11 May 2005

Special Day - Today

What is special about today? If you had seen the commercials on Sun TV, you would promptly say its the "akshaya thiriyai". Don't know where this day was hiding a few years back. I, for one never knew about this until I saw the commercials.

Well, I learnt something else today. Its the "Roast Pig Day" for the Chinese!!! As per their belief, a person should have roasted pig on this day to ward of evil. Oh My! Don't know who came up with this. Strongly believe its got to be some pig farmer.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This day (Akshaya Tritiya) is very auspicious for buying gold (for household prosperity), beginning kids' education (Aksharabhyasam), praying at temples and for giving alms to the poor. All these are supposed to bring prosperity and well being.

Ram.C said...

BTW..did you see my post on this....hv a read...dated 10-may..

Cogito said...

Akshaya tritiya it seems is also the Birthday of Lord Parasurama.

Chakra Sampath said...

Though I know abt Akshaya Trithiyai since childhood, it has been marketed very well in the recent few years..

In chennai also, it is called 'roast pig day'. In the rush to buy gold, ppl flock the streets in the nice chennai weather and get roasted like a pig..

PVS said...

anon thanks for the explanation..

Read the post Ram...so how big is the hole now?

Cogito didn't know that.

Chakra, I feel we are far better when such things are considered. On that day, my colleagues had ordered a roast pig to office!!!

Ram.C said...

not a big hole.. because, i showed my post before going to the shop....