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Sawan Shivratri 2019 | Shivratri Puja in Sawan Month

Sawan Shivratri (Masa Shivaratri Puja in Shravan Month) is the most auspicious day to perform Shiva Puja in Sawan month. In 2019, Sawan Shivratri date is July 30, Tuesday, as per North Indian Hindi calendars. Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Shravan month is observed as Masa Shivaratri in Sawan maas. As each day in this month […]

Nyaya Sudha, Propagating Venkateshwara Bhakti cult

HH Sri Suvidyendra Thirtha Swamiji of Bengaluru Sri Raghavendra Mutt, advocated that Sri Venkateswara Bhakti cult will be wide spread with the help of the great work of Nyaya Sudha penned by Sri Jayatheertha. Speaking on the final day of Sri Jayatheertha Aradhanotsava arranged under the aegis of Dasa Sahitya Project of TTD in Asthana […]

Asha Dashami Vrat 2019

Asha Dashami Vrat is a vrat dedicated to Goddess Asha Devi (Parvati Devi). In 2019, Ashada Dashami Vrat date is August 9. It falls on Shravana Shukla Dashami, the tenth day of bright fortnight in Shravan Month. ‘Asha’ means desire. Those who perform this Vrata will be blessed by the Goddess to get their desires […]

Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Perambur, Chennai

Many mutts are there for Sree Guru Raghavendra Swamy at Chennai. One such mutt is situated at Perambur Area. The address of the mutt is No.15, Srinivasan Street, Perambur, Chennai – 600 011 and the contact no. #044-25518385, Raghavendra Mutt Manager Mr.P.Mohan’s Mobile No. #9840818865. Several years ago, this mutt was donated by a couple […]

Varalakshmi Vratham in Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavari Temple on 9 August 2019

Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavaru

Varalakshmi Vratham in Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is a grand celebration. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, TTD, makes all arrangements to accommodate thousands of devotees in the temple on the eve of the puja. In 2019, Varalakshmi Vratham date in Tiruchanur Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is August 9. This is observed as ‘Samuhika Varalakshmi Vratham’, the mass observance […]

Vyasaraja Tirtha | Vyasatirtha | Chandrikacharya

THE GREAT SAINT SREE VYASARAYA TIRTHA INTRODUCTION Vyasatirtha (From 1460 to 1539), also called Vyasaraja, was a great eminent and an able Madhva scholar and poet belonging to the Dvaita tradition. He was the patron saint of the Great Vijayanagara Empire. During his period, great religious developments were took place under the assistance of his divine disciples Purandara Dasa and Kanaka Dasa. […]

Yoga Dakshinamurthi

Yoga Dakshinamurthy

Yoga dakshinamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva. Dakshinamurthi means ‘one who is facing south’  and Yoga is the art of being healthy in both physical and spiritual norms. It is believed that this form is the personification of Lord Shiva, where he represents knowledge, understanding and ultimate awareness. He is worshipped as the Lord […]

Guidance of Gurus is more important for Salvation, Sri Sugunendrathirtha Swami

The guidance of teachers (Gurus) was essential to lead life in correct path and to attain divinr bliss said the pontiff of Puttige Mutt of Udupi, HH Sri Sugunendrathirtha Swami. Speaking at the Sri Jayathirtha Anardhana organised by the TTDs Dasa Sahitya Project in the Asthana Mandapam on Saturday at Tirumala, the pontiff said Sri […]

Different Types of Speech, Different Types of Silence..

Are there different types of emptiness. Silence is silence, emptiness is emptiness. If a bowl is empty, you can’t ask what type of emptiness is it. But if it is filled you can ask what is it filled with. In speech, there are four different type of speech, Para, Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari. Vaikhari.is the gross level of […]

How to deal with Failure?

How to deal with failure? No learning, or advice is helpful in that state of mind. What do I do? Remember that you’re going to die one day. You are going to leave everything behind. All your degrees, awards, necklaces and diamonds, everything will remain here, of which you’ve been so possessive. So when you […]

Why are the rivers revered so much in India?

Why are the rivers revered so much in India? Sri Sri Ravishankar answers this question in his satsang at Art of Living. Well, in all ancient cultures around the world rivers, mountains and trees were all revered. There were considered sacred. Not just rivers, even trees are very holy. Like Peepal tree (or banyan tree) […]

A brief history of Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta, born and lived between c. 950 and 1020 AD in India was the great philosopher and literacy critic. He was considered as the pivotal person in the Hindu histories of Scholastic philosophy, aesthetic theory and tantra. Abhinavagupta elaborated and gave many notable writings particularly on Pratyabhijna Philosophical theology. This was augmented by him for […]

Omnipotence of the Lord

Krishna can be in constant companionship with us because He is omnipotent. Therefore, He can be fully in touch with us by His words. His words and He are not different. That is omnipotence. Omnipotence means that everything relating to Him has the same potency. For example, here in this material world, if we are […]

Be Spiritual, Not Religious : Spiritual notes from ISKCON

“Be spiritual not religious”, it is a spiritual quote and the notes from ISKCON for all the devotees of God. Spirit is undying (eternal), internal and God’s fingerprint. Religion is temporary, external and man’s concoction. The Vedas teach “Sanatan Dharma” which eclipses religion and can restore the eternal soul to its pure original condition. The […]

Why was Spiritually Wealthy India invaded under the British Rule for centuries

Why was Spiritually Wealthy India invaded under the British Rule for centuries? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living, explained it with details during a Satsang with his disciples. Yes, the wheel of change takes over. When autumn comes, the leaves change colour and in winter the leaves drop from the trees, […]

About Yoga Vasishta (in brief)

Could you please talk a little on Yoga Vasishta in a simple manner? This is like asking to contain the ocean in a pot. Next to impossible. Yoga Vasistha is like the sky, like the ocean, you know. Time and again you should explore it yourself. It is self explanatory. It is more mystical and […]

Few Minutes of Silence, A short moral story

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low in the hay for a long time, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the […]

Criticism is something all of us must face

The truth is, critics are a fact of life, and criticism is something all of us must face. In fact, the only way to avoid criticism is to live an isolated life where people aren’t exposed to your work, personality, or behavior. Sometimes the criticism we receive is valuable, even helpful. If you think about […]