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Festivals During Social Distancing

By | August 12th, 2020|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

India is a unique example of “unity in diversity”. A rich confluence of diverse cultures, ethnicities, religious beliefs, history and traditions, this country celebrates an array of festivals all through the year. There is a festival being celebrated somewhere in the country almost every day. Each festival has its own significance and sentiments. From Makar Sankranti [...]

Republic Day – Saluting the Real Heroes

By | January 25th, 2020|Categories: Celebrations|Tags: , |

Our incredible country is gearing up to celebrate the 71st year of being a Republic on January 26th. On January 26th, 1950, the Constitution of India became effective, replacing the country’s Dominion status. The Constitution was embraced by the Constituent Assembly on November 26th, 1949. January 26th marked the nation’s evolution to a Republic. The particular [...]

Makar Sankranti

By | January 20th, 2020|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|Tags: |

“Tilgul ghya god god bola.”...That’s how we have greeted each other on a particular day of January since childhood, right? Yes, it’s Makar Sankranti we are referring to here. It is the day when everyone, young and old, exchange sweets made from til (sesame seeds) and gud (jaggery) and urge everyone to speak sweetly. The expression [...]

Where there’s a will there’s a way

By | January 14th, 2020|Categories: Celebrations|

Where there's a will there's a way…We at times feel whether this old adage was coined looking at someone like Anand Kumar. A mathematician and educationist, who has made it possible for underprivileged students to dream of joining top technical institutes (read, IITs) of this country, his own life story is no less fascinating. Coming from [...]

Sharing Beautiful Experience

By | January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Celebrations|

All the devotees were happy with the encouragement and guidance from Mr. Anand Kumar Ji and Mr. Atul Goyal. It was a very beautiful experience in itself when the audience could ask Mr. Anand Kumar, the answer to his questions. The children who came from the vimalāśrama house of Shri rāmabhā'ū iṅgōlē also took part in [...]

Top 7 Reasons why Ghar Ghar Diwali is Pure Delight!

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations, Diwali, Festival|

Food Waking up to the smell of freshly made treats wafting through the house…what a feeling! Every household, every family has a different recipe but they are all equally delicious. Nothing beats the joy (and taste!) you get from homemade goodies and sharing them with your loved ones! Lanterns Different shapes, different sizes, different colours… lanterns [...]

Navratri – Celebrating power

By | October 1st, 2019|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

The time to welcome Navratri, the festival of divine power, is here! Traditionally, the festival is celebrated for 9 nights and the 10th day is celebrated as Vijayadashmi. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India. In the eastern and north eastern states of India, Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri, [...]

Ganesh Chaturthi

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations|

वक्रतुण्डमहाकायसूर्यकोटिसमप्रभ। निर्विघ्नंकुरुमेदेवसर्वकार्येषुसर्वदा॥   Meaning - I worship the Lord with a curved trunk and huge body with the effulgence of a core sun. Let him remove the obstacles to all my deeds and lead them to fulfillment.   Ganpati Bappa, the elephant headed God, son of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati has an interesting story of [...]

Jamashtami

By | August 25th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations|

This is the famous verse from Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, "Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham" Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritam Dharmasangsthapanart- hay sambhabami yuge yuge which means:- "Whenever, O descendant of Bharata, there is decline of Dharma, and rise of Adharma, then I body Myself forth. For the protection of the good, for [...]

Raksha Bandhan – Celebrating Togetherness

By | August 17th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations|

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, is a festival that celebrates the bond of love between brothers and sisters. According to custom, sisters tie a rakhi around their brothers’ wrists, getting a gift in return. This rakhi symbolises the brother’s duty to protect and care for his sister. It is a joyful time and is celebrated with great [...]