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Showing posts from January 30, 2007

Exploring how the tribals interpreted the Mahabharata

Professor Satya Chaitanya, a faculty at XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur, will be throwing light on how the tribals interpreted the Mahabharata at a seminar in Delhi on February 5, 2007. The three-day seminar is being organized by the National Manuscript Mission under the Union ministry of culture. Researchers and scholars from India and abroad will be presenting papers on the interpretation of Mahabharata in various languages and cultures.Professor Chaitanya will be presenting a paper on “Text and variations of Mahabharata: contextual, regional and performative traditions.” The Telegraph Calcutta reportsPrepared after a thorough research of two years, Chaitanya has studied the Bheel Mahabharata, a tribal folklore on the epic written by the Bheel community residing in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.“Bheel Bharat is different from the Sanskrit Mahabharata where women and sexuality plays vital roles,” added Chaitanya.The scholar also plans to …

Offer This near Bilva Tree to Escape from Poverty

If you are suffering from property and wealth related problem, then there is an easy solution to overcome the problem. It is to make a donation near Bilva tree. The tree is associated with Shiva and the offering should be made on Monday. You need to make an offering of ghee to a Shiva devotee near a Bilva Tree.Another option is to offer food to poor people near Bilva tree – the food should include rice and ghee.Offering kheer to a Shiva devotee under a Bilva tree is another option.The offering should be performed for 7 Mondays.If the offering is made in Shravan month it is double auspicious.

Sanjivani Booti of Ramayana

Sanjivani Booti – which Lord Hanuman brought to save the life of Lord Ram's brother Lakshman – is being researched upon by scientists for its survival instincts. Sanjeevani means ‘one that infuses life.’ The Sanjeevani plant is well known for its medicinal properties and is mentioned in Ayurveda and other ancient texts.
National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) is trying to identify the gene that helps Sanjivani Booti to survive severe droughts. The plant existed before 300 million years and comes under a group of plants which were the first vascular plants on earth.
When there is no moisture the plant curls up and assumes the form of a brown crust. Sanjivani Booti regains its original form when it comes in contact with water or moisture. The plant is found throughout India and it grows in rocks and arid lands.

World Congress on Vedic Sciences

The World Congress on Vedic sciences is being organized at Varanasi by BanarasHinduUniversity in collaboration with SampurnanandSanskritUniversity and Vijnana Bharati. The event is being held from February 9 to 11 at Swatantrata Bhawan in BanarasHinduUniversity.The World Congress is expecting more than 1000 delegates from India and around the world. A book exhibition displaying Vedic literature from India and abroad is part of the event.The Hindustan Times reportsProf Lal, organizing secretary of the World Congress, said that this congress was an attempt to decipher the manuscripts and ancient works to unearth more knowledge of Vedas still not known to the society. “One has to rediscover Vedas for the modern world and this will be the noblest contribution, which modern India can provide to solve the innumerable hardships being faced by the modern man.”“The roots and seeds of all sciences could be traced to the Sacred Vedas, the oldest of world literature. These seeds germinated and gr…