Month: April 2021

Ashtalakshmi Stotram-Divine Chants of Mahalakshmi

By Krishna Das Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are the eight special classical forms of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. They are the eight sources of wealth and symbolize the various powers of Goddess Lakshmi. Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are also a group of minor forms of Lakshmi. The...

Rani Rasmoni:The Queen of a Forgotten History

By Krishna Das Can you imagine that at one time Rani Rasmoni owned sixty lakh bighas of land in Kolkata? But in course of time, the family members of Rasmoni had to go to court to demand compensation – it is very sad. In 2004, the Kolkata High Court...

The Incredible Life of Lokenath Baba

Sri Sri Lokenath Baba is one of the greatest mystic saints the world has ever witnessed. He was born on Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, on 31 August, 1730 AD (18th Bhadra, 1137 BS) to a Brahmin family in the village of Chakla, 24 Parganas, India, a couple...

12 Jyotirling-The Most Sacred Shivling Temples

‘Jyoti’ means light and ‘Ling’ means mark. So Jyotirling, Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam means the ‘Radiant Sign of Lord Shiva’. A Jyotirling is the most sacred or important among varoius types of Shivlings. There are 12 Jyotirling temples at different places of India. As per Hindu mythology, once Lord Brahma...

Hanuman Jayanti-The Birthday Celebration of Hanuman

Hanuman Jayanti is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus. This festival is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Chaitra. According to Hindus, Hanuman was born on this day. So, Hanuman Jayanti is observed to celebrate the birthday of Hanuman. Hanuman is one of the most...

Lord Shiva Family

Lord Shiva is usually called the god of prosperity. He easily frees his devotees from various problematic situations in life. He is Devadideva. According to Vedanta he is Maha Ishvar. In the Svetasvatara Upanishad, he is described as the Supreme Brahman. Goddess Parvati, the daughter of Himavan, practised severe...

What Does Om Symbol Mean?

Hindu theology says that Om (Aum̐) is the primeval sound from which the entire universe was created. Om (Aum̐) symbol denotes the Para (supreme) Brahman. Actually Om (Aum̐) is called ‘Sabda Brahman’ or ‘Nada Brahman’. But as we know God is threefold in nature, same is the case for...