Author Archives: Nisha Giri

Prayer – The Solution

We have all forgotten how to pray. For many of us, praying is standing before an image of God with folded hands; maybe muttering a few slokas that we may not really understand; or perhaps, at best, asking for some … Continue reading

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Cherished Memoirs 25

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These articles are  translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine. Incidents from the life of Maha … Continue reading

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Quiz – Maha Periyava

1. What was the birth name of Sri Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal? A. Venkatraman B. Swaminathan C. Rajagopalan 2. Name the birth-place of Sri Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal. A. Vellore B. Villupuram C. Cuddalore 3. Name the father of Mahaperiyava. … Continue reading

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Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina 25

In this series, we will go on a pradakshina of Bharata desha as we present, each month, a kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji on a particular kshetra, starting from south India and then going north … Continue reading

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Vibhishana Sharanagathi

In Srimad Ramayanam in Yuddha Kandam, Vibhishana, the half-brother of Ravana, lists out bad omens occurring in the city and advises Ravana to restore Sita to Rama. Ravana turns a deaf ear to Vibhishana and sends him away. Ravana goes … Continue reading

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Faith is greater than God!

Faith is defined as the complete belief we have in someone or something. It is essential for pursuing worldly goals as well as in spiritual practice. Faith is, in fact, the fundamental requirement for Bhakti. When one does not have … Continue reading

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Cherished Memoirs 24

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These articles are  translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine. In the Complete Care of … Continue reading

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Kid’s Quiz – Lord Narasimha

May 2 was Lord Narasimha’s jayanthi this year. Let’s test your knowledge about this unique incarnation of God. 1. What is the form of Lord Narasimha? A. Half lion and half human B. Human with a boar face C. A … Continue reading

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Madhura Geetam – Bharata Pradakshina 24

In this series, we will go on a pradakshina of Bharata desha as we present, each month, a kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji on a particular kshetra, starting from south India and then going north … Continue reading

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Who has a place in heaven?

Once a scholar, a priest and a peasant stood at the gates of heaven. The guard at the entrance stopped them and said, “To enter heaven, list the good deeds you have done.” The scholar answered, “I am a highly … Continue reading

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