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Ramayana’s Best Sloka

In Hinduism on August 1, 2014 at 09:52

There is a Legend that Varauchi,who was in King Vikramaditya’s Court and A great Sanskrit scholar as asked to pick the best sloka in the Ramayana, which has 24,000 slokas, couplets.

 

Lord Rama.jpg

Lord Rama.

 

He is reported to have found it, from the Ghosts in a Tree, who were talking among themselves.

 

This is the Best Sloka of Ramayana, found by Vararauchi,

 

Ayodhya Kanda, 40 Sarga, 9 Sloka

रामम् दशरथम् विद्धि माम् विद्धि जनक आत्मजाम् |
अयोध्याम् अटवीम् विद्धि गच्च तात यथा सुखम् || २-४०-९

It has 3 meanings as follows.
Meaning 1:”Know Rama to be Dasaratha. Look upon Seetha the daughter of Janaka as myself. Consider the forest as Ayodhya and depart happily, my son!”
Meaning 2: Know Rama is one with 10 avtharas (Vishnu) Know Seetha as Lakshmi (Mam) and Know Forest as Ayodya (Un conquerable-Vaikunta) and depart happily
Meaning 3: Consider Dasaratha as Dead, consider me as departed to my maternal home (as widow), and forget Ayodya and depart happily.

Vedas Not Clear Women Chastity Pancha Kanyas Chaste?

In Hinduism on August 1, 2014 at 09:09

I have been under the impression that he Vedas and the Epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata are very strict in the  chastity of women.

 

There is also a view that women were suppressed and that there was no sexual intransigence during this period.

 

 

And in such cases the punishment was severe by a Male dominated Vedic society.

 

I searched the texts , both the Sruthi and Smriti.

 

I have not been able to find a clear-cut definition of chastity of women relating to Physical interaction in the Vedas.

 

Corrections, inputs are welcome.

 

 

Smritis, especially the Manu Smriti is eloquent in describing the Adultery by men and the punishment to be meted out to them, the need to protect women

 

and how society will disintegrate because of a woman being not Chaste.

 

However I have  not been able to locate the definition of Adultery by women specifically.

 

One finds the instance of Jamadagni, father of Parashurama, asking Parasuram to cut off his mother Renuka’s head.

 

That a part of her became to be worshiped as Mariamman is a different story.

 

There is also the instance of Lord Rama asking Sita to prove her chastity by Fire.

 

Compare this with the Panchakanyas, Five Virgins who are worshiped as the embodiment of Virtue and chastity in Hinduism.

 

 

अहल्य द्रौपदी सीता तारा मन्दोदरी तथा
पञ्चकन्या स्मरेन नित्यं महा पातक नाशनं

 

ahalyā draupadī sītā tārā mandodarī tathā ।
pañcakanyāḥ smarennityaṃ mahāpātakanāśinī

English translation
Ahalya, Draupadi, Sita, Tara and Mandodari
One should forever remember the panchakanya who are the destroyers of great sins

A variant replaces Sita with Kunti:[4]

Sanskrit transliteration
ahalyā draupadī kuṃtī tārā mandodarī tathā ।
pañcakanyāḥ smarennityaṃ mahāpātakanāśinīm

Differences are underlined.

Orthodox Hindus, especially Hindu wives, remember the Panchakanya in this daily morning prayer. Their names are extolled and the prayer is pratah smaraniya, prescribed to be recited in the early hours of the morning.

The panchakanya literally means five kanyas. Kanya may be translated as girl, daughter, maiden or virgin.

Though all being married, the choice of the word kanya, not nari(woman) or sati (chaste wife), seems interesting to scholar Pradip Bhattacharya”

Of these five,

 

Ahalya was violated by Indra,

 

Draupadi had five Husbands,

 

Tara lived with her husband Vaali’s Brother , Sugrreeva

 

Mandodai married Vibhishana, Ravanas’ brother, after Ravana’s death?

 

Only Sita fits the concept of Chastity and loayalty to the core!

 

That’s why She is treated as Moher by all, Thayar in Tamil.

 

 

 

I am confounded!

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panchakanya

Search Sita In Peru Nazca Lines Sugreeva Ramayana

In Hinduism on July 31, 2014 at 10:14

Bharata Varsha included the Americas, as I had posted earlier.

 

The Americas were the  Patala Loka as described in Hindu texts.

 

There is yet another evidence pointing in this direction.

 

Sugreeva directs his army of Vanaras  to search for Sita in Lima, Peru, which is to be identified by the Nazca Lines , in the form of a Trident.

 

“””In Ramyan, when King Sugriv directs his men in all directions in search of Sita, he instructs people going to east direction to check out for a TRIDENT engraved on a mountain.

He describes the Trident as “A long Golden flagstick with three limbs stuck on top.

It always glitters in when seen from sky”. (This trident is on west coast of peru – Lima and is visible clearly from the sky)

In Valmiki Ramayan – Kishkindha Kaand – The sanskrit shlok is as below: (Kishkindha-39/47-48)

Kishkindha Kanda-39/47-48) Ramayana Sloka.jpg.

Kishkindha Kanda-39/47-48) Ramayana Sloka.

 

Nazca Lines.jpg

Nazca Lines.

 

Citation.

 

 

https://sites.google.com/site/vvmpune/other-works/about-trident-peru

Babur Demolished Rama Birth Place 1528 AD ,Tulsidas

In Hinduism on July 31, 2014 at 08:15

The issue of Rama Janmabhoomi-that of Lord Rama‘s Birth place-having been demolished by the Moghul Emperor Babur  is very sensitive in the sense

that the ‘Secular Indians” (?) do not want to talk about History.

 

Lot of references quoted against this fact.

 

 

How about what a contemporary of Babur has to say on this?

 

I am talking about Sri.Tulsdas of Sri Ramacharita Manas.

 

He states   who and how the Rama Janmabhoomi was demolished by ‘Yavanas'(Mohammedans) in his works.

 

 

‘Yavans’

(barbarians /Mohammedans) ridicule hymns, several

Upnishads and treatises like Brahmans, Puranas, Itihas

(histories) etc. and also the Hindu society (orthodox

religion) having faith in them. They exploit the Hindu

society in different ways.

 

 

Goswami Tulsi Das says that forcible attempts are

being made by Muslims to expel the followers of Hinduism

from their own native place (country), forcibly divesting

them of their Shikha (lock of hair on the crown of head)

and ‘Yagyopaveet’ (sacrificial thread) and causing them to

deviate from their religion……(Tulsishatak)

 

Goswami Ji

says that he indulged in gruesome genocide of the natives

of that place (followers of Hinduism), using sword (army).

Gowami Tulsi Das Ji says that countless atrocities

were committed by foolish ‘Yavans’ (Mohammedans) in

Awadh (Ayodhya) in and around the summer of Samvat

1585, that is, 1528 AD (Samvat 1585- 57=1528 AD).

 

 

Describing the attack made by ‘Yavans’, that is,

Mohammedans on Sri Ramjanambhumi temple, Tulsi Das

Ji says that after a number of Hindus had been mercilessly

killed, Sri Ram Janam Bhumi temple was broken to make it

a mosque.

 

Looking at the ruthless killing of Hindus, Tulsi Ji

says that his heart felt aggrieved, that is, it began to weep,

and on account of incident it continues to writhe in pain.

 

 

Seeing the mosque constructed by Mir Baqi in

Awadh, that is, Ayodhya in the wake of demolition of Sri

Ram Janam Bhumi temple preceded by the grisly killing of

followers of Hinduism having faith in Rama and also

seeing the bad plight of the temple of his favoured deity

Rama, the heart of Tulsi began to always cry tearfully for

Raghuraj (the most revered among the scions of the Raghu

Dynasty).

 

Being aggrieved thereby, submitting himself to

the will of Sri Rama, he shouted: O Ram ! Save….Save…

Tulsi Das Ji says that the mosque was constructed by

the wicked Mir Baqi after demolishing Sri Ram Janam

Bhumi temple, situated in the middle of Awadh, that is,

 

 

Tulsi Das Ji says that the Quran as well as Ajaan call

is heard from the holy place of Sri Ram Janam Bhumi,

where discourses from Shrutis, Vedas, Puranas, Upnishads

etc. used to be always heard and which used to be

constantly reverberated with sweet sound of bells.”

 

Date of Tulsidas.

 

Goswami Tulsidas; 1497/1532–1623)

 

Date of Babur.

 

Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur (14 February 1483 – 26 December 1530.

 

Citation.

 

http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.in/2010/10/demolition-of-ram-janma-bhumi-as.html

Mahabharata Events Verified Timeline Some Issues

In Hinduism on July 30, 2014 at 23:21

I have posted the Ramayana Timeline verified by astronomical data.

 

 

To corroborate that further I shall be posting articles with Archelogical, Zoological evidence apart from references from Indian and Foreign literature.

 

After I posted on Ramayana Dateline, I have been asked to write on Mahabharata on similar lines.

 

This is a minefield.

 

One has to be remember that Ramayana had taken place in Treta Yuga while the Mahabharata took place in the Dwapara Yuga.

 

Treta Yuga lasted for 1,296,000 years and the duration of the Dvāpara-yuga is  864,000 years.

 

Mahabharata War took place towards the close of the Dwapara Yuga.

 

That is to say that the Ramayana and Mahabharata were separated by a minimum of 21,59000 Years.

 

Ramayana Events Dateline.

 

Rama’s Birth Date 4th December 7323 B.C

Rama-Seeta Marriage 7th April 7307 B.C

Rama Exiled 29th November 7306

B.C.Hanuman enters Lanka 1st September 7292 B.C

Hanuman meets Seeta 2nd September 7292 B.C.

Sethu (Bridge) built 26-30th Oct. 7292 B.C

The War begins 3rd November 7292 B.C

Kumbhakarna is killed 7th November 7292 B.C.

Ravana is killed by Rama 15th November 7292 B.C.Rama returns to Ayodhya

6th December 7292 B.C.(Vartak,P.V. 1999)”

 

Now The Mahabharta Events Timeline.

 

Hereunder is provided a short table dates of important Mahabharat events in years. (Dates and Tithis in years in Rama Samvat assuming Shri Rama Samvat 1st January. 1 equivalent to 1st Jan 7323 B.C. Rama’s birth date has been conclusively proved to be 4th Dec. 7323 B.C.( “Vastav Ramayan“).

EVENT                                      DATE       
                                      

Going to forest                       4th Sept. 5574 BC

Kitmeet Killed                        7th Sept. 5574 BC

Going underground                     19th May 5562  BC

Keechak killed                        1st April 5561 BC

Anukeechak-Massacre                   2nd April 5561 BC

End of secret life                    9th April 5561 BC

Cows stolen                           15th April 5561 BC

Arjuna exposed                        16th April 5561 BC

All pandavas exposed                  19th April 5561 BC

Marriage of Uttara                    4th May. 
& Abhimanyu.

Krishna set out for a treaty.         27th Sept.

Stay at Upaplavya                     27th Sept.

Stay at Vrukshthala                   28th Sept.

Dinner to Brahmins                    29th Sept.

Entry into Hastinapur                 30th Sept.

Krishna meets Kunti etc.              1st Oct.

Invited for meeting                   2nd Oct.

First meeting                         3rd Oct.

Second meeting and an attempt         4th Oct.   
to arrest Krishna.

Third meeting Vishvaroopa             7th Oct.

Stay at Kunti                         8th Oct.

Krishna meets Karna. War              9th Oct.
    fixed.

Krishna returns                       9th Oct.

Pandavas preparation                  11th Oct.  
Balaram's visit.

Mahabharat war started                16th Oct.

Abhimanyu killed                      28th Oct. 5561 BC.

End of War                            2nd November 5561 B.C.

Yudhishthira crowned                  16th Nov. 5551 BC.

Bhishma expired                       22nd Dec. 5561 BC

Pandava  campaign                     15th Jan. 5560 BC  
for wealth

Parikshita born                       28th Jan. 5560 BC

Pandavas return                       25th Feb. 5560 BC

Ashvamedh Deeksha.                    1st March 5560 BC

Return of Arjuna Horse                15th Jan. 5560 BC

Ashvamedh yajna                       22nd Feb. 5559 BC

Dhrutarashtra went to forest          18th Aug. 5545 BC

Pandavas visited Kunti                18th Aug. 5543 BC
Vidura expired

Death of Kunti, Dhrutarashtra,        Sept./Oct. 5541 BC 
and Gandhari

Yadava Massacre                       5525 B.C.Parikshit Dead                        5499 B.C.

-P.V.Vartak, Swayambhu (in Marathi), Ved Vidnyana Mandal, Pune

All the twelve planets confirm their said positions on 16th October 5561 years B.C. along with two Amavasyas, two eclipses, Kshaya Paksha and a Comet. Thus, in all 18 mathematical positions fix the same date. Therefore, we have to accept this date of the Mahabharat War, if we want to be scientific. Please note that all the twelve planets will come in the same positions again only after 2229 crores of years. That means it will never happen again in the life of our earth, because life of the earth is only 400 crores of years. So the date of the Mahabharat War is pin-pointed as 16th October 5561 B.C..

 

The date of Ramayana  is , the last recoded event for discusssion here, is ,

 

“Ravana is killed by Rama 15th November 7292 B.C.Rama returns to Ayodhya”

 

For Mahabharata,

 Pandavas Going to forest                       4th Sept. 5574 BC is the earliest event taken for discussion here.



The dudifference between the last event of Ramayana and the first event of Mahabharata event is,

7292-/5574 is only 1718 years!

So the difference between the last event of Ramayana and the first Mahabharata event is 7292-/5574. is 1718 Years!

Now to confound further,

'Yet cross indexing the various Purans and the Astrological data supported by actual Astronomical phenomena like Rama‘s Birth chart,Eclipses during Ramayana andMahabharata  forces one to the conclusion that Lord Rama’s Death preceded Lord Krishna’s  only by 200 years."

This anomaly can be answered only if one follows the concept of the theory of Cyclic Theory of Time.

Even if we accept this, there is still the point of reconciling 200 years.

But again, as Time calculation depends on the position of the observer, the dates mentioned and being proved n=by us might vary because our position differs from the recorded dates of Ramayana and Mahabharata.



Citaton.
http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/ancient/mahabharat/mahab_vartak.html


http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/time-non-linear-3-hinduism-explains-how/

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