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What is the source and meaning of “लोभात् क्रोधः प्रभवति” ?

Source This verse is taken from Hitopadesha Mitralabha verse 27

What is the meaning of “Mukam Karoti Vachalam” shloka ?

Sanskrit Shloka - Mukam Karoti Vachalam मूकं करोति वाचालं , पङ्गुं लङ्घयते गिरिम् ।यत्कृपा...

What is meaning of “आलस्यं हि मनुष्याणां शरीरस्थो महान् रिपुः”...

Sanskrit Shloka आलस्यं हि मनुष्याणां शरीरस्थो महान् रिपुः ।नास्त्युद्यमसमो बन्धुः...

What is source and meaning of “Ramaya Ramabhadraya Ramachandraya” mantra ?

Source "Ramaya Ramabhadraya Ramachandraya" (रामाय रामभद्राय रामचंद्राय) mantra is taken from...

What is Sadhan Chatushtaya ?

Sadhan Chatushtaya Sadhan Chatushtaya (साधन-चतुष्टय) is referred as group of four means (चतुष्टय) which lead to the path of...

What is Vivekachudamani ?

Vivekachudamani Vivekachudamani (विवेकचूडामणि) is a book on Advaita Vedanta tradition of Hinduism, written by Adi...

Knower of Atman

प्रारब्धसूत्रग्रथिंत शरीरं प्रायातु वा तिष्ठतु गोरिव स्त्रक् ।न तत्पुनः पश्यति तत्त्ववेतानन्दात्मनि ब्रह्मणि लीनवृत्तिः। Like a Cow is unaffected by...

What is meaning and source of “Vidya Dadati Vinayam” shloka ?

Vidya Dadati Vinayam (विद्या ददाति विनयम्) This shloka is mentioned in Hitopadesha (हितोपदेश) which...

What is meaning and Source of “Om Sahana Vavatu” mantra ?

Om Sahana Vavatu Mantra ॐ सह नाववतु |सह नौ भुनक्तु |सह वीर्यं करवावहै |तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

Vedanta Diary- Concepts of Vedanta

Question - Why Vedanta is required ? Vedanta doesn't prove the Atman, it is to correct the notion about...

What is Vairagya Shatakam ?

Vairagya Shatakam Vairagya Shatakam (वैराग्यशतकम्) is collection of teachings on renunciation, composed by Bharathari...

Do Vedas talk about rebirth or reincarnation?

Vedas view on Rebirth Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says about the rebirth. The text is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana,...

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Who are Rudras ? In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3.9.4 , Rishi Sakalya (शाकल्य ) ask to the...

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

Rishi Animandavya ( अणिमाण्डव्य ) Once there was a famous Brahmin named Mandavya (माण्डव्य). He did Tapas (penance) for...

What are Shanti Mantra and when are they recited?

Shanti Mantra or Peace Mantra Shanti Mantra or “Peace Mantra” are Hindu prayers for peace from the Vedas, where...

What is Purusha Suktam ?

Purusha suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम्) Purusha suktam is hymn mentioned in Rigveda 10.90, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being".

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) Manvantara or age of a Manu (मनु), is a period of time measurement.

What are Upaveda ?

Upaveda (उपवेदः) Upaveda -  The term Upaveda refers to applied knowledge or a subject derived from each Veda.

Difference between Mantra, Suktam, Shloka, Stotram and Stuti ?

Mantra (मंत्र)   is a sacred utterance, a syllable or group of words believed to have psychological and spiritual...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

Symbol Om (ॐ) Om (ॐ)  is a symbol representing Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It is often found...

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya ?

Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) Yajnavalkya is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the...
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