Uttara Kanda in Ramayana

UttaraKandam is the seventh Kandam in Ramayana. In this chapter, the details about the union of Lava and Kusha with Rama, and the disappearance of Ma Sita inside the earth etc., were mentioned. Once while Rama had heard about the derogatory remarks made by the Ayodhya people about Ma Sita, from his attendants, he immediately […]

Yuddha Kanda in Ramayana

Yuddha Kanda is the sixth chapter in Ramayana, and in this chapter, the war between Rama and Ravana was mentioned in detail. After meeting Ma Sita, Lord Hanuman explained it in detail to Rama, and Rama had decided to build a bridge from Dhanushkoti to Sri Lanka. He made several commands to the Vanaras and […]

Sundarakanda | Sundara Kandam in Ramayana

Sundarakanda (Sundarakandam) is one of the chapters in the great epic Ramayana. It was written in Sanskrit by Maharishi Valmiki, who has written the entire epic Ramayana. In SundaraKandam, the great tasks performed by Lord Hanuman were mentioned and also the various good qualities of Hanuman like his selflessness nature, obedience, confidence, great strength, and […]

Kishkindha Kanda in Ramayana

Kishkindha Kanda is the fourth chapter of Valmiki Ramayana, and it describes the meeting between Lord Rama with the Vanaras. The ancient Kishkindha is believed to have been situated in the present place of Hampi in Karnataka. Ancient Kishkindha kingdom contains full of natural beauty, surrounded with holy trees, and various kinds animals were also […]

Aranya Kanda | Aranya Kandam in Ramayana

Aranya Kandam is the third chapter in the great epic Ramayana. Those who travel for a long distance due to their occupation or due to temple visits are suggested to read this holy chapter, since this chapter covers Rama’s stay in the forest along with his brother Lakshmana and his consort Ma Sita. They reached […]

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 […]

Ayodhya Kanda | Ayodhya Kandam in Ramayana

Few years after the completion of marriage ceremony of Rama and Sita, the Ayodhya King Dasaratha, had consulted with his ministers and his Guru Vasishta about the coronation ceremony of Rama. But before the day of coronation, the maid of Kaikeyi, Manthara, who was an hunch back, had spoiled the mind the Kaikeyi, and told […]

Bala Kandam | Balkanda in Valmiki Ramayana

Bala Kandam is the first chapter or first Kandam of the Valmiki Ramayana, which tells about the birth of Lord Rama, his significance, and his blessings showered onto his devotees during the Treta Yuga. Though Lord Rama didn’t born with Chanku and Chakra in his hands similar to Lord Krishna, but through his shining face […]

Sudha Parimala | Divine Scripture by Guru Raghavendra

Sudha Parimala is a popular work of Guru Raghavendra, and it was written in Sanskrit based on Dvaita philosophy and contains portions of Sri Jaya Teertha’s ‘Nyaya Sudha’, who was a great Madhwa Saint. This work was highly praised by many Hindu kings, and they have appreciated the talents of Guru Raghavendra. According to Sri […]

Maha Bhakta Vijayam

Maha Bhakta Vijayam, is a most famous work which describes the greatness of Lord Vithoba also called as Lord Vittal, is a form of Lord Krishna, and it was read by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, and he also recommends his devotees and followers to keep a copy of book in their homes. Maha Bhakta Vijayam […]

Thirumurugatrupadai | Tirumurukarruppatai | Devotional Poem on Murugan by Nakkiranar

Tirumurugatruppadai is an ancient devotional Tamil poem written in praise of Lord Murugan, by the famous poet Sri Nakkiranar approximately before 2,000 years. In this poem Lord Murugan is described as the god of gods and he is considered as the supreme deity, who controls the entire universe through his super natural powers. The Tirumurukarruppadai […]

Kandar Alangaram | A Collection of Divine songs on Lord Murugan by Arunagirinathar

Lord Murugan

Kandar Alangaram is a collection of divine songs which was written and sung in praise of Lord Murugan by the great Muruga devotee Sri Arunagirinathar. In these beautiful songs, he decorates the body of Lord Muruga with fragrant flowers, golden ornaments and flower garlands. There are more than hundred songs in the Kandar Alangaram text, […]

Aathichoodi | A Collection of Single-line Quotations by Avvaiyar

The Aathichoodi is a nice collection of small quotes which was written by Ma Avvaiyar before 2000 years ago. Avvaiyar is a female poet and also considered as a great saint, who had the divine vision of Lord Shiva, Ma Parvati, Vinayaka and Muruga. These quotes were mentioned in simple words, and it contains good […]

Sangam Literature | Ancient Tamil Literature

The Sangam literature denotes the ancient Tamil literature and is the oldest literature. The Tamil literature reaches its peak before few thousand years, and it was highly patronised by the Madurai kings. Rishi Agastya had contributed a lot in the Tamil Literature, and he has written poems and wonderful works in the form of palm […]

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 […]