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 loop, we need to deal positively with our anxiety. As recalled and reminded appropriately … Continue reading Spiritual Response to COVID-19

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

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 on the west the whole of India is filled up with Siva-temples here and … Continue reading WHY WE WORSHIP Lord SIVA?

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 within the buildings to meet the needs of religious and cultural traditions. The vast … Continue reading Vaastu, Temples and Pyramids — From Vedic Perspective

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 forests. They are due to begin the thirteenth and final year, which they are … Continue reading Yaksha Prashna (Yaksha – Yudhisthira Samvada from The Mahabharata)

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?

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 name of a unique Nivedyam prepared on this day and Nombu means Vratham or … Continue reading Karadaiyan Nombu; Savitri Vratam (14th March 2020)

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 the body. They are located along the Spine, starting at the base and running … Continue reading Yoga & Kundalini Energy

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. Sri Krishna destroyed her and thus saved the little children. Even today, the effigy … Continue reading Holi Festival – Significance and Relevance

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 ancient Hindu manuscripts has more than one meaning. A Sloka in the 10th book … Continue reading The Value of Pi (22/7) upto 32 Decimals from the Rig Veda