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Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

The Pongal festival is connected to the harvest season in the South of India. Sweet Pongal is one of the dishes made down South during the festival. Pongal Vessel Ingredients Cow’s milk. Traditional vessel for boiling milk. Raw turmeric stick. Limestone paste. Chunks of jaggery. Rice. Channa dal. Dry grapes. ...

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Tearful Tribute to Our Spiritual Teacher

Tearful Tribute to Our Spiritual Teacher

There will be very few people, knowing about Hindu spirituality, who would not know about Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Matha, Udupi. So, I will not share again what people already know about him. However, I would like to share, how we have been connected to him, in this article ...

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Tulsi Vivaha

Tulsi Vivaha

The end of Chatur Masya is signified by Devottana Ekadashi when Lord Mahavishnu wakes up after a 4-month period of yoga nidra. The next day, i.e. Utthana Dwadashi, commemorates Tulsi Vivaha when ages ago Lord Krishna wedded Tulsi. Tulsi Vivaha On Devottana Ekadashi, Tulsi plant is readied with an amla ...

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Importance of Kartigai Month

Importance of Kartigai Month

We have been offline for a few months now because of various reasons. Finally, we have been able to sort most of them and here we are with – the importance of Kartigai month. We thought that this would be an auspicious restart to our website. Importance of Kartigai Month ...

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Moving Toward an Eco-Friendly Ganeshotsav

Moving Toward an Eco-Friendly Ganeshotsav

India is steadily moving toward an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav, in the real sense. Many people have adopted bio-degradable stuff in a big way during the decoration during these celebrations. Subhashchandra Sakroji and his family are one of them. Sakroji Uncle used to live in the same building as we did before ...

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The Origins of Caste

Post the publication of the last article – Shunning the Brahmin, we are continuing with the Origins of Caste, today. The Origins of Caste: The caste or the varna system has been grossly misconstrued by the subsequent generations, post its conception. The Origins of Caste system lay in grouping individuals ...

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Shunning the Brahmin!

Shunning the Brahmin!

This article – Shunning the Brahmin! – was inspired by a non-Brahmin. We met the man when we had visited a hotel in New Mumbai. This man said that it is not right to drop money in the hundi of any temple because the money goes to the Brahmin priests, ...

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Emotions and Gemstones

Emotions and Gemstones

Astrology is a very interesting subject and gemstones work mysteriously on us to get good results in different aspects of our life if used properly. A Journalist Reveals requested Astrologer Pankaj Khanna to help us with some insights on the emotions that gemstones control. Here are some excerpts from the ...

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Understanding Gemstones

Understanding Gemstones

Astrology is a very interesting subject and if used properly, gemstones work magic on us to get good results in different aspects of our life. Popular astrologer Pankaj Khanna has explained the Mystery of Gemstones in his encyclopedia of the same title that is going to be released on May ...

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