The Benefits of Almonds

Almonds (botanical name Prunus amygdalus) are the oldest and most widely grown of all the nut crops. Whole almond seeds are eaten raw or...

Bharat Meets Sri Ram

The Ramayana Ramayana is one of the most told and celebrated epics in the Vedic tradition. Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, had three wives and...

Rudraksha, the Power Bead

Rudraksha is a beautiful power-packed bead which is full of energy. This sacred bead is a symbol of spirituality, fearlessness and a source of...

Rahu, the Shadow

Rahu is one of the navagrahas, one of the nine energy centers (planets) of our solar system. Each graha in the heavens represents a...

Mystical Secrets of the Siddha Sampradaya

The Siddha tradition is the oldest, greatest, most powerful and the most secretive tradition in the world. When something is the most powerful, it...

Sati’s Question

Once Devi Sati (the first human incarnation of Goddess Shakti) asked Lord Shiva – ‘You are the knower of all scriptures, you are worshiped...
Golden Temple, Kashi Vishwanath, Varanasi

Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Varanasi

In the heart of the city, the center of the cosmic mandala, is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.  Benaras or Varanasi is the one of...

Why do We do Guru Pooja?

Q. What is the reason we do pooja at the Guru’s feet? Why do people want to touch Guru’s feet? A. It is an ancient...

The War Between the Mind and Consciousness

Ramayana is the story of the dharma yuddha (righteous war) fought between Sri Ram, incarnation of Vishnu, and Ravana, the great asura (demon) king...

Detox Your Body & Mind the Vedic Way!

The Vedic Science of Detoxification of Body and Mind Our dietary habits, lifestyle and thinking have a collective effect on our overall health. These 3...
Secrets of Kashi Revealed

Secrets of Kashi, Revealed!

The original Kashi is called Avimuktha Kshetra – never given up, never forsaken. It means that the people who live there, and Kashi itself...

One Fine Day, I Met Swami Nithyananda

-- By Arti Agarwal In the year 2008, I was depressed. “Depressed” is too small a word actually. I am depressed every now and then...

The Churning of the Milky Ocean – Samudra Manthan

The story of Samudra Manthan, or the churning of the ocean, is an age-old tale from the Puranas (Ancient Hindu texts), where the ocean...

Nachiketa, the Fire of Authenticity!

The Katopanishad graphically describes the power of authenticity and how it can impact life. Nachiketa, the wonder child, is the hero personifying the power...

Navadhi Kriya for a Healthy Body

Navadhi kriya is a small and simple exercise to balance the three doshas of our body. The three doshas are vata, pitta and kapha,...