Archive for November, 2018

Benefits of Vishnu Sahasranama

We had our November satsangha yesterday at Ms. Vani’s house in Herndon, Virginia. As I have told several times, we recite Vishnu Sahasranama followed by taratamya stotras and slokas.

Once we finished, Ms. Padma talked about the video she had listened in Facebook about the Benefits of Vishnu Sahasranama. I asked her to send the link, listened to it from start to finish to today. This is a gem of a video and couldn’t help posting it here in my blog.

We all recite Vishnu Sahasranama, but to literally understand the significance as told by our Acharyaru is truly amazing. Listen at your leisure. This was the very first time we heard about Dr. Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya, and his discourse is mind blowing. Blessed to have technology sow we can listen and learn from great scholars.

And if you have a facebook account, listen at the below link:

Some Updates

It has been almost more than a month since I wrote anything in my blog. October was a tough month for us. October 19th Friday we performed satsangha at my house. I was hoping to post pictures and the details before flying to Nice, France to speak at a conference on Sunday October 21st.

On Saturday night our time 9.30 PM, we received news that my Husbands eldest brother had suffered a massive heart attack and lost his life.

My brother-in-law was a staunch devote and performed all festivals, rituals as dictated in our scriptures. On Saturday which has ekadashi, he had fasted. Dwadashi, he woke up early morning at 3.45pm, cooked chaturmasya food, and was performing Devara pooje. He was about to perform Saligrama pooje, when we suffered a massive heart attack, collapsed and lost his life in front of God, doing god’s pooje.

It was a huge shock for all of us. Everyone I talked to said they had never heard anyone who lost their life performing God’s pooje. My brother in law was crazy about God. Never ever in my 27 years of married life did I ever hear him complain about God. He always said ” we are reaping what we did in our previous birth, why should we ever blame god”. I have never seen anyone filled with so much Bhakthi and loved doing anything and everything to God.

It was a huge shock, we attended all the 13 days rituals and returned back to USA on November 8th. We didn’t celebrate Diwali. It was too shocking to even light lamps. When the mind is not in the right frame, what festival can you do?

It is almost close to 4 weeks, and we are slowly accepting the fact that he is no more. It is so unbelievable, how can you just lose your life one day, just doing pooje, I cannot even think about it. The more I relive that day, the more I become depressed.

Life is so short, you are alive one day and dead the next day. It has been tough. Many of you asked why there were no updates, hence I thought I should share the challenges we faced the past 1 month.

I will start posting soon, especially the Tulasi Habba coming on 20th. Even if we are not allowed to celebrate, we can perform  festivals on a small scale.

Make sure you tell your loved ones every single day, you love them, you miss them, and you care for them.

Thanks so much for all your support.

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