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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

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You Can Save Somany Lives : Donate Platelets

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Platelets are tiny cells that circulate round the body in the blood. They play an important role in blood clotting and fighting infection. Low Platelet count is dangerous for a person. The number of Platelets decrease alarmingly when people suffer from diseases like cancer, dengue, malaria etc.  When people suffer from these type of diseases, the generation of platelets in the patient decreases alarmingly.  Due to this, patients may die.  To avoid this, platelets are given to a person at this point of time. 

On the other side, a normal healthy human being need not do anything to generate more platelets. They generate as a normal process. However, we need to understand that when our health is fine we can donate platelets and we can save lots of people.  If we are healthy, there is no danger or any loss to us in donating platelets. Simple reason!!!! Human Body is such a wonderful machine of God that lakhs of platelets are automatically generated everyday.  Normal , healthy human beings can donate platelets any time . To donate we need not donate complete blood. There are wonderful platelets derivation processes developed. In such process, they take the blood from the person, that blood enters in a machine, that machine extracts the platelets and releases the rest of the blood donated, that blood is again inserted to us. In a nutshell, we have wonderful mechanisms where only platelets are taken and the remaining blood is transferred back to us. 

We donot lose anything in donating platelets, because platelets are automatically generated daily in us, however, this simple and important process stops in people suffering with some diseases. We can save lots of lives by donating platelets. 

There is nothing more pious than saving others lives. Above all, we donot lose anything in donating platelets. So please check with your nearest good, safe blood blank and donate the platelets. Save Lives and Make your life worthy too 🙂 

Have a nice day ahead. 


Prasanna Rayaprolu 

PS:  Take some time, google on the topic of Platelets , their importance and donation. If you are curious to know  more about donation of platelets and how they are extracted check this site : . They explained it very well in a simple manner.