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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Namaste handy guy

    Ganesha, Shivas son, is the gatekeeper in Hindu mythology.
    http://talesfrommythology.blogspot.com/2011/05/ganeshwara.html?q=ganesha

    Furtheron He is seated in Muladhara...
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    Re: VaishNav Oasis

    Thank you ameyAtmA for bringen up this thread again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvIL-Ycz6HI

    Pranam
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    Re: Silent versus Vocal Chanting

    Namaste

    Inspired by this post I found three websites which I want to share ... they confirm what conquersex noted: Loudly or silently, everything is all right.

    One can utter the holy name...
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    Re: Ignortant Praveen Taaneja

    Namaste Praveen Taneja

    The Vedic scriptures are the source of what you are looking for. Start with Bhagavad Gita, where Krishna describes in Chapter 10 who He is.

    BG 10.19: The Blessed Lord...
  5. Re: Appropriate Placement of Goddess Uma Figure

    Namaste DBinSJ

    The divine – in your case the goddess - is omnipresent and all-pervading … present in your bedroom with and without a figure. Thus you don't have to hesitate ...

    Pranam
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    Re: Meaning of Mantra at Sathya Sai Ashram

    Namaste Hindudawn

    The mantra is the Satya Sai Gayatri

    Om Sai Ishvaraya Vidmahe
    Satya Devaya Dhimahi
    Tanno Sarvah Prachodayat

    Find following the meaning (ignore the fancyful...
  7. Re: Correct pronunciation of Navaran Mantra?

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    There are lots of crazy transliterations of Sanskrit on the web … following according to IAST - International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration
    ...
  8. Re: Why a chain and not circuit the Sanctum

    Namaste Hindudawn

    As far as I know the Linga is never circumambulated to not to step over the abhisheka outflow. Read more about in the following links
    ...
  9. Sticky: Re: A Personal Library of Hindu Sanskrit Texts Translations

    Have a look here, Takeshi28

    https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/result?q={%22t%22:%22search%22,%22k%22:%22atharva%20veda%22,%22s%22:[],%22b%22:{%22filters%22:[]}}

    May be you find what you are looking for....
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Dear Kameron

    3 - Are there any English copies of the Srimad Bhagavatam with explanations of the verses that could be recommended? I have the ISKCON version already. Is this scripture highly...
  11. Thread: Perception

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    Perception

    Namaste

    The brief dialogue with Believer in the Ramakrishna post made me think about (my) perception.

    I did not see anything wrong in calling the marriage of Krishna and Rukmini as rakshasa...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste

    The eight forms of marriage are written in Manusmriti.

    Murugan married Valli according to gandharva vivaha. As I learned, this means that He is showing His iccha shakti.

    Thus we...
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    Krishna, Rukmini, Shishupala

    Namaste

    After reading ameyAtmA‘s post in the Ramakrishna topic I add the story of Krishna and Rukmini separately.
    ...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste

    In the raksasa form the groom battles with the girl's family, overcomes them and carries her away. It was in this manner that krsna Paramatman married Rukmani.

    I cannot see any fault...
  15. Re: Maa Baglamukhi Pooja against black magic practises

    Dear BhaktiSevak

    my idea was – if you do not get an answer here - that you ask your question to N. R. Jayaraman.

    Pranam
  16. Re: Marriage between Manushyas, Devtas, and Daityas

    You had a lot of questions, BhaktiSevak, but it seems now they are all reduced to one topic - Sita wants to make an Aasann (seating cloth) for Shri Ram's meditation practise - which is NOT written...
  17. Re: Marriage between Manushyas, Devtas, and Daityas

    Dear BhaktiSevak

    I just remembered four legends regarding your question no 6) Is cruelty against an animal any less of a paap (sin) as compared to a wrong doing (physical or emotional) against a...
  18. Re: Maa Baglamukhi Pooja against black magic practises

    Dear BhaktiSevak

    I found the following article on Goddess Bagalamukhi
    https://santhipriya.com/2016/06/goddess-bagalamukhi-e.html
    I recommend to get in touch with the website owner.

    Pranam
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    Re: Inspirations

    Yazidi and Hindu Similarity

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puL4gwNhXMI
  20. Thread: Definitions

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    Re: Definitions

    Namaste

    Inspired by Viraja I also try again to get an answer to my question on Hindu heritage. I am interested in these terms which I find in any mix on the web.

    Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham is...
  21. Re: Marriage between Manushyas, Devtas, and Daityas

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    1) Does anyone know any abstract from Itihaas where it mentions a marriage between a Manushya and a Daitya, or a Devta and a Daitya (either way, but opposite genders of...
  22. Re: Rishi Kashyap father of Devtas and Daityas

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    Deva and daitya are two sides of one medal - one Kashyapa two wifes.

    There are also ‚good‘ demons
    Bali was a devotee of Vishnu granting Him in His Vamana avatar all He...
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    The Prototype of a Yogini!!!

    Namaste

    Without further words ...

    British woman Kay Longstaff pulled from the Adriatic Sea 10 hours after falling from a cruise ship says she managed to survive the terrifying ordeal by...
  24. Thread: Definitions

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    Definitions

    Namaste


    What is the difference between


    Ashram, Math, Akhada, Adhiham, Pitham?
    May be there are other terms interesting to know.
  25. Re: Where can I find a Veda Pundit to learn Rudram from?

    Namaste ujjal05


    I learned Sri Rudram with Satya Sai Baba’s help.


    http://www.saiveda.net/index.php/en/sri-rudram/chanting
    http://www.sssbpt.org/sri-rudram/instructions-to-user.htm
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste Markandeya 108 dasa

    I do not at all deny the inspiring talks of Eckhart Tolle and other ‘spiritual teachers’ on the globe.

    But who if them is an ‘enlightened self-realized guru...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Sure, you are right Believer, the Divine does not expect anything … but even Osho needs words to describe the indescribable. What he wants to say is, do not bother about do’s and don’ts. Be like a...
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    Guru and Disciple

    Namaste

    These two articles show, that guru - disciple is not a one way street.

    http://www.boloji.com/articles/1330/guru-the-spiritual-teacher
    http://www.boloji.com/articles/1671/the-disciple
    ...
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    Re: Inspirations

    Quotes from Osho

    Many people become religious because they are unhappy. But those who become religious because of their misfortune are religious for the wrong reason.

    Become religious for joy...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    I also accept that there are living masters, or people who are qualified representatives of the dharma and act to uphold the tradition and we can learn from them.

    I do not contradict, Markandeya...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste markandeya 108 dasa

    I fully agree with what you write.

    The Upanishads show the ideal of the guru, Milarepa is a fine story and the story of Ayodadhaumya and his three disciples, Aruni,...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    You have a great master in Italy, Orlando, his name is Raphael. He lives in a hermitage near Rome.
    www.vidya-ashramvidyaorder.org
    He teaches traditional Advaita. No Neoadvaita, no so called Yoga,...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste

    I apologize for causing pain to a high evolved soul that is no longer touched by everyday trivialities.

    Hinduism is, like every religion, full of do’s and dont’s. And, as in every...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Dear Orlando


    Shaking right hands is an age-old welcome and farewell ritual. It has its origin in presenting the empty weapon hand to the opponent.


    Other terms are ‘to lend a hand’ -...
  35. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    Namaste

    The interesting linked artice says

    Although the Bhagavatam doesn’t explicitly describe the Earth as a globe, it does so indirectly. For example, it points out that night prevails...
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    Re: Shaivism and onion and garlic

    Vannakkam

    In European mythology garlic protects against vampires. Vampires can be compared with Vetala, Pisaca.

    And not to forget ... Garlic and onions are medicine.

    Pranam
  37. Thread: Hello all

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    Re: Hello all

    Namaste

    In my country most people are proud not to believe in God. They only believe in themselves. The society I live in has freed itself from everything, children from parents, pupils from...
  38. Pushpadanta and his Shiva Mahima Stotra

    Namaste

    About Pushpadanta

    Long ago, there lived a gandharva by name Pushpadanta. Gandharvas were powerful magical beings, who could move in air and could even turn invisible to humans....
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    Shiva's Son in Kerala

    Namaste

    Did you know, that Shiva has a son in Kerala?

    Among the various gods worshipped by devotees, you will come across with a god with the name “Vettakkorumakan” who has been worshiped only...
  40. Re: I need help to my questions as to why do i feel the need to listen to Shiva mantr

    Namaste iaminsignificant

    Your last post made me speechless.
    First - it is an act of courtesy to start a conversation with a salutation.
    Second - you got two answers, a spiritual one from...
  41. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Trump Wave

    Let's try three more, Believer. I thought the first two w mean world wide.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTjmX1JPoSA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnB783uNjN0...
  42. Re: I need help to my questions as to why do i feel the need to listen to Shiva mantr

    Namaste iaminsignificant,

    why ask for a why? Why not just enjoy? Let it flow.

    I once met a priest who said: ‚To get in touch with Hinduism is a grace.‘

    The Shiva devotee Vema says in his...
  43. Re: Confused whether Rakhi is only limited for brother-sister?

    Namaste

    Seems, according to mythology, there is no strict rule.

    In Bhavishya Puraan, 4/42 Krishn said - "In olden times, in Dev-Asur Sangraam, Daitya got defeated by Devtaa, so they went to...
  44. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Trump Wave

    Namaste Believer

    it does not really match ... but watching the video the winner song of the European Song Contest 2018 came into my mind ... both show Kali Yuga as it is.
    ...
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    Re: Photo Databases in India

    Thanks Believer,

    I am looking for a wide range of photos on mythology, holy places related to mythology and so on … seems to be an unfulfillable desire.

    Pranam
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    Photo Databases in India

    Namaste

    Where do bloggers and owners of websites from India take their photos/pictures of deities, temples and myths? Are there databases available where I can purchase them?

    The databases I...
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    Padodaka and Caranamrita

    Namaste

    Are Padodaka and Caranamrita just two terms for the same? Or is there a difference?

    Thanks
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    Plant diversity in Valmiki Ramayana

    Namaste

    Just found this amazing work
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    Jagannatha Ratha Yatras in Europe

    Namaste


    This is a (incomplete) collection of Ratha Yatras in Europe – add the one from your city/country if you like.


    Alchevsk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFtrDA9DnVs
    Berlin...
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    Re: Christian feast today

    Dear Believer,

    Walhalla has become a synonym for the warrior‘s heaven. It was the builder‘s decision to construct this monument in Greek style. Greek mythology has only one heaven for all … like...
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