Energy is intensifying with the convergence of the coming Maha Ardra puja, total lunar eclipse, the northern hemisphere’s winter solstice and the beginning of Pancha Ganapati all on the same day-- December 21st.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.