Festivals / Special Days

Ganesh Chaturthi Special Children’s Story: Adriti and Her Gonu Dada

‘Adriti and Her Gonu Dada’ is a story about little Adriti’s encounter with Lord Ganesha, whom she lovingly calls ‘Gonu Dada’. Let me tell you a little about Adriti; she just turned five, loves art and craft and is interested in Indian Mythology. So this book is an easy way of telling her some stories …

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The Rathas/Chariots of Jagannath’s Chariot Parade/ Ratha Yatra at Puri

The word ‘Juggernaut’, meaning a large and heavy vehicle and also a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force, was coined in by the British when they saw the Chariot Parade or Rath Yatra at Puri, a beach town in Odisha. This festival is unfathomably grand, with millions of devotees visiting Puri from all across the globe. …

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Hemis Monastery of Ladakh and the Hemis Festival

Hemis Monatery of Ladakh is the largest and the richest monastery of the Ladakh region. 45 milometers from Leh, stands this famous gompa or monastery at the Hemis Village, near the Hemis National Park where the endangered snow leopards are found. This 40 kilometres drive is something that remains etched in the memory for a …

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World Environment Day, 2022: #OnlyOneEarth

Another 5th of June and another World Environment Day is here, this time, with the theme ‘Only One Earth’. World Environment Day, 2022, is hosted by Sweden, on its 50th anniversary, with focus on ‘Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature’. Various methods are devised as to how to protect the environment and articles and journals …

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Bond With The Best: Books and Stories by Ruskin Bond

The 88 year old author, the evergreen Ruskin Bond, is loved by generations. We have been introduced to him from as early as our school days. The stories by Ruskin Bond are lucid, vivid and witty. With a career of almost 70 years he has gifted us more than 500 short stories, novels and essays. …

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The Four Most Sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

There are four main Buddhist pilgrimage sites which Buddhists believe if visited in their lifetime, enable them attain enormous merit and nobleness. The places are where Prince Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was born, the place where He gained enlightenment, the place where He first taught and the place where He attained nirvana. The sites are internationally …

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A Day of Coincidences, at Sri Ramakrishna Math Yogodyan, Kankurgachi

I came across few lines by Sir Romain Rolland very recently. Sir Romain Rolland was a French Nobel Laureate who was a literary genius, art historian and mystic. The lines are “It is my desire to bring the sound of the beating of that artery to the ears of fever-stricken Europe, which has murdered sleep. …

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