Archive for October 17th, 2007

Saraswathi Pooja during dasara and Sweet Dosa

Based on our Hindu calendar, during the 7th day or the 8th day we perform Saraswathi Pooja. Goddess Saraswathi is the mother of all knowledge, wisdom and learning. She plays the veena instrument. She is a lover of music.

During dasara, on this day, books and instruments are placed before Saraswathi, and we perform pooja to her.

We say the following sloka or prayer to her, and I should mention that this is one of the first payers we learnt in our family, and I guess is being learnt in any Hindu family.

Saraswathi Namasthubyam,
Varadey Kaamarupinee!
Vidhyarambham Karishyami,
Sidhir bhavathu mey sada

It means:

Oh Goddess, Saraswathi, my humble salutations to you, who are the fulfiller of all my wishes. I start my studies with the request that thou will bestow Thy blessings on me.

Here is a link to a picture of Goddess Sarawathi and the sloka as well.

1. Picture and Sloka

2. Saraswathi Stotra

My mom used to make Sweet dosa when we were little. Here is a recipe for the same.

Interview with authors

I have been writing articles every week on upcoming books on Javalobby from the past 3 weeks.

Today, the article on the book “Beginning Java SE 6 Platform: From Novice to Professional” went live. Here is a link on Javalobby.

 

Coming Soon – Beginning Java SE 6 Platform: From Novice to Professional

On October 10th 2007, I did an article on an upcoming book on NetBeans 6.0. Here is the link:

Apress Publishes New NetBeans 6 Book by Adam Myatt

On October 3rd 2007, it was a book from Manning Publishers.

Manning releases a must have book: Test Driven

 

 

 

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