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SOME DOUBTS ABOUT MAHABHARATA KEY CHARACTERS

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 09:43
If we analyse the sequence of events in Mahabharata many things baffle our understanding. Bhagavan Krishna took avatara to get rid of all evil forces and protect those who are virtuous in order to cleanse the earth. This is the core objective around which every thing else revolves. The birth of Pandavas, Draupadi et al are by divine command. Hence their birth and actions are also like that, unable for us to understand by applying logical reasoning. Manifestations:Krishna - NarayanaArjuna - NaraDraupadi : Sakti Yudhisthira - Yama Arjuna - IndraBhima - VayuNakula / Sahadeva - Ashvini Devas
Due to a boon of Siva in her previous birth, Draupadi got married to panca pandavas, the holistic combination of divine saktis. That is why she is worshipped as Draupadi Amman. The Prakrti Tattva (Draupadi) is verily embedded in the Panca bhutas (Panca Pandavas).
Yudhisthira repeatedly tells Duryodhana that only between them as Kings, the gambling game should take place. But the latter forces Sakuni upon Yudhisthira through dubious means and cheats him finally. It is not that Yudhisthira does not know his limits or the nuances of dharma . The moot point is that even he is no exception in the larger context of divine dispensation and is reduced to merely a puppet when destiny strikes harder.
As held by various Sages, we have to unconditionally submit to whatever the Supreme does. As a follower of Scriptures one may think that certain deeds of Krishna are not clear from a dharmic perspective. But for a pure devotee whatever Krishna does is only dharma. That is the amazing beauty of devotion. Until we reach that ecstatic stage, such questions are bound to arise.
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SRI DATTATREYA JAYANTI

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:28

SrI DattAreya was born to SrI anasUyA devI - atri maharishi. He represents trimUrtis in the form of brahMA, VishNu and sadASiva .

Adau brahmA madhye vishNurante devah sadASivah !
MUrtitraya svarUpAya dattAtreya namostu te !!
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WHETHER KALI YUGA IS ALREADY OVER AND WE ARE NOW IN SATYA YUGA SANDHI?

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:53
While Mystics know the embedded secrets of cosmic order and time concept in a holistic manner and much better than us, the detailed descriptions of the features and deterioration of Kali Yuga as spelt out in the various PurANAs and other Vedic Scriptures is not yet fully visible. Taking this into consideration coupled with other factors like the duration of Kali yuga, manifestation of Kalki avatAra , views of traditional AcAryas and so on, it is difficult to conclude with certainty that Kali Yuga was already over ( in 1974 or so) and that we are in the Satya Yuga (Kruta yuga) Sandhi kAla. The difference in the time duration concept for Devas (1 day of Devas = 1 year of human beings) makes the subject more complex.
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ACI EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR YOUNG ARTISTES FOR THE YEAR 2014

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 16:26
ACI Excellence  Award For Young Artistes for the year 2014 was presented to Archana Bharadwaj, Aarathi Bharadwaj and Anahita   Ravindran by Arts Culture India Foundation, Chennai on 8th November 2014 in a Felicitation Function at  GRT Grand, Chennai.  These Awards were presented in recognition of their excellence in Vocal Carnatic Music as upcoming Artistes. We heartily congratulate these  talented young Artistes  and wish them all the best.




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SRI DAMODARASHTAKAM

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:51
 It is very auspicious to recite SrI DAmodarAshtakam and pray for the blessings of  SrI RAdhAkrishNa during the month of  kArtikai and   especially  on DeepAvali day.

(1)
namAmISvaram sac-cid-Ananda-rUpam
lasat-kuNdalam gokule bhrAjamAnam !
yaSodAbhiyolUkhalAd dhAvamAnam
paramrushtamatyam tatodrutya gopyA !!
(2)
rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrujantam
karAmbhoja-yugmena sAtanka-netram !
muhuh SvAsa-kampa-trirekhAnka-kantha
sthita graivam damodaram bhakti-baddham !!
(3)
itIdruk sva-leelAbhirAnanda-kuNde
sva-ghosham nimajjantamAkhyApayantam !
tadIyeSitajneshu bhaktair jitatvam
punah prematastam satAvrutti vande !!
(4)
varam deva moksham na mokshAvadhim vA
na cAnyam vruNe‘ham vareSAdapIha !
idam te vapurnAtha gopAla-bAlam
sadA me manasyAvirAstAm kimanyaih !!
(5)
idam te mukhAmbhojamayakta-neelair
vrutam kuntalaih snigdha-raktais ca gopyA !
muhuscumbitam bimba-raktAdharam me
manasyAvirAstAmalam laksha-lAbhaih !!
(6)
namo deva dAmodarAnanta vishNo
prasIda prabho duhkha-jAlAbdhi-magnam !
krupA drushti vrushtyAtidInam batAnu
gruhANeSa mAmajnamedhyakshi-drSyah !!
(7)
kuberAtmajau baddha-mUrtyaiva yadvat
tvayA mocitau bhakti-bhAjau krutau ca !
tathA prema-bhaktim svakAm me prayaccha
na mokshe graho me‘sti damodareha !!
(8)
namaste‘stu dAmne sphurad-dIpti-dhAmne
tvadIyodarAyAtha viSvasya dhAmne !
namo rAdhikAyai tvadIya-priyAyai
namo ‘nanta-leelAya devAya tubhyam !!
जय जय श्रीराधे
 
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SIX WORSHIPFUL PERSONS

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:19
One who does annadānam(feeding of poor) daily, one who is a nitya agnihotri, one who is an expert of Vedānta, one who has lived for more than eighty years, one who undertakes fasting on ekādaśi, one who is a chaste woman who adores and follows her husband – to all these six I offer my profound salutations.nityānnadātā   taruāgnihotri vedāntavid candrasahasradarśi !
masopav
āsi ca pativratā ca ṣad jīvaloke mama vandanīyā !!
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RADHASHTAMI Celebrations - 2 September 2014 - Tuesday

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:32
SrI  RAdhA is none other than SrI MahAlakshmI, who out of great compassion, facilitates the individual Self to get the divine grace of the Supreme BhagavAn SrI KrshNa, the glorious YogeSvara. According to the Scriptures, the best way to approach SrI KrshNa is through first obtaining the grace of SrI RAdhA. Even a grave sinner gets redemption through Her ceaseless divine grace and becomes purified to serve the lotus feet of SrI RAdhA KrshNa. Let us not miss this opportunity to offer our humble and sincere prayers to the ever fresh and fragrant queen of BrndAvan. On this most auspicious RAdhAshtamI  day, may SrI RAdhA shower Her blessings on all. 
श्रीगोविन्दप्रियां राज्ञीं वृन्दावन मनोहरीम् !कृपास्वरूपिणीं दिव्यां राधा देवीं नमाम्यहम् !!
Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stava Raja Stotram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGFMOC-gua4&feature=channel
 Sri Krishna  Krupa Kataksha  Stava Raja Stotram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5JGqtIbrH8&feature=channel
 Barsane Wali Radhehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_3wRRbg7c&feature=channel
 Paramadhan Radhehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Y2dInVlLc&feature=channel 
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VARALAKSHMI VRATAM - SARADU

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:39
The following Mantra to be chanted while tieing the  new Saradu (sacred thread  decorated on the deity)  in the right hand after duly completing the  Varalakshmi vrata pUjA  :
nava tantu samAyuktam navagranthi samanvitam !badhnIyAm dakshiNe haste dorakam harivallabhe !! 
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GODA AND RADHA

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:29
GodA also known as AndAL prays for  the blessings of  RAdhA for getting the grace of  KrshNa of VrndAvana.

SrIrAdhhikA  krpA pAtrAm visNucitta sutAm sudhAm !
SrIKrsNaprema magnAm tAm godA devIm namAmyaham !!

My respectful obesience to  GodA,  the nectar like daughter of   SrI PeriazhvAr,  who is  immersed in the bliss of KrsNa Prema, being blessed by RAdhA.
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COW WORSHIP FOR PROSPERITY

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:08
Cows are verily  the mothers . They provide  pleasure to all . One who is desirous of prosperity and development should devotionally  do  cow worship (Go PujA) and perform pradkashiNam.mAtarah sarvabhUtAnAm gAvah sarva sukhapradAh !
vrddhimAkAnkshatA nityam gAvah kAryAh pradakshiNah !!
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WHETHER WOMEN CAN DECORATE THEMSELVES DURING UPAVASA DAYS?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:55
Women are free to neatly  decorate themselves with flowers, sandal and new dress  on upavAsa days also.pushpAlankAra vastrANi tathA dhUpAnulepanam !upavAse na dushyanti  dantadhAvanamanjanam !!--- Manu 
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WHAT ARE THE SEVEN TONGUES OF AGNI?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 18:22
The following are  the seven tongues(jihvA)  of Agni:
(1) suvarNA
(2) KanakA
(3) RaktA
(4) KrshNA
(5) suprabhA
(6) atiraktA
(7) bahurUpA
suvarnA kanakA raktA krshNA caiva tu suprabhA !
atirakatA bahurUpA saptajihvAh prakIrtitAh !!
 
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WHAT ARE THE EIGHT MODES OF VIKRUTI FORM OF VEDIC CHANTING?

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 22:06
There are eight modes of Vikruti form of Vedic chanting as follows:
(1) JatA
(2) MAlA
(3) DaNda
(4) RekhA
(5) Ratha
(6) Dhvaja
(7) SikhA
(8) Ghana

JatA mAlA daNda rekhA ratha dhvaja  SikhA ghanAh !
kramamASritya  nirvrttA vikArA ashta viSrutAh !!
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WHAT IS ARYAVARTA ACCORDING TO DHARMA SASTRAS?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:48
I think over a long period of various Yugas, the earth has taken different shapes with the disappearance of various sacred rivers like sarasvatI and accordingly the initial strict restrictions in the Vedic scriptures regarding the frontiers of AryAvartam have also changed . There are different names used in the dharma SAstras for the dharma DeSa like AryAvarta, BrahmAvarta, BrahmasideSa, Madhya deSa and so on. In my humble view, for the current Kali Yuga, the following yardsticks can be taken for determining the dharma DeSa which is also known as AryA varta.
1. Yasmin deSe mrgah krshNas tasmin dharmAnnibodhata !
 ( YAjnavalkya)
Wherever Deer is there, that place is  suitable for performance of karma. 2. svabhAvAt yatra vicaret krshNa SArah sadA mrugah !  
dharma deSah sa vijneyo dvijAnAm karma SAdhanam !!
(samvarta)
Where the Deer lives naturally, that place is good for performance of Yajna. That place is dharma deSa for performance of karma by Dvijas.

 3. CaturvarNya vyavasthAnam yasmin deSe na vidyate !
tam Mlechha deSam jAnIyAt AryAvartAdanantaram !! ( VyAsa)
Where the four-fold VarNA order is not there, that place is Mleccha DeSam   and the superior AryAvartam  is suitable for the purpose of KarmAnushthAna.
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VEDIC BASE OF NATYA SASTRA

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:50
Nātya  Śāstra  was created by Supreme Brahman from the  Vedas. The recitative texts  are from Rg Veda, the  musical  songs from Sāma Veda, abhinaya from the Yajur Veda and rasa from Atharva Veda. Thus Nātya  Śāstra  has been brilliantly carved out of the four Vedas embedded with the hidden meanings of the Vedic Scriptures and the Vedāgasand is hailed as the fifth Veda.
sarvaśāstrārtha sampannam  sarvaśilpapravartakam !tyākhyam pacamam vedam setihāsam karomyaham !!
evam sankalpya bhagavān sarva vedānanusmaran !nātyavedaśtataścakre  caturvedāga sambhavam !!

jagrāha pāthyamrigvedāt sāmabhyo gītameva ca !yajurvedādabhinayān rasānātharvaādapi !!
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EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF SRI HANUMAN

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:07
nānṛgveda vinītasya nāyajurvedadhāriṇaḥ !
nāsāmavedaviduṣaḥ śakyamevam prabhāṣitum !!
Śrī Rāma praises the excellent communication skills of Śrī Hanumān. Śrī Rāma asserts that one who is not well-versed in the three Vedas of Rg Veda, Yajur Veda and Sāma veda could not speak so well. Thus Śrī Rāma delightfully acknowledges and appreciates the excellent communication and oratorical skills as well as the  Vedic scholarship of of Śrī Hanumān.
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WHAT DO THE VEDIC SCRIPTURES SAY ABOUT DRINKING ALCOHOL BY A BRAHMANA?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 08:16
Drinking liquor is condemned in the śāstras as a mahāpātaka . One who associates with such people is also decried as one who has committed the mahāpātaka. A brāhmaṇa who drinks so shall be born as insects, moths, birds and beasts.brahmahāca surāpaśca steyī ca gurutalpagaḥ ! ete sarva pṛthagjñeyā mahā pātakino narāḥ !!---- Manu Smṛti ix -235 brahmahatyāsurāpānam steyam gurvañganāgamaḥ !mahānti pātakānyāhuḥ samsargaścāpi taiḥ saha !!----Manu Smṛti xi-54krmi kīta patangānām viṣbhujām caiva pakṣiṇām !himsrāṇām caiva satvānām surāpo brāmaṇo vrajet !!----Manu Smṛti xii-56
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GREATNESS OF GANGA

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:38
Naimiṣam is most sacred place in Kṛta Yuga, Puṣkaram in Tretā yuga while Kurukṣetram is most sacred  in Dvāpara Yuga.

In Kali Yuga, Gangā snānam is most sacred and particularly at Prayāg is considered to be the only medicine for all Sins .

Kṛte tu naimiṣam kṣetram tretāyām puṣkaram param !
dvāpare tu kurukṣetram kalau gangā  viśiṣyate !!
gangāmeva niṣeveta prayāgam tu viśeṣataḥ !
nānyat kaliyuge ghore bheṣajam nṛpa vidyate !!

- Matsya Purāṇa
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WHO ARE THE SAPTA RISHIS?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 07:49
According to Matsya Purāṇa, the following are the great  Sapta Rṣis:
 (1) Atri
(2) Vasiṣtha
(3) Kaśyapa
(4) Gautama
(5) Bharadvāja
(6) Viśvāmitra
(7) Jamadagni
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