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 West, doctors prescribe Ganga water for rubbing in the treatment of diseases of the … Continue reading The Glory of Holy Ganga – The Sacred River

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 of Lord Ganesha Lord Ganesha is invoked as Vighneswara in the launch of an … Continue reading Lord Ganesha and His 32 Forms

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!

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 mentioned in our scriptures (Atharva Veda), ancient Greek, Chinese and Roman texts, as well … Continue reading Evil Eye or Nazar – Cause, Effect and Cure (Remedies)

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 a second. He is changeless and indivisible. He is the embodiment of knowledge and … Continue reading Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

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 asked for any wish or boon from Sri Krishna. When Krishna was at the … Continue reading Krishna – Uddhava Enlightening Conversation, Answering All Controversies

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 philosophy called the Saiva Siddhanta about the eleventh century A.D. Even Saivism is a … Continue reading Lord Siva And Tattvas in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

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 towards citizens.  There are however, some lesser known parts from this great epic.  Hanuman – Incarnation of Lord Shiva … Continue reading Untold Stories from Ramayana

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 for a whole day from sunrise to next day sunrise – this is recommended … Continue reading Highly Beneficial Sravana Vratham (Fasting) for Lord Vishnu

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. 2. If the person had committed a sin, the half (50%) bad effect of … Continue reading Stay away from Judging or Condemning