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Story of the Origin of Kanikonna Flower – Vishu Kani Konna

Kanikonna Flower, or Vishu Kani Konna, is the yellow flower that is used for Kani during the Vishu festival in Kerala . Origin of Vishu Kani Konna flower is associated with Sri Krishna – and it symbolically shows the power of devotion. Once there was a boy who regularly worshipped at a Sri Krishna Temple near his home. The boy had only one wish that he wanted to see Gopalakrishna or the child form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. He only prayed for the fulfillment of this wish. Moved by his devotion, Sri Krishna appeared in the child form before the boy. The boy had tears rolling down his cheeks. He stood numb. Sri Krishna asked the boy what he wanted. With tears in his eyes, the boy answered what more can I get other than seeing you. He had no other wish. Sri Krishna was happy with the boy and gave him the ornament that was worn around his waist – Aranjanam. The boy the golden chain carried it with him and showed to his friends. But none of them believed the story. Th

We Ignore the Small Efforts That Could Make Things Better

Quite often, we ignore the small efforts that could make things better. Many a time a relatively small effort can make a large impact. A personal sense of responsibility is needed if we wish to leave the world a better place. It is ok if we do not do anything special in world but at least we can make an effort to, not to further damage the earth. Along with living our lives, we also have the responsibility to make sure that we give the best to our future generations. We do not need huge resources, time or effort to make small efforts. No matter how small our contribution is, it matters. A small change can cause a ripple effect – it can set off a series of well intentional actions. Charity is not the way to make the world a better place. When you do charity, make an effort to make sure that the money influences the society in a positive manner. Encourage a hardworking needy and poor by paying something extra for their services. Do not be generous to those wh