Deities

The Divine Names that one chants are his true protection. In fact, the Divine Names serve as protection to the very owner of the Divine Name! In Krishna avatara, the Divine Name of Krishna served as a protection to Lord Krishna …

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Puri Jagannath temple is an ancient and famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu, located in the coastal town of Puri, Orissa, India. Here Lord Vishnu resides in the form of a deity made of wood. The most important festival of …

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Ashada Ekadasi that falls around July every year is an auspicious occasion in Pandharpur and for Lord Panduranga. Let’s see if you can answer these related trivia questions. 1. Lord Panduranga and Rukmini came to Pandharpur for this devotee, who …

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Sprouting from the mouth of Gaumukh, also known as Gangotri glacier, streams of pure sattva flow into the land of Bharat with great fervor. She is none other than the holiest of all rivers, Ganga. Robust rivulets streaming off the …

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Pages of Inspiration–Book Review Book: The Song of Rama Author: Devi Vanamali Publisher: Blue Dove Press, First Edition 2001 The Lord takes an avatara  out of mere compassion towards His creation. With Maya as His veil, the Lord mingles with …

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Sri Adi Shankara was a great saint, an avatara purusha, who lived in India around 8th– 9th century AD. He was not only a great scholar and a jnani (Self-Realized soul), but also a great bhakta (devotee) of the Lord. …

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Lord Balarama was the elder brother of Lord Krishna; an avatar of Adi Sesha. He descended to the earth to be with his beloved Lord, although throughout this avatar he played the role of doting elder brother to perfection. Let’s …

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Attaining moksha is considered to be the highest goal of life and our scriptures prescribe various ways to reach that supreme goal. The same scriptures also emphasize that in this Kali Yuga, there is only one possible route to the …

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Once upon a time, in a forest, there lived a woman by name Sabari. She wandered about the forest, ate whatever she came across and lived more like an animal. One day, she happened to pass by a place in …

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This is the story of Hanuman, the mighty monkey-god. Hanuman who was the son of Vayu, the wind God and Anjana devi. Hanuman is also called Aanjaneya, son of Anjana.  Hanuman was a bundle of mischief when he was a …

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