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The oldest male genes of the R1a haplogroup some 15500yrs old are found in #Bharat, this is followed by the #Caspian region with 12300yr old samples & #Europe with 6900yr old ones .
People migrated out of the tropics carrying language with them as the world warmed & ice melted .
Linguistics & genetics both indicate a migration of tribes from #India to the west . Corroborated by historical Records of the #Saraswati drying up & causing migration .

A third indicator is the spread of technology, around 1750BC ancient #Turkey was shaken by the arrival of a people with the new for the region technology of #iron working , with Iron tools & weapons the #Hittite people quickly carved a kingdom dominating the Black sea region.
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1/n Who are we?

So audacious,appearing immortals, chanting the same Vaidik Ruchas composed millenniums back on the banks of #Saraswati, #Sindhu & many #Sindhus till today.

The Hindus(inhabitants of land beyond Sindhu), followers of Dharma, ie Sanatana,long way we have come.
2/n I always say that it impossible to give a date to Sanatana Dharma.

We need to decode both the words to understand meaning wisely.

Sanatana refers to "imperishable" & "eternal." (refer Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16, 2.2.42)
3/n What does word Sanātanī signify?

Often it signifies the duties which takeaway thoughts from the #Vedas, #Upanishads, #Puranas #Itihasas Bhagavad Gita etc.

Now, question arises that why they are Sanātan, & why no other thoughts?
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Short #Thread on Dating of #Mahabharata with help of refs to river #Saraswati.
1. Read this fantastic paper by @meghkalyan & @ManognaSastry
2. They list 144 verses related to River Saraswati frm MB Text.
3. Of these at least 50 show Saraswati in flow!…
4. Paper also lists various places, along the banks of river Saraswati, at which Balrama stopped during his pilgrimage
5. Saraswati is not flowing with the vigour as described in Rig Veda but is still flowing.
6. This gives great clues for dating effort of Mahabharata.
7. Megh & Manogna give a terminus ante quem (latest date beyond which MB cannot happen) as around 1900 BC - as Saraswati completely dried up by then.
8. Hence, all dates of Mahabharat later than 1900 BC (1800 BC etc.) are out of the window - going by this research.
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In Indonesia, Watugunung, Pawukon calendar's last day, is devoted to #Saraswati. In Cambodia, she is Vagiswari. Myanmar worships her as Thurathadi. She takes the names of Suratsawadi in #Thailand.

She is worshipped as Benzaiten in #Japan.

She is worshipped as Yang Chen Ma in Tibet.

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Basant panchmi Rituals

Basant panchmi falls on panchmi tithi of month of magha. It is falling on 16th February on this year. It is a day to honour Goddess Saraswati, the presiding deity for education, music and speech. This day is very auspicious for marriage and Image

house warming ceremonies. Goddess Saraswati can bless us with great knowledge, talent in music field and incredible speaking skills. Performing simple remedies on Basant panchmi will help you to get blessings of Devi #Saraswati.

Rituals for Basant Panchmi:
1. You should wear yellow clothes on this day and offer yellow flowers to Devi Saraswati. Yellow is the color of planet Jupiter which is major Karaka for education.

2. You should do Saraswati puja on Basant panchmi. You should either visit temple
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1-#Gayatri destroys the three kinds of #Taapa or pain.

Gayatri bestows on one the four kinds of #Purushartha, viz. #Dharma
(#righteousness), #Artha (wealth), #Kama (desired objects) and
#Moksha (#Liberation or freedom) (1/13)

2-It destroys the three Granthis or knots of ignorance, #Avidya, #Kama and #Karma.

Gayatri purifies the mind.

Gayatri bestows on the Upasaka Ashta-#Siddhis

Gayatri makes a man powerful and highly intelligent. (2/13)

3-Gayatri eventually gives Liberation or emancipation from the wheel of birth and death. (3/13)

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1-#Savita is the presiding Deity of the #GayatriMantra,

#Fire (#Agni) is the mouth,

#Vishvamitra is the #Rishi and #Gayatri is the metre.

Gayatri Mantra is recited during the investiture of sacred thread, practice of #Pranayama and #Japa, etc. (1/15)

2-What Gayatri is, the same is #Sandhya, and what Sandhya is, the same is Gayatri.

Sandhya and Gayatri are identical.

He who meditates on Gayatri,

..meditates on Lord #Vishnu, the Supreme Lord of the #Universe. (2/15)

3-A man can repeat the Gayatri Mantra mentally, in all states, even while lying, sitting, walking, etc.

There is no sin of commission or omission of any sort in its repetition.


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1-ॐ सूर्य सुन्दरलोकनाथममृतं वेदान्तसारं शिवं

ज्ञानं ब्रह्ममयं सुरेशममलं लोकैकचित्तं स्वयम् ।

इन्द्रादित्यनराधिपं सुरगुरुं त्रैलोक्यचूडामणि

ब्रह्माविष्णुशिवस्वरूपहृदयं वन्दे सदा भास्करम् ।। (1/18)

2-Om Suryam sundaralokanathamamritam vedantasaram sivam,

Jnanam brahmamayam suresamamalam lokaikaphittam svayam;

Indradityanaradhipam suragurum trailokyachudamanim,

Brahmavishnusiva svarupa hridayam vande sada bhaskaram (2/18)
3-I always adore #Surya, the #Sun,

the beautiful Lord of the world,

the immortal,

the quintessence of the #Vedanta,

the auspicious,

the absolute knowledge,

Lord of the gods,


the one true #consciousness of the world himself, (3/18)

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1-Multiple commentaries have come and gone about the great #GayatriMantra.

I have personally found the exposition by Swami #Sivananda and Swami Chinmayananda worthwhile. (1/20)

2-For the next few days, we shall talk about the #GayatriMantra – the pinnacle of #Japa #Sadhana

Here is laying out my little understanding. (2/20)

3-ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यम् ।

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥ (3/20)

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1-What could be a man’s point-of-opening into the #Vedic Corpus?

For me it is #Ayurveda, #VedicAstrology and #Vastu. (1/16)

2-Vedic #Astrology that ways is well & truly a #Vedanga…for it virtually has answers to every question one might have

If one has a subtle enough perception! (2/16)

3-Consider this from the works of #Parashara.

This is used as a tool for #BirthTimeRectification and #PrashnaAstrology by #Jyotishis

..especially in the #Tamil School of #VedicAstrology. (3/16)

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1-What is the #Philosophy of #Japa and why is it important for #Sadhana?

What Is Japa?

Japa is the repetition of any Mantra or Name of the Lord. (1/15)

2-In this Kali Yuga or iron age when the physique of the vast majority of persons is not good,

..rigid Hatha Yogic practices are very difficult.

Japa is an easy way to God-realization. (2/15)

3-Tukaram, Dhruva, Prahlada, Valmiki Rishi, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa -

..all had attained salvation by uttering the Name of God. (3/15)

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1-One of the most important houses in the #BirthChart is the 5th House

In #WesternAstrology, the 5th House is the House of the #InnerChild – signifying #Creativity, #Play and #Leisure.

No wonder, #Children are seen from this house. (1/8)

2-#Romantic relationships and gambling activities are also seen from the 5th House.

5th House activities an individual indulges in

..are supposed to bring him #Joy, #Delight and Creative Expression.


3-According to the traditional practitioners of #Astrology,

..the 5th House also stands for the notion of creating your #Legacy – the cache of #Karmas that will last.

#Grahas in the 5th House often show how we #Love and how do we make others #Feel, deep down. (3/8)
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1-To define God is to deny #God.

You can give the definition to a finite object.

How can you define limitless or the #Infinite Being

..who is the source and ultimate cause for everything? (1/15)

2-If you define God you are limiting the limitless one, you are confining Him with concepts of mind.

God is beyond the reach of the gross mind,

..but He can be #realized through #Japa and #meditation

..with a pure, subtle and one-pointed mind. (2/15)
3-#Manasika #Puja (mental worship) is more powerful than external Puja with flowers, etc.

Arjuna thought that Bhima was not doing any kind of worship.

He was proud of his external worship of Lord #Shiva.

He offered plenty of Bilva leaves. (3/15)

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1-A constant question I receive from people is

..what is the significance of empty houses in a #BirthChart?!

Does an empty house in your chart mean, that no action will happen there?

And are these meaningless?! (1/8)

2-Or does it mean that every house should have one planet?!

This is how #Astrologers look at it

Most charts have a handful of empty houses.

No chart has all the houses filled up with #Grahas. (2/8)

3-Clearly, those houses that have the most number of planets in your chart

..tell you that these house significations,

..or #Bhavas will play an important role in your life (3/8)

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1-Swami #Sivananda used to say this about #Mantra and #Japa #Sadhana

“Do not bother yourself about #Matra, #Para and #Pashyanti, etc.

Do #Japa of your #Ishta #Mantra mentally with its meaning and right #Bhava.

You will realize the spiritual benefits. (1/13)

#Astrology. Image
2-Why do you waste your time counting the pebbles on the bank?

Take a dip immediately in the Ganges and enjoy the bath” (2/13)

#संस्कृतिबोध Image
3-All Mantras have equal potency or power.

It is not quite accurate to say that

... Om Namo Narayanaya is superior Om Namah Shivaya or Radhesyam or Sri Ram, and so on. (3/13)

#सनातनशुद्धरूपसेविज्ञान Image
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1-How does #HouseInterpretation happen in #Astrology?

Practitioners opine about two schools of thought.

From the #vantage of the house as well as that of the #planet or #Graha. (1/10)

#Astrology. Image
2-When a #Graha occupies a particular #House

..D area signified by that house is experienced through the ‘Flavour’ #Personality and #attributes of that very Graha.

Let’s say someone has his or her #Mercury in the #Ascendant or the first house (2/10)

#AstrologicalThread. Image
3-This means that for that person to find his or her very bearing or consciousness the world and to be confident about himself,

...or coming ‘into his own’ –

..he or she needs to work on his #communication – an area clearly governed by Mercury. (3/10) Image
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~Ancient Hindus wr aware of sp properties of #Water,this is y our Rishi-Muni used it for both manifesting WISHES & CURSES.
~Do u knw d most PRACTICAL reason y v r spending crores to locate #Saraswati river?
~It's also abt #ShriRam.


~Ever wondered y India is covered by sea on 2 sides, Himalayas on the 3rd and a desert on the 4th side?
~There's a certain reason why Hindus use water a certain way.
Jst a 9min long video!
Since it's also abt Shri Ram I posted it on #Diwali. 😊
I'm sure right now these might appear as unconnected topics.
But it's linked.
Hindus must know why they do what they do. 🙏
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Good Morning!

Continuing our #Dialogue on #Gems and #GemTherapy, today we shall dwell on the next two #GemStones.

#YellowSapphire and #Diamond. (1/13)

2-Yellow Sapphire is D highest quality Gemstone used 4 #Jupiter.

Substitute Gemstones for Yellow Sapphire are Yellow Tourmaline, #Citrine, Yellow #Zircon and #Topaz.

In my view, I have seen that Yellow Sapphire is one of the most widely prescribed Gemstone. (2/13)

3-Being related to #Jupiter it is bound to activate within you – the #Energy of the #Universal #Guru.

Out of the four #Vedic #Purusharthas, of #Dharma, #Artha, #Kama and #Moksha, Yellow Sapphire well and truly stands for #Dharma.


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Menyambut Hari Raya Suci Maha Saraswati.

Ijinkan saya menyampaikan: Sebuah utas singkat Makna dan Simbol:
Berkulit putih, bermakna: sebagai dasar ilmu pengetahuan (vidya) yang putih, bersih dan suci.
Kitab/pustaka ditangan kiri, bermakna: Semua bentuk Vidya; ilmu /sains /spiritual yg bersifat sekular; yg mengarahkan kita ke tujuan hidup yg utama, tp Avidya jgn jg diabaikan.
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1-Why is #Gayatri known as the Queen of #Mantras in #Sanatana?

The #Gayatri #Mantra is the most revered mantra in the #Vedic lore. (1/27)


2-It is an invocation as well as a prayer addressed to the Supreme #Creator of the #Universe

..and of the three worlds..

..the terrestrial, the celestial, and the one connecting these two. (2/27)


3-The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows -

We meditate on the glory of that #Ishwara

..the Supreme Lord of the universe

..Who has created this universe

..Who is accomplished to be revered

Who is the embodiment of true knowledge and light (3/27)
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Life-Size Stone Sculpture of Goddess #Saraswati.

Dated: 1200AD-1300 A.D

The goddess has been conceived as four-armed standing on a lotus pedestal and carrying lotus, book, rosary and a pot in her hands.


#HistoryEncyclopedia #SculptureOfIndia #History
Along with the rosary, the lower right hand displays 'varada mudra', gesture of release. Elaborately bejeweled with a wider range of ornaments than usually seen in her contemporary images, especially the ornaments on her arms, the delicate string on the back of the palms.

Goddess has been modeled with an exceptionally soft & delicate figure, fingers, long, sharp & with pointed nails being most attractive & striking. Besides the lyre-playing devotee females and the donor couple, royal beings or a rich trader and his wife.

#HistoryEncyclopedia 3/3
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They couldn’t deny that the Veds were the ancient most texts!
They couldn’t accept that German, Greek, Latin languages had their origin in Sanskrit!
To give expression to their political aspirations, they fabricated ‘Aryan invasion theory’! #SaraswatiUntold
In 1848, German scholar, Friedrich Max Muller settled in Oxford, introduced in 1853, term Aryan applied to Indian languages & Race! Germany & England used Aryan invasion theory to propagate that Rigvedic people were descendants of Europeans,so our culture,language came from them!
Macaulay understood- knowledge of Brahmins would be a hinderance in converting Hindus, hired impoverished Max Muller to translate & interpret Veds in a way that🇮🇳elite would choose Bible over Veds, used #Hindu intellectual strength against their own self!
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स्कन्द पुराण में महादेव ने पार्वती जी को सरस्वती नदी की उत्पत्ति रोचक कथा सुनायी: ऋषि और्व्व के तेज़ से प्रचंड वाडवग्नि जन्मी जिससे सम्पूर्ण ब्रम्हाण्ड के जल जाने का भय था, ब्रह्मा जी ने अपनी पुत्री सरस्वती को वाडवग्नि को सिंध महासागर तक ले जाने का कार्य सौंपा।
सरस्वती तब वाडवग्नि लेकर पश्चिम समुद्र की ओर चलीं #SaraswatiUntold सरस्वती के इसी प्रयास का नाट्य रूपांतरण है। प्राचीन काल में शास्त्र पाठ को नृत्य के माध्यम से भी दर्शाया जाता था, #Saraswati के पुनर्जीवन के लिए हमने भी यही माध्यम चुना और नृत्य नाटिका, सरस्वती अंटोल्ड की रचना की।
Those who missed the Opera #SaraswatiUntold in Delhi must experience the spectacular performance on 26th Jan at International Ramayan Confrence, Jabalpur.
Know your true history, your continious ancient most civilization, the #SaraswatiCivilization !
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Opera #SaraswatiUntold depicts the descent of River Saraswati, its geographical location & its historical presence debunking the #AryanInvasionTheory
The deliberation sung in sanskrit
narrates the untold story
of #Saraswati in the language of Odissi
@KanchanGupta @PondyLitFest
Devi #Saraswati is the revered #SaraswatiRiver of Rig Vedic Rishis, who came to be worshipped as Devi by Yajur Vedic Rishis
She comes alive in Divine composition of shlokas from Rigveda
Yajurveda & Skand Purana in Odissi Classical music & dance
Stay tuned, watch d mystery unfold.
Rishi Aurva created Agni & asked Shri Vishnu to have that devastating Vadvagni/submarine🔥 dropped in the ocen to save 🌍 from destruction
After approaching all the rivers that expressed their inability in doing so, Vishnu chose #Saraswati who became a river/vehicle for the task.
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