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Dhritiman Biswas


Dhritiman Biswas is a Delhi-based corporate warrior who prefers to duel with questions that commonly arise in minds of seekers, and dwells on ruminations about the soul. He tweets from @tweetsofDB

Yours Faithfully: Preparing for the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra? Here’s a spiritual guide
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

The journey to Kailash is as mystical as Lord Shiva, who is believed to reside there. Hence, the preparation for the pilgrimage itself is a journey in itself. While many tour operators give an indication of the things to buy and carry during the pilgrimage, only a few help with non-materialistic preparations.

Happy Holi 2018: Drink bhang for inner peace
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

This Holi, do you intend to drink bhang? Well, recent medical research have shown that cannabis (bhang) grows brain cells. Bhang is mentioned in Book 11, Hymn 6, Verse 15 of Atharva Veda as a cure for many diseases. Other translations state that bhang is described as a ‘liberator’.

Yours Faithfully: Lower your stress and anxiety levels with sound meditation
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Albert Einstein had once said, “Everything in life is vibration.” Sound waves affect a change of frequencies in certain parts of the brain, thereby affecting the behaviour of the person due to the different manner in which the neurons in the brain ‘fire up’.

Maha Shivratri 2018: Why you should keep your spine erect on Shivratri
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Not many are aware of the actual meaning or the way to celebrate Maha Shivratri. On the specific night of Shivratri, the planetary placement is such that there is a natural tendency for the kundalini energy, housed in the chakra at the base of the spine, to rise up and reach the chakra at top of the head.

Yours Faithfully: Solstice — Why today’s Winter Solstice is a ‘rare phenomenon’, and other legends
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Across the world, winter solstice is celebrated in many ways. For Jews, the winter solstice is called ‘Tekufat Tevet’ which marks the start of winter. The Egyptians celebrated the birth of Horus, the son of Isis (divine mother goddess) for 12 days during mid-winter.

Yours Faithfully: On Datta Jayanti 2017, know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

In the 11th skanda of Srimad Bhagavatam, Lord Dattatreya acknowledges 24 Gurus in his life – ranging from animals like snake, deer, fish to humans like child, beekeeper, young maiden to the earth elements like fire, ocean, wind etc.

Yours Faithfully: When human sacrifices were made on Halloween
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Across multiple civilisations and spanning many eras, similar rituals existed or are still being practised where the dead are worshipped. However, the origins of Halloween pass through some primitive and bit of gory history. Read here to know more.

Diwali special: The Mythology Quiz
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

What is the Diwali connection between Lord Rama and Goddess Lakshmi? Take this quiz to up your Mythological Trivia Quotient.

Yours Faithfully: When Goddess Parvati defeated Lord Shiva at dice on Mount Kailash
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Does the game of dice between the divine couple of Shiva and Parvati subtly refer to the continuation of the universe in the cycle of creation (winning) and destruction (losing)?

Yours Faithfully: Why you must celebrate Diwali to avoid Divaliya
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

It is said that Diwali is celebrated to mark the day when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. So, why isn’t Rama worshipped on Diwali? Why do we worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha instead? Read on to find out.