Embodying Ganesha – A new prayer of hope!

Embodying Ganesha – A new prayer of hope!

Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. Every year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to rejoice the birth of King of all the Gods. Ganesh Chaturthi starts with the installation of these Ganesh statues in colorfully decorated homes and specially created temporary structures called Mandaps or Pandals in every locality. The pandals are decorated…

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God is a concept and religion is a practice

God is a concept and religion is a practice

A few months back I was in Krabi for New Year celebrations and on a stroll around Phra Nang Beach one day; I saw something quite interesting. The Phra Nang beach was famous as a worship place where fishermen and local people came to pray for their safe return to dry land and a successful fishing trip. The temple and the cave that surrounded the worship area was a display of some of the most…

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