Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh (India, of course!) is the birthplace of Lord Rishabh Dev (Sri Adinath), the first Tirthankara, teacher of Jainism. He travelled and taught, and continues to inspire, though millenia may have passed since he left his body at Kailas Mansarovar. He was born much before Sri Ram of the Hindu tradition.
31 October,2012 |
Every day of the year is a festival in Vrindavan! To name a few Shivratri, Holi, Akshay Teej, Vaishakh Purnima, Rath Yatra, Brahmotsava, Hindola, Utsav, Jhoolan, Guru Purnima, every Ekadashi and Purnima (full moon day), Navratri, Sharad Purnima, Kartik, Tulsi Vivah, Diwali, Makar Sankranti. Festivals last for days, weeks and even a month or more in Vrindavan. Such is the glory of Krishna!
21 July,2010 |
A Phool Bangla is an expression of love by devotees to the Lord. Literally speaking, a Phool Bangla is a summer house made of flowers. The temple interiors are decorated with flowers. The deities’ dresses and jewellery are made of flowers – jasmines, roses, oleander buds, gerbera, marigold, lotus, and a dash of leaves and other embellishments.
13 July,2010 |
In singing to the Lord, devotees hold conversations with the divine. This uplifts their consciousness. God becomes a living, personal friend, instead of an all powerful entity hidden from human existence. The Lord’s proximity is felt through Raga seva form of worship.
11 May,2010 |