Occasions and Festivals

9th November 2020

What Is True Diwali?

On this Sacred day of Deepavali (Diwali) at dusk when darkness intensifies, all homes are illumined by lights, tiny mud pots with oil wicks. I appeal […]
11th January 2014

You Become A Spiritual Millionaire!

Only Love is real. Love is an energy of incredible power and strength. We are all made of this energy. Love is absolute. Love never ends, […]
1st January 2014

Makar Sankranti, Lohri & Pongal

Lohri celebrates fertility and the spark of life. People gather round the bonfires, throw sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the flames as an offering to […]
1st January 2014


Renunciation born of Divine Realisation, not born of frustration, not born of an escapist attitude, not born of defeatism, but born of an insight into the […]
1st January 2014


Holika wanted to kill Prahlad after the death of Hiranayakashyap. She had been granted a boon that fire would never hurt her. So she decided to […]
31st December 2013


In this sense, Diwali is a day of many blessings: It is the day when Kaikai’s wickedness, jealousy and greed accepted defeat and when Bharat’s love, […]
31st December 2013

Swami Chinmayananda's Jayanti & Mahasamadhi

You are aware of two most important aspects of Chinmaya Mission, namely, one’s own spiritual growth and positive contribution to society. Keeping this in view, in […]
31st December 2013


Let us first analyse why there is a need for these religious festivals. As we work everyday from morning until evening, we become tired and naturally […]
31st December 2013

Sri Ganapati – Vinayaka

These names clearly show that He is a Master of all circumstances and not even the divine forces can ever obstruct His path. Since He is […]