“Time and Weather can change anytime; so cherish, when good.”
Spring has already knocked our doors. The fields are blossoming with yellow attire of mustard flowers and the barren trees have started blooming green. The weather is amazingly pleasant. Birds are celebrating this jamboree of nature by singing myriad of songs in early morning.
A few days ago, we were shivering with freezing air coming from the hills. Now slowly the burden of woollen clothes is going lighter and lighter, day by day. In my opinion, this is the best time of the year. I know, all season have their own charm, even autumn is beautiful, I agree, but spring brings along a lot of positivity, a hope, and a message for a fresh new start.
We, North Indians welcome spring with a festival called ‘Basant Panchami’. ‘Basant’ means Spring and it signifies the yellow mood of the season. Life becomes interesting once again after the gloominess of winters. When Nature is all set for a celebration, how its creations, we, can remain aloof? No-one wants to stay alone in this lovely season. Birds, animals and even humans are seen all drowned, head over heels, in the pool of love.💞
From my lab, I see Pigeons singing ‘Gootr-Goo’ and wooing the females for courtship by showing their dancing skills. They symbolize peace but one interesting thing for which I appreciate these little birdies, is that they are monogamous i.e. they stay with a single partner, How amazing! Isn’t it??? On a planet where even human find it difficult and binding to stay with a single partner, birds are crossing the limits.
Anyway, a day after official welcome of spring, man also celebrates ‘the day of love’ i.e. ‘Valentine’s day’. Due to being part of western culture, many cults are there to oppose it but who can stop love and lovers? So, we do celebrate the day with full fervour. 💑
Isn’t it ironical? A country which worships ‘Radha-Krishana’ for their love, mostly fails to approve a love affair. Sometimes I am forced to think that our ancestors were rather more open-minded; they utilized their precious energy is more useful things than to just concentrate on who is seeing whom, and how many?
In ancient Indian scriptures a separate God for love is mentioned named ‘Kamadev’. ‘Kama’ stands for ‘desires’ or ‘longings’. It is said that wherever ‘Kamadev’ goes, Cuckoo, Parrot, Humming bees, gentle breeze, and the spring season follow him. So spring is the time when ‘Kamadev’ is in full mood to perform his duties of making world a ‘lovely’ place by fulfilling the desires of people. He takes his bow made of sugar-cane, and puts arrows made of immensely sweet-smelling and alluring flowers, and aims his targets. This is his way of making people fall in love. (Now you understand why the hearts of people in love, are always seen pierced with arrows. Well, May be). 💘And because he was the one making people fall in love and do procreation or the continuation of life on Earth, it is said that this made him very egotistical. One day, in the gush of such superior complex, he infuriated ‘Lord Shiva’ by aiming him in the worst time possible which ultimately brought him to ashes. The ‘Fire’ burnt on ‘Holi’ festival which will be celebrated next month, is supposed to be a reminder of this over-endeavour. (Holi is also called ‘Kama-mahotsava’.)
So Kamdeva was gone. But after losing ‘Kamadev’, even Earth lost its vigour. No love, No song, No celebration…life became dull. Just imagine, today if every living being suffer from an ‘endocrine malfunction’. No hormones…No love at first… or any sight. Nobody is interested in opposite sex. What would be the fate of this supposedly only planet-to-have-life?
It took a great deal of efforts to bring back ‘Kamadev’ to life and look, what some anti-love people try to do—demean all those efforts, 🤓Everyone in love is hand-puppet of this ‘deity’ which is impossible to locate and avoid. So why bar people from celebrating love when it is the very basis of life? Let them.
Yeah, people sometime confuse love, obsession and obscenity which are different expressions of the same act. We know ‘Love’ is there for a purpose but it is up to us ‘humans’ to decide the limits while searching and expressing it. Instead of focusing on ‘No love’, let us guide young people and tell them the pros and cons of ‘out-of-limit’ expression of love in our ‘society’; and teach them to be honest and respect to the feelings of others. Let them feel the passion for love but also remind them to be compassionate to the fellow humans.
I believe in love, and its expression in my own simple ways and unapologetically, I am grateful to the love deity ‘Kamadev’ as well as our love ‘hormones’, for making atleast some part of our life so exciting and happening.😊😍
For now, I am super happy, for the ‘season of love’ is here, and I am in a good mood to enjoy every bit of it.
It’s ‘Global Warming Era’ folks, and as I said in the opening line ‘Time and Weather can change anytime’. So, you never know. Why take chances? 😍