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Story Of Ganesha Drinking Sea Of Honey

Story of Ganesha drinking sea of honey happened during the war between Tripurasura and Shiva. Tripurasura and his brother revolved around the universe in three flying cities and unleashed a reign of terror. All the gods and goddesses prayed to Ganesha for the success of Shiva. But one day, the war between Shiva and the demons began without the Devas taking the blessings of Ganapathi. On the day, Shiva was unable to achieve any kind of victory. When Shiva came to know that his arrows failed due Ganapathi, he aimed an arrow at Ganesha. The arrow could not wound Ganesha but it could neither go waste. So Ganesha directed the arrow towards the sea of Honey, one of the seven sacred seas in Hindu scriptures. Before the arrow could hit the sea of honey (Madhu Sagara), Ganesha drained the ocean floor by drinking up the honey. It is said that all the honey gave discomfort to Ganesha and he appeared at the Guddattu region in Udupi and entered the Narasimha teertha. He remained in the water

Tarka Vidya In Hinduism – Science Of Logic

The science of logic in Hinduism is known as Tarka Vidya. Nyaya is rendered as tarkavidya by the Mitakshara commentary on Yajnavalkya Smriti (I.3), which further states that fourteen vidyas are the means of knowing dharma. Tarka is an important aid to the attainment of valid knowledge and is known as one of the sixteen categories of Nyaya Philosophy. The word tarka occurs in Katha Upanishad (II.9), where it is said that knowledge of Self cannot be obtained by only ratiocination. The earlier verse (II.8) of the text states, ‘soul being more subtle than anything is not to be obtained by arguing.’ (aniyanhyatarkyamanupramanat). Gautama Dharmasutra (II.23) defines tarka as ‘the means for securing justice among contending parties.’ Tarka is accepted as an anga (limb) of Yoga in Maitrayani Upanishad (VI.20), which further quotes a passage stating that by control of speech, mind and prana (breath), one apprehends Brahman with the help of tarka. But the Mahabharata (VI 5.12) states – ‘one

Study Of Fossils In Veda – Vedic Paleontology

Besides knowledge of metals, the Vedic rishis were also acquainted with fossils. Vedic people might have performed study of fossils or Paleontology. One of the Rig Vedic verses states – “O Saraswati, all life is in thee, thou art divine.”(Rig Veda II, 41.17). The poetic expression appears to be an original idea in the research of geology, as the poet has apparently hit upon some geological discovery – that vitality has first come into play in the region of the Saraswati River. While discussing the region as that of the origin of life, N.B. Pavgee (Vedic Discoveries in Geology), with the help of the above verse of Rig Veda, says, “Vedic research in geology convey the idea that river Saraswati was supposed, from the geological point of view, to be the scene of vitality and the region where life had first commenced after the Earth cooled down, as the verse says that all life or generations are in the Saraswati River. Reference has been made in Rig Veda about the first appearance of he

Tara Bheda – Eyeball Movements In Hindu Classical Dance

Tara Bheda is the eyeball movements in Hindu classical dance. Tara has been classified as an upanga (minor limb) in the treatises on dance. Natyashastra of Bharatamuni deals with it in the section which explains the procedure of the ancillary limbs. He classifies Tara bheda movements into nine forms and also explains their prayoga (usage). The nine forms listed in the treatise are – bhramana, valana, patah, calana, sampravesana, nivartana or vivartana, samudvritta, nishkrama and prakrta. The movements are explained below: Bhramana (circular movement) involves a random turning of eyeballs Valana (turning) involves triangular movement Patah (letting down) involves letting down eyeballs Calana (trembling) involves trembling movement of eyeballs Sampravesana (withdrawal) involves withdrawal or drawing of eyeballs within Nivartana or Vivartana (sideways movement) involves sideways movement of eyeballs Samudvritta (raising) involves raising of the eyeballs Nishkrama (projecting forward

What Is Achara In Tantra?

Achara in Tantra means the manner in which worship is performed. Three acharas are recognized – Vedachara – in which Agni is the God worshiped and the mantras are according to the Vedic tradition. This achara is meant for the beginner. Dakshinachara – it came from the Sage Dakshinamurti. It is looked upon as an intermediate step. Vamachara – it is considered to be the highest type, uses a vama, i.e., a woman as partner, in the sadhana. In Kularnava Tantra (II. 7 -8), seven acharas are mentioned. The highest among them is called Kaulachara. In some texts nine acharas are described. They also recognize Kaulachara as the highest, producing quick and definite results. Division according to bhava places aspirants into progressively higher groups, such as puja bhava, japa bhava, stave bhava, dhyana bhava, and brahma bhava. Bhava means disposition or mental inclination of the aspirant regarding the mode of practice. Brahma bhava is considered to be the highest.

How To Perform Ganesh Chaturthi Puja At Home? - With Mantras - Simple Easy Method To Perform Ganesh Puja?

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most colorful and widely celebrated festivals in India . Large number of people observe Ganesh Chaturthi poojas at home. Here is an explanation on how to perform as simple and easy Ganesha puja at home as mentioned in Hindu scriptures. Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day is usually performed at noon but nowadays people perform it when all the family members are present. Ganesh Chaturthi Mantra वक्रतुंड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ:! निर्विघ्न कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा !! ॐ गं गणपत्ये नम: Chant anyone Mantra 108 times daily or on Ganesh Chaturthi day. Requirements for Ganesh Chaturthi Puja A Clay image of Lord Ganesha. Red flowers Durva Grass blades Modak (jaggery filled sweet) Coconut Red chandan (Sandalwood paste) Incense and agarbathis How to perform Ganesh Chaturthi Puja at Home?  First clean the house and take a bath. A clay image of Lord Ganesha is installed in a raised platform.

Why Tantra Is Known As Amnaya?

Amnaya is another word used for Tantra. It means sacred tradition handed won by tradition. Amanya is usually applied to Vedas. Tantra, in ancient times, was regarded as the fifth Veda, which is said to be more important in the Kali Yuga that the other four Vedas. Hence the word amanya is applied to Tantra. Tantra is also called agama and nigama. As explained in Agamarahasya (I.43), agama is that which come out from the mouth of Shiva and goes to the ears of Goddess Girija (Goddess Parvati), which it is witnessed or approved by Vasudeva. The meaning of the word nigama is not mentioned in this text. But traditionally, the word nigama is applied to those texts in which Goddess Parvati explains the Shastras to Shiva. But at many places the word agama is just used as a synonym for nigama.

Ganesh Patris - Pictures of 21 Leaves used during Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja 21 leaves are used. The leaves are also known as Ganesh Patris. Below are the pictures of 21 leaves used during Vinayaka Chaturthi. Traditionally leaves of 108 different types of plants are offered. But today most people confine the offering to Durva grass and Bilva leaves. In some regions, certain wild leaves are worshipped instead of Ganesh murti. In most community pujas, 21 different types of leaves are offered. Tulsi leaves are only used during Ganesh Chaturthi puja. It is not used during other Ganesh pujas. Nirguda Kimva or Neem is used. Both are not used together. Similarly, Kevada or Dorali is used. Both are not used together. Dorali is also known as Ranvange. Not all 21 leaves are offered in pujas performed in homes. Mango leaves are also widely used for decorating the puja area. Source - Pictures from Government of Maharashtra, Environment Department W

Tanmatra In Hinduism

Tanmatra is any of the five priordial elements. Tanmatra (That Alone) is that which exists by itself. It is an indivisible unit. It is also called a sukshma bhuta (subtle element). In the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter VII), Sri Krishna tells Arjuna – ‘This prakrti of mine is eight fold, earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect, and also egoism’. According to Vedic cosmology the first element to evolve was akasha. From akasha (ether) evolved vayu (air); from air evolved agni (fire); from fire ap (water), and from water prithvi (earth). These are called the subtle elements. They do not mix with one another, and therefore they are called apancikrta (unmixed). According to Vedanta, the five elements were originally connected with their specific tanmatra. These tanmatras include – Prithvi – gandha tanmatra (smelling), Ap – rasa tanmatra (tasting), Tej – rupa tanmatra (form), Vayu – sparsha tanmatra (touching) and Akasha – sabda tanmatra (sound). Out of these tanmatras subtle element

Tandya Brahmana In Hinduism – What Is It About?

 In Hinduism, Tandya Brahmana is a section of Sama Veda that contains songs to be sung at Soma Yajna, a Vedic Yajna. It is also known as Pancavimsa Brahmana, Praudha Brahmana or Maha Brahmana. Tandya Brahmana belongs to Sama Veda Kauthuma recension. It is in twenty five sections, mainly lays down stomas (praise songs). The text interprets acts relating to a srauta ritual dealt with in Sama Veda and executed by an udgatr priest and his assistants, and hence it particularly defines saman shlokas. It discusses the different modes of forming out a triplet and the number of verses required for the chant. Soma rites form a group of seven rites, such as Agnistoma, Atyagnistoma, Ukthya, Sodasin, Vajapeya, Atiratra and Aptoryama. Agnistoma (Jyotistoma) is the archetype of all soma rites. These rites may be classified as those lasting for ekaha (a day) or for ahina (twelve days) or for more than barah (twelve days). Vajapeya rites performed for social promotion require the practice of religi

Dreaming Of Landslide – Meaning

Dreaming of landslide is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will face some tragedy in personal life especially death or accident of a family member in immediate future. Dreams of landslide and you see other people in it mean damage in your area or to your property due to natural calamities. Dream of landslide and you do not see yourself in the dream means that a person whom you had trusted might cheat you. It can be spouse or friend or relative. It is also a warning to not to trust people blindly and to do your work. Dreaming of landslide and you see people not helping you means that a secret of yours will be revealed and it will shake up your personal or professional life. Dreaming of landslide is a very rare dream. The dream has no meaning most times as it is often seen after watching or reading about landslide on television, mobile or visual media. But if one dreams about landslide naturally without talking or seeing during daytime, then it

Ganesh Chaturthi Quotes and Thoughts - Relevance Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival In Hinduism

Relevance Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival In Hinduism explained through the  words of Hindu gurus and saints. This is a collection of Ganesh Chaturthi quotes and thought. Ganesha, Ganapati, Vinayaka, Vigneshwara are the countless names of the visible manifestation of the essence of the words ‘That Thou Art’ – Tat Tvam Asi. …the elephant-headed remover of all difficulties in life indeed represents the highest and the best that have ever been given in our scriptures. ….on the spiritual pilgrimage, all the obstacles are created by the very subjective and objective worlds in the seeker himself; his attachment to the world of objects, emotions and thoughts, are alone his obstacles. Sri Vigneswara chops them off with the axe and holds the attention of the seeker constantly towards the higher goal with the rope that He has in this left hand. En route, He feeds the seeker with the modaka – the joy of satisfaction experienced by the evolving seeker or reality) – and bless him con

Dreaming Of Sky Blue Water – Meaning

Dreaming of sky blue water is good and positive as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will get more clarity about life. You will make necessary changes for a stress free life. Dreams of sky blue water means you will have opportunity to move closer to natural surroundings. Dream of sky blue water and you are putting legs or hands or washing face or drinking means you will soon realize the futility of city life. It means you will have a strong urge to lead a peaceful life away from the pollution and hasty city life. Dream of sky blue water and you are crying or sad means you will regret not doing something at the right time. It means you will regret not mending a relationship. Dream of sky blue water and seeing your reflection means you will decide to come out clean. You will take the path of honesty. It also means you will put an end to something that was giving you nothing but trouble it could be relationship or job.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII Verse I

Bhagavan Sri Krishna said: Hear, O son of Pritha, how without doubt thou shalt know Me fully, practising yoga with thy mind fixed in Me and taking refuge in Me. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII, Verse I) This is a great and wonderful promise that Bhagavan Sri Krishna makes to Arjuna. ‘Hear, how you shall know Me fully.’ Doubt not; believe My word. I am going to tell you all about Myself, that knowing Me, you may truly love Me and become entirely devoted to me. But you must practise yoga. That is, you must make your mind strong and steady and then fixing your mind on Me, you must take refuge in Me. Those who want material prosperity may follow the rules laid down in the shastras for that purpose, rules regarding austerities, sacrifices, vows and so on. But those who want to know Me in My infinite greatness and power and grace, must come to Me. They must abide with Me, then gradually all their doubts will vanish as they come to know Me fully. It is a common experience of the devotee that o

Dreaming Of Krishna Talking To You – Meaning

Dreaming of Krishna talking to you is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have the blessing of Bhagavan in all your good ventures. It also means you need follow the good path and avoid doing anything bad. Dreams of Krishna talking to you are also a sign of change of luck and relief from pain and stress. Dream of Krishna talking to you and you see no one else around means desire fulfillment. It also means change of luck. Dreams Krishna talking to you and you see other people around means you will turn spiritual. It also means honor and respect. Dreaming of Krishna talking to you and you are unable to understand what is happening means lost opportunity. It also means passion and lust destroying an opportunity.

Dreaming Of Visiting Krishna Temple – Meaning

Dreaming of visiting Krishna temple is good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. First important meaning is that Bhagavan Sri Krishna is asking you to come and visit her. It is also a sign that you will see peace and progress, if you follow dharma and goodness. The dream means you will have better and prosperity. Dreams of visiting Krishna temple also means you are doing something unethical and you should avoid it as it will only result in your destruction. Dreaming of praying before Krishna murti in a temple sanctum means there will be increase in wealth. You will find solution to an ongoing problem. Walking or moving towards Krishna temple means you will achieve success in life you are ready to do hard work. There will be such an opportunity in near future and you should make use of it. Dream of a Krishna temple you had never seen before means help from strangers. It also means you will see improvement in life as result of help from others.

Dreaming Of Empty Kraal – Meaning

Dreaming of empty kraal is a negative and warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will see or hear bad things. It also means witnessing something that is against your beliefs. Dreams of empty kraal also mean you being chased by attackers or animals in near future. It also means you will be cheated or abandoned by those you trusted. It also means natural calamities or man-made problems causing havoc to your livelihood or something you loved most. Dream of empty kraal and you see other people means timely help will rescue you from a serious situation. The dream is asking you to take care of your health and be alert. Dreaming of empty kraal and it belongs to someone else means you will have to act quickly to rescue a person. It also means trouble for family members or friends. Dreams of empty kraal and you see colors or unusual patterns means death and mourning. Dream of empty kraal and you wake up happy or laughing means suicidal thoughts and des

7 September 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during waxing or light phase of moon till 12:24  AM on September 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 9:59  PM on September 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 7:42 PM on September 8. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 7, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 2:53 PM on September 7 . Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana nakshatra till 1:18 PM on September 8. (Time ap