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Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Shri Hari is a very popular Hindu deity who is worshipped by millions of people all across the world! The appearance of the supreme lord is very attractive, and people may always see him wearing a beautiful peacock feather on his head! Have you ever wondered, why does the lord always has it? Well, today I am going to tell you the story mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam which will explain the same!
One day, Krishna woke up first while he was taking a rest with his cowherd friends in the Vrindavan forest. He decided to wake everyone and started playing his melodious flute to call all the cows grazing at a distance. When the supreme Lord blew the nectar of his lips into the flute, a melodious raga with a slow rhythm and a deep base emerged from its end, which produced an alluring vibration. Mystically, that vibration enchanted the peacocks in and around the Govardhan hills at the holy Vrindavan. The hearts of all the peacocks began to sing in happiness which encouraged the peacocks to dance!
Lord Shri Krishna, who is himself the source of all dramatic arts, was pleased with their dance and encouraged them by his kind glances and charming smile. The peacocks cried with joy and it sounded all over the hills. Within some time, their sounds became unintelligible from the echoes! The peacocks became excited and jumped up and down, flapping their wings in harmony.
As all the peacocks danced, the king of the peacocks made his way to the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord Krishna. It touched the holy feet of the Lord and made a sound which Krishna took as a thanking note and a request by the peacocks to dance with them. Lord Shri Krishna accepted to dance amidst them, and began dancing gracefully like the peacocks!
The peacocks increased the tempo of their melodious voice according to the rhythm of Krishna's steps. The bliss of the peacocks increased multifold when the supreme lord danced with them in joy! It was so overwhelming that some peacocks even fainted. All the animals and cowherds of the Govardhan hills stood mesmerized, unable to move their eyes away from the dance of the divine Lord.
Lord Krishna is a major deity in Hinduism. He is worshipped as the eighth incarnation of Shri Hari Vishnu. NewsGram
Seeing the uncommon performance of its master, the flute in Lord Shri Krishna's hand began to sing on its own! The flute itself played a melodious tune that added more sanctity to the blissfulness which was spread all around! The spectacle was extremely splendid when seen from the top of the Govardhan hills of the Vrindavan Dham or from the Goloka itself which is the supreme aboard of the Lord.
Lord Krishna and the peacocks danced for a long time and slowly the tired peacocks stopped dancing. But Lord Shri Krishna continued dancing to the rhythm of his own steps. After many days, when he stopped dancing, there was an enchanting silence.
The king of the peacocks approached Shri Krishna with great diffidence, bowed down his head towards the Lord's Lotus Feet, and said,
"Oh Supreme Lord! You have created a festival of bliss for which we will be eternally indebted to you! It is our duty to offer you 'Gurudakshina'. I request you to accept our only opulence that is our feathers! Please wear them on your crown as a decoration."
With large tears of ecstasy, the king of peacocks dropped many divine feathers. Lord Shri Krishna lovingly accepted the offering of the peacocks and picked up the feathers and with respect to everybody's delight, placed a few of them on his turban. Thus, the supreme godhead came to wear the peacock feathers on his head!
The anecdotes and narratives of Lord Krishna's life are generally titled as Krishna Leela.NewsGram
Lesson From The Story
This story teaches how we should always offer the best thing we have to the lord with all the love and devotion. This story also teaches appreciation.
Lord Krishna here teaches that when we get something from others we should be very thankful because it becomes very precious. Doing something like this is a sign of compassion & love, and therefore has great significance.
In the story, Lord Krishna puts the feathers given by the peacocks on his head to offer his gratitude for the service that the peacocks rendered him by dancing on the tunes of his enchanting flute. Hence, we all must also offer our gratitude and respect to one another!
One of Indias fast growing Direct To Consumer (DTC) beauty and personal care brands, MyGlamm, launches its national TVC around the message 'All Natural #NoNasties today with actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is also an investor in the brand.
Kapoor who has a great millennial and Gen Z connect introduces 'My SUPERFOODS Kajal' which has No Parabens, No Mineral Oils, No Nasties while still being long-lasting and smudge-free and made with the goodness of nature. This is followed by many girls trying applying the kajal with confidence and while highlighting the ingredients Avocado Oil, Goji Berries, Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Oil.
Commenting on the campaign, Apratim Majumder, CMO, MyGlamm says "Women have been telling us about what they want from their beauty products for a while now. Wikimedia Commons
The brand focuses on creating quality products that are high efficacy made with all-natural and no chemicals in the formulae. his campaign follows the #TellMyGlammWhatYouWant campaign where women logged in to tell the company what they wanted from their beauty products. It aims to establish a beauty democracy by giving consumers the power to tell the brand what they want thus changing the entire experience of how women buy beauty products in India.
Commenting on the campaign, Apratim Majumder, CMO, MyGlamm says "Women have been telling us about what they want from their beauty products for a while now. We have been innovating to serve those needs with products. When they told us that they want a kajal that is not only long-lasting and smudge-proof but also takes care of their eyes, we knew we had to do this. The campaign is about telling everyone out there who told us they need a kajal that cares, MyGlamm Superfoods Kajal is here for you! The campaign debued on MyGlamm's social channels- YouTube & Instagram on September 16. (IANS/ MBI)
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Phishing attacks targeting organisations rose up considerably during the pandemic, as millions of employees working from home became a prime target for cybercriminals. A large majority (83 per cent) of IT teams in India said the number of phishing emails targeting their employees increased during 2020, according to a report by UK-based cybersecurity firm Sophos on Monday.
"It can be tempting for organisations to see phishing attacks as a relatively low-level threat, but that underestimates their power. Phishing is often the first step in a complex, multi-stage attack. According to Sophos Rapid Response, attackers frequently use phishing emails to trick users into installing malware or sharing credentials that provide access to the corporate network," Sophos' Principal Research Scientist, Chester Wisniewski said in a statement. The findings also reveal that there is a lack of common understanding about the definition of phishing. For instance, 67 per cent of IT teams in India associate phishing with emails that falsely claim to be from a legitimate organisation, and which are usually combined with a threat or request for information.
The findings also reveal that there is a lack of common understanding about the definition of phishing. | Pixabay
As many as 61 per cent consider Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks to be phishing, and half of the respondents (50 per cent) think threadjacking - when attackers insert themselves into a legitimate email thread as part of an attack - is phishing. Most of the organisations in India (98 per cent) have implemented cybersecurity awareness programmes to combat phishing. Respondents said they use computer-based training programmes (67 per cent), human-led training programmes (60 per cent), and phishing simulations (51 per cent).
Four-fifths of Indian organisations assess the impact of their awareness programme through the number of phishing-related tickets raised with IT, followed by the level of reporting of phishing emails by users (77 per cent) and click rates on phishing emails (60 per cent). All the organisations surveyed (100 per cent) in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Kolkata say they have a cybersecurity awareness programme in place. This was followed by Chennai where 97 per cent have such programmes, and then, Bengaluru and Mumbai at 96 per cent each. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: programmes, organisation, emails, phishing
Former cricketers have questioned the timing of Virat Kohli's announcement that he will step down as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain at the end of the IPL 2021 season, saying "if you want to do that, you probably do it after the tournament". Three days back, Kohli had also dropped a bombshell -- just a month before the ICC World T20 to begin -- that he will stand down from Team India T20 captaincy after the mega sporting spectacle in UAE and Oman.
On Sunday night, he shared the news on Twitter - just hours before their first game in the resumed IPL 2021 on Monday -- that he will quit RCB captaincy as well. The timings of both the announcements have left the former cricketers a bit "surprised". They believe that Kohli has "unsettled" his RCB side.
The timings of both the announcements have left the former cricketers a bit "surprised" | Wikimedia Commons
The match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the United Arab Emirates will be'Kohli's 200th for Bangalore. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said Kohli's timing had surprised him and would not help Bangalore's quest for a first IPL title. "If you want to do that, you probably do it after the tourn"ment," Gambhir said on Star Sp"rts. "Because it makes the team unsettled and emotional as well." Whereas, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said, "I am just curious about both the announcements as to why he had to do it before the tournaments," Manjrekar was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Kohli was made Bangalore's captain in 2013, but despite his superstar status, the team's best finish was losing in 2016 final. Kohli insisted his decision had been "well thought (out) and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise". (IANS/ MBI)
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