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Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्)

Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्) is a devotional hymn dedicated to Āditya or Sūrya (the Sun God) found in the Yuddha Kānda (6.105) of Vālmīki's Rāmāyana. It...

Usage of “मा” indeclinable(अव्यय ) with लुङ् लकार

Sutra - माङि लुङ्  meaning - माङ्-अव्ययस्य उपस्थितौ धातोः लुङ्लकारः भवति (In presence of the अव्यय माङ्, लुङ्लकारः is used.)       लुङ् लकार - which is used...

How were Rakshasa (राक्षस) & Yaksha (यक्ष) were born ? Who...

As mentioned in Ramayana - Uttarakand - Chaturath Sarga ( चतुर्थ​ सर्ग ) When Lord Ram asked the Rishi Augusta,  that who were the Rakshasa born before the...

How was Ravana and his brother were born ? – Mahabharata...

There is another view about the birth of  Ravana and his brothers. This is mentioned in Mahabharata - Vana Parva - Ramaupakhan parva (रामोपाख्यान पर्व)...

Who are Maruta ( मारुत् ) and how were they born...

This story is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan - Balakanda - chapter 46 , after the defeat of Asura's in Devasura battle, the Diti went...

How these words हस्तिनापुर, गजसाह्वय, नागसाह्वय, नागपुरं  was formed ?

Hastinapur ( हस्तिनपुरम् ) - name of a city founded by king Hastin, said to be situated some fifty miles north-east of the modern...

Story of Vindhya mountain and rishi Agastya

Vindhya (विन्ध्यः) is a range of mountain which separates north India from the south; it is one of the seven Kulaparvatas ( कुलपर्वत ) The Vayu Purana (45.88)...

महाभारत के पर्व

  No. of Parva Parva Name (पर्व) Sub Parva (उप-पर्व ) Content 1 Adi Parva (आदिपर्व ) अनुक्रमणिका पर्व पर्वसंग्रह पर्व पौष्य पर्व पौलोम पर्व आस्तीक...

What is Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र ) ?

Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र ) is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text of interrelated animal fables. It was written by Vishnusharma ( विष्णु शर्मा ) Book is divided...

What is Panchadasi ( पंचदशी ) ?

Panchadasi ( पंचदशी ) is a Sanskrit text on Advaita Vedanta written by Vidyaranya (विद्यारण्य), previously known as Madhavacharya (माधवाचार्य) Panchdasi as the name suggest...

What is Narayaneeyam (नारायणीयम्) ?

Narayaneeyam (नारायणीयम्)  is a Sanskrit text, comprising of summarized poetic form of the Bhagavata Purana. It was composed by Narayana Bhattathiri, (1560–1666 AD) one of...

What is Vishnu Sahasranāma (विष्णुसहस्रनाम) ?

Vishnu Sahasranāma( विष्णुसहस्रनाम ), is a Sanskrit hymn which contains a list of 1,000 names of Vishnu, one of the main deities in Hinduism.  In...

What are shanti mantra’s and when should they recited?

Shanti Mantras or “Peace Mantras” are Hindu prayers for peace  from the Vedas. Shanti Mantras are found in Upanishads, where they are invoked in the...

Purusha Suktam ( पुरुषसूक्तम् )

Purusha sukta (पुरुषसूक्तम्) is hymn mentioned in Rigveda 10.90, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being". This Sukta is also found in the Shukla Yajurveda...

Does a soul who attains Moksha, it reincarnate in next cycle...

If a soul liberated,  than there is no rebirth in next cycle of creation.   As Lord Krishna himself said in Bhagavat Gita ch. 9 Verse 21  अव्यक्तोऽक्षर...

Manvantara or age of a Manu

Manvantara or age of a Manu,is a period of time measurement. Each Manvantara is created and ruled by a specific Manu, who in turn is...

Do Vedas talk about rebirth or reincarnation?

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says about the rebirth. The text is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana, which is itself a part of the Shukla Yajur Veda. It...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

Om ( ॐ )  is a symbol represtenting Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It is often found at the beginning and the end of...

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the one who coined the word Advaita (non-dual) one of the important...

Rishi Aṇimāṇḍavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

1. How he got the name Aṇimāṇḍavya ( अणिमाण्डव्य ) Once there was a famous Brahmin named Māṇḍavya. He did Tapas (penance) for many years standing...

Difference between mantra, suktam, shloka, stotra and stuti ?

Mantra ( मंत्र) –  is a sacred utterance, a syllable orgroup of words believed to have psychological and spiritual powers. Example – Gayatri Mantra , Om...
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