PHOTO MOMENT: Ganesh Chaturthi – Mumbai Ganpati

  May all of your obstacles be overcome this Ganesh Chaturthi. Image by Supriya Tiwari. SOURCES: Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984 Mumbai Ganpati‏, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/Mum_Ganpati mum_ganpati, Instagram (26 August 2017) https://www.instagram.com/p/BYPw3HenCFY/ tiwarisupriya392, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tiwarisupriya392/ Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Ganesh Chaturthi – Mumbai Ganpati

PHOTO MOMENT: Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal

Lovelane Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal Mazgaon . Posted Via : @lovelanecharaja .#Mum_Ganpati #capture #captured… https://t.co/xCuGobB3hR pic.twitter.com/XFvxMwjmTA — Mumbai Ganpati (@Mum_Ganpati) August 5, 2017   A photo taken of the murti of Lord Ganesh at the Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal festival located in Love Lane, Mazgaon, Mumbai. Devotees of God as Ganesh are getting ready for the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival which commences on the 24th August 2017.  Please allow a few seconds for the embedded tweet and image to load as it may be slower on some browsers/connections. SOURCES/IMAGE CREDITS: Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984 @lovelanecharaja Mumbai Ganpati‏, … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Mandal

AUROVILLE: A unique city

Auroville, a young city lying around 10 kilometres from the former French colony of Puducherry (Pondicherry), now an Indian union territory, is an important hub of Hindu spirituality, which draws in thousands of people from all over the world. Set deep in the forests straddling the border of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, Auroville’s buildings are laid out in a unique formation reminiscent of the stars of a galaxy. Designed by architect Roger Anger, Auroville takes its name from Sri Aurobindo, a great philosopher and was established in 1968 by The Mother, also known by her birth name Mirra Alfassa, who was … Continue reading AUROVILLE: A unique city

HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

    The Half-Eaten Mind wishes all its readers and community a very happy Diwali.     IMAGE CREDITS: “File:Traditional Aakash Kandil, Diwali, Pune India 2013.jpg” –  Ramnath Bhat, Wikimedia Commons (24 October 2013) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Traditional_Aakash_Kandil,_Diwali,_Pune_India_2013.jpg “Wish Happy Diwali To Your Website Visitors!” – Mehul Mohan, Happy Diwali http://diwali14.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/happy-diwali-blog-widget.html Canva https://www.canva.com/ Continue reading HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

ANGKOR WAT STEGOSAURUS: Cambodian Hindu temple shows possible ancient knowledge of prehistoric life

Krong Siem Reap, CAMBODIA VIJAY SHAH via Hawkfeed If you visit the 800-year-old Hindu temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, you will be immediately be taken aback by the immense building and intricate carvings of deities and old Khmer kings of was once one of the most powerful and expansive empires in south-east Asia. However take a closer look, and you will notice something very peculiar among the images of soldiers, local wildlife, royalty and apsaras (sacred nymphs). On one of the walls of the main temple at Ta Prohm, there is a carving of a lizard-like creature, stockily-built … Continue reading ANGKOR WAT STEGOSAURUS: Cambodian Hindu temple shows possible ancient knowledge of prehistoric life

DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

In celebration of the festival of lights, Diwali, which arrives this year on the Wednesday, 11th of November and which coincides with Armistice Day in the UK, the Half-Eaten Mind has unveiled a special commemorative graphic. The graphic is part of a long tradition on the blog for what is termed in the business as ‘homemade graphics’. Every Diwali since 2013, HEM’s blogger and editor Vijay Shah uses his graphic designs skills to produce special edition graphics which serve as not only a bit of fun and celebration, but also as a tip of the hat to the talent that … Continue reading DIWALI 2015: New HEM festive graphic unveiled

PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hindu New Year 2072

This Saturday marks the Hindu New Year V.S. 2072. This new year’s day is most keenly celebrated in north India and Nepal, although some peoples such as the Gujaratis, Tamils and Bengalis mark their new year’s on a different date. This new year also marks the beginning of spring and the agricultural season in the northern parts of the Asian subcontinent. It also marks the beginning of the nine-day festival of Navratri, in honour of Goddess Durga. “The Hindu New Year 2072 or Vikram Nav Varsh Samvant,is celebrated on Chaitra Shukala Pratipada (March – April). In 2015, the Nav Samvat … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hindu New Year 2072

VEDIC ASTROLOGY: My Kundali shocked me!!

Astrology is rather like Marmite. You either believe in it fervently, enunciating the characteristics of every star sign from Aquarius to Virgo, or you consider it a load of fairy dust splattered wish-wash that you wouldn’t touch with a barge pole. As a student of the media and an avid reader of the printed variety especially, it is a well-known fact that I can assure you of, that newspapers and magazines love publishing horoscopes, at least from my experience in the United Kingdom. Astrologers such as Mystic Meg and Russell Grant have been shown on UK television for years as household names, and funfairs here seem incomplete without fortune tellers (inevitably Romany or … Continue reading VEDIC ASTROLOGY: My Kundali shocked me!!

DIWALI 2014: Festive family photos

Yesterday, on Diwali day itself, I was able to spend time with my family at my mother’s house. It was a beautiful and magical occasion of enjoyment with some of the most special people in my life. There was lots of hugs and smiles as we greeted each other “Happy Diwali”. Mum treated me to a dish of her very delicious vegetarian chilli-con-carne and tasty Indian sweets. We had a quiz game on my brother’s PS4 (out of five players, I came top with a final score of 4,000 points) and later went around the house lighting diyas (lamps) in honour … Continue reading DIWALI 2014: Festive family photos