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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Cultural invasion should be always cared.Indian culture is one of the oldest and best culture in the world.Invasion of Europen culture into it is good for nothing.It will destroy ourselves and we will not be able to accept all their cultures like the dating , roaming with boy friend etc.So better to be an idea about such silent invasions.

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    The roots of what is now called Valentine Day can be traced back to ancient Greece, where worship of Pan flourished. This mythical half-man-half-goat fertility god had a wild, unpredictable nature that struck terror into humans. Aptly the English word “panic” literally means “of Pan.”
    Pan was supposed to watch the flocks while playing his pipes. However, he was easily distracted. Pan had many love affairs with nymphs and goddesses. One sculpture shows Pan making advances to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Eros, the god of love, hovers above them flapping his wings—much like the Cupid found on valentines today.

    In Rome many worshiped a similar god named Faunus. He too was depicted as half man and half goat. Worship of Faunus was prominent at Lupercalia, an orgiastic festival that was observed each year on February 15. During this festival scantily clad men raced around a hill, brandishing goatskin whips. Women who wanted to bear children stood near the path of these runners. Striking a woman with a whip, the Romans believed, would ensure her fertility.

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Festivals had become an occation for spending money.Huge amounts are spent nowadays for each festival.It is not at all good.

    In the case of Valentine day celebration some particular gifts are there.It is really a marketing technique again.Boy and girl try to give the best to show thier love and purchase the best without looking the price.Here we have to think one more thing.How many such valentines keep this relation honestly for next valentine's day ? Mostly it will be less than 1%.

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Valentine Day is a special day for expressing love. But, in India it is celebrated for expressing vulgarity. We already have different festivals where in the pretext of celebration people do bad things,like in the festivals of Holi,Deepavali etc.
    But, Valentine Day is celebrated totally in a vulgar way as more and more youths and teenage people are involved in it.

    This is a western culture which should not be encouraged in India.India is a democratic country which has it's own cultural value, that doesn't mean we can do anything. The country has a rich tradition which is destroyed by western culture and we can't just allow this destruction to happen and just watch as mute spectators.

    In foreign countries, like in London or USA, their govt. doesn't allow to celebrate our festivals in proper way as we celebrate in India.

    For example: In London,Holi is a festivals of colours, but people from Indian origin who wish to celebrate this festivals, can't move out freely in the streets of London and play festivals of colours. They call all their friends of Indian origin to their own house and play the festivals of colours in their house backyard.

    Likewise, in Deepawali, peoples of Indian origins are not allowed to burn fire crackers at all, the can only decorate with lights, Durga Puja is allowed to celebrate with no noise pollution and without any procession for the Deity to be immersed into water.

    In the same way, in India also we should not allow such days to be celebrated which spread vulgarism among youths.

    Expression of love doesn't require any special day, Love is immortal and eternal, doesn't depend on any special day.Tis is only destroying our culture and nothing else.

  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    sumit wrote:
    [quote]The roots of what is now called Valentine Day can be traced back to ancient Greece, where worship of Pan flourished. This mythical half-man-half-goat fertility god had a wild, unpredictable nature that struck terror into humans. Aptly the English word “panic” literally means “of Pan.”
    Pan was supposed to watch the flocks while playing his pipes. However, he was easily distracted. Pan had many love affairs with nymphs and goddesses. One sculpture shows Pan making advances to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Eros, the god of love, hovers above them flapping his wings—much like the Cupid found on valentines today.

    In Rome many worshiped a similar god named Faunus. He too was depicted as half man and half goat. Worship of Faunus was prominent at Lupercalia, an orgiastic festival that was observed each year on February 15. During this festival scantily clad men raced around a hill, brandishing goatskin whips. Women who wanted to bear children stood near the path of these runners. Striking a woman with a whip, the Romans believed, would ensure her fertility.[/quote]

    This is very interesting information. The link is as:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/12113290/Valentines-Day-Origins-Lupercalia-Pan-and-Werewolves

    But here we are discussing whether this festival should be celebrated despite its foreign origin. It would be better to give this information with link in a separate thread.

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Cultural evasion has to be avoided,that's true but I believe that the manner in which the idea is being opposed in the country has been more violent in nature.

    If an idea has to be opposed ,it best be discussed out.Anything done by force only makes the idea stronger and that is what is happening in our country.

    A forum like this has made the opinion of the masses clear that YES,this is not in sync with our culture and YES its not a necessary requirement to have one specific day to express love.But at the same time there is no ill if it is celebrated.

    Again I say,that events like this are only hyped up for business and probably that's where the plus point for such an event lies.

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    I agree to what Pradeep had told.When we are in another country we have to respect their culture and celebrate our festivals in that manner.If it is celebrated as we do in our country it will be annoyance to its citizens.Similarly when we celebrate another culture's celebration it should be private not in a that manner we do now.

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  • Re: Is a special day like Valentine's Day really necessary to show you love someone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Abid Areacode wrote:
    [quote]I agree to what Pradeep had told.When we are in another country we have to respect their culture and celebrate our festivals in that manner.If it is celebrated as we do in our country it will be annoyance to its citizens.Similarly when we celebrate another culture's celebration it should be private not in a that manner we do now.[/quote]

    India is historically and culturally very different from other country. India is like a melting pot absorbing different races and cultures. Now it is difficult to know what is foreign. The original traditions were Aryans and Dravidian. We absorbed lot of traditions of foreign settlers. On the other hand, many Europeans and other countries are predominantly one race/ one religion/ one culture nations. We cannot compare with them. Moreover, nobody forces Indians to follow any western festival or tradition. If the Indians feel it convenient to observe some festivals and traditions from west, it is okay. All is okay as long as this is lawful and harms nobody.

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