How to Grow Cilantro at Home

Cilantro, also called as Kothmir or Hara Dhaniya in Urdu language, sometimes referred as Coriander leaves, is my favorite, most quintessential culinary herb, which I love to add in most of my vegetable preparations while I cook. Growing this fragrant herb is easy. Every Indian kitchen is stocked up with coriander seeds. Just sow a […]

Green Grape Smoothie

Grapes are one of the fruits that clean and heal the most as they clean the lymphatic system. Ayurveda recommends to fast on only grape juice once in a while. It strengthens the digestive fire and improves health. 1/2 avocado2 cups sweet green grapes1 cup spinachCoconut water or waterA little piece of ginger1/2 lemon juice […]

What is Yoga?

“Yoga is not just for physical fitness and mental peace alone, Yoga is for manifesting the state, space, powers, being, and superconsciousness of Paramashiva.” – HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam Yoga is one of the six philosophical systems of Hinduism. It is a sacred and scientific system to prepare the body mind system to hold the […]

Hinduism is Real: How I Fed my Ganesha

My beloved Swamiji, HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, spoke during satsangh about the experience of Nithyatva, the 7th dimension of the multiverse on Oct 16, 2019. Nithyatva is the space of eternity, a space where matter to energy (or food into energy) and energy to matter conversion happens at will with no effort, the effortless zone […]

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling is an Ayurvedic technique for detox. Use sesame oil from an Indian grocery store. Take one table spoon of oil and swoosh it around in your mouth for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes white and froozy. Spit it out into your trash can. Do not spit it into your sink or toilet […]

Masala Chai Tea

A cup of chai or tea, cherished by many in India and the West alike. A true comfort ‘food’, nourishing, and easy to make with its many aromatic spices. 1 Tbsp black tea1 cup water2 cloves1 cardamomfew small cinnamon pieceslittle grated ginger1/2 cup almond milkhoney or jaggery to taste Boil black tea in water. Add […]

7 Quick Tips for a Blissful Day

We all appreciate a blissful life and create it one day at a time. Happy days are good for our own health and state of mind but also for the people around us. Nothing is more contagious than a good laughter. Here are seven quick tips to make a blissful day happen for artists and […]

Shivani’s Quick and Easy Chai Tea

Surprise, surprise! Recently I was talking with my longtime friend Shivani. I asked her how she prepares a cup of Chai. I was expecting a secret mix of spices that she would use but no, she has a quick and easy way of preparing tasty Chai tea. Here is her recipe. Ingredients 1 teabag of […]

Spiritual Symbolism of Nataraj – Cosmic Dancer

Nataraj, literally meaning King of Dancers, is the cosmic dancer, the god of auspiciousness and reigns over the ajna chakra located between the eyebrows. He is a form of Shiva dancing Ananda Tandava, the dance of bliss, of creation and rejuvenation. Nataraj is the god of bliss of which dance is an expression of bliss. […]

Spiritual Symbolism of Ganesha

Ganesha – God of Good Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles Ganesha is the most popular and beloved god of all. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesha is not an elephant but received an elephant head only. The story goes that Parvati created Ganesha and asked him to guard her place […]