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The holy town of Palani was readying itself to witness a grand event,  Thaipusam.   The colourful procession of deities and music reverberating in the air, the temple city wore a festive look.  Among the many  devotees pouring into the town, … 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 →

The Magnificence of Muruga

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‘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… 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 →

Ulladu Narpadu

Right from his Virupaksha time and throughout his stay at Sri Ramanasramam, those who called on Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi were many.   They came from different walks of life, in different stages and states.  Some came to experience the divine… 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 →

“Summa Iru”

There are two things an individual is normally engaged in; either his body is busy doing something or his mind is engaged in thinking something. Seldom does he remain as ‘himself’, free from all influences.  Seldom does he remain in… 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 →

Self-Enquiry

The Self gives the consciousness by which we are able to experience our existence in all stages of life like youth, middle age and old age and in all states like deep sleep, dream and waking.  Though the Consciousness reveals… Continue Reading →

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