Samskaras – Why they are important in a Child’s Life

What are Samskaras? Samskaras or sanskaras (Sanskrit: संस्कार) can be defined as “mental impression, recollection, psychological imprint”. Samskaras (impressions) are embedded in the subconscious mind. An experience in the sense-plane sinks down into the depths of the subconscious mind and becomes there a ‘Samskara’. These Samskaras manifest as tendency, karmic impulse, subliminal impression, habitual potency or innate dispositions. Thus, Samskaras are guiding principles…

Rama – Indeed a Man of Perfection!

Rama – A Perfect character in the Ramayana The great sage Valmiki has in his creation of this divine hero, symbolized in Him the ideal of uncompromising goodness. Nowhere else does one find such idealistic perfection in all walks of life, combined in a single individual. Thus, Rama was a perfect son, ideal king, a…

Understanding the True Power of Namaste or Namaskar

Since childhood we all have seen and learnt to greet one another with a Namaste. Do you know why we join our palms, bow the head and say “namaste”? Namaste can be a formal or informal greeting, a cultural habit, or an act of worship. However, there is much more to it than what meets…

Why do we Worship the Holy Basil or Tulsi

In Hindu tradition, Tulsi or the Holy Basil is considered as a mother. It is one of the most sacred plants and is known to be self-purifying. Many stories and legends in the Indian Mythology beckon the reasons why Tulsi is worshipped. One such story states that, once Tulasi devi descended as the daughter of…