Back to Roots : 15 Kaal Sarp Yog

Our solar system and the Navagrahas are all surrounded with multiple benefits and malefics as well. Talking about the malefic effects, there is one such yog that affects all kundali and the human attached to it. Kaal sarp dosh, is one such dosh that we carry in our lives from the previous birth. As the…

Back to Roots : 14 Brahma Muhurat

Rumi says,”Listen to silence it has so much to say “ The sudden break from the busy schedules, blaring alarms and horns has been quitened. As though nature wanted to sleep a little longer, rest a little more…  This is the time we need to make the choice, do we sleep or get up to…

Back to Roots : 13 Shani

It’s very intriguing to go through, our old scriptures and legends. There is so much knowledge in them and more than knowledge what truly intrigues me is the reason behind everything.It is the seventh planet. Turning the pages of the “Skanda Purana”, I stumble upon a beautiful legend and story about lord shani dev. Apart…

Back to Roots : 12 Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Prayers move mountains, and it’s the quietest form of communication with God. When pandemic struck our lives, many of us went within and constantly connected with the supreme power. Soon, winds of change is finally here. We have all gone through huge turmoils in our own way. Our soul which is very old and lived…

Back to Roots : 11 Yug

We are well versed with the fact that when a full cycle is covered the mechanical number rewinds itself, to start a new journey from the number zero. The year 2020 was one such year and it was with a very strong mix of two very powerful digits, 4 and zero. While the number 4…

Back to Roots : 10 Aaditya

My last few columns have been dedicated to the mighty mysterious space above us.Our planets, I have been very intrigued by their being,the stars, their positions and their formations. I recall vivdly my summer evenings,when I lay for hours together trying to find the saptarishi  or the seven sisters. Then catch hold of whoever was…

Back to Roots : 9 Astronomy & Astrology

In my last column,”Navagraha” I touched upon the nine planets and the two shadow planets, Rahu n Ketu. Thereby showcasing their strength and characteristics. In this column, we see how they influence each other. Astronomy and astrology has been there ever since our mother earth came into being. 21st December, will be an iconic date…

Back to Roots : 8 Navagraha

It’s this time of the year again when we, my son and me seive through things in the house, that we can share with less privileged. While packing our bags I came across an old rickity looking box and a book in it, about the solar system. The storyteller in me couldn’t stop telling him…

Back to Roots : 7 Yagnopaveetham

“Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram Prajapatheryasahajam purasthadAayushyamagryam prathimuncha shibramYagnopaveetham balamasthu thejah” The above sholoka in sanskrit describes the scaredness and significance of this ceremonies. In today’s day and age, the importance of these rituals is fast dwindling away. Soon our generation and the generation after will loose track of these important rituals. In the above verse it’s…

Back to Roots : 6 Sindoor

Our purans has so much to teach us. Sometimes I wonder, why are our schools not teaching the rich knowledge of our purans,vedas and upnishads. Infact, if our kids learn from puras and the old scriptures our children will be able to make the most of their talent and skills. Hindu Mythology and its traditions…