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Google Logo on Birthday of M. S. Subbulakshmi

Google has created a logo on the 97th birthday of M. S. Subbulakshmi, legendary Carnatic musician.

Spiritual Significance of Onam festival – Bhakti is Complete Surrender to Supreme

People make all kinds of offerings to God. But the greatest of them is to offer oneself. That is what Mahabali or King Maveli did. Emperor Mahabali surrendered totally to the Supreme.
According to Srimad Bhagavatham, when Shukracharya, Mahabali's adviser and Guru, tried to warn and stop him by suggesting that Vamana is Lord Vishnu , Mahabali told Shukracharya "Guruji, what is the use of me possessing anything which is not of use to God? The seeker is God Himself. God has really no desires, but to redeem us from the consequences of our past deeds, He creates situations, which call for offerings. When the infinite Divine appears in the role of the seeker, what greater blessing can there be than making the offering to the Divine? I do not seek any greater blessing than this. I am ready to offer my mind, my body and my life itself to God. There is no greater fortune than this"
Bali is such an example of Bhakti and supreme sacrifice. Remember that the term ‘Bali’ has sever…