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

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)

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)

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

Vedanta Philosophies of Hinduism – Introduction

Hari Om Introduction The Sutras or aphorisms of Vyasa are the basis of the Vedanta philosophy. These Sutras have been variously explained by different commentators. From these interpretations have arisen several schools of philosophy, viz., Kevala Advaita philosophy of Sri Sankaracharya the philosophy of Qualified Monism or Visishtadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya, the Dvaita philosophy of … Continue reading Vedanta Philosophies of Hinduism – Introduction

The Achintya Bhedabheda Philosophy Of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Hari Om Introduction Sri Chaitanya or Lord Gauranga may be regarded as the greatest Vaishnava teacher of the North. He gave a new form to the Vaishnava faith. He was born in 1486 A.D., in Bengal. Chaitanya had a very large heart. He accepted converts from Islam freely. His disciple Haridas was a Muslim Fakir. … Continue reading The Achintya Bhedabheda Philosophy Of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Kandha Sashti Kavasam by Sri ThEvarAya SwAmigaL with Translations

Kandhar Sashti Kavasam (Tamil) by Sri ThEvarAya SwAmigaL (Translated to English by P.R. Ramachander) "Kanda Sashti Kavasam (or Kavacham) is composed by Sri Devaraya Swamigal. This composition is a rare and precious treasure that helps one to be successful, happy and healthy in day-to-day life. Kanda Sashti Kavasam was composed in the 19th century. The … Continue reading Kandha Sashti Kavasam by Sri ThEvarAya SwAmigaL with Translations