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  1. What is Panchanga?

    Panchanga is the astrological almanac based on the ancient Vedic system of calculation. It is known as Panchanga or ‘Five Limbs’ in Sanskrit as it considers five aspects of time: tithi(day of the lunar cycle), vara(week), nakshatra(star), yoga(quality of ...
  2. Gayatri Mantra

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan 'Let my mind and the whole existence be illumined and purified by your radiance' Gayatri is the one who glides through the three states of consciousness joyfully, playfully, effortlessly and lightly, as though it were ...
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  4. Tantras

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan Tantras are techniques, skillful ways of handling the mind. It is skill in action. The tantric methods make use of yantras and mantras which together help a seeker to transcend the body consciousness and be established in the spa ...
  5. Kali

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan Kali represents the blackness (darkness) which is in the pupil of the eye. This is the main receiver of light. Without it vision is not possible. She is the one who emanates and receives the light of knowledge. Kali is the center ...
  6. Three Aspects of Beauty

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan There are 3 aspects of beauty- Aishwarya, Madhurya and Saundarya Aishwarya is Lakshmi or wealth and lordship. (see knowledge sheet on aishwarya and madhurya). One may seem to have lordship through fear or power due to position but ...
  7. The Centers of Energy

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan There are seven centers of energy or Shakti in the body called Chakras. Different emotions are linked with each of these energy centers. The first Chakra, Muladhara, is located in the base of the spine. Here, the energy manifests ...
  8. Waves of Beauty

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan The nature of the Self is described as Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram: Truth, Tranquillity and Innocence, and Beauty. Spirituality is a journey from the outer world of names and forms to the subtle world of energies, to the innermost c ...
  9. Closeness To The Master

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan Q: Who is a Guru? What is a Guru? Bhanu didi: One who brings you absolute comfort is your Guru. One in whose presence you feel joy and absolutely relaxed, so much enthusiasm in you, and many more positive aspects are enlivened in ...
  10. Spirituality & Creativity

    By: Bhanumathi Narasimhan As I look out the window on this beautiful winter morning, I see one tree without a single leaf and right next to it is an evergreen on the verge of bursting with small ripe red fruit. What role does the weather have to play? Who ...
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