What is Dhanur masam and it’s significance

What is Dhanur masam and it's significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hindu Sanatana Dharma has always been right. If we follow the Hindu Sanatana Dharma as prescribed as per our grantas (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 Dharma has the shared textual sources that discuss Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Puranas, Temple building, Yoga, Yagna, etc. Most importantly the Hindu Sanatana Dharma include the 'Chatur Puruṣārthas' (Four Purusharthas) as given below: The correct and required goals and / or aims of 'manushya jaati' (Human life) are: 1. Dharma (Duties as prescribed in Hindu grantas), 2. Artha...
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Why Hindu Yugadi is the right day to celebrate new year

Why Hindu Yugadi is the right day to celebrate new year

Why Hindu Yugadi is the right day to celebrate new year Namaste friends, how are your 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 Hari himself...
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What is the meaning of Maun Vrat, uses, significances

What is the meaning of Maun Vrat, uses, significances

What is the meaning of Maun Vrat, uses, significances Namaste friends, how are your 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 /...
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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 your 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: Two toes Two knees Two palms The chest The forehead This means, touching the ground...
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What are the list of Hindu vrat with correct explanation

What are the list of Hindu vrat with correct explanation

What are the list of Hindu vrat with correct explanation Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! 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. Now, let us know few divine vratas which are given in our Shastras (Hindu divine books). MATSYA-DWADASHI VRATA Matsya-dwadashi is celebrated on the twelfth day of hindu month-Margashirsha. On this auspicious day a devotee should worship Lord Matsya - the incarnation of lord Vishnu with appropriate rituals and give charity to brahmins.  Prithvi was the first one to observe this particular austerity while she was being abducted to rasatala by a mighty demon named...
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What is the Krishna Rukmini marriage correct story

What is the Krishna Rukmini marriage correct story

What is the Krishna Rukmini marriage correct story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Raja Bhishmaka was the Raja of the raajyam (place) 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 Shishupaala, 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...
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What is the Panchang (Almanac) basic information

What is the Panchang (Almanac) basic information

What is the Panchang (Almanac) basic information Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! A Panchānga, in Sanskrit is pronounced as पञ्चाङ्गम् is a Hindu Sanatana Dharma divine calendar and an almanac. This Hindu Panchānga follows we established units of Hindu timeframe, and presents unique tithis / dates and their calculations in correct mathematical way. In India, a Panchānga is pronounced in different ways like in Hindi it is called as Panchang, in Kannada it is called as Panchanga, in Telugu is called as Panchangamu, etc. Pachangas are mainly used in Jyotisha shastra (Astrology). Panchanga 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 ‘panchanga’: Panchanga - Pancha = five, anga =...
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What is the importance of Shami (Banni) tree & significances

What is the importance of Shami (Banni) tree & significances

What is the importance of Shami (Banni) tree & significances Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! There used to be a great Rushi called Rushi 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 Rushi 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 Rushi called Rushi Bhrusudi with unlimited number of Elephants’ trunks on his face and they both Mandara and Shamika started laughing. Seeing this Rushi Bhrusudi asked the reason for their laughing. But they both Mandara and Shamika instead of saying the reason they insulted the Rushi by laughing...
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Why we should do Pradakshina parikrama circumambulation around God idol, temples

Why we should do Pradakshina parikrama circumambulation around God idol, temples

Why we should do Pradakshina parikrama circumambulation around God idol, temples Namaste friends, how are your 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 /...
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What is Achamanam meaning and significances

What is Achamanam meaning and significances

What is Achamanam meaning and significances Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In Hindu Sanatana Dharma sampradaya / tradition any nitya / daily or Nymittika Karma always begins with a sacred ritual known as ‘Aachamanam’ followed by ‘Sankalpam’ which has a dharmic and adhyatmic / spiritual significance. Aachamanam is very easy and very simplest of all the ‘Vaidika karmas’. But still it is none the less in importance than even an ‘Aswamedha Yaagam’. Aachamanam importance can be well understood and realized when we note that Aachamanam forms the prelude to all the rituals. We should note that ‘no Vedic karma begins without Aachamanam’. Meaning of Aachamanam If we have to explain in simple words then, the process of reciting the names of sarvottama / supreme Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu while performing ‘Jalapanam’ (sipping few drops of water) as per Vaidika Shastras / scripts is called Aachamanam. Aachamanam is a purification ritual, wherein one sips some water three...
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