सारथी

कृष्ण ने पूछा अर्जुन से
हे पार्थ! ये तूने क्या किया
चतुरंगी सेना को छोड़
क्यों मेरा वरण किया
माखन तो दुर्योधन ले गया तूं मूढ़ खड़ा ही रह गया
हे अर्जुन! तूने क्या किया..

अर्जुन मंद मंद मुस्काये
कहे! माखन का क्या मोल
सखा! मैंने माखन चोर पा लिया
स्वामी,माया का मैं क्या करूँ
मुझे  मायापति ने अपना लिया भ्रात् को सेना लेने दो बस तुम मेरे साथ ही रहना..

हे नाथ!
मेरे रथ को आप हांक देना सारथी बन जीवन तार देना .. ज्योत्स्ना “निवेदिता”

धरती और अम्बर

मैं धरती वो अम्बर
वो रहते हैं शीर्ष गगन पर
मेरी नज़रें भी जहां नहीं पहुँचे
उनका मुक़ाम है इतना ऊपर

बस छूने की चाहत लिए मन में
मेघ सुस्ता रहे हैं उत्ताल शिखर में
एक आलिंगन हो धरा अम्बर का
हो मिलन हरितिमा और गगन का

नभ सींचे धारा को प्रेम की बूंदों से
हो संगम अप्रतिम किरणों से
बुझे प्यास मरू की आज जन्मों से
करें आधरामृत का पान धरा के “अधर” से

ज्योत्सना “निवेदिता”

*अधर – नीचा, निचला होंठ

Evening

Rivers and drains have become silent,
The birds are back to their nest,
The Sun is playing hide and seek,
Reflection of which can be seen in water

Evening is supine,
The red shade of memories have gone dark,
The sound of blowing Conch from the temples could be heard,
The flame of lamps have turned golden

The hoofs of returning cows create clouds of dust,
Everything adds to the vibrant vivid golden red shade of the sky,
The retreat of last rays of twilight announce the coming of night

The longing in the heart goes strong,
With the loud melodious horn of peacock,
Thoughts wander in the heart of the beloved,
For the passion and pain the Evening holds. Jyotsna “Nivedita”

संध्या

नदिया नाले थम गए हैं
नीड़ को पंछी लौट रहे है
खेल रहा है सूरज लुकछिप
जल में छाया उसका प्रतिबिंब

अलसायी सी है दुपहरी
यादों की अरूणाई गहरी
शंख नाद मंदिर में होते
ज्योत जल रही है सुनहरी

गौधुली में उड़ती गोरज
बिखेर रही है आभा स्वर्णिम
ढलती सूर्य की किरणें अंतिम
हो रही रात्रि को प्रेरित

हूक उठती रह रहकर हृदय में
मोर पिकता पंचम स्वर में
सोच रही विरहणी मन में
ये कैसी सांझ आई जीवन में.. ज्योत्सना “निवेदिता”

Painted by me #watercolour

मन मोहन


ज्योत्स्ना “निवेदिता”

अंधकूप महा भयान
छाया आत्म अभिमान
घोर तिमिर पारावर
काल पर होकर सवार
मचा रहा है हाहाकार
हर और छाया है रुदन
स्वान करते हैं क्रंदन
सब के बीच एक कोमल
“मन” सुंदर मेरा मोहन
बैठ मधुर मधुर मुस्काए
एक डोर प्रेम की हिलाए
दूजा मधुर बांसुरी बजाए
सबकी रक्षा करने वाला
जाने कैसा खेल रचाए

उधार की सांसें

स्वयं तो सांस लेने के काबिल भी नहीं
पर “मैं” में कमी कत्तई नहीं ..

ले उधार की सांसे..
कल को जीने निकल पड़ती हूं हर आज ..

निन्यानबे के फेर में सांसे छूटती नहीं..

एक तेरे आने की आस है जो टूटती नहीं..

“ज्योत्सना” #निवेदिता

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is a Sanskrit term in which Akshaya means no decay and Tritiya means third. This day is believed to bring good fortune to one’s life and most of the people begin their good work on Akshay Tritiya. People generally buy properties, jewellery and invest on this day
Akshaya Tritiya is an important day in Hindu astrology. According to mythology, the sun and the moon become equally bright on this day. Though, there are several stories related to this day, two are most common. According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva made Kuber the lord of riches and banker of heaven on Akshaya Tritiya.

Another story states that while Pandavas were living in exile, many dignitaries came to visit them. There was no food left in the home and this made Draupadi sad. One day, Lord Krishna came to visit them. He was received very warmly by five brothers but Draupadi didn’t come out to greet him. Lord Krishna saw her weeping in the kitchen in front of an empty pot. There was just a single grain of rice in that pot and Krishna ate it. At that time of the day, the whole universe was satiated. He also blessed her with the Akshaya Patra (vessel which could supply food non-stop every day).
Facts about Akshaya Tritiya

– Akshaya Tritiya is an annual springtime festival of Hindus and Jains.

– The day also marks the birth of Lord Parshuram(sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

– Veda Vyas and Lord Ganesha started writing the Mahabharata on this day.

– Beginning a new venture on this auspicious day brings success and good fortune.

– It is believed that the sun and the moon are at their brightest on Akshaya Tritiya.

– Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of the Treta Yuga (2nd epoch).

On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya if you are not able to buy gold, which actually is very expensive on this day, you can still bring luck,says Celebrity Spiritual Healer Shweta Bisht. According to her. “If you are not able to buy gold on this auspicious day you can buy food items like Legume, Rice, Wheat flour and specially Ghee which will bring prosperity in your life and home.”

Last Few Days #Part2

I am amazed at the sequence of events that unfolded. The hapazard turn of events is quite unimaginable for a layman. On 27th April, my temperature was 104 and SpO2 at 96. On 28th April it was 101 and n 29th 102. On 30th too the fever did not subside. Along with paracetamol, I was also taking steroids. The dose of steroids were increased gradually with each passing day. In the test done on 30th April, my report of Covid was negative.

On the night of 3rd May, my SpO2 dipped to 46 but gradually improved to 79. I was informed that it has to be maintained above 90 otherwise it is an immediate case for ICU. My HRCT score was 17, it was past 12 midnight but I could not bring the SpO2 above 80. Co-ordination with doctors was established and calls for SOS were made to every possible place. Neither was there any bed available nor was any provisional oxygen cylinder available. The state of helplessness felt was deafening.
The saturation came in mid 80s a hour later. In the morning, the term flowmeter, regulator and high flow mask were learnt for the first time. Cylinder and all these things were procured in a panic state from different sources. Things were with us by 9am but no one was there who could fit them and make them work. It was ultimately 10am that we managed to get it set-up by someone. The cylinder was exhausted within two hours. We were back to square one. Then started the rush for procurement, arrangement and re-filling and it seemed to be a long process. The sorry state of affairs of the Government was totally exposed. I appeal to the Government to improve the situation of oxygen supply and medical facilities so that no one has to undergo such mental trauma.

In this one month’s journey, I have seen a lot of ups and downs but happy note is that I am already on the road to recovery. The process seems very slow, saturation has somehow reached 92 and the goal is 94. I have been benefited with nothing except the steroids. More than 800mg of steroids already being taken by me orally and by injectables. With gradual reduction in Steroids, I am facing new problems every day, weakness and lethargic are the new words added to my life for the moment

Weight gain is another issue I have already started facing .. I am bloating like a balloon 🎈 😂

Positivity is a part of me and my strong will and determination will let me jump on my feet very soon and start my daily chores as before..!

Concluding my blog with a ray of hope.. Hope of recovery and peace Let’s pray for all those people struggling and fighting with this invisible demon… Jyotsna “Nivedita”