Tukaram wife doing Lakshmi puja

Tukaram wife doing Lakshmi puja

One day when Tuka came home Jija was performing Lakshmi Pooja at home. He asked her what she was doing and she replied that she was doing pooja for Rukmani. He then asked her what the occasion today was and why she was suddenly doing this. Jija then told him that some...
Tukaram turned vessel in to a golden vessel

Tukaram turned vessel in to a golden vessel

There was a village called Chinchwadi near Pune. (It is now called Chinchwad) People from that village would very often invite Tukaram to perform his sankirtans and he would go there and sing his abhangs. Often his bhajans used to go on till dawn. One day when Tukaram...
Shivaji listening kirtan of Tukaram

Shivaji listening kirtan of Tukaram

One Ekadasi day, Tuka was performing kirtans and Shivaji was listening to it with love. In the meantime Muslim soldiers heard about the whereabouts of Shivaji and a big troop of 2000 soldiers came to arrest him. They surrounded the house in which bhajans were...
Tukaram get’s a job

Tukaram get’s a job

One day as usual Tukarams shop was looted by miscreants as he had left it open and left with a group of pilgrims to Pandharpur. His wife then gave him some jewels and asked him to mortgage the same to get stocks for his provision stores. He mortgaged the jewels...
Tukaram trowing his abangas in river

Tukaram trowing his abangas in river

Tuka used to sing abhangs everyday and a lot of Sadhus and baghavathas would come to listen and participate in this. Whoever came for the kirtans went back with heart filled with love and affection towards Vitthobha. There was a person by name Rameshwara Bhatt in...
Tukaram rejects Shivajis gold

Tukaram rejects Shivajis gold

Sant Samartha Ramadass and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj were Tukaram’s contemporaries. Sant Ramdass had also herd about him and had asked Shivaji to meet Tukaram if he happens to visit Dehu. As his guru had asked him to meet Tukaram, Shivaji then decided to met...
Tukaram bring death child to live

Tukaram bring death child to live

Lohagaon (लोहगाव), a small village, is 13 km away from Pune. Lohagaon happened to be Tukoba’s maternal grandfather’s hometown. Therefore, Tukoba used to frequently visit Lohagaon and deliver religious discourses there. A sizable number of residents of Lohagaon were...
Tukaram covered his ears not to listen!

Tukaram covered his ears not to listen!

Now Tukoba had come to a firm conclusion that the only way to liberation was ShriHari namasmarana (नामस्मरण, continuously chanting the holy name of ShriHari). His fame had spread far and wide, however, he was neither bothered nor aware of it. A brahmin from a distant...
Tukaram see Rukmini in a lady

Tukaram see Rukmini in a lady

There was a beautiful lady in Dehu was attracted towards Tukaram. Tuka would usually be singing abhangs with out looking around who is watching him and would sing till dawn. One day, this lady came to the place where Tuka was singing just before dawn and sat down in...
Caitanya lila: Nityananda and Banka Raya

Caitanya lila: Nityananda and Banka Raya

Nityananda and Banka Raya Nityananda Prabhu’s father’s name was Sri Hadai Ojha, and His mother’s name was Padmavati. After Nityananda Prabhu, Padmavati gave birth to another son, whom they called Banka Raya. The two brothers, Nityananda and Banka Raya, took birth in...
Krishna story: Dadhichi Maharshi

Krishna story: Dadhichi Maharshi

One of the great virtues of mankind is helping the needy people. Many persons are considered brave for their virtue of giving away their wealth knowledge and tried with all their might to uphold this virtue. Indian mythology gives many extraordinary instances many...
Krishna story: Alakshmi Gets Married

Krishna story: Alakshmi Gets Married

Lakshmi, the cosmic goddess, was very divine, but her older sister, Alakshmi, was totally undivine. The ocean was turned and emptied and from its floor came the undivine Alakshmi, wearing a garland full of blood. Her clothes also were stained with blood. Every part of...
Holy name story: Harama!

Holy name story: Harama!

The holy name displays its force even when chanted unknowingly or unintentionally. In this connection, the story is told of a Muslim who had contracted severe enteritis after eating spoilt meat. Following the call of nature, he ran into the wood. But he was too weak...
Krishna story: Arjuna keeping his word!

Krishna story: Arjuna keeping his word!

Narada, again an avataar of Lord Vishnu, suggested some rules to be followed by pandavas and Draupadi for living together. One of the rules was that: Draupadi should spend one year with each of the pandavas and while she was with one of them, no other Pandavas should...
Krishna story: THE GLORIES OF DAMODARA MONTH!

Krishna story: THE GLORIES OF DAMODARA MONTH!

The month of Damodara is a very special month. Because everything you do in that month, you get multiple benefits. There was a Shankaasura, who he was so horrible that the devas were hiding in a cave from him in Mount Meru. So he didn’t know where they were. So...
Ravana story: Ravana meet Vamana!

Ravana story: Ravana meet Vamana!

After taking away everything from Bali Lord Vamana become servant of Bali Maharaj He stood, as a servant, with the Gada in His hand. It is said that Bali’s palace in Sutal Loka, had twelve entrances. Ravana once went, to fight Bali. Nobody obstructed his path....
Krishna story: Beggar who realize he is king!

Krishna story: Beggar who realize he is king!

I have heard that a king expelled his son from his kingdom. He was angry with his son, a spoiledson, and so in a moment of rage he threw him out. The son did not have any skills or vocation. Whatcan a king’s son know? He was not even educated, so he could do nothing...
Narasimha lila: Different Narasimha lila!

Narasimha lila: Different Narasimha lila!

In the different Puranas there is different histories about Narasimha Dev. In the Bhagwatan we have the most recent Narasimha avatar, but in Padma Purana also mentions about Narasimha Dev having appeared in previous Kalpas for slightly different pastimes. At one time...
Ramayana lila: Jatayu and Lord Rama

Ramayana lila: Jatayu and Lord Rama

Jatayu was at the fag end of his life. He was the old retired king of vultures and had no strength left. But when he saw that Ravana was taking away what belongs to Lord Rama, he did not care about his senses, his body. He just cared about his seva – service. He...
Krishna story: Indra is guilty for my sin!!!

Krishna story: Indra is guilty for my sin!!!

There was once an old brahmana named Vidyapati who lived in a village. He owned a beautiful garden which he loved very much. But he was very selfish. He did not want to share his beautiful garden with anyone. Even the birds! Vidyapati used to shoo away even the birds...
Funny story: The Logical Bull

Funny story: The Logical Bull

One logician went to purchase some flour from a miller. The miller asked him to kindly wait for a few moments, because he was just grinding it. The logician noticed that the miller kept an ox for turning the millstone; that ox would walk in a circle, the yoke being...