Holiday Blessings 2017

Holiday Blessings 2017

Living a mindful life brings a meaningful end to a year. As we approach the closure of a calendar year, we tend to evaluate our achievements and ponder upon the not so great moments. We ruminate on the meaning of it all, especially endearing those who have lost their lives or have had great challenge surviving the unexpected surprises of the year.


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Pathway to the Victory Day

Pathway to the Victory Day

The new moon of 19th/20th Sept. is a special day for ascension rites to honour the departed souls of familial lineages, as per the Vedic soli-lunar calendar. This particular new moon (Mahālayā) is immediately followed by the auspicious nine-night period (Navarātri) leading up to the Victory Day. Thereafter, the auspicious Śaradiyā-navarātri or a nine-night period dedicated to the worship of the Divine Mother will...


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Knowledge-Vedanta

Rekindling the Lamp of Knowing

The new moon that marks Dipāvali is a festive observance celebrated by the lighting of lamps. This festival of lights is a time-honoured tradition dating back to antiquity. The epic events of the Rāmāyana narrate how Lord Rāma – the refulgent being epitomizing the most exalted values – returns to the abode of Ayodhyā, the name indicating a place where all inner and outer...


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