Diwali 2013

“From home to home auspicious songs are being sung, and both rich and poor are equally happy. Tulsidas melodiously sings Rama’s glories, which destroy all the impurities of Kali Yuga.” (Gitavali, 309.4) ghara ghara mangalacāra ekarasa harasita ranka-ganī | tulasidāsa… Read More ›

Diwali 2012

“O Sugriva, you are a fifth brother to us four, for a friend is born of affection, while maleficence is the symptom of an enemy.” (Bharata, Valmiki Ramayana, Yuddha Kand, 127.45) tvamasmākaṃ caturṇāṃ vaibhrātā sugrīva pañcamaḥ || sauhārdājjāyate mitramapakāro’rilakṣaṇam |… Read More ›

Diwali 2011

“O Sita, see the golden lord of mountains [Mainaka], which is golden-peaked and which rose up, piercing the ocean, to provide rest to Hanuman.” (Lord Rama speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Yuddha Kand, 123.18) hiraṇyanābhan śailendran kāñcanaṃ paśya maithili… Read More ›