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Brahmins Organized Indian Marriage System Tholkappiyar

In Hinduism, Tamils on December 16, 2014 at 19:27

I have often wondered who organized the Marriage System (Monogamy) in India.

 

Though marriage is considered to be sacred in Hinduism and has elaborate Rituals to solemnize and conduct marriages, I have not been able to find any definite information on who organized this system of marriage.

 

Marriage ceremony.jpeg.

Hindu Marriage ceremony.

 

I could not find the origin of marriage details from the Puranas, Vedas or Ithihasas.

 

All these texts glorify and explain the rituals connected with Marriage.

 

The first written record  on who organized marriage as a System is found in the ancient Tamil Grammar Book, Tholkappiyam, written by Tholkappiar (between 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE), a disciple of Sage Agasthya.

 

He states that the society was being ruined by indiscriminate copulation ,involving Lies, frauds.

 

Hence  Brahmins organized the system of marriage.

 

“மேலோர் மூவர்க்கும் புணர்த்த கரணம்
கீழோர்க்காகிய காலமும் உண்டே (1090)
பொய்யும் வழுவும் தோன்றிய பின்னர்
ஐயர் யாத்தனர் கரணம் என்ப (1091) Tholkappiyam.

 

Here there is a rider.

 

Marriage as a system which was in existence for the three Varnas(மேலோர் மூவர்க்கும்) is now being set for the Fourth Varna by the Brahmins.

 

Meaning of the text.

 

Marriage as a System, which was in existence for three varnas, is now set for the fourth varna by Brahmins

 

Information to enrich the article welcome.

Indane Gas Delay Distributor Complaints Procedure

In consumer forum on November 14, 2014 at 13:15

One experiences a lot of issues with the Indane Gas Agencies.

 

General complaints relate to delayed delivery of Gas,Demanding that you buy a product you may not need,not attending the phone.

 

In the IVRS Gas Booking system, you get information as to till what date your distributor has cleared the Gas booked with him.

 

Indane LPG logo.jpg

Indane Logo

 

Not withstanding the IVRS, some distributors do not deliver on priority.

 

In my case Gs booked a week after I had booked were delivered, not mine.

 

I resolved the issue by contain the Link provided at the end of this post.

 

You may also check the details of your distributor, his distribution pattern and most importantly his personal Number/Mobile Number,

 

My issue was resolved within half an hour by an intimation  through SMS tha Gas Bill has been raised and Gas was delivered the next morning.

 

This is the Link.

http://indane.co.in/contact.php

 

In this link you can find out about your distributor,Indian Oil Offices for your reference.

 

Or you may visit the following link and lodge your problem.

 

It provides options like delay, non attending of Phones, Gas Diversion and more.

 

http://webapp.indianoil.co.in/paribhavam/?toMktgIS=2

 

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

Parents Complaints To Children

In lifestyle on October 20, 2014 at 09:54

There comes a stage when the parents start complaining to their children about each other, instead of children complaining about siblings.

 

Either the wife or the husband complains to the daughter or son.

 

This happens when the parents cross fifty and children start earning or get married,whether the son stays with the parents or not.

 

 

Recently I had a call on this from a son, settled abroad,on this.

 

He was worried about this.

 

Each of the parents have complained about the other.

 

The Boy wanted to solve the issue

 

The Boy is over 35 and the parents in their sixties.

 

He told me he wanted to talk to them separately and set the things right.

 

He sought my advise.

 

My answer was to do nothing of the sort.

 

Any marital relationship is bound have disagreements.

 

One is dissatisfied with the other.

 

Matured ones know to leave the disagreements and proceed as if nothing has happened, provided the grouse is not about genuine harassment or involving adultery.

 

But as one grows old,th children grown up, the parents seek solace in their children.

 

They do not wish to let  their affairs known to outside the family.

 

They need an out let to share their feelings.

 

That’s all and nothing more even though they may not admit it.

 

Talking to grown up children who are understanding enough reduces tension and gives a feeling that there is someone who listens to problems sympathetically and consoles.

 

What the children need to do is to  listen to the issue or complaints as one would to a close friend and emphasize with them, with out making an adverse comment about the other parent.

 

Talk to them,console them and assure them that you shall talk to the other party and resolve.

 

But do not talk to the other party on this.

 

This approach, I have seen, has helped a lot of people.

 

These things shall pass in Life.

 

Most of the complications in Life arise out of the mistaken notion that all problems can be solved by active participation.

 

And undue importance given to regular natural incidents.

 

One should be mature enough to understand what a serious problem is.

 

Some of these quick fixes for imagined problems arise out of blindly following western thought s about solving problems.

 

In most cases the cure turns out worse than the disease.

 

 

Hinduism Toilet Rules And Rituals Manusmriti

In Hinduism on October 20, 2014 at 07:29

The Mansusmriti,Hinduism, one of the Books on Code of Conduct covers a wide range of subjects, from Naminf the individual to even Toilet practices.

 

Toilet Rules, Manusmriti.

 

 

A Brahmana who desires energy must not look at a woman who applies collyrium to her eyes, has anointed or uncovered herself or brings forth a child.

Let him not eat, dressed with one garment only; let him not bathe naked; let him not void urine on a road, on ashes, or in a cow-pen.

Nor on ploughed land, in water, on an altar of bricks, on a mountain, on the ruins of a temple, nor ever on an ant-hill.

Nor in holes inhabited by living creatures, nor while he walks or stands, nor on reaching the bank of a river, nor on the top of a mountain.

Let him never void faeces or urine, facing the wind, or a fire, or looking towards a Brahmana, the sun, water, or cows.

He may ease himself, having covered the ground with sticks, clods, leaves, grass, and the like, restraining his speech, keeping himself pure, wrapping up his body, and covering his head.

Let him void faeces and urine, in the daytime turning to the north, at night turning towards the south, during the two twilights in the same position as by day.

In the shade or in darkness a Brahmana may, both by day and night, do it, assuming any position he pleases; likewise when his life is in danger.

The intellect of a man who voids urine against a fire, the sun, the moon, in water, against a Brahmana, a cow, or the wind, perishes.

Let him not blow a fire with his mouth; let him not look at a naked woman; let him not throw any impure substance into the fire, and let him not warm his feet at it.

Let him not place fire under a bed or the like; nor step over it, nor place it when he sleeps at the foot-end of his bed; let him not torment living creatures.

Let him not eat, nor travel, nor sleep during the twilight; let him not scratch the ground; let him not take off his garland.

Let him not throw urine or faeces into the water, nor saliva, nor clothes defiled by impure substances, nor any other impurity, nor blood, nor poisonous things.

Manusmṛti Chapter 4, verses 44-56

 

Far from his dwelling let him remove urine and ordure, far let him remove the water used for washing his feet, and far the remnants of food and the water from his bath.

Early in the morning only let him void faeces, decorate his body, bathe, clean his teeth, apply collyrium to his eyes, and worship the gods.

Manusmṛti Chapter 4, verses 151-152.

 

All those cavities of the body which lie above the navel are pure, but those which are below the navel are impure, as well as excretions that fall from the body.

Flies, drops of water, a shadow, a cow, a horse, the rays of the sun, dust, earth, the wind, and fire one must know to be pure to the touch.

In order to clean the organs by which urine and faeces are ejected, earth and water must be used, as they may be required, likewise in removing the remaining ones among twelve impurities of the body.

Oily exudation, semen, blood, the fatty substance of the brain, urine, faeces, the mucus of the nose, ear-wax, phlegm, tears, the rheum of the eyes, and sweat are the twelve impurities of human bodies.

He who desires to be pure must clean the penis by one application of earth and then water, the anus by applying earth and then water three times, the left hand alone by applying it ten times, and both hands by applying it seven times.

Such is the purification ordained for householders; it shall be double for students, treble for hermits, but quadruple for ascetics.

When he has voided urine or faeces, let him, after sipping water, sprinkle the cavities, likewise when he is going to recite the Veda, and always before he takes food.

Manusmṛti Chapter 4, verses 132-138

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