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‘Thanigaimani’ Sri Chengalvarayan

It was sometime in 1871. The Cuddalore District Court was hearing a petition on who qualifies to perform Puja at Chidambaram Temple. The existing priests themselves were arguing their case. They said the practice was originally entrusted to the priest… Continue Reading →

The Lotus Feet

The journey of a devotee is always not smooth. It is almost similar to the experience of the devotee heading towards Palani during Thaipusam. When tired and exhausted after long hours of bare-foot walking, without food and shelter, he leans… Continue Reading →

Arunachala Ramana and Kanchi Paramacharya

The eternal power which the Brahman represents, the source of knowledge, that illuminates the whole universe is manifested as Arunachala and shines brilliantly at Tiruvannamalai. The name Arunachala spells truth, knowledge and bliss. While Kailash is considered as the seat… Continue Reading →

Sri Ramana Maharshi, The Eternal Guru

The young age is a very important stage in one’s life.  This is the time, like a flower that blooms in the morning, the inherent qualities of the youth unfold, when the perfection within manifests and the urge for spiritual… Continue Reading →

Dharmamigu Chennai

There are many factors that contribute to Chennai’s greatness and the prime one is the culture, the tradtion and the spiritual values it upholds. Almost every day, one finds some cultural activity like dance, drama or music taking place somewhere… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Power of Silence

“Salutations to Sri Dakshinamurti, who is ever in youth, who is surrounded by aged disciples, the most enlightened among Masters, whose hand signals the ultimate end of knowledge, who ever appears in bliss, who is ever established in Self and… Continue Reading →

What is Special About Krishna’s Flute?

While pasturing the cattle in the forest near Vrindavan, in the company of Balaram, Krishna started playing his flute. As the sweet sound of music, flowed from the flute of Krishna, resonated all over the land, it created a divine… Continue Reading →

Arunagirinathar and Thiruchuzhinathar

  Arunagirinathar was born in 16th century and Sri Ramana Maharshi appeared around three centuries later. While Arunagirinathar was born at Tiruvannamalai, graced by Muruga and went all over Tamil Nadu and beyond, Sri Ramana Maharshi born near Madurai reached… Continue Reading →

Thiruppugazh, the Musical Way of Worship

All our family members, trained in Thiruppugazh, were rendering the Bhajan at the temple nearby. A family bhajan in a temple? I will begin at the beginning. We are ardent devotees of Lord Muruga. Our devotion grows only stronger every… Continue Reading →

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