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Pilgrims’ progress

Adventure sports, spirituality, a combination of luxurious and economical packages make this year’s Kumbh Mela more attractive. By Team Viva A significant change in the pattern of travellers attending the Prayagraj Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 has been witnessed by a travel organisation. There has been a change in the perspective of the attendees towards the holy mela. Visitors not only...

Mother Ganga

The crystal-clear, blue, rushing waters of Mother Ganga cut through the foothills of the Himalayas, carving out the most sacred riverbed in the world. Out of the Mother Glacier more than 13,000 feet above sea level, the Goddess Ganga- daughter of King Himavat, the king of the Himalayas, and Queen Meru, sister of Uma, Bhagawan Shiva’s divine consort-is said...

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

“Science is also a religion. It also depends on belief,” a friend who holds a doctorate in physics said once provocatively. He has a point. The scientists believe in theories that seem to explain what they observe. Yet they don’t know for sure whether they are true. For example, mainstream scientists still hold that consciousness is a kind of...

Approaching Krishna through Guru Tattva

For the soul, which is eternally anxious to engage in the Lord’s service, He manifests through energy, through a principle by which He engages all living beings in His loving service and this is called guru tattva, writes Radhanath Swami   Lord Krishna, in His supreme abode of Gokula, has nothing to do with creation of material  existences; it is through...

Yog Kumbh: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev holds camp at Kumbh Mela

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev led a morning yoga session on the banks of the Sangam with Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan on the third day of the week-long Yog Kumbh  during the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj.   Both the ascetics  spoke to the devotees who gathered there. Baba Ramdev said, “The churning of the ocean is within you. The...

Osho and the human consciousness

Three decades have passed since Osho’s death but the impact of his ideas can still be felt in spiritual thought and evolution, writes Swami Anand Arun On January 19, 1990, Osho left his body at his Pune ashram and a rushed cremation was carried out after the public announcement of his death. His body was brought out for ten minutes...

Finding the real Inner Peace

Neeraj Kumar Pande | in Devbhoomi Spiritual Spirituality and inner happiness cannot be separated. Only an open mind which is contented with even simple pleasures of life can aspire to tread on the path of spiritual fulfillment. The search for an eternal happy and peaceful state of being therefore becomes the most critical quest of humankind. How can an...

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

      Maria Wirth | in Devbhoomi Spiritual   Now this ocean analogy of all being one sounded almost like that article on modern physics which I had read in high school. How come? Did the scientists discover this independently or were their theories inspired by the Vedas? Had the scientists reflected on the profound insights of the...

What happens to the soul after Death?

  Yogiraj Siddhanath Is Death the final goal of life or is there life after death? And if there is life, what are the turns and twists and evolutionary journey in the life after death, until the soul is reborn again? This question has long perturbed humankind caught between medical sciences which have for long tried to prolong life, thinking it to...

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

    Maria Wirth Usually an -ism is associated with a narrow doctrine, developed by one person like Marxism, Stalinism, Maoism or has otherwise a negative image like Nazism or “Islam-ism”, which is meant to be seen as different and worse than Islam. That Juda-ism, which always was at the receiving end of Christianity and Islam, also got an...