Ayurveda-vedanta: The Vedanta of Life Science

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

krishna varnam tvishakrishnam sangopangastra parshadamyajnaih sankirtana prayair yajanti hi sumedhasah This is a verse from the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, ( 11.5.32 ) “In the age of Kali, intelligent persons worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly performs the sacrifice of congregational glorification of the Lord. Although His external complexion is not blackish, within, He is […]

Essentials of Hindu Mantra Sadhana

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Since ancient time till the present era; Mantras have been used as a remedy for nearly every problem. With the increasing number of TV channels in India, the situation is such that you tell about any issue and one out of ten persons, you will find at least one to come out with a handy […]

Ashtanga Yoga – Eight Limbs of Yoga

Friday, October 25th, 2013

  Yoga is more than just a physical discipline. It is a way of life—a rich  philosophical path. And the yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) are ten good common-sense guidelines for leading a healthier, happier life for bringing spiritual awareness into a social context. They are for you to think about and ponder over with […]

Maharshi Valmiki

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Maharshi Valmiki

Maharshi Valmiki, the author of the great Indian epic Ramayana, was a Hindu sage who lived around the beginning of the first millennium B.C. He is referred to as the ‘adikavi’, the original creator of the Hindu ‘sloka’ – a verse form in which most of the great epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, and […]

Navaratri Importance

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Navaratri Importance

Navarātra-mahotsava : “namodevyaimahādevyaiśivāyaisatataṃnamaḥ।namaḥprakutyaibhadrāyainiyatāḥpraṇatāḥsmatām॥” (devī-māhāmya)
Navarātra or Navarātri is one of the most important festivals of Sanātana-Dharma. Navarātri – as anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Indian languages would know – stands for Nine nights (Nava = nine, rātri = night).

Anantha chaturdashi-vrata

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

The Anantha chaturdashi-vrata (Bhadrapada shukla Chaturdashi) is widely observed in India. It is also called ‘Ananthapadmanabha-vrata’. Lord Vishnu appeared on this day as Padmanabha lying on the couch of Anantha Sesha (the thousand-hooded serpent). Anantha vrata is observed with the intention of fulfillment of worldly desires (‘kamya vrata’). This vrata is mainly observed for regaining […]

Sankara: From Temporal To Eternal

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Among path finders to the Eternal, Sankara stands out. He spent his entire life, short though it was, in urging his felowmen to move from the ephemeral to the abiding, from the fleeting panorama of temporal life to the spiritual felicity of life eternal. So far as earthly living and its demands go, there is […]

A Heartfelt Apology Works Wonders By Geetika

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The word ‘sorry’ is synonymous with apology. It is a common, familiar word but it is potent and magical in its efficacy. In our day-to-day life, it is symbolic of a polite apology for a wrong done intentionally or inadvertently and normally figures in the vocabulary of suave, courteous individuals. Small, insignificant wrongs like bumping […]

Why do we follow some rituals and customs?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Source : Hindu Rituals and Routines Why do we follow them? Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life. Unlike other religions, Hindu dharma has many specialties. This is not known as a religion, it is known as the dharma; Sanaathana Dharma. Sanaathana means, according to Bhagavath Geetha, which cannot be destroyed by […]

Cosmology according to Sankhya and Science By Anil K. Rajvanshi

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Since time immemorial human beings have been intrigued about their origin and that of the Universe. Various reasons ranging from God to big bang have been given for the creation and even today with some of the best brains working on it with huge amount of research money and resources the mystery of our origin […]