Video:Chandi Homam Wimbledon Ganapathy Temple (October 2019)

This year's annual Chandi Homan - fire ceremony - took place at Shree Ganapathy Temple, Wimbledon on SUnday 6th October 2019. It took place in the middle of the 9 days of Navarathri (9 nights of Goddess) auspicious festivities. Navarathri festivities honour the various forms of the Hindu Goddesses - mainly Saraswaty (Education & arts), … Continue reading Video:Chandi Homam Wimbledon Ganapathy Temple (October 2019)

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)

Vijayathasami – Day of Victory following Navarathree (nine nights of the Goddess)

Today is Vijayathasami - the 10th day after Navarathri -  the nine days and nights of the Hindu Goddesses Sarawsathy, Luxmi & Dyrga. What happens on this day? here's a blog extract I wrote.. The 10th day is the day of victory, and culmination of all the prayers and festivities.  Such deeply significant religious festivities … Continue reading Vijayathasami – Day of Victory following Navarathree (nine nights of the Goddess)

Omam – A Hindu Temple Fire Ritual in Ganapathy Temple (Wimbledon) for Goddess Durga

Back in Autumn ..last year, when life was being pretty difficult.. I was visiting a local Hindu Temple (Shree Ganapathy Temple in Wimbledon, SW London)...  for some peace and inner balance. And I found out they were about to do a special `Pooja' (ritual)..  called an `Omam'..   where many Hindu Priests gather and create … Continue reading Omam – A Hindu Temple Fire Ritual in Ganapathy Temple (Wimbledon) for Goddess Durga

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