video- Wimbledon Ganapathy Temple – chariot Festival 2019

Short 3 min video clip of the Chariot procession in Wimbledon this morning. https://youtu.be/3gbs6RUK_OE

Ganapathy temple Homam – fire ceremony (pics)

Happy Thai Pongal wishes to all!

Happy Thai Pongal wishes to all my friends, fans and family around the world. Pongal is technically the first day of the Tamil new year. Traditionally On this day we honour the Sun god, bless crops and fields..and symbolically do work in the fields. Following day is Mattu-Pongal.. (Madu / Mattu means Cow in Tamil.. … Continue reading Happy Thai Pongal wishes to all!

Carrying a Kavadi at the Ealing Durga Chariot Festival (Aug2017)

Carrying a Kavadi at the Chariot Festival (at Ealing Kanaga Durga Amman temple, London): A year ago I decided and made an offering to do this `Kavadi dance' at this year's Chariot street procession at the Ealing Durga Goddess temple in London. That divine offering / prayer was fulfilled on 13/8/17. The day started with … Continue reading Carrying a Kavadi at the Ealing Durga Chariot Festival (Aug2017)

Ganesh in the Water Ceremony (Ganesh Chathurthi)- sept2016

Ganesh Chathurthi is a special festival that honors the birth of the Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha (Ganapathy, Vinayagar). He is said to remove obstacles and bring good fortune. Ananta Chaturdashi is the 10th and penultimate day of the great Ganesha Utsav or festival that begins with  Vinayaka Chathurthi. At the end of this day, … Continue reading Ganesh in the Water Ceremony (Ganesh Chathurthi)- sept2016

Photos :Ther – Chariot festival at Ganapathy Temple – Wimbledon (7Aug16)

I attended the Ther (annual chariot festival ) at Ganapathy temple yesterday with my mother, and met a few relatives and friends 🙂 Also managed to to Ganapathy mantra 1000+ times (counting on fingers ..without my chanting Rudraksha was a bit difficult at times.. as we're all walking..and much was going on.. ) It was … Continue reading Photos :Ther – Chariot festival at Ganapathy Temple – Wimbledon (7Aug16)

Hindu Chariot Festival at Ganapathy Temple (Wimbledon)

Dear all, there are many who honour and worship the Hindu Elephant-headed God Ganapathy (Ganesh). He is a remover of obstacles! In London, this time of the year, the Ganapathy temple conducts their annual festival..which culminates after many weeks of celebrations and special poojas, with the Chariot Festival (Ther). I will be attending this, and … Continue reading Hindu Chariot Festival at Ganapathy Temple (Wimbledon)

Hindu Auspicious Dates 2016 (July-Dec)

Hindu  auspicious Dates 2016  (July – December). Hi All, apologies for not doing this 6 months ago..  I have put together this list for Hindu auspicious dates/ rituals take place in 2016. (dates collected from various online sites, as well as the booklets published by some of the major Hindu temples in London that I … Continue reading Hindu Auspicious Dates 2016 (July-Dec)

Divine Battles within

Divine Battles within: As much as I like to `resign' from Life, Universe and the internet :-p there's just too much crap going on in the world...for me and anyone with Gaia-consciousness to stay on the sidelines and look for Himalayas to retreat to. THIS is our battle.. to keep the divine faith in our … Continue reading Divine Battles within

Luxmi Ceremony in Hyde Park for Abundance & Love (Navarathri event)

Dear all, This year, Navarathree (Nine nights of the Goddess) takes place between 13th -21st October, with Vijayathasami (Victory Day) on 22nd Oct. We'll be getting together in October, to participate in our own Luxmi  ceremony..  for wealth, love and abundance). he many Hindu Temples in London will have 10 days of celebrations, rituals, Abishekams, … Continue reading Luxmi Ceremony in Hyde Park for Abundance & Love (Navarathri event)