Happy Diwali 2017
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and it celebrates the victory of light over darkness. It is a day of Hindu solidarity. Hindus all over the world celebrate this festival and it is a joyous time for families. Families and friends get together, gifts are exchanged, new clothes ar...Read More
Madurai’s Sacred Citadel to the Goddess
Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple in South India, Hinduism’s grandest citadel to the goddess, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus the world over and one of the most famous temples in India. This temple, centuries old and hand carved out of granite, covers an area of 16.5 acres. In Mad...Read More
Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in South India
An invitation to join Jasmine Grace on a Vedic Adventure in South India from Nov 29 to Dec 10, 2017. “On my upcoming fifth trip to India, I feel it is a deep honor to guide beautiful beings through the soul-stirring and beautiful land of India. In true Dandapani style, this is no ordinary yoga&he...Read More
Is there heaven or hell?
Different religions believe in different things obviously. Hinduism does not believe in heaven or hell but rather in heavenly states of mind and hellish states of mind. One of the core beliefs of Hinduism is that God is all pervasive. God is in you, in me, in the trees, in the stones. God is ever...Read More
Hindu View of Reincarnation
In the Hindu belief, a soul lives in the physical body and when the physical body dies, the soul continues functioning in the astral plane before reincarnating. When a soul reincarnates, it goes through another physical life and keeps evolving, and another life and keeps evolving, and so on until...Read More
Can we choose our next birth?
Most people do not have mastery over their own energy and are perpetually creating through thoughts, words and actions some future that is beyond their control. More mature souls are conscious of what they are thinking, speaking and doing and put themselves on a clear path to create their own fut...Read More
Hindus winter solstice celebration of Ganesha
It’s the time of the year in the Hindu Vedic Astrology when the sun ends its southward movement (dakshinayana) and begins its movement north (uttaranayana). Winter solstice is a festive time for many cultures around the world. Hindus celebrate Pancha Ganapati, a five-day festival to the Hin...Read More
The Four Stages of Life
This talk is an excerpt of a 2-hour Conversations on the Spiritual Path talk held at Jane’s House of Wellbeing in St. Charles, Missouri. An attendee asks me to share some insights on the Hindu concept of the four stages of life. What are they, at what age do the different stages begin, etc. Talk&...Read More