Here is the extended version of what I recently wrote on my facebook wall, about Hanuman. He is a monkey - who is supposedly an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Hanuman is the son of of Vayu (God of Air) and a mortal Lady Anjana. He can also fly.. well he's a monkey and is able … Continue reading Hanuman – The Monkey God in Hind Epic `Ramayanam’
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?
Childhood ideals & the Warrior codes in Hindu myths
I was in the middle of another post, when these thoughts started to pour out. It concerns some of the Hindu pics and my childhood ideals - that have do still stay with me - on matters of loyalty, duty and the warrior code! Although most people are familiar with my magical and spiritual workings … Continue reading Childhood ideals & the Warrior codes in Hindu myths
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