Mangal Chauthi Wrata । Tilkunda Chauthi । Janayuddha Diwas । Kumbha Sankranti । World Radio Day | Hamro Patro

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Mangal Chauthi Wrata । Tilkunda Chauthi । Janayuddha Diwas । Kumbha Sankranti । World Radio Day

Mangal Chauthi Wrata Special Audio

Mangal Chauthi
In Hindu rites, people worship and remember Lord Ganesha before starting any work so that there is no hindrance. It is customary to worship Lord Ganesha as a benevolent deity.

विघ्नेश्वराय वरदाय सुरप्रियाय, लम्बोदराय सकलाय जगद्विताय
नागाननाय श्रुतियज्ञविभुषिताय, गौरीसुताय गणनाथ नमो नमस्ते

Salutations to Vighnesvara (who eliminates my afflictions and hurdles), the giver of boons, beloved of the gods, tall, full of arts, benefactor of the world, with the mouth of an elephant, and beautified by the Vedas, the son of Parvati. O Gananath, greetings to you.

Relation of Tuesday, Chaturthi and Lord Ganesha

Today, Tuesday is also considered as the day of Lord Ganesha.

Since the birth date of Lord Ganesha falls on Chaturthi, it is customary to celebrate this day as Mangal Chauthi with special worship. Those who fast for Lord Ganesha on Tuesday start fasting from today.

Lord Ganesha is known as the deity who bestows auspicious fruits. If you are up to commencing any new work, then today is considered very auspicious. May all be well on this auspicious day.

Worship Methodology of Mangal Chauthi
Greetings to Vighneshwar, the giver of gifts, beloved of the gods, lambodar, full of arts, benefactor of the world, elephant-like face and adorned with Vedas and sacrifices, O Gananath, greetings to you.

Those who worship, recite, fast, narrate and adore Ganesha on this day with Riddhi Siddhi will get wealth, son, spouse, the good fortune of Mars and peace of mind and will get rid of all kinds of sorrows (suffering and disruption, etc.)

Worship materials should be prepared including paddy, rice, barley, sesame, kush, duna, tapari, panchamrit, avir, saffron, vermilion, red akshata, coconut, fruit, dish, incense, lamp, camphor, red flower, garland and preparing laddu, dubo etc can also be done. Turn east, north or west, sit in pure asana, lighting and invoking the lamp is done after.

Then with barley, sesame, water, flower, kush or dubo and drabya in the right hand, the Sankalpa i.e. place and time should be pronounced, the name of one's family and relatives should be pronounced with one's gotra, and the sankalpa should be taken with a sense of sakam or nishkam. Indeed, there is no rocket science to worship lord Ganesha, a pure heart and an unquestionable devotion are the key integrals, remember with compassion, Lord Ganesha will never disappoint you.

In this way, Ganesha will be pleased with the worship done with reverence and devotion and will surely fulfill the desires of the devotees. Astu

Tilkunda Chauthi
Everyone is welcome on the auspicious occasion of this Til Kunda Chauthi dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This Chauthi of Magh Shukla Paksha is also celebrated as Ganesh Jayanti. Holy sesame and kunda, i.e. Ganesh's beloved jasmine flower, it is customary to offer scented sesame and jasmine flowers to God on Tilkunda Chauthi.

People fast on this day and organize worship in the evening. Worship asanas in the north-east corner of the house and worship by lighting a lamp in coconut oil, performing aarti and om gan ganeshwarai vighnanayakaya namah, ॐ गणेशाय विघ्ननायकाय नमः It is customary to chant the mantra 108 times.

It is described in the scriptures that all those who regularly worship Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, will end their sorrows. Mangalmurti and the first worshiped Lord Shri Ganesha is also known as "Sankatharan". Fasting and worshiping Lord Ganesha on the day of Tilakunda Chauthi brings happiness, prosperity, opulence and inner peace. Not only this, there is always prosperity in business and happiness and prosperity at home.

It is said that today's worship has a special role to play in overcoming obstacles while relieving suffering. Best wishes.

Kumva Sakranti

The commencement of this spring will add to your happiness. From today, the Sun is entering Aquarius from Capricorn. Welcome to the Kumva Sakranti of this year.

Now, the winds will begin to blow slowly. The grains planted after cutting the paddy in the field are now ripening. In the Terai region, the fields have been flooded with wheat plants. Now, the time shortened by the bitter cold will grow longer, cuckoo's Kuhu Kuhu will fill the warm long days with music.

The main thing is to make the longer and fun filled evening time. It's now a fiesta for those who like the evening time.

The name of the month "Falgun"
This month is named Falgun after a star in the solar system named 'Uttarafalguni'. The first day of the month is called Sankranti and the last day is called Masanta.

This special day is celebrated not only in Nepal but also in neighboring countries like India and Bangladesh by welcoming the spring season in the traditional style. Bangladeshis prepare a variety of traditional desserts and dishes to celebrate 'Pohela Falgun' or 'Basanto Utsav'. In Bengali, Pohela is the first, so it is clear that it is celebrated on the first day of Falgun, i.e. Sakranti.

May this fall be beneficial for all, may it be auspicious. In the many ups and downs of life, the colors of enthusiasm should not be diminished, the colorful dimensions of hope should be added, and the smile should increase the inspirations. Happy Kumva Sakranti

Janayudhha Diwas

The Maoists attacked the police stations of Rolpa, Sindhuli, and Gorkha on Falgun 1, 2052 B.S., and officially initiated an armed war in Nepal. This war was waged against the government, rulers, system, and constitutional foundations of the time. To achieve "federalism and people's democracy," thousands of Nepalis lost their lives during the armed war. Falgun 1 has been celebrated as Janayudhha Diwas since then, and the Janayudhha Diwas of 2080 B.S. is the 30th edition.

The armed war that started on Falgun 1, 2052, was transformed into a detailed peace agreement on Mangsir 5, 2063 B.S. Based on this agreement, New Nepal is embarking on a new path of democracy. On the foundation of that people's war, political change was possible in Nepal, and achievements like the republic, the federal system, inclusive democracy, and social justice are being established on the strength of that people's war and that people's movement.

In memory of the martyrs of the armed conflict

There is a list of more than 13,000 martyrs who lost their lives during the 10-year armed conflict. Today, all known and unknown martyrs and their sacrifices are discussed and acknowledged.

Public holiday cancelled
The public holiday on Jana Yudhha diwas has been annulled by the Supreme Court. At present, the issues related to the peace process and transitional justice have not been resolved, the related bill is pending in the parliament and all the tasks of the peace process are yet to be completed according to the preamble of the Constitution of Nepal. In this context, It does not seem desirable to act in such a way as to hurt the feelings of the petitioners and also affect the future actions of the organizations involved in the work of transitional justice without deliberation and decision by the representative body ,the order of supreme court states.

Meaningful wishes on this day.

World Radio Day

Members of UNESCO proclaimed world radio day on 2011, and it was adopted by UN general assembly in 2012 as an international day for Radio, February 13th became the World Radio Day (WRD). This also marks the anniversary of the first radio broadcast in 1946. The theme for this year is "Radio and peace", so the unity in diversity and peace is the advantage of radio frequencies. Year 2024 is the 13th edition of "World Radio Day".

In a world equipped with smartphones, Smart TVs, Tablets and PCs people often ask us "Why Radio?"

Well, Radio's strength is educating and informing the maximum numbers of people in their daily lives and in an emergency has always been important.

Radio experience in Nepal

Especially in Nepal, Radio has a huge significance in both romance and revolution. Yes, romance and revolution because both these terms depict the power of expression. Radio delivered messages and created awareness in our society, awareness on sanitation, toilet usage, diarrhoea, HIV AIDS, Safe sex and have always fostered our equal access to information. Radio has a strong role in institutionalizing Nepali democracy, strengthening people's movement and truly creating a democratic Nepal. Radio goes wherever modern technology can't, beyond electricity, beyond mobile signal, beyond literacy, beyond screens and beyond what not? Radio is a social medium, fostering engagement and meaningful participation, in people's own mother tongues.

How did you feel for the first time you heard your name pronounced on the radio? How did it feel to have your letters read over the radio? Ever dedicated a song for someone through radio? Visited a radio station and how it felt to see the face of your favorite radio jockeys? Radio is a wonderful tool, it gave us an experience that is larger than life.

Everyone alive today has definitely listened to the radio at least once and most people listen to the radio every day. The radio is the origin of multiple means of communication today however, the radio itself owes its manifest to the other two inventions "Telephone" and "Telegraph". Primarily started as "Wireless Telegraph" Radio is an electronic appliance that enables us to listen to the sound waves by translating them from frequencies and waves. Radio waves are electromagnetic waves that can transmit music, speech, pictures, and other data invisibly through the air.

Radio is a uniquely personal communication medium that is based on sounds, these sounds invoke the listener's imagination and translate perception into their minds. Are you not tired of shuffling the newsfeed over Facebook? How long can you see and close the YouTube videos and deal with your preoccupied mind? Radio is something that is simple yet inspiring, engaging yet free and translated a never tiring zeal to its listeners.

History of Radio in Nepal

The first phrase in Nepali radio was broadcast on the 2nd April of 1951, where the first chief of Radio Nepal Mr. Tarini Koirala declared on the radio that it was a radio of democracy. Broadcasted from the Khumaltar station of 500 watts, Today Nepal has hundreds of Radio stations, FMs and countless podcasts and online streaming. Maybe I sound old fashioned but the bold and formal tone in Radio Nepal "Yo Radio Nepal ho, aba sunnuhos  bata samachar" still revolves around my head and brings back a thick cloud of nostalgias into my mind. Radio is also a thread of memories for people like me.

Hereby, I would not miss this chance to bring a popular youth radio show "Sathi Sanga Manka Kura" where I worked as a program producer for 3 years. I had this opportunity to host over 100 episodes and develop above 243 episodes and segments. I remember those piles of letters sent by our listeners, radio was the medium of friendship and every week over a million Nepali youth listened to their best friends show "Sathi sanga manka kura" in their radios. Radio has a remarkable impact on my life, initially as an active listener, letter writer, and a regular caller, later as a host, scriptwriter and a program concept developer.

Gratitude to people who dedicated their lives for the radio, inventors, and innovators. My sincere wishes for those radio stations which are striding their level best just to sustain, for those radio enthusiasts who selflessly catches microphones and entertains/ educates. There is every reason to support local radio station's continued existence rather than put them in peril.

Radio stations play a critical role in society and the community by forming critical communication channels that are used to consume information. Communication is essential in our transformation and only through critical thinking, exchange of information, we transformed our society, improved our living standards, and facilitate the next innovation and invention.

Radio is still relevant.

Let me write in a clear and bold letter that radio is still relevant, everyday hundreds of calls are made to radio stations to share ideas and contribute to nationwide discussions. This affordable device brings everyone together, young, old, poor, and rich. Everyone is welcome to share their opinions, and through that create understanding and tolerance among communities and people. If you hold the microphone, keep up the voice and zeal, if you are a listener then tune into radios. Wishing a meaningful radio day, Namaste from Nepal.

-Suyog Dhakal

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