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This site is for devotees and spiritually-minded persons.
This site is specially meant for spirtual aspirants who are doing some form of Sadhana.
It provides an online devotional environment in a natural green setting.

This site focuses on three themes - Spirituality, Sanskrit and Nature, and their interconnections, in the context of the Vedas, Upanishads and Hindu tradition.

The best embodiment of the combination of Spirituality, Sanskrit and Nature were the Ashramas or Hermitages of the sages. In the midst of Nature and filled with Vedic chantings, those Ashramas were the ideal places of Sadhana.

Those Ashramas were a model of Simple, Pure and Holistic living dedicated to Sadhana, and also living life in communion with Nature. The vast rich Nature helped the keenly enquiring minds of the sages transcend the boundary of their smaller self and discover the Universal God Consciousness pervading everywhere. This site takes a thread of inspiration from Ashrama life to bring together the combination of Spirituality, Sanskrit and Nature.

This site includes teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sanskrit Stotras from Vedas, Puranas and compositions of Saints, Temples, and various Nature resources.

May these bring peace and blessedness in our lives.

(A) Spirituality - Manifestation of the Universal Being:

1. Purusha - The Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
Purusha, the Universal BeingPurusha SuktamRig Veda 10.90Purusha, the Universal Being
Purusha, the Universal BeingSkambhaAtharva Veda 10.7Purusha, the Universal Being
BrahmanNirvana ShatakamAdi ShankaracharyaBrahman
GayatriGayatri MantraYajur Veda & othersGayatri
Rita, the Cosmic OrderRita-Rita, the Cosmic Order

2. Gurudeva - The grace of the Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
Gurudeva, the Grace of the Universal BeingStotras on Sri GurudevaVishwasara Tantram & othersGurudeva - the grace of the Universal Being
Dakshinamurthy - the personification of our inner GuruDakshinamurthy StotramAdi ShankaracharyaDakshinamurthy - the personification of our inner Guru

3. Gods & Goddesses - The embodiment of the Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
Sri GaneshaStotras on Sri GaneshaRig Veda, Narada Purana, Adi Shankaracharya & othersStotras on Sri Ganesha
Bhakta HanumanStotras on Bhakta HanumanGoswami Tulsidas & othersStotras on Bhakta Hanuman
Devi GayatriStotras on Devi GayatriYajur VedaStotras on Devi Gayatri
Devi DurgaStotras on Devi DurgaDevi Mahatmayam, Vyasadeva, Adi Shankaracharya, Ramakrishna Kavi & othersStotras on Devi Durga
Devi AnnapoornaStotras on Devi AnnapoornaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Devi Annapoorna
Devi BhuvaneswariStotras on Devi AnnapoornaRudra YamalaStotras on Devi Bhuvaneswari
Devi KalikaStotras on Devi KalikaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Devi Kalika
Devi KamakshiStotras on Devi KamakshiAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Devi Kamakshi
Devi MeenakshiStotras on Devi MeenakshiAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Devi Meenakshi
Devi ShakambariStotras on Devi ShakambariDevi Bhagavatam & othersStotras on Devi Shakambari
Devi LakshmiStotras on Devi LakshmiRig Veda, Padma PuranaStotras on Devi Lakshmi
Devi SaraswatiStotras on Devi SaraswatiAgastyaStotras on Devi Saraswati
Sri VishnuStotras on Sri VishnuSrimad Bhagavatam, Mukundamala & othersStotras on Sri Vishnu
Sri VenkateswaraStotras on Sri Venkateswara-Stotras on Sri Venkateswara
Sri NarasimhaStotras on Sri NarasimhaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Sri Narasimha
Sri RamaStotras on Sri Rama-Stotras on Sri Rama
Sri KrishnaStotras on Sri KrishnaSrimad Bhagavatam, Vishnu Purana, Adi Shankaracharya, Vallabhacharya & othersStotras on Sri Krishna
Sri ShivaStotras on Sri ShivaRudra Yamala, Ravana, Adi Shankaracharya, Goswami Tulsidas & othersStotras on Sri Shiva
Sri DakshinamurthyStotras on Sri DakshinamurthyAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Sri Dakshinamurthy
Sri KalabhairavaStotras on Sri BhairavaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Sri Bhairava
Sri MuruganStotras on Sri MuruganAdi Shankaracharya & othersStotras on Sri Murugan
Sri SuryaStotras on Sri Surya-Stotras on Sri Surya
Devi GangaStotras on Devi GangaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Sri Devi Ganga
Devi YamunaStotras on Devi YamunaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Devi Yamuna
Devi NarmadaStotras on Devi NarmadaAdi ShankaracharyaStotras on Devi Narmada
Devi TulasiStotras on Devi TulasiPundarikaStotras on Devi Tulasi
Other StotrasOther Stotras-Other Stotras
Mantras from Vedas & UpanishadsMantras from Vedas & UpanishadsRig Veda, various UpanishadsMantras from Vedas & Upanishads

4. Saints & Devotees - Various Paths to the Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
Saints & DevoteesSaints & DevoteesBiographies of saintsVarious paths to the Universal Being

5. Sadhana - Meditation on the Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
Sri Ramakrishna ParamahamsaGospel of Sri RamakrishnaGospel of Sri RamakrishnaGospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Swami VivekanandaSayings of Swami VivekanandaComplete Works of Swami VivekanandaSayings of Swami Vivekananda
Bhagavan Ramana MaharshiSayings of Ramana MaharshiSayings of Sri Ramana MaharshiSayings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
SadhanaSadhana-General ideas on Sadhana
PilgrimagesTemples of Chennai-Pilgrimages

6. Bharatavarsha - Environment of Sadhana:

NameSourceDescription
BharatavarshaBharatavarshaVedas, Puranas & othersBharatavarsha

7. Work - Manifestation of the Shakti of the Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
FarmingKshetrapati SuktamRig Veda 4.57Kshetrapati Suktam



(B) Sanskrit - Language to express the Universal Being:

1. Sanskrit Online Tools:

NameSourceDescription
Sanskrit ToolsSanskrit Online Tools-Sanskrit Writing Pad, Dictionary and other Grammar Tools

2. Other Online Tools:

NameSourceDescription
Other ToolsOther Online Tools-Tamil and Bengali Writing Pads



(C) Nature - Manifestation the Universal Being:

NameSourceDescription
NatureMantras & Slokas related to NatureVedas, Puranas & StotrasNature References from Vedas, Puranas & Stotras
NaturePoems of Rabindranath TagorePoems of Rabindranath TagoreNature Poems of Rabindranath Tagore
NatureNature ElementsGeneralNature Elements
NatureNature ParksGeneralNature Parks
NaturePlant NurseriesGeneralPlant Nurseries
NatureNature LinksGeneralNature Links
NatureNature BooksGeneralNature Books



Vedic Vision of Nature:


Vedic Vision of Nature The Vedic seers lived in Nature and were inspired by Her. Nature as a Mother sustained their lives with fruits, vegetables, pure water and air. Nature as a Cosmic Being inspired their minds and hearts with Its vastness and transcendental dimension. The Vedic seers with the simplicity of a child wondered at the phenomenon of Nature - the vast sky, the dawn, the trees, the clouds, the lightning, the rains - they observed these closely and marvelled at them. Through their deep Spiritual Insight they saw a Divine Cosmic Order (Rita) which governed all Life and Nature. The Cosmic Order imparted Nature with its transcendental beauty. The seers spontaneously poured out their visions through succinct poetic expressions, which were so sublime that the boundary between natural beauty and divinity became thin, and appreciation of Nature became worship of Nature. Elements of Nature were seen as divinities to whom the seers prayed for their sustenance. Nature as a whole was like the consort of the Virat Purusha (Cosmic Being). Within that Cosmic Order a great Yajna or cycle of exchange is going on continuously, as if the Virat Purusha is being worshipped by offerings within these exchanges.

ॠत (Rita): The Cosmic Order
Rita or the Cosmic Order

The Three Divisions of the Universe:
द्यौ (Dyau): The Heaven or Sky
अन्तरिक्ष (Antariksha): The Intermediate Space
वायु (Vayu): Air
पृथिवी (Prithivi): The Earth
अग्नि (Agni): Fire
आप (Apa): Water
औषध (Ausadha): Herbs, Plants

Yajna or Sacrificial offering to the Cosmic Being
यज्ञ (Yajna or Yagya): Sacrificial offering to the Cosmic Being


Poetry on Nature:

Sri Rabindranath Tagore Poems of Rabindranath Tagore:
Experience Nature through the eyes of Sri Rabindranath Tagore.

The English translation of selected Rabindra Sangeets are given along with the Bengali scripts and transliteration.


Indian Seasons - ऋतु (Ritu):

Spring season Summer season Monsoon season Autumn season Pre Winter season Winter season
Spring Summer Monsoon Autumn Pre Winter Winter
वसन्त
(Vasanta)
ग्रीष्म
(Griissma)
वर्षा
(Varssaa)
शरद्
(Sharad)
हेमन्त
(Hemanta)
शिशिर
(Shishira)
फाल्गुण
(Phaalgunna)
(Mar - Apr)
वैशाख
(Vaishakha)
(May - Jun)
आषाढ
(Aassaddha)
(Jul - Aug)
भाद्र
(Bhaadra)
(Sep - Oct)
कार्त्तिक
(Kaarttika)
(Nov - Dec)
पौष
(Paussa)
(Jan - Feb)
चैत्र
(Caitra)
(Apr - May)
ज्यैष्ठ
(Jyaissttha)
(Jun - Jul)
श्रावण
(Shraavanna)
(Aug - Sep)
आश्विन
(Aashvina)
(Oct - Nov)
अग्रहायण
(Agrahaayanna)
(Dec - Jan)
माघ
(Maagha)
(Feb - Mar)
- Rama Navami

- Hanuman Jayanti

- Parashurama Jayanti

- Ganga Saptami

- Sita Navami

- Narasimha Jayanti

- Ganga Dussehra

- Jagannatha Ratha Yatra

- Guru Poornima

- Varahalakshmi Vrata

- Gayatri Japam

- Krishna Janmashthami

- Ganesh Chaturthi

- Rishi Panchami

- Ananta Chaturdasi

- Sharadiya Navaratri

- Kojagori Lakshmi Puja

- Deepavali

- Skanda Shasthi

- Tulasi Vivaha

- Karthika Poornima

- Vaikuntha Ekadasi

- Arudra Darshanam

- Makara Sankranti

- Vasanta Pancami

- Ratha Saptami

- Maha Shivaratri

(Note: Date ranges are approx values. Month names vary across different calendars.)

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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Last updated on Oct-2014

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