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Holy Srisailam Mountain - Spiritual Significance - Importance

Srisailam means eternal mount. It was earlier known as Krauncha Mountain. Located in Andhra Pradesh in India, it is a divine spot for Shaivites. Legend has it that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati appeared here as Arjuna and Mallika, and hence this spot is called Sri Mallikarjuna. The temple atop Srisailam is also known as Mallikarjuna Swamy and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. The mountain also has a Shakti Peeth of Mother Goddess Shakti – She is worshipped here as Goddess Bhramaramba. Two kilometers from Mallikarjuna Swamy is Patalganga, where the Krishna River descends steeply. There is a Ganapati shrine 2.5 kilometers ahead. It is customary to visit the Ganapati Shrine and request Ganesha to bear witness to one’s visit to the whole region. Thousands of devotees gather here during the Shivaratri Festival. Srisailam is place of great importance from ancient times as it finds mention in the writings of travelers like Fa-Hien and Hiuen Tsang.

Sakyartha – Primary Meaning Of Words In Hindu Philosophy

There are two types of meaning to a word: primary and implied. In Hindu philosophy, the primary meaning is known as sakyartha, while the implied meaning is referred to as lakshyartha. The primary meaning is also referred to as mukyartha and vacyartha. When the primary meaning of the word proves inadequate in apprehending the logical connection and import of a sentence, the implied meaning is resorted to. The sakyartha is governed by shakti (significance). Shakti is the direct reference of words to their respective meanings. The object of such significance is called Sakyartha. Shakti, or the power, is inferred from its effect, which is the apprehension of the meaning. The primary meaning can be a dravya (a physical object), guna (an attribute), kriya (an action) or sambandha (a relationship). There is difference of opinion among ancient Hindu philosophers regarding the relationship between the words and their meanings. The Samkhya and Nyaya philosophers state that the pr

Veda Suktas Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings from Veda Suktas. Aaathishtantham pariviswe aabhushan – The presence of all pervading God, is proclaimed by each and every earthly body in the universe. Antharvi Jyothisha samvavrithvattamo vaha – Drive out the internal darkness which engulfed the entire body through Deepa Jnana (knowledge). AA yadav ameeya chashasaa mitram vayam cha sorayah Vyachiste bahu payee yathe mahi swarajye – Oh! divine men and women, you and we together should try for growth in the protectable personal kingdom. Ajo na sham dadhaar pridhiveem – The divine God who has no birth (or death – not a part of life cycle) has borne the entire universe covering the earth and the sky. Ayuryajhena kalpatham – Let the life be fulfilled through Yagnam (sacrifices). Adhurashatha swayameethe vachoobhi rujuuyathe vrijinaani bruvamthaha – The physical body is suffering itself with sin by uttering non appropriate words and performing actions against men of purity.