• Wed, Dec 13, 2017
  • Diyas in Karthigai to dispel inner darkness

    Updated: Dec, 12, 201707:00 AM

    When one speaks of Deepavali, one immediately associates the festival with Ganga snanam. Similarly, when one mentions Karthigai, it is the deepam that comes to one’s mind. The ethos behind lighting a...
    Diyas in Karthigai to dispel inner darkness
    Contrary to popular belief, Karthigai deepam is not to be lit only on the day that it is celebrated in Thiruvannamalai temple, but should be undertaken throughout the month. Scientifically speaking, this is the month when daytime becomes shorter, and in many rural areas it becomes dark by 5 pm and lighting a lamp by that hour is a practical necessity. As per astrology, the sun moves to vrichiga rasi this month. The dominant force of this rasi is the fierce Angarakkan, who himself is said to have taken form after a droplet of sweat fell on the ground from Siva’s forehead and raised by the Goddess of Earth. His penance were so pleasing to Siva that He gave Angarakkan a pride of place among the navagrahas, and is said to be the lord of everything on terra firma. The lord of Karthigai natchathram (star) is Agni. The combination of agni,...
  • Contentment, a simple way to seek God Contentment, a simple way to seek God
    Updated: Dec, 12, 201707:00 AM

    A spiritual seeker’s journey has been charted out and explained in great detail. Guidance from various sources are available to those who are looking for enlightenment, or simply a better way to live...

  • Soul Question: Sense of belonging is key Soul Question: Sense of belonging is key
    Updated: Dec, 05, 201708:00 AM

    Wherever there is sense of belonging, corruption becomes simply impossible. So, you need to educate people in values where the sense of belonging is extended. This is what I call spirituality.

  • Milad-un-Nabi: Celebrating the birth of the Messenger of God Milad-un-Nabi: Celebrating the birth of the Messenger of God
    Updated: Nov, 28, 201707:00 AM

    Mohamed strove to reform the Arab community. He faced stiff and stringent opposition from his own people. He was attacked brutally.

  • The importance of a guru in one’s spiritual quest The importance of a guru in one’s spiritual quest
    Updated: Nov, 28, 201706:45 AM

    The first step towards this supreme state is guidance of the right master.

  • Ego blocks bond between devotee and the Divine Ego blocks bond between devotee and the Divine
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201707:15 AM

    To burnish our reputation by doing good deeds only because others are watching increases our burden of ego, which then disturbs us at the subconscious level.

  • Let go of desire one step at a time, find salvation Let go of desire one step at a time, find salvation
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201707:00 AM

    One should also give up desires, in a phased manner, and think only of Sanaragathi (surrendering at His feet), as the ultimate wealth that one can want in this world.

  • Many benefits of chanting Lalitha Sahasranamam Many benefits of chanting Lalitha Sahasranamam
    Updated: Nov, 14, 201709:00 AM

    In fact, reading Lalitha Sahasrananmam here is considered a benefit of good karma done by one in previous births.

  • Spiritual tips to succeed in life, at work Spiritual tips to succeed in life, at work
    Updated: Nov, 14, 201708:15 AM

    Spirituality is the science of well-being, applicable to all ages.

  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination Happiness is a journey, not a destination
    Updated: Oct, 31, 201710:14 AM

    Happiness does not lie in tomorrow, but now. The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how others are happy because of you.