Dialogues with The Guru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal, 34th Pontiff of the Sri Sharada Peetam of Sringeri

Hari Om Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati सदात्मध्याननिरतं विषयेभ्यः पराङ्मुखम् । नौमि शास्त्रेषु निष्णातं चन्द्रशेखरभारतीम् ॥ Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati MahaswamiJi as the 34th Acharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham was both a scholar and saint of outstanding eminence. From His boyhood days, His enthu­siasm for dharma and good conduct and His devotion to guru and God were … Continue reading Dialogues with The Guru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal, 34th Pontiff of the Sri Sharada Peetam of Sringeri

Eradication of Bad Karma (Sins) and Purifying the Soul — Hinduism’ Perspective

Hari Om ”Everyone wants be happy and not sad. Everyone wants be good and not bad.” Firstly, Let us understand the definition of sin in Hinduism. “Sin is any conscious act which intentionally causes suffering to another sentient being.” (paropakāra puṇyāya pāpāya para-piḍanam) Secondly — 3 R’s are important for eradication of sins. 1. Recognise … Continue reading Eradication of Bad Karma (Sins) and Purifying the Soul — Hinduism’ Perspective

The Seven Chakras — The Kundalini Yoga

Hari Om Padmas Or Chakras Chakras are in the Linga Sarira (astral body). Linga Sarira is of 17 Tattvas, viz., 5 Jnanendriyas (ears, skin, eyes, tongue and nose); 5 Karmendriyas (speech, hands, legs, genitals, anus); 5 Pranas (Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana, Samana); Manas (mind); and Buddhi (intellect). These have corresponding centres in the spinal cord … Continue reading The Seven Chakras — The Kundalini Yoga

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EKADASI

Hari Om     Ekadasi is a Sanskrit word, which means 'the eleventh'. It refers to the eleventh day of a fortnight belonging to a lunar month. There are two fortnights in a lunar month—the bright and the dark. So, Ekadasi occurs twice in a month, in the bright fortnight and the dark fortnight. The special … Continue reading THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EKADASI

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?

Karmas and Diseases

Hari Om Introduction It is common nowadays to hear it said that the Puranas are very unreliable scriptures and that they indulge in unlimited exaggeration about very many things. These critics say that the Puranas contain gross overstatements and preposterously puerile attempts to cajole or to cow down the reader with citations like the grandiose … Continue reading Karmas and Diseases

STORY OF SATYAVAN and SAVITRI

Hari Om There was once a fair princess in the country of Madra, and her name was Savitri. Be it told how she obtained the exalted merit of chaste women by winning a great boon from Yama. Savitri was the gift of the goddess Gayatri, wife of Brahma, the self-created, who had heard the prayers … Continue reading STORY OF SATYAVAN and SAVITRI

The Battle of Eighteen Days – The Mahabharata

Hari Om Soon after Krishna had returned from Hastinapur, Duryodhana sent a challenge to the Pandavas. His messenger spake, saying: “You have vowed to wage war against us. The time has come for you to fulfil your vow. Your kingdom was seized by me, your wife Draupadi was put to shame, and you were all … Continue reading The Battle of Eighteen Days – The Mahabharata

PRALAYA (The Destruction of the Worlds) — From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA XII. CHAP. 4 (From the Bhagavata Purana ) Four thousand Yugas form one day of Brahmâ. This is also the period of one Kalpa, during which fourteen Manus appear. The night of Brahmâ follows for an equally long period. The three worlds — Bhûr, Bhuvar and Svar then come to an end. … Continue reading PRALAYA (The Destruction of the Worlds) — From the Bhagavata Purana

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