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The origin and meaning of various names of Sri Krishna

As mentioned in Mahabharata Udyog Parva, chapter 70, when Dhritarashtra ask about the various name of Sri Krishna to Sanjaya. Following are...

What is meaning and source of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्)?

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्) is a Sanskrit phrase which means "the world is one family". The verse is...

What is the meaning of verse “Janani Janmabhoomi (जननी जन्मभूमिश्च)” ?

"जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी", is a phrase from a Sanskrit verse. This phase is also the national motto of Nepal.

What is Vidura Niti (विदुर निति)? Where it is mentioned ?

What is Vidura Niti (विदुर निति) ? Vidura Niti, is a dialogue between Vidura and King Dhritarashtra, which...

What is the meaning and source of Yato Dharmastato Jayah (यतो...

What is the meaning and source of Yato Dharmastato Jayah (यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः) ? Yato Dharmastato Jayah (यतो धर्मस्ततो...

What is a Hindu Calendar and its months ?

A Hindu calendar also called as Panchang (पञ्चाङ्ग), meaning having five parts (पञ्च + अङ्ग) Panchang is based on...

Govindashtakam (श्रीगोविन्दाष्टकम्)

सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं नित्यमनाकाशं परमाकाशंगोष्ठप्राङ्गणरिङ्खणलोलमनायासं परमायासम् ।मायाकल्पितनानाकारमनाकारं भुवनाकारंक्ष्माया नाथमनाथं प्रणमत गोविन्दं परमानन्दम् ॥ १॥ Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss,...

What is Guru Purnima ? Why it is celebrated ?

What is Guru Purnima ? Why it is celebrated ? Guru Purnima will be celebrated on the 24th...

Use of वच् and ब्रू dhatu in Bhagavad Gita​

These two dhatus वच् and ब्रू have many similar forms, so it creates confusion during its usage. We...

How words आरुरुक्षु:, सुषुप्सु:, जिज्ञासु:, मुमुक्षु: are formed ?

सन्प्रत्ययः (इच्छार्थकः - desiderative) - यदि किसी क्रिया के करने की इच्छा होती है, तो उस...

Guru Ashtakam (गुर्वष्टकम्)

Guru Ashtakam is composed by Adi Sankaracharya. It is a prayer highlighting the importance of a guru in one's life

Why Vishnu is called as Hari (हरि)?

In the fourth Manvantara when  Tamasa Manu  (तामस मनु) was the Manu, during that Manvantara Supreme God took incarnation as "Hari", and...

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 powers.  Example –...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

What does Om (ॐ) signify? Om ( ॐ )  is a symbol representing Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It...

What are Upaveda (उपवेदः) ?

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

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

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

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)?

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)? Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited...

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ?

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ? Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) is another name of Rishi Dadhichi (दधीचि).

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

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

What is Purusha Suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम् )?

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

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...

What are Shanti Mantra (शान्ति मंत्र) and when are they recited?

Shanti Mantra or “Peace Mantra” are Hindu prayers for peace from the Vedas, where they are invoked in the beginning of some...
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