How & When did the 12 Jyotirlingas (Dwadasha Jyothirlingams) come into existence?

How, When did the 12 Jyotirlingas (Dwadasha Jyothirlingams) come into existence? And what is the importance of Pilgrimage? To this doubt raised by one of the devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar, the Founder of Art of Living, giving explanation in his own words… See, every Jyotirlingam has a different story behind how it came to […]

Guru is not for fashion, Guru is the One to whom you must Surrender

Guru

Go to guru, to surrender. Surrender means that one will accept whatever the guru says. It is not that one thinks, “I do not care for my guru’s order. Still I am a disciple.” That is not actually accepting a guru. Just like Arjuna surrendered to Krishna. You must find out guru where you can […]

Father Sense: Thoughts of Hare Krishna Movement on who is Real Father

Father Sense: here are the thoughts of Hare Krishna Movement on who is Real Father? We know that there is something which distinguishes a dead body from a living body. That we can understand. Suppose your father dies. You will lament, “Oh, my father is no more! He has gone away.” But where has he […]

The Power of Divine names

What is the power of divine names? What is the power of the divine names that are mentioned in Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata and other Scriptures? It is an admitted fact that no one is infallible. Born as a human being, one cannot avoid committing sins or mistakes or misdeeds in some cases this may […]

What is sacrifice? What should I sacrifice, how should I perform it?

Let us understand what sacrifice means. You like something and you want to have it, but for something better to happen for everyone else, you give that up. That is called sacrifice. You wanted to go for a picnic or a movie, but then you were needed to do some work somewhere else, which would […]

Cow Slaughter in India: Can any laws be passed in Parliament to ban it?

Gaumata - Cow Slaughter in India

It is unfortunate that the percentage of cows present in India today is just 20% of their number before independence. The animal wealth of our country has reduced to a great extent, and is much lesser today than what it used to be. We are facing a big shortage of milk in many places in […]

Two Wolves Within Us, a Moral Story

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.” “One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” “The other is Good. […]

What is the Significance of the Shraadh ceremonies?

Shraadh is doing some good deeds with faith, in the memory of those who have crossed over to the other side. The tradition started as an activity related to feeding the poor, taking care of them, and giving them some gifts. However, any good deed done in the memory of those who have passed away, like […]

Can bathing in sacred rivers wash away your sins?

Can bathing in sacred rivers wash away your sins? In some books, it is written that all sins get washed away when one bathes in a sacred river like the Ganges. Can the worst of sins be washed away by simply bathing in a sacred river? No, the real meaning here is that it is […]

Will continuous chanting of Mantra effects our body & Life?

Will continuous chanting of Mantra effects our body & Life? When we chant a mantra continuously, will that mantra effect our body and life? Definitely! But we should not keep chanting continuously, this is not correct. Do you keep bathing continuously? When you chant the mantra for some time, your mind will become stronger. That is […]

Today’s TV serials depict characters like Mahadev, Parvati, Jalandhar, is it realistic?

Har Har Mahadev serial

The way today’s TV serials depict characters like Mahadev, Parvati, Jalandhar, etc., is it realistic? Please shed some light on this. Today’s TV serials depict characters like Mahadev, Parvati, Jalandhar, is it realistic? Well, it does not quite appeal to me either. They show Parvati (the consort of Lord Shiva and form of Mother Divine) as someone […]

Mahalaya Amavasya Quotes by Sri Sri Ravishankar

Mahalaya Amavasya Quotes by Sri Sri Ravishankar – importance and significance of Mahalaya Amavasya.. Actually this Amavasya is dedicated to the departed souls. When you leave this body you are guided into another world by a set of Devas or Angels. Pururava, Vishvedeva – these are their names. They come and guide you from one level to another level. Mahalaya Amavasya is the […]

Lord Krishna forgave Shishupala’s 100 wicked deeds but on 101st wicked deed Krishna killed him with Sudarshan Chakra. Why did Shishupala committed 101st wicked deed?

Lord Krishna forgave Shishipala’s 100 wicked deeds but on 101th wicked deed Krishna killed him with Sudarshan Chakra. Why did Shishupala committed 101th wicked deed? Lord Krishna gave a warning every time a wrong deed was done. In fact, despite warning him the 99th time also, when Shishupala did not stop, Lord Krishna had to […]

Why we worship Lord Krishna as Man Mohana (the most attractive one)?

Wallpapers Of Lord Shri Krishna And Radha

Lord Krishna has many forms, gentle, beautiful, infinite, compassionate, but why do we always worship him as Man Mohana (the most attractive one). For the doubt raised by a devotee, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living explaining in his own words.. No, if you go to Gujarat he is worshiped as Ranchodrai. Some worship […]

Symbolism of Janmashtami | Why celebrate Sri Krishna’s birth

Krishna as Damodara

Symbolism of Janmashtami and why celebrate Sri Krishna’s birth in words of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living. India would not be India if you take away Lord Krishna and the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. These epics are like the two eyes of our country. They are not related to just one […]

Why didn’t Krishna save Abhimanyu from Chakravyuha in Mahabharata War?

Why didn’t Krishna save Abhimanyu in Mahabharata War? Why didn’t Krishna save Abhimanyu from Chakravyuha in Mahabharata War? But, Lord Krishna saved Draupadi.. Lord Krishna came to rescue Draupadi when she called Him for help. Abhimanyu (Arjuna’s son) was a warrior. He had decided to sacrifice himself in the war for the noble cause. But […]