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Dharmamigu Chennai

Buzzing streets, beaches, shopping arcades, monuments, moving vehicles, Metros and the skyscrapers do not sum up Chennai.  Chennai has a different face, quite different from all these diversities.  It has another face and that is its real face; the face… Continue Reading →


You would have seen a Brahmin Pundit with head-gear and garland, draped in saffron clothes and accompanied by devotional singers walking through the neighbourhood.  People come out, prostrate before the group and offer money and rice.  The saintly person leading… Continue Reading →

Thaipusam at Palani

Wherever a Muruga temple is located; whether in India, USA, Singapore, or Sri Lanka, Thai Pusam is celebrated there with gaiety, enthusiasm and devotion. But at Muruga temples in Palani, Thai Pusam is an especially grand and spectacular event. Every day, Palani… Continue Reading →

Kandhar Alaamgaram

விழிக்குத் துணை திரு மென்மலர்ப் பாதங்கள் மெய்ம்மை குன்றாமொழிக்குத் துணை முருகா வெனு நாமங்கள் முன்பு செய்தபழிக்குத் துணையவன் பன்னிரு தோளும் பயந்ததனிவழிக்குத் துணைவடி வேலுஞ்செங் கோடன் மயூரமுமே. He whose sacred Lotus feet gives the right vision,whose sacred names guide me to speak the right language,whose twelve… Continue Reading →

Liberate yourself

There was a big banyan tree.  The trunk of the tree which sustains it symbolizes one’s karma, accumulated and carried over in successive births.  The branches having leaves and fruits represent the different experiences one undergoes in life.   As the… Continue Reading →

Kandhar Anubhuti & Aksharamana Malai

While Sri Arunagirinathar weaved many garlands of songs (Paamalai) and offered them to different manifestations of God, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi made a garland of letters (Aksharamana Malai) and offered them to Lord Arunachala. While Arunagirinathar rendered over 16,000 songs… Continue Reading →

Kathirkamam, the abode of Skanda

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அருவமும் உருவும் ஆகி அநாதியாய்ப் பலவாய் ஒன்றாய்ப் பிரமமாய் நின்ற சோதிப் பிழம்பதோர் மேனியாகக் கருணைகூர் முகங்கள் ஆறும் கரங்கள் பன்னிரெண்டும் கொண்டே ஒருதிரு முருகன் வந்தாங்கு உதித்தனன் உலகம் உய்ய.-கந்தபுராணம் “He who is with form and without form, who has no beginning or end, who manifests as… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… 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 →

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