INTRODUCTIONSri Krishna Rukmini Thirukalyanam would be held in the temples of Lord Krishna and Vishnu, and during that occasion, the utsava idols of Lord Krishna and Ma Rukmini would be decorated with flower garlands, costly garments and ornaments, and the temple priests would tie the sacred knot to the idol of Ma Rukmini on behalf of Lord Krishna. This marriage event would be mostly held during the Tamil month of Margazhi, and those who witness the marriage ceremony in the temples, would get the blessings from the divine couple, Lord Krishna and Ma Rukmini.Sri Krishna Rukmini Thirukalyanam wa..
INTRODUCTIONSri Narasimha Navaratna Manjari was written by a famous Madhwa Brahmin Scholar Sri Narasimhacharya during 18th Century AD. He was also a great devotee of Guru Raghavendra, who was an incarnation of Sri Bhakta Prahalada. In this text, he praises about Lord Narasimha, who dwells in various temples in the earth, and he also mentions about the 108 wonderful names of Lord Narasimha. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Navaratna Manjari often called as Narasimha Navaratna Stotra is a popular Stotra to worship Lord Narasimha for getting his mercy for uplifting his devotees. The entire Lakshmi Nara..
INTRODUCTIONArulmigu Pidari Ilankaliamman temple is situated in Saidapet, Near Saidapet Bus Depot. The chief deity of the temple is Ma Ilankali, and she is considered to be a guardian deity. Apart from the main shrines, there are shrines for Vinayagar, Anjaneyar, Murugar and his consorts, Ma Valli, Ma Devasena, and the Navagrahas.According to legend, long back ago, there were several demons and ghosts who were residing in this area, and they gave lot of troubles to the people who resided nearby this area. They used to even kill some of the people, in order to eat them, and they have done this ..
INTRODUCTIONSri Chakra also known as Sri Yantra, is a form of Yantra which would be kept in some of the temples of Ma Shakti Devi. It gives great powers to the human body, and those who worship the Sri Chakra would get good memory power, good health, and they would be freed from their sins.Sri Chakra is also called as Mahameru, and this famous Yantra is mentioned in our holy Hindu texts like Vedas and Puranas. It is also believed that worshipping the Sri Chakra is similar to worshipping Ma Shakti Devi itself.In the following temples, the Sri Chakra was installed.⦁ Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchi..
INTRODUCTIONHanuman Bhakti is known by the people belonging to all the religions, and he is incomparable with any one with regard to his bhakti. Being an avatar of Lord Shiva, he doesn’t unnecessarily utilize his powers, but used his powers only in times of necessity. At any time, he didn’t get pride over his powers, and still remains as a humble devotee of Lord Rama. He is considered as the main hero of the great epic Ramayana, next to Lord Rama. He would be present during the Ramayana Discourses by taking different forms, and would eagerly listen to the devotional lectures, and tears wo..
INTRODUCTIONYashoda is the foster-mother of Lord Krishna and the wife of Nandagopal. She is mentioned in ancient Hindu texts. According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was born to Devaki, but he was brought by his father Vasudeva to Gokulam, due to the evil act of Kamsa, and raised by Yashoda and Nandagopal. Yashoda is a kind hearted woman who has brought up Lord Krishna in a good manner. She also treated her neighbour’s children as her own children, and showed love and affection on each and every one. She got the opportunity to see the childhood plays and miracles of Lord Krish..
INTRODUCTIONSaibaba is a great divine saviour, and he would bless everyone, irrespective of their caste, creed, community, nature and religion, since we can see lots and lots of Sai Devotees, who are running mad behind the great Saint, Sri Shirdi Saibaba, since Saibaba acts as the “UNIVERSAL FATHER” to his devotees. Though Saibaba had attained Mahasamadhi during the year 1918, his devotees strongly believes that still he lives in his Shirdi Shrine and blesses all of his devotees. Saibaba is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya by his devotees, and he has proved it several time..
INTRODUCTIONThe divine appearance of Ma Lakshmi Devi looks very beautiful and she is considered to be the perfect match for her consort Lord Vishnu. As per legend, during the time of churning of the divine ocean, Ma Lakshmi had emerged from it. When she tried to see a best match for her, she saw Lord Vishnu, and she was very much attracted with his divine features, and hence she garlanded him, and made him as her lovely consort. Whenever a girl looks beautiful, her well-wishers would say, “YOU LOOK VERY PRETTY SIMILAR TO MA LAKSHMI DEVI”. Similar to Ma Parvati, who shows her great love on..
INTRODUCTIONMa Brahma Vidhya is another form of Ma Saraswati, she is the mother of knowledge and in this form she imparts her vast knowledge to others. Vidhya means knowledge, and since she is considered as the goddess of knowledge, and since she is the beloved consort of Lord Brahma, Ma Saraswati is also known as “MA BRAHMA VIDHYA”. There are about 108 names for Ma Saraswati, and in that, the name Brahma Vidhya is considered to be the most auspicious name and the great poet and the popular scholar, Kalidasa praised Ma Saraswati in his divine songs, and in that, he has mentioned about the seve..
INTRODUCTIONYes. It is really true, that listening to good music, especially spiritually oriented music, would remove our mental stress and strain, and also would provide great feast to our ears. Lord Krishna through his flute music, had mesmerised the Gopikas, and made them as his permanent slaves to his music. Apart from his divine beauty, his wonderful flute music had attracted not only the Gopikas, but also the entire people of Vrindavan, and also the birds, animals and even the small insects like spider and ants were eagerly listened to the music of Sri Krishna Bhagavan, and they have exp..
INTRODUCTIONPrahlada was the staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he belonged to the Rishi Kashyapa gotra. He is classified as one among the best Bhagavathas similar to Narada, Thumburu and Dhruva due to his utmost devotion on Lord Vishnu. Prahlada was available even at the time of the churning of the Divine Ocean.BIRTHPrahalada who was the great devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was born in the Krita Yuga also called as Satya Yuga, and his parents are Ma Kayadu and Demon Hiranyakasipu. He developed Narayana bhakti even while he was staying in the womb of his mother, since Narada used to visit reg..
INTRODUCTIONMarkandeya is popular Rishi who is well known for his everlasting youth status. He was born in the clan of Bhrigu Maharishi, and he is well known for his staunch devotion on Lord Shiva. The significance of Markendeya was mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, and he is considered as one of the best ancient Rishis.BIRTH Markandeya was born to the great sage Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati, and due to the wishes of the saintly couple, Lord Shiva blessed them to give birth to a pious child. But as per the astrological predictions of Markandeya, he is supposed to die at his youn..
INTRODUCTIONRama also called as Srirama and Sriramachandra Moorthy, is an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and he is widely worshipped throughout the world by the Hindus. Lord Rama though he is considered as a supreme Lord, but didn’t utilise his powers unnecessarily during the period of his avatar. He is praised for his good qualities, and his significance is increasing day by day, and it would never diminish, since his humble servant Lord Hanuman is continuously chanting the Rama Mantra even still today at the Holy Mountain Kailash.BIRTHRama was born during the Treta Yuga to Ma Kaushalya and King Dash..
INTRODUCTIONDhruva is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was praised in the Vishnu Purana and in the Bhagavatha Purana. Through his sincerity and purity, he has become a shining Dhruva star in the skies, and for him, there is no end. Divine discoursers would frequently mention his name during the time of their Bhagavatham Discourses. He acts as an example for others, and by reading his life history, we can develop more and more bhakti on Lord Vishnu similar to him.BIRTH ,CHILDHOOD AND MEDITATIONDhruva was born to king Uttanapada and his wife Suniti. But the king has shown more love and a..