Author Archives: Yaamini Zivan

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.  The original article was written by Dr. Bhagyanathanji, Personal …

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Why is spiritual foundation for a child necessary? What is the difference between a child that grows imbued with spirituality versus the rest? How can we provide the much required dose of spiritual nourishment to the child in this day and age?

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“Cherrished Memoirs” series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. In this episode, Dr. Bhagyanathanji pens profound thoughts on the purpose of human birth shared by Sri Swamiji recently.

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“Athichoodi” is a type of poetic work (in Tamil) that comprises of a collection of one-line philosophical verses. H H Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed a “Vedanta Athichoodi”, a poetic work that speaks of life’s most important principles. Every month we take one verse from Sri Swamiji’s “Vedanta Athichoodi” and expound on it. This time, it is the tenth verse – Orumaiyudan Dhyaanam Sei.

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Hey kids! Care to test your knowledge about Indian temple architecture? Let us take you through the caves of Ajanta and Ellora and see if this quiz challenge helps you learn about the caves…

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The Lord descended down as Kapila. This was the result of the sage Kardhama’s steadfast penance and the Lord’s compassion. He showered his grace on his mother Devahuti. Srimad Bhagavatam gives us a nectarine account of this story…. and a teenager from California retells the story for us.

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For kids growing in the West, how would a jaunt into their core culture and tradition feel? Getting back to their roots…. This summer, GOD had arranged a two-day camp designed especially for children that live outside India on July 16-17. The kids were exposed to a variety of Indian traditions – from art, archaeology, entertainment, customs, ethics, science and what not – all rooted in the Indian tradition. One of the young participants gives an account of the enriching experience.

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Krishna Prasad Ram, 13, gives us a short and sweet account of why and how the Lord had to descend as a wild boar. In his own inimitable style, he speaks about Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu and underlines the Lord’s compassion and grace. Varaha is an avatara of Leela (divine plays). Don’t miss the divine play of Lord Varaha in the life of Sri Swamiji as well!

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HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed a “Vedanta Athichoodi”, a poetic work that speaks of life’s most important principles. This article speaks about “Aimpulan Adakku” – one of the Athichoodi verses.

The mind and the senses are related and affect each other. The five senses provide constant stimuli to the mind and in turn trigger different thoughts in our mind and keep the mind completely engaged. But this constant engagement is detrimental because it saps mental energy. Mental energy is akin to water flowing in a canal. If too many outlets are dug in a canal, the water gets diverted and the flow in the main canal decreases.
It is thus imperative that one should keep his senses in control in order to progress in spiritual life.

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Here are some sweet words by Gopa Kuteeram children from around the USA and Canada to their mothers, on the special occasion of Mother’s Day.   My sister and I call our mom, Amma. It may just be a couple …

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