After a long interval, I have revised this Section to some extent. Briefly the contents are as follows:
Thoughts on Hinduism:
In this section, I shall share some of my thoughts on the fundamental and basic features of Hindu Religion as I have understood from elders, religious preceptors, like Swami Vivekananda, and the great Paramacharyal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, and books on the subject written by eminent philosophers like Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. [..MORE ]
2 Sections, "Celestial Truths" and "Hindu Dharma" which were appearing in my previous web-site published under 'Geocities.Com' have now been combined under the heading "Celestial Truths".
In this Section, I have given excerpts from the book called ‘Deyvathin Kural’. This publication which runs into seven volumes contains a series of discourses in Tamil on Hindu Dharma in all its aspects delivered by the great saint who lived in India during the last century, His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, popularly known as 'Maha Periyaval' or ‘Paramacharya’. Apart from his exemplary performance as head of the Kanchi Mutt, he contributed a great deal to the cause of the Hindus in India, through his discourses given over a period of time since 1932, and guided them in the right path of dharma.
These lectures were originally published in Tamil in seven volumes by Sri Ra. Ganapati. The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan of India brought out an English translation of the first two volumes of the book, entitled Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life (1995). Later and more recently, Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Peetarohana Shatabdi Trust has brought out translations of all the seven volumes of this Tamil publication into English and other major Indian languages.
I have the privilege of presenting excerpts on selected topics, from the seven volumes published in Tamil and English with suitable comments wherever necessary. These are divided into four parts.
Part 1 covers topics such as: Purpose and origin of Hindu Religion, Sanatana Dharma, Teachings of Vedas, Mantra Yoga, and Acharas and Rituals.
Part 2 gives his explanations on the Four Vedas, Vedangas, Upangas, Puranas, Itihasas, Dharma Sastras, and upa-Vedas.
Part 3: This Part covers topics on: Varnashrama Dharma, Upanishads, Bakthi Marga and Adi sankara’s Shatpadhi Sthothras.
Part 4: This contains his general views on other religious and social matters. See the Chapters on Namaskaram and Cow protection.
Part 5: This is one of the many parts that will contain explanations of Mahaswami and other religious leaders on the ISHTA DEVATAS.
This part specifically detals with Lord Ganesha.
Part 6: This part deals with Goddess Ambal.
Part 7: This part deals with Navaratri Nayakis (Godesses Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi)
Part 8: This part deals with Goddess Kamakshi.
Part 9: This part will be devoted to Lord Muruga.
Other parts will follow in due course.
Thoughts on Hindu Scriptures:
Under this heading, I propose to present interesting articles on various Hindu Scriptures.
In Part I, Mr. P.V. Narayanaswamy former General Manager, Indian Railways, presents excerpts from one of his article on Gayathri published by him in Indian journals.
In Part II, he deals with the subject of Creation of World/Universe.
More will follow from other authors.
Under this heading, I propose to present some of the rituals, with their meanings and significance. The rituals ordained in the Vedas are numerous. What is attempted here is to present only a few which are of immediate interest to many youngsters.