valmiki ramayana and tulsidas ramcharitmanas
Ancient Indian Literature, Ramayana, Sanskrit Texts

Difference Between Valmiki Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas

The Ramayana, written and composed by Valmiki, is one of the greatest works of literature in the history of ancient India. It has survived the test of time, and still continues to be one of the most critically acclaimed works of all generations. It strikes a chord with everyone’s lives and touches their inner soul with […]

Jnana Yoga
Ancient Indian Literature, Sanskrit Texts, Spirituality, Vedic Philosophy

Jnana Yoga

Jnana yoga is the path of non-dual realization that leads to an experience of absolute truth.   What is the Meaning of Jnana? The word ‘jnana’ (pronounced ‘gyan’) means knowledge. This is of two kinds: 1. Shabdatmak jnana — theoretical knowledge 2. Anubhavatmak jnana — practical knowledge In Hinduism the word jnana has many connotations. […]

Sharabha - Shiva Avtar Who Liberated Lord Narasimha
Hindu Gods, Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Sanskrit Texts

Sharabha – The Shiva Avatar Who Liberated Lord Narasimha

Sharabha is an avatar of Lord Shiva which is not commonly known. This is considered as the most powerful appearance taken by Shiva to protect the universe. His manifestation as Sharabeshwara was to dominate over the fierce embodiment of Lord Vishnu as Narasimha which was the combination of half human and half lion. The objective […]

Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam - 1000 Names of Goddess Lalitha from Brahmanda Purana
Ancient Indian Literature, Hindu Gods, Hinduism, Sanskrit Texts

Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam – 1000 Names of Lalitha Devi from Brahmanda Purana

Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Stotra (hymn of praise) occurs in the Brahmanda Purana (history of the universe) in the chapter on discussion between Hayagriva and Agasthya. Hayagriva is an incarnation of Vishnu with the head of a horse who is held to be the storehouse of knowledge. Agasthya is one of the sages of yore and […]

Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam - Saraswati Kavacham
Ancient Indian Literature, Hinduism, Sanskrit Texts

Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam

Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ often begin and end Vedic lessons. Saraswati is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. It is believed that goddess Saraswati endows human beings […]

Lord Shiva Chalisa - Meaning and Significance - Hindi and English PDF
Hindu Gods, Hinduism, Sanskrit Texts

Shiv Chalisa – The 40 Verse Prayer to The Supreme Lord

Lord Shiva forms the part of the Trimurti (Trinity), the other being Brahma, the creator and Vishnu, the preserver. Lord Shiva or Siva is considered as the destroyer of negativity. He represents the vital goodness in the form of Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram i.e. Truth, Goodness and Beauty. Lord Shiva performs a celestial role of dissolution […]

Chanakya Arthashastra - Kautilya Arthashastra
Ancient Indian Literature, Sanskrit Texts, Vedic Philosophy

The Nuances of Chanakya Arthashastra

Pandit Chanakya or Kautilya is better known as the founding father of totalitarianism. He is famous for his works Arthashastra and Niti shastra. It is widely believed that Brahmic India initiated the policy of totalitarianism. It is from India that this doctrine of absolutism spread all over the world. Even today, the scholars of the […]