Luck through Desh, Kaal and Paatra

Hari Om If you’re someone who believes that luck is a matter of chance and has nothing to do with your own will and choice, well, it’s time to change your mind. Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist, has studied this phenomenon and proved we can actually influence luck. Ask a dozen people whether they have … Continue reading Luck through Desh, Kaal and Paatra

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

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

Snake Worship in South India — Tradition and Practice

Hari Om Very closely connected with the subject of vows and votive offerings is that of the worship of snakes, to which vows are made and offerings dedicated. In a note on serpent worship in Malabar, it is stated that “even to-day some corner of the garden of every respectable tarawad is allotted for snakes. … Continue reading Snake Worship in South India — Tradition and Practice

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

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