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Nag Panchami: The Serpent Connect

Let's go the Mysterious world of Snakes this Nag Panchami Each of our festivals bring us closer to nature and the other beings. Right after celebrating the monsoons with Hariyali Teej – a festival of prosperity and showing gratitude for the rains; we also acknowledge and honour the clan of…

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Nag Panchami: The Serpent Connect
HARIYALI TEEJ –  the monsoon festival

HARIYALI TEEJ – the monsoon festival

Varsha Ritu, yes - the monsoon season, spreads a lush green blanket (Hariyali) with rain showers all around. Especially after the summer heat, rains bring freshness, pleasant weather cherished by all beings on the planet. Most importantly for the farmers, monsoons are vital for a good crop. Hariyali Teej, a…

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The Land Of Science Series

Ancient Indian mathematicians and scholars contributed to a majority of inventions and discoveries – way beyond the numeric ‘zero’. Atharvan brings to you a series of such inventions, so that we get inspired to keep up to our ancestors and be proud of our country! SPEED OF LIGHT Geographical distribution…

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The Land Of Science Series
Head-throb?

Head-throb?

Understanding Headaches and Migraines, the Ayurvedic way In Sanskrit, headache is called shirah shula, where shirah means head. Ayurveda classifies headaches based on the dosha imbalance suffered by an individual. Depending on which dosha is being influenced, different headaches tend to manifest. Vata type headaches are majorly located in the…

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Sage Patanjali

Yoga is our greatest gift to the world which has been embraced by everyone around the globe. In the year 2015, June 21st - the longest day in the northern hemisphere was adopted as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations; the day when Lord Shiva is believed…

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Sage Patanjali
What does your Yoga outfit reveal about your practice?

What does your Yoga outfit reveal about your practice?

Yoga, as a practice, is very unique when compared to the other kinds of exercises. It is devoid of comparison, competition and opinions. Each individual embarks on their own journey. The key to a successful journey is being connected with yourself and with the surrounding elements, and your yoga wear…

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All things sweet…

After the trip to the Sugar Factory, AtharvanLife takes you to the other sugar lands, introducing different sources of extracting sugar. Let's go! Beet Sugar Beet sugar is derived from a root vegetable closely related to beetroots called sugar beet. They are processed to make the most common type of…

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All things sweet…
The Sugar Factory

The Sugar Factory

Is Sugar good or bad ?Are Brown Sugar or Jaggery better options?The world of sweet edibles is ever tempting yet forever confusing from a health stance. As always, Atharvan brings you facts, that let you decide what's best for you. Bringing this time - manufacturing processes of different sweet edibles.…

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Beauty: from Mother Nature to Fibonacci

“Beauty is truth’s smile, when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.” - Rabindranath Tagore A perfect mirror is the one that gives a true reflection without any modifications. A true reflection is not just the physical attributes but our complete personality, and such an image can only…

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Beauty: from Mother Nature to Fibonacci
THE SCIENCE OF FESTIVALS: Ganga Dussehra

THE SCIENCE OF FESTIVALS: Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dussehra is a festival dedicated in the honour of Devi Ganga – the live giving river to a large population of our country. It is also known as Gangavartan, as it commemorates the avartana (descent) of River Ganga, also known as Bhagirathi, on to planet Earth. [1] Plain of…

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The first of its kind…

Rise and shine... so what if its still quarantine! Stuck home alone, or with family, the new world order has caused a certain amount of physical and mental strain to our free-like-a-bird generation… Besides surviving the Pandemic, your Job, your Chores, there is still some pressure left on surviving Yourself…

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The first of its kind…
Concentration to Meditation

Concentration to Meditation

A guide to the journey within Meditation is a state where relaxation, focus and awareness are aligned, mind becomes observant without adding any opinion to the object of observation – ground zero in a thought Universe. According to Patanjali’s Yog Sutras, there are many hurdles on the way that one…

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MEDITATION: Are you there yet?

The term “meditation” may just as well be one of the most overused and yet misunderstood phenomena of our times. We all have heard of meditation and its benefits, but not many have a clear definition on what you are actually supposed to do, once you sit down and close…

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MEDITATION: Are you there yet?
Story of a crispy delight…

Story of a crispy delight…

... the night Paneer steak came into my life, by Aryan Sharma Envision:It’s 2 am on the night before your math exam. You have been solving questions for the past 6 hours straight. Your mother comes in to check on you.Your stomach rumbles and you complain about feeling hungry.She smiles…

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Don’t let an Upset Stomach Upset your Day.

Be Friends with your stomach, know how it works A person is considered healthy when there is harmony in his doshas (elements): vata (air and space), pitta (fire and water) and kapha (water and earth). Pitta is the dominant dosha of the summer season as it mirrors the hot and…

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Don’t let an Upset Stomach Upset your Day.
Ayush Kavach App

Ayush Kavach App

Health-related tips and information about Ayurvedic medicines during the Coronavirus crisis. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently launched the Ayush Kavach app that will provide health-related tips and information about ayurvedic medicines to people during the coronavirus crisis. In a statement issued by the UP government, Yogi Adityanath said…

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How strong is your Oral Health routine?

Safeguard your Danta Swasthya with Kavala & Gandusha Ayurveda gives special emphasis on practicing preventive measures to maintain healthy and happy living. Danta swasthya (dental or oral health) is a part of dinacharya (daily routine), which is one of the several upastambha (basis) of preventive medicine as mentioned in Ayurveda…

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How strong is your Oral Health routine?
Sattu Sunrise

Sattu Sunrise

Your cooling workout drink this summer As we enter the summer months with rising heat levels, the body needs assistance in adjusting to the temperature. Changing our lifestyle and diet according to the seasons allows us to stay in harmony with nature. Greeshma ritu (summer) is associated with pitta dosha…

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THE SCIENCE OF FESTIVALS : Akshaya Tritiya

The brightest day Acknowledged as one of the most auspicious days, today, we celebrate Akshaya Tritiya which falls on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakh. Let’s break it down to understand the significance of this festival. Welcome the brightest day The word Kshaya in Sanskrit means ‘to…

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THE SCIENCE OF FESTIVALS : Akshaya Tritiya
Mango Magic: Fajeto!

Mango Magic: Fajeto!

A Tell-a-Tale Recipe by Shreya Pandya Creating magic with Mango peels Making aam ras during mango season was a carefully executed, step-by-step process. The mangoes had to be soaked for a few hours, they then had to be rolled and softened before the juice was squeezed out. In my growing…

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Your Essential Guide To: Karpura (Camphor)

In Ayurveda, only one variety of Karpura (Camphor) was referred up to the period of Dhanvantri Nighantu (oldest Ayurvedic materia medica placed between 8th -10th AD).The camphor found on tree pits and branches of trees were referred as Natural camphor (apakva karpura), whereas that obtained by distillation with water of the wood/…

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Your Essential Guide To: Karpura (Camphor)
Sheetala Ashtami – The “Be-Cool” day

Sheetala Ashtami – The “Be-Cool” day

Monday, March 16, 2020 Sheetala (means the "one who cools" in Sanskrit) Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala and celebrated 8 days after the festival of Holi. It falls on the 8th day of Krishna Paksha (the period of the brightening moon/ waxing moon), and the second fortnight of the month…

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THE SCIENCE OF FESTIVALS: Holi

Holi: The festival of colors, fun, celebrations and sweets, not forgetting the water fights and thandai treats… !!! Each of our festivals has much more science to it than we know of… Let’s start with a few such facts about Holi. Time of the year: When the seasons are changing…

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THE SCIENCE OF FESTIVALS: Holi
भारत और विज्ञान

भारत और विज्ञान

आज पूरे विश्व में सभी जानते हैं की अमेरिका एक शक्तिशाली देश है । अमेरिका ने हर तरह से उन्नति की है । विज्ञानं में भी वह वर्चस्व बनाये हुए है । "नासा", अमेरिका का वह वैज्ञानिक केंद्र - जहाँ से वह स्पेस में अपने विमानों द्वारा सूर्य, चंद्र, तारागणों,…

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REIKI : THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REIKI HEALING Quick5@atharvanlife In our series of bringing experts from different…

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REIKI : THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY
New Year – around the world

New Year – around the world

Jan 1: A new year in most parts of the world with celebrations galore! The Gregorian calendar has united various regions, given its acceptance in the corporate world. But culturally, different communities observe the start to a new year at different points in time. Some regions follow their calendar in…

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Building and sustaining a strong Inner self

Life is challenging, thus needs strength, strength that comes from morale. Morale is what keeps you going through the journey of life. Otherwise, it is nearly impossible to make your identity. Everyone wants to be famous either through their beauty, brains or money. But what’s most important is to build…

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Building and sustaining a strong Inner self
Perceiving God, at comfort and with convenience

Perceiving God, at comfort and with convenience

“What a beautiful day it is! Time for leisure and fun and well some relaxing. Self time it is!”  “What a beautiful day it is! How beautiful it’s Creator must be then. Time with Him it is!”  Let’s be honest now and tell that among the two given scenarios which…

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Pineapple (अनानास)

Your Tropical doc for winters Sturdy and prickly on the outside, fragrant, delicious and extremely healthy inside. Pineapple contains zero fat and cholesterol, and plentiful of vitamins A, B, C, potassium, manganese, cooper and a dozen of other minerals and nutrients our bodies regularly need. It originated in South America,…

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Pineapple (अनानास)
Have you tried Fresh green peppercorns yet?

Have you tried Fresh green peppercorns yet?

Black pepper, or ‘Kali Mirch’ is one of the most common used spices all around the world. Ever wondered where does is come from or how is it made? Piper Nigrum is a wildly grown climber that has small green fruits called Green Peppercorns, these are processed and dried up…

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There is no ‘ I ‘ in an Ideal Marriage

Marriage brings some of the most beautiful and important moments we experience in our lifetime. Call it a union of two souls, or a pact between childhood friends turned lovers, everyone is in search for their version of – ‘happily ever after...’ The efforts for a successful marriage don't end…

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There is no ‘ I ‘ in an Ideal Marriage
Aachoo. . no more!

Aachoo. . no more!

Monsoon and winters do bring relief from the heat, but no doubt they open doors to the very common ailment - cough and cold. These are very contagious but at the same time preventable with some very old home remedies. In Ayurved, cold is known as Vata-kaphaja Pratishaya. It states…

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Mandala in daily life

The word Mandala originated from the Sanskrit language meaning circle or center. The circular patterns of Mandalas symbolize that life is never-ending and the square patterns remind us to channel the energies in the right direction. Mandalas bring about a feeling of relaxation and benefit in many ways - Bring…

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Mandala in daily life
अदभुत है ध्यान की महिमा

अदभुत है ध्यान की महिमा

ध्यान स्वयं को विचारों से भरना नहीं, विचारों से रिक्त करना है। क्योंकि ध्यान विचार शून्य होता है। ध्यान क्रिया नहीं बल्कि अवस्था है, जो हम प्रयोग करते हैं - रंग, रूप, छवि, वस्तु, विषय आदि पर मन टिकाना, केंद्रित करना, वास्तव में वह धारणा है, ध्यान नहीं। विचार को…

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Catch your breath & Hold its Rhythm

It goes without saying that breathing is the very base of the existence of life. It manifests the entity between the Life and Death. But it is so basic that we tend to be indifferent towards the significance of this pivotal part of our existence. Ever thought why wellness sciences…

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Catch your breath & Hold its Rhythm
Healthcare : Then & Now

Healthcare : Then & Now

Modern medicine has made exceptional progress in the present times. From flu to surgery every ailment today has a cure or at least the prototype of a cure. But what’s interesting and surprisingly unknown at the same time is that the medical procedures like surgery and transplantation existed centuries ago,…

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Don’t just relax, Rejuvenate!

We all have different vacation rules, some like to mark their footprint on newest destinations, while some like to sit on a beach and sip their cuppa coffee... While these breaks relax our mind & body, but once we hit the routine the flavour vanishes in a couple of weeks.…

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Don’t just relax, Rejuvenate!
Food Déjà vu

Food Déjà vu

Have u ever noticed, how a visit to certain place, or during the tough / emotional times, the first thing that brings comfort is food. Is it the food flavour that we are missing or simple hunger, or is it the something else that helps us relive the pleasant memories?…

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Food Potency

Measuring ingredients and their nutritional value doesn't ensure your body will benefit from a diet. Check the below aspects to determine the potency of your diet. Ayurveda mentions the following properties or functions of an ideal diet – “सम्यक आहार” Increase the strength of the body - बाल वृद्धिकर The…

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Food Potency
Cooking at Home

Cooking at Home

In the age of Food deliveries - at home, at work or even when you are stuck in traffic, we often ignore the value of home cooking. Little is known about the factors beyond basic hygiene or taste, that impact the quality of a meal. “We are what we eat.”…

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Why should we eat with our Hands?

It's not against your table manners As per Modern Science (the one we often believe easily), hands are a major center for tactile sensations which are processed by the most advanced portion of the brain — the cortex. A more recent discovery states that tactile sensations also involve other portions…

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Why should we eat with our Hands?
The Art of Eating

The Art of Eating

Get that bite right “Mental activities like worry, grief, fear, anger and sorrow are described as causative factors for indigestion even if wholesome food is taken in proper quantity.” (Vimana 2:9) While it’s important to watch what you eat, its equally important to watch how you eat it. The journey…

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