March 2013 Issue#64

SHIVA RATRI
Author : Dr. Chaman Lal Raina
SHIVA RATRI

Shiva Ratri is the essence of the Yajur Veda, where Shiva is adored as Rudra, Shambhava, Bhava and Hara. Shiva Ratri is a spiritual journey from Hara state of mind to the Bhava ...

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Walnuts and Shiva Ratri
Author : Dr. Chaman Lal Raina
Walnuts and Shiva Ratri

Walnuts as it is called Doon in Kashmiri language is an integral part of Walnuts the Vedic injunction in the Kashmiri Pandit religious ethos. Walnut in any Homa is essential ...

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Global Teleconference with Rahul Pandita
Author : Deepak Ganju
Global Teleconference with Rahul Pandita

Kashmir Hindu Foundation, Inc. in association with Shehjar.com organized an International Conference to discuss the book "Our Moon has Blood Clots". It was a treat to hear the ...

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a n a n t n a g
Author : B.L.Dhar
a n a n t n a g

He had fled his home at Anantnag at midnight on the 11th of January 1990 with his newly married young wife and father. He could not have done it without the help of his colleague ...

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Can We Ever Shun Being Hypocritical About Secularism?
Author : P. N. Ganjoo
Can We Ever Shun Being Hypocritical About Secularism?

The nationalist, real secular people are having a tough time retrieving the true, exalted meaning of secularism from the gutter levels that the word has been sunk into.

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Kashmiri Wedding
Author : Amit Hiremath
Kashmiri Wedding

Story of a Kashmiri Wedding - An Affair to Remember- Part 1 & 2

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Maha Kumbh Mela: I was there!
Author : Kusum Vyas
Maha Kumbh Mela: I was there!

As founder of the Green Kumbh Movement, my experience at the Maha Kumbh is both bitter-sweet and inspiring. Kumbh Mela is living proof that incredible faith in God, quite ...

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Kaw Bhatt Kawo!
Author : Dr. Jai Kishan Sharma
Kaw Bhatt Kawo!

This festival is austere, simple and indigenous in character. Unlike other festivals, there is no ostentation on this occasion.

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Shivratri Short Pooja
Author : Dr. Ashok Raina
Shivratri Short Pooja

I feel that for any prayer to be effective, one has to first understand what one is saying. Keeping all these factors in mind, I have designed a short pooja that is meant ...

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How to perform Shivratri Puja
Author : Piyaray Raina
How to perform Shivratri Puja

DOWNLOAD Shivratri Puja manual. We will be celebrating much awaited annual festival called Shivratri this month in February.

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Herath: Shivaratri: The Kashmiri Festival
Author : Omanand Koul
Herath: Shivaratri: The Kashmiri Festival

Herath for Kashmiri Pundits is an all encompassing major festival celebrating the individual, the family, and the Source of all, and to begin a dialogue within.

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Mahashivaratri the most popular festival of Kashmir
Author : Late S. N. Dhar
Mahashivaratri the most popular festival of Kashmir

The worship of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati is performed by the Pandits wherever they are throughout the World in traditional manner established by our forefathers. No other ...

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The Spirit Of Shivaratri
Author : Maharaj Kaul
The Spirit Of Shivaratri

Though celebrated outside a human being, Shivratri is actually a celebration of his inner being.

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Chakreshvara at Hari Parbat
Author : Dr, Chaman Lal Raina
Chakreshvara at Hari Parbat

Shri Chakra symbolises the "One by whom all devatas live." Infinite rays of light emanating from the Chakra are received by devotees who worship it with the 'Kadi Mantra' of ...

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VAK and Lalleshvari
Author : Dr, Chaman Lal Raina
VAK and Lalleshvari

Rik and Vak must be put together, to understand the beauty of the Mantra. Rik and Vak are like the Prakasha and Vimarsha of the great tradition of the Trika philosophy of Kashmir.

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Expeditionary Service Award awarded to Dr. Anil Kaul
Author : Deepak Ganju
Expeditionary Service Award awarded to Dr. Anil Kaul

Dr. Anil K. Kaul from Tulsa, OK USA was nominated by the US Department of State for the Expeditionary Service Award for his assignment in Iraq.

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Take Me Home
Author : Sakshi Kaul Dhar
Take Me Home

Cross the bridge. The first lane on the left. He also said, "Main aapka padosi hoon. Maine Fotedar'on ke makaan khareeda hain."

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अनुवाद - Translation
Author : Dr. Shiben Krishen Raina
अनुवाद - Translation

अनुवाद हमें राष्ट्रीय ही नहीं

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F E A R
Author : Shyan Koul
F E A R

Staring at me with those big bulging eyes It has no permanent look But it changes, depending on how I change

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THIEF
Author : Shyan Koul
THIEF

Suddenly, when Mom was not looking, he reached out and grabbed a necklace on the stairs. Mom! Mr. Johnson stole your necklace! I saw it with my very own eyes. He did! He really ...

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