What is Udupi Paryaya meaning

What is Udupi Paryaya meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Paryaya is a Sanskrit word and it is a Hindu Sanatana Dharma ritual which takes place on every alternate year. More importance is given in Sri Krishna Matha (Bhagavan Sri Krishna Temple) of Udupi, Karnataka. The pooja and administration of Sri Krishna Matha is distributed among the Swami Jis (Sanyasis / Seers) of Ashta Matha (8 Mathas), which was established by the divine and great Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya Ji. Every Swami Ji of each matha gets the auspicious chance to conduct pooja of Udupi Sri Krishna on rotation basis for every alternate year, that is, the Swamiji is changed every two years as per the Ashta Matha (8 Mathas). During the Paryaya period, the pooja and all the administration works of Sri Krishna Matha is handed over from one Swami Ji of one of Ashta Matha (8 Mathas) to the Swami...
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List of Ekadashi fasting (upavasam) days names

List of Ekadashi fasting (upavasam) days names 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...
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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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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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How important is Food (anna) in Hinduism

How important is Food (anna) in Hinduism Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! अन्न / ಅನ್ನ / anna (Food) is the most essential item for humans after वायु / ವಾಯು / vāyu (Air) and जल / ಜಲ / jala (Water). In Hinduism अन्न / ಅನ್ನ / anna (Food) has a great importance and it is called as "परब्रह्म स्वरूप / ಪರಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ಸ್ವರೂಪ / parabrahma svarūpa", that is, in food directly Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is present in more then one form. For Bhagavan Sri Vishnu food is kept as 'नैवेद्य / ನೈವೇದ್ಯ / naivēdya' (Divine food), for Pitrus (ancestors) food is given as 'पिंड / ಪಿಂಡ / piṇḍa' etc. Thus this type of auspicious food should never be wasted. If food is wasted in any form, in this life itself or in the next life (lives), such kind of people may have to suffer with hunger and starvation. (We can easily see this type of situation in...
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What is Janardhan (Sanskrit Janardhana) name meaning

What is Janardhana (Sanskrit Janardhana) name meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Bhagavan Sri Vishnu has unlimited names like Narayana, Hari, Krishna, Rama, Aniruddha, Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Mukunda, Keshava, Hrishikesha, Govinda, Gopala, etc. Janardana (Janardhana) (जनार्दन / ಜನಾರ್ದನ / janārdana) is another highly auspicious name of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and we can find this divine name as the 126th name in Sri Vishnu Sahasranama stotram. In Bhagavad Gita Arjuna uses this divine name of Janardana to address Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The divine name Janardana also appears as one of the 'Chaturvimshati Nama' (Divine 24 names). Now, let's know the meaning of this divine name "Janardana": In Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 1 shloka 44, Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is called with this divine name Janardana: उत्सन्नकुलधर्माणां मनुष्याणां जनार्दन ।नरके‌உनियतं वासो भवतीत्यनुशुश्रुम ॥ 1-44 ॥ ಉತ್ಸನ್ನಕುಲಧರ್ಮಾಣಾಂ ಮನುಷ್ಯಾಣಾಂ ಜನಾರ್ದನ |ನರಕೇ‌உನಿಯತಂ ವಾಸೋ ಭವತೀತ್ಯನುಶುಶ್ರುಮ || 1-44 || utsannakuladharmāṇāṁ manuṣyāṇāṁ janārdana | narakē‌uniyataṁ vāsō bhavatītyanuśuśruma || 1-44 || Here, Arjuna is addressing Bhagavan Sri Krishna as janārdana (Janardana). Translation:...
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What is Narayan (Sanskrit Narayana) name meaning

What is Narayan (Sanskit Narayana) name meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Narayana blessings to you and your family! Sanskrit is so well designed language that it's words can be easily separated to understand the meaning of each alphabet and the whole word too. Just moving forward to know about "What is Narayan (Sanskrit Narayana) name meaning", let us have a basic idea of this divine name Narayana: Narayana = Nara + Ayana = Water + Living (Staying). Narayana is someone who lives / stays in the divine waters of Kshirasagara in Vaikuntha (This is not the only meaning. It has unlimited number of meanings. Below we will see few of them). Bhagavan Sri Narayana stays in Vaikuntha with his divine consort Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi. Bhagavan Sri Narayana is staying in Vaikuntha since the 'aadi kalam' (Grand unknown time) and will stay until the 'ananta kalam' (Grand infinite time). Now, let us move forward to know about "What is Narayan (Sanskrit...
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Ashta Mahishi (8 wives) yukta Krishna Stotram in Sanskrit, Kannada, English

Ashta Mahishi (8 wives) yukta Krishna Stotram in Sanskrit, Kannada, English Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! In Dwapara Yuga, Bhagavan Sri Krishna marries totally 16,108 divine Devis. In that first 8 divine Devis are called as 'ashta mahishis' (ashta = 8, mashishis = Divine consorts / wives). 1st is Sri Rukmini Devi (She is an avatar of Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi), 2nd is Sri Satyabhama Devi (She is also an avatar of Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi), 3rd is Sri Jambuvati Devi (She is an avatar of Sri Tulasi Devi, 4th is Sri Kalindi Devi. Whereas, 5th is Sri Mitravinda Devi, 6th is Sri Neela Devi (Also called Sri Nagnajiti Devi, as she is the daughter of King Nagnajita), 7th is Sri Bhadra Devi and 8th is Sri Lakshana Devi (Also called as Sri Lakshmana Devi). All these names are given in the great epic Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana etc. || अथ अष्ट महिषि युक्त कृष्ण स्तोत्रं...
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What is Keshav (Sanskrit Keshava) name meaning

What is Keshav (Sanskrit Keshava) name meaning Namaste Sajjanas, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Keshava blessings to you and your family! Keshava is one of the famous names of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. This name Keshava is considered as 'Moola Roopa' (Original form) of the 'aadi swaroopa' (Divinely primordial) of Sarvottama / Supreme Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Now, let us break the name Keshava and let us understand it's meaning: 1. Keshava = Ka + Isha + Va = This name is the origin and governing Bhagavan / Ishwar of Sri Brahma Deva + Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) and all the Devatas / Demigods. Bhagavan Sri Keshava (Sri Brahma Deva takes birth from the 'nabhi' / navel of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva takes birth from 'manasa' / mind of Sri Brahma Deva). 2. Kesa (Kes) is a Sanskrit word which means hair (Even in many Indian languages we use this word for hair). 3. Also Kesa (Kes) means a ray of light. 4. Keshava also has the meaning...
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Ananyas cintayanto mam ye janah paryupasate – Bhagavad Gita Shloka meaning

Ananyas cintayanto mam ye janah paryupasate - Bhagavad Gita Shloka meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family. Bhagavad Gita is one of the most divine grantas (divine book) not only for Hindus, but for the whole world. Just before the start of the Mahabharata (Kurukshetra) war, Bhagavan Sri Krishna in the form of Gita (divine song) preaches this to his friend and great devotee Arjuna. But, we should always remember that Bhagavan Sri Krishna not just preached the great Bhagavad Gita only to Arjuna. No, it's not like that. Bhagavan Sri Krishna has preached the great Bhagavad Gita to all and especially to the Kali Yuga people as we lack the correct knowledge of Sanatana Dharma. Thus we should keep this in our mind that, Bhagavad Gita is for the wellbeing of all the living beings on earth. Bhagavad Gita = Bhagavan's + Gita = Bhagavan Sri Krishna preaches in the form of Gita (divine...
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