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THE MEANING OF LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU

Our new collection this month is focused on this beautiful and powerful mantra of peace. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu It simply means :- ‘May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.’ As it nears the end of the year, we can’t help but reflect on how we have spent the last 365 days on this earth.  It’s been a year of great change and global uncertainty and there have been times where it has been hard to find stability and peace withThis mantra can play an important role in guiding us on how we think and perhaps how we...

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DIWALI – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

This month, millions of people around the world will celebrate light over darkness. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas at this time of year and people visit their relatives to share Indian sweets and gifts and to engage in huge celebration feasts. There is also a strong belief in giving to those in need and it is also traditional for homes to be cleaned and new clothes to be worn. During the festivities, the sky is also a mass of breath taking beauty as golden...

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BE HERE LOVES SPIRITUAL SEPTEMBER

GANESH CHATURTHI is a beautiful and glorious 10 day Hindu festival that reveres the great and glorious god Ganesha who we often honour in yoga class by chanting his name before practise. Lord Ganesha as we know stands for the remover of obstacles and is the god of new beginnings. We like to think of September as being a month that brings us just that. A new chapter and a fiercely fresh start that January never quite lives up to. The ten-day festivities start on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls at the start of September. The festival is marked with installations of Ganesha idols in homes, or publicly on elaborate stages. Vedic hymns are chanted and Hindu texts are used...

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