Shivaratri (literally meaning Shiva's night) is a festival of great significance for Hindus all over the world, especially for those of Kashmir. Esoterically, it is symbolic of the mystic union of Jiva (individual soul) with Paramatma (the Supreme Godhead) and it represents the high state of spiritual realization wherein the world of relativity fades away and perfect peace and calm prevails.
Author : Gopinath Raina More
DOWNLOAD Shivratri Puja manual. We will be celebrating much awaited annual festival called Shivratri this month in February.
Author : Piyaray Raina More
Lalla describes her extreme ecstasy upon her realization of the ultimate reality and says that she entered the garden of beautiful flowers indicating the abode of Shiva on the crown of her head. There she saw Shiva and Shakti mingled into one, the most coveted stage of all Yogis and the final stage of Kundalini Jagran.
Author : JAWAHAR LAL BHAT More
It has been said by the great Rishis, ascetics and men of spiritual realization that Vitasta is the Parvati incarnated as the Vitasta. When we turn the pages of the Nilamata Purana, which is the socio-cultural purana of the Kashmiri Pandit heritage,
Author : Chaman Lal Raina More
Your Sun sign represents the sign of the Zodiac that the Sun was in at the time of your birth. The Sun rules willpower, ego, individuality, courage, confidence and the unique life
Author : Acharya Surinder Gautama More
Exclusive news in pictures are for the month of January, 2009 by Shehjar’s Photo Journalist,
Author : Raman Raina More
Some experience tells me that all of the past generation, including my mother and father were happy with the system of arranged marriage and yes it has worked fine with low procession time. At least to produce kids like me who can at least put their thoughts on paper and make it to a magazine to publish it. So what’s the problem now?
Author : Antra Bhat More
It was the onset of the spring. New leaves had sprouted forth on the tree branches and some trees were full of blossom. I had got ready rather early in the morning at about eight and was enjoying refreshing sip of the morning tea in the lawns outside my quarters.
Author : M.K.Raina More
To be specific, the fable does not originate as a folktale, though it may make use of folk material and can thereupon be composed into a culture and exchanged as traditional oral folklore.
Author : Arman Koul More
We lay prostrate in obeisance in the benevolent Lord’s presence; we bathed him in the milk of our love, and offered flowers and incense;
Author : Dr. K L Chowdhury More
Mummy! It is snowing! I cried. Yes, it was just like that fairy tale. Just like that dream. The picture had indeed frozen.
Author : Radhika Koul More
Many of us are facing some level of nervousness in these present times. There are though things that we can enjoy doing, affordably.
Author : Arun Koul More
Papa Ji had a tremendous love, affection, respect and regard for the members of the community. I have noticed the pain and anguish in the inner of his heart for the members of our community, those who could not adopt themselves to the changed circumstances on account of migration from Kashmir.
Author : Puran Patwari More
In a desperate bid to appease the Kashmiri Muslim separatists who had reportedly interrupted the filming earlier, to allow him to finish the shooting in Kashmir, Rahul Dholakia unfairly blamed the security personnel whose xpresencex is vital, not only for him & his crew whenever he is in the valley, but also for the safety of the common Kashmiris.
Author : Lalit Ambardar More
Fish is an important Kashmiri delicacy usually cooked on religious occasions like 'Gaada Bata' in the month of December, 'Shivaratri,' 'Khechi Amavasi' and also on cultural functions like 'Shraan Sundar' (ceremonial bath) of newly born baby which is usually done on the 11th day of the birth of the baby.
Author : ChandraMukhi Ganju More
Khazanchis? was a well-known family residing at Chattabal in a crowded locality some distance away from the Tonga Stand and close to the oil mill in the locality. Read more
It is a irony Indian Muslim instead of owning country is talking of his DNA matching with invaders like Timur, Ghazni etc Read more
This is called harisa, a saffron-flavoured dish. A gift from Iran to the people of Kashmir. Read more
Presenting 'The Homeland Podcast' a new live community interaction series by Panun Kashmir. Read more
The Maharaja gave due recognition to the son of soil and made Vishinath a member of the jury.Offer of landed property by the Maharaja was curtly refused. Read more
The wedding reception was a beautiful amalgamation of two cultures, Read more
The pigeons roaming in the homes of Kashmiri Pandits are a real testament to the government's failed policy, which abandoned the Hindus of Kashmir. Read more