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About Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple

Administered by the Chettiars’ Temple Society, Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple is located at the junction of Keong Saik Road and Kreta Ayer Road. Built in 1925 and located in the bustling commercial area of Singapore, the temple attracts hundreds of devo...

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Sri Ayyappan

The Importance of Lighting a ‘Deepa’ (lamp)

In most Hindu homes, a deepa (lamp) is usually lighted at the altar. Some even maintain an ‘akhanda deepa’ or a continuous lighted lamp. The light of the deepa represents the divine light of God. It also symbolizes knowledge and enlightenment that eradica...

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Shruti- The Vedas (Part 3)

Brahmanas In comparison with the Mantras, the Brahmanas are concerned with practical everyday things, with elaborate details for the proper conduct of sacrificial rites and with specific duties and rules for the conduct of ceremonies. They also explain t...

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Shruti- The Vedas (Part 2)

MANTRAS Constituting the oldest division of Vedic literature, the Mantras are sacred hymns and formulae praising various Gods and forming sacrificial prayers and chants and often expressing the loftiest sentiments that man can feel for his deity. With a t...

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Why do Hindus offer food to God before consuming it?

God is Supreme – the creator and sustainer of all life. Whatever seeds we sow, cultivate and finally harvest are only because of God’s blessings and grace. So out of gratitude and devotion, we offer the specially prepared food to God. This is then shared ...

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About Sri Thendayuthapani Temple

Chettiars’ Temple Society, the management body of Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, also administers the Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple located at Keong Saik Road. The main deity of this temple is Lord Sri Thendayuthapani. At the entrance of the main sanctum,...

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Shruti- The Vedas (Part 1)

In the first of our four-part series on ancient Hindu Scriptures, we focus on ‘Shruti’ or the Vedas which contain knowledge which has been heard by the ancient seers in their deep meditation. The Vedas are recognised as the oldest and most important Hindu...

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Why do we worship Idols?

In Hinduism, worship of idols has been a valid method of veneration practiced for millennia among most Hindu traditions or sampradayas. Idol worship provides a focus for worship and is a reminder of God’s virtues as described in the Shastras. When an i...

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About Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple

Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Originally erected at Killiney Road, the temple was relocated twice before it finally moved to its current site at Lorong 8, Toa Payoh. The original temple structure at Killiney R...

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Advaita

There is only one Reality, Brahman.  The world is not the ultimate reality.  World is the relative reality.  It appears and disappears.  The individual self, Jivatma is identical with the Supreme reality, Paramatma (or Brahman).  Since Brahman alone exist...

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