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What is Thila Homa?

Thila Homa (Fire Prayer) is a powerful Vedic ritual performed to alleviate the adverse effects of Pitru dosha or the curse of our dead ancestors who have not been appeased. It is performed with ‘Til’ (sesame seeds). The homa can help us to resolve all problems caused […]

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Importance of Sun worship on Ratha Saptami

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Importance of Sun Sun is an extremely powerful heavenly body which is the head of the solar family, of which our earth is also a member. The Sun is a self-luminary body which remains as the source of light and energy to all the planets including mother […]

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Makara Vilakku: Day of Miracles

Makara Vilakku On Makara Sankranti The day of Makara Vilakku is considered to be the day of miracles by devotees. It is a 7-day festival. The pilgrimage to Sabarimala starts from the 1st day of Vrichikam month (as per the Malayalam calendar). This comes between 14th and […]

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Mattu Pongal

It is a well-known fact that Pongal is a three-day festival and Mattu Pongal is celebrated on the third day. It is dedicated to cattle, hence the name. Prayers are offered to the bulls, cows and other farm animals. The cattle and other farm provide milk and […]

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Five Most Powerful Mantras For Lord Rama

Sacred Name of Rama If there is one ‘nama,’ the name, the mere uttering of which can relieve people of all sins, it can only be the Rama nama, the sacred name of Lord Rama. Vishnu Sahasranama is a powerful hymn, which gives out the 1000 holy […]

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The Festival of Pongal

Pongal is the harvest festival, so that needs no explanation. It is celebrated for 4 days in South India. In North India, it is celebrated as Lohri. The festivities in South India is spread across 4 days, each day for a different reason. To those of you […]

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Hanuman Jayanthi

Birthday of Hanuman On Hanuman Jayanthi, Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god who helped Lord Rama defeat the demon, Ravana, and rescue his wife, Sita from his clutches. Hanuman represents unflinching devotion and strength. As a child, Hanuman was very mischievous. Once, he […]

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Vaikunta Ekadasi Srirangam

Vaikunta Ekadasi is the most famous festival for the Vaishnavaites and the celebration for this at Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy Perumal Temple, No. 1 in the 108 Divyadesams of Lord Vishnu, is something the whole world watches out for. Though the celebrations happen in every other Vishnu Temple […]

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Remedies That Can Mitigate the Effects of Sarpa Dosha

Sarpa is a snake and Sarpa Dosha, as the name suggests, is a snake-related affliction. But the term ‘Sarpa’ here, refers to the malefic planets Rahu and Ketu, which are believed to be the head and tail respectively, of a mythological serpent. Hence, Sarpa Dosha denotes an […]

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Legend of Thiruvannamalai

Importance of Thiruvannamalai Thiruvannamalai is a holy town. It is home to the grand temple of Lord Shiva, which is famous not only in Tamil Nadu but also in the entire country. The greatness of the town rests in the belief that Shiva himself resides there in […]

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Shirdi Sai Baba’s birthday

Shirdi Baba’s birthday falls on September 28. It would be ideal if you read on for an extract from the 1991 talk where Swami uncovers this up to this point obscure actuality about Shirdi Baba’s introduction to the world. Amid His Divine Discourse at Prasanthi Nilayam on […]

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Ashtalingams (8 Shiva Lingams) At Tiruvannamalai

Ashtalingams (8 Shiva Lingams) At Tiruvannamalai

The holy hill of Tiruvannamalai is renowned for the Arunachaleswara Temple, which is regarded as one of the Pancha Bhoota (nature’s five elements) temples of Lord Shiva. On the special day of Deepam, thousands of devotees go on Girivalam (circumambulation) around the hill to receive the graceful […]

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