Devotional Articles

Kinnaras and Kimburudas
INTRODUCTION :Kinnaras and Kimburudas are the celestial musicians and they lives in the Gandharva Loka. They are considered as minor deities and are the lower level demi gods. Though they live in Gandharva Loka, they are controlled by the Gandharvas and Devas in the heaven. Kinnaras and Kimburudas are very much devoted with Lord Vishnu, and used to sing songs on him. They also got the powers to visit the divine worlds, and contain attractive looks. They possess good qualities and gives great respect to the demi gods in the heaven. They have entirely dedicated their lives on worshiping Lord Vis..
Matha Godavari
INTRODUCTION : According to Shiva Purana, sage Gautama, who is the son of Lord Brahma, had performed severe meditation on Lord Varuna on the Mountain Brahmagiri since there was severe drought in that area. Lord Varuna, the great ocean god, and the reliever of sins of the people, had appeared before Gautama and asked him to pray to Lord Shiva to fulfill his wishes.Due to that, the great rishi Gautama started doing severe penance on Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva appears before him, and sends Ganga into the earth and she has transformed into the holy River Godavari and began to flow in the earth.Du..
A. R. Varadharajanar
INTRODUCTION :A. R. Varadharajanar is a doctor by profession, and a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga. At his younger age, he stayed at Kodambakkam, and used to visit the Vadapalani murugan temple. But after losing his daughter, he had lost interest in living, and stopped worshiping the god and doing puja.  Due to that, few siddhars were appeared in person, and asked him to continue doing puja to Lord Murugan, and as per their instructions, he began to perform puja to Lord Muruga, and helped the devotees by removing the troubles in their life, through the grace of Lord Muruga. He provid..
Gopal
INTRODUCTION : Gopal (20th century) was born in a village at Mumbai and he was an ardent devotee of Sri Sainath from his younger age itself. He used to visit Shirdi on every year during the Guru Purnima festival, and have the darshan of Sairam. He was very good at studies, and his father had worked in a private company and his mother was a house wife. He was the only son for his parents. He has completed his law degree and become a professional lawyer. He used to contribute a share of his income for the welfare of poor and also would donate huge sums during his visits to Shirdi.One Sunday..
Heaven and Hell
INTRODUCTION : Heaven and Hell is the term used in almost all the religions. In a nutshell, those who do good things in their life would go to heaven, and those who commits bad things in their life would go to hell. But our fate is already predetermined by the god, and it cannot be changed even to a little extent. Whatever sufferings we have to face, we must, and there is no other way to escape from that. Daily we are reading in the newspapers that lot of people dies due to accidents, murders and suicides. All these are happening, due to our fate, and due to our bad karmic deeds done in o..
Guruvayurappan
INTRODUCTION :Ganesh was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan and he lived in Palakkad Kerala. He was an intelligent boy and secured good marks in his school exams. He was also interested in spiritual matters, and regularly visits temples in his nearby area. Once in a year, during the Krishna Jayanti festival, he used to visit Guruvayur along with his sister and parents and would worship the great Lord Sri Guruvayurappan.During the first year of his college studies, one day, suddenly he got fainted in the college floor, and remained in an unconscious state for a few hours. The college mana..
Divine Flowers
INTRODUCTION :Among god’s several creations, flowers are considered as the most beautiful thing, and it is auspicious, and used to decorate the deities of the gods and goddesses. Without the presence of flowers, there would be no puja performance to the deities. Each and every flower holds a special significance and must be chosen based on the requirement of the gods and goddesses. By adorning flowers to the god, he would get satisfied and would offer various boons to us, and our life would prosper and we would shine well in our career path.             ..
Anna Nagar Ayyappan Temple
INTRODUCTION: Anna Nagar Ayyappan Temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappan in Chennai. In the year 1979, the temple construction was started and the kumbabishekam and consecration of the idol were performed in the year 1984 by the temple management. In this temple separate shrines for Lord Ganesha, Muruga, Mata Durga, Navagraha and Sri Anjenaya were also found. In the year 2005, gold coating work of dwajasthambam was made. The temple is situated near the Anna Tower also known as Visveswarayya Tower.There is an auditorium, for conducting various spiritual programmes, musical concerts and religious ..
Raghavendra Swamy Mutt
INTRODUCTION :Raghavendra Swamy Mutt is situated at Ayanavaram and it was built during the year 1982, and the temple is located nearby Ayanavaram Bus Terminus. Lot of devotees would visit this Mutt during Thursdays, and other auspicious festival days and lot of miracles were happened in the life of the devotees of Raghavendra after visiting this holy Mutt. The temple is situated in a large area, and a shrine of Lord Vinayaka is also located inside the temple complex. Annual Aradhana festival would be celebrated in a grand manner in this temple, and free food is offered for three days to all th..
Nimi
INTRODUCTION :Nimi is considered as the king of Mithila  and he was the son of Ishvaku, and after his rule, several other kings were ruled the Kingdom of Mithila, and among them, the noble king Janaka also ruled Mithila, who was the father of Sita and the father-in-law of Lord Rama.Once Nimi performed Yagna and invited Sage Vasishtha  to conduct the Yagna. But Sage vasishtha had asked him to wait for some time, since he had already committed to conduct yagna for Lord Indra. But Nimi started conducting the Yagna through another priest, and this made Sage Vasishta to become angry with ..
King Priyavrata
INTRODUCTION : King Priyavrata was an ancient king who ruled almost the entire India before few thousands of years, and he ruled his kingdom in a well-versed manner. He was mastered in all kinds of arts and was a capable person in handling powerful weapons during the battle field. He was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, and built several Hindu temples. He took proper care towards his country’s people, and removed their problems, and gave all sorts of necessities in their life. After ruling the kingdom for several years, he lost attachment with the worldly objects, since he came to und..
Maandhi and Kuligan
INTRODUCTION: Maandhi and Kuligan are the sons of Lord Shani Bhagavan. Their idols are found along with Lord Shani and his two consorts in Ramanathaswami Temple at Thirunaraiyur, Tamilnadu. Maandhi and Kuligan were born from the powers of Lord Shani Dev, and they are associated mainly with south Indian astrology, especially in Kerala. It is told that, Maandi and Kuligan bring negative results to us. But it is not like that, they are the divine sons of the justice god Lord Shani Dev, and they would give good or bad results, only based on our past birth deeds. They contain their father..
Miracle of Lord Saneeswaran
INTRODUCTIONVinayak Reddy was a great devotee of Lord Saneeswaran and he was born in the year 1945 in Cuddapah at Andhra Pradesh. He belonged to a Reddy wealthy family, and his father was doing garment trading business at his own store. Vinayak was a good person and after finishing his studies, he joined along with his father’s business, and helped him to flourish the business. At his teenage, he got married and had a son with the name Ramgopal. His wife was a good natured lady and helped her husband in his business.When Ramgopal has attained the age of 5, he got admitted him in a good school,..
Sundaram
INTRODUCTION :Sundaram was a Vedic scholar and served as a freelance Purohit and he stayed at Thiruvallur. He used to visit his client’s houses and perform rituals such as Grihapravesam, Amavasai Tharpanam and Thevasam. He also used to perform marriages to his clients at the Mandaps. He used to charge only a nominal fee, and due to that, he got large number of clients. Generally while performing purohit service, he will used to take only Tiffen items and coffee and would not take lunch, since it was his habit. One day, he went to a famous astrologer’s house in Ambattur, and performed ritu..
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