Archive for September, 2011

The Glory Of Divine Mother

Puranas are sacred scriptures through which the wise seers of ancient times have tried to give us the precious treasures of wisdom, inspiration and guidance. They are holy books into which great sages have packed in deep facts about human life and the secret of success herein and hereafter. Thus these Puranas, the holy repositories […]

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi-Mahatmya

A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship. Our longings are fundamentally very deep and cannot be easily satisfied by temporary make shift or day-to-day adjustment of outer circumstances. Our desires are profound, our yearnings are very unintelligible to outer atmosphere of our daily life. We seem to have a […]

Durga Puja or Navaratri

SALUTATIONS to the Divine Mother, Durga, who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy, beauty, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who creates, sustains and destroys the universe. This festival is observed twice a year, once in the month of Chaitra and then in Aswayuja. It lasts for nine days in […]


Jai Mataji Jai Gurudev THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS, SHIVANANDANAGAR NAVARATRI CELEBRATIONS PROGRAMME The NAVARATRI poojas will be celebrated from 28-09-11 to 06-10-11 at the SIVANANDA SATSANGA BHAVAN-AUDITORIUM HALL From 28-09-11 to 30-10-11 (7.30 P.M. to 10.00 P.M.) Worship of Goddess mother Durga, Kirtan, recitation of Durga Saptasati, Devi Mahatmyam, Archana, Arati and distribution of […]

124th Birth Celebration 2011(Padukapuja) – Download To download right click the link, select Save Link As… and save the file. 124th Birth Celebration 2011(Archana) – Download To download right click the link, select Save Link As… and save the file. 124th Birth  Celebration 2011(Arati) – Download To download right click the link, select Save Link […]

Photos During 124 Birth Anniversary

Back to Guru Punima Articles Here are the photos of the 124 Birth Anniversaryof Swami Sivanandaji on Sept 8th 2011 Celebration at The Divine Life Society HQ:

The aim of philosophy is right living. The meaning of right living depends on how it is defined. It can be said that genuine and real philosophy, worth its name, is expected to enable one to live the truest life possible, i.e., a life of wisdom, free from the imperfection by which ordinary unphilosophical life […]


BIRTH AND BOYHOOD On Thursday, the 8th. of September, 1887, in the early hours of the morning, when the star Bharani was in the ascendant was born a boy-child in the village of Pattamadai on the bank of the river Tamraparani in South India. Sri P.S. Vengu Iyer, a revenue officer and a great Siva […]

The Light That Is Life – by Swami Venkatesananda

Siva’s life is God’s Guarantee to mankind. It is the Sadhaka’s Guide, an open scripture for all to learn from. It is a divine bridge, linking the finite with the Infinite, connecting the land of mortals with the Realm of Immortality. As a student, he exemplified in himself the ideals of obedience and reverence. The […]

Light- Fountain – by Swami Chidananda

Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all…” Message of Jesus Christ. Time is maintaining, from epoch to epoch, a delightful encyclopaedia of great personalities who leave deep footprints in her heart in rhythmic succession. This record of events originated from […]

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