Deities

Quiz Time Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur This month’s quiz is based on Brihadeeswara temple, one of the Great Living Chola temples built during the Chola dynasty era. 1. In which state are Brihadeeswara, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Airavetswara temples located? a. Kerala …

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Cherished Memoirs 69 Hanumanji Yatra On the auspicious occasion of Sri Kanyakumari Jaya Hanumanji’s 4th annual Pradhishta Dina, Sri Swamiji was fondly reminiscing the wonderful darshans of Hanumanji present in various temples in India. “We have our Kanyakumari Sri Jaya …

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The 10th canto in Srimad Bhagavatam is known as “Ashrayam” or “refuge” for Lord Krishna’s devotees for it talks about the Bhagavan’s incarnation and his sweet lilas on this Earth. Sri Swamiji has written beautiful kirtans on these various lilas …

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The 10th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam is known as “Ashrayam” or “refuge” for Lord Krishna’s devotees, for it talks about the Lord’s incarnation and his sweet lilas on this Earth. Sri Swamiji has written beautiful kirtans on these various lilas …

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Let us say that a person when asked, “What are you about to do?” says “I am going to meditate on Krishna.” This is, indeed, something delightful. However, if he merely focuses his gaze on a beautiful form of Krishna …

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This month’s quiz is based on the ancient village Hampi, an abode of carvings and rocks and is located in Karnataka, India.     1. Name the river that surrounds Hampi. a. Ganga b. Yamuna c. Tungabhadra 2. Name the …

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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu taught his disciples regarding Nama apachara (maligning the Divine Name of Bhagavan) and how it is an unforgivable sin. But where do our scriptures prove this? The answer to this question lies in the fourth canto where Shuka Muni tells Parikshit …

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Pandharpur is known for many great devotees of Lord Panduranga. One such exceptional devotee was Gorakumbhar. He was a potter by profession, and yet he was always engrossed only in chanting Lord Vittal’s (Panduranga’s) name. Once a tragic incident happened …

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King Prithu was a descendant of Dhruva. After being informed that the people in his land were suffering from lack of food, strength, and happiness, he became disheartened. Mother Earth came to him in the form of a cow and …

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This month’s quiz is on the famous Archeological and Architectural sites of Belur and Halebidu, located a few hours drive from Bengaluru.     1. Which prominent empire/dynasty constructed the temples at Belur and Halebidu? a. Chozha dynasty b. Hoysala …

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