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Scripture Classes....8

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 13 February 2020 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This is called a Homa Kund. Twigs from some specific trees ( with medicinal properties) are selected and fire built over cowdung cakes. Offerings are made to the Fire that springs from here ( live coals are placed to assist the flames ) .Prayers are offered. The Lord Ganesha is invoked every morning so that the classes and other activities go off unhindered. Made just by arranging bricks on the floor. There are bricks at the bottom too, so that the ash will not leave a stain on the floor.
The fire had gone out here as the time was past ten in the morning when we went there.

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Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Very interesting story from the Homa Kund.
Thanks for the explanation.

13 Feb 2020 5:35am

@Dreams come true: Thank you Dreams. The Black Mark, worn on the forehead by the Teacher and students in the previous images are actually from a paste made by mixing a little bit of this black ash from this fire with ghee( clarified butter ) fom Cow's milk.

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Thank you very much for your very clear explanatory note Devi. It allows us to learn a little more about your beautiful country and its customs.

13 Feb 2020 6:22am

@By Marie: Thank you very much Marie ;)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Aminus is a great way to learn new things from other nations. The reports are important.

13 Feb 2020 6:24am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you very much Jypya. I learn a lot about the cultures and traditions of other countries too from Aminus:))

yoshimiparis from France

thank you for all these explanations with which we better understand your image

13 Feb 2020 6:44am

@yoshimiparis: Thank you very much Yoshimparis :)

Captain Creation from Saint Nazaire. Pays de la Loire., France

Parfait les bienfaits des plantes médicinales.

13 Feb 2020 7:00am

@Captain Creation: Merci beaucoup Captain :)))

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice fireplace!

13 Feb 2020 8:07am

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you Ralf :)))

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

merci pour ces explications

13 Feb 2020 8:40am

@jpla: Et bien, merci j'apprecie

lisl from United Kingdom

Good to learn of these customs and beliefs, Devi

13 Feb 2020 8:44am

@lisl: Thank you Lisl :))

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

COOL detail

13 Feb 2020 8:48am

@Dimitrios: Thank you Dimitrios :))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, fire is very important everywhere.

13 Feb 2020 9:20am

@Hiro: Yes Hiro...the earliest form of worship in many countries. Man's best friend and worst enemy too :)))

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Merci à toi pour toutes ces explications super intéressantes !!! une belle prise!

13 Feb 2020 9:27am

@Libouton Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien intéressant

13 Feb 2020 9:39am

@Existence Artistique: Merci Existence :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a pleasing simplicity

13 Feb 2020 10:36am

@grouser: Thak you grouser :)

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Always good to call upon one's God before study of the holy words. Thanks for this informative series, Devi. I am learning so much.

13 Feb 2020 12:32pm

@beach: Thank you very much beach..I I do understand that your work is Church-related !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great documentary shot with excellent background information about this tradition!

13 Feb 2020 2:40pm

@Steven: Thank you very much Steven :))

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Interesting information with this nice picture Devi!

13 Feb 2020 2:41pm

@Marjolein: Thank you very much Marjolein :)

Rose from United States


13 Feb 2020 3:04pm

@Rose: :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Interesting little fire pit

13 Feb 2020 4:02pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie :)))

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Very interesting

13 Feb 2020 4:13pm

@Claudiel: Thank you Claudiel :)))

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of Koma Kund and an interesting commentary.

13 Feb 2020 4:38pm

@Don: Thank you very much Don :)))

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

Interesting information, Devi... I was wondering how the tiling was still intact... :)

13 Feb 2020 4:43pm

@Sudipto Sarkar: Thank you Sudipto. In some homes, they have a thin metal sheet they place below this. But a first row of bricks s the best insulation !

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb and I think it must also smell good it’s a whole atmosphere .

13 Feb 2020 5:00pm

@Mhelene: smalles great and the fimes also get rid of mosquitoes and other insects and good for the lungs!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting info of the Homa Kund and also nicely and clear captured.

13 Feb 2020 5:08pm

@Willem: Thank you very much Willem :)))

omid from mashhad, Iran


13 Feb 2020 6:42pm

@omid: :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is an interesting series you are presenting, and a look at your culture.

13 Feb 2020 6:56pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much B :))))

suzanne from Belgium

Super intéressant !
Et une super prise :-)

13 Feb 2020 7:51pm

@suzanne: Merci beaucoup Suzanne :)))

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

J'apprécie le rendu des matières et le jeu des formes géométriques!

13 Feb 2020 8:38pm

@Benkirane Thami: i beaucoup Benkirane Thami :))

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Super prise , histoire intéressante.

13 Feb 2020 9:16pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)))

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

so many religions have intricate rituals whose origins are lost in history

14 Feb 2020 12:25am

@Harry: You are right Harry. And very sad, that the present generation ..may of our youngsters - scorn at these without understanding the Science behind this ! Well..the world is changing !

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is such a nice morning ritual. I really like it. A great series.

14 Feb 2020 1:55am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine. It is said that in the Homes where this ritual is being followed every morning the atmosphere is one of complete sanitation. In a big City in the middle of India, there was gas leak from a Cell Factory some years back and the consequences were terrible. Many lost lives and many developed chronic diseases..but the homes, where this was practiced every morning, remained pictures of health, it is said !

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel foyer et vue quelles pierres et carré fantastique image
Merci et bonne journée

14 Feb 2020 3:29am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :))

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this 'Homa Kundam' and interesting information. Excellent series. Thank you Devi. :)

14 Feb 2020 9:26am

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