Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru

Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru was established on 11th June 1925 by Swami Siddheswarananda an initiated disciple of Swami Brahmananda. In 1932 the Maharaja of Mysore made a grant which enabled construction of a small building and for holding a Vedanta study circle for Swamis. Many reputed scholars took classes for Monks and Brahmacharis who cameContinue reading “Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru”

The Truth About Mahishasura Mardini Idol

Is the original idol of Chamundeshwari taken on procession on top of the elephant? The idol that now adorns the 750 KG golden Howdah is not the original utsava murthy of Goddess Chamundi. The idol was carved as “Mahishasura Marini” – The onewho killed the demon Mahishasura. And this is the main reason why MysuruContinue reading “The Truth About Mahishasura Mardini Idol”

Mysuru Dasara, Naada Habba of Kannadigas

Mysore Dasara celebrations are Karnataka’s and indeed south India’s best known Dussehra festivities that attract thousands of devotees and tourists alike. The Mysore Dasara celebrations conclude the nine-day Navratri festivities with a grand procession that begins from the illuminated Mysore palace. Indeed, over the decades, Mysore has become synonymous with the extravagant Dasara celebrations andContinue reading “Mysuru Dasara, Naada Habba of Kannadigas”