Story of Agastya Muni, a deva cursed by Indra saved mankind

Story of Agastya Muni, a deva cursed by Indra saved mankind

Introduction The mighty sage to whom the mountain bowed, and who drank the sea empty. He humbled the arrogant and punished the demons. He is the symbol of man’s heroism and confident strength. Agasthya What a wonderful sight the star-studded sky is! We want to go on gazing at it forever, don’t we? We can … Read more Story of Agastya Muni, a deva cursed by Indra saved mankind

Understanding Panchanga [Luni-Solar] through Sankalpa Mantra

Understanding Panchanga [Luni-Solar] through Sankalpa Mantra

Sankalpa is a formal statement of intent chanted before any activity dedicating our actions to the god. On a daily basis, this is done while we perform Sandhyavandanam. You can check out our article on Sandhyavandanam from this link. We decide and focus on our activity and offer it to the god, by designating the … Read more Understanding Panchanga [Luni-Solar] through Sankalpa Mantra

The biography of Andal: Devotee and husband of Lord Krishna

Introduction The girl who would marry no one but God. She lived a life of innocence, purity, and total dedication to her God and was finally united with Him. Pandya was a kingdom in ancient Tamilnadu. Its capital was Madurai. Vallabhadeva was the ruler. He was a very good ruler. The people were happy. He … Read more The biography of Andal: Devotee and husband of Lord Krishna

Yajnavalkya Story along with a brief on Yajnavalkya Smriti

Yajnavalkya Story along with a brief on Yajnavalkya Smriti

lntroduction A Brahmarshi. The mastermind that produced ‘Shukla Yajurveda’. Even as a student in the Gurukula he firmly stuck to the path he considered as the right one. He was the master who guided thousands of persons, from king Janaka to the commonest students, on the path of Enlightenment. So brilliant a genius was he … Read more Yajnavalkya Story along with a brief on Yajnavalkya Smriti

The Story of Vishwamitra Rishi from a King to a Brahmarshi

Introduction Vishwamitra quarreled with Vashishtha and was defeated. But Vashishtha himself named him as a Brahmarshi. Vishwamitra created new stellar constellations and threatened to create a new Indra. Gods trembled at this. He tested the truthfulness of Harishchandra. He saved Shunahshepha who was to be sacrificed. He was the guru of Sri Rama and taught … Read more The Story of Vishwamitra Rishi from a King to a Brahmarshi

Vasishta Maharshi, a Brahmarshi who had won Anger and Desire

Vasishta Maharshi, a Brahmarshi who had won Anger and Desire

Introduction Vasishta was a great ascetic. He was the preceptor of great men like Sri Rama and Harischandra. He had conquered anger and desire. He was a great saint who humbled insolent men. As a preceptor, he imparted knowledge and became a guide to thousands of aspirants. Have you seen the Pole Star? If you … Read more Vasishta Maharshi, a Brahmarshi who had won Anger and Desire