How to Live a Perfect Life?

“When our hearts are full of love, life is a smiling valley of beauty and joy, romantic and divine.” – Swami Chinmayananda Q. If detachment is the key to happiness, do we not merely invite sorrow by taking on responsibilities and living as it is inevitable that we will become attached to friends, family, career,…

5 Ways to Beat Monday Blues

Are Mondays overwhelming for you too? Does the thought of Monday itself trigger feelings of stress, anxiety or sadness? Do you lack inspiration and motivation to kick-start the week? Well, don’t worry, we are here with five awesome ways to help you beat those dreadful Monday blues easily. 1. Seek Inspiration from Our Quotes Calendar:…

Life Lessons from Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is a fierce warrior and a compassionate woman at the same time. Ever victorious, the nine manifestations of the Goddess have a story of their own. In this blog, let’s learn life lessons from this invincible Goddess: Durga is derived from the word Durgam, which means fearlessness. Goddess Durga teaches us to remain…

Swami Tapovan Maharaj – An Inspired Saint of India

From time to time, there are born in the sacred land of India, spiritual Masters surpassing all comparison. Swami Tapovan Maharaj was such a Master. Early Years Swami Tapovan Maharaj was born in 1886 in an aristocratic family. From a very tender age, he was not attracted to the materialistic life and expressed dissatisfaction with…

What is a Kasavu Saree?

Introduction to Kasavu Saree Kerala Saree, commonly known as the Kasavu saree, is the traditional wear for women in Kerala. These sarees can be further classified as Kerala Set-Saree, Set-Mundu, Neriyath, Kavani, Kasava etc. These are crafted mainly at Kuthampully of the Thrissur district in Kerala. Kasavu saree is crafted mainly by the Devanga Chettiar…

What is a Maheswari Saree?

Maheshwari handlooms are one of India’s most well-known handcrafted textiles loved the world over for its fineness, delicacy and sophistication. Like all handwork, much imagination, labour and patience go into its making. History of the Saree The first evidence that the Indian saree was worn was found with the small statues of Sumer dates back…

CORD – Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development

CORD (Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development) is a bond of love and understanding encouraging a process of sharing which enriches both the giver and the receiver. In this process of giving and serving, the giver grows spiritually and the receiver is blessed with the power of transformation. – Swami Tejomayananda CORD was formed under the…

Swami Chinmayananda – A Tribute to the Master

He folded the letter slowly and deliberately and slid it into the waiting envelope. With his back ramrod straight and his head slightly at an angle, his fingers gently folded down the flap of the envelope. Turning the envelope over, with a black felt-tip pen he wrote out the name and address in a flowing,…

Tell, Never Teach, a Story

Historically, there has never been a time so badly cracked up. The maximum conflict that we notice today is not in politics or economics, but it is in the relationships in each home between parents and their children. Parents consider their duties towards their children are only to feed, clothe and groom them. And to help…

What is True Diwali? – by Swami Chinmayananda

On this Sacred day of Deepavali (Diwali) at dusk when darkness intensifies, all homes are illumined by lights, tiny mud pots with oil wicks. I appeal that this day is a day of prayer and expression of love. Get out of your homes in the evening and embrace every other individual in society not because…