Naraka-Chaturdashi

Today is   Narakachaturdashi, The organic nature of this festival doesn’t cease to amaze me. Growing we heard the story of Narakasura who  captured 1600 women, made them his slaves eventually Krishna the Yadava rescued them. The legend also as it that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother. As Deepavali approaches kids begin collecting trash like old clothes, and old news …

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 …