Mom. Cynophilist. Sanatani. Worship the Lord like Nandi.🙏 RTs etc not an endorsement. #HarHarMahadevॐ
Feb 17, 2023 • 15 tweets • 7 min read
Maha Shivaratri is also called Night of Awakening. The day before the Amavasya (new moon) of each lunar month is called Shivaratri. It is the day Lord Shiva was married to Maa Parvati. Maha Shivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the ′Tandava′. #HarHarMahadevॐ
Among all the Shivaratris of the year, the one that falls in the lunar month of Magha in Feb-March each year is considered to be most auspicious. As per Hindu calendar Maha Shivaratri is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha every year on the month of Falgun.
Feb 15, 2023 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
According to Sanatan Dharma, there are 24 Ekadashis that fall in the whole year, out of which Vijaya Ekadashi is considered to be very significant. Vijaya Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) in the Phalgun month during the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight).
According to the name, a person who observes this Ekadashi fast always remains victorious over their enemies and opponents. Vijaya is one of the principal gatekeepers of Lord Vishnu’s celestial abode Vaikuntha. He and his brother Jaya are thought to protect the heavenly kingdom.
Nov 3, 2022 • 37 tweets • 15 min read
The Mahābhārata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of #AncientIndia and the longest Sanskrit epic consisting of over 100,000 shloka or over 200,000 individual verse lines (each shloka is a couplet). The epic is part of itihasa. #Mahabharata
Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, it contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas. The latter are enumerated as Dharma (right action),...
Nov 1, 2022 • 14 tweets • 5 min read
Chitragupta Pooja is performed by Kayasthas who believe in world peace, justice, knowledge and literacy, the four primary virtues depicted by the form of Shree Chitraguptjee.The 2nd day after Diwali is celebrated as Chitragupta Pooja, also known as Kalam-Dawaat Puja. #Chitragupt
All pens are collected and kept in the Mandir for pooja.
Chitragupta is the Hindu Deity entrusted with the task of keeping complete records of actions of human beings on the earth. He is also referred to as the ‘Bookkeeper’ by human beings and Gods alike.
Oct 14, 2022 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
Once there lived an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna by the name Poonthaanam. He worshipped Guruvayurappan (Lord Krishna) with all his heart and soul. People loved him for his beautiful Bhagavatam discourses. #SanatanTales #SrimadBhagvatam
There is a temple in North Kerala called Kottiyoor. The significant deity in the temple is Lord Shiva. The temple was kept open only for a few days during a year with no human activities in that place for the rest of the year. Once Poonthaanam reached the Kottiyoor temple.
Mar 8, 2022 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
#GreatIndianWomen #RealIcons #RishiMaitreyi
In the early Vedic period of Indian history, women’s education was given equal priority, despite the dominant preference of begetting sons in every household.A large number of young girls received both literary and cultural education.
The Rigveda contains hymns written by 27 women scholars. One of the prominent Brahmavadinis among these is Maitreyi. (Sanskrit: मैत्रेयी). Sage Maitreyi lived in ancient India during the later Vedic period (around the 8th century BCE).
Mar 7, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Shiva Yajur Mantra, also famous as Karpur Gauram Karunavtaaram is one of the most famous mantras recited by Hindus. It's an ancient Sanskrit Shloka related to #LordShiva and an aarti in Shaivism. It's found in Yajurveda, one of the four canonical texts of Hindu Dharma, the Vedas.
Lord Shiva, one of Trinity Gods, is also known as Shankar, Rudra, Bholenath, Nilkantha, Mahadev. He's also known as the Destroyer or the Transformer according to Hindu Scriptures. He's the bestower of earthly happiness, promoter of good, and auspiciousness.
Jan 22, 2022 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
They were assigned to be present thru the 4 Great Ages,to guide the human race.These 7 sages worked closely with the Adi Yogi or Shiva to maintain the balance on Earth.They were the mind born sons of Lord Brahma assigned to serve as representative of Brahma himself.
Saptarishis are also known as Brahmarishis bcs they have now gained all knowledge abt Brahman.
He was the only sage who was appointed as one of the Saptarishi by Brahma on the basis of his merit alone as one cannot become a Brahmarishi just on basis of merit.
According to Hindu scriptures, the world is made up of four main “Yugas” -also known as ages, epochs or cycles of time – each made up of tens of thousands of human years. These 4 yugas are namely:
According to the laws of Hindu cosmology, the Universe is created wholly, only to be destroyed entirely once in every “4.1 to 8.2 billion” years! This is believed to constitute one full day and night for Lord Brahma, the Creator of the Universe.
Dec 30, 2021 • 16 tweets • 7 min read
Goddess Parvati is the benevolent aspect of the ultimate female form of mother Devi. As per Shiva Purana, Parvati was reincarnation of Sati. Being the daughter of the mountain King Himawan and Queen Mena, she is also known as "daughter of the mountain". #DeviParvati
She was drawn to Shiva since she was a little kid. On her birth, Sage Narad had predicted, no matter what she will marry only Lord Shiva. As she grew, her love for Shiva knew no bound. To marry him, she went to the forest and performed rigorous tapas.
Dec 14, 2021 • 16 tweets • 4 min read
THE ASCENT OF NARENDRA MODI
If we look back at the 12-yr period between 2002 - 2014, we'll clearly understand why Mr. Modi rcvd so much public adulation and support. Since independence, Congress had continued to govern Gujarat as part of the Bombay State....
until 1960, when the state was bifurcated as Maharashtra & Gujarat. It continued to rule Gujarat until 1990,when the Janata Dal-BJP coalition replaced it under Chimanbhai Patel of JD. Congress,as we know,didn't take such defeats lightly then. The coalition broke after only 2yrs.
There's a story about Narada Muni. Once a Brahmana asked him,“Oh, you are going to meet the Lord? Will you pl ask Him when I'm going to get my salvation?”
Narada agreed and said,“I shall ask Him.”
As proceeded, he met a cobbler who was sitting under a tree. #TalesFromBhagwatam
The cobbler too asked Narada, “Oh, you are going to see the Lord? Will you please inquire of Him when my salvation will come?”
When Narada Muni went to the Vaikuntha, he fulfilled their request. He asked Narayana about the salvation of the brahmana and the cobbler.
Sep 12, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
समपरिणाहस्यार्ध विष्कम्भार्धहतमेव वृत्तफलम् ।
Sama Parinaaha hasya ardha vishkamba ardha hatameva vrtta phalam
Meaning of each word:
Sama – equal
Parinaaha – diameter
Ardha – half
Vishkambha – circumference
Hatam – multiply
Eva – exactly
Vrtta – circle #AncientHistory
Phalam – result
Literally, “Equal diameter-half circumference-half mutliply-exactly circle’s-result”
Rephrased grammatically in English: “A circle’s area equals half the diameter multiplied by half the circumference”.
This was stated in Sanskrit by none other than Aryabhatta.
Sep 11, 2021 • 14 tweets • 5 min read
God of knowledge and wisdom - Hayagrīva.
Hayagrīva, also spelt as Hayagreeva, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, with the head of a horse and a human body of brilliant white colour, white garments and seated on a lotus.
Hayagriva is worshipped as "Gnanaswaroopa”, embodiment of knowledge and wisdom.Our sages & seers are supposed to have derived their spiritual insights and extraordinary powers by the grace of #LordHayagriva
There are many other references to Hayagriva throughout the Mahabharata.
Aug 7, 2021 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
It's believed that worshiping Hanuman helps in removing the hardships caused by Shani or Saturn so people worship Him on Saturdays to remove the malefic influence of Shani in their horoscope. As per Hindu Astrology, bad positioning of Shani results in a difficult period in life.
There's an interesting story regarding why worshipping Hanuman will help in overcoming Shani Dosha or Sade Sati.
Ravan, the demon-king, defeated all the Devas and had brought the grahas (planets in astrology) under his control. He kept the grahas suppressed under his leg.
May 25, 2021 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
This is an enchanting story of the deep love of a devotee for his Lord, who comes to his rescue and saves him. Prahlad was one of the greatest devotees of Lord Vishnu. On this day Lord Vishnu incarnated as Narasimha in order to kill Hiranyakashyap and save Prahlad.
Hiranyakashyap’s brother, Hiranyaksha, set out to conquer the universe. His attacks and plunder ravaged the worlds, so he was killed by Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap was pained by the death of his brother and wanted to take vengeance on Lord Vishnu.
Mar 4, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
While treating an old farmer, the Doc struck a conversation with him.
Eventually the topic got around to Rahul Gandhi and his role. The farmer said, *'Well sahib, Rahul is a "Khambe ka Kachhua!''*
Not being familiar with the term, the Doc asked, what "Khambe ka Kachhua'' was? 🤔
The old farmer said, 'When you're walking down a village road and if you come across a khamba (a fence post) with a turtle balanced on top, that's a *"Khambe ka Kachhua''.*
The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued...
Jan 11, 2021 • 25 tweets • 10 min read
#TheGreatIndianWomen #RealIcons #RajmataJijabai mother of Shivaji, the bravest Maratha ever. She devoted her entire life for the country and religion. She had wished if a leader could be born who could unite Hindus and longed that her son would do it!
Jijabai wished so because she saw people falling into poverty in the once rich land and the culture being disintegrated. She felt angry seeing men around her, who couldn't protect the women and the children. They couldn't protect the country and their religion.
Dec 25, 2020 • 17 tweets • 4 min read
"कहीं की ईंट, कहीं का रोड़ा, भानुमती ने कुनबा जोड़ा" is a popular saying that is often used in rural Indian heartland. Meaning, “Collecting bricks from someplace and gravel from elsewhere, Bhanumati patched together an unlikely home."
Kunba means a home, a family, but the ईंट, रोड़ा metaphor also indicates a physical house. Bhanumati was the daughter of King of Kamboj, Chandravarman. The fame of her beauty was known to all. Kamboj was a Kingdom adjacent to Gandhara, part of Greater India or Aryavarta.