Welcome Message to New Parents in WhatsApp Group

Dear parent,​​​​

Welcome to our group!!!

We really appreciate the first step you have taken towards Holistic Living and Parenting  (HLP). Like you, we have come together wishing good health to our children and ourselves.​​​​​

  1. Who we are​​​​​​

We are an informal group of like minded parents interested in reviving the ancient wisdom and holistic practices of our country. To know more about us, please visit https://www.swarnaprashana.org/​​​

2. What we do

HLP community works tirelessly for the revival of our ancient wisdom and holistic practices for the overall well-being of the humankind, especially children and parents.
We provide Swarnaprashana under the guidance of eminent Ayurvedic doctors and experts, on-demand, for a nominal subscription fee. On popular demand, Bach Flower Therapy is also available now under subscription.
We plan events and webinars in the form of Gurukul/E-Gurukul sessions around the central idea. These Gurukul topics introduce you to areas such as:​​​​​

🌟Children​​​​​
🌟 Health & Healing​​​​​
🌟 Food​​​​​
🌟 Special Child Care​​​​​
🌟 Child-Parent Relationship​​​​​

3. Few Sought after Gurukul sessions

Ancient Wellness Programmes such as 48 days of Holistic Living, Color Therapy, Diet, Weight Loss, Detox,etc​​​​​

Ancient Alternate Healing and Therapeutic Methods such as Reiki, Crystals,Gems, Angels, Zibu symbols. etc​​​​​

Ancient Spiritual Practices such as Agnihotra, Various Homa, Fire Rituals, Water Rituals, etc. ​​​​​

Ancient Sciences such as Vaastu, Feng Shui, Astrology, Meditation, Dreams,etc.​​​​​

Contemporary Sciences such as Human Psychology, Transit and Medical Astrology, Monetary Planning and Management,etc.​​​​​

4. How to use this group

Posting Queries: ​Please post your queries here. We read and respond to all the queries here. Parents usually take 24-48 hours to respond. If we are unable to find a solution, we will research, learn and then share the knowledge. No external links to be posted (This is a zero-tolerance policy to keep the group clean.)​​​​

Note before posting queries:​ Our SWP blog is a treasure of prominent topics and remedies which advocate Holistic Living. Explore our blogs before posting your query in the groups as you might be bringing up a repeated discussion​​​​​

Answering Queries: ​Please feel free to answer any queries if you have had experience with the topic of the question. But we request you to share this only if it is your personal experience. Again, please do not mention external links, contacts of people outside the group in your answers. If you genuinely feel that an external connection will be helpful, please discuss with your admin. You can ping them directly.​​​​​

5. How to find your admins and other important contacts:​​​​​

Your Group Info page contains all the relevant information related to​​​​​

  • Group Admins & Super Admins​​​​​
  • Doctor for SWP Dosage​​​​​
  • Event Coordinators​​​​​
  • Links to various Projects​​​​​
  • Links to important Blogs​​​​​

6. Key Contacts:​​​​​​

WhatsApp SuperAdmin Priyadarshini +91 9566018329
Swarnaprashana Anu Hemanth +917760877722
Greenhands.in Divya Chittoor
**** +1 46957 97625
Events Coordinator Minu Amar +9199014 60450

Important note:​​​​​​

For any queries kindly reach out to your Admins. Please note that your Group Admins are the only authorized and authenticated persons for all your queries/support related to HLP Community.

Please watch our Main Wats App Groups for All the updates on Monthly Events, Services, Webinars and Gurukul links.

The details of these events along with enrollment links would be shared individually to you through our dedicated WhatsApp numbers and the information about these numbers from which the announcements are broadcasted will be shared in your main WhatsApp group.

The main events details will be published on our Website as well.

GreenHands.in

Details of our monthly Subscription cycle at Greenhands, a community-driven shopping place for native and naturally grown food products will be posted at the WatsApp Groups. Launch of new products, indigenous , seasonal and traditional food would be mentioned in it. 

We welcome you again to our Family!!!  We are all eager to learn from You!!!

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Testimonials on Lockdown Learning

Learning and staying positive during the pandemic times. Let us spread knowledge than spreading virus.

When the lockdown started and when everyone was thinking what to do and how to deal with the lockdown, our community quickly devised a learning plan so all of our paretns make use of the lockdown time effectively and enjoy it it positively. So for 3 weeks, parents from our community who have expertise in their own areas and are passionate about what they do and practice came forward to do the webinars. Thanks to every parent who contributed and selflessly shared their knowledge.

Thanks to Subash and Karthik from the technology team without their support it would have been impoosible to conduct the event.

Here is a huge list of feedbacks from our parents:

I do participate,I think all individuals who are doing seminar and the people who support them are great and we all are so grateful for the effort,the  most memorable thing and  u can see that most of parents are so grateful from their soul. So it’s a soul satisfaction to meet the great practitioner and like minded pioneers. I guess it’s the  first time in the whole great times that such wonderful crowd with positive attitude and great knowledge leaves the session and never forgets it..” – Deepa Babu

The webinar sessions are so informative and very useful as a knowledge source. Instead of lockdown period, these webinars can be conducted on a regular basis so that whichever topics need elaborate discussion can be handled. Above all, We are very grateful for the people who are presenting, thanking them for their time, patience and the effort to share their knowledge with others. Priya, you are doing an amazing job..I saw your first workshop in ezone learning and then today..You are an inspiration to many..It’s actually simple but we have all lost these practices due to our convience, say laziness and so called advertisement world..Thanks for people behind this wonderful session making is us realise” – Minu Amar

“The webinars are truly inspiring and informative. It has helped in lot of learning and now want to explore it by trying to make few changes in life. As told in the admin message the webinars are truly spreading wisdom within. Thank you to all who are taking the initiative”– Bharathi Balarajan

“I joined the group yesterday and attended two webinars live, Watched the earlier ones too. Really inspiring,motivating and informative. The people talk,convey things so lively in such a way that, While we leave the session,some values have already got transferred to us from the speaker.The talk delivery is simple,yet powerful that none can leave the session empty handed. Many thanks to everyone for this initiative, Thanks for the opportunity. We are getting a satisfaction that,The lockdown is being used for learning something new and valuable. Thanks & Regards”.

Ganga

“Amazing session Anusha. You shared lot of valuable information n tips .On my personal experience One thing I would like to share .I never took iron tabs during my preg though I have twin babies..infact my doct didnt suggest me at all.The reason is the values are always with in the limit.People who are anaemic or haemoglobin levels are dropping, the best home remedy is, take 2 to 3  dry dates n soak over night n take it with water.when you  chew the dates consciously actually you enjoy the juice.I have taken this throughout my preg. Also  make sure you take pomegranate or apple daily once min.These really helps alot in increasing the haemoglobin levels.  
When I tested my haemoglobin levels in 8th month actually it was increased by 0.3. Compared to 3rd month Thank you again Anusha for sharing valuable info.”
-Samatha Kudilika

“I am attending all the webinar daily. My sincere gratitude to the speakers, coordinators and everyone who is making it happen.  Started playing board games which I forgot. Exploring ancient art forms with my six year old. Inspired by up cycling session. Following yoga in a fun way with my daughter which is far easier than the counting. I loved all the sessions, looking forward for more of them. Special thanks to Velu Anna”– Amruta Zhope

I am not able to join in for the live sessions. However i am veiwing them later during my convenient time. The sessions are really good, very informative and helpful .– Balaji

“Lockdown webinars has been one of best part of lockdown. The range of topics and the experience shared by our parents has been truly overwhelming and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every webinar till date. So far I’ve missed only 2 live sessions,but I always ensure I view the recorded versions.
Today’s webinar on Special Children/Parents has touched my heart in numerous ways. My thoughts on todays webinar-“The more we approach without judgement.the more the kids open up. This is great and True. Its starts with mother. Love your child unconditionaly !!!
“Serve your child” is my take away message from this Webinar. These words apply to every parent and child relationship.” Thank you HLP team and Velu Anna for this initiative. My gratitude!

Madhuri

“The sessions are great with lot of information.. It’s a wonderful opportunity to know about new and unique topics like art forms, minimalism, upcycling.etc..” -Jisha

“Indeed a great Insight. Never missed any sessions. The good thing is I have started follow and implement the take away from each session. Except Day-9 session”- Vijay Tejas

“Really feel very blessed to be part of these webinars. My gratitude to each & every soul behind this initiative so far, Most of the topics were like it was particularly for me. Its really thought provoking. As Tanushree said in her Upcycling webinar about her machine -same story with me. I too have a new Machine lying untouched. I was actually exploring with old clothes available @ home during this locked down, now after the webinar i am going to try my hands on Denim as well. Going forward, will be very keen on buying stuffs. Likewise, each webinar has taught me sooo many good things. Thanks a bunch once again” -Shylendhiri Ravi

“I have been watching few webinars , had to miss the rest due to time constraint. They are extremely useful anf inspiring. Choice of topics were diverse and that way it made it more interesting. Kudos to the presenters and experts and the organising team.”-Ramya

“Hi, I am participating or watching recording daily. I am loving it. It’s very inspiring, informative and transformative..My kids also enjoy watching it with me..I don’t know how much they understand but I guess they like the energy of it.. Thank you all so much.” -Monika Mehta

“Today’s parenting session made me cry Priya .I don’t know why but I m not getting connected to my daughter the way I wish to maybe bcoz of my unstable health & due to which mind is always unstable at times & her energy s always on peak so I m getting under scale with her energy & to match her demands .Yes the Parenting session by Divya & today by Bindu had really touched me so deeply that If I express more than words teardrops will roll out .So,I just hope you can understand my feelings & thoughts . It’s really interesting very learning & very informative .Thank you to esteemed Parents,Community Members & ofcourse the Founder Anna”

Ruchi Parmar

“The sessions are very useful . All the topics are really great ‘ Eye openers ‘. Really appreciate all of them who have conducted the sessions with complete professionalism! The content  provided was  mind blowing !!! Each one them open heartedly shared everything that they know”– Vishnu Priya

“Thanks entire team for beautiful sessions.. though I couldn’t login at 9am.. I watch videos later.So much knowledge sharing.Thanks each of the speakers for wonderful sessions n knowledge sharing.Thank you admins n Velu Anna for giving all of us an opportunity to attend such sessions 20 Our Ancient board game with what we have!!Had great fun playing this game.my son enjoyed alot… infact he won the race .Thank u Roopa for reminding us at right moment.”- Harika Balam

“Thank you very much for giving this oppurtunity. Bindu haridas explained well. At the time of explaing about self support i got tears, my current situation made me cry. But her words gave me possitive energy to fase the situation. My 3.3 years autistic kid Athreya can enjoy today unwards with me while playing. Thankyou so much to whole team.” – Savitha

“Today’s session of Divya on parenting 0 to 3 years was too good..Every other sessions were also good..I felt very connected as i have a toddler and  felt to be very helpful information.Thanks Divya”

Kiranmayi Vikram

“Very very nice session.. I don’t have a child yet.. but I thoroughly learnt from it.”- Kanu Jain

Totally second that! Things you mentioned require continuous efforts and kudos to you to keep at it and improving on it.! Inspiration abundance! – Sandhya

“She has given wonderful food for thought..some are very small things that go unnoticed but cause huge changes. Wonderful session by @Priya” – Kiranmayi Vikram

“I connected most of the sessions. Loved the traditional games one! I heard that the rules of the games will be shared in the group. Would be nice, if it is shared. Dr. Lakshmi’s session was very helpful“- Uma Jairam

Although I am unable to be live for the webinars but I am catching up when ever I can. They are very interesting and informative.. The speakers all have immense knowledge and speak from years of experience. Thanks to all the speakers who share their wisdom with us.” – RituSinghi

“I am not able to join live and hence missing to post live queries as well. But I make it a point to go over later whenever I have free time. All the topics covered so far resonates to what I would like transform my lifestyle to. I loved the spiritual embryo topic, native eating and minimalistic living so much. The speakers are definitely experienced and are talking out of there own experiences which brings a different dimension to topics being spoken. I am thankful for the yoga webinar we got introduced to Bihar school of yoga and now while family does / follows yoga lessons from there YouTube site( we were doing random yoga sessions until now ) Gratefulness and looking forward for future webinars !

Nanda Pandey

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Testimonials on Aromatherapy

Aromas have direct influence in our psychology, physical well being and deeper spiritual experience

Aromatherapy is a lifestyle and wellness practice, which is part of our life and culture for 1000s of years, and it is part of our customs and all religious or Spiritual practices. Our ancestors understood that fragrance from various roots, herbs and flowers has a direct influence in our psychology, physical well being and deeper spiritual experience. They also are well aware of this fact that it helps in pain relief, mood enhancer, increase cognitive function and so on. Aroma therapy is acclaimed for its effectiveness in treating Depression, anxiety and stress related health issues. We learn various Aromas in the market that you can use to heal yourself and others. This is also a perfect tool to act as a complementary or stand-alone or integrated with other modern or alternative medicine.

Here are a couple of feedbacks from our parents:

This class was a good guide for me, it’s wonderful to know Aromatherapy is used for healing so many problems.

Sailaja

Thank you Velu sir for the teaching … two hours class is perfect , specially with this time difference . One things for sure , I remembered my collage days in these class , lots of writing .Thank you Velu, this was my first class with you. I really enjoyed it. Greatly appreciated“- Vasanthi

Obviously learning aroma therapy is as fascinating as healing trees for me as it connects with nature and plants especially. Plus we decoded many practises which were followed without knowing the reason behind it. Eg, applying sandal for newly married couples, and many extra tips and remedies.”- Archana

After I joined SWP and HLP every topic Anna says is very interesting and it answers most of my queries .Aroma therapy is really interesting for me which was actually question mark from my college days ..I never used diffuser at my home .I only have eucalyptus oil and sandal wood..I will use it today as direct application and post my feedback.It was really amazing session Anna..My heartful gratitude to Anna“.

Hima Bindu

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Testimonials on Spirituality and Money

How money and spirituality is interconnected and learn the art of planning your finances.

It is a common notion that money and spirituality don’t go hand in hand. But the fact is money and spirituality together can bring abundance into our life. Money is not everything, but it plays an important role in our lives towards a more aligned spiritual experience. Money is neutral and the way we think about money brings a greater impact on the kind of energy it brings into our lives. It’s our conscious efforts in handling the money that decides the true worth. Improper planning of your finances can create an imbalance to your inner self and your ambience.
We learnt the spiritual significance of money being the catalyst to heal and elevate our lives. In this webinar, we understood the art of planning and prioritizing your finances, needs, investments, saving, insurance and many more without compromising your cosmic ethics.

Here are a couple of feedbacks from the parents:

Thank you Anna, for a very insightful session. So many times it so happens that you need something so badly and when you actually get it you no more need it…I guess it happens because of unnecessary clutter which we carry in our minds…This session gave the required clarity and consciousness. Very thankful for this, will try to incorporate today’s teachings.-Shweta

Thank you for yet another wonderful session Anna.
Every session of yours, I am have a unique experience, I feel as if you are addressing/answering to that one problem I am facing in life, for which I hardly had a solution. Thank you for today’s gyaan, will try to practice the Formula you have shared.

Kanmani

My insight with money was changed. Never expect that there are so many things we have to plan. -Chitra

Was a great session and yet another learning this time. Have not given much importance to money and have treated as a commodity so long. Now have a new perception of money as something which is also god gifted and has so much purpose for spiritual awakening. Have a new found respect for money. Thanks Anna and team for all your patience and guidance

Madhu

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Testimonials on Decoding Dreams Webinar

A webinar to help you understand about dreams and how to decode it.

Finally, after the successful completion of our Live lockdown webinar series, we started our long awaited first Webinar Series on Dreams in the month of May. Thanks to some new parents who joined us to understand and decode the process of dreams. We began with understanding different types of dreams and effects of dreams in our day to day life. We discussed about the methods to decode dreams and were able to do it with few of the parents during the session. We will be doing the series of dreams sessions with the interested parents from our first webinar series in the upcoming months. It was really great to see parents from US stayed up still late night 4 AM to attend this session.
Amazing spirit.

My gratitude to technology team, Subash and Karthik for making this long-awaited Session happen online during this lockdown period.
Thanks to Minu for coordinating with the parents.

Here is are few feedbacks that we received from parents.

Hieee!! I’m a super fan of Velu Anna’s sessions (which I guess is usual )…Unfortunately I have not got too many opportunities though. I had signed up for this session with a lot of curiosity/questions and what I got is more than I expected….” Sirisha Kambadur

Loved the way the whole webinar progressed and the step by step approach actually helped…. Enjoyed every bit of it and for me it was also to do something different…. Over all – super happy.” – Radhika

“Today’s dream decoding technique, was another fascinating topic decoded for me.I remember my dreams from very young age and wanted to understand it, so with each topic samskaras, swarnaparshana, dream decoding my euphoric state keeps going higher. Thank you Velu, for the knowledge and in depth explanation.“-

Pavani

One good thing i learned today is karma…. nice explanation about how  we should cook and give not just giving donations.” -Dr. Jagruti K Jani

Today’s workshop was great! ty Anna!… The take-home message is to reflect on d day’s happenings@ bedtime & release the negative emotions & sleep relaxing each n every joint . Yoganindra….” -Divya Nadiyanselvam

“I was looking forward to this workshop for a long time. It was an amazing session with lot of learnings.  Thank you so much Anna for the one of a kind topics!!! Like every time, it was a great learning and experience..” – Divya Chittoor

“Dreams, is one of the subject which I wanted to learn, know and understand more.. I thoroughly loved the session session yesterday.. Bundle of knowledge.. At the end I felt I was in hypnotic state .. Not sure if was was or it was coz the time was 4am in the US.. But I had a deep sleep n went into a dream where I was watching a Dream..thank u Anna for taking time to give us this knowledge..Gratitude.”-Chitra C

“As always an amazing ,knowledgeable, exciting content from Velu Anna.. I m waiting to decode my dream as it is always disturbing and make me scared every time I get it… thanks Anna…” -Minu Amar

I was fascinated by name of topic itself. There was lot of curiosity quotient attached to it..I was waiting this for a long time to take place in Gurukul..the explanation was simple. Made me more aware. Thanks Anna for lovely session” -Kanmani

“As always it was a very unique session beautifully presented. The dream decoding part was the best! Even I felt numb and chill after the decoding session. I wish I had been more attentive, I had to prepare lunch and skipped some portions here and there. I wish the recorded version is shared!” -Ruchi

“It’s been really awakening Session on Decoding Dreams had never seen such thing.Especially the Dreams Category Slide & then the Decoding the Dream Slides were really amazing.Anna your an Ocean of Knowledge to any subject to touch or you . It was totally different & amazing experience.I have dream does have some meaning but never knew you your set can decode your own dreams in such a simple practical way that’s so amazing .Thnkyou Anna for an awakening session on Dreams a actually it’s a beautiful Subject in it.”

Nandini

“Had a good deep sleep yesterday.  Generally it will take sometime for me to sleep yesterday  as soon as I went to bed , I slept within 5 to 10 min.As soon as I got up today I got a good answer for something which I was thinking about for a long time. Thank you very much Velu for sharing your knowledge and clearing our doubts about dreams.” – Jyothsna

“Dream is a fascinating subject and the one that interests me the most. Velu anna told us how we can ask (in the process train) children to remember dreams. Had an  interesting event as soon as my daughter woke up she, on her own, told “Amma in my dream me and you went to Velu uncle’s color therapy class and I painted earth there. Hoping to decode dreams and unlock the treasure it can offer in various walks of life.Gratitude to Velu Jayaprakash Anna” – Shilpa Sudhakar

Hello everyone.  For me this workshop was an amazing experience. I could not believe how in a matter of 3 min i felt as i was in a trance and could decode a dream that i had seen sometime back.
I was left with a severe headache after the session but the night sleep helped.  The entire night i drifted from one dream to another.. The first thing i did this morning before coming out of the bed is take a few min to remember my dreams.Thank you for teaching us these techniques that can give us a key to understand the messages that have been sent to us in our dreams… Which otherwise wud have gone unnoticed.
“- Ritu Jain

“Thanks To Mr.Velu, As usual this session helps to have different vision on a known aspect,knowledge shared about How to sleep and what need to done before sleeping,how dream is helping us,how to look for solution through dream and that 3 minute dhyana will be very helpful,pls share the recording of that Webinar.
 It would be helpful,if PPT or small AV is shared to have a clear vision on certain Dhyana Techniques in each session, for example if we get it for  yoganithra in yesterday’s Session that would be helpful.Once again thanks To Mr.Velu” – Arun Kumar”

“Hi everyone. Had read that our dreams carry message, but did not think that at individual level I could interpret my own dream. Session was presented in simple way , full of knowledge. Definitely want to understand what messages I am missing.  Also Please share if possible the recording . Would like to revisit certain parts once again. Thanks.” – Neepa Kankaria

” Thanks for the wonderful session. Realised after the class that dreams carry information to us” – Marees Aravindh

Marees Aravindh

Today’s dream decoding technique, was another fascinating topic decoded for me.I remember my dreams from very young age and wanted to understand it, so with each topic samskaras, swarnaparshana, dream decoding my euphoric state keeps going higher.Thank you velu, for the knowledge and in depth explanation.” – Radhika

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Do you really need to drink milk?

Source: The Times of India - Tuesday 11 April 2000, By Pritish Nandy, interviewing Maneka Gandhi | FW by Chandrasaker

Ayurveda actually lists milk as one of the ‘five white poisons’. She has stirred a hornet’s nest with her campaign against milk. Even hardcore veggies have attacked Maneka Gandhi and religious leaders have openly come out to contradict her. Curiously, on her side now is global research and modern science, of which she has been a long-term critic. They are the ones who are defending her now.

You have come out very strongly against milk. Why are you so hostile to it? There are three reasons.

  1. People’s health is compromised by milk and its products
  2. Cruelty to cows and
  3. Pollutants in milk

Would you like to explain why you think milk is unhealthy?

There is this belief that milk is a complete food and an important source of protein, iron and calcium.

  • Milk has no iron, however it also blocks its absorption.
  • The ability of the body to absorb calcium from milk is barely 32%. Whereas the body can absorb, 65% from cabbage and 69% from cauliflower.
  • Milk has less protein than most vegetables.

Even if we assume it contains more protein, it would be useless for human beings. Because human beings require only 4 to 5 percent of their daily calorie intake in proteins and the daily consumption of Indian bread (Chapattis) and potatoes would give more protein than the requirements.

So milk is not the best food in the world as it has been touted for generations?

Milk is very difficult to digest particularly for Asians and Africans. Why do I not eat plastic? The reason is: I have no enzyme to digest it. We do not have lactose in our body and so we cannot digest lactose. If we cannot digest milk, how do we get any of its ingredients?

Apart from this, milk has something called the IGF-1. All cancer studies show that when IGF-1 rises in the body one gets cancer. All the IGF-1 in milk stays in the body, making you prone to cancer. It is also a very strong cause of asthma decease. In fact, doctors recommend asthma patients to avoid milk and milk products.

The problem with doctors is that they learn no nutrition in medical colleges. So they have a limited knowledge of food. Their knowledge of nutrition comes from the same source as yours and mine: Grandmothers and teachers. Add to this the confusion caused by our local religious leaders, particularly the ones who espouse vegetarianism.

What is specifically wrong in milk? What is specifically harmful?

The calcium contained in milk actually becomes a health hazard as undigested portions of it are deposited in the urinary system and become kidney stones. Another condition that milk aggravates rather than alleviates is osteoporosis or bone loss. Studies have shown that it is excess protein rather than lack of calcium that causes osteoporosis. So the more milk you drink, the more you are prone to osteoporosis. Countries like Sweden that have the highest milk consumption also have the highest incidence of osteoporosis.

Another misconception is that milk helps ulcers. Ulcers are caused by the corrosion of the stomach lining. When you drink milk it gives you immediate pain relief. But that is only temporary. Milk actually causes acidity and further destroys the stomach lining.

Also, ulcer patients who are treated with dairy products are found to be 2 to 6 times more prone to heart attacks. This seems only logical because milk is designed to be the food on which a calf increases its body weight 4 times over in one month! It is so naturally high in fat that it leads to obesity, the cause of all modern diseases. Ayurveda actually lists milk as one of the five white poisons.

Indians have been drinking milk for centuries. All of them did not fall sick.

It depends on what you call illness. Most people disregard arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, headaches, and indigestion as normal for the body and cancer as an act of God.

By looking at milk as evil, are we not turning our back on our tradition and culture?

For thousands of years people thought the sun went around the earth. Copernicus was the first person who said it did not. There was a huge backlash against him. In the past in India there existed a tradition of Sati (cremating widow with her husband’s dead body) and thugee and opium eating. Should they have been continued?

I have written a book on Hindu names for which I had to read every single Hindu scripture (sastra). Nowhere is there any milk drinking mentioned. There is ghee (liquid butter) mentioned and that too for havans (fire). Unfortunately our memories are short and the things we are most adamant about are those we know the least about. Dr. Spock was the guru for child nutrition, now apologizes for having advocated milk and says that children must be kept away from it.

Dr. Kurien has described the dairy industry as the gentle industry. You claim it is just the opposite?

The dairy industry is not gentle. The fact that supplies cater to demand makes the cow the ultimate victim. It may have been gentle when each household had its own cow and treated it as a member of the family. This is no longer true.

How is milk produced now in India?

The cow is forced into yearly pregnancies. After giving birth she is milked for 10 months but will be artificially inseminated during her third month. So she is milked even when she is pregnant. The demanded production of milk is more than her body can give. So she breaks down body tissues to produce milk. The result is an illness called ketosis.

Most of the day the cow is tied up in a narrow stall usually wallowing in her own excrement. She gets mastitis because the hands that milk her are rough and usually unclean. She gets rumen acidosis from bad food and lameness. She is kept alive with antibiotics and hormones. Each year 20 per cent of these dairy cows are sent illegally by truck and train to slaughterhouses. Or they are starved to death by letting them loose in the cities.

It is no secret that the slaughterhouse in Goa was constructed by Amul Dairy. No cow lives out her normal life cycle. She is milked, made sick, and then killed. Even worse happens to her child. The male calves are tied up and starved to death or sent to the slaughterhouses. It is not by chance that a calf is no longer called bachda in India. It is called katra, which means one who is to be killed. Even Dr. Kurien admits that in Mumbai every year 80,000 calves are forcibly put to death.

But milkmen (doodhwalas) love their cows. They live off them.

Have you seen how cows are milked? In the villages they practice phukan, a method of milking a cow. A stick is poked into the cow’s uterus and wiggled, causing her intense pain. Villagers believe this leads to more milk.

In the cities they are given two injections of oxytocin every day to make the milk come faster. This gives her labor pains twice a day. Her uterus develops sores and makes her sterile prematurely. Oxytocin is banned for use on animals but it is sold in every cigarette shop around a dairy. Every illiterate milkman knows the word. In human beings, oxytocin causes hormonal imbalances, weak eye sights, miscarriages, and cancer.

Recently Gujarat started raiding dairies for oxytocin. In one day they found 350,000 ampules in just Ahmedabad!

You mentioned pollution in milk. What does that mean?

The ICMR did research on milk for 7 years and took thousands of samples from across India. What did they find?

  • Large amounts of DDT, poisonous pesticides called HCH. Under the food adulteration act only 0.01 mg/kg is allowed of HCH.
    They found 5.7 mg as an average!
  • They found arsenic, cadmium and lead. These cause kidney damage, heart diseases, brain damage and cancer.

Their findings were based on 50,000 samples and the report was released at a press conference. What did Dr. Kurien and the Operation Flood people have to say? “More samples should have been taken!”

Other things put in your milk is sewage water, vegetable oil, and liquid soap. In some cases earthworms are put in because they excrete slime which increases the density of the milk!

You have said that drinking milk is drinking the cow’s blood?

Milk and blood come from the same source: the body cells of the cow. Every time you drink a glass of milk, remember it comes from a sad, suffering mother whose own child was killed and who herself will be killed when she dries up.

Won’t the stoppage of milk lead to thousands being unemployed?

A large number of people are dependent on smuggling, thievery, begging, drug pushing, gun running and terrorism. Do we buy their products to help them?

What is the substitute for milk?

What is the substitute to a placebo? Anything else such as soya bean milk, all green vegetables, and lentils (dal). My son has never drunk milk in his life. He is 6 feet and has never been sick a single day!

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Black rice/karuppu kavani rice kozhukattai

 

Ingredients:

Black rice flour : 1 cup
Jaggery : 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Gingelly oil 1 tsp

Method:

Boil the jaggery with water n filter the impurities.
Take the flour in a mixing bowl.add a pinch of salt.
Mix the jaggery water with flour.knead it to chapathi dough consistency.
Add a tsp of oil and knead it well.
Steam it for 4 to 5 mins .
Serve hot.
Note : you can adjust the sweetness of jaggery per your taste

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

RECIPE OF KUTHIRAIVALI/BARNYARD MILLET UPMA

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Kuthiravali millet- 1 cup
  2. Water- 3cups
  3. Assorted veggies – chopped beans, carrot.
  4. Onion 2 nos
  5. Tomato 1no
  6. Turmeric 1/4spoon
  7. To temper-
  8. Mustard
  9. Oil
  10. Urad dal
  11. Chana dal
  12. Curry leaves

Method:wash n rinse the millet. Soak for 15 mins. Temper the ingredients in the ‘to temper’ list. Add the onion, tomato and saute for a while. add veggies and saute. Add water and boil it for few mins. Add the millet until it gets cooked. Serve hot with chutney

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Life is full of various experiences, understand to enjoy it.

Life is a beautiful journey, just enjoy travelling every experience that comes your way.

Forwarded by : Roopa Prasanna  || Source : Unknown

the journey

The grass is happy in the fields and feel that everything is going fine. It thanks its creator, the God.Suddenly a cow comes and eats the grass. The grass is scared to enter into the mouth of the cow where it is crushed. The grass suffers.

After sometime, it gets converted into milk and is collected in a vessel. It feels happy that it has got settled in a new place in a new form and its value has been added.

A drop of curd is dropped inside the milk and it starts getting converted into curd.The milk feels that its situation becomes worse. The milk suffers in this process and settles in the form of curd. It gets churned and in this process suffers and becomes buttermilk and butter.
The butter smells good and is happy in this form. and thanks God for having added value in its life.

Suddenly, it is put a vessel and gets heated. It feels the heat, cries and after sometime it becomes ghee. It is transported to a new place in which the roads are full of potholes. Finally reaches a temple where it is poured on Lord. It worries whether it is in right path or not. But , When it reaches the feet of Lord, it feels the bliss.

Thus,Life is a journey which is full of happy and bitter experiences and the destiny is to reach the feet of God. Bitter experiences – Sufferings are blessings in disguise to transform us into better human beings. Lack of clarity of this understanding is suffering.

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Thinai Dosa/Foxtail millet dosa

thinai-dosa

Ingredients:

Thinai flour :2cups
Rice flour:1/4cup
Wheat flour: 1/4 cup
Onion : 1
Jeera : 1/2 tsp
Chillies: 1 or 2
Curry leaves
Salt as required

Mix all the flours together. Add the cut onions, jeera, chillies, torn curry leaves.
Consistency of the batter has to be bit watery.
Must pour the batter from side to center of the tawa like rawa dosa.
Serve hot with chutney.

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Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.