Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Kerala

That is a news site from Kerala-not a local news medium but a wholesome news caterer.
Kerala is supposed to be most educated state in India.
But does education breed astrology? If you look at the headers of this site you get the feast: Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Numerology, ...What?
Any way this is only the secondary bickering. How can anybody say that Eid-ul-Fitr falls in October? It keep revolving and this year it is not falling in October. (You might make a guess as to when the article was written.) Any way the author says some charming things also.
The day starts early on Eid day for a Muslim family. In big mosques special prayers are held. All the Muslims come together for the prayers hence they are held at open places also like the stadium or a big ground. The duration of the prayers is not long. They are short and after the prayers there is a khutba. The sight of so many people praying together is beautiful. There are rows and rows of men kneeling together. They bend down together and again sit erect at the same together. It is as if thousands bulbs light up and go off at the same time.
Thank you sir.