List of Ekadashi fasting (upavasam) days

List of Ekadashi fasting (upavasam) days Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Let us learn the "List of Ekadashi fasting (upavasam) days": “Hari din / Day of Hari – Ekadashi upavasam / fasting”. Namaste mitragan / friends, first let us know the meaning of "Upavasam" – “Upavasam” means, one should stay away from the banned things and should always think and do only the works which will make Sri Vishnu / Sri Hari / Sri Krishna / Sri Rama happy. The bhoga (luxury, lust etc.) things should not be done and used in any way at all on the GREAT Ekadashi fasting / Upavasam day. When does the GREAT Ekadashi Vrata starts - When does the GREAT Ekadashi Vrata starts - Ekadhashi Vrata begins with the sankalpam on the Dashami day and then fasting on the Ekadashi day and doing Parana on Dwadashi day.  Since it is spread over three days it got the name 'Dinatraya' (here ‘dina’...
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List of fasting (upavasam) names with meaning in Hinduism

List of fasting (upavasam) names with meaning in Hinduism Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First of all, let us understand, what is fasting (upavasam) as per Hindu Sanatana Dharma? The meaning of "Upavasam" is that one should stay away from the banned things and should always think and only do the works which will make Bhagavan Sri Vishnu happy. No bhoga (luxury, lust etc.) things should be done on the fasting (upavasam) day(s). Only things related to Bhagavan Sri Vishnu should be done, like reading about the Sanatana Dharma grantas (especially related to Bhagavan Sri Vishnu), listening the pastimes of Sri Hari etc. During the fasting (upavasam) day(s), one should avoid over eating, applying oil on any part of the body, sleeping during day time, drinking lots of water etc. On the Great Ekadashi day, one should not have the teertha more than once (remember only teertha can be taken that too only once and...
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Shravana Upavasa (Shravanopasa / fasting) importance & significance

Shravana Upavasa (Shravanopasa / fasting) importance & significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Upavasa (fasting) on the ‘Shravana’ Ekadashi day - Somebody who doesn’t celebrate the Ekadashi Upavasa Vrata on the Shravana nakshatra, that person would accumulate huge amount of the bad Karmas and he / she will become ‘mandha buddhi’ (dull minded). The Shravana Dwadashi will fall on the ‘Bhadrapada’, ‘Maagha’ and ‘Phalguna’ maasas (months) only. Having food in others’ house – On the dashami and dwadashi days, one should never ever have food in somebody else’s house and it would also accumulate lots of bad Karmas. Here one may get a question that, during the Shravana Dwadashi period one has to do two days of continuous Upavasa? Dwadashi Vrata is a Vishnu Vrata. That day (Dwadashi day) if someone does the Parana and if completes the Upavasa Vrata, wouldn’t that be considered as the completion of the Vrata?  – Since Sri Vishnu is the...
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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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What are Mahabharata unknown secrets

What are Mahabharata unknown secrets

What are Mahabharata unknown secrets Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! The Great Mahabharata is written by Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (He is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu). Veda Vyasa means, he is someone who separates the divine Vedas, so that the Kali Yuga people can understand in the much better way, as the Kali Yuga people are the least intelligent. Here Veda = Divine Vedas, Vyasa = Someone who separates (who makes more and more simpler). Mahabharata is full of deep and unknown secrets. Starting from the birth of Pandavas, Bhagavan Sri Krishna until the end of the great epic Mahabharata is full of divine secrets. Only a person who has the blessings of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu / Krishna can understand more easily. Let us now start. There are unlimited number of deep secrets about the Great Granta "Mahabharata". Let us know few of them: 1. Sri Krishna's birth: Sri Krishna didn't took birth from the...
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What are the Mahabharata vows and curses

What are the Mahabharata vows and curses

What are the Mahabharata vows and curses Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! The Great Mahabharata is not just story, but it is full of knowledge. Any wise person who reads the Great Mahabharata can easily understand the greatness and importance of the Great Mahabharata. But this has to be done under a correct Guru, as in today's days there are many Swamys, Babas who doesn't know a bit Sanskrit, but they have stated to teach the Great Mahabharata and other Hindu Great Grantas (divine books). Thus we have to learn the Great Mahabharata and other Hindu Grantas (Hindu divine books) only under the guidance of correct Guru who have come in the Parampara (lineage) of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Now let us know the importance vows and curses in the Great Mahabharata. The important vows taken during the Great Mahabharata period are as given below: 1. Bhishma took a great vow that he won’t desire for death, until...
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Who killed whom in Mahabharata

Who killed whom in Mahabharata

Who killed whom in Mahabharata Namaste Sajjanas, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Mahabharata is the greatest epic that the mankind has ever heard and witnessed. Mahabharata says millions of people were killed in this great 'dharma yuddha' (Dharma war). Starting from Duryodhana, Shakuni, Dusshasana, Karna, Jayadrata, etc etc etc all were slayed down only because of their 'adharma karya' (Adharma works). Mahabharata teaches great lesson, that whatever we sow, same we will get as the fruits. If we do good Karma, we will get good fruits. If we do bad Karma, we will get fruits as per our bad Karmas. In Hindi there is a saying, "Jaise karni, waise bharni", means, the fruits we get depends on our type of works / Karmas (good or bad). Let us know, who killed who in Mahabharata. Let us consider during the Mahabharata war and also during other situation during the Mahabharata period. Ø    Putana - She was killed by Sri Krishna. She...
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What are the Hindu Gods and Goddesses names

What are the Hindu Gods and Goddesses names

What are the Hindu Gods and Goddesses names Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We should always remember that there is only Bhagavan / God and all others are Devatas / Demigods: Bhagavan / God is Sri Vishnu / Sri Hari / Sri Narayana / Sri Rama / Sri Krishna - He has unlimited names. And all others are Devatas / Demigods. From Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Sri Brahma Deva is born. From Sri Brahma Deva's 'manasa' (Divine mind), many divine Devatas are born including Lord Shiva. In every Kalpa a new Brahma Deva, a new Rudra Deva, a new Indra Deva is born. Similarly all the other Devatas are also born. Only Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is present since the 'aadi kalam' (Grand unknown time) and will stay until the 'ananta kalam' (Grand infinite time). Let us know the names of all of them: Sri Hari / Sri Vishnu / Sri Narayana and his consort name is Sri...
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What is Ekadashi fasting meaning and importance | Why one should fast only on Ekadashi? | Why Ekadashi is considered auspicious | What is the relationship between science and Ekadashi fasting

What is Ekadashi fasting meaning and importance | Why one should fast only on Ekadashi? | Why Ekadashi is considered auspicious | What is the relationship between science and Ekadashi fasting

What is Ekadashi fasting meaning and importance | Why one should fast only on Ekadashi? | Why Ekadashi is considered auspicious | What is the relationship between science and Ekadashi fasting Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Let us learn the full details about the Great Ekadashi: “Hari din / Day of Hari – Ekadashi upavasa / fasting” Namaste mitragan / friends, first let us know the meaning of "Upavasa" – “Upavasa” means, one should stay away from the banned things and should always think and do only the works which will make Sri Vishnu / Sri Hari / Sri Krishna / Sri Rama happy. The bhoga (luxury, lust etc) things should not be done and used in any way at all on the GREAT Ekadashi fasting / Upavasa day. When does the GREAT Ekadashi Vrata starts - When does the GREAT Ekadashi Vrata starts - Ekadhashi Vrata begins with the sankalpam on the Dashami day and then...
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Which deities (Gods) took avatars in Mahabharata

Which deities (Gods) took avatars in Mahabharata

Which deities (Gods) took avatars in Mahabharata Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Mahabharata is the greatest epic that the mankind has ever known. This is written by Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa ji, who is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. In the great epic Mahabharata we can learn everything starting from birth, death and even after birth lessons. This is the great of the great epic Mahabharata. Whenever Bhagavan Vishnu takes avatar, all the deities / Devatas also take avatars to do seva (serve) to Bhagavan Vishnu. Let us know which all deities / Devatas took birth during the Mahabharata period: Different avatars in Mahabharata are as follows: Krishna: Bhagavan Sri Narayana Vedavyasa: Bhagavan Sri Narayana Parashurama: Bhagavan Sri Narayana Yudhisthira: Lord Yamadeva Bhima: Lord Vayudeva. He is same as Sri Hanuman. Devi: She was wife of Bhima and was an avatar of Rakaa (She is a Poornima Chandra Abhimani Devata). She was the daughter of Rohini and    Vasudeva....
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