Rama did not exile Sita willy nilly. The dramatic description of exile of Sita, we are so familiar with is the work of Kalidasa not Valmiki in his magnum opus Raghuvansham. In Critical edition: Rama sent Sita with Lakhsmana telling her that she will be staying with Valmiki, friend of Dasaratha, so he is like […]
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 […]
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 […]