Happy Basant Panchmi! Happy Valentine’s Day!

14th Feb 2024 Shakespeare, “When winter comes, can spring be far behind.” Basant Panchmi marks the advent of spring when it is time for every bush & bower to spring to life with blooms & bursts of colour & fragrance, vibrant as sparklers in a festive display. This day is also celebrated as the day […]

‘Happy Lohri’

13th Jan 2024 Lohri is all about Giving, sharing & Celebrations. It’s the festival of love, bonhomie, harvest & much more. As a young kid, I remember going from door to door along with a group of friends and asking for “Lohri” At that time, I did not know the reason why we were  asking […]

‘The Spiritual Significance of Christmas’

25th Dec 2023 Seasons Greetings & Wish you a Merry Christmas! Every festival has a significance, a spiritual meaning behind the traditions and celebrations. So does Xmas, which brings in a spirit of love, of hope, of caring, sharing and coming together. During Xmas, The Christmas tree is a symbol of humanity. The trunk is […]

‘The teachings of Guru Nanak’

28th Nov, 2023 Five centuries after the passing of Guru Nanak, his words still resonate with his followers. Sikh simply means a seeker of truth. Let’s take a look at 10 of his teachings that are relevant even today. Never forget the poor. This mantra was relevant in 1500 when there was no concept of […]

Happy Gurupurab!

27th Nov, 2023 “Satgur Nanak Pargateya, Mitti Dhund Jag Chanan Hoyeya” (With the emergence of the Holy Guruji, Guru Nanak, the mist cleared and the whole world was illuminated. It was as if the Sun had risen and the darkness was dispelled.) These words of Bhai Gurdas ji in praise of one of the greatest […]

Day 3 – Diwali – The Day of Light

12th Nov, 2023 ॥तमसो मा ज्योतिर् गमय॥ “हे ईश , हमें अज्ञान के अंधकार से ज्ञान के प्रकाश की ओर ले चलिए |” On this auspicious Festival of Lights, May Lord Ram showers his blessings on us with energy, to move away from the darkness of ignorance, towards the light of knowledge, intellect & wisdom. […]

Diwali Festival – Day 2 – Naraka – Chaturdasi – (Day of Knowledge)

11th Nov, 2023  ‘The importance of knowing that you don’t know’ यदा किञ्चिज्ञोहं द्विप इव मदान्धः समभवम्। तदा सर्वज्ञोस्मित्यभवदवलिप्तं मम मनः।। यदा किञ्चित् किञ्चित् बुधजनशकाशादवगतम्। तदा मूर्खोस्मीति ज्वर इव मदो मे व्यपगतः।। “When I had limited knowledge, I used to think of myself like a frantic elephant and I used to think that I knew […]

‘Dhanteras -The start of the 5-day Festival of Diwali’

10th Nov, 2023 Diwali is a five-day festival & starts with Dhanteras. The five days of Diwali are Day One -Dhanteras (Day of fortune) Day Two -Naraka Chaturdasi (Day of knowledge) Day Three -Diwali (Day of light) Day Four -Annakut (The New Year) Day Five -Bhai Duj (Day of love between siblings) The word Dhanteras […]

‘Stories & Legends of Deepavali’

09th Nov, 2023 India, the land of rich cultural heritage, has one or the other festival for every month. It is the spiritual and religious richness in India that each festival is related to some or other deity. One of such festival is the ‘festival of lights’ – Deepawali. Like every other Hindu festival, stories […]