Guru Purnima: The Importance of Guru in a Person’s Life
Guru Purnima: The Importance of Guru in a Person’s Life

  Guru Purnima is celebrated as a festival not only in India but also in Bhutan and Nepal. The tradition is observed by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains to mark respect for their guru or teacher. Guru Purnima is celebrated as an occasion to worship one’s teachers who pla...

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Unique Gifts for Grandparents
Unique Gifts for Grandparents

As people grow older, we realise that finding unique gifts for them gets tougher. One category that requires a lot of thought and care in the matter of gifting are grandparents. Let’s explore some gift options that are useful plus hold a lot of sentimental value. They are e...

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The Power of Rudraksh
The Power of Rudraksh

The word Rudraksh is of Sanskrit origin and comes from two words: Rudra, which is a manifested form of Shiva, and aksha, which means teardrops. The beads literally mean ‘Tears of Lord Shiva’. These beads grow on Read more

The Mahamrityunjaya Jaap
The Mahamrityunjaya Jaap

The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is believed to be one of the most powerful mantras. Believers say this mantra was given by Lord Shiva to humanity to help them overcome the fear of death. This mantra is found in the Rig Veda, dedicate...

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Sundar Kand
Sundar Kand

                                By Aarti Natarajan Sharma  In the 16 Century, Goswami Tulsidas composed the Ram Charitamanas, which was his version of the original Sanskrit poem Ramayana written by Sage Valmiki. The fifth...

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Stationery Gifting Ideas
Stationery Gifting Ideas

Stationery lovers are the easiest people to buy gifts for. Not only are there a plethora of stationery items to choose from, a lot of these can be personalised and let’s admit it, shopping for stationery leaves one with a happy feeling. One of the best things about statione...

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Hanuman Chalisa: Astrological benefit
Hanuman Chalisa: Astrological benefit

The word ‘chalisa’ means 40 verses. There are chalisas written on most Hindu gods. Among the most popular ones is the Hanuman chalisa. Chalisas are spiritually enervating and uplifting. The Hanuman chalisa was written by Tulsidas during his imprisonment by Aurangzeb....

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Goddess Saraswati
Goddess Saraswati

  Goddess Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, learning, music, and wisdom. Saraswati comes from the words ‘saras’ meaning flow and ‘wati’ meaning she who has or possesses. She is also associated with flowing water. Saraswati forms part of the female Trinity ...

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The Power of Durga Chalisa and its Influence
The Power of Durga Chalisa and its Influence

                                 By Aarti Natarajan Sharma Goddess Durga is considered by her devotees as one of the most powerful of all deities. She is regarded as the goddess of protection, war, and strength. The 40 verse Durga...

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Gifting Ideas for Father’s Day
Gifting Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day has its origins in the United States and was first celebrated in 1910 in Washington. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This year Father’s Day falls on 20 June.  Fathers are one category of people for whom it is really tough finding gifts for!...

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