Sri Vishnu Sahasranam – Translations

Hari Om Sri Vishnu Sahasranam (The Thousand Names of Vishnu) The Sri Vishnu Sahasranam, or the Thousand Names of Vishnu, is an important Stotram that is chanted in many temples of Vishnu throughout the world. It is used at important times or occasions, or even simply for personal meditation.  It is extremely powerful and offers … Continue reading Sri Vishnu Sahasranam – Translations

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

24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om The “Avatar” or divine descendent refers to the Supreme Lord taking a brief human form for his own purposes, which are considered to refer to the welfare of the world or universe, which is His own creation. Potentially, Jiva in every being is in the sense an Avatar, which is best expressed by … Continue reading 24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu – From the Bhagavata Purana

Bhaja Govindam with meaning by Adi Shankaracharya

Hari Om Composed by the great saint Bhagavadpada Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Bhaja Govindam is one of the most lucid yet insightful works of Vedanta. Some of the other magnificent works on Vedanta by Adi Shankaracharya are the Vivekachudamani and Atmabodha. He combined his scientific knowledge of the subject with deep devotion to produce brilliant compositions. … Continue reading Bhaja Govindam with meaning by Adi Shankaracharya

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 Ashtakam with devotion will fulfill all his desires and will be able to remove any … Continue reading Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam with meaning for Removing Fear, Obstacles and Illness.

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 deities of the Hindu trinity which also includes Brahma, the creator and Shiva, the … Continue reading Lord Vishnu, Concept of Avatars and Theory of Evolution

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 reign of universal goodness, peace, and prosperity. When Vishnu in the form of Krishna … Continue reading Kalki Avatar and Kalki Purana – How Will the World End?

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 gives an assurance that when this mantra is chanted with faith and devotion, one … Continue reading Nama Traya Astra Mantra for Protection from Diseases – A Vedic Remedial prayer to Remove Fear of COVID-19

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 Lord Sri Rama and significance of RAMA Nama probably, Lord Hanuman is the most … Continue reading Glory, Importance and Significance of Lord Rama

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 about once a year. Even then, one has to wait in the queue for … Continue reading The Miracle that is Thirupathi!