Shitala Mata – A Popular Goddess of Ancient Bengal

Shitala Mata is a form of Mahamaya, the Divine Mother. She abates the irritation of our disease( fever, pox etc.) in this form. Adishakti Bhagwati assumes the form of Shitala to take away the sufferings of the world people. Shitala Mata was a very popular goddess of ancient Bengal....

Astanga Yoga-A Great Contribution of Maharshi Patanjali

‘Yoga‘ generally means connection. But in the case of spirituality, the meaning of yoga is more deeply rooted. It is the connection of Paramatma with Jivatma. It is a way for every human being to live in complete freedom without fear and to lead a life in complete happiness,...

Buddham Saranam Gacchami

Bhagawan Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), the founder of Buddhism and ninth avatar (incarntion) of Hindu god,Vishnu are worshipped directly or indirectly by the devotees of both religions on this planet. I always await his divine grace of darshan (an opportunity to see a holy person or an image of a...

Significance of Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is an auspicious solar day. It is celebrated each year in January. As per our Sanatan Hindu culture, this event leads to the beginning of an auspicious phase marking the arrival of spring. In today’s article I’ll try to explain the significance of Makar Sankranti. Hindu scriptures...

A Tribute to Ram Thakur

Bengal has been blessed with many mystic saints, yogi and spiritual teachers from time to time. Shri Shri Ram Thakur or Ramchandra Chakraborty was one of them. He was born in a Hindu Brahmin Bidyalankar family at Dingamanik in Faridpur district, Bangladesh on 2 February 1860 to father Sri...

Hare Krishna Mahamantra and Its History

Hare Krishna mahamantra (Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.) is a Vaishnava mantra.  This mantra is the best of all which Sanatan Hindus chant to express thier love or to invoke the Supreme God. I would like to explain...

Lakshmi-A Hindu Goddess of Prosperity

Hindu goddess, Lakshmi or Laxmi is the symbol of good luck. In fact the word Lakshmi is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Lakshya’ which means ‘aim’ or ‘destination’. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, prosperity, luxury, beauty, fertility and auspiciousness. She is the wife of Vishnu (Narayana),...