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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.

What is the meaning of word “अनसूयवे” ?

अनसूयवे - is made from अनसूयु​: ( उकारान्तः पुंलिङ्गः चतुर्थी एकवचनम् ) अनसूयु​: - the one...

Saraswati Stotram – Ya Kundendu Tushar Har Dhavala

Ya Kundendu Tushar Har Dhavala या कुन्देन्दु-तुषारहार-धवला या शुभ्र-वस्त्रावृताया वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना ।या ब्रह्माच्युत-शंकर-प्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा पूजितासा मां पातु...

Vedic Ganesha Mantra – Sanskrit with meaning

Gananam Tva Ganapatim - First Mantra ॐ गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम् । ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणाम् ब्रह्मणस्पत आ नः...

Saraswati Namastubhyam – Sanskrit with meaning

Saraswati Namastubhyam ( सरस्वती नमस्तुभ्यम् ) सरस्वती नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणी,विद्यारम्भं करिष्यामि सिद्धिर्भवतु मे सदा।

How did King Janaka got Shiva Dhanusha ?

Shiva Dhanusha Shiva Dhanusha was created by Vishwakarma and he gave it to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva used the...

What is the meaning of Chandogya Upanishad Shruti – “तदैक्षत बहु...

तदैक्षत बहु स्यां प्रजायेयेति The Shruti statement is mentioned in Chandogya Upanishad 6.2.3

Why Rama is called as “Dasharathi ” ?

Dasharathi (दाशरथि) Dasharathi (दाशरथि) is another name for Lord Rama, it means "son of King Dasharatha" (दशरथस्य अपत्यम् पुमान्)

What is source and meaning of “Atmanastu kamaya sarvam priyam bhavati”?

Atmanastu kamaya sarvam priyam bhavati Atmanastu kamaya sarvam priyam bhavati (आत्मनस्तु कामाय सर्वं प्रियं भवति) phrase means "For...

What the meaning of “Vidyadhanam Sarva Dhanam Pradhanam” Shloka ?

Vidyadhanam Sarva Dhanam Pradhanam Vidyadhanam Sarva Dhanam Pradhanam (विद्याधनं सर्वधनं प्रधानम्) means "knowledge is the most important wealth...

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...

Importance of Donation

दक्षि॑णावन्तो अ॒मृतं॑ भजन्ते॒ दक्षि॑णावन्त॒: प्र ति॑रन्त॒ आयु॑: - Rig Veda 1.125.6 दक्षि॑णाऽवन्तः। अ॒मृत॑म्। भ॒ज॒न्ते॒। दक्षि॑णाऽवन्तः।...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

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

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...

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 Yajnavalkya ?

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

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".

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 Upaveda ?

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