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  1. Gurudev, what is Ayush Homa?

    Ayush Homa is a special pooja done to pray for a long and healthy life, and to pray that our body and all its organs remain in good health.In Ayush Homa, we also ask for blessings so that our mind and intellect are healthy and in a positive state. ...
  2. Gurudev, it is said that the Mother Divine defeated the demon Mahishasura simply by making a loud “Hummm” sound. What does this mean?

    Just take a deep breath in and make the same sound, and see what happens to you. You will find that all your lethargy and inertia simply disappear. The demon Mahishasura represents lethargy and inertia. ...
  3. In Rudra pooja, there are a lot of layers that we worship. Do these layers exist in the same space?

    Scientists say this universe is multi-dimensional. It is not a universe, it is multi-verse because it has many layers. Just like in the television there is not just one channel. In the 1960s and 70s there was only one channel called Doordarshan ...
  4. Isn’t it through science that we can actually identify this wrong understanding or wrong knowledge?

    Correct, that is why spirituality is a science. This is what people said thousands of years ago in the six darshanas (schools of thought).The six darshanas are:1. Samkhya (emphasizing on consciousness and matter)2. Yo ...
  5. Gurudev, why are all the famous temples of our country constructed on top of a hill or a mountain? Why have they made it so difficult to reach the temple?

    See, there is a scientific reason behind constructing the temple on top of a mountain. When you climb or walk such a great distance, your blood circulation greatly improves and the pace of your breath also changes. It becomes sort of like doing prana ...
  6. Gurudev, our horoscope is based on our birth time. If the birth time is unknown, does that mean our horoscope is wrong?

    If the timing is correct, interpretation is right. You can never say that it is 100% right. There is a probability of it being 80%-90% correct. And there is always an adrushya (invisible), i.e., an unknown influence. It can happen anytime ...
  7. Gurudev, you spoke about listening to the Anaahat Naad in silence. But if I try to do that, I feel very awkward as if I have some disorder. Once when I told my doctor about this he said that I must be hearing things and that I have some mental illness.

    Relax in the sound that you hear from within. We try to fight with that inner sound, we try and get rid of it. Don’t do that, instead relax with a calm mind in the sound. For example, the people in Mumbai and Delhi who have homes near the m ...
  8. Gurudev, in the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says that among the months of the year I am the Margashirsha month (corresponding to the period from the third week of November to the third week of December). Please explain.

    See, in our country, every month of the calendar has been associated with some event and so each month has its own importance. There is also a special month called the Purushottama Maasa (literally meaning the month of Lord Vishnu) that is consid ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, please tell us which is the best place to put our heads when we sleep (North, South, East or West).

    Put your head on the pillow! (laughter)North has a magnetic pole, so if you put your head in the north and sleep north-south then the magnetic current that flows from north to south passes through your head to your toes. It can be tiring and ...
  10. Please explain the significance of Go-daan (the custom of donating a cow as charity in India) and whether one should do it while being alive, or by someone else after his death. What is the reason behind doing this?

    Let us first understand the meaning of the word 'Go'. What does it mean? There are four meanings to it: Go means jnana (knowledge), gaman (to travel to one’s final destination), prapti (the act of receivi ...
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