Shivratri Fasting recipes Pratibha Jani

Shivratri Fasting recipes Pratibha Jani

Mahesh Murti Shiva Elephantacaves India

shivlingam Pratibha Jani
shivlingam Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

So, today as I woke up this morning, I thought of how we used to gt up early in the morning and cook fasting recipes for the day. We also used to cook for the members of the  family who did not fat so we did two set of cooking on that day. Fun right? Yup. Actually it was.  Then, once all the kitchen was taken care of, we used to go to Shiva temple. Any temple close to home works just fine.So many times I was also very lucky to be a tour guide at the famous Elephanta caves in Mumbai on the day of shivratri. I loved it so much.

I still do my temple visits here even in NJ.  We are lucky to find Shiva temples in our area that do the special Pujas and follow the Hindu calendar days to perform the Puja.

Really it doesn’t matter if you follow the physical visit to the temple  social /cultural/religious set of customs or if you can just take some time for yourself in introspection and try to reach your inner self, to find that YOU within your self, and /or try to tap into the higher authority that makes the universe and beyond go around. Take a few minutes for yourself and just be at peace with yourself. Meditate and do some pranayam. Do some Shiva chants/shlokas, prayers , aartis, what ever works for you but do something.   So here are my this morning’s fasting recipes: cooking recipes all ready to enjoy and share.    This morning  I made

  • Moriya ni khichdi
  • Bhinda nu shaak
  • Rajagra ni Bhakhri
  • and Moriya ni kadhi
Shiv ratri fasting recipes Pratibha Jani
Shiv ratri fasting recipes Pratibha Jani

Let me know how your day goes today.

and yes fruits

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Pratibha Janisrecipes

 

Happy shivratri everyone, and if you are not fasting you  can still eat these recipes

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Bilvaashtakam बिल्वाष्टकम् Pratibha Jani

Bilvaashtakam बिल्वाष्टकम् Pratibha Jani

Here is the written PDF Bilvashtakam बिल्वाष्टकम् Pratibha Jani

Bilvaashtakam बिल्वाष्टकम् Pratibha Jani
Bilvaashtakam बिल्वाष्टकम् Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Each year, I try and post on this day to share my thoughts on this day.  As we believe in Yoga, humans are considered the smartest and most emotional of living beings not to mention the smartest. It would be so nice if we used those gifts for those around us. We all truly believe that Life must be full of love, harmony, empathy, sacrifice and radiating positive energy. The modern businesses and commercial establishments have a great day with their candy and flower and expensive jewelry sales. Here are some suggestions I follow myself. I would take a step back, take a breather and just think for a minute.

Take a different approach and  try and may be make a healthy snack, breakfast or a healthy soup and simple lunch /dinner.

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani valentines day breakfast fast
Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani valentines day breakfast fast

strawberries

Red white and blue dessert
Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Can we try and make some one who truly does not have much in this world instead of just trying to impress just one person in our life, can we try and may be read a book to a child  or buy a small book for a child and help him her read, or take someone out for a walk

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani SUNSET walk
Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani SUNSET walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or just  sit and talk with them spend some time just to show you care and that you are not too busy to sit and have a cup of tea or just watch the sunset with some one special . May be an elderly member of the family, maybe a servant in the house, maybe someone who lives alone and needs company. Someone who does not get to do it as often and really needs it.

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani
Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Maybe sing or listen to some affirmations/chants/prayers and get into some meditation or relaxation time. Read a book to or with them, Just have a cup of tea or coffee or take out some old photos and revisit past memory lane. Do some meditation/ stress management with that special someone.

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani
Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

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Let me know if it works for you. It always does for me. Bring a real valentine’s day into your loved one’s lives. (The real happiness that they will feel from the bottom of their heart) will be your true valentine. Make them all your special someone on Valentine’s day. Include your parents, brothers,sisters,friends all as part of your special valentine’s day as true love, harmony,belongs to all.WP_20150530_058

 

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Have a happy Valentine’s day everyone.  Remember those who are usually forgotten.!!!! Make your day truly special.