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.
The exploits of Krishna were no doubt interesting, and he was a hero in my little eyes; but at six, it was Rama who appealed to my emotions when I heard his story as a six-year-old.
Did you know that Navadurgas are but the conceptual life phases of Devi Parvati, which begins with Siddhidaatri, whom we worship on the last day?
Indian festivals are a great gastronomical delight, and Pongal is no exception.
A teacher might be a Guru, but a Guru is not just a teacher….A Guru Purnima tribute to our great Gurus.
Not for nothing did our elders say that the mind is like a monkey that can’t stay still.
Annadanam is distinct from poor feeding, as it is about feeding the hungry, regardless of whether it is a human or other living beings, even an ant!
The tradition of lighting candles and lamps during various festivals around the world, all have behind them the figurative significance of dispelling the darkness of the mind and ushering in wisdom.
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.
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.