Dussehra: Glory to Durga Devi 2011

Durga Devi preparation, Mumbai 2011 by Arun Shanbhag

Shristhī-sthīthī-laya kārinī Cause of this creation, sustenance & dissolution Wishing you all a Wonderful Dassara. M&M & A


Celebrating Rām Navami

photo of 13th century Chola Bronze at Arthur Sackler Museum, Harvard by Arun Shanbhag

The Divine Consciousness – manifest or unmanifest, there is no difference So chant Sages, Puranas, Buddha and Veda. That which has no attributes, is formless, unseen and unborn Manifests itself (as Sri Ram) purely out of love for his devotees. Wishing All Bliss in Śri Rām’s Grace M&m and A


Dassara: Celebrating Devi’s Grace

Wishing you all a Wonderful Dassara May you and your loved ones Be blessed by Devi’s Grace! M&M & A


Rām Navami: A Tribute to Rām

Frieze of Hanuman paying tribute to Ram, Lakshman & Sita in Hampi by Arun Shanbhag

shri ramachandra charanau manasa smaraami shri ramachandra charanau vachasa gruNaami shri ramachandra charanau SHirasa namaami shri ramachandra charanau SHaranam prapadhyae On Rama’s feet I meditate With words I praise With lowered head I pray At Rama’s feet I seek refuge!


On Prarthana: G Madhav Prabhu

Review for Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms What is Prarthana? and details on how to get your copy, see Grateful for your Translation * * * * * For those who practice it everyday, the hope is that the ritual of prayer releases love energy and uplifts the entire human race. Arun Shanbhag […]


Dassara, Dussehra: Celebrating Devi’s Grace

Devi Shanteri at the Ramnathi Devasthan by Arun Shanbhag

Wishing you all a Wonderful Dassara. All year around, We are blessed by Devi’s Grace! M&M & A


Prarthana: At New England Mobile Book Fair

Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms on sale at: The New England Mobile Book Fair 82-84 Needham Street Newton Highlands, MA 02461


Prarthana: At Harvard Book Store

Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms now on sale at: The Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138


Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms

After five years of research and writing, Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms was released on Ganesh Chaturthi, September 15, 2007. This was my second book. When you see both my books juxtaposed on Amazon, you will nod: yup! only a Gemini could pull this off! I am grateful that I was given this gift […]


Ganesh Chaturthi

Painting of Dancing Ganesh Chaturthi by Arun Shanbhag

On Ganesh Chaturthi Wishing you all A Blessed Ganesha’s Grace! M&A Notes are excerpted from my book, Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms; © Arun Shanbhag 2007 Ganesha Stotram – Hymn to Ganesha The visage of Gaṇeśa (or Gaṇapati) is easily recognizable as the elephant-headed God of Knowledge and Wisdom. Gaṇeśa is very popular in […]