Bhakti

Bhakti (devotion) is intense love for the Lord. There are two pillars for bhakti. One is Kirtanam (singing of the Lord) and the other is Katha shravanam (listening to the Lord’s glories). Amidst all the different paths to attain the …

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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. Bhagyanathanji, Personal …

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Swami Balakrishnananda Saraswati Swamigal was most known for being reincarnated by nama and for showing the path necessary for Guru-Bhakti. He was born to a Brahmin family that followed the path of Bhagavatha Dharma and was brought up in Kaalaiyar …

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In a freely flowing conversation, Sri Swamiji answered four vital questions on our sampradayam (tradition) to a devotee, who questioned with humility and simplicity. This will be presented in four parts over the next four issues. Here is the third question. Devotee: Sri Swamiji, I have …

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Janabai was a devotee of Lord Panduranga. Panduranga helped Janabai with her work and she always chanted Vittal. One day Janabai was making cow dung cakes. Janabai was saying Vittal when she was doing cow dung cakes. The neighbor came …

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Namadwaars have been inaugurated in Melboure, Australia and Atlanta, United States of America, on the 8th November 2017, with the blessings of Sri Swamiji. The same day a Namadwaar was opened at Periyakulam by the holy hands of Sri Swamiji. …

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With 50+ inches of rain in 4 days dropping 19 trillion gallons of water, 40000+ homes (and counting) destroyed, thousands of families displaced from their homes, all major rivers, levees, and bayous overflowing above record flood levels inundating everything in their …

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Rare it is for a person to even earn serene devotion for Lord Hari (sattvic Hari Bhakti). Rarer still it is to sustain it. For the lush growth of such Bhakti one should, first of all, abstain from self-praise. In …

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As we continue with the Panduranga bhakta series of quizzes, this month let’s learn more about the unique devotees who were not exactly Panduranga’s devotees in the traditional sense – Pundalika and Bhakta Narahari. 1. What does the term ‘Vithoba’ …

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Sabari was a tribal woman and she lived in a forest serving Sage Matanga, her guru. She helped Sage Matanga by doing daily jobs like bringing good water to drink and flowers. Sabari worked very hard in the big forest. One …

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