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Documentary On The Existence Of Lord Krishna - Krishna: History or Myth

Krishna : History or Myth is a documentary that proves the existence of Lord Krishna through archaeological, astronomical and other evidences. The documentary goes deep into both scientific knowledge and religious belief. Manish Pandit, a UK-based nuclear medicine physician, has produced and directed ‘ Krishna : History or Myth.’ "Krishna existed in reality and not merely in the imagination of devotees and scripture writers." "The film relies on four premises -- the archaeological evidence, the astronomical evidence, the living traditions and the oral traditions to prove that Krishna existed and the Mahabharata did occur," says Pandit, originally from Pune and now working as a consultant and an honorary senior clinical lecturer in nuclear medicine in United Kingdom. Krishna : History or Myth is currently being dubbed into eight Indian regional languages and also in Spanish and German. You can view the movie here at Saraswati Films .

Lessons from Sri Krishna Tales In Breastfeeding And Infant Care

Think of Lord Krishna and the images that come to our mind is that of him rendering the Bhagavad Gita and then that of the naughty pranks played by little Krishna. Dr Hemant Joshi, an activist and a pediatrician from Maharashtra , thinks that Gopal Krishna has left enough hints regarding the importance of breastfeeding and infant care in the stories associated with him in the Bhagavata Purana. He illustrates his points with examples from Bhagavad Purana On the concept of modern breastfeeding banks, he said that if a mother’s milk is insufficient for her infant, then the child can be provided with the milk of another mother like Yashoda did it for Krishna . (The Newindpress) Dr Hemant Joshi says feeding bottle is like Demon Putana who came to kill Krishna with poisoned milk. Putana as an evil character here represents the feeding bottle and as the little Krishna had taken up the cause, every one of us should fight against feeding bottles and baby food, he

Lord Krishna - Source of Energy and Dynamism

This article,  Hindu God Sri Krishna - Source of Energy and Dynamism , is written by   Dr. Srinivasan   is the author of book -   The Vedic Wedding: Origins, Tradition and Practice and Hinduism for Dummies If there is one god whose name is known and recognized throughout the world, it is Sri Krishna. Philosophers identify Krishna as the teacher of that amrita (nectar) known as Srimad Bhagavad Gita. The pious identify Him as the savior and protector of those who seek and surrender to Him. Students of the Gita know Him as the charioteer friend and mentor of Arjuna. Students of the epic Mahabharata know Him as the pivot around which hundreds of ugly events that occurred were resolved through His guidance and intervention. The most notable example of his power was the spectacular saving of Draupadi’s honor in the court of Dhritarashtra. For his bhaktas (devotees) Krishna is a delight with His playful pranks as a child. Who can ever forget the episode of the child Krishna eating mud an

108 Facts about Sri Krishna – Unknown and Known

These 108 facts about Sri Krishna is an attempt to learn more about Lord Krishna. Some of the facts are well known and some are unknown. The image of Sri Krishna today we see was described by Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and daughter-in-law of Arjuna. King Vajranabhi, great grandson of Krishna, created the first image of Krishna based on the description given by Uttara. The three meals that Sri Krishna enjoyed on earth gives the importance of devotion and simplicity. The three foods are stone filled and sweat drenched beaten rice (poha or aval) of Kuchela, the leftover grain (in some case amaranth leaf) offered by Draupadi and the porridge in the home of Vidura.  Sri Krishna is very rarely depicted with moustache. Parthasarathy form of Sri Krishna worshipped in Triplicane Parthasarathy temple in Chennai has moustache. Cave drawings in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh depict Sri Krishna holding Sudarshan Chakra. This drawing is dated to 800 BC. Kri

Padukalam Festival At Sevilimedu in Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu

Padukalam is a unique festival observed at the Sevilimedu in Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu. It is observed in Chithirai Masam (April – May).The final battle between Duryodhana and Bhima in the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata is re-enacted on a ground here. The ground at Sevilimedu is symbolic of Kurukshetra and thousands of people assemble to witness this annual event. A giant image of Duryodhana is made of mud and laid on the ground. On the right thigh of the image, a pot full of red fluid is placed, which is smashed at the end of the performance by the actor playing Bhima, who goes into a frenzied trance. The huge statue of Duryodhana is sleeping position is made using mud, turmeric and kumkum. At the end of the ritual, the crowd takes fistfuls of the mud used to make Duryodhana’s image. This mud is preserved by people as it is supposed to protect granaries.

Parshuram And Kalki Avatar Of Vishnu

Parashuram, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, came to restore balance on earth when it was overrun by the cruelty of the Kshatriya kings. Kalki is the tenth avatar of Vishnu and will appear in future to put an end to the world which will be filled with Adharma. It is believed that Parashuram will meet the Kalki Avatar of Vishnu. A devotee of Lord Shiva, Parashuram learned the scriptures and the martial art of Kalaripayattu from Shiva himself, and also received from his many celestial weapons and the power invincibility. Parashurama is immortal or chiranjeevi and is among the foremost Rishis in the Kali Yuga. It is believed that in future Parashurama will teach Vishnu’s Kalki Avatar all martial arts and use of weapons. Parashurama is preparing himself to welcome his greatest student who will but an end to all Adharma and prepare the world for the next cycle of creation.

Story of Hanuman and Suvarchala Devi

Story of Hanuman and Suvarchala is found in the Puranas. Hanuman married Suvarchala ritualistically to learn all the nine scriptures. Legend has it that Surya, the guru of Hanuman, could not teach his student all the nine scriptures as one of the scripture could only be taught to a married person. This scripture was associates with Grammar. Hanuman was Bal Brahmachari –celibate. To solve the problem, Surya cut of his rays and created a female Goddess named Suvarchala. The Goddess was also a celibate. The two were married ritualistically by Surya, the sun god. Thereafter, Surya imparted training Grammar to Hanuman. Please note that this story is not part of Ramayana. It is believed to have been part of a book on Hanuman composed by Sage Parashara.