Lessons from the life of a pious monk

It's not every other day that the cosmos sees the nascence of spiritually immortal mortals. But when it does the entire human race looks up to the miracle with reverence. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA – A virtuous monk, who shed ignorance to grace the … [Read more...]

Do you know: What is ‘X’ in Xmas? Why there is Christmas tree on Christmas?

Christmas is one winter festival that is celebrated with immense joy and delight all over the world. Santa Claus, Christmas tree, colorful decorations, Christmas carols, lavish festive meals are all part of this grand event but have you ever tried to … [Read more...]

It’s Celebration Time, It’s Christmas!!!

Christmas, the day when the Christ was born in a small stable and the entire city of Bethlehem celebrated the birth of divine Jesus in joy is now a festival feted all over the world. Not only the Christian community but even the Non-Christians … [Read more...]

What is Your Style Quotient This Diwali?

Diwali is all about going traditional. Western outfits are a part of our day to day life, but during festivals ethnic style is always welcomed. Celebrations seem to be incomplete without bright and vibrant apparels. Each year people rush down to … [Read more...]

Variety of Sundal (Spicy Sprouts) Recipes for Navratri

As Diwali is called the festival of lights, Navrartri is known as the festival of nights. Navratri (nine nights) is festival in India celebrated to worship Goddess Durga. Since our country is unique for its assortment of cultures, every state has … [Read more...]

Navdurga – 9 Forms of Durga

Navratri which means nine nights is a festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. In Hinduism, the goddess is looked upon as a mother; the way a mother takes care and protects her children, similarly Durga is believed to shield her devotees. This Divine … [Read more...]

Manache (Revered) 5 Ganpati of Pune

Our well-known freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak with an intention to bring peace and harmony among the citizens of India, transformed the household Ganesh Chaturthi into a Sarvajanik (public) festival. It is now more than 10 decades the … [Read more...]

Modak – the Famous Ganesh Festival Offering

Lord Ganesha is fabled to have an appetite that can stun anyone. A story says that once the lord of wealth, Kubera wanted to show off his wealthy city of Alkapuri to Lord Shiva. Unable to attend the invitation Shiva sent Ganesha. When Ganesha sat to … [Read more...]

Bappa’s Favorite List

The elephant-headed god with a huge pot belly is the most beloved deity. Ganpati is known as god of good luck and happiness and remover of obstacles. It is said that it is very easy to please this cute god. Make him happy and he will happily grant … [Read more...]

Ganeshotsav and Social Responsibilities

During British rule before independence it was hard to gather people and create awareness in them to fight against the British cruelty hence Lokamanya Tilak came up with a plan and he invented Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav. The idea was to gather people by … [Read more...]

Five Most Famous Ganesh Mandals of Mumbai

Any Indian festival is a spectacular affair. There would be lights and colors, dancing and music, food and drinks and a number of other things that bring people together to celebrate and to forget their sorrows. The people pray to the gods to take … [Read more...]

Pune Festival- An Extravaganza of Culture

In its earlier days, widely known as the Punyanagari (City of virtue), Pune was just a small dot on the huge map of India, but now Pune has established an identity of its own over the years. Cultural heritage and history of the city takes its roots … [Read more...]

Ganesha Revealed

There are 330 million deities in the Hindu religion. Though there might be some controversy related to this claim, it will not be an over statement to say that Hinduism has more gods and goddesses than any other religion. India is a very diverse land … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween!!!

The kids in your neighborhood knock your door and yell "Trick or Treat" whilst you’re busy dressing up for a costume party at your friend's place. Yes, Halloween is here!!! Be it scary stories, bonfires, pumpkin faces, late night horror movies or … [Read more...]

Before and after 2nd October

2nd October came and went. The garlands on the framed photos of Gandhi Ji were replaced with the fresh ones. He is remembered, homage is paid, his quotes of non-violence are orated and promises to walk on the roads of Gandhism are made. The … [Read more...]

Remembering the Father

Little is known about Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest legends who helped India achieve independence. Thanks to a few pages in the history textbooks and the Bollywood super hit flick 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', many of us temporarily took a bit of … [Read more...]

Independence Day.

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high… …in that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake. ”                                                                                                                                … [Read more...]

Janmashtami celebrations in India

Janmashtami, popularly also known as Gokul Ashtami and Krishnashtami, is celebrated all over India on the 8th day of the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar. The usual duration of the month of Shravan is from mid-August to mid-September. This … [Read more...]

Pandharpur Wari – A Yatra of Joy

"Pandharichi wari ahe mazya ghari | Anik na kari teerth wrata ||" This dictum of Sant Tukaram, translated as, "I do not need to visit other sites of pilgrimage when my whole family has the tradition of going to Pandharpur", explains the divine … [Read more...]

Madurai Chithirai Festival

Madurai - A city known for its architecturally stunning temples, symbolizing unwavering devotion towards God. Madurai holds the credit of being one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. The ancient artifacts and scriptures showcase the … [Read more...]