Tag Archives: Narayana puja

Holika Dahan in the Face

by Aranyakananda Three days, late my local Temple held it’s Holika Dahan, the fire which represents Holika the supposedly fire proof, and Pralad the rebellious devotee of Vishnu. It was raining but we went ahead with it anyway. I wore … Continue reading

Posted in American Hindus, avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, bhakti, current events, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Eastern Philosophy, God, gratitude, Hindu Festivals, Hindu Sects, Hinduism, Holi, holidays, inspiration, Lakshmi, meditation, Narayana, Navratri, News, poojas, pujas, religion, Sanatana Dharma, Shakti, Shaktism, spirituality, Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sri Vishnu Ashtottara Shatanaamavali w/ a Short Interlude

by Aranyakananda Today, to kick off the belated Holi festivities at my local Temple, our priest performed Lakshmi Puja and Narayana Puja. He chanted the 108 names of Vishnu after which we returned with “Aum Namo Narayanaya” to confirm that … Continue reading

Posted in American Hindus, Aum, avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, bhakti, current events, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Eastern Philosophy, Hindu Festivals, Hindu Sects, Hinduism, Holi, holidays, humor, Indian culture, Lakshmi, mala, mantras, Narayana, philosophy, poojas, pujas, religion, Sanatana Dharma, satsang, spirituality, Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ॐ, Gee!

by Aranyakananda I am kind of on a roll with a series of posts I have decided to unofficially refer to as “the Why Album.” Because Each has answered a “Why” of my own spiritual path. No one needs pay … Continue reading

Posted in avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Bhagavad-Gita, Bible, Catholicism, Christian, Christianity, Comparitive Religion, dualism, duality, Gita, God, Hell, Hindu Festivals, Hinduism, inspiration, Jesus, Krishna, life, Mahamantra, monotheism, non-dualism, opinion, philosophy, pluralism, Prabhupada, reincarnation, religion, Sanatana Dharma, Shaivism, Shakti, Shaktism, Shiva, spirituality, Trimurti, Vaishnavism, Vedanta, Vedas, Vishnu, Western Hinduism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment