition of Gnana Alayam. I would like to share the same here for the benefit of other devotees and readers so that they can print it and preserve the same in their pooja room.

If only every woman tried to be this friendly in her marital home …

This October 2010 there was an excellent writeup by some one in Mangayar Malar. The author had shared her experience about Thalai Deepavali. Her spouse had tight deliverables and hence could arrive at her bride’s parents house only on the day of Diwali. Added to that the enroute political riots fuelled the chaos.Despite this he risked his life and limb to get off the train in Pune to buy a saree for her. He missed the train but managed to reach by other modes of transit. Though the bride’s parents bought her diamond-studded silk sareers, she had expressed that the one  bought by her spouse was more dearer and lovely for her. Also en route some one had helped him with a few fireworks with love. That was the first sparkler they lit and celebrated the Diwali.If only every woman tried to be this friendly in her marital home then we would see an India that is free of marriage dissolutions, illicit paramour relationships, avaricious and aggressively greedy bridal parents who don’t want to p…

Navarathri Kolu 2010

My friends shared a few Navarathri Kolu snaps to me. I just thought would share across with others as a 'Navarathri Kolu On The Internet' through this LavanyaDeepak platform.


Happy Navarathri to one and all!

I just can't stop loving you ...

Hello World!

Thanks to the few programmers who loaded Love 1.0.

Speed 1 Tera Hz.
Memory 1 Zeta Byte.
Recent Installation: The Evergreen Melodies of Love

And the most interesting and inspiring song that I love to hear all along on my MP3 headphone is 'I just can't stop loving you'.

Blog Caption -- One and Top

You would have realised that the recent blog titles would just carry one. I had a little reminder from a lot of quarters to ensure that the blog caption is just one in 'Title' and start the content without subcaptioning it.

Sincere thanks for special persistent reminders to Prathiba, Anitha Ramalingam (Canada). The same has been implemented now.

Why me?

Many times when we are in a sorrowful state we always scold the Almighty and have allegations against Him for choosing us to be a victim of His cruelty. However at the same time when have a moment of rejoice we 'party' happily even forgetting to show even  a gesture of gratitude to His blessings. I just thought of expressing this view because of seeing some one's blog on 'Why me?".

The situation of 'Why me' comes to anyone for the following reasons?


To make one realize that there is nothing which one does on its own. And everything is through the operations of the Almighty.When there is a pain or other negative feel that appears flowing in as if flood gates are opened it means you have duties to accomplish but we are relinquishing our moral responsibilities The pain is a pleasant reminder of the duties.

I recall our earlier discussion that debilitation of planets is a remidner that we ought to realise our life on earth is towards proliferation of Satwaa com…

The Wonder Five in October 2010

The Wonder Five in October 2010

This October has a wonderful phenomena. It has the following features:


Features Five FridaysPresents Five SaturdaysHas Five SundaysAnd this is said to happen once in 823 years

Enthiran -- A Spectacular Scintillating Show along with a Social Message

Enthiran -- A Spectacular Scintillating Show along with a Social Message

Hello World!

Boom. Boom. Robot. I had an opportunity to view Enthiran, The Robot. Dot. I normally don't have the craze for watching movies. But somehow got an opportunity to sneak in for a show after fortunately getting tickets for the show in a nearby theater.

Speculation on Endhiran's Performance:
Enthiran is sure to a blockbuster not because it is a Shankar's direction (by the way he is another casual director); not because it is from the house of Sun Pictures (Sun Pictures would and can only 'buy' stuff to its portfolio). The essence of Endhiran are:

The eternal superstarThe storyline of SujathaPerformance of Endhiran: (update on 10th October 2010) Endhiran keeps rocking till date in all theaters across the world. The 'Superstar Rajinikanth' fan page also claims to have abolished all the piracy sources on the internet to the accuracy of 99 per cent. Way to go. Endhiran, that way, wou…