Divine Names

Once when I was in Dallas, I got flu. As a problem, I couldn’t go to utsav. When my father called me on the phone, he told me to go and pray that I can recover within a few days. …

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Excerpted from HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji’s Mass Prayer talk on Jan 1, 2015 An important message, and a beautiful blessing in the end for us all! “Mahans (saints) promulgate only the path that is the need of any particular …

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This time of the year sees the Aradhana days of both Sri Thyagaraja as well as Sri Purandaradasa. Here is a quiz on these great saint-composers. 1. What does the word ‘Thyagaraja’ mean” A. King of comforts B. King of …

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Margazhi is an auspicious month that falls during Dec-Jan in the English calendar. Our scriptures say that spiritual activities performed during this month yields great fruit. 1. Name the Lord who said that he is indeed “Margazhi” among the months. …

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Bhakti is one of the simplest and most elegant paths to reach the Lord. bhaktAyA sulabho bhagavAn, it is said. The Lord gets easily attracted to bhakti! The innumerable life stories of the Lord’s devotees are a solid proof of …

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1. This demon could become a buffalo at will. 2. Sanskrit terms for ghosts. 3. This demoness disguised as a beautiful woman to kill Krishna. 4. The story of this ghost’s emancipation by listening to Bhagavatam is told in Srimad Bhagavata Mahatmyam …

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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.  Sri Vishnuratha Bhagavata pens this …

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An entire plane filled with passengers disappears, never to be found again. It could be a plane we are on. A sudden tornado kills people in a neighborhood. It could be our neighborhood. There’s a shooting in an elementary school; …

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The jayanthi day of Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar was celebrated in May this year. It was through the chanting of this Azhwar’s 11 verses that the 4000 verses composed by all the Azhwars were recovered. Take this quiz to test your …

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This series chronicles sweet experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as some divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month …

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