Afghanistan link with India (Mahabharata, Ramayana, Hinduism)

Afghanistan link with India (Mahabharata, Ramayana, Hinduism) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Dear friends, once upon a time, whole of the world was following Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). It may look pretty amusing to few people. But this is a hard truth. One of the biggest example is Afghanistan. Whole of Afghanistan was very much part of the Bharat(a) (Old name of India). But as time passed and more and more invaders tried to capture and harm our great nation, slowly Bharat started to break into pieces, just like today's Pakistan and Bangladesh have separated from us. This is happening since unknown time. Now, let us take Afghanistan as our subject and let us understand, how the country Afghanistan was part of Bharat (Old name of India). 1. Afghanistan : In Sanskrit Ashvakan or Ashvaman means, someone who has horse or someone who rides a horse or someone who deals with horses, that is, someone who...
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Karmanye vadhikaraste Bhagavad Gita shloka meaning

Karmanye vadhikaraste Bhagavad Gita shloka meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Karma is very important factor in anyone's life. Karma starts as soon as we wake up in the morning. All the works, duties etc. we perform everyday will automatically be called as Karma. What we talk, what we eat, what we drink, what we see, what we touch etc. all are called as Karmas. Karma is a Sanskrit word, which basically means work, duty, action, deed etc. The Sanskrit term Karma also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect, often illustratively called as the principle of Karma. The intent and actions of an individual always influence the future of that individual good intent. Thus, any good deed(s) contribute to good Karma and happier rebirths, while bad Karma or bad intent will contribute to bad Karma and bad rebirths. Now, let us take the Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 shloka no. 47 :...
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What is Pushkar (lake) fair unknown facts

What is Pushkar (lake) fair unknown facts Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Pushkar is the name of a famous pilgrimage center known as Pushkara Kshetram (A pilgrimage place known as Pushkar) located in Rajasthan at around 17 km from Ajmer city. It is said and believed that the lake here known as Pushkara Sarovaram (Lake) was the creation by directly Sri Brahma Deva. On this Pushkara Sarovaram (Lake) banks, Sri Brahma Deva performed tapas (penance) for several thousands of years. Here, we can find one of the very few limited temples where Sri Brahma Deva been worshiped. Pushkar shows the 12 years time factor in Vedic terms. Pushkara or Pushkar or Pushkaram is a festival of a particular river celebrated once in 12 years based on the movement of the planet Brihaspati / Guru / Jupiter in the zodiac house. What is Pushkar? पुष्कर / ಪುಷ್ಕರ / puṣkara / Pushkara or Pushkar is a divine Sanskrit...
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What is Kumbh Mela and significance

What is Kumbh Mela and significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First of all, let us know what does the term 'कुंभ / ಕುಂಭ / Kumbh / Kumbha' signify: Literally, Kumbha means an auspicious water pot. It signifies a container and water in the pot. [Remember the KumbhKarna of Ramayana. He was the brother of Ravana. He is so called because he had huge ears (Karna) and those ears were in the shape of Kumbh (pots) and thus the name KumbhKarna.] In a religious parlance Kumbha is compared with a Kalash(a), which is nothing but a Pot (घट / ಘಟ / ghaṭa / Ghata) containing water with other divine ingredients. A Kalasha (or a Kumbha) is considered as highly divine and holy symbol in Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma). A Kalasha can generally be made out of the following material, that is, earthen (mud), copper, brass, silver, gold depending on one’s capacity and occasion. Also, Kumbha is...
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Who is Lord Hayagriva and significance

Who is Lord Hayagriva and significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know the meaning of the name Hayagriva: Hayagriva = Haya + Griva = Horse + Neck. This means, Bhagavan Sri Vishnu in the avatar of Hayagriva is in the form of Horse headed Supreme God of knowledge and wisdom. On Shravana Shukla Purnima (Full Moon day in the Lunar month of Shravana Masam / month) is recognized as Lord Hayagriva Jayanti, that is: This is the day Bhagavan Sri Vishnu took the avatar / incarnated as Bhagavan Sri Hayagriva and restored lost Vedas and the day generally coincides with Upakarma. Bhagavan Sri Hayagriva also means the one who has the most divine and most beautiful throat (Hayagriva = Haya's griva = Horse's throat) from where all the divine knowledge (Vedas etc.) has been articulated and has been demonstrated. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu in His avatar as Bhagavan Sri Hayagriva has killed the...
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Why Tirupati (Tirumalai) is called Saptagiri Kshetram

Why Tirupati (Tirumalai) is called Saptagiri Kshetra Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Just before knowing about "Why Tirupati (Tirumalai) is called Saptagiri Kshetra?", let us have a brief about Tirupati (Tirumalai). Tirupati or Tirumalai is a divine city in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India. This divine city of Tirupati is located 750 km southwest of state's executive capital Visakhapatnam. This divine city of Tirupati is home to Bhagavan Sri Venkatesha / Srinivasa / Balaji, an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. This Kshetra (Pilgrimage place) is one of the eight 'Swayam vyakta kshetras' (Directly evolved pilgrimage place) dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu came down as Bhagavan Sri Srinivasa / Venkatesha to get marry to Sri Padmavati Devi, which he had promised to do so in the Treta Yuga, that is, as an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Rama. First of all let us know what is the meaning of 'Giri', 'Achala', 'Adri' and 'Parvata'...
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List of demons killed by Hanuman

List of demons killed by Hanuman Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Rama blessings to you and your family! Just before going to the "List of demons killed by Hanuman", let us have a brief idea of that great devotee of Bhagavan Sri Rama. Hanuman was born in Kishkinda (Present Karnataka state, India). His mother is Anjana Devi and father name is Kesari. He is an avatar of Sri Vayu Deva. In Hanuman avatar, he served Bhagavan Sri Rama. Different divine names of Hanuman are: Anjaneya, Kesarinandana, Vayuputra, Maruti, Vajranga Bali / Bajranga Bali, Sankata Mochana, Kapeeshwara, Rama Doota, Mahakaya, Mahavira, Mahabala / Mahabali, Panchavaktra, Mukhya Prana Deva, Vayu Deva, etc. We should always remember that before doing pooja / worship of Hanuman, we need to do pooja / worship of Bhagavan Sri Rama and Sri Sita Devi. Without which Hanuman will not accept our pooja / worship. For Hanuman, first most important Bhagavan is Bhagavan Sri Rama and then it is Sri...
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Bhadrachalam (Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy) temple significance

Bhadrachalam (Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy) temple significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Rama blessings to you and your family! The most divine Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple of Bhadrachalam (Also known as Sri Vaikuntha Rama Kshetram) is a pious and auspicious Hindu temple. Here the main deity is Bhagavan Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy, who is none other than the avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu took the avatar of Bhagavan Sri Rama as the 7th avatar, whereas the other avatars are: 1st is Sri Varaha Swamy, 2nd is Narasimha Swamy, 3rd is Sri Matsya, 4th is Sri Kurma, 5th is Sri Vamana, 6th is Sri Parashurama, 7th Sri Rama, 8th is Sri Krishna, 9th is Sri Buddha and 10th will be Sri Kalki (This avatar will happen at the end of Kali Yuga). The Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Rama, as said above, he is a prominent avatar of the Bhagavan Sri...
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What is Dharma Artha Kama Moksha (4 Purusharthas) meaning

What is Dharma Artha Kama Moksha (4 Purusharthas) meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four caturbhāva (Chaturbhavas) and they are known as Chaturvidha Purusharthas in Hinduism. Here Chatur Bhava is one of the names of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu as mentioned in Sri Vishnu Sahasranama (Shloka 82 - We will see the meaning below). He is the reason for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. This means, Dharma = Doing duty as per the Sanatana Dharma. Artha = Ultimate divine wealth. Kama = Desire. Moksha = Divine liberation. Chaturvidha Purusharthas means - Chaturvidha = Four + ways. Purusharthas = Human efforts (Many must have heard in olden days people asking, what is your Purusharthas? This means, what efforts have you done to complete that particular job / work. Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is so unique and only one Dharma on this earth, that you can't find another Dharma which is...
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aneka vaktra nayanam anekadbhuta darsanam – Bhagavad Gita Shloka meaning (What is Vishwatomukham)

aneka vaktra nayanam anekadbhuta darsanam - Bhagavad Gita Shloka meaning (What is Vishwatomukham) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In Bhagavad Gita and also in Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, Bhagavan Sri Vishnu has been eulogized as having unlimited hands, unlimited legs, unlimited body, unlimited heads, unlimited names, etc. Only Bhagavan Sri Vishnu has been eulogized like this, as he is Omnipotent (सर्वशक्तिमान), Omniscient (सर्वज्ञ), Omniranges (सर्वव्यापी), Omniscient (सर्वज्ञानी) etc. The name Vishnu itself means, someone who is pervading in everything, everywhere, that is, he is called as 'antaryami', as he is present in everything and everyone. Here 'antaryami' means, someone who is sitting inside everyone and only because of his help and support we all are able to do all the multitasking in our lives starting from breathing, eating, drinking, etc. What is Vishwatomukham Let us know, what does it indicate? Literally Vishwatomukham = Vishwa + To + Mukham = This means he is someone who has multi...
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