Shiva

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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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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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. …

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The third Sunday in June is celebrated  as Father’s Day in the USA and other parts of the world. Here’s a fun crossword to test your knowledge about ‘father figures’ from our scripture.               …

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In the Devikaalottaram, a scripture that has been hailed and translated by Sri Ramana Maharshi, Lord Shiva speaks in detail about the stringent, advaitic path of self-enquiry. But at the very end, He reveals a surprisingly simple but completely unexpected secret!

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Winning entry at Milwaukee Gopa Kuteeram’s Short Story Contest held on April 20, 2013 at Pewaukee Library. Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare A popular Hindu story about Lord Ganesha …

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Moksha, which is relief from the cycle of transmigration and attaining the everlasting bliss is the sole purpose of human birth, and this is reiterated in many a scripture in the Sanatana Dharma including Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad Bhagavatam shows us …

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Once upon a time their lived a pious couple named Mrikandu and Marudvati. They were very devoted to Lord Shiva. They did not have any children and sincerely prayed to the Lord for one. Lord Shiva appeared in their dream …

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kshaNArdhenApi tulye na svargam nApunarbhavam | bhagavat sangi sangasya martyAnAm kimutAshiSha: || Sri Rudra says, “The value of a moment’s association with the devotee of the Lord cannot be compared to the heavens or even Liberation, and so what to speak …

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