Ashaadhsya Prathame Divase

Today is RathaYatra festival in our India. Yesterday was also a special day. It was first day of month of ASHAADH as per Hindu calendar. Kalidas - a renowned classical Sanskrit writer - wrote in his lyrics poem Meghadūta ("Cloud Messenger") about this day. A YAKSHA, request cloud to convey a message to his wife on this first day of ASHAADH month. He described Alkanagari city to cloud, so the cloud can locate it easily. There was no GPS at that time. :)

So this day, inspired me to write a Gujarati poem with title “ASHAADHSYA PRATHAM DIVASE” (On the first day of month ASHAADH).

You can enjoy it by clicking here.

For non-Gujarati readers, here is the summary:

I want to remind you about Kalidas’s
Meghadūta ("Cloud Messenger") associate with today. Those days, lovers were using cloud as messenger. In the block buster bollywood movie named “Maine Pyaar Kiya” a pigeon is used. Today everyone has mobiles, yet, lovers like that fantasy of using cloud as messenger. However, sometimes, the lovers may talk more with silence and is there any need of such communication methods?


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