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According to Vedanta, what causes a person to wake up from...

Do we have to see different states ? Do they occur in a sequence first Jagrat, than Swapan and than Sushupti...

What is meaning of “सावयव” ?

सावयव - means "composed of parts" निरवयव - without parts  अवयव (...

Why Dharma is important ?

Importance of dharma in hinduism Dharma is considered one of the most important goals of a human being in...

What is the meaning of Chandogya Shruti – ” येनाश्रुतं श्रुतं...

येनाश्रुतं श्रुतं भवति The Shruti statement is mentioned in Chandogya Upanishad 6.1.3 When Shvetaketu (श्वेतकेतु) is returned...

What is the meaning of word “अननूच्य​” ?

Annucya (अननूच्य) अनूच्य  ( अनु + वच + ल्यप् ) - Learned In case of वच...

Narada and Sanatkumara Story – Importance of Self Knowledge

In Chandogya Upanishad Chapter 7 , there is a story of Narada and Sanatkumara highlighting the importance of...

Krishna Ashtakam

Krishna Ashtakam (श्रीकृष्णाष्टकम्) वसुदेवसुतं देवं कंसचाणूरमर्दनम् ।देवकीपरमानन्दं कृष्णं वन्दे जगद्गुरुम् ॥ 1॥ अतसीपुष्पसङ्काशम् हारनूपुरशोभितम् ।रत्नकङ्कणकेयूरं कृष्णं...

What is the source and meaning of “Om Tat Sat” ?

Om Tat Sat Om Tat Sat (ओम् तत् सत् ) are the three names of Brahman or the...

Compound words for “bhuta”

Bhuta भूत - भाव्यते स्मेति , living being or elements भूतभृत् - भूतानि बिभर्ति...

Why Arjuna is called as “Parantap” ?

Parantap Parantap (परन्तप​) is an adjective used for Arjuna by Sri Krishna, in Mahabharata and Bhagavata Gita.

What is the meaning of “sukharthin kuto vidya” shloka ?

Sukharthin Kuto Vidya ( सुखार्थिनः कुतो विद्या ) Sanskrit Shloka

What is meaning of words “Nasamte” , “Namastasye” & “Namastubhyam” ?

Nasamte (नमस्ते) Namaste (नमस्ते), also called namaskar is a Hindu tradition to greet and respect a person.

How Rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira ?

Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) Ashvashira is another name of Rishi Dadhichi (दधीचि). Rishi Dadhichi is a knower of...

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...

Who are eleven Rudras ? How they were born ?

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

What is source and meaning of phrase “Charaiveti Charaiveti” ?

Charaiveti Charaiveti ( चरैवेति चरैवेति ) Charaiveti means Keep Moving चरैवेति = चर् धातुः (लोट्लकारः मध्यमपुरुष एकवचन​...

Purusha Suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम्) – Sanskrit with Hindi meaning

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

What is the source and meaning of Gayatri Mantra ?

Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र) The Gayatri (गायत्री) Mantra, also known as the Savitri (सवित्री ) Mantra, is a mantra...

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,...

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

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

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya ?

Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) Yajnavalkya(याज्ञवल्क्य) is a Vedic sage of Hinduism. Yajnavalkya is credited to be the one who coined...

What are Upaveda ?

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