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In Shaktam, #Parvati stands for #Shakti, feminine power. Without Shakti, Shiva is shava, a mere corpse. It is the Mother who manifests her divine powers to exhibit as Durga and Kali. The chief forms of Parvati as Durga , Mahaishamardini, Jagaddhatri and Kali
#Maa Chandi is the name by which Maa Durga is referred to in Devi Mahatmyam , the fierce manifestation of Shakti, the symbol of feminine power.The text glorifying the victory of MaaDurga over the demon Mahisasura. Text is also known as Durga #Saptashati or Chandi Path.
Saptashata’ means 700 verses arranged into 13 chapters. In which MaaDurga is described as killing of several demons by taking the form of Chandi. This fierce mother has big eyes dressed in red and green adorned with garlands of flowers and in front of her is vehicle the Lion .
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The 2k kids are very different. My elder son who is in 8 (#CBSE) had to submit an assignment for the Social Sciences subject yesterday (which was the deadline) and was quite restless about the same.This is not the case normally as he is quite self reliant and organized.(1/8)
Ram and I stepped in to help him. The assignment demanded students to put up a picture which depicts #secularism, write a few lines about (glorifying) #secularism and further write about three major religions of India.(2/8)
My son exclaimed us saying it was you people who enlightened me about what is happening in our country in the name of #secularism and I have also read and understood about it. If I do an assignment glorifying something which I don't believe in just for the sake of marks, (3/8)
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Understanding that the two words are one and the same -Hindutva & Hinduism.

In the word Hindutva, the term Tattva refers to principles. There are 24 such principles or tattva of the world of duality (atma-tattva), of which the pancha bhutas are also a part.

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@LostTemple7
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So when one condemns Hindutva, terming it as an aggressive form of Hinduism, that person really has no heads or tails of what he is speaking about. Hindutva simply means the religious & philosophical principles followed by the Hindus.
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Hinduism is just the English counterpart of the term Hindutva.
The term Hindutva is also not new, but has been used many times by many scholars of the 19th century (Bengali and Hindi scholars alike).
#Hindumisia
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#GaneshChaturthi2021 @LevinaNeythiri @changu311 @jkd18

-Lord Ganesha is not just loved in #Hinduism but #Buddhism & #Jainism too
-In addition to #India #Ganesha is revered in many SE Asian countries
-World’s tallest (90ft) Ganesh near Kolhapur, Maharashtra Traveltwosome
-#Ganesh in #Indonesia
-#Javanese manuscript known as Smaradahana narrates Ganesha’s birth
-Ceremony ‘Rishigana’ is performed to appease Ganesha
-During economic meltdown of 90s Lord Ganesha appeared on #Indonesian currency notes
-Ganesha in #Cambodia
-Lord Ganesha is known as Prah Kenes
-Many temples & manuscripts dedicated till 13th century
-Ganesha images in Cambodia are mostly two-armed
-In 1 description he appears with Lord #Shiva as his attendant & called Shri Vinayaka
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#taliban #afghanistan #history #narrative #OpEd
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Types of Puranas & its verses in Sanatan Dharma

18 Puranas ;

Brahma Purana : 10,000 verses
Padma Purana : 55,000 verses
Vishnu Purana : 23,000 verses
Shiv Purana : 24,000 verses
Bhagavata Purana : 18,000 verses
Narada Purana : 25,000 verses
Markendya Purana : 9,000 verses
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Agni Purana : 15,400 verses
Bhavishya Purana : 14,500 verses
Brahmavaivarta Purana : 18,000 verses
Linga Purana : 11,000 verses
Varaha Purana : 24,000 verses
Skanda Purana : 81,100 verses
Vaman Purana : 10,000 verses

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Kuma Purana : 17,000 verses
Matsya Purana : 14,000 verses
Garuda Purana : 19,000 verses
Brahmand Purana : 12,000 verses

Total 18 puranas, Total verses 4,00,000 verses

#SanatanDharma
#Hinduism
#heritage
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How Bharat🇮🇳 can lead the world to solve climate crisis

The primary dharma in #Hinduism #Jainism & #Buddhism is ahiṃsā for innocent beings.
& they follow veg diet.
-The idea that human being don’t kill any life-forms for FOOD.

You cant be a non-vegan Environmentalist.
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In this #Thread

We're going to talk about a really INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

If you care about
Climate change
World Hunger
Global warming
Deforestation
Pollution
Water waste
Effect on wildfire
Rain forests
& virtually every other environmental ill.

You should STOP EATING MEAT.
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Why?

Climate change

- Number 1 leading cause of #ClimateCrisis and #GlobalWarming is MEAT industry.

- Then doesn't that need to be number 1 focus?

- MEAT industry is the leading cause of deforestation,water consumption & pollution.
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Why Hindu Women Wear Nose Studs..?

Nose stud or ring is worn by both married and unmarried Hindu women. The significance of the nose stud varies from region to region. As in several other rituals, there is no written code in Hinduism regarding the wearing of nose ring..
or nose piercing. In certain Hindu sects, a nose ring is referred as ‘Nath’ is worn during marriage and is a symbol of married woman. There are several communities in Hindu religion which does not perform nose piercing. @apparrnnaa @RajeAiyer
Several ancient classical texts are silent on the nose stud and therefore there are several theories regarding the use of nose stud in Hindu religion. Some observe that nose stud was not used during ancient times and it was introduced by invaders during the 11th century...
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Thread of 3 tweets in a simple, interactive conversation mode explaining why for #Hindus the Cow is Sacred. Why we need #Gaurakshaks & #Gausewa. We worship the #Cow. Takes in so little & gives so much. @RatanSharda55 @changu311 @ckantam @AshishChannawar @AshBiswal @SaveSabrimala
2. The milk from the #cow is divine it’s Amrith, it’s wholesome & ranging from ayurvedic medicines to Gobar Gas many of the classical ‘panchgavya’, the blessed five: cow milk, curd, ghee, urine and dung all from this Sacred animal. @guptahirdesh @Amar_Trivedi @Queenbeebuzzz
3. Wonder why USA imports #Cow urine from India. Just the way when parents become old & are looked after, in #Hinduism the Cows also need looking after. cow dung-based incense sticks r chemical-free product, if u have mosquitoes, tend to dwindle when an incense stick is lit.
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#Bhudeswari or #Neel-Saraswati ,appears in a lustrous dark blue color shining like ten million suns, she is cool like ten million moons and her sudden appearance seems like ten million lightning flashes. She is enriched with all types of knowledge existing in this Universe.
Maharshi Vasistha", who was the son of Lord Brahma (creator of the Universe), introduced the worship procedure of Goddess Tara, therefore #Maa is also well known as "Vasistharadhita".
She is the abode of every knowledge in the entire Universe.
To get a sight of the Lotus Feet of the Mahavidya or Goddess, one has to practice Sadhana at the place where the third eye of #Sati mata had fallen and where #Dwarka river is flowing in north direction. Now this place is well known as #Tarapeeth .

#DusMahavidya🙏🏼
#Hinduism 🚩
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Aadi Perukku

Monsoon festival of South India

Aadi Perukku is a unique South Indian and specially a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi (mid July). The festival coincides with the annual freshes of the rivers...
and to pay tribute to water's life-sustaining properties. It is celebrated near river basins, water tanks, lakes and wells etc. of Tamil Nadu when the water level in the rises significantly heralding the onset of Monsoon. It is also famous among Sri Lankan Tamils.
Aadi Perukku, water ritual through religious practice Edit
In India the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, Cauvery, Narmada and Godavari are considered sacred. Just like the earth gives us food, water is considered as a sacred necessity to meet the needs of individuals.
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The temples of #Barakar is a fine example of ancient temple architecture found in #West Bengal . A dusty & congested  town in the midst of coal mines, Barakar boasts of a surprisingly majestic group of stone-built medieval temples of SHIKHAR or REKH-DEUL style.
The temple complex is known locally as “BEGUNIA” temples because of the similarity of the shapes of the temples with “BEGUN”(the fruit of the eggplant).There are altogether 4 temples in the complex. First two are typical REKH-DEUL style .
They were built around 1461 A.D, intricately decorated with geometric designs & idols of different Hindu Devi & devtas figures, as well as of some animal figures. There are 3 #Shivlings & an idol of Maa #Kali in the first mandir .
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1. Elephant represents past[Sanchita] karma

2. Snake represents Future[Kriyamana] karma
Remember karma meaning "doing"; your past and present all exist in this moment (Here and Now).

3. Tree branch is present life
4. white and black rats - day and night - eating away present life

5. Honey comb is Maya and material Life. He is under attack by the bees but yet is lost in his lust for honey.

Vishnu extends his hands to the human to give him moksha/ Ascension/ Rainbow body and
release him from this cycle of Misery of rebirth... (The wheel of Samara)
But the human is so engrossed in the dripping honey/nectar that he fails to see the extended hand of Mahavishnu...
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Enjoying Sense pleasures are like putting the Ghee (clarified butter) in the fire of
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Markandeya was a child for whom a choice was made before he was born. His parents had to choose between having a son who would live for a hundred years but would be a fool, or a son who would be a brilliant, shining being but live only for sixteen years. Image
The parents were wise and they chose the latter, and they bore a brilliant, shining child of enormous capabilities. But as days passed and years rolled by, they were worried for their child and became very tortured as the date of his death came close.
They explained to Markandeya about the boon they had received and the choice they had made. But Markandeya was phenomenally wise and knowledgeable, and he knew the ways of life.

So, when the moment of his death came – when the god of death, Yama, came to claim his life –
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Do u realise the link between ancient culture across globe?
How is #Hinduism related to ancient Egypt ?
Ans is through common propaganda of Maligning the ancient Symnolims by Abhr@hamic religions!

Do u know Goddess #Mut ?
Also spelled as #Maut or #Mout
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Pronounced as मात
She is ancient Egyptian Goddess who was considered #Mother of entire world.
Mout literally means mother
She controlled fertility, oceans & lands
Later on reduced to just being mother of #Khonsu or moon God

She wore a double crown,for upper & lower Egypt
3) and vulture headress
She had her own temple & was the Goddess who was exclusively worshipped by #Priestesses
She was also known to control oceans, fertility & kingdoms
So the Priestesses were the Queen or Princesses
Pharoah or the King also worshipped Her for his lands
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#nationalflagadoptionday: On this day in 1947, #nationalflag of India was adopted by Constituent Assembly; Real #History of #IndianFlag and significance of #Tricolour; How Flag evolved over decades:
#Thread #FlagAdoptionDay #NationalFlagDay #flagadoptionday2021
#Indian #Tricolor, designed by #pingalivenkayya, became India's official flag on July 21, 1947. Several designs were scraped before Tricolor accepted by people of country. Final design #IndianNationalFlagAdoptionDay, hoisted by #PrimeMinister Nehru on August 16, 1947 at Red Fort,
Had history of several decades preceding #Independence.
Indian Tricolour is matter of pride for country. Symbol of #Unity, #diversity, #Courage and patriotism. Representation of country, its spirit, power and majesty, comprises 4 colors - #saffron, white, #green and blue.
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🔆THREAD: Excerpts & thoughts from the book "#Sikhs under Brahmanical Siege" by Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh
⚜️The book starts with the Sikh prayer, the Ardas, so that Sikhs get the blessings of the Gurus to fight the anti-Sikh forces!🙏🚀
#Sikhism #Sikhi #Brahminism #Hinduism
🔆The time's come again to get rid of antiquated Brahmanical rituals being spread by various factions & "Sikh-looking Sants" by enemies to muddle with Sikh philosophy and Sikh Rehat.
⚜️Sikhs need to get back to Gurmat and Shabad Guru. The Truth though ultimately reveals itself!
🔆Guru Nanak had a revelation in 1499 after coming back from River Bein and founded an independent and sovereign faith rejecting Brahmanical thought & rituals.
⚜️Mr D Petrie's report shows how Hindu influence was getting stronger after Sikhs lost their empire & mahants took over.
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🔱THREAD: Excerpts & thoughts from the book "Factors in Modern #Sikh History" by Sangat Singh
🔆Do the Sikhs LEARN from their history?
⚜️Are Sikhs CAPABLE of learning from history?
🚀Are Sikhs AWARE of their history? Answers below! 👇1/N Image
The declaration of war by #LordDalhousie, East India Company's Governor General of India talks about war against the #SikhNation. Sikhs have since their very inception been different. That is reflected in their history & their interactions with other people. #Sikhs #Sikhism 2/N Image
🔆#Sikhism constituted a distinct faith with a well developed religious thought and #philosophy. The English colonizers realized the distinct character of Sikhs and 2 basic factors:
🔆Sikhism as an independent faith, and
⚜️#Khalsa's emerging as a nation in pre-modern times 3/N ImageImage
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🔆THREAD of BOOKS & Research Papers worth-reading on various topics such as Sikhism, Gurbani, Sikh history, Political Events, Punjab, Punjabi & EVERYTHING that matters to Sikhs!
⚜️Feel FREE to contribute👇or DM me book details.🙏
#Sikhs #Books #Sikhism #Punjab #Sikhi #BeingSikh
"The Making Of Sikh Scripture" by Gurinder Singh Mann
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🔆VERY interesting and well researched blog by a fellow Sikh to BUST the RSS/Right-Wing propaganda of "Sikhs are Hindus!" Lots of posts and MUST-READ!✅
⚜️Link to blog: sikhsandsikhi.blogspot.com🚀 Image
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Agastya Rishi is one of the incredible sages. The basic formula for creating electricity is based on the ancient principles of Rishi Agastya. The code composed by him covered the tremendous knowledge of subjects including a formula for making a battery.
In the code, Agastya has mentioned several theories to create clean energy thereby providing electricity with natural resources. Furthermore, similar theories are even followed by the advanced batteries we use today. Sage Agastya composed a book called 'Agastya Samhita'.
There is a lot of discussion about this book. Surprisingly, the sources related to power generation are found in this book.
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This image of the Southern Crab Nebula was taken to celebrate Hubble's 29th anniversary since its launch on April 24, 1990. It shows the results of two stellar companions in a gravitational waltz, several thousand light-years from Earth.
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It appears to have nested the structure of Shiva’s ”Damru” formed by a whirling pair of stars. Damru symbolizes the Universe which is always expanding and collapsing. From an expansion it collapses and then it re-expands, this is the process of creation. If you see your heartbeat
it is not just one straight line but it is a rhythm that goes up and down.
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The whole world is nothing but rhythms; energy rising and collapsing to rise again. So the damru signifies that. Look at the shape of the damru, from expansion it collapses and again expands.
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In #Hinduism the e concept of #Kuladevata and #Kuldevi is very essential & significant. . Puja of which helps in avoiding all forms of untoward incidents in life. Our #Purvaj or ancestors originated from
from any #Rishi who himself originated from any Devta.
Since Kuldevta and Kuldevi have a direct link with your DNA, they are considered more close to you as compared to other Devtas. In this way they are also your family's first line of defense against negative energies. Regular worship and hom of Kuldevta creates a shield around.
Practice of worshipping them initiated by Our forefathers. Any ceremony is incomplete without their rituals. There are Kuldevta temples where the family has been worshipping for generations .
‘Shri Kuladevatayai Namaha’. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
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If you are a Shiv Bhakt, you must have practiced saying your prayers in the ears of Nandi Ji. Bhagwan Nandi Ji is one of the most dearest and close one to Bhagwaan Shiva. Outside every Shiv temple we can see Nandi ji patiently waiting for his Aradhya. The word Nandi comes from a
Tamil rooted word Nandhu which means to grow, to flourish or to appear, symbolizing the appearing of Nandi Ji or other white bulls. The sanskrit word nandi means joy, happiness, and satisfaction, which are the properties of divine Shiv-Nandi.
Every Shiv temple showcases
Nandi Ji looking towards the entrance of the main shrine.

Nandi Ji is a symbol of eternal patience and waiting. In indian culture waiting is considered as one of the greatest virtues. The one who knows how to simply sit and wait can achieve anything on a spiritual level and
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The game had its origin in India and was called #Moksha Patam or Parama Padam or Mokshapat. It was used to teach Hindu Dharma and Hindu values to children. The British renamed it #snakes and #Ladders.

The game was created by the 13th-century poet saint Gyandev. The ladders in
the game represented virtues and the #snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births. Certain
references take the game back to the 2nd century BC.

In the original game square, 12 was faith, 51 was Reliability, 57 was Generosity, 76 was #Knowledge, and 78 was Asceticism. These were the squares where the ladder was found. Square 41 was for Disobedience, 44 for Arrogance,
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