What is Bhai Dooj (Yama Dwitiya) festival significance

What is Bhai Dooj (Yama Dwitiya) festival significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Welcome to #BhagavanBhakthi website / blog. Bhagavan Lord Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! In this website / blog, you will always learn about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel from this link #BhagavanBhakthi to view videos about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Just before moving towards to know about "What is Bhai Dooj (Yama Dwitiya) festival significance", let us know few basic and important information. Bhai Dooj (Yama Dwitiya) gives importance to the brother and sister relationship, similar to Rakhi festival. In this festival of Bhai Dooj (Yama Dwitiya), brother is Lord Yama and sister is Yamuna Devi (Yami) (River Yamuna). Both Lord Yama and Yamuna (River Yamuna) are the children of Lord Surya (Sun God) (father) and Sharanyu (Sanjna) Devi (mother). One of Yama's meaning is twin brother. That is, twin brother of Yamuna Devi (River Yamuna). Lord Yama is a deity of dharma. Lord Yama is one of the...
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What are Dhanurmasam unknown facts (specialty)

What are Dhanurmasam unknown facts (specialty) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Welcome to #BhagavanBhakthi website / blog. Bhagavan Lord Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! In this website / blog, you will always learn about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel from this link #BhagavanBhakthi to view videos about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Just before moving towards to know about "What are Dhanurmasam unknown facts (specialty)", let us know few basic information. Hindu Sanatana Dharma is always right since the unknown time. If we follow the Hindu Sanatana Dharma as prescribed as per our granthas (Divine books), we will definitely earn both material and spiritual benefits for both long and short term. Each of the masam (month) of Hindu calendar is auspicious and is dedicated to perform one or more particular ceremonies, rituals, customs, practices, etc. Hindu Sanatana Dharma is the most diversified structure of thought marked by various divine philosophies and shared methodology, rituals, pilgrimage sites, concepts, cosmological systems, etc. Also Hindu Sanatana...
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What are Ugadi (Hindu new year) unknown facts? (Real meaning of new year)

What are Ugadi (Hindu new year) unknown facts? (Real meaning of new year)

What are Ugadi (Hindu new year) unknown facts? (Real meaning of new year) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First, let us understand what is the real meaning of new year: The meaning of the new year is that, something new should be happen, seen etc. There should be some change in the weather, old leaves should fall and new leaves should grow, the winter season should go and summer season should come, the weather should change, there should be a happy atmosphere etc.  If something new happens, then we can call it as New Year. According to the Sanatana Dharma Panchanga, whatever is said above, they all change in our Chaitra Maasa (month) (which comes at the end of March or at the starting of April). Now you have to decide which new year is to be celebrated.  Think about it seriously.  Our Sanatana Dharma is not an ordinary Dharma. It has been started by svayam Bhagavan Sri...
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What is Maun Vrat and it’s significance

What is Maun Vrat and it’s significance

What is Maun Vrat and it's significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First of all let us know the meaning of the words 'mauna' and 'vrata': Both mauna and vrata are Samskruta / Sanskrit words. mauna - mau + na - mau = talking using mukha / mouth, na = no (not doing). Total meaning of this word is: Someone doing something which is related to 'not to talk' for some particular time or day or few days. vrata - vra + ta - vra = taking vow, ta = doing. Vrata is a Sanskrit word that means "vow, resolve, devotion, something which we do to make Bhagavan Sri Hari or other Demigods happy", and refers to pious observances such as doing pooja, fasting and pilgrimage (Tirtha) found in Indian religions. Vrata is typically accompanied with prayers seeking health and happiness for their loved ones as examples for material benefits and for seeking moksha / mukti &...
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What is Sashtang Namaskar correct meaning

What is Sashtang Namaskar correct meaning

What is Sashtang Namaskar correct meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Sashtanga namaskaram is the best way of doing namaskaram to Bhagavan, Devatas, Rishis, Elders etc. This involves both physical and mental abilities. First of all, let us know the correct meaning of the word 'saashtaanga': saashtanga = sa + ashta = anga. Here, Sa means along with all, ashta means eight, anga means body parts, Total meaning of this is, 'doing something using all our 8 body parts'. Now let us know the correct meaning of 'namaskara': namaskaara = nama + as + kaara Here nama = doing pranaam / salutations / obeisances, as = me, kaara = doing Total meaning of this is, 'I am doing nama to Bhagavan / Guru / Elderly people etc' Thus, Saashtaanga Namaskaara means, 'I am doing nama to Bhagavan / Guru / Elderly people etc using all my eight body parts'. Those eight body parts are: 1. Two toes 2. Two knees 3. Two palms 4. The chest 5. The...
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List of Hindu vrat names with explanation

List of Hindu vrat names with explanation

List of Hindu vrat names with explanation Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! India or Bharata is the oldest nation of this earth. India has all the divine ingredients which are required for the upliftment of any person, both materially and spiritually. Among that, Vrata plays a prominent role. Vrata is a Sanskrit word that means "vow, resolve, devotion, something which we do to make Bhagavan Sri Hari or other Demigods happy", and refers to pious observances such as doing pooja, fasting and pilgrimage (Tirtha) found in Indian religions.  It is typically accompanied with prayers seeking health and happiness for their loved ones as examples for material benefits and for seeking moksha / mukti & related for Godly benefits. First let's look at the different vrata names and then later, let us see the explanation. Names of different Hindu Vratas: 1. MATSYA-DWADASHI VRATA 2. KURMA-DWADASHI VRATA 3. VARAHA-DWADASHI VRATA 4. NRISIMHA-DWADASHI VRATA 5. VAMANA-DWADASHI VRATA 6. JAMDAGNYA-DWADASHI VRATA 7. KALKI-DWADASHI VRATA 8. PADMANABH-DWADASHI VRATA 9. DHARNI-VRATA 10. BUDDHA-DWADASHI VRATA 11....
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What is Sri Krishna Rukmini marriage story

What is Sri Krishna Rukmini marriage story

What Sri Krishna Rukmini marriage story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Raja Bhishmaka was the Raja of the rajyam (Kingdom) Kundina. Bhishmaka had several santaanam (children), among that one putra (son) named Rukmi and one putri (daughter) named Rukmini Devi were his prominent children. Both Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi were liking each other and they wanted to make vivaaham (marriage). But Rukmini Devi's brother Rukmi didn't like Sri Krishna, and thus he was a wall between Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi. Bhishmaka was also a mitra (friend) of Raja Jarasandha. So Bhishmaka was also supporting Rukmi and both Bhishmaka and Rukmi decided to make vivaaham (marriage) of Rukmini Devi with Shishupala, and also all the arrangements for the vivaaham (marriage) was also taking place. All the mitras (friends) of Jarasandha went to Kundina to witness the vivaaham (marriage) of Rukmini Devi and Shishupala. Sri Krishna making apaharanam of Rukmini. Behind Balarama & many Yadavas fighting with...
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What is Panchangam (Almanac) basic information

What is Panchangam (Almanac) basic information

What is Panchangam (Almanac) basic information Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! A Panchāngam, in Sanskrit is pronounced as पञ्चाङ्गम् is a Hindu Sanatana Dharma divine calendar and an almanac. This Hindu Panchāngam follows we established units of Hindu timeframe, and presents unique tithis / dates and their calculations in correct mathematical way. In India, a Panchāngam is pronounced in different ways like in Hindi it is called as Panchangam, in Kannada it is called as Panchangam, in Telugu is called as Panchangamu, etc. Pachangams are mainly used in Jyotisha shastra (Astrology). Panchangam timings varies through out India because of the time variations. This is because in Assam the Sunrise time may be different and in Gujarat Sunrise timings may be different. Similarly in all parts of India. But this time difference is minute. First of all let us all understand the meaning of the word ‘panchangam’: Panchangam - Pancha = five, angam = parts.  Panchangam, as...
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What is Shami (Banni) tree importance & significance

What is Shami (Banni) tree importance & significance

What is Shami (Banni) tree importance & significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! There used to be a great Rishi called Rishi Jarva and his wife Sumedara. This couple had a very beautiful putri / daughter called shamika. When this putri / daughter attains the age of marriage, both Rishi Jarva and Sumedara made marriage with a person called Mandara. This Mandara was the son of Dhaumya Rishi and a student of Koushika Maharshi. Once this the newly married couple Mandaara and Shamika went for a walk in a vanam / forest. While walking in the vanam / forest both Mandara and Shamika saw a Rishi called Rishi Bhrusudi with unlimited number of Elephants’ trunks on his face and they both Mandara and Shamika started laughing. Seeing this Rishi Bhrusudi asked the reason for their laughing. But they both Mandara and Shamika instead of saying the reason they insulted the Rishi by laughing continuously. In-turn the...
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Why Hindus do Pradakshina (circumambulation / parikrama) around deity, temples

Why Hindus do Pradakshina (circumambulation / parikrama) around deity, temples

Why Hindus do Pradakshina (circumambulation / parikrama) around deity, temples Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know the meaning of ‘प्रदक्षिण’ / ‘pradakshina’ in Sanskrit: (We should always remember that Sanskrit is such a beautiful and accurate bhasha / language, if we look at any shabdha / word of Sanskrit it won’t be just a shabdha / word, but in fact, it will be a whole vaakya / sentence.) For example, महाभारत / Mahabharata = Here Maha + Bharata = Great + A country known as Bharata. Thus, Mahabharata means, a "Great Country called Bharata". Similarly, रामायण / Ramayana = Rama + Ayana = Bhagavan Sri Rama + lives in the Granta. Thus, Ramayana means, it is a granta (Hindu divine book) in which Bhagavan Sri Rama lives. Just like this: प्र / pra means something which removes all kinds of papas / sins द / da means something which fulfils all desires क्षि / kshi means freedom from future births (rebirths) ण / na means...
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