On Self-realization, Spoken by the Divine Mother – From Devi Bhagavatam

Hari Om 1-50. The Devî said:--"Hear, ye Immortals! My words with attention, that I am now going to speak to you, hearing which will enable the Jîvas to realise My Essence. Before the creation, I, only I, existed; nothing else was existent then. My Real Self is known by the names Chit, Sambit (Intelligence), Para … Continue reading On Self-realization, Spoken by the Divine Mother – From Devi Bhagavatam

Conquest Of Death – Seeking the Immortal

Hari Om All are terribly afraid of death. No one wants to die. Even intellectual persons who have grasped the idea that the Soul is Immortal and is distinct from the body are also awfully afraid of death. Mysterious is Moha or infatuated love for the body! Mysterious is Maya or Avidya! This body is … Continue reading Conquest Of Death – Seeking the Immortal

An Account of the Law for Liberation – From the Garuda Purana

Hari Om The Garuda Purana is one of eighteen Mahāpurāṇa genre of texts in Hinduism. It is a part of Vedic literature corpus and narrated in the form of a conversation between Lord Vishnu and Garuda (King of Birds), primarily emphasizing the meaning of human life. It contains details of life after death, funeral rites and reincarnation, and therefore … Continue reading An Account of the Law for Liberation – From the Garuda Purana

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

Transmigration of Soul and Theory of Rebirth

Hari Om The glimpses of this metaphysical concept are found in Vedas, Upanishads and even other scriptures of Hindus. The scriptures of other religions also refer to it but with minor variations. Holy Koran says," Allah-the merciful and compassionate God, makes you in gradual stages. He created seven heavens one above the other and brings … Continue reading Transmigration of Soul and Theory of Rebirth

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)

Vedic Wisdom on Marriage and Women – Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics

Hari Om According to the Vedic teachings and ancient scriptures, women have been placed at a higher status than man. She has been given preference to man in every field, so much so that when giving a boy a joint name of a god and goddess, the name of the goddess is always placed before … Continue reading Vedic Wisdom on Marriage and Women – Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics

Pitru Paksha 2020 – Dates and Guidelines

Hari Om, Sri Maha Ganapathaye Namaha! Sri Gurubhyoh Namaha! Om Sarva Pitru Devaaya Namaha! Mahalaya Paksha (Pitru-Paksha or Srardh days) – 1st September to 17th September 2020 What our Ancestors (Pitrs) can do speedily for us even Gods/ Deities cannot do. Have you ever felt that for no apparent reason, you are constantly suffering? You … Continue reading Pitru Paksha 2020 – Dates and Guidelines

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