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Durga Puja or Navaratri

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Sep. 23 | 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 Ganesha Chaturthi

Sri Ganesha Chaturthi

Aug. 30 | by Swami Sivananda SALUTATIONS to Lord Ganesha who is Brahman Himself, who is the Supreme Lord, who is the energy of Lord Shiva, who is the source of all bliss, and who is the bestower of all virtuous qualities and success in all undertakings. Mushikavaahana...

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Aug. 11 | 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...

Guru-Bhakti Yoga

Guru-Bhakti Yoga

Jul. 10 | 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. 10 | 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...

GANGA DUSSEHRA

GANGA DUSSEHRA

Jun. 25 | 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 Sankaracharya Jayanti

Sri Sankaracharya Jayanti

May. 11 | 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...

Significance of Ramnavami

Significance of Ramnavami

Apr. 3 | 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...

Let Rama be Your Ideal

Let Rama be Your Ideal

Apr. 2 | 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...

Way to Rama Rajya

Way to Rama Rajya

Apr. 2 | 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...