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On the auspicious occasion of #GuruPurnima, let's start learning some Nakshatra based techniques in Jyotish. It will be a long thread, to be finished in some weeks. You can click this tweet to load the entire thread.

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Om Ganeshay Namah.

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Let us first begin with definition of the word "Nakshatra". Among many meanings, it means one that does not move (जो न चले/हिले) i.e. (न क्षरति, न सरति इति नक्षत्रः). English word for it is constellation.

But does the word Nakshatra include all the constellations for the purposes of Jyotish?


Only a sector of Ecliptic is concerned here where Moon and other Grahas pass through during the course of their transit. All Nakshatras are located on or around the ecliptic.
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#GuruPurnima or
This day also marks birth day of Maharshi Ved Vyas

DYK: The place where he composed great Indian epics Ved, Puran, Mahabharat etc?

#ManaGaon UK, the last village of India,
Abt 3-4 kms from Badrinath Dham

Interesting video in next thread⬇️
#VyasGufa is a place in Mana gaon where maharshi composed great epics. He dictated the vedas to shri Ganesha from Vyas gufa. Ganeshaji became his author & noted them sitting at another place in Mana gaon known as #GaneshGufa
📽️:edited by me (relevant portion)
📷: Self&RKSingh
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On this auspicious day of #Gurupurnima , let's unveil the Goddess of Knowledge - Maa Saraswati.

She not only represents knowledge, she represents art, music, language, wisdom, and learning.

She's a part of Tridevi - Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati.
She symbolises creative and constructive energy, power in all its forms, including the longing and love.

Tridev can create, maintain and regenerate the Universe but can't do so without Shakti/energy.

Saraswati Maa is depicted as a beautiful lady in white.
She's often seated on a white lotus with a swan near her feet. She's always with her favourite musical instrument Veena. Several times a peacock is shown close to her.

Each one is a unique symbol.

Starting with
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#Gurupurnima #hinduculture

ഭാരതം ഭൂമിശാസ്ത്രപരമായ സവിശേഷതകൾക്കപ്പുറം സംസ്കൃതിയുടെ മഹനീയത നിറയുന്ന മനോഹരമായ രാഷ്‌ട്രം. മറ്റൊരു രാഷ്‌ട്രത്തിനും അവകാശപ്പെടാൻ കഴിയാത്ത ആത്മത്യാഗത്തിന്റെ ഊർജ്ജമണ്ഡലങ്ങൾ പ്രഭ ചൊരിയുന്ന നാട് .

നൂറുകണക്കിന് ജനപദങ്ങളുടെ, ഭാഷകളുടെ 1
ആയിരക്കണക്കിന് മതങ്ങളുടെ,  ലക്ഷക്കണക്കിന് ദൈവങ്ങളുടെ നാട്. മനുഷ്യരാശിയുടെ കളിത്തൊട്ടിൽ, ചരിത്രത്തിന്റെ മാതാവ്, ഐതിഹ്യങ്ങളുടെ മാതാമഹി...

പണ്ഡിതനേയും പാമരനേയും വിഡ്ഢിയേയും മനീഷിയേയും രാജാവിനേയും സേവകനേയും ഒരു പോലെ അത്ഭുതപ്പെടുത്തിയ സൂര്യന് കീഴിലുള്ള ഒരേയൊരു നാട്..2
ലോകപ്രശസ്തകരായ ചിന്തകരും സഞ്ചാരികളും അത്ഭുതത്തോടെ അവളുടെ വാങ്മയ ചിത്രങ്ങൾ വരച്ചു. അവളുടെ സാംസ്കാരിക സവിശേഷതകളെപ്പറ്റി എഴുതി. വിചാര വൈവിദ്ധ്യത്തെപ്പറ്റി വാചാലരായി. ആയിരക്കണക്കിനാണ്ടുകൾ പഴക്കമുള്ള ആ സംസ്കാരത്തിന്റെ മഹിമയിൽ അഭിമാനം കൊണ്ടു. ആ തനിമയിൽ ആവേശ ഭരിതരായി.3
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On days when the moon is full, its vibration, its feel, is very different than on other days. For a spiritual seeker, this day is like a boon from nature. Earlier, #Gurupurnima was among the most important festive occasions in the country. Over time, it got relegated to the
background due to ignorance and so fewer people were aware of its great significance. However, it is now coming back slowly into prominence with more seekers looking for spiritual guidance. Guru Purnima is the day the first guru was born. Once upon a time, Shiva attained and went
into intense ecstatic dance on the Himalayas. When we say Shiva, in the yogic culture, we do not refer to him as a god. He is seen as the Adiyogi, or the first yogi. When his ecstasy became beyond movement, he became still. When it allowed him some movement, he danced wildly.
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सीतानाथसामारम्भां रामानन्दार्यमध्यमाम्।
अस्मदाचार्यपर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम्॥

On the occasion of #GuruPurnima, here are thirty-three meanings of the Sanskrit word ‘guru’ as explained in various texts. With praṇāma‑s to all our guru‑s.

Meaning #1: “one who swallows ignorance”

Meaning #2: “one who teaches ‘dharma’ and scriptures like Veda‑s”

Meaning #3: “one who is praised by gods, ‘gandharva’‑s, humans, etc.”

Meaning #4: “one who destroys darkness with brilliance”

Meaning #5: “one who removes the disease of worldly existence”

Meaning #6: “one who is beyond [three] qualities and form”

Meaning #7: “one who releases from the bondage of ‘māyā’”

Meaning #8: “Brahmā (the creator)”

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Indians / Hindus may want to celebrate centuries old Dharmic tradition of #GuruPurnima & silently retire sickular #TeachersDay . #TIL (Today I Learnt) about Dr Radhakrishnan. Details are not very flattering, actually sordid and disturbing. Read the rest of this thread...
2 stories:

1. Swayamsevaks went to honor Doctorji Hedgewar, @RSSorg founder on Guru Purnima. He declined & advised them to honor #BhagwaDhwaj

2. Students went to honor Dr Radhakrishnan on his b'day. He himself advised them to celebrate it as #TeachersDay

Character Difference!
@Prakharshri78 provides details of Radhakrishnan plagiarising parts of student Jadunath Sinha's PhD thesis in his book Indian Philosophy launching his international fame. There was a Kolkata High Court case that was settled, details not revealed to date.

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प्रेरकः सूचकश्वैव वाचको दर्शकस्तथा।
शिक्षको बोधकश्चैव षडेते गुरवः स्मृताः ॥

Those who motivate, inspire, provide knowledge and information, show you the true path and make you realise - They're all like Gurus.
अज्ञान तिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जन शलाकया । चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥

One who helped people open their eyes with his knowledge and brought them out from the darkness of illiteracy, my Namaskar to that Guru.
वसुदेवसुतं देवं कंसचाणूरमर्दनम् ।
देवकी परमानन्दं कृष्णं वन्दे जगद्गुरुम् ॥

I bow to Lord Krishna, son of Vasudeva, the cause of Devaki’s immense happiness, one who slayed Kansa and Chanoora, who is the Supreme Guru or the Teacher of the Universe

Vāhegurū = Waheguru = Jagadguru
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Let us resolve to reclaim Art 26 RightToProtect and Teach of Hindu Deities taken away by SC in Sabarimala judgement #GuruPurnima
Art 26 right sampradaya right which is equated to Guruparampara lineage Hindu Deities are first Guru of Guruparampara lineage & includes our Acharyas Image
Let us resolve to reclaim Art 26 RightToProtect and Teach of Hindu Deities taken away by SC in Sabarimala judgement #GuruPurnima & prevent…
The 👆 is result of not following 'Will of Ruler Deity' protected u Art 26
"Devaswoms, Hindu Religious Endowments & matters connected therewith ...shall not in any respect be within scope or purview of Council of Ministers or the Legislative Assembly"
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गुरु का महत्व क्या है ?
एक आध्यात्मिक परिप्रेक्ष्य

किसी भी क्षेत्र में हमारा मार्गदर्शन करने के लिए एक शिक्षक का होना अमूल्य है। यह अध्यात्म के लिए भी सत्य है।

अधिक जानकारी के लिए पढ़ें

#GuruPurnima #गुरूपौर्णिमा Image
जैसा कि अध्यात्म प्रकृति से सूक्ष्म या अमूर्त है, यह निश्चित रूप से पहचानना कठिन है कि आध्यात्मिक रूप से विकसित मार्गदर्शक या गुरु कौन है। एक गुरु, शिक्षक या उपदेशक से बहुत भिन्न है।
वह हमारे जीवन के आध्यात्मिक प्रकाश का एक प्रतीक हैं, और हमें सभी धर्मों और संस्कृतियों को रेखांकित करने वाले सार्वभौमिक आध्यात्मिक सिद्धांतों की शिक्षा देते हैं। यह लेख उनकी विशेषताओं और मुख्य गुणों का विस्तार करता है।
#GratitudeToMyGuru #GuruPurnima2020
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कुछ देने को हाथ मेरे खाली है भगवन ।
कृतज्ञ हू । कृतज्ञ हू । और सदा कृतज्ञ रहू ।
कृतज्ञता का अवसर जो दिया ।।

जय गुरुदेव । जय गुरुदेव । जय गुरुदेव ।

कृतज्ञता❗ कृतज्ञता❗ कृतज्ञता ❗

#GuruPurnima #GuruPurnima2020
🙏🙏🌷🙏🙏🌷🙏🙏🌷🙏🙏 Image
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A Guru who shows the way,who helps us to cross the Ocean of Samsara ,to such a guru my koti koti pranam🙏
Who is a Guru?
Story of 24 Gurus of Dattatreya
Yadu who was in quest of spiritual life,During his wanderings he came across a naked ascetic, smeared with ash, radiant with bliss, Yadu felt drawn to him. 'O Rishi' he asked, 'who are you?' 'I am an Avadhoot,' said Dattatreya,
What is an Avadhoot? asked Yadu
Aksharatvat, imperishability
Varenyatvat,Devout -these two words form the essence of an Avadhoot
One who has cut himself from all things which are transient-One who has shaken off avidya and lives in the bliss of his own atman. He is an Avadhoot
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Guru Purnima epitomizes the importance given from time immemorial to Gurus, who continue to enrich the lives of people with knowledge and wisdom, generations after generations. #GuruPoornima Image
In India for ages,a Guru or a teacher has played a very significant role in every individual's life and has been the most important influence after his or her parents
Values are best taught through example.Teachers have to be role models exemplifying the value system #GuruPurnima
My advice to #teachers is to focus on the holistic development of the students in the true ‘Guru-Sishya’ parampara. There is a need to provide a personal touch to make learning that much more interesting.#GuruPurnima2020
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ईश्वरो गुरुरात्मेति मूर्तिभेदविभागिने ।
व्योमवद्व्याप्तदेहाय दक्षिणामूर्तये नमः || (Manasollasa 1.30)
Salutation to Dakshinamurthy, who is all-pervading like space/ether, & who is manifest in different forms as Ishwara (God), Guru (teacher), & as Atman (the Self). #GuruPurnima
Indic Today @indictoday has republished my old essay on Sri Dakshinamurthy on the sacred occasion on #GuruPurnima2020. It explores importance of #Guru and who Dakshinamurthy is and what it means to consider Dakshinamurthy as the first Guru-…
A few years back, I had published this essay as a short book. You can purchase it from @hindueshop here-… #GuruPurnima #GuruPurnima2020
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Guru And The Ancient Indian Gurukul System

Gurukul is a combination word – Gu = darkness + ru = light + kul = residence and flock. So, this means a residence where a group of people are taken from darkness to light and the person is called “Guru”.

The Gurukul was an important aspect of life in Ancient India and finds place in the Samskara (refining) process as explained in the Grhyasutras (rules of family life).
This refining process in ancient India was designed to prepare a person to live life in accordance with his or..
..her stage in life. These were, brahmacharya, grhastha, vanaprasth and sanyasa and the measure of success was the ability to live it according to the purusharthas (aim of human existence).
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Dear Devotees,

It is with overwhelming heartache that we announce to you the departure of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, senior ISKCON Sannyasi, initiating Guru, GBC, & a dearmost disciple of ISKCON's founder Acharya His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
From his earliest days as a young devotee, Maharaja had the extraordinary privilege of serving as one of Srila Prabhupada's confidential, personal servants. Ever since His Holiness Bhakti Charu Maharaja's life has been an offering of love at the lotus feet of his spiritual master
Indeed, there was not a service that Maharaja did not perform for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada. As instructed in their very first meeting, Maharaja translated every one of Srila Prabhupada's written works into Bengali, the language of Srila Prabhupada's own birth.
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A thread explaining the significance of #GuruPurnima.

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम्
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यम् ।
एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधीसाक्षीभूतम्
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितं सद्गुरुंतं नमामि ।
The first full moon (Pournami) after the summer solstice in the month of Aashadhi is when the #Guru(#Adiyogi) first decided to enlighten his disciples & bestowed the Sapta Rishi's( 7 sages) with yogic understanding . Hence it is celebrated as #GuruPurnima . +
3/7 * Meaning of GURU *
Gu - Ignorance
Ru - Elimination
So a Guru is hailed as someone who imparts education & transfers the pearls of wisdom attained over years to his/her students thereby removing ignorance. Our life is incomplete without a Guru. +
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#GuruPurnima Thread 1/n
Lets begin with the prarthana : #ShriGurudevaDatta 🙏 Saashtang Namaskar to Shri DattaGuru 🙏🏻 the Primordial or Adi Guru who has manifested time & again in various avatars to guide humanity through the maze of life called YogaMaya
Birth : Shri Dattatreya is known as Atri Putra-Son of Maharshi Atri & his wife Sati Anusuya who was the epitome of Pativrata
Brahma Vishnu & Mahadeva in order to test her approached her as sadhus & asked for Nirvana Daana
Anusuya immediately prayed & wished that the 3 sadhus appear to her as infants so she could complete their wish without violating her pativrata-the power of her spirituality transformed the Tridev into 3 infants whom she could nursed & fulfilled their wish
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Jai Mahakaal. On #GuruPurnima a short thread on my Veda Guru, the late Phatak Guruji.. Veda Vachaspati.

Story starts in 1998. I am a surgeon training in England at the time. I take a decent amount of leave more than a month and come down to Pune...
On my second day in Pune, I get a strange dream... which says to me to learn Pavmana Sukta. I decide to ask my good friend whether anybody can teach me Pavmana. He looks a bit shocked, the sukta is 635 Ruchas.
Still, he asks me to visit Nakhate Maharaj for advice. Nakhate Maharaj as usual just nods and asks me to visit Phatak Guruji who lives next door... he says “Just say that I sent you and describe your dream”.
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May on this #GuruPurnima planet of benevolence,#Jupiter/Guru/Brahaspati,bless u wid wisdom & voyages across d world. 🙏Its a full moon/Poornima tonight + Jupiter is at its brightest n largest in d sky since a month,best suited astronomical position to raise ur +ve vibrations.1/n
2/n Right nw d solar sys is lined up so that Jupiter,Earth & Sun form a straight line wid Earth in d middle,on d same side of d Sun as Jupiter.Add full moon to this line up, n u end up receiving abundant cosmic energy. There mst b something special abt this day that lord Shiva...
3/n That lord Shiva decided to impart his knowledge as ADIYOGI,to d SAPTA RISHIS,on this full moon day,after 84 yrs of sadhana.On this day,Sun moves frm
from d northern to southern run,also called DAKSHINA-YANA.Hence Shiva is also called DAKSHINA MURTHY(there r other reasons 2)
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"I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you..."


(Art: Unknown)
"Storm is the dance of the locks of the God assenting to greatness..

Veiled in events he lives and working disguised in the mortal
Builds our strength by pain, and an empire is born out of ruins..”


(Art: Leslie Abraham)
"Yet all we dream and hope are memories treasured,
Are forecasts we misspell,
But of what life or scene he who has measured
The boundless heavens can tell.."


(Art: KaalChakra, Konark Sun temple)
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