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

(Edit: This year Vaikuntha Ekadasi falls on January 6th, 2020) I start my blog on the auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadasi. This article first appeared in esamskriti.com 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 … Continue reading Vaikuntha Ekadasi- The Churning Within- © Sangeeta Venkatesh