Ego, Just Let It Go Read more

Ego, Just Let It Go

Devotees take different routes in their journey towards spiritual fulfilment. While some adopt the path of Karma (action), others take the path of Jnana (knowledge). Whatever path one decides to choose, his success in reaching his destination lies only in his ability to free himself from the clutches of ego. Since ego is the root […]

‘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 […]

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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From Bajji to Burger

Short Story Meenakshi Mami stood at the gate of her house and eagerly looked for the arrival of her husband, Viswanathan. The place she was standing was Mada Veethi in Mylapore, Chennai and the time was around evening at the end of the year 1950. Meena, as she is affectionately called, had prepared her husband’s […]

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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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Karma & Rebirth

Any individual, at some point of time in his life, would be asking himself what brought him into this world of sufferings and what should he do to liberate himself from it. According to scriptures, every birth an individual takes is the result of his past Karma. Karma is not to be confused with fate. […]

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How I became a devotee of Paramacharya

  I It was sometime in 1963.  The queue that formed at Sankara Mutt at Kanchi to get Prasad and blessing from His Holiness, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal was moving steadily.  At the tail end of the queue, I too was standing, very impatiently.  Now, you would ask me: “why this impatience?”  In fact, I […]