Divine Names

Srimad Bhagavatam says “kalau kalau bhavishyanti Narayana parAyanAh”- the devotees of the Lord come down to the earth to show the path of Bhagavata Dharma. The Lord sends his devotees who are Avatara Purushas to spread the glory of Bhagavata …

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February 18: the world was blessed twice on this date with the birth of great Masters! First in 1486 when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born, and 350 years later, in 1836 when Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was born! Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was …

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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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