The Magic of Naini Mata

While God is everywhere in the universe, in different parts of it, one sees his power in different names and forms. In Nainital it is as Naini Mata, the lovely goddess of the pristine Himalayan Lake of Nainital, a daughter of the most majestic of lakes on Earth, Mansarovar, higher up in the Himalayas from where she draws her water through underground water channels. It is so believed by many, although not yet verified by modern scientific methods but believers need no such proof.
My own work in life has spanned from modern science and technology to the spiritual side of life through social, educational and philosophical work. While in one area of activity, I try not to mix in the other for clarity for just as one does not talk of one’s home affairs in office, one does not talk of office work at home for best life practices.
However segregation of activities requires the use of some tools. Thus when unusual spiritual events intrude into another area of life one might just say that it …

Nando (Nand Rani Malhotra)

My mother’s name was Nand Rani Malhotra (1924-1999) but except for official purposes all knew her by just her home name of, Nando. One of the most significant phases of her life was spent in Nainital and she loved this town, as did the people of Nainital who met her then in the fifties and knew her simply by her home name of Nando. The more humble of Kumaon who came to know her closely said she is a Devi but to me she was just mother. She lived a simple life of a housewife serving her family with full dedication but simultaneously she did not miss an opportunity to serve anyone she came across. In Nainital she contributed her opinion to the leading voices of the town urging them to retain the best of customs and unique heritage of the town that the British had created and left. Some of these continue until this day.

She was a spiritual lady who loved Lord Hanuman keeping a fast in his honor and to thank him every Tuesday most of her life. She also had huge faith in Sikh Gurudwaras an…

Comprehensive Information for Nainital Tourists

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The entire surrounding distric of Nainital is full of beautiful lake destinations to visit. It  is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Many who hear of it wish to visit. The present blog is confined largely to spiritual and other special interests from Nainital but an interested tourist can find a large amount of information useful to a tourist on the Web. One Excellent website for this information is
http:/// is another site where you can find exhaustive reviews by public of individual locations that you happen to choose for the visit for cross checking Many of my own reviews would be found on that website.. If you wish to visit Nainital head straight to this comprehensive website for most all information you might need for the trip. It would be wise to skip the rainiest of months from mid June to mid September as well as the coldest ones of …

A Magical Mantra Recital of Nainital

Among the various single word mantras for meditation and chanting, the divine name Ram is one of the most excellent and easiest to practice.

In my mystic travels through Nainital District in the summer of 2007, I learnt a particularly beautiful and rhythmic way to recite this mantra. Its effects were magical. Some of those effects have been described by me in another blog devoted to spirituality. This recitation was recently recorded by me in three YouTube videos so as to make them available to any interested person. One of them is as shown with this post.
Ancient records describe that Ram was also the favorite mantra of Lord Hanuman a divinity revered highly in Nainital, India and all over East Asia. Ancient recorded descriptions of Hanuman ji vary from nation to nation. It is because, no human can fully know or understand the divine and therefore all human words about Him and His Angels are approximate attempts. However, through love and devotion, one can sense His love as also of …