Philosophy of Sri Adi Sankaracharya


Sri Adi Sankara wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Gita. The Bhashya on the Brahma Sutras is called Sareerik Bhasya. Sankara wrote commentaries on Sanat Sujatiya and Sahasranama Adhyaya. It is usually said, “For learning logic and metaphysics, go to Sankara’s commentaries; for gaining practical knowledge, which unfolds and […]

Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Jayanthi 2019 in Kakarla

Thyagaraja Aradhana

TTD is all set to observe Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Jayanthi festival on May 10 at Tirumala and in Kakarla, the native place of the saint musician. On May 10, the 252 Tyagaraja Jayanthi Mahotsavam will be observed in Tirumala in big way with eminent artistes hailing from across the country and presenting Tyagaraja Sankeertans in […]

Surdas Jayanti 2019

Surdas, a 14th-century saint-poet, who was known for his devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna. Surdas Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the Sri Krishna Bhakta. In 2019, Surdas Jayanti date is 9 May. According to some historians, Surdas was born on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Vaishakh Month in North Indian traditional calendar. Surdas was […]

King Indradyumna and Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

In Satya Yuga there was a king named Indradyumna. He was a very powerful king as Indra himself. He was handsome, honest and truthful, learned in the shastras and the Vedas, and skilled in the use of weapons. His radiance put the sun to shame. Indradyumna was devoted to Vishnu. He once decided that he […]

Maharishi Parashara Jayanti

Maharishi Parashara Jayanti is the first appearance day of Parashara Maharshi, who was a Maharishi and the author of many ancients Hindu texts. In 2019, Maharishi Parashara Jayanti date is May 5. According to ancients texts, Maharishi Parashara was born or first appeared on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Vaishakh Month of North Indian Hindi calendars […]

Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyatithi

akkalkot swami samartha

Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyatithi (Punya Divas) is the Maha Samadhi day of Akkalkot Niwasi Shri Swami Samartha who is also known as Swami Samartha Maharaj. In 2019, Samarth Guru Akkalkot Swami Punyadivas date is May 2. It falls on Krishna Trayodasi in Chaitra Month as per Marathi, Kannada & Telugu Calendars and in Vaishakh […]

Dev Damodar Tithi 2019

Dev Damodar Tithi is the death anniversary of Damodaradev, a Vaishnava saint from Ratnapitha, Hajo, Kamrup (Assam). In 2019, Dev Damodar Tithi date is May 5. Dev Damodar Tithi falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Vaishakh Month as per North Indian calendar. It is the first day following Vaishakh Amavasya. Damodrdev was contemporary of Sankardeva […]

Sant Ravidas Punyatithi 2019

Ravidas Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sant Ravidas, the renowned saint-poet who lived during the period of Kabirdas. In 2019, Sant Ravidas Punyatithi date is May 3. Guru Ravidas was a North Indian poet-sant of the bhakti movement during the 15th to 16th century CE. He was venerated as a Guru (teacher) in the […]

Annamacharya Jayanti 2019 | Annamayya Jayanti

Annamacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the saint poet Annamayya who composed and sung tens of thousands of sankeerthanas on Lord Sri Venkateswara. In 2019, Annamacharya Jayanti date is May 18. It is celebrated on Vaishakha Pournami day, full moon day in Vaishakha masam. TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam), and many other musical, cultural and […]

Tukdoji Maharaj Jayanti

Tukdoji Maharaj Jayanti is the birth Anniversary of Sant Tukdoji Maharaj (1909-1968). He was a spiritual guide from Maharashtra and popularly known for his Gramgeeta, a social literary work which describes real rural development. In 2019, Tukdoji Maharaj Jayanti date is April 30. Tukdoji Maharaj was born in 1909 in Yavali village of Amravati district […]

Muni Shukadeva Jayanti

Muni Shukadeva Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shukadeva Muni, the son of the Sage Vyasa (Veda Vyasa Maharshi). In 2019, Muni Shukadeva Jayanti date is May 4. Muni Shukadeva Jayanti falls on Vaishakh Amavasya (in North Indian Hindi calendars) and Chaitra Amavasya (in Amavasyant calendars) as per some calendars. Shukadeva Muni was the main […]

Narada Jayanthi 2019 | Devarshi Narad Jayanti

Narada Jayanthi is the birth anniversary of Sage Narada who is known as Brahma Manasa Putra. In 2019, Narada Jayanti date is May 19. It is observed on Vaishakha bahula Pratipada in South Indian calendars and Krishna Paksha Pratipada in Jyeshta month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Narada Muni is one of the prominent sages […]

Story of Muchukunda Maharshi

Story of Muchukunda Maharshi – how King Muchukunda of Ikshwaku dynasty became Muchukunda Maharshi? Here is the story…. Muchukunda who too belonged to the ancestry of King Ikshwaku was the able Commander of the Army of Devas in a series of battles with Daityas for long time completely disregarding his family and personal health. Indra […]

Annamacharya Vardhanti 2019 | Annamayya’s Death Anniversary

1 April 2019 is Annamacharya Vardhanti (Aradhana Utsavam / Samaradhana / death anniversary). Annamacharya Vardhanti or the death anniversary of saint poet Annamayya is celebrated with utmost gusto in Andhra Pradesh and many other places around the world. The saint-poet Annamacharya was the renowned poet who compiled, composed, and sung thousands of Keethanas on Sri […]

Tukaram Beej 2019 date | Sant Tukaram Punyatithi

Sant Tukaram

Tukaram Beej is the day when it is believed that Sant Tukaram bodily ascended to Vaikunth, the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu. In 2019, Tukaram Beej date is March 22. It is a big festival in Maharashtra. Sant Tukaram was born at Dehu near Pune in 1608 and left to Vaikunth in 1650. Throughout his […]

Ramakrishna Jayanti 2019 | Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Jayanti 2019 date

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Ramakrishna Jayanti, also popular as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Jayanti, is a big festival for those who believe Hinduism and follow this way of life. In 2019, Ramakrishna Jayanti date is 8 March, Friday, as per Hindu calendar followed in India. As per Gregorian calendar, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was born on 18 February. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa […]

Baba Balak Nath, A form of Lord Kartikeya

Baba Balak Nath

Baba Balak nath is believed as a form of Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Baba Balak Nath is worshipped in the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The shrine, ‘Deotsidh’ is 45 km away from Hamirpur, in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated in Chakmoh village, in a natural cave. A […]

Markandeya Jayanti 2019

Bhakta Markandeya Rishi

Markandeya Jayanti (Bhakta Markandeya Jayanti / Markandeya Rushi Jayanti) is an auspicious day to worship Markandeya, who is the great devotee of Lord Shiva and a great Sage. In 2019, Markandeya Jayanti date is February 8. Markandeya Jayanti falls on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Magha Month as per Hindu calendar. Markandeya Rishi was born in […]

Eknath Sashti 2019 | Sant Eknath Shashti in Maharashtra

Eknath Sashti, also known as Sant Eknath Shashti, is an auspicious day dedicated to Sant Eknath who was a great saint lived in Maharashtra in 16th century. In 2019, Eknath Sashti date is March 26. It is observed on Falguna Krishna Sashti, sixth day in dark fortnight of Falguna month in Marathi calendar. On Phalguna […]

Harsu Brahma Jayanti 2019 | Harsu Brahma Tithi

Harsu Brahma Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Harsu Brahmaji. In 2019, Harsu Brahma Jayanti date is February 14. Harsu Brahma Pandey was a Kanyakubja priest in the kingdom of Raja Saliwahan who had lost his life while in a protest against the Raja for demolition of his house at the instigation of Raja’s queen. […]