Gokarana

Yesterday being  Ganesh Chaturthi, we decided to drive down to Gokarna. I have no pictures of either temple or the surrounding, for I was lost in memories of the two which visited years ago. The legend has it that Ravana the Lord of Lanka, carried the atma lingam of Shiva, fearing the consequences of this, …

Beauty

We hear so much about beauty being skin deep, inner beauty and other things, all we have to do is look for beauty and she is there all around. Hindu mythology, has given this power to Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance she becomes soundarya the manifestation of beauty. It is as if beauty speaks to …

Akshaya and Akshata

Akshata Abundance of nourishment was the focus of the Vedic society this was symbolized by grains of rice. Called the akshata. When sanctified through use in a ritual it became “mantra-akshate” that which was empowered to unlock that particular blessing for you. Literally Akshaya means something which does debilitate. So Akshaya Trithya commemorates that potential …