Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 2

Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 1 Supreme deity Indra worships Aryaman! Rig Veda Book 4 Hymn 30 1. O INDRA, Vṛtra-slayer, none is better, mightier than thou: Verily there is none like thee. 2 Like chariot-wheels these people all together follow after thee: Thou ever art renowned as Great. (like chariot wheels […]

Q & A – प्रश्नस्य उत्तरम् – Part 1

Someone examined us “Why do Hindus have a trinity?” The examiner (parakhi) queried  Holy Geeta do not have the word ‘hindu‘ in any of its adhyaya. So is it OK to bound it to Hinduism? if not then what’s wrong in accepting it as a National Granth/epic/book? The Querier wondered “Why does Indra send apsaras […]

The Riksharajas ऋक्ष or ऋक्षराज् – Part 3

The Riksharajas series – Indrarajas इन्द्रराजन् Part 1 Indra is the most famous figure in Vedas and Puranas. The number of names of Indra, I stopped counting at 500. The number of terms which begin with Indra are again more than 500. He is called sata and asata as well. He is the Hari in […]

The Puranas and Their Provenance – Part 3

Part 1 – The Puranas and Their Provenance – Part 1 Part 2 – The Puranas and Their Provenance – Part 2 The Brahma-Vaivarta Purana Radha’s Purana That Puráńa which is related by Sávarńi to Nárada, and contains the account of the greatness of Krishńa, with the occurrences of the Rathantara Kalpa, where also the story of […]

The Puranas and their Provenance – The Synopsis

There has always been discussion in the groups on the provenance of the various Puranas. People who would like to take a contrary position would decry them with few unsubstantiated statements such as “Puranas are wrong” or “Puranas are later”. Therefore, I searched for and found the Royal Asiatic Society proceedings from 1832 which actually […]