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Maa Perati Gorintaku / Lawsonia Inermis or Mehendi or Henna Plant in Our Backyard

Me flaunting my Gorintaku :)
Me flaunting my Gorintaku 🙂



Maa Perati Gorintaku (Henna Plant in our Backyard)…..
We have a lovely Gorintaku plant in our backyard and this being the Aashada Maasam, we were all very curious to pluck the leaves of this shrub and apply Gorintaku. This Sunday, we had nice time plucking the leaves, then grinding the paste and then applying it with lots of enthusiasm. Mom, Aunt, Bhabhi and me had good time with this entire activity and my nephews got their Sun and Moon tatoos done with this Gorintaku Paste. There is special magic and happiness when we have Gorintaku shrub in our own home backyard…

By the way..wondering whats this Gorintaku and what is its significance with respect to Telugu speaking People..then read the below lines written for you by me 😉

Gorintaku (in Telugu) is scientifically known as Lawsonia Inermis, the henna plant is a flowering shrub whose leaves and flowers have immense value according to Ayurveda. The paste of these leaves is used as temporary tatto/design. It is a long time tradition that during the months of Aashadam(July/August) all the women in Andhra Pradesh apply this leaves design. It is a lovely tradition which has immense scientific reason behind it, this season of Aashadam is a Monsoon season and people are prone to several illness due to climate changes, Gorintaku behind a medicinal shrub, the leaves help in maintaining the health of the women. However, the significance of this shrub is not just restricted to one season, it used as a hair dye and for nice designs anytime of the year .

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You too apply Gorintaku and have nice time 🙂

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life, Life's Like That

Mamma Mia: Keep Calm and Ask for Help



Most of us are born and brought up in certain upbringing which unknowingly made us believe that asking for help from others is a sign of weakness, we assume only incompetent people ask for help. However, as I grew older I learnt that “Asking help is the wisest, coolest thing to do and asking help is actually a sign of strength”. It really takes lot of wisdom, strength to understand, analyse what exactly we know, what exactly we can do and then what exactly should we seek from others, and from whom to complete our tasks successfully and gracefully.

Self esteem is good, however our self esteem should not be a barrier in accepting our failures and it should not stop us in correcting/repeating  our failures.

Got an opportunity to watch Steve Jobs video on the same concept. Here it is for all of you:

“Now, I’ve actually always found something to be very true, which is most people don’t get those experiences because they never ask. I’ve never found anybody who didn’t want to help me when I’ve asked them for help. I’ve never found anyone who’s said no or hung up the phone when I called–I just asked. And when people ask me, I try to be as responsive, to pay that debt of gratitude back. Most people never pick up the phone and call, most people never ask. And that’s what separates, sometimes, the people that do things from the people that just dream about them. You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”


Prasanna Rayaprolu