What lessons can be learned from King Ashoka (Hinduism) (Bhagavad Gita)

What lessons can be learned from King Ashoka (Hinduism) (Bhagavad Gita) Dear friends, today let us know something new, something different than what you and me have learnt from our school textbooks. Today, let us know the real knowledge as per the great Bhagavad Gita, Sri Vishnu Sahasranama and other Shastras (Hindu divine books). Let us acquire the lessons which was neither teached and / nor instructed in our schools from our teachers about King Ashoka. Dear friends, first of all let us know the Sanskrit meaning of the name (word) Ashoka. In Sanskrit, Ashoka = A + Shoka = Never + Unhappy = Never unhappy. Ashoka is such a personality, that he can never be unhappy. Ashoka can't be in sadness, can't be in miserable situation, he can't be an unlucky person, etc. In the great Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, Lord Vishnu is called as "Shoka Nashanah" as per the below shloka: उदीर्णः सर्वतश्चक्षुरनीशः शाश्वतस्थिरः |भूशयो भूषणो भूतिर्विशोकः शोकनाशनः || 67 || udīrṇaḥ sarvataścakṣuranīśaḥ śāśvatasthiraḥ |bhūśayō bhūṣaṇō bhūtirviśōkaḥ śōkanāśanaḥ...
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Famous Vishnu temples in India (With deity images / pics)

Famous Vishnu temples in India (With deity images / pics) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! India (Bharat) is full of divine temples, starting from Jammu & Kashmir up to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat up to Arunachal Pradesh. A Devalaya or Mandir or Hindu temple is not just a religious place, but a scientific significance for every human and living being on this earth. Hindu temple is a structure designed to bring human beings and Devatas (Demigods) together, using symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduism. This divine Hindu symbolism and structure of the Hindu temples are rooted way back to Vedic traditions. A Hindu temple incorporates all elements of the Hindu cosmos, that is, presenting the good, the evil and the human and as well as the elements of the Hindu sense of cyclic time and the essence of life. These are symbolically presenting Dharma, Kama, Artha, Moksha, and finally Karma. Today let us know...
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What are Vaikuntha Ekadashi unknown facts (Mukkoti Ekadashi) (Vaikuntha North door Darshanam)

What are Vaikuntha Ekadashi unknown facts (Mukkoti Ekadashi) (Vaikuntha North door Darshanam) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Just before going to know about "What is Vaikuntha Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadashi) (Vaikuntha North door Darshanam)", let us have a brief about Ekadashi. Ekadashi in Sanskrit means the 11th lunar day (tithi) in Hindu calendar (Panchang) that occurs twice in a lunar month both in Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) as well as in Krishna paksha (dark fortnight). This means, we normally get two Ekadashi days in a lunar month (Chandraman Panchang) and thus, in a year there will be 24 Ekadashi days. Whereas, sometimes even more Ekadashis days are found, that is because whenever there is Adhika masam (Extra month) as per lunar calendar (Chandraman Panchang / Chandramana Panchanga). List of Vaikuntha Ekadashi unknown facts are as given below: Ekadashi is the most favourite day of Lord Vishnu Ekadashi is also known as Hari Din Ekadashi day has given...
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List of Goddess Tulsi (Tulasi) names with meaning

List of Goddess Tulsi (Tulasi) names with meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Welcome to #BhagavanBhakthi website / blog. Bhagavan Lord Sri Krishna and Goddess Sri Tulasi (Tulsi) Devi 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 "List of Goddess Tulsi (Tulasi) names with meaning", let us know few basic and important information. Just before going to know about "List of Goddess Tulsi different names", let us understand the divine meaning of the name Tulasi (Tulsi) in Sanskrit. Tulasi = Tula + asi = Weighable + Can't. In Sanskrit, Tula means weighable and asi means can't. Thus, Tulasi means, she is someone who can't be matched. Goddess Tulasi's beauty, divineness, sacredness, etc. can't be matched with anyone as she is an amsha (part) of Goddess Lakshmi. Tulasi is having great reverence...
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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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Importance of Food (anna) in Hinduism (Bhagavad Gita)

Importance of Food (anna) in Hinduism (Bhagavad Gita) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Welcome to #BhagavanBhakthi website / blog. Bhagavan Lord Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In this website / blog, you will always learn about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel #BhagavanBhakthi to view videos about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. 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...
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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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