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Navrati Festival

Navratri–or the nine sacred days–mark the most auspicious days of the lunar calendar according to Hinduism. Celebrated with fervour and festivity all over India, and every Hindu community the world over, these nine days are dedicated solely to Maa Durga (goddess Durga) and her nine avatars. The prominent story associated with Navratri is the battle that took place between goddess…

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They are not deities or gods

Before the advent of Abraham religion, the concept of GOD – as such, in the Abraham understanding – did not exist. Although we are used to the fact that various Eastern Asian figures in polytheistic cultures presented by gold or copper figures, statues, and monuments or wall drawings in Hindu temples are called deities or gods. But this is a…

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Kalachakra Tantra – ancient total science

Name of Kalachakra: Circle of Time. Kala – means time is an aspect of unchanging bliss. Chakra – this is a circle, aspect of elusiveness, emptiness of everything. Thus, the term Kalachakra may mean the unity of eternal bliss and the emptiness of everything that manifests. It is Kalachakra Outer, Inner and Secret. Outer Kalachakra is the world around us:…

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Namaste, did you eat your rice?

“Namaste” is not all that you can hear in the morning from a Nepali. In this country rich in history, it is usual to express concern for the neighbor more bluntly. So when we came to Nepal for the first time, we lived with the Boguns – a Brahmin caste – for a long time we could not get used…

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Lama who knows everything

The Tamangs who live in Kathmandu enjoy their own tradition and a well-developed system of rituals. They have their lamas, or Buddhist priests taught – usually from the youngest childhood years – according to the tradition of the Nyingma school of Mahayana Buddhism. In addition, it is known that the man bearing the name Lama belongs to the Tamang caste….

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Samsara

Samsara is to see the mistakes of others. Tilopa …….. Judge not, and you will not be judged. For a judgment you judge will judge you; and they will measure you with a measure that you measure. Why do you see the splinter in the eye of your brother, and the beams in your own eyes do you not see? Or how…

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Nepali calendar and the way it works.

Nepali calendar – Bikram Sambat

The Nepali calendar includes the Hindu calendar Bikram Sambat (Vikram Samvat) and the days of the week, days of the month, and anniversaries of the Gregorian calendar. The Nepalese calendar, Nepali Patro – also called Nepali Bikram Sambat, in short BS – means all national holidays, cultural and religious festivals of all ethnic groups of Nepal. It includes mainly Dashain,…

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Tulsi – holy basil

Tulsi contains strong antioxidants, has antibacterial, antiviral, antidiabetic, antimalarial, antiallergic, adaptogenic, and immune properties, and also gives the beverage a refreshing but delicate taste. The plant shows great variation depending on the type of soil, rainfall, and the place where it grows. The growing environment affects the size of the herb, its strength, and medical efficiency. Tulasi has a sweet-sharp…

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lifeofus.net Maya Volkov

Celebrating Children’s Day in Krakow

We were invited to join the Children’s Day organized by Krakow Culture Center, Podgórze Culture Center on the 5th of July 2021. As lockdown was not in power by that time there were many different celebrations all over Krakow. We didn’t know what we were invited to and how it will be. It was the celebration of Children’s day. It…

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Ekadashi: Special day for women

June 21 or the 7thth day of the month of Ashad, 2078 of calendar Bikram Sambat Ekadashi is a special day in Nepal. It always falls on the eleventh day after the new moon and on the eleventh day after the full moon – twice each month in the Nepalese calendar. Many try to uphold the precepts of Ayurvedic teachings…

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