Happy Indian new year 2019! This year, the Gujarati new year falls on October 28th in North and South America, Europe, and Northern India. Saal mubarak!
Diwali celebrates Lord Rama’s return back home after a 14 year period of exile. It is the festival of lights where we honor all the abundance in our lives.
The last night of Navaratri is known as Maha Navami. The NavDugra whom we worship is Siddhidatri. She has the ability to grant worshippers their wishes.
There is an American expression, “I cried me a river”. For those unfamiliar with it, it refers to an endless stream of tears or deep, abiding sadness about a situation. In Jyotish, there is a nakshatra (star) which is symbolized by a teardrop as it can cause one to lament over arduous circumstances. That is […]
Navratri 2019 marks nine nights of celebrating the goddesses Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Thus, there is one night for each of the Nav Durga (the nine embodiments of Durga).
Pitru Paksha (“the fortnight of the ancestors”) is a period dedicated to honoring our ancestors. This includes our blood relatives as well as significant teachers and close friends who were in our lives.
As we celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2019, we are honoring the birth of our beloved Krishna, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was a cowherd in this particular incarnation.
This is a follow up to my previous post which attempted to shed light on the recent world events – political, environmental, international, and personal. If we can better grasp why something is happening, then we can make more informed decisions. We can choose to participate in implementing change in meaningful and effective manners. As […]
A powerful lunar eclipse is happening on July 16th. It coincides with the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. There are specific practices to be followed on this day.
Guru Purnima is the most auspicious day of the year for disciples to honor their spiritual teachers. However, this year it coincides with a partial lunar eclipse.