DIFFERENT FORMS OF GANESHA: MEANING & SIGNIFICANCE

Forms of Ganapati

GOD is one. His energies envelop the whole universe. Yet people worship different forms of God – because each different physical form represents a different aspect of His energy and divination. Similarly, people worship different forms of Lord Ganesha to address the different issues that may arise in different stages of their lives. Let us understand […]

SHIVA, SHRAVANA AND SPIRITUALITY – A POWERFUL COMBINATION

Shiva Shravana Spirituality

Shravana Maas is the fourth month of the Hindu calendar. It is the fifth month of the solar year and the first of the Chaturmas (the Four Holy Months). These four months of Chaturmas are traditionally reserved for devotion, penance and meditation. The month of Shravana is very important for the entire sub-continent of India as it signals the arrival of the […]

ASTROLOGY AND VIRAL INFECTIONS

Infections

Pathogens cause infectious diseases such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. Viral infections are responsible for outbreaks that have epidemic and pandemic potential. Since the past 3 decades, many infectious diseases have been discovered, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, chikungunya, yellow fever, swine flu, Zika, etc. Most of the recent viruses attack the respiratory system. Coronavirus […]

PITRA DOSHA AND ITS EFFECTS

Pitra Paksha

‘Dosha’ in Astrology indicates unfavorable planetary placements or combinations in one’s horoscopes. There are different types of Doshas – Mangal Dosha, Kaal Sarpa Dosha, Shraapit Dosha, etc. WHAT IS PITRA DOSHA?   Pitra Dosha is one of the most dreaded doshas in a horoscope. This dosha is also one of the most misunderstood of all […]

SIGNIFICANCE OF PITRU PAKSHA

significance Pitra Paksha

Pitru Paksha literally means ‘the fortnight for the Ancestors’. Almost every culture in the world honours its dead ancestors. For instance, the Japanese Buddhists observe Bon-Odori where families come together to welcome their ancestral spirits. Mexicans observe Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Furthermore, Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is a […]