Agamas | Theological Treatises, Practical Manuals of Divine Worship

The Agamas are a collection of Hindu Holy Scriptures. Agama texts describe yoga, meditation, mantras, construction of temples, worshipping the deities and various ways of pleasing him like singing, dancing and enjoying his divine beauty. These sacred texts are written in Sanskrit, Telugu and Tamil and also in various Indian languages. The Agama texts are […]

Narada Bhakti Sutra

The Narada Bhakti Sutra also known as Narada Bhakti texts are written based on the conversation between Narada and other noble sages in the Naimisaranyam forest. This text focuses on showing devotion to the almighty in a selflessness manner. These divine texts are popular amongst the devotees of Lord Vishnu, and it helps to know […]

Is Manusmriti relevant today?

See, Manusmriti was written by a king called Manu. He was a very wise king. A few lines in the Manusmritiwhich talk about how women should always be protected or a little bit about caste system (referring to the prescribed nature and professions belonging to the four social classes of Hindu society); these have been misinterpreted. I would […]

Uddhava Gita | Krishna’s Teachings by Uddhava

Uddhava was mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatham, and he is one of the important characters of Bhagavatha. He is a cousin to Krishna, and acted as a friend and a disciple to Lord Krishna. He properly followed the instructions of Lord Krishna, and spread the “KRISHNA BHAKTI” among the Yadava people. Though the Yadavas were aware […]

Chanakya Neeti

Chanakya was a highly knowledgeable person and he served as a minister to Chandragupta. He was also called as Kautilya, and he is well known for his cleverness and he is the one, who has written the popular political text the Arthashastra, during 3rd century BC. He is a great scholar and was an expert […]

Vidura Neethi, A guide for Management

Vidura Neethi is a great guide for management skills and potential organizational behavior. Even when one is confronted with the worst trials ans tribulations, he should not lose his balance. Patience is a virtue and the quality of endurance (Krishna) is the hallmark of nobility. This is evidenced by dharmaputra’s absolute calmness and unperturbed out look. Sri karpangadu Venkatachariar expounding the Mahabharatha […]

Thiruvarutpa

Thiruvarutpa is a collection of few thousands of sweet songs which was sung by Vallalar. He is considered to be an incarnation of the great siddhar and the Shaivite saint Sri Thirumoola Nayanar. These songs contain the significance of Lord Shiva, about doing food donation and about non-violence. The followers of Vallalar have collected the […]

Brahma Sutras | Philosophical, Spiritual ideas of Upanishads

The Brahma Sutras are written in Sanskrit and it was written by the great sage Vyasa. The text contains the philosophies and spiritual teachings of the great sages, and it contains some portions of Vedic texts. The Brahma Sutras tells us about the need to worship the great almighty, who is considered as the “SUPREME […]

Itihasa | Itihasas in Hindu Scritpures

Itihasa means legend, and it tells about the details of the ancient sages, kings and the deities. Ramayana and Mahabharata are mainly considered as Itihasas. Teachings and life history of the holy sages are also mentioned in that. The Ramayana tells us the story of Rama and about its greatness, whereas the Mahabharata tells us […]

Vedas | Oldest Hindu Scriptures

The Vedas are a part of Hindu religious texts, it was written in Sanskrit by Sri Vyasa, and it contains the details of ancient Hindu holy texts. There are four Vedas: the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda. And these Vedas tells about the rituals, meditation, bhakti concepts, and about the Hindu philosophies […]

Manusmriti | World’s First Constitution

The Manusmriti is an ancient Sanskrit text that contains the details about the principles of Dharma like providing food to the living beings in the earth like birds, animals and humans, helping others and behaving with others in a kind manner, worshipping of gods, performing meditation and visiting to the temples etc. It also contains […]

Thevaram | Tamil Scripture of Shaivism

The Thevaram contains some volumes of the Tirumurai, which is a divine collection of poetry on Lord Shiva. These volumes contain the works of the great Nayanar Saints Sri Sambandar, Appar, and Sundarar. The three poets are considered as ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, and they also stolen the hearts of millions and millions of […]

Periya Puranam | Purana describes 63 Nayanmars

The Periya Puranam is the famous Shaivite text, and it also known as TiruttontarPuranam, is the Purana of the Holy Nayanmar saints, and it describes the life history of the sixty-three Nayanmars, who are the staunch devotees of Lord Shiva. It was written during the 12th century by Sekkizhar. The Periya Puranam is one of […]

Thiruvasagam | Sacred Poems on Lord Shiva by Manikkavacakar

Thiruvasagam is a set of divine poems written in praise of Lord Shiva, and it was composed by the famous saint poet Manikkavacakar (MaanikkaVaasagar) during the ninth century AD, and Thiruvasagam was accepted by Lord Shiva himself, by giving his darshan to Manikkavasagar, and by touching his holy text Thiruvasagam in his lotus hands. It […]

Narayaneeyam | Poetic form of Bhavata Purana

guruvayurappan in guruvayur temple

Narayaneeyam is a holy Sanskrit text, which consists of beautiful poems from the Bhagavata Purana. It was written by Narayana Bhattathiri, during 16th century AD, who was one of the famous poets in Kerala. The Bhagavata Purana is a sacred text, and it tells us about the significance of Lord Krishna, his wonderful Leelas, miracles […]

Bhagavata Purana | Srimad Bhagavatham

Bhagavata Purana, also known as Srimad Bhagavatham, is a great epic which was first written in Sanskrit, and now it is available in all other regional languages, and it initiates the Sri Krishna Bhakti among the devotees, and it is praised by scholars and sages for its simplicity, significance and for its popularity. The Bhagavata […]

Atma Bodha (Self Knowledge), Shankaracharya’s Treatise of Knowledge of the Self

Shankaracharya

Atma Bodha or knowledge of Self (Atma) is an outcome of deep thinking about why we are born and living, influencing or getting influenced by every one around us, developing relations with them both physically and mentally, worrying for them and either losing them or leaving them temporarily due to life cycle and permanently by […]

Creation as per Rudra Samhita (Srushti)

Siva the consort of Gauri, the sole cause of the origin, sustenance, dissolution of the universe, who has understood the reality, who is the endless renown, who is the support of Maya but is free from its influence, whose form is incomprehensible, who is unsullied and who is perfect knowledge itself. Siva who is prior […]

Ancient Tamil Texts | Divine Hindu Scriptures in Tamil

Here is the list of ‘Ancient Tamil Texts | Divine Hindu Scriptures in Tamil’. The list includes Thevaram, Thiruvasagam, Thiruvempavai, Thiruppavai, Thiruppugazh, Thirumurugatrupadai, Nalayira Divya Prabandham, Thiruvarutpa, Tirukkural, Silappatikaram and Manimekalai. 1. Thevaram contains portions of texts from the Tirumurai, a collection of Shaiva devotional poetry. The texts are dedicated to the Nayanmars – Sambandar, […]