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Kena Upanishad by Swami Shashishikhananda (Audio)
Kena Upanishad starts with the word ‘Kena’ and hence acquires this title. This is found as the ninth chapter in the Talavakaara Braahmana of the Jaimini shaakha of Sama Veda. Hence, it is also called as the Talavakaara Upanishad.
Swami Shashishikhananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver t...
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Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Lecture Series by Swami Vimurtananda (Audio)
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram is the devotional Vedic Hymns which explains the thousand (1000) names of Lord Vishnu.
Swami Vimurtananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver the weekly lecture in Tamil every Friday at the Math Auditorium. The lecture will begin at 5.30 pm. All are welcome.
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Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Paramasukhananda (Audio)

The Srimad Bhagavata (Srimad Bhagavatam) is one of the few main Puranas and a great Book on Bhakti (devotion). It consists of 18000 verses and is regarded as an encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy. Attributed to the sage Vyasa the Bhagavata (Bhagavatam) illustrates religious truths with stories of ...

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Aparokshanubhuti Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Suprajnananda (Audio)
The Aparokshanubhuti is a famous work attributed to Adi Shankara. It is a popular introductory work that expounds Advaita Vedanta philosophy. It describes a method that seekers can follow to directly experience the essential truth of one’s one nature. Thus, the work is literally titled Aparoksh...
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Periya Puranam Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Nilamadhavananda (Audio)
The Tamil Devotional Classic Periya Puranam or “The Great Epic” by Sekkizhaar is the saga of the sixty-three Nayanmars or servitors of the Lord who not only lived for Him, on the other hand, adored Him in delightfully distinct ways. Lord Shiva whom these Saiva-Siddhantins worshiped is not a sectaria...
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Isavasya Upanishad by Swami Shashishikhananda (Audio)
As this Upanishad opens with the word ‘Isa’, this is titles as Isavasya Upanishad. Part of Yajurveda, this is the smallest one with only 18 verses. This preaches the ‘Isa Vidya’ or search for the ultimate beyond the light.
Swami Shashishikhananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver the week...
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Bhagavad Gita Lecture Series by Srimat Swami Gautamananda ji Maharaj (Audio)
The Bhagavad Gita, The Song of the God, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. This scripture contains a conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna on a variety of theological and philosophical issues.
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Kandhar Anubhoothi Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Nilamadhavananda (Audio)
Kandhar Anubhoothi is a collection of songs sung by the great Tamil Saint Arunagirinathar. It is deeply philosophical and spiritual treatise with the profound mystical import of Saint Arunagirinathar, who stands unique among the devotee-saints of Tamil Nadu. Arunagirinathar after got the blessing o...
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Devi Mahatmyam Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Suprajnananda (Audio)
The Devi Mahatmyam describes a storied battle between good and evil, where the Devi manifesting as goddess Durga leads the forces of good against the demon Mahishasura—the goddess is very angry and ruthless, and the forces of good win. In peaceful prosperous times, states the text, the Devi manifes...
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Shivananda Lahari Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Buddhidananda (Audio)
Longing for God is the quintessence of devotion. So long as man is solely engrossed with worldly values, the pursuit of pleasure and power, longing for God will not germinate in one’s mind. An Even faith of a genuine nature is impossible for one of that outlook.The nature of that divine longing, how...
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01.06.18 03:53 PM - Comment(s)
Abhirami Andhadhi Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Nilamadhavananda (Audio)
Abhirami Andhadhi is a collection of 100 Tamil Poems written in praise of Goddess Abhirami. The composer of the poems is the great devote of Mother Abhirami also known as Abhirami Batter.  These poems under the class of Andhadhi. in this the last word of one poem, will be the first word of the...
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Mukunda Mala Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Buddhidananda (Audio)
Mukunda Mala or a Garland of Hymns to Mukunda is a Sanskrit poem composed in praise of Sri Maha Vishnu by the saintly King Kulasekhara. The devotional depth and appeal of its stanzas have raised the poem to the crest of the Bhakti movement in India. The divi...
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Atmabodha Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Suprajnananda (Audio)
Ātma-bōdha is a short Sanskrit text attributed to Adi Shankara of Advaita Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy. The text in sixty-eight verses describes the path to Self-knowledge or the awareness of Atman. The Vedanta tradition states that the text was written by Shankara for his disciple, Sanan...
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Eka sloki of Sri Shankara by Swami Buddhidananda (Audio)
This sloka explains how atma, the absolute consciousness, alone enlightens everything. It also conveys the essential oneness of the Lord and beings.
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Kenopanishad Lecture Series in Tamil by Swami Suprajnananda (Audio)
The most interesting feature of this Upaniṣad lies in the fact that it gives a subtle psychological analysis which is so suggestive that anyone who follows it closely is sure to find himself at last led to the very gate of the Transcendent. Though short , its value is great; and Śaṅkara, it is belie...
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Mundaka Upanishad Lecture Series by Swami Atmashraddhananda (Audio)
Recording of the weekly talks on Mundaka Upanishad—one of the primary (Mukhya) Upanishads. This talk-series aims at facilitating an easy understanding of the Upanishad keeping spiritual aspirants in view.

Swami Atmashraddhananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order delivered the weekly lecture (English)
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Kathopanishad Lectures in Tamil by Swami Suprajnananda (Audio)
Upanishads are based on the dialogue between a realized soul acting as the Teacher, Rishi, and a sincere seeker of Truth who approaches Him as a disciple. In Katha Upanishad the teacher is Yama – Death Himself – and the student is a young Nachiketa in his teens. This Upanishad is one of the most pop...
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Daya Satakam Lectures - Swami Buddhidananda (Audio)
Daya Satakam is a religious hymn collection composed by Vedanta Desika in praise of the Lord’s Daya (mercy, grace, sympathy and compassion). The talks are in English
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Ishavasya Upanishad Lectures - Swami Atmashraddhananda
The Isha Upanishad is one of the shortest of the Upanishads, consisting of 17 or 18 verses in total and it is considered a revealed scripture (Shruti) by diverse traditions within Hinduism.
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Brihadaranyaka Upanishad by Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj (Audio)
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad by Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj (Audio)
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