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  1. Secret of the Puranas

    Firstly, people should know about symbols. It is said that there are millions of Gods and Goddesses in India. In the Indian culture, we talk of families of Gods. A Goddess is depicted as riding a tiger, Gods have children and there are disputes amongst Go ...
  2. Nataraja and the Chidambara Rahasya

    Nataraja, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, is a very beautiful symbol of the union of nature and the Divine. Nataraja holds fire in one hand, representing the fire element. A damaru in his other hand depicts the space element. Many forces in the universe a ...
  3. Dashavatar

    Within our consciousness, the dashavataar (the ten incarnations) is eternally present. When the consciousness awakened, knowledge arose, then the Matsya(fish) incarnated; when that knowledge stabilized, became quiet, then Kurma(turtle) incarnated; the min ...
  4. Who is Padmanabha

    Different organs of our body are governed by different devas. The solar plexus is connected with the sun, that’s why it is called the solar plexus. When the first rays of the sun fall on the solar plexus, it is very good for your body. This is why it is g ...
  5. Significance Of Mahashivratri

    Celebrating the Peace Within is Shivaratri Mahashivaratri is the day when the Shiva Tattva touches the earth. The consciousness, the aura or the ethereal world which is always ten inches above the material ground, touches the earth element on the day of M ...
  6. Rudrabhishekam- The Ancient Sounds

    Rudrabhishek is an ancient chanting which was downloaded from the Akasha (space). When the ancient sages sat in meditation, they heard these sounds (of the mantras), and they started transferring to other people what they heard (and that is how the Rudrab ...
  7. Symbolism Behind The Form Of Shiva

    Significance of Crescent Moon on Lord Shiva’s Head Shiva Tattva is where there is no mind and the moon signifies the mind. When there is no mind then how can this ‘no mindedness’ be expressed and how can anybody understand it? You need a little bit of the ...
  8. What Is Shiva?

    Shiva- The Cause Of All Causes Shiva can be split as Sha + ee + va where • Sha stands for shareeram or body •  Ee stands for eeshwara or life giving energy •  Va stands for vayu or motion Thus Shiva represents the body with life and motion. If the ' ...
  9. Gurudev, what is the significance of sindoor (vermillion)? I would like to know why is sindoor a symbol of marriage (suhaag)? It is often seen that women do not apply sindoor even after marriage. Why is that?

    Yes! Where sindoor is applied is where the pituitary glands are located (Guruji says pointing to the center of his forehead); pineal or pituitary glands. There are seven chakras or seven energy centers in our body. So, where the pituitary glands are l ...
  10. Gurudev, please tell us about Hindu Gods and their vahanas (vehicles). What is the real meaning behind these vehicles?

    There is definitely some meaning to it. When this Vishalakshi Mantap was built, we never thought of keeping ‘Nandi’ (the bull) in front. One gentleman came and said, ‘Guruji, one of my relatives in America wanted to build a temple there but now he ...
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