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poetry

Spreading love

Hello people

Hope you are doing fantastic! I came across this amazing writing by ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ instilling some good vibes for the day. Lots of love

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poetry

I Said, You Heard!

When I said,
You heard.
But only
Silence muttered.

To me,
Your words
were like the
Lull of falling waters,
But this dead air
has become
a colossal storm
Of thoughts
whirling inside,
An endless surge,
hankering to hear.

Again When I said,
You heard,
But your sealed lips,
moved away with No words
I plead,
to now, let this voice
Be heard
And let it so loud,
That the thunders prevail
And rains of tears
fall from eyes
Of the monsters,
who mirthed.
Remember,
Your dearth of voice
Will fervour their ruth
But your roaring sound,
shall stab them through.

Now for once
Forgive yourself for
The plight you’re hurt.
Oh dear!
when I said this
I wish to hear from
your chords,
cause,
Years have passed.
Now,
I beg you to Converse.

There are a lot of people who don’t speak out against the atrocities they are going through. There can be many Reasons with which they convince themselves for not speaking out, but that only kill them inside and make the cruel more powerful. So I really hope that the one who is going through cruelties or have been through any tragic incident or attack should not confine it to oneself. It’s not meant to be that way, Let it out and give your self chance to forgive and forget what happened. Don’t die trying to delete it inside you, dare to discuss with any person you’re comfortable with. Focus on mental health. May be if you speak, another one is saved from sealing his/her lips.

Thanks for reading.

Inspired by VJ’s Weekly Challenge #98 – No words,

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poetry

Scent of her

“Numb, broken into pieces
Left in the cold, relinquished.
A Cologne with footsteps
advanced and held her up,
With a Warm Hug, she came;
To fix the shatters.”

She needs her.

No one can replace the place of a woman who supports another woman in need. Certainly, she comes to her full potential when she gets support from her men in life be it her father, brother, husband or friend but most importantly she needs support of another divine woman too.  And this remains a silent key.

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poetry

City of Stars

Hello All, today I am sharing few lines about my Birthplace Amroha a city of the Uttar Pradesh state in India. It is located north-west of Moradabad. These lines are not enough to describe the heart and soul of it but still would like to share them on the occasion of Eid as this festival is brightly celebrated here.

City
That defines me,
My worth of a few smiles,
Marks a million to me,
I cherish and rely.
The winds never changed,
Circulated and stayed,
The sands and walls that engrained.
Oh! They’re attached
With the eyes of blind love
The heart and soul of a dove.

City that celebrates moments and memories,
Eids, Diwali, Christmas, or baisakhis.

Where varieties of mangoes that are found,
I buy outside but miss the sweetness profound.
My city I was born with Candy’s so raw
Like the tingly taste of sourness poured.
My city where the best variety of biryani’s served,
Appetizing with spices and flavours savoured.
My city of charming scents of spells
They say who pray here never goes to hell
My city, my roots
Strongly so blend, the streets, the honks,
The vendors and friends
My city is whispers of love, emotions I believe
It is where I woke up to the world and is where I’d fall asleep.

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Beautiful Jama Masjid in Amroha, Uttar pradesh
More than 100 kgs of biryani cooked at a place.
Prayers on Eid in Amroha

There is a lot to write about the place, I shall make a separate blog for that. Thanks for reading!

Eid Mubarak!

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#haiku

Silence of words! #haiku

Hello All!

Hope you are having a Meaning Monday! So, today, for the first time, I have tried my hands on Haiku writing, And.. am excited to share it with y’all.

I will really appreciate if you read and suggest me if I have gone wrong somewhere or give tips to make it better. Thanks

Much love

“Slates lay before me,
Chalks may break off the silence,
Heart, bereft of words!”

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Image Credit: Pinterest
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kavita(hindi) poetry

Socha toh tha..

सोचा तोह था

कि दूर कहीं बादलों को चीर रहे होंगे,
कि कहीं आसमां भी धधक उठेगा मेरे आगमन की ध्वनि से।
सोचा तोह था…
कि नदी को रास्ता और समन्दर की गहराई को भी छू लेंगे
कि मछलियां भी सहम उठेगी मेरे आगमन की ध्वनि से।
सोचा तोह था कि
सबसे शक्तिशाली जीव बनके मनुष्य को भगवान बनादेंगे
कि ईश्वर भी आश्चर्यचकित हो उठेगा मेरी उपलब्धियों
की हानि से
सोचा तोह था..पर सोच उसी बक्से में बंद रेहगई
जिसमें सोचा था
कि एक वायरस को रखकर शोध करेंगे ।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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Articles शायरी (shayari)

16 Adornments

मैं इश्क़ करने से डरता नहीं,
वो इश्क़ में फनाह कर देंगी, खौफ इस बात का है।

में उनका इंतज़ार करने से मुकरता नहीं,
वो इंतज़ार में श्रृंगार से तबाह कर देंगी, डर तोह इस बात का है ।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are doing fantastic!

Almost every girl in India has played a game called ‘Ghar-Ghar’ where in she will dress up nicely with all the makeup and do the house hold activities with her fellow friends. So Today I am going to share about a ritual which every Indian Woman  cherishes to do in her life.

We know Brides of India, dress up on the day of wedding or festivals and put 16 Adornments or Solah Shringar to give them a Goddess-like Aura. So I am going to give an insight to what the Shringaar looks like.

Solah Shringar means 16 Bridal Adornments that include sixteen steps that women follow for her beautification from head to toe. Maharani or Queens of medieval times in India used to perform the Solah Shringar whenever they made public appearances.

Pre-Solah Shringar

Traditionally, before commencing the Shringar oiling and washing of the hair is done. The complexion of the bride is then enhanced with ubtan or Angrag. It is made by mixing  sandalwood, kaliyak, agaru, turmeric powder, gram flour and oil,  It was made in different types for use in winter and summer. Both men and women used it for fragrance and coolness. And then follows her ceremonial bath.

Then she adores herself with the Shringaar along with her Bridal/festive dress.

16 Adornments Include:

1. Bindi

Bindi

The bride wears a big bindi/Dot between her eyebrows. Traditionally, it used to be applied with the help of the vermilion powder, but now the gem-encrusted bindis are popularly used.

Significance It is said that the Bindi is applied where the ‘Agya Chakra’ exists. The Agya Chakra is situated in the middle of the forehead, between the eyebrows. It is also known as the “third eye”. The Agya Chakra is the centre of clarity and wisdom. Hence For concentration of the Mind, Bindi is included.

2. Sindoor/Vermilion Powder

Sindoor

Sindoor or vermillion is a red-colored powder that is applied on parting of the bride’s hair. it is worn by Married women only.

Significance– This ritual has a sacred significance. The color red denotes marriage and the well-being of the husband.

3. Maang Tikka

Maang Tikka

Maang tikka is a hair accessory that adorns the forehead of the bride.  It is usually made out of gold and precious gems.

Significance– This ornament increases the charm of the bride as it highlights her face.

4. Anjana or Kajal

Kajal

Eyes are accentuated with Anjana or Kohl or Kajal,which is applied on the edges of the eyelids to make the eyes look attractive. Earlier, Kajal was prepared by collecting the soot of an earthen lamp by lighting a wick in clarified butter or ghee.

Significance-It is put to protect from Evil eye.

5. Nath or Nose Ornament

Nose RIng

The bride also wears a nose ring which provides the traditional ethnic Indian look. The ornate nath, which is comprised of clusters of gems or pearls, is supported by a gold chain, which is fastened behind the ear for support.

Significance- It is believed in Ayurveda, that if the nose is pierced on or near a particular node on the nostril, it gives relief in the pain during periods. Also, another theory holds that piercing must be done on the left nostril as the nerves on that side connect to the female reproductive organs and thus, during childbirth, the pain is comparatively less.

6. Haar or Necklace

MangalSutra

A souvenir from the husband to his wife is Mangalsutra, – necklace made out of gold and black beads.

Significance-The Haar or the necklace is another adornment which is symbolic of prosperity. 

7. Karn Phool or Ear Ornaments or Earrings

earring

Karn Phool or earrings is another important element of Bride’s makeover. It is worn complementing the haar or necklace. They are also Called Jhumkas and are indispensable for a woman doing the Shringaar

Significance-According to Ayurveda, the lobe of the ear has an important point right in the center. This point is one of the most important areas for reproductive health. Moreover, piercing of ear also helps maintain a healthy menstrual cycle in females. It is said that when people wear earrings, the flow of energy is maintained in their bodies.

 8. Mehendi

Mehendi/Henna

Applied on hand and feet in beautiful designs is an element that makes the bride look different from the rest with her feet and arms.

Significance- The red, brown/maroon color of Mehendi is considered to be auspicious and signifies love between the couples.

9. Choodiyan or Bangles

Bangles

In Bengali/ North eastern cultures of India, women wear Shankha Pola and Loha, bangles made of Shell, Lac and Iron to convey their married status. Women from Punjab wear Chudas, red and white bangles made of ivory and embellished with semi-precious stones, to symbolize their married statuses. Bangles of green, red ore maroon colors adds a Goddess like beauty to a woman

Significance-It is mandatory for the bride to wear bangles, which signify the long life and prosperity of her groom.

10. Baajuband or Armlet

Armlet

Bajuband, also known as armlets, is worn by the bride on the upper part of the arm.  It is common to see Rajasthani and South Indian brides wear them.  Baajuband is either made of gold or silver and can be embellished with gems or pearls.

Significance-The area where Bajuband is worn is an acupressure point which helps women fight many physical problems like Headache, Muscle and bone pain.

11. Aarsi & Haathphool

Haathphool

Haathphool are the eight rings (barring the two thumbs) that the bride wears on both her hands.  These are attached to a central flower adornment on the upper part of the hand.  Apart from wearing eight rings in the fingers, the bride also wears the Aarsi which is the thumb ring

Significance- Aarsi is usually set with a mirror which enables the bride to get a glimpse of the groom. The reason behind this was that earlier, the brides had veils which did not give them an opportunity to see their husband to be.

12. Keshapasharachana or Hair Accessory

Hair Accessory

This stands for the hair adornment. Jasmine flowers are traditionally used because of their long lasting fragrance.

The Jadanagam of South India, or, literally, the hair-serpent, is worn by brides to decorate braided hair. The rakkadi at the back of the head in the shape of the sun, symbolic of brilliance and power, is followed by the crescent moon, evocative of calm and peace. The third piece is the fragrant thazhambu flower (screwpine).

Significance- to enhance the beauty.

13. Kamarband or Waist Accessory

Waist Accessory

Kamarband is the waistband that enhances the graceful shape of a female silhouette. This ornament is made out of gold and embellished with gems. Significance-This ornate belt also helps in keeping the dress or sari in place.

14. Payal

Payal Anklet

Payal also known as anklets are chains of silver or gold with chiming beads and designs hanging to it.

Significance- While, the bride walks in these anklets, it signifies the entry of Goddess Lakshmi.

15. Bichuas 

Toe RIng

Stands for toe rings which are made in either silver or gold.

Significance-They are usually worn on the second toe and are significant of married life.

16. Itar or Scent

Scent

Itar or scent or perfume is another element of the Solah Shringar

Significance-It lets out a fragrance which keeps the bride smelling good throughout the long duration of wedding rituals.

This Completes 16 Adornments, they may slightly vary from culture to culture in India some may add Lipsticks. Nail paints etc but overall this whole Shringaar holds a prominent significance to the entire womanhood in the country.

And love, when added on with the adornments, Completes her Beauty.

Thanks for Reading!

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poetry

An Orphan

His bleak piece of meat,
Cacophony of his grief.
Sweat shrieked on his skin,
the scuffle for vittles to win.

Destitute, the eyes,
Never dared to dream a care!
He shook my hand
And tried to share,
A plight of his daily nightmares!

Bottomless pit, bereft bowels
His rags and dusts that travel.
What are toys or his plays,
All he thinks is to manage his dreads.
Tussle for life, an endeavour to feed;
His hunger, a different greed.

And we share a meal and some joys
His innocent smile and tiny eyes
Departed as I; taking a Sigh.
Silhouettes drawn of strayed life;
The meager truth of an Orphan cries.

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Country needs them, but first they need an Eye.
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शायरी (shayari) kavita(hindi) poetry

“शाम”

शाम हुई नहीं कि
उनका खेल फिर शुरू होगया
हम गर्म चाय बनाए बैठे हैं
और वो बर्फ मिलाए बैठे हैं।

अब झगड़ा ना हो तो फिर क्या हो
हम जहां मुंह बनाए बैठे हैं
वो वहीं मुंह पे हल्की सी,
मुस्कराहट लाए बैठे हैं।
फिर यही देखकर हम आंखो में
अंगार लाए बैठे हैं,
वहीं ग्लास को होठों के ज़रा पास लाकर
आंखों में वो,
और प्यार लाए बैठे हैं।

और इस तरह हर शाम हम, गरमाए रहते हैं
वहीं बोतल खोले वो शाम से, हमें बेहकाय रहते हैं।

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poetry

A Walk to Remember!

Walking in the meadows of wilderness,
Struck by the purple haze,
Oh they gliding cheerfully,
Frolic their ways.
A memory that binds,
Oh a future that’s chased
Deserted on lands, yet so amazed.

Walking on the sands of fire,
Rippling their blaze,
Oh they Piled together,
half-baked assemblage.
Mirage that binds,
Oh a thirst that’s razed!
Barren lands, yet so glazed.

A Walk to Remember, and a juncture to praise!

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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poetry

Waves

Make me thy wave,
Lift me as thy tide.
Placid in depths,
Gushing outside

Make me thy wave,
To travel miles.
Rustling together,
Till the shore lies.

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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poetry

“Her”

“Her”
When sun rays fall
To the wintery frost
Her Care is such
For warmth, I halt.

Cold wind blows
And nights crawl in
Her hands have the touch,
A sweet slumber to flow

A bewildered mind to cross
the waters of mile
A stone that shimmers
in the solitude, I find.
To which footsteps I keep
And expects no favour
So facile her love, that
Makes everything I bind.

My part is all her’s
And she’s all mine
Mother is more than
An Ocean of divine.
Happy mother’s Day Maa

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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poetry

Amore Mio ❤️

You say you admire me?
As I only met you when it rang,
You never held me
Nor beheld me until
The universe shall plan.

I wonder
If you don’t find your morning rose
Will you still intend
To water them thorns?
What if you find the flabs
not so better than the fit,
Will you still bare to blend?
What if a pimple
Popped on my forehead
Blemished your sight,
Will you still kiss when you return?
What if my dark under eyes
Your portrait didn’t decide,
Will I still be your Amore Mio?
You say,
You want to spend
The nights and days,
Will be it be forever or end?

I wonder
You say you admire me?
My imperfections,
you’d apprehend?
Or Do I need to pretend
To fit as your Aphrodite ?

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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शायरी (shayari) poetry

Surma

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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Articles kavita(hindi) poetry

Anger

समझ से पहले
भाव, जिनके मस्तिष्क में
करते है विस्फोट
ऐसे थरथराते शब्दों
का तांडव है यह क्रोध ।

तामसिक आहार की तमस
का बुखार है यह क्रोध।
प्रतिशोध से परिपूर्ण
आत्म युद्ध में
अपनी हार है यह क्रोध।

विकार का विमर्श से सस्ता
व्यापार है यह क्रोध।
बुद्धि को अंधकार में छिपाई
इन्द्रियों का बस अहंकार है यह क्रोध।।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

It’s about anger that’s developed in a mind when emotions lose stablity and control. And it’s very important to learn to maintain this balance between our mind and intellect.

If mind wins, intellect loses in that situation, and when intellect is put in darkness, the soul is wounded and so does the impatient mind who craves for peace or healing(because untrained mind always runs to find solace outside but never settles with just it’s own self) gets angry and anger if remained unchannelised,Mind you, yes unchannelised anger becomes the cause of his suffering and branches of suffering shoots out really fast. And therefore More suffering.

It’s also dependent on the food we take, be it for our stomach to survive or for our thoughts. It’s believed in Ayurveda that We become, what we eat. So watching everytime what we take inside, puts us into the Law of attraction naturally. We take what’s better for us, we are in tranquil state. So Anger is just one part of our incapability of stopping our mind to hijack our intellect. And hence the loss happens. I remember a verse from Bhagwad Geeta(a Hindu Scripture) which has helped me many times to control the imbalance of my emotions and that is :

‘indriyani parany ahur
indriyebhyah param manah
manasas tu para buddhir
yo buddheh paratas tu sah’

TRANSLATION: The working senses are superior to dull matter; mind is higher than the senses; intelligence is still higher than the mind; and he [the soul] is even higher than the intelligence.

It’s our choice that We do a business with reaction which is mind’s natural tendency or response which is intellect’s light , See which’s profitable!