Festivals

Krishna Janmashtami

Nandakumar, Gopala, Keshava are all the beloved names given to Lord Krishna. Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha or the month of Bhadrapada in the Hindu calendar, honours the birth of Lord Krishna. The orator of the Bhagavad Gita, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, Arjuna’s charioteer, Sudama’s… Continue reading Krishna Janmashtami

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Festivals

Nag Panchami

Celebrated on Panchami (the fifth day) of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month (July-August), Nag Panchami is one of the many festivals of the monsoon season. This day is dedicated to the worship of the Nag Devtas – snake gods. Hindu scriptures herald this day as Nagamanandakari, which means the happiest day for Nag Devtas. There… Continue reading Nag Panchami

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Festivals

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Spanning across nine days, the festival of Jagannath Rath Yatra has been celebrated for approximately 500 years. As much as the festival displays splendour and grandeur, it is first and foremost a lesson on humility and devotion. Jagannath comprises of the words Jaga meaning universe and Nath which means Lord. As one of the incarnations… Continue reading Jagannath Rath Yatra

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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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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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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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Dealing with Practicing Forgiveness – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with practicing forgiveness. 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 practicing forgiveness. Chapter 11 - Text 44 तस्मात्प्रणम्य प्रणिधाय कायं…… Continue reading Dealing with Practicing Forgiveness – Texts from Bhagwad Gita
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