Why Hindus Light Oil Lamp ?

  If we add up all the lights from all the stars that exist in the universe, it would be a promethean flame compared to the abyss of darkness that is our universe. The existence of living beings on this earth was possible because of the energy emitted from the sun and the timing of…… Continue reading Why Hindus Light Oil Lamp ?

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Why Hindus Light Diya

What my nani used to chant whisperingly under her breath on lighting her diya at the alter during dawn and dusk: शुभं कुरुत्वम कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदः। (Salutations to the light that brings auspiciousness, health and prosperity) शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते॥ (Which destroys inimical feelings, salutations to the light of the lamp) दीपज्योतिः परब्रह्म दीपज्योतिर्जनार्दनः। (The light of the…… Continue reading Why Hindus Light Diya

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Melodies of Bhojpuri Folk echoes in our Indo-Caribbean tradition

हमारी इंडो-कैरिबियन परंपराओं में भोजपुरी लोक की धुनें। आज भी हम मातृभूमि से इन गूँज को सुन सकते हैं। यहाँ पं। छन्नूलाल मिश्र, प्रसिद्ध भारतीय शास्त्रीय गायक हमारे पूर्वजों की भाषा में एक सोहर (जन्म का लोक गीत) गाते हैं

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