Kriya to Banish Depression!

Depression or Clinical depression is characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally...

Why do We do Guru Pooja?

Q. What is the reason we do pooja at the Guru’s feet? Why do people want to touch Guru’s feet? A. It is an ancient...

Bhakti, The Song of God

Bhakti, the Ultimate Gift Let me define exactly what I mean by the word “bhakti”. Understanding that whatever you call as reality is experienced in...

Cardamom, the Queen of Spices!

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), popularly called ‘The Queen of Spices’ consists of whole or ground dried fruit, or seeds of a herbaceous perennial plant of...

No More Migraines!

Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea. It is about three times more common in women than...

The Churning of the Milky Ocean – Samudra Manthan

The story of Samudra Manthan, or the churning of the ocean, is an age-old tale from the Puranas (Ancient Hindu texts), where the ocean...

What is Initiation?

Enlightened Masters have several methods of expressing the truth to their disciples. One such method uses words. When a teacher expresses a truth to...

Arunachala, The Giver of Enlightenment

A small temple town which at first sight looks like any other small temple town in India, Thiruvannamalai is a tirtha sthala at the...

Why Do We Worship Idols?

What is the logic behind idol worship? We don’t worship the idol, we worship through the idol. The deity does not represent God; the deity...

Poha

Poha (Flattened rice) is a very easily digestible, carbohydrate-rich food used extensively in India. It has references even in Mahabharata where Lord Krishna liked...

Tulsi, the Holy Herb

Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) popularly called tulsi in India, is ubiquitous in vedic tradition. Perhaps its role as a healing herb was instrumental in...

Kashi, the City of Moksha

Varanasi, a city situated on the western banks of the Ganges River in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is a cultural and...

How I Became a Yogi!

-- By Sumithra Swaminathan This is a journey of an ordinary housewife to a Yogi - a Nirahari (One who does not intake solid food). I...

Unrevealed Mysteries of the Mystics

Beings who reveal the unrevealed mysteries to the world are called incarnations. With tremendous compassion and love, so that the human consciousness can experience...

The Story of Saint Dakshinamurthy

This is the story of a great saint called Dakshinamurthy Swamigal, a Paramahamsa who always lived a life of freedom and a very highly...