Durga Devi

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 […]

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
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 […]

Chortens, Karcha Gompa
Gondeshwar

Gondeshwar Temple – Lesser known temples

Kamal Kumar Bandyopadhyay visits the Gondeshwar temple near Nashik in Maharashtra. He loves to travel and explore lesser known places of our country. Here, he shares his fascination with this […]

Agra Fort
Goa shack on beach
kumbh-prayagraj

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 […]