Author Archives: Yaamini Zivan

This Month, That Year – 2012 – Gurukulams: Impeccable Systems of Education

Gurukulams: Impeccable Systems of Education

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Madhura Geetam – Sloka Series: 8

Vedanta Athichoodi  “Athichoodi” is a type of poetic work (in Tamil) that comprises of a collection of one-line philosophical verses. The great devotee and poet Avvayar is known for using this form. Vedanta Athichoodi is Sri Swamiji’s work in Tamil … Continue reading

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The Power of the Divine Name – Children’s Contribution

The Lord is always with us whether we know it or not. He is always there when we need him most and even when we are not thinking about Him at all. However, as soon as we invoke any one … Continue reading

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Pandharpur Bhaktas Quiz Series 7 – Sant Ekanath

As we continue with the Panduranga bhakta series of quizzes, this month let’s learn more about a unique devotee of Panduranga – Sant Ekanath – who was a great Guru bhakta. 1. Which version of Ramayana was written by Sant … Continue reading

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At the Holy Feet of our Master, We Learn…

            At the feet of our Master We learn to listen Not just what but how At the feet of our Master We learn to read Not just what but how At the feet of … Continue reading

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Cherished Memoirs 51 – The Jewel of Premika Varadhan

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.  The Jewel of Premika Varadan One day, Kamashastri, the person who does pooja for Premika Varadan at the Sri Swamiji’s Madhurapuri Ashram, informed Sri Swamiji over … Continue reading

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Ganesha – A Simple Child Deity

Several deities and paths are found only in our religion. To have innumerable gods and goddesses is pointed out to be a defect by some people. Why? A poor man looks at a huge mansion with many rooms and criticizes … Continue reading

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Bhakti Grows Only when there is No Self-Praise

Rare it is for a person to even earn serene devotion for Lord Hari (sattvic Hari Bhakti). Rarer still it is to sustain it. For the lush growth of such Bhakti one should, first of all, abstain from self-praise. In … Continue reading

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Pandharpur Bhaktas Quiz Series 6 – Pundalika & Bhakta Narahari

As we continue with the Panduranga bhakta series of quizzes, this month let’s learn more about the unique devotees who were not exactly Panduranga’s devotees in the traditional sense – Pundalika and Bhakta Narahari. 1. What does the term ‘Vithoba’ … Continue reading

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This Month, That Year – 2012 – The Purpose of A Guru

The Purpose of a Guru

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