Stealing Gods

Maharana Mewar Charitable foundation and UNESCO (Delhi) celebrated World Living Heritage Festival on November 27 & 28, 2012 at Udaipur. Ila Pal was felicitated for her work of fiction titled Stealing Gods for its success and for highlighting the issue of vandalism of Indian antiquities and their illegal traffic to foreign lands. Shriji Arvindsingh Mewar congratulated Ila Pal for her bold and insightful book and gave a rousing speech, championing the cause of Preservation of our ancient heritage.

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Five Great Places to Get Coffee Around Thamel

This is the article published under “Five Great Places to Get Coffee Around Thamel” Text/Photo by Elizabeth Unswarth in “Tourism Times” (Vol. 16, August 16-31, 2012)

 

So friends, please visit us, when you are in Kathmandu.

Babaji Bob Kindler: Satsang and Teachings with Bhajan

Sacred Books by Babaji Bob Kindler

1 Reclaiming Kundalini Yoga
2 A Quintessential Yoga Vasishtha: Wisdom Stories of the Rishis Retold edited and elucidated by Babaji Bob Kindler
3 Swami Vivekananda Vijnanagita: The Wisdom Song of Vivekananda
4 An Extensive Anthology of Sri Ramakrishna’s Stories
5 Sri Sarada Vijnanagita: Her Teachings Arranged in Verse Form
6 Twenty-Four Aspects of Mother Kali
7 The Ten Divine Articles of Sri Durga: Insights and Meditations
8 The Avadhut and His Twenty-Four Teachers in Nature
9 Strike Off Thy Fetters! Commentary on “The Song of the Sannyasin,” Swami Vivekananda’s classic poem of Truth, Unity, and Freedom
10 We Are Atman All-Abiding: 108 Verses on the Atman, the eternal Essence of Consciousness pervading everything.
11 Hasta-Amalaka Stotram: A Hymn of Eternal Enlightenment

Jai Ma Music: The Music of Babaji Bob Kindler

1 Siva! Siva!
2 Bhajans of Love and Wisdom
3 Guru Bhajans
4 Bhajananda
5 Universal Aspects of Sanatana Dharma
6 Hari Om Ramanam
7 Gita Govinda Mala
8 Shakti Bhajans
9 Kali Bol
10 Hymns to the Goddess
11 Deva Devi Svarupaya
12 Hymns to the Master and the Mother
13 Sarada Ramakrishna
14 Avatar Bhajans
15 108 Names of Sri Sarada and Sri Ramakrishna Suprabhatam
16 Puja & Arati Hymns
17 Jai Ma Music Songbook
18 Worlds Unseen
19 The Ecstatic Songs of Ramprasad Vol. I
20 The Ecstatic Songs of Ramprasad Vol. II
21 Music from the Matrix I — Infinite Space
22 Music from the Matrix II — Sacred Earth
23 Music from the Matrix III — Waters of Life
24 Wingspan
25 Tiger’s Paw
26 Ever Free Never Bound
27 Sound Castles

In the Belly of the Fish – New Release

Pilgrims is delighted to share the news of new release of the book In the Belly of the Fish: Matsyendranatha and the Chakra of the Yoginis by Stella Dupuis.

In the Belly of the Fish is the story of the mythic master Matsyendranatha through the eyes of women-goddesses, the Yoginis. The most important Tantra treatise written by the great scholar Abhinavagupta from the 10th century honoured Guru Matsyendranatha as the father of Yoga.

In Kathmandu Valley he became the God of Mercy: MACHHENDRANATH.

In the Belly of the Fish is a positive and joyful novel adorned with picturesque legends and esoteric knowledge that can be implemented in our daily life when confronting challenging situations.

Stella Dupuis is a Swiss novelist born in Panama. She studied marketing and advertising in Switzerland and Sweden before launching a successful business career in Latin America and Europe. Since becoming a writer seven years ago, she has published four novels in Spanish and English. In her work she depicts a yearning for a spiritual destiny that transcends blind commitment, stereotypes and religious fanaticism. For many years, Stella has also been teaching Yoga and Meditation in many countries. She is the author of Memoria de Viento (In the Wake of the Wind), La Puerta de Jade, Teli-Ka Mandir and The Yogini Temples of India: In the Pursuit of a Mystery.

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Never End Peace And Love

Nepal, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country with an area of 147,181 square kilometers and a population of approximately 30 million.

But many of us do not know or may wonder how this small yet beautiful country got the name Nepal.

There are many anecdotes and stories are believed by scholars, historians and local traditions related how the country Nepal got its name. Some of are as follows:

The word “Nepal” is believed to be derived from the word Nepa: which refers to the Newar Kingdom, the present day Kathmandu Valley. With Sanskritization, the Newar word Nepa became Nepal. The Newars of present day Nepal, refer to all the inhabitants of Kathmandu valley and its peripheries (called Nepa:) before the advent of Shah dynasty.

Some other people believed, the word “Nepal” have been derived from the Sanskrit word nipalaya (nip+aalaya), which means “at the foot of the Himalaya (Mountains)”. Also the word Nepal is believed to be related to Tibetan word niyampal, which means “holy land”.

According to Skanda Purana, a Hindu sage named Ne established himself at the valley of Kathmandu during prehistoric times and that the word “Nepal” came into existence as the place protected (pala in Sanskrit) by the sage Ne. The etymology of the name Nepal means, “the country looked after by Ne”.

Whatever is the history behind naming Nepal but there an interesting definition of Nepal in English in which each letter tries to describe Nepal in its own way.

Nepal = Never End Peace And Love.

This is quite interesting so that to spread this definition to worldwidely we have created some T-Shirts with the Map of Nepal with some National emblems on front and this definition on back.

We also have other varieties of the T-Shirts – Nepali Alphabets and Everst T-Shirt that we brought out at the time of celebration of Golden Jubilee of Mt. Everest.

You may have a look all of them by clicking HERE.