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Sri Gita Jayanti

Sri Gita Jayanti

Dec. 23 | 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...

Christmas—Its Spiritual Meaning

Christmas—Its Spiritual Meaning

Dec. 15 | -Swami Sivananda Christmas is known to all men the world over historically as the memorable day of the birth of Jesus, the Saviour. Though it is true that Christmas is thus celebrated as the day of the advent of Christ into this world, yet it also symbolises...

SKANDA SHASHTHI

SKANDA SHASHTHI

Nov. 23 | 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...

19th Punyatithi Aradhana

19th Punyatithi Aradhana

Nov. 22 | Photos taken during 19th Punyatithi Aradhana of H.H. Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh-Himalayas. [Show as slideshow] ...

The Glory of Divine Mother

The Glory of Divine Mother

Oct. 14 | 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...

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi-Mahatmya

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi-Mahatmya

Oct. 14 |     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....

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Oct. 14 | 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. 5 | 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

Aug. 3 | 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...

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...