The Science of offering Arati to Deities  Arati – Is it just a series of hand movements? A common sight when one visit a temple is a pujari or priest standing on the edge of the inner sanctum and offering a series of things to the Deity. From a pure mechanical point of view one…

The role played by a temple in a society often goes unnoticed and less publicized  Sometimes it is even questioned why do we need temples? Critics immediately cite the amount of money spent in building new temples and maintaining existing temples, which according to them can be spent in fulfilling pressing needs of the society namely…

Can God be bound? Who can conquer God? If God is the Supreme Controller who can possibly control Him? Answers to these apparently unanswerable questions are pleasing to the heart when heard from bona fide sources. The simple answer is that God who cannot be bound or conquered or controlled by the feeble physical, mental…

Humans have the natural urge to know things and this urge extends to know who is God and how He looks like, just like its natural for a child who has never seen his father to want to know what his father looks like. By this example we understand we have a strong relation with…

When a family moves in to a new building or an apartment, they change the mere building of walls to a live vibrant home. In the same way when the Deities are brought to the temple and inauguration ceremony takes place, They can transform the entire community surrounding the temple into a spiritually vibrant community….

On the material platform, the picture of a person and the person himself are different. By seeing the picture of a friend, one may be reminded of the friend, but the picture is only a representation, not the actual friend himself. However, on the spiritual platform, God’s form and God are non-different. Further, in the…

The Science of Offering to the Lord Love manifests as ‘service’ to the beloved. When we love someone, we like to serve him or her. And we invest our energy – physical, mental, intellectual and everything that we have at our disposal while rendering that service. The process of offering (nivedana) to the Lord is…

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