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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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, Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading