Sraaddha And Prayer For The Dead

Hari Om Importance Of Sraaddha Ceremony The Karma Kanda of the Vedas, the sacred books of the Hindus, has laid down different duties of man according to his position in life and according to the order to which he belongs. All these injunctions are embodied in the book called Manusmriti. Manusmriti is the code of … Continue reading Sraaddha And Prayer For The Dead

Lord Ganesha (by Swami Sivananda)

Hari Om Introduction Remover of all obstacles, Pranava Swaroopi, Embodiment of wisdom, Devata of Muladhara Chakra! O Lord Vinayaka, The bestower of happiness Who has Modaka in hand! O Elephant-headed Lord! Salutations unto Thee. Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed God. He is worshipped first. His Names are repeated first before any … Continue reading Lord Ganesha (by Swami Sivananda)

True Blessings of God – Religiosity and Spirituality

Hari Om Generally people without knowledge of scriptures think they can buy the Lord with their money or material possessions. We see in many religious organisations, money and social positions are given much or undue importance. When we asked the Lord whether He who has made this as a rule? Is it true that money … Continue reading True Blessings of God – Religiosity and Spirituality

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hari Om SALUTATIONS to Lord Ganesha who is Brahman Himself, who is the Supreme Lord, who is the energy of Lord Shiva, who is the source of all bliss, and who is the bestower of all virtuous qualities and success in all undertakings. Mushikavaahana modaka hastha, Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra, Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra, Vighna … Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi

Krishna Janmashtami

Hari Om Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! The birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth Divine Incarnation (Avatar of Lord Vishnu), falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born at midnight. A twenty-four hour fast is … Continue reading Krishna Janmashtami

Lord Krishna (by Swami Sivananda)

Hari Om Introduction O Adorable Krishna! Let my longing eyes behold Thy form. Let my ears hear Thy flute. O Healer of all sorrows! Show me Thyself. Thou art the only Truth— All the rest is false. I crave not for Mukti; I long not for emancipation; Let there be devotion to Thy feet. Be … Continue reading Lord Krishna (by Swami Sivananda)

Devi-Maheswari-Parasakti

Hari Om Introduction O Devi! O Mother auspicious! Thou art the Lord’s Maya. Thou art His inscrutable form. Thou art the Mother of this world. Thou art the great primal energy. Thou art the seed of this world. Thou art the Light of Knowledge. Thou art the giver of refuge. Thou art beauty, love, and … Continue reading Devi-Maheswari-Parasakti

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya (by Swami Krishnananda)

Hari Om Our longings are fundamentally very deep and cannot be easily satisfied by temporary makeshift or a day-to-day adjustment of outer circumstances. Our desires are profound; our yearnings are very unintelligible to the outer atmosphere of our daily life. We seem to have a root which is deeper than what can be comprehended by … Continue reading The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya (by Swami Krishnananda)

The Significance of Devi Worship

Hari Om Sri Gurubyoh Namah! Sri Matre Namah! It is important for all to know and rightly understand the real spirit and significance of Devi worship so that tangible spiritual and material benefit of a lasting character may be derived by everyone to a maximum extent. Rightly understood, the method of this worship shows you … Continue reading The Significance of Devi Worship

Life Lessons to Learn from Lord Hanuman

Hari Om After thorough reading and understanding of the complete Valmiki Ramayana, one would truly appreciate and love the character of the great Hanumanji, the son of the Wind God. There are many great things which one has to learn and adopt from Lord Hanuman. It is extremely impossible to explain or capture by writing … Continue reading Life Lessons to Learn from Lord Hanuman