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Stephen Hawking a Maharishi and Hindus Should Study Him

Stephen Hawking is a Maharishi and we Hindus should study him as we study many ancient Hindu seers. Hindu parents should introduce Stephen Hawking to their children. Hindu organizations and temple should discuss his teachings. Stephen Hawking whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76 on March 14, 2018. ( Learn more about this brightest star of science. ) Who is a Maharshi? Maharshi is a Sanskrit word, meaning a member of ancient Indian scientists popularly known in India as "Rishis", or "seers", especially those who do research to understand Nature and its governing laws. There were many Maharshis in Ancient India who shaped the ancient Indian ways of life and made a very deep and profound impact on the civilization of the Indian sub-continent. Maharishis were not religious saints. They were people who had an never ending thirst for knowledge. They wanted the answer to “Who am I.” Stephe

Story of Kartavirya Arjuna and Parasurama

Kartavirya Arjuna, who had thousand hands, was a popular king in ancient India. Parashuram is the sixth incarnation of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu. The story of Kartavirya Arjuna and Parasurama is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana and the Mahabharata. Kartavirya Arjuna, along with his retinue, once visited the ashram of Sage Jamadagni. Parasurama was the fifth son of Sage Jamadagni and Renuka. The Sage, with the help of divine cow Sushila (in some texts the cow is Kamadhenu), provided the king and his retinue a banquet fit for a king. Kartavirya Arjuna now became greedy and forcefully seized the wish fulfilling cow from the hermitage of Sage Jamadagni. Kartavirya Arjuna killed Sage Jamadagni but failed in his attempt to carry away the divine cow. Shukracharya arrived at the scene and restored Sage Jamadagni’s life with the Mritasanjeevani Mantra. The king again attacked the ashram but this time Parasurama was present in the ashram and he exterminated the entire army.

Nyepi Day – Bali Hindu New Year 2023 in Indonesia - Nyepi 2023 Date

Nyepi is the Hindu New Year in the Bali Island of Indonesia. The New Year is observed as ‘a day of silence’ as Nyepi symbolically represents the state of the universe before creation. Nyepi 2023 date is March 22. Bali Hindu New Year is based on lunar calendar. The festival is marked by numerous rituals and pujas and is spread over four days. The rituals related to Nyepi begin two days before Amavasya or the actual Nyepi day. The first day is dedicated to Melasti purification or Mekiyis or Melis.  The day before Nyepi is Tawur Kesanga or Tawur Agung.  Then it is Nyepi the day of silence.  The next day is Ngembak Geni. History of Nyepi and Connection With India The Bali New Year is based on the Saka calendar – the one followed by the Indian government and in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Goa. In  India , Saka era begins with the Chaitra month. Kaniska I of  India  had started this calendar in AD 78. And it was Aji Saka who introduc

Book – Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom – Interview with Author Lori Tompkins

The book titled 'Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom', written by Lori Tompkins, (published in January 2018) takes the reader into the unknown terrain of the geometric symbols in the Vedas. To know more about the book, I did an interview with Author Lori Tompkins. You can learn more about the book through the interview. 1.        In simple words – What is the book - Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom - all about?  The book presents the long-lost knowledge of how the radius and vesica piscis of the 360° circle function as keys of the encoded language and symbols of the Rig Veda, and thus as keys of understanding the deeper meaning and fuller context of India’s culture, religion, mythology and iconography. Some parts of the book are autobiographical, telling the unusual story of how these keys emerged via my connection to the yoga of Sri Aurobindo, and in the course of my own yogic path. Throughout the book I utilized many images to help readers visually see the connections betw