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When Death Comes…

Long time back there was a king named Susena.  He was victorious and to stamp his authority, he initiated the Ashwamedha Yajna.  Its a process of releasing the royal horse with the army in pursuit.  If anyone stopped the horse, they had to…

Why do Hindus Have So Many Gods?

Moksha or Liberation from the limitations of human existence - basically the Karmic Cycle in existential terms - has been the main goal of all Spiritual pursuits, specifically in India.  Towards that end, Yoga was the means.  If Moksha was…

How do I Find my Guru?

You don't.  Period.  How can you?  If you know what it is, you would have found out.  Guru is for seeking.  Seeking is when you Don't know anything. Spiritual journey is not about information or knowledge.  For, whatever you will know…

Mahashivaratri Special: Who is Shiva?

Shiva is not god.  Shiva is not a deity.  Shiva is the very basis of existence.  The consciousness itself.  Beyond the dualities and the form arising from the motion of conscious energy, there is basic primordial one-ness or better still…

Who is Shiva really?

Who is Shiva?  Many consider him God.  Yogis say he was the Adi Yogi - the first Yogi.  He was also the first Guru, the Adi Guru.  What is his contribution to Spirituality on this planet?  This video captures it very well!

Pictures from 2012 Kanwarias Annual Journey

Kanwarias are devotees of Lord Shiva who walk hundreds of kilometers in North India carrying water from different rivers.  The annual journey known as Kanvad Yatra  ( काँवर यात्रा or कांवड़ यात्रा) is taken from as far as Bihar to Ganges in…

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