Four years on…

Well, I’m back. It’s been 4 years since I’ve posted. Life caught up with me and turned me one direction and I guess now it has turned me back.

In a few months my family are facing homelessness due to eviction. I have 3 school age kids so understandably this has been very traumatic.  My wife started a crowdfunding campaign to help get us back on track .

I have turned to Bhagvan at this time to help and am praying on a daily basis. I’m actually getting much strength from the daily ritual, the smell of the incense and intense prayer. I have faith that a solution will be found. This overwhelming faith and belief in the Law of attraction I know will deliver solutions. For the sake of my children I pray it is so.

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Ganesh Chaturthi in Paris : Reblog

Popular especially in the Maharashtra, Ganesha Chaturthi the birthday of Lord Ganesha is ritually celebrated among the Hindu community in Paris. The ritual begins within the temple with offerings and prayers to the deities prior to procession. The ceremonial procession opens up with musicians … While men carrying the deities towards their chariots for more […]

via A Hindu ritual in Paris — Travel Photo Media

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Nepal Earthquake Donations, local help numbers etc

I was shocked to read when I woke up that a 7.9 earthquake had hit Nepal. It had at the time already taken the lives of over 700 people. (Now 1400 @ 1pm est)

photos via zeenews and others

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I pray for the people of Nepal especially those who have lost a loved one or has missing relatives. This saddens me as a human, a Hindu, and a Mountaineer.

I cannot do much to help but I can at least share links to the credible relief agencies that are taking donations. I will also try to share as much info as possible. I will put this out unfinished , and updated frequently, to be as effective as possible

LOCAL (Nepal) phone numbers

Police emergency number: 4228435/4226853

Metropolitan police range (Kathmandu): +977 4261945/ +977 4261790

Metropolitan police range (Lalitpur): +977 5521207

Metropolitan police range (Bhaktapur): +977 6614821

Red cross ambulance service: +977 4228094


24 hour Control Room for queries regarding tragedy. Ministry of External Affairs India
+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905


Missing People

Find missing family members using Google Person Finder Service specifically for the disaster



I will post the most effective,  genuine links only, so there may only be a few

Oxfam– read Oxfam’s response including actions they are taking, includes link to donate

Save the children

Red Cross Nepal relief fund


A lot of people seem to also be suggesting the Prime Minister of India’s National Disaster Relief Fund . This one is confusing me at the moment. Obviously they have sent a huge amount of aid very quickly, but the wording of the conditions on the page is confusing. If I see the Indian Government are suggesting it I will post it up. If you have any info please let me know > @fuegopazzo




Much more to follow. Pls comment via @fuegopazzo for speed

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Hanuman Chalisa vids

Check out the new additions of Hanuman Chalisa videos on the Videos page

both have the words and one is useful for learning the words as it is very slow

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Hindu Prayer Book

Namaste, I just came across this prayer book and thought it might help a few of my readers. I know it’ll help me 🙂


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Hindu scriptures



The Vedas are the HolyScriptures of Hinduism. Literally Veda means knowledge or wisdom.Because the Rishis or sages had the Vedas channelled to them whilst in deep meditative states, they have been described as apaurusheya, i.e., not created by any human agency.

These Vedas are four: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Out of these the Rigveda is the most ancient work at approximately 8000 years old.

The Rigveda is primarily a collection of 1017 prayer hymns to many forms of God. The Samaveda has set to music a selected number of hymns from the Rigveda. Incidentally, Hindu classical music originates from the Samaveda. The Yajurveda deals mainly with sacrificial rites and rituals. The Atharvaveda is mostly a compendium of ethical principles and also some branches of science like Ayurveda. The Atharvaveda also has hymns for controlling the weather, subduing enemies and curing diseases.

Traditionally, each of the four Vedas has been divided into four parts: Mantra or Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad. The Samhitas are collections of prayers addressed to various Vedic deities like Indra, Varuna, and Vishnu. The Brahmanas describe how Vedic rituals should be performed. The Aranyakas describe various meditations based on the sacrificial rites. The Upanishads are philosophical prose dealing with such topics as the Truth behind the universe, the true nature of human beings, the goal of life and the means of achieving it. There are 108 parts to the Upanishads.


The Mahabharata concerns an epic war fought at Kuruksetra. The Good guys are the Pandavas and the bad guys the Kauravas. The war pits family members against other family members. As the battle is about to begin so begins a portion of the book called the Bhagavad-Gita (Geeta).


The Bhagavad-Gita or ‘song of God’ is about a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna. It consists of 18 chapters. It is the most popular Hindu religious scripture. It is often memorised word for word. It begins with Arjuna’s confusion and doubt about the upcoming battle. Lord Krishna assures Arjuna that the battle is not one family member against another but a fight of good against evil and that he should fight because it is the right thing to do. During Arjuna’s lengthy conversation with Krishna he realises that he is speaking to God and asks that he reveal himself as God. Lord Krishna does so and Arjuna sees within Krishna the lives of all living things simultaneously. Understandably his senses are overwhelmed and Lord Krishna again takes on human form. Lord Krishna asks Arjuna to surrender himself to him in return for Lord Krishna’s protection and love. Oh, and the good guys win, obviously.



The Ramayana is a Hindu epic of biblical length. It tells of Lord Rama and his Family in South India It includes the famous story of Lord Rama’s rescue mission for his wife Sita after the demon king Ravanna kidnapped her.


The 19 major Puranas detail the major Hindu gods and their worldly activities. They are sometimes known as the 5th Veda, and whilst the 1st four Vedas were reserved for certain castes the Puranas were for everyone. Amongst the information contained within the Puranas are such concepts as the formation of the universe, the multibillion year creation- destruction cycles, the kinds of humans on earth and the important Hindu rulers through history. The Puranas are often revised but the oldest ones predate the Vedas. The Puranas also tell us that we humans are descendants of Manu, a survivor of the great flood (yes Hinduism has a great flood story too!). From Manu we get the words Man, Mankind, and manners.

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Stages of hindu life


In Vedic times, the span of a normal human life was averaged to be eighty-four years, with four sections of twenty-one years each. The first twenty-one years is known as the “Brahmacharya ashram”, the stage of youth or learning, which requires a certain discipline, guidance and purity to gain the knowledge required.
The second twenty-one years, from ages twenty-one to forty-two, is called the “Grihastha ashram” or householder phase. This is the main time for having children and raising a family, working, and paying our obligations to society.

The third section of twenty-one years, from ages forty-two to sixty-three is the “Vanaprastha” or the hermitage phase. This is a time for return to studying scriptures, meditation and contemplation.
The fourth and last section from sixty-three to eighty-four is the “Sannyasa” or renunciation phase. The person, now an elder full of wisdom, inwardly aims to renounce all the material goals of life. The person spends all their time with spiritual pursuits. In times gone by and sometimes now as well a person would become a wandering mendicant begging for food with few belongings, all family ties gone and only God left to seek.

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