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Bandhavgarh Madhyapradesh had a modern society 2000 years ago. Man made Water bodies besides other #Hindu Artefacts have been found.
InPic Sleeping #Vishnu
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Varah with Conch shell
Bandhavgarh, Madhyapradesh
300-600 ce
#Archaeology #Hinduism #हिंदुत्व

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Sri #Vedavyasara janma bhoomi - #Kalpi (near Kanpur - U. P) on the banks of #Yamuna river.
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Originally Sri #Vyasaru was called as #KrishnaDvaipaayana. Since #Vyasa was dark (Krishna) in colour and born in an island (Dweepa) in Yamuna river he was called Krishna Dvaipaayana; (Dweepaayana) +
He was called #VedaVyasa since he had organized Vedas. Since He was descent to Sage #Vasishta he was known as #VasishtaKrishna. He was called #Badarayana since he was an inhabitant of #Badarika forest full of Jujube trees. His hermitage is in #BadariKshetra. +
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In the context of Sri #PadmavathiSrinivasaKalyana, what was the #objective & #sankalpa of Sri #NaradaMuni meeting the SAges & the expedition of Sri #BhriguRushi? Image
Primarily to re-establish Sri #HariSarvottamatva. It is pertinent to note that...

Whether it is Yagna/Homa or any other sacred activity/prayer... ultimate #anusandhana should always be #Vishnu the #HarisArvottama. Lord Vishnu is...+
Yagyabhrud yagyakrud yagyii yagyabhrug yagyasadhanah Yagyanantakrud yagyaguhyam...
(Sri #VishnuSahasranamaStothram – sloka # 105)

Lord Vishnu is the protector and supporter of all Yagnas;

He is the one who is the creator of the sacrifice and the custom of Yagna; ++
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How to do Sri #LakshmiDevi anusandhana at #Tirumala temple ?🙏🙏🙏 Image
This is in the context of dosha chintana people generally make in understanding #BhruguMaharshi episode (of Sri #VenkatachalaMahatmya - #PadmavathiSrinivasaKalyana) and subsequent developments leading to Sri #LaxmiDevi parting with Paramatma after having a wrangle with Him. ++
As a result people also misunderstand that Sri #SrinivasaParamatma is stationed alone in #Anandanilaya at #Tirumala kshethra. ++ Image
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Why is River Ganga called as Tripath agamini ?

#Tripathagamini Ganga

Because of #Bhagiratha's efforts, the river is also known as Bhagirathi. She is also known as tripathaga, because she flows in the three worlds, heaven, earth, and the netherworld. Image
Another epithet that Ganga is known by is Jahanvi, because she flooded the ashram of Sage Jahnu while being led by Bhagiratha.

With a touch of Vishnu's feet simple water of #Brahma's #kamandala expands into a mighty stream which Shiva bears on his head when it descends and
then releases. Later, sage Jahnu does the same. Thus born of threes sources, #Vishnu's feet, #Shiva's coiffure and sage Jahnu's ear, Ganga is said to be ‘Trisrota'. At Prayagraj, she is joined by Yamuna & the unmanifest Saraswati & becomes as Triveni-confluence of 3 rivers.
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The #Pancharama kshetras are 5 #Shiva Temples in #AndhraPradesh that are believed to be made of a single #Atmalinga
During Mahayudh between prabhu #Kartikeya & #Tarkasur, each time the demon was killed, his body would join again. Shri #MahaVishnu told #Kartikeya ji that body
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Tarkasur has an #Atmalinga that needs to be broken into 5 pieces & fixed where they fall by Pooja & building a Temple.
So each piece was worshipped by a Devta & has a unique feature! All shivlinga have scales due to being hit by His Aagneyaastra used to break the Shiva Lingam
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worn by Taraka.
Lingam broke into 5 pieces & was trying to unite by making Omkara nada
Surya Deva by the order of #Vishnu, fixed the pieces & worshipped them by building temples over them.
The pieces stopped their movement & became famous as Panchaarama Kshetras. 3/5 Image
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🧵The self-realization path: In the famous Ankola Sloka of Shivanandalahari, the various stages of Bhakti are vividly portrayed. A chaste wife, whatever be the nature of her husband, devotes herself to the service of him. There is a clear distinction between the Bhagawan and

the Bhakta. It is the type of Bhakti characterized as 'dāsyam'. A creeper, which, growing near the tree, slowly catches hold of the trunk for support and ultimately when fully grown completely covers the tree. Here the relationship between the Bhagawan and the devotee is

intimate and close as between friends. This superior Bhakti is called 'Sakhyam'. Final example - A river finding its way into the sea and becoming completely one with the sea after confluence. In a similar way, the devotee after having given up everything which is the

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Mysterious cave temple of Bhagwan Narasimha.

Narasimha Jharni cave temple, is located in Bidar, Karnataka. It is associated with Bhagwan Narasimha, an incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. The ancient temple is excavated in a 300 m tunnel under the Manichoola
hill range situated at around 4.8 km from the city.

One has to wade through the cave wherein water height varies from 4 feet to 5 feet to have a glimpse of the deity's image formed on the laterite wall at the end of tunnel which is architectural wonder. Bats
can be seen hanging on the roof of the cave and flying throughout the tunnel. It is a wonder that no one has been harmed by the bats till date. People utter the words govinda-govinda and narasimha hari-hari with devotion as mantras. The end of the cave temple is the
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Ahobilam is the place where #Vishnu in the form of #Narasimha killed the Rakshasa Hiranyakashipu in order to save his bhakta Prahlada.

Ahobilam temple Bhagwan' Murti is said be installed by bhagwan Venkateswara himself before his wedding.

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The upper Ahobilam has a Ugra (angry) form. There are several Narsimha temples in the surrounding hills like Pamuleti Narasimhaswamy, which are popular among local populations.

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Narasimha appears in different forms as Ugra Murthi(aggressive form), Shanta Murthy (tranquil form), Yoga Murthy (in penance) and Kalyana Murthy with his consort Sri Chenchu Lakshmi.
The Temple has 450 steps to make it to the top.

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Phalguna sukla Sapthami (26.02.2023) is celebrated as Sri #RaghavendraTheerthara #VardhantiMahotsava, the sacred day Sri #VishnuParivaaraDevata #Shankukarna incarnated as Kamadhenu, Kalpavruksha, Parimalacharya, GuruSaarvabhouma, Poojyaaya, Sri #Raghavendraswamy of #Mantralayam+
श्री नृसिंह पुराणद वचनदंतॆ...

शंखुकर्णाख्य देवस्तु ब्रह्म शापाश्च भूतले।
प्रह्लाद इति विख्यातो भूभार क्षपणे रतः ॥
स एव राघवेंद्राख्य यति रूपेण सर्वदा ।
कलौयुगे रामसेवां कुर्वन् मंत्रालये भवेत् ॥
ಶ್ರೀ ನೃಸಿಂಹ ಪುರಾಣದ ವಚನದಂತೆ...

ಶಂಖುಕರ್ಣಾಖ್ಯ ದೇವಸ್ತು ಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ಶಾಪಾಶ್ಚ ಭೋತಲೇ ।
ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದ ಇತಿ ವಿಖ್ಯಾತೋ ಭೂಭಾರ ಕ್ಷಪಣೇ ರತಃ ।।
ಸ ಏವ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಾಖ್ಯ ಯತಿ ರೂಪೇಣ ಸರ್ವದಾ ।
ಕಲೌಯುಗೇ ರಾಮಸೇವಾಂ ಕುರ್ವನ್ ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯೇ ಭವೇತ್ ।।
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Dandam Dashagunam bhavet...
Generally we come across this ancient maxim to indicate that when all the methods of mending a person/bringing things under control are exhausted like #Saama-#Daana-#Bheda; as a last resort #Dandam is invoked. +
Complete version that I have come across is as follows...

"Vishwamitrecha vardhakye ratraou apsu kardame
andhe sarpecha kridecha #dandam #dashagunam #bhavet"

Interpretation gives an indication of how a wise can effectively use #Dandam (stick) in ten different ways...+
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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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🧵#Shankaracharya #SriSri Vidhushekara Bharathi Mahaswamiji on The glory of #Shiva’s names spoken by Vayu in the Shiva Purana

शिवो महेश्वरश्चैव रुद्रो विष्णुः पितामहः॥
संसारवैद्यः सर्वज्ञः परमात्मेति मुख्यतः॥
नामाष्टकमिदं मुख्यं शिवस्य प्रतिपादकम्॥

Those eight names are Shiva, Maheswara, Rudra, Vishnu, Pitamaha, Samsaravaidya, Sarvajna and Paramatma.

He is named ‘Shiva’ as he is very pure Or as the source of all auspicious qualities, Lord Shiva is called so.

This doctrine of #Parameshwara is found in the beginning

of Veda and in the end of Veda. This is the principle that can be understood from the Veda alone.

Maya should be understood as Prakriti. The wielder of this is Maheshwara. His Vibhuti, glorious manifestation, is the whole world.

‘Rud’ is the cause of grief or sorrow.

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🧵On the revered #Salagrama which is being transported from #Nepal in order to carve the idol of #SriRama at #Ayodhya

Amongst the valued possessions and hallowed objects of worship in a devout Hindu's home, are the Salagramas, those pebble-like objects, smooth to the touch,
spheroid in shape, and black, red, or mixed in colour. That they are, for the most part, a hereditary possession of the family, handed down from generation to generation, is sufficient testimony to the veneration bestowed upon them by our ancients. Not to be bought or sold,
it is a prized gift or dana, and it is given as a valued gift in some places to the bridegrooms along with the bride. The #salagramasila is considered the embodiment of #Vishnu. Its mantra has Shri #Bhagvan for #Rishi or Drashta, and #Narayana as Devata or the object of
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🧵Trimurtis' advent

Generally people think that: Vishnu was already there & Brahma-Rudra arise later without having been in the beginning. By that, both of them are considered to be in the Jiva category.

From this following statement of #Atri #Maharishi in the #Bhagavatam
1/n From Vid Sri V.Subrahmanian
we know that this idea is not based on firm foundation:

श्रीमद्भागवतपुराणम्/स्कन्धः ४/अध्यायः १
अत्रिरुवाच -
विश्वोद्भवस्थितिलयेषु विभज्यमानैः
मायागुणैरनुयुगं विगृहीतदेहाः ।
ते ब्रह्मविष्णुगिरिशाः प्रणतोऽस्म्यहं वः
तेभ्यः क एव भवतां मे इहोपहूतः ॥ २७ ॥

When Atri Maharishi

prays to the Supreme Cause, Jagatkarana, to bless him with a child, the Trimurthys together appear before him. Then what Atri Maharshi says about those three is as follows:

That you, Brahma, Vishnu & Girisha,incarnate in every yuga for the maintenance of world's creation,

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With entry of #Saturn (#Shani Mahatma) into Kumbha (Aquarius) Rasi in the Zodiac, there will be changes in Shani #Gochara like Sade-Sath, Ashtama/ArdhaAshtama Shani etc. for individuals reckoned from Moon sign (Janma Raasi)

How to gear up for Shani Gochara/Dasa ? small -🧵
This thread is not for giving predictions. It is only an attempt to understand Saturn/Shani Mahatma in a novice way.
one should possesses/develop qualities of....
discipline, hard work, diligence, patience, steadfastness, perseverance, honesty, judgment, compassion, charitable nature, service oriented, selfless sacrifice etc. ++
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It is #fascinating to read #Hultzsch books on South Indian Inscriptions published by the #ASI in 1899. In volume III, he has written in detail about many temples.

In chapter one, he has recorded most inscriptions in the #Ukkal #Vishnu #temple called Pūvaṇimāṇikka-Viṣṇugraham, i.e., the temple of ‘Bhuvanamāṇikya’. This word means, 'the ruby of the world'.

The deity of the temple is #Tiruvāymoḻi #Dēvar. This is the name of that portion of #Nālāyiradivyaprabandham which was composed by Śaṭagopa alias Nammāḻvar.

#உக்கல், #திருவாய்மொழி, #நம்மாழ்வார், #சடகோபன்

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The #Vedic #PurushSukta is dedicated to the Cosmic Being from whom Creation manifests & serves as the source of Puranic accounts of Lord #Vishnu as the #Cosmic Purush. I have earlier mentioned His 3 Purush #Avatars so sharing some details in this thread, do read till the end 1/5
According to the #Satvata #Tantra the first form is known as #Karanodakshayi #Vishnu, #MahaVishnu or #Narayan who is the cause or 'Kaaran' of our #multiverse. #DeviBhagwat #Puran states that it is impossible to measure how many #Universes emerge from His body pores..2/5
The 2nd form is of #Garbhodakshayi (Garbha = Womb) #Vishnu who permeates each Brahmand & from whom emerges #Brahma to begin the process of #Creation.

According to #Devi #Bhagwat there exist countless #Brahma, Vishnu & #Shiva forms to cater to the billions of Universes...3/5
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#Margasira #Pournami is reckoned as #DattaJayanthi; He is called #Dattaatreya (Datta + Aatreya) because, pleased with the penance of #Athri Rushi, Lord #Vishnu gifted himself (#Datta) to the sage Athri as his son. +
As per #Bhagavatha Purana #Dattatreya was the sixth incarnation of Lord #Vishnu born to Sage #Athri Mahamuni and #Anasuya.
#DattaAtreya was #Yogapravartaka roopa of #ParamaAtma #Vishnu.

PrAhlada Rajaru, Kartyaviryarjuna, YaduRaaja, Alarka Rushi were disciples of Lord Dattatreya. +
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#Bhagawadgita chintana🧵
Margasira sukla Ekadasi is revered as Geeta Jayanthi, the day Lord #SriKrishna counselled Arjuna with his famous preaching #Bhagawadgita. But it was not first time Supreme God preaching the philosophy and Arjuna was not the first person to be imparted with the divine knowledge.+
In 4th Canto #JnaAnaYoga (sloka #1) Sri Krishna says,
" I taught this imperishable Yoga (Bhagawadgita)
to #Vivaswan (Sun God-Surya);
He (#Surya) in turn taught it to #Manu (#Vaivaswatha) who in turn taught it to #Ikshvaaku (in whose dynasty Lord Sri #Ramachandra was born)". +
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ṛṣayaḥ pitarō devā mahābhūtāni dhātavaḥ |
jaṅgamājaṅgamaṁ cedaṁ jagannārāyaṇōdbhavam ||

Sages (Rushis), Pitrus, Devatas, PanchaBhootas, great elements, living & non-living things, movable, immovable have all originated from Supreme God, Hari Sarvottama SriManNarayana +
This simple sloka from Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra (Phala Sruthi) is an eye opener for those who don't believe/keep doubting about the cause/origin/existence of the universe and its elements; +
Lord Vishnu is the cosmic builder, the one who created different entities in the Universe and also the one who destroys everything at the time of deluge.

He is Creator of the Universe, whose womb is the source of origin of the Universe, Brahmaadi Devatas and Jeevas.
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Our ancestors celebrated festivals according to movement of celestial bodies.

~Tonight—KARTIK POORNIMA, celebrated as Guru Purab.

~#Poornima— Full moon; associated with water and emotions.
~#Guru— Jupiter; associated with Yellow colour/ Teacher/ #Vishnu LET ME EXPLAIN…
2/n It’s a Lunar eclipse—when MOON closest celestial body to Earth (which science has proven causes waves in sea) is eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. Hence Moon is associated with WATER. In Odisha they celebrate BOITA BANDANA/ a boat festival today, which is related to WATER.
3/n Our ancestors not just understood ASTRONOMY but they also knew how to interpret the impact of astronomical events. Most of our Hindu festivals have a connection to MOON be it DIWALI— which falls on a NEW MOON (Amavasya) or Guru Poornima ( which falls on a FULL MOON).
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🙏 ThulAseEthwaAm NamaMyaHam 🙏
(Glory-Significance-Merits-do's & don'ts of #THULASI)

प्रसीद तुलसीदेवी प्रसीद हरिवल्लभे
क्षीरोदमथनोद्भोते तुलसीत्वां नमाम्यहं |

ಪ್ರಸೀದ ತುಲಸೀದೇವೀ ಪ್ರಸೀದ ಹರಿವಲ್ಲಭೇ
ಕ್ಷೀರೋದಮಥನೋದ್ಭೋತೇ ತುಲಸೀತ್ವಾಂ ನಮಾಮ್ಯಹಂ |

Special🧵on the eve of #UttanaDwaadasi ++
As per Padma Purana, Thulasi has emerged from aAnandaAsru (AanandaBhaashpa - Joyous tears) of Lord Vishnu that fell on the divine Amrutha during KsheeraSagara Mathana.

Thulasi is Lakshmi Swaroopa and is beloved to Lord Vishnu; +
Where #Thulasi is, there Lord #Vishnu resides and such place is considered as a #Theertha (sacred place).

Lord Vishnu always resides where there is #Thulasi, #Padma (Lotus) and #Saligrama; ++
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