Festivals

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is celebrated on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the Vaishakh month of the Hindu calendar. The Sanskrit word ‘Akshaya’ comprises of ‘A’ (not) and ‘Kshaya’ (erode). It means that which does not decay, diminish or erode. According to Vedas, the Treta Yug commenced on Akshaya Tritiya. This… Continue reading Akshaya Tritiya

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Hanuman Jayanti

Call Him by any name – Bajrangabali, Pawanputra, Mahavir, SankatMochan, Anjaneya or Maruti – Lord Hanuman signifies divine strength and devotion that we all carry within. This day – Hanuman Jayanti – is celebrated as his birthday which falls on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Chaitra. Legend and… Continue reading Hanuman Jayanti

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Ramnavmi

In the Vedic calendar, Baisakh Sankranti heralds the onset of Chaitra Navratri, which ends with Ramanavami celebrated on the 9th day and Chaitra Navratri Parana on the 10th day. This Navratri, even though less known, has the same significance and follows the same rituals of fasting and observations as the Shardiya Navratri. Along with worshipping… Continue reading Ramnavmi

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Baisakh Sankranti

Today is the start of the Vedic/Hindu new year. This festival goes by many names in different regions pan-India, however, all of them eventually celebrate the turning of the zodiac sign from Pisces to Aries and is symbolic of new beginnings. Throughout the country, this festival represents different flavours of life such as merriment, energy,… Continue reading Baisakh Sankranti

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Dealing with Temptation – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with feelings of temptation. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below. Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with temptation. Chapter 2 - Text 60 यततो ह्यपि कौन्तेय…… Continue reading Dealing with Temptation – Texts from Bhagwad Gita
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Dealing with Fear – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with feelings of fear. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below. Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with fear. Chapter 4 - Text 10 वीतरागभयक्रोधा मन्मया मामुपाश्रिताः…… Continue reading Dealing with Fear – Texts from Bhagwad Gita
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Festivals

Holi

The Puranas describe Holi as the celebration of love, aptly calling it Kama Mahotsav or Vasant Mahotsav. With a burst of myriad colour, this festival heralds the onset of spring and is celebrated on the last full moon day of the Vedic lunar calendar. There are deep symbolisms to every aspect of this colourful festival,… Continue reading Holi

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Dealing with Loneliness – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with feelings of loneliness. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below. Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with loneliness. Chapter 6 - Text 30 यो मां पश्यति…… Continue reading Dealing with Loneliness – Texts from Bhagwad Gita
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Dealing with Envy – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with feelings of envy. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below. Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with envy. Chapter 12 - Text 13,14 अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः…… Continue reading Dealing with Envy – Texts from Bhagwad Gita
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Dealing with Seeking Peace – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with seeking peace. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below. Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with seeking peace. Chapter 2 - Text 66 नास्ति बुद्धिरयुक्तस्य न…… Continue reading Dealing with Seeking Peace – Texts from Bhagwad Gita
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