Temples were built as public charging sites, where people could charge themselves with an inner energy. People visited temples daily before they started their day, so that they could go about their lives with an enhanced sense of balance and depth.
The launching of the new album Sahaj Atma and some questions and answers about the birth and the meaning of this album. Manish, as the producer, composer, singer and instrumentalist of this work, gives some interesting answers about his vision.
This CD is a collection of powerful and sacred Mantras that, to me, they illuminate the soul. With the soundscapes of beautiful vocals and craftsmanship of highly talented Indian musicians, this music creates a space in which one can dive, either through chanting along or just listening, allo...
Buddha purnima ~ full moon of buddha this year is on May 10, 2017.
The day of Buddha Purnima is dedicated to Gautam Buddha. As per the Hindu Calendar, it is observed on the full-Moon night (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha, which this year is on May 10.
Associated with the celebration of Buddha Jayanti or birthday, it is also celebrated that Buddha attained Nirvana or Moksha on this day and left the world. Following are considered the 4 noble points taught by Buddha:
1- human life is suffering
2- human desires are the core re...
Taj Mahal, like so many powerful places in India, is a lifetime experience of overwhelming wonder. Such a deep and vast history behind, such a treasure of mystery... once cannot describe by words but just by experiencing that energy.
Diwali dates back to ancient times in India, as a festival after the summer harvest. It is celebrated with lights, special food and rituals, colorful dresses, dance and music, as a celebration of the energy of the Goddess.
The Tanpura is played without any changes throughout the whole musical performance. The richness of the sound that emerges from all the strings helps the singing resonance. Singers or instrumentalists can be supported by one or more Tanpuras.
Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India and it's one of the healthiest ways to add flavor and color. In our cooking style in Gujarat there are some spices that are used on a daily basis - the most important being cumin, mustard, hing, curry leaves, chili and wonderful TURMERIC.
Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric can be helpful in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer disease.
Magh Purnima is venerated as a 'bathing festival' across the country and a dip in the Ganga on this day holds high religious merit. Hindu devotees take a holy bath in the Ganga or Yamuna rivers every day of the month which begins from Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima.
The tabla is an Indian percussion instrument. It consists of two separate hand drums, the dayan and the bayan. The date of invention and inventor of the tabla are unknown, though the tabla is at least a few centuries old