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Arjuna and Krishna as Nara and Narayana – Symbolism and Meaning

The name ‘Nara’ is applied to Arjuna and ‘Narayana’ to Krishna in the Mahabharata. Arjuna is soul; while Krishna is the Supreme Soul – who is present in all forms. Krishna is in Arjuna but Arjuna is not able to realize it and all human problems are the result of this. This concept is an important symbol in Hinduism and it is pregnant with meaning. Here are few thoughts on the Symbolism.

When we realize that Bhagavan Sri Krishna is present in each individual being there is complete harmony. There is no discrimination, no apartheid, no racism… Negativity is dropped. Desires are dropped. There is complete peace in Nature.

When Nara is under the control of the senses, his mind is filled with ignorance. He does not see the single thread running through all forms.

To attain moksha, or liberation, ‘nara’ has to merge in ‘narayana’ and realize that only Narayana exists. Nara has to merge completely in Narayana, lose his false identity, and accept the only True identity. Accept the truth that…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 15, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:12 PM on April 15. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:14 PM on April 16. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 15, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 11:30 AM on April 15. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 2:06 PM on April 16.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 1:40 PM on April 15. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 4:39 PM on April 16.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Mahar…