Archive for the category ‘Did you know?’

Aug 26

Krishna!

If we look at the form of Krishna, we are enthralled by His beauty and Grace, but there are many secrets here as well! First off, He is always pictured blue… this doesn’t mean that He was blue in colour 🙂 … blue is the colour of the sky and signifies that like the the […]

Aug 24

Responses…

Few interesting questions in the comments section of the previous week’s posts… Here are my responses 🙂 1. In India only Parsis are allowed into Fire Temples… though i have heard that in Iran anyone can go into a Fire Temple… The photo of the Fire Temple in the post is from Yazd in Iran […]

Aug 22

Pateti

Happy Pateti!! A greeting we keep hearing so much we have forgotten what Pateti actually means… Pateti is the last day of the year… and is actually the Day of Repentance! Its on this day that you are supposed to feel sorry for any mistakes or any harm that you may have caused knowingly or […]

Aug 21

Why do Parsis worship the Fire?

One thing lead to another, you can click The Holy Fire and read about it… and One day I asked Guruji, why do Parsis worship the Fire?! He replied, Look at the essence of Fire. If you put Gold with some impurities in Fire. What happens? The impurities are burned away and the value of […]

Aug 20

The Holy Fire

Parsis worship Ahura Mazda (our name of God) through revering and worshiping nature. And our symbol is Fire. Each Fire Temple has a consecrated holy fire that is kept (smoldering) burning night and day. Each fire is lit with a spark of the original Atash Badshah (now housed in Udvada in Gujarat), and so it […]

Aug 19

Saal Mubarak!!

Today is Parsi New Year. And Srividya from Poona called me yesternight and requested me to post some things about Parsis this week… so here goes… The Parsis were a warrior race originating in ancient Persia a few thousand years ago. They were known for their bravery, their amazing intellectual achievements and their devotion to […]

Aug 1

Global Cooling

There is all this talk about global warming and corrupt politicians and ruthless businesses and blah blah blah… but not many seem to be doing much about it (other than ranting)… and there seem to be very few things that individually and collectively we can do together to thwart this menace… A path towards Global […]

Jul 23

A Riddle

This one is supposed to be really tough… I got it in about 15ish minutes 1. There are 5 houses in 5 different colours. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. 2. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. […]

Jun 18

Firefox Download Day

Firefox is the browser i use… Today is the release of Firefox 3… go download it, if you have not done so already (it’s free)… the good folks who made it are going for a world record for maximum downloads in a day! You could be a small part of making History with Firefox! Firefox […]

Jun 16

… and then…

…We railwayed back to the ashram and what an eventful last few days we had here! The whole of India is talking about the agitation of the Gujjar community against the Rajasthan Government. Since being proactive happens to be Guruji’s mantra, he visited Bayana where the first round of talks were going to happen between […]

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