Shakti worship during Navratri

In Navratri we worship Shakti and the different forms of Shakti, Sri Vidya, of the Devi, Tripurasundari, Rajarajeshwari etc. This universal energy is residing in all human beings in the mooladhara chakra; the lowest center. According to Saundarya Lahiri, she resides in the mooladhara, coiled three and a half times, like a snake.


Significance of Lord Ganesha

Ganesha is usually represented as having two Shaktis, two concerts, one is Siddhi and the other is Buddhi.  According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the extraordinary capacities and the powers that a yogi acquires when the connection between his Muladhara and Sahasrara is established are called the Ashta Siddhis. 


Finding Happiness in the Battlefield of Life – The Bhagavad Gita Way

Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a beautiful book. It means Song of the Lord. It is one of the Upanishads, perhaps the only Upanishad, which was taught in the battlefield and not in the forest. We are all in the battlefield of life; it is not that we are separate from this metaphor. There are so many situations before us. What do we usually do? Either we jump into it with great violence, or we try to run away from it; retire from it, and feel dejected. However, there is a middle path to this, and that is what Krishna describes in the Gita.