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

Sri Sikkal Singaravelan Temple – The Miraculous Temple of Lord Muruga

Hari Om Om Saravana Bhava! Sikkal Singaravelan Temple is situated about 5 KM from Nagapattinam on the Nagapattinam-Tiruvarur route. This is a Saiva temple with Lord Siva bearing the name Sri Navaneetheswara Swamy. But the main deity is Lord Subrahmanya called Singaravelan. Sage Vasishta made a sivalinga in butter extracted from the milk of the … Continue reading Sri Sikkal Singaravelan Temple – The Miraculous Temple of Lord Muruga

Rahukalam, Yamagandam and Gulikai – Guidelines

Hari Om Do not begin anything auspicious or important during Rahukalam (Rahukal) and Yama Ghanta or Yamagandam as the activities commenced during Rahukalam may not meet success or may be delayed; and the activities commenced during Yamagandam may meet with destruction. Also do not initiate medical treatment or travel during Yamagandam. Always initiate auspicious events … Continue reading Rahukalam, Yamagandam and Gulikai – Guidelines

The Mysterious Devi Temple in Bihar where The Idols Speak To Each Other at Night.

Hari Om Shree Matre Namah! Miracles do occur. In a nation like India, where people believe in superstitions and are religious, miracles tend to happen frequently. The famous Sri Raja Rajeswari Tripura Sundari temple at Bastar, Bihar, attracts millions of devotees from across the country. The temple, dedicated to Goddess Durgamataji, is a revered place … Continue reading The Mysterious Devi Temple in Bihar where The Idols Speak To Each Other at Night.

Sundaramurthi Nayanar (Sundarar)

Hari Om Sundaramurthi Nayanar Sundaramurthi Nayanar flourished in the 8th century. He was a great devotee of Lord Siva. He is one of the Tamil Samaya Acharyas (four Tamil religious Teachers). Sundaramurthi Nayanar sang the glories of Lord Siva at all the sacred places that he visited. These hymns are called Thevaram. They have been … Continue reading Sundaramurthi Nayanar (Sundarar)

FAQ: How to identify a Guru?

Hari Om A Guru is different from a teacher (acharya) or an instructor or a coach or a preacher. He is an inspiration of spiritual light in our world, and imparts us the universal mystical principles that underlie all religions, traditions, philosophies and cultures. The word Guru has two parts - 'Gu' - meaning, 'darkness … Continue reading FAQ: How to identify a Guru?

FAQ on Troubling Priests or Beggars at Temples

Hari Om When we visit temples, priests inside the temple and beggars outside the Temple are constantly troubling us for some donations/ payments/ favours/ help/alms. Can we ignore them or what we should do? Answer: As per scriptures we will be troubled by people only when we have some karmic accounts to be settled with … Continue reading FAQ on Troubling Priests or Beggars at Temples