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Tapt Kund at Badrinath Temple – Hot Water Spring Near Badarinath Temple

Tapt Kund is a hot water spring near the famous BadrinathTemple. Devotees take a dip in this holy water before having darshan at the Badarinath Temple. Tapt Kund is located on the Markandeya Rock on the banks of the Alaknanda River.
Tapt Kund contains medicinal properties. A bath in the holy water is highly refreshing. It also has curative properties.
Tapt Kund emerges beneath the Garuda murti in the temple. The water then gets collected in the rock. Today there are tanks in which water is collected and devotees can take bath in the tanks.
Tapt Kund is a natural hot spring. Naturally heated groundwater from the Earth’s crust emerge from the spot.

108 Names of Goddess Saraswati in Hindi pdf – Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanamavali Prayer Text in Hindi

108 Names of Goddess Saraswati in Hindi in pdf is for free download. The prayer is known as Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanamavali. Students and artists should read the prayer regularly. Reading the prayer is considered highly meritorious. The prayer can be chanted either in the morning or evening. It can be chanted by both male and female.
The prayer is specially chanted during Basant Panchami and Navratri Saraswati Puja.

Link – 108 Names of Goddess Saraswati in Hindi pdf

Story of the Origin of the City of Pataliputra

The story associated with the origin of Pataliputra is mentioned in the Katha Saritha Sagara. Once there lived a wise man named Bhojika. He had three daughters who were given in marriage to three brothers. Once there was a great feminine in the region and the three brothers deserted their wives.

The three sisters led a miserable life and one of them was pregnant. In due course, the pregnant woman gave birth to a son. The three women looked after the new born.
Shiva and Goddess Parvati who were roaming through the sky happened to notice the three women and the baby. Goddess Parvati wanted to know about the baby. Shiva then said that the baby in his previous birth was an ardent devotee of him. He is born on the earth to reap the benefits of his austerities. His wife of previous birth has been born to King Mahendravarman of Patala and in this birth too she will be his wife.
That night the three women had a dream and in which Shiva asked them to name the baby as Putraka and every day wh…

Saraswati Mantra for Education

Saraswati Mantra for education is the Saraswati mantra, Gayatri and the Beeja mantra. Both are given in Hindi text below. It is a very small mantra and can be chanted by students to get good marks in examination. The prayer should be chanted daily before starting studies and also after ending your lessons.
Saraswati Mool mantra is a simple mantra to remember and chant:
Saraswati Mool mantra: 

Saraswati Mantra this is chanted by students who follow a disciplined life. This involves sticking to only vegetarian food, complete avoidance of non-vegetarian food, daily bath in morning and evening etc. This mantra should only be chanted if follow the above routine.
Saraswati Mantra:

There are two Saraswati Gayatri mantras. Students can chant any one of them.
Saraswati Gayatri mantra 1:

Saraswati Gayatri mantra 2:
Please note that chanting of mantra will not produce in any miracles. You need to work hard with patience and determination. There is no substitute to hard work. Maa Saraswati is alw…

Relying on Vaimanika Prakarana Text Did an Indian Flew the First Airplane?

Vaimanika Prakarana is an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with aeronautics. Ganesh Nerlekar-Desai, epigraphist and manuscriptologist at ShivajiUniversity’s Manuscript Research Centre at Kolhapur, now claims that in 1895, an Indian, Shivkar Talpade, had flown the first aircraft. This happened ten years before the Wright brothers successfully flew their aircraft.

Shivkar Talpade, a drawing teacher from JJ School of Art in Mumbai, is said to have flown an aircraft, Marutsakha, on Girgaon Chowpatty in 1895. DNA reports  There are two streams of thought regarding the existence of aircraft in ancient times. One believes that the ancients did build and fly aircraft, while the other believes it is too fantastic to be true. However, what cannot be disputed is the existence of an ancient text on aerodynamics, titled ‘Vaimanikprakarnm’. “At the Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal in Pune, there exists an undated handwritten manuscript of Vaimanikprakarnm, a treatise on aerodynamics, said to be origina…

Thoughts from Avadhuta Gita

You are not the sense organs. Nor are you the corresponding powers of sense perception such as sound, sight, touch, taste or smell. When you get beyond the awareness of the senses, you merge in the Supreme Divine.

Oh, mind! Why do you wander everywhere, like a ghost, craving for illusory activity? Renounce attachment to the worldly objects, to realize supreme bliss.
The Srutis pronounce that the Brahman is without qualities, without form and omnipresent. Realize you are that Brahman. Never be in doubt.
The sages pronounce that the Supreme Reality is only One, Immutable and without a second. When attachment to the world is renounced in the mind, there is no awareness of either unity or diversity. Avadhuta Gita