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
Pavamanasuktam is a very famous chant from the Vedic tradition. It is often chanted to help clean/refine energy be it in a place or a person. Many times when entering a new house or space of work, this chant was recited to purify the space of its past energy so that a new positive beginning could be commenced.
It is also used in healing, when dark energy such as past traumas, abuses or impressions from abuse/violence needs to be transformed.
Both Listening and learning to chant this chant can be very helpful in a number of circumstances.
The Ksamasodashi stotram is a powerful chant composed by the great Parasara Bhatta, which pleads to the Lord Ranganatha to offer forgiveness for our continued mistakes. The chant recognizes that being the supreme dispenser of the fruits of the actions, it is only the Lord who indeed guides us to act in one way or the other. Hence the chant appeals to his compassion to forgive our sins and guide us with light through our journey of life.Read More
Part of the Taittiriya Brahmana, this chant appeals to the natural elements like fire, sun, moon, earth etc., to sustain and nourish the organs and functions in the human system. It teaches us to receive nourishment from the natural sources that surround us, and through that connect to the divine source of nourishment within us. Thus it teaches us that the external and internal are extraordinary sources of nourishment.Read More
Vedanta Desika is celebrated as one of the most prolific poet and philosopher in the Vedic tradition. He ascended to the rank of Acarya (great preceptor) very early in his life and was fully committed to this cause. He spent most of his time in interpreting scriptures and performing kalaksepam (teaching) to his students. He spurned wealth and led a simple and contented life and his practice, knowledge and detachment were exemplary.Read More