Category archives for: Body Mind Spirit

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images.

In the past several years we’ve seen Ganesh toilet seats, Kali underwear, Krishna bathmats, Om flip flops, and countless other items displaying Hindu sacred imagery in ways that many Hindus find disrespectful at best or downright offensive at worst. Though Hindu imagery is regularly used in a commercial context to market many domestic items, both […]

See Tajmahal from the Vastu angle

By T. SELVA, Vastu Shastra Column MOVED by its architecture and much talked about magnificence, I made atrip to the Taj Mahal recently, a masterpiece of the world’s legacy.It is dubbed as the most photographed monument of love and anyonesteep foot there will be mesmerised by its beauty and the peacefulenergy it exudes.My recent visit to the […]

This wonderful couple passing on the spirit of yoga to Sydneysiders

By Sudha Kumar Spirit of India (NSW) Inc. ( is a not for profit organisation that was established in Sydney, Australia in May 2004 under the able guidance and inspiration of Mr. Vijay Patankar of Shri Ambika Yog Kutir, Thane, India.  The organisation was conceived with a vision to make every person take responsibility of their well-being […]

5th International Yoga Day workshops and events by the Indian Consulate General, Sydney

5th International Yoga Day workshops and events by the Indian Consulate General, Sydney International Yoga Day Celebrations by the Indian Consulate General, Sydney has been organizing various Yoga, Mindfulness, Heartfulness Meditation, Holistic Wellness Workshop Sessions leading to the final celebration on June 21 when Consul General, Sydney invites all to a free event on June […]

This elephant takes one to a ‘Journey of Wellbeing’

By Manju Mittal Tamil Woman’s Development Group ( TWDG ) in collaboration with ‘Haathi in the Room’ (HIR)  hosted a ‘Journey to Wellbeing’ afternoon tea at Parramatta RSL Club on Saturday May 4, 2019,  with a focus on mental health. While the winter sun was shining outside, inside the club all the ladies from TWDG […]

शुक संदेह

सी. राजागोपालाचारी “परमात्मा सर्वव्यापी है। लेकिन कुछ लोग उसे विभिन्न मूर्तियों और शिव-लिंगों में बंद करके रखना चाहते हैं। नाना-रुपी मूर्तियां बना कर वे उनकी पूजा करते हैं और अपने को शैव, वैष्णव आदि भिन्न-भिन्न मतावलम्बी बतलाते हैं !” एक कौवे ने अपने पास बैठे तोते से इस प्रकार अपना मत प्रकट किया। कौवा मंदिर […]

Vipassana has slowly, steadily grown on me

By Ila Vedi It has been 15 years since the first time I stepped into Vipassana, a world I can scarcely fathom living without now. In a world dictated by instant gratification, searching for a way of life that delves into its deeper meaning. The first step is to accept the pleasure, and also its […]

The humble Beetroot: panacea for many health issues

When buying vegetables no one looks at the humble beetroot. It is neither a fruit, nor a vegetable. Yet it is a life giving, life promoting shall we say here vegetable. In Australia we find it in our burgers at Macdonalds, and is sold in tins at a very cheap price at supermarkets. Beetroot is […]

Sydney Padayatra 2018 – pilgrims walking for farmers

By Manju Mittal ‘Let’s Give Hope’- a non profit Sydney organisation walk2temple team organised annual event Padayatra which proved to be quite popular. This year the event Padayatra was held in Sydney on 29th September, 2018. It was a free event to all the members of community in general to participate and enjoy walk with […]

Oza’s discourse on Bhagwat Puran overflowing with emotion

By Neena Badhwar Shrimad Bhagwat Katha was being told to Sydney audience for the last eight days by respected Ramesh Bhai Oza in Minto. Thousands came to listen to the discourse which at times overwhelmed not just the audience but the story teller (kathvachak) too. His voice would break at places, love flowing through his […]

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