Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Madurai Chithirai Festival 2016



Chithirai Thiruvizha is being celebrated every year in Madurai during the month of April. It is one of the longest celebrations of the world and lasts for one month. For the celebration, the first half of the month is for Meenakshi Amman and the remaining half is for Kallazhagar.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Palani Murugan Abhishekam



Abhishekam is the process of pouring of libations on the idol of the deity being worshipped amidst the chanting of mantras. Usually, Abhishekam is performed using milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, Panchamrutam, sesame oil, rosewater, sandalwood paste, and/or Thiruneeru (vibhuti).

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Driving Test in Serpentine Track



Guideline to obtain Two Wheeler Licence

Test on Automated Driving Test Track

An applicant for a Two Wheeler Driving License will have to take the following Tests:
·         Identifying Traffic symbols.
·         Ability to drive forward on a serpentine

Pre-requisites for the Test

·         Candidate should possess a valid Learner’s License
·         Candidate should have Driving Licence Test Fee Paid receipt
·         Obtain a Test Date and Time Slot at the respective (LL Issued) RTO
·         Candidate should obtain test slot separately for Two Wheeler
·         Present himself at the RTO on the appointment taken date and time

Sequence of Procedure for giving Test on Track

·         Candidate has to report at the Registration Desk
·         Candidate should carry the LL and DL Fee paid Receipt
·         Candidate’s ID, LL and other documents would be verified with the data available in the SARATI software database.
·         Candidate’s thumbs verification should carried out for Identity verification.
·         Candidate, if eligible, would be provided Authorizations document to enter the Testing Area
·         The Authorizations document would have details such as Name, Date of Birth, Class of Vehicle for which the test is being attempted, LL number, LL issue date etc. and an Unique ID number and an RFID card for use in the test track
·         Candidate should enter the Testing area along with the vehicle and await his/her turn
·         When allowed to take the test, the candidate would swipe his/her RFID card at the two wheeler track for verification
·         The candidate would be guided by Signal Lights in the track
·         During the time the candidate ID is being verified by the computer system, the signal light would be RED, flashing intermittently
·         If the candidate is eligible to take the test and if all the track sensors are properly positioned, the control computer would set the signal to GREEN
·         The candidate should start his vehicle and proceed with the test in the track as required in that particular track
·         When the candidate crosses the START line, the computer system would start a timer which would be running till the time the candidate either crosses the STOP line or the maximum time allotted for the runs out
·         During the course of the test, if any of the sensors were to be disturbed from their position, the computer system would detect all such violations
·         When the test is complete either due to the candidate crossing the STOP line or the timer running out, the computer system would allocate marks based on the number of sensors disturbed and the time taken for completing the test.
·         The vehicle movement during the test would be recorded on video and stored as part of the candidate’s record

Two Wheelers Licence Track Test (The Serpentine Test)

The sequences of events in this test are as under:
·         In this test, the candidate is expected to drive the Two Wheeler, in the forward direction, without setting his/her foot down, within the stipulated time, in a track shaped like an intertwined serpent.
·         The candidate should swipe his/her RFID card in the Reader, positioned at the entry to the track for verification
·         The candidate would be guided by Signal Lights in the track
·         During the time the candidate ID is being verified by the computer system, the signal light would be RED, flashing intermittently
·         If the candidate is eligible to take the test and if all the track sensors are properly positioned, the control computer would set the signal to GREEN.
·         The candidate should start his vehicle move forward and cross the START line.
·         The Signal light would turn RED immediately after the crossing of the START line by the vehicle.
·         The candidate should drive forward on the track, without knocking down any of the marker poles positioned on the borders of the parking slot.
·         When the vehicle crosses the START line, the computer system would start a timer which would be running till the time the candidate either crosses the STOP line or the maximum time allotted for the runs out.
·         During the course of the test, if any of the sensors were to be disturbed from their position, the computer system would detect all such violations and allocate suitable penalty marks.
·         When the test is complete either due to the candidate crossing the STOP line or the timer running out, the computer system would allocate marks based on the number of sensors disturbed and the time taken for completing the test.
·         The vehicle movement during the test would be recorded on video and stored as part of the candidate’s record.
·         The picture of the candidate would be captured, midway during the test, by a camera mounted inside the LMV, as additional record.


Bruce Lee's best fight scenes


Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Instructions To Follow Sandhyavandanam



Sandhyavandana is a mandatory religious ritual that needs to be performed by all twice-born people of Hinduism. Especially brahmins who are initiated into the sacred thread ceremony called as Upanayanam, and instructed in its execution by a Guru (a qualified spiritual teacher). Sandhyavandanam consists of excerpts from the Vedas that are to be performed thrice daily at morning (prātaḥsaṃdhyā), at noon (mādhyānika), and in the evening (sāyaṃsaṃdhyā).
Sandhyavandanam is the oldest extant liturgy in world religion. It may be a practice descended from the much older daily Agnihotra.

Sandhyavandanam literally means salutation to Sandhya. Sandhya literally means transition moments of the day namely the two twilight: dawn and dusk and the solar noon. Thus Sandhyavandanam means salutation to twilight or solar noon.

The term sandhyā is also used by itself in the sense of "daily practice" to refer to the performance of these devotions at the opening and closing of the day. [1][2]
[3][4] The steps in the Sandhyavandan always include the following essential ones:
1. Achamana consists of Nama Sankirthana---taking the names of the Lord
2. Pranayama is the ritual purification of internals via breathing exercises
3. Marjana is a ritual self-purification
4. Mantra Prokshanam is a prayer for atonement of sins
5. Aghamarshana (performed by some schools, especially Rig Vedins) is a prayer for forgiveness of sins
6. Gayathri japa is meditation
7. Upasthanam is prayer to Mitra (in the morning prayer) & Varuna (in the evening prayer)
8. AbhivAdana is a salutory introduction offered to all deities. It usually follows a prostration to the deities of each direction ("dikpaalas")