Advaita

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 exists, all the...
Guru Purnima – Revering the Gurus

Guru Purnima – Revering the Gurus

Guru Purnima 2018: Friday, 27 July The word Guru is derived from two words – ‘gu’ and ‘ru’. The Sanskrit root ‘gu’ means darkness or ignorance. ‘Ru’ denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. According to...
Stories from Puranas- The Filial Son

Stories from Puranas- The Filial Son

Shravan Kumar is a historical character whose short and poignant life is depicted in Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic. Shravan Kumar was a young boy of fifteen with parents who were blind. Ever since he was young, he cared for them. He took his responsibility most...
Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple in the 1800s – the original Rajagopuram constructed for the Temple was three-tiered and less ornate than the one which can be seen today. (Left Photo: National Archives of Singapore) Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore....