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7 magical moments from the life of eternal beauty, Princess Diana

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Princess Diana

In the words of People’s Princess,

” I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.”

Princess Diana, the epitome of beauty and a beautiful soul,was the reflection of pure generosity. She was the Princess of Wales and the first wife of Prince Charles. Her purity reflected in her noble deeds andher charm made her the People’s Princess. She believed that nothing is more powerful than love and compassion in this world. She was a free spirited soul andcontinue to inspirewomen all across the globe, even after 21 years to her unfortunate death.Undoubtedly, she still remains to be the most giving souls ever born blessedwith compassionate hands.

1) THE FAIRYTALE WEDDING

FAIRYTALE WEDDING
It was a fairytale moment for Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles on 29th July, 1981. It was likelive fantasy when she took the wedding oaths at St. Paul’s Cathedral with an audience of over 700 million aroundthe world watching her. Her charisma, even today, is irreplaceable.

2) WHEN SHE FELT LIKE A MOTHER

WHEN SHE FELT LIKE A MOTHER
It was on June 21,1982 when she gave birth to Prince William, surviving the bruising fall downstairs. Her first appearance with the baby in her arms melted hearts all over the globe. Later in 1984, she gave birth to Prince Harry and grew up stronger as a mother. She made it a point to spend quality time with her children and took them to school personally, a rare thing for a royal woman to do.

3) THE AUCTION OF ROYAL DRESSES

THE AUCTION OF ROYAL DRESSES
Princess Diana auctioned 79 of her royal dresses raising $5.76 million,irrespective of the royal rules. Thisauction served asthe charities for AIDS and Breast Cancer.

4) HER CONTRIBUTION TO AIDS/HIV

 HER CONTRIBUTION TO AIDS/HIV
She had immensely contributed to the treatment of AIDS/HIV patients. In order to spread awareness, she became the first lady to have photographed herself touching AIDS/HIV patients. Her compassion became a medium for how people were disconnected from the stigma associated with the disease.

5) THE LEPROSY MISSION

THE LEPROSY MISSION
Diana had huge affection for children suffering from this disease. Her kindness was visible in her constant appearances with these children, making her a patron of this mission. The mission aimed at providing medicine and treatment to children afflicted with leprosy.

6) THE ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL

THE ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL
This organization aimed at treating childhood cancers and was a National Health Service Trust. Diana, due to her inclination towards spreading love, was a patron of this mission. She was often seen enjoying and playing with the youngest of cancer patients, giving them the best gift for life : gentleness and smiles.

7) THE GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

THE GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
This hospital was considered as a miracle home by parents of children suffering from complicated diseases. Diana became a patron of this hospital. She personally reached out to children with complicated disorders and monitored their treatment.

Princess Diana desired to be remembered as the Queen of People’s heart and her legacy indeed fulfilled this desire. She might have been a part of the royal family but she always remained an innocent, simple woman caring for people who lack affection in their lives. She had the courage to reach out to people suffering with any form of disease or depression. She quoted,

“Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

She proved that real beauty and love lies within the soul of a person.

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The Chariots of Belief: The Spectacle that Rath Yatra is

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As the parched sunburnt Earth is, now, drenched by the first showers of monsoon, the atmosphere satiate the sweet smell of the rejuvenation. In the month of Ashadh, the Lord comes out of the Sanctum Sanctorum to give the most coveted Darshana to his devotees.

The Car or Chariot Festival

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The most important festival of Lord Jagannath which draws millions of devotees from around the country and different parts of the world to Puri in Odisha.It is also believed that those who take part in this festival are known to earn their passage to Heaven.

Snana Purnima

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This festival begins on the day of Snana Purnima when the three deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra take a prolonged bath. Post this bath, the deities retire for fifteen days and remain in isolation and no public worship is performed during this time.

The Gods come out

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After the fifteen days of isolation, Jagganath, Balabhadra and Subhadra idols are mounted on their respective rathas, and so begins the Rath Yatra. It generally starts in the monsoon, and the thundering chariots amidst the rains are a sight to behold and give experience of a lifetime. In terms of gaiety and colour, it is unimaginable as Rath Yatra being second to any other festival.

Juggernaut’s Origins

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It’s believed that the etymological origin of the English word Juggernaut derives from the Mega-sized Rathas. These three separate Rathas have separate features and sizes.

The chariot for Jagannath is about 45 feet high and takes about 2 months to build. The artists and painters of Puri decorate the cars with bright motifs and art.

Gundicha Temple

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The Rathas are brought out to the Bada Danda and travel to the Shri Gundicha Temple where they stay for nine days.Thereafter, the deities again ride the chariots back to Shri Mandir in bahuda yatra.

Equality in Worship, ‘The sweeping Gajapati’

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The most significant ritual associated with the Ratha-Yatra is the Chhera Pahara where the Gajapati King wears the outfit of a sweeper and sweeps all around the deities and chariots and sprinkle sandalwood water on the path. This signified that in the eyes of Lord Jagannath, there is no distinction between the powerful sovereign Gajapati and the most humble devotee. It is also seen in the main offering to the Lord the common rice cake consumed by everyone in Odisha,the Poda Pitha and no dainty stuff.

Intense Fervour and Deep Reverence

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The sacred journey of the Gods is highly revered by the masses but the highlight of this festival is undoubtedly the stupendous and gorgeous chariots which will take your breath away. In terms of splendor, devotion, grandeur and liveliness, it is one of the grandest and most memorable spectacles of India. The God of the people rides to give Darshana even to the underrated deprived, in his procession everyone is an equal participant, pulling the Rathas to the immortal culmination of devotion and fervor.

This Rath Yatra allows the human soul to be driven by the pure unconditional love for the Supreme and its creation, is a reminder of the Nature’s Cycle of change, as is with the World. Nothing is stationary, and is always moving and ever-expanding.

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Re-evolve as a Human: Qualities we have lost over time.

Shreya Mishra

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Evolution happens at so many levels – physical, mental, spiritual or biological, then what is re-evolving? Over the years, people and their mentality have changed which is legit because experience changed and so did the society. However, did anyone ponder upon what is lost during the course of the change? May be, or maybe not , but the result
is destructive. On one hand we are technologically advanced but on the other hand, we have lost few core values. Some people may agree, some might differ, few might avoid, but the idea will definitely hit the cognition.

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It is really great practically and intellectually at par with others but while undertaking it all, we have to keep our emotional quotient in the parallel tangent. While we are busy being successful, on top, ahead of the time, we are losing on peace and balance. Wars over money, food, land, people, states etc. have left us with nothing but urge to conquer everything. Be it any discourse job, academics, personal life; we feel incomplete, something is always missing – relaxation, trust, companion or home.

Let’s talk about present times where corruption, hatred, hostility, envy, lust etc. have taken over the human within us. No one is bereft of these flaws, neither are they oblivious about it. Strangely, knowingly or unknowingly, people have started embracing these flaws. One can never be perfect or ideal, but one can always try to be better than before.

Patience

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One of the most beautiful parts about being a human is having patience. Unfortunately all over the world, people are losing this quality. We all heard this phrase, “Patience is the key to success”, well, indeed it is. A successful career, relationship, bond,companionship etc everything requires patience. With patience, comes the power of tolerance. It is not right to tolerate injustice but it is also not right to react impulsively. Patience gives you and the other, time and space to think about their actions, which in turn may or may not make them understand but it will give you the chance you need.

Empathy

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Sympathy might be artificial, empathy comes naturally. When we empathize with someone, we start living in their shoes. We start thinking about how we would feel or react and hence it helps us in understanding others better. Empathy followed by understanding and positive compromises helps in maintaining a healthy relationship.
Patience and empathy come hand in hand.

Honesty

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Truth might hurt, but it will always keep things clear and transparent between people. Honesty is a virtue which most of us don’t possess. Unfortunately that’s a bitter truth. With honesty comes loyalty, you’ll never lose anyone’s trust. It’s never easy to say and accept the truth but in long-term, it gives you clarity and a stable mind. No inhibitions, no fear and when you have nothing to hide, you come out as a bold and strong human.

These three qualities will lead to development of other qualities like -understanding, confidence, sympathy, humbleness etc. Humanity is at stake, try being a better version of your own self. This world will turn into something we all are striving for.

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Love, Life and Society through the lines of Piyush Mishra

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Piyush Mishra is not just a singer or a lyricist, but a powerful human with an overall package of intellect, talent and emotions. He is a theatre and film actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. He is sensitive, observant, witty and intellectual.
His songs “Are ruk ja re bande”, “Husna”, “Aarambh hai Prachand” etc clearly shows his sensitivity towards human nature, functions of the world and how the society works. He is a graduate from National School of Drama.
He was born with the name of Priyakant Sharma but later on changed it to Piyush Mishra as a sign of rebellion against his authoritative aunt. He has worked for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Ghajini, Lahore, Agneepath, and he has also performed in the shows like Coke studio, Bharat ek Khoj etc.

Here are 10 beautiful quotes and lines written by him that shows various emotions we all go through:

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Read Also: Sahir Ludhianvi through the lens of time.

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