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
Hari Om Faith (Sraddha) is the language of the heart, expressed with optimism and positivity. Faith is a manifestation of hope for something better. It is not just a wish, it is a close approximation to belief, but not exactly a belief. While a belief is planted in the mind, Faith is rooted in the … Continue reading Why Faith is Invaluable?
Hari Om Hanumanji is excited always to serve his Master Lord Sri Rama. One day when Sita Matha was entering into Sri Rama’s bedroom, Hanumanji went behind her to see Lord Ram. Then Lord Rama told Hanumanji that he cannot enter into his room. Hanumanji questioned that while Sita Matha can enter into the room, … Continue reading Why Lord Hanumanji is seen most often in red?
Hari Om Shri Gurubyoh Namah! Once upon a time, a young boy was keen to get admitted into a Gurukula to learn all the four Vedas. The boy was so excited to join the Gurukula which was run by a very renowned master who was an expert in all Shastras. One day, He went to … Continue reading Invoke your Guru in thoughts and prayers before any event or action
Hari Om Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to South India and visited many holy places to propagate Bhakthi and disseminate the values of devotional practice. During his visit to Sri Ranganatha temple, Srirangam, He saw near the temple one brahmana reading Bhagavad-gita. And he also saw some people joking with the Brahmana saying, “Oh, Mr. Brahmana, … Continue reading Exclusive Devotion to the Almighty is The Essence of Bhagavad Gita
Hari Om Once a very learned Brahmana met Narada Muni, and asked : “Oh, you are going to meet the Lord in Vaikuntha? Will you please ask Him when I’m going to get my moksha?” “All right,” Narada Muni agreed. “I shall ask Him.” As Narada proceeded, he met a cobbler who was sitting under … Continue reading A story on Faith: Narada Muni, The Cobbler and The Brahmana
Hari Om There was a bird who lived in the desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live and kept on cursing his life day and night. One day an Angel was crossing from that desert, bird stopped the Angel and inquired " where are you going?" Angel replied … Continue reading Power of Attitude of Gratitude
Hari Om When war was declared between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the King of Udipi chose to be neutral. He told Krishna, “Soldiers have to eat. What I will do, is provide cooked food to soldiers of both sides.” Krishna agreed. The Udipi king did so, and personally took care of serving Krishna his … Continue reading The king of Udipi (A story from the Mahabharata)
Hari Om ‘Surrender’ implies giving up (or handing over) all rights, ownerships and privileges to the conqueror. Surrendering to God also means the same. Bhagawan (Iswara) has a plan or design for our lives, and surrendering to Him means we give up or set aside our own plans and dreams and willingly seek His. The … Continue reading What is “Surrender to GOD”?