Tag: Shiva

SingaSpeaks – Roar 23

36th Thirumurai Conference

Ram Ram !

“Ram Ram!” is a religious way of greeting one another generally among the Hindus in all the Hindi-speaking areas in India.  I noticed this when I was living in Kanpur and also while travelling in many places of North India. In this country too,…

Master and Mahadeva

A very happy, auspicious Maha Shivaratri to every one here! A few years back, over a cup of cappuccino, one devotee came to meet me. As usual I asked him who was he! And he went on to give an elaborate reply such as…

Divine weddings

In our Phoenix sub-centre, the gathering of senior citizens on every Tuesday is a big event. More than 500 people assemble – most start trickling into the campus as early as six in the morning. It is a joyful feeling to see them mingling…

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…

Pat for a pet!

In 1980, a clinical research project at Brooklyn College, New York, studied heart-disease patients after their discharge from the hospital. Dr. Erika Friedmann, Ph.D., Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at the College, tracked each survivor, studying their medical histories, lifestyles, families, relationships –…

Art work on Anjaneya

Today is the first night of navaratri which is holy and auspicious to all Hindus. Here in SA, the Divine Mother Goddess Durga is worshipped in Her three aspects as Mahakaali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati, three nights each during this nine-day celebration. Not only Sri…

Boon or Bane ?

Children like to question. And I appreciate it as an expression of their intense thirst for knowledge. I wrote this given-below dialogue in an easy, conversational style between an imaginary child and myself. This is, of course, based partly on an actual discussion with a group of children,…

Shiva and Seva

https://vimokshananda.wordpress.com/files/2009/02/shivarathri1-3.jpg?w=300

My Mauritius Moods…

On the very first ‘posting’ from India to abroad I was fortunate to visit our Mauritius centre from 20th to 26th March, 2007 on my way to South Africa. The main attraction was of course Revered Krishnarupanandaji, our dear Suresh maharaj of Kanpur days (1971…

Mahashivaratri

For me this was the very first Mahashivaratri in South Africa. The nostalgic past impressions of Belur Math mahashivaratri festival were humming in my mind. The holy occasion was celebrated on the night of 6 March, 2008 at the Main as well as at all the…

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