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...
Vishisvadvaita

Vishisvadvaita

INTRODUCTION  The three principle philosophies of Hinduism in terms of the God and Man are Advaita (non-dual), Vishistadvaita (qualified non-duality) and Dvaita (dual). These different philosophies appeal to different people. It is believed that one philosophy is not...
Sri Ramanujacharya

Sri Ramanujacharya

Ramanujacharya, the main exponent of Vishishtadvaita philosophy, was born in Tamil Nadu in a small village of Sri Perumbudur, formerly known as Bhutapuri to a Brahmin family. There is conflicting evidence in establishing the precise years of Ramanuja’s life. The...
Why do we chant ‘Om’ or ‘Aum’?

Why do we chant ‘Om’ or ‘Aum’?

Om is the universal name of God and the symbol ‘ௐ’or ‘ॐ’ represents God. It is used as a universal symbol of Hinduism. Om is repeated as a mantra or meditated upon. It is the primordial sound from which all sounds emerged, and it includes all the mantras. It is...
About Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

About Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

The history of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple dates to the late 1800s when influential community leaders like Mr Arunachala Pillay, Mr Cootaperumal Pillay, Mr Ramasamy Pillay, Mr Appasamy Pillay, Mr Chockalingam Pillay and Mr Ramasamy Jamidar, all of whom had close...