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 »

Woman is the heart of society

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Do you remember the comfort you felt as your mum rocked you to sleep? Your exuberance at seeing a rainbow? The thrill of playing a prank on your brother? The class room tales which you could only share with your best friend, as you both sat in the last bench, huddled over a History text… 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 »

Pragyanand Maharaj ji : A Tribute

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Narayan Naraayan Naraayan Naraayan!. To those who are regular with the daily satsang at the Art of Living International Ashram in Bangalore, it’s not just a chant of the name of the divine. It tells of a saint of unusual depth! Maharaj ji, as Gurudev called him was a very gracious being, clad in an… Read more »

Sri Sri at Kumbh Mela 2013

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Fond memories of Allahabad Maha Kumb Mela 2013 on Feb 12-12-14th in presence of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Meeting with saints: The Allahabad Maha Kumbh Mela was visited by saints from all over India. During his three-day visit, Sri Sri met many of them including Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Puri Shankaracharya, Chidanand Muni, Pragyachakshu Swamiji, heads… Read more »