What is the first shloka (quote) of Bhagavad Gita with meaning

What is the first shloka (quote) of Bhagavad Gita with meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! What is the meaning of the word 'Bhagavad Gita': Bhagavad = Bhagavan's (God's) + Gita (divine song). Bhagavad Gita was explained in the form a divine song. Who said Bhagavad Gita: Bhagavan Sri Krishna To whom Bhagavad Gita was said: To Arjuna - To be more accurate, the divine Bhagavan Gita is for everyone starting from Sri Brahma Deva to the last living being in the 'Brahmanda' (Universe). Where was the Bhagavad Gita upadesha given: At a divine place called Kurukshetra. Left: Arjuna is completely agonized before the war of Kurukshetra in front of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Right: Dhritarashtra (blind) and Sanjaya (with divine sight given by Bhagavan Veda Vyasa Ji). When was this upadesha was given: Approximately 3137 B.C What can we learn by the study of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita: Accurate, fundamental knowledge about Bhagavan, the ultimate truth, creation, birth &...
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What are Arjuna unknown facts (greatness)

What are Arjuna unknown facts (greatness)

What are Arjuna unknown facts (greatness) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Meaning of the name Arjuna - There are multiple meanings of the word Arjuna, in that few meanings are silver, a tree name, very bright, superbly shiny, highly alert, etc. List of Arjuna unknown facts (greatness) are as given below: Gandiva : Lord Agni Deva gives the Great Gandiva to the Great Arjuna. Pashupatastra : Lord Shiva gifts the Great Pashupatastra to Arjuna, after Arjuna gratifies Lord Shiva with a long tapasya. Most favourite student : Arjuna was the most favourite student of Guru Dronacharya after Bhima. Arjuna defeated Karna : Arjuna defeated Karna, Bhishma, Dronacharya, Duryodhana, Kripacharya, Ashvatthama etc. in the battle of Viraat single handedly. Bhishma and Karna never defeated Arjuna : Bhishma and Karna were never able to defeat the Great Arjuna in any wars. Arjuna's astras : Arjuna had Vaishnavastra, Brahmastra, Brahmashirastra, Pashupatastra etc. Arjuna best friend of Sri Krishna : He was one...
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When was Lord Krishna born (what are Kurukshetra war dates)

When was Lord Krishna born (what are Kurukshetra war dates)

When was Lord Krishna born (what are Kurukshetra war dates) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Hinduism is the only Dharma, where we can easily find the truth on this earth. Hindu Sanatana Dharma has answers to everything. From Aerospace to Nuclear technology, from Quantum technology to Aviation technology, etc. we Hindus had everything. All these are clearly mentioned in our various shastras (Hindu divine books). With this, let us move forward to know about "When was Lord Krishna born and what are the Kurukshetra war dates" Some really interesting facts of Bhagavan Sri Krishna Paramaatma and Kurukshetra war: There are more SOLID FACTS--Scientifically Proved by:- (1) B.N. Narahari Achar -- Professor of Physics, Memphis University, Tenesse, USA (2) Dr. Balakrishna (NASA) (3) Dr. N.S.Rajaram (NASA) (4) Dr. K.Srinivasa Raghavan (5) Dr. G.S. Sampath --- have established :- Birth date of Bhagavanta: 18th July 3228 BCE (Dwapara Yuga) and his physical body leaving this earth was 18th February 3102 BCE (the start...
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List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana)

List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana)

List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! All the Hindu Gods have their own unique weapons. Either they will be holding the weapons in their hands or can easily using the mantras or without using the mantras can make the weapons to appear whenever required. Starting from Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, all the Devatas (Demigods) also have their own weapons. These weapons are mostly used to slay and destroy the demons who are against the Dharma and want to spread the Adharma. In Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana and many other Hindu scripts give explanation about these divine weapons used by Hindu Gods and Goddesses. First let us know the names and the God or Goddess who are using these weapons, then later let us know the explanation about each of the weapons. List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana) are as given below: Content: 1. Suryastra / Bhaskarastra : Lord Surya 2. Garudastra : Lord...
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Did Pandavas went to hell (naraka) after death?

Did Pandavas went to hell (naraka) after death?

Did Pandavas went to hell (naraka) after death? Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! It was the end time for all the Yadavas on this earth. All Yadavas fought with each other and got killed. Bhagavan Sri Krishna Paramaatma, after this phase of his life on earth went to aranyam (forest) for peace. (Please remember this is only a vidambana / divine drama done by Bhagavan Sri Krishna. He is known as "ananda", means he himself is the root cause of ananda / divine happiness.) (Because of Bhagavan Sri Krishna we are happy on this earth. Because he wishes us to be happy and thus we are happy. And if he doesn't wishes us to be happy, we can't be happy). (The biggest example is of the Pandavas. Pandavas, never were having lots of wealth. But still they were happy and satisfied throughout their lives.) (Whereas, Duryodhana had wealth, money, gold, ornaments etc etc etc, but Duryodhana...
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What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word

What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word

What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We all know that the pandavas left their kingdom for 13 long years for keeping up their word! Well, for Arjuna going away from the bhogas of a king, for the sake of truth, was not new. He did it once well before the aranyavaas. The story goes like this: The kalyaanam (marriage) of pandavas with Draupadi Devi was an unusual one as per the ordinary men are concerned. However, it was perfectly according to Dharma Shastras. In fact Draupadi Devi is one of the greatest pativratas and praised even by Bhagavan Krishna for her Dharma vartana. A few reasons to justify the kalyanam (marriage): 1. Kunti Devi, the mother of pandavas, who never knew what a lie was, gave her will. 2. Sri VedaVyaasa Maharshi, one of the avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu,...
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Mahabharata war peace efforts by Lord Krishna and others

Mahabharata war peace efforts by Lord Krishna and others

Mahabharata war peace efforts by Lord Krishna and others Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! This post describes "Mahabharata war peace efforts by Lord Krishna and others", that is, the efforts to peace and preparation for war.  1. Drupada sends his priest to Dhritarashtra with the consent of Sri Krishna to advise him to settle the matter peacefully.  2. He meets Dhritarashtra in the presence of Bhishma and Drona advises him not to have any confrontations with Pandavas.  3. Sri Krishna is their leader, Bhima and Arjuna are great warriors, Bhima has already killed Jarasandha the invincible person, also he has killed three crores of Rakshasas who were present at holy places and were troubling pilgrims, with that he has also killed Jatasura. 4. Therefore, give their share of kingdom to them without any confrontation.  5. Dhritarashtra did not agree. When war became inevitable both the parties started preparation.  6. Both Duryodhana and Arjuna proceeded to meet Sri Krishna...
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List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts

List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts

List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts are as given below: 1. Agyatvas meaning : Agyatvas of Pandavas (Virata Parva) - Here Agyatvasa means disguise exile. No one should be able to recognize them during this Agyatvasa period. The events of Virata parva that relate to the agyatavasa of Pandavas are described in this post.  2. Pandavas underwent Agyatavas : After completing the twelve years period of Vanavasa (forest exile), Pandavas took leave of Dhaumya, other sages and Brahman’s and made up their mind to undergo agyatavas. 3. Visited Virata city : Pandavas went to capital city of Virata. Before they entered the cit,y they hid their weapons on a Shami (Banni) tree in the outskirts of the city.  4. Pandavas different forms : The five Pandavas assumed the different forms, that is: 5. Kanka : An ascetic (Yudhishthira - as Kanka) 6. Ballabha...
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How Bhima killed Jarasandha with Krishna help

How Bhima killed Jarasandha with Krishna help

How Bhima killed Jarasandha with Krishna help Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Bhagavan Sri Krishna told Yudhishtira that Bhimasena is the most appropriate person to lead the Rajasuya Yagna.  "Jarasandha will oppose this yagna. He has to be first killed. Bhima should be departed to kill him" said Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Bhima readily agrees to proceed in the matter.  Bhagavan Sri Krishna proposed that he himself accompanied by Bhima and Arjuna will go to kill Jarasandha.  Jarasandha will consider Arjuna as inferior to him, he is afraid of me (Bhagavan Sri Krishna), therefore he will choose to fight with Bhima only and will be killed by him (Bhima). Bhagavan Sri Krishna further told Yudhishtira that, he himself did not kill Jarasandha when he attacked Mathura only to provide an oppurtunity to a Vishnubhakta (in this case to Bhima) to fight against a Shivabhakta (in this case Jarasandha) and reveal the superiority of Vishnu-bhakta.  This removed the fear...
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How Pandavas administrated Indraprastha

How Pandavas administrated Indraprastha

How Pandavas administrated Indraprastha Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! This post begins with the description of the the great administration of Pandavas in Indraprastha.  The portfolios allotted by Pandavas among themselves are quite interesting. Yudhishtira took charge of performing sacrifices, bestowing gifts, hospitality to sages etc.  Bhimasena took charge of the defense, education in spiritual knowledge, maintenance of the Varnashrama duties etc.  Draupadi looked after women’s welfare, welfare of the servants, supervision of the treasury and helping women developing devotion to the Supreme Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu. Arjuna looked after foreign relations. Whereas in the case of Jarasandha etc strong enemies Bhimasena used to keep watch on these demonic people. Nakula and Sahadeva looked after the welfare of the army and the political policy of sandhi, vigraha etc.  During the administration of Pandavas, particularly, that of Bhimasena, there was no poverty, no premature death, no diseases, no body transgresses varnashrama duties, and no body opposed the Supremacy of...
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