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  1. Gurudev, today is Dutta Jayanthi. Please tell us something about Lord Duttatreya!

    Today is also Hanumath Jayanthi and today is also Pitaji’s birthday. This is the first year he is not physically there but his spirit is here. Birthdays are there to celebrate and to remember and recollect what good qualities they possessed. ...
  2. Gurudev, what is the significance of Makar Sankranti and why are we forgetting our festivals?

    The significance of Makar Sankranti is Uttarayana during makar, which means movement of the sun towards the north direction during makar as the winter comes to an end. One crop having been harvested, they sow the seeds for the next crop. There are twe ...
  3. Gurudev, could you talk on Shivratri and its importance?

    Mahashivratri is the day when the Shiva tattva touches the ground, touches the earth. The consciousness which is always ten inches above the material ground; the aura, the ethereal world which is ten inches above the surface, touches the earth element on M ...
  4. Why is Mahashivratri called as Mahashivratri (night of Shiva) and not Mahashivadiwas (day of Shiva)?

    Yes, I have spoken about it. Read the book. Raatri means that which gives you comfort, gives you rest; from what? That which gives us rest from the three Taapa (miseries) is Raatri: Aadi bhautika (Physical), Aadhyaatmika (Spiritual) and Aadi Daivika (Ether ...
  5. I was wondering if this day happens every year?

    It is every year. Akshaya Tritiya is the third day after the new moon. Fifth day after the new moon is when Adi Shankaracharya was born.That is why my parents also kept my name Shankar, because I was born on the same day. The ma ...
  6. What is the significance of karva chauth? What is the story behind it? Can only married women do it? Is it really a good time to meditate on this day?

    There are so many festivals in India, almost as many as the number of Sundays in a year.Karva chauth is one festival where women pray for their husband’s longevity, and there are stories associated with it. I don’t know much about these stori ...
  7. Christmas

    Each one of you is a special gift on the planet! You are the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is pointing upwards and its branches grow on all sides, and we all have that capacity to blossom to the fullest of the human potential.At the time of year when ...
  8. Diwali is time to light lamps of wisdom, to have celebration within and out

    Originating from the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali’, it literally means rows (Avali) of lights (Deepa). This festival of lights is celebrated on the darkest night (Amavasya) of Kartik month in the Indian calendar, and it symbolizes the vanquishing of ignorance ...
  9. Holi

    The 'Holi' festival is a very fun-filled and popular occasion in India. People play holi with Chandan and colored water. This festival is celebrated around early March each year. People believe that the bright colors represent energy, life and j ...
  10. Maha Shivaratri

    The whole world functions according to laws of Nature. What is that? That is Shiva. The whole world is moving in an auspicious rhythm of innocence and intelligence. That auspiciousness is divinity. Shiva is harmonious innocence which knows no control. Shi ...
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