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Shubha Navarati 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009 19:15
Hey Naam Re - Sabse Bada Tera Naam Sherovaali
Your name is the most powerful of all Maa Durga.

 

September 19th - 27th - Navratri
September 26th - Durga Ashtami
September 28th - Vijaya Dashmi
 
 
ImageDurga Puja is the greatest Hindu festival in which God is adored as Mother. Hinduism is the only religion in the world which has emphasized to such an extent the motherhood of God. One’s relationship with one’s mother is the dearest and the sweetest of all human relations. Hence, it is proper to look upon God as mother.

Durga represents the Divine Mother. She is the energy aspect of the Lord. Without Durga, Shiva has no expression and without Shiva, Durga has no existence.  Shakti is the omnipotent power of the Lord, or the Cosmic Energy.

Devi worship is, therefore, worship of God’s glory, of God’s greatness and supremacy. It is adoration of the Almighty. It is unfortunate that Devi is ignorantly understood by many as a mere blood-thirsty Hindu Goddess. No! Devi is not a vicious demoness nor is She the property of the Hindus alone. Devi does not belong to any religion. Devi is that conscious power of God. The words Devi, Shakti, etc., and the ideas of different forms connected with these names are concessions granted by the sages due to the limitations of the human intellect; they are by no means the ultimate definitions of Shakti.
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Sri Krishna Janamashtami 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009 19:46

ImageKaraar vindain padaarvindam, mukhaar vinde vinivaishayantam
Vatasya patrasya pute shayaanam, baalam mukundam manasaa smaraami

I remember with my heart Bhagwan Sri Krishna in the form of a child
Entering His lotus like foot into His lotus like mouth
With the help of His lotus like hand and sleeping on the leaf of a banyan tree


Sanatan Dharma is the most democratic religion in existence. Tremendous freedom is given in worship. The Supreme entity makes it's self accessible to the devotee according to each devotee's mental and spiritual capacity.

The Supreme can be adored with a form (Saguna) or without a form (Nirguna). One can closes his eyes and visualize that internal source of energy or one can open his eyes and feast off the beauty of the Lord in the form of an icon (murti - pratima). The Supreme can be both a mother and a father. The Supreme can be a God or a Goddess (Devata or Devi). The Supreme makes itself accessible to all. There are various relationship we can have with God, for example:

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Our humble tribute to a Legend: Pandit Shri Prakash Gossai ji
Monday, 15 June 2009 17:26
ImagePandit Prakash Gossai was the greatest exponent of Sant Tulsidas's Sri Ram Charitramaanas to ever emerge from the West Indies. Pandit ji managed to inspire thousands traveling from continent to continent, country to country, city to city, village to village thru his messages of Ram Katha. His discourses on the Ramayan were spiritually uplifting, touching the inner core of every being. Pandit ji shared with the world his love for God (Sri Ram) thru his many bhajans and kathas. He was a legendary teacher. A committed promoter of the values of Sanatan Dharma that transcends religion.
 
Truly, some come on earth to leave only their foot prints on the sands of the beach to be washed away by the water of the waves, but then there are those personalities who leaves their imprints on the hearts of man forever to be cherished.
 
Pandit ji's passing is a catastrophic loss for the Hindu community. We extend our sincere condolence to his family, his father, children, siblings, and many disciples.
 
Pandit ji's legacy will live on if we can recall the words of Albert Einstein:
 
"Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation.  For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life."
 
May his soul be one with the supreme:
mat-karma-krn mat-paramo
mad-bhaktah sanga-varjitah
nirvairah sarva-bhutesu
yah sa mam eti pandava
 
My dear Arjuna, one who is engaged in My pure devotional service, free from the contaminations of previous activities and from mental speculation, who is friendly to every living entity, certainly comes to Me. (Bhagvad Gita ch. 11, vs. 55)
 
 
Sri Ramanavami 3rd April, 2009 Sandesh
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 18:52

ImageOn Chaitra Shukla Navami (the ninth day of the bright half of Chaitra) 'Sri Ramanavami' is celebrated.. Sri Ram appeared on this day and years later on the same day Rama married Sita. Aside from celebrating Sri Ram's appearance, some temples also celebrate the wedding or Sri Ram to Sri Sita ji known as Sri Sita Ram Kalyaana Mahotsava with great tradition and devotion.

Ram-naam (name of Sri Ram)contains the power of all mantras. Just uttering the syllable 'Ra' can purge us of all sin. The following syllable 'Ma' ensures that expunged sins do not return to plague us.

The Ram-naammantra stands for Supreme Reality. Chanting Rama's name produces a rhythmic sound that sooths and relaxes the mental and physical system. Mental recitations are equally, if not more, effective.

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Vasant Navratri 27th March to 3rd April, 2009 Sandesh
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 18:50

ImageNavratri ("nava" + "ratri") literally means "nine nights". This ritual is observed twice a year, in spring and in autumn. "Vasant Navratri" is nine days of fast and worship that Hindus undertake during spring every year. Vasant Navratri is also known as Ram Navratri because Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month. This year it commences on the 27th March and concludes on the 3rd April, 2009.  Sri Ramnavami will be observed on Friday, April 3rd, 2009.

Chaitra month is considered as very auspicious maasam (month in Hindu calendar) in which the creation of the universe has started. Worship during Chaitra month brings the blessings of every aspect of divinity and empowers the devoted.

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