Celebration

Swami Balendu likes celebrations and always finds an excuse to celebrate and enjoy. Indian or western, even religious celebrations are celebrated in non-religious way. Read about traditions, why certain days are celebrated and the original meaning of these cele...

Eva, Apra and Sumitra preparing for Diwali
Today is the day of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights! It is, with Holi, one of the two biggest celebrations of the year and of course everyone has been looking forward to it. Also our German guests who have especially planned their journey for this time of the... Read More

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Holi at the Ashram
If you get our newsletter, you have already received an invitation to the retreat we planned next: the Holi Retreat 2016! While in the past years we just loosely invited everyone with a special offer for the time of the colour festival, we now have a complete progr... Read More

Tags: Ashram , Celebration , Fun , Holi , Holidays

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Celebration Food
Yesterday I told you about my birthday party on Saturday. Actually, this party was supposed to start in the morning already with a big lunch of the children and a surprise for them. On Saturday however, there were local elections in an area of Vrindavan and as a lo... Read More

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Holi in the Ashram
Holi has started in Vrindavan! If you don’t know Holi yet – it is a huge and wild colour festival which is celebrated on one day all over India but in our area for a complete week! The origin is a kind of thanksgiving celebration, the end of the harvest... Read More

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Diwali
On the last day of school before Diwali holidays, the teachers shared some sweets at a small Diwali celebration. At this occasion, Ramona asked them, how Diwali was celebrated in their homes. They, in turn, asked her to tell a bit about the celebrations in her coun... Read More

Tags: Celebration , Indian culture , Western culture , German

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