Why to 'Fast'?
As I thought how nice, a click of the mouse brought on this article!
Shiva: Matchmaker God, A time-honored Hindu practice yields powerful romantic results, By Lavina Melwani
I do not know if it as an omen, but saw an opportunity to have some fun. I sent the article to her Mother. Gayathri forwarded it to her daughters as I hoped she would! I do not know, but this 'Tharale Buddhi' (Instigating?) has become more prominent after I started reading Mahabharata! To continue I received a few forwards of mail and it is easier to repeat them.
'these are responses from the girls that i thought you would have fun reading, nidhi. i forwarded your mail to them!!! may be you should put in on your blog - i know lots of people who will respond to that!!! Cheers. '
Aparna had her fun:
'Yeah Aditi, go ahead and fast - remember you cannot eat ANYTHING the whole day - this includes sugus, waffles, bagels, coffee, chocolate, ( I even think you cannot have gum!) :) so yeah, please go ahead and fast! hahah! Speaking of which (the food i mean, not the fast) Gappi was in town yesterday so she took our team out for dinner to this place called olive (very very posh place) and i ate the yummiest pizza and ravioli! Sinful I say! :) '--
Aditi was incredulous:
even rice crackers not allowed??
what kind of a fast is that??
there's no man worth that sacrifice. or sacrificing chocolate, waffles, sugus, chocolate, bagels, coffee, did i say chocolate??
basically, moral of the story is, you gotta send me to hong kong.
and wait--im offended--why is nidhi uncle only singling me out on this matter?? there's no one to tell to fast for a husband or what??
Aditi adds (she is really riled!)
here's me copy-pasting from that article:
"My sisters, aunts, and sisters-in-law, as well as many of my friends, ate just one meal on Mondays and performed special rituals as a tribute to Shiva, the granter of good mates."
so you all better start the fasting too. we need to find me a husband, apparently, according to the mother and nidhi uncle!
I think it is time to make peace with Aditi, after all she is my favourite. I am sure I would have asked my son, if I had one, to go on a fast to ensure shiva's help to win her heart! Or would it be Parvathi in this case?
This article is copied from http://www.beliefnet.com/
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