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Sun Bathes Matsya, Fish Avatar Temple

In Hinduism on August 21, 2014 at 08:10

The first Avatar of Lord Vishnu is in the form of a Fish, when He rescued the Vedas, the scriptures of the Hindus from the depths of the ocean.

 

Thee are only a few temples for the Matsya Moorthy.

 

One is in Nagalapuram ,Andhra Pradesh and another at Thuvarimaan Agraharam, situated near Madurai in Tamil Nadu

 

One day of Brahma is called Kalpa.

 

At the end of the day felt sleepy and yawned.

 

The Vedas slipped out of His mouth ,a Demon Somakudu stole them and  hid them in the Ocean.

 

The Vedas are required for Creation by Brahma after Dissolution of the earth and it was approaching.

 

Responding to the Prayers of Brahma, Lord Vishnu took the form of a small fish and eached the beach where Satyavrata Manu was performing his morning Sandhyavandana,moornin Rirual to the Sun god Surya.

 

Manu was a Dravidian King, yet another proof that the Sanatana Dharma originated in the South.

 

The fish sought refuge from Manu.

 

He kept it in a small vessel filled with water.

 

It grew lager than the receptacles irrespective of the size of the receptacle.

 

Manu realized it was Lord Vishnu and Lord Vishnu explained to him about the theft of the Vedas and assigned Manu the task of collecting Herbs, seeds of plants and animals with the help of the Divine serpent Vasuki and he Saptha Rishis. Seven Sages.

As Manu went about this job, Vishnu Killed Somakuda ,restored the Vedas and handed them back to Brahma.

* This part about Somakudu stealing is in some versions.

 

Generally this Avatar is to save the world from Deluge.

As the deluge began, the Fish tied to a Boat with the Serpent Vasuki,  with all the seeds ,sages,Manu and animals, dragged it to safety.

 

 

Sun Bathes Veda Narayana.jpg

Sun Bathes Veda Narayana.

This temple was built during the time of SriKrishna Devraya.

 

This temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupathi Devathanam.

 

Sunray’s fall on the Lord during the Sunset (6pm to 6.15pm). Sunray’s fall at the feet on the first day, on the chest on the second day and on forehead on the third day. This happens once in a year, 12th, 13th, 14th days of Phalguna masam(March). Float festival is also conducted.

 

 

POOJAS
      6 TO 6.30A.M                        SUPRABATHAM
6.30 TO 7A.M                        TOMALA SEVA
7.30 TO 8A.M                        SAHASRANAMARCHANA
8 TO 10A.M                           SARVA DARSHANAM
10 T010.30A.M                       SECOND BELL
12 NOON                                TEERMANAMU
4 TO 6P.M                               SARVA DARSHANAM
6 TO 6.30P.M                          TOMALASEVA
6.30 TO 7P.M                          RATRI KAINKARYAM
7 TO 7.45P.M                          SARVA DARSHANAM
7.45 TO 8P.M                          EKANTA SEVA

ABISHEKAM :  ABISHEKAM IS DONE FOR GODDESS ON FRIDAY 8 A.M
ABISHEKAM IS DONE FOR VEDA NARAYANA SWAMY ON SATURDAY 8 A.M     

 

Temple brahmostavam  on Shukla Dwadasi, Trayodasi and Chaturdasi of Phalguni masam (Telugu calendar).

 

Airport. Tirupati.

Bus station.Tirupati. 62 km from Tirupati RTC Bus stand.

Rama’s Ancestor Manu Dravida, Bhagavatha Purana

In Hinduism on August 9, 2014 at 09:53

I have been intrigued when I read about ancient History and Human migration.

Lord Shiva ,Sita and Rama.jpg

Lord Shiva ,Sita and Rama.

 

It is said that a Group moved from the South Eastern portion, near Urals of the USSR to towards the east, south-east ans settled down in the land mass which was later christened as  India.

 

This is the beginning of the Aryan Invasion theory.

 

Another group moved in waves intermittently into Europe.

 

Some people of the first wave from this group settled down in Spain, North Africa.

 

Then came the second wave, people from this group settled down area which are now called Bulgaria, Hungary and Germany.

 

Curious is the fact that the same theory states that these people had driven out or mingled with the people in these areas , like the Gauls, Saxons.

 

My confusion is that if the earlier people had come into Europe only from the east, it is agreed that these waves of migration originated from Asia,how is it one finds people settled in these places already?

 

Similarly, it is also stated that the group which moved into India mingled with people in India, from the Sarasvati/Sindhu delta!

 

Then we have the Dravidas to think about.

 

They seem to have been here for quite some time before the advent of these migrations.

 

How and why?

 

I have been checking up books and the web to find a clue.

 

I searched the Vedas, Puranas and Tamil literature as these are the oldest records of Humanity.

 

Based on the information found in these texts I have been able to find places, Temples in the areas mentioned in them.

 

The Tamils are mentioned in the Vedic and Puranic texts and Tamil mentions extensively the Sanskrit Legends and Language.

 

There is this doubt of mine, if Rama is from the North, how is it he is Dark, Blue Black and Krishna Black?

 

North Indians are of fair complexion.

 

The worship of Skanda is mentioned in the Vedas but not in a very detailed manner.

 

But Tamil Literature calls him the personification of Tamil and is a chief God after Shiva.

 

Shiva is extolled in tamil more than in the Vedas.

 

Vedas speak more of Rudra.

 

Is there any connection?

 

Another thought.

 

Why should the Migration emanate from the Urals?hy not from the areas where people have been living before these migrations that too in an advanced civilization?

 

The there is this unaccountable, based on the present theory,presence of Hindu, Vedic practices, temples and Tamil culture in the Americas, Italy, Polynesia,Middle east.

 

Then we have the history of Lemuria or Kumari Kandam.

 

What if the movement started form the southern areas ,that is from the Tamils?

 

Tamil History records the tsunami, which destroyed lands and Tamil Sangam.

 

One group might have moved towards the North  , to Saraswati River.

 

This can account for the presence of Tamil Brahmi scripts and the artifacts relating to the burial o the Dead, mention of Tamil Kings , Lands in the Ramayana Mahabharata and Puranas.

 

Another group moved into Europe by the sea ‘ spreading as far as Sumeria, and even the Maya Kingdom.

 

I shall be posting on these.

 

In the mean while I found a sloka in the Bhaghavatham which states that Satyavata Manu, the ancestor of Lord Rama was a Dravidian.

 

“Yo ‘sau satyavrato nāma, rājarṣir draviḍeśvaraḥ

Jñānaḿ yo ‘tīta-kalpānte, lebhe puruṣa-sevayā

Sa vai vivasvataḥ putro, manur āsīd iti śrutam

Tvattas tasya sutāḥ proktā, ikṣvāku-pramukhā”

-Srimad Bhagavatham 9.1.2-3

yaḥ asau — he who was known;

satyavrataḥ — Satyavrata;

nāma — by the name;

rāja-ṛṣiḥ — the saintly king;

draviḍa-īśvaraḥ — the ruler (lord, master) of the Draviḍa countries;

jñānam — knowledge

; yaḥ — one who;

atīta-kalpa-ante — at the end of the last kalpa,

lebhe — received;

puruṣa-sevayā — by rendering service to the Purusha;

saḥ — he;

vai — indeed;

vivasvataḥ — of Vivasvān;

putraḥ — son;

manuḥ āsīt — was  the Vaivasvata Manu;

iti — thus;

śrutam — I have already heard;

tvattaḥ — from you;

tasya — his;

sutāḥ — sons;

proktāḥ — have been explained;

ikṣvāku-pramukhāḥ — headed by Ikṣvāku;

nṛpāḥ — many kings.

That saintly king and ruler (king) of the Dravida Countries who was known by the name of Satyavrata, at the end of the last kalpa (before the Pralaya) .. received knowledge by service to The Purusha, he indeed was Vaivaswata Manu, the son of Vivaswan, his sons have been proclaimed as the kings, famous as the Ikshvakus.

 

sloka Citation.

 

http://ancientindians.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/sri-ramas-ancestor-vaivasvata-manu-was-a-dravidian-king-srimad-bhagavatam/

Caste Apasthamba Sutra Contradicts Bhagavad Gita

In Hinduism on July 17, 2014 at 17:51

Code of Righteousness is contained  in many texts in Hinduism.

 

They are called Dharma Shastras.

 

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Apasthamba Sutra.

 

There are many.

 

Some of them are,

 

Apasthamba,

 

Bodhayana,

 

Vasishta,

 

Manu,

 

Gautama.

 


The Dharmasutra of Āpastamba forms a part of the larger Kalpasūtra of Āpastamba. It contains thirty praśnas, which literally means ‘questions’ or books. The subjects of this Dharmasūtra are well organized and preserved in good condition.

 

These praśanas consist of the Śrautasūtra followed by Mantrapāṭha which is used in domestic rites and is a collection of ritual formulas, the Gṛhyasūtra which deals with domestic rituals and lastly the Śulvasūtra which are principles of geometry needed for vedic rituals.

 

On Catse system, Apasthamba says thus,

 

 

Catvāro varṇā brāhmaṇa kṣatriya vaiśya śūdrāḥ || 4 ||
4. [There are] four castes — brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas, and śūdras.
All four are entitled to practice the Dharma set forth by the agreement of the Law-givers.
teṣāṃ pūrvaḥ pūrvo janmataś-śreyān || 5 ||
5. Among these, each preceding [caste] is superior by birth to the one
following.
aśūdrāṇām aduṣṭa-karmāṇām upāyanaṃ vedādhyayanam agnyādheyaṃ
phalavanti ca karmāṇi ||

 

Here the translation reads as’by Birth”

 

But the real meaning does not seem to be so.

 

This is a vital subject.

 

Would some one clarify on the Sanskrit Text and Translation?

 

 

अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. not guilty
अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. innocent
अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. not vitiated
अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. not bad

 

 

Bhagavad Gita.

 

According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four divisions of human society were created by Me. And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the non-doer, being unchangeable.” (Bhagavad Gita 4.13)

 

The Caste is determined by the dispositions of the individual.

 

This subject of Three dispositions is discussed at length in the Gunathraya Vibhaaga Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita ,Chapter 14.

 

Obviously there is a contradiction of this is by Apasthamba.

 

As the Bhagavad Gita carries the weight of Sruthi its words are final.

 

Please read my posts on Caste.

 

Citation.

 

http://www.hinduwebsite.com/sacredscripts/hinduism/dharma/apasta1.asp#1.1.1

 

http://spokensanskrit.de/index.php?tinput=aduSTa&script=&direction=SE&link=yes

 

Manu To Janamejaya Mahabharat Kuru Dynasty

In Hinduism on May 29, 2014 at 20:25

This is the Family Tree of the Kurus.

 

Click on the Image to enlarge.

 

Manu to Janamejaya Family Tree. ImageGif.

Manu to Janamejaya Family Tree. Image credit.http://www.oocities.org/

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Family Tree Of Sita’s Father Janaka

In Hinduism on May 22, 2014 at 09:19

This is the Family Tree of Janaka, Father of Janaki,Sita the consort of Lord Rama.

 

 

Lord Rama,Flanked by Sita and Lakshmana, with Hanumanji at the Feet.Image.jpg.

Lord Rama,Flanked by Sita and Lakshmana, with Hanumanji at the Feet. Image credit.http://www.hindugodwallpaper.com/

  • Nimi – Nimi was son of King Ikshwaku and grandson of Manu.
  • Mithi – Founder of Mithila and the first Janaka.
  • Udavasu
  • Nandivardhana
  • Suketu
  • Devarata
  • Brihadratha
  • Mahavira
  • Sudhriti
  • Dristaketu
  • Haryasva
  • Maru
  • Pratindhaka
  • Kirtiratha
  • Devamidha
  • Vibudha
  • Mahidhrika
  • Kirtirata
  • Maharoma
  • Swarnaroma
  • Hrasvaroma
  • Seeradhwaja – Father of Sita.

The list of Janaks has been compiled from Valmiki Ramayana.[5]

Janaks after Ramayana[6]

  • Bhaanumaan
  • Shatadyumn
  • Shuchi
  • Oorjnaamaa
  • Kriti
  • Anjan
  • Kurujit
  • Arishtnemi
  • Shrutaayu
  • Supaarshwa
  • Srinjaya
  • Kshemaavee
  • Anenaa
  • Bhaumarath
  • Satyarath
  • Upagu
  • Upagupt
  • Swaagat
  • Swaanand
  • Suvarchaa
  • Supaarshwa
  • Subhaash
  • Sushrut
  • Jaya
  • Vijaya
  • Rit
  • Sunaya
  • Veetahavya
  • Dhriti
  • Bahulaashwa
  • Kriti

Note on Nimi the First of Janakas.

 

The Time ,Nimisha’ Minute is named after Nimi.

 

Once Nimi performed Yagya and invited Sage Vasishtha to be the main priest to conduct Yagya. However Sage vasishtha had already committed to conduct yagya for Lord Indra, he told Nimi that he would officiate as Head Priest after having conducted Lord Indra’s Yagya and thus Nimi will have to wait. Nimi went away without replying. Sage Vashistha got impression that King Nimi has assented to wait for him.

Sage Vasishtha conducted Lord Indra’s Yagya and rushed to preside at King Nimi’s Yagya only to find that the Yagya was already being conducted. Sage Vasishtha got angry and cursed King Nimi that “he would cease to live in corporal form”. Thus, King Nimi was left without his body. After the Yagya was conducted successfully, the priests asked the Gods to return King Nimi in his corporal form. However, King Nimi declined to go back in his body but requested that he be allowed to live in eyes of all beings. Gods assented to his desire and gave him form of eyelashes, which is present in all beings.

Source:wiki.

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