--> Skip to main content


Showing posts from September 17, 2018

Kannada Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram Text in pdf – Download for free the Kannada Lyrics

This Kannada text or lyrics of Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram is provided by Sri Rama Dasa Mission. It is in pdf format and you can download it for free if you have pdf reader installed. Lalitha Sahasranama Stotra is dedicated to the Goddess Lalitha form of Goddess Shakti and extols her glory in 1000 names. Link  -  Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram in Kannada

Importance of Hindu Puranas - Role of Puranas in Hindu Religion

Hindu Puranas are a perfect amalgamation of mythology and religious doctrine. They contain stories and teachings based on the principles of Vedas and Upanishads. They play an important role in Hindu religion. The roots of many modern day Hindu festivals and rituals can be traced back to the Puranas. Apart from the stories of gods and goddesses in Hindu pantheon, it deals with subjects like the creation of universe, geography, philosophy, psychology and many other topics. The stories of many characters not found in Mahabharata and Ramayana are elaborated in the Puranas. Many incidents left out in the epics are discussed in detail in the Puranas. Who Wrote The Puranas? Purana means 'old' and it is believed that they were compiled by Sage Vyasa. Puranas Are Full of Hidden Symbols There is a belief that the teachings found in Upanishads and other similar Hindu scriptures could not be understood by common man. The stories in the Puranas are an attempt to get the teachings

Download Durga Saptashati Text in Hindi in PDF format for free

Durga Saptashati is a Holy scripture dedicated to Goddess Durga. It narrates the glory and divine actions of Goddess Durga. Durga Saptashati is part of the Markandeya Purana and contains 700 Shlokas. This Durga Saptashati Text available for free download is in Hindi and in PDF format. Find - Download Durga Saptashati Text in Hindi in PDF format. Note - Please use the free download slow option for free download at the uploaded site. Worship and obeisance of Goddess Shakti by using Durga Saptashati yields instant results in Kaliyuga. The stories and glory of Goddess Durga is hidden in the Durga Saptashati text

Hinduism and Human Cloning - What is the Opinion of Hindu Religion on Human Cloning?

It is a well known fact that Hindu religion does not have a centralized authority to present a collective Hindu opinion on major issues. A classic example is the issue of cloning technique and human cloning. The Roman Catholic Church Pope termed cloning technique “intrinsically evil in design.” Islam too opposes cloning. What about Hindus? For issues like cloning, each Hindu has an individual opinion of his/her own. A Hindu usually develops his/her opinion about a particular issue after analyzing the media reports. Majority of the Hindus are always in favor of scientific research.  And the reason for this was stated by Swami Agnivesh in the Hindustan Times Vedic scholar and an Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh said: "Hinduism does not oppose human cloning. According to Vedas no scientific research should be left untouched, and thus we welcome all forms of scientific research.”  He said, "By cloning we aren’t playing God. God has given us specia

Mahima Mela at Joranada in Orissa - Information About Mahima Gosain Mela

Mahima Mela takes place at Joranada in Dhenkanal District of Orissa. The fair is associated with Mahima Gosain and takes place at his mausoleum known as Sunya Mandir. There is no idol worship in the temple and prayers are towards Param Brahma. The mela gained popularity when many devotees had their wishes fulfilled. One unique vow here is that people submit their children as hermit at the mausoleum and take them back after a couple of years. Joranda Gadi at Utkal is located around 25 kms from Dhenkanal at the base of Kapilas hill. It is the most important center of Mahima Dharma. Akhanda Dhooni, which is burning continuously from a very long time, is visited by believers of Mahima Dharma and they offer ghee in it. Daily India reports about this unique vow Basanti Nayak, a devotee, once wished at Mahima Gosain's mausoleum and took a vow to submit her son in the service of hermits here, provided her wish was fulfilled. After the fulfilment of

Maha Ravivar Vrat – Maha Ravivar Vrat in Bhadrapad Month

Maha Ravivar Vrat is observed by certain Hindu communities in North India in the Bhadrapad Month. Maha Ravivar Vrat 2023 date is September 24. Ravivar is Sunday and Vrat is fasting. The day is dedicated to Surya and Shiva. The vrat is observed on the second Sunday, or the Sunday before Purnima or full moon day in Bhadrapad month, as per traditional calendar followed in North India . This is the Sunday that is the one that falls during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon. Some people observe a partial fast on the day. Special prayers and rituals held on the day are dedicated to Surya. How to observe Maha Ravivar Vrat? On the day one has to wake up before sunrise. Holy bath is to be performed in sea, lake or river. If not possible then bath should be taken at home. Rising sun should be worshipped on the day. Gayatri mantra should be chanted. Rising sun should be offered water; aarti should be performed using lamp; red flowers, incense and dhoop also should be off

Mata Amritanandamayi Quotes - A Collection of 108 Quotes of Amma Amritanandamayi Devi

Quotes of Mata Amritanandamayi from various sources. The Mata Amritanandamayi Devi quotes is a continuous collection of quotes of more than 10 years. These 108 quotes are from books, talks, newspaper, magazine articles. Amma Amritanandamayi Devi is a highly popular spiritual leader with following around the globe. She is also popularly known as Ammachi or Amma. Children live in the present moment. This is why people feel so drawn to them. Unless we have a certain degree of mastery over the mind, true peace is difficult to attain. Your heart is the temple where God should be enshrined. Your good thoughts are the flowers, your good words the hymns, your good deeds the rituals. And love is the offering. To ward off evil tendencies, human beings should develop the ability to accept and nourish healthy thoughts. Violent attitude is robbing away peace and love among human beings. And it is because of nurturing selfish thoughts that society no longer believes in unit

Zoology in the Vedas in Hindu Religion – Animal Classification in Ancient Vedic India

Rig Veda, Atharva Veda and Taittiriya Samhita (Shaka of Krishna Yajur Veda) mention the names of many kinds of animas as well as a few varieties of birds, reptiles, worms, insects, and fish. Thus, there was the presence of zoology in the Vedas in Hindu Religion. Animal classification in ancient Vedic India is minimal. Taittiriya Samhita classifies animals as those supported by bones and those supported by flesh. Chandogya Upanishad from Sama Veda has a broad classification of animals based on Beeja (seed) Ivaja (viviparous) – mammals belong to this group. Andaja (oviparous) – reptiles, insects and worms belong to this group. Udbhijja (of vegetable origin) – minute organisms belong to this group. Anatomy of ox and of the horse is described in detail in some scriptures. Some classification based on color, teeth, form and anatomical structure were described. Birds and animals were studied in detail as their images were widely used in Vedic Yajna. The Vedic havan

Purananuru Teachings – Economic Affairs during Tamil Sangam Period

Purananuru is an ancient Tamil literary work belonging to the Sangam period. It is dated between 1st century BC and 5th century CE. Here are few teachings from Purananuru especially on economic aspects. Purananuru portrays a period in which the ideal of Tamil people was a life without deep attachment to wealth. One was to be contented with what one required for the satisfaction of one’s basic needs. The text discusses the merits and demerits of accumulating or renouncing wealth (S:12 14) and says that the Goddess of wealth changes her habitat (21:10 – 11) and that the pleasure of possessing wealth can never be compared with the joy of a spiritual life. The need for wealth, in this worldview, arises from the need for charity, to win over or vanquish enemies and to enjoy certain pleasures (11: 1 – 8), says the Ahananuru. Purananuru says that charity improves one’s after-life. It warns (14 : 14 – 15) that wealth earned by unethical means is injurious and inimical to