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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 [...]

Raksha Bandhan

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

Celebrating Togetherness 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 [...]

Independence Day – Wave Your Flag

By | August 10th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations|Tags: , |

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” 15th August 1947, the end of British rule and the dawn of a new India. The start of a free, sovereign and powerful India. Indian independence was achieved after years and years of struggle. From the first rebellion [...]

Ganeshotsav celebration in Pune

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

  Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and prosperity has been worshipped from the Vedic times. Every religious ceremony we start with the blessings of Lord Ganesha. BalGangadharTilak initiated the concept of “SarvajanikGaneshotsav” and mobilized people through public Ganesh Festival. Pune being the birthplace of Ganesh Festival, now celebrated all over India, has its own unique way of [...]

Raksha Bandhan – More than a tradition

By | August 25th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations|

Security. Protection. Safety. These are the 3 things every brother, like myself, promises his sister when she ties that thread around his wrist and we accept it as our duty, privilege and responsibility to protect our sisters. That is the true meaning of Raksha Bandhan. For many of us, the ceremony is boring and some of [...]

Top 10 Lessons learnt from India’s Freedom Struggle

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

India will complete 71 glorious years of independence from British rule. In  its  struggle for independence  from 1857 onwards, India faced numerous hardships and losses. The struggle was challenging and heartbreaking, nevertheless, the country has learnt some significant lessons from this struggle. August is a month which takes us back to the past, to our freedom [...]

Why Yoga is Pure Delight!

By | June 27th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations|

  Yoga is an ancient practice of exercising the body, mind and soul in tandem which can trace its roots back to the 5th Century BCE with some evidence even suggesting that Yoga has been around since Pre-Vedic times and the Indus Valley Civilization. This ancient practice has now found global recognition as countries across the [...]

Developing Cultural Diversity through Dialogue!

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Celebrations|

Cultural diversity is the quality of a country to sustainably let multiple cultures to coexist. It is also the mutual respect cultures have for the similarities and the differences - as it is in our country. India is a culturally diverse country with thousands of distinct cultures and communities represented through the various languages, festivals, food, [...]