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Vishnu Once in 6480 Years Astronomy Precession Equinoxes

In Astrophysics, Hinduism on November 18, 2014 at 09:25

Hinduism and Indian Philosophy have Scared Texts and legends.

 

The texts are both allegorical and facts.

 

For instance, the description of Patala refers to the physical location of a place inside/underneath the earth, it also denotes a stage of mental degradation.

Pole Star ,Dhruva Nakshatra.Precssion of Equinoxes.jpg

Pole Star ,Dhruva Nakshatra.Precssion of Equinoxes.

 

Similarly the Saptha Rishi Mandal, or the Great Bear Constellation is a fact and it also refers to the Rishis of yore.

 

The Pole Star is Dhruva. the Loka granted by Vishnu to the Child Dhruva.

 

The astronomical events are cloaked in legends and Puranas.

Sishumara of the Sun with the positions of the Stars that change.jpg.

Sishumara of the Sun with the positions of the Stars that change.

 

What is unique is that they are real and also allegorical in describing celestial events.

 

Let us look into some of these.

 

The Post of Indra, the chief of Devas and Dhruva is ex officio.

 

Indra changes in every Yuga, that is the Post of Indra is constant while the person who occupies the place changes.

 

It is said that who does certain Yagas like the Aswamedha Yagas successfully becomes an Indra, dethroning the present incumbent.

 

Severe penance also warrants these results.

 

So Indra disturbs those who engage in these activities.

 

Now coming to Astronomy.

 

Time takes a toll on everything in the Universe.

 

If affects people and non living things.

 

People age so  also the Rocks etc.

 

There are two aspects of Time, one is so minute that you do not notice it and the changes effected by it, like Micro seconds, nano seconds and seconds,minutes.

 

Even changes that occur hourly can be known only with the help of special instruments.

 

The other aspect of Time is it is so huge to be comprehended, like a light year or AU, Astronomical Unit that is equal to the distance traveled by Light in a Year.

 

One can not see this as this is a huge number and one may not be alive to see the change by oneself.

 

Such huge numbers are involved in the Universe in respect of formation of Stars,Galaxies .

 

Now all of us know the Earth has two movements, one spinning on its own Axis and another moving around the Sun.

 

The movement around the Sun’s signs by the earth is so slow that it is not noticeable.

 

Also because of the movement of the Earth and the Stars and other Celestial objects these objects change their  relative places.

 

To put it simply, Stars change positions as also the Earth, taking the Sun as a reference point.

 

That the Sun also moves and there are many Suns is a different issue and I shall be posting on the implications.

 

This movement of the Earth in the Zodiacal Signs of the Sun is called the Precession of the Equinoxes.

 

Put it simply the Stars change places over a period of Time(long time)

 

The Pole Star, the Dhruva Nakshatra is taken as a reference in Hinduism and it changes its place once in approximately 26000 years.

 

This corresponds to one basic Yuga, the Kali Yuga.

 

According to Vishnu Purana Dhruva changes  every Yuga like Indra, Saptha Rishis(Great Bear Constellation), along with the others in the Universe .

 

And the ten Avatars of Vishnu represent these Celestial changes.

 

“THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES is what determines the movement of the Ages backwards through the constellations. It can be understood through the analogy of the Earth spinning like a top, with the Sun and Moon pulling on its equatorial bulge. This gravitational influence creates a wobble, resulting in the precession or the shifting of the equinoctial points with respect to the stars. The north celestial pole describes a small circle with a radius of 23.5 degrees around the north ecliptic pole, with a consequent westward drift of the equinoxes – the two points where the celestial equator crosses the ecliptic. This is not to be confused with the movement of the Earth respective to the ecliptic of the Sun that occurs every year around March 21st, a movement that ever recurs on that date. What is here spoken of is the greater circle upon which the “ayanamsha” or ‘ascendant of the Earth’ is traced, and which coincides with the annual equinoctial point every 25,920 years. Set against the backdrop of the Zodiac, it takes the Earth 25, 920 years to make a “Complete Round” of the 12 astrological signs and 2,160 years to complete one astrological Age….

 

The Precessional Cycle was described by the Greek astronomer Hipparchus, in the Second century BC. but it seems to have been known in the ancient Vedic culture as well. In past millennia, astrologer priests known as Rishis developed precise formulas for calculating the cosmic cycles, and wove their celestial equations into the fabric of their myths and legends. Principal among these cosmological parables was the “Line of Ten Avatars”. According to tradition, Vishnu, one of the principle deities of the Hindu trinity takes birth at particular points in the cosmic cycle which correspond to the earth’s passage through the ‘Fixed’ zodiacal ages. Vishnu appears every 6,480 years at the commencement of the signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. He appears at the behest of a suffering world and comes to destroy evil and injustice and reestablish the eternal truths of the Sanatana Dharma. The Bhagavad Gita, one of India’s most sacred scriptures, reveals something of this cosmic process in Krishna’s dialogue with Arjuna. Krishna tells his disciple:

‘Whenever the world declineth in virtue and righteousness; and vice and injustice mount the throne, then cometh I, the Lord and revisit my world in visible form, and mingleth as a man with men, and by my influence and teachings do I destroy the evil and injustice and reestablish virtue and righteousness. Many times have I thus appeared, and many times hereafter shall I come again.’…

Citation.

http://www.aeongroup.com/precesn.htm

http://decodehindumythology.blogspot.in/search/label/Black%20Holes%20and%20Bhagavatam ( Image Credit)

For Marrying Lady Love Krishna Stotra By Mohini Avatar

In Hinduism on October 31, 2014 at 17:16

Lord Vishnu took Mohini Avatar on a couple of  occasions.

One is during the Samudra Mantha, churning of the Milky Ocean to get Nectar,Amrutha..

For others please read my post Various Mohini Avatars Vishnu.

Mohini is believed to have composed a stotra on Krishna,(Avatar of Vishnu)

This rare stotra is believed to help a man to get married to his Lady Love.

Krishna is not mentioned directly in this stotra.

 

Mohini Avatar.jpg

Mohini Avatar ,Halebid Statue

The Translation.

Mohinyuvacha:-

Mohini told:-

1.Sarvendryanam pravaram Vishnor amsam cha manasam,

Thadeva karmaanaam bheejam thad udhbhava namosthuthe.

The first among all the sense organs , the part of Lord Vishnu is the mind ,

And my salutations to that which is born out of the seed of its work.

2.Swayam athma hi bhagawan, Jnana roopo Maheswara ,

Namo Brahman jagath sruth thadhubhava namosthuthe.

The god is himself the soul and he is the greatest god with the form of wisdom,

Salutations to Brahman and to the one from whom Brahma who created was born.

3.SArvajitha , jagath jetha, jeeva jeeva manohara ,

Rathibheeja, rathiswamin , rathipriya namosthuthe.

Salutations to him who has won everybody , who has won the universe,

Who is the pretty soul of all beings , who is the root of pleasure ,

Who is the god of pleasure* and one who likes pleasure.

*It could be also “RathI”, the wife of Manmatha,

4.Saswad yoshidhanushtana, yoshid pranathika Priya,

Yoshi vahanam, yoshasthra yosha dwandwo namosthuthe.

I salute the two goddesses and one who is permanently with them,

And Who is dearer than soul to them , as well as ,

The vehicle of those goddesses and the weapons of those Goddesses.

5.Pathi sadhya kara sesha roopadhara , gunasraya,

Sugandhi vatha sachiva , Madhu mithra namosthuthe.

Salutations to the one who is considered fit for his riding .

To the one who assumed the form of Adhisesha,

Who depends on good qualities, who carries the perfumed air ,

And who is the friend   of the sweet one.

6.SAswad yoni kruthadhara , sthree sandarshana vardhana,

Vidagdhaanaam virahinaam prananthaka namosthuthe.

Salutations to him who is the basis of the creation done, again and again,

Who increases the chance of meeting ladies and ,

Who is the killer of undigested food and pangs from separation.

7.Akrupa yeshu thenartha , theshaam jnanam vinasanam,

Anooha roopa bhaktheshu krupa sindho namosthuthe.

If your grace is not there , it would mean destruction of his wisdom,

So salutations to the ocean of mercy from this careless devotee.

8.Thapasvinam cha thapasaam Vighna, bheejaaya leelaya,

Mana sakaamam mukthaanam karthu shaktham namosthuthe.

I salute him who is capable of removing passion from the mind,

And also problems for penance to the sages   as a matter of play.

9.Thapa saadhya sthadha aaradhya sadaivam Pancha bhouthika,

Panchendra krutha adhara Pancha bana namosthuthe.

I salute the God with five arrows , who helps in penance and worship,

Of all the Gods as well as the five elements and who is the basic of action of the five sense organs.

10.Mohinithyeva mukthaathu manasa saa vidhe pura,

Vira rama namra vakthra bhaboova dhyana thathparaa.

In the places of stay , Those who followed Mohini were liberated,

When they prayed with bent heads and were interested in meditation

11.uktham madhyamdhino kanthe stotramethath manoharam,

Puraa durvaasasa datham mohinyai Gandha madhane.

Repeat   during rnoon , oh dear ,   this stotra

which was given by Sage Durvasa to Mohini ,

at the Gandha madhana mountain.

12.Stotra methath maha punyam kaami bhakthya yadhaa pateth,

Abheeshtam labhathe noonam , nishkalanko bhavathe dhruvam.

If this very holy stotra which if read with devotion by the passionate one ,

Without doubt his wish would be fulfilled ,

And he will   definitely would become stainless.

13.Cheshtaam na kuruthe kama kadhachith api tham priyam,

Bhavedh arogi sri yuktha , kama deva sama prabha.

Vanitham labhathe sadhvim pathim trilokya mohinim.

Without taking any action , sometimes the loved one would become his own,

And he would be blessed with health and wealth and shine like the God of love,

And also he would get the pious lady who is the mind stealer in the three worlds as his wife.

Ithi Sri Mohini krutham Krishna stotram samaptham

Thus ends the prayer to Lord Krishna composed by Mohini.

Translation by P.R.Ramcchander.

Mohinikrishna Stotra.pdf

Music Producing Hanuman Sapthaswara Anjaneya

In Hinduism on October 29, 2014 at 10:48

Many Hindu Temples have Stone Pillars that produce sound, the Seven Notes, Sa, Ri,Ga, Ma, Pha,Dha, and Ni.

 

For example we have this pillar in Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple,Suseendram Sthanumalaya temple.

 

What makes the Vanmutti Sinivasa Temple near Mayiladuthurai is that the Idol of Hanuman produces these sounds.

Hanuman, Kozhikuthi,jpg

Hanuman Kozhikothi

To my knowledge this is the only Temple Idol that produces these sounds.

There is a separate shrine for Lord Anjaneya [Hanuman] in the temple. Normally a devotee will find the shrine closed on three sides and the facing side only open. But in this kshetra one can see the back portion of the Lord also. Lord Hanuman’s tail is seen raised till His head and there is a small bell in end of the tail.

The Lord is seen standing is a ‘ullasa bhava’ with His left leg slightly folded in a easy way and His right leg is seen secured to the ground. Thandai adorns the lotus feet of the Lord. Wearing a katcham, over which a uthriyam is tightly fastened over which there is a weast ornament. The two palms are held together in a ‘pranam’ posture. His adorns ‘kankanam’ in wrists, ‘keyuram’ in the upper arm, and bhujavalaya on shoulders. Lord is seen wearing ‘yagyopaveetham’ and His neck is adorned with five different types of mala. He is seen wearing ‘kundala’ in His ears which is crowned with ‘karna puspha’ and His kesa is neatly tied with a ornamental ‘kesa bandha’. Lords ‘pingaksha’ is bright large and glowing bestowing benovalance to the devotee.

Sapthaswara Sri Anjaneya

The Lord Sri Anjaneya of this kshetra is known as ‘Sapthaswara Sri Anjaneya’. While it is known in archeology that many temples in Bharath have pillers which can produce musical tones. In all these cases there will be different pillers to produce each note. But as a peculiar case this Lord Anjaneya produces all the seven notes of ‘sa ri ga ma pa tha ni ‘when tapped at different places of the deity. This is a unique feature of this deity and probably only one in Bharat.”

Lord Srinivasa.

But there is another deity of Sri Vishnu in Athi wood in a place called Kozikuthi near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu. This deity is known by the name Sri Srinivasa Perumal. In Tamil He is known as Sri Vanamutti Perumal. This presiding deity gives dharshan to the devotees all through the year. He is the only deity in the world who is carved out of a single Athi tree and is twenty feet tall.

Taking bath in the temple Teertha cures skin diseases

How to Reach Kozhikuthi.

Airport.Tiruchi,Tamil Nadu.

Railway Station.Mayiladuturai J Rail Way Station , Nidur Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Kozhikuthi. How ever Thanjavar Rail Way Station is major railway station 74 KM near to Kozhikuthi

Bus Station.Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam.Buses are available.

Citation.

http://vayusutha.in/vs4/temple79.html

Vishnu With Four Heads

In Hinduism on October 20, 2014 at 18:27

Lord Vishnu ,from the Vedic stand point, is a form of Narayana,who is a manifestation of Purusha.

 

Vishnu is the Protector, the word Vishnu is from the Sanskrit word ‘Jishnu’, that which sustains.

 

His forms are many ,so are His Avatars, numbering 10/12.

 

Vishnu with FourHeads.jpg

Chaturmurthi.

The Vishnu Sahasranama calls Him as,

 

 

 

 

‘Chaturmurthi,Chatur  Bahu’, Chatur Vyuha, Chatur Gathi ‘four headed, with four arms, four manifestations, and four Goals.

 

I was curious to find out the reference as one normally sees Vishnu with One head and Four arms.

 

The first reference of  Vishnu with Head appears in the Mahabharata.

 

Though I am unable to locate any temple associated with this form., there are Temples in Kashmir with this Icon.

 

If there is any temple or the Icon is known to some people, please send in the information.

 

The Four Heads represent ,

 

Vaikuntanatha,Center,

 

Narasimha,

 

Varaha, the Boar Avatar,

 

and Kapila ,representing Ferociousness or Asura Bhava.

 

This is one interpretation.

 

My view is that as Sage Kapila, the Founder of Samkhya System of Indian Philosophy, is an Avatar of Vishnu, the fourth face may represent him.

 

Pancharatra system explains thus,

 

Vasudeva (Krishna), Samkarshana (Balarama), Pradyumna and Aniruddha – four vyuhas (manifestations) of Vishnu.

 

Citation.

 

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

 

 

 

Are The Vedas Obscene

In Hinduism on October 16, 2014 at 09:29

I have come across an article which claims to have analyzed the Vedas in-depth, with quotes and translations from eminent persons like Swami Dayananda Sarasvati,concluding  that the Vedas are Obscene.

 

 

I have published an article on whether Rama’s Mother Kausalya indulged in Horse sex and orgy.

 

Although all three of King Dasaratha’s wives were united with the carcass of the horse, Rama’s mom Kausalya was the one who had the honor of spending a whole night with the dead animal’s genitals plugged in her vagina: “

 

Another on the observation that the Vedas contain and promote Incest.

 

‘Swami Dayanand Saraswati, in his book Rigvedadi Bhashya Bhumika on the authority of Rigved 1/164/33, uses immoral language to convey the working of the natural phenomenon. You can yourself assess the cheap nature of this allegory, which promotes and glorifies incest”

 

Links are provided towards the close of the Post and you may read my rebuttals.

 

Now to the conclusion that the Vedas are obscene.

 

1.One should study the Vedas in its entirety.

 

The Vedas are not Books that are compiled to promote a particular group nor are they founded by some one who visits Heaven in a Horse, reads the Laws of God written in a Stone(as if God can not remember His own Laws) and reveals(?) after  some time (possibly for recollection).

 

The Vedas are grasped from the Ether by various people of various dispositions and were transmitted through word of mouth.

 

Unlike some Religions, Hinduism, does not believe in numbers nor does it proclaim that  those who do not  subscribe to it are Infidels,Heathen, nor does it consign them to Hell.

Information as experienced, as distinct from  being learned, were compiled later by Vyasa for People to refer and follow, if they so desire.

 

2.The Vedas need 36 years of study or at least seven years to understand.

 

3.The core teaching has to be grasped, that of,

 

Reality being a Principle,

 

That It has No name and Form,

 

That the Deavatas and the Timurthis, Brahma, Vishnu ans Rudra are prone to emotions and they pay for their actions.

 

Especially the Deavatas like Indra , Varuna, Agni, Vayu and others are only a slightly more evolved Beings than Man:they undergo the trails and tribulations as we Humans go through because of our desires.

 

3.Some of the passages quoted in the article are allegorical and they do not promote obscenity.

 

4.To understand the Vedas , one must know that Vedas, at the Highest level do not subscribe to the concept of Sin at all.

 

It says that the so-called Sins are the result of Human Nature nd warns people to stay away if they want to develop spiritually.

 

Sanctions are imposed by the Smritis and not by the Sruthi(Vedas)

 

Later The Ithihasas, Ramayana,  Mahabharata and the Puranas express this idea from real life and expose the perils of such desires.

 

But this concept needs maturity to understand.

 

In the hands of the immature this would promote personal degradation and social instability.

 

5.And one must understand that The Puranas,and the Vedas are facts and they reveal what is the Truth, even if it be unpalatable and by our human standards sinful.

 

Facts, in the view of Hinduism, are facts, even if the perpetrators are Gods themselves.

 

It may be Indra when he forcefully enjoyed Ahalya,Lord Rama when He killed Vaali by hiding behind a tree or Lord Krishna’s son who ridiculed Sages.

 

Rig Veda 10.110.5 Spacious doors remain wide open like beautiful wives for their husbands. O divine doors, great and all-impellers, be easy of access to the gods.Capture1

 

Yaska Acharya explains this verse as

Nirukta 8.10 ”Having spaciousness, make yourself wide open as exceedingly beautiful wives do their thighs for their husbands in sexual intercourse. The thighs are the most beautiful parts (of the body)…”

 

The next verse is even more obscene,

 

‘‘Just as a wife, the recipient of semen, at the time of cohabitation keeps her head opposite to the head of the husband, and her face opposite to that of his, so should both husband and wife perform together their domestic duties. A husband is a protector like a physician. He lives happily like a child, and with tranquillity produces progeny with penis keen with ardour.”- Yajur Veda 19.88, Tr. Devi Chand (Arya Samaj), p.215.

 

What is obscene  in describing the actual sex position?

 

Hinduism does nor  abhor sex for it knows it is Natural

 

As to the first portion of this quote, it is a simile .

 

“We read in newspaper about some Hindu scholars condemning homosexuality. But do they have any evidence that prohibits homosexuality in Hinduism? Hindu scholars fail to furnish any reference which condemns homosexuality but still some try to term homosexuality as irreligious act. Fortunately there are some Hindu scholars like Shri Shri Ravishankar who honestly accept such facts, below are two snapshots of his tweets

 

True.

 

Hinduism accepts LGBT.

 

What is wrong in it?

 

Please read my post on this.

 

Animal Sex.

Some protestant Hindus proudly promote Vedas as philosophical, free from all vulgarities. But in reality there is no limit for Vulgarity in Vedas. It even promotes sex with animals let alone adultery and pornography. Sex with animals in Hinduism is not a vulgar thing, Ancient Hindu temples like Khajuraho, Ajanta, Ellora clearly depicts men and girls having sex with animals.

 

”As a buffalo (Indra) desired the lusty female born from himself; the mena of the horse he made into the mother of the cow”- Rig Veda 1.121.2, Tr. Geldner.

 

Maharshi Yaska mentions a strange story about the birth of Asvins (the twin horsemen). The story says Saranyu was unwilling to have sex with Vivasvat and ran away but Vivasvat chased her and raped her. Yaska writes,

 

”Saranyu daughter of Tvastr bore twins, Yama and Yami, to Vivasvat the sun. She having substituted another lady of similar appearance, and having assumed the shape of a mare, ran away. He, Vivasvat, the sun, having also assumed the shape of a horse, pursued her, and joined her. Thence the Asvins were born. Manu was born from the lady of similar appearance.” Nirukta 12.10

 

In all these cases the perversions of Human Nature are exposed.

 

They are not promoted.

 

In these cases the individual has sex with the animals after assuming the form of the animal, there is no Human animal sex here.

 

The articles other points merit)?) the same rebuttal.

 

I forgot to add that some of the meanings are by western scholars(?) to malign Hinduism and promote Christianity.

 

Citation.

http://truthabouthinduism.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/there-is-indeed-obscenity-in-vedas/

 

Related.

 

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/tag/kausalya/

 

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/incest-in-the-vedas/

 

 

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