MYSTICAL ASTRONOMY

Astronomy is worth gazing ,

Through my telescope amazing ,

Oh ! heavenly celestial bodies I see ,

Some very far away , some close to me .

 

Universe made up of galaxies many ,

Black holes , Nebulae , The Big Bang Theory ,

Our Milky Way galaxy stands among them bright ,

The Solar System from which has its birthright .

 

The Sun , a hot ball of gases in the centre ,

Jupiter and Saturn the Solars mentor ,

We study meteors , asteroids and shooting stars ,

Constellations of various shapes ; 88 numbered jars .

 

Rotation and Revolution we know ,

Day and Night , Seasons , Waxing and Waning of the moon to glow,

Our Scientists send satellites in space ,

Moons , new planets , Saturn’s rings and stars they grace.

Pluto is not a planet any more ,

Neither a planet or satellite , just a folklore ,

It’s journey around the Sun is 248 earth years ,

A day on Pluto is 6 days and 8 hours , a very slow year .

 

Astronomers now exoplanets find ,

Exoplanets revolving around other stars and their kind ,

Liquid water in these stars is found ,

Life may exist then in new planets revolving them around .

 

Earth has oxygen , water and life ,

If no water , living a strife ,

The atmosphere keeps us nice and warm,

Renews  the ozone which keeps us away from harm .

 

Did you know India put 104 satellites in space ,

Puts a beaming smile on my face ,

I feel an Indian so proud ,

Astronomy is truly fascinating , I say aloud !

 

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      Swaraj Palkar

      Std : 8 B

      Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra West  

Mystical Astronomy

Astronomy is worth gazing ,

Through my telescope amazing ,

Oh ! heavenly celestial bodies I see ,

Some very far away , some close to me .

 

Universe made up of galaxies many ,

Black holes , Nebulae , The Big Bang Theory ,

Our Milky Way galaxy stands among them bright ,

The Solar System from which has its birthright .

 

The Sun , a hot ball of gases in the centre ,

Jupiter and Saturn the Solars mentor ,

We study meteors , asteroids and shooting stars ,

Constellations of various shapes ; 88 numbered jars .

 

Rotation and Revolution we know ,

Day and Night , Seasons , Waxing and Waning of the moon to glow,

Our Scientists send satellites in space ,

Moons , new planets , Saturn’s rings and stars they grace.

Pluto is not a planet any more ,

Neither a planet or satellite , just a folklore ,

It’s journey around the Sun is 248 earth years ,

A day on Pluto is 6 days and 8 hours , a very slow year .

 

Astronomers now exoplanets find ,

Exoplanets revolving around other stars and their kind ,

Liquid water in these stars is found ,

Life may exist then in new planets revolving them around .

 

Earth has oxygen , water and life ,

If no water , living a strife ,

The atmosphere keeps us nice and warm,

Renews  the ozone which keeps us away from harm .

 

Did you know India put 104 satellites in space ,

Puts a beaming smile on my face ,

I feel an Indian so proud ,

Astronomy is truly fascinating , I say aloud !

 

     Swaraj Palkar

      Std : 8 B

    Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra West  

हमारा प्यारा अंतरिक्ष

 

हमारा अंतरिक्ष है बहुत प्यारा,

विशाल और सुन्दर है ना यारा I

 

एक तरफ़ गोलिय चाँद दिखाया,

दूसरी ओर दृष्टिमें आया ताराI

 

ऊपर देखो! हजार तारे!

चमकते , नाचते, सुन्दर सारे I

 

अरे, देखो! टूटता तारा!

चमकते , नाचते, सुन्दर सारे I

 

धन्य हो वे ईश्वर जिन्होंने यह सब बनाया!

अब तक मैंने यहाँ से मेरी दृष्टि न हटाया I

 

हमारा अंतरिक्ष है बहुत प्यारा,

विशाल और सुन्दर है न्यारा I

 

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रेनी बेठापुड़ी

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आर्य विद्या मंदिर बांद्रा पश्चिम

Music and festivities during Durga Puja

What better therapy than to enjoy a musical Durga puja after the monsoons.

The magical time of festivities and excitement has come…Durga Puja is approaching. Even the improved and pleasant weather reflects it. Joy and anticipation are in the air. Historically, Durga Puja began in Bengal but all the states and communities in India have joined in, one way or the other. It is a celebration of Goddess Durga’s victory over the evil demon Mahishasur –  the conquest of good over evil. And what better way to express this joy of oncoming festival other than through music?

The preparations include shopping and the making of marvellous sweets, whose scent waft through the air, tempting all passers-by. Plays and acts are chosen and rehearsed, not to mention music is also chosen and practised. In Bengal, RabindraSangeet is an integral part of all occasions.

The musical range is vast – Indipop, classical, semi-classical, popular film songs and of course devotional songs in the honour of the Devi.

With the dawn of Navaratri on Mahalaya, mantras are chanted sonorously and broadcast widely. Clanging of bells can be heard in the temples and homes every day for the evening aarti. The ritual drummers beat out mind-blowing rhythms on their massive dhaks (drums) as the devotees perform the dhuno dance. These are the sounds traditionally heard at Durga Puja and without them the festival is incomplete.The customary ululation to ward off evil spirits and the blowing of conch shell resound in the air when the pujas are performed on Mahashtami. Even the visarjan has musical accompaniments of bhajans and chanting.

One feels sorry to bid goodbye both to the pandaals and the goddess as well as the food-stalls which serve delicious treats as prasad. The only consolation is that the Devi will be back next year and the music and festivities will begin once again.

Ya Devi sarvabhuteshuMatrirupenasamsthita
Ya Devi sarvabhuteshu Shakti rupenasamsthita
Ya Devi sarvabhutesu Shanti rupenasamsthita
NamestasyaiNamestasyaiNamestasyaiNamohNamah                                               Related image

 

 

Ananya Chowdhry

Std VIII B

A.V.M B.W.

Music that unites everyone

As quoted by Hans Andersen “where words fail, music speaks”, music is a piece of love which every heart sings. It leaves an impression in your heart whenever you hear it. The uniqueness in music is seen everywhere. An example of a musician in India is Sir Ravi Shankar who is a sitarist. In 1956, he began to tour the world playing Indian classical music and made it famous. Whether it is in Punjab or in Gujarat, music is same everywhere.

Punjab the famous place for farming is popular for the music of the Dhols and  Drums. The punjabi folk songs follow these instruments. It is also famous for it’s Bhangra and Gidda dance.

Maharashtra is mostly famous as a tourist attraction, but it is also well known for it’s instruments like Manjha’s and Iktara’s and many other instruments. It is also famous for it’s  beautiful moves of Lavani.

Gujarat, a place of kites is also famous for its Garba dance, a famous dance performed by the Gujaratis during the Navratri festival.

Even though India is a country of different foods, clothes and people, it is united by it’s music.

Music – The Cradle of Life

The clef raised by the fine velvets of tunes that sway along the empty air hue them with gold and luster, without which the life remains stable and sooty. The drums which rove it’s tune in the azure sky and pallid clouds overspread, the sinister chords which raise up the tawny weeds and birches which though dull proves to be tuneful and along which the flutes, lutes and fiddles engenders the cradle of life , the very soul.
In Punjab, the music blends as if stages the tapping foots of dance upon the hazel soil and the plutarchy playmate winds plays along booming drums while gushing with its outthrusted arms of plutocracy.
Without music, the plutocrat winds were so aloof, which along the pitch falls down in a shore of awash and as an autocrat, bears he the mist which acts with the gleam of the sun as the gateway of seven shades, the rainbow, and the same serves the brilliancy of the breeze which drew from the notes that raises zeal and zest.
Music providing a dance to several doggerels and blank verses cleaving apart the sorrow from the birth of an enthuse…
And the thrushes on boughs along mimic the like tunes,
Which serve the frosts of  harmonious notes upon the hills, dales and gorges afar,
I thank the very autocrat which bears along the tunes, the very mists that serves a sweet and lustrous joviality.