Posted on February 14, 2016
if you are a Hindu the puja, pooja, the prayer ritual can be done at different occasions, frequency and settings.
A puja can be done at home, at temples, daily or at occasional ceremonies and annual festivities. It may be a few lifetime events such as a birth of a baby or wedding.
Pu or Pushpam means flower and Ja stands for Japa or chanting the holy names of Gods/Godesses. Offering flowers to Deities is an important part in Hindu worship.
when offering the flowers it transmits the persons “bhava”, emotion and the hindu is literally requesting the God/Godess to grant health, wealth and happiness.
Posted on February 11, 2016
a visit to Majnu-ka-tilla is, in my eyes, among the top ten of things to do in Delhi
I really recommend it
the colony was established in 1960 and is officially called New Aruna Nagar Colony, or Samyeling (Little tibet), and is home to second generation of Tibetan refugees
the temple is in the middle of the village square
praying wheels everywhere
herbs and other interesting things for sale instead of traditional medicin
every time I visit I buy some yak blankets from the local market so for no other reason than that it’s worth a visit.
Posted on February 9, 2016
it sure was a foggy or should I say misty morning ?
Posted on February 6, 2016
Posted on February 5, 2016
“The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is an english guided tour of almost 2 hours conducted by kids who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining our trust.”
“Those who take the City Walk Tour through the streets of inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi train station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets will experience a special tour far from the tourist main attractions.”
if interested to find out more about the Trust and the wonderful work they do do, please have a look at SalaamBaalakTrust
it was a great tour and it was so nice to meet and interact with the boys living at the shelter….they where amazed that I knew a little hindi !!
Posted on February 2, 2016
it doesn’t get more magical than this
together with the best company ever (our daughter with husband) and a drink in our hand we watched the sun set in this spectacular way
Posted on January 31, 2016
it really looks like the fields in the southern parts of Sweden in may but here I am in India and it’s january.
Only we don’t grow mustard…..(that becomes mustard oil, seeds and the leaves are eaten as a green vegetable usually mixed with spinach)
same same but very different
but it sure makes me long for those beautiful yellow fields in may.