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The #SengolAtNewParliament is getting all the attention it deserves now!

But do you know when the #SengolOfIndia or Raja Danda (Royal Staff) appear first?

Hear this story from Pitamaha Bheeshma in the Mahabharata
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#Abhimanyu #Chakravyuha and stages of Intra Uterine development of foetus
1. It is my humble effort to correlate incidents of Mahabharata with scientific research.
Subhadra was the younger sister of #LordKrishna and wife of #Arjuna. #ThePandavas were exiled for thirteen..cont..2 Image
2. years and Subhadra stayed at her parental home at Dwaraka. When Abhimanyu was in his mother’s womb,he heard his maternal uncle Lord Krishna describe the secret of a military formation Chakravyuha and how to penetrate it. While listening to this,Subhadra fell asleep...cont..3
3. Hence Abhimanyu had learnt the art of entering a Chakravyuha fighting but not having heard the full description,he was unaware of how to come out of it alive. He was killed in Kurukshetra War. Let us find a scientific correlation to this story. Motherhood is a blessing of...4.
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Why did #Arjuna not marry Pricess #Uttaraa?

1. According to the #Mahabharata,during their thirteen years of exile(12 years vanvaas, 1 year in hiding,incognito), the Pandavas stayed in the kingdom of Matsya in disguise and served the king Virata. Had their identities ..cont..2.. Image
2. been revealed, the #Pandavas would have had to spend 12 more years in #Vanvaas. The reader’s attention is also drawn to 14 years exile of Lord Ram. The Pandavas, though from a royal family,each one of them chose a profession that in no way could connect them to ..cont..3..
3. royalty. While remaining incognito, Arjuna had disguised himself as an ennuch Brihannala and used to teach dance to the king’s daughter, Princess Uttara. At the end of exile,the Pandavas revealed their true identities to the king. King Virata was mighty impressed and ..cont..4
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A #thread about some #myths of #languages and #scripts (of #India): 🧵(I wrote in Kannada earlier)
Every language including #Sanskrit comes in spoken form first & later in written form. Most languages are dated by the earliest time when a written record for them is found. 1/17
#Samskrta can be considered an exception, where we have record of the spoken word before we see its written form. This is because the #Vedas were preserved in a speech form for millennia before being written down. In case of other languages, this is not so. 2/17
For ex: First written record of #Kannada date to 2-3rd C CE. But this does not prove Kannada did'nt exist prior to 2nd CE. It is better to inferwriting was introduced/adapted to Kannada then. In fact we see how the script used to write Prakrit in as adapted to write Kannada 3/17
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𝐂𝐨𝐰 Killers Rot In Hell; Expect Central Govt To Ban Cow Slaughter, Declare It A Protected National Animal': 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒎 𝑨𝒉𝒎𝒆𝒅 𝑨𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒂𝒅 𝑯𝑪
"Anyone who kills cows or allows others to kill them is deemed to rot in hell as many years as there are hairs upon his body. Likewise, the bull is depicted as a vehicle of 𝑳𝒐𝒓𝒅 𝑺𝒉𝒊𝒗𝒂 a symbol of respect for the male cattle" : #AllahabadHighCourt

"In the #Mahabharata, #Bhishma (grandfather of the leaders of warring factions) observes that the cow acts as a surrogate mother by providing milk to human beings for a lifetime, so she is truly the mother of the world" : #AllahabadHighCourt

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'Cow Killers Rot In Hell; Expect Central Govt To Ban Cow Slaughter, Declare It A Protected National Animal': Allahabad HC @ISparshUpadhyay…
"We are living in a #secular country and must have respect for all religions and in #Hinduism, the belief and faith is that #cow is representative of divine and natural beneficence and should therefore be protected and venerated" : #AllahabadHighCourt

"The cow has also been associated with various deities, notably #LordShiva (whose steed is Nandi, a bull) #LordIndra (closely associated with #Kamadhenu, the wise-granting cow), #LordKrishna (a cowherd in his youth), and goddesses in general..." #AllahabadHighCourt

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Phala + Guna = #Phalguna. Phala means merits and Guna means qualities; last but not the least, #PHALGUNA maasa the 12th Lunar month is a highly auspicious month full of meritorious qualities.

(21.02.2023 to 21.03.2023)

Lord Vishnu in the name #Govinda is #MasaNiyamaka 🙏🙏🙏
कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने॥
प्रणत: क्लेशनाशाय गोविंदाय नमो नम:॥

ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ ಹರಯೇ ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನೇ||
ಪ್ರಣತ: ಕ್ಲೇಶನಾಶಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮ:||

కృష్ణాయ వాసుదేవాయ హరయే పరమాత్మనే||
ప్రణత: క్లేశనాశాయ గోవిందాయ నమో నమ:||
#KLESHA means grief/suffering/troubles/sorrows/obstacles...

#Avidya (ignorance);
#Asmita (egoism);
#Raga (craving);
#Dvesha (aversion);
#Abhinivesha (clinging to life) are

#PanchaKelsha, five hindrances for spiritual growth and are the root cause of all human suffering.
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There is something very poignant about the end of Bhagwan Krishna on this earth. The complete destruction of his clan and the submergence of Dwaraka. And his fatalistic acceptance of the fact that it was time for him to move on. The man, or God who was singularly
Responsible for charting the course of events in Bharatavarsha for over 80 years. His death at the hands of a hunter. The true Karmayogi, passing away into the ages, alone. Brings to mind those immortal words of Kannadasan...
"who is there at the end?"

If even the greats have to go it alone, what can us mere mortals look forward to?

It always brings a lump to my throat. The thought of an aged Krishna Vasudeva, reclining alone in the forest ...
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#वेदकोषामृत #संस्कृत #महाभारत
#VedakoshAmrita #Sanskrit #Mahabharata

Dialogue between Maharishi Vedvyasa and Drupada revealing the secret of previous lives of Pandavas and Devi Draupadi.
व्यास उवाच
पुरा वे नैमिषारण्ये देवाः सत्रमुपासते।
तत्र वैवस्वतो राजञ्शामित्रमकरोत् तदा॥

पाञ्चाल नरेश पूर्व काल की बात है नैमिषारण्य क्षेत्र में देवता लोग एक
यज्ञ कर रहे थे उस समय वहाँ सूर्यपूत्र यम शामित्र यज्ञ कार्य करते थे।
ततो यमो दीक्षितस्तत्र राजन् नामारयत् कंचिदपि प्रजानाम्।
ततः प्रजास्ता बहुला बभूवुः कालातिपातान्मरणप्रहीणाः॥

राजन् उस यज्ञ की दीक्षा लेने के कारण यमराज ने मानवप्रजाकी मृत्यु का कार्य
स्थगित कर दिया था
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॥वैशम्पायन उवाच॥
उपासीनेषु विप्रेषु पाण्डवेषु महात्मसु।
द्रौपदी सत्यभामा च विविशाते तदा समम्॥
जाहस्यमाने सुप्रीते सुखं तत्र निषीदतुः।
चिरस्य दृष्टा राजेन्द्र ते अन्योन्यस्य प्रियंवदे॥
जब महात्मा पाण्डव तथा ब्राह्मण जन बैठकर धर्मचर्चा कर रहे थे।
उसी समय द्रौपदी और सत्यभामा भी एक ओर जाकर एक ही साथ
सुखपूर्वक बैठी और अत्यन्त प्रसन्नतापूर्वक चर्चा करने लगीं।
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The Megutti Jain Temple, Karnataka in #Aihole contains an inscription dating 634 CE.

The line number 18 & 19 are two shlokas which states that #KALIYUGA Started after 3101 BC

Let us see how it was hide from us. #Thread #Archaeology

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1st shloka says 3735 years has already elapsed since Bharatha war &

2nd Shloka says 556 years since Saka era is running (on date of inscription).

Considering Saka as 78AD

a) 78+556 - The Inscription dates 634 AD
b) 3735-634 = 3101 BC is set as #mahabharata war

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J F Fleet removed these important lines from Epigraphica Indica thrashing these IMPORTANT lines as subsequent additions and termed it as insignificant

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The Mahābhārata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of #AncientIndia and the longest Sanskrit epic consisting of over 100,000 shloka or over 200,000 individual verse lines (each shloka is a couplet). The epic is part of itihasa.
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Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, it contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas. The latter are enumerated as Dharma (right action),... Image
Artha(purpose), Kama (pleasure), and Moksha (liberation). The epic is ascribed to sage Vyasa, who is also a major character in the epic. The first section of the Mahābhārata states that it was Lord Ganesha who, at the request of Vyasa, wrote down the text to Vyasa's dictation. Image
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Good day Saurabh.
Would you kindly confirm this?
Much appreciated.

11:35 CET 31 OCT 2022

Perp: Illuminati actor / influencer Saurabh Raj Jain(??)
I just heard a tinnitus while communicating telepathically with SRJ and heard a highpitched tinnitus in my left wear and felt a resultant slight loss of hearing and dullness plus weakness and debility.

I had just left a comment and given the link to my Instagram page about
20 minutes.

I am writing this as I am about to leave my apartment.

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Panch kedar: 5 holly abodes of Mahadev!!

#Thread 👇
According to the #Mahabharata when the Pandavas were searching for Shiv ji, he transformed himself into bulls to avoid detection.

When Bhima tried to capture the bull, it disappeared & later reappeared in body parts at 5 places known as Panch Kedar situated in #Uttarakhand
1. Kedarnath Mandir

Hump of the shiv ji is Worshipped here.
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This Navaratri, taking the Sankalpa to read Mahabharat in original Sanskrit along with Hindi Translation, thanks to Gita Press Edition ( Seeking the blessings of Devi to keep me healthy enough to complete it without a Vighna.
In the forests of Naimisharanya, Ugrashrava - the son of Lomharshan Rishi, tells the Munis gathered for a Satra about Kalchakra - just like fruits and flowers appear with Ritu and merge back after it, so does everything at the end of a Kalpa.

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Duryodhan is like tree whose trunk is Karna, Shakuni a branch, Dushasan a fruit & Dhritrashtra the root of this tree.
Yuddhisthir is tree of Dharma, Arjun his trunk, Bhimsen branch, Nakul Sahdev fruits & flowers, root is Krishna & Veda.

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Maathru🙏Vandanam (Maathru chintane)

Certain positions in Nature have surfaced a point of level that can never be encroached upon and have to be recognized/accepted with due respect without any compromise.

One such position is that of a Mother (MaAthru). +
Hindu Puranas and sacred Scripts unequivocally emphasize on the importance of worshiping parents (MaAtha-Pitha);

Famous sloka “Mathru Devo Bhava-Pithru Devo Bhava-Aaachaarya Devo Bhava-Athithi Devo Bhava”
is just...+
an example of how much significance is given to these four elements of human life whose worship is considered as equivalent to the worship of God.

We have examples where several sages, devotees, great personalities and even...+
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Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, the birthday of Ganapathi. Ganapathi is the scribe who wrote the Mahabharata as described by Veda Vyasa. Starting today, a thread on interesting facts, twists and turns in the #Mahabharata. Hope to continue this in the coming days Image
1. Vyasa first approached Brahma to be his scribe. Brahma sent him to Ganesha who agreed on condition that he would not have to stop and wait for Vyasa to compose. Vyasa agreed with a counter condition - that Ganesha would not write till he understood what Vyasa was describing.
Vyasa would compose difficult verses, which would give him time even as Ganesha stopped to understand the verse! In between, his pen broke! So as not to break the flow, Ganesha broke his own tusk and continued writing!
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Sri #GaneshaChaturthi (31.08.2022) - #Titbits

Sri #Viswambhara naamaka Paramatma, Sri #Vishnu's #Viswa Taijasa roopa is #upaAsana moorthy of Lord #Ganesha. Viswambhara moorti will have 19 faces with middle one of Elephant head (#GajaMukHa) and nine human faces on either side. +
While worshiping/praying Lord #Ganapati or for that matter while worshiping any other Demi-God, one should always remember the dictum of Sri #Madhvacharya in #TantrasaaraSangraha (3.124)
ವಿಷ್ಣುಸ್ಮೃತಿವಿಹೀನಾ ತು ಪೂಜಾ ಸ್ಯಾದಾಸುರೀ ಸದಾ |
ಗೃಹ್ಣಂತಿ ದೇವತಾ ನೈತಾಂ ತತಃಸ್ಯಾದದೇಶವಿಪ್ಲವಃ|
ವ್ಯಾಧಿಚೋರಾದಿಭಿಃ ತಸ್ಮಾತಅಂತರ್ಧ್ಯೇಯೋಹರಿಃಸದಾ ||

विष्णुस्मृतिविहीना तु पूजा स्यादासुरी सदा ।
गृह्णंति देवता नैतां ततःस्याददेशविप्लवः।
व्याधिचोरादिभिः तस्मातअंतर्ध्येयोहरिःसदा ॥ ++
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Sri #Varaha Jayanthi (30.08.2022)
#ParamaAtma chintana


The term #VrusHakapi we come across in Sri #VishnuSahasranamaStotram (sloka # 11) as one of the names/attribtues of Lord #Vishnu; #VrusHa is also referred to in #SVSN in the following slokas..++ ImageImageImage
#vṛṣā-#kapir ameyātmā sarva-yoga-viniḥ-sṛtaḥ || 11 ||

amoghaḥ puṇḍarīkākṣo #vṛṣa-karmā vṛṣākṛtiḥ || 12 ||

#vṛṣāhī #vṛṣabho viṣṇur #vṛṣa-parvā #vṛṣodaraḥ || 28 ||
In the term #VRUSHAKAPAYE ... #VRUSHA is referred to Dharma, virtuous act/virtue, the divine Boar; #kA Is referred to Water & #pA is referred as, to protect;
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The ShriVidya initiation from @mmpandit exclusively for my students yesterday will never be forgotten. The session went on for close to 4 hours!!!! From #Mahabharata dating to the initiation, the energy was high. #SriVidya #Vedic #Mahavidya +
We practiced the mantras, yantras, and Mudras all the while @mmpandit patiently corrected the mistakes while always encouraging us to practice.
@mmpandit clearly gave directions for the sadhana including the duration, timing, and essential do's and don't. +
The Q & A session covered spirituality aspects with his most valuable advice to my students regarding their Jyotish learning going forward.
My humble pranams to @mmpandit. I am proud to be his Sishya. 🙏🙏🙏

cc - @25_shivansh @homam108
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As only 145 days left to celebrate 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and I am starting an an initiative of #Dekhoapnadesh with #philately on the ocassion of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
"Rashtrapati Bhawan,New Delhi- Official Residence of President of India #indianstamps Image
#DekhoApnaDesh (see the India) with #philately to celebrate #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
Day 2 : Kayang - A folk dance from Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh,India #indianstamps #indianphilately Image
Day 3 :Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or"Toy train" runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal which is one of the iconic mountain railways of India and in 1999,it was declared as UNESCO world heritage site
#DekhoApnaDesh with #philately #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav Image
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A thread on books on the #Mahabharata.
In no particular order.
Doesn't cover many genres and non-English languages.

@GitaPress has an unabridged, five-volume, Hindi translation, with Sanskrit shlokas.
You can't go wrong with that.
@bibekdebroy authored a ten-volume, unabridged translation based on the @BhandarkarI Critical Edition.
It was published by @PenguinIndia from 2010-2014.
Spanning 73k shlokas, it is one of the few unabridged translations.
Highly recommended.
John Smith came out with a very unique translation, combining verse-by-verse translations with summarizations.

Also published by Penguin.
Give it a read.

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A different take on #Mahabharata.
The Pandavas are nothing but our five senses-
The Kauravas are the hundred vices that attack our senses everyday but we can fight them.
When Krishna rides our chariot!Krishna is our inner voice, our soul
our guiding light and if we let our life in His hands we have nothing to worry.
Then why are Dronacharya and Bhishma fighting for the Kauravas, if Kauravas are vices? - a valid question.
It just means that as we grow up, our perception of our elders change. The elders who we
thought were perfect in our growing up years are not all that perfect. They have faults. And one day we will have to decide if they are for our good or bad. Then we may also realize that we have to fight them for the good. It is the hardest part of growing up and that is why the
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#Hindu #Funerary Monuments - Chhatri

Chhatri is a memorial chapel built over a #tomb found throughout the region of #Rajasthan, #MadhyaPradesh and #Maharashtra. These memorials commemorate the death of rulers, their consorts, relatives and the elite. 1/🧵
If Samadhis were funerary monuments of saints in #Hindus, Chhatris were #Rajput's choice of the memorial. They made sure that the memory of the chivalry of their ancestors passed on to the next generations. Though, all Chhatris did not necessarily contain the mortal remains. 2/
Chhatri i.e. umbrella, first appeared as a canopy above the tomb in #Islamic #architecture. #Hindu kings transformed the tomb into Chhatri. By the 16th C, Rajput courts had started building Chhatris. It was a place where a noble was cremated, memorialized and later worshipped. 3/
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