Divine Names

One day, Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal, with a few soldiers, went on a visit to a nearby province. On the way, as they galloped on their horses, Akbar noticed Birbal moving his lips constantly. When asked, Birbal said …

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Sri Anandamayi Ma, who is counted among the greatest saints of the 20th century, was born on April 30th 1896 in Kheora, East Bengal. She was named Nirmala Sundari Devi meaning “Goddess of flawless beauty”. Born to pious, spiritually inclined …

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We are all familiar with the term ‘leap year’. According to the Gregorian calendar, which is the standard calendar in most parts of the world a leap year comes once every 4 years and contains an extra day. Our Hindu …

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Young Reader’s Contribution — Short Story Rakesh was simple 13-year-old boy who loved to tinker with electronics. He loved to take things apart and put them back together again. Rakesh however did not show any interest in his studies, which …

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Sage Narada is generally considered a mischief-monger and a troublemaker by many casual readers of our Puranas. It is believed that wherever he appears, confusion and perplexity follow; and he is said to be one who revels in creating kalaham …

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Sincere prayers are always answered. Only, the answer may not be in the manner or in the time that we expect. And in fact, only with the grace of God can we even realize that our prayers have actually been …

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Our scriptures say: kalau kalmasha chithAnAm pApadravyopa jIvinAm | vidhikriya vihInAnAm gathi: govinda kIrtanam || “In the age of Kali, when all human beings are afflicted with various forms of mental illness and lead a sinful life, singing Govinda’s names …

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The divine soil of Bharat has been fertile with innumerable saints from time immemorial. Such rare gems have been born all over Bharat. Many of them sang the glories of the Lord and were a living embodiment of Bhakti (devotion). …

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Sri Sridhara Ayyaval was a great Shiva bhakta who hailed from Karnataka but eventually moved to Tiruvisainallur in Tamil Nadu. He placed great importance on Nama sankirtan (chanting the Lord’s names) and exhorted people to chant the Holy Names of …

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A person was once given some sweet prasad (consecrated offering) in a bag. The man placed it in a corner, with the intention of eating it a little later. A few minutes later he turned to find a whole horde …

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