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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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WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT YOGA MUDRAS ?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:07
The following are the important Yoga Mudrās:
(1) Mahāmudrā
(2) Nabhomudrā
(3) Uddīyānam
(4) Jalandharam
(5) Mūlabandha
(6) Mahābandha
(7) Mahāvedha
(8) Khecarī
(9) Viparītakarī
(10) Yoni
(11) Vajrolī
(12) śakticālanī
(13) Tādāgī
(14) Māṇdukīmudrā
(15) śāmbhavī
(16) Pañcadhāraṇā
(17) Aśvinī
(18) Pāśinī
(19) Kākī
(20) Mātañgī
(21) Bhujanginī 
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WHAT ARE THE TWELVE DIVINE NAMES OF SACRED RIVER GANGA ?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 22:44
The following are the twelve divine names of the sacred river Gangā:
(1) Nandinī
(2) Nalinī
(3) Sītā
(4) Mālatī
(5) Malāpahā
(6) Viṣṇupādābjasambhūtā
(7) Gangā
(8) Tripathagāminī
(9) Bhāgīrathī
(10) Bhogavatī
(11) Jāhnavī
(12) Tridaśeśvarī
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WHETHER IT IS SANATANA DHARMA OR SANATANA'S DHARMA?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:52
The cosmic order is known as Rtam.By the term " sanatana dharma" , we refer to the vedic dharma as interpreted and practised by Rshis from time immemorial. It is one without any Adi and anta." tasmAt dharmam paramam vadanti " - Tai Upa When we understand the truth " sarvam khalvidam brahma", the entire creation including the cosmic order is of the form of the Supreme. SrI RAma is the embodiment of dharma"RAmo vigrahavAn dharmah *.  Though we know that the Supreme has created the canons of dharma,as it is meant for adherence by the people at large voluntarily on their own, it is preferable to call it as sanAtana dharma instead of sanAtanA's dharma.
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WHAT IS THE PRAVARA OF VALMIKI GOTRA?

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 14:02
The following is the pravara of ValmikI Gotra    - BhArgava - cyAvana - ApnavAna - Aurva- jAmadagnaya - pancArsheya pravarAnvita
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WHETHER PADACCHEDA CAN BE DONE WHILE INTERPRETING THE VEDA MANTRAS?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 15:30
While interpreting the Veda Mantra , we have to respect the pada order. We should not do padaccheda in order to give new interpretations. Example: Rg Veda Mantra -  


अ॒ग्निः पूर्वे॑भि॒र्ऋषि॑भि॒रीड्यो॒ नूत॑नैरु॒त|स दे॒वाँ एह व॑क्षति||1.1.2
The pada order is  agnih + pUrvebhih + Rshibhih ........

This means that the reference is about ancient Rshis like Bhrugu, Angiras and so on.
If you do a padaccheda as follows, it is not acceptable according to tradition.agnih + pUrve + bhir + Rshi + bhir ........

Hence it is most important for us to tread the proper  path shown by the ancient bhasyakAras by duly respecting the veda mantra  pada pAtha order. 
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WHY DESIRES EXIST AND HOW DO THEY ORIGINATE?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:24
Desires could arise either due to the accumulated karma vAsanAs or on the basis of the impulses originating afresh from the mind attracted by the indriyas. As long as there are unfulfilled expectations either in the present or previous births, desires propel one to chase them endlessly.
When the mind is empty, the cravings disappear. The sAdhanA for this is the ashtAnga yoga going upto nirvikalpa samAdhi and so on.

There is another simple and authentic way. If the desires are oriented towards BhagavAn, one can be rest assured that everything will be taken care of by him effortlessly. There should be no other desire except service of the Supreme in prema bhAva. Even if one takes some basic initiative and takes one step forward in this regard, rest would happen by his own boundless grace.
जय जय श्रीराधे ! 
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JAGANNATHASHTAKAM

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 07:21
JAGANNATHASHTAKAM कदाचि त्कालिंदी तटविपिनसंगीतकपरो
मुदा गोपीनारी वदनकमलास्वादमधुपः
रमाशंभुब्रह्मा मरपतिगणेशार्चितपदो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥१ ॥

भुजे सव्ये वेणुं शिरसि शिखिपिंछं कटितटे
दुकूलं नेत्रांते सहचर कटाक्षं विदधते
सदा श्रीमद्बृंदा वनवसतिलीलापरिचयो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥२ ॥

महांभोधेस्तीरे कनकरुचिरे नीलशिखरे
वसन्प्रासादांत -स्सहजबलभद्रेण बलिना
सुभद्रामध्यस्थ स्सकलसुरसेवावसरदो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥३ ॥

कथापारावारा स्सजलजलदश्रेणिरुचिरो
रमावाणीसौम स्सुरदमलपद्मोद्भवमुखैः
सुरेंद्रै राराध्यः श्रुतिगणशिखागीतचरितो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥४ ॥

रथारूढो गच्छ न्पथि मिलङतभूदेवपटलैः
स्तुतिप्रादुर्भावं प्रतिपद मुपाकर्ण्य सदयः
दयासिंधु र्भानु स्सकलजगता सिंधुसुतया
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥५ ॥

परब्रह्मापीडः कुवलयदलोत्फुल्लनयनो
निवासी नीलाद्रौ निहितचरणोनंतशिरसि
रसानंदो राधा सरसवपुरालिंगनसुखो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥६ ॥

न वै प्रार्थ्यंराज्यं न चकनकितां भोगविभवं
न याचे२ हं रम्यांनिखिलजनकाम्यां वरवधूं
सदा काले काले प्रमथपतिना चीतचरितो
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥७ ॥

हर त्वं संसारं द्रुततर मसारं सुरपते
हर त्वं पापानां वितति मपरां यादवपते
अहो दीनानाथं निहित मचलं निश्चितपदं
जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतु मे ॥८ ॥

जय जय श्रीराधे !
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WHAT ARE THE KANDAS IN THE ARSHEYA PATHA OF KRSHNA YAJUR VEDA SAMHITA?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 07:43
The following are the  five kANdas  in the आर्षेयपाठः  (Arsheya pAtha) of  KrshNa Yajur Veda samhitA:- (1)   प्राजापत्य-काण्डम् (PrAjApatya KANdam) (2)   सौम्य-काण्डम् (soumya KANdam) (3)   आग्नेय-काण्डम् (Agneya KANdam) (4)   वैश्वदेव-काण्डम् (VaiSvadeva KANdam) (5)   स्वायम्भुव-काण्डम् (svAyambhuva KANdam)
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GODA AND RADHA

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 08:24
SrI RAdhA is MahAlakshmi in the form of NIlA Devi. She is worshipped with intense bhakti bhAva by AzhvArs and AndAl (GodA) as Nappinnai. She is also fondly adored as Pinnai.
Along with chanting of TiruppAvai , chanting of SrI RAdhA KrupA katAksha Stava helps one to gain the bliss of Krishna katAksha and His divine association.
SrIgovindapriyAm rAjnIm brundAvana manoharIm !KrupAsvarUpiNIm divyAM RAdhA DevIm namAmyaham !!
I offer my respectful obeisances to the Goddess Sri Radha Devi, Sri Krishna’s beloved Queen, the source of the beauty of Brindavan, who is auspicious and is of the form of mercy.
SrIRAdhikAkruPAPAtrAM VishNucittasutAm sudhAm !SrIKrishNapremamagnAm tAm GodA Devim namAmyaham !!
I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Goda Devi (AndAl) who is blessed by Sri Radha Devi (in the form of Nila Devi), the nectar like daughter of Sri Vishnu citta (Perialvar), immersed in Sri Krishna Prema Bhakti.
जय जय श्रीराधे 
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WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS NAMES OF BRUHASPATI GRAHA?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:56
There are many names in samskrtam for Bruhaspati graha (Jupiter) in different contexts. These are presented below for ready reference:
  • Angirasah
  • bruhaspatih
  • citraSikaNdijah
  • dhishaNah
  • goshpatih
  • graharAjah
  • guruh
  • JIvah
  • surAcAryah
  • surapriyah
  • surejyah
  • vAcaspatih
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