‘Saints of South India’ Read more

‘Saints of South India’

Every one has divinity within. Every individual is unique in his own right. Every individual is endowed with infinite power, but because his mind pushes him to the illusory objects outside, he is not able to look inward and realize the greatnesses in him or her. Groping in dark, he is unable to discriminate the […]

Namasankeertanam at Pushpagiri Read more

Namasankeertanam at Pushpagiri

The Gitopadesam was over. The Kurukshetra war was over. The evil forces having been eliminated, the principles of Dharma have been restored. Krishna then called all devotees and said that the purpose for which he manifested on earth has been served and it was time for him to depart. Hearing these words, everyone present there […]

Palani, the Sacred Abode of Lord Muruga Read more

Palani, the Sacred Abode of Lord Muruga

Every day, it is festival day at Palani. People from all over India and abroad come here to have a glimpse of Palani Andavar and get His grace, but when Thaipusam comes, the festivities around Palani defies description. On the Thaipusam day, we find a sea of humanity all united with the aim of experiencing […]

Thaipusam at Palani Read more

Thaipusam at Palani

The advent of ‘Thai’, the auspicious Tamil month, heralds a new era of happiness and prosperity. This month is significant in many respects. On this day, also known as Makara Sankranti, the sun changes direction towards north (uttarayanam). It is on this day, the traditional Pongal festival is celebrated with immense enthusiasm. The word ‘pongal’ […]

Self, the Ever Existing Reality Read more

Self, the Ever Existing Reality

Janaka was the King of Mithila. One afternoon, when he was taking rest, a messenger came and announced that the neighboring ruler has made an invasion into his kingdom. King Janaka got up and ordered mobilization of the troops and went to the border and faced the enemy. In the war that followed, Janaka was […]

Self Knowledge Read more

Self Knowledge

Most of us have acquired higher degrees by passing certain examinations.  The certificate issued by the Universities declares that we got specialization in the specific field we have chosen to study.  Now, after many years, assuming that I am going to sit in the same examination hall, I may not be able to answer the […]

Why should we go to temple? Read more

Why should we go to temple?

  Some of you might wonder why I raised this question at all.  Visiting temple has been an accepted practice from time immemorial.   We all visit temples.  Temples are considered as the abode of God.  When we go to the temple and pray we feel relieved and relaxed.  We feel that we have unburdened our […]

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Bhagavad Gita, the panacea for all ills

    It is doubtful whether there is any other work which continues to be the subject of discourse or book, which is widely read, spoken about, interpreted and quoted as Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita is considered as the most authoritative work on spirituality because it is spoken by Lord Krishna Himself. It is the […]

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Landmark Events in Thiruppugazh

Thiruppugazh is a Maha Mantra, said Seshadri Swamigal. “Oh Arunagiri! Who else can compose a word of truth as beautifully as you” said Saint Thayumanavar. “Oh Thiru Porur Kumara, as your enchanting body is adorned with garlands composed by Arunagiri, I feel the fabulous fragrance from you.” said Chidambara Swamigal. Arunachala Reddiar said the songs […]