Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

            Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated nation wide to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha - the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Ganesh is widely worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity, good fortune and at the beginning of a auspicious event or a journey.


Stories tell us that Lord Ganesh was created by goddess Parvati out of sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door while she bathed. Lord Shiva returned and as Ganesh didn't know him, he didn't allow him to enter. Lord Shiva became enraged and ask his followers to teach the child a lesson. Since Ganesh was born of Parvati, he was an embodiment of shakti and all powerful. He defeated Shiva's followers and declared that nobody was allowed to enter while his mother was bathing. Sensing a growing turmoil, Narada and Saptarashi went to appease Ganesh but it was in vain. Angered, Indira attacked Ganesh with his entire heavenly army and they lost too. During this fight, Shiva severed Ganesh's head. This made Parvati weep with sorry and angry with Shiva. She vowed to destroy the universe where her son was killed. The Gods prostrated before her and Shiva promised to get Ganesh back to life. The trinity hunted the world for a head and came across a mother elephant crying for her dead baby. They consoled the mother and promised to fix the head of the baby elephant in place of Ganesh's head. Lord Shiva declared from that day that the boy would be called Ganesha. In this way, Lord Ganesh came to be depicted as the elephant-headed God. 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thank You KPK!

KPK Technologies is a Michigan(Detroit area) based company. They are primarily into Information Technology Consulting; in business since 1998. They are a full service IT company with Project Development, Consulting and Training. They help hundreds realize their dreams in building careers in IT. Please do go to their website - KPK Technologies to read more and to contact them.

KPK was generous enough to sponsor the Fresher's party for Fall 2012 and ISA sincerely thanks them for their donation.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Teachers Day!

In many countries, Teachers' Days are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers' day is celebrated varies from country to country. Teachers' days are distinct from World Teachers' Day which is officially celebrated across the world on Oct 5.

Did you know whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s day in India? Well, it is the birthdate (5 September 1888) of an academic philosopher, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the second President of India and the first Vice President of India. One of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Radhakrishnan built a bridge between the East and the West by showing how the philosophical systems of each tradition are comprehensible within the terms of the other.

From the era of the gurus to the modern teaching era, teachers have always set an example in molding us to what we are today. 
Lets all wish our teachers from all over a very Happy Teacher's day!