Mystic Traditions Team has moved into the realm of History and its travels as in the case of Hinduism. Once when we visited Poompuhar looking for idols, we were enamored with the sculpted beauties and appreciating the intricate works of the artisan in a fierce looking Durga idol, a lady next to me could not contain her curiosity. She asked me about my interest in picking up such an idol when many other pleasant looking idols were around. True to her statement, the showroom was filled with Dancing Nataraja, beautifully etched Narayana idols, six faced Subramania swamy and innumerable forms of Ganesha . We could even spot school going Ganesha, swinging one and also many forms that we could relate to our daily life. She picked up one of the Ganesha idols and said she is a collector of his different forms and could not even think of any other form of god.
Memorizing is one of the key techniques taught to children by parents in our days. Right from multiplication tables, Thirukkural , solutions to simple mathematical problems, we did everything mentally without touching the paper. Many of my nights had these as my lullaby and quick responses got me a cashew nut as gift. Every mind has its own way of absorbing things and this subtly nurtured the habit to explore the techniques that best worked for me. Definitions, formulae, theorems, laws, poems and everything that had to be memorized never had any block as we knew the way our mind can learn and unlearn by the time we reached this stage. Till the mobile era, phone numbers, account numbers and every aspect of things that we look up or need were memorized. It is a constant exercise for the mind and a healthy one to memorize and recollect. Just think how we recollect a rainbow and its colors. VIBGYOR is the term and every child can relate to it immediately.
Ola ! It is a Friday and we are back with Director Naga’s video. What we saw in the previous Friday was the intention behind the channel with a story, we are sure you would not have forgotten the Purohit and his intent in asking for the second manaikattai (wooden plank). We were mesmerized as you were in listening to Naga sir narrating it with the mirror subtly playing the visual effects. For those who have missed the earlier video, check out this post – Director Naga Launches our Online Video Channel Mystic Traditions MyTra