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Eid Mubarak! Ever Wondered Why Do We Celebrate 2 Eids In One Year? Here’s Why!

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Firstly, Eid Al Adha Mubarak to all the readers!!

On this auspicious occasion we are here to share everything you must know about the Muslim festival of Eid. What do we know about this day?? Why is Eid celebrate twice in the same year?? The festival of Eid has a lot more than the yummy treats and Biryani. Here is the true story behind these two different Eids.

Eid al-Fitr Celebrated on 16th June 2018

Ramadan Eid is the first of two Eids that is celebrated after a whole month of fasting. Ever wondered what’s the reason why Muslims restrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for the entire month of Ramadan?? Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam that is the expression of faith, daily prayer, charity, and performing the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. Eid al-Fitr or Ramadan Eid is known as the festival of breaking of the fast as it marks the end of Ramadan and beginning of the next islamic month Shawwal. On completion of 29 or 30 days of fasting basis on the observation of the new moon that calls for the celebration of Ramadan Eid.

Eid al-Adha celebrating on 22nd August 2018

Bakr-Eid is known as the festival of Sacrifice. This is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year. But is considered holier and significant amongst the two. It symbolizes the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command. But God intervenes and replaces the child with an animal. Angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) comes to him with God’s message and informs him that his sacrifice has already been accepted. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share and second is given to relatives, friends and neighbors. The remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

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This is the true essence of Eid! If we missed something then feel free to add in comments section below.

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South African Teacher Got Trolled For Her Fashion Sense, Shuts Them Down With Perfect Reply.

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Every profession reflects societal demands in what to wear , what to say and how to behave. Especially teachers are bound to follow an unseen book of conventional guidelines to support them throughout.

It is quite natural everywhere for students to admire and respect their teachers. It doesn’t matter if that person is beautiful or not. Students look up to their teachers for inspiration and always will.

So, recently Lulu Menziwa, a South African teacher made quite a bit of news for apparently not following the scholl’s so called formal strict dress code.

Lufuno Mathoni, a twitter user tweeted Lulu’s pictures questioning about her position in the department. He even tagged Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

This tweet instantly went viral and attracted mixed comments. Whereas some supported him but there were comments slamming him like never before.

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Here, is what Lulu Menziwa said in her live video as her response to what has been said about her.

So, are you with Lufuno Mathoni on this? or you believe freedom for all?

 

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10 Things Which Happened After The Battle Of Kurukshetra Ended That You May Not Know About

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We all know about the great epic, Mahabharata. Along with Ramayana, it is considered to be the greatest epic poems ever written in the Sanskrit language.

They faithfully portrays ancient India as well as our mortal lives on a very large canvas involving politics, war and most importantly the conflict between human relationships.

We all read these two epics. We know how everything came to an end, how Pandavas survived and won the war and Kauravas lost. Kurukshetra was one of the greatest battle fought in the history of mankind.

Here are ten unknown facts that happened after the great war of Kurukshetra which we are unaware of. So here are those.

1. After the Pandavas won over the Kauravas, they became the rulers of Hastinapur. Yudhistira was the eldest and so he became the crowned king of the kingdom. They ruled for thirty six years.

2. After the Kauravas lost the great battle and perished on the battlefield, a grief stricken Gandhari was devastated. As a mother she lost all her sons and even her designation as the queen. She cursed Lord Krishna that his clan of the Yadavas will also experience such extinction and pain.

3. After the great war of Kurukshetra, there were only twelve people who survived. Among them was Lord Krishna, the Five Pandavas, Yuyutsu, Ashwatthama, Kripacharaya, Kritavarma, Satyaki and Vrishaketu.

4. After the deadly war, Draupadi herself created a women council. That council was created to look after all the widows of the war. It supported them financially and looked after them, ensuring a respectable position in the palace.

5. It is said that so intense and fierce the war was, that Arjuna got deprived of all his extraordinary powers. After the Dharm Yudh, he lost his powers to fight the mightiest as well.

6. When Lord Krishna saw ominous happenings in his kingdom, he moved his Yadav clan to another place called Prabhasa. There also the whole clan fought among themselves, which lead to their extreme extinction as a whole clan.

7. While these rebellions were going on in Prabhasa, a hunter shoot Lord Krishna,sacrificing the mortal body of the lord. Thus after this untimely death, Vishnu merged with Krishna and became one.

8. After Lord Krishna left his mortal body, Vyasa told the Pandavas that they have served their mortal purpose and so they should leave for the Himalayas. So, they left as directed.

9. Now, while making this journey up, four Pandavas, Bhima, Nakula, Sahadeva,Arjuna and Draupadi left their mortal body as well. This was because of their sins they committed. Only Yudhishthira made it to the top.

10. After Pandyavas left the kingdom of Hastinapur, Parikshit of the Kuru clan became the king of the empire. His sons became the successors and consolidated it afterwards.

So, which you never knew?

 

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Kansa Knew That Devaki’s Child Would Kill Him, Why Did He Allow Her To Stay With Vasudeva

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I apologize in advance if you find anything in my article hurting your sentiments. However, I have done enough research before writing anything on this topic.

We always start our questions with ‘HOW’ and ‘WHY’ instead of asking questions starting with ‘WHAT’ and ‘WHEN’. As children, we all had a sense of curiosity which compelled us to ask questions. But it is our questions which defined us and the nature that dwelled deep inside us. These questions and our way of approaching theories or laws or facts change our nature which eventually decides whether we are an ATHEIST or a Believer.

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Today is Janmashtami, the birth of our LORD KRISHNA. My curiosity poked me to know a bit more about our GOD and for that according to my mom, I was supposed to read a whole bunch of Holy Books.

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And so I did a quick Google search and got to know a bit more about our GOD. Although I believe that no matter how deep you Google them up or how much you read about them through Holy Books, if we lack belief and wisdom, none of their sayings and knowledge will help us in our REAL LIFE.

All that while when I was reading articles and forums, it was interesting to see how a single voice out of nowhere can compel a person to murder his own nephews. Anticipating that you all know about the whole Krishna-Kansa chapter, there was this one witty question that was troubling me.

Why did Kansa keep his sister Devaki and brother-in-law Vasudeva in the same jail, knowing that their eighth son Lord Krishna would kill him ! If I was in his shoes, I would have kept them apart. No children, no worries ! !*

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Now I can understand that some of you guys might be fuming in anger or are offended, but asking something and introspecting our belief system is not a crime provided if we do that in a proper manner. I couldn’t gather the courage to ask this to a well known scholar like Pandits and Pujaris. They were too busy with their evening grand ‘Pooja Archana’. But then again, Google Baba came in my rescue. And through a Quora Thread, I finally found my answer. Read Further.

There are many theories related to it which are interconnected to each other. Kansa loved his sister Devaki. He was happy to see his sister getting married to Vasudeva. Kansa’s relationship with the couple was very good and healthy. But after the prophetic voice which rebuked him by saying that he would meet his end by the hands of his sister’s eighth son, everything changed.

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Many people believe that no matter how angry Kansa was, he loved his sister and valued their blood relations. From what I can figure out is that instead of being angry, he was irritated. He was the King and had powers and somewhere between this, he had EGO. The EGO of being the most powerful person in the whole world.

He might have thought of about facing the 8th child by himself and eliminate him, which would thus prove that he was unbeatable, indestructible and the most invincible person in this world.

We should also note that KANSA was more like Tyrion Lannister in his own way. He didn’t kill his father but overthrew him with help of his father in law Jarasandha of Magadha and his immense military. The people of his kingdom were oppressed and were living a pathetic life. Anger and frustration was boiling inside them. Kansa could sense it. And he knew that if he had denied the couple ( Devaki and Vasudeva ) to conceive children which was their right, people would get a reason to rebel against him. Allowing them to conceive children might have been a political move, which helped him improve his image in front of his people as a merciful King. And hence he did not want to appear like a coward being afraid of his death but instead wanted to take control over his own fate by killing the 8th child who was supposed to kill him according to the prophecy.

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Well, that being said, I am satisfied with the kind of logical answers and explanations that were given on those forums. Hindu Mythology is very interesting. It gives you opportunities to ask questions, know more about our culture and finally, have opinions on many different aspects of our life.

If you have some more relevant information regarding this topic, please feel comfortable to share it with our readers in the comment section below.

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