Victim or Victor, Your Choice

Happy weekend, Everyone. Stay home, Stay safe! Here's wishing everyone healthy and happiness always... Currently, the whole world is facing the health-scare due to COVID-19 virus. Different people are reacting to the situation differently. The least we can do is pray, radiate positive vibes, help the needy in whatever way we can, be kind and … Continue reading Victim or Victor, Your Choice

BhagavadGita, the Life Guide and My Spiritual Guru

Happy Monday, Everybody! This blog post is on Srimad BhagavadGita, the ultimate guide of Life and is dedicated to my Spiritual Guru, respected Sreeparna Roy Didi. She is one of the respected Gurus who teaches at S-VYASA. I came into her contact (or I should say it was the divine force that connected me with … Continue reading BhagavadGita, the Life Guide and My Spiritual Guru

MahaShivaratri, the Great Night of Lord Shiva (Author: RamaMurthy)

ॐ नमः शिवाय || On this auspicious day of MahaShivaratri, we present you with this blog article on the significance of this festival. A few Wikipedia and YouTube links are given below for those interested in learning more about the festival and the powerful, energizing hymns of Lord Shiva: MahaShivaratri ಶಿವ ಮಾನಸ ಪೂಜೆ (Shiva Manassas … Continue reading MahaShivaratri, the Great Night of Lord Shiva (Author: RamaMurthy)

Faith Keeps Us Going (Author: RamaMurthy)

The following article written by Sri. RamaMurthy highlights the essence of the beautiful poem, Karunaalu Baa Belake (ಕರುಣಾಳು ಬಾ ಬೆಳಕೆ) by the respected B.M. Srikantiah, one of the most influential authors, writers and translators of Kannada literature. This poem is a Kannada Classic based on the English poem, Lead, Kindly Light by the renounced Theologian … Continue reading Faith Keeps Us Going (Author: RamaMurthy)

Karma Siddhanta, the Law of Karma (Author: RamaMurthy)

This blog is written by Sri. RamaMurthy. A quick preface before getting to the actual article: 'Karma' is a Samskritha word that means action. It encompasses our thoughts, words, actions, and also others' actions done under our instructions / influence. There are 12 laws of Karma: This implies everything we do created a corresponding energy … Continue reading Karma Siddhanta, the Law of Karma (Author: RamaMurthy)

Divine Love

February 14 is celebrated as Valentine's Day all over the world. Even though the common perception is that this day is for lovers, there are so many different relationships that can be celebrated on this day e.g., love for parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, children, and grandchildren and so on. I had written about Bhakti / … Continue reading Divine Love

Sri Rama Navami (Birthday of Lord Rama)

Today (9th day of Chaitra Masa, Shukla Paksha in Hindu Calendar or Panchanga) is celebrated as the birthday of God Sri Rama. SriRama is considered as an incarnation / avatar of Lord Vishnu (the preserver in the Brahma-Vishnu-Maheshwara Trinity). His birth was to preserve peace and prosperity and restore Dharma by freeing the world from … Continue reading Sri Rama Navami (Birthday of Lord Rama)

Monotheism and Polytheism (Author: RamaMurthy)

In the following article, the author explores the logic behind single and multiple Gods in the Hindu religion. It is in Kannada language. ಅವತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಹರಟೆ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ, ನಮ್ಮ ಚಿದಂಬರ ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಇಷ್ಟೊಂದು ದೇವತೆಗಳಿದ್ದಾರಲ್ಲಾ, ಯಾವ್ಯಾವ ದೇವರನ್ನಾ ಅಂತ ಪೂಜೆ ಮಾಡ್ತೀರಾ , ಅಲ್ದೇ ಒಂದೊಂದ್ ಹಬ್ಬಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದೊಂದ್ ದೇವ್ರು ಅಂದ. ನಮ್ಮಮ್ಮ, ಅದು ಹಾಗಲ್ವೋ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ತ್ರಿಮೂರ್ತಿಗಳು - ಬ್ರಹ್ಮ, ವಿಷ್ಣು, ಮಹೇಶ್ವರ. ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ, ಸ್ಥಿತಿ, … Continue reading Monotheism and Polytheism (Author: RamaMurthy)

Significance of MahaShivaraathri (Author: RamaMurthy)

ಓಂ ನಮಃ ಶಿವಾಯ ಶಿವಾಯ ನಮಃ ಓಂ ಓಂ ತತ್ಪುರುಷಾಯವಿದ್ಮಹೇ ಮಹಾದೇವಾಯ ಧೀಮಹಿ ತನ್ನೋರುದ್ರಃ ಪ್ರಚೋದಯಾತ್ - ನಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಹಬ್ಬಗಳ ಆಚರಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಘ ಮಾಸ ಬಹುಳ ಚತುರ್ದಶಿ ಯಂದು ಬರುವ ಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿಗೂ ತುಂಬಾ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆ ಕೊಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ 12 ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳುವಂತೆ, 12 ಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿಗಳನ್ನೂ ಹೇಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಪ್ರತೀ ತಿಂಗಳ ಕೃಷ್ಣಪಕ್ಷ ಚತುರ್ದಶಿಯನ್ನು ಮಾಸ ಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿ ಯೆಂದು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಪಂಚಾಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದನ್ನು ನಾವು ಗಮನಿಸಬಹುದು. ಇದು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನವರ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಚರಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋಗಿರುವುದಾದರೂ, ಕೆಲವರು ಇದನ್ನು ಇನ್ನೂ … Continue reading Significance of MahaShivaraathri (Author: RamaMurthy)