Bhagavad Gita: What Krishna told Arjuna Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in Hinduism as in it, god speaks directly to man. Bhagavad Gita is said to have captured the importance of the Vedas. Gita is considered to be dated around 200 CE. The day Bhagavad Gita is narrated is celebrated as Ekadashi. When the armies of Kauravas and Pandavas stood facing each other at the battleground in Kurukshetra, suddenly a chariot drew away from the side of Pandavas.
The holy books of Hinduism are the Vedas, the Smriti, Amayana, Mahabharata and also the Purans. The Vedas is said to be the oldest of the Hindu writings, it was written in early Sanskrit and has hymns, philosophy, and guidance on rituals for priests. It is believed to have been directly related to the early Aryans in India, and they preserved it by oral
Vishnu, the second god of the Hindu Trinity is majorly known for his Dashavtars (Ten Avatars) on this planet meant to re-establish dharma or righteousness and destroy tyranny and injustice on earth. The first one being, Matsya (The fish), who rescued Veda, plants and animals. One of the ten avatars, that appeared in Satya Yuga. The second one, Koorma (The Tortoise), that supported the churn of the ocean to obtain treasures dissolved in the ocean of milk. The third one is, Varaha (The Boar), that raised the earth from the bottom of the sea.
Vastu shastra, the ancient architectural science, was first mentioned in the Indian holy texts called The Vedas. More specifically, it was mentioned in the Stapatya Veda, which is a part of the Atharva Veda. The Vedas are more than five thousand years old. The sages in those times plotted
The Upanishads are portions of a large body of sacred texts collectively known as the Veda. They are documents composed and edited by individuals at given moments in history, one part in particular, the ‘Brihadaranyaka Upanishad’, will be discussed in more depth through this essay. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is the concluding portion of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda. Within this Upanishad we see many concepts and loose truths to life discussed. This essay will focus mainly on one concept, which is knowledge, as well as how knowledge plays into our concept of self.
Link between Bhagavad Gita and Gandhi To Gandhi, the Bhagavad Gita is his “spiritual dictionary”. He will turn to the Bhagavad Gita when he is in doubt and when he is feeling helplessness. The Bhagavad Gita will comfort him and provide answers to his moral dilemma. Therefore, he will carry the Bhagavad Gita around with him at all times. After reading the Bhagavad Gita, two particular words fascinated him.
Ganpati Sthapana and Visarjan Puja Vidhi: Ganesh Sthapana Vidhi: • The Ganesh Sthapana Puja starts with setting up of the Ganesh Murti or a Puja Paan (leaf/paper) or Kalash or maybe even all three together. The latter two symbolize Lord Ganesh. • The Vidhi starts with praying to the Murti (Avaahan) and placing it on a wooden base or a low table for Praan Pratishthan. • The next step is offering five flowers (preferably red hibiscus). This is known as Pushpanjali.
While Christian and Mohammedan theologies attach a sense of sin and guilt to woman and hold her responsible for man’s fall, Hindu Vedic philosophy believes that both man and woman are complementary to each other’s existence. In fact, it holds that the whole of the universe is conceptualized as a conjugation of Purusha and Prakriti. In other words, the world comprises two principles, life and matter. Purusha or the pure consciousness represents life and Prakriti or nature represents matter or material world. Thus, the ancient Indian philosophy assigns the position of Purusha and Stri not on biological basis but as embodiments of cosmic essence and substance.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one among the three classic texts of hatha yoga,the other two texts being Gheranda Samhita and Shiva Samhita. This is a classic yogic text of fifteenth-century , which was written by Svami Svatmarama ,a disciple of great Yogic master Gorakhnath. The speciality of this text is, introduction of the practice of physical purification to make the body suitable for higher meditation or yoga.The text describes postures, breathing techniques,locks and meditation on sound for attaining higher state of realization. In Hatha Yoga Pradipika there is a list of thirty-five earlier Haṭha Yoga gurus, including Adi Natha,Matsyendranatha and Goraksanatha.The text contains chapters that covers detailed information about purification or satkarma, posture or asana, breath control or pranayama, spiritual centres in the body or chakras, coiled power or kundalini, force postures or bandha ,kriya ,power or sakti, subtle/gross physical channnels or nadi and gestures or mudras, among other topics.The more developed understanding of hathayoga has been possible by the modern research on the system.From the analysis of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and other works by Svatmarama , better access to the understanding of the origins of hatha yoga,understanding the concept and effects of yoga have been possible. In this article ,the concept of kundalini as depicted in Hatha Yoga Pradipika has been discussed.
The Ramayana is often compared to Iliad by Homer because these two epic poems have a lot in common in plot. In the Ramayana, Dasharatha is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shartrughana. Rama is the favorite son of his father because he is brave, righteous and skillful in everything. When he grows to the manhood, the great sage Vishvamitra comes and askes for help in defending the demons. At his request, Rama and Lakshamana agree to aid him in slaying the demons.