Devadasi | Female Artist dedicated to a God or a Temple

Devadasis are the great dance performers who used to live in the temples, by following lifelong celibacy, with dedication and devotion on the almighty. They are considered as the divine mothers, who used to sincerely worship the deities, and would pray for the wellness of the people. They are selfless women, who are considered as […]

Criticism against Sanatana Dharma

Sanatana Dharma talks about the importance of reading Vedas and worshipping of the great almighty, in order to attain salvation. Sanatana Dharma asks us to worship the god through our soul. Without the help of the God we cannot attain Moksha. Everybody in this earth, are born out of their karmic deeds and we must […]

Deeparadhana in Puja Room | Lighting Diyas

Significance of lighting lamp deepam

Lighting the lamps in the puja room is a common practice which would be adopted by most of the Hindu households. It is a must to light the lamps in the puja room, in order to welcome Mata Lakshmi Devi to our home, as well as to chase the evil spirits from our home, and […]

Salagrama | Shaligram Stone | Form of Lord Vishnu

Salagrama or Shaligram refers to a type of shell used in South Asia as the divine power of Lord Vishnu and worshipped by the devotees of Lord Vishnu. Shaligrams are usually available in the holy rivers such as the Gandaki River in Nepal. It is considered as a sacred object, and Vishnu devotees would prefer […]

Forest

A forest is a large area surrounded by trees.Large number of forests are scattered throughout the world. But compared to ancient times, now the forest area had shrunk and the area was drastically reduced. This is due to destroying the forests and building houses and commercial establishments in that place. A forest acts as a […]

Sabarimala Fasting | Scientific Significance of Sabarimala Ayyappa Deeksha

Devotees must observe a compulsory fast of 41 days, when they plan to visit the Sabarimala Temple, especially during Karthigai Month (Karthika Masam). Fasting observed before the visit of Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala would purify our mind and body, and would help us to develop good habits in our life.The devotees who are interested in […]

Visiting Temples | Scientific & Spiritual Significance

We would get lot of benefits from spiritual aspects as well as from scientific point of view by visiting temples. One of the best reasons in visiting the temples is that we would get positive energy from those holy places, and our body organs would be well activated. The deity of the almighty is situated […]

Shrivatsa | Sacred Symbol on Lord Vishnu’s Chest

Shrivatsa is a holy symbol, and it is considered as very auspicious by the Hindus, especially by the Vaishnavites. Shrivatsa is the mole (mark), which appears on the chest of Lord Vishnu, where his consort Mata Lakshmi Devi permanently resides. In the famous Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotra, the word Shrivatsa is mentioned. Reciting the name Shrivatsa […]

Veda Parayanam | Recital of Vedas

The Vedas are one of the holy texts of the Hindu Scriptures. They are very useful in the present day. The Vedas consist of several kinds of texts, which were written during the ancient period. The recitation of Vedas is formed by the Mantras which contains prayers, and rituals etc. The Vedas are divided into […]

Fear of Death

At some time or other time, every one of us, would be having the fear about our death, and people would be regularly thinking about their death, irrespective of their position. In general, even a very poor person would worry about his death, and he also would pray to the god to give a long […]

Duties of Hindus

Hinduism is an ancient religion, and it had been followed since Vedic period. Many great saints and sages have glorified Hinduism, and they preached the importance of Hinduism throughout the world. Lot of saints and sages have taught us good teachings, which are very useful in this present day world. Those who follow the Hinduism […]

Upasaka | Aradhak | Bhakt | Devotee | Worshipper

Upasaka means devoting to a particular god or goddess throughout his/her life time. When a staunch devotee worships his favourite god by chanting the god’s names / mantras, on a daily basis, with full of bhakti in his mind, he is called as Upasaka. Sri Ramakrishna was an ardent devotee of Kali Ma, and he […]

Burn Bad Karmas, Attain Salvation

Every one of us would be having the doubt in our mind. Whether I am eligible for attaining Salvation? When my bad karmas would be burnt? This question usually arises in our mind, since every day, we are doing either small or big mistakes in our life, whether knowingly or unknowingly! But the impact of […]

Guru Bhakti | Devotion to Guru

Guru Shishya in Vedic Times

Intense devotion to one’s guru and faithful adherence to his teachings are the most essential qualifications of true discipleship. It is this Shraddha, faith, and Gurubhakti, devotion to guru, that bring about rapid spiritual progress and fruition of one’s Sadhana. A disciple without devotion to his guru is like a flower without fragrance, a well […]

Krishna Bhakti Movement by Varkari Saints

Sant Tukaram

Sri Krishna Bhakti movement was founded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who lived during the 15th century AD, and he was considered as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Similar to Chaitanya, several Varkari saints like Sant Tukaram, Eknath and Meera Bai, who used to worship Lord Krishna as Lord Vittal / Lord Panduranga, propagated the “KRISHNA […]

Snakes in Hinduism | Snake Worship | Why are Snakes Holy in Hindu Dharma

Naga Panchami

Snakes are the divine deities and they are worshipped since Vedic periods and they are considered as the demigods similar to Lord Surya, Kubera, Yama, Niruthi, Agni, Vayu, Chandra and Indra. Snakes are related with Hindu gods and goddesses, and they decorate the gods as ornaments. Lord Shiva is wearing in his neck the Holy […]

Krishna and Rama

Both Lord Krishna and Lord Rama are considered as the favourite gods among the Hindu householders, and most of the parents would tell stories about Rama and Krishna to their children during their night time, and also during the time of eating their food. The names of the divine avatars would be recited by the […]

Our Actions and God’s Reactions

Daily we are reading in newspapers and TV Channels that some people are unnecessarily torturing the people, and also sometimes they are killing the people. Apart from that, we are hearing the news about suicidal deaths, deaths due to fire accidents and death caused by enemies. Whenever we read the news from the media, we […]

Divine Owner

God is the owner of all of our belongings, whether it may be a house, car, fridge, television, washing machine etc. He is the true divine owner, who has let out all these things to us for some time in our life time. After the passage of time, and after our death, by the wishes […]

Harikatha (Harikatha Kaalakshepam)

Harikatha in simple terms means “Story of Lord” and itis also a form of regional discourses in which the storyteller used to narrate the incidents based on the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic. The person telling the story through songs, music and using his facial gestures is called as […]