Guruvayur, the Heaven on Earth Read more

Guruvayur, the Heaven on Earth

“There shines in holy temple of Guruvayur what at first appears to be an image but in reality, the Truth-Consciousness and Bliss, the Brahman, the Supreme, the incomparable, the incomprehensible, limitless, the ultimate end which all the scriptures, Vedas and human seek.  Blessed indeed is the humanity that such a divine Supreme exists among them […]

Kanda Sashti Kavacham Read more

Kanda Sashti Kavacham

A saint went to  Palani to worship Lord Dhandayuthapani.  First, he decided to perform the Giri Pradakshinam; the act of going round the hill reciting the sacred names of the Lord.  As he was walking around the hill, he was distressed to see certain sights.  There were people suffering from acute diseases, there were poor […]

Self-Enquiry Read more

Self-Enquiry

Few young persons came to see Bhagavan with an introduction letter from Ramakrishna Mission.  One of them asked Bhagavan: “Which is the proper path for us to follow?” Bhagavan replied: “When you speak of a path, first find out where are you now and where do you want to go? Once these are known, then […]

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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 air in the atmosphere. Hearing the music, all the activities that men and women were […]

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The Infinite Grace of Paramacharya

  I The opening lines of Sankara’s Guru Strotam say: “To Guru, the manifestation of Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the protector and Siva, the destroyer, I offer my obeisance.” (Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Deva Maheshwara. Guru Sakshath Parambrahma, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha.) This means that Guru combines the qualities of all the three great […]

Arul Prakasa Vallalar – The Embodiment of Compassion Read more

Arul Prakasa Vallalar – The Embodiment of Compassion

  Sri Ramalinga Adigalar, popularly known as Arut Prakasa Vallalar, was a visionary, a divine personality, an erudite scholar, a philosopher, a social reformer and above all a human with a heart full of compassion and love. He was a visionary because he visualized a world without borders; a world without distinctions and differences. He […]

The Magnificence of Muruga Read more

The Magnificence of Muruga

‘Muruga’; the very word spells charm, splendour, beauty, knowledge and power.  The people worship Him, admire Him, adore Him, respect him and love Him because they find that there is a divine and magnetic appeal in Him.   Muruga, the Lord of love and compassion exercises an enormous influence on the people.  In Palani, we find […]