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    Tears of Lord Shiva:

    There is a holy pond in Pakistan along with hindu temple complex in Katas raj. This ancient Hindu Temple complex is situated 40 Kms from Chakwal city in the District of same name in Punjab,...
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    Re: rāmāyaṇa insights - Ravana Brahma

    RAVANA BRAHMA .

    The formidable king of Lanka almost came close to becoming an unquestioned ruler of the three worlds. The great epic Ramayana is as much about the defeat of Ravana as much as it...
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    Re: A Brief intro to Kathopanishad

    Shri "Yajvan",

    Namaskaram,

    Interesting exposition on "Vaajasravaas". Another thought passes when he is referred to as "Goutama". Could it be that he is referred to by his "Gotra" ?
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    Avudayarkoil - A Temple with difference

    Avudayarkoil


    I would consider the visit to "Avudayarkoil" (ஆவுடையார்கோயில் ) was the best thing happened to us during our recent visit to Tanjavur and other places of pilgrimage. Though I have...
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    Re: A Brief intro to Kathopanishad

    Dear Sri "Yajvan",

    Namaskaram,

    Good thinking and analysis. Indeed it is a pleasure to read your post. My knowledge of Samskrit is limited to ten years of study in School, just adequate to...
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    Re: Little question on meat eatting

    Hindus (including Brahmins) were taking meat and liquor in Vedic age. Our Dharma Sastras and Grihya Sutras do not prohibit eating meat, except some limitations. We are a mixture of Ethical, Moral,...
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    Re: From Russia with Love

    Dear Ms. Sharanya,

    First let me welcome you to this Forum. It is not new that people from far of places are turning their attention to the Ancient Truth of the East. The famous Russian writer Lev...
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    Curse of the King

    9 ity ukto dharmarājas tu mātrā bāṣpākulekṣaṇaḥ
    uvāca vākyaṃ dharmātmā śokavyākula cetanaḥ

    10 bhavatyā gūḍhamantratvāt pīḍito 'smīty uvāca tām
    śaśāpa ca mahātejāḥ sarvalokeṣu ca striyaḥ
    na...
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    Re: A Brief intro to Kathopanishad

    Dear Sri "Yajvan"
    Namaskaram,
    I could not find any significant reason for certain, why this name has been selected in the Upanishad for the boy. Neither I found the meaning of the word "Nachiketas"...
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    Re: The idea of "limiting" God

    The Shanthi Sloka of "Isavasya Upanishad" proclaimes the limitless-ness of the Brahman.

    OM POORNAMADAH POORNAMIDAM
    POORNAAT POORNAMUDACHYATE
    POORNASYA POORNAMAADAAYA
    POORNAMEVAAVASHISHYATE
    OM...
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    Re: The idea of "limiting" God

    My respectful Pranams to the Grand old Lady.
    Regards,
    Brahmanyan,
    Bangalore.
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    Punnathoorkotta - Elephant Sanctuary

    Steam Engines and Elephants attract me always. I have a fascination for these two items from my childhood. Perhaps it is the same with most of the people. Some time back, I along with our family took...
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    Re: The idea of "limiting" God

    Dear "Wundermonk",

    Yes, by the blessings of God, I have completed my 80 years on August,21 this year.

    Regards,
    Brahmanyan,
    Bangalore.
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    A Brief intro to Kathopanishad

    "Arise, Awake and stop not till the Goal is reached" --
    The clarion Call of Swami Vivekananda to the people of India. These words were taken by Swamiji from "Kathopanishad", to wake up the...
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    Upanishads expounds the philosophical principles of Vedas thus called Vedanta (end of vedas). Upanishads are to be learnt under the feet of a learnered Acharya or Guru. In modern days this may be...
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    Re: The idea of "limiting" God

    Otherday a friend asked me " Are you sure that a God exists ?". Honestly I do not know. But I do accept that there must have been some great activating force or power behind every thing what we see...
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    Koodalmanikyam Temple for Bharatha

    I am sure that very few people outside Kerala would have known about a Temple is there for Sri Bharatha in Kerala. But, I have read about this Temple in some Magazines before. So I was particular to...
  18. The Yamas and Niyamas for Right Living.

    I have been visiting many blogs written by the new generation of educated and well provided youngsters regularly. One thing I find common in the most of their writings is the restless mind and lack...
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    Evils of Kaliyuga in Bagavata Purana.

    I give below a portion from the english rendering of Srimad Bagavatam by Swami Krishnadas Achutha describing "Evils of Kali":

    XII CHAPTER 2 - Evils of Kaliyuga

    "Suka continued: Thenceforward,...
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    Festivals- at Thiruchengattangudi Temple

    Visit of the Divine Mendicant:
    On April,25,2009 I was sitting along with the family members on the long raised platform with the crowd of villagers at the inside first Prakaram of the ancient Temple...
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    Sripuram Golden Temple - Manifestation of Divine Opulence

    Sripuram Golden Temple - Manifestation of Divine Opulence

    Our visit to the Lakshmi Narayani Temple also known as Mahalakshmi Temple, at Sripuram, Vellore yesterday, (November, 28, 2009) was a...
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    Re: Sabarimala: Sri Ayyappa temple

    Pilgrimage to Sabarimala.
    When the call comes from the Lord, everything happens fast. It happened to me in 2008. On Monday 18th of February, 2008, we returned from Sabarimala after having had the...
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    Re: Gaddhafi's death

    History Repeats itself. All dictators come to power with patriatic zeal. But once unbridled power goes into their head they turn into tyrants. All of them face gruesome end.

    Brahmanyan,...
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    Re: English translations

    I would like you to add the following to the list of Books on Bhagavad Gita :

    BHAGAVAD GITA BHASYA OF SRI SANKARACARYA: With Text in Devanagiri & English Translation. A.G. Krishna Warrier....
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    Re: Customs and Traditions

    Interesting queries indeed. But difficult to give a convincing answer. Almost all the practices mentioned in the questions relate to religious customs based on faith and belief followed for ages. For...
  26. Re: I am new, let me introduce myself.

    I stepped into this Forum by chance while searching for some details about our Religion, Sanathana Dharma. I am a Retired Septuagenarian from India interested in Philosophy, Literature, Arts and all...
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    Re: How did hinduism survive

    In the words of HH Sri Chandrasekhara Bharathi Swamigal of Srineri Mutt "Hinduism is the name which has now been given to our system. But its real name has always been Sanatana Dharma or the eternal...
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