Tag Archives: Rama

Happy Dhanteras and Diwali!

by Aranyakananda Each year when the major festivals come around I learn a bit more about their background and their significance. The five days of Diwali are upon us, beginning with November 11, celebrated in Northern India as Dhanteras. Dhanteras … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti…Yeti?

by Aranyakananda Having recently realized that I almost never mention Lord Rama on this weblog, I have been reviewing the Ramayana and reading about the different scriptures in which Hanuman, the devotee of Rama, appears. I have always been interested … Continue reading

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This is How Close I Came To Becoming a Ganapatya

by Aranyakananda In early 2009 when my flirtations with Sanatana Dharma were in their beginning stages, I was still working in earnest on a blog about my disability, spina bifida. But the tone of the blog had shifted from 1 … Continue reading

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Another Good Bit From Kriyananda’s Yogananda Biography

by Aranyakananda One of the best things I took away from Swami Kriyananda’s new biography of Paramhansa Yogananda has nothing to do with Yogananda. But it is a good bit for anyone who is unfamiliar with Hinduism who wants to … Continue reading

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