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Rama Sethu 18 Miles Hanuman Flew 800 Miles

In Hinduism on September 1, 2014 at 16:16

Lord Rama went to Sri Lanka and brought back Sita, after killing Ravana, who had kidnapped Sita.

 

 

Hanuman was sent earlier by Rama to search for Sita and He located Sita in Sri Lanka.

 

‘Based on this information Rama proceeded to Sri Lanka.

 

Lord Rama , with the help of the Vanaras, built a Bridge between Rameswaram   and Sri Lanka and it is called the Adams’ bridge.

 

This is where I get sidetracked.Ramaeswaram.

 

Adams Bridge is 18 miles long.

 

The bridge is 18 miles (30 km) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (southwest) from the Palk Strait (northeast)-wiki.

 

Valmiki mentions that Hanuman  flew100 Yojanas across the sea from Rameshwaram to Lanka.

 

The glorious Hanuma with the best courage, even though crossing a hundred yojanas, was without a sigh and did not obtain any tiredness.

Comment : This verse and others clearly mention that Hanuma crossed an ocean of hundred yojanas. At the present time the shore to shore distance between southern tip of India and Northern tip of Sri Lanka is around sixty miles. Even with a measure of 2.5 miles per yojana, hundred yojanas translate to 250 miles. To explain this anomaly, we need to consider that around the time of Ramayana, the distance was lot more than the current sixty miles. This is in sync with the current theories by geologists that the ocean between India and the current Sri Lanka had been replaced by land mass over a period of time. Most of the land to the south of current Raghunatha Pura had been covered by landmass in antiquity. Also according to Ramayana, the mountains Trikuta, Lamba and Suvela were to the north of Lanka, but currently the mountains are found in the southern part of Lanka. This suggests that the northern parts of current Lanka were submerged in water during the Ramayana period.”

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/sundara/sarga2/sundara_2_prose.htm)

( in the observation quoted above, one point is to be noted.The discrepancy would still exist even if Geographical positions change because the time gap between Hanuman crossing over the Ocean and Rama crossing over by Rama Sethu is too short for any geographical changes to have happened.There is no record of it in Ramayana or elsewhere for such a change)

Accepted conversion of One Yojana is 8 Miles.

One Yojana is approximately 8 miles,

 

Hanuman flew 8oo miles from Rameshwaram to reach Lanka.

 

But the bridge is only  18 Miles!

 

“Sri Lanka is an island nation-state in the Indian Ocean. It is located 880 kilometers (547 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of India, and has a maximum length of 432 kilometers (268 miles) and a maximum width of 224 kilometers (139 miles).”

 

The southern tip of Sri Lanka is 565 Miles(547+18) from Rameswaram.

 

Assuming that the farthest place was where Ravana’s capital was located, there is still a shortfall of 235 miles.(800-18=782-547=235)

 

Only possible explanation  is that these 235 miles could have been of shallow water and Hanuman flew over this as well.

 

Asokavatika, Nuwara Eliya, where Sita was imprisoned is 189.03 miles, and 164.16 nautical miles from Rameswaram.

Infant Infections Death Balarishta Karuka Homa

In Health, Hinduism on September 1, 2014 at 11:01

Infants upto the age of five years suffer from a lot of unspecified infections, diseases,disorders and many die.

 

Most of the medicines prescribed for Infants are only supportive in nature and a cure.

 

 

And modern Medicine has a name if the reason for the disease is not known.

 

Allergy!

 

The medicine that is prescribed for Allergies are some times allergic themselves!..

 

When I was young I used to fall sick frequently and medicines were of no avail.

 

I heard from my parents that they used to perform Ayush Homa, on the day of my birth star , till my fifth year.

 

I have been cured of the frequent diseases, my parents used to say.

 

As an aside, Hindus do not celebrate Birth days,possibly because one year gone is that much nearer to death!

 

However Sastras say that Ayush Homa is to be performed for the child till it completes five years.

 

This is prevent Infant Mortality  and to ward of infections and unknown diseases.

 

There is also Balarishta.

 

Balarishta is the Sanskrit word that means infant mortality, but astrologically it actually indicates a Dosha, a misfortune more in terms of ill-health during infancy and childhood than of any other kind of adversity that can strike a person at that age. Therefore, it is an affliction in the Natal Chart or Query Chart, an ava-yoga (evil yoga), which need not necessarily indicate early death, for death occurs only if the planetary infliction is severe and there are no other yogas indicating a longer term of life counter – acting Balarishta Dosha.[2] In Astrology the most difficult task is the determination of one’s age i.e. span of life, time of death and Balarishta.

 

Whether one believes in Astrology or not, every one wants the Infant to be healthy and safe from Diseases.

 

One does not lose anything by performing certain Poojas to ward off this..

 

Karuka(Cyndon dactylon),அருகம்புல் Homa may be performed at Guruvayoor Krishna temple.

 

Visit the Link for details.

http://www.guruvayuronline.com/index.php/astrology/337-homam

Vishnu and Twelve Tectonic Plates Of Earth

In Hinduism on September 1, 2014 at 08:03

While Vishnu was in His Yoga Nidra,two demons emerged from his ears.

 

(Vishnu does not sleep. It is called Yoganidra, it is Wakefulness born of Yoga.Tamil Language has a beautiful word for this, ‘அறிதுயில்’, which means sleeping while being aware of).

 

Tectonic plates.svg

Map of 15 Tectonic Plates

 

The world was enveloped in water.

 

They started destroying whatever Brahma has created.

 

Vishnu found it difficult to kill them.

 

So He showed confusion in their minds.

 

While they were confused, Vishnu asked them how Death would embrace them and they replied that they could be killed only in place without water.

 

One has to remember that there was nothing but water.

 

Vishnu had them in His lap and killed them with His Sudarshan Chakra.

 

(Bhavishya Purana)

 

Vishnu killed them by manifesting as Hayagreeva, after Madhu and Kaidabha stole the Vedas, and hid them in the Ocean.

 

Vishnu then retrieved the Vedas.

 

The bodies of Madhu and Kaidabha split into 12 parts(two times  Six)

 

These twelve are the Twelve tectonic plates of the earth.( Padma Purana)

 

Geology lists Seven  Tectonic Plates, six primary, eight secondary.

 

Primary Plates.

 

  • African Plate
  • Antarctic Plate
  • Eurasian Plate
  • Indo-Australian Plate
  • North American Plate

Secondary Plates.

  • Arabian Plate
  • Caribbean Plate
  • Cocos Plate
  • Indian Plate
  • Juan de Fuca Plate
  • Nazca Plate
  • Philippine Sea Plate
  • Scotia Plate

 

Citation.

List of Tectonic Plates Wiki

 

 

Atharva Veda Medicine Black Magic Text

In Hinduism on August 31, 2014 at 12:55

Of the Four Vedas, the Scriptures of the Hindus,the Ataharva Veda is less known as compared to Rig,Yajur and Sama Vedas.

 

It is not Athavana Veda as most people pronounce it.

 

Atharveda is not as large as the Rug Veda.

 

There are 10552 verses in Rig Veda and around 5987 verses (varies slightly based on recessions) in Atharva Veda.

 

Thus Atharva Veda is a little more than half the size of Rig Veda.

 

It is three times bigger than Yajur Veda or Sama Veda.

 

From the preliminary analysis of the text, it is revealed that Atharva Veda was centered around the northern Sarasvati region and later became the text of the shamans in the Kuru kingdom which got established to the east of Sarasvati (in Haryana).

 

Practitioners of Atharva Veda are now limited and they are found mostly in Maharashtra and Kerala, Gujarat.

 

As compared to the other three Vedas, the Atharva Veda speaks more of Daily problems and solutions, like diseases,black magic.

 

The name Atharva Veda is a compound of Atharva, the Rishi who compiled it and Veda, meaning Knowledge.

 

The Atharvaveda was mainly composed by two groups of rishis known as the Atharvanas and the Angirasa.

 

Hence its oldest name is Ātharvāṅgirasa. In the Late Vedic Gopatha Brahmana, it is attributed to the Bhrigu and Angirasa.

 

Additionally, tradition ascribes parts to other rishis, such as Kauśika, Vasiṣṭha and Kaśyapa.

 

There are two surviving recensions (śākhās), known as Śaunakīya (AVS) and Paippalāda (AVP)

 

The Schools,Shakas.

 

  1. paippalāda, regions south of the Narmada River
  2. stauda
  3. mauda
  4. śaunakīya, regions north of the Narmada River
  5. jājala
  6. jalada
  7. kuntap
  8. brahmavada
  9. devadarśa
  10. cāraṇavaidyā

 

Disease and Medicines in Atharva Veda.

 

Atharva Veda is the first Indic text dealing with medicine.

It identifies the causes of disease as living causative agents such as the yatudhāna, the kimīdin, the krimi or kṛmi and the durṇāma.

The Atharvans seek to kill them with a variety of incantations or plant-based drugs in order to counter the disease .

This approach to disease is quite different compared to the trihumoral theory of Ayurveda.

Atharva Veda suggests germs as a cause for leprosy and also talks about Anti-Biotics.

 

Atharva Veda also talks about Warfare.

 

A variety of devices, such as an arrow with a duct for poison (apāskambha) and castor bean poison, poisoned net and hook traps, use of disease-spreading insects and smoke screen.

 

Abhicarika Prayoga, Deployment of Black Magic.

 

The major rituals covered by the Atharva Veda are marriage in kāṃḍa – XIV and the funeral in kāṃḍa – XVIII.

There are also hymns that are specific to rituals of the bhṛgu-aṅgirasas, vrātyas and kṣatriyas.

One peculiar rite is the Viṣāsahi Vrata, performed with the mantras of the XVII kāṃḍa in a spell against female rivals.

 

Atharva Veda contains mantras for white magic (defensive magic) as well as black magic (offensive magic).

It deals with rivalries between women in relationship with the same man, rivalries between two men, attracting /seducing a man by a woman or a woman by a man and suggests incantations that can be used in such situations.

 

Atharva Veda Black magic and Western Black magic.

 

Many of the hymns in Atharva Veda containing invocations to cure diseases or to ward of diseases and magical incantations to defend against evils done by enemies or to proactively attack evil-doers indicates a religion and philosophy which has its parallels in the Shamanic traditions in the whole world.

Since Atharva Veda is the oldest text describing these practices and since it is still preserved without much modification, it is possible that Shamanic traditions worldwide have their origins in the Atharva Vedic religion.

This could mean that the Shamaic traditions in Europe such as those in Ireland, Belgium etc could have its origins in the Atharva Vedic-homeland in Saraswati-Ganga basins.

Similar traditions are also found in the southern India and in various pockets of central and eastern India.

This situation however can also be explained without a migration scenario.

It is possible that the Shamanic traditions well-preserved in Atharva Veda was one important part of the global Shamanic traditions that had already spread throughout Asia, Africa and Europe during the early days of awakening of the human civilization.

 

Atharva Veda Text in  English by Ralph T.H.Griffith.

 

Citation.

 

http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/article:atharva-veda

 

Religion Rituals Hinduism Work

In Hinduism on August 31, 2014 at 10:17

I have come across comments like,

 

‘For reaching God, Self Realization, it is enough if our heart is pure,there is no necessity of the rituals, Poojas, visiting temples’

 

‘Love for All is the central message of Religions and of Spirituality,if I love all, there is no need for following Religion’

 

‘Wearing Caste-mark on the forehead, taking bath before Pooja, following strict cumbersome procedures fo the Pooja, Are they necessary?

 

God is everywhere,why should I perform all these,they are nothing but expressions of hypocrisy’

 

I have recently received a comment,

 

I got your Comment on My Blog, So I came Here
Seeing your blog, I find it is Spiritually Inclined. So I asking some Questions I Have

Today Hinduism is full of Rituals. I feel that it is corruption of Hinduism. What do you say.
True Hindu should worship work, not conduct rituals. What do you think.”

 

Let me attempt to answer as I have been doing till now to my children and close friends.

 

It is alright and it sounds nice to say that “I know that God is everywhere and I treat everyone equally’

 

Is it an honest statement?( I am speaking out myself)?

 

Do I treat everyone equally?

 

Do I love everyone and everything in the world?

 

Am I free from prejudices, anger, Lust for power,women, money?

 

Do I forgive others?

 

Am I helping others?

 

Is my heart pure enough not to feel jealous of others?

 

Do I place others before myself?

 

Am I innocent?

 

Did/Do I not  hurt many in my life, both professional and personal?

 

Am I honest and follow what I say?

 

My answer is NO.

 

So I am not qualified to be counted among those who can realize God by these methods.

 

There is also this perception,

 

That if you do your Duty, there is no necessity of worshiping God.

 

True.

 

Lord Krishna implies this in The Bhagavad Gita.

 

The confusion is what ‘work’ means’ though Krishna means Karma or Action’ which is different from work.

 

What is the Work we are talking about?

 

Going to office, 10-5, working in a software company or running a Business, where we earn?

 

What do we do here?

 

We earn money to satisfy our senses.

 

We remain unsatisfied whatever we earn.

 

We remain loyal , honest to others in the work place so that our jobs, businesses are secure.

 

Where is the question of Altruism?

 

At the end of the day, after we do our life’s work, what does remain for us?

 

Have we evolved Happier, Contented?

 

Have We answered our urge to know where We are, where were We and where do We go thither?

 

Have I answered these questions?

 

Of what use this money, the result of my dedication to work to Me finally?

 

By saying Everything is Brahman, I am Brahman,I Love All does not make One Spiritually evolved.

 

Every one can not become a Ramana Maharishi by asking ‘Who Am I?

 

It is only by searching within oneself for answers and finding them, does one become a Jnani or a Realized Soul?

 

Rituals, procedures laid for them, Poojas, Dhana, Dharma, Neethi Sastras,Vedas , Puranas, Ithihasas, Yoga all these are disciplines to follow , are to enable us to reach that mental and spiritual maturity to Realize Self/God.

 

One in a Million can become a Ramana Maharishi,Kanchi Periyavar,Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

 

Even these people had  followed a system of discipline.

 

Merely Working in an office, running a business does not constitute a Sadahana.

 

Ding even this has to have an attitude, disposition as explained in Karma Yoga.

 

We do not follow this even.

 

Till we become mature enough we need the Rituals.

 

You may choose your own from any from the numerous paths explained in Hinduism.

 

 

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