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Suta In Hinduism

Suta in ancient Hinduism is the term used to refer to a child born of Kshatriya man and a Brahmin woman. The word Suta (from the Sanskrit root su = prasravane ‘to produce’) literally means born, begotten, engendered, produced, impelled, emitted, etc. As a distinct social unit, suta is a person born out of anuloma marriage, the marriage of a lower caste man with a higher caste woman. The usual occupation of a suta in ancient times was that of the charioteer. However the world also means a bard and a carpenter. It stands for the Sun, too, and it is also the name of a pupil of Sage Vyasa. Being an expert in lecturing on Puranas to the sages, this pupil became famous as Suta Pauranika. The Mahabharata refers to another sage of this name who had come to see Bhishma when he was lying on the bed of arrows (Shanti Parva 47/12). He is the son of Vishwamitra who expounded Vedas (Anushasana Parva 4/57). Quicksilver is also called suta (raja). Karna, the first son of Kunti from

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi in mp3 audio for free download

This Bhagavad Gita mp3 audio in Hindi is provided by the Yatharth Geeta website. Each 18 chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is divided into different mp3 files. The translation and explanation in Hindi is provided by Shri Paramahansji Maharaj. The size of the files vary from 20 MB to 44 MB. You will have to download several files to get the complete Bhagavad Gita with commentary in Hindi. Each chapter is divided into two separate files. All eighteen chapters are available for download. You can download  Bhagavad Gita MP3 in Hindi here at yatharth geeta .

Saka Year 1945 – the Indian National Calendar 2023 - Hindu Calendar followed by Government of India

The Saka Calendar or the Sakh era is the Indian National Calendar and is largely ignored by most Hindu communities in India . The Hindu Saka calendar began in 78 AD with the Saka Era. In 2023, the date of the New Year according to the official Indian Calendar is March 22 - this is shown in government calendars. It is also the first day of the Chaitra month in Saka Calendar and the year is 1945. This calendar is mostly ignored by Hindus as they follow traditional regional lunar or solar calendars. A different Saka Calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and in this calendar the year 1945 begins on March 22, 2023. In North India, the traditional Hindu New Year begins on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, the day after the Amavasya in Chaitra Month (March – April) and the calendar is known as Vikram Samvat in 2023 it is the year 2080 as per Vikram Samvat. In Gujarat , the New Year begins the day after Diwali (September – October). Other stat

Achintya In Hinduism – The Concept Of Inconceivable

Achintya is that which is beyond imagination or intellection. Acintya is that which does not come within the grasp of prakriti or primordial matter. According to Upanishads, atman or Brahman is Achintya. The Vedic seers realized the supreme through their intuitive power. Being a fact only of experience, words are inadequate to give expression to Brahman. Atman was beyond definition. Yajnavalkya could only describe it in negative terms – neti, neti. It is not in space or time; it is free from causal necessity. It is above all conceptions and conceptual differentiations. It is inconceivable or Achintya. Yet, it is not to be confused with non-being. Atman is immutable. He is sat, nitya (eternal) and mahat (greater than the greatest). The concept of the Infinite is Achintya. And that alone is the highest bliss. He is Achintya because he is all pervading. He is called Vishnu, which means all pervading. Hence, he is called bhuh, bhuvah, svah (the earth or intermediate field and hea

Quotes and Thoughts on Mysticism and Liberation

You think of mukti as liberation, but in the spiritual path mukti means not liberation but merger. Just as the water of the river merges in the sea, the Atman (self) within the sadhaka merges in the ocean that is the Atman (Self). The sadhaka attains mukti by losing himself in the ocean of the Atman. (Swami Adbhutananda) As long as you experience yourself as deficient, as a vacuum, you suck in, draw Being from all other sources. But when you experience yourself as full, not deficient, then you radiate, you give to all others. So here is my thesis: This belief, that we are trapped in nothing but finitude, is the source of human ill, and mysticism is liberation from this belief. (Dr Beatrice Bruteau) Mysticism means liberation from finitude. The defining characteristic of mysticism is union with the Infinite. It overcomes the basic insecurity of insufficient Being, or an unreliable hold on Being. Mysticism brings the mystic into direct experience of transfinite existence. The con