Category Archives: Spirituality

Life – Living

Life The clock is ticking away The seconds of living We have only one life A life to live, love, be, die How many deaths In a life do we live How many heart stopping Stomach curdling Blood freezing moments … Continue reading

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Makara Sankranti..the whole experience, nationally

Special Dishes Cooked for Sankranti Pongal in Tamil Nadu Til Poli Tilache Ladoo Sarsoon Ka Saag with Makke Di Roti or Corn Tortillas Kurmure Ladoo Many Melas or fairs are held on Makar Sankranti the most famous being the Kumbh … Continue reading

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The Gates to Heaven—Vaikunta Ekadashi and Arudra Darisanam

THE MONTH OF MARGAZHI The dark, chilly atmosphere of a winter morning dawns in South India with the sound of music and chants coming through the air. People wrapped up in woollies rush to the neighbourhood temple. There the Utsavar Moorthi, the … Continue reading

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Margazhi..the holy month and Andal

Andal or Kodai is one of the twelve Alwars or saints in the Vaishnava tradition.She lived in the first half of 8th century CE Continue reading

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KARTHIGAI DEEPAM—SIVA THE COLUMN OF FIRE

Siva is worshipped as the elements in five temples in the South: Space in Chidambaram Water in Tiruvanaikkaval Fire in Tiruvannamalai Earth in Kanchipuram Air in Sri Kalahasti (Andhra Pradesh) Diwali is the festival that is associated with the lighting … Continue reading

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Diwali—Deepavali—The Five Days of Celebration

Diwali is the grandest of all Hindu festivals that is celebrated by Indians all over the world. It occurs on the day of the new moon or Amaavasya in the month of Kataka, Kaartik or Aypasi (October/November). The Festival of … Continue reading

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