Video: Durga Stotra – Hymn to Durga by Sri Aurobindo

(Recitation: Beloo Mehra, Video compilation: Suhas Mehra) As a result of his thorough European education, first in Darjeeling and then in England since the age of seven, Sri Aurobindo grew up fluent in English and unable to speak his mother tongue. During his last two years in England, while studying at Cambridge he began to... Continue Reading →

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple – A Celebration of Life – Part 2 (Video)

Continued from Part 1 Photos and video by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo Mehra In the previous part we spent some time inside the three main shrines of the magnificent Sri Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, situated at the foothills of Nandi Hills near Bengaluru, Karnataka. Let us now explore some more of the divine beauty spread... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 15

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (5), May 2020, pp. 8-10 CONTINUED FROM Part 14 When Young India Awakes CHAPTER XIV – Continued Yuvaan was now really looking forward to being at the Somnāth temple at Prabhas Patan.  He had just received a... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 14

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (4), April 2020, pp. 8-10 CONTINUED FROM Part 13c When Young India Awakes CHAPTER XIII – Continued As the car sped on the road to Somnath, Yuvaan relaxed on the back seat and felt a great sense... Continue Reading →

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple – A Celebration of Life – Part 1 (Video)

Photos and video by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo Mehra Situated in the beautiful Nandi village at the foothills of the Nandi Hills, about 60 kms from Bengaluru, Bhoga Nandishwara temple presents a unique synthesis of architectural influences from several dynasties who ruled the area from 9th century onward. The temple's deeper significance exists in... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 13c

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (2 & 3), February-March 2020, pp. 16-21 CONTINUED FROM Part 13b (The February-March 2020 issue was a double issue, so Yuvaan’s story also ran longer than earlier issues. The whole story published in Feb-March 2020 issue is... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 13b

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (2 & 3), February-March 2020, pp. 16-21 CONTINUED FROM Part 13a (The February-March 2020 issue was a double issue, so Yuvaan’s story also ran longer than earlier issues. The whole story published in Feb-March 2020 issue is... Continue Reading →

Chikka Mahakuteshwara Temple, Mahakuta (with photos and a few short videos)

Photos and videos by Suhas Mehra, text by Beloo and Suhas Mehra After experiencing the splendour of the magnificent rock cut cave-temples at Badami, before heading back to Hampi, we stopped at Mahakuta group of temples. Chikka Mahakuteshwara Temple complex or Mahakuta temple as it is known in short, is a group of living temples,... Continue Reading →

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 13a

Author: Beloo Mehra (2020). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 51 (2 & 3), February-March 2020, pp. 16-21 CONTINUED FROM Part 12 (The February-March 2020 issue was a double issue, so Yuvaan's story also ran longer than earlier issues. The whole story published in Feb-March 2020 issue is... Continue Reading →

Excerpts from ‘Abhyuday, a Ram-Kathā for Modern Times’

On the auspicious occasion of Ramnavami... With increasing rationalism in the humanity we not only witness greater disillusionment and confusion as to what is Good, Right, and Dharmic, but also about what is Evil, False and Adharmic. On one extreme we see a postmodernistic moral-ethical relativism which eventually leads one down the path of nihilism where nothing really matters... Continue Reading →

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