Travel Trails! (7) Temple Art

Outer façade of a roadside temple in Bengaluru The deity inside is worshipped The outer glance too worshipped The decorative creativity enchants Just a passing glimpse gives grants The Southern Temple art is devotional The carvings and sculpting is special For, the workmen build with dedication Their hearts filled with divine compassion Sikiladi

Ganesh!

A floral depiction of Bhagwan Ganesh at a Sindhi Hindu Wedding Altar in Dubai. The Divine manifestation takes form, With an elephant head on human form. He bestows auspiciousness with a charm, Blesses each occasion with prayer perform. Adding goodness and sanctity to the events, From all harm ’Vighna harta’ prevents. Be it a child … Continue reading Ganesh!

International Bindi/ Tilak Day Launched

Published in The Asian Weekly , Edition 581 ( October 22 - 29, 2021) A Nairobi-an defines her pride in her bindi https://fb.watch/8OzqWBBXdQ/ Three Generations of a family flaunt their Bindis in Nairobi Members of Sanatan Dharam Group, Kenya, Tanzania and Indonesia & their family members Sanatan Dharam Group members and families marked the day … Continue reading International Bindi/ Tilak Day Launched

मेरी बिन्दी मेरी अनुभूति Meri Bindi Meri Anubhuti

मेरी बिन्दी मेरी अनुभूति  कोई करता रक्त का दान कोई परिश्रम व समय का दान कोई करते खाद्य पथार्थ दान कुछ विशेष गण करते घन से दान मत भूलो इतिहास हमारा माथे लम्बा तिलक सज़ा कर वीरों ने दिए प्राणों के बलिदान हमारी सभ्यता के चिन्ह हैं महान क्यों शठ बन हम तजते यह स्वाभिमान … Continue reading मेरी बिन्दी मेरी अनुभूति Meri Bindi Meri Anubhuti

Bindiya

The area between the eyebrows is the location of “the third eye” or the seat of concealed wisdom. It is the center point wherein all experience is gathered in total concentration. It is believed, during meditation the latent energy (kundalini) rises from the base of the spine towards the head, this agna is the outlet for this potent energy. The red Kumkum between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. It is also the central point of the base of creation itself — symbolizing auspiciousness and good fortune. The Bindi over this third eye also wards off those trying to influence you in a negative or in a dominating way.