Category Archives: Spirituality & Well Being

Meditation: A BIG boon in stressful times!

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day unless you are busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” Zen proverb. This is an ideal situation if you practice meditation to live a happy life. Many of us are aware of the immense benefits of meditation but feel very lazy to practice it. […]

Happy Diwali, HappyHo Family!

IMPORTANCE OF LAXMI PUJAN ON DIWALI Today, when we celebrate Deepawali (popularly known as Diwali), we light Deepon ki maala to mark the return of Ram to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, we also invoke Goddess Laxmi. May Goddess Laxmi showers us with immense wealth and happiness, we pray on her arrival during Diwali. This year […]

The religious, spiritual & social significance of NAVRATRI

The religious, spiritual & social significance of NAVRATRI The excitement all over India is palpable, while we are getting set to celebrate the auspicious Navratri festival after a gap of two years. There are Navratri Mandaps, Pujo Pandals, and Mata -ki-Chowkis being set-up in all their glory. Navratri is a time when Hindus celebrate the goddess […]

Forcing A Smile Can Backfire

If you have been following the rule of “Keep smiling” then may be it’s the time you re-think and do a little less of that all time grinning. The researchers have found that smiling frequently may actually make people feel worse if they’re faking it. That is smiling while not feeling like smiling at all. […]

PitruPaksh (पितृ पक्ष), a Hindu way of paying obeisance to ancestors

“PitruPaksha (पितृ पक्ष) “fortnight of the ancestors” is a 16–lunar day period in the Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors , especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitri Paksha/Pitr-Paksha, PitriPokkho, Sorah Shraddha (“sixteen shraddhas”), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya, Apara Paksha and akhadpak, PitruPandharavda or pitrupaksh. “During this time, Hindus pay tribute to their ancestors for the reponse of their souls. […]

Self-Love, The Alpha and Omega of Our Spiritual Journey

Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari We are eternal seekers and searchers, like the musk deer moving around the forest to find the source of the most enchanting fragrance, only to know at last that the source of fragrance is its own naval. Like the musk deer, we search all over, all the time, consciously or unconsciously, till the […]

World needs Krishna’s flute

The whole world appears to be in turmoil. No country in the world is living without fear of war.  US, UK, Japan, North Korea, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, ISIS affected countries, Israel, Turkey and several more.  Each has both internal and external conflicts. So much so peace and happiness loving  countries such as Bhutan and […]