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Ocean Beneath Earth Hinduism Science Confirms

In Hinduism, Science on June 13, 2014 at 12:52

The description of the Universe is elaborate in Hindu Puranas.

 

It is the grammar of the Puranas that it must contain the description of the Evolution, Growth and Dissolution of the Universe.

 

All the Puranas contain this and these description appear in the beginning of the Puranas.

 

Though there are variations can be found in respect of some incidents relating to Hinduism, there is no difference among them in describing the Universe.

 

On the description of the Earth, following is the abstract.

 

 

 

Google Map Looks into the Sea.Image.jpg.

Google Map Looks into the Sea.Image credit.http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/11/12/20/2401312/5/628×471.jpg

The Land Mass and Seas described in the Vishnu Purana is as under.

1.Jambu Dweepa, surrounded by Salt Sea.(lavana)

2.Palaksha Dwipa, Surrounded by Sugar Cane Juice.(Ikshu)

3.Salmali Dwipa, surrounded by a Sea of Wine(Sura)

4.Kusa Dwipa, surrounded by a sea of Clarified Butter,Ghee(Sarpi)

5Krauncha Dwipa , surrounded by a sea of Curds(Durghda)

6.Pushkara is surrounded by a Sea of Fresh Water(.http://www.indianetzone.com/32/dwipas_insular_continents.htm)

This makes Five Continents, all of them surrounded by Water.’

 

Significance sugar cane Juice etc is unclear.

 

Now look at the latest study and image of the earth as it was Millions of years ago.”

 

Now. what Science has found now is,

 

A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from.

The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s surface and its core.

The huge size of the reservoir throws new light on the origin of Earth’s water. Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck the planet, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the oceans gradually oozed out of the interior of the early Earth.

“It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years.

Pinging the planet

Jacobsen’s team used 2000 seismometers to study the seismic waves generated by more than 500 earthquakes. These waves move throughout Earth’s interior, including the core, and can be detected at the surface. “They make the Earth ring like a bell for days afterwards,” says Jacobsen.

 

By measuring the speed of the waves at different depths, the team could figure out which types of rocks the waves were passing through. The water layer revealed itself because the waves slowed down, as it takes them longer to get through soggy rock than dry rock.

Jacobsen worked out in advance what would happen to the waves if water-containing ringwoodite was present. He grew ringwoodite in his lab, and exposed samples of it to massive pressures and temperatures matching those at 700 kilometres down.”

 

How To Unshrink Clothes

In consumer forum on December 14, 2013 at 11:44

At times, in some cases most of the time, we get clothes shrunken after washing it in a Washing Machine.

Unshrink garment

Unshrinking a Garment Image from http://www.xojane.com/diy/how-to-unshrink-clothes

I read post which stated as follows.

1.Fill a Bucket with lukewarm water

2.Add Baby Shampoo to water and bubble it up.

3.Soak the shrunk garment in this and squeeze gently.

4.Take the garment out.

5.Slightly squeeze water out.

6.Spread a clean white towel and spread the clothe in its original shape and wring it dry after rolling the Towel.

7.Spread the Towel.

8.Stretch the garment to its original shape.

That’s it.

I found similar information which I am producing below.

Fill a sink with lukewarm water. Fill your laundry sink or a bucket with at least 1 quart (1 L) of lukewarm water.

  • Note that knitted clothes, like cotton, wool, and cashmere, respond to this tactic better than fabrics with tight weaves, like silk, rayon, or polyester.
  • The water should be roughly room temperature if not a little warmer. Do not use hot or cold water.
  • Mix in baby shampoo or conditioner. For every 1 quart (1 L) of water, mix in roughly 1 Tbsp (15 ml) of baby shampoo or gentle hair conditioner, stirring it into the water until the water takes on a slick, soapy consistency.[1]
    • Baby shampoo and conditioner can relax the fibers of your shrunken clothes. As the fibers are relaxed, they become easier to stretch and manipulate, meaning that you will be able to stretch the garment back to an appropriate size.
    • Soak the clothing in your soapy water. Immerse the shrunken garment in your soapy solution, making sure that it is completely covered.

      • Let soak for 30 minutes or so.
      • If desired, you can begin gently stretching the garment underwater as it soaks, but this is not strictly necessary.
      • Wring dry. Remove the garment from your soapy solution and roll it into a ball, squeezing firmly to wring out excess moisture.[2]

        • Do not rinse the garment. The soapy water needs to continue actively relaxing the fibers as you work on stretching and re-shaping the garment.
        • Squeeze extra moisture out between two towels. Lay a large towel out flat and place the garment on top of it. Gradually roll up the towel with the garment still inside.

          • The clothing should soak inside the towel for about 10 minutes. When done, it should be damp but no longer wet.[3]
          • Stretch the clothes out and hold them in place. Unroll the towel and transfer the garment onto a second flat, dry towel. Gently stretch the garment back into its proper shape and hold the shape in place by securing the edges with heavy objects.
            • For a more accurate gauge of the size and shape your garment must be, you can trace the outline of a similar, properly fitting garment onto a large piece of parchment paper. Place the garment you are trying to unshrink over this outline and stretch it to fit the marks.
            • If you have a hard time stretching the clothing out because it seems too stiff, use steam from an iron to make the garment easier to manipulate.
            • Possible weights for holding the stretched garment in place include paperweights, books, and coffee mugs.
            • If you do not have any heavy objects nearby, you could use clothes pins to pin the damp clothes to the towel, instead.
            • Let air dry. Allow the wet clothing to continue drying flat until the remaining moisture has left.

              • If you have your clothes pinned to the towel instead of weighed down, you could place your clothes on a hanger and let them hang dry in a sunny, dry location. The gravity can help stretch the garment out further.
              • If this tactic produces some change but not enough, you could repeat it multiple times until the garment is sufficiently stretched out.
            • Some more techniques.
            • http://www.wikihow.com/Unshrink-Clothes

Rules Types Of Taking Bath Hinduism

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2013 at 09:46

Hinduism accords highest priority to cleanliness both mental and physical.

One is expected to take bath thrice a Day, one at early morning between 430 and 5, another at Noon and yet another around Dusk(6pm).

One is expected to wash hand and feet when he returns home and wash hands and feet after taking food.

One should take bath in either of the following, in the order provide.

Bathing Rules.

Hindu Way of Bathing.Bathing Rules.

1.Running water(River)

2.Tanks.

3.Sea.

4.Well in the House.

Bathing in the Sea can be done when an opportunity is available and one has to take bath in normal water after Sea bathing.

When river water is unavailable, well water at Home is recommended.

There are different types of Bathing.

1.Agnayaka Snam.

One has to keep both his hands over the Head , face the East, close the eyes and let the rays of the Sun bathe.(about ten minutes).

2.Mala Snanam.

One can apply the Earth,Sand, Clay.

Again for ten minutes.

3.Mahendra Snanam.

Taking bath in Water after Mala Snanam is Mahendra Snanam.

4.Mantra Snanam.

Taking bath with water purified by Kalasa Mantras for Agni, Varuna is Mantra Snananm.

5.Mano Snanam.

Reciting The Mantras of Vishnu and taking bath in the Mind is Mano Snanam.

One has to worship the time between Dawn and Dusk, called Sandhi.

The Location of Devatas in the hand.

1.Fore finger of the Right hand,Pithrus.

2.End of the Little Finger, Prajapathi.

3.Tip of the Thumb, Brahma.

4.Left Palm, Agni.

5.Right Palm, Soma.

6.The points where the Palms join the fingers belong to Maharishis.

There are Mantras to be recited during Bathing.

Please red under ‘Hinduism’.

Source.Agni Purana.

Place Of Water In Hinduism Mantra Pushpam

In Hinduism on December 13, 2013 at 18:54

Hinduism accord the highest respect for the Elements of Nature, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether,Prithivi,Appu,Theyu, Vayu and Aakasa.

Water is Sustains Life.

Mantra Pushpam Text and meaning.

The Mantra Pushpam image from http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_veda/

Water transmits mantra Power by carrying the Blessing and Curse.

Hinduism lays down that water is not to be kicked/splashed at Will.

It has to be given respect.

There are rules for Drinking water.

Water should not be sipped directly from the Glass or Tumbler by touching it with the lips,

It has to be drunk by taking in from a vessel(small one) directly into the mouth and be absorbed in small gulps.

Nor should one slurp water, nor should one lick the water in the  lips .

Water should be drawn from a well in the house.

Preferable to keep the water in a Copper vessel.

Water is used for Daily oblations and there are procedures in procuring , storing and using the water  for the Idols for bathing them.

In Yagnas and Poojas water is purified by Mantras, there are Snana Mantras and Sukthas to be used.

For Idols, Sri Rudram, Chamakam Purusha Suktha, Vishnu Suktha, Narayana Suktha, Laksmi Suktha,and Durga Suktha are to be recited.

Water is used for purifying the food by performing Parishichana, the act of purifying food with the Mantras.

One should keep water in storage for a maximum period of six hours.

No Pooja or Yagna is complete with out the Mantra Pushpam, where water is revered and worshipped .

The Mantra Pushpam.

Mantra Pushpam Text, Meaning.

“Yopam puspam veda
Puspavan prajavan pasuvan bhavati
Candramava Apam puspam
Puspavan, Prajavan pasuman bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanam bhavati.

He who understands the flowers of water,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.

Moon is the flower of the water,

He who understands this fact,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Agnirva Apamayatanam
Ayatanavan Bhavati
Yo agnerayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovagner ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Fire is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of fire,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Vayurva Apamaya tanam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Yova Yorayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati|
Apovai va yorayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Ya Evam veda

Yopamayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan Bhavati

Air is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of air,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Asowvai tapanna pamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yo musya tapata Ayatanan Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apova Amusyatapata Ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Scorching sun is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of scorching sun,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Candrama Vama pamayatnam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Yascandra masa Ayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai Candra masa Ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda

Yo pamayatanam veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Moon is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of moon,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Nakshtrani va Apamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yo Nakshtrana mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai Nakshtrana mayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ye evam Veda

Yopamaya tanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Stars are the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of stars,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Parjanyova apamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yah parjanyasya syayatinam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai parjanya Syayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ye Evam veda

Yopa maya tanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Clouds are the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of clouds,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself,

Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam
Ayatavan bhavati
Yassavatsa rasyaya tanam Veda
Ayatavan bhavati.
Apovai samvasara ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam veda

Yopsu Navam pratistitam veda
Pratyeva tistati

Rainy season is the source of water,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself,

Water is the source of rainy season,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in himself.

He who knows that there is a raft is available,

Becomes established in that raft.

{This stanza is included in some versions of mantra Pushpam

Om thad Brahma,                 Om it is Brahma

Om Thad Vayu.                     Om it is air

Om Thad Athma                    Om it is the soul

Om Thad Sathyam                 Om it is the truth

Om That Sarvam                    Om it is everything

Om That puror nama              Om salutations to that Purusha

Anthascharathi bhootheshu Guhyam Viswa Murthishu

     That which is inside all beings secretly is that Universal God

Thvam Yajna             You are the fire sacrifice,

Thwam vashatkara   You are the the personification of Vedic sacrifice

Thwam Indra             You are the Indra

Thvam vayu               You are the air

Thvam Rudra            You are the Rudra

Vishnus thvam          You are the Vishnu

Brahmasthvam          You are the Brahma

Thvam prajaipathi     You are the Lord of all beings

Om Thadhapa apo jyothi raso amrutham brahma bhur bhuvasuvarom

Om water is light, the essence is the nectar and the concept of Brahma is in all the seven worlds.}

Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine|
Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe
Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam
Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu
Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya
Maha rajaya Namah.

(This last stanza is normally recited by priests while giving back prasada after performing an Archana in all temples)

King of kings , we praise thee,

Who is the giver of all victories,

Who is the fulfiller of all desires,

Please bless me with wealth,

To fulfill all our  desires,

Oh,  Kubhera*, we praise thee,

Salutations to the king of kings.

* Kubhera is the Lord of wealth.”

Source.

http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ve8.htm

 

Of Bathing and Toweling

In lifestyle on April 18, 2013 at 10:49

Before some one rushes to imagine that this post is about “toweling’, akin to ‘Thighing’ in Islam, which has sexual connotations.

““A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by sharia). If the man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. It is better for a girl to marry when her menstruation starts, and at her husband’s house rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.’

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/islam-and-women-thighing-and-some-sayings-of-khomeini/

Well , this is about towelling after a Bath.

There are various ways of taking bath,

In The River, Ocean,Wells at Home,Ponds,From Buckets of Water and now Shower.

River bath is recommended, while bathing in the ocean is done occasionally in India for Religious purposes.

After bathing in the Ocean, bathing in normal water is advised.

Then people used to take bath in Ponds in the town.

There used to be at least two ponds in every India village.

One used to be located just outside the village for bathing.

Another one is in the Temple premises, used for sprinkling water on the head and washing feet before entering the Temple.

Every Temple has three things as a Rule.

Murthy(,Idol).Theertham(Pond) Vruksha (Tree)

Concurrently the practice of bath in Wells dug in Homes.

People also used to take bath by keeping the water taken from the Well in Bucket and bathe.

And there is this excellent bathing Source, bathing in water being pumped out by a Pump-set in a Filed.

And this is very refreshing to take the full force of Water gushing out of the Pump.

Now onto Toweling.

How To towel oneself after Bathing?

If you towel your head first the towel becomes quite wet and it is uncomfortable to use it for the Body.

Keeping two towels is fine , but some how the idea never appeals to me.

If you towel the body first, then water keeps on dripping onto the body.

So, take a portion of the towel, towel the head and keep the other portion to towel the Body.

Then wring the towel and use it for the Body!

And again, there are three types of Towels

Modern Towels

Modern Towels

Handloom Towel what is normally in use.

Handloom Towels

Handloom Towels

Turkey Towel, in vogue now and also in Five Star Hotels.

Then comes my favorite Towel.

The ‘Kasi Thundu’ , also called as ‘Pillaiyar Thundu , because it is used to be offered as the Offering to Lord Ganehsa to Adorn him.(பிள்ளையார் துண்டு ,பிள்ளையார் சவுக்கம்)

Pillaiyar Towel,Kasi Thundu

Pillaiyar Towel,Kasi Thundu

 

Red in color, very thin and transparent, it absorbs water efficiently.

It is  very cheap.

One has tp wash it at least twice in water as soon as one buys it, to remove the Dye;even then you will have red patces on your Body and face for a couple of Baths!

The only disadavnatage is that one can not wear it and move around, as one would with a Turkey Towel or a a handloom one as this kasi Thundu is very transparent!( depends on in front of whom you walk around)

I am most uncomfortable with a Shower and feel as if I have never taken Bath if I take a Shower!

In Five Star Hotels, I keep Water in a Bucket and Bathe, much to the amusement of others

 

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