Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

The United Nations has the most number of observations in the 2nd half of its calendar in the month of October. The Hindi / Sanskrit term for the Milky Way galaxy (pictured above) is Akash Ganga or the Celestial Ganges alluding to the story of the heavenly Ganges landing on Earth near Haridwar. The prefix … Continue reading Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

Death Enables Birth : The Drama of Earth

Shraadh is the annual fortnight during which ceremonies are held for the souls of the deceased/ ancestors on the relevant days. Naarayani Shila is a unique place in India for that. During Shraadh 2015, a Hollywood family visited to perform ceremonies for their departed son. The geneology records of families of north India are maintained … Continue reading Death Enables Birth : The Drama of Earth

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

India has 22 recognised languages. And 36 states and union territories. It is only the state of Uttarakhand (in which AZIMVTH Ashram is situated) whose official language is Sanskrit, the mother of all Indian languages. Only Hindi language is written in the same script as Sanskrit. Like AZIMVTH, an old Hindi society is part of … Continue reading Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture