Shruti- The Vedas (Part 1)

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 Scriptures....
Why do we worship Idols?

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 idol is...
About Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple

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 Road was in...
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...
Sri Adi Shankara

Sri Adi Shankara

Sri Adi Shankara was an 8th century Indian Hindu philosopher and theologian whose teachings had a profound influence on the growth of Hinduism. He was a religious reformist who critiqued the rituals-oriented schools of Hinduism. Adi Shankara is best remembered for his...