SECRET SOCIETIES: Part 1

Greetings from Mystica

I am extremely sorry to have kept you all waiting for such a long time , as I was preoccupied with my academic commitments . So let’s delve into a new topic- SECRET SOCIETIES

We as human beings try to find answers for everything , but there are some questions whose answers are shrouded in mystery, When did time begin?What came first – the chicken or the egg? or What is the purpose and meaning of time?

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I want my readers to imagine that they are sitting in an empty room with their eyes closed. Imagine you can see your house , the streets , the city and rising up you are able to view the entire country and our planet earth , the stars , other heavenly bodies and galaxies .

You see darkness all around you , try to erase this you see white . Now what lies ahead ???

I often think what is the limit to our thoughts , our intellect etc , we always say that thoughts travel at the speed of lightening , they can take us to places , evoke emotions and even lead to a discovery .

There were such philosophers who believed that all creation exists within a time frame . And the creator ( GOD ) lies outside this , which implies that he/she can see the beginning as well as the end at the same time . These like-minded individuals came together to found such societies

– A secret society is a club or an organization whose activities, events, inner functioning, or membership are concealed. The society may or may not attempt to conceal its existence. The term usually excludes covert groups, such as intelligence agencies or guerilla warfare  insurgencies, that hide their activities and memberships but maintain a public presence.

PURPOSEIn a sense that they could co operate and work together for the advantage of their beliefs and objectives. A secret society can be anything from Lovers of Black magic to Illuminati. Some thing they want to hide is the principle aim of their society. They need to hide something and they want to hide it because of so many reasons, so reasons are mere morality issues and some are even bitter to the existence of human society.

SOME FAMOUS SOCIETIES

ILLUMINATI : According to historians ,the origins of Illuminati are unclear some say it is fictional and some say that it exists to this day let’s see how it all began….

The Illuminati(plural of illuminatus, ‘enlightened’) is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an founded on 1 May 1776 in Bavaria today part of  Germany.

 The society’s goals were to oppose superstition  and religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. “The order of the day,” they wrote in their general statutes, “is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them

Beliefs :

ETERNAL CIRCLE :Every human is one part of a larger, ETERNAL CIRCLE – individual gears in a clock that has no end .Though you may not fully understand your purpose, your part is just as important as the greatest kings and queens of this planet. Some feel as though their temporary lack of wealth or influence makes them powerless to create change

LIGHT -“You Must Follow The Light | The illuminati light

By rising through the levels of illumination, Illuminati members discover more about their world and the true power that hides within their minds.

Whatever you seek, whatever you dream, whatever you hope: all is possible if you follow the LighT.

LIGHT

PYRAMID : “Money Is The Route To All Freedom” great amount of focus is placed on the Illuminati’s belief that money is not evil. Many view their thoughts as a promotion of selfishness – they say that money motivates our diligence. the wealth is not simply a means of personal enrichment. According to them money is a tool that can be used to fulfill each person’s duty to the advancement of the human species.

EYE :WE ARE ALWAYS WATCHING OUT FOR YOU |

Since their origination, Illuminati members have believed that the – Earth’s most dominant creature outlived through periods of interpersonal chaos, environmental outbreaks, and other mass attacks that threaten humanity with extinction.

Human is this planet’s most dominant and advanced species. Even the weakest human is born master of the strongest of all other species on Earth. Through natural selection, every human generation is made of a genetic structure that is stronger and more advanced than the previous.

EYE

Does Illuminati still exist : It is a question that has been plaguing people since ages . I believe that though it is hidden somewhere in the pages of history. Their ideas , thoughts and movements are very much alive through human rights and social change groups like Wikileaks . These groups convey to us ,the message that there is an opportunity for every individual to become an agent for positive change .

To fight the evil sprouting within society , to free oneself from the barriers made by society and eradicate discrimination of all kinds.

Yours Truly Mystica😊

New year Exclusive

Insider story: The story of Nellie Bly, the woman who defined the decade....

Bonjour everyone!!! This is my third blog , and today I decided that as we welcome the new year 2021 , we should also have something that tingles the detective within us…

On May 5th 1864 , in sunny Pittsburg a saviour was born, who was fearless , stood for the rights of the downtrodden. She was Nellie Bly( Elizabeth Jane Cochran)

Initially life was pleasant as a small town life would be , but things took a tragic turn when Elizabeth’s father died leaving her mother and siblings with no one to provide for them.

This proved to be more dreary for little Elizabeth , for her thirst for education could not be fulfilled any more, though she tried to enroll herself in various schools and open institutes yet all her formal learning stopped at the age of 16.

But the fire was still strong within her, she tried to get hold of whatever piece of information she could get her hands to. And among them was a newspaper called “Pittsburg Despatch” , and her young mind was furious when she read a column titled

“What girls are good for” which stated that the main job of girls is to rear children and do the housework.

She wrote a letter to the editor giving him a piece of her mind. The editor was impressed, but the problem was that he could not locate her, as Elizabeth had written her name as ‘lonely orphan girl’ so he decided to give an advertisement in the newspaper regarding this letter…

Elizabeth read this , and was on cloud 9. She went to the editor and introduced herself . The editor understood the passion within her and appointed her as a journalist.

She continued writing articles for the Despatch until mill owners furious by the tell-all nature of her articles regarding the plight of women in factories, complained to the editor. She was shifted to the fashion and flower show section, which made her angry , for her potential was clearly being wasted.

She resigned and applied for a new job at New York World another popular newspaper headed by the famous Joseph Pulitzer.

He decided to take her but on one condition- “an undercover assignment ” . Not a simple task, she had to get into one of the most dreaded mental asylums for women at Blackwell’s Island.

There were reports of abuse, ill treatment and poor facilities for the women residing there, but to prove this the newspaper needed evidence , insider reports. So they decided to send Nellie bly to the asylum.

But to get entry she had to pretend that she was deranged. And also needed a certificate from the psychiatrist. But to the surprise of the editor, the psychiatrist gave the certificate to Nellie and she was immediately sent to Blackswell island.

Once reaching the island she saw for herself the deplorable condition,in which the inmates were residing. They were not given proper food, blankets, clothing and medical care. If they became violent they were given sleeping pills , as a consequence they often woke up 2-3 days later.

After 10 days , Nellie Bly felt that she could no longer live in this miserable place and wrote to the editor -“that even animals are treated better, and no person whether sane or insane should be treated in such a manner.” She was released immediately.

And went on to write about the inhumane treatment in her book- Ten days in a mad house(1887) which prompted the government to take action and provide better facilities for the inmates .

This lead to a lot of revelations regarding the plight of young girls, women and mill workers. Nellie bly is considered as a pioneer in investigative journalism and one of the few journalists who have left their lasting imprints in this field till date.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year,

Mystica😊

LAST WOMAN STANDING

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Hello there maidies !!!

Supreme courts, law , law suits , PIL’s are some of the words we hear when we look into legal news.

I came upon an article by Hon. Justice DY Chandrachud , as quoted in the Indian express

-Supreme Court judge Justice D Y Chandrachud on Saturday said it is “deeply worrying” that the top court will be left with just one woman judge after the retirement of Justice Indu Malhotra and called for “serious introspection” to address this.

Justice Indu Malhotra

justice Industry Malhotra was the first woman lawyer to be appointed directly as a judge of the Supreme Court

She was designated as a senior advocate in 2007, became the first woman lawyer to directly enter the top judiciary as a judge on April 26, 2018. With her retirement, Justice Indira Banerjee remains the only woman judge in the top court.

MY take on this:

It is saddening to note that in the highest echelons of legal justice, where women should also get an equal representation

only eight woman judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court in the 70 years of its inception Justice Fathima Beevi was the first woman SC judge and she was appointed in 1989, 40 years after its establishment.

Still worse , only two out of these 8 women have been part of the collegium ( the topmost decision making bench in Supreme Court)

This doesn’t mean that the lower courts are fair , but the Supreme Court as an epitome of justice in our country should show the way forward….then only the women will get justice in its true sense

We have seen rising crimes against women through many years, but a real change can be felt only if there are more women in the law making process

The Reasons

Are women not competent or qualified enough?

are courtrooms not comfortable in making women feel at home?

Are the male justices so hell-bent in making the woman advocate invisible?

Clearly it is not the paucity of talent and qualification but the paucity of brains that has created this situation…

Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar had said, “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved”.

Then by this standard our society ,our industrial sectors, different spheres of our economy have a long way to go…

Till the next time…

Regards,

Mystica 🤗

sandals 👡and punches 👊

Hi there folks!

Mystica here ….if you haven’t read my previous post click here

https://wp.me/pcGc1H-46

THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL

I am sure those of you who are active on social media platforms will be well aware of this bizarre incident.

I won’t be enforcing any prejudices or particular viewpoint in this case.

Let’s look into this matter in a neutral way….🔍

A regular customer, an honest employee….whose holding the stakes here? The following is an excerpt from a newspaper report..

Bengaluru-based beauty influencer Hitesha Chandranee was assaulted by a Zomato delivery executive Kamaraj on Tuesday after an argument over a delayed food delivery order. The woman cancelled the order citing delay but was left with a broken nose after the delivery boy punched her.

Like a coin has two sides does this story also have..?

Hmm.. kind of I read a post on social media which goes like this

Some people say Hitesha is the victim of a sick patriarchal mindset. Some say Kamaraj is innocent, he was defending himself from her….like he was between the devil and the sea(to be in the good books of his employer and to obey his customer)

Okay….so you must be thinking what has this single incident got to do with all of us?

It has huge repercussions

Regarding women’s rights as well as the dignity of workers in any profession. We as a nation have a mindset that people who do certain kinds of work ….are low in status than us.

But it is a person’s inner beauty that increases his status and self esteem in the society rather than earning millions.

This case is still going on and we do not know its future course

But I believe the most supreme point is that- We all as individuals are to blame for this….either we consider the word ‘worker‘ to be synonymous with ‘slave‘ or we continue to consider women as easy targets.

Let me know in the comment section what you think about this matter….if you agree/disagree with me. And do share this post🤗

Till then,

Toodles

MYSTICA….

Poetry101 Abide with me…

A day full of melodies to all mysticans….Today presenting before you all a poem from my side I know I took a long break…my apologies cause I was busy with my school assignments …sometimes the everyday routine makes you feel depressed, for all those of yo who feel sad, gloomy ….ABIDE WITH ME😊

POEM….

To the morning whispers and the glistening dewdrops, To the nimble firefly and the merry plantain,

Abide with me

Till the next morrow leads to a better tomorrow, Let the turmoil flow silently , Make your own music and flow with the stream called life,

Till then abide with me.

Beyond the colourful walls and the Starry halls, A journey full of poignance and pain, For a diamond shines the most when carved intricately

Till then abide with me..

Endless rainbows float above , But take it one at a time, dear friend, All the world’s a stage and we mere puppets, Leaping , frolicking to the strings called society

Till then abide with me…

Hope you liked this small snippet of a poem I wrote recently since my last post was related to health the theme has remained the same but with a twist….please don’t forget to comment and like this post😊

Let me go… Away from the chaos…

Hello there Mysticans!!!!

I know I have kept you all waiting and you must be cross with me , I am extremely sorry but I had some commitments to attend to , hence this delay🙂

Today we will be discussing a prevalent issue based on health. If you haven’t read my previous blog regarding caste then paste on your browser and read 👇

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Okay folks , let’s be frank with each other . We have freedom to speech, freedom of religion, freedom of culture, to personal life and liberty and the list goes on…. BUT DO WE HAVE

THE FREEDOM TO DIE’

Sounds a bit farfetched doesn’t it. You must be thinking that Mystica has gone nuts.

Let’s dig deeper, have you read about the infamous Aruna Shanbaug case…

Born on 1 June 1948 in Haldipur karnataka.

Aruna was born in a poor but well regarded family. In a closeted environment she always stood out, excelling in various curricular and co-curricular activities.

After completing her secondary education, at the age of 17 she went to Mumbai in search of better shores. There working as a junior nurse at KEM hospital , she was looking for opportunities to migrate to London and help her fellow siblings out of poverty.

One day she had a quarrel with the ward boy ,Sohanlal on the various responsibilities assigned to him ,as he was not carrying out his duties sincerely.

But in Sohanlal’s mind hatred was brewing against her. On the night of 27th November 1973 she was attacked and assaulted by him. Leaving her in a brain dead stage , also known as the vegetative state. Sohanlal got a mere 6 years in prison for the gruesome crime.

crusaders

After this incident two new movements were born. The movement for better working conditions for nurses and most importantly the move towards Euthanasia .

What is Euthanasia

Euthanasia’ is derived from Greek, ‘Eu’ meaning ‘good’ and ‘thanatos’ meaning ‘death’, put together it means ‘good death’. Euthanasia is defined as the hastening of death of a patient to prevent further sufferings.

Types of euthanasia..

ACTIVE EUTHANASIA

Active euthanasia refers to the physician deliberate act, usually the administration of lethal drugs, to end an incurably or terminally ill patient’s life.

PASSIVE EUTHANASIA

Passive euthanasia refers to withholding or withdrawing treatment which is necessary for maintaining life.

There are three types of active euthanasia, in relation to giving consent for euthanasia, namely voluntary euthanasia – at patient request, nonvoluntarywithout patient consent, involuntary euthanasia – patient is not in a position to give consent.

But what happened to Aruna…she lived for another painful 37 years , without a single movement, a single batting of the eyelashes…like a prisoner at KEM HOSPITAL.

Pinky virani

After hearing her story a journalist called Pinky virani took up the motion for euthanasia. No one wanted Aruna…she was treated like a burden by the hospital authorities, the BMC and there was only so much that her poor family could do. They couldn’t afford to take her home..

 “In Virani’s 2009 petition, she argued that the “continued existence of Aruna is in violation of her right to live in dignity”. The Supreme Court made its decision on 7 March 2011. It rejected the plea to discontinue Aruna’s life support but issued a set of broad guidelines legalising passive euthanasia in India”

The question before the court was human life under Article 21 of the Constitution, which does not just guarantee right to life but also the right to live with dignity.

But was Aruna given a life with dignity , No, she was denied various freedoms till her last breath…

The judgment does not completely answer the question but made passive euthanasia available. It was a landmark judgment as it laid down a new law, which will help people in a vegetative condition.

Hence Pinky virani rightly said- Passive euthanasia is Aruna’s gift to the country…

I hope that as years fly by…we realise the fact that every person whether in vegetative state or in normal conditions has a self esteem and dignity of life.

She died 42 years ago’ “Aruna died a legal death today, [May 18, 2015] which will be on her death certificate, but her real death was on November 27, 1973

From that day till today, Aruna died a million times,” the author said.

As of December 2020, active human euthanasia is legal in the NetherlandsBelgiumColombiaLuxembourgWestern AustraliaSpain and Canada

Though active euthanasia is still not legalised in India and subject to a lot of criticism. As well as against medical ethics to an extent.

Let’s hope for better facilities and Healthcare for patients under prolonged illnesses suffering for countless years..

Till the next time,

Yours truly ,

Mystica😊

In La La Land A land without caste

(REQUESTED BY ABHINAV PENTANI )

“When we choose a mobile network, do we check whether Airtel or Vodafone belong to a particular caste? No, we simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. Then why do we vote for somebody simply because he belongs to the same caste as us?

-CHETAN BHAGAT

Comment ça va mysticans!!!

Today we will be discussing Caste , it’s origin and the peculiarities surrounding it.

I have often imagined of a land without any divisions , after all these are all man-made and it’s origin is in mortal books and not in any God’s word…

Here we will be discussing Caste not just limiting ourselves to a particular aspect of it.

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ORIGIN OF CASTE IN DIFFERENT RELIGIONS

Brahminical canon says the fourfold varna system is as old as creation. The Rig Veda (10:90) says that the gods created it by sacrificing the primal Purusha. His mouth became the Brahmin, his arms, Kshatriyas, his thighs, Vaishyas, and his feet became Shudras. And outside the pale of the varna system were the Untouchables, or Dalits….

Sathpatha Brahmana, another foundational text, says Prajapati, a divine superman, uttered “bhuh” and created Earth and Brahmins. He said “bhuvah” and air and Kshatriyas were born. He muttered “svaha” and the sky and Vaishyas came into being.

Islam  does not recognize any castes, but, when it came to India, the existing divisions in these regions were adopted among the local Muslim societies. 

a racial segregation demarcated the local Muslim converts from those of foreign origin. The foreigners claimed a superior status as they were associated with the conquerors, and categorized themselves as Ashraf (noble).

Again Christianity does not encourage caste , but when it comes to our country again there is a peculiarity- caste system among Indian Christians often reflects division by sect, location, and the castes of their predecessors.

There is a famous quote-” India is a continent masquerading as a country ”

There are simply so many variations within our beautiful country like in languages , culture, cuisine, attire, dance form etc . But one variation that we don’t want and don’t need is – ‘CASTE’

But yet do we need caste in one way securing reservations , political representation, job applications etc ….Again though this is for the upliftment of the country yet it creates division…

A person is selected not on basis of his/her merit and academic excellence but on basis of caste.

Though under RTE(Right to education) children from backward castes have been granted security of education

There are certain flaws-

Age of compulsory schooling from 6-14 and not 0-18 .

2014 National Survey on Estimation of Out of School Children – total number of children in the age group of 6-13 years to be 20.41 Crores, out of which, around 60.41 lakhs (2.97%) are out of school. 

I would have been an advocate of reservations had it provided benefits to those who really need it. For example-

If we provide reservations based on caste , then there is an inherent problem people who belong to backward castes, who are financially and socially stable avail these resources which leads to a drain of govt revenue.

There are still so many whose name is not there in any beneficiary list , they lack the documents , the knowledge of availing govt schemes. Isn’t this denying them the basic right of dignity and equality?

So instead of caste based reservations we should have income based ones since it covers a wider spectrum of people.

But here comes the twist though the govt has taken a great step in enabling Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation of 10 percent annual family income less than  ₹8 lakh (US$11,000) and belonging to General category.

But I feel that instead of so many categories and sub categories. Let’s clear our plates , merge the reservation of OBCs with EWS and let SC/ST reservation remain separate. Say the percent after merging is 30.

This system can remain till there is a level playing field . In the end our country should only have EWS reservations of a limited percent for the residual beneficiaries.

And that’s the better way forward when it comes to

Stop the drain of govt revenue

Stop the fragmentation of society

Stop the seats from remaining vacant in various institutions.

Also the Supreme court in it’s earlier judgement put a ceiling on reservations up to 50 per cent if EWS is added separately then it will definitely exceed this.

In the end , you and I can only postulate but nothing is impossible, let’s strive to bring a change in the system. For we the GEN Z are the torchbearers of tomorrow…

Please Comment and share and if there are any errors or disagreements please post them too in the leave a reply section.

Till the next time

Yours Faithfully,

Mystica 😊

Lady Singham…. (Inspirational blog 1)

Hello Everyone....I decided that my readers definitely need a dose of inspiration and motivation, that keeps us on the track to achieve our goals.

Today let’s hear the story of N Ambika ,our own lady Singham .

While reading her story , A famous poem came into my mind

Yes , “let’s find our inner strength and courage and transform that energy to make our world a better place”. This was the same thing that Ambika believed in since she was a child.

Born in a remote village, she had very few opportunities or avenues to express herself . At the age of 14 she was married to a man much older than herself.

Her husband , a police officer was like a friend to her and supported all her desires and wishes. Once when she had accompanied her husband to a parade. She saw older officers marching in a line, saluting officials much younger than them. She asked her husband-” Who were you saluting at the parade ?”

He replied -“Our IG , he is an IPS officer.”

“Well, I too want to be saluted by everybody. They get so much respect and everyone obeys them”.

“Ya , but to become an IPS officer is not an easy task. For that you have to clear the UPSC exam and before that you need to pass your matriculation exam.”

Ambika was not a person to be deterred easily, she replied ” I will complete my education and then definitely go for the UPSc exam .”

Her husband stood by her like a rock and motivated her to pursue her passion. Ambika cleared both her class 10th and 12th exams and her degree and then decided to prepare for the upsc exam.

Since she was based in a remote village, there were few resources to prepare from and there wasn’t a single coaching centre. So she and her husband decided to shift to Chennai, there she put her heart and soul into studies….

But alas, she couldn’t succeed in her first attempt, fate repeated itself in the 2nd and 3rd time as well …But Ambika was made of sterner stuff .

Despite the resistance from her family members that she should settle down and stop studying. She continued undeterred, she told her husband if I fail the 4th time you can take me back, but please give me this last chance…

Her husband consented and she continued studying with a determined mind. Not only did she clear the exam but also got good marks in the final interview.

After clearing the exam in 2008 . She went for training, and there also she was a source of inspiration to her batchmates , who were in awe of her determination and perseverance.

Today Ambika is posted as the DCP- NORTH 4 MUMBAI. This lesson is for all of us to ponder upon…

Though this brave woman was a victim of child marriage, she refused to spend her whole life blaming the system. Rather, she dedicated her life fighting against the system and win over it – to bring the change

We should not only celebrate the courage of Ambika but also her husband’s immense sacrifice, support, and patience.

So rather than giving up, Ambika’s story inspires us to be brave and start our journey towards our destiny.

Till the next story…

Yours Truly,

Mystica….

Lost lands…… Tales of fabled cities (Part 1)

Guten Morgen everyone , welcome to the part 4 of mysticaspeaks… Travelling is a passion for some, profession for others….

So readers let’s cook up something interesting. Presenting before you lands whose existence is completely up to you . You can believe the evidences laid out or you can banish them as figments of your imagination……

Lost city of Z

A still from the movie of the same name

MYSTERY MAN – PERCY FAWCETT

Ambition and competition can give anyone sleepless nights , and one such ambitious man was British Explorer

Percy Fawcett”, he was born in the year 1867 . He was a man of many talents, a cartographer, an archaeologist, and an explorer of South America. He was tasked with the job of preparing maps and defining boundaries through the dense forests of South America.

During his voyages between 1906 to 1924 , he discovered many manuscripts , and stories of past travellers regarding the existence of an ancient civilization in the midst of the ancient forest. He named the city as Z , and made all preparations to go there along with his son and a friend.

They endured many hardships , discovered many animals whom we have no idea about and also claimed of the existence of a tribe which was half human and half animal. Now the tradition with the tribes there was that they allow entry to strangers only if they are given gifts , So Percy Fawcett had carried a lot a gifts to ensure smooth transition from one territory to another .

He also used to send runners(messengers) to send letters of his adventures to the cities and from there to Royal Geographical society, London and to his wife.

But here comes the twist, he did not send the same letters to both of them , often hiding facts from the society so that no one comes to know of their exact location and that no one is able to reach the city of Z before him. For he was a man who thirsted for fame and success. And that is the same reason why we can’t believe his records completely regarding various new plants and animals.

In this way they covered many miles for Fawcett was an expert navigator , they maintained cordial relations with the trials and stayed with them . Finally Fawcett’s horse died and he named the place – “Dead Horse Camp” . Coincidentally, this is also the last place of communication between Fawcett and the outside world.

After this we have no idea about what happened to them , whether they lived there or they died or if they were killed by cannibal tribes.

It is up to you to draw a conclusion on this story. As supplementary information I would like to add that – A journalist named David Grann who had gone to investigate, found a tribe called as “Kalapalos Indians” who told him that they had preserved the tale of a meeting with the explorer in their oral history.

JOURNALIST DAVID GRANN

The Indians claimed Fawcett had disregarded their warnings and trekked into the domain of a warlike tribe the Kalapalos called the “fierce Indians.” When the white men failed to return, the Kalapalos concluded that they had been ambushed and killed.

So does the land of Z really exist? How did Percy Fawcett die ? Or if he really saw the land of Z , what does it contain?

Dear readers, I leave these mysteries for you to decide. For only time will tell….

Many more stories to come….

With love and regards

Mystica…

The tale of the anklet and the female alter ego

Hello buddies!!!!

Presenting before you my 2nd blog, this one has been specially requested by Bloggy A , my favourite blogger. Do follow her blogs for personality improvement tips

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So without further delay let’s get into this ancient tale written 1700 years ago , set in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Kovalan was the son of a wealthy merchant , according to his father’s wishes he married Kannagi , the daughter of another wealthy merchant. Theirs was a happy marriage , a blissful union . But then, good things do not last for a long time .

Due to some work , kovalan had gone to the King’s Court there he meets the beautiful and talented dancer, Madhavi. He falls in love with her , and decides to stay at the court .Giving her gifts and trying to please her and in the process forgetting his own wife , Kannagi.

Eventually he loses all his money , left without a single penny he returns to his wife Kannagi who forgives him despite his misdeeds . Together they decide to go to the city of Madurai to start afresh.

In Madurai Kannagi presents to Kovalan a pair of beautiful anklets , so that he can sell them and start a new business.

Kovalan goes to the market to sell the anklets to the jeweller. However in a twist of fate , the Queen of Madurai has been recently robbed of a similar anklet. The wicked jeweller tells the King that Kovalan is the one who has stolen it. Kovalan is arrested immediately and executed without any trial.

Kannagi mourns for her husband’s death and then becomes very angry . She goes to the king and shows him the second matching anklet from the pair. The king realises how unjust and cruel he has been and dies of guilt.

But kannagi is still angry , she condemns the city. The city goes up in flames . Luckily through the intervention of the patron goddess kannagi stops the city from turning to dust.

But she herself is badly hurt from the flames and dies because of her injuries. She is still very much remembered and considered an idol for women and their strength which is severely underestimated.

MY TAKE ON THIS EPIC:

Kannagi is portrayed in layers throughout the story, she can be gentle, timid and even take up the sword if need be. In the same way in every woman there is a secret armour that she uses in her direst moments . In each woman there is a goddess within. As said in the vedas-

“Where there is respect for women, there will be the presence of the divine “

Hope you all liked the story and the message in it.

Wishing you peace and happiness,

Mystica😊

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