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Adi Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya was a renowned Indian philosopher, theologian, and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy. He was born in the 8th century CE in the state of Kerala, in South India. He is considered to be one of the greatest saints and religious leaders in Indian history. He is credited with consolidating the doctrine of […]

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The Siege of Lanka, Folio from a Ramayana, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh (1800)

“The Siege of Lanka, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama); English: India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra, circa 1800 Drawings; watercolors Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Indian Art Special Purpose Fund (M.78.31) South and Southeast Asian Art; circa 1800 date QS:P571,+1800-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902; “ This image is a public domain image, which means either that copyright […]

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Arthanareeswarar Stotram

Arthanareeswarar Stotram is a hymn dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as Arthanareeswarar or “Half-Woman Lord.” The hymn is believed to have been written by the famous saint and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. The hymn praises Lord Shiva in his aspect as Arthanareeswarar, who is said to have taken the form of half man […]

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Shri Surya Dev

Surya (also known as Aditya) is the Hindu god of the Sun. He is considered the creator of the universe and the source of all life. He is the supreme soul who brings light and warmth to the world. He is one of the 9 gods in the Navgraha. Lord Surya can be called the only […]

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Navagraha is nine heavenly bodies and deities that influence human life on Earth according to Hinduism and Hindu astrology. The term is derived from Nava and graha. Note that the Earth, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not included in the Navagraha. However, Sun is part of the Navagraha. Shri Surya Dev Shri Chandra Dev Shri […]

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யுத்த காண்டம் – 1. கடல் காண் படலம்

கம்பர் இயற்றிய கம்பராமாயணம்யுத்த காண்டம் – 1. கடல் காண் படலம் Read English Translation – Bala Kandam 1 (Padalam 1) கடவுள் வாழ்த்து ‘ஒன்றே’ என்னின், ஒன்றே ஆம்; ‘பல’ என்று உரைக்கின், பலவே ஆம்;‘அன்றே’ என்னின், அன்றே ஆம்; ‘ஆமே’ என்று உரைக்கின், ஆமே ஆம்;‘இன்றே’ என்னின், இன்றே ஆம்; ‘உளது’ என்று உரைக்கின், உளதே ஆம்;நன்றே, நம்பி குடி வாழ்க்கை! நமக்கு இங்கு என்னோ பிழைப்பு? அம்மா! சேனையோடு சென்று, […]