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Sri Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti

Sri Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti

Apr. 18 | Sri Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya By Swami Sivananda Introduction Chaos pervaded all through India in the matter of religion and philosophy. Sect after sect, such as Charvakas, Lokayathikas, Kapalikas, Shaktas, Sankhyas, Buddhas and Madhyamikas sprang...

Sri Rama

Sri Rama

Mar. 20 | by Swami Sivananda Rama was Lord Hari Himself incarnate on earth for the destruction of Ravana. He was well accomplished, beautiful and endowed with royal marks. He was the foremost of those who were skilled in the use of bows and arrows. He was born...

Significance of Ramnavami

Significance of Ramnavami

Mar. 20 | by Swami Sivananda Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram SALUTATIONS to Lord Rama, an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is measureless, who is of the nature of pure Consciousness and bliss, who is the consort of Sita, Master of Sri Hanuman, and the Lord of the...

Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection

Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection

Mar. 20 | by Swami Krishnananda Let us observe this auspicious occasion of Sri Ramanavami as a moment of contemplation on a special spark of Divinity that made its advent on the earth. Popularly speaking, in ancient historical times, to emphasise the historical...

Way to Rama Rajya

Way to Rama Rajya

Mar. 20 | by Swami Sivananda Blessed Immortal Selves! Out of the fullness of my heart and love for you all I send a Message Divine to inspire you, to instantly elevate and to transform your life. It will transport you from weakness to tremendous strength, from...

Let Rama be Your Ideal

Let Rama be Your Ideal

Mar. 20 | by Swami Sivananda Salutations to Lord Rama, who is an Avatara of Vishnu, who is measureless, who is of the nature of Pure Consciousness Bliss, who is the consort of Sita, Master of Sri Hanuman, and the Lord of the three worlds, who took his birth at...

The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

Mar. 7 | This falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is a festival observed in honour of Lord Shiva. Shiva was married to Parvati...

Lord Siva and His Lilas

Lord Siva and His Lilas

Feb. 10 | Swami Sivananda Siva is known by the name ‘Girisa’, as He is the Lord of the Mount Kailasa. Siva is called ‘Tryambaka’, because He has a third eye in His forehead, the eye of wisdom (Jnana Chakshus). The word ‘Hara’ is derived from the root...

Siva – The Mystic Night

Siva – The Mystic Night

Feb. 10 | By Swami Krishnananda We conceive God as glory, as creativity and as austerity. Vishnu is glory and magnificence; Brahma is creativity force; and Siva is austerity and renunciation. You might have heard it said that God is the embodiment of six attributes...

The Message of Mahasivaratri

The Message of Mahasivaratri

Feb. 10 | Mahasivaratri is one of the holy days that my guru, Swami Sivananda observed with great intensity and devotion. There are numerous stories in our myths and legends to illustrate the popular belief that Lord Siva is pleased with even unintentional and...