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Aditya Hridayam Lyrics for Download in PDF format – text and meaning of Aditya Hridaya in English

Aditya Hridayam in Valmiki Ramayana is a hymn dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God). It consists of 31 verses and is found in the 107th chapter of Yuddha Kanda of Ramayan. Aditya Hridaya was explained to Lord Ram by Saint Agastya to uplift his spirits in the war against Ravan. This Aditya Hridyam lyrics in pdf format contains the transliteration in English and also the meaning of each verse in English.
You can download Aditya Hridayam Lyrics here - Aditya Hridayam text and meaning in PDF format
You may also like to read English Translation of Aditya Hridayam

Book: Power in Temples – A Modern Perspective – the Science Behind Hindu Temples

‘Power in Temples – A Modern Perspective’ is an attempt to unravel the science behind the concept of Hindu temples and the mode of worship in Hinduism. Written by Srikant and published by Integral books, the book is an in-depth study of Hindu temples and how they are the channels for communion with Reality. The book was published around 22 years ago and is currently into its sixth edition. So what is the book all about –
Temple worship is an applied science of spirituality evolved by the ancient explorers of Truth and a modern investigation into the subtle technology involved may lead us to a rational understanding of spirituality. (The words of the author.)The book is a modern investigation to unravel the science in Hindu temples and the hidden symbols in Hindu scriptures and stories.The book is published by Integral Books at Kanhangad, Kerala. You can read more about the book and but it online here at the official website of Integral Books.Power in Temples – A Modern Perspective

Amavasi or No moon day in December 2010 – Amavasya

Amavasi, also known as Amavasya or Amavas, is the no moon day (some people refer it as new moon) in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasi December 2010 date is December 5. In traditional North Indian calendars it is the Margashirsh Amavasi and in other regions it is the Kartik Amavasi This Amavasi is known as Yellu Amavasi in some regions in South India. There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day. The day is also chosen by many people to observe Shradh and Tarpan to dead ancestors, relatives and parents. Kartik onth ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on the day. You may also like to read Amavasi Dates in 2011

Swami Rama Tirtha Thoughts on Inspiration

The very moment inspiration is there, the idea of "I know" and "I do it" is absent, it cannot be there. This is what the great masters have said on the subject. ‘The man who is his own master knocks in vain at the doors of poetry.’ You cannot be in a state to write poetry, and at the same time be an enjoyer of poetry. No. 
You cannot be your own master and at the same time write poetry. Nobody can write and be conscious of the fact that he is writing. When he becomes the consciousness itself, then is the point of inspiration reached. The artist must be sacrificed to his art. When you are playing the part of the greatest artist, there in the eyes of others you are a great artist, but from your own standpoint you are not. No thought of ‘I am doing’ is present, you have become one with the All. You are no artist from your own standpoint; there the interpreter, the interpretation, the writer, the writing – all have become one. There all the difference has been annihila…