Devotional Articles

Salabega
INTRODUCTION :Salabega (16th century AD) was an Odisha poet and a great Saint, who dedicated his entire life towards singing in praise of Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Krishna.Salabega occupies a main place among the devotees of Lord Jagannath. He was born in a village in Odisha during the year 1607 AD. His father was a Muslim warrior and his mother was a noble house wife. Salabega also participated in the wars along with his father. Once he was severely wounded in a battle, and when was about to die, he chanted the glorious names of Lord Krishna and immediately he got relieved from his wound..
IMPORTANCE OF RABBITS IN HINDUISM
INTRODUCTION :Rabbits are lovely mammals and are considered as worshipful creatures. In the dwapara yuga, Lord Krishna loved rabbits, similar to cows, and showed his great affection on them. Rabbits are mentioned in ancient puranas and in holy texts, and they are considered as the pet animals for most of the sages. They used to wander nearby the ashram  of the sages, and used to eat carrots and greens from the forest. Rishi Kanva brought up rabbits and deers, and he greatly loved them. He used to feed vegetables and fruits from his own hands, and made them as the tamed pet animals.Rabbits..
Various methods of worships
INTRODUCTION :Various methods of worships are there. We can choose any method, according to our suitability. Apart from worshiping the god, we can worship him by doing Pujas, Abhishekhams, Homams, applying Sandal paste, adorning Vada Mala, flowers, garlands, ornaments and decorating him with flowers etc. Giving Thulabaram in temples is another kind of worship. Abhishekhams are of various types, such as Coconut water Abhishekham, Milk Abhishekham, Ghee Abhishekham, Honey Abhishekham and Fruit juice Abhishekham etc. By doing Ahishekham to the deities, our health related problems would definitely..
Swami Sukhabodhananda
INTRODUCTION:Swami Sukhabodhananda is a spiritual saint and a religious preacher, who is well known for his discourses in a simplified manner in India as well as in foreign countries. His birth name was Dwaraknath, and his family members are ardent devotees of Lord Krishna.He was born in the year 1955 in a rich family in Bangalore. His father was a philanthropist, who has done lot of social welfare services.He was popularly known 'Corporate Guru', since his teachings are widely followed by the business class people. His teachings are based on simplistic solutions, and he teaches the people to ..
Swami Ramji
INTRODUCTION :Swami Ramji (l9th century AD) was the son of the Brahmin scholar Shukdev and he was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in the year 1852 AD. His father was doing Purohit work, and also served as a priest at a Shiva temple. He was a clever boy, and he performed well in his education and was an outstanding student. In his young age, he met a great scholar and a Shiva devotee, and through his lectures, he was attracted with Shaivite Philosophy and began to study the Shaiva philosophy under the scholar. Later, he met a spiritual saint, Sri Manas Ram who was a great saint of Kashmir S..
Worshiping of snake deities
INTRODUCTION :Worshiping of snake deities is considered as a very holy task, and it would remove our sins, and sufferings from poisonous diseases and viruses, and safeguards us from snake bites. Snake worship is commonly found in all parts of India, and North Indians used to worship Mata Manasa Devi as their beloved snake goddess. In Tamil Nadu, devotees would worship Nagathamman as their snake goddess. Both Mata Manasa and Nagathamman are the forms of Mata Parvati, and help us during difficult times, and remove our tensions and worries, and would cool down our mind.Adisesha is worshiped as th..
Sri Ranga Puri
INTRODUCTION :Sri Ranga Puri(15th century AD) was an ardent devotee of Lord Vithoba, and he lived in Pandharpur. He used to regularly visit Lord Vithoba at the Pandharpur temple. Once, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu met Sri Ranga Puri at Pandharpur on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River, and Sri Ranga Puri requested Sri Chaitanya to have food at his home. After knowing that Sri Ranga Puri was an ardent devotee of Lord Vithoba, he happily agreed, and went to his home at Pandharpur, and he was fed a simple food by Ranga Puri, and offered his prayers to him. Touched by the sweet heart of Ranga Pur..
Sri Atmananda
INTRODUCTION :Sri Atmananda (1883–1959) was a spiritual saint. His birth name was Krishna Menon, and he was born in the year 1883 in Peringara at Kerala in a pious Malayalee Menon family. After finishing his studies, he served in government service, and done his job in a perfect manner until the year 1939. He was considered as a best spiritual saint in Kerala during his period. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, and spread the “KRISHNA BHAKTI SPIRIT” among the people in Kerala. He insisted his followers to worship Lord Krishna, in order to get relieved from their physical and mental dis..
Navagrahas
INTRODUCTION: Navagrahas are the nine celestial demi gods of the universe. Human life is based on the functioning of the Navagrahas, and it is based on the planetary positions of our horoscope, also known as birth chart. If the planetary positions are favorable as per our horoscope, our life would become easier, or if it is unfavorable, our life would become difficult. Navagrahas occupies an important place in our daily life, and they would give goodness or badness based on their ruling as per our horoscope. Though there is no need to get afraid of the Navagrahas, but we must necessarily ..
Vibhandak Rishi
INTRODUCTION:Vibhandak Rishi was a Rishi who comes under Rishi Kashyapa's lineage. His son was Shringi Rishi. Vibhandak was born in the treta yuga, and got good knowledge in Hindu Scriptures. He established an ashram near the Himalayan mountain ranges, and taught Vedic subjects to the students. Along with Vasishta, he also tutored Rama, in Vedic subjects. He was a friend of King Dasaratha, and helped him in discharging his official duties in a proper manner.He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and used the frequently chant the “OM NAMO BHAGAVATHE VASUDEVAYA NAMAHA” mantra. He insists his f..
Shri Ram Lal
INTRODUCTION :Shri Ram Lal (1926-2017) was a spiritual saint who lived in Rajasthan, and was considered as a great Yoga Master. He has awakened the Kundalini Shakti to several people through his proper training. He was a great Ram and Hanuman Devotee, and chanted the Rama Mantra for several lakhs of times during his life time. He has learnt the concepts of Yoga from various scholars, and healed the diseases of the people through Yoga Therapies. According to him,          “People generally suffer from diseases due to their lapse of self-control, and it can be rectified,..
Vartantu
INTRODUCTION :Vartantu was great rishi who had established a large ashram in Bharuch, Gujarat, for educating the Brahmin students in Vedic subjects. His students were become rishis, and performed penances and reached the divine worlds.Those who are having Vartantu Gotra, are considered as the descendants of Rishi Vartantu. He was mentioned in Vedas and Puranas, and considered as a noble rishi. He is believed to have been lived before several thousands of years, and lived in the present day Gujarat. He contains good knowledge in Vedic subjects, and contains high spiritual powers. He appeared be..
Raikva
INTRODUCTION :Raikva was a bullock cart driver, and through his dedicated involvement in spirituality, he has become a great rishi, and guided many people in the spiritual path. He was mentioned in Vedas, Upanishads and divine texts. He is considered similar to the great rishis like Bhrigu, Vasishta and Marisi. He contains very good qualities, than the other rishis, and he used to show kind attitude over others, and used to change the bad ones into good ones, through his mesmerizing speech, and he never hated others. He is considered as a philosopher of ancient Hinduism, and taught the di..
Kambu Swayambhuva
INTRODUCTION :Kambu Swayambhuva was the king of Aryadesa, and he belonged to the Kambuja tribe. He is mentioned in Rig Veda, and was praised as a GEM among the rishis. He ruled his kingdom for several years, and at his old age, he crowned his son and made him as the king of Aryadesa, and left his kingdom, and went to the forest, and performed severe penance on Lord Shiva, and became a great rishi. He lived in an ashram in the present day Cambodia.He had large number of disciples, and taught the spiritual subjects to them. He used to feed animals and birds, and even the wild animals would eat f..
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