Bal Ganesha, Taruna Ganesha & Bhakti Ganesha

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The stories and legends of Lord Ganesha are referred in many sncient texts and scriptures, out of which Ganesha Purana and Mudgala Purana are totally dedicated to Lord Ganesha. As per these puranas, Lord Ganesha got manifested in several forms out of which eight forms were referred to as his incarnations. These incarnations over different… Read more »

Nothing like the dhoti !!

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A few weeks ago as I was getting off the Delhi train at the Chennai railway station in my white dhoti (called as `veshti` in Tamil Nadu) with a light yellow border when two young men generously and forthrightly complimented me for supporting the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Little did I realize that… Read more »

Song of longing

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I feel I am very fortunate to have been born with the music karma. I can remember my teenage afternoons listening to the Vividh Bharti on the transistor glued to my ear as everyone else in the family took the afternoon siesta. If I liked a new song, a fast motion activity of grabbing pen… Read more »

Ashram birds : Baya Weaver

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Baya Weaver Scientific Name: Ploceus philippinus  Baya Weavers are small-sized (15 cm) birds, known for their elaborately woven pendulous nests found hanging from palm fronds and low trees, typically near waterfronts.  You would not miss spotting these birds at Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore, if you go near the lakes and small ponds in… Read more »

Recipes for Rainy Day

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In this rainy sesaon, avoid eating vegetables grown in fresh rainwater or eat as little of them as you can. Use sour lemon freely. Below are few recipies with lemon. Lemon Sevaiya Ingredients                               Amount Wheat Vermiceli                        1 cup Turmeric powder                       1/2 tsp Rock Salt                                   1 tsp Oil                                            1 spoon Mustard seeds                           1/4 tsp Udad dal                                   1… 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 »

Feb Vegetarian Delights

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The month of Maha is the latter half of Shishir. People have gained considerable energy and strength after celebrating the holy days of Posh. The observance of these festival days have protected people against the biting cold that sucks  and dries up the body constituents, and  helps strengthen the virulence of  both men and women…. Read more »