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Slokas To Recite In The Morning.

In Hinduism on July 23, 2014 at 09:03

For a Hindu, apart from performing the Morning Sandhyavandana, these slokas are to be recited.

 

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Hindu Prays.

 

One would notice that these Prayers are not only for the individual but foe the world as well.

कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मिः करमध्ये सरस्वति ।
करमूले तु गोविन्दः प्रभाते करदर्शनम् ॥
Karaagre Vasate Lakssmih Karamadhye Sarasvati |
Karamuule Tu Govindah Prabhaate Karadarshanam ||

Meaning:
1: At the Top of the Hand (i.e. Palm) Dwell Devi Lakshmi and at the Middle of the Hand Dwell Devi Saraswati,
2: At the Base of the Hand Dwell Sri Govinda; Therefore one should Look at one’s Hands in the Early Morning and contemplate on Them.

 

समुद्रवसने देवि पर्वतस्तनमण्डले ।
विष्णुपत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्शं क्षमस्वमे ॥
Samudra-Vasane Devi Parvata-Stana-Mannddale |
Vissnnu-Patni Namastubhyam Paada-sparsham Kssama-Svame ||

Meaning:
1: (Oh Mother Earth) The Devi Who is having Ocean as Her Garments and Mountains as Her Bosom,
2: Who is the Consort of Sri Vishnu, I Bow to You; Please Forgive Us for Touching You with Our Feet.

 

गङ्गेच यमुने चैव गोदावरी सरस्वति ।
नर्मदा सिन्धु कावेरी जलेऽस्मिन् संनिधिं कुरु ॥
Gangge-Ca Yamune Ca-Iva Godaavarii Sarasvati |
Narmadaa Sindhu Kaaverii Jale[a-A]smin Samnidhim Kuru ||

Meaning:
1: O Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and also GodavariSaraswati,
2: NarmadaSindhu and Kaveri; Please be Present in this Water Near Me (and make it Holy).

 

प्रातः   स्मरामि   हृदि   संस्फुरदात्मतत्त्वं
Pratah Smarami Hridi Samsphurad Aatma Tattvam.
प्रातः स्मरामि हृदि संस्फुरदात्मतत्त्वं
सच्चित्सुखं परमहंसगतिं तुरीयम् ।
यत्स्वप्नजागरसुषुप्तिमवैति नित्यं
तद्ब्रह्म निष्कलमहं   भूतसङ्घः ॥१॥
Praatah Smaraami Hrdi Samsphurad-Aatma-Tattvam
Sac-Cit-Sukham Parama-Hamsa-Gatim Turiiyam |
Yat-Svapna-Jaagara-Sussuptim-Avaiti Nityam
Tad-Brahma Nisskalam-Aham Na Ca Bhuuta-Sangghah ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: In the Early Morning I remember (i.e. meditate on) the Pure Essence of the Atman shining within my Heart, …
1.2: … Which gives the Bliss of Sacchidananda (Existence-Consciousness-Bliss essence), which is the Supreme Hamsa(symbolically a Pure White Swan floating in Chidakasha) and takes the mind to the state of Turiya (the fourth state, Superconsciousness),
1.3: Which knows (as a witness beyond) the three states of DreamWaking and Deep Sleepalways,
1.4: That Brahman which is without any division shines as the Iand not this body which is a collection of Pancha Bhuta(Five Elements).

प्रातर्भजामि मनसा वचसामगम्यं
वाचो विभान्ति निखिला यदनुग्रहेण ।
यन्नेतिनेतिवचनैर्निगमा अवोचं_
स्तं देवदेवमजमच्युतमाहुरग्र्यम् ॥२॥
Praatar-Bhajaami Manasaa Vacasaam-Agamyam
Vaaco Vibhaanti Nikhilaa Yad-Anugrahenna |
Yan-Neti-Neti-Vacanair-Nigamaa Avocam_
s-Tam Deva-Devam-Ajam-Acyutam-Aahur-Agryam ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: In the Early Morning I worship That, Which is beyond the Mind and the Speech,
2.2: (And) By Whose Grace all Speech shine,
2.3: Who is expressed in the scriptures by statement “Neti Neti”, since He cannot be adequately expressed by Words,
2.4: Who is called the God of the GodsUnbornInfallible (i.e. Imperishable) and Foremost (i.e. Primordial).

प्रातर्नमामि तमसः परमर्कवर्णं
पूर्णं सनातनपदं पुरुषोत्तमाख्यम् ।
यस्मिन्निदं जगदशेषमशेषमूर्तौ
रज्ज्वां भुजङ्गम इव प्रतिभासितं वै ॥३॥
Praatar-Namaami Tamasah Param-Arka-Varnnam
Puurnnam Sanaatana-Padam Purussottama-[A]akhyam |
Yasminn-Idam Jagad-Ashessam-Ashessa-Muurtau
Rajjvaam Bhujanggama Iva Pratibhaasitam Vai ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: In the Early Morning I Salute That Darkness (signifying without any Form) which is of the nature of Supreme Illumination,
3.2: Which is Purna (Full), Which is the Primordial Abode, and Which is called Purushottama (the Supreme Purusha),
3.3: In Whom this endless World is settled endlessly (i.e. from the beginning of creation), …
3.4: … and (this endless World) appear like a Snake over the Rope (of the Primordial Essence).

श्लोकत्रयमिदं पुण्यं लोकत्रयविभूषणम् ।
प्रातःकाले पठेद्यस्तु  गच्छेत्परमं पदम् ॥४॥
Shloka-Trayam-Idam Punnyam Loka-Traya-Vibhuussannam |
Praatah-Kaale Patthed-Yas-Tu Sa Gacchet-Paramam Padam ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: These three Slokas, which are Holy (unites one with the Whole), and the ornaments of the Three Worlds,
4.2: He who recites in the early Morninggoes to (i.e. attain) the Supreme Abode (of Brahman).

ब्रह्मा   मुरारिस्त्रिपुरान्तकारी
Brahma Murari Tripurantakari
ब्रह्मा मुरारिस्त्रिपुरान्तकारी
भानुः शशी भूमिसुतो बुधश्च ।
गुरुश्च शुक्रः शनिराहुकेतवः
कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥१॥
Brahmaa Muraaris-Tripuraantakaarii
Bhaanuh Shashii Bhuumisuto Budhash-Ca |
Gurush-Ca Shukrah Shani-Raahu-Ketavah
Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (In the early morning I remember) The Devas BrahmaMurari (The enemy of demon Mura, refers to Sri Krishna or Vishnu) and Tripurantakari (The One Who has brought an end to Tripurasuras, refers to Sri Shiva), …
1.2: … The Planets Bhanu (The Sun), Shashi (The Moon), Bumisuta (Mars) and Budha (Mercury), …
1.3: … Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu and Ketu, …
1.4: May all of them make my Morning Auspicious.

भृगुर्वसिष्ठः क्रतुरङ्गिराश्च
मनुः पुलस्यः पुलहश्च गौतमः ।
रैभ्यो मरीचिश्च्यवनश्च दक्षः
कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥२॥
Bhrgur-Vasisstthah Kratur-Anggiraash-Ca
Manuh Pulasyah Pulahash-Ca Gautamah |
Raibhyo Mariicish-Cyavanash-Ca Dakssah
Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (In the early morning I remember) The Sages BhriguVasisthaKratu and Angira, …
2.2: … ManuPulasyaPulaha and Gautama, …
2.3: … RaibhyaMarichiChyavana and Daksha, …
2.4: May all of them make my Morning Auspicious.

सनत्कुमारः सनकः सनन्दनः
सनातनोऽप्यासुरिपिङ्गलौ  ।
सप्त स्वराः सप्त रसातलानि
कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥३॥
Sanatkumaarah Sanakah Sanandanah
Sanaatano[a-A]py[i]-Aasuri-Pinggalau Ca |
Sapta Svaraah Sapta Rasaatalaani
Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (In the early morning I remember) The Sages SanatkumaraSanakaSanandana, …
3.2: … SanatanaAsuri and Pingala,
3.3: The seven Swaras (Musical Notes) and the seven Nether Worlds,
3.4: May all of them make my Morning Auspicious.

सप्तार्णवाः सप्त कुलाचलाश्च
सप्तर्षयो द्वीपवनानि सप्त ।
भूरादिकृत्वा भुवनानि सप्त
कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥४॥
Sapta-[A]arnnavaah Sapta Kula-Acalaash-Ca
Sapta-Rssayo Dviipa-Aanaani Sapta |
Bhuur-Aadi-Krtvaa Bhuvanaani Sapta
Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||4||

Morning:
4.1: (In the early morning I remember) The seven Seas, the seven Kula Parvatas (seven Holy Mountains), …
4.2: … The Saptarshis (seven Sages), seven Forests, …
4.3: … The seven Worlds starting with Bhur Loka,
4.4: May all of them make my Morning Auspicious.

पृथ्वी सगन्धा सरसास्तथापः
स्पर्शी  वायुर्ज्वलितं  तेजः ।
नभः सशब्दं महता सहैव
कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥५॥
Prthvii Sa-Gandhaa Sa-Rasaas-Tatha-Apah
Sparshii Ca Vaayur-Jvalitam Ca Tejah |
Nabhah Sa-Shabdam Mahataa Sahai[a-E]va
Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||5||

Morning:
5.1: (In the early morning I remember) Mother Nature manifesting as the Prithivi (Earth) which is connected with Gandha(Smell), Apah (Water) which is connected with Rasa (Taste), …
5.2: … Vayu (Air, Wind) which is connected with Sparsha (Touch), Tejah (Fire) which is connected with Light and …
5.3: … Sky which is connected with Sabda (Sound); I remember all these Mahat Tatvas (Material Energy),
5.4: May all of them make my Morning Auspicious.

इत्थं प्रभाते परमं पवित्रं
पठेत् स्मरेद्वा शृणुयाच्च भक्त्या ।
दुःस्वप्ननाशस्त्विह सुप्रभातं
कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥६॥
Ittham Prabhaate Paramam Pavitram
Patthet Smared-Vaa Shrnnuyaac-Ca Bhaktyaa |
Duhsvapna-Naashastv-Iha Suprabhaatam
Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||6||

Morning:
6.1: In this manner, in the early Morning, this very purifying Hymn, …
6.2: … on recitingremembering or listening with Devotion,
6.3: … has the quality of destroying bad dreams and making the morning Auspicious,
6.4: … making the Morning Auspicious by the grace of the Divine.

सूर्याष्टकम्   -   आदिदेव   नमस्तुभ्यं
Suryashtakam: Adi Deva Namastubhyam
आदिदेव नमस्तुभ्यं प्रसीद मम भास्कर ।
दिवाकर नमस्तुभ्यं प्रभाकर नमोऽस्तु ते ॥१॥
Aadi-Deva Namastubhyam Prasiida Mama Bhaaskara |
Divaakara Namastubhyam Prabhaakara Namostu Te ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) My Salutations to You O Adideva (the first God), Please be gracious to me O Bhaskara(the Shining One),
1.2: My Salutations to You, O Divakara (the maker of the Day), and again Salutations to You, O Prabhakara (the maker of Light).

सप्ताश्वरथमारूढं प्रचण्डं कश्यपात्मजम् ।
श्वेतपद्मधरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥२॥
Sapta-Ashva-Ratham-Aaruuddham Pracannddam Kashyapa-[A]atmajam |
Shveta-Padma-Dharam Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You are mounted on a Chariot driven by seven Horses, You are excessively Energeticand the Son of sage Kashyapa,
2.2: You are the Deva Who holds a White Lotus (in Your Hand); I Salute You, O Suryadeva.

लोहितं रथमारूढं सर्वलोकपितामहम् ।
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥३॥
Lohitam Ratham-Aaruuddham Sarva-Loka-Pitaamaham |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You are Reddish in colour, and mounted on a Chariot; You are the Grandfather of all persons (being the Adideva, the first God),
3.2: You are the Deva Who removes great Sins from our minds (by Your Illumination); I Salute You, O Suryadeva.

त्रैगुण्यं  महाशूरं ब्रह्मविष्णुमहेश्वरम् ।
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥४॥
Trai-Gunnyam Ca Mahaa-Shuuram Brahma-Vissnnu-Maheshvaram |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You are the Heroic One having the Three Gunas of BrahmaVishnu and Maheswara (i.e. Qualities of Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution),
4.2: You are the Deva Who removes great Sins from our minds (by Your Illumination); I salute You, O Suryadeva.

बृंहितं तेजःपुञ्जं  वायुमाकाशमेव  ।
प्रभुं  सर्वलोकानां तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥५॥
Brmhitam Tejah-Pun.jam Ca Vaayum-Aakaashame[a-I]va Ca |
Prabhum Ca Sarva-Lokaanaam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You are a massively Enlarged Mass of Fiery Energy, which (i.e. that energy) pervades everywhere like Vayu (Air) and Akasha (Sky),
5.2: You are the Lord of all the WorldsI salute You, O Suryadeva.

बन्धुकपुष्पसङ्काशं हारकुण्डलभूषितम् ।
एकचक्रधरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥६॥
Bandhuka-Pusspa-Sangkaasham Haara-Kunnddala-Bhuussitam |
Eka-Cakra-Dharam Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You appear beautiful like a Red Hibiscus Flower and You are adorned with Garland andEar-Rings,
6.2: You are the Deva Who holds a Discus in one Hand; I salute You, O Suryadeva.

तं सूर्यं जगत्कर्तारं महातेजः प्रदीपनम् ।
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥७॥
Tam Suuryam Jagat-Kartaaram Mahaa-Tejah Pradiipanam |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You, O Suryadeva are the Agent behind the World (i.e. Who gives energy for action to everyone), You enliven others with great Energy (and thus imparting the ability to work),
7.2: You are the Deva Who removes great Sins from our minds (by Your Illumination); I salute You, O Suryadeva.

तं सूर्यं जगतां नाथं ज्ञानविज्ञानमोक्षदम् ।
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥८॥
Tam Suuryam Jagataam Naatham Jnyaana-Vijnyaana-Mokssadam |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy[i]-Aham ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) You, O Suryadeva are the Lord of the World, Who grants Understanding and Knowledgewhich leads to Liberation,
8.2: You are the Deva Who removes great Sins from our minds (by Your Illumination); I salute You, O Suryadeva.

Citation.

My 28 Names For Intelligence Wisdom Lord Subrahmanya Murugan

In Hinduism on July 22, 2014 at 21:33

Skanda worship is very important in the Vedas.

 

While organizing the innumerable Deities mentioned in the Vedas and those followed by misinterpretations of the Vedas, Adi Shankarachatya gave the pride of place in the Shanmathas, the six systems of worship, The Kaumaram.

 

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Lord Subrahmanya.

 

The Tamils speak of Lord Subrahmanya, best among Brahmins, as Murugan, embodiment of Beauty and the Tamil Language represents Lord Muruga in all his aspects.

 

Innumerable Hymns abound in Sanskrit,Tamil and other Regional languages of India.

 

Lord Subrahmanya is called as Karthikeya in India other than Tamil Nadu where he is worshiped as Murugan.

 

A rare stotra of Lord Kathikeya where Lord Subrahmanya Himself mentions His Twenty Eight Names, where he declares that these names would grant one Intelligence and Wisdom, among other things.

 

Kartikeya Pragya Vivardhana Stotra.

 

कार्तिकेय    प्रज्ञाविवर्धन    स्तोत्र
Kartikeya Pragya Vivardhana Stotram
योगीश्वरो महासेनः कार्तिकेयोऽग्निनंदनः ।
स्कंदः कुमारः सेनानीः स्वामी शंकरसंभवः ॥१॥
Yogiishvaro Mahaa-Senah Kaartikeyo[a-Aa]gni-Nandanah |
Skandah Kumaarah Senaaniih Svaamii Shankara-Sambhavah ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Who is a Master Yogi, Who is known as Mahasena when referred to as the Son of Agni Deva and Who is known as Kartikeya when referred to as the son of the six Kritikas,
1.2: Who is known as Skanda when referred to as son of Devi Parvati, Who is known as Kumara when referred to as son of Devi Ganga, Who is the Leader of the Army of Devas, Who is our Master and Who is Born of Lord Shankara.

गांगेयस्ताम्रचूडश्च ब्रह्मचारी शिखिध्वजः ।
तारकारिरुमापुत्रः क्रौंचारिश्च षडाननः ॥२॥
Gaangeyas-Taamra-Cuuddashca Brahmacaarii Shikhi-Dhvajah |
Taaraka-Arir-Umaa-Putrah Krauncaa-Rishca Ssaddaananah ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Who is Loved by Mother Ganga and His Follower Tamrachuda, Who is Celebate and hasPeacock as His Emblem,
2.2: Who is the Enemy of Tarakasura and Krauncasura, Who is the Son of Devi Uma and has Six Faces.

शब्दब्रह्मसमुद्रश्च सिद्धः सारस्वतो गुहः ।
सनत्कुमारो भगवान् भोगमोक्षफलप्रदः ॥३॥
Shabdabrahmasamudrashca Siddhah Saarasvato Guhah |
Sanatkumaaro Bhagavaan Bhogamokssaphalapradah ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Who is Accomplished in the Knowlege of the Ocean of Sabda-Brahman, Who is Eloquent in describing the Great Spiritual Secrets of the Sabda-Brahman and hence aptly known as Guha when referred to as the Son of Lord Shiva (who is the embodiment of Sabda-Brahman),
3.2: Who is Always Youthful and Pure like Sanatkumara, Who is Divine and Who Grants both the Fruits for Worldly Enjoyment(due to meritorious deeds) and final Liberation.

शरजन्मा गणाधीश पूर्वजो मुक्तिमार्गकृत् ।
सर्वागमप्रणेता  वांच्छितार्थप्रदर्शनः ॥४॥
Sharajanmaa Gannaadhiisha Puurvajo Muktimaargakrt |
Sarvaagamaprannetaa Ca Vaancchitaarthapradarshanah ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Who was Born on Shara, a particular variety of grass and hence known as Saravana, Whose Elder is Sri Ganesha and Who has Created (i.e. Shown) the Path of Liberation,
4.2: Who is Reverentially Saluted by All the Agamas (Scriptures) And Who Shows the Way towards the Desired Object of Spiritual Life (as mentioned in the Scriptures).

 

अष्टाविंशतिनामानि मदीयानीति यः पठेत् ।
प्रत्यूषं श्रद्धया युक्तो मूको वाचस्पतिर्भवेत् ॥५॥
Assttaavimshatinaamaani Madiiyaaniiti Yah Patthet |
Pratyuussam Shraddhayaa Yukto Muuko Vaacaspatirbhavet ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: My Devotees who Repeat My Twenty Eight Names and Contemplate on My Spiritual Precepts …
5.2: Everyday in the Early Morning with Faith and Devotion, will Become a Master of Speech even if he is Dumb (due to lack of wisdom).

 
महामंत्रमयानीति मम नामानुकीर्तनम् ।
महाप्रज्ञामवाप्नोति नात्र कार्या विचारणा ॥६॥
Mahaamantramayaaniiti Mama Naamaanukiirtanam |
Mahaaprajnyaamavaapnoti Naatra Kaaryaa Vicaarannaa ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: My Spiritual Precepts and Devotional Repetition of My Names will act like Maha Mantra,
6.2: Also Devotee will Obtain Great Wisdom and Intelligence by Contemplating on My Divine Leela (Play).

 

इति श्रीरुद्रयामले प्रज्ञाविवर्धनाख्यं
श्रीमत्कार्तिकेयस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥७॥
Iti Shrii-Rudrayaamale Prajnyaa-Vivardhan-Aakhyam
Shriimat-Kaartikeya-Stotram Sampuurnnam ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: Thus Ends the Description which Augments the Intelligence and Wisdom from the Rudra Yamala text,
7.2: Thus Ends the Eulogy of the Illustrious Sri Kartikeya.

 

Citation.

http://www.greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/sri_murugan-kartikeya_pragya_vivardhana_stotram.php

 

 

 

Lord Subrahmanya Murugan Foot Print

In Hinduism on July 20, 2014 at 08:46

Of the few major Deities mentioned in the Vedas ,Subrahmanya is One.

 

He is called Skanda in the Veda.

 

The ancient language Tamil venerate Him as the God of Tamil and He is the personification of Tamil.

 

The eighteen consonants and vowels are represented by Murugan, Murugu in Tamil means exquisitely beautiful, by His six faces and twelve forms.

 

He imparted Brahma Gnana to Brahma and even preached His Father, Lord Shiva.( The temple depicting this incident is Tiruthani, Tamil Nadu, where Lord Shiva kneels before Subrahmanya!

 

Pazhani Dhandayuthapani Raja Alankaram.jpg

Pazhani Dhandayuthapani Raja Alankaram.

 

One who realized Brahman is a Brahman.

 

In Sanskrit, when you add the prefix ‘su’, it means the ‘highest, best’

 

Of the Trimurtis Shiva is a Brahmin.

 

Subrahmanya is the Best or the Higher Brahmin for He taught Shiva!

 

Subramanyas’ footprints..

 

Murugan's footprint Jnanamalai Tamil Nadu,India.jpg.

Lord Subramanya’s Footprints,Jnana malai,Tamil Nadu,India. On the west side of Jnanamalai hillock there is a small Siva temple. Behind it one finds what appear to be deep footsteps in the rock. They appear as footprints on molten lava. Incidentally this is a volcanic mountain from all appearances. There is a local belief that these footsteps are those of Lord Muruga Himself.There is also a belief that Murugan visited this place after marrying Valli Amman in Vallimalai on way to Tiruttani. Tiruttani and Vallimalai form form a triangle with Jñāna Malai and both can be seen from this hill. Around the hill there is a lake and in the rainy season Jnanamalai looks like an island.

Murugan Footprint Palani.jpg

Murugan Footprint Palani.

Murugan Footprint Kinathukadavu.jpg

Murugan Footprint Kinathukadavu.Perched on the 600-ft. imposing hillock, adored as Kanakagiri, Sri Pon Velayudhaswami temple of Kinathukadavu (located midway between Pollachi and Coimbatore) has the glory and pride of place as one of the few shrines in Kongu Nadu, celebrated by Saint Arunagiri Nathar in his divine hymns. The hill shrine can be reached by climbing an easy flight of 200 neatly carved steps. The origin of the temple dates back to the thirteenth century. The temple was renovated by the rulers of Mysore

 

http://www.hindu.com/fr/2005/08/19/stories/2005081900330300.htm

 

Raja Alankaram Image Credit.

http://murugan.org/gallery/moolavars/pages/PazhaniDandayuthaSwamyRajaAlangaram.htm

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.

 

Apasthamba Sutra.jpg

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

 

Dinosaur Makara Bhagavatha Purana Sighted

In Hinduism on July 17, 2014 at 11:34

There is a charge against me,and people who quote Puaranas and Vedas, that I belong to ‘I told you so’ group.

 

That is when a scientific theory s unearthed  I write that this is the Vedas or Puranas.

 

Indra, Hindu God riding Makara Angkor Complex,jpg

Indra, Hindu God riding Makara Angkor Complex,Cambodia.

 

They ask me why did not I say this before the discovery by Science?

 

My answer is that I wait till Science talks non sense and if it is  so I quote the relevant material from the Vedas/Puranas..

 

I have articles where I say that there are  more planes of existence than the seven confirmed by physics.

 

One has to await Science’s(?) confirmation.

 

The Speed of Light, use of UFOs….

 

Most of the things said by the Hindu texts looked ridiculous some time back and they are facts.

 

I have come across an interesting information on Makara.

 

Makara sighted in Vietnam.jpg

Makara sighted in Vietnam.

Makara (Sanskrit: मकर) is a sea-creature in Hindu mythology. It is generally depicted as half terrestrial animal, such as a crocodile, and in hind part as aquatic animal, in the tail part, as a fish tail or peacock tail. At Ta Prohm, near Angkor Wat and built by the epic builder king Jayavarman VII in the late 1100s, a small carving on a crumbling temple wall seems to show a dinosaur - a lizard, to be exact. The hand-sized carving of the hindu-buddhist Makara can be found in a quiet corner of the complex, a stone temple engulfed in jungle vegetation where the roots of centuries-old banyan trees snake through broken walls. …

 

Type DinosaursRiver monster
First Sighting 1500 BCE
Last Sighting 2013
Country India, Cambodia and Vietnam (Southeast Asia
Habitat Rivers of Southeast Asia
Possible Population Unknown

 

 

Makara’ is a Sanskrit word which means “sea dragon” or “water-monster” and in Tibetan language it is calledthe “chu-srin”, and also denotes a hybrid creature. It is the origin of the word for crocodile ‘mugger’ (मगर) in Hindi. The English word ‘mugger’ evolved meaning one who sneaks up and attacks another. The name is applied to the Mugger crocodile, the most common crocodile in India, and is descriptive of its aggressive feeding behavior.

Meanwhile, Josef Friedrich Kohl of Wurzburg University and several German scientists claimed that makara is based on dugong instead, based on his reading of Jain text of Sūryaprajñapti.

 

The Makara in India is known to be the vahana(vehicle) of Ganga-devi – the goddess of the river Ganges and the vahana of the god of the sea, Varuna. A Makara is also the insignia of Kamadeva (god of lust) and Kamadeva’s flag is called makara-dhvaja, a flag having the Makara drawn on it. In Hindu astrology the Makara is also the astrological sign of Capricorn. A little research reveals this strange mythical creature to have been very popular both in ancient times and in our present day. But is it mythical?

The Makara is often depicted with the head of a crocodile, horns of a goat, the body of an antelope and a snake, the tail of a fish or peacock and the feet of a panther. Varuna is said to be the only one who can control the Makara and does not fear them (save and except for Krsna that is).

In some English translations of the Gita, for simplicity of reading, ‘makara’ has been translated as shark. But it is not a shark. The Timingila that is often mentioned along with the Makara in other Vedic texts is classified as a shark – a shark of monstrous proportions. This has been discussed at length in Krsna Talk #88.

Mahabharata mentions the Timingila and Makara as being deep within the ocean, along with other huge sea creatures:

timingilah kacchapasca tatha timi timingilah
makarascatra drsyante jale magna ivadrayah

“There were seen Timingilas, tortoises, Timi-timingilas and Makaras, that were like great rocks submerged in the water.” (MahabharataVana Parva. 168.3)

The Ayurvedic text of the 6th century BCE known as Susruta Samhita also lists the Timingila and Makara as being amongst the formidable species of aquatic life:

timi-timingila-kulisa-pakamatsya-nirularu
nandi-varalaka-makara-gargaraka-candraka
mahamina-rajiva prabhrtya samudrah

“The Timi, Timingila, Kulisa, Paka-matsya, Nirularu, Nandi-Varalaka, Makara, Gargaraka, Candraka, Maha-mina, and Rajiva etc, constitute the family of marine fish.” (Susruta Samhita, Ch.45)

In Srimad Bhagavatam, Makaras and Timingila are mentioned as predators, attacking Markandeya Rsi:

ksut-trt-parito makarais timingilair upadruto vici-nabhasvatahatah
tamasy apare patito bhraman diso na veda kham gam ca parisramesitah

“Suffering from hunger and thirst, attacked by Makaras and Timingila and battered by the waves and the wind, Markandeya wandered through the infinite gloom that enveloped him. Overcome by exhaustion, he lost all sense of direction and could not ascertain what was the sky and what was the earth.” (Bhag. 12.9.16)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCDfPAVSyyw

 

Citation.

cryptidz.wikia.com

 

http://gosai.com/writings/makara-myth-or-fact-dinosaurs-in-srimad-bhagavatam

Image Credit.

 

http://worldalldetails.com/Slide/Banteay_Srei_Angkor_Cambodia_Indra_riding_a_Makara-210.html

 

 

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