A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

New Year's Resolutions can be daunting. I used to make radical resolutions that resulted in a stressful set-up for failure. Now I use them as inspiring goals. One year I chose to learn the Sri Hanuman Chalisa with devotion and authentic pronunciation (rather than a "gringo" accent). It change my life. I had a whole year to learn it, so there was no pressure. I took my time and savored it.

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Saraswati Vandana

Saraswati Vandana

Saraswati's name refers to the One who is like a flowing river of Self-knowledge. She is worshiped not only by yogis and sadhus but also by musicians, dancers, artists, scientists and scholars. The modern-day clash of art and science does not exist where the understanding of Divine Mother’s creative principle is present. She is prayed to for knowledge of the Self, purity, artistic expression, scientific knowledge, and the receptivity necessary to learn from the guru. Her lunar day of worship (Saraswati Puja) takes place in January-February. This day is also Vasant Panchami, which is celebrated as the first day of Spring in India…

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