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What is Sahasranama?

Sahasranama or Sahasranamam are hymns in Hindu Holy Scriptures in which a deity is referred to by 1,000 or more different names. ‘Sahasra’ means thousand or a very large number. ‘Nama’ means name. So the literal translation of Sahasranama is 'thousand names'.Sahasranamams are classified as stotras or hymns of praise. The thousand or more names take a reader of the stotra through the entire attributes, functions and myths related to the deity. It is a sort of an encyclopedia on the deity.Some of the important Sahasranamams are Lalitha Sahasranama, Vishnu Sahasranama and Shiva Shasranama.There are also many shorter hymns like ‘Ashtottara shatanama stotra’ which has only 108 names.

Designer Nameplates with Figures of Hindu Gods and Symbols

Nameplates embossed with figures of Hindu gods like Krishna, Ganesha, Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Durga and symbols like Om, lingam and swastika can now be found at the entrances of many homes and offices. Vaastu Shastra suggests that such embossed nameplates bring good luck.The cost of designing such nameplates varies from region to region and depends upon the decoration and style. These name plates come in different materials like terracotta, wood finish, bamboo, copper and glass.

Vedic Management – The Holistic Approach to Managerial Excellence

The new book Vedic Management by Dr S. Kannan presents the theory of Vedic Management on a four dimensional perspective incorporating self management, relationship management, cosmic management and spiritual management. Dr. S. Kannan is a Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Security Manager. Dr S. Kannan holds a Ph.D. in Commerce and another inter-disciplinary Ph.D. (Management and Sanskrit) in the domain of Vedic management. The book is published by Taxmann.The book has more 1500 references from the Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads in the four Vedas. The book demonstrates and proves conclusively that all the progressive modern management principles, concepts and practices are of Vedic origin. It clearly and succinctly establishes that the Vedas pervade the management domain universally cutting across the contours of cultural dualities, inspiring one to act with excellence, foresight and vision coupl…