Stay in right path

Bhagavan says in the gita:

  That is, people follow those who are capable of showing the right path to others. Hence, those in high positions should always tread the path of dharma. If they falter even slightly, it will greatly affect others also.
We have seen in the Raghuvamsa that Maharaja Dilip completed 99 Asvamedha Yagas and was starting the 100th.  On its completion, he could attain the...

His Holiness Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal was one of the most distinguished pontiffs of the Sringeri Matha. He has given us a book published after his lifetime, a most magnificent and lucid commentary on Sankara’s Vivekachudamani.Among his distinguished predecessors were Sri Vidyaranya, who revived Vijayanagara Samrajya for Bukka and Harihara, and Sri Sacchidananda Sivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati, who was responsible for publication of the collected...

In our country, rivers are considered divine and sacred. They are associated with the growth of our arts, tradition and culture. The Ganga in the north and the Cauvery in the south have several common features in fostering our tradition and culture.In the matter of poetry, songs and music, there is a vibrational link between the Ganga and the Cauvery. On the banks of the Ganga, in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the great saint-poet, Tulsidas, composed the Ram Charita Manas,...

Ila (or Ida) The goddess of speech, Ila (also known as Ida) was the instructress of Manu in formulating the rules of dharma or righteousness. Another legend describes her as a goddess who emerged from the fire of a yajna which Manu performed. She later became the wife of Budha (Mercury), one of the Navagrahas. Their son was Pururavas.

Indrajit A son of Ravana, Indrajit, was christened Meghnath, at birth. He accompanied his father...

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