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Navaratri: Nine Nights of Devi

24/03/2020 Romola Butalia 1

Navaratri is from 25th March to 2nd April  2020 Prathamam Shailaputri ca dvitiyam brahmacharini |Tritiyam chandra ghanteti kusmandeti chaturhakam || Panchamam skandamaateti shashtam katyayaniti ca |Saptamam kalaratriti mahagauriti chastamam || […]

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 […]

Kumbha March of Time

Notes from the Kumbh – Vignettes

30/11/2018 Raman Nanda 0

Kumbh Prayagraj: The city prepares for the Ardhkumbha beginning in January 2019. Journalist Raman Nanda’s recollections of the Mahakumbha in 2001, are shared here. The Kumbh is an experience. Shared […]

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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 […]

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Mindfulness – The Path of Awareness

21/11/2018 Rajiv Butalia 0

Discussion, reading, meditation, prayers will not enlighten us. The traveller on the journey needs to walk with one-pointedness, mindfulness and ceaseless determination. The rest is Grace. There are as many […]

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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. […]

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The Kumbh : Is it a Transformative Experience?

25/10/2018 Raman Nanda 0

Raman Nanda freelance print, radio, television and internet journalist writes a series on his impressions of the Kumbh. Millions of people are making their way to the banks of Ganga […]

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Kumbh images – Kaleidoscope of Colour

24/10/2018 Alok Johri 0

Kumbh Images: The Kumbh is the largest gathering of humanity on Earth. The Kumbh speaks of an ancient living tradition, of time-honoured rituals, of a cultural heritage that lives and […]

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Reflections: Yagya, Self Inquiry and Self-realisation

18/10/2018 David Frawley 0

Dr. David Frawley, also known as Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, talks about Atma Yagya, correlating Self Inquiry with Yagya, the fire Sacrifice. More writings from his website Self-inquiry (Atma-vichara), such as […]