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

Greatness of Sri Hanuman

Hari Om Sri Hanuman was born of Anjani from Pavana, the wind-god. He was named Hanuman after the name of the city of Hanumpur over which his maternal uncle Parti Surya ruled. Hanuman's body was hard as a stone. So Anjani named him Vajranga. He is also known by the names "Mahavir" or mightiest hero … Continue reading Greatness of Sri Hanuman

Sri Vishnu Sahasranam – Translations

Hari Om Sri Vishnu Sahasranam (The Thousand Names of Vishnu) The Sri Vishnu Sahasranam, or the Thousand Names of Vishnu, is an important Stotram that is chanted in many temples of Vishnu throughout the world. It is used at important times or occasions, or even simply for personal meditation.  It is extremely powerful and offers … Continue reading Sri Vishnu Sahasranam – Translations

Kandar Anubhuti — The Great Work of Saint Arunagiri on Lord Muruga

Hari Om Saint Arunagiri is of an extraordinary type. To him Lord Skanda Himself appeared as Guru and gave Upadesa, a Japa-Mala, etc. and the Saint had, by the unusual grace of the Lord, Realisation or God-experience, as a result of which he gave out many works of exquisite Tamil verses. Saint Arunagirinathar has sung … Continue reading Kandar Anubhuti — The Great Work of Saint Arunagiri on Lord Muruga

Guru Purnima

Hari Om THE FULL moon day in the month of Ashad (July-August) is an extremely auspicious and holy day of Guru Purnima. On this day, sacred to the memory of the great sage, Bhagavan Sri Vyasa, Sannyasins settle at some place to study and discourse on the thrice-blessed Brahma Sutras composed by Maharishi Vyasa, and … Continue reading Guru Purnima

THE WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

Hari Om PRAYER TO MOTHER Salutations to the Divine Mother who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy and beauty, salutations, O Sweet Mother, the consort of Lord Siva. O Mother Parvati! Thou art Lakshmi, Thou art Sarasvati. Thou art Kali, Durga and Kundalini Shakti. Thou art in the form of all … Continue reading THE WORSHIP OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

Ashadhi Ekadashi and Vithoba (Panduranga) of Pandharpur

Hari Om Ashadhi Ekadashi is one of the most important religious festivals that is celebrated with grandness in Maharashtra and other parts of India. This ceremony is generally held at Pandharpur where a huge number of devotees gather to celebrate the festival. It is a religious procession festival which is held every year during the … Continue reading Ashadhi Ekadashi and Vithoba (Panduranga) of Pandharpur

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

The Divine Weddings of Lord Muruga

Hari Om The Weddings I. Deivayanai Lord Shanmukha after His victory over the Asuras released all the Devas, who had been groaning as prisoners under the tyranny of the Asuras. To the great joy of the Devas, Subrahmanya returned to Tiruchendur with His victorious army and stayed there for a while. The Devas, along with … Continue reading The Divine Weddings of Lord Muruga

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?