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Book Hinduism History Indian Philosphy Unique Temples

In Blogging on September 24, 2014 at 12:36

I have manuscripts  in English ready for Publication on Hinduism, Indian Philosophy,Unique temples India, The World..

 

These , I intend publishing  as  books.

 

 

 

The contents have been received well in my blog www.ramanan50.wordpress.com.

 

 

The topics covered are.

 

Essentials of Hinduism.

 

Vedas, some important Texts, Explanations.

 

Scientific explanation of Indian Thought.

 

Proof of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedic Culture.

 

Spread of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma throughout the world with archeological and historical proof.

 

Real Indian History.How our Dharama was spread around the world.

 

Sanatana Dharama spread from South.

 

Rig Veda composed in the Arctic.

 

Higher Physics interpreted with Vedic Knowledge.

 

Sakthi Peethas, location, Legends, How to reach them.

 

List of Shiva Sthalas, Shakthi Sthalas,

 

Devi Upasna,

 

Advanced concepts in Vedas on Latest scientific developments including Multi verses, Quantum theory.

 

And much more.

 

Many of the readers of my blog have been asking me to bring out in Book from .

 

Only now I feel I can publish them  in a couple of Books, it might be more than two books,

 

I plan to do the Translation in Tamil as well.

 

I am in search of a quality Publisher with a commitment to spread Sanatana Dharma.

 

Publishers,or those who have contacts with Publishers may contact me.

 

Separate arrangements for US may also be worked out.

 

The articles may be found under Hinduism, Temples, Indian Philosophy,Science, Astrophysics.

 

I shall be updating them before publication.

 

Those who can translate in Kannada, Hindi,and Telugu are invited to send in their proposal as I have received requests for publishing in these languages.

 

Regrds.

Karna Denied Food in Swarga Mahalaya Paksha

In Hinduism on September 4, 2014 at 17:28

Mahalaya Paksha is called the Pitru Paksha where the ancestors are remembered and offered the Tharpana.

 

One of legends for the Pitru Paksha is as follows.

 

After Karna was slain in the Mahabharata War, he ascended to heavens, Swarga.

 

There he was offered god and Silver every day but never Food.

 

He asked Indra, the chief of Devas for the reason.

 

Indra informed him that though Karna had given away whatever he had to those who had asked him, he never donated Food.

 

And if Karna were to get food in Swarga, he has to donate Food.

 

Karna descended to Earth and donated food.

 

This period is Mahalaya Paksha,one legend goes on.

 

However I have found no reference to this in the Puranas or Ithihasas.

 

Who Broke Ganesha Tusk Parashurama Son Of Parvati

In Hinduism on August 25, 2014 at 08:13

Lord Ganesha has one Tusk.

 

Eka Danta Ganapati.jpg

Eka Danta Ganapati. Image Credit. http://www.mahavyoma.org/22-sri-ekadanta-ganapati/

 

One Tusk remains broken.

 

The common legend I have been aware that Lord Ganesha broke hos tusk to write the Mahabharata at the bidding of Veda Vyasa.

 

There is another legend in Mudugala Purana.

 

Parashuarama is a Chiranjeevi, who lives forever, went to meet Lord Shiva , His Teacher in the Himalayas and was blocked by Ganesha who was guarding Kailasa.

 

Angry Parsashurama threw his axe at Ganapati and it broke His left Tusk.

 

Ganesha accepted this without making effort to stop it as the Axe was given to Parashurama by His father Shiva .

 

Furious Parvati, hurt at Ganesha being hurt,declared she would cut off the arms of Parashurama.

She took the form of Durgama, becoming omnipotent, but at the last moment, Shiva was able to pacify her by making her see the avatar as her own son.

 

Ganesha without one tusk is considered as His second avatar by some.

 

Ganesha Gayatri gives importance to this aspect of single Tusk

 

‘Ekadanthaaya Vidhmahe Vakra Dhundaaya Dheemahi,

Thanno Danthi Prachothayaath’

 

Source.Mudugala Purana,which is classified as a Upapurana.

 

Citation.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parashurama#Ekadanta

Krishna Endorses His Death Curse By Kandhari

In Hinduism on August 24, 2014 at 18:43

In terms of behaviour, Lord Krishna and Rama are poles apart though both are the Avatars of Vishnu.

 

Lord Rama was an Idealist.

 

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Lord Rma and Krishna. Image credit

 

Krishna a Pragmatist.

 

For Rama Means were as important as the  End.

 

For Krishna End justified the Means, in  upholding Dharma.

 

Rama grew up amidst Royalty,

 

Krishna among cowherd never became a King, remained a prince throughout his life.

 

Krishna married two women,Rukmini and Sathyabhama, while Rama was steadfast only to Sita.(read my post 16,000 wives of Krishna).

 

Rama was personally attached to His parents, wife, friends.

 

Krishna detached attachment.

 

Krishna gained nothing for His labours.

 

Rama gained His Kingdom and regained His wife.

 

Rama was  so attached to Lakshmana, His brother that He breathed His last when He heard Lakshmana left His Body.

 

Krishna paid Rama’s debts.

 

Rama killed Vali ,hiding behind tress, Krishna was killed by a Hunter in stealth.

 

Laksmana served Rama.

 

Krishna served Balarama who was an Avatar of Lakshmana in Dwapara Yuga.

 

Krishna was so detached, He endorsed the destruction of His Death and of His Clan, due to a Curse by Kandhari.

 

According to Mahabharata, the Kurukshetra war resulted in the death of all 100 sons of Gandhari. On the night before Duryodhana’s death, Lord Krishna visited Gandhari to offer his condolences. Gandhari felt that Krishna knowingly did not put an end to the war, and in a fit of rage and sorrow, Gandhari cursed that Krishna, along with everyone else from Yadu dynasty, would perish after 36 years. Krishna himself knew and wanted this to happen as he felt that the Yadavas had become very haughty and arrogant (adharmi), so he ended Gandhari’s speech by saying “tathastu” (so be it).

 

 

Citation.

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

14 Feet Ganesha, Someshwara Temple Without Foundation

In Hinduism on August 24, 2014 at 11:11

The legends in Hinduism are intriguing , many from diverse sources. Puranas, Ithihasas like Ramayana, Mahabharata and of places and people.

 

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Kurudumale temple. image credit.http://www.mulbagal.com/kurudumaletemples.html

 

Intriguing because of their consistency and though they may be appear to contradict each other, on critical examination they are in agreement.

 

Be it the route taken by Lord Rama,the travels of Arjuna,Adi Shankaracharya………..

 

Read my posts on these.

 

And the architectural marvels, they are too many.

 

Please check my posts filed under Hinduism.

 

Sun’s rays falling on images on specific days,springs from unexpected places…..

 

One such is the temple dedicated Lord Ganesha at Kurudumale near Mulbagal.

 

Kolar district of Karnataka state, India,it is just 8km away from the Mulabagal town. is known for its Ganesha temple built by a Vijayanagara kings. This place was believed to be the place where Devas would descend from the heavens for helping recreation on earth. The ganesha temple is considered to be very powerful.

 

Note that the Devas do not create but assist Brahma in creation of the Universe.

 

This is in agreement with the Puarans.

 

Another temple located nearby is built without foundation, dedicated to Someshwara,.

 

The interesting thing about this temple is that it is built of a rock without any foundations. Another interesting thing is the architectural style of the temple; this temple is considered to be older than the Ganesha temple and was built during the Cholas period. Half of the temple has different style of carving, believed to have been done by artist Jakanachari and the other half is believed to have been carved by his son Dankanachari. The part of the temple supposedly built by Dankana’s has statues and carvings which are more intricate and sophisticated. Ganesha temple in Kurudumale, situated on the same road as that of Someshwara temple, but here a huge Ganesha idol is being worshipped from ages unknown. It is said that the Ganesha statue was being worshipped in an open field, until Krishnadevaraya built a temple around it. Ganesha(14 ft in all),  here , isbigger than the Dodda Ganesha of Basavanagudi.(http://www.mulbagal.com/kurudumaletemples.html)

 

How to reach.

110 Km from Bangalore.

Airport  Bangalore.

Bus statio.Mulabgal.

 

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