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Ganesha sharanam sharanam Ganesha

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Does any other deity lend Himself to such devotee-specific imagination as, well, my Friend Ganesha? He happily takes whatever form one wishes to see Him in and has lent Himself benevolently to abundant variety in artistic 2-d / 3-d designs and forms. Image courtesy
It's Ganesh Chaturthi this Sunday 23 Aug, and here's an offering to help remember Him when you are online. :)

Try to list all the 16 words / names of everyone's favourite deity that you can make out in this picture (original artist unknown)

Ganapati Bappa Moriya!

Are you Krishna conscious?

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It's Krishna Jayanthi later this week. Here's a quiz (prepared for a local event) on the Lord and His doings. Hope you feel blessed enough to take the very simple challenge. :)
1. To whose ashram did Krishna and Balarama go for their education?
2. What is the name of Balarama's mother?
3. What is the Gurudakshina that their Guru wished from Krishna and Balarama?
4. Name Krishna's Conch.
5. Name the brothers who naughty Krishna released when He dragged the mortar to which Yasodha had tied Him. Whose sons were they?
6. Krishna had 16008 wives. Name at least four of them.
7. To whom did Sukha narrate the Bhagavatam?
8. Who was Krishna's BPL childhood friend - both his aliases, please?
9. What is the other name for Deepavali?
10. Krishna's favourite food items - name at least two.
11. The theme of India's biggest and oldest insurance company is a phrase from the Bhagavad Gita - which company? What is the phrase?
12. How many slokas altogether feature in the 18 chapters…

Sangeet Natak Academy's treat to Delhi-vaasis Part 2

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(continued from the previous post on recent Sangeet Natak Akademi winners)
L Heiramot Meitei (77), Thang-Ta, martial art of Manipur Birabar Sahoo (79), Gotipua, Orissa
Hilda Mit Lepcha (53), Lepcha Music of Sikkim Catch more of the Gotipua dance form next week at Travel Jottings