Surya Ashtottara Shata namavali (108 names) from Mahabharata in Sanskrit, Kannada, English

Surya Ashtottara Shata namavali (108 names) from Mahabharata in Sanskrit, Kannada, English Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Sri Surya Deva blessings to you and your family! When Yudhishthira was worried of how to provide food to thousands of Brahmins who had accompanied them (Pandavas) during their 'aranyavasa' (exile in the forest), at that time, Dhaumya Rishi (He is Kula Guru of Pandavas) advises Yudhishthira to pray to Bhagavan Srimann Narayana (in the form of Sri Surya Narayana). He is the one who provides sustenance (poshana / divine food etc) to the entire universe and thus Dhaumya Rishi preaches him (Yudhishthira) 108 divine names of Sri Surya Deva. Thus pleased with the prayers made by Yudhishtira, Sri Surya Deva blesses Yudhisthira with the divine 'Akshaya Patra'. This 'Akshaya Patra' gives 'akshaya aaharam' (divine and unlimited food). Yudhishthira with the help of Draupadi Devi used to serve to all the atithis (divine guests). Left: Along with Pandavas 1000s of...
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What are Lord Surya Deva names and family background

What are Lord Surya Deva names and family background

What are Lord Surya Deva names and family background Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Surya Deva blessings to you and your family! Lord Surya was married to Samajna (or Sharanya), Vishvakarma’s putri (daughter).  They had two sons. The first son was Vaivasvata Manu and the second son was Yama or Shraddhadeva, the god of death.  Yama had a twin sister named Yamuna (Yamuna river). The Suryadeva's tejas (brightness) was so strong that Samajna could not bear to look at her pati (husband). Through her powers, she created an image from her own body that looked exactly like her. This image was called Chhaya (shadow). Samajna told Chhaya, I cannot bear the tejas (brightness) of my pati (husband). I am going off to my pita's gruha (home). You stay here, pretend to be Samajna and look after my children. Under no circumstances tell anyone, certainly not my pati (husband), that you are not Samajna. I will do as you have asked...
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List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana)

List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana)

List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! All the Hindu Gods have their own unique weapons. Either they will be holding the weapons in their hands or can easily using the mantras or without using the mantras can make the weapons to appear whenever required. Starting from Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, all the Devatas (Demigods) also have their own weapons. These weapons are mostly used to slay and destroy the demons who are against the Dharma and want to spread the Adharma. In Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana and many other Hindu scripts give explanation about these divine weapons used by Hindu Gods and Goddesses. First let us know the names and the God or Goddess who are using these weapons, then later let us know the explanation about each of the weapons. List of weapons used in Mahabharata (Ramayana) are as given below: Content: 1. Suryastra / Bhaskarastra : Lord Surya 2. Garudastra : Lord...
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What are Hindu Gods and Goddesses names

What are Hindu Gods and Goddesses names

What are 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 Mahalakshmi...
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What are Makar Sankranti unknown facts

What are Makar Sankranti unknown facts

What are Makar Sankranti unknown facts Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hindu Sanatana Dharma is just amazing. We celebrate not only festivals, but also days related to movement of Rashis (zodiac sign). Makar (Makara) Sankranti is regarded as one of the highly auspicious, significant in the spiritual way and thus, people in India take a holy dip in divine rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Sarasvati, Godavari, Sindhu, Narmada, Kaveri etc. from north India to south India and from west India to east India. This auspicious and holy bath is considered to wipe out the sins which one had done his / her life (Present and past lives). Indians (Hindus) also pray to Lord Surya (Sun) on this day and thank for their successes and prosperity that Lord Surya and Lord Vishnu has bestowed on them. Through out India, people prepare variety of food including sweets using sesame (til / tila) and a sugar base...
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