Gayatri, is the form of the rising sun that is honoured through the most renowned Gayatri mantra. The mantra is traditionally used in a procedure called Sandhyavandanam, through which the sun is honoured at different times of the day. A key aspect of this procedure is the Gayatri mantra japa, where the timeless Gayatri mantra is recited a number of times, in order to honour the sun.Read More
The Narayana Suktam is, often thought of as the mystical appendix to the Purusa Suktam. While the Purusa Suktam presents the Supreme Being as an All-encompassing, Impersonal Purusa, the Narayana Suktam honours Narayana, a very personal and accessible Lord. The Narayana Suktam is a devout, touching, emotional and personal address to the Creator and sustainer of the universe. The chant also presents that the divine is residing deep in our hearts, and all we need to do is acknowledge his presence and connect with our hearts to access his grace.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 Sudarsana Chakra is a spinning, disk-like super weapon with 108 serrated edges used by Lord Vishnu. It is usually portrayed on the right rear hand of the four hands of Vishnu, who also holds a conch in his left fore hand, a mace in his left rear hand, and a lotus bud in his right fore hand. According to the old texts, The Sudarsana Chakra is used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy who represents darkness.
The great acarya Vedanta Desika composed this chant called Sudarsana Astakam to ward off a dark plague that afflicted the region at his time. Since then this powerful chant has been used in practice and ritual to ward of negative or evil energy and bring forth positivity.Read More
The Garuda (Sanskrit: गरुड) is one of the most well known deities mentioned in the Hindu Purana-s. His exploits in recovering the lost nectar of immortality, earned him enough respect, that Lord Visnu made him his mount.Read More