NAMASTE!

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story   |  100+1 SYMBOLS

TRIDEVI

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Around us are the goddesses. Within us are the gods. Inside are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creating, sustaining and destroying. Outside are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Shakti - enlightening, enriching and empowering.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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SACRED HINDU GEOMETRY

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Sacred geometry ascribes symbolic and sacred meanings to geometric shapes and proportions. It is associated with the belief that a god is the geometer of the world. The geometry used in the design and construction of religious structures.

© CGH EARTH

story   |  THE TALK WITH MINI CHANDRAN

THE TALK Nº3:
SwaSwara A Woman

MINI CHANDRAN

SwaSwara reminds me a woman, she can be moody, but still you feel her openness and free flow of all-encompassing energy. She is a mother, a sister, a healer, it's all there! I think, this is Swara of Swa, you can hear that echo in the whole way it's built.

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AYURVEDA   |  MUDRA VIGYAN HEALING

SHAKTI MUDRA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Shakti is the primordial female energy, which influences the creation of the universe. It encourages new ways of thinking, transforming energy, providing the courage to be free but also to be united with whole world.

© ROHIT SINGH

story   |  FESTIVALS & EVENTS

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

© RAKESH ANAND

story   |  ZUZANA'S OWN GODSSSIPS

FRIDA'S GONE HIGH

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Thoughts inspired by Atheena Wilson's booty shaking anti-bachelorette tea party with wine. The journey of womankind from being ripe for the marriage market to become the Goddess. All in Frida Kahlo style with blessings of Her Highness Princess Gouri Parvathi Bayi.

© DENNIS ANTONY

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº8: Epilogue

ATHEENA WILSON

Before I left to London, it was always a wish to gift Ammachi something special. She always said that only until I was a woman, I would wear sarees. I picked up the sarees from her wardrobe and visited some of the most important places in her life.

© AGHIL MENON

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº7: Love

ATHEENA WILSON

She may never say,” I love you,” she never has to. We all just know. This may perhaps be the shortest chapter. Only because Ammachi believes that love is pointless if only talked about or even boastfully shown. It’s something that ought to live in you.

© DENNIS ANTONY

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº6: Bravery

ATHEENA WILSON

Four days before her sister’s wedding, they lost their mother. My grandmother had a wedding and a funeral on her shoulders. She put on the bravest face and a dull colored saree to the wedding, she was now the mother of all.

© DENNIS ANTONY

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº5: Identity

ATHEENA WILSON

When I was thirteen never grasp it all. But in time we were learned to sit and listen to the stories of our ancestors, real life stories of hardships and triumph, the abhorrent views of the society, how a family functions.

© DENNIS ANTONY

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº3: Taken by the Current

ATHEENA WILSON

I once read, “A woman armed with ancestral wisdom is an unstoppable force.” Kerala was never easy, and she never made it easier. You may take this in the wrong sense, but my grandmother showed me the hardships of how a society works.

© DENNIS ANTONY

story   |  79 IN TIME

79 IN TIME
Nº2: When was When

ATHEENA WILSON

If there’s anything that I have stolen from my grandmother’s shelf of knick-knacks is a spoonful of pickle and some sweet and sour sarcasm. And yes, thanks to that I landed a job as a writer in a magazine.

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