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 »

Banana Mousse

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Ingredients: Banana 1 no. Coconut milk-thick ½ cup Rock Sugar 1 tbsp Cardamom 1 no. Cloves Powder a pinch Cinnamon powder a pinch                 Method: Grind banana, coconut milk and Rock Sugar. Mix Cardamom powder and cinamon powder. Serve banana mousse. More Lip smacking Vegetarian Recipes….

Volunteer for a better India

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Such a multitude of religions, castes, Gods, cultures, cuisines, languages, scriptures, music, rituals  etc… all are part of vibrant whole. This is India. I am fortunate and proud to be an Indian. I salute all the freedom fighters, who fought together without any barriers of caste and religion and got freedom to this country. They were… 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 »