Krishna Chalisa for Siddhi and Nidhi
Krishna Chalisa for Siddhi and Nidhi

Smitha Rajan Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the central character in one of Hinduism's most sacred texts—The Bhagavad Gita as well as the longest epic ever written—The Mahabharata.   The Kris...

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Navadurga: Skandamata
Navadurga: Skandamata

Sonia Sumitra Thakar On the fifth day (Panchami) of Navaratri, Mother Durga is worshipped as Devi Skandamata. On this day, the mother of the warrior god, Skanda (also known as Lord Kartikeya), is the presiding deity. She is wors...

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Navadurga: Chandraghanta
Navadurga: Chandraghanta

Sonia Sumitra Thakar One of the most popular and enthusiastically celebrated festivals of Hindus is the nine days of Navaratri leading up to Dussehra. Ma Durga is the presiding deity of these nine days and she is worshipped in v...

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Navadurga: Kushmanda
Navadurga: Kushmanda

Sonia Sumitra Thakar Shakti, in all her glory, is celebrated during the nine days of Navaratri. On the fourth day of this important Hindu festival, Ma Durga is worshipped in the form of Devi Kushmanda, also known as ‘the smiling...

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6 Religious Travel Destinations in India
6 Religious Travel Destinations in India

Deepthi K Everyone enjoys travelling. While sometimes work demands us to travel for work, some of us look forward to travelling to a holiday spot for a getaway. But, have you ever thought of travelling for religious purpose? You...

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Shree Shiv Nitya Aradhana
Shree Shiv Nitya Aradhana

Aarti Natarajan Sharma Aaradhana is a Sanskrit word, which means worship or singing the glories of God. It symbolises showing respect to God by chanting prayers, and encomp...

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Ways to Make Grandparents Feel Special
Ways to Make Grandparents Feel Special

Aarti Natarajan Sharma  Grandparents form an integral part of the support systems of our lives. They have the wisdom and the experience spanning many decades, combined with a never-ending supply of love and indulgence ...

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Different Types of Hindu Meditation
Different Types of Hindu Meditation

Deepthi K Meditation, in simple terms, can be defined as the exercise of the mind. This is usually practised by being seated with one’s eyes closed.  The three main aspects of medita...

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Faith in Shirdi Sai Saves Child’s Life
Faith in Shirdi Sai Saves Child’s Life

Aarti Natarajan Sharma Shirdi Sai Baba was a famous saint who lived in Shirdi and is popularly worshipped by Hindus and Muslims across India. He lived a simple life and taught his devotees the twin concepts of <...

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Hanuman Chalisa: An ode to devotion, an antidote to fear
Hanuman Chalisa: An ode to devotion, an antidote to fear

Smitha Rajan Hanuman Chalisa is one of the most popular devotional hymns of Hinduism that finds a mention even in films and music. But, few know of the many stories and secrets behind the 40 verses (chalisa) written in praise of Lord Hanuman.- the de...

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