Generally Speaking, Hindu Chaplain, Hindu Chaplaincy, Vedanta

Taking A Stand For Dharma And The Need For The Rise of Arjuna(s)

One of the best times of year for me as I’ve mentioned before is the month of Shravan. The entire month is filled with daily devotions entwined with deep significance. Then there’s Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami that fall during the month of Shravan as well. This Janmashtami, like most years, we went to the local Hindu… Continue reading Taking A Stand For Dharma And The Need For The Rise of Arjuna(s)

Faith, Hinduism, Life, Spirituality, Vedanta

Shubh Guru Purnima!!

Guru Purnima - The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadh - is designated to honor one's Guru, Spiritual Teacher. While I am not formally initiated into any Guru-Shishya tradition, Pujya Swami Dayanand Saraswatiji (Arsha Vidya Gurukulam), Swamini Svatmavidyanandaji (Asha Vijnana Gurukulam), Pujya Swami Chinmayanandaji (Chinmaya Mission) and their teachings continue to inform… Continue reading Shubh Guru Purnima!!

Faith, Generally Speaking, Hinduism, Life, Spirituality, Vedanta

Revisiting Gauri Vrat And A Renewed Appreciation For Rituals

Today, I've been reflecting on a phase of my life growing up in India. When I was much younger growing up in Gujarat, my sister and I used to observe the annual Gauri Vrat. The Gauri Vrat this year starts today July 4 till July 9, 2017. This particular vrat (fasting with intention) is predominantly… Continue reading Revisiting Gauri Vrat And A Renewed Appreciation For Rituals