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Who is Gargi Vachaknavi ?

Gargi Vachaknavi Gargi (गार्गी) or Vachaknavi (वाचक्नवी) was a female sage and philosopher. In the sixth...

Dialogue between Gargi and Yajnavalkya

Gargi and Yajnavalkya In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3:8 , the dialogue between Gargi and Yajnavalkya are mentioned.

Hiranyagarbha Suktam

Hiranyagarbha Suktam (हिरण्यगर्भ सूक्तम्) Hiranyagarbha Suktam (हिरण्यगर्भ सूक्तम्) is the 121st hymn of the tenth mandala of the Rigveda.

Brahma Loka has recurrence ( again birth & again death)

Brahma Loka has recurrence Main points which are highlighted by Lord Krishna, in these five verses of Bhagavata Gita...

Story of King Saudasa who is cursed by the Sage Vasishtha

Lineage of King Bhagiratha Bhagiratha had a son named Sruta (श्रुत), whose son was Nabha (नाभ). Nabha had a...

How king Sagara was born ?

Lineage of King Harishchandra In the lineage of King Harishchandra was born his son Rohit (रोहित), Rohit's son was...

Three Gates to Hell

Three Gates to Hell Arjuna has asked Lord Krishna in Bhagavata Gita 3.36 -  केन प्रयुक्तोऽयं पापं चरति...

Vakratunda Mahakaya – Sanskrit with meaning

Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha "Vakratunda Mahakaya" is a mantra for Lord Ganesha. It is a prayer which is...

Karagre Vasate Lakshmi – Sanskrit with meaning

karagre vasate lakshmi  "karagre vasate lakshmi" mantra is believed to be first mantra which need to chanted after waking...

What is the meaning of word “पैतामह:”?

Paitamaha (पैतामह:) पैतामह: = पितामह + अण् ( पितामहस्य अयम् meaning belonging to Brahma like brahmastra...

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...

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

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

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".

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...

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...

Who are eleven Rudras ? How they were born ?

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

What are Upaveda ?

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

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

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

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

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

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

Does a soul who attains Moksha, takes Rebirth ? If a soul liberated,  than there is no rebirth in...
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