YugaAdi, Beginning of a New Age

March 25, 2020, according to the Hindu Calendar, happened be the first day of Chaitra Maasa, the beginning of the Spring Season. The States of India namely Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra celebrated the festival, Yugaadi / Ugadi / Gudi Padwa. As I started working on this blog, I also got to learn … Continue reading YugaAdi, Beginning of a New Age

The Power of Prayer

The dictionary meaning of Prayer is a form of communication with the God / Divine / an Invisible Force and is done either to request something or to seek solace or to say thanks. Most of us in the world, irrespective of the geographical location or faith / belief systems have the practice of prayer … Continue reading The Power of Prayer

The Hindi Movie ‘Angrezi Medium’, My First Ever First Day, First Show

Irrfan Khan's much awaited movie, 'Angrezi Medium' / 'English Medium' got released on Friday, March 13, 2020. Ever since its trailer was released, I so wanted to watch the movie. Like so many people out there, I admire Irrfan not only as a fine actor, but one of the finest human beings. My kids and … Continue reading The Hindi Movie ‘Angrezi Medium’, My First Ever First Day, First Show

International Women’s Day & Real Meaning of Women Empowerment

Today is March 08 and is celebrated as the International Women's Day. So, I wish all the wonderful women out in this wondrous world a very happy Women's Day (not only today, but everyday :-)) I particularly liked this year's theme #EachForEqual #IWD2020. An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for … Continue reading International Women’s Day & Real Meaning of Women Empowerment

When Your Family has a Celebrity Look-alike!!

Fun Friday, Everybody... Folk wisdom says that each person has or will have his / her look-alikes in this world. It becomes even more intriguing when your look-alike happens to be a celebrity!! ☺️ This happened with us when we attended a family wedding back in August 2019. My family was meeting many of our … Continue reading When Your Family has a Celebrity Look-alike!!

Mythological Spin on Valentine’s Day

Origin of Valentine's Day as per Hindu Mythology... 😀 The following write-up that was shared in one of my WhatsApp groups left me in splits. So, thought of sharing it here... Enjoy... *************************** When Lord Murugan returned home after the fruit fiasco, Lord Ganesha hosted a big party - a welcome home party for Lord … Continue reading Mythological Spin on Valentine’s Day

Karma Siddhanta, the Law of Karma (Author: RamaMurthy)

This blog is written by Sri. RamaMurthy. A quick preface before getting to the actual article: 'Karma' is a Samskritha word that means action. It encompasses our thoughts, words, actions, and also others' actions done under our instructions / influence. There are 12 laws of Karma: This implies everything we do created a corresponding energy … Continue reading Karma Siddhanta, the Law of Karma (Author: RamaMurthy)

Bhakti Bhavana & Its Types

Before I start this blog-post, let me tell you what prompted me to write it.On February 09, 2020, "Guru Ravidas Jayanthi' event popped up on my mobile's Calendar App. This rang a bell in my mind; my Yoga Guru at SVYASA Yoga University, Smt. Rashmi Bapat, while teaching us Narada Bhakti Sutras (NBS) course had … Continue reading Bhakti Bhavana & Its Types

Raja Yoga – Part 3

Happy Friday, Folks... 🙂 In my previous blogs, I wrote about: Introduction to Raja Yoga The First Limb of Raja Yoga, Yamas (Restraints) Today, I am going to go over the Niyamas (Discipline). NIYAMA (DISCIPLINE) ‘Niyama’ literally represents ‘binding rules’ or ‘observances’ or ‘discipline’. These are all about self-regulation, helping us maintain a positive environment … Continue reading Raja Yoga – Part 3