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Navigation in Ancient India

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Indian civilization has been without a break for the last few millennia. This means there have been external connections and indigenous maritime assets.
Among the remains, the maritime assets archaeology are much prized and cited, a dock being the most prized. It also precludes the requirement of knowledge of the seas i.e. a compass.
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The ultimate sacrifice of Panna Dhai!

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Panna Dhai, a 16th-century Rajput woman of the Kheechee tribe, nursemaid to Udai Singh, the fourth son of Maharana Sangram Singh I (SANGA) (1509-1527). Her name, Panna means emerald, and dhai means a wet nurse in hindi language.
She had been given charge of young Udai, breastfeeding him virtually from his birth in 1522, along with her own son Chandan (also known as Moti), who was of similar age and Udai’s playmate.
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The sacred syllable OM, ॐ [AUM] is the primary symbol of God, a deity who wears an infinite variety of shapes, colors, structures, and nature itself in infinite manifestations.

The symbol OM is found in the Hindu conception of the supreme being. This mystical syllable contains and closes all that is sacred in Hinduism.
The Pranava Mantra, OM, is the exact evocation of the universal soul. OM represents the highest vibration, the infinite, and is the reflection of the known absolute truth. It has no beginning or end and embraces everything that exists.
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The Kohinoor Diamond, whose name means "Mountain of Light" in Persian, was formerly fixed in place as the left eye of the Hindu goddess Bhadrakali in the Indian town of Warangal.

Koh-i-Noor was first extracted from the renowned "Kollur mine (Coulour or Gani)" diamond mine in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, India.
This diamond was owned by the Kakatiya dynasty, which dominated much of the Telugu-speaking regions of what are now Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states in India from 1083 CE to 1323 CE. Its capital was Orugallu (now Warangal).
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Many traditions, rituals, and practices having religious overtones are practiced by the people of India. Hinduism places a high value on all aspects of the natural world.

This includes the air, water, trees, birds, and other creatures. Scriptures and the Vedas claim that feeding animals and birds can increase a person's good karma and help them escape the negative impacts of planets in their horoscope.
In Hinduism, certain gods and goddesses travel in animals and birds. Therefore, it is said to be advantageous to feed animals and birds, and it is also said to absolve us of our sins.
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Andal The Unique Azhwar!

Andal (Tamil: ஆண்டாள், Äṇɖāḷ ) or Godadevi is the only female Alvar among the 12 Alvar saints of South India.
The Alvar saints are well-known for belonging to the Hindu Srivaishnava tradition. Andal is credited with writing the classic Tamil works Thiruppavai and Nachiar Tirumozhi, which are still chanted by devotees during the winter festival season of Margazhi.
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Atmospheric Layers of Earth in Valmiki Ramayana.
Kishkinda Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana describes Jatayu and Sampaati flying high and getting their wings burned.
Sampaati describes atleast 2 layers of Atmosphere which indicates he must have gone atleast
15 km high from sea level. Valmiki Ramayana, Kishkinda Kanda, Sarga 61 describes Sampaati and Jatayu flying so high that they could see cities on the surface of earth, separately and singly, in the size of a chariot wheel.
Sampaati describes celestial music to be seen and heard somewhere, and somewhere else tinkling of jewellery, and elsewhere singing of many ladies dressed in red.
They also observed that a forest is positioned just as a patch of pasture on earth.
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Why the Ancient Vedic Rishis created the Gotra system, why did they bar marriage between a boy and a girl belonging to the same Gotra and why only son carries the gotra of father why not daughter ?

The Gotra is a system which associates a person with his most ancient or root ancestor in an unbroken male lineage. So Gotra refers to the root person (मूल पुरुष) in a person's male lineage.

The word Gotra is formed from the two Sanskrit words Gau (Cow) and Trahi (meaning Shed).
So Gotra means Cowshed, where in the context is that Gotra is like the Cowshed protecting a particular male lineage.

A Bride and a Bridegroom belonging to the same Gotra are considered to be siblings. The reason given was since they belonged to the same ancestor,.
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Rethinking the concept of arranged marriages!

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Many people regard them as business transactions with little to do with love.

Experts believe that arranged marriages are far more likely to result in long-term affection than passion marriages.
According to research, those in arranged marriages - or those who have had their partner chosen for them by a parent or matchmaker - tend to feel more in love as time passes, whereas those in regular marriages tend to feel less in love as time passes.
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One day, one Panda from Jagannath Puri arrived to King Jayasingha’s palace in Jaipur. The King warmly received the Panda and treated him well. The Panda brought Mahaprasadam from Jagannath Puri and gave it to the king. The King happily accepted the Mahaprasasdam Image
and took good care of Panda during his stay. As Panda was preparing to leave the king gave many gifts to Panda. It was king’s generous nature to very nicely treat anyone coming from Jagannath Puri. The queen too gave many ornaments to Panda as a gift. Princess Vishnupriya gave
some gold coins to Panda and wondered what she should give to the Lird Jagannath Prabhu. She thought of giving something very precious to the Lord. With a golden pen she whoa letter to Lord Jagannath on a leaf called Bijapatra and she prepared Kasturi musk as special ink for
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Ramaswamy Temple, Kumbakonam

Located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, Ramaswamy Temple is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to one of Vishnu's ten avatars, Lord Rama. The temple is enshrined by Lord Rama where he sits Image
in the sanctum in the coronation posture with his consort Sita Devi at his side, flanked by the idols of his brothers Lakshmana, Bharatha, Chatruguna (in standing position) and Hanuman (in worshipping position). Believed to have been built in the 16th century by the
Nayakkar Prime Minister- Govinda Dikshitar, the temple also has commercial corridor connecting it to the older Chakrapani Temple built by the same ruler.

The main deity of the temple is Lord Rama himself, and his chief companions throughout the story
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Yogic Kriya or Shuddhi Kriyas (Body Purification Techniques) and their Benefits

Yogic Kriyas are cleansing techniques that cleanse various internal organs of the body.
They are also called shatkriyas or shatkarma (Sanskrit: षटकर्म ṣaṭkarma, six actions),

Shatkarma is a set of 6 cleansing techniques of ‘Hath Yoga’ to flush out impurities of the internal body.

They are preventive as well as curative in nature. These kriyas create space in the human temple for the living spirit — they detoxify the body, the bloodstream, the nervous
system, brain, nadis, mind, thought patterns, and negative tendencies.and lead one towards an enlightened body, mind and spirit.

Following are the main Six Kriyas

1- Neti, 2- Dhauti, 3- Basti, 4-Trataka, 5-Nauli and 6-Kapalbhati
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The NINE UNKNOWN MEN, often known as NUM, is the oldest "Secret Society" on Earth. It was created by Ashoka the Greatest of All Emperors, an ancient Indian emperor who reigned from ca. from 232 to 269 BCE.

The greatest mystery in India is the Unknown Men of Ashoka, a secret society that has existed in India for two millennia and is thought to have existed during the reign of the Chandragupta-grandson Ashoka in 273 BC.
According to tradition, the emperor established the Society of the Nine to preserve and advance knowledge that, in the wrong hands, could prove harmful to humanity.
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Modern science credits the atomic theory to an English chemist and physicist named John Dalton.

However,not many people are aware that a theory of Atoms was formulated approximately 2500 years before Dalton by an Indian sage and philosopher named “Acharya Kanada.”

Acharya Kanada was born in 600 BC in Gujarat and his real name was Kashyap.

He was an ancient Indian natural scientist and philosopher who founded the “Vaisheshika school of Indian philosophy” that represents the earliest Indian physics.
Kashyap displayed a keen sense of detail since childhood and minute things attracted his attention. 

As a young boy, he once accompanied his father on a pilgrimage to Prayaga.  He noticed that thousands of pilgrims in the town were littering its roads with flowers
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In Shaivism, Thirumoolar is regarded as a leading person. He ranks as one of the Nayaanars and is one of the 18 respected Siddhas of the Tamizh tradition (63 revered Saints of Shaivism)

His story has several versions to it. For standardization, we shall look at what the Periya Purana has to say :

Shaiva Siddha Thirumula Nayanar practiced. He was one of Thiru Nandi Deva's eight pupils. Because he invaded Mulan's dead body, he is known by the name Thirumular.
Tirumular wanted to visit the Pothia highlands to see Agastya Rishi. He then departed Kailasha and headed south. He stopped at numerous Shaivite shrines along the way. He bathed in the Kaveri River when he arrived in Tiruvavaduthurai and then visited the shrine.
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The below story talks about the biggest RAPE/SEX Scandal case of India which you and your parents might not know about as it was never supposed to come out.If you understand the seriousness of it, do share among your circle and let everyone know what happened in 1992 Ajmer. #rape
Ajmer gangrape and blackmail case was a toxic mix of political patronage, religious reach, impunity, and small-town glamour. Thirty years on, closure still seems far.
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चक्रव्यूह क्या था, और इसे कैसे तोड़ा जाता है ❓

भगवान श्रीकृष्ण की नीति के चलते अर्जुन के पुत्र अभिमन्यु को चक्रव्यूह को भेदने का आदेश दिया गया। यह जानते हुए भी कि अभिमन्यु चक्रव्यूह भेदना तो जानते हैं, लेकिन उससे बाहर निकलना नहीं जानते।

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दरअसल, अभिमन्यु जब सुभद्रा के गर्भ में थे तभी चक्रव्यूह को भेदना सीख गए थे लेकिन बाद में उन्होंने चक्रव्यूह से बाहर निकलने की शिक्षा कभी नहीं ली। अभिमन्यु श्रीकृष्ण के भानजे थे। श्रीकृष्ण ने अपने भानजे को दांव पर लगा दिया था।
अभिमन्यु के चक्रव्यूह में जाने के बाद उन्हें चारों ओर से घेर लिया गया। घेरकर उनकी जयद्रथ सहित 7 योद्धाओं द्वारा निर्मम तरीके से हत्या कर दी गई, जो कि युद्ध के नियमों के विरुद्ध था। कहते हैं कि श्रीकृष्ण यही चाहते थे। जब नियम एक बार एक पक्ष तोड़ देता है
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Kurma Devi defeated Qutb-ud-din Aibak
Samar Singh was killed in the 2nd Battle Of Tarain (1191-92 AD) fought between the forces of Prithiviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori, who had returned to conquer India.
Both Samar Singh Deva and his eldest son,
Kalyan Rai, died in the second battle of Tarain, and, when Prithabai received the news of her double loss, she immediately mounted the pyre to rejoin her husband. Kurma Devi would eventually follow her, but first she had unfinished business to tend to. She had to ensure that
her son Karna seamlessly succeeded his father and that his seat on the throne of Chittorgarh was secure.
By this time Muhammad Ghori had retreated to Multan having left Qutub-ud-din Aibak, his chief general, in charge of Delhi and Ajayameru (Ajmer). During this time Kurma Devi
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Albert Einstein contemplated the use of wormholes as potential pathways for time and space travel during the 20th century.

However, the ancient Indian epic tale "Ramayana" envisioned a scenario in which travel into another universe or time zone was accomplished via a black tunnel that served as a wormhole.
An Einstein-Rosen bridge, another name for a wormhole, is a theoretical topological property of spacetime that functions as a kind of "shortcut" through spacetime. Similar to a tunnel, a wormhole has two ends, each at a different location in spacetime.
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In ancient India, 12 different kinds of offspring were regarded as the father's legitimate heirs. They don't all have to be their legal father's biological offspring.

12 Types of Children (Legal Heir) in Ancient India

Aurasa : biological son through a woman in a typical marriage, with the Y chromosome belonging to the father.
Putrikaputra : When there isn't a son, the female is treated as one, and her son inherits the estate legally (ex : Babruvahana, born to Arjuna and Chitrangada, but became legal heir of his maternal-grandfather.)
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Sushruta—Father of Surgery

By the sixth century BC, Sushruta, a surgeon, and Ayurvedic teacher, was thriving in the Indian city of Kashi.

In Kashi, where he worked as a surgeon, Sushruta studied medicine and discovered the causes and cures for various illnesses. He is well known for his novel approaches to rhinoplasty, cataract surgery's extracapsular lens extraction, anal surgery, and dental surgery.
However, little is known about his vivid descriptions of obesity, angina, and diabetes (madhumeha), among other conditions (medoroga).
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There was this young lady, a satvik by nature, deeply devoted to Periyava and would often come for darśan. She was quiet, never asked for anything or spoke about herself. She got married and settled down happily. When Periyava was camping in Chennai, he was walking
through T.Nagar one day. This young lady lived there. She came out of her house when Periyava walked down that street, and prostrated to Periyava.
“Periyava must be gracious to give me his pādukas” she said. It was mid-day and blistering hot.
“How shall I walk if I give you my
“Here, Periyava,” said the lady in readiness and placed another pair she had brought with her, at Periyava’s feet.
“Why! I thought that I was smart, but she is smarter than I thought I was! She has never asked me anything for herself.” Periyava stepped out his wooden
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श्री कृष्ण : सोलह कलाओं के स्वामी !!
He who is Sampuran avtaar!!

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1. श्री-धन संपदा- जिस व्यक्ति के पास अपार धन हो और वह आत्मिक रूप से भी धनवान हो। जिसके घर से कोई भी खाली हाथ नहीं जाए वह प्रथम कला से संपन्न माना जाता है।

पृथ्वी के एक बड़े भू-भाग पर जिसका अधिकार है और उस क्षेत्र में रहने वाले जिसकी आज्ञाओं का सहर्ष पालन करते हैं! Image
3. कीर्ति- यश प्रसिद्धि- जिसके मान-सम्मान व यश की कीर्ति से चारों दिशाओं में गूंजती हो। लोग जिसके प्रति स्वत: ही श्रद्घा व विश्वास रखते हों।

4.वाणी सम्मोहन
श्री कृष्ण की वाणी सुनकर क्रोधी व्यक्ति भी अपना सुध-बुध खोकर शांत हो जाता था। मन में भक्ति की भावना भर उठती थी। Image
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The story of Maharishi Saubhari, the master of Rig Veda!

Emperor Maandhata governed alongside his wife Indumathi, their three sons Purukutsa, Ambarisha, and Naabhaga, as well as fifty daughters, from their capital city of Ayodhya. The guru of the Rig Veda at that time was a famous sage by the name of Soubhari.
According to folklore, he performed penance for a period of twelve years underwater while a sizable fish lived nearby. In front of the Maharishi, that fish was always having fun with its wife and young ones.
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