Hinduism

What Is Agrahara, List Of Agraharams


Agraharam is a name given to the dwelling place of Brahmins in India.

This term is unique especially in South India.

The term Agrahara means Primary Garland.

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Aerial View of Madurai,

Agraharam, Brahmins’ Dwelling Place, India,

This might denote the social status accorded to Brahmins because of their character.

Agrahara also means the primary Garland because of the lay out of the ancient indian villages/towns.

Every town /Village had, at its center,a Temple.

The streets were surrounding it in the form of a Garland..

The First street was the Agrahara, inhabited by Brahmins.

Aerial View of Madurai.jpg Aerial View of Madurai.see the structure of the streets now changed.

This comes after the Sannidhi Street,which contains more Small temples, other than the primary one,.

Then the Mada Veedhis.

This ,again is peculiar to South India.

Madam in Tamil means Balcony.

In ancient days the Mada Veedihs were the prerogative of the Kings.

Exception was Brahmins’ Dwelling Area.

After Mada Veedis came the Agrahara.

Then Mettukudi.

Other names were also used.

This as occupied by people of the other Varnas, loosely defined now as Caste,Kshatriyas, Vaisyas.

Outer most area was occupied by the Sudras.

Shudras were the off springs of Inter caste marriages and those who failed to follow The Vedic Dharma.

This was determined by disposition as well.

With the change in Brahmins vocation and their seeking their livelihood in other professions, this Agrahara has changed, the  houses having been sold to other communities.

Curiously enough, it is the Tamil, which is portrayed as anti Sanatana Dharam, which is untrue,that describes the Agrahara in details, not Sanskrit!

‘The houses had in front of them, a shed with short legs to which were tied fat calves; the houses were washed with cowdung and had idols (inside them). Domestic fowl and dogs did not approach them. It was the village of the guardians of the Veda who teach its sounds to the parrots with the bent mouth. If you (bard) reach (the place), fair faced bangled ladies who are as chaste as (Arundhathi) the little star which shines in the north of the bright, broad sky, will after sunset feed you on the well-cooked rice named after the bird (explained by the commentator as the rice called irasanam) along with slices of citron boiled in butter taken, from the buttermilk derived from red cows and scented with the leaves of the karuvembu, and mixed with pepper-powder, and the sweet-smelling tender fruit plucked from the tall mango tree and pickled.’

Agrahara List.

There are a number of places in Southern Karnataka named agrahara. These places might have, probably, originated as Brahmin villages.

  • Agrahara,(near Baragur) Handikunte post, Sira taluk, Tumkur dist, Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Arkalgud, in Hassan district of Karnataka state, India
  • Agrahara, Arsikere, in Hassan district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Channarayapatna, in Hassan district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Chiknayakanhalli, in Tumkur district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Chintamani, in Kolar district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Holalkere, in Chitradurga district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Hosadurga, in Chitradurga district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Hunsur, in Mysore district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Kadur, in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Kanakapura, in Bangalore Rural district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Koratagere, in Tumkur district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Malur, in Kolar district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Sandur, in Bellary district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Shrirangapattana, in Mandya district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Sira, in Tumkur district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara, Srinivaspur, in Kolar district of Karnataka
  • Agrahara Bachahalli, in Krishnarajpet taluk of Mandya district, Karnataka
  • Agrahara Palya, in Bangalore North taluk of Bangalore district, Karnataka
  • Agrahara Somarasanahalli, in Kola taluk of Kolar district, Karnataka
  • Agrahara Vaddahalli, in Hosakote taluk of Bangalore Rural district, Karnataka
  • Agrahara Valagerehalli, in Channapatna taluk of Bangalore Rural district, Karnataka
  • Konappana Agrahara, town in Anekal taluk adjoining Electronics City.
  • Rupena Agrahara
  • Agrahara,(near Baragur) Handikunte post, Sira taluk, Tumkur dist, Karnataka

Tamil Nadu[edit]

  • Annalagraharam, village in Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district.
  • Ganapathi Agraharam, village in Thanjavur district
  • Kondayyampettai Agraharam, a locality in Thiruvanaikaval
  • Pallipalayam Agraharam, village in Namakkal district
  • Pudupalaiyam Agraharam, village in Kanniyakumari district.
  • Kolinjivadi Agraharam, village in Dharapuram taluk of Tiruppur district
  • Agraharam, village in Vellore district
  • Thuvariman Agraharam, village in Madurai district
  • Malaipattu Agraharam, Proposed Agraharam concept approved layout, in Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kanchipuram District.
  • Sannidhi Street, Ravanasamudram, Tirunelveli district.
  • Agraharam, village in Denkanikottai Taluk of Krishnagiri District

Kerala

  • There is a famous Agraharam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala called Valiya Sala which is the lengthiest Agraharam in India.
  • Agraharams in Palakkad district are around 96. When the count of villages in the municipal area, they are around 18 of them. The concept is similar with houses in row on both sides and a temple at one end. They may differ in shapes – some are in straight line, some are T shaped and few have multiple temples within the village.
  • There are two main cluster Agraharams in Kottakkakam (Fort) and Karamana in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala State, India. The cluster in Fort is a string of several streets outside the four entrances of the Temple of the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram i.e. Sri Padmanabha Swami (Mahavishnu reclining on a serpent floating on ocean (Ksheerasaagaram). South Street, West Street, Ramaswami Kovil Street(North entrance), Pazhavangadi Street(East entrance), Thamman Street, First Puthen Street, Second Puthen Street, Third Puthen Street, Deekshidar Street, Edachery Kotta Street, Chottupura Street, Otta Street etc. are the main Agraharams in Fort cluster. Similarly there are several streets in Karamana Agraharam cluster also.
  • List of Kerla Agraharams.

The agraharams were constructed according to its own principles of architecture. Each house opened out into the street and each had a vasal-thinnai, which led to the ul-thinnai, rezhi, thazhvaram, adukkalai and kottil. Many of the agraharams had small inner courtyards, which provided adequate daylight to the rooms. Some of the agraharams are;

  • Kizhakkencherry Gramam, Palakkad
  • Vadakkencherry Gramam, Palakkad
  • Thekke Gramam (Southern Village), Chittur, Palakkad
  • Padinjare Gramam, Thathamangalam, Palakkad
  • Kizhakkencherry Gramam, Palakkad
  • Kuzhalmannam Agraharam, Palakkad
  • Agraharam in Thiruvananthapuram

Citations.

http://www.karmakerala.com/guide/kerala-agraharams.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agraharam

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MRTS In Vedas Sanatana Period Transportation


That the Vedas of the Sanatana Dharma spread far and wide is proved by the latest findings and they have been verified.

One major problem in understanding this spread is the distances involved in this endeavour.

Mass Rapid Transportation System.png. MRTS.Mass Rapid Transportation System.

How come the Vedic people had traveled to these areas when the known transport of those times are/were Horses?Chariots?

But the advanced knowledge of Electricity of the Vedic people indicate that since they knew about electricity, hey could have used it for Transport.

And their knowledge of Magnetism and aircrafts, Vimananas also makes one to suspect that they could have used these principles.

Added to this is the finding of the Axle of Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana in Sri Lanka.(read my Post on this)

The presence of Public Bathing facility in Mohenja darao Harappa sites indicate that there were Public facilities for communities.

Could they have used this for travel ad for Mass Rapid Transport Systems?

The answer is Yes.

Read On…..

Roads of cities as mentioned in Vedas were segregated for three services,For pedestrians, for bullock carts and vehicles (rathas) that run at different speeds;

In a verse of Yajur Veda (9-8), there is a description about the vehicle that uses a machine and runs with a jet speed.

In a mantra of Rig Veda (1-37-1) we find a mention about a sports car.There were also mass transport systems prevailing at that time. In Atharva Veda verse (20-76-2) mentions about a sort of public transport system resembling bus or train.

The words like “steam generating” vehicle, “magnetic powered” vehicle, “solar energy fueled” vehicle mentioned in Vedas cannot be ignored. Please note that the modern inventions of machinery run vehicles are of recent origin (say only 200 years old).

  …In Pathvisukta of Atharvaved (12-1-47) there is a mantra.

Dr.Vasudeosharan Agrawal has defined and explained it as follows: –

1.There are many paths, ways in this Earth.

2.These pathways are important factors for travelling for people.

3.The tracks for chariots are built on these roads. (In Olden times the chariot was the fastest travelling vehicle.)

4.The roads were also useful for the carts loaded with goods.

5.Everybody whether good or bad has equal rights to travel on this road.

6.But there shouldn’t be danger from the wild beasts of dacoits on this road.

7.If these paths are safe and fortune giving to the travellers, then these paths are the symbol of richness dwelling on the earth.

Through Vedic literature we are informed that the Aryans travelled in groups on wide roads, on which chariots could run (Atharvaved 14,1,63,14, 6-9). They described this path. They say the paths stood at a feet height, then the surroundings and the trees bordered the road.

Aitareya Brahmanas (7,14) in its Charaiwato Mantra emphasises on speedy travelling, whereas Atharvaved (12,1,40) reminds us of Aryans.

The contemporary historians also think along these lines and state that the origin of Aryans is not ‘Bharatvarsha’, but they are foreigners. One of the historian is Mr. Fushe. He states that Aryans came to India from Balakh through Hindukush. The Afghanis move along with their women and children and luggage. The Aryans travelled in a similar manner.

There is a story in ‘Shantapath Brahamana’. Videgh Madhav (a rural) started from the banks of Saraswati to spread the Vedic religion. He was accompanied by his family priest Gautama, and Atin the symbol of Vedic religion. They travelled disturbing the rivers, burning down the forests and reached the banks of the river Gandak. According to Shatpath (1,4,1,10-17) at that time, the Brahmanas were already residing on the other bank of the river. Already it was the centre of Vedehi Vedic Culture (Vedehi entered soul of Brahma) when Videha Madhav asked Agni about its original place, he told it was from East. Sadanera was the dividing line in Kousal and Vidahi.

There is no doubt, that in Indian culture the guest is respected as God. But there is a difference in motivation of a merchant and a traveller. The traveller is worshipped but not the merchant.

According to Vedic Index, Pam Pratipan and Atharvaved (3,15,14) have resemblance. They suggest to evaluate and perform bravery.

Pani was a rich merchant of those times. But because of his misery he was disliked by Brahmins. Hence he is condemned in many mantras of Rigveda. The gods were requested to wage war against Panis.

In Vedic times, the merchants used to travel over a longer distance. Their aim was to earn money through various means, to invest money for profits, to send goods to countries far away.

The trade was being continued by the Indian merchants and merchant’s who came by sea.

Boob has a place in Panis literature. He is called as a mesmerizer and hoarder.

Which people are referred to as Panis is impossible to tell.

According to St. Petersberg’s dictionary Pani originated from the root ‘Pan’ i.e. usage. So Pani is the person who did not give anything without his profits.

Ludwig says that these Panins were gypsies who moved in Caravans like the Arabs and people fro Northern Africa.

May be, these panis were not Aryans and they did not believe in Vedic Religion. So Aryans were unhappy with them.

In Vedic literature we get references of the trade through sea near Sindhu river. There are references about the ships.

Vedic Aryans did trade through the sea (Rigveda – 1.47,6,7,7). They used to trade commodities like pearls. This trade also helped to acquire knowledge.

Shatpathi Brahmanas (1,6/3,11) calls Arabic ocean as ‘Prachyor’ and the Bay of Bengal a udichya. Afterwards they are referred as Ratnakar and Manodidh respectively.

In Rigveda there are references of Sea-voyages. Bhujayu’s ship was wrecked in storm at sea. Many investigators were sent to search for it. Erections of ‘direction showing crows’ was also done.

In this way we had a glimpse at the transportation by road and water. Due to these sea-voyages there were many adulterations in the streams of society, so sea-voyages were criticized. Manu also opposed sea voyages. But the sea voyages regained its importance during ‘Buddha’s reign’.

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NON-MILITARY APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICITY:

According to the descriptions found in Atharvaveda, electrical energy can be utilized in many useful applications such as creation of powerful engines, illumination, agricultural machinery, hydroelectric power plants, manufacturing plants, biomedical engineering, extraction of medicines, etc. and thus serve to greatly enhance the daily life of people.

Chapter 1: Hymn VII

Verse 2: Nav Yo Navati Puro bibhed bahvotjasaa
Ahi Cha vritrahaavadheet

Electricity , which breaks, by the energy of its arms the 99 cities, destroys the cloud, which covers the rays of the sun, the source of all energy and power.

This initial description describes the inherent properties of of electrical energy. Here the “arms of electricity” refers to positive and negative currents. The 99 cities refers to the 99 elements, as known to modern day scientists. In Vedic terminology, these essential elements were known as “Bhogas”.

Verse 3: Sa na Indrah Shivah sakhashwavad gomadvavama
Urudhaarev dohate

That very electric power may be our peaceful friend, providing us with the horse-power to drive our machines, light to light up our houses, and power to produce grains in the fields. Let it bring on prosperity and well-being for us by flowing into numerous currents.

These verses clearly refer to the various useful applications of electricity. The mention of horse powered driving machines is a direct reference to electronically powered vehicles like automobiles, aircraft, etc. In our times, even prototypes of electric cars are a very recent development. In the present era, Electric car prototypes were created due to the dawning realization that gasoline fuel is a perishable resource as well as polluting to the environment. It looks like thousands of years ago, our Rishis were already aware of these dangers and used electric engines in their vehicles, as one of their primary modes of transport as well as for motors, etc. for other types of machinery. This verse also clearly mentions that electricity was used to light up buildings, just as we do today. In addition there is a reference to electrically powered agricultural machines, which helped in the manufacture and processing of crops from the fields.

Verse 4: Indra Kratuvidang sutang somang harya purushtut
Piba vrishaswa taatripim

Let electricity, so highly spoken of by many learned people, help extract the essence of medicines, thus produced by those, who are well-versed in manufacturing things. Let it keep safe and shower, on us the rain, satisfying all.

In modern times, we have discovered that certain electronic devices such as centrifuges, deep refrigeration, etc. are extremely helpful in deriving medicinal extracts. Apparently our ancient scientists were well aware of these methods and perhaps even more advanced than us in their knowledge. The last sentence refers reverentially to the role of electricity, which in the form of lightning is instrumental in creating life giving rain for the entire planet. The picture that emerges from these verses is that of an extremely advanced culture, that utilized superlative technology and yet maintained an enormous respect and reverence for the ecosystem and the natural environment. The proponents of Vedic culture saw spirituality everywhere, and held sacred the power of all divine forces, from water, to electricity. Not only this, but they had analysed the properties and laws of all these natural energies and thus comprehended perfectly the best way to utilize them.

Chapter 3 :Hymn XXXI

Verse 1: Taa Vajrinam Mandinam Stomyam mad indram rathe vahato haryataa haree
Purunyasmay savanaani haryata indraaya somaa harayo dadhanwire

Those two speedily moving forces of attraction and repulsion propel the electric current, powerful like the thunderbolt, pleasant and praiseworthy, in this pleasant plane or car. Manifold are the generating powers for the refulgent electricity borne by speedy moving Somas – various kinds of liquid fuels.

Verse 2: Arang Kaamaay Haryo dadhanwire sthiraay hinvanharayo Haree tura
Arvadbhiyor Haribhijorshameeyate so asya kaamam harivantamaanashe

The above mentioned speedy forces of two kinds set in motion strong currents, capable of maintaining steady progress in the attainment of one’s objective in plenty. Whatever complex is attained by these fast moving horsepowers, is enough to achieve the beautiful objective of his, the manufacturer.

Here the principles of electromagnetic force discussed are being used to generate motion. In addition, the reference to a liquid fuel propellant, informs us that a combination of high-speed and intense electrical power was used to produce a number of favourable results like exceptionally fast vehicular modes of transportation, as well as efficient manufacturing processes. For example, extremely fast centrifugal force is used to separate genetic materials in Biomedical labs today. The combination of speed and power is certainly desirable to increase the efficiency of manufacturing plants.

Chapter 2: Hymn XV

Verse 2: Adha te vishwamanu haasadishtaya aapo nimneva savanaa havishmatah
Yatparvate na samasheeta haryata indrasya vajrah shnathita hiranyayah

Just as all productive works of the manufacturer depend upon waters flowing down with speed, so do all the desired objects of him depend upon you (Electricity), as its powerful striking force cannot be obstructed by any cloud, or mountain in the way. It smashes all impediments, with its radiant energy.

This verse acknowledges the immense power of electricity and proves the Vedic community’s understanding of its intensity. Electricity does have the power of striking through any element. The portion about productive works depending on waters flowing with speed is an obvious reference to harnessing hydroelectric power. It is obvious from this verse that Vedic society was well aware of methods that harnessed the power of electricity through systems like hydroelectric power plants. Once harnessed, they incorporated the force to implement manufacturing concerns and power machinery.

http://ashoktiwari.tripod.com/eved.html

http://www.indiainnings.in/108Facts/transport

http://vedpradip.com/articlecontent.php?aid=76&linkid=1&vedid=1&catid=7&subcatid=16

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Vishnu Tantra Yantra Mantra Remove Obstacles


One finds the Tantra Shastras relate primarily to Shiva and Shakti, though there are Ganapathi, Subrahmanya Tantras are also known.

What is not known is that there is Vishnu Tantra.

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Lord Vishnu.
Image Credit.vishnu108.deviantart.com

Tantra associated with Vishnu is not known primarily because of the concept of Saranagathi, total surrender to Vishnu.

This surrender is explained in the Pancharatra Agama and is also dealt with in Vaikhanasa Agama.

Of these two, the Pancharatra is closer to Tantra.

Information on this subject is scarce and readers may contribute.

The Vishnu Tantra.

Shri Vishnu can also be worshipped in all three forms : Satvik, Rajsik, Tamsik.

In Satwa, his Narayan form is most important

In Raja, his Narsimha form is very important. He is the protector.

in Tama, his Varah form is most important.
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Mantra for Maha Vishnu Yantra
Narayanaya Vidhmahe
Vasudevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat
Alternatively, this mantra can be used instead:
Om Namo Narayanaya  or

Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaaya.

Yantras are usually made of copper.

Place the Yantra facing the East or the North in a clean and sacred altar.
Do not let other people touch the Yantra.
Periodically wash the Yantra with rose-water or milk. Then, rinse it with water and wipe it to dry. The Yantra’s color may change over a period of time; however this does not dilute the power of the Yantra.
Place rounded dots of sandalwood paste on the 4 corners and in the center of the Yantra.
Light a candle or ghee lamp and an incense stick in front of the Yantra. You can offer fresh or dry fruits as Prasad, as well.
Chant the Mantra above in front of the Yantra, preferably after showering.

Naivedya.Sakkarai Pongal.

For general rules for Pooja please refer my post.

Vishnu Yantra.ishnu is the presever aspect of God, once in his shelter, he oversees preservation and optimization of every aspect of your life.

2) Shri Vishnu is the husband of Shri lakshmi (goddess of weatlh), in reality it is only upon inheritance of his nature in a person through his worship, that Shri Lakshmi can be made stable in anyones life or home. It is only through Vishnu that Lakshmi can be made stable.

3) Shri Vishnu is the Upholder of Satwa Guna (purity qualities) in universe, hence he provides fastest liberation to Satvik devotees.

The six aspects of Surrrender to Vishnu.

i) Atma-nikshepa or nyAsa – placing oneself completely and directly under God’s care. This involves giving up independent ownership in matters of actions or fruits thereof. This in fact is the real SaraNAgati. The subsequent five are to be regarding as assisting this. The obstacle to nyAsa is phalepsA or the desire for mundane benefits,which should therefore be avoided.

ii) kArpaNya – This refers to absolute humility bordering on lowliness and honest awareness of one’s own natural ignorance, impurity etc., partly because of stains acquired through countless births. We all know the enormous feeling of kArpaNya that our AzhvArs have expressed through their compositions. This leads to ridding the arrogance that one may have because of parentage, learning, wealth, etc., and to get the sense that without the aid of Godhead, whatever we undertake on our own is bound to fail. The enemy for kArpaNya is the feeling that one is free, independent,and competent to do whatever he likes (sva-svAtantryAvabodha).

iii) mahA-viSvAsa – irrepressible and great faith in Godhead. Involves the understanding that God is the benefactor of all beings, and His compassion is always and readily available. The firm conviction that He will not fail to protect us is ‘viSvAsa’. This by itself is capable of eradicating all sins.

iv) goptR – The deliberate choice of bhagavAn SrIman nArAyaNa as the sole Protector. Even when it is granted that anyway He is the sole protector, lakshmI-tantra points out that what is involved in this a’nga is the conscious and mindful selection of Him, the acknowledgment that we need protection, and that He and only He can protect us.

v) prAtikUlya-vivarjana – giving up whatever is antagonistic to any of His creations or to Him. A devotee must realize that all beings are like himself.

vi) AnukUlya-niScaya – The resolve to do good to all beings. The realization that all beings are in actuality the body of God, and the resolve to live in accordance with the will of God. Ahirbudhnya samhitA gives a beautiful illustration of SaraNAgati using a passenger who wants to cross a river in a boat. It is the passenger’s responsibility to go and sit in the boat, and that is the end of his responsibility; the job or rowing the boat is not his, but that of the boatman (in this case God Himself).

Six aspects of surrender are described in many PancarAtra samhitas such as Ahirbudhnya Samhita, Lakshmi Tantra etc., thought the order of importance may vary. Lakshmi Tantra give the following:

AnukUlyasya samkalpah prAtikUlyasya varjanam |
rakshishyatIti viSvAso goptRtva varaNam tathA ||
AtmA nikshepa kArpaNye shadvidhA SaraNagatih || (Lakshmi Tantra 17, 59-61)

Citation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancharatra

http://www.yogatantrameditation.com/tantra-meditation-healing/types-of-tantra/vishnu-tantra

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British Descendants Of Bharata ‘Phoenicians Barat’


The races of the world seem to have originated in ancient India.

When one checks European History one would find that the first migration there was from Asia and no further investigation was done as who these people are in Asia.

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Family Tree of Bharata.
Click to enlarge the Image.

This calls for early geological evidence and references to indian literature,both Religious Texts and Classics in Sanskrit an Tamil.

I am including Tamil here because the reference are found on this subject and I am looking into other languages of India to buttress my claims.

Scholars in Indian Languages may contribute.

I have written about Goddess Lakshmi Being the Goddess of the Canaanites and Phoenicians and that Krishna’s son Pradhyumna founded a city.

The Phoenicians are reported to be the descendants of the Yadavas, the clan to which Lord Krishna belonged to.

Now

,The Mahabharata, states, “The able Panch (पञ्च) setting out to invade the Earth, brought the whole world under their sway”. – Book 1, ch.94, shloka 3738

 
The able ‘Panch’ have been interpreted by some western philologist, foremost among them British researcher Laurence Waddell (1854-1938), as the ancestors of the people who later came to be known as ‘Britons’, Anyone who has read the Mahabharata knows that the ‘Panch’ are the ‘five’ Pandava’ brothers.

 
The word ‘Panch’ appears in the names of many Mahabharata tribes – one such tribe was the ‘Panchal’ (पञ्चाल) – the tribe to which Draupadi belonged. The first five tribes of the Vedic-Kshatriyas were known as Pancha-janya (पाञ्चजन्य) or ‘Five People’. In Vedic literature the ‘Pancha-janya’ are described as the ‘five major races’ of the Mahabharata. The Maha-Bharata is the chronicle of the Bharata dynasty. Bharat was a legendary emperor of India, the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala, and his empire is known to have extended way beyond even what is referred to as greater India. 

Laurence Waddell traces the origins of the Britons to the descendants of King Bharata, via the Phoenicians. Waddell quotes the following verse from the Mahabharata – “And King Bharat gave his name to the Dynastic Race of which he was the founder; and so it is from him that the fame of that Dynastic People hath spread so wide.“..
Waddell says that the descendants of King Bharata included the branch that later came to be known as Phoenicians. The ‘later Phoenicians’ also gave themselves the title ‘Barat’ which they spelled as ‘Parat’, ‘Prat’ or ‘Prydi’.’
References and Citation.
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Maggi Pizzas Have Pig Harmful Chemicals Deadly Side Effects


Now Maggi is in the News for its ingredients contain Lead and other chemicals harmful to Health.
It has been taken off the shelf from UP,Delhi, Kerala and tamil Nadu is about to ban it.
Maggi noodles.jpg Maggi noodles

We had earlier the issue of Johnson and Johnson for similar offences.

Oreo cookies,which was banned in the US as early as in the Thirties!
I have been writing on this issue , Coke,Maggi,Pepsi and other Health Drinks.
No body sees to bother .
Excepion is my Five year Grandson who refuses all these saying that his Boss Thatha(that's me!) told him they are harmful)

I am providing soe information received from my friend below and right after it information from a reliable sites.

As they say in Tamil, I have blown the Whisle(Saangu, Conch)
Upto You.

Life bouy is neither bath soap nor toilet soap ! 
But it's a Cabolic soap used for bathing animals !
Europe uses Life bouy for Dogs ! And in our country millions of humans use it !
That Coke, Pepsi is  reality toilet cleaner ! it has been proved that it contains 21 types  of different poisons ! And it's sale is banned in the canteen of indian parliament ! But it is sold in whole country !!

That foreign companies selling health tonics like Boost
Complan
Horlics
Maltova
Protin-ex., were tested in Delhi at All India Institute (which houses biggest laboratory in india) and it was found that it is made from the waste left after oil is extracted from Groundnut ! Which is food for animals ! From this waste they make health tonic !!


When Amitabh Bachhan was operated in hospital for 10 long hours !
Doctor had to cut and remove large intestine !! and doctor had told him that it has rotten due to drinking of soft drinks like Coke, Pepsi ! And then he stopped advertising coke
pepsi !

 
Let's have a look over pizza companies

"Pizza Hut
Dominos
KFC
McDonalds
Pizza Corner
Papa John’s Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
Sal’s Pizza"

These are all american companies,

Note:- to make Pizza tasty...
E-631 flavor Enhancer is added which is made from Pork or Pig meat.

● Attention friends if following codes are mentioned on food packs then you should know what you are unknowingly consuming.

E 322 - Beef
E 422 - Alcohol
E 442 - Alcohol & Chemical
E 471 - Beef & Alcohol 
E 476 - Alcohol
E 481 - mixture of Beef and Pork 
E 627 - Dangerous Chemical
E 472 - mixture of Beef, meat & Pork 
E 631 - Oil extracted from Pig fats.

● Note - you will find these codes mostly in products of foreign companies like :- Chips , Biscuits , Chewing Gums, Toffees, Kurkure and Maggi !

● Don't ignore pay your kind attention atleast for the well being of your kids, if in doubt then search by yourself through your sources if not internet. (Google)

● Look at ingredient on Maggi pack, you will find flavor (E-635 ).

● Also look for following codes on Google :-

E100, E110, E120, E140, E141, E153, E210, E213, E214, E216, E234, E252, E270, E280, E325, E326, E327, E334, E335, E336, E337, E422, E430, E431, E432, E433, E434, E435, E436, E440, E470, E471, E472, E473, E474, E475, E476, E477, E478, E481, E482, E483, E491, E492, E493, E494, E495, E542, E570, E572, E631, E635, E904.

Food-Info.net> E-numbers > E600-700

E635 : Sodium ribonucleotides

Origin:
Mixture of sodium salts of guanylic (E626) and inosinic acid (E630).Function & Characteristics:
Flavour enhancer. Guanylates and inosinates do not have the specific umami taste but strongly enhance many other flavours, thereby reducing the amounts of salt or other flavour enhancers needed in a product.

Products:
Used in many products. Mainly used in low sodium/salt products.

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined. Guanylates and inosinates may not be used in products intended for children under 12 weeks.

Side effects:
Asthmatic people should avoid guanylates and inosinates. As guanylates and inosinates are metabolised to purines, they should be avoided by people suffering from gout. However, the concentrations used are generally so low that no effects are to be expected.

Dietary restrictions:
Guanylates and inosinates are generally produced from meat, but partly also from fish. They are thus not suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and in most cases not suitable for Jews, Muslims and Hindus, depending on the origin of the product. Only the producer can provide information on the origin.”

Beware Maggi Lovers : Cooking Maggi Noodles in wrong way is very dangerous for health.

There is a certain way to cook maggi. You may be thinking whats new in this but the cooking process which is shown behind the packet maybe right but it is surely harmful to your body because maggi noodles are coated with Wax which harms us and takes 3 to 4 days to excrete the wax which is harmful. The ingredient called Msg can make you fat and fat people kknow how much difficult it is to loose their weight. Maggi should not be given to young children as they are also harmful to them.

Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for around 3 minutes and then it’s ready to eat. This is the WRONG way and dangerous method of cooking the instant noodles like Maggi. By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder,normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structure of the MSG, causing it to be toxic. The other thing that you may or may not realize is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the wax after you have eaten the noodles.

CORRECT METHOD OF COOKING MAGGI:

The correct way to cook instant noodles without harming our bodies and health is
1. Boil the noodles in a pot of water.
2. Once the noodles are cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax.
3. Boil another pot of water, add the cooked noodles into the hot boiling water and then turn off the stove.
4. Only at this stage when the stove is off, and while the water is very hot, add the flavouring powder into the water, to make noodle soup.
5. However, if you need dry noodles, remove the noodles and add the flavoring powder and toss it to get dry noodles.

2. Maggi is non vegetarian

Maggi contains MSG (Monosodium glutamate) used as a flavor enhancer, which is made? using Bactosoytone, itself made from soy protein using a catalyst enzyme porcine (taken from intestine of Pig). Chemically, catalyst never goes in the molecular structure of Bactosoytone, hence it’s Vegetarian for Nestle. MSG as such is harmful to health. Maggi also launched no-MSG series known as Vegetable Atta-Maggie, but that’s just a makeover.

Atta Maggie contains? DSG (DiSodium Glutamate), which does contain Bactosoytone. Not written in ingredients as such, hidden under alias Flavor-627. Maggi also contains flavour enhancers E 631 and E 635. Also a huge number of popular packed foods such as Magginoodles, biscuits etc and even other products such as toothpaste, soaps etc contain animal fat in them, that too, mostly PIG FAT.

“Disodium glutamate is produced from dried fish or dried seaweed and is often added to instant noodles, potato chips and other snacks, savouryrice, tinned vegetables, cured meats, and packaged soup”.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG – E621) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinesefood, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats.

The following table indicates additives which are always derived from animals.

E Number Additive Name
120 Cochineal, Carminic acid, Carmines Natural Red 4 – colouring
A colouring that makes many foods red. Found in alcoholic drinks, fruit pie fillings, jams, many sweets and even cheeses. Cochineal is made from the female insect found on cacti called Dactylopius Coccus. She is boiled alive or left to “cook” alive through sun exposure. Cochineal is the result of crushing scales of the insect into a red powder.
441 Gelatine – Emulsifier / Gelling Agent
You may not find this E number 441 on food ingredients listings anymore because instead of an additive, Gelatine has now been classed as food (made of animal skin and hoofs) in it’s own right. Remember, all types of gelatine are animal based and can be found in dairy products like yoghurts, plus many kinds of confectionery, jellies and other sweets.
542 Bone phosphate – Anti-caking agent
631 Disodium inosinate – Flavour enhancer
Almost always made from animals and fish
635 Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides – Flavour enhancer
Often made from animals
901 Beeswax – white and yellow – Glazing Agent
Not suitable for Vegans.
966 Lactitol – Sweetener
Derived from Lactose, commercially prepared using whey, so unsuitable for vegans.

(Source)

The video belows shows the dangers of Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

The Dangers of MSG – Part 1 ‘The Hidden Danger in Your Food’ (Flavor Enhancers E621 side effects)

FOOD ADDITIVE CODE BREAKER & SIDE EFFECTS – FLAVOR ENHANCERS, MSG


Number Name Comments
E620 L-Glutamic acid might cause similar problems as MSG(621), young children should avoid it
E621 Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be an allergen, not permitted in foods for infants and young children
E622 Monopotassium glutamate can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea , abdominal cramps. Typical products are low sodium salt substitutes
E627 Disodiumguanylate not permitted in foods for infants and young children
E631 Disodium inosinate not permitted in foods for infants and young children
E635 Sodium 5’ribonucleotide not permitted in Australia

(Source)Why used in maggi ??

Pigs skin juice is used for bringing taste to maggi ans other flavour enhancers are listed in the above tables which play an important role in bringing the taste to the Maggi.

Simple experiment to try at home if you are non vegetarian:-
Boil chicken maggi soup powder and vegetarian maggi noodles masala powder

After boiling, taste both of them. They will taste the same.
(Source)

3. Why Jain and Vaishnav people can’t eat Maggi??

People who follow jain and vaishnav religion can’t eat Maggi because it contains Onion and Garlic powder in it.

4. Other Foods which contains animals

  • Albumen: This is the white of egg and is commonly used on bread and confectionary.
  • Ajinomoto: Made from fish. Used as a sauce or in Chinese food.
  • Cheese: Most foreign cheeses are made by using stomach acids obtained from the slitting the stomachs of calves while alive.
  • Chewing gum: Usually made of vegetable gum but may contain glycerine, gelatine, stearic acid and emulsifiers of animal origin. Check on the label.
  • Chips: Always fried in animal fat abroad at all fast food eateries. Packaged Indian crisps must specify that they are cooked in vegetable oils or assume that they are not.
  • Chocolates: The most commonly used animal ingredients in chocolates are egg white, egg lecithin, shellac and gelatine. Nestle’s Kitkat is made of calf rennet. Turkish Delight, fruit rolls, toffees, marshmallows, jujubes, peppermints usually contain gelatine. Polo Mints contain beef. So do most Western sweets that come in via the Middle East. Smarties contain cochineal.
  • Colas: May use ester gum as emulsifiers. Ester gum’s main ingredient is glycerol. Coca Cola admits to using glycerine.
  • Ice-cream: Unless specifically listed as vegetarian, the ice cream contains eggs and gelatine obtained by boiling cattle udders, noses and anuses. Amul and Baskin Robbins are vegetarian.
  • Jam: Jammay contain gelatine
  • Jelly: Jelly is always made of gelatine. In fact the word jelly is a short form of gelatine. A few companies make it from vegetable gum and mark it as vegetarian jelly. Look for the label.
  • Varakh: This is made by beating silver between fresh hot cow/buffalo intestines. Each piece of varakh contains specks of intestine.
  • Riboflavin: This is used as a orange-yellow colouring agent. It is obtained from egg yolk or liver. It can also come from vegetables but that is expensive. Check with the manufacturer.
  • Worcester Sauce: It contains small fish called anchovies.
Reference.
http://www.food-info.net/uk/e/e635.htm

Guruprasad

http://foodie-funda.blogspot.in/2013/06/why-all-vegetarians-vegans-should-know.html


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