Dr. Macdonell was Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University who in 1907 persuaded Chandra Shamsher Rana the PM of Nepal to donate a huge collection of Manuscripts collected from all over India. This is the Chand Shamsher collection at Bodelain library at Oxford. MdcDonell also persuaded Balamukunda Sharma Malaviya penname Karmkandin (an ardent collector) to […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
(Hindi title Chanda Mama, Dino Dada and Meri Maa) In the second part, the author, it may surprise you to learn, one whom your present interlocutor is in habit of defining by means of the perpendicular pronoun stated Our views are not completely shaped by trends and popular concepts of the CURRENT day aka 2019. […]
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 […]