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 […]

MAHA SHIVRATRI – THE ECSTATIC NIGHT OF SHIVA

Mahashivratri

Maha Shivaratri literally means ‘The Great Night of Shiva”.  Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in the Hindu month of Phalguna on the 13th lunar night (Trayodashi) transiting to the 14th lunar night (Chaturdasi). On this night, Sun is in the Aquarius sign while Moon is in the Capricorn sign. The planetary positions are aligned in such a […]

RUDRAKSHA – THE MIRACLE BEADS

Rudraksha has been used in India since times immemorial for its therapeutic, medicinal, astrological and spiritual significance. Rudraksha actually refers to the seed of the tree which goes by the same name. The scientific name of Rudraksha is  Elaeocarpus ganitrus. There was a time when these beads were very popular in India – people of […]