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COVID-19: Vedic Astrology Analysis and Instructions

COVID-19: Vedic Astrology Analysis and Instructions

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah! Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Sri Matre Namah! Om Namassivaya! As per Vedic Astrology, Jupiter goes to Makara on 29th March (to its debilitation sign) to conjoin Mars (Kuja) and Saturn (Shanidev) who are very close to each ...
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Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam with meaning for Removing Fear, Obstacles and Illness.

Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam with meaning for Removing Fear, Obstacles and Illness.

Hari Om Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam was composed by Shri Vedanta Desikacharya of Thoppil. Shri sudarshana Ashtakam is one of the most powerful prayers dedicated to Lord Sudarshana, the main weapon of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that those who chant Sudarshana ...
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COVID-19 – Prayers and Mantras for removal of fear and protection

COVID-19 – Prayers and Mantras for removal of fear and protection

Hari Om God does not want to see or talk to us now as He is very angry with all of us (Humanity) for consistently flouting and abusing the rules of Dharma — Non-violence, righteousness, togetherness, and tolerance. That is why ...
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FAQ: Why Did Kali Step On Shiva’s Chest?

FAQ: Why Did Kali Step On Shiva’s Chest?

Hari Om Goddess Kali is regarded as the most fierce and destructive form of Shakti. She has a dark complexion, red eyes and has four arms. In one of Her hands She carries a sword (khadaga) and in another hand She ...
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COVID-19 – Astrological and Numerological Perspectives

COVID-19 – Astrological and Numerological Perspectives

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah! Sri Matre Namah! Vedic Astrology analysis on Corona Virus You may kindly recall the following words in our article on Solar Eclipse of 26th December 2019. "Certain planetary adverse configurations coupled with Solar eclipse do not ...
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Spiritual Response to COVID-19

Spiritual Response to COVID-19

Hari Om Do not panic The more vulnerable we feel, the more anxious we get. There is strong evidence that anxiety can dramatically weaken the immune system, making us even more vulnerable to the virus. To get out of the vicious ...
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Shri Lalitha Pancharatna Stotra with Meaning

Shri Lalitha Pancharatna Stotra with Meaning

Hari Om Shri Lalitha Pancharatna Stotra starting with Pratha Smarami Lalitha Vadanaravindam is a devotional hymn of Goddess Lalita Tripurasundari, composed by Adi Shankara Bhagavadpata. Maa Lalita Tripurasundari is the presiding deity of Srichakra (Sriyantra). The goddess Tripura in her aspect ...
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Goswami Tulsidas - The Great Saint and Author of The Ram-Charit-Manas (Ramayan)

Goswami Tulsidas – The Great Saint and Author of The Ram-Charit-Manas (Ramayan)

Hari Om Tulsidas was born in Rajpur, in the district of Banda in Uttar Pradesh, in Samvat 1589 or 1532 A.D. He was a Sarayuparina Brahmin by birth and is regarded as an incarnation of Valmiki, the author of Ramayana written ...
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Lord Vishnu, Concept of Avatars and Theory of  Evolution

Lord Vishnu, Concept of Avatars and Theory of Evolution

Hari Om Concept of Avatars In the Puranic mythologies of ancient India, the legend of the Avatar is considered one of the most important myths of the Vedic culture. It is particularly associated with the God Vishnu, one of the principle ...
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Sathru Samhara Ver (Vel) pathigam for protection from any form of Fear or Attack (including COVID-19)

Sathru Samhara Ver (Vel) pathigam for protection from any form of Fear or Attack (including COVID-19)

Hari Om Sathru Samhara Ver Pathigam The poem on Vel (in Tamil) which kills the enemies (Composed by Deva Raya Swamigal) This powerful prayer removes road blocks in life. Sri Devaraya Swamigal composed these hymns in simple beautiful Tamil for people ...
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WHY WE WORSHIP Lord  SIVA?

WHY WE WORSHIP Lord SIVA?

Hari Om From time immemorial the Hindus are worshipping God Siva who is master of truth, beauty and bliss. From the highest Himalayas on the north down to Rameswar in the south and from Chandranath hill on the east to Dwarka ...
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Tirujnana Sambandhar

Tirujnana Sambandhar

Hari Om Sambandhar took his birth in a Brahmin family in Sirkali in the district of Tanjore which is also known by the name Brahmapuri. He was born of Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar. Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar went to the tank to take ...
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Vaastu, Temples and Pyramids — From Vedic Perspective

Vaastu, Temples and Pyramids — From Vedic Perspective

Hari Om Traditional Indian architecture is extremely simple and straightforward. Simple techniques of construction were utilized to build some of the glorious and magnificent buildings that have withstood the test of time. Structural elements like columns and beams were carefully integrated ...
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Various Narakas (Hells) as per Garuda Purana

Various Narakas (Hells) as per Garuda Purana

Hari Om Sinners are sent to various Narakas (Hells) by Yamaraja according to the nature and seriousness of their sins. According to the Garuda Purana there are a total of 28 Narakas. They are as follows. (1) Tamisram (Heavy flogging) -Those ...
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Kanaka Dhara Stotra (The Hymn on Goddess Mahalakshmi for Prosperity)

Kanaka Dhara Stotra (The Hymn on Goddess Mahalakshmi for Prosperity)

Hari Om Bhagavatpada Sri Adi Sankara was one of the greatest saints of Sanatana Dharma. He was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kerala. After brahmopadesa, as part of our traditional beliefs, he was asked to beg alms for his ...
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Yaksha Prashna (Yaksha - Yudhisthira Samvada from The Mahabharata)

Yaksha Prashna (Yaksha – Yudhisthira Samvada from The Mahabharata)

Hari Om Mahabharata - Aranyaka Parva Adhyaya - Araneya Parva This episode is found in the Aranya Parva of the epic, the Mahabharata. The sons of Pandu along with their wife Draupadi are nearing the end of their twelve-year exile in ...
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Kalki Avatar and Kalki Purana - How Will the World End?

Kalki Avatar and Kalki Purana – How Will the World End?

Hari Om This incarnation, unlike those already described, has yet to be made. It is the hope of the Hindus, that he who has so frequently visited the earth to restore order and happiness will come yet again to inaugurate a ...
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Narada Bhakthi Sutra with English Meaning

Narada Bhakthi Sutra with English Meaning

Hari Om 1. Atha tho Bakthim vyakyasyama Now I will explain in detail what is meant by Bhakthi (devotion to God) 2. Saa tasmin Parama prema roopa Devotion to God is personification of intense(highest) love towards Him. 3. Amrutha swaroopa cha ...
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Karadaiyan Nombu; Savitri Vratam (14th March 2020)

Karadaiyan Nombu; Savitri Vratam (14th March 2020)

Hari Om Karadaiyan Nombu or Karadayan Nonbu is a major Tamil festival which is celebrated at the time on Meena Sankranti or Sankramana. It is celebrated at the moment when Tamil month Maasi ends and month Panguni starts. Karadai is the ...
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Yoga & Kundalini Energy

Yoga & Kundalini Energy

Hari Om We know that Om, "ॐ" is the sound of the cosmos. We can regenerate this sound within ourself and resonate along with the universe. The energy created will be tremondous. The "Chakras" are the seven main energy centers in ...
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Shiva Panchakshara Stotra

Shiva Panchakshara Stotra

Hari Om Lord Shiva is the destroyer among the trinity (Brahmā, Vishnu and Shiva) and is worshipped as their main deity by millions of Hindu devotees. The holy word chant to worship him is made of five letters and is popularly ...
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Holi Festival - Significance and Relevance

Holi Festival – Significance and Relevance

Hari Om Holi Festival IN DAYS of yore, there were communities of cannibals in India. They caused much havoc. They threatened the lives of many innocent people. One of them was Holika or Putana. She took immense delight in devouring children ...
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Manickavachagar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu

Manickavachagar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu

Hari Om In Tiruvadavur in the Pandya kingdom there lived a pious Brahmin. He and his dutiful wife, due to merit earned in past lives, got a worthy son whom they named Vadavurar, after the native place. As the child grew, ...
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Nama Traya Astra Mantra for Protection from Diseases – A Vedic Remedial prayer to Remove Fear of COVID-19

Nama Traya Astra Mantra for Protection from Diseases – A Vedic Remedial prayer to Remove Fear of COVID-19

Hari Om Achyuta Ananta Govinda । Om Achyutaya Namaha ॥ Om Anantaya Namaha ॥ Om Govindaya Namaha ॥ The Agni Purana mentions this powerful mantra which is supposed to be an effective cure for all diseases. The God of Fire, Agni ...
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Surya Ashtakam with Meaning

Surya Ashtakam with Meaning

Hari Om Since time immemorial, Hindus revered the Sun God as the one who is the cause of nature. They always believed worshipping the Sun God would eradicate all their sins. Surya, the Sun God, was the son of Sage Kasyapa ...
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Introduction to Nakshatras –Vedic Astrology

Introduction to Nakshatras –Vedic Astrology

Hari Om The nakshatras are the apparently fixed bodies in the Zodiac, where the planetary system moves with them placed in the background. Among the Rasi and the nakshatras, the former is overlorded by the Sun, whereas the latter is overlorded ...
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Hanumath Stuthi with Meaning

Hanumath Stuthi with Meaning

Hari Om It is believed that reading this Hanumath Stuthi, many times (11 or 36 or 108) with devotion (from Samkshepa Sundara Kanda of Vayu Purana) would cure illnesses, give long life, bring to an end enmity, and lead to all ...
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Sri Lalithambigai Temple at Thirumeyachur – The Temple where Lalitha Sahasranama was chanted first on Earth by Sage Agasthya

Sri Lalithambigai Temple at Thirumeyachur – The Temple where Lalitha Sahasranama was chanted first on Earth by Sage Agasthya

Hari Om The powerful Lord Shiva Temple of Meganathaswami is located in Thirumeyachur, 18 kms from Mayavaram and 33 km from Kumbakonam. Moolavar is Lord Siva, known here as Meganatha Swami. Though the moolavar is Lord Shiva, this is a temple ...
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Devi Argala Stuti with Meaning – for Getting Through Tough Times of Life

Devi Argala Stuti with Meaning – for Getting Through Tough Times of Life

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah! Devi Argala Stotram, is a collection of powerful mantras, which can help devotees to get them through tough times and solve all the problems that a devotee is facing in his or her life. Durga Saptasati ...
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The Value of Pi (22/7) upto 32 Decimals from the Rig Veda

The Value of Pi (22/7) upto 32 Decimals from the Rig Veda

Hari Om Men of older generation used to say that all knowledge is there in the Vedas. Anyone who hears such words will have the first reaction that it is an exaggeration. We should remember here that any sloka in the ...
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How to Receive Guru’s Grace?

How to Receive Guru’s Grace?

Hari Om We have been told by our scriptures that guru kripa is a wonderful, mysterious factor that will enable the aspirants to seek and to attain the summum bonum of life, Self-realisation, darshan of God, or moksha. Whether the disciple ...
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Jnanadev (Jnaneshwar) – The Great Saint of Maharashtra

Jnanadev (Jnaneshwar) – The Great Saint of Maharashtra

Hari Om The name of Saint Jnaneshwar is on the lips of everyone in Maharashtra. He was a born Siddha. He was a Yogi of high attainments. He had control over the elements. His work Jnaneshwari is the crest-jewel of Marathi ...
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Glory of Satsanga

Glory of Satsanga

Hari Om Swami Chidananda says, "Satsanga is the very salt of life. The power of Satsanga is indescribable. In Satsanga alone you begin to see clearly, think clearly and know things clearly. Satsanga gradually dispels the Avichara and Aviveka. It gives ...
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Lord Muruga – Important and Powerful Mantras

Lord Muruga – Important and Powerful Mantras

Hari Om Lord Muruga's Powerful Moola Mantra (For success, courage and victory) Om Saum Saravanabava Sreem Hreem Kleem Klaum Saum Namaha Lord Muruga Gayathri Mantra: (For peace, health and prosperity) Om Tat Purushaya Vidmahe Mahesenaya Deemahi Tanno Skanda Prachothayathu:|| Lord Muruga ...
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Appar - The Great Saiva Saint of  Tamilnadu (also known as Tirunavukkarasar)

Appar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu (also known as Tirunavukkarasar)

Hari Om Appar is one of the four Tamil Samaya Acharyas. He was a contemporary of Sambandhar. He was a Vellala or Tiru Amur in the district of Cuddalore, Tamilnadu. He was born of Pugalenar and Mathiniar. The parents gave the ...
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The Kailasanathar Temple of Kanchi – Having Gates of Birth and Death

The Kailasanathar Temple of Kanchi – Having Gates of Birth and Death

Hari Om The famous and most ancient temple in Kanchipuram is Sri Kailasanathar temple. It is situated about 75 KM from Chennai. This temple's architecture was a model not only for many of the temples in Southern India, but also for ...
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Sphatik (Crystal) Gemstone –  Healing Properties and Benefits

Sphatik (Crystal) Gemstone – Healing Properties and Benefits

Hari Om Crystal or Quartz Rosary is made of stone which is clear as water hence the term “crystal clear” is used so much around the world. It has been entitled as “Universal Crystal” because of its immense power and it ...
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Faith in God and the incidents from the Life of Swami Sadhasiva  Brahmendra

Faith in God and the incidents from the Life of Swami Sadhasiva Brahmendra

Hari Om Reason is impotent. Faith is omnipotent. Weak reason is defeated by strong reason. A Bhakta with faith can enter the innermost chambers of the Lord as Sudama did. Do you not take for granted many things in Geometry? The ...
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Hanuman Chalisa – Why is it so powerful!

Hanuman Chalisa – Why is it so powerful!

Hari Om Why is the Hanuman Chalisa so powerful! Lord Hanuman is often referred to as the “Chiranjeevi” (the Immortal). In India, Lord Hanuman is revered by most of the Hindus and other Indian religions. It is believed throughout our scriptures ...
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FAQs: Can we accept food or gifts from anyone? What are the consequences of having multiple relationships? Can physical relations transfer karma from one being to the other?

FAQs: Can we accept food or gifts from anyone? What are the consequences of having multiple relationships? Can physical relations transfer karma from one being to the other?

Hari Om This answer is based on religious scriptures and traditional and modern teachings of morality, religiosity and spirituality. As far as food and gifts are concerned there is nothing specifically wrong from spiritual angle in accepting food or gifts from ...
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The Divine Mother (DEVI) -–The Great Goddess Worship

The Divine Mother (DEVI) -–The Great Goddess Worship

Hari Om “The Great Goddess, known in India as Devi (literally “goddess”), has many guises. She is “Ma” the gentle and approachable mother. As Jaganmata, or Mother of the universe, she assumes cosmic proportions, destroying evil and addressing herself to the ...
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FAQ: Is Astrology Truly a Science?

FAQ: Is Astrology Truly a Science?

Hari Om There is sufficient historical proof that astronomy is an offshoot of astrology. Almost 4,000 years ago, our forefathers were able to study the planetary movements and make predictions. In those days, astrology and astronomy were twin studies. Religious leaders ...
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Samartha Ramdas - The Great Guru of Chhathrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Samartha Ramdas – The Great Guru of Chhathrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Hari Om Introduction Ramdas was one of the greatest saints of the world. He was the inspirer of Shivaji. He was born of Suryaji Panth and Renuka Bai in Jamb, Maharashtra, in 1608 A.D. His original name was Narain. (image courtesy: ...
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Thenkudi Thittai - Powerful Guru Temple (Parihara Sthalam) in Tanjore

Thenkudi Thittai – Powerful Guru Temple (Parihara Sthalam) in Tanjore

Hari Om The beautiful temple of Shivji, which is also a Remedial Guru Temple (Guru Parihara Sthalam) is Ulaganayaki sametha Vasishteswaraswamy temple. This Temple is situated about 10 KM from Tanjore on the Tanjore Melathur Road in Thittai (also known "Thenkudi ...
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Ekanath – The Well Known Saint of  Western India

Ekanath – The Well Known Saint of Western India

Hari Om Ekanath is a well-known saint of Maharashtra. He was born of Suryanarayana and Rukmini in the year 1533 A.D. at Paithan in Maharashtra. The fire of devotion was kindled in his heart even when he was a boy of ...
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The Law of Karma and  Rebirth

The Law of Karma and Rebirth

Hari Om What Is Karma? Karma means not only action, but also the result of an action. The consequence of an action is really not a separate thing. It is a part of the action, and cannot be divided from it ...
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Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Hari Om Om Sri Gurubhyo Namah !!! Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa [A Rishi, Saint, Vedantic Teacher, a Guru and a Devotee of the Goddess Kali] Here are some of his teachings: “Women are, all of them, the veritable images of Shakti.” ...
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Sri Subrahmanya Ashtottara Sata Nâmavali

Sri Subrahmanya Ashtottara Sata Nâmavali

Hari Om The names of Lord Skanda (Muruga) are innumerable. But for the sake of shortness,108 of His descriptive names are enumerated in Sanskrit as below. In each instance, the sādhaka (practitioner) recites a name visualizing that the Lord Muruga stands ...
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Namdev - The Famous Saint of Mediaeval India

Namdev – The Famous Saint of Mediaeval India

Hari Om Namdev of Maharashtra was a saint of mediaeval India. He was not a servant of Lord Krishna, but His companion. Namdev was an Amsa (part) of Lord Krishna. Introduction Namdev was a contemporary of Jnanadev, the famous saint of ...
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Chamakam – The Magnificent Prayer to Shivji

Chamakam – The Magnificent Prayer to Shivji

Hari Om While Namakam is a prayer to Lord Rudra to forget about his avenging fierce, dreadful, fearful and horrendous form and turn himself into a peaceful form and do good to us, Chamakam on the other hand enumerates the blessings ...
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Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Totapuri

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Totapuri

Hari Om You can watch the video (and/or read the text): Totapuri arrived at the Dakshineswar temple garden toward the end of 1864. Perhaps born in the Punjab, he was the head of a monastery in that province of India and ...
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Narada Muni and the Power of Narayana Mantra

Narada Muni and the Power of Narayana Mantra

Hari Om Once Narada was very intrigued by Lord Krishna’s 'Om Namo Narayana' mantra, curiously questioned Him, “What is the significance of Om Namo Narayana (Mantra)?” He asked Lord Krishna to explain to him in detail so every one of his ...
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Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om Siva is spoken of as being in eight forms (Ashtamurti). The eight forms of Siva are the five elements, the sun, the moon and the priest who performs sacrifice. Vishnu appeared in the Mohini form after the churning of ...
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LORD SIVA AND HIS LILAS

LORD SIVA AND HIS LILAS

Hari Om Siva is known by the name ‘Girisa’, as He is the Lord of the Mount Kailasa. Siva is called ‘Tryambaka’, because He has a third eye in His forehead, the eye of wisdom (Jnana Chakshus).The word ‘Hara’ is derived ...
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SIVA TATTVA

SIVA TATTVA

Hari Om Om Namassivaya! In Me the universe had its origin, In Me alone the whole subsists; In Me it is lost—Siva, The Timeless, it is I Myself, Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham! Salutations to Lord Siva, the vanquisher of Cupid, the bestower ...
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Maha Siva Raatri

Maha Siva Raatri

Hari Om Om Namassivaya! Maha Siva Raatri means the great night of Lord Shiva and it is observed on the fourteenth lunar night(chaturdasi)of the dark forthnight(Krishna Paksh)in the Hindu month of Phalgun.This corresponds to late February and early March in the ...
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Ashtavakra Gita

Ashtavakra Gita

Hari Om Ashtavakra Gita or the Song of Ashtavakra, also known as Ashtavakra Samhita is an Advaita Vedanta scripture which documents a dialogue between the Perfect Master Ashtavakra and Janaka, the King of Mithila.— The translation here is by John Richards, ...
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Glory, Importance and Significance of Lord Rama

Glory, Importance and Significance of Lord Rama

Hari Om Most of the Indians (Hindus) know the story of Lord Sri Rama, the epic Ramayana, and Lord Hanuman (the greatest devotee of Lord Sri Rama), but only few know the significance and importance of Rama Nama. To speak about ...
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FAQ: Why do We do Aarati?

FAQ: Why do We do Aarati?

Hari Om Towards the end of every ritualistic worship (pooja or bhajan) of the Lord or to welcome an honored guest or saint, we perform the aarati. This is always accompanied by the ringing of the bell and sometimes by singing, ...
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Worship of ATMALINGA

Worship of ATMALINGA

Hari Om The worshipping of The Atmalinga originated from the Mahabaratha. As it goes, Alankarapriyo Vishnu, Abhishekapriyah Sivah—Lord Vishnu is very fond of Alankara (decoration done with a fine dress, ornaments, etc) and Lord Siva is fond of Abhisheka. Most often, ...
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All Navagraha Temples in Chennai and Tamilnadu

All Navagraha Temples in Chennai and Tamilnadu

Hari Om NAVAGRAHA TEMPLES IN CHENNAI Temple - Planet - Location 1. Agatheeswarar Temple – Surya Graha (Sun) – Kolapakkkam 2. Somanaadheeswarar – Chandran (Moon) – Somamangalam 3. Vaidheeswarar – Angaragan (Mars) – Poonamallee 4. Sundereswarar – Budhan (Mercury) – Kovur ...
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Who are Dearer to God?

Who are Dearer to God?

Hari Om From the Bhagavad-Gita, it can be understood that although God is equal to all and shows no particular preference or favor to anyone, He responds to the love of his true devotees who fills their minds exclusively with him, ...
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Lord Hanumanji – The Ten Miraculous Facts

Lord Hanumanji – The Ten Miraculous Facts

Hari Om Our hearts get filled with devotion and reverence as soon as someone mentions Lord Rama’s ardent devotee Shri Hanuman. Widely known as Bajrangbali, he is an extremely powerful and miraculous deity, and immediately lends a helping hand as soon ...
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Powerful Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi Temple at Ayyavadi

Powerful Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi Temple at Ayyavadi

Hari Om Prathyangira Devi also called Narasimhi, Narashimhika and Atharvana Bhadrakali is powerful Goddess associated with Shakti worship. She is a form of Adi Parashakti and is the consort of Sarabeswara. She is described as a goddess with a male lion’s ...
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Twenty Imporatant Spiritual Instructions for Liberation

Twenty Imporatant Spiritual Instructions for Liberation

20 Important Spiritual Instructions (By Sri Swami Sivananda) Hari Om These twenty instructions contain the very essence of all Yoga Sadhana, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Yoga will all come to one who follows them whole-heartedly. They are the unfailing keys to ...
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Sankatahara Chaturthi – The Important Vrat Ritual

Sankatahara Chaturthi – The Important Vrat Ritual

Hari Om Sankashti Chaturthi (Hindi: संकष्टी चतुर्थी, Telugu: సంకటహర చతుర్థి, Tamil: சங்கடஹர சதுர்த்தி, Gujarati: સંકષ્ટી ચતુર્થી ) also called Sankatahara Chaturthi in south Indian states, is an auspicious festival for Hindus, celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha. Each lunar month in ...
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Who is a True Devotee (Uthama Baktha)?

Who is a True Devotee (Uthama Baktha)?

Hari Om A true devotee will love God to attain God instead of using God to attain World. A true devotee will see God in Everything and Everyone with Equal Vision which is Wisdom. Consciousness (Our Awareness) when purged out of ...
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Vedanthic Guidelines from Distilled Wisdom for Self-Realization

Vedanthic Guidelines from Distilled Wisdom for Self-Realization

Hari Om Strictly avoid unnecessary talks, gossip and reference to details and questions about others and things not involved in our issues. This is in line with the Vedhanthic requirements for removing impurities from our minds. We should remember that when ...
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The Glory of Holy Ganga - The Sacred River

The Glory of Holy Ganga – The Sacred River

Hari Om The Ganga is the most sacred river of India. Lord Krishna says in the Gita: “I am the Ganga among rivers”. No germ can flourish in the waters of the Ganga. It is saturated with antiseptic minerals. In the ...
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Lord Ganesha and His 32 Forms

Lord Ganesha and His 32 Forms

Hari Om Lord Ganesha One of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, Lord Ganesha’s icons are found throughout India. Besides all sects of Hinduism, Jains and also Buddhists also worship him in India and abroad. 32 Forms ...
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Sri Sikkal Singaravelan Temple – The Miraculous Temple of Lord Muruga

Sri Sikkal Singaravelan Temple – The Miraculous Temple of Lord Muruga

Hari Om Om Saravana Bhava! Sikkal Singaravelan Temple is situated about 5 KM from Nagapattinam on the Nagapattinam-Tiruvarur route. This is a Saiva temple with Lord Siva bearing the name Sri Navaneetheswara Swamy. But the main deity is Lord Subrahmanya called ...
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Thai Poosam - The Festival of Lord Muruga

Thai Poosam – The Festival of Lord Muruga

Hari Om Tom 8th February 2020 is Thai Poosam this year. Please read the following slide to know about this Festival of Lord Muruga. Thaipoosam at Sikkal Sri Singaravelar Temple: GF' Blessings ...
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Rahukalam, Yamagandam and Gulikai - Guidelines

Rahukalam, Yamagandam and Gulikai – Guidelines

Hari Om Do not begin anything auspicious or important during Rahukalam (Rahukal) and Yama Ghanta or Yamagandam as the activities commenced during Rahukalam may not meet success or may be delayed; and the activities commenced during Yamagandam may meet with destruction ...
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The Mysterious Devi Temple in Bihar where The Idols Speak To Each Other at Night.

The Mysterious Devi Temple in Bihar where The Idols Speak To Each Other at Night.

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah! Miracles do occur. In a nation like India, where people believe in superstitions and are religious, miracles tend to happen frequently. The famous Sri Raja Rajeswari Tripura Sundari temple at Bastar, Bihar, attracts millions of devotees ...
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Sundaramurthi Nayanar (Sundarar)

Sundaramurthi Nayanar (Sundarar)

Hari Om Sundaramurthi Nayanar Sundaramurthi Nayanar flourished in the 8th century. He was a great devotee of Lord Siva. He is one of the Tamil Samaya Acharyas (four Tamil religious Teachers). Sundaramurthi Nayanar sang the glories of Lord Siva at all ...
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FAQ: How to identify a Guru?

FAQ: How to identify a Guru?

Hari Om A Guru is different from a teacher (acharya) or an instructor or a coach or a preacher. He is an inspiration of spiritual light in our world, and imparts us the universal mystical principles that underlie all religions, traditions, ...
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FAQ on Troubling Priests or Beggars at Temples

FAQ on Troubling Priests or Beggars at Temples

Hari Om When we visit temples, priests inside the temple and beggars outside the Temple are constantly troubling us for some donations/ payments/ favours/ help/alms. Can we ignore them or what we should do? Answer: As per scriptures we will be ...
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The Miracle that is  Thirupathi!

The Miracle that is Thirupathi!

Hari Om Thirupathi, the abode of the Lord on the Seven Hills, is powerful for more reasons than one... There is a miracle that occurs every day in the sanctum sanctorum of Thirumalai Thirupathi! Most people are able to visit Thirupathi ...
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Evil Eye or Nazar – Cause, Effect and Cure (Remedies)

Evil Eye or Nazar – Cause, Effect and Cure (Remedies)

Cause and Effect The envious or jealous look directed at a person, that causes misfortune, disease, losses, downfall, severe physical or mental injuries is termed as Evil eye or Nazar or Duradhrishti. The evil eye is well-known throughout history. It is ...
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Arunagirinathar – The Sage who authored Tiruppugazh

Arunagirinathar – The Sage who authored Tiruppugazh

Hari Om This famous devotee of Lord Muruga lived in Tiruvannamalai about 500 years ago and belonged to Devadasi caste. There is indeed something unique in this case. For, Sri Shanmukha’s blessings had to blossom here not merely in a barren ...
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Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om ‘Pati’ is Lord Siva. It is the object of all the Vedas and the Agamas to explain the concepts of Lord (Pati), bound souls (Pasu) which really means cattle, and bondage (Pasa). Lord Siva is infinite, eternal, one without ...
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FAQ: What is Maya ?

FAQ: What is Maya ?

Hari Om According to Vedic scriptures, That which truly is not, but appears to be, is Maya. That which causes infatuation or Moha is Maya. Maya is an appearance. It is semblance. It is the illusory power of God (Sakthi). Maya ...
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Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami

Hari Om Bhishmashtami (falling on 2nd Feb 2020 this year) is dedicated to Bhishma of epic Mahabharata. It is believed that Bhishma, also known as 'Ganga Putra Bhishma' (Bhishma, son of Ganga devi) or 'Bhishma Pitamaha' departed from his body on ...
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All About Sri Hanumanji

All About Sri Hanumanji

Hari Om Sri Hanuman was born of Anjani from Pavana, the wind-god. He was named Hanuman after the name of the city of Hanumpur over which his maternal uncle Parti Surya ruled. Hanuman’s body was strong as a stone. So Anjani ...
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Ratha Sapthami (Birth day of Surya Bhagawan)

Ratha Sapthami (Birth day of Surya Bhagawan)

Hari Om Sri Siva Surya Narayanaya Namaha! Ratha Sapthami (Birth day of Surya Bhagawan - Surya Jayanthi) falls on 1st February 2020 this year. Ratha Saptami is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Hindu Sun God. As per the tradition in Hinduism, ...
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Tripura Sundari Temple, Tripura

Tripura Sundari Temple, Tripura

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah ! Tripura Sundari Temple, one of the 51 Sakthi Preethas, is situated in the ancient Udaipur, about 55 km from Agartala,Tripura, believed to be one of the powerful and sacred Hindu shrines in North East part ...
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FAQ: Who is a Guru?

FAQ: Who is a Guru?

Hari Om According to Vedic scriptures, the Guru is God Himself manifesting in a personal form to guide the aspirant. Grace of God takes the form of the Guru. To see the Guru is to see God. The Guru is united ...
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Krishna - Uddhava Enlightening Conversation, Answering All Controversies

Krishna – Uddhava Enlightening Conversation, Answering All Controversies

Hari Om Why did Krishna not save Pandavas when they played dice (gambling game) with Duryodhana and Shakuni? (Wonderful explanation by Sri Krishna) From his childhood, Uddhava has been with Krishna charioting him and serving him in many ways. He never ...
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Kaavadi—The Symbol of Tapasya And Courage

Kaavadi—The Symbol of Tapasya And Courage

Hari Om Lord Shanmukha is the Pratyaksha Devata of this Kali Yuga. He is readily pleased with His devotees to whom He grants both Bhukti and Mukti (enjoyments here and Moksha hereafter). Millions are still living who can narrate instances in ...
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Lord Siva And Tattvas in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Lord Siva And Tattvas in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om Satyam Sivam Subham Sundaram Kantam The Saiva Siddhanta system is the distilled essence of Vedanta. It prevailed in Southern India even before the Christian era. Tirunelveli and Madurai are the centres of Saiva Siddhanta school. Saivites elaborated a distinctive ...
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Untold Stories from  Ramayana

Untold Stories from Ramayana

Hari Om The Ramayana is one of the great epics of Hinduism. This powerful mythology, written by Sage. Valmiki under the instructions of Sage Narada, imparts many treasured lessons on the importance of ‘dharma’, karma, loyalty, commitment to parents and duty ...
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Highly Beneficial Sravana Vratham (Fasting) for Lord Vishnu

Highly Beneficial Sravana Vratham (Fasting) for Lord Vishnu

Hari Om Sravana Vratham (fasting) is observed by Vishnu devotees. It is quite similar to Ekadasi fast. A brief description of Sravana Vratham Procedure is discussed here. The fast is observed every month on the Sravana Nakshatram day. The fasting is ...
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The Miraculous Story of Abirami Pattar

The Miraculous Story of Abirami Pattar

Hari Om “Thai Amavasai Day” is greatly celebrated to honour the devotion of Abirami Pattar. The story of Abirami Pattar is truly a miracle instance that teaches us that Mother Goddess will always bless and protect us, so long as we ...
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Saturn Transit to Makara (Capricorn) Rasi from Dhanur (Sagittarius) Rasi in Jan 2020

Saturn Transit to Makara (Capricorn) Rasi from Dhanur (Sagittarius) Rasi in Jan 2020

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah ! Om Ganeshaya Namah ! Shree Matre Namah ! Om Sham Shanaiscaryaye Namah|| OM Vishnu Bhakthaya Namah|| Saturn transits to Makara (Capricorn) Rasi from Dhanur (Sagittarius) Rasi on 24th January 2020, 12.05 pm as per Trikanitha ...
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Dasa Maha Vidya Stotra

Dasa Maha Vidya Stotra

Hari Om The ten forms of Divine Mother are known as the Dasa Mahavidyas. Each form has her own name and mantras. The Dasa Mahavidyas are Wisdom Goddesses. Dasa means ten, maha means great, and vidya means wisdom. The Dasa Mahavidyas ...
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The Six Faults of Human EGO

The Six Faults of Human EGO

Hari Om In Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma), Arishadvarga or (Shadripu/Shada Ripu (Sanskrit) meaning the six enemies) are the six enemies of the mind, which are: kama (lust), krodha (anger), lobha (greed), moha (attachment), Mada (pride), and matsarya (jealousy); the negative characteristics of ...
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FAQ on Meat Eating and Vegetarianism

FAQ on Meat Eating and Vegetarianism

Hari Om On what grounds do you prohibit meat-eating ? According to Swami Sivananda, on medical, psychological, moral and spiritual grounds: The mind is made up of the essence of the food that a man takes. Tamasic food results in a ...
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Miracle of Tiruchendur Lord Muruga

Miracle of Tiruchendur Lord Muruga

Hari Om Dutch pirates who looted Tiruchendur temple during 17th century had broken the granite statues and taken away Panchaloka idol of Arumuga Peruman to their ship. Suddenly there was heavy storm and rain. Being afraid of this sudden development they ...
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The Various Names of Lord Muruga

The Various Names of Lord Muruga

Hari Om ‘Lord Muruga’ —the very word vibrates with charm, splendour, valor, beauty, knowledge, bliss and power. Devotees worship Him, breathes Him, admire Him, adore Him, respect him and love Him because they find that there is a arresting and powerful ...
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Lord Shiva – Philosophy of Symbols

Lord Shiva – Philosophy of Symbols

Hari Om Om Namassivaya Shivaya Namo Om! Snake On The Body Of Siva Serpent is the Jiva or the individual soul which rests upon Siva, the lParamatman or the Supreme Soul. The five hoods mean the five senses or the five ...
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Stay away from Judging or Condemning

Stay away from Judging or Condemning

Hari OM As per Vedic Scriptures, we should not call anyone a sinner because: 1. If he or she had not committed a sin, the bad effect of committing the sin would reach the person who called him or her sinner ...
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Guruji’s 5G and Meditation

Guruji’s 5G and Meditation

Hari OM Associate yourself with utmost faith and devotion always with Guruji's 5G (given below) for purifying your body and mind so as to acquire spiritual awareness, devotion and knowledge towards ultimate truth, leading to liberation or Moksha. This planet earth ...
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FAQ - Why the cow has a special place in our lives?

FAQ – Why the cow has a special place in our lives?

The symbolism of the cow Hari Om. The cow has been revered in our culture since time infinity. A gentle, domesticated animal, the cow not only gives milk, but is also part of many auspicious rituals and practises. The cow is ...
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Hanuman and Veena of Narada Muni – A Story on Importance of Holy People

Hanuman and Veena of Narada Muni – A Story on Importance of Holy People

Hari Om Once when Lord Hanuman was with his mother, Ketari they heard the magical sound of a beautiful instrument veena and someone singing of Krishna’s holy name. Ketari who recognised the enchanting music, said, “It must be Narada Muni coming!” ...
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About Makar Sankranti

About Makar Sankranti

Hari Om Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious day for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in innumerable cultural forms, with great devotion, enthusiasm, passion & gaiety. It is a day for which ...
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Bhogi Festival

Bhogi Festival

Hari Om In southern parts of India, the first day of the four-day Pongal (Makar Sankranti) festival is known as Bhogi. The date coincides with the final day of the Tamil month Margazhi, and in the Gregorian calendar it is usually ...
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FAQ: When we visit Tirumala-Tirupati, whose Dharshan should we have first – Sri Balaji or Padmavathi Thayar?

FAQ: When we visit Tirumala-Tirupati, whose Dharshan should we have first – Sri Balaji or Padmavathi Thayar?

Hari Om It is always preferred to visit first Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple at Tiruchanur (lower Tirupati). If one visits Sri Padmavathi Temple, before 9 am it will not be that much crowded and one can have peaceful Darsan of Sri ...
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Four Days of Pongal Festival (Makara Sankranti)

Four Days of Pongal Festival (Makara Sankranti)

Hari Om Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festivals of South India, mainly of Tamil Nadu. Pongal marks the first day of the sun’s journey in every year towards the northern hemisphere, also known as Makar Sankranti. Pongal falls ...
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Maya - A powerful Vedantic Lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda

Maya – A powerful Vedantic Lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda

Hari Om Swami Sarvapriyananda delivers a discourse on the nature and characteristics of Maya (Illusion or Ignorance). This lecture is a component of a series of talks inspired by Swami Vivekananda's Jnana Yoga. Vedanta is the most ancient religious philosophy from ...
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FAQ on good people and children suffering

FAQ on good people and children suffering

Hari Om FAQ: Guruji, Please explain: Why do good people suffer due to serious ill health or bad experiences in the present birth? Why cannot GOD punish people in the same birth itself instead of punishing them in the future (births) ...
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Hanuman burning dead bodies at Lanka

Hanuman burning dead bodies at Lanka

Hari Om Throughout history and all the great stories, Hanumanji is spoken about with great admiration as an unparalleled Rama-Premi (devotee/fan). Lord Hanuman’s name is identical with the complete absorption in the love of his Guru and God, Lord Rama. He ...
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Shiva Thandava Stotram

Shiva Thandava Stotram

Hari Om Shiva Thandava Stotram is a famous stotra (hymn) that describes power and beauty of Lord Shivji. Lord Shiva is a supreme dancer who is considered as the king of all dancers. He formulated the thandava style of dancing. This ...
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The Science of Shiva (Sri Nataraja) Thandava

The Science of Shiva (Sri Nataraja) Thandava

Hari Om Nataraja (Lord Shiva),The Tandavamurthy Nataraja is Siva who is hidden in all the rhythmic movements of the manifest creation, the so called cosmic dance that ensures the orderliness (Rta) of the universe, the movement of the earth and the ...
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Arudra Darshan - Jan 10, 2020

Arudra Darshan – Jan 10, 2020

Hari Om Om Namassivaya ! Arudra Darshan (a Tamil festival) which is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Sri Nataraja) falls on 10th January 2020 in Thivadhirai star of Margazhi month. How to make Thiruvathirai Kali: Om Namassivaya ! GF' Blessings ...
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How to get rid of Vasanas ?

How to get rid of Vasanas ?

Hari Om A vasana literally means 'wishing' or 'desiring', but is used in Advaita in the sense of the sub-conscious or latent tendencies in one's nature. VAASANA also means habitual impressions or preferences or tendencies being carried (from past births) by ...
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Pradosha Mahatmyam - From Shiva Puranam and Pradosha Stotram

Pradosha Mahatmyam – From Shiva Puranam and Pradosha Stotram

Hari Om Pradosha Mahatmyam - From Shiva Puranam Kailasa shaila bhuvane thri jaga janithreem, Gowreedha nivesye kanakanchitha rathna peete, Nrutham vidhthu mabhi vanchithi Soolapanau, Deva Pradosha samaye anubhajanthi sarve. 1 During the time of Pradosha, The Lord who holds the trident, ...
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Our miseries are for our own good

Our miseries are for our own good

Hari Om Suppose a child does something wrong and his mother slaps him, does this action of the mother make her merciless? No. This is, in fact the grace of the mother that she is trying to correct her child from ...
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"There is Nothing to Fear But Fear." - Put to practice what you know.

“There is Nothing to Fear But Fear.” – Put to practice what you know.

Hari Om Fear is one of the cardinal emotions that result from the play of certain forces in the human personality. Our emotional nature is not our Self. I was amused to read in a Phrenological magazine various remarks from certain ...
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Vaikunta Ekadashi – Today (6th Jan 2020) Sorga Vasal Dharshan at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple

Vaikunta Ekadashi – Today (6th Jan 2020) Sorga Vasal Dharshan at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple

Hari Om Om Namo Narayanaya ! Om Namo Venkateshaya! Today (6th Jan 2020) - Vaikunta Ekadashi Sorga Vasal (Gate to Heaven) Dharshan at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple, Chennai GF' Blessings.....🙏😊🙏 ...
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108 Divya Desams – The 108 powerful Sri Vishnu Temples

108 Divya Desams – The 108 powerful Sri Vishnu Temples

Hari Om A Divya Desam or Vaishnava Divya Desam is one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Alvars (saints). Alvars and Divyaprabhanda The word azhwar in Tamil, means one who immerses oneself into the ...
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Thiru Narayana Perumal in Melkote - Powerful Kretha Yuga Temple

Thiru Narayana Perumal in Melkote – Powerful Kretha Yuga Temple

Hari OM Located in Mandya District, Karnataka, 35 km north of Srirangapatna on the banks of the Cauvery, at the foot of Yadava Giri, Thiru Narayana Perumal temple in Melkote dates back to the Kretha Yuga and is referred to as ...
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Do you know the secret ; What God Loves and what he Hates as per scriptures?

Do you know the secret ; What God Loves and what he Hates as per scriptures?

Hari Om God loves Humility and He hates Pride. Pride (Ego) is the primordial beginning cause that gives rise to many other negativities of life. Pride if not given up or disowned quickly it can bind us eternally through powerful negative ...
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Vaikunta Ekadashi - Significance and Guidelines

Vaikunta Ekadashi – Significance and Guidelines

Hari OM Vaikunta Ekadashi (6th January 2020) Om Namo Venkateshaya! Vaikunta Ekadashi, or Mukkoti Ekadasi, is the most important of the twenty four Ekadashi observances in South India. Fasting and all night prayer dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the main observance ...
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Rules and Guidelines for Prosperity from Dharma Sastra (Scriptures)

Rules and Guidelines for Prosperity from Dharma Sastra (Scriptures)

Hari Om THE SCRIPTURES SAY What Hindus should do or not do... Here are a list of things that Hindus should adhere to as per our scriptures... We may wonder if the strictures given here are true and why Hinduism has ...
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Sri Lalitha Trishathi Stotram

Sri Lalitha Trishathi Stotram

Hari Om Lalitha Trishathi stotram is a powerful, efficacious and famous matra, which is essentially a dialogue between Lord Hayagriva and Agastya in the Brahmandapurana. It critically holds one of the primary keys to the extremely shielded Shodasakshari shloka of Devi ...
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GF’s Hand is Bigger than YOURS

GF’s Hand is Bigger than YOURS

Hari Om In the New Year, remember the beautiful lesson of this story...👇 A little boy and his father visited a store in the super market, and upon leaving the store, the owner of the store offered the little boy some ...
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Simple Guidelines for Righteous Living by Kanchi Paramacharya (Maha  Periavaa)

Simple Guidelines for Righteous Living by Kanchi Paramacharya (Maha Periavaa)

Hari Om Simple guidelines as set down by the Mahaperiyava of Kanchi for righteous living: • Men should not put out an oil lamp inside the house. • Do not blow at fire with your mouth. Your spit should not touch ...
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Time has come to put an end to mind's (karmic camera) incessant inner chattering

Time has come to put an end to mind’s (karmic camera) incessant inner chattering

Hari Om At the outset would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year 2020 with GF' prayerful and Vishesha Blessings for security, peace, all-abundant-auspiciousness and eternal Happiness. Attach your mind (the karmic camera) to GOD and detach ...
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25 New Year Resolutions for subtle body (inner)  purification

25 New Year Resolutions for subtle body (inner) purification

Hari OM Dear All, GF's Kripa, Karuna and Prema for a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2020. Please implement as many as you can from the following resolutions for this New Year for your speedy inner (subtle body) purification. All are ...
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AHOBILAM - The Most Powerful Narasimhaswamy Temple

AHOBILAM – The Most Powerful Narasimhaswamy Temple

Hari Om Lord Vishnu – Narasimha Avatar Lord Vishnu is known to have taken ten incarnations to destroy evil and stop their reign over the earth. Collectively, the avatars of Vishnu are known as dasavatara (10 avatars). Lord Vishnu is considered ...
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The Chidambara Rahasya (Chidakasa or  Tiruchitrambalam) – The  Divine Secret

The Chidambara Rahasya (Chidakasa or Tiruchitrambalam) – The Divine Secret

Hari Om Lord Siva is worshipped in Chidambaram as a formless presence, Akasa Lingam. Chidambaram is an ancient centre of religion and culture. Siva is worshipped at Chidambaram in the dancing aspect as Nataraja. Ardra Darsana, one of the most important ...
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Vedic Astrology – Bhadhaka Graha and Remedy

Vedic Astrology – Bhadhaka Graha and Remedy

Hari Om Would like to educate our dear readers of this article on Bhadhaka, Bhadhaka sthana and Remedy for Bhadhaka related issues. The worst and first rate malefic, in an individual’s horoscope chart, who is ever tormenting and trouble creating without ...
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Belief versus Trust

Belief versus Trust

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Help Ever and Hurt Never to Receive Lord’s Help Swiftly

Help Ever and Hurt Never to Receive Lord’s Help Swiftly

Hari Om Once Lord Krishna was having prasadam (divine offering post a Pooja) while Goddess Rukmini Mata was attending to him, serving him. At the same time, a devotee of Lord Krishna was walking in the forest alone when a wild ...
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Sri Lalithambigai of Thirumaichur with Muthangi (Coat of pearls)

Sri Lalithambigai of Thirumaichur with Muthangi (Coat of pearls)

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah ! Sri Lalithambigai of Thirumaichur (Thirumeeyachur) with Muthangi (Coat of pearls)👇 GF' Blessings ...
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The powerful Kalikambal Temple of Chennai

The powerful Kalikambal Temple of Chennai

Hari Om The Kalikambal temple is in the heart of Chennai, in George Town. This temple enshrines Kalikambal (Kamakshi) and Kamateswarar (Shivji) and a host of other deities. The Kalikambal The history of the temple dates back to a few hundred ...
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Values (Virtues) for Moksha (Enlightenment) – from the Bhagavad Gita

Values (Virtues) for Moksha (Enlightenment) – from the Bhagavad Gita

Hari Om According to APA (American Psychological Association) dictionary, in the modern context, Virtue is defined as a quality or characteristic that has a positive connotation in a particular society and that is considered beneficial to psychological health. Let us examine ...
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Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga in Vedic Astrology

Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga in Vedic Astrology

Hari Om “Yoga” refers to a Sanskrit word derived from the root “yuj” which means to join. It occurs in Vedic astrology when two or more planets conjoin or interact in a specific manner. Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga is based on ...
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Siruvapuri Murugan Temple

Siruvapuri Murugan Temple

Hari Om Siruvapuri Balasubramanyaswamy temple is one of the most powerful temples of Lord Muruga or Karthikeya. It is located about 40 kms from Chennai on Chennai-Kolkata highway. The temple is of significant importance and relevance with its history from the ...
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Daridrya Dahana Shiva Stotram by Sage Vashista for Eradicating Adversity and Poverty.

Daridrya Dahana Shiva Stotram by Sage Vashista for Eradicating Adversity and Poverty.

Hari Om This powerful Shivji Stotram was composed by sage Vasishta, Guru of lord Rama. This stotra when chanted with devotion to Lord Shiva, grants all types of wealth, job or employment and Vidya ie education to students. This hymn is ...
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The Ashta Veeratta Shivji Temples

The Ashta Veeratta Shivji Temples

Hari Om In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is considered the most powerful and is often referred to as “Maha Dev.” He is regarded as the father symbol of the whole universe. Being devoted to Lord Shiva and chanting his name and ...
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The Ten Commandments of Hinduism – Yama and Niyama, by Sage Patanjali

The Ten Commandments of Hinduism – Yama and Niyama, by Sage Patanjali

Hari Om Yama - The five things to be avoided: 1. Himsa varjanam: Avoidance of all forms of violence (physical, mental and verbal) 2. Asathya varjanam: Avoidance of lying 3. Steya Varjanam: Avoidance of stealing (direct or indirect) 4. Mythuna varjanam: ...
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The Great Protector - Lord Krishna of Guruvayur

The Great Protector – Lord Krishna of Guruvayur

Hari Om Guruvayur is a powerful temple and the home of extraordinary Lord Sree Krishna (Sri Guruvayurappan). The Temple is often referred to as the Dwaraka of the South. The temple is of significant importance and an extremely popular pilgrimage destination ...
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Mysterious (True) Story Of The Kali Temple Where Mother Goddess Is Alive In Her Real Form

Mysterious (True) Story Of The Kali Temple Where Mother Goddess Is Alive In Her Real Form

Hari Om According To Smarta Tradition, Lord Siva, is one of the five chief forms of the Hindu Gods, (Siva, Vishnu, Shakti, Surya, and Ganesha) who along with Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu form the divine order of Trinity that controls ...
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Brahman and Maya

Brahman and Maya

Hari Om Brahman or the Supreme Self is beyond time and space, causation. He is limitless. He is tranquil. He shines with equal effulgence in all bodies. He cannot be any particular thing. He is Chaitanya or pure consciousness. He is ...
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Festivals and Muhurat Calendar - 2020

Festivals and Muhurat Calendar – 2020

Hari Om Jaya Jaya Mangala Shubha Lalithe ! January 2020 Jan 01 – Wed – New Year Jan 01 – Wed – Pillaiyar Nonbu Jan 06 – Mon – Vaikunta Ekadasi Jan 14 – Tue – Bogi Pandigai Jan 15 – ...
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Alter your attitude to reveal God’s Plan

Alter your attitude to reveal God’s Plan

Hari Om There was a man who lived in a village, he was extremely lethargic and laid back. He always looked for the easy ways in life to get things  done and feed himself. One such day, as he was walking by, he stumbled upon ...
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Surya Grahanam (Solar  eclipse) on 26th December 2019.

Surya Grahanam (Solar eclipse) on 26th December 2019.

Hari Om Eclipse holds a great significance in Vedic Astrology of our Sanatana Dharma. There are many popular and mythological stories related to eclipse. In Vedic astrology, there are two types of eclipse greatly mentioned in the scriptures, first is Solar ...
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The Greatness of Margazhi (Dhanur) month

The Greatness of Margazhi (Dhanur) month

Hari Om "brhtsaam tathaa saamnaam gaayatree chandasaamaham maasaanaam margasheersho-ahamritunaam kusumaakarah" In Bhagawat Gita, lord Krishna has described the month of Mrigashirsha as one of his manifestations. He says in Months " I am Margazhi" The month of Dhanur Maasa or name ...
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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram with meaning

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram with meaning

Hari Om Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram was composed by Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram is full of praise of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha (to pacify Lord Ugra Narasimha in anger mode). Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram ...
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Philosophy of (Shivlinga) Abhisheka

Philosophy of (Shivlinga) Abhisheka

Hari Om Salutations and adorations to the blissful Lord Siva, the lover of Uma or Parvati, the Lord of all beings (Pasupati). “Alankarapriyo Vishnuh, Abhishekapriyah Sivah—Lord Vishnu is very fond of Alankara (fine dress, beautiful ornaments, etc.); Siva is fond of ...
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Philosophy of Raga-Dvesha in Vedanta

Philosophy of Raga-Dvesha in Vedanta

Hari Om Raga and Dvesha (likes and dislikes) only constitute this Samsara or this world of phenomena. It can be totally destroyed by knowledge of Brahman (Supreme Self). Raga-Dvesha is a Vasana. It has four states. Raga-Dvesha, Vasanas, Samskaras and Gunas ...
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Why there is Band on Lord Ayyapa's knees?

Why there is Band on Lord Ayyapa’s knees?

Hari Om Significance of the patta tying both feet together of Lord Ayyappa and the reason for sitting with Mudra position of right hand: The pattam is called Yoga Pattam. You can find a similar yoga pattam with Yoga Narasimmar or ...
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History of Powerful Sri Mathura Kaliamman Temple, Siruvachur

History of Powerful Sri Mathura Kaliamman Temple, Siruvachur

Hari Om The place where the temple was constructed is believed to be the place where Kannagi, the idol of the Tamil epic Silappatikaram, reassured herself after returning from Madurai.According to tradition, Chelliamman was a local deity of Siruvachur. Her powers ...
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The Top 25 Sins as per Vedic and Allied Scriptures

The Top 25 Sins as per Vedic and Allied Scriptures

Hari Om The top most 25 sins mentioned in Vedic and allied Scriptures (adapted for Kali Yuga) are to be avoided compulsorily if you want to get quick progress in Spiritual life and material attainments for Security, Peace and Happiness. Each ...
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Srividhya Gurus – GF and His Disciple Adhistanams’ Kumbhabhishegam @ GF Village, December 6 - 8, 2019

Srividhya Gurus – GF and His Disciple Adhistanams’ Kumbhabhishegam @ GF Village, December 6 – 8, 2019

Hari Om Sri Gurubhyoh Namah ! Sri Matre Namah ! The videos in the following links have edited-excerpts from the Kumbhabhishegam scenes of Sri Chandrikanandanatha Swamigal (GF) and His Disciple Sri Anantha Gananandanatha Swamigal Adhishtanams, performed on December 6 - 8, ...
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Karthigai Deepam - The Festival of Lights

Karthigai Deepam – The Festival of Lights

Hari Om Karthikai Deepam, the festival of lights basically a Tamil festival is celebrated throughout Tamil Nadu during the month of Karthikai (November-December). Not many of us are aware that it is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the State, ...
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About Lord Muruga and His Grace

About Lord Muruga and His Grace

Hari Om Lord Murugan is son of Shivji and Parvati Devi who is believed that He himself taught the Tamil language to Saint Agastiyar. His Other nick names: Skandan, Kantha, Karthigeyan, Kumaran, Mayilvaganan, Velayuthan, Gughan, Subramanyan, Senthilnathan, Saravanan, Singaravelan, Velan, Soorasankaran, ...
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Kameswari-Kameshwara Thirukkalyanam after Kumbhabhishegam @ GF’ Adhistanam.

Kameswari-Kameshwara Thirukkalyanam after Kumbhabhishegam @ GF’ Adhistanam.

Hari Om. 🙏🙏🙏Blessings of Kameswari-Kameshwara Thirukkalyanam after Kumbhabhishegam (8th December 2019) @ GF’ Adhistanam. GF' Blessings ...
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Powerful GF’ Blessings after Kumbhabhishegam (8th Dec 2019)

Powerful GF’ Blessings after Kumbhabhishegam (8th Dec 2019)

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah! Powerful GF' Blessings from GF Village after Kumbhabhishegam. GF' Blessings ...
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Supernatural secrets - The Kamakhya temple

Supernatural secrets – The Kamakhya temple

Hari Om The Kamakhya temple is a powerful Hindu temple, one of the oldest of 51 Shakti Peethas. The temple is situated on the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati city in Assam. The Goddess here is so powerful that it is believed ...
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Om Sai Ram Mantra – Guruvar Blessings

Om Sai Ram Mantra – Guruvar Blessings

Hari Om Om Sai Ram Mantra OM SAI RAM is an ideal mantra for all Sai devotees because it contains the three powerful words (Mantras). a) Universal Bijakshar (OM) —According to Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the classic text Autobiography of a ...
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Guru Paduka Stotram by Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada

Guru Paduka Stotram by Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah ! In our Hindu culture the Guru is given utmost importance and is treated with complete respect and reverence. An individual’s Guru is always the first one to be worshipped, even before God. On Thursdays and ...
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As You Sow So Shall You Reap

As You Sow So Shall You Reap

Hari Om This world runs on well-established laws. There is no chaos. There is no such thing as accident or chance in life. Events occur in succession or order. There is perfect harmony. The child grows, attains boyhood and adolescence, begets ...
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Mars (Mangal or Angaraka or Kuja) in Vedic Astrology

Mars (Mangal or Angaraka or Kuja) in Vedic Astrology

Hari Om In Vedic astrology Mars is know as MANGAL, ANGARAKA and KUJA. These names in Sanskrit mean, "auspicious, burning coal, and the fair one". Mars is a malefic. He rules over the two sidereal signs of Aries and Scorpio. He ...
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GF’s and His Disciple’s Adhistanams’ most recent photos

GF’s and His Disciple’s Adhistanams’ most recent photos

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah ! Sri Matre Namah ! Please find attached, photos of GF’s (Sri Yogambal Samedha Chandrikanandanatha Swamigal) and His Disciple’s (Sri Annapoorna Samedha Ananda Gananandanatha Swamigal) Adhistanams @ GF Village (Puliyur) - Photos after renovation before Kumbhabhishegam ...
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Powerful Shivji Mantras

Powerful Shivji Mantras

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Panch Kedar – Powerful Shivji Temples

Panch Kedar – Powerful Shivji Temples

Hari Om Panch Kedar, refers to the set of the 5 temples dedicated entirely to Lord Shiva. It comprises of five Kedars: Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tungnath, Madyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar. The temples were built in the ancient times by the Pandavas. Lord Shiva ...
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Tulsidas’s encounter with Lord Rama

Tulsidas’s encounter with Lord Rama

Hari Om Tulsidas, is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama who composed the Ramcharitmanas which is an Awadhi(hindi-like) version of Ramayana. He was born in Rajpur in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh in the 16th century. Tulsidas is often considered ...
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Lord Hanuman – The Eternal Troubleshooter

Lord Hanuman – The Eternal Troubleshooter

Hari Om All devotees who go through testing times caused by Lord Shani are often asked to pray to Lord Hanuman, the eternal troubleshooter. Both Lord Shiva and Shani Dev are connected to Lord Hanuman. While Lord Hanuman is an avatar ...
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A young devotee taught learned scholars

A young devotee taught learned scholars

Hari Om Often in life, people always want to analyse and assimilate all the information in very situation without accepting a situation as a positive blessing and seeing the silver lining to every outcome and enjoying the present. This story of ...
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Your thoughts are your  karma!

Your thoughts are your karma!

Hari Om The way you think becomes your karma When Buddha was sitting with his disciples, one of them asked him "What is Karma?" Buddha responded saying, "Let me tell you a story..." A king was going around the kingdom on ...
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Faith is Ultimate

Faith is Ultimate

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Sri Subrahmanya Sahasranama Stotra

Sri Subrahmanya Sahasranama Stotra

Hari Om As per scriptures, by chanting daily The Thousand Names of Lord Muruga, one can get rid of all sins and receive bountiful Blessings of Lord Muruga for security, peace, success and happiness. Shri Subramanya Sahasranama is a divine work ...
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Significance and Benefits of a Swing

Significance and Benefits of a Swing

Hari Om Here are some perspectives on the swing that you may have not considered before... Everybody likes to play on the swing. In villages in the days gone by, games would be played on swings tied onto the branches of ...
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36 Pride / Ego / Ignorance indicators as per Scriptures

36 Pride / Ego / Ignorance indicators as per Scriptures

Hari Om One should avoid or give up consciously the following 36 Pride /Ego / Ignorance /Arrogance/ Delusion Indicators for realizing God ASAP. Praying to God and not quitting these indicators will not give any spiritual results. Even material results will ...
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Shree Yantra Worship by Abhishegam for both Material and Spiritual Prosperity

Shree Yantra Worship by Abhishegam for both Material and Spiritual Prosperity

Hari Om The Sri Yantra (Shree Yantra) Shri Yantra (Sri Chakra) is the philosophical and mathematical representation of the Divine Mother Sri Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari’s Creative Power, Dynamic Process and her intimate play with the un manifest Consciousness in the sport ...
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The Most Powerful 18 Sakthi Peethas

The Most Powerful 18 Sakthi Peethas

Hari Om The Shakti Peethas are powerful places of worship dedicated to Goddess Shakti, the most important feminine divine presence in Hinduism. The Goddess is the complete incarnation of Adi Shakti. Her forms are seen as three important types of manifestation: ...
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Top 10 Teachings from the Ramayana

Top 10 Teachings from the Ramayana

Hari Om 1. Good always prevails over Evil In the Ramayana, Goddess Sita is manipulated and lured by evil plans of Ravana. Despite all his wicked plotting, in the end Lord Rama wins back Sita. Irrespective of his extreme wealth, strength, ...
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Power of Hari Om

Power of Hari Om

Hari Om This is the most popular and effective Mantra of Lord Vishnu, which is short, sweet and powerful. 'Hari' means ‘the remover’. When one remembers His name and then repeats it, sins, karmas and bad astrological effects are eradicated. Pain ...
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Spiritual Significance of Lord Muruga, His Two Wives And The Spear

Spiritual Significance of Lord Muruga, His Two Wives And The Spear

Hari Om Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is extensively worshiped by many from all around the world. The brother of Lord Ganesha also goes by the name of Lord Subrahmanya and as Lord Karthikeya or Karthik ...
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Science and Significance of the number 108

Science and Significance of the number 108

Hari Om Galileo Galilei, the famous astronomer, mathematician, and physicist stated that the universe was written “in mathematical language”. He believed that the mysteries of creation itself could be understood and explained through mere numbers and equations. Image Courtesy pixabay.com For ...
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Adithya Hrudayam (by Sage Agasthya) with Meaning

Adithya Hrudayam (by Sage Agasthya) with Meaning

Adithya Hrudayam (The heart of the Sun God) Possibly this prayer is the greatest addressed to the Sun God and takes place in Ramayana's Yudha Kanda. Lord Rama was unable to kill him after an endless battle with Ravana and was ...
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Vedanta Teachings by His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya of Sringeri Mutt (Sri Mahasannidhanam) – Sri Sri Bharati Thirtha   Swamigal

Vedanta Teachings by His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya of Sringeri Mutt (Sri Mahasannidhanam) – Sri Sri Bharati Thirtha Swamigal

Hari Om The Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji observed in 2012 Chaturmasya at Chennai. During this auspicious period, the Jagadguru delivered a series of fifteen Anugraha Bhashanams on Vedanta, choosing topics from the Brahma Sutra ...
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Eternal Hanumanji

Eternal Hanumanji

Hari Om Hanuman, Invincible and Immortal It is well known that Hanuman was the son of Vayu (god of the wind) and Anjana (celestial nymph). Even when he was a little child, Hanuman had great super powers. One such day, when ...
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Powerful  Sakhada Bhagwati – Goddess Chinnamasta Temple of Nepal

Powerful Sakhada Bhagwati – Goddess Chinnamasta Temple of Nepal

Hari Om Nepal is a well-known, popular tourist destination among Hindus for its vast heritage and culture. There are numerous temples such as Pashupatinath, Muktinath and Ram Janaki temple. An hidden gem among these, In Eastern Nepal, is the temple of ...
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Heart Touching Miracles by Satguru Sai Baba of Shirdi

Heart Touching Miracles by Satguru Sai Baba of Shirdi

Hari Om Sai Baba was well known to few thousands of people during his lifetime. After over 100 years now, millions and millions of devotees adore him. Baba never claimed to be God, but the devotees and people around him felt ...
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A Story on Vanity of life

A Story on Vanity of life

Hari Om The Ant and the Rich man On a fine Sunday morning, a Rich business man sat in his balcony enjoying sunshine and his hot coffee, when a little ant caught his eye which was going from one side to ...
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Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple – The Powerful Remedial Temple for Sarpa Dosha and Generational  Curses

Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple – The Powerful Remedial Temple for Sarpa Dosha and Generational Curses

Hari Om Sri Kukke Subramanya shrine in Karnataka (near Mangalore) is one place almost every devotee of Sanatana Dharma in the Southern part of India would be familiar with. Many would either have visited or would like to visit the temple ...
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We have only contributory role and not controlling role

We have only contributory role and not controlling role

Hari Om Samartha Ramdas Swamî, was an eminent Saint of Maharashtra, India. He was also the Guru of Shivajî Maharaj, a famous, brave and pious king of 17th century Maharashtra. One day, as the king and His Guru were inspecting some ...
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Sri SIVA Suprabhatam

Sri SIVA Suprabhatam

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The Enlightened Butcher - A Story from Mahabharata

The Enlightened Butcher – A Story from Mahabharata

Hari Om This story from Mahabharata throws light on the truth that our spiritual achievement has no relevance or probably useless if we neglect our duties or Dharma. Kaushika was the only son to his parents. "Mother," he said one day, ...
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Powerful Sanaischara Stotram (by King Dasaratha)

Powerful Sanaischara Stotram (by King Dasaratha)

Hari Om Shani Dev (Lord Saturn) moves into the Rohini star constellation (nakshatra) once in every 30 years. This is one of the most dreaded transits of the kings and their kingdoms. Vedic scriptures say "Kings will die and kingdoms will ...
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Nature of MIND

Nature of MIND

Hari Om Mind being a conscious matter can only receive or attain the qualities or attributes of objects to what it is attached to or associated with. Therefore you are what your mind is. (image courtesy: pinterest.com) Intents and motives of ...
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Naga (Naag or Sarpa) Dosha – Nature, Cause, Effects and Remedy

Naga (Naag or Sarpa) Dosha – Nature, Cause, Effects and Remedy

Hari Om Naag dosha also known as Sarpa dosha is a powerful limitation in any chart or horoscope causing obstacles in many ways. The Dosha happens due to rage and extreme anger by the God of Serpent. The Dosha is primarily ...
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Self Manifested Ashtakshara Vishnu Temples

Self Manifested Ashtakshara Vishnu Temples

Hari Om One should visit in his/her lifetime the eight powerful temples of Lord Vishnu representing the energies of the eight letters of ‘Om Namo Narayana’, at: 1. Sri Venkateswara Samy (Sri Balaji) Temple Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 2. Sri Ranganatha Samy ...
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The scientific basis for the effectiveness of japa (mantras)

The scientific basis for the effectiveness of japa (mantras)

Hari Om Scientists prove that the DNA can be reprogrammed by words and frequencies (Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf). DNA Genetic material helix (courtesy pixabay) The human DNA is a biological internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one ...
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Power of Holy Name Chanting - Akbar & Birbal story

Power of Holy Name Chanting – Akbar & Birbal story

Hari Om Birbal was Akbar's court minister. Birbal was also a devotee of Sri Rama, apart from being a sharp intellect. Once they had to take a route through a dense forest when Birbal and Akbar traveled for some official purpose ...
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A Moral Story about Life & Karma

A Moral Story about Life & Karma

Hari Om Once upon a time there was a man lost in the desert. 36 hours ago, the water in his bottle ran dry, and he was on his last feet. He knew he would surely perish if he didn't get ...
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Soorasamharam - the concluding day of six days of Skanda Shasti

Soorasamharam – the concluding day of six days of Skanda Shasti

Hari Om Soorasamharam is celebrated as the last day of the auspicious Skanda Sashti fasting. Skanda Sashti is one of the most important festivals for Tamil Hindus and this day is dedicated to worshipping Lord Murugan. Skanda Sashti fasting is done ...
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FAQ: Guruji, I regularly visit temples, perform remedies through prayer, havens and charity, yet my problems remain and am not happy or peaceful. Why?

FAQ: Guruji, I regularly visit temples, perform remedies through prayer, havens and charity, yet my problems remain and am not happy or peaceful. Why?

Hari Om As per the scriptures and GF, there is absolutely no point in performing remedies or visiting temples for cure for our problems, diseases or sufferings when we do not consciously refrain from harmful, hurtful, violent and selfish activities and ...
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Powerful Shani Shignapur Temple

Powerful Shani Shignapur Temple

Hari Om Shani Shignapur Temple is a Jeet Devasthan (alive temple) in the district of Ahmednagar (about 70 kms from Shirdi) well-known for the mysterious and powerful Lord Shani, who is believed to have been residing in a black stone in ...
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Only God can change one’s Destiny through His Grace

Only God can change one’s Destiny through His Grace

Hari Om Krishna and Arjuna were taking a leisurely walk, when they saw a Brahmin who was begging. Arjuna out of pity gave him some gold coins. The Brahmin was in ecstasy and went home with a romantic song in his ...
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Great Boons through Worshipping three Powerful Ammans on a Full-moon day

Great Boons through Worshipping three Powerful Ammans on a Full-moon day

Hari Om One can receive Spl. Choicest Blessings by worshipping three Devis (Ambals) on a Full moon day preferably or on a Friday as explained below: It is considered very sacred to worship Vadivudai Amman at Thiruvotriyur, Thiruvudai Amman at Melur ...
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Beneficial Vedic and Spiritual Guidelines as per Dharmasastra

Beneficial Vedic and Spiritual Guidelines as per Dharmasastra

Hari Om General Guidelines : 1. Performing special rituals at your family deity temple, - such as lighting mavillaku, abhishegam, santhana kappu and annadhanam, will bring more benefits. If there is a tank at the temple, take a bath in it ...
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Alangudi - Sri Guru Bhagawan Temple

Alangudi – Sri Guru Bhagawan Temple

Hari Om The Devas, when churning the paarkadal for nectar, were hindered by the poisonous fumes from the snake Vasuki and prayed to Lord Siva for deliverance. Lord Siva consumed the deadly poison (Ala Visham), thus giving rise to the name ...
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Brahma Temple at Pushkar, Rajasthan

Brahma Temple at Pushkar, Rajasthan

Hari Om Pushkar is a blissful town near Ajmer, Rajasthan which is visited or crowded by the devotees throughout the season. The main attraction of this place is the Creator Brahma Temple which is the only ancient temple dedicated to Lord ...
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The story behind the origin of the Kanda Sashti

The story behind the origin of the Kanda Sashti

Hari Om Though there are several prayers in praise of Lord Muruga, the Kanda Sashti Kavacham stands out because of its uniqueness. It was an emotional moment when Baladevaraya Swami composed the Kanda Sashti Kavacham. He had been suffering from severe ...
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Navagraha Mantras

Navagraha Mantras

Navagraha Stotra Shree GaNeshaayanama: || atha navagraha stotram || dhyaana shlokam adityaaya cha somaaya mangalaaya budhaaya cha | guru shukra shanibhyashcha raahave ketave nama: || Ravi japaakusuma sankaasham kaashyapeyam mahaadyutim | tamoriyam sarva paapaghnam praNatosmi divaakaram ||1|| Chandra dadhishankha tushaarabham ksheerodaarNava ...
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Guidelines for making Navagraha worship effective

Guidelines for making Navagraha worship effective

Hari Om Devotees must be aware of things to be done and the things to be avoided, while doing remedies (Pariharams) or worshiping the Navagrahas (9 Vedic planets). Things to be done: 1.Always invoke Ganeshji through a prayer and your Kuladevata ...
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The Eternal Companion

The Eternal Companion

Hari Om A TTE (Traveling Ticket Examiner) in a train found an old worn out wallet in a compartment which was full of people. He looked inside the wallet to find the name of its owner. There was no hint. All ...
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Dhakshinamoorthy Stotram by Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada

Dhakshinamoorthy Stotram by Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada

Hari Om Sri Gurubhyoh Namah| Sri Dakshinamoorthy Stotram Dakshinamoorthy Stotram chanting by His Holiness Pujyasri Swami Paramarthananda 👇: Sri Adi Shankaracharya - Image courtesy: Sringeri.net Meaning of Sri Dhakshinamoorthy Stotram: I praise and salute that Dakshinamurthy, Who faces the south, Who ...
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The Power of Divine Will – True Story from Mahabharata

The Power of Divine Will – True Story from Mahabharata

Hari Om While the Battle of Kurushetra was at its climax, Arjuna and Karna were fiercely fighting each other. It was a battle to witness, a flurry of arrows were being exchanged, and even Gods and Rishis were witnessing this exceptionally ...
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Deepavali Festival - Religious, Mythological and Historical Reasons

Deepavali Festival – Religious, Mythological and Historical Reasons

Happy Diwali! GF' Blessings.....🙏😊✋️ ...
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Who is Greater - Lord Almighty or His Divine Name?

Who is Greater – Lord Almighty or His Divine Name?

Hari Om After Sri Rama’s return to his kingdom from exile, some sages started arguing about the superiority of The Lord’s Name over The Lord Himself. Different sages gave different opinions , yet they were not able to come to any ...
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Nama Sankeerthanam is the easiest path to attain salvation in Kali Yuga

Nama Sankeerthanam is the easiest path to attain salvation in Kali Yuga

Hari Om In the Kali Yuga, as per Vedic scriptures, people generally are not interested in doing or upholding any dharmas. The concept of Dharma will lose its foot hold in Kali Yuga. Kali Yuga is a period of decadence of ...
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Story of NANDI, The Vehicle of Lord Shiva

Story of NANDI, The Vehicle of Lord Shiva

Hari Om Once there lived a virtuous sage by the name Shilada, who did not have any children of his own. He decided to worship Lord Shiva to get a meritorious and divine child blessed by Him. He prayed intensely and ...
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Make your Deepavali meaningful (as a Yagna)

Make your Deepavali meaningful (as a Yagna)

Hari Om Mother Earth Bhudevi’s son Narakasura, who had become a menace to all things good on earth, was killed in a battle by Krishna and Sathyabhama. Suprisingly, Bhudevi asked people to rejoice and celebrate the day as Deepavali, to mark ...
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Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram with Translations

Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram with Translations

Hari Om Sri Lalitha Sahasranama is in the 36th chapter of Lalitopakyana in Brahmanda Purana. It is presented in the form of instructions imparted to the sage Agasthya by Hayagriva who is an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu. Hayagriva tells Agasthya ...
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Importance of Nithyakarma (Daily Worship) / Japa / Upasana

Importance of Nithyakarma (Daily Worship) / Japa / Upasana

Hari Om Karma binds everyone including God, when He is in human form. Curses are invited through karmas that affect others negatively. Even good actions can sometimes hurt people and can invite curse - so we have to be very conscious ...
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Guru Ashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavatpada

Guru Ashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavatpada

Hari Om Sri Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavadpada has written this wonderful Guru Ashtakam in praise of his guru, Govinda Pada and in general in praise of all Acharyas. He stresses in this octet Hymn that without deep devotion to the spiritual Guru, ...
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Jupiter Transit (Guru Peyarchi) from Vrischika (SCORPIO) to Dhanur Rasi (SAGITTARIUS ) - Oct /Nov 2019

Jupiter Transit (Guru Peyarchi) from Vrischika (SCORPIO) to Dhanur Rasi (SAGITTARIUS ) – Oct /Nov 2019

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah! Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Sri Matre Namah! The Jupiter transit (Guru Peyarchi) takes place on 29th Oct 2019, Tuesday, 3.49 AM IST (as per Vakya Panchang) from Vrischika rasi (SCORPIO) to Dhanur rasi (SAGITTARIUS) and the transit ...
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The Purusha Sukta - Significance and Meaning

The Purusha Sukta – Significance and Meaning

Hari Om The Purusha Sukta The Purusha Sukta is a most commonly used Vedic Sanskrit hymn. It is recited in almost all Vedic rituals and ceremonies. It is often used during the worship of the Deity of Vishnu or Narayana in ...
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Why Faith is Invaluable?

Why Faith is Invaluable?

Hari Om Faith (Sraddha) is the language of the heart, expressed with optimism and positivity. Faith is a manifestation of hope for something better. It is not just a wish, it is a close approximation to belief, but not exactly a ...
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Special Prayer to GF

Special Prayer to GF

Hari Om GF' Blessings.....🙏😊👍 ...
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Vel  Maaral - A powerful Stotram by Vallimalai Sachidananda Swamigal for eradicating any physical or mental disease

Vel Maaral – A powerful Stotram by Vallimalai Sachidananda Swamigal for eradicating any physical or mental disease

Hari Om Vel Maaral ('வேல் மாறல்') Exchange of Vel Compiled by Vallimalai Sri Sachidananda SWamigal (Reproduced from Translation of Shri. P.R.Ramachander) Vel is the SAkthi weapon given to Lord Muruga by his mother SAkthi, to help him kill Asura called Sura ...
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The Mysterious functioning of Karma

The Mysterious functioning of Karma

The delayed effect of karma explains how non-smokers can end up getting lung cancer. They were probably smokers in a previous incarnation but their good karma or destiny in that incarnation prevented them from suffering the consequences in that life owing ...
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Sri Rudram - Benefits of chanting the most powerful Shivji Vedic Hymn

Sri Rudram – Benefits of chanting the most powerful Shivji Vedic Hymn

Hari Om Vedas are the roots of our Hindu dharma. It contains prayers and instructions for good way of life, progeny, prosperity, good health and happiness, besides ways to attain bliss. They also guide on the welfare state, warfare, medicine, jyotisha ...
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Surya Mandala Stotram (For purification and destroying all sins)

Surya Mandala Stotram (For purification and destroying all sins)

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah| Sri Matre Namah| Surya Mandala Stotram, which is also known as Surya Mandala Ashtakam is a very rare and powerful prayer addressed to the Solar System. Many have misunderstood that this stotra is part of Navagraha ...
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Why Lord Hanumanji is seen most often in red?

Why Lord Hanumanji is seen most often in red?

Hari Om Hanumanji is excited always to serve his Master Lord Sri Rama. One day when Sita Matha was entering into Sri Rama’s bedroom, Hanumanji went behind her to see Lord Ram. Then Lord Rama told Hanumanji that he cannot enter ...
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Who is your fallback?

Who is your fallback?

Hari Om Our buddhi (intellect) makes decisions and forms attitude based on the impelling force of past karma. Therefore our choices in our life are based on buddhi (karma). Friends or others would like to help you as per their known ...
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Invoke your Guru in thoughts and prayers before any event or action

Invoke your Guru in thoughts and prayers before any event or action

Hari Om Shri Gurubyoh Namah! Once upon a time, a young boy was keen to get admitted into a Gurukula to learn all the four Vedas. The boy was so excited to join the Gurukula which was run by a very ...
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Exclusive Devotion to the Almighty is The Essence of Bhagavad Gita

Exclusive Devotion to the Almighty is The Essence of Bhagavad Gita

Hari Om Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to South India and visited many holy places to propagate Bhakthi and disseminate the values of devotional practice. During his visit to Sri Ranganatha temple, Srirangam, He saw near the temple one brahmana reading Bhagavad-gita ...
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Mahishasura Mardini Stotram (Ayigiri Nandini)

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram (Ayigiri Nandini)

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram Ayi giri nandini, nandhitha medhini, Viswa vinodhini nandanuthe, Girivara vindhya sirodhi nivasini, Vishnu Vilasini Jishnu nuthe, Bhagawathi hey sithi kanda kudumbini, Bhoori kudumbini bhoori kruthe, Jaya Jaya He Mahishasura Mardini, Ramya Kapardini Shaila Suthe--- 1 Suravara varshini, durdara ...
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Spiritual and Religious Significance of Vijayadashami

Spiritual and Religious Significance of Vijayadashami

Hari Om Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami is the tenth and final day of the Navratri festival. It is widely considered symbolic of victory of the good over evil. It is also a pointer of a new beginning. Vijaya Dasami is celebrated ...
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Saraswathi Dwadasa Nama Stotram

Saraswathi Dwadasa Nama Stotram

Saraswati Thwayam Drusthya Veena Pustaka Dharini Hamsa Vahana Samayuktha Vidya Danakaree Mama Prathamam Bharathee Nama Dwitheeyam Cha Saraswathi Trutheeyam Sharada Devi Chaturtham Hamsa Vahini Panchamam Jagathee Kiyaatham Shastam Vaageeshwari Thadhaa Koumaari Sapthamam Proktham Ashtamam Brahma Charinee Navamam Buddhi Dhaatree Cha Dashamam ...
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A Miracle Story of Lord Shiva

A Miracle Story of Lord Shiva

Hari Om In 1879, when there was British ruling in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afghanistan. Col. Martin used to regularly send messages of his well-being to his wife. The war ...
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Vijaya Dasami and Dassera

Vijaya Dasami and Dassera

Hari Om Vijaya Dasami The mother aspect of Godhead is the source of power, prosperity and learning and is worshipped during the Navaratri or Dassera, as Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati. Each aspect is worshipped for three nights. Vijaya Dasami is the ...
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A story on Faith: Narada Muni, The Cobbler and The Brahmana

A story on Faith: Narada Muni, The Cobbler and The Brahmana

Hari Om Once a very learned Brahmana met Narada Muni, and asked : “Oh, you are going to meet the Lord in Vaikuntha? Will you please ask Him when I’m going to get my moksha?” “All right,” Narada Muni agreed. “I ...
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CHAMUNDAYE VICHE’ : MOST POWERFUL DURGA MANTRA FOR ENERGY

CHAMUNDAYE VICHE’ : MOST POWERFUL DURGA MANTRA FOR ENERGY

Hari Om OM AIM HREEM KLEEM CHAMUNDAYE VICHE In Hinduism, Chamunda is a fierce aspect of Devi DURGA, who is the Supreme Mother and Goddess. According to a mythological story, Chanda and Munda, were two monsters whom Mother killed. Mantra Meaning ...
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Why Should We Worship Our Kuladeivam (Family Deity) ?

Why Should We Worship Our Kuladeivam (Family Deity) ?

Hari Om Kanchi Maha Periyava is a great Mahan known for rendering practical pieces of advice that can be followed by even a common man. Kanchi Mahan was observing Chathurmasya vrata and was visiting many places. In a village, a farmer ...
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Hospitality and Treating Guests – An important Yajna

Hospitality and Treating Guests – An important Yajna

Hari Om "Be One to whomever the mother is a God. Be one to whom the father is a God. Be one to whom the teacher is a God. Be one to whom the guest is a God.” So advises the ...
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What you didn’t know about Pazhani Muruga... but ought to know...

What you didn’t know about Pazhani Muruga… but ought to know…

Hari Om At the top of Pazhani Hill, near the holy Murugan which Bhogar had crafted from nine poisonous substances, there is an opening in the Earth; it is a hole in the ground; the mouth of a cave which lies ...
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108 Shivji (Remedial or Parihara) Temples

108 Shivji (Remedial or Parihara) Temples

Hari Om 108 Siva Temples to get rid of various types of sins and attain bliss (Remedial or Parihara Temples) Given below is the List of 108 Sivan Temples which is also known as parihara sthalangal to rectify doshams or sins ...
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Power of Attitude of Gratitude

Power of Attitude of Gratitude

Hari Om There was a bird who lived in the desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live and kept on cursing his life day and night. One day an Angel was crossing from that ...
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Fate Changing Brahmapureeswarar (Brahma) Temple at Tirupattur

Fate Changing Brahmapureeswarar (Brahma) Temple at Tirupattur

Hari Om The Fate Changing Brahma Temple is on Chennai - Trichy Road near Trichy, before Samayapuram off 5 KMs). Mythological references recount Lord Brahma’s overwhelming pride as the Creator of the Universe. Lord Brahma felt that He was more prevailing ...
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Significance and understanding of Metaphysics of Navaratri

Significance and understanding of Metaphysics of Navaratri

Shri Matre Namah! Understanding Navaratri Navaratri is a festival like none other. Every nuance of this festival has meaning, be it the nine days of celebrations, the ‘Golu’ or doll festival in the South or the victorious Vijayadasami that marks the ...
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Different kinds of Pradosham and benefits

Different kinds of Pradosham and benefits

The path to liberation through Pradosham Pradosham is very significant with regard to Lord Shiva. Listed below are twenty kinds of Pradoshams and how each is defined. The different Pradoshams are each important for worship in a unique manner. 1. Daily ...
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Sharad (Shardiya) Navratri 2019 – Schedule, Guidelines, Pujas and other Religious instructions

Sharad (Shardiya) Navratri 2019 – Schedule, Guidelines, Pujas and other Religious instructions

Hari Om Image courtesy: Pinterest Sharad Navratri 2019 Dates and Days Information Navratri Day 1 - September 29, 2019 (Sunday) - Prathama, Ghatsthapana, Shailaputri Puja Day 2 - September 30, 2019 (Monday) - Chandra Darshan, Dwitiya, Brahmacharini Puja Day 3 - ...
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The king of Udipi (A story from the Mahabharata)

The king of Udipi (A story from the Mahabharata)

Hari Om When war was declared between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the King of Udipi chose to be neutral. He told Krishna, “Soldiers have to eat. What I will do, is provide cooked food to soldiers of both sides.” Krishna ...
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What is “Surrender to GOD”?

What is “Surrender to GOD”?

Hari Om ‘Surrender’ implies giving up (or handing over) all rights, ownerships and privileges to the conqueror. Surrendering to God also means the same. Bhagawan (Iswara) has a plan or design for our lives, and surrendering to Him means we give ...
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Faith to Devotion to Surrender to Liberation is the path:

Faith to Devotion to Surrender to Liberation is the path:

Hari OM God (Iswara) and Bliss (Ananda) are both identical or synonymous terms. Everyone in this world desires this bliss alone hence he or she is a seeker of bliss and therefore unknowingly, is a seeker of the Lord. Devotion (Bhakti) ...
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Never be JUDGEMENTAL

Never be JUDGEMENTAL

Hari Om A great Archarya once lived in a forest, in his Gurukulam. One day, four men came looking for him. One of them said, “O Archarya! We are sickened by what we see in the world around us – we ...
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Sri Hanuman Chalisa with meaning

Sri Hanuman Chalisa with meaning

Hari Om Hanuman Chalisa Doha Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj Nij Man Mukur Sudhari Barnau Raghuvar Bimal Jasu Jo Dayaku Phal Chari Taking the dust from the lotus feet of my guru, I clean the mirror of my heart. And then ...
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The Story of Mata Vaishno Devi

The Story of Mata Vaishno Devi

Hari Om Jai Mata Di! To know the history of Mata Vaishnodevi temple we must go back to Treta Yug when the virtuous people were tormented by the Asuras (demons) Ravana, Kumb-Karan, Khardooshan, Tadka and others. The Gods decided to create ...
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Bharani Shraddha (Mahaa Bharani) - 18th September 2019

Bharani Shraddha (Mahaa Bharani) – 18th September 2019

Hari Om Bharani Shraddha is an auspicious ritual during the Pitru Paksha at the time when the ‘Bharani’ Nakshatra exists during the ‘Aparahna Kala’. Most likely this Nakshatra prevails during the ‘Chaturthi’ (4th day) tithi or ‘Panchami’ (5th day) tithi and ...
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Pithru Sthuthi [From Bruhad Dharma Puranam]

Pithru Sthuthi [From Bruhad Dharma Puranam]

Hindus believe that our dead ancestors live as manes in Pithruloka. It is responsibility of their descendants to offer them food and water in the form of Annual Sradha and monthly tharpanas. It is believed that manes curse their descendants who ...
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Lord Muruga worship for strengthening Mars

Lord Muruga worship for strengthening Mars

Hari Om By worshiping Lord Muruga (Lord Karthik or Subramanya) with devotion on Tuesdays one can strengthen the Mars (Sevvai or Ankaraka) in his birth chart for solving relationship issues with spouse and siblings, health issues, land disputes and for preserving ...
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FAQ: Why do Religious / Spiritual people/ Brahmins avoid Onion and Garlic in their food during festival, fast, Srardh days or Vrath   days?

FAQ: Why do Religious / Spiritual people/ Brahmins avoid Onion and Garlic in their food during festival, fast, Srardh days or Vrath days?

Hari Om There are three qualities of Maya (nature's deluding power) and they are present in varying quantities within one's mind: Satva: qualities like tranquility, restraint, forgiveness, purity and peace of mind Rajas: qualities like passion, aggression & pleasure Tamas: qualities ...
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The 12 Jyotirlingas and Benefits

The 12 Jyotirlingas and Benefits

Hari Om One should plan and try to visit the following 12 Jyothirlingas in his or her lifetime for great Spiritual progress, material contentment and Salvation. 1. Somnath, at Prabhas Patan is in Saurashtra in Gujarat. This temple was destroyed and ...
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Sri Mahaperiavaa (Sage of Kanchi) on Mahalaya crow feeding

Sri Mahaperiavaa (Sage of Kanchi) on Mahalaya crow feeding

Once a devotee asked Mahaswamigal why do we keep food for crows during mahalayam ? Are our ancestors taking forms of crows? Why do they come as this low bird? Why not a high standard bird? With a gentle smile Mahaswamigal ...
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Significance and Benefits of Chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotra:

Significance and Benefits of Chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotra:

Hari Om Sri Lalitha Sahasranama is in the 36th chapter of Lalitopakyana in Brahmanda Purana. It is presented in the form of instructions imparted to the sage Agasthya by Hayagriva who is an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu. Hayagriva tells Agasthya ...
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Pithru (Pitru or Pithra) Dosha(m) – Curses of Forefathers, Cause, Nature, Effect and Cure (Remedies):

Pithru (Pitru or Pithra) Dosha(m) – Curses of Forefathers, Cause, Nature, Effect and Cure (Remedies):

Hari Om Let us discuss in this presentation, the cause, nature, effect and cure of Pitru Dosha. As per Vedic Astrology scriptures, Pithru Dosha can be deduced from the birth chart (horoscope) of an individual. By analysing the afflictions to Luminaries ...
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Pralaya (dissolution) and the Cyclic Process of Creation and Destruction of Universe

Pralaya (dissolution) and the Cyclic Process of Creation and Destruction of Universe

Hari Om As per our Vedic scriptures the process of creation and destruction of Universe is an eternal cyclic process as shown in Fig.1(Dr. KV). These cycles happen with in-between times of brief rest which is repetitive. Because everything in the ...
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A Story explaining Fate and  Free Will

A Story explaining Fate and Free Will

Hari Om The story: An Archarya once had a brilliant disciple. The boy was only Seven -years-old and was everything that the teacher thought was good in a pupil. He was sure that the boy would have a wonderful future, becoming ...
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FAQ: Why spiritual guidelines always?

FAQ: Why spiritual guidelines always?

Hari Om FAQ O Guruji. Every time we come to you with a problem, you give us a spiritual solution. How will it help me with my material problem? Answer: I understand where you are coming from. This brings to mind ...
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The Sparrow on the Battlefield - A story from Mahabharata on Faith

The Sparrow on the Battlefield – A story from Mahabharata on Faith

Arjuna and Krishna were surveying the battlefield to devise their strategies before the Kurukshetra war began. A sparrow fluttered up to Krishna and chirped, “O Lord! Look! My young ones are going to be killed tomorrow when the fighting begins.” Krishna ...
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Remedies to make Shani Bhagawan Happy

Remedies to make Shani Bhagawan Happy

Hari OM Remedies for Shani Bhagawan is always important as transit of Saturn is most feared one in Vedic Astrology. Shani Bhagawan gives appropriate Karma Phala based on one’s past actions without fail. He is the Chief and Champion in pronouncing ...
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Bhakthi Yoga, the attainment of Divinity through worship.

Bhakthi Yoga, the attainment of Divinity through worship.

Hari Om Guru Brahmãh Gurur Vishnuhuhu Guru Devoo Maheswaraha |Guru Sãkshãth Para Brahma Tasmai Sree Gurave’ Namaha || Guru is Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheswara,Guru is nothing but the Supreme Brahman devoid of attributes.That is the reason why we ...
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Removing condition of mind through fire rituals

Removing condition of mind through fire rituals

Hari Om To remove conditioning of mind (vasanas and samskaras) caused by one's past actions through use or abuse of past free will, performing daily Japa (for minimum 20 minutes) or meditation is essential for everyone irrespective of caste, religion, race ...
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The value of Bhakti

The value of Bhakti

(As narrated in the Srimad Bhagawad Purana) This interesting narrative offers us a glimpse of how we can discover good even in the darkest of times. It is narrated in the Shrimad Bhagawad Purana. This Purana begins by telling us the ...
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Pitru Paksha 2019

Pitru Paksha 2019

Hari Om, Sri Maha Ganapathaye Namaha || Sri Gurubhyoh Namaha || Om Sarva Pitru Devaaya Namaha || Mahalaya Paksha (Pitru-Paksha or Srardh days) – 13th September to 28th September 2019 What our Ancestors (Pitrs) can do speedily for us even Gods/ ...
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