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About Dnyaneshwari - Trivia - Important Facts

Dnyaneshwari is a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita in Marathi by Saint Dnyaneshwar. It is one of the greatest commentaries on Bhagavad Gita and Saint Dnyaneshwar was only sixteen when he wrote it. Here is a look at some of the important facts of Dnyaneshwari. Written in the 13 th century, Dnyaneshwari brought the Bhagavad Gita to the common man, which until then was the monopoly of Sanskrit scholars. It is written in the verse form. Saint Dnyaneshwar has used numerous similes, day-to-day incidents and examples from nature to convey the meaning of Gita to common man. The commentary is especially noted for its discussion on Kundalini yoga. Due to changes in the Marathi language over the last few centuries the text is not easily understandable, but many prose translations are available. While writing commentary on Gita Dnyaneshwar Maharaj has used a lot of examples and similes from day to day life and from nature to make the meaning very clear to a common reader. Dny

Ek Mukhi Rudraksha – Importance of Single Face Rudraksha

Ek Mukhi Rudraksha, or single face Rudraksh, is a very rare Rudraksha and in Hinduism it is believed to be the representation of Brahman - the supreme truth. (Not to be confused with Lord Brahma). Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is like a half moon or in the shape of cashew nut. The importance of the Rudraksha in Padma Purana The single-face rudraksha is Shiva. It removes all kinds of sins. It is worn of sin redemption of this birth and all previous births. The one who wears it reaches the Shivaloka. The person will get to reside in the Kailash. (Chapter 57 verses 38 to 39) It represents Lord Shiva with all his attributes of creation, preservation and destruction. Ek Mukhi Rudraksha in round form is very rare. It is so rare that human beings rarely get to see them. The one-faced Rudraksha is worshipped for attaining moksha or liberation. Some people also believe that if Ek Mukhi Rudraksh is present at home, Goddess Lakshmi will always be present at home. It is widely be

Dharma Yudha In Hinduism – The Rules To Be Followed During War In Hindu Religion

Wars in ancient Hinduism were waged in accordance with prescribed rules and such wars were referred as Dharma Yuddha – “righteous war.” The prime example of Dharma Yuddha is the one between Bhagvan Shri Ram and Demon King Ravana in the Ramayana. Although the Mahabharata war is referred to as Dharma Yudha – the rules were broken by both the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Kurukshetra during the 18-day war. Some of the important rules of Dharma Yudha are: Women, sages and innocent people should not be attacked. A fight with arrows and missiles should be reciprocated with the same. A swordsman should only fight only a swordsman. In the fight between two warriors, no third person should interfere. Those sitting on horses and elephants should only fight those that are sitting on horses and elephants. One on chariot should only fight those on chariot. An unarmed man should not be attacked with a weapon. There should be no fighting after sunset. Pri

Cremation in Hinduism – Why Hindus Burn The Dead and Not Bury?

Cremation is one of the most important rituals in Hinduism. Hindus burn and not bury the dead because the core Hindu teaching believes in the transmigration of souls. By burning the body, the relatives help in the soul to move from this world to another. The soul never dies and is born in another body. The soul continues its journey until it finally merges with the supreme truth. By cremating the body, the soul will not be attached to the present body. As the body is completely destroyed, the soul is ready to move into another body. Burying is a slow process. The body is made up of five elements as per Hindu teaching – the panchabhuta – earth, water, fire, air and space. Through burning the body is able to quickly overcome the disintegration process. There are some scholars who are of the view that by burying the body, we will be polluting the region. The germs in the person’s body continue to live and spread through water and planets. All Hindus Do No Perform Crema

Taittiriya Upanishad Quotes - A Collection of Teachings From Taittiriya Upanishad

Taittiriya Upanishad is a part of the Krishna Yajur Veda. The Taittiriya Upanishad quotes are mainly collected from translation of the upanishad. Some of the important teachings of Vedanta can be found in the Taittiriya Upanishad. Know the principle (brahman) to be enjoyment. From enjoyment (ananda) are all beings born; once born they are sustained by enjoyment and leave this world to return to this enjoyment. In the beginning all this was nonexistent. From it was born what exists. That created Itself by Itself; therefore It is called the self-made. That which is self-made is flavor; for truly, on obtaining the flavor one becomes blissful. Who could direct the prana and the apana if this Bliss did not exist in the akasa? Brahman verily exists because it alone bestows bliss. When a man finds fearless support in that which is invisible, incorporeal, indefinable and supportless, he has then obtained fearlessness. If he makes the slightest differenti