Practice of yoga

Practice of yoga

Yoga is a profound part of the Vedic culture. Yoga practices underlie at the heart of all Hinduism (Sanskrit "Sanatan Dharma") schools. Sanatana Dharma means "the eternal law" - the law of all beings’ evolution.

Advaita philosophy

Advaita philosophy

Advaita is an ancient doctrine that tells us about human nature as divine initially. "Advaita" can be translated as "not two". Soul is not separated from God. God is a reality that permeates everything.

Datta Jayanti celebration


On December 16th in Divya Loka Datta Jayanti (the nativity of Saint Dattatreya) holiday was celebrated. This festival is celebrated annually as Sri Dattatreya, it occupies a central place in the tradition of Advaita. Leaving behind great scriptures, Dattatreya is revered across India as a great saint, who embodied the three main deities of Hinduism - Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

Preparations for the holiday traditionally began with asceticism. There was a continuous repeating of the Dattatreya mantra in temple. About 50 people took part in this practice.

On the day of Datta Jayanti bhajans were performed. A special ceremony was held with bringing the sacred grass to the fire and wishing prosperity to all mankind. Divya Loka’s guests made some performances: dancing, theatre, poetry recitations and crafts and handmade offerings. The main offering was a statue of Vishnu who is one of the God’s aspects incarnated in Dattatreya.

In the evening there a celebratory banquet was held with sweets offered on the altar in the temples.


World's Parliament of Religions in New York

meeting with Mrs. Mary Nelson
Mary Nelson - Executive Director of the World Parliament of Religions

Vedic culture

Vedic culture

Vedic culture is based on the Universe laws of evolution described in the scriptures of Hinduism "Vedas". They guide a human life, leading to harmony, happiness and creative prosperity.