Day: April 14, 2019

Kara-darshana Prayer

Kara-darshana or looking at one’s palms is done as one awakes from sleep in the morning. This simple prayer is performed while sitting straight in bed. Join both palms and while looking at both palms, recite the following: Karaagre vasate lakshmi Kara...

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Shruti- The Vedas (Part 4)

Upanishads As the concluding portions of the Aranyakas, the Upanishads are the doctrines of “secret knowledge”. The name is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘upa’ which means near, “ni” which means down and “shad” meaning sit. Thus, it literally means to s...

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About Sree Ramar Temple

The history of Sree Ramar Temple can be traced back to a shrine that was situated at the base of a tree at its present site. It began as a place of worship for inhabitants in the nearby village. The shrine housed the deities of Sree Ramar, Sree Seetha, Sr...

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Why do we use coconuts in prayer?

One of the most common offerings in Hindu worship is a coconut. The coconut is a satvic fruit – it is sacred, pure, clean, and health giving, endowed with several properties. It is placed on top of a kalasha or kumbham and used for worship on auspicio...

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