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Shabda Brahman in Hindu Religion – Shabda Brahma meaning

Bhartrhari in his Vakyapadiya (Brahma Kanda) states that the absolute Brahman is identical with the speech principle, which is identified with consciousness. Sabda Brahma meaning is absolute reality as primordial and immanent sound or speech principle. Rig Veda, the earliest available text in Hindu religion, contains glowing tributes to the Shabda Brahman. There are three hymns that deal with Vak Devi (Divine Speech). Sage Dirghatamas says that the ultimate abode of speech is Brahman. As per Amritabindu Upanishad, there are two Brahmans to be realized, Shabda Brahman and Parama Brahman; one who has realized and is well versed in Shabda Brahman will realize Param Brahma. Shabda Brahman has no beginning or end and appears in the form of the various symbols or expressions and meanings in the form of ideas, thus constituting the entire phenomenal world. The speech essence, though one, appears different on the basis of its powers (shakti), like time and space, which are no

Story – How Arjuna Received the Brahmasiras Weapon in the Mahabharata?

The story as to how Arjuna received the Brahmasiras weapon took place when young Arjuna was taking lessons in archery from Dronacharya . Guru Drona became the Acharya, or Teacher, of Pandavas and Kauravas after he showed his expertise with bow and arrow . One day Guru Drona went with his students to take bath in the Ganga. When Drona plunged into the water, a huge and powerful crocodile grabbed him by the shin. Dronacharya could have easily saved him but he wanted to use the occasion to test his students. He ordered his students to kill the crocodile and save him. While the students were in great confusion, Arjuna killed the crocodile with five arrows. Drona was pleased with the alertness and quickness of Arjuna and blessed him with the Brahmasiras weapon. Dronacharya taught him how to release and return it. Arjuna was told to use the arrow only against a superhuman foe. Brahmasiras is like a modern day missile it can be released using a mantra and also from a bow

Shankhalipi – Conch-shaped script – Not Deciphered

Shankhalipi is a script with conch-shaped characters. The script is yet to be deciphered. The name Shankhalipi is attributed to the script; the characters used in the inscriptions bear apparent similarity to the shape of a Shankh or conch shell. Generally, the script has been used along with Brahmi script. It seems that Shankhalipi originated from Brahmi script. Shankhalipi First Discovered in 1836 on a Trident The script was discovered in 1836 on a brass trident by James Prinsep. The script was etched on the stem of a brass trident at Barahat in Uttarakhand. The trident also bore a Brahmi inscription of 7 th century AD. In 1837, he came across two more similar script at Nagarjuna group of caves in the Barabar Hills near Gaya in southern Bihar. Shankhalipi Found In These Places The Allahabad pillar which contains the famous eulogy of Samudragupta, also has some similar letters. A good number of inscriptions in Shankha script have been found at Akhnoor (Jammu and

Why Shiva is Called Aghori? - Meaning of Aghori Shiva

One of the popular names of Hindu God Shiva is Aghori. Here is look at the reason why Shiva is called Aghori. Aghori Shiva is the fiercest form of Shiva. It is the middle form in the Panchamukha Shiva concept. The word Aghori means not terrifying. This symbolically means that all things in the world are Shiva and there is nothing to fear or worry about – all things are pure. Shiva as Aghori faces the south – He represents the destructive and regenerative aspect of Shiva. Aghori first absorbs all life and then transforms the universe by creating things afresh. Aghori has two meanings – one who is not fierce – meaning the handsome. Another meaning is the fiercest. The term Aghori first appears in the portion dedicated to Shiva in the Atharva Veda. The mantra associated with this form of Shiva is the Aghora Mantra composed by Aghora Maharishi. The mantra has 51 letters.  Aghori Sadhus are worshippers of Lord Shiva and are living symbols of Hindu God Shiva on earth. As pe

Dvija Ganapati - Four Heads - Dvija Ganapati Mantra - Worship For Money

Dvija Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesha is worshipped for gaining knowledge and to make materialistic gains (money). This is also a unique form among the 32 forms of Ganesha as this form as four heads. Dvija Ganapati mool mantra is: Ya Pustakakshaguna Danda Kamandalu Shrividyothaman, Karabhooshanaminduvarnam, Stambera Maanana Chatushtaya Shobhamaanam Tvam Yah Smaredwija Ganadhipate Sa Dhanyah! Dwija Ganapathi Form Dvija Ganapati has four heads and four hands. He holds a book, a Rudraksha mala, a staff and kamandala. Benefits of Dvija Ganapati Worship It is believed that worshipping Dvija Ganapati is good for attaining name and fame in the world.  He is also propitiated for gaining knowledge. Helps in winning lottery. Worship of this form helps in making money.

Dr S Radhakrishnan Quotes - A Collection Of 100 Thoughts Of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr S Radhakrishnan quotes, thoughts and sayings are from various sources. They are mainly from his books, talks and articles. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan thoughts are mostly based on religion and Hinduism. Any form of worship which falls short of complete self-naughting will not take us to the unitive life. Faith, devotion, surrender are the means to it. Each individual has to achieve insight by his own effort after long and persistent practice. The Divine reveals itself to men within the framework of their intimate prejudices. Gorgeous flowers justify the muddy roots from which they spring. The law of karma encourages the sinner that it is never too late to mend. Service of one’s fellows is a religious obligation. To repudiate it is impiety. When the wick is ablaze at its tip, the whole lamp is said to be burning. Those who separate themselves from the rest of the world in the name of religion or race, nation or polity, are not assisting huma