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Kartikeya, the God of War is a much-honored deity in South India. Referred by many names such as Muruga, Skanda, Subramanya, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.When the five elements governed by Lord Shiva (Panch Mahabhoota – Earth , Water, Fire, Air and Ether ) united with Shakti ( Pure consciousness […]

During my stay in Chennai I was determined to make the most of the stay by visiting some of the monumental temples within this iconic city; temples which have been in existence for hundreds of years and have had a constant presence in frame of time that the city has witnessed. So accordingly, I visited […]

Firstly some disclaimers I am not a accomplished trekker The list of treks done is not exhaustive I have no formal training in either trekking or mountaineering So the question is why does one trek, I mean why would one wish to indulge in multi day treks. Coming from the background that I am from, […]

Sometime last month, it delved in me to go and submit myself in to the presence of Lord Ganesha, the persona of prosperity, learning and remover of obstacles. In the Hindu scriptures, Lord Ganesha holds a very unique and important position amongst all the various Gods and Goddesses, for he is remembered and paid homage […]

Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhugendra Haaram Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaarvinde Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami   // I bow to Lord Shiva, the omnipresent // Jyotirlingas are special shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva since ancient times. Out here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlinga (Lingam of light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas in […]