Woman’s secret of harmony

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A woman’ s life is a music of many leaves. Each leaf is a different period in her life and only she knows how to play the notes. Adapting to changing situations and needs brings harmony . My daughter Pooja worked hard to get double Masters degree from a reputed American university and went on to… Read more »

Savitri – a tale of harmony

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What a blessing to be born a woman! Especially when we have a spiritual Master like Sri Sri to  guide  us  in harnessing our innate virtues, the process  of evolution to perfection becomes a cake  walk!  As I keep repeating, a woman’s life is a music of many leaves. Idealists by nature, we women know… Read more »

Women, stories and harmony

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As I said in my earlier post, a woman’ s life is a music of many leaves. Unless orchestrated and fine tuned perfectly, her life can emanate discordant notes instead of soulful music.. In a talk about ‘role of a mother’, Sri Sri explains the concept of Ardhanarishwara. “Our ancient wisdom has given equal importance… Read more »

Woman knows the art of balance

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A woman’s life is a music of many leaves. I have always loved being a woman. The word woman also contains man. Have you ever thought of it? Even I had not, till this moment. Wo  Man. Yes, we have the traits of both genders, perfectly balanced and utilized as the situation demands. Sthree shakti… Read more »

Dosa recipe

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There is nothing more redeeming than hot dosas on your plate when you are hungry! Apart from the gastronomical pleasure that dosas provide, they have a great lesson to teach. In Kannada we have a proverb, “ellara mane dosenu tute” meaning dosas made in every house have holes in it. Like Sri Sri says and we all… Read more »

Kaamana Habba – Holi in Karnataka

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Kaamana Habba, as children  that is how we knew Holi that falls on full Moonday in phallgun. Growing up in Mysore, I did not know there was anything called Holi. Kaamana Habba was celebrated in an unique way in Mysore. Custom had it that boys should ‘steal’ logs and cow dung cakes from neighbours during… Read more »

Ragi ball for health and strength

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Art of Living founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji often talks about how villagers in Karnataka stay healthy and strong by consuming a millet called ragi. In His discourse on Ashtavakra Geetha, episode ‘You are not the Doer‘, he tells us of the strength one gets from eating ragi balls. And some of us… Read more »

Shakti Kriya with Sri Sri

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On Monday the 17th of December 2012, my husband and I hit a jackpot! We had just come out of Rudra Puja and were having breakfast in the Annapoorna Dining Hall at Art of Living International Ashram  when Naga Nandini ji, a senior Art of Living teacher from Mysore, bumped into us and said, “let’s hurry…. Read more »

Art of Living Guru Puja

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Performing pujas as a ritual was an integral part of my growing up years. Belonging to Madhwa Brahmin community meant there was a ritual almost every month. Yes, ritual, that is all it was to me. Significance of every ritual was told to us ,children , but hardly do I remember feeling merged with the… Read more »

Navabrindavan Visit – a sacred experience

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Recently, we visited Nava Brindavana located on a small mound-like island, east of the Anegondi village on the banks of Tungabhadra river.  Anegundi village is about 8 km from Gangavathi, a taluk in Koppal district of Karnataka, India.   The nava Brindavan island is a very sacred place, for it houses the nine tombs of… Read more »