November 14th – Time to Celebrate Children

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Seeing God as a Child One can see an expression of the Indian love for children in the manner in which they have idolized even their gods in the form of a child. We thus see portrayals of Shiva as Bala Shiva, Rama as Bala Rama, Krishna as Bala Krishna, Ganesha as Bala Ganapathy, Karthikeya… Read more »

Deepavali Season, Day 5 – Sharing the Wealth

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After taking stock of wealth and setting up new books of accounts, it is now time to share this wealth with kith and kin. The 2nd day after the Amavasya, is therefore celebrated as Bhai Dhuj in the West and North of India.     Bhai Dhuj is a festival celebrated during this Kaumudi Mahotsava month, Deepavali period, when the brother goes to… Read more »

Deepavali Season, Day 4 – A Day of Prayer and Pledge

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Govardhana Pooja The Govardhana episode is a very popular legend related to the deeds of Krishna. Krishna, who was born in Mathura around 5,100 years back was a very precocious child, a child prodigy. Krishna is the central character of the Mahabharatha events. It is Krishna who gave us the sermon of the Bhagavad Gita, which… Read more »