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Yashaswini K

Controversy is the second name of Yashaswini. She goes where something is amiss and picks up the threads to make a clear story out of it.

Karva Chauth (IInd and Concluding Part)

Karva Chauth

Karva Mata Story is as follows: A family had seven brothers and a sister in a village. They were all married. The sister had come to the brothers’ house on Karva Chauth. On this night, it is important to look at the moon through a sieve, perform arghya to the ...

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Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth Mata

On Shakashta Chaturthi of North Indian Kartik month, falls Karva Chauth as well every year. Married women (with their husbands alive) and girls, who are engaged to be married, fast during this festival for the wellbeing and long lives of their husbands. Some women may not drink even water during ...

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Sankashta Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha

The Chaturthi after Pournima is called Sankashta Chaturthi and this time it was a very powerful one because on the Kojagiri Pournima the moon rose with all its 16 rays. If Lord Ganesha is worshipped on this day, all troubles are resolved. People, who cannot celebrate Sankashti in the entire ...

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Neck Pain, Explained

Dr. P P Ashok

Besides a headache, neck pain is another torture that is felt by many people particularly those who work on the computer. We, again, contacted famous neurologist from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. P P Ashok to shed some light on the problem. Excerpts from an interview: When we think of neck ...

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Kojagiri Pournima

Satyanarayana

We cleaned and applied cow dung, etc. on the place of worship. We have to draw Ashtadalapadma rangoli on that place mixed with turmeric powder. Some people extend the rangoli by adding more petals within each petal. At the 4 corners, we have to draw lotuses with leaves. The 4 ...

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Chaturdashi after Vijaya Dashami

Lord Varaha

The Chaturdashi after Vijaya Dashami is auspicious for the worship of Lord Varaha, the third avatar of Maha Vishnu. Lord Varaha should be worshipped with Bhumadevi, the reason being Maha Vishnu is the protector of everything on earth. Demon Hiranyaksha took away the earth and dropped it into the primordial ...

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Trayodashi (IInd and Concluding Part)

Shiva Lingam

Now, I am sharing about Triyodashi evening’s Pradosha Pooja. People, living near Lord Shiva’s temple and those who have the facility to visit temples for the pooja, can perform it there. People, performing this pooja at home, should fast from the morning. They should take a purifying bath in the ...

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Trayodashi

Panchamukhi Hanuman

The Triyodashi after the Vijaya Dashami is very important. The week-day, on which the Triyodashi falls, is also important. This time it fell on a Tuesday, making it important for Lord Hanuman. This timePradosha ,  also fell on this day, making it important for Lord Shiva. Tuesday is auspicious for ...

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Martial Art Wing Chun in Mumbai

Another Wing Chun Pose

A friend contacted A Journalist Reveals to give some coverage for his friend’s Martial Arts’ Workshop. With the Navaratri underway, neither of us could attend the workshop. Then, we decided that we should post the interview of the Master. Meet Master Suresh M Nair. He professes late Bruce Lee’s martial ...

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Mission Pooja Dhabolkar (IVth and Concluding Part)

Pooja with my Aunt

The hospital where Pooja was being treated sent for the valve from abroad. They got a size bigger valve. Initially, the hospital told the Dhabolkars that they would send it back and ask for the right size of the valve. They also said that it would take about 15-20 days ...

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