Archive for October, 2017

October 24, 2017

Why Rituals – Swami Paramarthananda – Audio File

Why Rituals – Swami Paramarthananda – Audio File

Please let your children listen to this also when they ask why do you perform pooja. All parents please listen.

Dharma has three important aspects

1. Values
2. Attitudes
3. Rituals

Vedic Religion consider Rituals are most important for initial part of Veda.

Why rituals ? two psychological and sociological benefits.

1. Values and attitudes are abstract as they belong to the mind, if they have to communicated, it has to be physicalized or verbalized. So rituals are physicalization or verbalization of the values.
if the parent has to communicate the value to the child, the mother will communicate to a 4 year old. It has to be done by physicalized action like doing namaskaram. This applies to friendship also , since friendship is a mental faculty. This is show by shaking the hands or hugging. Ritual is a concrete expression of an abstract emotion.

2. Rituals are one of methods of keeping a group together. Togetherliness is possible if everyone in the family takes part. A family that does rituals (of some kind) stays together. Satsangha is another example.


More content in the audio file.

Please let your children listen to this also when they ask why do you perform pooja. All parents please listen.

Download Audio File Link

Ram Ram

October 13, 2017

Sahasra Bhojanam Program by Srimatam December 31, 2017!

October 11, 2017

Edifying Parables – Book written Jyesta MahAsannidAnam

Edifying Parables – Compilation on teachings by Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Abhinava VidyArtheertha Mahaswami (1954–1989).

This book contains over 100 stories on moral values for happy and spiritual living; This book is published by Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation at Chennai.

Edifying Parables – Click here to Download pdf


October 10, 2017

Upanishad Ganga – Complete 52 episodes- Chandraprakash Dwivedi – DD National

Ram Ram

Upanishad Ganga is a 2012 Indian TV series beautifully done by Chinmaya Mission and ChandraprakAsh Dwievedi( who did Chanakya in DD in the 90s).

Each episode is 30 minutes. Every episode talks about the key aspects that are taught in the Upanishads and in our heritage in general. A must watch for people who know Hindi.

You can see Upanishad Ganga videos in youtube but they are only small clips. This archive link has complete 30 minutes of all episodes.



Ram Ram

October 9, 2017

Amritha Varshini – 44th Issue


We are glad to release the 44th Issue of Amritha Varshini today on the auspicious occasion of Sankatahara Chathurthi.

Kindly read and share your valuable feedback.

Humble Pranams

Anand Vasudevan
8th October 2017
Dharumamigu Chennai

October 5, 2017

All issues of Amrithavarshini magazine in one place.


Amritha Varshini is a spiritual magazine in english and tamil on bhakthi related topics, started in Jan 2012.

Sri Anand Vasudevan is the editor of this magazine that has lots of information to read and benefit for the astikAs.

Here is the link to see every magazine that is published until now in downloadable pdf format.

All issues of Amritha Varshini magazine will be cataloged here as they are published.



Hari Ramasubbu