Goddess Bhadrakali worship can transform your life
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
2w ago
Bhadrakali worship and its benefits: Having grown up in Kerala, Bhadra Kali worship has always been a part of my childhood. The ringing of temple bells and the scent of jasmine flowers are memories I hold close. As a third generation devotee of Goddess Bhadra Kali, the traditions related to the worship of the Divine Mother are an integral part of my daily sadhana. [READ: Sri Venkateswara Temple ..read more
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Happy 2023! At Sri Venkateswara temple in Sydney
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
3w ago
 Happy 2023 greetings, dear ones! How are y'all enjoying 2023?Let me tell you that I had a fabulous start to the New Year.[Subscribe to my newsletter here]Here's a snapshot of the Sri Venkateswara temple in Sydney. Watch this video to view this magnificent temple.Interesting Facts about Sri Venkateswara templeThis is the first Hindu temple in Australia.It is designated as a heritage site by the ..read more
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Orange mitayis in my tiffin box
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
2M ago
This year, I feel as though I abandoned my blog. [Subcribe to Svara's Newsletter]Is it ever possible for us to abandon what we love? Like these Orange mitayis?This space is my comfort zone. Sometimes this is where I snuggle in for comfort.Where my feelings are raw and they come alive, like a child's.It's not just a blog, you see. It's where I can simply be myself.This space, like the bright ..read more
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Cobra Movie Review: An Action Thriller I Couldn't Bear To Watch
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
5M ago
Cobra Movie Review: Vikram starrer 'Cobra' is the first film ever that my family and I walked out of. We love watching Vikram's early films and this one was a huge disappointment. Simply put, bad direction let him down. Cobra Movie Review: Script, screenplay, direction weak areasThe first half of the film attempted too many things - unbelievable assasinations across the world that defies logic ..read more
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Onam festival and my craving for Appams
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
5M ago
The festive season is a wonderful time to bask in the diversity of India's culinary traditions. If you are a foodie, don't miss tasting Kerala appams! [READ Svara's Newsletter: Leadership Lessons from Lord Ganesha]Just look at these piping hot beauties with lacy fringes. These are simply mouthwatering delicious! The flavours of freshly made Kerala appams, soft as a cloud, melts in your mouth even ..read more
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review: Tabu is the showstopper in this Kartik Aaryan-Kiara starrer
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
9M ago
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Movie Review:  Directed by Anees Bazmee, 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' is a 'complete entertainment package' that will entertain you from start to finish. Starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, this is a funny horror movie with brilliant cinematography that you will enjoy. But first, throw logic out of the window!                                                                 [Source ..read more
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A selfie with Rajkummar Rao
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
10M ago
Rajkummar Rao movies are much loved and anticipated in my family, just as Fahadh Faasil movies are eagerly anticipated. My teenager was totally star struck when he saw the actor at Lucknow Airport last week and voila, here's the selfie! In India, we often see actors show an 'attitude' in public spaces. So, it came as a shock to see Rajkummar Rao keep a very low profile, almost disguise himself ..read more
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What is Kerala Kasavu saree? All about Kerala's traditional dress
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
11M ago
'What is Kerala Kasavu saree' is a question I hear every time I wear it for a special function or an auspicious occasion. With Vishu around the corner, I decided to talk about what Kerala kasavu is. This year, the festival of Vishu is on April 15th, which gives me one more reason to talk about Kerala Kasavu sarees. Sharing one of my favourite photos when my mother and son dressed in traditional ..read more
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Happy New Year! Welcoming 2022 with gratitude and temple prasadam
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
1y ago
Wish you a wonderful, blessed and joyous Happy New Year 2022!                               [Image: Pazhavangadi Temple prasadam]Starting the year with a temple trail feels super sacred and joyous for me. It felt like a beautiful way to grasp with gratitude the precious moments of 2021.Taking inspiration from the words of John O'Donohue: "We bless this year for all we learned, for all we loved ..read more
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Malayalam film Sara 's on Amazon Prime is a bold take on a woman's right to abortion
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by Swapna Raghu Sanand
1y ago
Sara's Malayalam movie review: Malayalam cinema is known for breaking stereotypes even when its male audience may find it clearly unpalatable. One of the recent Malayalam films this year that I really found thought provoking is 'Sara's' on Amazon Prime despite the fact that it has many sketchy areas in its narrative and I do not support Sara's personal choices.[READ: Prithviraj starrer Mumbai ..read more
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