PRATAH- SAMARANA – STOTRAM with Swami Tattvavidananda

PRATAH- SAMARANA – STOTRAM (A Morning Prayer) This is a prayer composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya consisting of three stanzas in which the mind (manas) speech (vak), and body (kaya) of the individual are sought to be dedicated to the supreme Spirit. The first thoughts, words and actions of everyday exert a great influence on the life of the individual. If […]

Self Inquiry ~ Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati (text)

Every human being is innately aware of life; life is with you, with me, with all of us. We are all familiar with the nature of life and have the capacity to assess our own understanding of life. The study of life is not like studying a subject like Calculus or Physics in which there […]

Namaste Gaṇapataye (text)

by Swami TattvavidanandaPublished in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 33rd Anniversary Souvenir. Namaste Gaṇapataye – to you, Lord Gaṇapati, I prostrate and pay my obeisance. Gaṇapataye namaḥ – The word namaḥ has a very interesting etymology. Literally, it indicates the prahvī-bhāva. This assumes that you have another person, an altar, or a mūrti in front of you, […]

Īśvaropāsanam (text)

Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati [From the book, Āditya Hṛdayam with the commentary Tattvaprakāśikā by Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati]   In the Vedic culture, worshiping of Īśvara – Īśvaropāsana – is very characteristic and unique, and probably slightly different from what we come across today in the Hindu society. Here, Īśvara is worshiped in a form, which is […]