Kashi Mahatmya- Pride of Vindhyachal suppressed by Sage Agastya

BhoomishthapiJyotirmatra Swarupaya Nirmala Jnaana Chakshusey, Namah Sivaaya Shantaya Brahmaney Lingamurthaye/ (My humble Greetings to Siva whose Form is of splendour, Eyes are of sparkling wisdom, Linga Swarup is Brahma and  Features are of Peace and Propitiousness!) Sage Suta while addressing… Continue Reading

Chaturmasya Mahatmya and ‘Shodasopacharas’ (Sixteen Services)

Chaturmasa or Four Month period commencing from Ashadha Shukla Ekadasi known as Devashayani Ekadasi (when God sleeps) till Kartika Shukla Ekadasi called Deva Prabodhini Ekadasi(when God is awake) is observed by persons of all ‘Varnas’with piety, Indriya Nigraha or Self… Continue Reading

Dharmaranya Mahatmya-Sadachari Brahmanas, SandhaVandana, Do’s & Dont’s

Maha Muni Veda Vyas described to Yudhishtara the eldest of Pandavas about the enormous significance of Dharmaranya where none had enemity with anybody, a typical Place of fearlessness, as tigers and rats played with each other, frogs and snakes coexist… Continue Reading