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This month’s quiz is based on the Airavatesvara Temple located in Darasuram, near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, the last of the Great Living Chola Temples. 1.Name the great Chola King who built the Airavatesvara Temple in Darasuram. a.Raja Raja Chola …

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This month’s quiz is based on the second Brihadeeswara temple located at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, the second of the three ‘Great Living Chola Temples’ built during the Chola dynasty era. 1. Name the great Chola King who built the Brihadeeswara temple …

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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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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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