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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What were the Yaksh Prashna (questions) to Yudhisthir

What were the Yaksh Prashna (questions) to Yudhisthir

What were the Yaksh Prashna (questions) to Yudhisthir Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Mahabharata is the greatest epic the human race has ever seen. This greatest epic was written by svayam Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (he is an avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu and even lives in Badrikashrama). In this epic, Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji has given us the Great Bhagavad Gita, Sri Vishnu Sahasranama and so many different invaluable lessons to the mankind. What is not present in Mahabharata, we can't find that in this universe. Means everything is present in the great epic of Mahabharata. Mahabharata is the amalgamation of Brahmasutras, Bhagavad Gita, Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, Puranas, Upanishads, etc etc etc and thus Mahabharata is rated higher than the great Vedas.  For this reason, the great epic Mahabharata is known as 'Panchama Veda'. In the Mahabharata there is an episode which deals with a Yaksha Raja (outer planetary person) with Yudhisthira. Here both this Yaksha Raja and...
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What are Nakul unknown facts, greatness, name meaning

What are Nakul unknown facts, greatness, name meaning

What are Nakul unknown facts, greatness, name meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Nakula: Meaning of Nakula is Strength, unity etc. Nakula represents sheela - charecter. Pandu and Madri (second consort of Pandu Maharaja) beget two sons, that is, Nakula and Sahadeva. Both Nakula and Sahadeva symbolize Character and Modesty. These two serve as essential complements to Dharma, Strength and Knowledge. Nakula & Sahadeva in their divine form as Ashwini Kumars The special characteristics of Nakula are: 1. He was one of the best horse riders of his time and his speciality was that even in rain, he used to raid the horse without any hardships. 2. Nakula was one of the most attractive and handsome man along with his brother Sahadeva. 3. Nakula was one of the bravest swordsman of his time. He was one of the best at fencing. 4. Nakula was very loyal to his brothers, wife and his parents. 5. He was offered to be the king of...
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What are Arjuna unknown facts, greatness, name meaning

What are Arjuna unknown facts, greatness, name meaning

What are Arjuna unknown facts, greatness, name meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Arjuna: Meaning of Arjuna - There are multiple meanings of the word Arjuna, in that few meanings are silver, a tree name, very bright, superbly shiny, highly alert, etc. Let us know more about the Great Arjuna: 1. Lord Agni Deva gives the Great Gandiva to the Great Arjuna. 2. Lord Shiva gifts the Great Pashupatastra to Arjuna, after Arjuna gratifies Lord Shiva with a long tapasya. 3. Arjuna was the most favourite student of Guru Dronacharya after Bhima. 4. Arjuna defeated Karna, Bhishma, Dronacharya, Duryodhana, Kripacharya, Ashvatthama etc in the battle of Viraat single handedly. 5. Bhishma and Karna were never able to defeat the Great Arjuna in any wars. 6. Arjuna had Vaishnavastra, Brahmastra, Brahmashirastra, Pashupatastra etc. 7. He was one of the best friend of Sri Krishna after Bhima. 8. Arjuna easily destroyed many animals, beasts in Khandava forest and also Arjuna with the...
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What are Yudhisthir unknown facts

What are Yudhisthir unknown facts

What are Yudhisthira unknown facts Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Yudhisthira: Meaning of Yudhisthira is: Yudhisthira = Yudhi + Sthira Here Yudhi means, he is a person when in Yuddha / war, will be Sthira / stable, means someone who can't be shaken or someone who is always stable (स्थिर / ಸ್ಥಿರ). Yudhisthira used to be an absolute firm person in all situations and conditions. He was a person who always decided once to do something, used to do that particular work and also in given stipulated time. His mind was always stable, firm and always convinced about his decisions. Yudhisthira and other Pandavas learning from Narada Maharshi about on how to rule a Kingdom with Dharma.  Few more great points about Yudhisthira are as below: 1. Yudhisthira was the man of virtue and goodness. 2. He never ever used to go against Dharma. 3. His another name is called "Dharmaraya" or "Dharmaraja", means one who follows the GREAT SANATANA...
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Did Pandavas went to hell (naraka) after death?

Did Pandavas went to hell (naraka) after death?

Did Pandavas went to hell (naraka) after death? Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! It was the end time for all the Yadavas on this earth. All Yadavas fought with each other and got killed. Bhagavan Sri Krishna Paramaatma, after this phase of his life on earth went to aranyam (forest) for peace. (Please remember this is only a vidambana / divine drama done by Bhagavan Sri Krishna. He is known as "ananda", means he himself is the root cause of ananda / divine happiness.) (Because of Bhagavan Sri Krishna we are happy on this earth. Because he wishes us to be happy and thus we are happy. And if he doesn't wishes us to be happy, we can't be happy). (The biggest example is of the Pandavas. Pandavas, never were having lots of wealth. But still they were happy and satisfied throughout their lives.) (Whereas, Duryodhana had wealth, money, gold, ornaments etc etc etc, but Duryodhana...
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What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word

What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word

What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We all know that the pandavas left their kingdom for 13 long years for keeping up their word! Well, for Arjuna going away from the bhogas of a king, for the sake of truth, was not new. He did it once well before the aranyavaas. The story goes like this: The kalyaanam (marriage) of pandavas with Draupadi Devi was an unusual one as per the ordinary men are concerned. However, it was perfectly according to Dharma Shastras. In fact Draupadi Devi is one of the greatest pativratas and praised even by Bhagavan Krishna for her Dharma vartana. A few reasons to justify the kalyanam (marriage): 1. Kunti Devi, the mother of pandavas, who never knew what a lie was, gave her will. 2. Sri VedaVyaasa Maharshi, one of the avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu,...
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List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts

List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts

List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! List of Pandavas agyatvas (Virata Parva) unknown facts are as given below: 1. Agyatvas meaning : Agyatvas of Pandavas (Virata Parva) - Here Agyatvasa means disguise exile. No one should be able to recognize them during this Agyatvasa period. The events of Virata parva that relate to the agyatavasa of Pandavas are described in this post.  2. Pandavas underwent Agyatavas : After completing the twelve years period of Vanavasa (forest exile), Pandavas took leave of Dhaumya, other sages and Brahman’s and made up their mind to undergo agyatavas. 3. Visited Virata city : Pandavas went to capital city of Virata. Before they entered the cit,y they hid their weapons on a Shami (Banni) tree in the outskirts of the city.  4. Pandavas different forms : The five Pandavas assumed the different forms, that is: 5. Kanka : An ascetic (Yudhishthira - as Kanka) 6. Ballabha...
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How Rajasuya yagna was performed by Pandavas

How Rajasuya yagna was performed by Pandavas

How Rajasuya yagna was performed by Pandavas Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Bhagavan Sri Vedavyasa (he is an avatara of Sri Maha Vishnu, just like Bhagavan Sri Krishna) arrived and instructed Yudhishtira to make all preparations for the Great Rajasuya yagna.  Bhagavan Sri Vedavyasa instructed Bhimasena to undertake digvijaya yatra.  The benefit of the sacrifice goes to that person who plays the principal role. Bhima was eligible for the benefit of Rajasuya yagna that is, the position of Brahma. (Remember that Bhimasena is avatara of Sri Vayu Deva / Sri Mukhya Praana Deva. Next Sri Brahma is this same Sri Mukhya Praana Deva. Both Sri Hanuman and Sri Bhima are the avatars of Sri Mukhya Praana Deva / Sri Vayu Deva). Therefore, Bhagavan Sri Vedavyasa asked Bhima to play the principal role by undertaking digvijayayatra.  Arjuna pleaded that he has the chariot, bow etc necessary requirements for digvijaya yatra and he is also interested in digvijaya yatra.  However, Bhagavan...
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How Bhima killed Jarasandha with Krishna help

How Bhima killed Jarasandha with Krishna help

How Bhima killed Jarasandha with Krishna help Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Bhagavan Sri Krishna told Yudhishtira that Bhimasena is the most appropriate person to lead the Rajasuya Yagna.  "Jarasandha will oppose this yagna. He has to be first killed. Bhima should be departed to kill him" said Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Bhima readily agrees to proceed in the matter.  Bhagavan Sri Krishna proposed that he himself accompanied by Bhima and Arjuna will go to kill Jarasandha.  Jarasandha will consider Arjuna as inferior to him, he is afraid of me (Bhagavan Sri Krishna), therefore he will choose to fight with Bhima only and will be killed by him (Bhima). Bhagavan Sri Krishna further told Yudhishtira that, he himself did not kill Jarasandha when he attacked Mathura only to provide an oppurtunity to a Vishnubhakta (in this case to Bhima) to fight against a Shivabhakta (in this case Jarasandha) and reveal the superiority of Vishnu-bhakta.  This removed the fear...
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