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Thaipusam is a unique festival which can be confusing, bewildering, tiring or exciting, attracting over a million devotees and visitors every year. This festival is celebrated mainly in the southern states of India.
Saturday, 08 October 2016 13:49
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In India, Navarathri is celebrated as Garbha-Dandiya, Ramlila, Golu and Durga Pooja in various parts of the country. It is probably the most important Indian festival you may have never heard of! Essentially, it is an arts festival and the celebration of good over evil.
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Well, its seems that physicists in Mumbai may have unlocked a mystery! A study by physicists Vijay Singh and Praveen Pathak from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education has found link between Lord Shiva and Mona Lisa The ratio of beauty appears in an old painting of Lord Shiva in Bihar Their paper was published in the prestigious European Journal of Physics While staring at a folk painting of Lord Shiva in Bhojpur, Bihar, the two physicists were struck by the fact that the crescent moon which adorned Shiva's head resembled a circle removed from a larger circle, with the ratio of their diameters close to 1.618, which is a rounding off of the golden ratio. It wasn't mere coincidence either.Their study suggests that the number repeatedly occurs in…
Friday, 15 July 2016 16:47
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The word "Guru" in Sanskrit is translated as "dispeller of darkness." Hence the Guru dispels the darkness of ignorance and leads the aspirants on the path to enlightenment. The day of Guru Purnima is traditionally the time when seekers offer the Guru their gratitude and receive his/her blessings. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to observe yogic sadhana/practice and meditation. This is on Full-Moon day in the month of Asadha(July-August.) In yogic lore, this sacred day started, when a Yogi appeared in the regions of the Himalayas, over 15, 000 years ago. Nobody knew what his origins were, but his presence was extraordinary. People gathered around him. He exhibited no signs of life, but for the occasional tears of ecstasy that rolled down his face. As people…
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“You’ll not be punished for your anger, you’ll be punished by your anger” - The Buddha According to the Hindu Calendar, Buddha Purnima/Paurnami is observed on the full-moon night in the Hindu month of Vaisakh, which corresponds to the month of May in the Gregorian calendar. This year this most sanctified festival of the Buddhist community was observed on 21st of May 2016. This day is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha’s birthday, Vesak,/Wesak and Buddha Vishaka Paurnami, Hana Matsuri and Saga Dawa. It is also the day of Buddha’s journey towards his enlightenment and his day of Enlightenment. Countries all over the world celebrate Vesak, not only in India, but in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, South Vietnam; and in Canada, Australia, the United…
Sunday, 24 April 2016 17:54
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AMMA Speaks at Oshwal Centre in Kenya and Urges Kenyans to Embrace Love to Heal the Nation. Spiritual leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi also known as Amma, speaks at the Oshwal Centre in Kenya and urges Kenyans to embrace love as this is the only way we can help to heal the nation. Amma who is on her third visit to Kenya is concerned about how technology is having a negative impact on family life, creating greater divisions amongst people who in turn are becoming colder to each other. (Video - below)
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:41
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Having observed Ram Navami, it seems only natural to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti soon after, in this month of Chaitra Purnima-Chittera Paurnami, on Friday April 22nd 2016 as per the Hindu calendar. In different parts of India the Hanuman Jayanthi is observed in different months. Hanuman is also known aa Mahavira, the Great Warrior, and also popularly as Bajrangbali, especially in Bali, Indonesia. Who was Hanuman and why was he regarded as the greatest devotee of Lord Rama?
Saturday, 09 April 2016 21:43
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Tamil New Year and Rama Navami The Tamil New Year is on the 14th April this year and celebrated by Tamils in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion and Mauritius. Tamils everywhere will be greeting each other by saying “Puthandu Valthukkal!” - “Happy New Year!”
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Introduction to the Upanishads - Certificate Course This course introduces the philosophy of the Upanishads in terms of the subject matter and teaching methodology. The course will examine what is the Upanishadic view on concepts such as Brahman, God and the Universe. The teaching methodology used by the Upanishads will also be explained. (Global Online Delivery - Commencing 2 Apr 2016) Click to learn more about the course here.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 23:58
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Sai Baba of Shirdi (28 September 1835 – 15 October 1918; resided in Shirdi), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, is an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint, fakir, and satguru, according to their individual proclivities and beliefs. He was revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees, and during, as well as after, his life it remained uncertain if he was a Hindu or a Muslim. This, however, was of no consequence to Sai Baba. He stressed the importance of surrender to the true Satguru orMurshid, who, having gone the path to divine consciousness, will lead the disciple through the jungle of spiritual training. Sai Baba is worshipped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole…
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