Tagged: shiva

When Shiva drank the world’s poison

The traditional story of the samudra-manthan describes how the asuras and gods once worked together to churn the great ocean under the guidance of God. This churning may have preceded the birth of human...

Misconceptions about Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga: Will it spoil my career? by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The InfoTech revolution has brought most existing cultures and religious groups into contact with each other. In the context of spirituality, higher...

Ramayana: Rama’s acceptance of Lava and Kusha

Rama’s acceptance of Lava and Kusha by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel Rama waits for a few years before accepting his twin sons, Lava and Kusha, who are brought up by Devi Sita in the...

Spirituality in Indian Instrumental Music

Spirituality in Indian Instrumental Music

Indian Instrumental Music: A Connection to God by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The string instrument veena, the primordial percussion instrument damaru, and the wind instrument flute form a special trinity among Indian musical instruments....

Indian Spirituality: Following our dreams

Why would you follow your dreams in the 21st century? by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel As everyone around us is busy exhibiting his or her professional success pretentiously, we are becoming more and more...

Indian Music: Accompaniment on the Tabla

Accompanying a Vocalist: Notes for Beginners in Tabla by Mukul Shri Goel Having learned the basic rhythmic cycles and the first few kaidas, imagine you encounter a vocalist who asks you to accompany him...

Selfless Prayer: Preparation for Bhakti

Our wish list defines our God by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel While asking God for monetary gains, a house, education, or a more healthy body is not unethical, we may be worshipping only a...

Raga – North Indian Classical Music

Features of a Raga in Indian Music by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The Raga in Indian classical music is a musical atmosphere – defined by a set of properties – that imparts a distinctive...

Sundar Kand: A Divine Play of Hanuman

Hanuman: The Greatest Link to Rama by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The Sundar Kand begins right after Lord Hanuman regains his lost supernatural powers, which had become hidden from him because of a curse...