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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 […]

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The Knower and the Known are One

  After travelling long distances and trekking difficult terrains, Ayyappa pilgrims reach the Sabari Hill. On climbing the sacred eighteen steps, the first thing they see is the mahavakya displayed above: ‘Tatvamasi’, ‘You are That’. This indicates that your Self is Parabrahmn, the eternal reality.  This teaching which underlines the truth of your oneness or […]

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 […]