Tag: Durban

Relevant Resolution?

New Year Resolution Any more relevant? Silly season December known as ‘silly season’ aptly or not, is a month of merry-making with holidayers dotting different places around the globe. Children and equally elders too, joyfully look forward to the prospect of school-closing followed by festival-booms and…

SSDA Swamiji 150 Invite

Shivaratri

Umgeni Shiva Temple

Glory of the Goddess – 1

Durge smritaa harasi bheetim ashesha jontoh swasthaih smritaa matimateeva shubhaam dadaasi| Daaridraya dukha bhaya haarini kaa twadanyaa sarvopakaara karanaaya sadaardra chittaa || When called to mind in a difficult pass, you remove fear for every person. When called to mind by those in happiness,…

Delight of Devotees

A devotee who has had long association with monks of the Ramakrishna Order was telling me the other day that the direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna were unique, each in his own way. He hastened to add that even today, though to a varying…

Spiritual sojourn

Welcome to South Africa! Next Thursday night i.e., on July 15, 2010, His Holiness Sri Swami Shantatmanandaji Maharaj, the Head of our New Delhi Ramakrishna Mission branch will be with us in Durban. He is eagerly looking forward to pay a 15-day visit to this…

Fascinating Festival

The first Children’s Cultural Festival (CCF) that I saw in Durban was in 2007, three months after I was posted to South Africa. I had attended earlier many such functions in India and had come to the conclusion that too long hours was too…

Maha Shivaratri

Maata mey Paarvati Devi, Pitaa Devo Maheswaraha | Baandhava Shiva Bhaktaascha Svadesho Bhuvanatrayam || Paarvati devi is my Mother, father is Maheshwara – Shiva. Relatives are the devotees of Shiva and my own country is all the three worlds. -Sri Adisankaracharya ======================================== Dear Readers…

Merry Christmas!

Swami from Sri Lanka

Welcome to South Africa! His Holiness Sri Swami Sarvarupanandaji Maharaj, the Head of our  Sri Lanka Ramakrishna Mission arrived in Durban today. He was visibly joyful in paying a 10 day visit to this Rainbow nation where in many places he will participate in…

Digital Delights

If Sri Ramakrishna was a leaping flame of spiritual realization, Holy Mother was a steady glowing fire of God-consciousness. To the Master, Sri Ramakrishna, she was the goddess of wisdom in human form. To her disciples she was the Divine Mother herself. To her…

Be like a Bee!

Today we celebrate Gita jayanti. The Bhagavad Gita forms part of the great Indian Epic, the Mahabharata. The words of this “song celestial” have flowed from the Lord, Sri Krishna Himself. The Gita chanting is generally preceded with what is known as “Gita Dhyanam”…

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