Ganesha Chaturthi – an important celebration for yogis

ganesh-chaturthiAnother important holiday is approaching for all of us aspiring yogis. Ganesha Chaturthi, the celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha, the famed elephant-headed God. It happens this year on August 23rd.

If you’re inclined to dismiss this as just another religious holiday for Hindus, you’ll be missing out on something very important in yoga.

In my last post I gave you a link to a good article that explains how Hinduism and Yoga are intimately connected, yet at the same time, the practice of yoga does not make one a Hindu in the modern religious sense.

If you missed it, click here to read the article now …

… and so several of the holidays that are celebrated in Hinduism also have very profound significance in yoga. Ganesha Chathurti is one of them. To learn just what that significance is, and how this very special day is important for yogis worldwide, read the following article, “Ganesha Chaturthi: the birth of Lord Ganesha” …


Yogacharya is Director of International Yogalayam and Editor of “The Yoga News

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