February 26 – March 11 Holi 2007 In early spring each year, the festival of Holi is celebrated in many parts of India. It is a called the festival of colors and people greet each other by smearing different color powders on each other and also pouring water and bursting balloons. It is a day […]
~~OM~~ The twelve Jyotirlingams are: Somanatham Mallikarjunam Mahakalam Omkareswaram Kedaranatham Bhimasankaram Visveswaram Tryambakam Baidyanatham Nageswaram Ramesvaram Ghusmesvaram Please click here for a presentation of the Jyotirlingam mantras. Somanatham The Divine Mother took birth in Daksha’s house in the form of Sati and after performing tapasya, became Shiva’s wife, and went to live with […]
Uvach in Rudri Question: Some of the scriptures progress/teach through a conversation between a God/Goddess and a devotee or Rishi. Why is there no particular conversation in the Rudrastadhyayi? Swamiji Says: The Rudrastadhyayi is Vedic. The Puranic scriptures occur in story form, but the Vedas are hymns of praise. Purusha Suktam Question: Are there different […]
This is a recipe for pongal from Shree Maa. She calls it “Shiva Rice” and it is a perfect dish to prepare on Monday, Shiva’s day.
Maha Shivaratri is the most auspicious and exciting nights of the year for devotees of Lord Shiva! Learn about the prasad offerings made on this special evening, as well as the traditional method of offering abhishek throughout the night.
Urad dal is one of Shiva’s favorite dishes. This particular recipe from Shree Maa is very nutritious and flavorful – with hints of cinnamon, anise, and cumin. A wonderful offering for Lord Shiva!
Mondays are special days for Lord Shiva as are the 13th and 14th days of the Lunar Fortnight. These days are perfect opportunities to worship and cook for Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva enjoys worship with white flowers, and kitchuri and pongal are two of his favorite foods.
Havishana is a simple dish that is healthful, filling, and very sattvic. It is easy to make, and its pure energy makes it a wonderful offering for Mother Saraswati.
Kheer is one of the most popular prasad items in the Devi Mandir refrigerator! Devotees prepare kheer every week for Santoshi Maa puja, and Shree Maa offers this sweet rice pudding to Lord Shiva every day.
The perfect place to begin your practice of yogic worship. Lord Shiva is the Consciousness of Infinite Goodness, and his simple five letter mantra makes His puja an excellent starting point for first time Sanskrit chanters.
This iPad App makes a profound spiritual technique easy and enjoyable to learn. This is a great way to spark your spiritual growth.
The Rudrashtadhyayi contains eight chapters that emanate from the Shukla Yajur Veda, which are especially beloved to Lord Shiva.
Rudrashtadhyayi has been chanted for thousands of years, and the meditation and yogic wisdom from these beautiful hymns of praise has been transmitted from generation to generation in the oral tradition of Guru Disciple relationship.
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By worshiping Shiva, the Consciousness of Infinite Goodness, we cultivate freedom from attachment and bondage to the world of objects and relationships. We identify with that which does not change, and become the witness. This is the highest state of meditation and yoga and the pinnacle of spiritual growth.
Shiva Puja and Advanced Yajna iPad App by Swami Satyananda Saraswati is a masterpiece of Sanskrit translation and ritual practice.
This part of the English Rudrashtadhyayi podcast is the English translation of the Rudrashtadhyayai, also known as the Rudri. This class discusses the second chapter of the Rudrashtadhyayai. Chapter two in known as the Purusha Suktam.
This part of the Rudrashtadhyayi podcast is the English translation of chapter one, which is the sankalpa chapter. This is where we make proclamations to worship Rudra with firm determination. This class is the English translation of the first chapter of the Rudrashtadhyayai, also known as the Rudri. Swami also speaks on the differences between […]
The Rudrastadhyayi, also called the Rudri, is an ancient and celebrated Vedic Sanskrit hymn to Lord Shiva. It emanated from the Shukla Yajur Veda and it conveys the deep love and worship of Lord Shiva.
In this podcast series, Swami Satyananda Saraswati chants the Sanskrit mantras of this ancient scripture.