DAITYAS were greatly devoted to their deities followed Vedic rituals, undertook severe penance, and offered incredible offerings to Deties. Hiranyakashipu,
Sishupala, Virochana and Bali were some (renowned!) daityas.
Daityas often Raise a war against the Devas and Distrubed their religious ceremonies. They often winning and the gods had to ask divine dispensation to get back power.
All the TV series You have seen so far depicted Bhagavan Indra in a very wrong way. In fact, sometimes his crimes are as far as to be malevolent to saintly beings. That is not true about Bhagavan Indra.
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The characteristics of Bhagavan Indra is found in Rig Veda 2.12
1. HE who, just born, chief God of lofty spirit by power and might became the Gods’ protector, Before whose breath through greatness of his valour the two worlds trembled, He, O men, is Indra.
2. He who fixed fast and firm the earth that staggered, and set at rest the agitated mountains, Who measured out the air's wide middle region and gave the heaven support, He, men, is Indra.
Ganesh Chaturthi, is celebrated as a birthday (actually rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, as it is celebrated on fourth day of the bright half of Bhadrapad, it has a term Chaturthi in it. 1/11
The rebirth corresponds to the incident where while Ganesha in a human head form tried to block passageway of Shivaji, resulting in rage of Shiva and loosing his head. Thereafter, when Shivaji was consolidated ,Shiva gave him a new birth attaching an elephant infant's head.
There is not ancient norm related to this celebration, according to latest date, this started from Shivaji's Time 1630-80, after that followed by Peshawars, from 1740-1820, thereafter it started loosing its glory when it was again renewed by Lokmanya Tilak in 1893.
Pitrus are our ancestors who have deceased And "Tarpanam" means "to satiate".
Pitru Tarpanam is done to please our deceased ancestors with offerings of black sesame seeds mixed with water to trees. 1/14
Pitru Paksha (Sanskrit: पितृ पक्ष, Pitṛ pakṣa; lit. "fortnight of the ancestors") is a 16–lunar day period in Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestor (Pitrs), especially through food offerings.
It can be done yearly in the Pitru Paksha, monthly on each Amavasya Tithi(also known as the Pitru Tithi), or even daily. (5th and 6th September of 2021 is such Amavasya).
The Dates of 20/09 to 6/10 are given for Pitru Paksha of the 2021 year.
For a True Devotee, Everything is Good 🙏
A devotee accepts the hell of this material world as a wonderful reminder from the unlimitedly merciful Bhagwaan Sri Krishna that this material world is not our actual home. 1/n
Everyone is punished and rewarded according to their previous pious and sinful activities. You cannot change that with prayer. Prayer is for awakening the pure love of God within our hearts so that we can get out of this material world.
Prayers are not for getting better facilities in this material world. Krishna has rubber stamped this material world as "dukhalayam ashashvatam" - in other words place of temporariness and misery. (BG 8.15).
Yoga Vasishta has at least three such references of multiple universes. 1. "O Rama, countless have been the universes that have come into being and that have been dissolved. In fact, even the countless universes that exist at this moment are impossible to conceive of...
...All this can immediately be realized in one’s own heart, for these universes are the creation of the desires that arise in the heart, like castles built in the air. (The story of Suka)
One thing that new seeker should not: Just reading Hindu scripture only is not enough/effective.
Learning of scripture includes three steps/aspects: Shravana, Manana, and Nididhyasana. 1/5
From Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.4.5:
आत्मा वा अरे द्रष्टव्यः श्रोतव्यो मन्तव्यो निदिध्यासितव्यो मैत्रेयि,
आत्मनो व अरे दर्शनेन श्रवणेन मत्या विज्ञानेनेदं सर्वं विदितम् ||
Meaning in next tweet +
"The Self, my dear Maitreyi, should be realized – should be heard of, reflected on, and meditated upon; by the realization of the Self, my dear, through hearing, reflection, and meditation, all this is known."
The Pralaya, of equal length to a Kalpa, is the time period when the entire three worlds (the physical universe along with Devaloka and Asuraloka) are destroyed by fire emanating from the mouth of Vishnu's serpent Adiseshan.
Here is how it's described in the Srimad Bhagavatam:
"The devastation takes place due to the fire emanating from the mouth of [Ananta], and thus great sages like Bhṛgu and other inhabitants of Maharloka transport themselves to Janaloka....
"Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent brāhmaṇa of Śambhala village, the great soul Viṣṇuyaśā. Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand,
...travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead.
Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings. +