Sunday, October 25, 2009

In & Out of Hospitals

In Hospital :

Taraben Trambaklal Mehta was operated at Hinduja for Total Knee replacement. She is still under observation.

Anantrai Hematlal Vora is admitted in Hinduja for kindney related diesease.

Discharged from Hopital

Vinaychandra Chhaganlal Sanghvi was operated for Gal bladder stone and is discharged from hospital.

Bhupatbhai Ratilal Mehta was admitted in Hinduja and is back home.

Chandrakala Mahasukhbhai Mehta was operated for problems related to eyes but due to some complications she was re-operated and she is back home.

We wish all the members a rapid recovery and normal life very soon

Friday, October 23, 2009

Labh Pancham (By Dinesh Shah)

To day is Labh Pancham (Fifth day of the first Lunar Month of the New Year) . What is its importance ? Dinesh Shah gives a brief information on it in the photo below.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Indore
Name of the deceased : Ansuya Chandrakant Sanghvi
Age : 68 Years
Date of Death : 16-10-2009
Husband : Chandrakant Vasram Sanghvi
Son : Rashmi
Daughter : Aarti,Jagruti
Sons in Law :Ashwin Jasani, Jitendra Lakhani
Father in Law : Late Vasrambhai Bhavanbhai Sanghvi
Brother in Law : Late Pravinbhai, Kishorebhai,Late Kantibhai, Narendrabhai
Father : Late karsanbhai Harjivan Gheewala



Native : Ghantila
Currently At : Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Mahendra Mugatlal Lodariya
Age : 59 Years
Date of Death : 17-10-2009
Wife :Ulkaben
Son : Jigar
Daughter : Bhavini
Daughter in Law :Shikha
Father : Late Mugatlal Nandlal Lodariya
Mother : Lalitaben
Brothers : Dinesh, Nitin, Jayesh
Sisters : Late Kusumben Shah, Manjulaben Vasa, Hasumati Sheth, Kokilaben Variya
Father in Law : Late Ramanlal Bhogilal Shah


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Death at the Age of 104 Years

Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Dadar-Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Kashiben Ratilal Mehta
Age : 104 Years
Date of Death : 16-10-2009
Husband : Late Ratilal Mohanlal Mehta
Sons : Late Kantilal, Late Natverlal,Pujya Chirantanvijayji Maharaj Saheb (family name : Chandrakantbhai),Bhupatbhai,Jaysukhbhai
Daughters-in-Law : Mayaben,Late Dhankuvarben,Meenaben,Chandanben
Daughter : Ansuyaben
Son-in-Law : Bhogilal Doshi
Grand Sons : Jayesh,Ajit,Yogesh,Nimesh,Anish & Paresh
Grand Daughters in Law : Maya,Daksha,Asmita,Falguni,Hina,Priti
Great Grand Sons : Jimit,Abhishek,Arpit,Saumil,Milan, Parth & Chirag
Great Grand Daughters : Chitrangi,Hinal,Himani,Nisha
Daughter's Daughters (Dohitri) : Hina & Dharitri
Great Grand Daughter in Law : Dipali
Father : Late Nimchand Mehta
Brother : Ravichand Nimcahnd Mehta


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Message to Working Committee, Trust Board, Bhandol Samiti

Narayana Murthy,
Nonexecutive chairman and chief mentor,
Infosys Technologies Ltd was asked the question

How would you describe a great leader?

His reply was :

A great leader is one who is not only good in creating a vision, creating the big picture, but also ensuring that he goes into the nitty-gritty, into the details of making sure that the vision is actually translated into reality through excellence of execution. In other words, great leaders have great vision, great imagination, great ideas, but they also implement those ideas through hard work, commitment and flawless execution. In doing so, they motivate thousands of people.-

We hope who is who of the samaj are listening.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Diwali Greetings from Haresh Shah & Family






Saturday, October 17, 2009





Mahendra Mugatlal Lodariya (Age 60 years)
expired on 17-10-2009 due to heart attack. His funeral will start from his residence at 2:00 PM and cremation will take place at Parle Crematorium.

Chopda Pujan

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Diwali Greetings from Dinesh Shah

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Happy Diwali

Diwali - A Jain View Point

Diwali has a very special significance in Jainism, just like Buddha Purnima, the date of Buddha's Nirvana, is for Buddhists as Christmas is for Christians. Lord Mahavira, the last of the Jain Tirthankaras, attained Nirvana or Moksha on this day at Pavapuri on Oct. 15, 527 BC, on Chaturdashi of Kartika, as Tilyapannatti of Yativrashaba from the sixth century states:

Mahavira is responsible for establishing the Dharma followed by Jains even today. According to tradition, the chief disciple of Mahavira, Ganadhara Gautam Swami also attained complete knowledge (Kevalgyana) on this day, thus making Diwali one of the most important Jain festivals.

Mahavira attained his nirvana at the dawn of the amavasya (new moon). According to the Kalpasutra by Acharya Bhadrabahu, 3rd century BC, many gods were present there, illuminating the darkness[8]. The following night was pitch black without the light of the gods or the moon. To symbolically keep the light of their master's knowledge alive:

16 Gana-kings, 9 Malla and 9 Lichchhavi, of Kasi and Kosal, illuminated their doors. They said: "Since the light of knowledge is gone, we will make light of ordinary matter" ("गये से भवुज्जोये, दव्वुज्जोयं करिस्समो").

Dipavali was first mentioned in Jain books as the date of the nirvana of Mahavira. In fact, the oldest reference to Diwali is a related word, dipalikaya, which occurs in Harivamsha-Purana, written by Acharya Jinasena [9] and composed in the Shaka Samvat era in the year 705.

ततस्तुः लोकः प्रतिवर्षमादरत् प्रसिद्धदीपलिकयात्र भारते |
समुद्यतः पूजयितुं जिनेश्वरं जिनेन्द्र-निर्वाण विभूति-भक्तिभाक् |२० |

tatastuh lokah prativarsham-araat ako
prasiddha-deepalikaya-aatra bharate
samudyatah poojayitum jineshvaram
jinendra-nirvana vibhuti-bhaktibhak

Translation: The gods illuminated Pavanagari by lamps to mark the occasion. Since that time, the people of Bharat celebrate the famous festival of "Dipalika" to worship the Jinendra (i.e. Lord Mahavira) on the occasion of his nirvana.

Dipalikaya roughly translates as "light leaving the body". Dipalika, which can be roughly translated as "splenderous light of lamps", is used interchangeably with the word "Diwali".

The way Jains celebrate Diwali is different in many respects. There is a note of asceticism in whatever the Jains do, and the celebration of Diwali is not an exception. The Jains celebrate Diwali during the month of Kartik for three days. During this period, among the Shvetambaras, devoted Jains observe fasting and chant the Uttaradhyayan Sutra, which contain the final pravachans of Lord Mahavira, and meditate upon him. Some Jains visit Pavapuri in Bihar where he attained Nirvan. In may temples special laddus are offered particularly on this day.

Vira Nirvana Samvat: The Jain year starts with Pratipada following Diwali. Vira Nirvana Samvat 2536 starts with Diwali 2009. The Jain businesspeople traditionally started their accounting year from Diwali. The relationship between the Vir and Shaka era is given in Titthogali Painnaya and Dhavalaa by Acharya Virasena:

पंच य मासा पंच य वास छच्चेव होन्ति वाससया|
परिणिव्वुअस्स अरिहितो तो उप्पन्नो सगो राया||

Thus the Nirvana occurred 605 years and 5 months before the Saka era.

On 21 October 1974 the 2500th Nirvana Mahotsava was celebrated by all the Jain throughout India[1].

Friday, October 16, 2009


Mother of Bhupatbhai & Jaysukhbhai of Anupam,Nirupam & Jaybharat Textorium Matushri Kashiben expired on 16-10-2009 at a ripe age of 104 years. Her funeral will start at 12:15 PM and she will be cremated at Shivaji Park Crematorium.

May her soul rest in eternal peace.

176 Years Old Tortoise (By Dinesh Shah)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009


Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as "Dhantrayodashi" or "Dhanwantari Triodasi", falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin (October/November).

In the word Dhanteras, "Dhan" stands for wealth. On Dhanteras, the "Owl" form of the Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Dhanteras holds special significance for the business community due to customary purchases of precious metals on this day


A very interesting story about Dhanteras Festival says that once the sixteen year old son of King Hima was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage as per his horoscope. On that particular fourth day of his marriage his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and lots of silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband's boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place. And she went on telling stories and singing songs.

When Yama, the god of Death arrived there in the guise of a Serpent his eyes got blinded by that dazzle of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the Prince's chamber. So he climbed on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins and sat there whole night listening to the melodious songs. In the morning he quietly went away. Thus the young wife saved her husband from the clutches of death. Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of "Yamadeepdaan" and lamps are kept burning throughout the night in reverential adoration to Yam, the god of Death.

According to another popular legend, when the gods and demons churned the ocean for Amrit or nectar, Dhanavantri (the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu) emerged carrying a jar of the elixir on the day of Dhanteras.


To mark the auspicious day, houses and business premises are renovated and decorated. Entrances are made colorful with traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. To indicate her long-awaited arrival, small footprints are drawn with rice flour and vermilion powder all over the houses. Lamps are kept burning all through the nights.


On Dhanteras Hindus consider it auspicious to purchase gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed that new “Dhan” or some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck. "Laxmi-Puja" is performed in the evenings when tiny Diyas of clay are lit to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. "Bhajans"-devotional songs- in praise of Goddess Laxmi are also sung.


Dhanteras is celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm. "Lakshmi-Puja" is performed in the evenings when tiny diyas of clay are lit to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. Bhajans - devotional songs - in praise of Goddess Laxmi are sung and "Naivedya" of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess. There is a peculiar custom in Maharashtra to lightly pound dry coriander seeds with jaggery and offer as Naivedya.

In villages, cattle are adorned and worshiped by farmers as they form the main source of their income. In south India, cows are offered particularly special veneration because they are thought of as incarnations of the Goddess Lakshmi.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Diwali Festival Details

Diwali in Gujarat is celebrated From aaso vad Agyaras (11th day from full/no moon) to dev Diwali people lit the diyas (now uses lamp series also) to decorate the house, which protects them from evil spirits as believed.

Agyaras: (Aso vad 11)

Gujaratis begin their Diwali celebrations before Dhan Teras, on the 11th day of aaso. The day is devoted to preparing the choicest snacks and dry fruits, to wish new year to relatives & neighbours.

Vagh Baras: (Aso vad 12)

This is also known as Govatsa dwadashi and Guru Dwadashi. On this day the cow and calf are worshipped. Vagh here refers to repaying one's financial debts. Therefore people clear their account ledgers (khata) today and do not enter into new transactions, using new ledgers until after Labh Pancham. Vagh baras is also celebrated in a unique fashion in some Dhodia villages where, men colour themselves in stripes representing the Vagh and others as plain white or other colours denoting cattle. The tiger chases the cattle. Finally at the end of the sport the village inhabitants eat food together at a common place and celebrate.

Dhanteras: (Aso vad 13)

Most community worship the goddess of wealth called "LAXMI" by performing puja. Material wealth in the form of gold jewelry & money (or old coins/Diamonds) often represent wealth in these worship ceremonies. Gujaratis believe money spent on this day will bring prosperity to their family and home during the coming year.

Kali Chaudash: (Aso vad 14)

Kali means black or mahakali (goddess who wins over black magic). Chaudash means 14. So the natives prepare Vada to Hanumanji and get protection from ghosts & evils spirits. Tantrics go to the crematorium (called samshan in Hindi) to get powerful results.

Diwali: (30th day of aaso)

Aaso Amas

(15th day from full moon day when moon disappears). Celebrated as other parts in India but diwali is the last day of year people go to temple & thank for the delighted last year. Wish Happy Diwali to neighbours & relatives via card (recently SMS/email/calls). The whole day is considered as the last day for prepatation of coming new year. Expensive heavy fireworks during full night. Some native does special puja(worship) of goddess of Wealth Laxmi.House is decorated with diyas specially open space opposite to front door. Rangoli is prepared around diyas.

Bestu Varas (Hindu New year) Kartak sud Ekam(1),

* It is referred at the Hindu new year according to the Indian calendar based on lunar cycles, and 'Kartak' is the first month in this new year while 'Ekam' refers to first day
* People greet each other on this day by uttering, Saal Mubaarak this is an Urdu saying but is said commonly by Gujarati people (Hindi/Gujarati/ Urdu),'nutanvarsh abhinandan'(Sanskrit/ Gujarati) "shub varsh",Happy new year.

The day starts with the heavy fire works, to welcome New Year, in the early morning as Hindu believes morning starts at 4am. The local young boys sells raw salt (collected from Salt evaporation pond) calling it "sabras"means all taste, to make the natives new year prosperous. House is decorated with the aaso palav & marigolds(galgota)/s festoons (toran) & rangoli beside front door. Home made snacks are offered to the guests & neighbors who comes to wish the new year.

* Bali pujan on this day. Lord Vaman asked king Bali for 3 strides of land (ref. Devpodhi Ekadashi for details). King Bali pleased the Lord by offering everything. In remembrance of his devotion, Vamanji gave a boon that this auspicious day will be famed as 'Balipratipadaa' (Skand Puran 24/10).

Bhai Bij (Kartak sud Bij(2))

Kartak sud Bij(2), is the time where in the bond of love between a brother and sister is further strengthened as sister invites brother at her home for dinner/lunch asks God for her brother/s long and successful life while she receives presents from her beloved brother's.

Labh Pacham

Kartak sud pacham(5), the shop owners & most businessmen start their business for the year, which they had closed since diwali. They start new account ledgers(Khatu) by writing "Shubh" means Auspicious, on left & "Labh" means Profit, on right & Sathiya on center, on 1st page. People also go for shopping which is said to be profitable & lucky for whole year.

Dev Diwali

Kartak sud Purnima(full moon day), 15th day of kartak, the belief is that, after leaving king Bali, the lord rejoined on this day. The Gods celebrated his arrival in jubilation. Locals also celebrate the day with the fire works in the morning & wishes all the relatives/neighbours new year wishes whom they could not wished during new year, as it is considered the last day to greet new year.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Native : Morbi
Currently At : Calcutta
Name of the deceased : Saroj Jagjivan Doshi
Age : 65 years
Date of Death : 11-10-2009
Father : Late Jagjivan Mohanlal Doshi
Mother : Late Kamlaben
Brothers : Late Rajnikant, Late Harshadbhai, Late Anilbhai, Tarunbhai, Sureshbhai
Sister : Indira Jaysukhlal Doshi

May her soul rest in peace

4000 Years old Tree (by Dinesh Shah)


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bhavini Mahendra Lodaria (Bio Data)


NameBhavini Mahendra Lodaria
Birth Details9/11/1983, 7.23 a.m., Mumbai
CasteVisashrimali Derawasi Jain
ResidenceB-3, Shalimar Apts., 211, S.V.

Road, Near Shoppers Stop,

Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400058
Telephone Nos.022 26203581 / 26273073
Native PlaceMorbi (Saurashtra)
EducationB.Com (First Class), Mumbai University
OccupationSenior Process Associate (Quality Assurance Group

Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), Vikhroli,Mumbai

Certified Green Belt in Six Sigma from

Breakthrough Management Group.
FatherMahendra Mugatlal Lodaria, B.Sc(Tech)

UDCT, Consultant for Chemical Sourcing
MotherUlka Mahendra Lodaria, B.A. Houswife
BrotherJeegar Mahendra Lodaria, B. Pharmacy

MBA (Married)
GrandparentsLate Shri Mugatlal Nandlal Lodaria (Dada)

Lalitaben Mugatlal Lodaria (Dadi)
UnclesDinesh M. Lodaria

Nitin M. Lodaria

Jayesh M. Lodaria
MosalLate Shri Ramanlal Bhogilal Shah (Nana) ,Palghar

Prabhavati Ramanlal Shah (Nani)

Shailesh Ramanlal Shah (Mama)

Ninal Ramanlal Shah (Mama)

World Space Week

World Space Week is observed in over 60 countries between October 4 & 10 every year. This year is the 10th Anniversary of the week. To know What is World Space ? why we celebrate the week ? read the article hereunder submitted by DINESH SHAH

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dubai Photos By Dinesh Shah

Dinesh Shah is regularly sending informations on various subjects. We are, indeed, ery thankful for his support. The Future gujaray Photos were also sent by him. Now he has come out with photos of Dubai. This time it is in pps formate. To view the same please click here.


Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Baroda
Name of the deceased : Chandrakishore Motichand Sapani
Age : 75 Years
Date of Death : 01-10-2009
Wife : Indiraben
Sons : Milan, Rupin
Father : Late Motichand Dayhabhai Sapani
Father -in-Law : Late Keshavlal Devchand Mehta
Brother : Late Vadilal
Sisters : Late Kanchanben, Late Taramatiben & Anusuyaben


Monday, October 5, 2009

Narmada Nagar

Narmada Nagar Industrial Town with New City Model, 15 Km from Palej
(The city envisged by Gujarat Govt.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Native : Bela (Morbi)
Currently At : Dadar, Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Prabhudas (Bachubhai) Kashidas Parekh
Age : 84 Years
Date of Death : 30-09-2009
Wife : Late Chandanben
Son : Jayesh
Daughter-in-Law : Shaila
Father : Late Kashidas Mulji Parekh
Father -in-Law : Late Chunilal Viththalji Mehta
Brothers : Late Mansukhbhai, Late Khushalbhai, Late Maganbhai, Late Amrutlal
Sister : Late Manchhaben


Foreign Trade Center , Ankleshwar,

Foreign Trade Center , Ankleshwar, 17 Km from Bharuch would look like this.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Chandrakishor Motichand Sapani expired at Baroda on 01-10-2009. May his soul rest in etrnal peace.

Silicon City of Gujarat

Many Changes are taking place in Gujarat. Here is the artist's vision of Silicon City coming up in west Zadeshwar, towards National highway 8

Friday, October 2, 2009

Future Gujarat

Here is the Model of Film Nagar at Nareshwar as planned & envisaged by Gujarat Government.