Gita Govinda

  JAYADEVA’S GITA GOVINDA INTRODUCTION The Gita Govinda is a popular work which was composed by Jayadeva, who lived in Odisha during the 12th century AD. In this work, he mentions the relationship between Lord Krishna, Ma  Radha and the gopikas (female cow herds) of  Vrindavana. The Gita Govinda mentionsRead More →

Lord Basavanna

      SRI BASAVA PURANA MAHATHMYAM INTRODUCTION The Basava Purana is a devotional poem written in praise of Lord Basavanna, an incarnation of Lord Nandeeswara, and it was written during the 13th century AD, by Palkuriki Somanatha in Telugu language. It is considered as a sacred text by the Lingayat sect of people. Lingayats usedRead More →

GURU RAGHAVENDRA SUPRABHATAM INTRODUCTION Suprabhatam, is a collection of verses which would be recited early in the morning in order to awaken the almighty every day. The Guru Raghavendra Suprabhatam was very popular among Sri Raghavendra devotees, and also among the Madhwa Brahmin community people, and daily morning they usedRead More →

LALITA SAHASRANAMA INTRODUCTION Lalita Sahasranama is a sacred text of Hindus, and this Stotra can be found in the Brahmanda Purana. The Lalita Sahasranama is the thousand names of Ma Lalita, a form of Ma Shakti Devi. It is a popular text similar to the Vishnu Sahasranama, and it would be recited mostly by the devotees ofRead More →

VAYU STUTI INTRODUCTION The Vayu Stuti is one of the popular poems written by the learned scholar Sri Trivikrama, who was the disciple of Guru Madhwacharya. This sacred text was written  in praise of Sri Madhvacharya, the founder of Madhwa community. Sri Madhvacharya, is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vayu and he hasRead More →

NARASIMHA STUTHI INTRODUCTION When Hiranya Kasipu tried various ways to destroy his son Prahladha, he has escaped from him, due to the grace of Lord Vishnu. Finally Lord Vishnu took the Narasimha avatar and killed Hiranya Kasipu, and saved Prahalada from the clutches of his father. After getting the darshanRead More →

RUDRA GITA INTRODUCTION Pracheena  Barhis was the king of the Pruthu Kingdom. His ten pious sons were known as Prachethas. Pracheena Barhis had asked his sons   to get married, in order to produce noble children. As per the wishes of their father, his sons went to a sacred place in order toRead More →

KUMARASAMBHAVAM INTRODUCTION Kumarasambhavam is a marvellous poem written by Kalidasa during the 5th century. It is considered as one of the master piece works of Kalidasa, and it was written in Sanskrit language. In this poem, he described about the birth of Lord Kumara, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is also known Muruga,Read More →

SRI RAGHAVENDRA VIJAYAM – LIFE HISTORY OF GURU RAGHAVENDRA INTRODUCTION The holy epic “Sri Raghavendra Vijayam” is based on the life history of the great Madhwa Saint, Guru Raghavendra, which was written by Sri Narayanacharya, the poorvashrama relative of Sri Raghavendra, and in this holy text, the author has mentionedRead More →

SUBRAMANYA BHUJANGAM – DIVINE SONGS IN PRAISE OF LORD MURUGA INTRODUCTION Sri Subrahmanya Bhujangam is a famous poem written and sung by Sri Adi Sankara at Tiruchendur. While he was undergoing pilgrimage, he visited the holy place Tiruchendur, and due to the grace of Lord Muruga, divine song in praise ofRead More →

CHANAKYA NEETHI INTRODUCTION Chanakya was a highly knowledgeable person and he served as a minister to Chandragupta. He was also called as Kautilya, and he is well known for his cleverness and he is the one, who has written the popular political text the Arthashastra, during 3rd century BC. He is a great scholarRead More →

VIDURA NEETHI INTRODUCTION Vidura is one of the main characters in Mahabharata. He is the prime minister of the Hastinapura Kingdom and the brother of the blind King Dhritarashtra. He is considered to an incarnation of Lord Yama Bhagavan, the death god, and lived his life in a righteousness manner. Vidura was the son of Sage Vyasa andRead More →

UDDHAVA GITA INTRODUCTION Uddhava was mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatham, and he is one of the important characters of Bhagavatha. He is a cousin to Krishna, and acted as a friend and a disciple to Lord Krishna. He properly followed the instructions of Lord Krishna, and spread the “KRISHNA BHAKTI” among theRead More →

BHAVISHYA PURANA INTRODUCTION The Bhavisya Purana is one of the eighteen sacred puranas, which was written in Sanskrit  by the great sage Sri Veda Vyasa, who is also an AMSHA of Lord Vishnu. Worshipping Sri Vyasa Bhagavan is similar to worshipping Lord Vishnu, since both of them are considered as one andRead More →

PADMA PURANA INTRODUCTION The Padma Purana is one of the eighteen Puranas, and similar to other puranas, this purana was written by Sri Veda Vyasa. It is considered as an extension of Brahma Purana, and in this purana, the creation of Brahma from the navel of Lord Vishnu, and his divine seat LotusRead More →

GARUDA PURANA INTRODUCTION Garuda Purana is one of the Puranas, and it is known as Garuda Purana, since this purana is based on the dialogue between Lord Garuda and Lord Vishnu about human life. It was narrated by Garuda to Rishi Kashyapa, and it was written in a good mannerRead More →

GANESHA PURANA INTRODUCTION The Ganesha Purana is a Sanskrit text that describes the features of Lord Ganesha, who is also known as Vinayaka, Ganapathy and by various other names.  It is an important Purana, and it includes the miracles performed by Lord Ganesha. This famous text was written by Vyasa, who is also knownRead More →

PADMA PURANA INTRODUCTION The Padma Purana is one of the eighteen Puranas, and similar to other puranas, this purana was written by Sri Veda Vyasa. It is considered as an extension of Brahma Purana, and in this purana, the creation of Brahma from the navel of Lord Vishnu, and his divine seat LotusRead More →