sikkim iris

Sikkim: an introduction

15/09/2020 Romola Butalia 0

Sikkim: an overview Wrapped in mists and clouds. A garden state with an incredible variety of orchids, rhododendrons, gladioli and a host of other flowers. Tumbling streams and torrents. Mountain […]

Durga Devi

Navaratri: Nine Nights of Devi

14/09/2020 Romola Butalia 1

Navaratri is from 17th to 25th October 2020 Prathamam Shailaputri ca dvitiyam brahmacharini |Tritiyam chandra ghanteti kusmandeti chaturhakam || Panchamam skandamaateti shashtam katyayaniti ca |Saptamam kalaratriti mahagauriti chastamam || Navamam […]

Guru Purnima – Festival & Spiritual Significance

12/07/2019 Romola Butalia 0

“Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudeva Maheshwara Guru Sakshat Para Brahman Tasmay Sri Guruve Namah” The Guru is the Eternal Supreme Being We offer our salutations to the Guru The full […]

Mumbai - City Never Sleeps

Mumbai – Impressions of the Commercial Capital

02/12/2018 Romola Butalia 1

Romola Butalia pens her impressions of Mumbai, where she lived eighteen years, between travelling, working, ideating. The City of Sri Mahalakshmi Mumbai, the city of Sri Mahalakshmi, where the goddess […]

Almora an old house

Akhadas of Sadhu Sannyasins at Kumbh

24/11/2018 Romola Butalia 0

The Kumbh Mela area is broadly separated according to the various Sannyas or Shaiva akhadas and Vairagi/Sadhu or Vaishnav Akhadas as well as other Sampradayas. At Prayagraj, there is also […]

Maya Tiwari

The Path of Practice – Maya Tiwari

10/11/2018 Romola Butalia 0

Romola Butalia reviews Maya Tiwari’s book, The Path of Practice.  This book is about Ayurvedic healing techniques through breath, sound and food. One of the simplest introductions to a step-by-step practice […]


Kumbha: Significance & Facts, Culture & Colour

02/11/2018 Romola Butalia 0

Romola Butalia writes about the history, significance, culture and colour of the Kumbha, the largest spiritual congregation on earth. The Kumbha Festivals are the largest gathering of humanity on Earth. […]

Yoga Vasistha

Bookshelf: The Yoga Vashishtha

20/10/2018 Romola Butalia 0

Romola Butalia reviews Swami Venkatesananda’s translation of The Yoga Vasistha, one of the greatest spiritual treatises from Vedanata philosophy. Contained in this are the spiritual teachings that Sri Rama received […]

Himalaya from Binsar

Binsar Forest Retreat

17/10/2018 Romola Butalia 0

Binsar Forest, 30 kms from Almora in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand has called me to return again and again for three decades now. My steps have retraced paths there […]