Day: August 18, 2019

What is Maya?

Only Grace can reveal the true character of our spiritual reality. The scriptures repeatedly declare that all of us are trapped in this world of Maya. “What is this Maya?”, we wonder. In a gist, Maya refers to a thing that is there but it is not; it i...

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About Sri Krishnan Temple

History The Sri Krishnan Temple was established in 1870 when Hanuman Beem Singh set up an idol of Sri Krishna under a banyan tree on Waterloo Street, so as to cater to the religious needs of a large Hindu community that had established itself in the ar...

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Prayer to invoke divine energy in water

Gange cha yamune chaiva Godaavari sarasvati Narmade sindhu kaaveri Jalesmin sannidhim kuru Meaning: O Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Sarasvati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri rivers, bless us with your presence in this water. Brief Explanation: Water is th...

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Why do we apply holy ash?

The words Vibhuti or Bhasma (Sanskrit) or Thiruneeru (Tamil) refer to holy ash. Bhasma means ‘that by which our sins are destroyed and the Lord is remembered’. Thus, when a devotee applies holy ash, it signifies the destruction of the evil tendencies (wit...

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CHANGES TO THE 2020 FIREWALKING FESTIVAL DUE TO COVID-19 MEASURES

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