Sunday, December 20, 2015

Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao gari - Lord Siva


About Lord Shiva

Shiva (Sanskrit: Auspicious One) is one of the main deities of Hinduism that is worshipped as the paramount lord by the Shaivaite sects of India.

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti), the other two members being Lord Brahma - the creator and Lord Vishnu - the protector. Shiva is the destructive form of the Almighty. As the cycle of destruction and recreation is always in a circle, Shiva’s primary responsibility is maintaining the life cycle. Scholars say, as the Mahakaal, Shiva destroys and dissolves everything into nothingness but as Shankara, he also reproduces that which has been destroyed and dissolved. His symbol of Lingam or the phallus represents this reproductive power.

Lord Shiva is also considered to be the most unique of all Hindu gods and also the God of all. A great ascetic, Shiva is the only godhead who is forever in deep meditation, totally absorbed in contemplation in His abode, Kailaasa Mountain in the great Himalaya. Lord Shiva is also said to be inseparable from Shakti - Parvati the daughter of Himavaan - Haimavati. There is no Shiva without Shakti and no Shakti without Shiva, the two are one - or the absolute state of being.

Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao gari Sampoorna Sri Ramayanam

Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao garu has given discourses for 42 days on Sampoorna Sri Ramayanam at Sri Sarada Peetham, Guntur (From April 10, 2009 to May 22, 2009). With the blessings of Koteswara Rao garu - we are offering you the entire discourse in the format of MP3s for your convenience. For more details of this particular event, please click here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Telugu Ugadi 2011, ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు


Yugadi (Kannada: ??????, Telugu: ?????) from yuga + aadi, yuga means era, aadi means start it means “The start of an era”) Ugadi is known as New Year day for people of Deccan region. This festival is celebrated mostly at Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa. Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand.[1] Manipuris also celebrate their New Year (Sajibu Cheiraoba) on the same day. While it is observed as Baisakhi in Punjab and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu.

The word Yugadi can be explained as; 'Yuga' is the word for 'epoch' or 'era', and 'aadi' stands for 'the beginning'.[citation needed] Yugadi specifically refers to the start of the age we are living in now, Kali Yuga. Kali Yuga started the moment when Lord Krishna left the world. Maharshi Vedavyasa describes this event with the words "Yesmin Krishno divamvyataha, Tasmat eeva pratipannam Kaliyugam". Kali Yuga began on Feb 17/18 midnight 3102 BC.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kedareswara Vratha Kalpamu | kedareswara vratha katha telugu



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Siva means mangalam-welfare. And the Cult devoted to the worship of Siva is Saivisam. He is supposed to be the destroyer of the world and hence the most feared, but he is in reality the most benevolent and pleasing to those who abide by the laws of Nature, prescribed the code. Among all the Gods, he is the one who is easily pleased.

His role appears to be ever meditating for the good of the living beings. He has never taken an incarnation –except as spiritual preachers like Adi Sankara.

He is married to Uma, the tamasic form to Sakti - from whom he get his powers.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

History of Ganesha Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi (IAST: Gaṇeśa Chaturṭhī, sanskrit: गणेश चतुर्थी) (Ganesh Festival) is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and as Chathaa (चथा) in Nepal Bhasa. It is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically the day falls sometime between August 20 and September 15. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi.
Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely worshipped as the supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
While held all over India, it is at its most elaborate in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, and other areas which were former states of the Maratha Empire. Outside India, it is celebrated by Newars in Nepal.
A ganesh idol costing Rs 7 crore (2007) is presented at GSB Mandal Ganpati in Wadala, Mumbai.

Monday, August 18, 2008

జాతక కధలు - కొన్దెగదు

బ్రహ్మదత్తుడు కాశీరాజ్యాన్ని పరిపాలించే కాలంలో బోధిసత్వుడు మగధదేశంలోని ఒక గ్రామంలో మాఘుడనే క్షత్రియ కుమారు డుగా జన్మించాడు.ఆ గ్రామంలో యూభై గడప ఉండేది. యూభై ఇళ్ళ మగవాళ్ళూ రచ్చపట్టులో సమావేశమవుతూండేవారు. ఈ గ్రామస్థులు నీతినియమాలు లేనివాళ్ళు. దొంగతనాలూ, హత్యలూ చేసి, లంచాలతో గ్రామాధికార్ల నోరు మూస్తూండే వాళ్ళు. ఈ రచ్చపట్టుకు ఆలనాపాలనా లేదు.
చెత్తా చెదారమూ ఉండేది. ఇది చూసి మాఘుడు తన కోసమని కొద్ది మేర శుభ్రం చేసుకు న్నాడు. కాని ఆ ప్రదేశాన్ని మిగిలిన వారిలో ఎవరో కాజేసి స్వంతం చేసుకున్నారు. మాఘుడు మరొక జాగా శుభ్రం చేసుకు న్నాడు. దాన్ని కూడా ఇంకెవరో ఆక్రమించు కున్నారు. ఈ విధంగా మాఘుడు ఓపికతో రచ్చ పట్టంతా శుభ్రం చేశాడు. ఆ తరవాత అక్కడ నీడగా ఉండేటందుకు ఒక పందిరి వేశాడు. ఇందువల్ల గ్రామస్థులందరికీ చాలా సుఖం చేకూరింది.
మాఘుడి ప్రవర్తన యూభై ఇళ్ళ మగవారినీ ఆకర్షించింది. వారంతా అతని నాయకత్వం ఆమోదించి గ్రామసేవలో నిమగ్నులయ్యూరు. అందరూ కలిసి సమావేశాలకోసం ఒక పెద్ద మందిరం నిర్మించి, తాగేటందుకు నీరు కూడా ఏర్పాటు చేశారు. అది మొదలు వారు మాఘుడి వద్ద పంచ శీలాలు నేర్చుకుని సద్వర్తనులై మెలగ సాగారు.