Eid Ul Fitr/Parshuram Jayanti/World Earth Day | Hamro Patro

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Eid Ul Fitr/Parshuram Jayanti/World Earth Day

The grace of this festival based on the beauty and shape of the moon, this is really in the hands of nature. The day of Eid may be different in your country or in the world. If you are not sure when this day will happen, please contact the nearest mosque or Muslim community center. From this day onwards, Ramadan will be over and the last Iftar of this year will be observed a day earlier.

 Let's talk about this Eid periphery today, in Hamro Patro, starting with this beautiful couplet.

Oh Moon
Which belief do you come from?
Eid is also yours and Karwachauth also yours.

How beautifully this portrays the beauty of the moon, its universality, and importance upon every creature on this planet. Be it the Hindu Sanatan festival of "Teej" or Karwachauth or be it "Eid", the same moon alarms the festival and commemoration. The shape of the moon is very important in determining "EID". Therefore, according to Islamic custom, everyone looks at the moon on the evening of the last day of Ramadan, and only when the crescent moon is visible in the sky, the difficult fast of Ramadan ends and Rid-ul-Fitr begins.

Background behind EID celebrations
It is a festival of excitement, victory, and equality where every member of the family and community is rich and the poor are filled with smiles and good wishes of virtue, and these good wishes of virtue are exchanged in each other's arms. The prophet of Islam, Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, is believed to have revealed the ideas of the Holy Quran during this month of Ramadan. It is said that all the gates of Hell will be closed during this month and all the gates of Paradise will be open, which is why this month is also called the month of Allah.
The followers of Islam bathe and put on new clothes, otherwise wearing the best clothes they have, they gather at a nearby mosque for special prayers and give thanks to Allah. In this way, when they go to the mosque or prayer meeting, they reach the place by chanting Takbir, i.e. the glory of Allah, from home and exchanging good wishes with everyone they meet on the way.

It is customary to use as many different ways as possible when going to and returning from prayer. After the prayers, the families gather in one place and have a feast in a group, welcoming the Eid ul-Fitr is a joyous and exhilarating atmosphere.

For children, the celebration is even more special because the older ones give them a variety of food, clothes, toys, and sweets, their gifts are called "Edhi". To make the fun even more colorful, in some places children decorate the house with flags and pylons made of different colors and shiny fabrics and paper. A special type of hymn performed on the day of Eid is called Salat which has two parts. These hymns are sung collectively in an open psalm or place.

In doing so, the six special takbirs are also dedicated to Allah by bringing the hand up to the ear saying Allah hu Akbar. Allah Hu Akbar means that Allah is the most important. In Nepal today, the government, various associations, institutions, and political parties are issuing a formal message to wish Muslim brothers and sisters a happy Eid.
Today, special prayers are offered at the Nepali Jame Masjid Ghantaghar Kathmandu and the process of receiving blessings from the elders begins. Another notable aspect of the festival is giving to the poor. Similarly, prayers are offered in mosques and idgahs across the country, including the Kashmiri Mosque in Ghantaghar.
May Allaha address the prayer, may all Salats be answered and wishes responded by almighty. Islam has a special affinity with society and equality. Islamic rituals are specially designed to ensure that all, rich and poor alike, celebrate the festival and remember Allah.

The festival encourages the exchange of brotherhood, peace and good wishes, and also hosts a variety of feasts for poor families to celebrate with respect. Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to all of you in this festival of brotherhood and enthusiasm.

Parshuram Jayanti

Parshuram Jayanti is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of the Vaishakha month. The main purpose of this festival is to commemorate the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram.

In Hindu mythology and scriptures, Parshuram is described as a legendary figure whose life has been portrayed in an imaginative way. He is considered as the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On this day, Lord Parshuram's life and teachings are remembered and celebrated by devotees. It is believed that observing this festival with devotion and sincerity can bring peace, prosperity, and blessings to one's life.

Who is Lord Parshuram?
Hindu mythology defines Lord Parshuram as the sixth avatar of Vishnu upon this planet. Parshuram Jayanti is commemorated to honor the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram. Lord Parshuram was born in the Tritiya tithi of Baisakh Shukla paksha, he was the son of Raja Prasenjit's daughter Renuka and Bhrigu's dynasty's Jamadagni. Parshuram is known for his indisputable devotion towards lord Shiva, Parashurama is also recognized for his immense knowledge and artillery making skills.

According to legends, he fought big wars 21 times in favor of the truth to establish righteousness. Even before Lord Rama arrived on the planet, immortal Parshuram arrived on this planet as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Because immortal parshuram was born in this tithi, this Tritiya tithi is also called "Chiranjivi Tithi", Chiranjivi translates immortal. A true follower of patriarchy, Parshuram is the only ancient character who is beyond the circle of life and death according to Srimad Bhagwat Geeta. Parshuram is the engineer of ancient times, the architect of the artistic and physical infrastructure.

All the ancient villages and towns of the Indian subcontinent are built according to his plan and art.

The present-day remains of the ancient city of Dwarika found in the middle of the sea during excavations, and its relevant and scientific structure also explains Parashuram's contribution to scientific development since ancient times. By the grace of this immortal Parashuram, May truth and art skills are firmly developed in the lives of all of us, best wishes to all.

World Earth Day

Background of World Earth day 2023:
Earth is our basis, the importance of this universal earth, which is considered as the mother by Sanatan Dharma, is celebrated all over the world on April 22 every year.

The slogan of World Earth Day 2023 is "Invest in our planet".
This day is celebrated as the beginning of modern environmental programs and consciousness in the 1970s. In 2009, the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations decided to observe April 22 as World Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, the United States celebrated this day for the first time. The day was marked as an environmental education program led by US Senator Gerald Nelson. The Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992, provided much-needed support for the need for Earth Day.

Following the decision of the United Nations, this day is now celebrated with grandeur in more than 192 countries. April 22 is the northern hemisphere's spring season, and the southern hemisphere's autumn season, these differences of the mother earth are also represented by April 22.

Launched in 1970, this day enters its 52nd year in 2023. By then, the world community is committed to fulfilling its ambitious plan for clean and green earth by reducing pollution.

Concerns on the rising global temperature
Rising global temperatures are another major challenge in the 20th century. Earth's temperature is rising at a rate of zero point 18 degrees Celsius every year. Due to which the ice peaks at the North Pole of the Earth are melting. Incidents of natural disasters, such as ozone depletion, terrifying storms, and tsunamis, are increasing. Man himself is responsible for all these things and no one else. April 22nd is the day to look back on human steps and rectify collectively for forthcoming years.

Even the highest laboratories that can create and build large airplanes and atomic bombs cannot make a pinch of soil, soil is nature, the wind is nature's tendency and water is life. Today, workshops and other events around the world are being held in more than 193 countries to discuss the protection, utilization, and proper use of all these things. Unlike other years, the past two years (2021 and 2022) are more focused on virtual events because of infection risk.

Various public awareness programs are being conducted in Nepal on the occasion of Earth Day. Social organizations working in the field of environment and environment protection in Nepal have been conducting various programs on the occasion of Earth Day. Government officials show solidarity by attending such events.

On Earth Day, students from various colleges and schools organize awareness rallies against the growing pollution on Earth. In some countries, Earth Day is celebrated as a week-long event from April 16 to 22.

Despite technology and business, knowledge of planting trees, growing greenery, cycling, and using renewable energy as much as possible, less use of plastic, and knowledge of environmental protection are needed today. Nature is paramount, its protection is our duty. Happy Earth Day to the world May the love of the earth grows from the summit of Mount Everest to the surface of the Dead Sea.

Suyog Dhakal

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