Divine Names

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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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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As age catches up, people realize the transient nature of all things they aspired for. Fame, beauty and wealth did not provide the permanent satisfaction they sought, and now have been replaced with wrinkles, fear and ill-health. Generally, elderly people …

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The Divine Names that one chants are his true protection. In fact, the Divine Names serve as protection to the very owner of the Divine Name! In Krishna avatara, the Divine Name of Krishna served as a protection to Lord Krishna …

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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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Infinite Ways to Infinite Bliss Excerpts from the discourses of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of Chennai, India.** How does man commit an offense? The very first time, he is afraid to do the wrong deed. He makes multiple attempts, …

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Attaining moksha is considered to be the highest goal of life and our scriptures prescribe various ways to reach that supreme goal. The same scriptures also emphasize that in this Kali Yuga, there is only one possible route to the …

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“Yasya nisvasitam vedah” – Vedas are the breath of God or the Self, it is said. The Vedas, blessed to us by the Lord, stress on the fact that realizing God or Self is the ultimate purpose of life. These …

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Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a great avatara purusha, who came at a time when India was passing through a phase of decadence. Sri Ramakrishna demonstrated beyond doubt to the world, the reality of God and the validity of the time-honored …

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