• 150 Birth Anniversary Celebrations, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, India, Ramakrishna Mission, new 3D Movie 9/11 – The Awakening

    The Awakening 9/11 - New 3D Movie on Vivekananda, 150 Birth Anniversary Celebrations

    As part of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, India and Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi has recently released a new 3D Movie “9/11 – The Awakening”. This short 3D Movie is about..

  • sadhguru, chronic ailments, diabetes, hypertension, InnerEngineering, Isha USA,

    How to handle chronic ailments like diabetes, hypertension etc?

    There are two types of ailments. One is infectious. Another is chronic. Infectious diseases are those which happen because of an external invasion. An external organism invades the system and causes a certain trouble, which has to be dealt with ..

  • Naraka, Asura, son of Vishnu, Bhu-devi, The Demon Son of God, Durga, Mahishasura, Ram, Ravan, Navaratri, Dassera, Krishna, Narakasura, Diwali, Andhra, Karnataka,  Naraka Chaturdashi, Gangetic plains

    The Demon Son of God

    The post-monsoon festival season witnesses the death of many demons: Durga kills Mahishasura and Ram kills Ravan during Navaratri and Dassera, while Krishna kills Narakasura during Diwali. This latter festival is popular mostly along the west co..

  • ved, upanishad ganga, Aurangzeb, Dara Shikoh, ved in persian, Miyan Mir, Baba Laaldaas, Upanishads, chinmaya mission

    Veda - The Source of Dharma...

    What are the Vedas? That the Vedas are the very basis of the Indian ethos, their all-inclusive nature, and all-welcoming spirit is brought out in this episode. That this Vedic wisdom provides us the means to beatify individual life, uplift socie..

  • ancient ritual, Second Convocation Art of Living heritage school, Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Pathshala, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Veda Agama Shastra Course, Sri Omkarananda Mahaswamigal, Swami Chidbhavananda Ashram, D.G Nandakumar, Karnataka Sanskrit University, Dr. K. Picchai Sivacharyar, founder of Sivaneri Kazhagam; N.Ramanuja, Chairman, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore

    A modern degree in an ancient ritual : Art of Living's heritage school

    Bangalore, It was a perfect modern day setting at the second Convocation Ceremony of the Heritage School, Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Pathshala where newly graduated students were conferred the title ‘Sivagama Vidya Nidhi’ in the pres..

  • Shiva, recognize his own son, ganesha, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Puranasm, Prakriti, Shuddha Chaitanya, Ganpati Upanishad, Ganpati, nirakara Parabrahman

    How Shiva did not recognize his own son

    By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    The stories in the Puranas contain many incredible and hard-to-believe occu..

  • Upanishad Ganga - (Full) Episode 4, Upanishad Ganga Ashtavakra Episode, bandi, Purpose of Knowledge, Knowledge is power

    Scriptures are not weapons to establish one's superiority - Ashtavakra

    Purpose of Knowledge
     
    Knowledge is power. Hence knowledge is meant for the benefit of the totality. If knowledge becomes a means to fatten one’s ego, and if knowledge is used as a sword of destruction, the very purpose ..

  • Ashrams, Righteousness, dharma, wealth, artha, desire, kama, Final Liberation, moksha, Brahmacharya, Householder, Gruhastha, Yadnyas, Vanaprastha, Renunciant, Sannyaas, purushaartha, nivruttimaarg

    The 4 Ashrams in today's world

    The word 'ashram' has been derived from the root 'shram' which means to make efforts. The meaning of the ..

  • Shravan Shukla Panchami, Hindu lunar month of Shravan, King Janmejay, sarpyadnya, Sage Astik, Greatness of snakes, Srimadbhagvadgita, Navnag, nine cobras, H H Parashram Madhav Pande Maharaj, Sanatan Ashram, Devad, Panvel

    Greatness of Snakes : Nag Panchmi

    Tithi : Shravan Shukla Panchami (Fifth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Shravan).

    History : King Janmejay who performed sarpyadnya (the sacrificial fire of snakes) was appea..

  • Guru, dispeller of darkness or ignorance, Gurupournima, Guru-disciple, Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Vivekananda, Sree Adishankaracharya, Saint Dhyaneshwar, ibtl vande matru bhoomi, vande matru sankruti, VMS

    Guru The dispeller of darkness or ignorance (Gurupournima)

    A foreigner asked a saint, “Could you describe the uniqueness of India as briefly as possible?” The saint responded by saying “The Guru-disciple lineage.”

    This year festival of Gurupournima falls on 03rd

  • Guru Purnima, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, America, Hartford, Guru Principle, Meditation is relaxing, guru purnima 2012, guru purnima 2013, ibtl vms, vande matru sanskriti

    Guru Purnima message by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    America, Hartford, “Among the 12-13 full moons in a year the vaishakha full moon is dedicated to (his birth and enlightenment), jyeshtha full moon to mother earth and the aashadha full moon is dedicated to the memory of masters. This is Gu..

  • Self through Dharma, Purusharths, Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha, Great Illusion, Maya, vyashti sadhana, samashti sadhana, Final Liberation, Moksha, What is spiritual progress, Diwali, Dasera, ibtl vande matru sankriti

    Going beyond self to all-expansive Self through Dharma

    Education in present times teaches one to develop the self, physically and intellectually. The whole aim is to progress materially with scant attention to the spiritual aspect of life; this causes the rise of selfishness. There is more discord i..

  • Marriages are made in Heaven, Consanguineous marriage, Pinda, ibtl, vande matra sanskriti, matru sanskruti, ibtl

    Marriages are made in Heaven

    Marriage is one of the main institutions  of human civilization. In the sixteen sanskars, emphasis is laid on the sanskar of marriage. Marriage formalizes the relationship between a woman and a man. Similarly the social relations of the..

  • Indus-Saraswati Civiliation, Mohen-jo-daro, Harappa, Lothal, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Kalpana Desai, Global Heritage, Indus-Saraswati, 4000 years ago, Jagdish Gandhi, Bengal, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa,Vimla Patil, esamskriti

    Saraswati The Lost River

    With the Global Heritage Fund planning to set up the Indus-Saraswati Heritage Centre in association with the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, the mystic River Saraswati has once again become the focus for passionate research. Noted arche..

  • Early to rise, Importance of Brahmamuhurt, Brahma muhurt, Brahma-muhurt, Kardarshan, Karagre Vasate Lakshmi, Kar Maddhye Saraswati, Karmule tu Govindah, Prabhate kar Darshanam, vande matru sankruti, ibtl culture

    Early to rise ... (Importance of Brahmamuhurt)

    In older times, it used to be impressed upon the minds of  children that ‘early to bed and early to rise is the key to a long and healthy life’. Today, the routine of most children is just the opposite. The Sage..