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Sri Gita Jayanti

Sri Gita Jayanti

Nov. 26 | PHILOSOPHY OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA - Swami Sivananda The philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita is no other than the philosophy of the Upanishads. But in one respect it has gone a step further, in that the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita has brought the philosophy...

SKANDA SHASHTHI

SKANDA SHASHTHI

Oct. 29 | 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...

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Sep. 18 | 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. 7 | 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. 17 | 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-Bhakti Yoga

Guru-Bhakti Yoga

Jul. 2 | 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. 2 | 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...

Waste not this Rare Human Birth

Waste not this Rare Human Birth

Jul. 2 | (H.H. SRI SWAMI SIVANANDAJI MAHARAJ) Guru Purnima Message-6th July 1963 (Saturday) Salutations again and again at the Holy Feet of the great Sage, Sri Vyasa Bhagavan or Sri Krishna Dwaipayana, who edited the Vedas, composed the Brahmasutras, and wrote...

GANGA DUSSEHRA

GANGA DUSSEHRA

Jun. 5 | by Swami Sivananda The Ganga came out of the Supreme Being. She entered the feet of Lord Hari and reached Vaikuntha. She issued from Go­Loka and passed through the regions of Vishnu, Brahma, Siva, Dhruva, Chandra, Surya, Tapa, Jana and Maha, and reached...

Sri Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti

Sri Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti

Apr. 24 | 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...