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Gokulam is a place where Lord Krishna's magical childhood days were spent. It was here that his divine powers came to be recognized. Every child has that spark of divinity within. Bala-Gokulam is a forum for children to discover and manifest that divinity. Bala-Gokulam will enable children in Jaipur to appreciate their cultural roots, learn…

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Karkkidaka Vavu Bali

The Malayalam Calender month “ Karkkidakam” holds religious significance among the Hindu community of Kerala. “Karkkidakam” is the last month in the Malayalam Calendar. Ceremonies for deceased family members are held in the new moon (also known as “Amavasi”) of the month “Karkkidakam”. The day on which the rituals are performed for the souls of…

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The Importance of Neyyabhishekam

Some Buddhist teachers insist that believing in rebirth is necessary for living an ethical life. Their concern is that if there is no fear of karmic repercussions in future lifetimes, what keeps hospice patients, for example, from overcharging their credit cards? I find this argument as sad as the argument that without a belief…

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Panthrandu Vilakku

“Panthrandu vilakku” is being observed in temples with great fervour and enthusiasm to commemorate the ‘Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu’. The first avatar was ‘Matsya’ or the ‘fish’ from the satya yuga. Lord Vishnu took the form of a fish. To save the earth from the Apocalypse, He took his boat to the new world…

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