Tirumala means the place of many hills. In ancient days Tirumala was called as " Tiru vEnkatAdri ".Sri Venkateswara (Lord Balaji) is the world famous Hindu God.Venkatadri is the residence of him." VEm" is the symbol of all sins."Kata" means, burn...

Religious places in India

India is a nation where every the religion of all times have their honorable presence. This had brought in India a big playground for raising vast monuments by the people following all the religions on globe.The Hindu faith & Hindu philology...

Great Thinkers and Religious Tolerance

  Swami Viveananda made his famous speech at the international Congress of World Religions at Chicago after a deep study of the Quran, Bible and scriptures of all other religions. He affirmed that Hindus accept all religions for these are so many...

With the increasing rate of inflation it may be very hard for any one to do expenses on travelling.But a trip is properly planned and the expenses are properly estimated then one can easily go to a trip that will suit one's budget and will also not...

A pilgrimage to Sabarimalai

Devotees used to put mala for Lord Ayyappa in Sabarimalai on the first day of the tamil month of Karthigai. They have to wear Thulsi mala or Rudraksha malai. They can either wear this with the help of the priest in a temple or any person who has...

The poor little man of Assisi

There are good men and there are ad men. Whenever people become very wicked and greedy, a man is born. This man is so kind, gentle and unselfish that the world calls him a saint. He sets such wonderful examples that people slowly learn to follow...

The lamp of kindness

• Burn the lamp of kindness with the wick of care in the oil of love. Spread the light of happiness in this world. In the church of Mary, Ara Caeli, in Rome, there is a silver lamp kept burning day and night. It is called the lamp of kindness. On...

Every drop counts

A single flower can move a heart; a single thorn can rip it apart. There was once a big traffic jam on a street in Mumbai. The loud honking of the horns by impatient motorists could be heard on all sides. A re light would not turn green. The...

Using God’s name

The three rules to find the way home are known to us. They are:-1) to known god. 2) To love God. 3) To serve God. Besides, we have to pray to God daily. All these things require us to utter God’s name. We have to utter His name several times a...

His Magic.. .

Its one of the most beautiful and contagious smile I have ever seen. Just a look at this face and you forget all your worries. The fog of uncertainity dissolves and all you see is sunshine, pure happiness, pure bliss. I met sri sri ravishankar at...

Niru and Nima brought up Kabir as if he were their son. Like his father he learned to weave. He studied the Koran. While working him often sang songs in praise of God. During his face time he killed to be in the company of holy men. He wanted to...

Kurmadas was a true and sincere believer in God

The merchant patted Kurmadas’s head ad wiped away his hearts. He said, ``I am also going to Pandharpur as I have business there. Come with us. We will look after you.’’ After thinking for a minute, Kurmadas said, ``as you can see, I am a cripple....

Faith conquers all

Many years ago, in the village of Paithan, there lived a pious shopkeeper with his wife and children. They were loving family, content with what God had given them, except for one great sorrow-their son. Little Kurmadas was a cripple, who could use...

The Soft Thunder of Lumbini

Hugh and Colleen Gantzer were ding research on Buddhism. They wanted to visit Lumbini. So they had come to Sonauli, on the Indo-Nepalese border. In the seventh century B.C., a little republic near Sonauli was ruled by Suddhodnhana. His...

DIWALI THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

Diwali the festival of light   Festivals are to human life what an oasis is to a desert. If there were no festivals, our life would be a long disease without a cure. Cares and worries would sap the very vitality of life. Fortunately India is a...

Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Meenakshi Amman temple is an historic temple located in Madurai city, Tamil Nadu in India. This temple is1600 years old. At first this temple was built by KulasekaraPandiya. After that the whole temple work was finished in...

Guru Nanak and Buddha messages

After Kabir, another great son of India was born in the Punjab. He was Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak also tried to bring the Hindu religion and the Islam religion closer together, to find a common bond between the two. Like Kabir, he believed that all men...

Spiritual speeches

Spiritual truths are very subtle and cannot be perceived through the cross intellect and an impure mind. Our senses have limitations and cannot go beyond a certain distance. The katha Upanishad says that thought the Atma is present in every being;...

Amritsar golden temple

The golden temple at Amritsar is one of the most important pilgrim centers of Sikhs. Guru Nanak’s birth day is celebrated by large number of people here. Guru Nanak dev was the founder of Sikh religion. He was born in 1469 at Talwandi in Punjab....

Few Unique Temples in the World

1. Sri Ranganath temple, Tamil Nadu, India.   This temple, the construction of which started way back in the 17 th century is the only temple in India with seven enclosures (or prahakaras) with a total of 21 ‘gopurams’. The temple complex covers...

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