Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Ayudha Poojai Thoughts

Ayudha Poojai is a festival occasion that was so delightful once and full of joy, in the presence of my late maternal uncle, and the celebration take place at my uncle’s car workshop right in front of our courtyard. Begin in year 1990 at the courtyard of our house, he headed the workshop till his last breath in Dec 2001, where ended all our celebrations, though my younger maternal uncle led the workshop which is in condition of almost closed, no one could replace his place and an anticipation itself is wrong. Generous is one word I could describe about him and his personality is something unique and could be among an million but destiny gave him short life.  

Ayudha Poojai is a festival celebrated at the workplaces and houses wherever people deals with mechanical devices or machines and it is a festival related to prosperity and worshipping of the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. Ayudha Poojai is a festival time to remember quite my uncle, because it is him occupies our thoughts during this occasion or hearing the word Ayudha Poojai is irresistible recollecting the memories of his presence and dearness we hold. I thought of writing something about the festival celebrated but everything I think about the festival reads his face in flashes as memories.

The spirit of Ayudha Poojai is long lost or missed but thinking of past make sense and this time the festival came around the weekend, though every day is not unusual to me, with the thought of people celebrating around I felt cherish. Today my cousin conducts Ayudha Poojai at his bike service centre and yesterday my brother celebrated at his gym/fitness centre attended by parents and few close relatives/friends.  I see there’s less in celebration or spirit prevail among people or at work places it exists plainly a formality or divine worship unlike those days which was a celebration of whole and keeping festival at core the activities surrounds it bring cheers. I’m glad for my conscious mind-set that gets caught fire through sparking thoughts.


bill burke said...

It's nice to have those good memories of your uncle but sad to remember during the festival that he participated in and loved.

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

Experiencing the same i can understand your sadness.பழைய காலம் வந்து விடாதா என்று மனம் ஏங்கு கிறது.

Destination Infinity said...

Good to know about your uncle and his spirit. We nowadays mostly celebrate ayudha pooja with computers and mobile phones!

Destination Infinity

carol l mckenna said...

Everything changes ~ right now, though, it seems too many things are changing and too quickly ~ Glad you have fond memories ~ Each day is a 'holy day' ~ no matter what.

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eileeninmd said...


Wonderful memories of your uncle and the festival. He sounds like a admirable person. Have a happy day!

Nancy Chan said...

Your uncle sounds like well loved and respected by many. Traditions are slowing fading away and very few still follow traditions.

Sandi said...

It seems our modern world lets go of the celebrations and traditions of the past, but I too remember how important they used to be. Now everyone is busier, but doing less.