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How to this word called उदाजहार was formed ?

उदाहृ - To relate, narrate, declare, announce, To say, speak, utter;  उद + हृ (लिट्लकारः , परस्मैपदम् )    Occurrences of the word -  Purusha Suktam - धा॒ता पु॒रस्ता॒त्...

How these words गरिष्ठ: , श्रेष्ठ: , ज्येष्ठ: , कनिष्ठ: were...

अजादी गुणवचनादेव - 5.3.58   "अतिशय" (when comparing qualities) अस्मिन् सन्दर्भे विहितौ "इष्ठन्" तथा "ईयसुन्" एतौ अजादिप्रत्ययौ केवलम् गुणवाचिभ्यः शब्देभ्यः एव विधीयन्ते । एतयोः द्वौ प्रत्ययौ (...

How these word जनता , सहायता were derived ?

सूत्र - तस्य समूह:   षष्ठीसमर्थात् शब्दात् समूहस्य निर्देशं अण् प्रत्ययः भवति । 1. काकानाम् समूहः (काक + अण्) = काकम् 2. बकानाम् समूहः (बक + अण्) =...

What does this word called “महानुभाव” means ?

महानुभाव means "Those who make great impact" ( महान् अनुभावः येषां ते )   अनुभावः means impact   महानुभावः - अनु + भू+ णिच् करणे अच् प्रत्यय  

How does this word तुरीयः originated ?

Some philosophers interpret Vedanta and suggested that Atman ( soul ) move within four state. ( walking, dream, deep sleep , turiya)   So the fourth...

Manisha Panchakam ( मनीषापञ्चकम् ) – story and its origin

Manisha Panchakam is a stotra containing five verses (slokas) composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya.  The word Manisha means firm conviction, and Panchak means five. So...

Satyanarayan Katha (सत्यनारायण व्रत कथा) – origin & purpose

The Satyanarayan Puja is a religious worship of the Hindu god Vishnu. Satya means “truth” and narayana means, “The highest being” so Satyanarayan means “The highest being...

What is dharma ( धर्म) and from where does it originate...

Daughter to father - What is dharma ( धर्म) and from where does it originate ? Father - धर्मस्य निष्ठा त्वाचारस्तमेवाश्रित्य भोत्स्यसे One's conduct is the...

तुम जन्म से क्षत्रिय हो, तुम्हें धर्म की स्थापना करनी हैं

Father to son - तुम जन्म से क्षत्रिय हो, तुम्हें धर्म की स्थापना करनी हैं और अन्याय का नाश करना है । Son replies -...

How the Lord Shiva got his bow called “पिनाक” ?

There are many stories surrounding this claim. In Mahabharata shantiparva chapter 289 verse 18, it is mentioned आनतेनाथ शूलेन पाणिनामिततेजसा। पिनाकमिति चोवाच शूलमुग्रायुधः प्रभुः।। The Lord Shiva...

Doership depends on body as an instrument

कृर्तत्वं कारकापेक्षमकर्तृत्वं स्वभावत: । Doership depends on body as an instrument, but non-doership is natural. #Vedanta

Pain belongs to one identifying oneself with the body

देहाभिमानिनो दु:खं नादेहस्य स्वभावत: । Pain belongs to one identifying oneself with the body, not belong to the body by nature. #Vedanta

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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