Festivals · Sanathana Dharma

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day for Hindus, that falls on the third day of Lunar (Tritiya) in Shukhla Paksha (The span between Amavasya and Poornima) in the month of Vaishaka. The day is considered to be auspicious for starting new ventures. Akshaya Tritiya, its background, and significance are discussed in the present post. ETYMOLOGY… Continue reading Akshaya Tritiya

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas


Kanagadhara Stotram is a popular hymn, written by Sri Adhi Sankaracharya, praising Goddess Lakshmi. The stotram consists of 21 hymns, praising the goddess. The background, structure, and significance of reciting the stotra are discussed in this blog. LEGEND BEHIND THE STOTRA One day, as a young boy, Adhi Sankaracharya went to take Bhiksha to prepare… Continue reading KANAGADHARA STOTRAM

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas


Soundaryalahari, meaning waves of beauty, is a tantric text that praises the beauty (Soundharyam) of Sri Lalitha Mahatripura Sundari. It is a collection of hundred slokas that eulogise the beauty, grace, and munificence of the Goddess. Soundaryalahari is believed to be of divine origin and Aadhi Shankaracharya was the first seer and partly the composer… Continue reading SOUNDARYALAHARI

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas


Vishnu is one of the main forms of God, and the personal supreme God for Sri Vaishnavas in Hinduism. A list of 1000 names of Vishnu is called as Vishnu Sahasranama (1000 names). This stotra was composed by Bhishma as an advice to King Yudhishtra. BACKGROUND OF THE SLOKA The most popular version of the stotra… Continue reading SRI VISHNU SAHASRANAMA STOTRA


Lalitha Sahasranama – An Introduction

Slokas play an important role in Hinduism. The slokas in Sanathana dharma are said to have an indefinite power that gives bhakthas power, peace, wealth, knowledge and whatever they ask for. Gyanopadesam attempts to study the significance of a few slokas in the weeks to come. This is our attempt to understand the story behind… Continue reading Lalitha Sahasranama – An Introduction