Located near Ernakulam, locals call this Temple as Muzhikkalam, one of the most exquisitely scenic divya-desam Temples. The Lord revealed the Srisukti (or Thirumozhi) to sage Harita at this place. Thirumozhi means “sacred language”. Kalam means “place” in Malayalam. Thirumozhikkalam or “the place of the sacred revelation” morphed over time to Thirumuzhikkalam. The Lord is known is Thirumuzhikkalathan, or “the Lord of Thirumuzhikkalam”. He is also known as Appan, or “the Father” and Srisuktinatha. The Lord appeared at this place as a result of the great penances of Harita Maharsi. The sage, one of the six masters of the...Read More
Author: Adideva Giridhari Dasa
Vasant means spring and Panchami is the fifth day as per the lunar calendar. Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day after Amavasya in the month of Magh (Thai) between January and February. It celebrates the arrival of the spring season and the start of the holy festival. It is also in the worship of Goddess Saraswathi, the symbol of wisdom, arts, and knowledge.This day is considered as the birthday of Goddess Saraswathi. On this day, people wear yellow coloured dresses and offer yellow flowers to gods, goddesses, and others. Yellow is a symbol of vibrancy and energy. Since...Read More
Prabhupada: “Everyone engaged in some particular department, he must improve and… Then things will go on nice(ly). – Room Conversation – April 22, 1977, Bombay Prabhupada: “Expert means whatever he is doing, he must do it very nicely That’s all. Suppose you are sweeping this room. You can do it very nicely, to your best knowledge. That is expert. The people will say, “Oh, you have very nicely done.” Any work you do, do it very nicely. That is expert. Don’t do it haphazardly. To your best talent, to your best capacity, try to finish it very nicely, whatever...Read More
Listen to these wonderful children sing “Brahmam Okate”, a classic telugu song from Annamacharya. Lyrics and Ragas thandanana abi (brahma okaTE) raagam: bowLi 15 maayamaaLava gowLa janya Aa: S R1 G3 P D1 S Av: S N3 D1 P G3 R1 S OR naadanaamakriyaa 15 maayamaaLava gowLa janya Aa: S R1 G3 M1 P D1 N3 Av: N3 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S N3 taaLam: aadi Composer: Annamaacaarya Language: Telugu pallavi tandanAnA Ahi tandanAnA purE tandanAna bhALa tandanAnA bhaLA brahmamokaTE para brahmamokaTE brahmamokaTE para brahmamokaTE caraNam 1 kanduvagu hInAdhikamu lindulEvu andariki shrI harE antarAtmA indulO jantukulamu intA okaTE andariki shrI harE antarAtmA caraNam 2 ninDAra rAjU nidrincu nidrayu okaTE anDanE baNTu nidra adiyu okaTE meNDaina brahmANuDu meTTu bhUmi okaTE caNDAlundEti sari bhUmi okaTE caraNam 3 anugu dEvatalakunu ala kAma sukhamokaTE ghanakITa pashuvulaku kAma sukham okaTE dIna mahOrAtramulu tegi dhanAdyuna-kokaTE vonara nirupEdakunu okaTE aviyu caraNam 4 koralu SiSTnnamulu gonu nAkkalokaTE tirugu duSTAnnamulu dinu nAkkalokaTE paragu durgandhamulapai vAyuvokaTE varusha parimaLamupai vAyuvokaTE caraNam 5 kaDagi Enugu mIda kAyu eNda okaTE pudami suanakamu mIda bolayu-nendokaTE kaDu puNyalanu pApa karmulanu sarigAva jaDiyu shrI venkaTEShvaru nAma-mokaTE Meaning: pallavi: “Tandanana” is a word giving the punch of rhythm in the song. Ahi, Pure, Bhala are the words expressing the excitement or ecstasy or appreciation. The absolute spirit is one & only one. caraNam 1: There are no differences of low & high. “Srihari” (A name of...Read More
This amazing story is about a saint named Mataji Pada Sevanam, from Baku, Azerbaijan (former part of the USSR), who re-established devotional service to Lord Narasimha and changed the hearts of many devotees due to her limitless love to Krishna, fearlessness, and determination. Gopal Told Me! Once upon a time, someone distributed a Bhagavad-Gita translated by Srila Prabhupada to this woman. She read it and the knowledge struck her so much that she accepted it with all her heart. She found the address of the ISKCON temple in the beginning of the book and came to meet devotees in...Read More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Char Dham highway development project in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun. PM laid the foundation stone for Char Dham Yatra- an annual pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. Earlier in the day, Modi had said that he will visit Devbhoomi Uttarakhand for the inauguration of a key infrastructure project, the Char Dham highway development programme. In a series of tweets, Modi had said that the Char Dham highway project will lead to creation of over 900 km of roads and tourism will also get a strong...Read More
[Editor’s note: The following story is narrated by Mayesvara Dasa, who is a disciple of Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He had the unique service of building many Ratha chariots for use in temple festivals in major cities all over the world including for the ISKCON temples at Calcutta and Bombay. One of the most exhilarating Rathayatras he had the fortune to coordinate was the one for Calcutta ISKCON in 1978. Here he begins the narration of the events surrounding that historic program, which will be presented weekly in a total of 24 parts.] “As the man who digs obtains underground...Read More
Hatred, envy or fear for another person often intimidates and consumes us. When the primary purpose of our existence becomes dictated by hate or rivalry towards a specific individual, it forces us to give up living our own lives and start imitating the life of the person we envy. There is a popular maxim (logic) in the Sanskrit language which carries an important life-lesson for those of us who are at any point of time affected by such hatred or envy. This is the Kīṭa-bhṛṅgī-nyāya or the maxim of the trapped worm and the wasp. This maxim is quoted...Read More
You must have known the fact that beautiful Mount Kailash in Tibet has never been climbed by any mountaineer. It is heard in stories that a mystic Tibetan Seer and poet named Milarepa is the only human being who has been able to climb the peak of Mount Kailash. It was over about some 900 years ago, and since then we have just heard the stories of how nobody has been able to reaching the summit of this unclimbable peak. Do you ever wonder what makes this peak so difficult to be climbed? Is it the physical infeasibility, the...Read More
Sri Raghavendra is considered to be magnanimous and benevolent; countless devotees of his testify to the miracles he has performed. The sacred sand of the Moola Brindavana (Moola Mrithika) has very special significance, to cure diseases and throw away evil forces. Some well known miracles are listed below. Miracle for the Chola King During the life of Raghavendra Theertha , Chola Mandala (kindom) experienced political unrest. Internecine wars started and the king experienced hard times. The Kingdom experienced plunder and accession and a terrible famine followed. The king spent his money from his own coffers. But the famine did...Read More
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