What all things came out of samudra manthan (Churning of ocean)

What all things came out of samudra manthan Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! The real legend and classic समुद्र मंथन / ಸಮುದ್ರ ಮಂಥನ / samudra manthana (Samudra Manthana / Churning of ocean) is one of the popular phenomenon in Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma). This has been very clearly explained in Hindu Shastras (Hindu divine books) like Srimad Bhagavatam (Sri Vishnu Purana). The Samudra Manthana explains the origin of Amrita (Ambrosia), Kalpavriksha etc. (More names we will see below). Samudra Manthana episode shows both greed and need, that is, Rakshasas (Demons) showed the greed, whereas Devatas (Demigods) showed their need. Here Samudra Manthana = Ocean + Churning, that is churning of the ocean. Samudra Manthana is also known as Sagara Manthana or Kshira Sagara Manthana. Some people call it as simply 'Amrita Manthana'. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu made the Mandara parvata (mountain) the churning rod and Vasuki (Lord Shiva's neck snake) the rope, and svayam Bhagavan Sri Vishnu...
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Why do Indians (Hindus) do namaste with folded hands?

Why do Indians (Hindus) do namaste (prostration) with folded hands? Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hinduism is the most oldest and most perfect Dharma on earth. There is no match between Hinduism and other religions on earth. Hindu Sanatana Dharma is existing since the 'aadi kalam' (grand unknown time frame) and will exist until the 'ananta kalam' (grand infinite time frame). Hindus are the only one who give the highest respect to each and everyone on this earth. Whether welcoming someone, or telling goodbye to someone, it is Hinduism who teaches the most correct way of greeting. We Hindus not only greet someone physically, but also we do it from our mind (manasa) and brain (buddhi). For this reason, Hinduism is the most perfect Dharma on this earth. As said in 'Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Phala Shruti' shloka 33: कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतेः स्वभावात् ।करोमि यद्यत्सकलं परस्मै नारायणायेति समर्पयामि ॥ 33 ॥ ಕಾಯೇನ ವಾಚಾ ಮನಸೇಂದ್ರಿಯೈರ್ವಾ ಬುದ್ಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮನಾ...
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What are Coconut (Kalash) unknown facts in Hinduism

What are Coconut (Kalash) unknown facts in Hinduism Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is so wide and extensive, it knows all the ingredients that are required for well-being, both materially and spiritually. Hindus know how to use a plant (tree), it's leaves, stems, fruits, roots, etc. in multiple occasions, that is, during worship (pooja), functions, rituals, ceremonies, to prepare food, etc. It may be a tiny plant or a huge tree, Hindus are well-versed on how to use it both materially and spiritually. Now, let us learn about one of the most auspicious tree's fruit in Hinduism called 'Coconut'. In Sanskrit Coconut is known as 'नारिकेल / ನಾರಿಕೇಲ / nārikēla'. What are Coconut (Kalasha) unknown facts in Hinduism are as given below: 1. Pooja : In Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma), one of the most common offerings during a pooja (worship) in house or in a temple is a coconut. 2. Other auspicious occasions :...
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Importance of Food (anna) in Hinduism (Bhagavad Gita)

Importance of Food (anna) in Hinduism (Bhagavad Gita) 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 than 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...
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Why Hindus should not use RIP (Bhagavad Gita examples)

Why Hindus should not use RIP (Bhagavad Gita examples) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know the full form and also let us have a basic idea about RIP. RIP = Rest in peace. This means, if someone dies, he / she is made to rest in peace. This phrase 'Rest in peace' (RIP) is taken from the Latin, that is, 'Requiescat in pace'. In the Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Methodist terminology, to wish the body of a decedent for the eternal rest and peace, Christians traditionally use 'Rest in Peace' as services and prayers. We have to note that Christian use this for the body and they don't have anything to do with the 'aatma' (Divine soul). In Christianity, a soul is described as something like 'prētātma' (प्रेतात्म / ಪ್ರೇತಾತ್ಮ ) / 'Ghost' / 'Spirit' etc. as said in Hinduism. Whereas in Hinduism an 'aatma' (Divine soul) has auspicious meaning. 'Aatma' is something...
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What is Hierarchy (Taratamya) meaning in Hinduism (Is Hierarchy good or bad to humanity?)

What is Hierarchy (Taratamya) meaning in Hinduism (Is Hierarchy good or bad to humanity?) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In Bharata (India) there are different sampradayas / traditions exists from north Kashmir to south Kanyakumari and from west Gujarat to east Arunachal Pradesh. Each and every sect and tradition have their own unique way of thinking, all have their own unique way of living, all have their own unique way of dressing style, all have their own unique foods, all have their own unique style of talking, all have their own unique language, all have their own way of tastes etc. There is no similarity between two sects and traditions not only in India, but in the whole world too. One person's taste can't be your taste, and your taste can't be the other person's taste. Your way of talking can't be my way of talking and my way of talking can't be your...
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What is the appropriate age to learn Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma)

What is the appropriate age to learn Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! A child is just born says, "I am just an infant, how can I learn about Sanatana Dharma, as I even don't know how to speak". When that child becomes 5 years says, "I am just a kid, how can I learn about Sanatana Dharma, I have just started to speak few words". When that child becomes 10 years old says, "I have just grown up to 10 years now, how can I learn Sanatana Dharma, it is only for old people". When 15 years, child says, "I have just entered into my beautiful ❤️ teenage, I don't want to waste my time by learning Sanatana Dharma, but rather I want to enjoy life with my friends". The 20 years old says, "I have just started to make girl (boy) friends, it's so enjoying period. Don't force me to learn...
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What are 14 lokas names in Hinduism

What are 14 lokas names in Hinduism Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Every work done perfectly and selflessly will make me perfect. There is a saying in Hinduism, "na ham karta, hari karta". This means, I am not doing anything, it is all done by Bhagavan Hari / Vishnu. We need to try and try and try... that's all. The fruits are left to him. You can refer this also: Bhagavan Sri Krishna tells to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita as, कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन ।मा कर्म फल हेतुर्भुर्माते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥ 2-47 || ಕರ್ಮಣ್ಯೇವಾಧಿಕಾರಸ್ತೇ ಮಾ ಫಲೇಷು ಕದಾಚನ |ಮಾ ಕರ್ಮಫಲಹೇತುರ್ಭೂರ್ಮಾ ತೇ ಸಂಗೋ‌உಸ್ತ್ವಕರ್ಮಣಿ || 2-47 || karmaṇyēvādhikārastē mā phalēṣu kadācana | mā karmaphalahēturbhūrmā tē saṅgō‌ustvakarmaṇi || 2-47 || Bhagavan Sri Krishna says to Arjuna, "You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to...
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How many reasons needed to be a Hindu

How many reasons needed to be a Hindu Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is called the 'aadi dharma' (a dharma which was started directly by Bhagavan Sri Hari (Vishnu) and it is existing since unknown age and definitely not just since 3k or 5k years). Sanatana Dharma means a Dharma which can never ever be 'anatha' (orphan). Sanatana means, this Dharma is directly protected by Bhagavan Vishnu and not by mere humans or unknown & so called people. Dharma means, a duty bound path whose duties are instructed directly by Bhagavan Vishnu. Bhagavan Vishnu has given us a list of Dharma (divine duties), which we need to perform until we are in the human form. If we don't perform, then we can't be called a humans. Night view of Venkatachala (Tirupati) temple. Now, let us under few important reasons to be a Hindu (Sanatana Dharmi): Hinduism teaches not only tolerance but universal acceptance. But tolerance doesn't means that if someone is abusing us and we need to keep...
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Why Shankh (Conch) is important in Hinduism

Why Shankh (Conch) is important in Hinduism

What are Shankh (Conch) sound importance in Hinduism Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know, why we blow Shankha, when doing pooja? While doing pooja, mangala arati we don't want to get in touch with negative (demons / rakshasas) types of people. Thus we need to do sound of Shankha while doing the most auspicious Parama Mangala Arati. Where the sounds of Shankha, ghanta, jagata are done, in these types of places asuras / rakshasas won't be there.  Asuras / rakshasa can't tolerate the sounds of the most auspicious sounds of the Shankha, ghanta, jagata. They just can't even hear / bear these most auspicious Parama Mangala shabdhas (sounds). They can't endure these types of most auspicious sounds of the Shankha, ghanta, jagata.  Whereas these sounds are very very much dear to our Bhagavan Sri Hari / Sri Rama / Sri Krishna and his Devatas (Demigods). We need to make Sri Hari / Sri Rama / Sri...
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