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Story of Origin of Gandaka or Gandaki River

Gandaka or Gandaki is a holy river which rises in the hills of southern Tibet and flows through Nepal and India . The river is highly sacred because the pebbles in the river bear the chakra mark – Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu. There are two stories associated with the origin of the Gandaki River . As per Varaha Purana, Gandaki River flowed from the perspiration on Vishnu’s cheek. Another legend has it that Gandaki River observed a severe penance to obtain boon from Vishnu that he should be his son. Vishnu granted the boon by residing in her in the form of Saligrama. Gandaki is known as Sapta-Gandaki in Nepal . The river merges with Ganga at Sonepur in Bihar in India .

Hindu Bible Quotes And Teachings

Here are a few quotes and teachings from Hindu Bible which is known as the Bhagavad Gita: When a man thinks of objects, ‘attachment’ for them arises; from attachment ‘desire’ is born; from desire arises ‘anger’ (Chapter II, 62) From anger comes delusion; from delusion ‘loss of memory’; from loss of memory the destruction of discrimination; from destruction of discrimination, he perishes.(Chapter II, 63) Those who are free from pride and delusion. Those who have conquered the evil attachments of this world. Those whose desires and cravings have disappeared. Those who are no longer bound by the pairs called pleasure and pain. Those who abide perpetually in the Atman, Reach that  Eternal   State  which is changeless. That state which the enlightened enter is My Supreme Infinite Being, which is illuminated with Self-consciousness, And not by the light of the sun, moon or fire. Thus once he attains Me, there is no return. (Chapter XV, 5-6) Sacrifice w

Bhagavad Gita in Telugu in mp3 audio for free download

This Bhagavad Gita mp3 audio in Telugu is provided by the Yatharth Geeta website. Each 18 chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is divided into different mp3 files. The translation and explanation in Telugu is provided by Shri Paramahansji Maharaj. The size of the files vary from 20 MB to 44 MB. You will have to download several files to get the complete Bhagavad Gita with commentary in Telugu. Each chapter is divided into two separate files. All eighteen chapters are available for download. You can download  Bhagavad Gita MP3 in Telugu here at yatharth geeta .

17th century Mewar Ramayana United and Gets Digital Makeover

The 17th century Mewar Ramayana manuscript consists of 400 exquisite paintings. But the pages of this wonderful tribute to the epic Valmiki Ramayan was in two countries – majority of the pages in Britain and the rest of the pages in India . Now the two countries have joined to create a digitized version of the book. Times of India reports  The Mewar manuscript was commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh I of Mewar in 1649 - who regarded himself as a direct descendent of Lord Ram and contains over 400 exquisite paintings. It is widely considered to be one of the finest of all surviving illustrated copies. The British Library currently holds around 80% of the surviving manuscript and the remaining folios are held by the CSMVS Museum as well as the Baroda Museum and Rajastan Oriental Institute. The digitized version will go live on March 21.  The project was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron during his trip to Mumbai last year.  The project is funded by one