Bhakti is viewed/categorized in many ways. These types or categories are not necessarily non-overlapping: a) Sakamya and Nishkamya Bhakti b) Apara (lower)and Para (higher) Bhakti c) Mukhya ((Primary) and Gauna (Secondary)Bhakti d) Ragatmika and Vaidhi Bhakti e) Vyabhicharini and Avyabhicharini Bhakti f) Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic Bhakti a) Sakamya andRead More →

The devotion felt to Lord Sri Krishna is expressed using different terms. Below, is a brief given about the various terms. Bhakti Rasa Rasa in Sanskrit refers to “essence’ or “juice’. In the context of Bhakti, Rasa means “mellow”. Mellow means “sweet and full flavoured from ripeness, as fruit”. ThusRead More →

Meaning of Atman Nivedana Atma Nivedana is Self Surrender. In this form of bhakti, the devotee surrenders his body, mind and soul to the Lord. He keeps nothing for himself. Characteristics of a devotee Following are some of the characteristics of a bhakta practicing Atma Nivedana: a) The devotee givesRead More →

Meaning of Archanam Archanam is one of the Nava Vidha forms of Bhakti where the bhakta worships the Almighty in a certain form. To the bhakta, the idol, picture of the Lord is not merely an idol or a picture, but a form in which the Lord lives. All actionsRead More →

The word Satsanga is derived from two words, ‘Sat’ meaning the absolute i.e. ‘Brahman’ while ‘Sanga’ means ‘company’ or ‘union’. Thus, Satsanga refers to ‘being in the company of Brahman’.Read More →

The term satsang is coined from Sanskrit language, with ‘sat’ meaning “the ideal; pure and true essence” and ‘sang’ meaning “association”. Hence satsang promises association with one’s true essence.Read More →