Category archives for: Body Mind Spirit

Dadi Janki’s message rings true even today during the Coronavirus crisis

By Neena Badhwar Dadi Janki, Rajayogini and administrative head of the B K Raja Yoga Centres across the world, passed away at the age of 104. She breathed her last at 2 am on Friday at a hospital in Mount Abu suffering breathing problems and stomach related issues for the last two months. I had […]

Celebration of International Gita Mahotsav in Australia

Since last several years the festival of International Gita Mahotsav (IGM) is celebrated at International level in India in the epic city of Kurukshetra (Haryana, India), the birth place of “Shrimad Bhagavad Gita” with devotion and charm. Last year this festival was visited by 4.5 million people not only from India but also from 10 […]

Usher Deepavali by preparing your home with good Vastu

Vasthu Sastra by T. Selva  Hindus throughout the world will celebrate Deepavali soon and it means so much to the community because it is the coming of light into the world. This is also the day when revellers, young and old, look forward to being blessed with good health, happiness and prosperity. All the tales related to […]

Significance of Yantras in Bhoomi Puja

By T. SELVA Yantras (mystical diagrams) are powerful mystical products used in Vasthu Sastra to enhance energy flow and correction of a negative environment. The proper placement of the yantras has been found to provide a cure for the negativity that afflicts the property and protect the dwellers residing on such a property. On August 4, I […]

Sadhguru in Sydney: ‘This is the best time for immense potential for humanity to transform’

By Sudha Kumar Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev was in Sydney in July. He addressed a huge gathering of about 4800 people at the Dome, Sydney Olympic Park. His last visit was about seven years ago. The gathering was an eclectic mix of all hues of humans. There was a music ensemble that rendered live soulful music […]

ANU research shows prisoners benefitting from yoga

A study authored by three Australian National University (ANU) researchers have reportedly concluded that some Australian Capital Territory prisoners who participated in the yoga program “attained statistically and clinically significant benefit from the program, demonstrated by improvements in their levels of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, goal-direction, negative affect, and non-acceptance”. This recently published study in the “International […]

Sydney siders join the world on Yoga Day

By Vijay Badhwar Thanks to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Yoga has now gained recognition worldwide with June 21 now internationally observed for getting together for Yoga to bring a universal awareness for its physical and mental benefits for practitioners. Now in its 5th year, the Vivekananda Cultural Centre of the Indian Consulate in […]

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 […]

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