How do we realize the unseen changes in the universe?

We don’t. If they are not observable, they are not changes. You may not see how a tree or a plant grows, still, the change is a fact. There are, however, six changes that can be realized in the universe, and which are the symptoms of life – we...

Durga Puja, 2020-Devotees awaiting the grand celebration

Like some other countries in the world, Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, is going to start on October 22 in Bangladesh. This year’s Durga Puja is going to be held following some govt. directives amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. So, the puja festival can...

What is Mahalaya Pitru Tarpan?

Mahalaya Pitru Tarpan or Pitru Paksha Shradh is an important Hindu ritual. It is usually observed at the end of Pitru Paksha on the occasion of Mahalaya. Devi Paksha (the auspicious period when Durga puja is celebrated) begins with the end of this ritual. Photo credit:Rudraksha Ratna Mahalaya Pitru...

Gayatri Mantra – Meaning and Significance

The Gayatri Mantra is the greatest mantra of the Vedas. It is the perfect Vedic mantra for Paramatman meditation. The seer of this mantra is sage Vishwamitra and the deity is Savita or Brahma, the creator of the world.  Sage Vishwamitra was the first to realize the meaning of...

Meditation – A Source of Knowledge

By meditating on God’s name, God from within, as Paramatma, inspires you with knowledge. Krishna says: To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me. To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy...

Navagunjara-A Variant of Lord Krishna’s Omniscient Form

Navagunjara is a creature described in the story of the Mahabharata. It is an animal composed of nine different animals. Photo credit:Behance It is basically a form of Lord Vishnu. While the Pandavas were in Vanaprastha, Lord Vishnu appeared before Arjuna as Navagunjara. Story of Navagunjara While in Vanaprastha,...

Which Zodiac Signs are Always Blessed?

Each Rashi or zodiac sign has its own importance and it gives unique characteristics to an individual born in it.  Some are born in Virgo and some are born in Cancer. Some are born in Capricorn and some are born in Aries. There are 12 Rashi or zodiac signs...