The Rhythm Divine

Music is that rhythm and harmony, that
flows from the universe to the individual,
the infinite to the finite.
The purifying tone of music and the likes
of it has been a part of our rich Indian
Culture and heritage for more than
thousands of years, with its origins dating
back to the Vedas. This is evident in the
sonic and musical dimensions of the
Sama Veda, that expounds the treasure of
melodies and chants.

In This Issue

Marma Chikitsa – The story behind the Jeevasthanas

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and soul. Its main goal is to promote good health, not only fight disease. Treatments in Ayurveda are geared towards specific health problems and these treatments come in many ways (internal and external).

Reflections on Purity

What does it mean to have a mind like crystal? Gurudev explains, “A pure crystal assumes the color of the light reflected in it. Likewise, the soul in you comes to reflect the Divinity. Even the senses come to reflect Divinity and become totally active. When you look at the mountain, it reminds you of the Self, the Consciousness. You see a flower and it reminds you of Consciousness.

The Thiru Parthanpalli Temple at Thiru Nangur

The ancient Thiru Parthanpalli temple is one of the hallowed 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. The glory of this temple has been sung in the ‘Divya Prabandham’ (Tamil devotional literary work) by the Vaishnavite Azhwar saints between the 6th–9th centuries AD. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here as ‘Taamariyaal Kelvan’ and His consort Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as ‘Shegamalavalli Thayar’.

50 Farmers From 20 Punjab Villages Pledge Not to Burn Stubble

Every year around October, post the rice harvest season, stubble burning by farmers in Punjab causes a major environmental hazard in neighbouring cities namely Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad. In spite of stubble burning being banned by the Punjab Government, most small scale farmers resort to setting fire to crop stubble as they find this to be the fastest way to clear their land and prepare it for sowing the next crop.

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