#GyanvapiTapes #GyanvapiShivlingExpose #Gyanvapi
Cosmogram is a magico-spatial design that brings macro, meso, and microcosms together in a unified order. The focal point represents the earth's life-breath, and thus assists to explain and experience the fundamental interaction between Man and Cosmos.
Even after performing crores of Yajnas one cannot acquire the opulence which one can get at every step while walking in the lanes of Kashi. (Kashi Khanda)
Tirtha "तीर्थ" is a Sanskrit word that means "crossing place, ford", and refers to any place, text or person that is scared. It particularly refers to pilgrimage sites and scared places.
Tirtha originally referred to a fordable river, which was chosen solely for its utility.
May 26 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
A letter written by professional doctor to PM Modi.
Why do Indians resist paying taxes? - #Thread
From a CA:
You might be astonished to discover what a government pension officer informed me when I asked how you offer pension to four wives of a retired Muslim government official if he die...?
We observe Nomination. If he has established a ratio, then we pay in that ratio among 4 wives...!!
If he does not choose a ratio, the family pension is distributed equally among 4 WIVES. This equates to each receiving 25% of the entire Family Pension...!
Brithishers knew about #KGF (Kolar Gold Field). In the year 1802, John Warner learned about the presence of gold and demarked the area, allowing him to export a small amount of gold.
From 1881 through 1946, John Taylor & Company exported 10,000 kg of gold to the United Kingdom each year. That's almost 6,50,000 kg of gold from #Mysore State, which is now #Karnataka. Even at that time, #Karnataka was the largest tax-paying state.
There were 7,32,000 Gurukul in this country until 1850, and there were 7,50,000 villages at the period. In today's language, every hamlet had an Gurukul, and all of these Gurukuls used to be referred to as "Higher Learning Institutes." All of them were taught 18 subjects..
Kashi is the spiritual name for #Varanasi, the pious city. Its name means "#CityofLight" r "Shining city" in Sanskrit and originates from the word #Prakasa, which means "#Light"
According to legend, as Shiva was ready to arrive in Kashi, King Divodasa forbade him from entering the city because he knew if Shiva was present, he would no longer be the exclusive focus of attention.
May 19 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
The Lingam represents Shiv's creative n destructive power. Invoking the Atharva Veda, #SwamiVivekananda characterised #ShivaLinga as the symbol of the Eternal Brahma.
Swami Vivekananda gave a lecture at the Paris Congress of the History of Religions in 1900 during which he refuted the statements of some Western scholars that referred to #Shivalinga as phallic worship
Apr 11 • 33 tweets • 9 min read
Who is to blame for the verses in Islam being illiterate and inferior? - #Thread
In terms of Mohammed himself, he was admittedly illiterate, revelations he received in Arabic poetry were only written down by his disciples. The verses themselves have a literary quality to them.
Extracts from a large and authoritative book by Maulavi Mohammedali, M. A., L. L. B. 1920, containing the original Arabic verses, their English translations, and comprehensive notes and comments by the author, would assist convince the readers of the truth of the observations.
The Yugas do not depict chronological sequences, as many people believe nowadays, but rather refer to man's stages of religious development. In the Mahabharata's Santi-Parva, the Kali in question is explained as follows...
"Dharma is absolutely absent in Kali Yuga. Adharma is gaining ground. Yoga, as well as its Kshema, or preservation, do not exist. Varna's stages are likewise not kept up to date."
Apr 5 • 48 tweets • 13 min read
An Inquiry into Islamic Beliefs from a Philosophical Perspective - #Thread
This religion predates both the Jewish and Christian faiths.
The purpose of this #Thread is not to mock or condemn Islam, as some of its adherents have done to our religion.
Islam and Christianity have been far too violent in the past, particularly in India. I'm sure you'll agree that our own experience was too painful to look away from. The goal is to keep ourselves aware about their actual value in comparison to our own despised Dharma.
Kranti is a Sanskrit word that signifies "transformation." Sankranti means "whole and complete transformation." Sankramana or Sankranti symbolises the shift of the month when the Sun travels from one zodiac sign (Rashi) to another.
The day of Sankranti is dedicated to Surya Deva, and it is regarded as a crucial day for Surya Deva worship. Although the Hindu calendar has twelve Sankranti, Makara Sankranti is the most important of them all because of its sacred significance.
Only one bird (Khag) has a great sense of self-worth and self-respect; may Chataka (that bird's name) live a long life (Chiranjeev). Chataka would prefer to die of thirst, but will only beseech God Indra for water (Purandar).