Thiruchendur Murugan Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Note to my International Readers: The following article may seem a little complicated, but it has been my endevour to simplify and present the essence of various facets of India, it’s culture and traditions. Also, I am delighted to co-author this piece with Sujatha Ravi, my guest writer from Chennai, who has explained the various … Continue reading Thiruchendur Murugan Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Timeless Ayodhya – Published Article in Deccan Herald (Sunday Edition)

I am pleased to share that on occasion of Diwali my travel article on Ayodhya appeared in the Sunday Edition of the National newspaper Deccan Herald. Here is the link to the digital version. A longer version was published on this blog here. This has several pictures as well as a detailed itinerary.

Periya Azhwar – Bhakti as Maternal Love ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

This article was first published in the ‘Speaking Tree’ section of the Times of India newspaper. Your relationship with the Divine is your prerogative; and every devotee’s bhava or emotions is unique. One can relate to Him as a friend as in sakhya bhava, as a servant in dasa bhava, as a lover in madhurya … Continue reading Periya Azhwar – Bhakti as Maternal Love ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Vaikuntha Ekadasi- The Churning Within- © Sangeeta Venkatesh

(The next Vaikuntha Ekadasi falls on January 2nd, 2023) I start my blog on the auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadasi. This article first appeared in in 2004 and subsequently in "The Speaking Tree" section of Times of India. Ekadasi means 'the eleventh' in Sanskrit and refers to the eleventh day of a fortnight belonging … Continue reading Vaikuntha Ekadasi- The Churning Within- © Sangeeta Venkatesh