About Me

I’m a graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. Through a love of India, I discovered sanatana dharma, and started practicing Hinduism in September 2010. I’m learning, and sharing what I am thinking about as I go.

23 Responses to About Me

  1. Sriram says:

    Hi, I wanted to know if its ok to link your blog on a post of mine on Hinduism. You have a interesting blog, the outlook and questions are simple yet inquisitive.

  2. Anirudha says:


    Good to meet a fellow student. Surprisingly you are based out of Atlanta, where my guru has an Ashram, the Isha yoga ashram. Have you visited this place? You may find kriya yoga interesting, if you are so inclined.

    Kind regards,

    • HappyGoth says:

      Hi! There’s an amazing little network of Hindus on the internet.

      I have not heard of the Isha yoga ashram, but I will look into it, certainly. Thank you for the suggestion!

  3. Namaste. So happy to find your blog (thanks to Aamba at The White Hindu).

    I’ve lived in Kentucky more than ten years now, but I was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. Wouldn’t mind moving back, in fact. Perhaps, when I’m down to visit family some day, we could have a cup of coffee.

    All the best in your spiritual practice. Don’t hesitate to call on me if I can ever be of service.

    • HappyGoth says:

      Thank you! I read your blog, too, found through the Western Hindu. I like that he links to some really deep thinkers. It’s refreshing.

      If you’re ever in the area, drop me an email. I had the opportunity to meet up with Aamba this past weekend while visiting family, and it was lovely. I’m excited to meet other like-minded people. Thanks for reading the blog!

  4. Sriram says:

    Hi, I had earlier written about linking your blog to my blog post and you had accepted so I have gone ahead and done that. Hope its ok with you.

    • HappyGoth says:

      Totally! I occasionally cruise by your blog, too, and enjoy reading it. Thanks for linking to mine!

      • Sriram says:

        Thanks. I am planning to keep adding stuff about the questions I see on yours and many of the other blogs. It’s interesting that details are so important for someone like you but people like me take them as a part of our life and sometimes ignore and take them for granted.

      • HappyGoth says:

        Excellent! Your posts are always very informative. I look forward to the next one!

  5. Brian Donohue says:

    Hello Almost Hindu, I just got a link to your blog and read your first entry about your spiritual journey. I am so happy to read it and learn about another westerner discovering (or maybe being discovered by Sanatana Dharma. Hari Bol, as the Krishnas say. I too have had a religious upbringing and even was three years in a Catholic Seminary on Long Island, but was not ordained. Now decades later I am searching and like you have found answers, no truth in Hinduism. I look forward to reading more of your blog, and I hope we can share our journeys.
    Namaste, Brian

    • HappyGoth says:

      Hi, Brian! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading! Hari bol, indeed!

      I hope that my blog can offer what I’ve gotten from other people’s blogs – a sense of belonging and reassurance.


  6. syamukamath says:

    Hari om
    nice to meet you

    • HappyGoth says:

      Nice to meet you, too!

      Sorry for missing this comment for so long; I have been busy at work and haven’t had time to attend my blog like I should.

      Thank you so much for reading!

  7. pratham sharma says:

    Your posts are really insightful and I would like to say that after meeting many hare Krishnas and other followers of sanatana dharm across USA that you guys have a greater understanding of my faith than I and most of my fellow country men do . Please do keep updating your blog .

    • HappyGoth says:

      Thank you! I promise I will keep posting, but am taking a little bit of a brain break at the moment. I find that sometimes I have to choose the things I do in my spare time carefully, so that I can better focus on the most important things, and unfortunately this blog is one of the things that has had to take a hiatus. But I will be back, and soon!

      Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement. I do appreciate them!

  8. Suchetan says:

    Just wanted to say hello and thanks to my brothers and sisters following Sanatana Dharma πŸ™‚ It takes immense patience to attain what we all the looking for πŸ™‚ OUM from India.

    • HappyGoth says:

      It does take a lot of patience, and I am not always the most patient person! Nice comments and encouragement from others help a lot, though; thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  9. shree says:

    hi there.shree here from singapore. your blog has been an inspiration to me personally. You have inspired me to start my own blog too and i just did at http://www.karuppar.com/blog/ .Would love your comments on it. Bless you.

  10. Sanjay says:

    You have a really nice blog — You seem very genuine, and I think that guy who interrogated you on who was your guru in the temple was super lame. I think intensity and authenticity count for a lot on the path, and Nature doesn’t disappoint sincere seekers — not like You need to be told to “keep it up!!”, but here I am telling you anyway πŸ™‚

    There’s a great artist that I think you might like — I like her music and art so much that I made a video of it — check it out!!

    • HappyGoth says:

      Thank you! I wish I could post more often, but it’s nice to hear that people are still reading!

      I have come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to please everybody, so that guy was upsetting, but not discouraging. Thanks for the support and confidence, though! It definitely helps. I’m so shy about meeting people in person, and having support even online is a great motivator to keep at it, especially when I do get discouraged.

      Thanks for the music recommendation, and apologies for not approving comments in a timely way; I’m really behind in my social media monitoring these days!

  11. dhaliwal1 says:


    I was browsing your blog, and was impressed!

    Well, I recently got alot of sollace from doing Rudram daily for a month. And the results were incredible! I felt so peaceful and POWERFUL! Having studied journalism, I really wanted to share this with other people. Can you help me share this beautiful chant by posting this on your site?

    I present to you, the sensationally amazing chant, Rudram. A must do as an everyday practice. This I find elevates one alot. This one is presented with the 12 Panits of Banares, vibrationally speaking this is VERY powerful. In the Sanskrit language, the language is charged in exact vibrations, this being immense blessings to the seeker. Now this is further impacted by 12 times the voices, and it ends with a 17 minute meditation on Swamiji’s eyes. VERY POWERFUL! MUST SEE. MUST DO. MUST PRACTICE. MUST SHARE.

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