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 […]

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 […]

How can we define real happiness (How to let go of stress)?

To let go of stress, do some meditation, some breathing exercises and pranayama; this is the first thing. Second, look back and see, haven’t you had some challenges in the past? You have had, isn’t it? If you are anxious today (because of something), the same situation you have faced before also, haven’t you? This […]

Why we Hindus shave our head in Temples?

Shaving head in Hinduism

Why we Hindus shave our head in Temples? Devotees who visit the Tirupati temple donate their hair as offering at the shrine. Also, in India there is a tradition of shaving off one’s head when a dear one passes away. Why is this so, and what does shaving off one’s head have to do with […]

Why does Shanmukha (Karthikeya) have six heads?

Shanumkha (Kartikeya)

Why does Shanmukha (Karthikeya) have six heads? The story behind Kartikeya’s six heads… So that he can recite all the Shad Darshanas (six Hindu philosophies) at once. Six faces – this has a significance. We say, ‘The four directions’, North, South, East and West. Brahma has four faces, which means that, he gets knowledge from […]

Lord Shiva’s Jataa (Matter Hair) trapped Ganga Mata. What it signifies?

Lord Shiva’s Jataa (Matter Hair) trapped Ganga Mata. What it signifies? Question – Gurudev, Lord Shiva’s Jataa (matted and wound locks) trap and hold the holy Ganga. Goddess Ganga is symbolic of knowledge. So then what are the matted locks a symbol of? What do they signify? Sri Sri – See, Goddess Ganga represents knowledge. […]

What is Rajdharma? Dharma in Politics..

Dharma has a great place and role in politics. People in power should run the government and the affairs of the society in a righteous way. It is the duty of the King to uphold and sustain Dharma (morality and human virtues) in the society in every possible way. This is what Rajdharma is: to […]

Significance of Numbers in our Life

One of the six philosophies of Vedic Wisdom, the second one is called Sankhya – which means the counting and analysis of the Universe (in terms of numbers). It is quite important. There are numbers found in everything around us. For example, the number of chromosomes in the DNA of our body, the DNA chains, […]

Vedas are said to be of non-human origin. What does that mean?

Gurudev, Vedas are said to be of non-human origin. What does that mean? Vedas are simply downloaded information. The Rishis went into deep meditation and what they saw and heard they started sharing. There is a beautiful story that I would like to share with you — Vedavyasa went to the creator and asked him […]

Music affects Chakras – Specific instruments & their effect on Chakras

Gurudev, it is said that music affects the chakras. Could you please talk about specific instruments and their effect on the chakras. For this question of a follower, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji explained in below manner.. The drums affect the Mooladhara (the base chakra or the first chakra). The big and small drums, their effect […]

Purify your existence to get perpetual, eternal happiness Says Bhagavata

Whatever one may desire, the ultimate end is happiness. Nobody can deny this. But if a diseased fellow thinks, “I am happy,” that is false happiness. A diseased man cannot be happy unless the disease is cured. Sometimes we go to a diseased person and ask, “How are you?” “Yes, I am all right.” If […]

Make someone else feel good to get Positive Energy

If you want to feel good about yourself, make someone else feel good! It really is that simple. Perhaps it is because this idea is so simple that we sometimes forget to do it. It seems that anytime I go out of my way to make someone else feel good, it ends up brightening my […]

Main Mantra for Happy Life

What is the Main Mantra for Happy Life? what is the main mantra or key to happiness in life? The key to happiness in life is to not stay stuck in ‘I…Me…Mine’ (meaning one’s own personal desires or material gains). Dedicate your life to some larger goal, or to the service of others around you. Then […]

Why is Lord Shiva called Bholenath?

Bhujanga Lalita Murthy Lord Shiva

Why is Lord Shiva called Bholenath? Lord Shiva is bhola (innocent) so He is called Bholenath (meaning the innocent One). He is easily pleased, and gives a boon to anyone who asks Him with love, and then He Himself gets caught into trouble (when the seeker of the boon misuses it or uses it against […]

Madhvacharya on Pathway to God

God is the sanctuary of those travel wearily in the path of worldly existence. He protects all those who seek it from him through intense devotion. His chief aim is to Full fill the aspiration of devotees. Under such comforting and confidence – inspiring circumstances. A devotee need not despair of his sojourn in this […]

Is there any Mantra to earn a lot of money without putting much effort

How can I earn a lot of money without putting too much effort? Is there any mantra? This is how the scams begin (laughter). You have heard about all the scams, isn’t it? There are plenty of them, one after another, every month. No, don’t go for quick money; you will lose it also that […]

Can ladies chant Gayatri mantra?

gayatri mata

Can ladies chant Gayatri mantra? I heard that woman cannot chant Gayatri Mantra as they pass through the menstrual periods? Is it true? Yes. Nowhere it is said that ladies cannot chant. It is unfortunate that somewhere in the middle ages, these rights of women were taken away. We have reinstated this in the Ashram. Many […]

Hari Kirtana, The Yoga for the Modern Age

Radha Krishna

What is the ultimate goal of the yoga process or meditation? Contact with the Supreme, the Supersoul, the Supreme Lord, is the aim and object of all yoga processes. Similarly, philosophical research, the jnana process, also aims at understanding the Supreme Brahman. These are recognized processes, undoubtedly, but according to authoritative description, they are not […]