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Astrology of a Chef: Maya Kaimal Cooks Fresh Flavors From Kerala


Maya Kaimal is an American-born author who won a Julia Child Award for Best First Book for her first cookbook titled Curried Favors: Family Recipes from South India. She has also become a successful online entrepreneur with a product line of sauces, snacks, cookbooks and t-shirts, all […]

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How to Strengthen Your Soul’s DNA with Ancestors for an Improved Life


The Mahalaya Paksha that falls during the Tamil month of Purattasi (the Sanskrit month of Bhadrapada) begins on September 17 through October 1, 2016. The dark lunar phase of this month is called Pitru Paksha and this fortnight is considered auspicious for chanting mantras, making prayers and […]

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Unlocking the Secrets Behind Krishna’s Intimate Devotee, Tulsi Devi


Tulsi, or holy basil, is a herb revered for spiritual and medicinal qualities. It signifies the traits of devotion and love in women, and is the only herb worshiped as a devi, or goddess. Many sacred texts regard her as divine, and spiritual leaders revere her as […]

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Divine Secrets of Vishnu’s Power Weapon


“O ye who wish to gain realization of the Supreme Truth , utter the name of “Vishnu” at least once in the steadfast faith that it will lead you to such realization.” – Rig Veda, V.I.15b.3 The ancient text of the Bhavishya Purana predicted the preeminence of […]

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Mario Molina: Curious, Patient Scientist


Dr. Mario Molina was the first Mexican-born person to receive a Nobel Prize in chemistry. He received the award (along with two others) in 1995 while working as a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was honored for his contributions in discovering and explaining the […]

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How the 12 Powers of Ganesha Can Remove your Obstacles and Harmonize Your Life


In recent times, Ganesha is perhaps the most widely worshipped God of the Hindu pantheon. The day of the year when he is most widely worshipped is on the fourth Moon phase of Tamil month of Avani (August- September), also known as Ganesha Chaturthi. This year it […]

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Rediscover Love on Janmashtami


This year Lord Krishna’s birthday, known as Janmashtami, falls on August 25, 2016. When Krishna took birth, the entire world is said to have vibrated with auspiciousness, beauty, and peace. Saints, Brahmanas, Siddhas, and the tribes of heavenly beings called Kinnaras and Gandharvas experienced a sudden bliss […]

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Vishnupati: Special Time to Pray to the Protector and Preserver


For the third time this year, Vishnupati occurs on August 17, 2016, when the Sun enters Leo. The nine-hour window when the energy of Lord Vishnu is prevalent on Earth is known as, “Vishnupati Punya Kaalam.” Devotees pray to Vishnu in any of his forms for spiritual […]

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Toni Morrison: World-Class Literary Treasure


An interviewer for the literary magazine Paris Review once asked Toni Morrison, American novelist / editor / Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, about her habit of beginning her writing before dawn. Toni Morrison replied, “I realized that I was clearer-headed, more confident and generally more intelligent in […]

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Hayagriva Jayanthi 2016


When Vishnu incarnated as Hayagriva to bless you with the wealth of knowledge This year Hayagriva Jayanthi falls on August 17, 2016. Hayagriva is the horse-headed being hailed as an avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is worshiped as the God of Wisdom and Intelligence, and holds our […]

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Andal Jayanthi 2016: When Goddess Lakshmi incarnated as Andal


Celebrating Andal Jayanthi on August 5, 2016 awakens a unique consciousness within us. It is the awareness that makes you appreciate beauty and abundance in the world around you, and sustain it through unconditional love for all creations of God. Goddess Andal epitomizes the beauty that evolved […]

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Summer Serpent Festivals Remove Snake Curses


Naga Chathurthi and Naga Panchami are traditional Hindu festivals dedicated to the worship of snakes and are celebrated all across India and Nepal. Those who celebrate the festival seek protection against snake bites and also call down the serpent blessings for the well-being of their children, family, […]

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