Nagarapanchami

Nagapanchami August 7th 2016 The worship of the snake god happens all over India and other indigenous  cultures. In the Tulu – Malayala region it is very vibrant since it is essentially the snake territory. We have the cult of Nagamandala, the Nagapatri and other folk rituals which tell the stories connecting nature-animal-man.  Most families …

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 …