Ancient Vaishnava Ritual in Rural England

While visiting the megalithic countryside around Stonehenge, myself and a friend first stopped in at Woodhenge. It was built on the same principle as Stonehenge but out of wood, now all decayed, but marked by modern concrete posts. Again there was the feature of the north-east direction being left open for some purpose, either access or ceremonial. Traditionally, the north-east…

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My Dawn Chorus

There’s nothing quite like summer mornings. They seem perfectly designed for tranquility, contemplation, and spiritual thought. Vaishnavas are supposed to rise early, so that their meditation, prayer and study begin one hour and thirty-six minutes before the sun rises. That’s the ancient Vedic prescription. Of course, those ancients who followed the Vedas back then probably never had to scrape the…

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