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SKANDA SHASHTHI

SKANDA SHASHTHI

Nov. 12 | by H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj PROSTRATIONS and humble salutations to Lord Subramanya, the Supreme Being, who is the ruler of this universe, who is the indweller of our hearts, who is the second son of Lord Siva, who is the beloved of Valli and...

18th Anniversary

18th Anniversary

Nov. 4 | Photos taken during 18th Anniversary of Punyatithi Aradhana of H.H. Sri Swami Krishnanandaji MaharajĀ in Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh-Himalayas. [Show as slideshow] ...

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi-Mahatmya

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi-Mahatmya

Oct. 8 |     A talk given by Swami Krishnanandaji on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship. Our longings are fundamentally very deep and cannot be easily satisfied by temporary make shift or day-to-day adjustment of outer circumstances....

The Glory of Divine Mother

The Glory of Divine Mother

Oct. 5 | by Swami Chidananda Puranas are sacred scriptures through which the wise seers of ancient times have tried to give us the precious treasures of wisdom, inspiration and guidance. They are holy books into which great sages have packed in deep facts about...

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Oct. 4 | by Swami Sivananda SALUTATIONS to the Divine Mother, Durga, who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy, beauty, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who creates, sustains and destroys the universe. This festival is observed twice a year,...

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Aug. 19 | by Swami Sivananda THIS IS THE birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth Divine Incarnation. It falls on the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). This is one of the greatest of all Hindu festivals. Lord Krishna was born...

Significance of The Holy Guru-Purnima Day

Significance of The Holy Guru-Purnima Day

Jul. 26 | Sankaram Sankaracharyam Kesavam Badarayanam; Sutra-Bhashya-Kritau Vande Bhagavantau Punah Punah I adore Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu, Bhagavan Vyasa and Sri Sankaracharya. I again and again prostrate to Sri Vyasa who wrote the Vedanta Sutras, and to Sri Sankaracharya...

Guru Purnima Message

Guru Purnima Message

Jul. 9 | July 1964 Om Namo Bhagavte Sivanandaya! Salutations and worshipful Pranams to the sacred lotus-Feet of the Guru whose form is to be an object of our meditation, whose feet are to be adored, whose words are most holy truths and whose Grace grants us supreme...

Guru-Bhakti Yoga

Guru-Bhakti Yoga

Jul. 9 | Just as Kirtan-Sadhana has been made the special Kali-Yuga Sadhana for quick God-vision, even so herein you have the new Yoga, a Yoga most eminently suitable for this age of doubt and scepticism, pride and egoism. It is Guru-Bhakti Yoga. This Yoga is...

The Role of The Guru

The Role of The Guru

Jul. 9 | Ajnana-Timirandhasya Jnananjana-Salakaya; Chakshurunmilitam Yena Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah. Prostrations to that Guru who, by the collyrium-rod of Knowledge, opens the eyes of those who are rendered blind by the darkness of ignorance (Guru Gita). The Guru...