The #Founders ' biggest mistake was worrying only about a monarchical tyrant, and assuming that #tradition, #honor, #enlightenment, #voters, and/or #shame would keep #dolts like #Tuberville from breaking the #government.
Unfortunately, the #GOP #conservatives care nothing for tradition, their honor is performative, they equate enlightenment with "woke," they think shame is a way to attack their opponents, and their voters in our binary system keep returning them to DC.
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2. "gajawadana beduwe" by K.J. Yesudas
"gajawadana" conjugates the words gaja (गज elephant) and wadana (वदन face) to simply mean "elephant face".
"beduwe" (ಬೇಡುವೆ) is a Kannada word to mean "I plead."
Together, "gajawadana beduwe" means "I plead/appeal to the one with elephant face".
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To end, here are Carnatic renderings of two popular songs on Ganesha:
1. "lambodara lakumikara" by S. Janaki
(the first song a student of Carnatic music learns)
"lambodara" combines lamba (लम्ब) and udara (उदर) to mean "large belly".
"lakumikara" conjugates "lakumi" a Kannada aberration of Sanskrit "lakshmi" (लक्ष्मी wealth in this context) and "kara" (कर creator).
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Naturally, there are many variations of this story, and it seems the story changes a bit each time it is told, but the essence remains. Also, there are many holes in the story.
However, regardless of the detail, it is important to learn and enjoy the essence, and if you can, enjoy some of the food as well. 😀
BTW the traditional dish for this day is "modaka" (मोदक)
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Shiva transplants the elephant head onto the boy, resurrects him, and accepts him as a son. Recognizing the boy's courage and determination, Shiva also makes the boy the head of the gaNa.
And that is how the boy gets an elephant head and also comes to be known as Ganesha: gaNa (troops) + eesha (chief, lord).
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Shiva calms down after a while and agrees to restore the boy's life. He asks his troops (गण gaNa) to bring him the head of the first being that is sleeping with its head to North.
The troops happen on an elephant asleep with its head to North and promptly bring back its head.
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Irked, Shiva insists he be let in and demands that if the boy is indeed Paarwathi's son, then he should abide by the father as well. But the boy stands his ground.
Shiva is now super angry and chops off the boy's head with his trademark trident.
Hearing the boy's cry, Paarwathi comes out running and sees her son dead. She argues Shiva should have seen the boy was only doing as told and pleads his life be restored.
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It just so happens that Shiva stops by to see Paarwathi, and the vigilant boy stops him too. Shiva politely but firmly informs the boy that he is Shiva, the lord of everything, and BTW also Paarwathi's husband.
The boy acknowledges Shiva but still denies him entry because his mother has ordered that *no one* should be allowed in.
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On to the myth:
One day, Shiva's consort Paarwathi (पार्वति) is bathing and makes a figure of a very young boy [think about 10] from her bodily impurity [remember, myth] and breathes life into the figure. She then asks the boy to guard the bathroom door and not let *anyone* in.
The boy stands guard at the door and dutifully shoos away everyone that comes looking for his "mother".
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Second, about the name: In Sanskrit, the word Ganesha (गणेश gNaesha, N is hard nasal) is a combination of two words:
गण (gaNa) which means band/army (of troops)
ईश (eesha) which means lord/chief
गण + ईश = गणेश by the grammar rule named "guNa sandhi" (गुणसन्धि )
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But first, Ganesha Chaturthi is a rare Hindu holiday observed pretty much all over India, on the same day. However, it is observed with the most fervor in the western state of Maharashtra. If you're ever there late Aug-mid Sep, I highly recommend visiting "Ganesh pendaals", especially in/around Mumbai and Pune. There will be at least one organized installation in every neighborhood.
Today is "Ganesha Chaturthi", a Hindu holiday observing the birth of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god with the iconic elephant head. Best wishes to all who observe the day.
If you don't know and are interested, here is the myth behind why Ganesha is named so and has an elephant head: 🧵
[Attached picture courtesy my sister.]
Hobby eines Milliardärs« | Der 80-jährige Milliardär Kristján Loftsson, betreibt den Walfang ohne ernsthafte Gewinnabsichten. Denn die Nachfrage nach Walfleisch ist so gering, dass die Kosten nicht gedeckt werden.
Strenge Auflagen: Walfang in Island steht vor dem Aus -
Spektrum der Wissenschaft
https://www.spektrum.de/news/strenge-auflagen-walfang-in-island-steht-vor-dem-aus/2179512 #tierschutz #tierquälerei #tierleid #Tierrechte #fleisch #tradition #ernährung #biodiversität
If you want to bring Moon Cakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival, or explain to the class about how the rabbit lays eggs for Yom Saint Francis Ha’Kadosh, whatever your family’s Tishrei #tradition is, we would love to hear about it!
The Third Grade teaching team,
Sapir Goldstein, Alona Taib, and Dan Kapach
Beautiful Dunedin #tradition. https://youtube.com/watch?v=uanfnBN6OPI&si=Pdt38Gkah0u07eOv
In Wisconsin, the Menominee Tribe's Sustainable Forestry Is Visible From Space
The Menominee Tribe's tradition of doing "what's best for the forest" has become a global model for sustainability.#climatechange #tradition #sustainable #ecosystems #environment #trees #forests #indigenous #section-Articles
In Wisconsin, the Menominee Tribe's Sustainable Forestry Is Visible From Space
#Tradition gleich destruktiver #Traditionalismus? So sieht es die (deutsche) #Kirche oft, kommentiert Julia Martin, aber... https://www.katholisch.de/artikel/46970-in-der-tradition-liegt-die-zukunft
Ich stelle mir da schon die Frage, was für eine Vorstellung solche Politiker von ihrem Land und ihren potenziellen Wählern haben.
🍏 Die Bodensee-Apfelsaison ist eröffnet und bringt mehr als nur saftige Früchte! Entdecke, was hinter dieser jährlichen Tradition steckt und warum sie für Baden-Württemberg so wichtig ist. #BodenseeApfel #Innovation #Tradition 🌞 https://www.insidebw.de/eroeffnung-der-apfelsaison-der-apfel-faellt-nicht-weit-vom-bodensee
Cent cims, cent fonts.
Aquesta samarreta inspirada en Montserrat és la primera que presento de la col·lecció cims catalans.
#tshirt #samarreta #catalunya #català #montserrat #centcimscentfonts #fashion #disseny #design #barcelona #girona #lleida #tarragona #style #estil #nature #natura #mountain #muntanya #independence #independència #art #cultura #culture #tradition #tradició #fashion #style #clothingbrand #streetwear #apparel
A rare bright spot on their side, Baehr and Thiel agreed, was the #FederalistSociety. Thiel had, in fact, served as president of the Stanford Federalist Society.
In 2008, Baehr, Hawley and others launched #Teneo — Latin for “I grasp" or “I endure.”
Hawley, then an associate lawyer in private practice, authored Teneo’s founding principles, according to the new member talk hosted by Baehr, and served on the group’s board.
Its core beliefs align with the broader conservative establishment’s: #limited government, #individual liberty, #free enterprise, #strong national defense and #civil society and belief in a “#transcendent order” that is “founded in #tradition, #philosophy, or #theology.”
Gebloggt wie jeden Tag:
2023/240 – Saisonbeginn
Ich könnte es auch frühzeitige Inhaltswarnung nennen.
Heute Nachmittag saß ich ziemlich konzentriert an einer Liste, die seit Jahren irgendwann zum Sommerende hin […]Gefällt mir: Gefällt mir Wird geladen …
Wenn sie statt #Wein #Traubensaft produzieren und verkaufen würden, dann könnten auch #Kinder / #Schwangere / #Alkoholiker es trinken und sie könnten viel mehr davon absetzen und verkaufen (und so viel mehr Geld verdienen). Aber weil "#Tradition" ja so wichtig ist, "müssen" sie unbedingt Wein machen. 🤦
Things stick around for lots of reasons, good and bad — including, but not limited to: coercion, fear, inertia, ossification, taboo, chance, network effects, market failures, sunk costs…
Lots of wrong ideas, unhealthy habits and abhorrent behaviours are “old”.
Old ≠ good.
(#NaturalisticFallacy, you’re next)
Tomohiko Sato may be Japan’s only “Bon-bassador,” and his love for the Bon dance makes him a true representative for this summer tradition. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2023/08/12/our-lives/bon-odori-dance-summer-festivals/?utm_content=buffer510ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #community #ourlives #tradition #dance #festivals #summer
Friend (back home) went out looking for a #traditional #Mizo wraparound and she stumbled upon this one with #beads in it - similar to what the Mara people do with their traditional wrap around. Pretty, I must say.
Adding PIC 3 (from the internet) for comparison.
And creating an #epidemic of #tuberculosis among migrants and basically murdering them on a boat by criminal neglect and denial of medical care and isolation isn't so much out of this world as it seems for anyone who knew how the "#UK" treated #Ireland buring the late 1840s.
I have a softspot for grandmas. Here an interesting episode on how the role of grandmas and elder people in communities is often underestimated and antagonised, which often results in conflicts and undermines the work for embracing or giving up knowledge and practices in medicine and healthcare, using an 'innovation through tradition approach'
definitely a thing
of course it was made by an extremely queerphobic putinist
How Indian Perfumers Capture the Smell of Rain
Ukraine moves Christmas date to 25 December in snub to Russia
- Moscow's patriarchy gave its blessing to Putin’s invasion and claimed that Russian soldiers will be cleansed of sin.
- The date change is part of a national process of dismantling the symbols of Russia, the Soviet Union and communism.
Navajo 'Tree of Life' hand-woven rug
I placed the winning bid for this wool rug at the Navajo rug auction in Crownpoint, NM. It is about 26" wide by 30" tall and was hand-woven by Helen Kaye of Blue Gap, AZ.
The Crownpoint Rug Auction has been providing an opportunity for Navajo weavers to sell their beautiful rugs (and other crafts) to the public since 1964.
For many photos of the auction and a description of my experience visit:
Growing up Russell Wallace lived in the Mt. Pleasant area of Vancouver’s Eastside.
He was the youngest of Flora and Ray Wallace’s 11 children. That home overflowed with singing, with his mom Flora teaching her children Salish songs and stressing the importance of preserving them.
Now Russell is passing along those teachings in workshops at the CREATE! Arts Festival in Vancouver on July 22.
"A Hellishly Hard Day" @VCampenaerts @lotto_dstny looks back the #devil on the way up the climb. More #TDF2023 #cycling #art #watercolors at theartofcycling.blogspot.com #cyclisme #ciclismo #weilrennen @LeTour @itvcycling @NBCSCycling @Eurosport_FR He is a #tradition at the Tour!
We had our official first meal in the new house. Fresh homemade bread with olive oil, salt, and honey, and some wine. It's a tradition for me to bless a home that way.
Bread, so there will never be hunger. Salt, so life always has flavor. Honey, so life is always sweet. Olive oil, that there is richness and prosperity. And wine, so there is plentiful joy and celebration.
Usually I'd be piloting the drone for the live broadcast, but focusing on photography this year. A fascinating phenomenon to capture. Here's a couple from last summer.
„In dem Moment, wenn ich einen Menschen kennenlerne, interessiert es mich kaum, woher er kommt - das ist mir egal.“ 👤 - Jugendliche teilen in der Doku "Bruder, Bruder, Bruder" ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit Rassismus, Diskriminierung sowie ihren Umgang damit. Es geht um wichtige Fragen wie: Wer bin ich? Was bedeutet Deutschsein? Wie wirkt sich kulturelle Vielfalt auf den Freundeskreis aus? 🎬 Zum Film 👉 https://www.politische-bildung.nrw.de/digitale-medien/titelverzeichnis/details/medien/bruder-bruder-bruder
#identitat #kultur #migration #deutschland #tradition #diversitat
Bret Victor's "Future of Computing" talk is approaching its 10th birthday, so here it is for folks who may have missed it first time around: https://invidious.zapashcanon.fr/watch?v=8pTEmbeENF4
> The '60s and early '70s were a fertile time for #computerscience ideas, reminds Victor, but even more importantly, it was a time of unfettered thinking, unconstrained by programming #dogma, #authority, and #tradition. 'The most dangerous thought that you can have as a #creative person is to think that you know what you're doing,' explains Victor. 'Because once you think you know what you're doing you stop looking around for other ways of doing things and you stop being able to see other ways of doing things. You become blind.' He concludes, 'I think you have to say: "We don't know what programming is. We don't know what computing is. We don't even know what a computer is." And once you truly understand that, and once you truly believe that, then you're free, and you can think anything.'"
Wir erlauben auch keine antijüdischen Pogrome oder Auspeitschung lediger Mütter nur weil das deutlich länger "normal" und von der Mehrheit geduldet und untersützt wurde als es verboten wurde.
den rechten Arm in 45° Elevation ausstrecken war schon von 1945 und vor 1933 verachtens- und nonverbaler Notwehr- und Nothilfereaktionen wert!
Wer #Gruppenzwangskind ist, ist Teil des Problems und Mitschuld!
Neurology Fuels Bigotry
but it doesn't have to.
We can stop the hate.
#RespectYoungAdults #Neurology #teens #teenagers #rights #respect #YoungAdults #puberty #adolescence #Puritan #SexPhobic #Tradition #SexPhobia #StopTheHysteria #StopTheHate #brains #BrainDevelopment #SexualDevelopment #Evolution #Logic #Maladaptive #deficient #BodilyAutonomy #Agency #DeficientBrains #Undeveloped #FrontalLobe #PrefrontalCortex
#tradition : the unwritten or oral delivery of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity
- French: tradition
- German: die Tradition
- Italian: tradizione
- Portuguese: tradição
- Spanish: la tradición
Report an incorrect translation @ https://wordofthehour.org/r/translations
Anyone else worry about the loss of knowledge keepers and the transmission of knowledge and skill through the overreliance on apps?
When the first thing (or only thing) people suggest after you ask, "how do I learn...?" is an app, I get very concerned and not a little angry.
There are colonialist overtones here, not even subtle, I think...
A Baker’s Dozen is 13 in number as a safeguard against penalties for short changing.
It started in the United Kingdom in the 16th century. Quality control meant bakers sold in lots of 12, then threw in an extra to cover inconsistencies across bakes/ingredients.
It's May so thoughts turn to Morris dancing here. Here are some photos from about a decade ago when we went to see the Abingdon Traditional Morris Side and others. We've seen the Abingdon side many times because the bearded chap in the first and last photos is my wife's cousin. He's also the cousin of @mathzy.
Portsmouth has its own side called Victory Morris who we'll likely see this week in a nearby May Fayre.
"Spain bans decades-long tradition of ‘dwarf bullfighting"
"Dwarves in Spain have long dressed as firefighters or clowns to chase bulls without killing them, at public spectacles designed to be humorous. The tradition stretches back decades, but has declined in popularity".
I just saw a heathen PowerShell tutorial.
When it teaches you to make your first script, the output to the screen is:
"Congratulations! Your first script executed successfully."
This is heresy.
The output of the student’s first script must be:
Skulls of #deer, #boar, and other animals adorn the hut of a ‘Pasal Tha’ (Good husband) or ‘Good hunter’ in a remote village in #Burma ( #Myanmar). A #tradition to show your status in society (and a good provider) back in the old days. On the right are dried #Maize to be eaten off season. 2021 click.
Help me find new friends! I’m an artist based in the southwest of Britain. Are you into:
• art 🎨
• folklore 🌞
• traditions and folk culture
• rambling 🥾
• muddy fields 🐂
• archaeology 🏺
• prehistory 🛖
• the medieval 🏹
• the ancient landscape 🌳
If so, say hi (please)!
I love the way traditional or vernacular architecture tells you about the local landscape and geology. In my native Berkshire, many buildings are built with warm, orange bricks made from the beautiful Thames Valley clay. I don’t live in the county any more but I feel emotionally connected to those colours and textures. This is a bit of embroidery I’m working on whilst mulling that all over.
#embroidery #needlework #sewing #art #architecture #tradition #berkshire #thames
My new book, Changing Paths, is released in paperback today (wherever books are sold online). Yayyy! 💚
#ChangingPaths #YvonneAburrow #Witches #Pagans #exvangelicals #hexvangelicals #LosingMyReligion #religion #TraditionAndChange #tradition #witchcraft #Wicca #Unitarian #UU #Pagan #DruidsOfInstagram #Druidry #1000VoltPress
#DYK: Easter’s date changes every year because it always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox.
It’s part of the complicated origins of the holiday and its evolution over the centuries.
Here's a shareable link to a new essay I wrote: The Value of Adobe. There is a link to Cheech's essay, What is a Chicano? If you haven't read it, please do. It's clear that we all may have a little Chicano in us. #NewMexico #culture #tradition #chicano #colonialism @yrachetajm https://maggiewashburne.medium.com/the-value-of-adobe-c3d3918c7f50?sk=f95eacbb1cc60ada87535aef8b118d29
"It turns out that Jewish tradition is actually Jewish traditions, Jewish thought is Jewish thoughts, Jewish practice is Jewish practices, Jewish community is Jewish communities; this is the way it has always been, from proto-Jewish biblical times to the postmodern present."
- From Jonathan L. Friedmann and Joel Gereboff in this upcoming book:
https://jort.link/www.benyehudapress.com/books/torah-service-deeds/ (preorder discount!)
Happy National Women's Day! During my time in Florence Italy, stores and friends would give women this beautiful tiny mimosa flower. Celebrate the women in your life today.
#ModernArt #nationalwomenday #women #minosaflower #Italy #tradition #travle #ArtistonMastodon #FineArt #MastoArt #SpringForArt #Fediart #Kunst #ArtBooster #SonyA1 #AYearForArt #Art #Artist #LoveArt #IrisRichardsonArtist #ArtCollector #ArtMatters #mastoart #BuyIntoArt #FediGiftShop https://iris-richardson.pixels.com/featured/mimosa-flower-iris-richardson.html
Show any Kiwi anywhere in the world this poster and it will elicit 3 reactions:
1: Depending on where you are:
- INSIDE NZ: "Ha ha ha, d'ya know that poster is in every fish & chip shop in New Zealand."
- OUTSIDE NZ: "Wow, that takes me back."
2: "So you know that the best fish & chips is from [FILL IN NAME]. Best evah!"
3: "I can't remember the last time I had proper fish and chips!"
Since the 1950's, Jewish day school children in America have competed to sell Barton's chocolate door-to-door as a fundraiser for their schools. Barton's has become a favorite Passover tradition for many families across the country. Now you can continue this tradition by buying chocolate online from my son!
In Finnish/Nordic tradition Santa is a late import. Instead merry old Father Christmas we used to have the Yule Goat, a trickster and a fertility figure. 😁 Even now many Finns sport these straw goats in their homes come Yule time.
Kuuluuko muiden jouluun olkipukit? Mulla on ollut tämä jo pian parikymmentä vuotta. Vähän viikset rapisseet, mutta muuten kunnossa. 😁
Mites himmelit? (Mä tein ennen himmeleitä, mutta nyt en ole ihan varma, mistä saisi olkia.)
Some of you mentioned #Krampusnacht yesterday, but, when I lived in Germany/Bavaria, it always occurred on the 6th. And it's not called Krampusnacht, it's called Klausentreiben. I've written an article about it for The American Bystander magazine, which should be out soon (my photos below).
#Krampus #folklore #Christmas #tradition #FolkHorror
I’m new to mastodon and it’s traditions so I clicked on #latelatetoyshow assuming this was some of sex toy show and tell.
I feel like a big perv but it was an honest mistake
How was I supposed to know 😭
I also view it very much as an #eXvangelical project, an effort to take the 'teeth' out of toxic, harmful, (and dare I say, colonialist, white supremacist) Christianity.
A Muslim American Reflects on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
"Despite this rich and substantial gender equity tradition in Islam, Muslim women today suffer discrimination, abuse, and marginalization in Muslim communities."