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Valentine & Panchamridham

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  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello: Valentine &
    Panchamridham
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    When Lord Subramanya (LS) aka VELAN, karthikeya and Murugan, returned home after the fruit fiasco, Lord Ganesha hosted a big party - a welcome home party for LS.

    LS accepted the party under one condition that Sage Narada not to be invited since he was the main reason for the split in the family.

    Thus there was a major party in heaven, where everyone were invited. Indra and his troops, Lord Shiva and his commandoes, Lord Vishnu along with his followers and the whole of Satyalok except Sage Narada.

    Narada felt he was deliberately humiliated & left out.

    After the party was over, he went to Lord Brahma, and enquired why this bias? Lord Brahma said, he need to talk to Goddess Saraswathi, as He cannot mediate in this.

    Goddess looked at Narada and said, "My darling son, you may have done the right thing. But LS felt insulted. It is not easy for him to forgive you. What you could do is call him for a good dinner party. Just tell him it is just you and him alone. He will agree to it.
    Make sure you give him plenty of fruits, take him to Nalabaha Restaurant and host a great dinner party for Him. He will be satisfied and His anger towards you will be gone".

    Bowing to Goddess Sarawathi, Narada immediately got a date with Nalabaha Restaurant.

    It was the first day of the Maasi month. He knew that LS will be busy during 'Thai' month due to Thai Poosam and all.

    He then called LS and invited Him for dinner. After the festivities of 'Thai' LS was in a cheer & good mood and his anger toward Lord Narada greatly diminished by this time. So, he accepted the dinner party.

    On that day Lord Narada took some five of the rare fruits in a basket and went to the Restaurant.

    LS joined him. Nalan the Master Chef of Heaven, had specially prepared a great meal that day. LS was very pleased.

    He than gave the fruits that Lord Narada had given him and asked him to come up with a good dessert.

    Nalan using his own unique skills, mixing the fruits with jaggery and ghee qucikly came up with a great recipe.

    As Sage Narada and LS completed the dinner and the dessert, LS was so happy & impressed, he told , "This is a great day for me. I had an excellent meal and I a great dessert. I would like this day to be remembered. Anyone with great mutual love for each other, split due to mis-understandings, then this day will be the right day to make-up with each other. The dessert provided today will be my chief offerings for my Temple"

    Thus the dessert - Panchamirtham became famous offerings in all LS temples.

    As for the day, it is still remembered to this day as "Velan Dines Day" - in short Valentine's day!
     
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    My Manni had sent this I whatsapp
     
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    Haha! Valentine's day is a Hindu fest after all! ?This thread should be widely disseminated to ensure that Hindu bigots don't disturb the Hindu fest which they mistakenly believe is of foreign origin.
     
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    :hello:That is the power of Vadivelan through modern technology known worl- wide as WhatsApp. Its spread is far & wide through our exclusive MIT groups - both English & Tamil as well.

    Thanks and Regards.
     
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    Thanks dear @Balajee .
    I agree. There are many pseudo origins but the original one, I believe is at Mount Kailash which is visible to few who could open their mind’s eye.
    Regards.
     

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