Mannarkudi Rajagopalan panguni brahmotsavam Day 18. 3.4.17.   Morning Thiruvaimozhi Ghoshti sattumurai eve.  Pushpayagam.  Dwajaavarohanam.

Thanks to Sri Sriram dheekshithar and Sri Uppili Srinivasan Thanks for contributing the pictures regularly and to help reach Mannarkudi Rajagopalan to all devotees Dasan Day 18. 3.4.17.   Morning Thiruvaimozhi Ghoshti sattumurai eve.  Pushpayagam.  Dwajaavarohanam.            18 நாள் பிரம்மமோத்ஸவம்  மிகவும் சிறப்புடன் நடேந்தேறியது.  அனைவருக்கும் ஸ்ரீகோபாலன் கிருபாககடாஷம் கிடைக்கு பிரார்த்திக்கிறேன்.  நன்றி

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Sirupuliyur Mamunikal utsavam

Mamunikal utsavam was celebrated at Sirupuliyur for two days with Thiruvaimozhi chanting, mangalasasanam and thirumanjanam and swap prabhandham Thanks to Sreekanth Bhattachar , VAsu bHattachar and their team and guidance by their father. Thanks to Sri Kanchi ViajyaRaghvavan swami and Thiirukkannapuram Kannamachar for organising and Sri Parankusa Charitable Trust have pleasure to participate in this kainkaryam Thanks to Guna Venkat

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The Misrepresentation of Hinduism – Part 3

In the previous parts, it was conclusively argued that modern representations of Hinduism are founded on intellectual laziness and that the metaphysics of Adi Sankaracharya is abused to such an extent that it militates against the core tenets propounded by the preceptor in his commentaries. In this episode, we will look at other misadventures of modern Hinduism, and the potential

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The misrepresentation of Hinduism  – Part 1

For those struggling with their Hindu identities, it is a disaster to encounter the definitions and justifications for Hindu principles by those hardly informed to describe them. One of the prominent confusions perpetuated by the new Hindu scholarship is regarding the question of the apparent polytheism of Hinduism. The question simply put is “why are there so many gods in

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Who is a saint?

Traits of a Saint [as explained by Lord Krishna in Srimad Bhagavad Gita] The traits of a saint are explained by Lord Krishna in Srimad Bhagavad Gita.  The following essay is based on Puthur Sri U.Ve. S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar Svami which goes by the similar title. To read the original essay, please contact the publishers of the original work. A

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Vedanta Sutras – Avibhāgenadṛṣṭatvādhikaraṇam

caturthādhyāye caturthaḥ pādaḥ – The fourth section in the fourth chapter avibhāgenadṛṣṭatvādhikaraṇam  avibhāgena dṛṣtatvāt Brahman is experienced as an inseparable principle because the soul realizes itself as the expression (body) of the Brahman.  Certain passages seem to suggest that the soul only attains the Brahman and experiences the Brahman as a separate principle.   Mundaka Upanishad 3-1-3: nirañjanaḥ paramaṃ sāmyamupaiti

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Vedanta Sutras – Sampadyāvirbhāvādhikaraṇam

caturthādhyāye caturthaḥ pādaḥ – The fourth section in the fourth chapter sampadyāvirbhāvādhikaraṇam saṃpadyāvirbhāvaḥ svenaśabdāt Due to the use of the word “svena” meaning “by oneself”, the liberated self shines with its true form after attaining Brahman. The Chandogya Upanishad (8-12-2) says “evameva eṣaḥ saṃprasādo~smāc-charīrāt samutthāya paraṃ jyotir-upasampadya svena rūpeṇābhiniṣpadyate”. The self, in this manner, leaves the body and attains the

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Nigama Nigamantha Varnita – Annamacharya Kirthana

Sri Annamacharya pleads the Lord of Thirumala to liberate him from bondage. nigama nigamānta varṇita! manohara rūpa! nagarāja-dharuḍa! śrīnārāyaṇā! Srimannarayana! You are described by the Vedas and Upanishads. Your charming form takes captive the hearts of devotees. You bore the Govardhana ( to protect Your devotees from Indra’s raging deluge). The reference to the episode of bearing Govardhana indicates that

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Oh mind! What are you up to?

kuḻaṟkōvalar maḍappāvaiyum maṇmagaḷum tiruvum niḻaṟpōlvanar kaṇḍu niṟkuṅkol mīḷuṅkol? – taṇṇantuḻāy aḻaṟ pōlaḍuñcakkarattaṇṇal viṇṇōr-toḻakkaḍavum taḻaṟpōṟcinatta, appuḷḷin pin pōna tanineñjamē   This is the third hymn of Thiruviruththam.  Azhvar speaks as Parankusa Nayaki in this verse.  Parankusa Nayaki speaks about her mind going after Narayana who is her lover.  The girl talks about some of the distinguishing characterisitcs of her lover, and

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