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 2021 – Dates and Guidelines

Hari Om Namaskarams! 🙏🙏 Sri Maha Ganapathaye Namaha! Sri Gurubhyoh Namaha! Om Sarva Pitru Devaaya Namaha! Mahalaya Paksha (Pitru-Paksha or Srardh days) – 20th September to 6th October 2021 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 … Continue reading Pitru Paksha 2021 – 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

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

Develop Cosmic Love by Swami Sivananda

Hari Om O man, where do you search for God? All these forms are manifestations of the Lord. See the Lord in these forms. If you serve all beings with Narayana Bhava, you really serve the Lord. Service of humanity is service of the Lord. Service of humanity is really worship of your tutelary Deity … Continue reading Develop Cosmic Love by Swami Sivananda