om brhmahye namah.......
THE ETERNAL AND EVERGREEN
CONTINUITY & GRATEFULNESS
IN ALL 21st CENTURY HUMAN CULTURES
In his continuing study of veD = SCIENCES OF
LIFE our resident veD
student SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii
is discovering that all humanity on this planet earth has
veD = SCIENCES OF LIFE encoded in its
DNA....the currently evolving Western sciences have also proved to a limited
extent that genetic memory is carried in each goTR
= family lineage for as long as the family lineage survives....for
example those who survived the European plague 500 years ago has encoded the
formula to fight such viruses in their descendants and thus these descendants
alos have immunity to current AIDS diseases....
Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF),
as per its primary mandate of finding, spreading and sharing knowledge, has
requested SRii chmpklaal to share with the entire humankind his
knowledge of veD = SCIENCES OF LIFE
which portrays that all races and tribes of humanity on this planet earth had
the same knowledge base called veD....
As a starter on this PVAF yaaTRaa = holy
journey of simply learing why we do a lot of things we do in
life.....here is the write-up from SRii chmpklaal enlightening us
about the upcoming SRaaDH`DH
SRaaDH`DH celebrations annually
occur in veDik lifestyle in the
11th lunar month of bhaaDrvo or
veDik calendar system.
SRaaDH`DH celebration is
practically every day but the period of 15 days starting from
bhaaDRRpd vD 1st
every year is specially dedicated in veDik
lifestyle ...would it surprise YOU if the essence of
celebration in different races and belief systems of mankind is basically the
- ACKNOWLEDGING THE DEPARTED SOULS OF THEIR ANCESTORS...
in North America...
in JAPAN ...
DAY OF THE DEAD
- RETURN OF
SPRITS OF RELATIVES in
- and they are all celebrated in the
period between August and November of every year in current times....
WESTERN ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES: SRaaDH`DH
= HALLOWEEN DAY which is defined in the Webster's Third International Dictionary
"the evening preceding All Saints' Day : the evening of October 31 which is
often devoted by young people to merrymaking (as with jack-o'-lanterns) and
playing pranks sometimes involving petty damage to property"
The following is the description of SRaaDH`DH
belief system TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND HONOUR ONE'S ANCESTORS
AND RELATIVES in various countries and human races...you will be
surprised how the root essence is so similar in all mankind.....:
The veDik peoples of
bhaart deeply and firmly believe in
the continual connections of the living humans to the ancestral souls
stretching back to known lineages and alos to the head of the
goTR at the time creation cycle starts in each
veDik time concept of
bRHmaa-klp of 8.64 billion years
and each 4-yug creation cycle of
4.32 million years.
And with this belief the veDik peoples
continually acknowledge, pray to and honour and revere their ancestors in all
their daily activities and rituals of life through
SRaaDH`DH ceremonies and celebrations. In addition to the
daily SRaaDH`DH ceremonies, 15 days
of the kruSHAN pKSH (dark half)
portion 11th lunar veDik calendar
month is dedicated for performing special vidhio
= veDik rites for various types of relationship of their
ancestors and various modes of their deaths. These are called
vidhio and are meant to bring welfare for the departed
ancestors and also recieve from the departed ancestors blessing of welfare for
themselves and their current and future progeny.
There is a lot of information posted on this web site on
VED PAGE regarding
The English children celebrate Halloween Night
on November 5th of every year with bonfires and parties. However, in England
the belief is to celebrate the foiled attempt by Fawkes and his fellow
conspirators to blow up the England's parliament on November 5, 1605.
The Germans believe that the spirits of their relatives return to visit
them on October 31st every year. And the Germans welcome the visiting spirits
of their relatives with rituals of their families. On this day the Germans
take special care to keep all the knives out of sight in their homes so that
the visiting spirits of their relatives would not be accidentally hurt by the
Among Ireland's Celtic people, there is belief which is recorded since 5th
century B.C. that the souls of their dead return to visit them in the next 12
months on every Halloween Night on October
31. Celtic people attempt to keep these soul visitors away from themselves by:
- keeping their homes colder than normal by putting out whatever
system they use for heating their homes; and
- dressing in frightening costumes and parading around making loud and
The Japanese call the remembering and honouring of their departed
ancestors and relatives as O-BON festival.
O-ben is celebrated in August every year throughout Japan. Japanese guide the
souls of their dead ancestors and relatives to their homes by hanging special
lanterns made for the occasion in and outside their homes. The light of the
lanterns is believed to light the path of the visiting souls. Food is also
offered to the visiting souls with a ceremony and ritual in each home.
Halloween Day is called the Day of Dead
among Mexicans. On this day the families visit the cemeteries to clean up and
decorate the graves of their dead family members. They dress up with colourful
Mexican clothes and the decoration of the graves is alos very colourful with
flowers and banners. The local alcoholic liquor Tequila is drunk while playing
Halloween Night is celebrated as a fun
evening for children as follows without much of a belief system:
- Homes put up lanterns made from pumpkin or other material portraying
frightening bodies of spirits and ghosts;
- Children and youth dress up in all kinds of theme costumes and with make
up to portray themselves as ghosts, goblets, monsters, witches, magicians and
nowadays alos as famous Hollywood characters of this earth as well as aliens
from outer space;
- children then go around homes for trick-or-treat ritual whereby a child
will knock on the door of the home and when the door is opened the child will
say trick-or-treat and usually as nobody wants to be tricked the homeowner
will give the child a treat of candies, fruits or any other packaged eatables.
(NOTE TO THE READER FROM SRii chmpklaal:
YOU are welcome to add to the above if YOU have information of similar
celebrations to acknowledge the existence of souls of ancestors among any race
or tribe on this planet earth. You can email the information to be posted to
by clicking on the preceding red
....our guru brhmah..
.....om tat sat....om shaanti shaanti....
Posted: July 2003