We travel to Kerala for the Onam festival, a celebration of the mythical king Mahadevi who brought equality and social justice to the population. Onam involves food, open celebrations, and involves Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and anyone else living in Kerala.

Ganesha Chaturthi

We travel to Mumbai for Ganesha Chaturthi, a festival in which the spirit of Ganesh inhabits a statue and is welcomed into everyone’s homes. People welcome friends and strangers alike, and all of Mumbai celebrates together.

Mantra and Suraya

We travel to the Weligama district of Southern Sri Lanka to receive a Suraya, a necklace holding a personalized mantra chanted 9000 times. How does the repetition of words, of mantra, change the way our minds work and influence us?