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World End As His Hand Reaches Mouth Janardhana

In Hinduism on April 21, 2014 at 21:24

Vishnu is also called Janardhana,means one who destroys Birth.

अविनयमपनय विष्णो दमय मनश्शमय विषयमृगतृष्णाम् ।
भूतदयां विस्तारय तारय संसारसागरता ॥

The form of Vishnu represented here as Janardhana, who destroys janma (birth) brought about by avidya(ignorance) and bestows on the worshipper the awareness of his identity with the Lord.

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The Temple is in Varkala,about 10.9 km west of Kallambalam on NH 66 near sea, 25 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, 13 km south of famous

backwater destination Paravur and 2 km from Varkala-Sivagiri Railway station. It is situated near the Arabian sea shore.It is referred to as Dakshin

Kashi (Benares of the south).

The presiding deity of this temple is Sri Janarthana Swami. The deity is found in standing position facing towards the east. His right hand is position as if he is performing “Aachamanam“.

 The Deity facing East,has His right hand is raised towards his mouth and legends say that if his hand goes nearer to his mouth, the world will come to an end.

It is believed to happen at the end of the Kali Yuga.

There are more Janardhana temples in India, about 12.

Varkala Janardhana temple is the oldest, about 2000 years old.

Legend:

According to the legend, attracted by the music from Narada’s VeenaLord Vishnu started following him and reached Satyaloka.

Seeing Lord Vishnu, Brahma prostrated before him. Lord Vishnu soon realized that he has reached Satyaloka but did not realize that Lord Brahma is prostrating before him and left back to Vaikunta.

It seemed as if Lord Brahma is falling towards the feet of Narada and all the devas laughed.

This made Brahma angry and he cursed devas to be born as humans in the earth. Devas repented their folly and begged to be forgiven. Brahma replied that the curse would be withdrawn when they do a penance to please Lord Janardana.

Devas asked where that place is where they should do the penance. Brahma told them that the place where Sage Narada’s ‘Vastra’ falls will be the sacred place.

It is Varkala where his ‘Vastra’ fell and Devas did the penance accordingly to get relieved of the curse.

According to Mahabharata, Balabhadran has visited the place for pilgrimage.

Poojas.

Performance of Tharppana here is considered important.

Four poojas are conducted in a day by the priest.

The chief priest should be from another place,  not from Varkala

Sub-deities are Ganapathi, Shastha, Ananthan (Nagam) Shiva, Chandikesha, and Hanuman.

A ten-day festival with Arattu is conducted on the Malayalam month of Meenam on the day of Uthram.

Nearest Airpor/Railway Station, Bus Station.Trivandrum

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Metallurgy Wharf Building In India Vedas Tamils

In Hinduism, Science on April 21, 2014 at 18:01

Ancient Hindus had an exhaustive knowledge of Metallurgy.

 

References to Gold, Silver,Bronze, Copper,Zinc, iron and Steel are found in the ancient texts.

 

First supply of weapons were made by India to Mediterranean  around 3000 BC.

 

Description English: The iron pillar in the Qutb complex near Delhi, India. Date	May 2008 Source	Original photograph Author	Photograph taken by Mark A. Wilson (Department of Geology, The College of Wooster). [1]

QtubIronPillar

 

 

British records of the 18th century show that the country had 20,000 furnaces operating across the country indicating the geographical spread of this knowledge.

Crucibles

Purvokta – bijalohanametasyameva varnitam

Uttamadhamamadhyapabhramsanam galanavidhau

Musassaptottaracatussatabheda itiritah II

Translated as - (The melting) of the aforesaid base metals is described here only. In the melting methodology, of good, coarse, average and pig metals, 407 varieties of crucibles are mentioned.

Tasarn dvadasavargah syurjatinirnayah kramat I

Translated as - In the order of origin, there are 12 groups in them.

Lohesu ye bijalohastesam galanakarmani II

Dvitiyavargoktaruusa eva srestha itiritah I

Translated as - In the melting of base metals, it is said, that the second group of crucibles is the best.

Etesarn galane musah pratyekarn vargatassmrtah I

Tesu dvitlyavargasthamusabheda

maharsibhih II

Catvarirnsaditi prokta musakalpa yathakramam I

Tasu ya pancarrutyukta musantarmukhanamika II

Galane bijalohanarn suprasasta itiritah II

Translated as - In the melting of these (base metals), crucibles are remembered from each class of these. The crucible varieties in the second category is mentioned as forty, in order, by the great sages, in (the work) Musha-kalpa.

Amongst these, the one that is mentioned as the fifth named Antar-mukha (inward reflecting) is said to be the best in the melting of base metals.

Source

Brhad-vimana-shastra, Musadhikaranam, Slokah 54-56, 58-60, Maharsih Bharadwaja (Post Vedic Period)

Dating of Brhad-vimana-shastra Nineteenth Century

Brhad-vimana-shastra (BVS) came into being in the modern times as a revealed text, the revelation having occurred through one Mr. Anekal Subharaya Shastry (born in 1866). An (unpublished) enquiry with the descendents of the family shows that Mr. Shastry had found the manuscript and attempted glory for himself by delivering it as a revelation. Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1824: 1888) in his A treatise on Rig-veda (1875) refers to Bharadwaja’s Vimana-shastra.

 

Bharadwaja’s Vimana-shastra is considered a part of Yantra-sarwaswam – All about machines.

This is one of the 40 sections that Yantra-sarwaswam is made of. One school of thought places Bharadwaja in 4th century BCE.

Tortoise Furnace

Kurmavyasatikamevamuktva sastranusaratah I

TatsvarfIpaparijfianarthamakararh sarnpracaksate II

Translated as - Having stated the Tortoise furnace, as per the scientific treatise, now let us study the shape and size, for further study.

Caturasrarh vartularh va kurmakararn yathavidhi I

Vitastidasakarn kundarn karayet bhuvi sobhanam II

Translated as - A square, circular or tortoise shaped pit of ten palms may be prepared nicely in the earth.

Bhastrikasthapanaya tu tatpurobhagatassphutarn

Kurrnangavat pancamukham pithamekarn

prakalpayet II

Translated as - For the installation of the air-blower, clear space may be marked on the front side. A tortoise like five-corned structure may be constructed.

 

 

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A vast number of statements and materials presented in the ancient Vedic literatures can be shown to agree with modern scientific findings and they also reveal a highly developed scientific content in these literature.

 

 

The great cultural wealth of this knowledge is highly relevant in the modern world.

 

Techniques used to show this agreement include:
- Marine Archaeology of underwater sites (such as Dvaraka)
- Satellite imagery of the Indus
- Sarasvata River system
- Carbon and Thermoluminiscence Dating of archaeological artifacts
- Scientific Verification of Scriptural statements
- Linguistic analysis of scripts found on archaeological artifacts
- A Study of cultural continuity in all these categories……..

 

Varahamihira’s Brhat-samhita describes Vajra-lepa and Vajra-sanghata.

 

The Ashoka Pillar is basically a sand-stone pillar coated with Vajra-Sanghata to look like a metal pillar.

 

Mauryan caves in Bihar also have a coating that gives the surface the look of glass.

S.No Sanskrit name Common Terminology Botanical name
1 Tinduka   Diospyros paniculata
2 Kapitthaka Wood apple Feronia elephantum
3 Shalmali Silk cotton Morus acedosa
4 Sallaki   Bosewellia serrata
5 Dhanvana   Dhanvana  
6 Vaca Orris root Vaca    
7 Shrivasaka Turpentine Myrrh    
8 Guggula   Commiphora roxburghu
9 Bhallataka   Semecarpus anacardium
10 Kunduruka Jasmine Cunduru  
11 Sarja   Resin    
12 Atasi Linseed Linum usikatissimum
13 Bilva Vilva Aegle marmelos

 

 

References to metallurgy may be found in the ancient Tamil literature.

 

A research survey at Kodumanal has unearthed the remains of an ancient blast furnace, its circular base distinguishable by its white colour, probably the result of high temperature. Around the base, many iron slags, some with embedded burnt clay, vitrified brick-bats, many terracotta pipes with vitrified mouths and a granite slab, which may have been the anvil, have been recovered.

Absence of potsherds and other antiquities has suggested that the smelting place was located outside the boundary of habitation.

More furnaces were discovered at the same site with burnt clay pieces with rectangular holes.

The pieces were part of the furnace wall, the holes designed to allow a natural draught of air to pass through evenly into the furnace. Many vitrified crucibles were also recovered from this site; one of them notable because it was found in an in situ position.

Evidence of steel making is also found in the crucibles excavated at this site.

 In addition to iron and steel, the metallurgy seems to have possibly extended to copper, bronze, lead, silver and gold objects.

 At Arikamedu, there were indications of small-scale workshops containing the remains of working in metal, glass, semiprecious stones, ivory and shell.

 Kodumanal has yielded evidence for the practice of weaving, in the form of a number of intact terracotta spindle whorls pierced at the centre by means of an iron rod, indicating the knowledge of cotton spinning and weaving.

To further strengthen this theory, a well preserved piece of woven cotton cloth was also recovered from this site.

 Dyeing vats were spotted at Arikamedu.

Many brick structures have been located at Kaveripumpattinam during on-shore, near shore and off-shore explorations; these provide proof for building construction during Sangam age.

The on-shore structure include an I-shaped wharf and a structure that looks like a reservoir.

The wharf has a number of wooden poles planted in its structure to enable anchorage of boats and to facilitate the handling of cargo.

Among other structures, there is a Buddhist vihara with parts of it decorated using moulded bricks and stucco.

Near shore excavations yielded a brick structure and a few terracotta ring wells.

Off-shore explorations located a fifteen course brick structure, three courses of dressed stone blocks, brick bats and pottery.

 At Arikamedu, there were indications of a structure built substantially of timber, possibly a wharf.

Conical jars that could have been used for storing wine and oil have been found near structures that could have been shops or storage areas

. Evidence of continued building activity are present at this site, with the most distinctive structures being those of a possible warehouse, dyeing tanks and lined pits(wiki)

Citations.

Metallurgy in India

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2 G Hawala Dealer Linked To Sonia Gandhi, IT Dept.

In Corruption on April 17, 2014 at 18:55

 

The Sonia Gandhi Link to 2 G Spectrum Scam was pointed out by Subramanaian Swamy , when he sought the sanction from The Prime Minster

Manmohan Singh, to prosecute Sonia Gandhi.

 

Excerpts of the letter .

 

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi, Chair person UPA

 

November 24, 2010.

Dr. Manmohan Singh,
Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
New Delhi.

Dear Prime Minister:

You may by now have realized that the 2G Spectrum scandal is not only bad for the country in the dimension of corruption, but now it emerges that there is a national security dimension too. The RAW, IB, CBI, ED all have enough material which they may have placed before you regarding the dubious aspects of the principal player in this scam.

According to my information two sisters, Anushka and Nadia, of Ms. Sonia Gandhi had received sixty percent of the kickbacks in this deal i.e. Rs.18,000 crores each. The frequent travel of Sonia Gandhi and her immediate family to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Dubai and parts of Europe including London requires to be probed under the law. What requires your special attention is the mode of the travel, not by commercial airliners, but by jets provided by the corporate sector which itself is illegal under the DGCA Rules. I find that often Ms. Sonia Gandhi and family have traveled to Dubai and then traveled onwards on private jets provided by dubious Arab business interests to Europe. It is not clear on what passport they have traveled. In Dubai they were felicitated by agencies of countries which are hostile to India including that of Pakistan.”

See more information at the Link provided a the bottom of this post.

 

Latest Development.

 The British Revenue Intelligence Authority alerted the Indian Income Tax Authority that an Indian businessman was transferring huge amount of money from Dubai to London ,couple of moths ago.

 

The Income Tax authorities tapped his telephone.

 

A raid was on  after  over two months of call recordings. 



In the 520 hours of call recordings, names of four cabinet ministers, a political leader allegedly very close to 10 Janpath and many big corporates linked to 2G scam have surfaced, as per sources.

The 520 hours phone recordings in digital format is stored in DGIT office at Jhandewalan.

 

According to the source, a former CBI director had rented out his house (C-134, Defence Colony), registered in his mother’s name to Moin Qureshi, a Hawala Dealer for office space. The bribe money, which the former CBI director received from a corporate named in 2G case, is allegedly routed by Qureshi via Dubai-London route.

The IT department has also searched two other offices in Defence Colony D-318 and D-268. D-318 which are being operated as the office of Doon School Old Boys’ Association where Qureshi is the President.


Cabinet minister RPN Singh is the Vice President of the association.

 

The IT authority is certain that the businessman allegedly holds assets on behalf of powerful government officials. The prime accused in this case is former CBI director whose name has come under scrutiny. The seized documents show Qureshi was allegedly working as a middleman on behalf of this CBI director and in many sensitive cases the accused have paid huge bribes, which were traced to Dubai bank accounts. A number of seized lockers have been opened and the contents show Qureshi had a cosy relationship with the former CBI director and a powerful political secretary in town. Interestingly, this former CBI director was handling sensitive cases related to the 2G scam, the coal scam and other headline-grabbing cases where allegations were raised that the investigations never reached logical end.

From the seized documents and Qureshi’s telephonic conversations it is evident that he was in touch with several powerful businessmen who were facing various kinds of CBI investigations. He was playing the role of a middleman in settling these cases in exchange of huge monetary benefits.
IT sleuths suspect that businessmen have paid huge bribes which were transferred through hawala channel. The former CBI director’s daughter is based out of Paris and runs a jewellery shop.

 

The 60-day long raid and survey by the IT department on alleged Hawala operator and meat exporter Moin Qureshi ended Tuesday exposing links with cabinet ministers and a political leader allegedly very close to 10 Janpath.

Since its first raid on February 16, 2014, the IT department has so far raided various locations at Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and a farmhouse at Chhatarpur belonging to Moin Qureshi.

According to sources, the department seized over Rs 6 crores in cash and 20 lockers in the name of Qureshi’s employees during its first raid. Later during interrogation, Qureshi is said to have admitted that lockers belonged to him which had huge cash deposit.

The raid followed after IT officials intercepted over two months of call recordings. 

In the 520 hours of call recordings, names of four cabinet ministers, a political leader allegedly very close to 10 Janpath and many big corporates linked to 2G scam have surfaced, as per sources.”

 

Sources.

 

Swamy’s  2 G Letters   linking Sonia Gandhi.

Zee News

 

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How To Write Chintamani Bheeja Yantra on The Tongue

In Hinduism on April 17, 2014 at 10:57

Devi Kali is said to have written this Yantra on the tongue of Kalidasa.

 

He immediately started the Shymala Dandakam,

 

Manikyaveenam upalaalayantheem,Mthalasaam Majula Vaakvilaasaam’

 

In Devi Upasna family traditions there is this practice of writing the Bheeja Yantra of Devi.

 

The Chintamani Yantra Drawing.

The Chintamani Yantra

 

Half an hour after the birth of the Child, the Yantra has to be written with a blunt Golden needle, dipped in Cow’s Ghee mixed with Honey in unequal

 

 

proportions(make sure that the mixture is uneven as equal quantity is reported to be fatal),uttering the following Mantra in the Child’s right Ear in a

 

sweet tone, not very loud.

 

The Mantra.

 

तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया ।
उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्वदर्शिनः ॥
 
उस ज्ञान को तू तत्वदर्शी ज्ञानियों के पास जाकर समझ, उनको भलीभाँति दण्डवत्* प्रणाम करने से, उनकी सेवा करने से और कपट छोड़कर सरलतापूर्वक प्रश्न करने से वे परमात्म तत्व को भलीभाँति जानने वाले ज्ञानी महात्मा तुझे उस तत्वज्ञान का उपदेश करेंगे. श्रीमद्*भगवद्*गीता-4.34

 

Citation.

Chintamani Yantra

 

Chintamanai Mantra Download pdf.

 

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How To Calculate Thithi Hindu Festivals US Europe

In Hinduism on April 17, 2014 at 08:09

The Devout in the US face this problem of finding out the dates of Hindu Festivals,Thithis, Amavasya,Upakarma ,Gayatri Japa and other Festivals like

Deepavai Makara Sankaranthi.

 

Hindu way of Calculation of Time

Time Calculation by The Hindus

 

The general practice as I understand from the US and UK is that the priests there use some kind of Calculators, convert the days /dates directly and

 

arrive at the Information.

 

I received  some information  on this,

 

  Let us consider the recent lunar eclipse which was observed in USA (15 April 2014) and not in India. It should occur only on a full moon day even in USA as it is in India. According to Srirangam punchangam the pournami was approximately from 2pm  Monday(14th April) to2pm  Tuesday in Srirangam. This puts the middle of Poornima about 2am on Tuesday in Srirangam. The total lunar eclipse occurred about2am central time, Tuesday, in USA.  This clearly shows that we should apply Indian timings as they are to correspond to the same timings with sun rise correction in USA.  



   I was taken aback when some temples in USA observed Gayathri Japam on the day when lunar eclipse was going on about 4, 5 years back asking followers to wait to do the japam until the eclipse came to an end instead of doing Upakarma on that day ( that day being a pournami  as predicted in Indian punchangam ). Gayathri japam should be done early morning after Sandya vandam on the following day of Upakarma. There are no Doshams attached to this.



  The USA temple priests are not punchanga nirnayam experts eventhough they are asked to act like one. The Indian astrologers still believe the earth to be flat and at the center of our planetary system. So their opinions to translate the timings to suite other geographical regions are not acceptable.”

Dr.K.P Sarathy.

 

Valid Point.

 

What is the correct procedure?

 

Find the time of Sun Rise.

 

Check the Panchaangam for Thithi , Nakshatra presence in the day in Naazhkai.

 

Covert the Naazhikai into normal time.(One Naazhikai-24 minutes)

 

In conjunction with the Sunrise find out the presence of Thithi on a particular day.

 

Those who follow Chaandramaana,(Lunar Calendar), must celebrate the function on the day when the Thithis is least(Thithi should be less than 51 Naazhikai)

 

For more on this please refer my posts on this subject under Hinduism/Time.

 

The reason to say that direct conversion is incorrect is that our Panchanga Timings are not Absolute.

 

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