Financial freedom – A woman’s perspective

Very powerful words, and having an opinion about it matters! What would you define as financial freedom for yourself?

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Shivaratri – Sahasra lingam

Sahasra means thousand in Sanskrit. Sahasra lingam means one thousand Shiva lingams built into one main Shiva lingam 🙏🏻

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One verse and its meaning over years

Whenever I wanted to please someone else, it was always an effort to understand what would please them first, learn about it, and then do it meticulously. It was interesting to see the same concept being explained in a verse. My understanding has evolved over years.

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Vaikunta Ekadashi 2022

Beautiful celebrations for the past month in Bhooloka Vaikuntam (Sri Rangam). Interesting to see the custom of dolls being used to depict the celebrations during the month.

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Short story – How does destiny work?

Once Krishna and Arjuna had visited a village and were taking morning walks in the nearby fields. One day they saw an old man finding it hard to make ends meet. In the spur of the moment, Arjuna decided to give him some money.

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Guruvayur Kesavan – Ardent elephant devotee

Guruvayur is a city in South India, known for its temple and main deity Guruvayurappan (form of Lord Krishna). Millions of devotees come to pray in this temple. A special mention to an elephant called Guruvayur Kesavan who was an ardent devotee of Guruvayurappan.

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School prayer song – Humko mann ki shakti dena

Schools have prayer songs where every morning all the school students, teachers and administration assemble and sing these prayer songs! Translating one of them that still resonates decades after I finished school!

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Maha Periyava explains what is Trikarana Suddhi

Sage of Kanchipuram (Maha Periyava) once explained what is Trikarana Suddhi to a few students. Sharing the story & experience!

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Sankarabharanam raagam

Sankarabharanam is 29th of the 72 raagas in Carnatic music. Some songs have a soothing and healing effect, and some others touch our soul.

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Kabanda from Ramayanam

When we face challenges in life, how do we get to know how to solve them? How do we know where to look for help and who can help us? A small story from Ramayanam gives a clue!

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Short story on retaining focus

There was once a devotee who loved visiting the temple and performing religious rituals. She yearned to be serving at the temple, doing small things that gave her immense pleasure that she was serving God!

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Quiz 42 – Names of New year

New year celebrations are tied to spring in India. People speaking different languages seem to call the turn of new year by different names. How many can you name correctly?

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Murals from around the world

Murals are street art, wall paintings prevalently known as a way to express feelings prevalent in the community. While they are huge in size, some of them are so creative that cities conduct art competitions to tap into the creativity of artists to make the city come alive!

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