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

Never Give Up Your Balanced Nature

Hari Om One fine morning, a Sadhu went to the river to take a holy bath. There he observed a scorpion struggling for life in the water. He was aware that the scorpion would not be able to swim its way back to life, so he decided to rescue it. He took it in his … Continue reading Never Give Up Your Balanced Nature

Eradication of Bad Karma (Sins) and Purifying the Soul — Hinduism’ Perspective

Hari Om ”Everyone wants be happy and not sad. Everyone wants be good and not bad.” Firstly, Let us understand the definition of sin in Hinduism. “Sin is any conscious act which intentionally causes suffering to another sentient being.” (paropakāra puṇyāya pāpāya para-piḍanam) Secondly — 3 R’s are important for eradication of sins. 1. Recognise … Continue reading Eradication of Bad Karma (Sins) and Purifying the Soul — Hinduism’ Perspective

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

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?

Karmas and Diseases

Hari Om Introduction It is common nowadays to hear it said that the Puranas are very unreliable scriptures and that they indulge in unlimited exaggeration about very many things. These critics say that the Puranas contain gross overstatements and preposterously puerile attempts to cajole or to cow down the reader with citations like the grandiose … Continue reading Karmas and Diseases

PRALAYA (The Destruction of the Worlds) — From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA XII. CHAP. 4 (From the Bhagavata Purana ) Four thousand Yugas form one day of Brahmâ. This is also the period of one Kalpa, during which fourteen Manus appear. The night of Brahmâ follows for an equally long period. The three worlds — Bhûr, Bhuvar and Svar then come to an end. … Continue reading PRALAYA (The Destruction of the Worlds) — From the Bhagavata Purana