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Today is Maagh shuddha saptami- Rath Saptami. It is celebrated as Surya Jayanti- birthday of the Sun God. Following is a chart of the ten positions in the Surya Namaskar and the Mantras- The pictures are of the Sun temple at Konark, Odisha.
“सा विद्या या विमुक्तये|” – Most of us have heard this quote at some time or the other. This is the motto of quite a few educational institutions in India. The complete verse, which is from the Vishnu Puran, is … Continue reading
“A 9-year-old girl studying in a BMC school at Govandi was allegedly molested in the school’s toilet by an unknown man on Thursday. The 2nd standard student, who studies in the Urdu-medium section of Shivaji Nagar Mahapalika School, went to use the toilet … Continue reading
As a child, I loved the story of Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy some day. He had an unusual trait- whenever he told a lie, his nose would begin to grow! After a … Continue reading
How Much is Enough? “You can never have enough ” seems to be what everyone thinks nowadays. It is a legitimate ambition to covet the latest electronic gadgets, or buy the fastest bikes. It is the ‘in thing’ to wear clothes with … Continue reading
Today, I’ve decided to bore my blogging friends with a couple of riddles in Sanskrit. No one really knows who composed these Subhaashit-riddles, they have been passed down by one generation to the next for many centuries. See if you can … Continue reading