The abode of Siddhars – Sathuragiri

Holding the worlds apart, as the Heavens high He spreads;
Himself the scorching Fire, Sun and Moon,
Himself the Mother that sends down the rains
Himself the mountains strong and oceans cold.
– A poetic verse no.10 from Tirumantiram

Shiva, the mighty god of gods, is revered since many yugas in India. Shiva, also represents the higher consciousness which is present in all of us. India has always been a land of seekers, a place where people have questioned life, wondered what it is beyond the world projected by the five senses. From the various yugas, the mystery of life has been questioned and debated. Few of them turned inwards to understand. Such mystics who have spent their whole life and various births to solve this riddle, consider india to be such a blessed land which has given them opportunity to delve deeper into their self. The seers/yogis/mystics who have transcended their mind and bodies have found shiva as a subtler form of higher consciousness within them.

Space intermingling with space,
Nectar drowning in nectar,
Light dissolving in light-
The elect are they, the siva-siddhas.
Who these splendid visions perceive
– Poetic verse no. 124 from Tirumantiram

Siddhars, are such seers who have risen to their higher selves across many ages. They have attained few siddhis and are regarded to have magical powers and they bring forth their knowledge to common folk to help them through the samsara of life. Many such siddhars are still believed to live in their astral bodies in one mystical mountain called Sathurgiri, in south India, which is considered as the embodiment of Shiva himself. Many spiritual aspirants from all over the world come and seek blessings of the lords and siddhars. The picture above depicts siddhar Agastiar on a bark of a tree.

This mystical mountain is square shaped and is surrounded by four hills – hence the name chathuragiri (chaturam – square, giri – hills). These four surrounding hills, also represent the four vedas.The legend has it that, when lord Hanuman was passing by Sathuragiri with the Sanjeevani hill, Siddhars requested him to give a fragment of Sanjeevani mountain to them. It is due to this fragment which lord Hanuman happily gave them, this hill contains many medicinal herbs and plants.The center point of the hill is also known by the name of Sanjeevamalai. Sathuragiri still houses many rare and kaya kalpha herbs. Siddhars in their various works have mentioned the preparations of these herbs to heal and transcend the body and mind.

Those that are destined to be
Let them be;
Those that are destined not to be
Let them not be;
Those that are destined to go
Let them go;
Those that are destined to come
Let them come;
The mighty Nandi shows all
And witnesses all;
All things appropriate,
He does
To those of tender love for Him.
– Poetic verse no.504, Tirumantiram

It is believed that only when one gets a calling, can the devotee successfully make it to the hill. The devotee needs to surrender himself to the hills and trek through the tough rocky terrain of the hills which is about 7 kms walk from the foothills of Sathuragiri to the hilltop where SundaraMahalingam and Santhana Mahalingam temples exist.The only authorised entry point to Sathuragiri is through Thaniparai town in Virudhunagar district. There are three other routes from Theni and other towns, but it is illegal to take other routes as it may disturb the wildlife and also due to safety issues of the devotees. The pilgrims are allowed only during six auspicious days of the month – i.e. on Amavasya, Poornima and Pradosham days. There are various mattams on the hill top which provide food and shelter for the devotees who throng the hill on these auspicious days. Devotion to their personal god, gives people strength to overcome many obstacles. To take blessings of their lord who sits high upon a mountain, people take on tedious journeys. A varied range of devotees are seen – some get a calling to seek blessings of the hill in their meditations and some bhaktas carry their small child in a doli made of sugarcanes and a cloth and the parents hike the hill along with their infant or toddler.


This mystical hill is a hidden treasure for a spiritual aspirant – from
exploring the many hidden caves to meditate or just to breath in the air filled with aroma of herbs, it is one-of-a kind  journey people embark upon.

Author: Smitha Ravi

After working as software developer, I shifted my lens to more soulful work which includes freelancing and teaching computer science. I am passionate about our indian culture and holistic living. Being part of swarnaprashna group, gives me a chance to work along and meet people who share the same passion and learn along the way. You can reach me smitharavi97 AT gmail DOT com


Birthing is a sacred process of delivering the child the mother has nurtured over nine months in her womb. Read along to know about this sacred journey the mother embarks upon and throw light on the various options available in these modern times for the birthing process and the support you can count on.

Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers;strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength. – Barbara Katz Rothman

When one would nudge a grandmother or grandaunt to tell us their birthing stories, beautiful stories emerge which make us feel that birthing was a simple process then. As a grandmother recounts how she would just slip into a room in their home when she feels ready, delivers the baby with the help of a midwife and get back to the usual business after couple of hours as if nothing has happened. This would be the same story for all of her 12 babies! Without any sophisticated technologies or highly educated doctors or zillions of books/web pages which give weekly descriptions of pregnancy – how did our ancestors do it so easily?

Similar birthing stories vary from culture to culture. Quoting few birthing stories from the book “The magical child”:

“When an australian aborigine mother is ready to deliver, she drops back from her tribe, alone, She digs a hole in the sand, squats over it, delivers her infant, waits for the placenta to discharge, catches and eats the placenta(which is more nourishing than liver and ideal for the mother at that moment, a practice followed by many economical cultures, such as the Eskimo), puts the infant to her breast and runs to rejoin her tribe. She is gone an average of twenty minutes.

The Ugandan mother, as is typical in non technological cultures, follows her usual routines until some five minutes before the baby appears.She retires to a place of privacy, squats, delivers her young (perhaps with a help of midwife, perhaps not), and resumes her ordinary routines within the hour.”

Natural birthing has many advantages. The mother feels more satisfied with the whole birthing experience and can instantly connect with her child physically after the birthing has taken place. She feels normal and not drugged in any way.The child is also more alert and can easily latch on to mother’s breast and the mother also can initiate breastfeeding sooner.During the process of natural birthing, the muscles help squeeze out the liquid from the lungs of the child and the chances of having any respiratory issues at birth are nil. The birth canal has good bacteria which helps boost the immune system and protect the intestinal tracts of the child.The intestinal microbes plays a vital role in maintaining the health of the infant.Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding seed the microbiomes and hence have a long term effect on the health of the child.

Lot of support for natural birthing is sprouting up around the world. Many women who want to experience the natural way are coming together to discuss and seek support from midwives/Doulas. Midwives are professionals who are trained to educate and support women to maintain healthy pregnancies and help during their delivery and also support them during their postpartum period.They help the mothers to trust and listen to their body.Women’s body is designed to give birth naturally.The vaginal muscles are built for delivery and the fetus can easily mould its head and pass through the birth canal. Midwives encourage the mothers to follow their natural instinct and to do what is needed to push the child .A complication in delivery is usually not the norm but are exceptions. Such information about the body physiology and how the body works during labour physically and emotionally are conveyed in lamaze classes.

During the birth process, midwife checks for the fetus heartbeat, mother’s blood pressure , pulse and temperature – checks if there is any medical intervention needed for both mother and the fetus.The mother is in her constant care and observation. Apart from the observations, midwifes will support mother emotionally, give her occasional massages and just share the space with the parents and let the nature take its course. Midwifes aim to keep all the interventions including vaginal examinations to the minimum and give constant support to the mother irrespective of the time it takes.

When the birth is undisturbed,just born babies have the natural instinct to find mother’s nipple and commence breastfeeding.Midwives encourage skin to skin contact between mother and baby for the sake of bonding and also for the baby to seek for mother’s breast.

Midwives strongly believe in the independence of movement of the labouring mothers. They are not strapped down to a bed but are allowed to move about freely in the room and take on any position which feels comfortable.

Quoting a similar text from the book “magical child”

“An apparently incidental issue here, which actually turns out to be monumental,is the position medicine men of the West have, since the time of Louis XIV, forced their victims to take: the supine position – flayed out flat on the back and, in a shocking number of cases, even strapped down, a position that would strike terror into the staunchest soul.What does the word supine mean?Helpless and incompetent.This position throws every muscle and bone of the body completely out of line for natural delivery of an infant from the womb and makes that delivery extremely difficult.”

So what is the right way of birthing? There are various natural birth options available.

Water birthing

One of the most popular birthing method where birth takes place in a tub of warm water. Water provides a calming influence on the mother and reduces the pressure on the abdomen. Lot of women have reported to have enjoyed their labour in water  as it provides significant pain relief and facilitates the mother to assume any position which is comfortable for labour and birth. Some people call Water birthing as ‘aquadural’ which is definitely safer and more effective  than an epidural.

Quoting from site:

“The effect of buoyancy that deep water immersion creates allows spontaneous movement of the mother.  No one has to help the mother get into a new position. She moves as her body and the position of the baby dictate.  Movement helps open the pelvis, allowing the baby to descend.

When a woman in labor relaxes in a warm deep bath, free from gravity’s pull on her body, with sensory stimulation reduced, her body is less likely to secrete stress-related hormones. This allows her body to produce the pain inhibitors-endorphins-that complement labor. Noradrenaline and catecholamines, the hormones that are released during stress, actually raise the blood pressure and can inhibit or slow labor. A laboring woman who is able to relax physically, is able to relax mentally as well. Many women, midwives, and doctors acknowledge the analgesic effect of water. Thousands of these mothers state they would never be able to consider laboring without water again.”

Birthing centers such as Birth Village, Kochi , Birthing Sanctuary, Goa facilitate water birthing.

Lotus Birthing

Lotus birthing which is also known as Delayed Cord Clamping (DCC) is a practice where the umbilical cord is not cut after the childbirth but the placenta is kept connected through the umbilical cord until the cord dries up naturally – this drying up may vary from 3 to 10 days.This non violent way of keeping the placenta intact with the infant seems to have life lasting benefits.

Quoting text from the book “Lotus Birth”:

“Lotus Birth establishes the baby-placenta relationship and suggests that the mother gives birth to the baby-placenta. As we shall see, there are no sustainable medical reasons for cutting the cord and separating the biological unit that conceived, grew and delivered (or birthed) together.

Lotus Birth ensures that the physical body is well cared for by ensuring that the baby receives the full quotient of the oxygen-bearing highly nutritious blood that is in the cord. The infant obtains 40 to 60 mL of ‘extra’ blood from the placenta if the cord is not tied until pulsations cease. The loss of 30 mL of blood to the newborn is equivalent to the loss of 600 mL to an adult. Common practice of immediate cutting of the cord before the pulsations cease deprives the newborn of a possible 60 mL of blood, the equivalent to a 1200mLhaemorrhage in an adult. This is a likely explanation of the strange phenomenon of weight loss that most newborns seem to endure. The new organism is put immediately under undue stress to reproduce the blood it was denied.

The immature liver is supported by the placenta in the offloading of toxins, as the pumping action continues until the cessation of pulsations. Most babies’ bodies are loaded up with these, including any drugs administered during the birth, and have to begin life dealing with the unnecessary toxic waste in their immature systems.”

Placenta has always been that integral organ which physically connects the mother and the fetus – feeding and nourishing the unborn with nutrients and oxygen through the umbilical cord. In few indian cultures, if a girl child is born, they would gently rub the placenta on her as this would ensure clear skin with minimum facial or body hair.

In few other cultures, the mothers eats the placenta which is rich in stem cells and iron content.

Hypno Birthing

Hypnotherapy is used to assist the birthing process. It functions on the premise that most labour related pain is the result of fear and tension, which can be diminished.

Deep relaxation breathing methods and visualisations techniques are taught through the pregnancy and many women have felt labour pains to be less intense while using hypnotherapy technique.

Experience of a mother who has undertaken hypnobirhting – from the website

“Sherry says, “go with your gut and keep breathing”. This was tricky, I was surprised at the power of the NER (natural expulsive reflex) of my own body. Jon got the relaxation track going and I said to myself, “this power cannot be greater than me, it is me.” I talked myself into going with the flow of power (it was not painful, please don’t confuse my surprise with pain) and accepting the pressure. It’s really neat when you stop being scared (I spent two years, terrified to be exactly where I was at that moment) and give in to the reality and majesty of the experience. I was following my own body’s lead to birth and my baby’s desire to be born. I felt so in touch with everything going on inside and truly no pain. I looked to Jon for rejuvenation and calm. 40 minutes later, I held my son in my arms and snuggled to my chest, literally the first person to lay hands on him in this world. “

Some of the options available for mothers in India for natural birthing –
  1. Bangalore birth network URL: FB: Contact: Nora Kropp;
  2. Birth Village , Cochin URL: : Priyanka Idicula; 9895283189
  3. Birth Sanctuary ,Goa (Center in Goa is closed, may open a new center in Auroville pondicherry shortly) URL: FB: Contact : Kasia; emaild
  4. Healthy Mother , HyderabadURL: FB: Contact: +91 78930 68666

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Author: Smitha Ravi

After working as software developer, I shifted my lens to more soulful work which includes freelancing and teaching computer science. I am passionate about our indian culture and holistic living. Being part of swarnaprashna group, gives me a chance to work along and meet people who share the same passion and learn along the way. You can reach me smitharavi97 AT gmail DOT com

Parenting Workshop

DISCLAIMER : Our group does not endorse any of the above programs. However, we would like to collect feedback from parents and individuals who attend it and share the feedback.

Lot of parents have requested us to let them know of any good parenting workshops – we as a team have collated the ongoing workshops in bangalore/India. Hope this helps parents find solace in their parenting journey and find answers/help to the queries they have. (In alphabetical Order) 

  • Arohi Life Education
  • Art Of Living
  • Ashraya India
  • Children's Life University - Introduction to The Essence of Parenting and Teaching
  • Conscious Parenting
  • ISP - Infant Sidda Program
  • Kutoohala
  • Life University -Little Budda Training Program
  • Magic Hive
  • Parenting People
  • Parenting Perspectives
  • Positive Parenting
  • The Creative School
  • The Institute of Achievement of Human Potential
  • The Parenting Place
List of parenting workshop topics are Preparing Children Sexually & EMPOWERING CHILDREN

Offline 2-3 hour sessions

Ratnesh 98450-45833

Kelamangalam, near Hosur

They conduct workshops for a group – 15 to 1000 people . Any amount wished by the audience can be contributed to them.

They conduct two workshop, Know your Child and Know your Teen.

The Art of Living offers short workshops that throw light on children and teens, their behavior and the issues that affect them.

The Know Your Child workshop is designed to help parents understand children better and thus improve the quality of family life dramatically. KYC does a root cause analysis of children’s behavioral patterns and equips the parents with the knowledge to help children blossom to their full potential. These inputs are also vital to preserving the beauty of the relationship as the child grows up to teenage and adulthood.

Offline 3 hour workshop

Vyakti Vikas Kendra India, PYSE Department, Shanmuka Hall, The Art Of Living International Centre, 1st Gate, 21st Km, Udayapura, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore – 560082 Contact: +91 9379509359

Email:” India

The cost for a single person is Rs 300 and for couple is Rs 500.

The Good Parenting Workshop is designed for Parents with kids who are 12 years and under. The presentation involves the creative use of media and drama. We’ve conducted the workshop at Ashraya as well as in several schools in the city.

The key topics that the Good Parenting Workshop covers are: – The Parenting Process – How to Discipline Your Kids and Still Have them Love You – Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child – Knowing Your Child’s Love Language – Five Guaranteed Ways to Create a Brat – Working as a Team with Your Spouse

Press coverage:

Press Writeups

offline-event: The Pride Hotel on Richmond Road Bangalore

This wonderful introductory workshop is for anyone interested in conscious, co-operative and holistic parenting and teaching.

A parent is the child’s first teacher. A teacher is a child’s role model. Parenting and Teaching are in themselves both an art and a sacred science and deserve this recognition and space.They provide many opportunities for growth and nurturing the seeds of love and compassion for ourselves and our children. For this, we need to learn new ways of working with children.

Contents – Introduction to Spiritual Parenting and Education – Steps towards Parenting/Teaching from love instead of fear – Our Journey as a Soul – Effects of our Subconscious Mind – Healing As a Foundation for Conscious Living, Parenting and Teaching – Awareness Exercises – Mindfulness in Parenting and Teaching – Introduction to Inner Child Healing – Connecting with and Nurturing the Inner Child – Recognizing limiting beliefs. Replacing Self Criticism with Self Nurturing

2 days workshop

Dhivya +91 99865 52528 Rathy +91 99865 52529

Bangalore Rs 4500/- including organic vegetarian lunch and snacks.

Dr Shefali Tsabary lectures extensively on mindful living and conscious parenting around the world and is in private practice. Following are the 2 online courses available: Introduction to Conscious Parenting – Level 1 Going Deeper into Conscious Parenting – Level 2 TED talk

Pre-recorded, downloadable access to both audio and video teachings by Dr. Shefali encapsulating her core concepts.

Mailing Address: 1 Welwyn Road, Suite 370, Great Neck, NY 11022 Email:

Online Courses

Online $125 each course

ISP – The Art of Parenting is an experiential workshop that guides parents on how to bring up children right from the stage of conception to 8 years.

It deals with the overall development of the child covering the Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional and Spiritual areas. It also deals with imparting total Education to the child covering all the 5 elements of nature, namely Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space.

Offline and online sessions are conducted

In total, 9 sessions with the conductor.

Srujana Shekar (Bangalore) Mob +91 9743434290 Blog”

All over the world The cost may vary depending on the urban/rural location where the session is conducted. Bangalore – Rs 15000″

Kutoohala is a parent and child experience centre.It is a place to connect, bond and to discover the joy of a new thought, a new idea in yourself and your child. Different workshops which they conduct are as follows: – Introductory parenting session – Advanced parenting Sessions – Developing the Love for Reading in children – Nurturing Creativity in Children

Offline – 2-3 hour sessions 9611119478

Basavangudi ,Bangalore

Rs650/person for the first session of parenting.

Each child is a creative genius by birth. But because of the inappropriate parental upbringing and conditioning in schools by teachers, children tend to lose their creative ability which is mostly the right brain approach. We all know that the logical brain is useful only in processing information whereas the right side of the brain is very powerful, creative and intuitive by nature. Children are conditioned to use mostly their left brain in schools but if they are encouraged to start using their right brain effectively, it can introduce other dimensions into their studies and learning processes propelling them to excel in whichever field they choose to specialise in. So we need to train our children to start using the right side of their brain right from their childhood to develop their creative expression fully.

Life University plays a significant role and has taken a step in bringing out the true potentiality in children and in helping parents to raise their children with full awareness.

2 days workshop

Life University Nagsanpally Village, Bantaram Mandal, Vikarabad, Rangareddy District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Phone: +91 40 23554151 Mobile: 09848019022

Email: Andhra Pradesh

Chetana : Journey of Self Discovery

Chetana is our 10 day parenting workshop that is held at our center in Bangalore. The focus is on understanding children, their aspirations, behavior and thoughts that would enable parents to connect to their children more effectively. Effective communication techniques that can improve relationships would be explored.

The workshops is for parents, grandparents, teachers etc. who are constantly interacting with children on a daily basis . We believe every child is unique and needs to be respected for what they are and not what they will be.

Offline It is 10 day parenting workshop, they conduct both Weekend batch and Weekday batch with each session of 2 hours. Call : 9342133490 or walk in and meet Subha Parthasarathy (facilitator) @ MagicHive.

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Bangalore Rs 5000 for 10 session workshop in the span of 5 weeks.

Some of the workshops conducted by Parenting People are as follows: YOU’RE A STAR! Confidence in kids blows up and down in seconds, and it does for parents too. learn effective ways to boost confidence for parents and for children.

CREDIT CRUNCH PARENTING Don’t have kids – they cost a fortune. When money is tight, how can we encourage our kids to value what is free? Would you like to raise a child who is wise with resources and doesn’t treat you like a walking wallet?

WHO’S THE BULLY? Bullying is everywhere – at work, at home, in your neighbourhood and in schools. How do we support our children to cope with bullies throughout their lives?

SCREEN TIME How much is enough, and what are they watching on screens of all types. Who’s in charge of the remote control? Decide what’s right in your family and when to switch off.

FAMILY VALUES What do you want your family to stand for? What is important to you as a family and how do you communicate your values in ways that are helpful?” A workshop may vary from an hour to half a day

Telephone: 01223 328307 UK cost can start from £10/person

Some of the workshops provided are: Tears, Tantrums and Battles: Preventing Power Struggles Top Tips for Quibbling Siblings, Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Children in a Privileged World. Are You Parenting Like a Caveman? Discipline That Works, Homework without Tears, Battles and Headaches

All I Want is a Little Respect” Keeping Your Family Grounded & Connected” Offline 90 mins “Karen Jacobson, MA, LCPC, LMFT karen [at] (312) 330-3194 Lauren Bondy, LCSW, Certified LifeLine™ Practitioner lauren [at] (847) 562-9503 (847) 562-9497 (fax)


Parenting Workshop, Atta Galata “Parenting has now become challenging and more complex in the current scenario. This workshop attempts to introduce you to the psychological principles of catering to your child’s dynamic needs across their life-span, in a fun- loving and interesting manner.

Topics Covered Developmental and psychological milestones of children from infancy to early adulthood, Parenting styles and methods, Effective strategies

Question and answer round with parents

Take-Away Message

You can learn to teach your children You can learn how your parenting style is impacting your child You can understand your child and his world better You can learn how to keep open communication with your children Gain insight about the different areas of their development Explore strategies for effective parenting Establishing a parenting philosophy for your family

The workshop is conducted by trained psychology students of Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR). As at part of the Academic Curriculum of M.Sc. in Psychological Counselling, students are trained to conduct psycho education workshop on varied topics to the general public to create awareness and educate about the varied aspects of parenting.”

offline – Free Event

Please register on 080-41600677 or 9632510126. Attagalata Koramangala Attagalata, koramangala, Bangalore

A Parent Listening Skills and Communications Workshop based on Dr. Thomas Gordon’s famous model. The workshop is called Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

Sonal Kothari is a Parent Educator and runs P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training) Workshops in Bangalore, India. If you are a parent that feels “there has to be a better way”” – this program is for you.

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Sonal Kothari Blog: Bangalore

Our Living Wisdom Centre offers many spiritual processes for the whole family to heal and awaken their inner wisdom. Raising children requires conscious, sensitive parenting, and teaching. Adults need to unlearn the old ways to begin anew! Healing ourselves and awakening our own inner wisdom is the core of unlearning and relearning. Through these spiritual science processes, we become aware of our own inner barriers, and transform them to function more effortlessly at our highest potential.The course facilitators are Jayashree Ashok and B. Ashok Following sessions are included in the course – Introduction to Conscious Parenting – Mindfulness in Parenting: Seven Components of Aware Parenting – Parenting From the Heart: Connecting with Your Child – The “”Yes”” Behind the “”No”” – Practical Sessions for Parenting Challenges – Keys to Parenting

Offline Creative, #83-84, LG Lakedew,Bilishivale, Doddagubbi Post, Bangalore 560077 RSVP: 9986552528 / 29. Email: Bangalore Rs 2000 (Includes workshop fees and Organic Vegetarian lunch and snacks)

All children love to learn. They can learn absolutely anything that can be taught in an honest and factual way when they are taught in a joyous way. The younger a child is, the easier it is for the child to learn.

Parents who have been carefully instructed in child brain development are the very best teachers for their own children.

The parent and child together are the most dynamic teaching and learning team. The family is the cradle for intellectual, physical, and social excellence in the child.

The objective of The Institutes is to make children intellectually, physically, and socially excellent. The various early development programs are as follows: – The newborn program – The reading program – The math program – The encylocpedic knowledge program – The physical program – The How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence course

Early Development

Around the world

The Parenting Place is the one stop destination for parents looking for solutions to parenting problems.

It is run by Dr Debmita Dutta (MBBS,MD) who is a Parenting and Wellness Consultant.

Workshops and consultations at the Parenting Place aim at empowering parents with knowledge about their children’s developing Brains and Bodies so that they can use this knowledge in their day to day interaction with their children to bring up emotionally secure and socially well adjusted – Rapid Learners.

Some of the workshops conducted for parents of 1yr tp 8 yrs – – Decoding the balanced diet – Building the little brain with speech – Taming the tantrums – How to facilitate learning etc

Workshops for parents of 9 yrs to 19 yrs – – How to parent an adolocent – Helping teens cope with stress etc


Each class from the workshop is 1 hour 30 mins. Number of classes in a workshop may vary.

Inside PARI’s Haute Couture Premises, 1/2, Cambridge Road Cross, Ulsoor, Bangalore – 560008. Landmark: Opposite NILGIRI’s Departmental Store

Phone: +919611739400 Email:



Author: Smitha Ravi

After working as software developer, I shifted my lens to more soulful work which includes freelancing and teaching computer science. I am passionate about our indian culture and holistic living. Being part of swarnaprashna group, gives me a chance to work along and meet people who share the same passion and learn along the way. You can reach me smitharavi97 AT gmail DOT com