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

24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om The “Avatar” or divine descendent refers to the Supreme Lord taking a brief human form for his own purposes, which are considered to refer to the welfare of the world or universe, which is His own creation. Potentially, Jiva in every being is in the sense an Avatar, which is best expressed by … Continue reading 24 Avatars of Lord Vishnu – From the Bhagavata Purana

Garuda Dandakam for protection from Fear, Diseases and Ailments.

Hari Om Garuda Dandakam (by Srimad Vedantha Desika) Sri Vedanta Desika is one of the greatest and illustrious poets of Srivaishnavism and lived between 1269 and 1370. He was born in Thoopul, near Kanchipuram. He was named as Venkata Natha and was trained in the philosophy of Saint Ramanuja. This great prayer extols Garuda, one … Continue reading Garuda Dandakam for protection from Fear, Diseases and Ailments.

Lord Vishnu, Concept of Avatars and Theory of Evolution

Hari Om Concept of Avatars In the Puranic mythologies of ancient India, the legend of the Avatar is considered one of the most important myths of the Vedic culture. It is particularly associated with the God Vishnu, one of the principle deities of the Hindu trinity which also includes Brahma, the creator and Shiva, the … Continue reading Lord Vishnu, Concept of Avatars and Theory of Evolution

The Greatness of Margazhi (Dhanur) month

Hari Om "brhtsaam tathaa saamnaam gaayatree chandasaamaham maasaanaam margasheersho-ahamritunaam kusumaakarah" In Bhagawat Gita, lord Krishna has described the month of Mrigashirsha as one of his manifestations. He says in Months " I am Margazhi" The month of Dhanur Maasa or name Margazhi (mid Dec to Jan 14), derives from the star Mrigashirsha and is considered … Continue reading The Greatness of Margazhi (Dhanur) month

Self Manifested Ashtakshara Vishnu Temples

Hari Om One should visit in his/her lifetime the eight powerful temples of Lord Vishnu representing the energies of the eight letters of ‘Om Namo Narayana’, at: 1. Sri Venkateswara Samy (Sri Balaji) Temple Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 2. Sri Ranganatha Samy Temple, Srirangam, Tamilnadu 3. Sri Bhoovaragaswamy Temple,Sri Mushnam, Tamilnadu 4. Sri Vanamamalai Perumal, Nanguneri, … Continue reading Self Manifested Ashtakshara Vishnu Temples