Part 1 Yudhishthira and Krishna: Indra & Vishnu on One Chariot 1 At first Yudhishthira could see the bird only, but when Drona wanted to test his firmness in concentration further, he set a ‘trap question’, and tagged the previous question with multiple choices. It should be noted that Drona’s question has the word ‘vaa’ […]
According to one myth in Mahabharata, Yudhishthira is a former Indra incarnate in the seed of Dharma, according to another he is Dharma’s son, and yet, according to another, he is Dharma incarnate! If Yudhishthira is Indra or Dharma-incarnate or Dharma’s son, why would he need to listen to and participate in discourses on dharma […]
Narada, the son of Brahma himself continued in Kuru Sabha the story of Galawa and his haughtiness to pay about the preceptor fee. His meeting is with Garuda and how Garuda helped him and Garuda narrated the reason of four Directions with it’s different name and it’s origin. Garuda narrated how East aka Poorva, tthe […]
This is the ancient tell and came to us by so many narrators. It was first converse between Garuda, the Pakshiraja and Rishi Galawa, who was the pupil of Vishvamitra, then it was narrated by Narada to Duryodhana in Kuru assembly and again it was narrated to Janmajaya by Vaishmapayna while narrating the Mahabharata in […]
Since the Indian Constitution and the Indian Legal System has accepted the words Hindu and Hinduism, and we also have a glorious tradition of the Bengal/Indian Renaissance behind acceptance of such naming, nothing matters if believers in Hinduism call themselves Hindu.
Vivasvat aka Surya performed a shrouta sacrifice here. Because he offered this direction as Dakshina to his preceptor, this direction is known as Dakshin (south or दक्षिण).
This is the root of the prosperity of the gods and Shakra aka Indra was anoited as the king of the celestials. It was there, O regenerate Rishi, that both Indra and the gods underwent their ascetic penances. It is because of these reasons that this direction is known as Poorva (पूर्व aka the first aka begning). And because in the earliest of times this quarter was overspread by the Suras (Gods), it is for this that it is called Poorva (East).
इदं पवित्रं पापघ्नं पुण्यं वेदैश्च संमितम् | यः पठेद्रामचरितं सर्वपापैः प्रमुच्यते || This Ramayana is holy, sin-eradicating, merit-endowing, and conformable with the teachings of Vedas. Whoever reads this Legend of Rama, will be verily liberated of all sin.. IN Sanatana Dharma, there is two great epics known as Ramayana and Mahabharata. We always loved to […]
Gough in his Philosophy of Upanishadas and Ancient Indian metaphysics describes the Universal Soul and his ascent to Brahmahood, or the perfection thus: (I have used Mudgala Purana to add to Gough’s thesis and you can use siva Purana, Vishnu Purana, Aditya Purana, Tvashtra Purana, Tarkshya Purana, Vayu Purana et all as per your Ishtadev […]
Avatar is literally defined as a manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth; an incarnate divine teacher. The expression ‘avatara’ means the descent in human form of an aspect of Divine entity for a certain specified purpose. (or purposes). Let us call the initial understanding of Deities as avatars as […]