Greatness of Sri Hanuman

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 hard as a stone. So Anjani named him Vajranga. He is also known by the names "Mahavir" or mightiest hero … Continue reading Greatness of Sri Hanuman

Kandar Anubhuti — The Great Work of Saint Arunagiri on Lord Muruga

Hari Om Saint Arunagiri is of an extraordinary type. To him Lord Skanda Himself appeared as Guru and gave Upadesa, a Japa-Mala, etc. and the Saint had, by the unusual grace of the Lord, Realisation or God-experience, as a result of which he gave out many works of exquisite Tamil verses. Saint Arunagirinathar has sung … Continue reading Kandar Anubhuti — The Great Work of Saint Arunagiri on Lord Muruga

Guru Purnima

Hari Om THE FULL moon day in the month of Ashad (July-August) is an extremely auspicious and holy day of Guru Purnima. On this day, sacred to the memory of the great sage, Bhagavan Sri Vyasa, Sannyasins settle at some place to study and discourse on the thrice-blessed Brahma Sutras composed by Maharishi Vyasa, and … Continue reading Guru Purnima

THE WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

Hari Om PRAYER TO MOTHER Salutations to the Divine Mother who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy and beauty, salutations, O Sweet Mother, the consort of Lord Siva. O Mother Parvati! Thou art Lakshmi, Thou art Sarasvati. Thou art Kali, Durga and Kundalini Shakti. Thou art in the form of all … Continue reading THE WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

Ashadhi Ekadashi and Vithoba (Panduranga) of Pandharpur

Hari Om Ashadhi Ekadashi is one of the most important religious festivals that is celebrated with grandness in Maharashtra and other parts of India. This ceremony is generally held at Pandharpur where a huge number of devotees gather to celebrate the festival. It is a religious procession festival which is held every year during the … Continue reading Ashadhi Ekadashi and Vithoba (Panduranga) of Pandharpur

The Divine Weddings of Lord Muruga

Hari Om The Weddings I. Deivayanai Lord Shanmukha after His victory over the Asuras released all the Devas, who had been groaning as prisoners under the tyranny of the Asuras. To the great joy of the Devas, Subrahmanya returned to Tiruchendur with His victorious army and stayed there for a while. The Devas, along with … Continue reading The Divine Weddings of Lord Muruga

FAQ: Why isn’t Tulsi offered to Ganesh Ji?

Hari Om Lord Ganeshji is always worshipped before commencing any auspicious work or writing a book or doing any ritual or ceremony. It is believed that Lord Ganesha has the power of removing any obstruction. Even Lord Shivji and Lord Vishnuji have worshipped Ganeshji at times to get their work done successfully. Durva grass and … Continue reading FAQ: Why isn’t Tulsi offered to Ganesh Ji?

HIRANYAKASIPU AND PRAHLÂDA Story — From the Bhâgavata Purâna

Hari Om SKANDHA VII. CHAP. 2-4. (From the Bhâgavata Purâna) Upon the death of Hiranyâksha, Hiranyakasipu collected his companions and told them that Vishnu was no longer keeping that neutrality and impartiality which he had observed of yore. On the contrary, he had taken the side of the Devas, under the pretence of Upâsanâ. He … Continue reading HIRANYAKASIPU AND PRAHLÂDA Story — From the Bhâgavata Purâna

THE STORY OF DHRUVA — From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA IV. CHAP. 8-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) Uttânapâda is one of the sons of the First Manu. Uttânapâda means "with uplifted foot". This perhaps refers to the period when the Jiva, having still the spiritual element strong in him, was not fixed in the course of material descent, but had one foot … Continue reading THE STORY OF DHRUVA — From the Bhagavata Purana

THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA VIII. CHAP. 5-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) In the fight with the Asuras, the Devas lost their lives. They fell down and did not rise up again. By the curse of Durvâsas, Indra and the three Lokas became shorn of Srî or Lakshmî (wife of Vishnu in Vaikuntha: Preservative energy). Consequently there … Continue reading THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana