The Navratri kolu itself is a showcase of the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities of the people and is a combined effort of all the members of the family.celebrated in different ways around the country.
Contrary to what children and even parents believe, games and physical exercise of any kind actually aid good academic performance.
I think the use of a mirror at the entrance of the house is a brilliant idea. When one looks at oneself in the mirror, what emotions can one have except positive ones? What an idea, sirjee!
Isn’t it amazing how profound psychological concepts are wrapped in religious imagery in Hinduism?
The awareness of the causes and effects of karma is perhaps the single most important factor that can help spiritual evolvement of human beings.
If only we didn’t sneer at everything traditional as being regressive and patriarchal!, we would find much wisdom – especially pertaining to health – in many customs, if not all of them, .
Stumbling through the highs and lows of life, I finally come full circle in my journey of faith.
The journey continues, as I argue and stumble……
It has to be a red-letter day when an ordinary post comes to the notice of a research scholar and gets featured on her blog Matriwords.
Today, festivals like everything else are all readymade, easy to use –almost designer stuff.
The Global Joint Families are not so joined, after all. They share their hearts and love, but not the roof. It works perfectly – well, most of the time.
The festival of Karthigai is as important as, or rather even more important than Diwali for Tamilians. It is the original festival of lights when every house and temple is aglow with the light of hundreds of lamps.