especially for the purpose of Maihar Vadyavrinda. They are even today being used in Maihar band and this very band is a unique contribution to the world of Indian music. Baba had created about 150 compositions based on different ragas but their notation was not earlier. Now the artistes of Maihar band has prepared that. Baba himself used to say about it "Aisa Shastriya Orchestra Puri Prathvi par nahi hai.
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.
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.
However, the concept is not a creation of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Traces of the concept of Hindu Rashtra can be seen from the Vedic times. Great leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Aurobindo Ghose, and Veer Savarkar have asserted India as Hindu Rashtra. Intellectuals form the west like Dr. Annie Besant has also acknowledged the concept of Hindu rashtra. The origin of the idea of the Hindu Rashtra lies in the mid to late nineteenth century, in the British colonial period and is connected with the names of Vivekananda, Dayanand Saraswati and Aurobindo Ghose.
This avatar was taken to bring social change. Buddha depicts peace and mindfulness. 10) Kalki- this is the last avatar of Lord Vishnu. This avatar will be taken to bring about harmony and justice by dethroning the unjust. This avatar will be in the form of a horseman on a white horse with a sword to wipe away the darkness of the past.
Bhisham Sahni (8 August 1915 – 11 July 2003) was a Hindi writer, playwright and actor, most famous for his novel “Tamas” and his play “Madhvi”. It is based on the story of Madhvi, daughter of king Rishi Yayati from Mahabharata. The play was first staged by noted director Rajendra Nath in 1982. In 2005, US trained Rashi Bunny performed it as a solo play. It’s English translation by Alok Bhalla was published in 2002.
Nevertheless, in the Holy Cave of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji, one does find stone remains of a human hand, popularly known as Varad Hast (the hand that grants boons and blessings). Mythology and Legends There are several other legends connected with the Vaishnav Devi. A popular one amongst them is the legend of Shridhar's vision. According to the legend, Sridhar was a poor Brahmin who lived in village Hansali near Katra about seven hundred years ago. Sridhar was had no child and therefore, he ardently worshipped the goddess hoping to get a child of his own.
He was a famous Indian author and poet who ushered into the Modern Hindi and Urdu literature with his writings. His first novella, Asrar e Ma’abid was first published in Awaz-e-Khalq, which was an Urdu Weekly, after this he started working with an Urdu magazine Zamana, writing articles on national and international events. The Upanyas Samrat “Emperor Among Novelists” was an Indian writer who was known for his Hindustani Literature. One of the most prominent and celebrated writers India has produced so far. He started writing under the Pen name”Nawab Rai” but afterwards used “Premchand” .
This view is quite different from the original myth in Mahabharata. According to an interview by Chitra, she clarifies that Vyasa Rishi had himself hinted about the existence of such an attraction between Karna and Draupadi. It is obvious that he was attracted to her as he wanted to marry her. Another deviation from the existing myth is that when Kunti asks Karna over to her abode and tempts him to change sides. She also informs him that he would be able to marry Draupadi as well, if he switched sides to the Pandavas.
Akka Mahadevi (also known as as Mahadevi or Mahadeviyakka) was a poet addressed with the honorific ‘Akka’, which translates to ‘elder sister’ in kannada her native language. Born in the 12th century, she belonged to the Veerashaiva community and played a significant role in the propagation of the tradition across the south of India. The Veerashaivas, also known as Lingayats, are a Shaivite community that believes in worship of Lord Shiva in the form of a ‘Linga’ that is always carried on their body- the Ishtalinga. Veerashaivism propounds a form of qualified non-dualism in which God and the Soul are considered different and non-different simultaneously. It is comparable to the sufi concept of Wahdat al-Wujud that compares the God and the soul to the Sun and Earth respectively- the Earth does not have any light of it’s own, rather it borrows light from the sun just as the soul borrows its divinity from God.