Diwali – Day of Light and the slaying of Demons?

On this day of Diwali, Hindu festival of light, my best wishes to all.. I think if we keep focusing on the beauty and creativity within, and not the monsters, we might just find that the monsters are just protective shells of yet more vulnerable and wonderous creatures within...waiting to be loved.. and lost inside … Continue reading Diwali – Day of Light and the slaying of Demons?

Video: Demon War (Sooran Porr)- Hindu festival of Victory

http://youtu.be/7x0rvWD5deU Soora Por (meaning `Demon war) is a annual  Hindu festival..  that takes place in late Autumn, after Diwali (festival of Light). It is the culmination of a highly sacred week of prayers and rituals called the `Kanthashasthy fasting’ dedicated to the warrior god Murugan (also known as Karthikeyan, Velavan and many other names). Murugan … Continue reading Video: Demon War (Sooran Porr)- Hindu festival of Victory

Maha Shivaratri (Shiva’s night) and the Worship of Hindu God Shiva

Maha Shiva Ratri  is the `Great Night of Shiva'  - when Hindu devotees of the God Shiva spend a whole night in total worship and prayers of Shiva - either in their homes or local temples.   Shivarathri nights for coming years:   Friday 24th February 2017; Tuesday 13th February 2018; Monday 4th March 2019; … Continue reading Maha Shivaratri (Shiva’s night) and the Worship of Hindu God Shiva

GaianTimes Magazine #6 Winter2012 (3 special covers)

      Gaian Times eco-spiritual Magazine #6 came out back in November 2012, and had 3 special `covers' (well, being an e-magzine, we can have as many covers as possible).  Each cover gave attention to a special feature or a cause. The Formal Cover had Rose Dixon in her `Urban London Witchy' look, holding … Continue reading GaianTimes Magazine #6 Winter2012 (3 special covers)

Hindu festival of Navarathri – Nine nights of the Goddess

Navarathri (meaning `nine nights' ) is an annual Hindu Festival that takes place in late Autumn.   I wrote the following feature article in Issue#2 of Gaian Times eco-magazine last year (Sept'11). Here's the full article again.. reproduced to mark this special Hindu festival..  -Mani Navarathri  celebrates and worships three of the many aspects of … Continue reading Hindu festival of Navarathri – Nine nights of the Goddess