Bihu Festival of Assam: A Season of ZestRead more: Bihu Festival of Assam: A Season of Zest
We wish our readers and guests a Happy Rongali Bihu! Hoping that the noise and celebration we create in Assam has its good vibes felt all over the world, especially on a day when the world saw bombings in Boston, a major earthquake in Iran and a minor one at our home. Three times a…
Photo Of The Day – Chants of MajuliRead more: Photo Of The Day – Chants of Majuli
As seen in the island of Majuli in Northeast India, simple men clad in plain white cloth roam around, stopping randomly at places to chant the name of God and love.
Photo Of The Day ~ Ambubachi GatheringRead more: Photo Of The Day ~ Ambubachi Gathering
This photo was taken same time last year, during the Hindu gathering of Ambubachi Mela at the temple of Kamakhya in Guwahati in Northeastern India, held to celebrate the femininity of Mother Earth.
Photo Of The Day ~ Towards EnlightenmentRead more: Photo Of The Day ~ Towards Enlightenment
Every June, the controversial Hindu festival known as ‘Ambubachi Mela’, commences at Kamakhya Temple in the state of Assam. For four days, thousands of people – devotees, sadhus, tourists, magicians and madmen, flock from all over India, to celebrate the yearly menstruation course of the almighty Goddess. The event, where animal sacrifices are offered to God, is also regarded as…
Photo Of The Day ~ Listening To GodRead more: Photo Of The Day ~ Listening To God
Taken at the Ambubachi Festival, which is held in the month of June at the Kamakhya Temple in Assam, a few local boys can be seen sitting on the lapse of a temple and enjoying the rhymes sung for Mother God. The festival marks the completion of the yearly menstruation cycle of the Mother Goddess…
Progressive BuddhismRead more: Progressive Buddhism
It is hard to pinpoint a major dominant religion of Northeast India. Due to its vast cultural and ethnic diversity, religion here too has a broad spectrum. And within it lies Hinduism, Islam, along with Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism and Indigenous beliefs. Religion has always intrigued me. I was born a Hindu in the plains of…