Salute the Sun

Salute the Sun on Ratha Saptami When is Ratha Saptami? Ratha Saptami falls on Saturday, 1 February. What is its significance? Ratha Saptami is the birthday of the Sun God. It is believed that on this day, the Sun, giver of life and light, enlightened the whole world. The Sun is the Self (atman) and […]

108, the sacred number

Why is 108 a sacred number? The number emerges from the average distance between the sun, moon, and Earth, which is 108 times their respective diameter. 108 is the number of wholeness, completeness and existence. Prayer malas have 108 beads, plus one guru bead. 1 = one thing 0 = nothing 8 = everything (infinity) […]

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