INTRODUCTION Shivadooti is a divine avatar of Mother Parvati. Once, the divine devas and the living beings in the earth were suffered from the clutches of the powerful demons Shumba and Nishumba. All of them went to the Himalayan mountain ranges and worshipped Mata Paravati. Due to their sincere devotion Mata
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 compositions
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.
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 is
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,
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 would
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 pitch
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 goddess
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.
Ma Pratyangira Devi Namavali INTRODUCTION Ma Pratyangira Devi is an avatar of Parvati Devi. She is also a form of Adi Parashakti and she is the consort of Lord Sharabeswarar, a form of Lord Shiva, who took the Yazhi avatar to pacify Lord Narasimha. She contains lion’s face and human body and contains the combined power
Sri Garuda Namavali INTRODUCTION Garuda is a powerful bird. He is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, and contains all the good features, and serves Lord Vishnu in a pleasing manner in Vaikunta. He always stood in front of Lord Vishnu with bowed hands. He always chants the glory of Lord Vishnu, and wilfully carries
Sri Chandra Bhagavan Namavali INTRODUCTION Chandra is one of the nine planets in Hinduism. He is also called as Soma, Ambuli and Indu. He is the son of Atri and Anusuya. Chandra literally means the “Moon”. In most of the Hindu households, Lord Chandra occupies an important place, since, the young mothers
Ma Radha Rani Namavali INTRODUCTION Radha also called as Radhika, Radharani, and Radhe, is a popular goddess and worshipped along with Lord Krishna throughout the world. She is regarded as the best friend and devotee of Lord Krishna. Radharani is considered as an incarnation of Ma Lakshmi Devi. She is the head of the milkmaids,
Ma Dhumavati Namavali INTRODUCTION Dhumavati is one of the Mahavidyas, and she is the Divine Mother for the entire universe. Though she looks old and considered as inauspicious in Hinduism, she is the kind hearted mother, who always safeguards her devotees in a nice manner. The goddess is seated on
Sri Arunachaleshwarar Namavali INTRODUCTION Arunachaleswara Temple, also called as Annamalaiyar Temple, is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, located at Arunachala hill in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, and Lord Shiva is worshipped as an element of fire in this temple. Shiva is worshiped as Arunachaleswara or Annamalaiyar, and
Sri Gouthama Buddha Namavali INTRODUCTION Siddhartha (480-563BC) also called as Gautama Buddha, was a monk, teacher and religious leader and he was the founder of Buddhism. He is believed to have lived in India. Gautama is the main person in Buddhism, and he was born in the Shakya clan. It is believed that, Gautama was born in Nepal, and lived in