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Muslims and Christians in Kerala Temple festival committee: Have you heard of the popular Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy temple in Malappuram district of Kerala?
#Communists #Kerala #temples #pooram #Malabar #keralamodel #secularism #sickularism #Hinduism #sanatani
The Pooram (temple festival) this year is to be held between April 11th- April 23rd, 2023. This is purportedly a list of the temple festival committee members. For those of you who can’t read Malayalam, let me list the names in the highlighted boxes.
#Communists #Kerala
1) Honorable MP Abdussamad Samadani (Indian Union Muslim League)
2) Ms. Rafeeqa (District Panchayat President)
3) Ms. Shaharban (District Panchayat Member)
4) Ms. Saeeda teacher
4) Mr. Abutahir
5) Mr. Manjalamkuzhi Ali MLA (Indian Union Muslim League)
6) Mr. Jose Varghese
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🧵4 Commands by #Jagadguru #Shankaracharya #SriSri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji: People are habituated to satisfy their Svartha(self-interests)."I shall act upon something only if I get something out of it."This Svartha is present in everyone.We say that everyone is selfish but
#AdiShankara #Bhagavatpada says that it is good to have Svartha – provided you know what Svartha actually is. That which is beneficial to you is Svartha. Acquiring wealth, name and fame do not actually constitute Svartha. For all of these are transitory. Exert yourself to

attain that which is permanent. Then you can be truly said to have Svartha. He who does not realize this having attained the rare human birth is indeed pitiable.

इतः को न्वस्ति मूढात्मा यस्तु स्वार्थे प्रमाद्यति ।
दुर्लभं मानुषं देहं प्राप्य तत्रापि पौरुषम् ॥


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🧵Just as in the world, some thief might lead a person with his eyes covered from a village(called Gandhara), and might leave him, with eyes covered and hands bound, in a forest where there are no human beings; and this person not being able to find his way calls out for

help and just as some sympathetic person may hear his cry, then removed his blindfold & handcuffs and tells him- "Gandhara is to the north from here, go in this direction." Then having his bondage removed by the sympathetic person, goes along asking his way from village to

village, and having been rightly advised, he reaches Gandhara. Here, two expressions are to be taken note of: The man in question would have first to secure information from some source, or other as to the path he has to follow, and secondly he must have the desire and the

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Who is an Ex-McSikh?
Any Punjabi who has quit #McSikhi (Macauliffe’s Sikhi), and has reconnected w/ #Sikhi of our #Gurus

Who are #McSikhs?
Most modern-day Punjabis- those born into Sikh Panth, & Hindus from mixed Sikh-Hindu heritage, and/or culture (most Punjabi #Hindus)
What do #McSikhs follow?
#McSikhi (Macauliffe’s Sikhi)

What is #McSikhi?
#McSikhi (Macauliffe’s Sikhi) is the Modern Anglicized Distorted (MAD) #Sikhi…largely disconnected from Sikhi of our Gurus. #MADSikhi
#McSikhi was created by British colonials with the help of their Indian stooges (Singh Sabha,Tat Khalsa etc.). This was done after the fall of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s #KhalsaRaj to the British colonials.

Before #McSikhi, Punjabis practiced #Sikhi of our Gurus.
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Meet Vasanthi
A mother of two
Wife of a farmer
An "iron woman" in her own right
She travels 20-odd kms everyday to town
Where she runs an ironing shop for the last few years

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Even before the pandemic, she struggled as her landlady wouldn't permit the use of an electric iron, forcing her to use dirty charcoal

This is time-consuming, smoky, didn't give as good a press as an electric iron & so she struggled to get sufficient customers

She wants to set up a shop elsewhere but can't afford the rent
She wants to establish a viable biz but is trapped in this cycle

So, we're raising money for deposit for a shop, two years of rental and some petty expenses to help her get a fresh start

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From Francis Gautier friend Anil Bahl. what do u think?
"Doom of Sanātani Hindu Civilisation?
1.#Hindus were almost same % in #Pakistan as were #Mujlims in #India during #Independence
How #Hindus r extinct in 70yrs in neighbouring Ijlamic nations where as they r twice in #India?
Hindus there did not fight against Mujlim #extermination of them, lost. #Loosing here too?
2. Any race that does not fight back for existence #looses our as did #Yazidi too in recent past. Being #peaceful does not mean to give in to #intruders & #tormentors. Only #strength
of a community keeps it secured, not wisdom. #Hindus ought to have learnt this tough #lesson by now.
3. World does not let you coexist if they do not fear you
#Hindus we’re expanding till we had strong #Kingdoms and our #knowledge was also safe. Once we were weakened by Ijlam &
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It’s #MakarSankranti! Everywhere in India, Jaggery or sesame is the theme. 😊

It’s believed— if you eat til(sesame) and gud(Jaggery) now, you will not suffer from arthritis later in life.

In Kerala, it’s time for the auspicious Makara-vilakku at #Sabrimala. 🙏
Makar is sign of Capricorn, sankranti means transmigration of sun from 1 sign to another, in this case Capricorn.

This sign is ruled by Sun’s bette-noire Saturn. Both the heavenly bodies oppose each other. Hence you must go out and bask in sunshine.
Kite flying anyone? 😊
There are other Sankrantis too, for example Mesha Sankranti when Sun enters Aries, and is considered Hindu new year—April 14/15 each yr.
In Kerala we celebrate it as Vishu.

Ancient #Sanatani were aware that any change in our sky, impacted our lives.
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1/4 Sanatanis are being called to return to the original version of SANATANA.

Terr0rism & Sanatana— a thread!

There used to be a tradition of offering a #BALI to #Kaali or Durga devi before our soldiers went to WAR.

LOGIC: A soldier should not fear BLOOD
2/4 In Devi Mahatmyam: Durga Devi slains Asur called Shumbha and Kaali Devi slains Asur #RAKTABEEJ, who had a boon
that whenever a drop of his blood fell on the ground, a duplicate of him would be born at that spot— pretty much defines WAVES of #terr0rism that INDIA faces today.
3/4 Somewhere in 18th century and late 19th century 2 #Bengalis popularised devotional/Bhakti concept of Kaali.
I’m not sure if this helped us coz Sanatanis were slowly gravitating towards a pacified version of War-Goddesses.

When you lose the vigour to fight, the enemy wins!
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1/2 From now let us call it by its original name—DHRUV STAMBH (Sanskrit) & not Qutub Minar (Urdu). The structure is aligned to North Star-Dhruv. It is also called VISHNU Stambh. And hold ur breath—it’s associated with HEART CHAKRA/Green LOTUS. 😊 Let me explain. @LostTemple7
2/3 In Hinduism, Dhruv is Vishnu Bhakt & Vishnu Bhagwan is associated with AIR & so is the heart chakra. In short, this place ws used not jst to study stars but also the WIND.Btw Vishnu equivalent Egyptian God is also associated with Air. #Sanatana ws spread across the globe.😊🙏
3/3 U’ll find many LOTUS symbols inside QM/Dhruv Stambh—it represents heart chakra—Green Lotus with 12 petals. Y 12? The astrological signs when put together form a lotus. Check the pic👇—the black band represents the outer wall of Dhruv Stambh. Top view of the tower is a flower.
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--- Fivefold forms of Brahman in Rg Veda ---

“janma karma ca me divyam” - One must know inner meanings of his acts & forms he assumes during avatārās. This is called “avatāra rahasyam” by ācāryās & is fhe intent of this sūkta:…

Who are these gods in these mantras? Well, these rks are not describing various gods, but various forms of the same god.+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma #RigVeda #Sanatani #SanatanDharm #Hindus #Vedanta
This god takes a fivefold form – para (supreme abode), vyūha (among the devas), vibhava (among us), antaryāmin (in all beings) and arca (visible to all in temples). Of these, vibhava is further divided 3-fold and antaryāmin as 2-fold, which we will see+

#Hinduism #Vedas
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-- "Erotic Mantras" of Atharva Veda --

I came across a few mantras of the Atharva Veda which have been deemed to be “erotic” by “scholars”. There has also been discussion about them:+…

#Hinduism #Vedas #Atharvaveda
Scholarly” translation of “erotic mantras” (20.136.3-5) (see screenshot):

“yád devā́so lalāmaguṃ práviṣṭīmínam” – Playful lovers enter with wet penis (lalāmaguṃ)”

“mahānagnyàtr̥pnadvi” – The great naked woman was satisfied.+


#Hinduism #Vedas #Atharvaveda Image
Let's see if they actually talk about fat naked women.

yád devā́so lalāmaguṃ práviṣṭīmínam āviṣuḥ |

[Which senses, move (gavate) towards the Supreme Brahman who is the best of objects to be attained (lalāma), entering in various ways (ie, by many actions).]+

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--Small thread on "forbidden flowers for Lord Vishnu--

Every devata has flowers that he/she likes and dislikes. Difference between other gods and Vishnu is simply that the Lord is the Supreme Being, and there is in reality, no flower he dislikes or won't accept.+

Acceptance or rejection by the Lord is determined by intent. He will accept a thorn if offered in devotion, or when proper flowers are not available. He will not accept even thulasi if offered without devotion.+

#Hinduism #Puja
Azhwars confirm this fact. You can read an article on offerings of flowers here -+…பூளைப்-பூ-and-thorny-flowers/

#Hinduism #SanatanaDharma #Puja
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As I said here, the sanat sujAtiyam discourses on nature of the jIvAtman. ParamAtman is described too, but only as a means to attain jIvAnubhava. A few tongue twisting shlokAs that some have tried to interpret (unsuccessfully) -…
Due to the beautiful construction of the shlokAs, I decided to have a go. First one:

na vedAnAm veditA kaScidasti vedena vedam na vidurna vedyam |+

#Hinduism #Mahabharata #SanatanaDharma #Sanatsujatiyam #Vedas
[Not any acts like seeing, speaking, hearing about jIvAtma (vedAnAm), is capable of knowing it truly. By knowledge in form of seeing differences (vedena), one can't know the nature of self that is identical in all (vedam) & the body belonging to it, so distinct from it (vedyam)]+
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-- Vamadeva's Hymn --

Beauty of śarīra-śarīri sambandha between the self and Brahman is that "I" denotes your innerself, equated to the innerself of other entities as well as directly to Brahman, enabling blissful anubhava of equating oneself to all entities+

#Hinduism #Vedas
This is demonstrated by the following pasuram of Nammazhwar:

kadal gyālam seydhenum yāne ennum kadal gyālam āvenum yāne ennum kadal gyālam koṇdenum yāne ennum kadal gyālam kīṇdenum yāne ennum (Thiruvaimozhi 5.7.1)+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma #Sanatani
[I created this world, I entered it, by pervading them, I became the sentient and insentient entities, I then protect them. I uplifted the Earth as Varāha from the waters, and I placed the worlds all in my stomach and protected them at the time of deluge.]+

#Hinduism #Vedas
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Interesting event in Taittiriya Samhita (2.1.7):

“Devas and asuras vied with each other in respect of the Lordship (of these worlds). Vishnu saw a “Vāmana" (Dwarf Pasu, sacrificial animal), that he offered to himself as the Deity...."+

#Vedas #Hinduism #SanatanaDharma
"...By this act, he conquered the worlds. He who vies (in this manner) shall offer a dwarf to Vishnu. He will become Vishnu himself and conquer all these worlds.”

Sayana takes “Vāmana" as dwarf animal (ox) & links it to a sacrificial offering+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma
Appayya Dikshita goes one step further & says this is a rite to attain “Vishnu Padavi" as it says “he becomes Vishnu.

If only it were that easy, "Sacrifice an Ox, become Lord Vishnu"😂 Reality - this isn't an animal sacrifice. As below+

#Hinduism #Vedas #SanatanaDharma #Vedic
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Continuation of how the Pāndavās conducted themselves post their humiliation in Kaurava Sabha.

Let us look at Bhīma, having seen that Yudhiṣṭhira represents karma yoga in previous posts here:

#Hinduism #Mahabharata #SanatanaDharma #SanatanDharm
Sabha Parva describes his actions (link:…) - “I have no equal in strength of arms,” thinking so Bhīma goes stretching forth his mighty arms, proud of the strength of his arms, exhibiting them & desiring to perform deeds worthy of those arms to his enemies"+
Karna reveals Bhīma's nature in Udyoga Parva:

udgātātra punar bhīmaḥ prastotā sumahābalaḥ vinadan sa naravyāghro nāgānīkāntakṛd raṇe

[Bhīma of great strength, tiger among men destroys elephants, roars in battle, is Udgātā & Prastotā, singers of Vedic hymns.]+

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--Fairly Brief Thread on the Intent of Mahābhārata --

Thought of writing on this. If we look at the names of the 18 parvas in the Mahābhārata, we can easily discern the undercurrent of bhakti yoga.+

#Hinduism #Mahabharata #SanatanaDharma #SanatanDharm #Sanatani #Hindus
Adi Parva – The beginning, or the birth of the self when it acquires a body based on karmas. Key events are the curse of Pandu (had already written about inner meanings of this) & Lākṣāgṛha incident that teaches the harm sense-objects cause to the self+

#Hinduism #Mahabharata
Sabha Parva – Experiences of embodied self in “Sabha” or Saṃsāra that is an assembly of elements. The self feels suffering now. Draupadi (the self) suffers in hall (Saṃsāra) due to Kauravas (kāma, krodha etc) when her 5 husbands (senses) forsake her.+

#Hinduism #Mahabharata
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--- Thread on Veśya Dharma in Matsya Purāṇa – Pt 2---

You can access part 1 here:…

This section now deals with how prostitutes can attain sat-gati in their current births itself, while doing their work. Such is the compassion of Sriman Nārāyaṇa.+
Now, these women resorted to Rṣi Dālbhya, who informs them of the reason for their depraved state, tells them to execute their duties with detachment and discourses on dharma to be followed by prostitutes. He relates a story first+

#Hinduism #SanatanaDharma #Vedas
Long ago, the devas won against the asurās and made the latter’s wives their concubines. Then, Indra, taking pity on the women, preached a Vrata to be followed for prostitutes+

#Hinduism #SanatanaDharma #Sanatani #SanatanDharm #Hindus #Vedanta #Vedas
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--- Thread on Veśya Dharma in Matsya Purāṇa – Pt 1---

Matsya P describes dharma for prostitutes so they may attain sat-gati, in the form of brahmā asking his son, the omniscient mahādeva.+

#Hinduism #SanatanaDharma #Sanatani #SanatanDharm #Vedas #Hindus #Purana
Why would the son discourse to the father? Just as vyāsa considers his son suka to be worthy of reverence, brahmā regards the opinions of rudra very highly. This discourse contains a story of how the 16000 wives of Krishna became prostitutes later+

#Hinduism #SanatanaDharma
The story – these devīs were apsarās in a previous life. They were playing in the water (jalakrīḍā), when nārada happened to come. As they disrespected nārada, he cursed them that they would become prostitutes. I reproduce key aspects of that dialogue here+

#Hinduism #Hindus
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--Thread on Origin of the Śatarudrīya Mantrās--

Caution: This write-up is for those with an open mind. If you have an iron-clad presumption reg Veda, kindly stop reading to avoid your beliefs being contradicted (& blaming me). I respect all traditions while adhering to mine.+
A sūkta has some reason for manifesting in the mind of the rishi. The Śatarudrīyam too has a reason, described in Kanda 9 of Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa (SB). It has a support in the Mbh as well, something missed by sayana, bhatta-bhāskara etc+

#Vedas #Hinduism #SanatanaDharma #Vedic
Link to the indologist translation of SB Kanda 9 here -….

Due to lack of space, I am not reproducing sanskrit text here so kindly refer to this link for the sanskrit text of SB Kanda 9-… +

#Hinduism #Vedas #Hindus #Vedic #Sanatani
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-- Smara Sukta of Atharva Veda --

A favorite Sukta of mine consisting of just 4 mantras in the Atharva Veda, misinterpreted by egghead indologists as a "love spell" -… +

#Hinduism #Vedas #AtharvaVeda
#SanatanaDharma #HinduRashtra
rathajítāṃ rāthajiteyī́nām apsarásām ayáṃ smaráḥ / dévāḥ prá hiṇuta smarám asaú mā́m ánu śocatu //+

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[This loving meditation (of Brahman) of those moving in sense objects (apsarásām), masters of bodies (rathajítāṃ), those following the Lord who conquers the embodied self (rāthajiteyī́nām)..]+

#Hinduism #Vedic #Vedas #Sanatani #Hindus #SanatanaDharma #SanatanDharm #Atharvaveda
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--Thread on Agni Pariksha and Banishment of Sita --

Pt 1 of this discussion here –…
Explained the killing of Vāli and Sambūka. Now, let us look at agni pariksha and banishment of Sīta.+

#Hinduism #Ramayana #BhumiPujan #AyodhyaRamMandir
#Ayodhya #Hindus
The 2 incidents truly encapsulate the glory of the divine couple. If you fully understand these incidents, you will be left wondering who is indeed more glorious, Rāma or Sīta!+

#BhoomiPujan #BhumiPujan #Ayodhya #RamMandirAyodhya
#RamMandirBhumiPujan #Hinduism #Ramayana #Hindus
Start with Sita’s banishment first. No need to quote ślokās. The literal act is justified by the fact that Sīta is mentioned to be Mahālakṣmi and Rāma to be Viśṇu. In reality she is always on his chest, inseparable and hence it is a līla+

#Ayodhya #BhoomiPujan #BhumiPujan
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--The Tryambaka Offerings, Pt 3 (Final) --

In past 2 threads, I covered the Tryambaka Ishti of Sakamedha, explaining exactly what “sister of Rudra” meant, and the Mṛtasanjīvanī mantra here. Links to previous threads:……

Naturally, Qs may arise. Mṛtasanjīvanī mantra is dedicated to Shiva by some scholars. How can one claim it denotes the mind? Ans - If you read previous threads, it is clear that context of tryambakaṃ yajāmahe… is meditation on the mind+

#Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Hindus
A mantra is identified as belonging to a devata if it does not change in other occurences. As eg, rudra gāyatri has “tanno rudraḥ pracodayāt” that remains unchanged while occuring elsewhere with minor changes in preceding words – so, it denotes rudra devata only+

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--The Tryambaka Offerings, Pt 2--

In Part 1, (…), we clarified “Rudra” signified mind, and “Ambikā” experience of Brahman. In this thread, let's finish interpreting mantras of the Tryambaka rite that come after this+
#Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Vedic
áva rudrámad īmahy áva deváṃ tryàmbakam

We have satisfied mind that bestows good (rudram), that shines out auspicious qualities of Brahman (devam), perceiver of 3 abodes – place, object & instrument for brahmānubhava (tryàmbakam)+

#Hinduism #Vedic #SanatanaDharma #Hindus
yáthā no vásyasas kárad yád yátʰā naḥ śréyasas kárad yád yátʰā no vyavasāyáyāt

So it may make us wealthy, may it make us attain the path of liberation, make us closely bound to Brahman.+
#SanatanDharm #Vedas #Hinduism #Vedic #Sanatani #Hindus
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