During these nine days and nine nights, Ma Durga is worshiped for the first three days, then Ma Lakshmi for the fourth through sixth days and finally Ma Saraswati for the last three days.
How can one describe the love of Radha and Krishna – how can one even conceive of it?
Philosophy is no substitute for practice – #Dharma is sustained on fuel of tapobala (power born of penance) & we are a people of temple builders and worshippers whose dearest festivals are tied with our devas.
Many may know the main contours of Ramayana, but in reading the original, we glean so many little gems with wonderful moral lessons woven into the story for us to imbibe & inculcate.
The #Mahabharata is all about wheels within wheels in terms of lessons to be learned as to how to live an ethical and principled life under complex circumstances—not too different from the complexity of life situations that many of us face.
Vijaya Ekadasi, Sri Krishna once explained the glories of this particular Ekadasi to Yudhishthira, “O, Yudhishthira, anyone who reads or hears this story will attain the same great merit as that which is earned by performing a horse sacrifice.”
Entrance of devotees through northern gate of SriNarayan temples on Vaikuntha Ekadasi bestows on them entrance to Vaikuntha at the end of earthly life.
In the Skanda Purana, Brahma has a dialogue with Narada Muni, on the glories of Utthana Ekadasi, which is also known as Haribodhini Ekadasi, Papaharini Ekadasi, and Prabhodini Ekadasi.
Today is Ramaa Ekadasi, the Ekadasi that occurs during the Krishna paksha (waning phase of the lunar cycle) of Kartika masa.
The observance of the Parivartini Ekadasi vrata on this day is equal in merit to performing the Ashvamedha yajna
The katha associated with Aja Ekadasi is about how observing Ekadasi helped King Harishchandra escape his troubles – and he certainly had his share of troubles
On this auspicious day of Ekadashi, we are beginning a new series highlighting the significance of each Ekadashi. Today we try to understand the essence of Shravan Maas Shukla Paksha Putrada Ekadashi
An excerpt from The Curse of Gandhari by Aditi Banerjee, in which we witness an interaction between Krishna and Gandhari.
The uniqueness of the Gita is that it does not glorify Sri Krishna alone; it glorifies Arjuna also and the very process of dialogue and discussion between him and Sri Krishna.
The more we dedicate ourselves to the Gita through the practices of sadhana and adhyaayana, the more such gems we will discover for ourselves.