Be it the streets, mandir, markets, or the people, everything about Mathura Vrindavan is brimming with energy, enthusiasm, and love! And everytime you visit, it will kindle a different emotion in you opening up new dimensions of your existence. Because Vrindavan is all about the bhav you carry, about the degree of surrender of your... Continue Reading →

The fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada Vedic month is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi, Siddhi Vinayaka Chaturthi, and Ganesha Chauth (more or less in some parts) in India.Ganesha Purana and Skanda Purana mention the birth of Sri Ganesha on Shukla Chaturthi of Bhadrapada(which is today). On this day, people bring in or make... Continue Reading →

It was my dad who had first introduced Sri Hanuman Chalisa to me during one of our visits to Rishikesh. I was 11 years old then and the memories are still intact. We were sitting in the balcony of the ashram watching the heavy rain in the month of June when he opened a small... Continue Reading →

Image source: Amar Ujala Today’s Shrāvana Poornima/Full Moon which lasted till 7.05 AM on 12th August Indian Standard Time marks the beginning of 6th Vedic month called as Bhadrapada. Shrāvana Poornima is also the day when Raksha-Bandhan popularly known as Rakhi is celebrated. This festival celebrates the sanctity and beauty of brother-sister relationship. Traditionally, sisters... Continue Reading →

Indian New Year and Chaitra Navratri The next day(following sunrise) after Amavasya( No Moon) of Chaitra month marks the beginning of Hindu Vedic New Year also known as Chaitra Pratipada and Indian New Year. This is significant in places around India that follow the Lunar calendar. Today is Chaitra Pratipada which marks the beginning of... Continue Reading →

Today marks the day of Panchami(5th day) of Magha Shukla Paksha. This day is celebrated as Vasant Panchami/Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami. Here Vasant and Basant can be closely translated as spring which is considered as queen of seasons in India. This day marks the beginning of spring and end of harsh winters in India and subsequent... Continue Reading →

Ah! A very special day of my three-day trip. Milford Sound was the main reason I wanted to go to Queenstown for the second time. If you are short of time, you can also directly go to Te Anau for visiting Milford Sound. If you know a little about New Zealand, you would know that... Continue Reading →

December 14'21 I woke up to the sound of heavy rain and wind constantly knocking at my window. Well, this is usual Wellington weather. But you still expect some kindness from the weather on the day when your holiday plans are just meant to begin. It was the day when I had planned a solo... Continue Reading →

Source: Hinduamerican.org Recently, I came across an advertisement that portrayed the meaning of Kanyadāna as giving away the bride thus showcasing the girl as an 'object'. My concern isn’t the advertisement because I understand how poorly researched such advertisements are including the people who work for them. I am also well aware of the fact... Continue Reading →

The photo from Ayodhya's Deepotsav 2021 which has set a World Record of over 9,00,000 earthen lamps (diyas) lit along the banks of the river Saryu. The Guinness Book of World Records team has already handed over the certificate to Uttar Pradesh's chief minister Yogi Adityanath Ji. Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/.../deepotsav-in-ayodhya... समय की दूरीलगभग 7000 वर्ष की... Continue Reading →

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