Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Angina Pain - Beginning of Heart Diseases

To day is World Heart Day. Currently we are undergoing various pulls & pushes in life which disturb the rhythm of our heart. We are giving below information on Angina Pain which is the first signal to getting Heart Problem.

What Is Angina?

Angina (an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when an area of your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. Angina may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The pain also may occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. It can feel like indigestion.

Angina itself isn't a disease. Rather, it's a symptom of an underlying heart problem. Angina is usually a symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease.

CAD occurs when a fatty material called plaque (plak) builds up on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. These arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis (ATH-er-o-skler-O-sis).


Plaque causes the coronary arteries to become narrow and stiff. The flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle is reduced. This causes pain and can lead to a heart attack.

Types of Angina

The three types of angina are stable, unstable, and variant (Prinzmetal's). Knowing how the types are different is important. This is because they have different symptoms and require different treatment.

Stable Angina

Stable angina is the most common type. It occurs when the heart is working harder than usual. Stable angina has a regular pattern. If you know you have stable angina, you can learn to recognize the pattern and predict when the pain will occur.

The pain usually goes away in a few minutes after you rest or take your angina medicine.

Stable angina isn't a heart attack, but it makes a heart attack more likely in the future.

Unstable Angina

Unstable angina doesn't follow a pattern. It can occur with or without physical exertion and isn't relieved by rest or medicine.

Unstable angina is very dangerous and needs emergency treatment. It's a sign that a heart attack may happen soon.

Variant (Prinzmetal's) Angina

Variant angina is rare. It usually occurs while you're at rest. The pain can be severe. It usually happens between midnight and early morning. This type of angina is relieved by medicine.


Angina occurs equally in men and women. It can be a sign of heart disease, even when initial tests don't show evidence of CAD.

Not all chest pain or discomfort is angina. A heart attack, lung problems (such as an infection or a blood clot), heartburn, or a panic attack also can cause chest pain or discomfort. All chest pain should be checked by a doctor.

Other Names for Angina

* Angina pectoris
* Acute coronary syndrome
* Chest pain
* Coronary artery spasms
* Prinzmetal's angina
* Stable or common angina
* Unstable angina
* Variant angina

How Is Angina Treated?

Treatments for angina include lifestyle changes, medicines, medical procedures, and cardiac rehabilitation (rehab). The main goals of treatment are to:

* Reduce pain and discomfort and how often it occurs
* Prevent or lower the risk of heart attack and death by treating the underlying heart condition

Lifestyle changes and medicines may be the only treatments needed if your symptoms are mild and aren't getting worse. When lifestyle changes and medicines don't control angina, you may need medical procedures or cardiac rehab.

Unstable angina is an emergency condition that requires treatment in the hospital.

Lifestyle Changes

Making lifestyle changes can help prevent episodes of angina. You can:

* Slow down or take rest breaks if angina comes on with exertion.
* Avoid large meals and rich foods that leave you feeling stuffed if angina comes on after a heavy meal.
* Try to avoid situations that make you upset or stressed if angina comes on with stress. Learn ways to handle stress that can't be avoided.

You also can make lifestyle changes that help lower your risk of heart disease. An important lifestyle change is adopting a healthy diet. This will help prevent or reduce high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and obesity.

Follow a heart healthy eating plan that focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or no-fat diary products, and lean meat and fish. The plan also should be low in salt, fat, saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.

Your doctor may recommend TLC if you have high cholesterol or the DASH eating plan if you have high blood pressure. Even if you don't have these conditions, you can still benefit from these heart healthy plans.

Other important lifestyle changes include:

* Quitting smoking, if you smoke. Avoid secondhand smoke.
* Being physically active. Check with your doctor to find out how much and what kinds of activity are safe for you.
* Losing weight, if you're overweight or obese.
* Taking all medicines as your doctor prescribes, especially if you have diabetes.


Nitrates are the most commonly used medicines to treat angina. They relax and widen blood vessels. This allows more blood to flow to the heart while reducing its workload.

Nitroglycerin is the most commonly used nitrate for angina. Nitroglycerin that dissolves under your tongue or between your cheeks and gum is used to relieve an angina episode. Nitroglycerin in the form of pills and skin patches is used to prevent attacks of angina. These forms of nitroglycerin act too slowly to relieve pain during an angina attack.

You also may need other medicines to treat angina. These medicines may include beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, oral antiplatelet (an-ty-PLAYT-lit) medicines, and anticoagulants (AN-te-ko-AG-u-lants). These medicines can help:

* Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
* Slow the heart rate
* Relax blood vessels
* Reduce strain on the heart
* Prevent blood clots from forming

Medical Procedures

When medicines and other treatments don't control angina, you may need a medical procedure to treat the underlying heart disease. Angioplasty (AN-jee-oh-plas-tee) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are both commonly used to treat angina.

Angioplasty opens blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. During angioplasty, a thin tube with a balloon or other device on the end is threaded through a blood vessel to the narrowed or blocked coronary artery. Once in place, the balloon is inflated to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery. This widens the artery and restores blood flow.

Angioplasty can improve blood flow to your heart, relieve chest pain, and possibly prevent a heart attack. Sometimes a small mesh tube called a stent is placed in the artery to keep it open after the procedure.

During CABG, healthy arteries or veins taken from other areas in your body are used to bypass (that is, go around) your narrowed coronary arteries. Bypass surgery can improve blood flow to your heart, relieve chest pain, and possibly prevent a heart attack.

Your doctor will help decide which treatment is right for you.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Your doctor may prescribe cardiac rehab for angina or after angioplasty, CABG, or a heart attack.

The cardiac rehab team may include doctors, nurses, exercise specialists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, and psychologists or other behavioral therapists.

Rehab has two parts:

* Exercise training. This part helps you learn how to exercise safely, strengthen your muscles, and improve your stamina. Your exercise plan will be based on your individual abilities, needs, and interests.
* Education, counseling, and training. This part of rehab helps you understand your heart condition and find ways to reduce your risk of future heart problems. The cardiac rehab team will help you learn how to cope with the stress of adjusting to a new lifestyle and to deal with your fears about the future.

How Can Angina Be Prevented?

You can prevent or lower your risk for angina and coronary artery disease (CAD) by making lifestyle changes and treating related conditions.
Making Lifestyle Changes

Healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent or delay angina and CAD. To make lifestyle changes, you can:

* Follow a healthy eating plan. (See "How Is Angina Treated" for more information.)
* Quit smoking, if you smoke. Avoid secondhand smoke.
* Be physically active. Check with your doctor to find out how much and what kinds of activity are safe for you.
* Learn ways to handle stress and relax.

Treating Related Conditions

You also can help prevent or delay angina and CAD by treating related conditions, such as:

* High blood cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, follow your doctor's advice about lowering it. Take medicines as directed to lower your cholesterol.
* High blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, follow your doctor's advice about keeping your blood pressure under control. Take blood pressure medicines as directed.
* Diabetes. If you have diabetes, follow your doctor's advice about keeping your blood sugar level under control. Take medicines as directed.
* Overweight or obesity. If you're overweight or obese, talk to your doctor about how to lose weight safely.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Durga- Katha

‘Durga’, the name literally means fortress. And so is the belief amongst her devotees that Maa Durga would stand as a fortress and guard them against all trials and tribulations. Durga Puja, celebrated through most parts of India, has various names. What is unique about this particular festival is that the entire nation celebrates it together unlike other state specific festivals.While it is known as Durga Puja in Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and other northeastern states, it is Navratri in Kashmir, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala; and Bommai Kolu in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
A little known fact is that Durga Puja, which generally falls anywhere between September to October, actually has its roots somewhere in March-April.
According to legend, there was a king in Bengal, called Sharad Rajah, a staunch Durga devotee, who changed the period of Durga Puja from April to October. After him came Rama, who, before declaring war on Ravana, had performed this puja sometime during this period and made it popular throughout the nation. Sharad Rajah was forgotten and the story of Rama is being followed till date. Since this period was an untimely awakening of the deity, Durga Puja is also called as Akal Bodhan. From Sharad Rajah, the festival got the name of
Sharadiya Pujo, although those who do not know the story might say sharad means
autumn and since the festival is celebrated in autumn, hence the name.
As per another legend, a demon called Mahishasur, had been creating a lot of trouble for everyone in the Trilokas. Since he had received a boon from Brahma that no man can kill him, all the Gods who
tried to fight him were defeated. Angered by this, the Gods came together and a divine light emitted from all their bodies came together to form Durga. She went to war with Mahishasur, which lasted for ten days ending on Bijoya Dashami which literally means victorious tenth day. This particular scene has been immortalised in the form of her idol, ever since Durga Puja celebrations came into being. Incidentally, when Rama defeated Ravana, it was the tenth day of war as well. Hence, the last day emphasises on good winning over evil.
The puja has six significant days — the Mahalaya, Shashti, Maha Shaptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami, and Bijoya Dashami.
Before the Mahalaya, it is a period of shradh which is said to be inauspicious because as per the scriptures Yama —the God of Death, releases all the spirits to come and stay on earth for a 16 day lunar cycle called Pitripokkho or fortnight of the ancestors. Most people perform puja in the memory of their dead relatives during this period.
Mahalaya depicts the end of this bad period, after which starts the auspicious Devipokkho or fortnight of the Goddess. It is believed that during this period she comes visiting her parents and then on Bijoya Dashami she returns to her husband Shiva’s abode.
Durga Puja has always been an integral part of the Hindu culture. It was traditionally followed by almost all families. However, the origin of public celebrations as we see today, can be traced back to the 16th century. With the advent of the
Mughals, Durga Puja became more of a status symbol. Grand celebrations, gala feasts and huge fanfare was part of the very first public Sharadiya Durgotsab festivals organised by Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur and Bhabananda Mazumdar of Nadiya in 1606. In 1757, Raja Nabakrishna Deb held a grand scale puja in Kolkata in honour of Lord Clive, who wanted to thank the deity for his victory in the battle of Plassey.
Opulence and extravagance became an insepara
ble part of the powerful and rich Bengalis. However, there were people who celebrated Durga Puja in their household in a traditional manner, which was characterised by much more devotion and sentiments attached to the festival than the mere ostentation of the rich and more prosperous people. But this school of thought is slowly being overshadowed by the commercialisation and the traditional Durga Puja seems to be losing its essence.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rude Garbe Rame Chhe Devi Ambika Re Lol

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kesario Rang Tane Lagyo olya Garba

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Nyalchand Chatrabhuj Shah aged about 75 years expired at Wankaner. He was father of Kishorbhai, Father-in-Law of Dollyben & Grandfather of Krina & Kushal. Due to Navratri Sadadi/Prayer is postponed.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

World Heart Day

Khajano - Story in Gujarati

A story from Gunvant Barvalia
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Monday, September 21, 2009


Saurabh Rajendra Kantilal Mehta
(Native of Wankaner /currently at Ghatkoper E)
got engaged to
Rajvi Vijay Vinodrai Sheth
(Native of Savar Kundla/currently at Mulund E)
on 20-09-2009.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Shri Dinesh Shah has sent 2 photos on the eve of Navratri.

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Native : Jamnagar
Currently At : Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Narenbhai Popatlal Poonatar
Age : Not known
Date of Death : 15-09-2009 at ANTWERP
Wife : late Indiraben
Son : Sanjay , Rajiv
Daughter-in-Law : Neha, Anjali
Daughter : Rina
Son-in-Law : Romil
Father : Late Popatlal Poonatar
Father -in-Law : Late Mohanlal Dhanjibhai Mehta
Brothers : Late Dilipbhai,Late Arunbhai, Pramodbhai
Sisters : Late Kanchanben,Late Prabhaben,Shushilaben,Hansaben,Renuben
Brothers-in-Law (Sala) : Late Swarupchandra, Late Rameshchandra, Late Narottamdas, Mahasukhlal
Sisters-in-Law (Salaveli) :Vidyaben, Hansaben,Chandrikaben,chandrakalaben

May his soul rest in peace

Friday, September 18, 2009


Native : Khakhrechi
Currently At : Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Kishorechandra Chhotalal Sheth
Age : 58 years
Date of Death : 15-09-2009
Wife : Ranjanben
Son : Bhavesh
Daughter : Vaishali
Son-in-Law : Sunil Kapadia
Father : Late Chhotalal Vakhatchand Sheth
Mother : Kantaben
Father -in-Law : Late Manilal Vakhatchand Sanghvi
Brothers : Late Vinubhai, Rameshbhai,Dhirubhai,Gunubhai,Ashokbhai
Sisters : Late Chandanben, Ranjanben
Brothers-in-Law (Banevi) : Pranlal Mehta , Lalitkumar Mehta

May his soul rest in peace

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Messages from MAHILA MANDALS

Shri Machchhukantha Jain Vishashrimali Mahila Mandal - Mumbai

This Mahila Mandal has organised "RAS-GARBA & DRESS" Competition at 2:30 PM on Saturday 19-9-2009 at Devraj Hall , Dadar (W). All the ladies members are invited to the programme. Best dressed member and best dancer will get attractive prizes. Alp Aahar ( Nasto- Breakfast) will be provided after the programme to all members present.

It has also given a call to Donate to the Mahila Mandal. Its Office Phone no. is 28081998.

Machchhu Mansi Mahila Mandal (Borivali)
This Mahila Mandal has organised a drama "Mane Ajwala Bolave" for its members on Friday 25th September at 3:00 PM at Prabodhan Thakre Hall. On payment of Rs. 30/- per person tickets can be obtained from Vijaybhai's Office against Identitiy Card on 19th Sept & 21st Sept 2009 between 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM. Request on PHONE will NOT be entertained.

Mas Kshaman

Mrs. Parul Vimal Gandhi successfully completed 30 upvas (Mas Kshaman) during this paryushan parv. On 25 Aug 2009, she broke her fasts with great fanfare which consisted of Mangal Geets, Procession, PARANU, sanji and luncheon party. Not only she, but her husband Vimal Gandhi, Mother-in-law Minaxiben, Father-in-law Kishorebhai, Mother Naynaben & Father Bharatbhai Vora get kudos for the success. Incidentally, This was first Mas Kshaman in Gandhi family. MVJ SAMAJ congratulates Parulben on this achievement and wishes many more in future.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pride of Samaj

Our member Shri Pradip Rajnikant Shah, Director of Arham Exim Pvt. Ltd. is elected unopposed as Vice President of Steel Chambers of India for a tenure of 2 years. Earlier he was elected unopposed as General Secretary of the Chamber. We congratulate him on his success and wish him all the best for greater achievements in future.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Tributes to Lalitaben Fulchand Mavji Gandhi from her relatives
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Bio Data

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Education, Awareness & Spread of Jain Philosophy & Scholarship

Jain Philosophy will be extinct if it is not properly canvassed to educate the people to make them aware about the principles of Jainism. Mumbai University has started Certificate & Diploma Course on Jain Philosophy. Those of you who are interested in the studies may please read the article carefully. SCHOLARSHIPS are also available for Studies

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Death of Ramnikbhai Chhaganlal Desai

On 8-9-2009 Shri Ramnikbhai Chhaganlal Desai expired at the age of 76. He was founder President of Kathiawad Seva Samaj. He was the conductor of one of our Yuvak-Yuvati Milan Samarohs . He conducted the event in his jovial entertaining style. May his soul rest in long lasting peace.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Borivali, Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Hemkunvarben Kalyanji Mehta
Age : 95 years
Date of Death : 02-09-2009
Husband : Late Kalyanji Mehta
Sons : Late Rasiklal, Hiralal,Late Anilbhai, Late Bipinbhai , Late Girishbhai
Daughters-in-Law : Late Lalitaben, Late Muktaben,manjulaben, Ramilaben & Geetaben
Daughter : Saryuben
Son-in-Law : Hasmukhbhai Sanghavi
Father : Late Jethalal Motichand Shah

May her soul rest in peace

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Native : Morbi
Currently At : Matunga, Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Kailashben Hasmukhbhai Shah
Age : 64 years
Date of Death : 02-09-2009
Husband : Hasmukh Pradyutbahi Shah
Sons : Hiten, Maulik
Daughters-in-Law : Devi & Foram
GrandChild : Mahavir
Father -in-Law : Late Pradyutbhai Vanechand Shah
Mother-in- Law : Late Kamalaben
Brothers-in-Law (Diyar) : Ashok(Narendra) & Manoj
Sisters-in-Law (Derani) : Veena & Suzen
Parents : Late Champaben & Late Ratilal Popatlal Mehta
Brothers : Late Kantilal, Naresh,Hasmukh, Kishore,Ajit
Sisters : Late Vasumati Manharlal Kothari & Vimalaben Sumanlal Parekh

May her soul rest in peace

Friday, September 4, 2009

Morbi-ni- Vaniyan by Hemu gadhavi & Deena Gandharva

પ્લેયરનુ બટન દબાવો અને ગીત સાંભળો

સ્વર : હેમુ ગઢવી, દીના ગાંધર્વ

કૂવા કાંઠે ઠીકરી,કાંઇ ઘસી ઊજળી થાય,
મોરબીની વાણિયણ મછુ પાણી જાય;
આગળ રે જીવોજી ઠાકોર,
વાંહે રે મોરબીનો રાજા,
ઘોડાં પાવાં જાય.

કર્ય રે, વાણિયાણી, તારા બેડલાનાં મૂલ;
જાવા દ્યો,જીવાજી ઠાકોર,
જાવા દ્યો, મોરબીના રાજા,
નથી કરવાં મૂલ;
મારા બેડ્લામાં તારા હાથીડા બે ડૂલ.—મોરબી0

કર્ય રે, વાણિયાણી, તારી ઇંઢોણીનાં મૂલ;
જાવા દ્યો,જીવાજી ઠાકોર,
જાવા દ્યો,મોરબીના રાજા
નથી કરવાં મૂલ;
મારી ઇંઢોણીમાં તારાં ઘોડલાં બે ડૂલ.—મોરબી0

કર્ય રે, વાણિયાણી, તારા વાટકાનાં મૂલ;
જાવા દ્યો, જીવાજી ઠાકોર,
જાવા દ્યો, મોરબીના રાજા,
નથી કરવાં મૂલ;
મારા રે વાટકામાં તારું રાજ થાશે ડૂલ.—મોરબી0

કર્ય રે, વાણિયાણી, તારી પાનિયુંનાં મૂલ;
જાવા દ્યો, જીવાજી ઠાકોર,
જાવા દ્યો, મોરબીના રાજા,
નથી કરવાં મૂલ;
મારી પાનિયુંમાં તારી રાણિયું બે ડૂલ.—મોરબી0

કર્ય રે , વાણિયાણી , તારા અંબોડાનાં મૂલ,
જાવા દ્યો, જીવાજી ઠાકોર,
જાવા દ્યો, મોરબીના રાજા,
નથી કરવાં મૂલ;
મારા અંબોડામાં તારું માથું થાશે ડૂલ.—મોરબી0

(આભાર :મા ગુર્જરીના ચરણે….)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Anant Chaturdashi

To day is the immersion day of Ganpati. Shri Dinesh Shah has sent us a photo of LALBAUGCHA RAJA.
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Kavi Dalpatram - Andheri Nagari

click here to view Kavi Dalpatram's all time famous poem "ANDHERI NAGARI GANDU RAJ"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hemkuvar Kalyanji Mehta expired to day (2-9-2009) at the age of 92 years. She was the grand mother of our Trustee Suryakant Rasiklal Mehta. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2 Good Articles

Jagruti Sandesh has recently published 2 articles which require deep thinking about today's religion. The articles in gujarati can be viewed here