INTRODUCTION Shyama Sastri (1762–1827) was a great musician and a divine composer of Carnatic music. He was senior to the two divine composers Tyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar. Shyama Shastri was born in a Brahmin family in Tiruvarur.  He learnt the vedas, Upanishads and divine scriptures at his younger age. He learnt music under a famous musician of Thanjavur. His compositionsRead More →

Introduction: It is post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navaratri that is the most observed in the honour of the divine feminine Devi. The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.   Significance: Navadurga – The nineRead More →

Raksha Bandhan

Introduction Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated on Purnima or full moon day in the month of Shravan also known as Saawan. It is a day brother and sister re-affirm their sacred bond of love & affection. The beauty of this festival is that it is not observed by justRead More →

INTRODUCTION Nava Veeras are the nine great soldiers and the brave divine attendants of Lord Muruga. They were born from Nava Shakthis, who were born out of the powers of Mata Parvati. They are also considered as an incarnation of Mata Parvati. The sons of Navashakthis are known as Nava Veerar’s.Read More →

Marundeeswarar Temple INTRODUCTION Marundeeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams and the great nayanar saints Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have sung about the importance of this temple. The temple has been reconstructed and renovated by the Chola kings during the 11th century.  The Marundeeswarar temple isRead More →

INTRODUCTION The Brahmapureeswarar Temple is situated in Thirupattur. It is believed that by visiting this temple our fate can by changed by the blessings of Lord Brahma. Once Lord Brahma has got pride that he was the ultimate Creator of the entire Universe. Lord Brahma thought that he has got more powers thanRead More →

Kannaki Amman  INTRODUCTION Kannaki Amman is the divine form of the pious and noble woman Kannagi, who was worshipped mainly in Sri Lanka and Kerala. She is considered as the goddess of chastity, rain and fertilization. She is also worshipped by the Sinhalese Buddhists as Pattini Deviyo. There is also a statue of Kannaki at Bharathi Salai, Marina Beach,Read More →

Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara

Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara INTRODUCTION Whenever Kanchi Mahaswamigal, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal travels in the streets, his disciples would raise the slogan, “HARA HARA SHANKARA JAYA JAYA SHANKARA”, mantra in praise of Lord Shiva. At frequent intervals, Kanchi Swamigal would go on Pada Yatra, foot walk, and wouldRead More →

Jarugandi Jarugandi

Jarugandi Jarugandi INTRODUCTION Whenever we visit Tirumala-Tirupati for getting the Darshan of Lord Balaji, we could hear one fine word from the mouth of the few temple staffs, and the word is ‘Jarugandi’, which means move fast and go ahead! They would frequently use this word, in a high pitchRead More →

Sri Vedavyasa Namavali

Sri Vedavyasa Namavali INTRODUCTION We can keep on telling about the significance of Sri Vyasa, who is also known as Sri Vyasa Bhagavan, since he has contained the divine qualities of Lord Vishnu Bhagavan. His birth name was Krishna Dvaipayana, and he was the son of Rishi Parasara and MaRead More →

Sri Bhagalamukhi Devi Namavali

Sri Bhagalamukhi Devi Namavali INTRODUCTION “Bagalamukhi” Devi is one of the mahavidyas, and she clears the confusion in the minds of her devotees and gives great spiritual power. The Devi has 108 names and she is generally known as Pitambari Mata and worshipped by the people in North India, and the goddessRead More →

SHUKRA BHAGAVAN NAMAVALI

Shukra Bhagavan Namavali INTRODUCTION Shukra is the planet Venus, who is one of the Navagrahas.  He is also the god of Friday as per the Hindu calendar, and he is called respectfully as Guru Shukracharya, and he is the guru for Demons. He is mentioned as the son of Sage Bhrigu, and Kavyamata.Read More →