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

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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, […]

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 […]

‘Kurma Puranam’ book release by TTD

TTD Epic studies OSD Dr Samudrala Lakshmanaiah will unveil the book on Sri Kurma Maha Puranam published by TTD at Annamacharya Kala mandir on Tuesday July 16. ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs TIRUPATI జూలై 16న ‘శ్రీకూర్మ మహాపురాణము’ గ్రంథావిష్కరణ జూలై 16, తిరుపతి, 2019: గురుపూర్ణిమను పురస్కరించుకుని టిటిడి పురాణ ఇతిహాస ప్రాజెక్టు ఆధ్వర్యంలో జూలై 16వ తేదీ మంగళవారం […]

Origin of Bhagavata (Srimad Bhagavatham)

Sri Vyasa was meditating on the sacred banks of the Sarasvati. His heart was in a disturbed condition. He had no satisfaction and peace. He reflected within himself, “I have observed strict Brahmacharya. I have paid due regard to the study of the Vedas, to the worship of preceptors and sacred fires. I have obeyed […]

Time is a great Healer & Guide to Virtue

A shrewd man would scrupulously avoid evil deeds and refrain from doing acts, which men of learning and the sastras did not approve of, stubborn in his decision to do only virtuous deeds, he would brook no delay in executing them. Avarice, anger and greed are among the qualities that should be renounced, if one […]

Abhinavagupta & Tantrasara, a Tantric Scripture

Abhinavagupta, a man whose name has to be spoken with respect and reverence not only for his works, he has laid strong foundation on so many methods that are in use even today due his text on tantrasara.  He was born to spiritually evolved couple by name vimala kala and NarasimhaGupta.  Like all special births […]

Acharyanumayulla Samvadangal (Thoughts of Sri Chandrasekahara Bharati Mahaswamigal)

Acharyanumayulla Samvadangal book is translated from the English version `Dialogues with the Guru’. This book provide answers to many nagging questions that trouble the individual as well as the society. The thoughts expressed by the great Guru Sri Chandrasekahara Bharati Mahaswamigal, the 34th Jagadguru of Sringeri, are sure to prove a beacon light whith an […]

Sanatan Dharma, English book of Jagadguru Bharati Tirtha discourses

‘Sanatan Dharma’ is an English book compiled of benedictory courses by Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji. It is compiled by Sri Chandrashekhara Sharma. Language: English Benedictory Courses by : Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji Compiled by : Sri Chandarashekhara Sharma Edition: I Year of Publication: 2014 Published by: Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri. Pages: 252 pp […]

Sanatana Dharma, a Kannada book by Sringeri Peetham

‘Sanatana Dharma’ is a Kannada book, a compilation of benedictory courses by Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, published by Sri Sharada Peetham of Sringeri. This book is compiled by Sri Chandrashekhara Sharma. Language: Kannada Benedictory Courses by : Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji Compiled by : Sri Chandarashekhara Sharma Edition: I Year of Publication: 2014 […]

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 […]

A Peep into Advaita (Essence of Advaita Philosophy by Sri Adi Shankara)

A peep into Advaita is a collection of discourse made by Sri R. Krishnaswamy Iyer at Mahadanapuram in the year 1945. The lectures are stimulating, informative and contains the essence of the Advaita Philosophy propogated by Sri Adi Shankara. This book serves as an introduction to the study of Advaita and creates possibly an interest […]

‘Third Eye’, Sri Paripoornanada Saraswathi Swami’s book on Narendra Modi

‘Third Eye’ is a fascinating and captivating book written by Swami Paripoornanada Saraswathi focusing on the spiritual and humanistic dimensions of an undisputed political leader of India, Narendra Modi. Examined in the book are his childhood experiences, his school days, how he helped his father to sell tea for livelihood, his marriage, how he left […]