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?
Hari Om Sambandhar took his birth in a Brahmin family in Sirkali in the district of Tanjore which is also known by the name Brahmapuri. He was born of Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar. Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar went to the tank to take their bath. The child also accompanied his parents. They left the child on the … Continue reading Tirujnana Sambandhar
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
Hari Om Sinners are sent to various Narakas (Hells) by Yamaraja according to the nature and seriousness of their sins. According to the Garuda Purana there are a total of 28 Narakas. They are as follows. (1) Tamisram (Heavy flogging) -Those who rob others of their wealth are bound with ropes by Yama’s Servants and cast … Continue reading Various Narakas (Hells) as per Garuda Purana
Hari Om Bhagavatpada Sri Adi Sankara was one of the greatest saints of Sanatana Dharma. He was born in a poor Brahmin family in Kerala. After brahmopadesa, as part of our traditional beliefs, he was asked to beg alms for his lunch. One day when he went to a brahmin house, the house lady was … Continue reading Kanaka Dhara Stotra (The Hymn on Goddess Mahalakshmi for Prosperity)
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)
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?
Hari Om 1. Atha tho Bakthim vyakyasyama Now I will explain in detail what is meant by Bhakthi (devotion to God) 2. Saa tasmin Parama prema roopa Devotion to God is personification of intense(highest) love towards Him. 3. Amrutha swaroopa cha It also is deathless or as sweet as nectar (or it also confers deathlessness … Continue reading Narada Bhakthi Sutra with English Meaning
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)
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