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Only way out in Kali Yuga

There are ten key Upanishads and a host of other Upanishads. There is an upanishad that talks about the greatness of the Mahamantra “Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare
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Temple for Brahma

Why is there no temple for Brahma? Lord Brahma is nothing but the very form of the Vedas. And the Vedas are nothing but Sound. The best way of worshipping sound is by continuously echoing it and
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The Vedas

The Vedas ‘Ved’ means Knowledge. They are said to be the Divine Knowledge of God. The vedic Mantras are said to pervade the cosmos and are ‘heard’ by the Rishis and given to us. Hence they
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The five people

According to the Shastras, the one who has been responsible for the body, the one who gives ‘upadesa’ of the Gayathri Mantra, the one who feeds, the one who imparts education and the one who
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Fragrance and Vasanas

In Indian tradition, during marriages, the bride and the bride-groom exchange flower garlands. Sri Swamiji beautifully explained the significance behind this! Flowers have Vasana (tamil word for
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Respect to one who performs Nama Sankirtan

Sri Bhagavan Naama Bodendra Saraswati Swamigal has performed a Siddhanta on the greatness of Divine Name in a text called “Bhagavan Naama Rasodayam”. In the text, he says the following: One
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Respect for women

Respect for women has been one of the basic tenets of Sanathana Dharma. Once in a gathering, ‘Kalki’ R. Krishnamurthy (a renowned writer and the founder of the tamil magazine ‘Kalki’), MS.
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Madhura Vani: Humility brings freedom

Even though Airavata, the vehicle of Lord of Devas, is mighty and big it is goaded by the hook in the hands of Lord Indra and suffers constant pain. But an ant, though small moves about freely! With
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Ramayana – nectar droplets 1

In Ramayana, we see that Ravana took the form of a Sadhu to take away Seeta. The brave and powerful king that he was, Ravana could have come in his original form to take Seeta away, as Seeta was
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The nectar Yayati advocated

Here is an instance from Padma Purana (one of the eighteen Maha Puranas) to illustrate the glory of Hari Nama Kirtan – Once Sri Narada Maharishi (celestial sage) met Lord Indra (the head of all the
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Sridhareeyam

About 18 commentaries are available for Srimad Bhagavatam. One of the most popular and widely accepted commentaries is that of Sri Sridhara. The commentary is popularly known as
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All about trees

There are quite a few instances in our Vedas and Shastras where the greatness of certain trees is mentioned. Each tree has certain unique characteristics that have been helping the mankind – Palasa
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