I would have normally skipped the khichdis, but the cheer and bonhomie that the delegates exuded drew me to them. I am glad that I did, for I would have missed two unusual ‘cousins’ had I not stopped.
You could say that foods have their own ‘taste-alikes’ just as we humans are supposed to have seven lookalikes each in the world.
The efforts to secularize a culturally rich religious festival like Deepavali have taken away much of its civilizational value.
We need a saree revolution that would showcase the SAREE itself, as a great dress, if we have to stop the saree going the kimono way.
The Ashtavinayak temples are not only ancient but are spiritually enriching to the devout yatri.
I was torn between defending my dharma at school and fighting with my parents about the same thing at home, thinking that the sum-all of Hinduism was its traditions and customs.
I wonder how it is that when someone pulls down something dear to you, even if you have been pulling it down yourself–your hackles are raised enough to defend it tooth and nail.
The journey has been long–painful at times, exhilarating at others, but coming full circle has never been so enriching.
The humble idli has gone places and is even celebrating a World Idli Day! #WorldIdliDay
The meal served in a temple is nothing short of Anna Brahma, a special gift from the Lord to His devotees.
A Vishnu temple has saltless items as naivedyam for the Lord, while another temple dedicated to Lord Murugan has Munch chocolates!
The concept of naivedyam goes beyond the mere act of offering, investing it with a sacred and spiritual significance
Much like how India was symbolized by elephants and snake charmers, the Kumbh had been reduced to a spectacle of the Naga Sadhus.