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Invisible Rama Kills Visible Vaali Enacted in Sculpture

In Hindusim on October 28, 2014 at 12:39

Lord Rama killed Vaali,who was fighting his brother Sugreeva,by hiding behind a Tree.

 

Vaali and Sugreeva were visible to Him , but not Rama to Vaali or Sugreeva.

 

This is the description by Valmiki in the Ramayana.

 

Can one recreate this on Stone exactly as described by Valmiki?

 

Yes this Sculpture is in Darasuram, Irawadheswarar Temple near Kumbakonam.

 

One can not see Rama from the pillar where His sculpture is, the pillar where the Sculpture of Vaali and Sugreeva are fighting.

 

But from the pillar where Rama’s sculpture is the fighting of Valli and Sugreeva are visible.

 

The sculptures are so vivid in detail one can see the Bows strings .

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Rama Takes Aim to kill Vaali.Vaali and Sugreeva are fighting

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Vaali and Sugrreva Fight

Readers form Darasuram, Kumbakonam may contribute more on this, specifically the Pillars.

‘I Have To Go’ Vellala Hanuman, Sanjeevaraya Temple.

In Hinduism on October 28, 2014 at 08:18

While Hanuman was returning to Sri lanka after getting the Sanjeevi Herb with the Sanjeevi Parvatah(Mountain), he came down in a place on the banks of the river Kumudhini/Kumudhavathi, near Prodtattur in Andhra Pradesh to perform Saym Sanhya Vandana(evening sun worship).

 

After completing the ritual when he attempted to leave the place the Rishis(Sages) near the river asked Him to stay back.

 

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Vellala Hanuman

 

Hanuman replied that He was on Lord Rama’s mission and had to go and promised to return.

 

‘Vellala’ I have to go in Telugu and leaped into the air to continue His journey.

 

He promised to come back.

 

Sanjeevaraya temple is in Vellala a village in Rajupalalem Madel, Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.

 

How to reach.

Airport.Hyderabad.,Vijayawada.

Railway Station.Kurnool.

Bus Station.Kurnool, Prodattur.Buses ae available to Kurnool from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vijayawada.

Proddatur is the nearest famous place to this village and is nearly twenty three kilo meters. One can reach this village from Chagalamarri [in Kadapa – Kurnool route] and is eight kilometers from Chagalamarri.

 

How the Temple was built.

During the fifteenth century this place was under the rule of governors of Vijayanagar known as Nayakas. During this time one Sri Hanumath Mallu an army chieftain came to this place for hunting. He fell sick while on sujorn and was compelled to stay at the village Vellala. While on camp at this place one day he was given a divine direction that he should bring to bank the statue of Sri Hanuman from inside the Kumudavathi River.

Chieftain sent his men in search of the statue in the waters of Kumudavathi River, although he was sick he supervised the operation. After a long search they could locate the statue of Sri Hanuman in the River. He had then arranged installation of the statue among the chanting of manthras and as per the prescribed rules ‘prana pradeshta’ of the staute was conducted. From then on Sri Hanuman of this kshetra bestowed all the blessings to His devotees.

Only if one stands nearer to entrance of the Garbhagraham one can see the main deity Sri Sanjeevaraya in full.

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/

 

 

Rama Pattabhisheka Pitru Welfare Happiness Children Valmiki

In Hinduism on September 12, 2014 at 11:05

People are aware of the benefits of reciting the Sundara Kanda of Ramayana.

 

Rama Pattbhisheka grants  good results,declares Valmiki.

 

 

Reciting the Pattabhisheka Sarga on seven or nine days will yield very good results.

 

Naivedyam.

 

Panaka,Neermor,Vada and Sakkarai Pongal.

 

Other procedures as explained in my post Procedures for Sundara Kanda Parayana.

 

 

What are the beneficial results by Rama Pattabhisheka Parayana.

 

On hearing the narrative of his coronation in this world, a person seeking for,

 

sons gets sons.

 

for wealth, gets the riches.

 

A king conquers the earth and overcomes his enemiesven as Kausalya, the mother has Rama as her living son, or as Sumitra has Lakshmana or as Kaikeyi has Bharata, the women likewise can become mothers of living sons, endowed with children as well as grand children and thus become happy forever.

 

a person gets longevity to life. He or she, who hears with attention and with a subdued anger, this poetic composition done by Valmiki long ago, that person overcomes the difficulties.

Whoever hears this poetical composition written by Valmiki long ago, they at the conclusion of their absence from home, meet their relatives and get rejoiced. They get all the boons, entreated from Rama.

All the gods get pleased with those who carefully listen to it.

Whoever carefully listens to the epic in his house, all obstacles come to an end. A king conquers the earth. A person staying away from home, fares well. On hearing the epic, the menstruating women give birth to excellent sons. The adorer and the reader of this ancient epic gets relieved of all sins and obtains longer life.

The epic is to be listened by warrior-class, after offering their salutation with their heads bent low, from brahmins every day regularly.

There is no doubt that the listener and the reader of this entire Ramayana will get lordship and the birth of a son.

Rama gets forever pleased with him who listens to or reads Ramayana daily.

He is indeed the eternal Vishnu, the Lord of preservation.

Rama is the primordial Lord, clearly placed before the eyes the powerful Lord removing the sins and the great-armed; who has abode on waters (of the ocean of milk) Sesha (the serpent-god forming his couch is said to be Lakshmana.

Tell this epic which occurred long ago in this manner, to those who ask for it, fearlessly. Let there be happiness to you! Let the strength of Vishnu increase! By studying and listening to this epic, all the gods get appeased. By listening to this Ramayana, the forefathers forever get pleased.

To those persons who transcribe with devotion this collection of poems depicting the story of Rama residence in heaven is assured

By listening to this highly meaningful and auspicious poetical composition, a person gets family-prosperity, augmentation in money and grain, superior women, exquisite happiness and all the acquisition of wealth on this earth.

This narrative is to be listened invariably by good people, seeking for wisdom, longevity, health, fame, fraternity, intelligence, welfare and brilliance.

Citation. Check the Link for Text and Translation.

http://www.valmikiramayan.net/yuddha/sarga128/yuddha_128_prose.htm

Image credit.

http://kirtimukha.com

Ramayana Sundara Kanda Navaha Slokas Video,Benefits

In Hinduism on September 11, 2014 at 11:59

I had posted an article on  the procedure to be followed in Sundarakanda Parayana.

 

I deliberately left the Navaha in the article.

 

 

That is reciting the Sundara Kanda 68 Chapters in Nine Days.

 

Reason is that the Navaha is most effective and I wanted to post an artilce on this.

 

There are 68 chapters in the Sundarakanda.

 

And Rama Pattabhisheka from Yuddha Kanda is to be recited on the concluding day.

 

So for Nine days it totals to 69 chapters.

 

Recite Eight chapters a Day or Seven days.

 

On the Eighth Day , Six Chapters.

 

On the Ninth, concluding day , recite the balance Seven chapters.

 

Begin with Parayana Slokas before Sundara Kanda.

 

Smarthas may follow Smartha Sampradaya Parayana  Slokas and Sri Vaishnavas, Vaishnava Smpradaya Slokas.

 

Follow the other procedures as mentioned in my earlier post.

 

Link is provided here, which also details the Naivedya to be offered.

 

Benefits of reading Sundara Kanda.

 

  • Salvation can be achieved by reading the first chapter daily for six months.
  • Effect of attack of devils, ghosts, spirits can be warded off by reading 3rd chapter.
  • To get rid of dullness of brain, read 13th chapter
  • To get rid of the sin of having affair with some one else’s wife, read chapters 7-11.
  • To get permanent wealth and happiness read chapter 15.
  • To get rid of bad dreams read Chapter 27.
  • To get good behavior read chapter 20-21.
  • To rejoin with lost relatives read chapters 33-40.
  • To get rid of impending danger read chapter 36.
  • To get pardon from god for insult done to him knowingly and unknowingly read chapter 38.
  • Read chapters 42-47 to win over enemies
  • To become just and charitable read chapter 51
  • For improvement of assets like house, land etc read chapter 54.
  • To get peace and happiness read Chapter 61
  • To get perennial happiness and to attain God read chapter 67.
  • To get what one wishes read chapter 41
  • To realize God and to become one capable of sweet words read chapter 19.

The Navaha delivers all the results one desires.

 

 

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