In the Vedic culture, Healing and Caring are considered to be part of a spiritual process. The energy of healing and caring is considered pure and divine. The Kavacam (literally meaning an ‘armor) is a spiritual armour that brings the divine source of pure energy closer to the heart. Thus ensuring that the healing process is safe, pure and sacred.Read More
Sraddha, meaning intense faith or conviction, is the cornerstone for success in any endeavour, be it in our spiritual or personal path. It enables us to perserve in the face of even the greatest difficulties. The Sraddha suktam, which is part of the Taittiriya Brahmana, underlines the significance of Sraddha and honours it as a goddess.Read More
Goda or Andal, as she is popularly called, is regarded as more than a saint or a poet. She is the only female Alvar among the 12 Alvar saints of South India. She is also regarded as a symbol of the strength of womanhood, a person with a sense of sublime purpose, complemented with a strong determination to attain the divine purpose successfully.
The Kavacam is a spiritual armour that the care-giver adorns, so that it brings the divine source of pure energy closer to the heart. This would not only ensure that the healing process is safe, but that it is also essentially pure and sacred. By linking strongly with the Kavacam not only is the care giver being protected in the long term, but is also linking to the divine source of healing.
Through the chant called Candra Kavacam, practitioners are linking to the moon to provide nourishment, comfort and protection in their own healing journey, as well as when they are facilitating a transforming journey for others.Read More
The Vedic tradition put the teacher at the forefront of learning. It viewed the teacher as the crucial link between the student and the teaching. Owing to the fact that it was the teacher who revealed the subtle intricacies of the teaching, which facilitates the student to evolve into his potential, the teacher was regarded very highly.
This is the reason why so many chants exist to honor the teacher. Here is a chant that is called Guru Stotram, that is perhaps a compilation of different verses that honor the preceptor.Read More