As they delve into the 10 virtues, “The first and most important of the 10 is forgiveness or Uttam Kshama.” “Like when I say sorry to Nihir after taking his things.” quips Nitali. “Partly, Nitali… it is ‘authentic forgiveness’, that is given with humility, and no anger.” replies Ba, patiently. I have a story to … Continue reading Two brothers a.k.a. Bhai
“Ba, I met Veer at school today and he was talking about Pary…um….shan starting. What is Pary…shan?” “Nihir beta, Veer was talking about Paryushan. પ is for Paryushan. And according to Sanskrit grammar the underlying idea of the festival and its interpretation is given below: “Parismantadushayante dhante karmani yasimannasau paryushnm” a.k.a. the celebration through which … Continue reading Paryushan MahaParva, what is?
KHICHDI So what is it? Khichdi a popular food dish in Gujarat, India and is made with rice and lentils and has many variations, like adding vegetables to make it a one pot meal. The word Khichdi is derived from the sanskrit word ‘Khicca’. It is an ancient food. To read more about it’s history, … Continue reading Khichdi
Nitali wakes up to a geet a.k.a song playing in their home, and scent of incense entering her room. Nitali rubs her eyes open, runs to Nihir’s room saying ” Wake up Nihir….It is Raksha Bandhan ( a.k.a bond of protection/care). ….” Nihir hardly moves, he is fast asleep. Nitali rushes to the bathroom to get … Continue reading Rakshabandhan a.k.a Badev
Once upon a time in Hemis National Park, Ladakh, India, lived 2 Brown bears , Chikoo, and Shakar Teti. The 2 brown bears live in a special cave dug in earth that their friend, Rinch a.k.a bear had found for them. It was special indeed, it was under the tall Poplar and colorful Willow trees. It had … Continue reading Maybe 3 bears
Breathing: Pranayam: Ancient Indian texts define Prana as the vital life force or energy, distinguishing the living from the non living including the dead which flows through “nadis [subtle energy channel]” and “chakras [energy centers]”. It is supported by rest, food, breathing and calm mind. Ancient Indians observed that the quality of breath affected the … Continue reading Mountain and Tree Poses, Pranayam