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Yagnyas Yaagas Of Hinduism List

In Hinduism on January 25, 2015 at 09:59

There is difference between Yagnya and Yaaga.


While Yagnya is performed as a  Duty , without expecting any results, Yaaga is performed with a specific purpose.

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Homa being performed.


The Forty Samskaras of Hinduism contain Yagnyas.







Paka Yagnyas.Seven


Havir Yagyas, Seven.



Soma Yagnyas. Seven.


List of Homas.


There seems to have been over 400 Yaagas during the Sanatana Dharma period.

Some of them are listed here.

Readers may contribute.

Rajasuya and Aswamedha are meant for Kings.

Puthrakameshti is a very powerful homa to beget children.

Dasaratha peformed this to beget Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Satrugna.

Sri Rudram Chandi, Gita Homa are some of the most sacred Homas

  • NAVAGRAHA YAJNA : yajna performed for all 9 planets
  • SHIVA MAHA YAJNA : For spiritual progress, integrity and good mental qualities
  • SHIVA SAHASRA YAJNA : For strong spiritual feeling and material progress
  • SHIVA PANCHAKSHARA YAJNA : For good public relation and progress
  • SHIVASTAKA YAJNA : For happiness and overcoming sufferings
  • BANALINGAM YAJNA : For pure knowledge, good health and for avoiding enmities
  • ADITYA HRIDAY YAJNA : for avoiding all difficulties, be kind to everyone, and get rid of serious skin diseases
  • SURYA SAHASRANAM YAJNA : according to cast and gotra – Brahmin will get knowledge – Kshatria will get success and no enmity – Vaishya will get prosperity and good business – Shudra will get spirituality
  • NRISHINGHA YAJNA : For overcoming danger and accidents
  • JAGANNATHA YAJNA : For spiritual progress
  • VISHNU MAHA YAJNA : for progressing in the four path ; Dharma ( spirituality), Artha (economic progress), Kama (enjoyment and fulfillment), Moksha ( enlightenment)
  • VISHNU SAHASRA NAMA YAJNA : For wealth, prosperity and happiness
  • PURUSHA YAJNA : for spiritual knowledge, purity and integrity
  • MADHU SUDANA YAJNA : for avoiding fear and getting more friends
  • NARAYANA YAJNA : to increase the potentiality of giving love to everyone
  • DINOBANDHU YAJNA : to get support from nature to avoid all obstacles
  • SANKATA NASHANA YAJNA : For avoiding serious obstacles
  • PRAPANNA GITA YAJNA : Get rid of bad karma and for getting respect from everyone
  • NARA SINGHA YAJNA : for fulfillment of desires
  • SRI RAMA YAJNA : for getting more progress in all areas of life
  • GANESH YAJNA : for success
  • MAHA GANAPATI YAJNA : for great success in business
  • SANKATA NASHANA GANESH YAJNA : for avoiding serious harm and loss
  • GANESH SAHASRA NAMA YAJNA : for success over enmity and overcoming serious fear
  • MAHA KALI YAJNA : for family happiness and prosperity and wealth
  • MAHA TARA YAJNA : for knowledge, education, good karma and fame
  • MAHA VIDYA YAJNA : for success in education
  • MAHA LAKSHMI YAJNA : for wealth
  • SRI VIDYA YAJNA : for the welfare of the family
  • TRIPURA SUNDARI YAJNA : for beauty and fame
  • BHUVANESWARI YAJNA : for permanent prosperity and progress
  • SRI VAIRABI YAJNA : for good speaking qualities and avoiding obstacles in speech
  • BAGALAMUKTI YAJNA : for success in court case, avoiding enmity and for good reputation
  • MATANGI MAHA YAJNA : for great success and prosperity
  • RUDRA CHANDI YAJNA : for avoiding danger in life
  • CHANDI MAHA YAJNA : family happiness and good relation between husband and wife
  • SATA CHANDI MAHA YAJNA : overcoming all difficulties in life
  • SARASWATI MAHA YAJNA : for deep understanding of vedic knowledge
  • RUDRA YAJNA : spiritual progress and getting more knowledge
  • MAHA RUDRA YAJNA : for good health and avoiding serious illness
  • ANNAPURNA YAJNA : for knowledge and strong sacrificing qualities
  • GANGA MAHA YAJNA : for purity and avoiding bad karma
  • RINMOCHAKA MANGLA YAJNA : for getting help from nature to repay debt
  • AGANI YAJNA : for general progress, good health and general prosperity
  • VASTUDEVA YAJNA : foundation for good home and house
  • SASTHI MAHA YAJNA : good for children’s health
  • NAIKA MAHA YAJNA : for getting good lover and good relation with lover
  • APARAJITA YAJNA : for success in a project or special matter
  • BATUK VAIRABA YAJNA : avoiding obstacles from government and increase success
  • Unknown name : For removal of serious psycho-physiological illness
  • TILOKANCHAN YAJNA – SHORAS YAJNA – BRISATSARGA YAJNA – DANSAGAR YAJNA: to remove impurities from the time of death and to promote the evolution of the soul( to be performed after that someone has passed away. 



Villages Of Silence Ghoshala, Manali

In Hinduism on January 17, 2015 at 11:16

Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, that among secrets “I am Silence”

dando damayataamasmi neetirasmi jigeeshataam |
maunam chaivaasmi guhyaanaam jnyaanam jnyaanavataamaham || 38 || Chapter 10

Among means of subjugation, I am punishment and among seekers of victory, I am strategy. Also, among the secrets I am silence and among the wise, I am knowledge.


Silence is one of the Attributes of Brahman, The Reality.

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Ghoshala Village, near Manali,India


The Modifications of the Mind, Chitta Vrutti’ -when it falls still, the Mind Becomes still and  this is real Silence.

This is what is required for a practitioner of Yoga and this is the goal of Yoga.

An indication how this is taken seriously can be seen in Ghoshala, a village near Manali.


“Thousands of villagers of Goshal, Burua, Shanag, Kulang, Majhach, Palchan, Kothi, Ruar and Solang are observing this annual custom for many decades. Villagers, on the day of Lohri, seal the doors of temple of Rishi Gautam, Rishi Vyas and Kanchan Nag after keeping a pitcher full of soil close to the idol, chanting mantras. The doors will be opened on the 42nd day when the pitcher would be brought out of the temple and a small fair would be organized in Goshal village. Priests, oracles and local residents will then pour the soil of the pitcher on ground and will make a forecast about the fate of the world for the next one year, based on the special signs in soil.

Villagers believe that noise can disturb the deities during these special 42 days. So, they will not even see television during this period. Agricultural works will be stopped and mobile phones would be put into silent mode. In Goshal village, where Rishi Gautam is believed to have meditated by the banks of river Bipasha (now Beas) for years, people do not even rear roosters, sources said. This followed the episode involving Lord Indra, who had guised himself as a rooster and outraged the modesty of Ahilya, wife of Rishi Gautam.



Sanatana Dharma Means

In Hindusim on December 10, 2014 at 18:27

Hinduism is a name given to the culture of India by the West and the Islam Invaders.


The term that describes and used by the Ithihasas, Ramayana and Mahabharata` the followers of,


a certain way of Life as a matter of routine,


that such ways and procedures are followed by practice and transmitted by word of mouth.


This covers a wide range of the populace.


It includes those who believe in God, Atheists,Monists, Dualist,Non Dualist,Monotheist,Henotheist,Polytheist,Nihilist.


Then what exactly the term Sanatana Dharma denote?


The words Sanatana and Dharma have profound meaning in Sanskrit.


“The two words, “Sanatana Dharma”, come from the ancient Sanskrit language. “Sanatana” is a Sanskrit word that denotes that which is Anadi (beginningless),

Anantha (endless) and does not cease to be, that which is eternal and everlasting. With its rich connotations,

Dharma is not translatable to any other language. Dharma is from dhri, meaning to hold together, to sustain. Its approximate meaning is “Natural Law,” or those principles of reality which are inherent in the very nature and design of the universe.”


Sanatana indicates that which  does not have a beginning and ending.


That is it has no origin in the sense that there is no founder.


If what is stated has been begotten only by Reason, it can not be beginning-less, for it should have had a founder.


As the Truth enumerated in Hinduism has been grasped intuitively  by many it does not have a founder nor can one ascribe a Time frame.


You do not clock an emotion or a spiritual thought.


Truth is not revealed in stages, it is by a flash.


Dharma is a difficult term to define even for Lord Krishna , as He admits in the Bhagavad Gita.


It changes from age to age, aeons to aeons, from individual to individual.


But one thing remains firm.


That it supports one who follows it.


Dharmo Rakshati Rakshatah’


Dharma protects one who protects Dharma.


Dharma is self-sustaining.


The practice of it supports not only the one who follows it but sustains the Universe and beings both Living and Non Living.


Krishna says in the Geetha  both  Devas and man mutually help each other by performing their respective duties, Man by performing Yagnyas, Devas by ensuring Timely Rains, Sun Light and other phenomena,


The concept of Reality is an abstract in Hinduism.


It is a principle like the law of Gravity, it rolls on.


Name and forms are only modes to concentrate the Mind.


Yet there are some eternal values.


Satyanna Pramadhidavyam, speak nothing but the Truth,


Dharmanna Pramadhidavyam, perform nothing but what is sanctioned by Dharma.


Kuchalaana Pramadhidavya, do nothing but for the welfare of others.


Matru Devo Bhava, Mother is God,


Pitru Devo Bhava,Father is God,


Acharya Devo Bahava, teacher, preceptor is God,


Adhiti devo Bhava, Guest is God,


Satyam Bruyaath, speak The Truth,


Hitam Bruyaath, while speaking truth make sue that is spoken in a way that does not hurt others,


Sarve janas Sukino Bhavanthu, may All be Happy,


Samastha Sanmangalani Bhavanthu, May what is auspicious befall on All,


Thachamyora vruneemahe, Gyathum Yagyaaya, Gyathum Yagyapathayae,


daivi swasti rasthunaha,


Urthvam jigathu Beshajam,


Sano asthu dwipade, Sanchathuspathe.


Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi.


May the two-legged be Happy,


May the four-legged be happy,


May the trees get adequate water.


This is Sanatana Dharma.


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Appropriate Bhagavad Gita Verse In Egyptian Pyramid

In Hindusim on December 8, 2014 at 12:15

I have been exploring the spread of Sanatana Dharma throughout the world.




This, I have approached from,


1.Presence of Hindu Gods,Goddesses in the countries of the world.

2.Cultural similarities between Sanatana Dharma and the various countries.

3.Legends ,Religious practices of the countries.

4.Literary works.

5.Archeological evidence indicating the presence of Sanatana Dharama.

6.Linguistic affiliation between Sanskrit,Tamil,Brahmi scripts and the local languages.

7.Travelers chronicles.

8.Cross referencing world literature, Religious quotes.

9.Geographical descriptions.


I have posted articles on the existence of Sanatana Dharama in




Sri Lanka,




Polynesian group of Islands,









Middle east,






Norway and Sweden,






Now there is evidence that the Egyptians were aware of the Bhagavad Gita.


In one of the Pyramids, dating back to 3000 BC, a verse, from the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita was found inscribed.


There are some scholars who say: This proves that Krishna learned his Geeta philosophy from the Egyptians!
Please note that only one verse of Geeta was found in Egypt, not the whole Geeta. Here it is:

vasanvsi jeernani yatha vihaya, navani
ghrunnati naro parani

– Nava Bharat Times, 18-4-1967


This verse is from The Bhagavd Gita Chapter 2,verse 22.


The text and translation.


vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya
navani grhnati naro ‘parani
tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany
anyani samyati navani dehi

vasamsi–garments; jirnani–old and worn out; yatha–as it is; vihaya–giving up; navani–new garments; grhnati–does accept; narah–a man; aparani–other; tatha–in the same way; sarirani–bodies; vihaya–giving up; jirnani–old and useless; anyani–different; samyati–verily accepts; navani–new sets; dehi–the embodied.

As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.

How appropriate for a Burial Tomb!




* I am trying to locate the Pyramid’s location.

Hinduism Kings Gods In King List Sumeria

In Hinduism on December 8, 2014 at 10:24

I have posted an article that Lord Rama and Bharata’s names are found in the Kings List of Sumerians chronicling their Kings.


Not only Rama and Bharata, but the names of other Hindu Puranic figures find a place in the Kings List.


The Names found are,

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Sumerian Kings, Chronological order,Kings List.


Indra,Pururavas,Dasaratha,Parashurama,Satyavrata,Iksvahu,Kakusha,Janaka,Vasishta, Janamejaya,Dushyanta(Father of Bharata,after whom India is named as Bharatavarsha),Rishis Gautama,Dundhu,,Muchukunda,Drupada,Harischandra,Sagara,Bhagiratha, Lava, Kusha(Rama’s sons),Aja and Raghu(Rama’s ancestors),Pundarika,


Curious enough ‘ all of them belong to Solar Dynasty mentioned in Puranas.


“Waddell’s primary chronology was compiled from various Sumerian king lists, Egyptian list of pharaohs, the Bhagavata Purana, Mahabharata, Rigveda and numerous Indus Valley Civilization seals and other monuments and relics and sources, some of which he had deciphered himself.[2] It was entitled “Dated Chronological List of Sumerian or Early Aryan Kings from the Rise of Civilization to the Kassi Dynasty” and documented an alleged list of world emperors as follows:




Image Credit.



No. Names in Sumerian King Lists and monuments Date BCE
Indian list names
1 Ukusi of Ukhu City or Udu, Uduin, or Odin, Indar, Induru,
Dur, Pur, Sakh, Sagaga, Zagg, Gaur, or Adar
First Sumerian Dynasty
3378–3349 BCE
Ikshvāku or Indra or Sakko or Pururavas
2 Azag Ama Basam or Bakus, Tasia, Mukhla, Gin, Gan or Kan or Nimmirud 3348–3337 BCE Ayus, Ama-Basu or Bikukshi-Nimi
Azag Bakus or Gan at Unuk, Enoch or Erech City 3336–3273 BCE As Above
3 Naksha, Enuzu, Anenzu, Unnusha, In, Enu Second Sumerian Dynasty
3272–3248 BCE
Nahusha, Anenas or Janak
4 Udu, Uduk 3247–3242 BCE Udā-vasu, Yadu, Yayati, (?) King Puru
5 Zimugun, Dumuzi 3241–3312 BCE Janamejaya or Jina
6 Uziwitar 3211–3206 BCE Vishtara or Wishtara
7 Mutin Ugun 3205–3195 BCE Matinara
8 Imuashshu or Pishmana 3194–3184 BCE Vishamsu or Tamsu
9 Naili (or Nandu) Iaxa Sumaddi or Duag 3183–3181 BCE Anila (?) Ucchaya, Dushyanta or (?) Sunanta




Baratutu, Bardū, Barti Pirtu
Gaudumu or Dūdumunu
Azag, or Ashita-ab
Ishzax or Gishax Gamesh
Uruash-Khād, Urusag-Khaddu,
Barama’hasha or Arwasag (c. 3100 BCE)
Magdal, A-Magdal, Mukh
Bidashnadi, Bidsar, Biugun or Biguaxu
Enun-nad Enash-nadi
Tarsi (Ene- or “divine”)
or Dixxi (Di- or “divine”)
Medi or Meti
Kiuga, Mūkuda
Tarsi, Dix-saax or (?) Shu-Dix
Tizama or Tizkar, Anda
Rumau or Pashipadda
Uruduki Raman Duruashi-padda or Rutasa Rama
(“Anni-padda”) (c. 2900 BCE)
Paunukha (“?Meshkalamdug”)
Gungun, Kingubi-Dudu
Kalbu or Kalburu
Bara-Gina, Puru-gin, Pardu-Bazum
or Urudu-Gina, or Urukka-Gina
The Great Gap of 430 years
with 26 (or 27) KingsUruash’s Dynasty of “Paunch”
3180–2751 BCE
Burata, Brihad, Prithu
Gautama, Dhundhumara
Dwat, Candra-ashva
Aja-midha or Siteshu
Chaxus, Riksha, Rucaka or Ruk-meshu
Haryashva or BarmyashvaMudgala or Mogallo
Badhryashya, L’asenadi or B’ujyu
Dāsa (Divo- or “divine”) or Trasa Dasyu I
Mettiyo or Mitrayu
Cyavana or Muckunda
Su-Dāsa, Dussaha or Trasa Dasyu II
Somaka, Sambhuta
Prishada or Suvarna Roman

Drupada I, Hrashva Roman
or Rohidashva
Vyoman, Vasumanas
Bhanu or Ban-kirti
Harish-candra II
Harita or Rohit-ashwa II
Cuncu or Dhundu
B’aruka or Ruruki
Vri-Taka or Dhri-Taka
Pra-Cinvat, B’arad-Vaja, Bahū or Bahuka or
Puru II

36a Zaggisi or Saggisi 2750–2726 BCE -
37 Guni, Shar-Guni, Kin or Sargon Sargon’s Dynasty
2725–2671 BCE
Kuni Sha-Kuni or Sagara
37a Mush Uru 2670–2656 BCE -
38 Man-ishtishu or Menes First Egyptian Dynasty
2655–2641 BCE
Son of Sargon, Asa-Manja, Manasyu
39 Naram-sin 2640–2585 BCE Grandson of Sargon, Anjana, Ansu-mat or Karamba
40 Shar-kali-sharri 2584–2561 BCE Son of Naram-sin, Kunti-jit, Khatawanga, Dilīppa
- Irgigi, Nigigi, Imi, Nanum, Iama (in inter-regnum) four kings 2560-2558 BCE Bhagi-ratha
41 Dudu 2557-2537 BCE Dhundu
42 Shūdur-kib 2536-2522 BCE Suhotra II, Shruta Shrutāyas
43 Uru-Nigin (? Nikin Uru of seal WSC. 390 2nd Erech Dynasty
2521-2519 BCE
Nabhin, Nābhāga
44 Urish-Ginar 2518-2513 BCE Harish-Candra or Ambarisha
44a Tardu (or Kudda) 2512-2507 BCE (?) RathiTara “great-grandson of Ambarūshu”
45 Ba-Sha-nini (or -ama) 2506-2502 BCE Sindhu-dhipa, Sanjaya
Uru-ash (or -an) -uta 2501-2494 BCE -
46 Guti occupation without kings Guti Dynasty
2493-2452 BCE
Kusha Dynasty
Ayunāyus (or ? Duthaliyas, k. of Khatti)
47 Muruta 2451-2449 BCE Mūrtaya
In Kishu or Gishu 2448-2443 BCE Kusha
Irilla Tax (or Warla Gaba) 2442-2437 BCE -
Dug-me or Ug-me 2436-2431 BCE -
48 Eamamesh (or Kashushamama) 2430-2425 BCE Kushāmba or Sarva-Kāma
Inima Bakies, Baesses, Bakus or Basam 2424-2420 BCE Basu II or Bhaji
Iziaush 2419-2414 BCE -
49 Iārla Tax or Dax 2413-2399 BCE Su Dāsa II
Ibate 2398-2396 BCE
Iārla Gash or Kashushamama (2nd term) 2395-2393 BCE Kushāmba (2nd term)
Basium, Basam or Bakus (2nd term) 2392- BCE Basu II or Bhaji (2nd term)
Nikīm or Nigin 2391-2389 BCE -
Lasi-rubum or La-Sirab 2388-2387 BCE Sarva-bhauma
Irarum 2386-2385 BCE -
Darranūm 2384- BCE -
50 Khāblum or Khab-Kalamu 2383-2382 BCE Kalmāshu-pāda
Suratāsh Sin or Sarati Gubi Sin 2381-2375 BCE Sruta, Upa-Gupta
Guda, Iārla Guashda or Gudia 2374-2368 BCE Gādhi
En-Ridi-Pizir, Pisha Ruddu 2367-2361 BCE Vishva-Ratha (son of Gādhi)
Tiri-gan 2360- BCE Trishanku
51 Ashukhamukh or Utukhe-gal 3rd Erech Dynasty
2360-2353 BCE
52 Uruash-Zikim Third Dynasty of Ur
2352-2335 BCE
Uru-Ricika Mūlaka
Dungi or Duk-gin (Shamu-) 2334-2277 BCE Dagni or Dagni-Jama
Purash-Sin (“Bur-Sin” 2276-2268 BCE Parashu-Rāma (and his massacre) Dasharatha or (?)
53 Suash-Sin (“Gimil-Sin”) 2267-2259 BCE Shata-ratha or Sushena Shata-ratha
54 Il-Ibil-Sin 2258-2233 BCE Il-Ibila or Ilivila
55 Ishbi-Ashuurra Isin Dynasty
2332-2200 BCE
56 Katini-Kat (or Shu-Lilishu 2199-2190 BCE Khatvanga or Dilipa
57 Itiash-Dakhu 2189-2169 BCE Dirga-bahu
58 Ishshibash-Dakhu 2163-2149 BCE Raghu
59 Libiash Ugun 2148-2138 BCE Aja
60 Dashashi-urash, Muru 2137-2110 BCE Dasha-ratha
61 Amar-Sin, (“Bur-Sin II”) 2109-2089 BCE Rama or Rama-Chandra
62 Libi (Insakh) 2088-2084 BCE Lava and Kusha
Ashurra Iwiti or Urra Iwiti 2083-2076 BCE -
63 Insakh-bani 2075-2052 BCE Atithi or Suhotra IV
64 Zāmbi (3) Tenirpisha (4) Urdukuga, Sin Mapish (II) 2051- BCE Nishadha
65 Damiq-ilushu -2007 BCE Nala
66 Anuha-Mubalit (“Sin Muballit” (20, of which four as emperor) First Babylonian Dynasty
as emperors
2023-2004 BCE
Nabha or Nabhas
67 Khammu-Rabi or “Great Lotus” 2003-1961 BCE Pundarika or “Great Lotus”
68 Sāmsui-Uduna 1960-1923 BCE Kshema-Dhanvan
69 Abieshu’a 1922-1895 BCE Devānīka
70 Ammi-Satana or Ammi-Ditana 1894-1858 BCE Ruru or (?) Suto-rusta
71 Ammi-Saraga or Ammi-Suduga 1857-1837 BCE Ahi-nagu
72 Sāmsu-Satana 1836-1806 BCE Sudhanvan ofr Pariyatra
73 Sakhari-Bal Sea-Land Dynasty
1805-1791 BCE
Sahasra-Bala or Bala (with separate line)
74 Xatal (“Gandash”) Kassite Dynasty
1790-1775 BCE
Sthala or Gaya
75 Agu-um 1774-1753 BCE Auka or Uktha
76 Bisuiru (“Kashtiliash”) 1752-1745 BCE Vajra-nābha
77 Ushigu 1744-1737 BCE Shankha
78 Abisuttash 1736- BCE Ab’Yutthit-ashva or Dhyushit-ashva

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