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    hello - test

    hello - test:tongue:
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    About my sukhra dasha

    Dear Guruji, I have experienced financial loss and ill health during my ketu dasha which would be ending on 13th April, 2011. As per the guidelines given by some astrolgers the next dasha would be shukra dasha. I request you to kindly let me have some indications about my future and any precautions to be taken. I am giving my details as under. Date of Birth: 30.06.1955 Place of Birth: Janardhanapuram (Gudivada) Time of Birth : 4.30 PM Regards Kandala
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    Hi, I am new to this forum. I got registered in the site one day ago and since then whenever I try to post anything, it says it will not be visible until Administrator approves it. What is the procedure for getting approval of Administrator. Is it mandatory for every post or only for the first post? Please educate us on procedures and processes of this forum. Thanks & Regards, Krishna
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    Ronni Pinsler

    Divine art/ street paintings.

    I have always been fascinated and intrigued by the drawings one finds on streets and pavements, even in homes . Some with graphic designs, geometric patterns, stars, flowers, triangles etc. They are done with chalk, paint, powder and whatever . They are commonly seen at high holidays like at Taipusam or Timithee. Is there a name for this "street art"? Are there particular designs used for particular reasons. Ive seen fresh flowers offered on top of the drawings. Is there a book I could read to learn more about this? Appreciate any information supplied .
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    Yellow Sapphire

    Hello Dear Experts, I am a new joinee to this forum. Actually, I did not know whom to approach and so am posting my doubts here. Recently, I wore a yellow sapphire of 4.3 Carats and found that whatever Loans I had proceeded for got sanctioned but then I also noticed that there is no improvement in business situation; infact I kind of made losses. Please can anyone of you suggest if this is a good sign and how much time it takes for showing results. Regards, Ary
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    About my career

    Hi, I am new to this forum. I have one question to ask my date of birth is 15-01-1985 and timing is 08:50 AM at Latitude: 27° 34' 60 N, Longitude: 81° 35' 60 E My career is not going smooth. I have planned to give UPSC (IAS exams). Will I get success? if not then what profession shall i pick. currently I am an engineer. I am confused a lot. Please some one knowledgeable reply Thanks
  7. 13 points

    105 yrs datta temple hyderabad

    hi all im new member of this forum im also devotee and recently visisted 105yrs old datta temple in asif nagar
  8. 11 points

    is kundli matching necessary???

    Hi all, Iam Saira & iam a member here. I just want to know whether kundli (jataka) matching is mandatory for a happy marriage?? iam half hindu half muslim girl who is abt to get married(no particular boy selected yet). iam more confused bcoz arent there people of other religion who dont practise this matching yet r happy?? plzz help me out. (P.S. : i dont intend to hurt feelings of anyone but i need a solution in my case)
  9. 11 points
    hi i am new one i am here because i have a problem about my marrige and life can any one help me plz rep:rolleyes2:
  10. 7 points

    Kerala Pillai's

    Hi can any one tell me what caste Kerala Pillai's belong to? I have heard they are not sudras like Tamil and Marathi Pillay's. Please help because I a brahmin want to marry a pillai and so my family would like to know their caste . Thanks - SK Namboodiri
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    flag planting

    im from trinidad and when we do a pooja we tend to plant flags that is dedicated to different gods and godesses. but ive also observed that many people from india do not practice the planting of the flag. i was woindering if any one know of the origion of planting of the flags came from, why dont many hindus from india do not practice this? <!-- im from trinidad and when we do a pooja we tend to plant flags that is dedicated to different gods and godesses. but ive also observed that many people from india do not practice the planting of the flag. i was woindering if any one know of the origion of planting of the flags came from, why dont many hindus from india do not prctice this? --> <!-- / message --> <!-- controls -->
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    The 108 Names of Lord Shiva (Shiva Ashtottarashata Namavali) in PDF format with English translations.
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    The book "Science in the Vedas in Telugu" in Telugu in PDF format.
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    The book titled "The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology" in English in PDF format.
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    Which Carrier Option to Choose

    Dear All i am very much Confused about my carrier ...for Last 4 year my carrier is goin nowhere ,i am still on same position where i was 4 years ago ...This makes me feel very ashamed when i saw the person younger then me are doin very fine and now far ahead of me though we all started from begining...Plz guide me m i into wrong Profeesion ? Cureentely I am into Retail sector In Company Outlet ....I am Also Cosidering to change My Proffesion From Sellin to HR Field ....Is it Right Desicion .......? Some said that i Should Start my Own Business ..Is it Right ...? Plz Plz Plz Guide I am very very Confused Rajneesh 27-01-1981 01:30 AM New Delhi
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    Srimad Bhagavatam Paribhasa-sutra

    Paribhasa-sutra "seed" or "theme" verse of every scripture revealing its topic (SB 1.3.24 - krsnas tu bhagavan svayam)
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    VedAnta-sUtra 2nd adhyAya, 1st . (37)

    anusmRtez ca from remembrance also Memory & recollection both prove things r not momentary.
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    VedAnta-sUtra 1.3.1-43

    "itara parAmarzAt sa iti cet, na, asambhavAt" other one, that is jIva; due to reference; he = jIva; thus if not; because of possibility 82) If it b objected: reference to other as jIva in dahara passage exists, ergo, it means jIva; vaisnavas say no: for it's impossible epithets applied to dahara should =ly apply to jIva too. Chh Up 8.7.3 yields 8 epithets such as free from sin, free from decay... Can these apply to jIva jAgo jIvAtma? Indradev heard from Prajapati of a self free from sin, old-age... So these 8 r applicable to jIva too? VedavyAs goes deeper...
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    VedAnta-sUtra: 4th adhyAya

    dattvA vidyAuSadhaM bhaktAn, niravadyAn karoti yaH | dRk pathaM bhajatu zrImAn, zrI tyAtmA sa hariH svayam || He who gives vidyA tonic to His devotees, making them disease-free, may that Joyous One, Hari Himself, come within my vision's scope. adhyAya/section 4.pAda/part, root 1.sUtra/code 1 4.1.1 AvRttir asakRd upadezAt Repetition repeatedly instructions Practice sAdhana requires repetition because scripture itself repeats instructions. 482 4.1.2 lingAt Due to/from indication And there's indication showing repetition's necessity. 483 4.1.3 Atmeti tupagacchanti grAhayanti ca Supreme Self as but acknowledge apprehend and. But Masters contemplate Brahman & teach it so to their disciples. 484 4.1.4 na pratike na hi Not in symbols not because Brahman is not contemplated as Self in symbols like manas/mind for the symbol is not God. 485 4.1.5 brahma dRStir utkarSAt View of Brahman due to superiority God should be thought of as Brahman, for such meditation is most exalted. 486 4.1.6 AdityAdi matayaz cAnga upapatteH About Sun etc. ideas and in limbs that being proved reasonable Contemplation that Sun etc. (emanates from His Eyes) should be held with regard yo His Limbs due to its reasonableness. 487 4.1.7 AsInaH sambhavAt sitting due to, from possibility God should be meditated upon by devotee in sitting posture. 488 4.1.8 dhyAnAn ca due to concentrated meditation and And because meditation is possible in sitting posture only. 489 4.1.9 Acalatvan cApexa motionlessness indeed referring to And zruti refers to motionlessness as dhyAna condition. 490 4.1.10 smaranti ca They recall (mentioned in SmRti) also SmRtis also teach same (sitting posture meditation requisite) 491 4.1.11 yatraikAgratA tatrAvizeSAt where mind concentration unspecified Whenever mind's one-pointedness occurs, there let meditation be performed. 492
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    My dear brothers! The vital energy, the Veerya that supports your life, which is the Prana of Pranas, which shines in your sparkling eyes, which beams in your shining cheeks, is a great treasure for you. Remember this point well. Veerya is the quintessence of blood. One drop of semen is manufactured out of forty drops of blood. Mark here how valuable this fluid is! A tree draws the essence or Rasa from the earth. This essence is circulated throughout the tree, its twigs, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits. The shining colours and life in the leaves, flowers and fruits are due to this Rasa. Similarly, the Veerya that is manufactured by the cells of the testes out of blood gives colour and vitality to the human body and its different organs. According to Ayurveda, semen is the last Dhatu that is formed out of food. Out of food is manufactured chyle. Out of chyle comes blood. Out of blood comes flesh. Out of flesh comes fat. Out of fat comes bone. Out of bone comes marrow. Out of marrow comes semen. These are the Sapta Dhatus or the seven Dhatus that support this life and body. Mark here how precious is semen! It is the last essence. It is the Essence of essences. The Veerya comes out of the very marrow that lies concealed inside the bones. There are three divisions in each Dhatu. Semen nourishes the physical body, the heart and the intellect. Only that man who uses the physical body, the heart and the intellect can have perfect Brahmacharya. A wrestler who uses his physical body only, but keeps the intellect and the heart undeveloped, cannot expect to have full Brahmacharya. He can have Brahmacharya of the body only, but not of the mind and the heart. The semen that belongs to the heart and the mind will certainly flow out. If an aspirant does only Japa and meditation, if he does not develop the heart, and if he does not practice physical exercise, he will have only mental Brahmacharya. The portion of the semen, which goes to nourish the heart and the body, will flow out. But an advanced transcendentalist who dives deep in meditation will have full Brahmacharya even if he does not take physical exercise. Semen is the quintessence of food or blood. One drop of semen in manufactured out of forty drops of blood according to modern medical science. According to Ayurveda, it is elaborated out of eighty drops of blood. The two testes or seeds that are located in the scrotal bag are called secretory glands. The cells of these testes have been endowed with the peculiar property of secreting semen from the blood. Just as bees collect honey in the honeycomb drop by drop, so also, the cells of the testes collect semen drop by drop from the blood. Then this fluid is taken by the two ducts or tubes to the vesiculae seminalis. Under excitement, it is thrown out by special ducts, called ejaculatory ducts, into the urethra where it is mixed with the prostatic juice. Semen is found in a subtle state in all the cells of the body. Just as sugar is all-pervading in the sugar-cane, butter in milk, so also, semen is pervading the whole body. Just as the butter milk is thin after the butter is removed, so also, semen is thinned by its wastage. The more the wastage of semen the more is the weakness. In the Yoga Sastras it is said: Maranam Bindu Patanat, Jivanam Bindu Rakshanat. Falling of semen brings death; preservation of semen gives life. Semen is the real vitality in men. It is the hidden treasure in man. It imparts Brahma-Tejas to the face and strength to the intellect. Sivananda
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    Mantrapushpam chanted in Sanskrit in MP3 format. Mantrapushpam is from Taittareya Aranyaka (1.22) of the Yajur Veda. It is one of the most famous of all veda mantras. It is normally sung in a chorus by all the priests together after performing any puja (worship) or yajna. Yopam puspam veda Puspavan prajavan pasuvan bhavati Chandramava Apam puspam Puspavan, Prajavan pasuman bhavati Ya Evam Veda Yopa mayatanam Veda Ayatanam bhavati. He who understands the flowers of water, He becomes the possessor of flowers, progeny and cattle. Moon is the flower of the water, He who knows it to be so, He becomes the possessor of flowers, progeny and cattle. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in his Self. Agnirva Apamayatanam Ayatanavan Bhavati Yo agnerayatanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati Apovagner ayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Ya Evam Veda Yopa mayatanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati. Fire is the source of water, He who knows the source of Fire, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of fire, He who knows it to be so, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in his Self. Vayurva Apamaya tanam Ayatanavan bhavati. Yova Yorayatanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati| Apovai va yorayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati. Ya Evam veda Yopamayatanam Veda Ayatanavan Bhavati. Air is the source of water, He who knows the source of Air, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of air, He who knows this, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in his Self. Asowvai tapanna pamayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Yo musya tapata Ayatanan Veda Ayatanavan bhavati Apova Amusyatapata Ayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Ya Evam Veda Yopa mayatanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati Scorching sun is the source of water, He who knows the source of the Scorching Sun, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of scorching sun, He who knows this, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in his Self. Chandrama Vama pamayatnam Ayatanavan bhavati. Yascandra masa Ayatanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati Apovai Candra masa Ayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Ya Evam Veda Yo pamayatanam veda Ayatanavan bhavati. Moon is the source of water, He who knows the source of Moon, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of moon, He who knows this, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in his Self. Nakshtrani va Apamayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Yo Nakshtrana mayatanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati Apovai Nakshtrana mayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Ye evam Veda Yopamaya tanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati. Stars are the source of water, He who knows the source of the Stars, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of stars, He who knows this, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in himself. Parjanyova apamayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Yah parjanyasya syayatinam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati Apovai parjanya Syayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Ye Evam veda Yopa maya tanam Veda Ayatanavan bhavati. Clouds are the source of water, He who knows the source of the Clouds, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of clouds, He who knows this, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows the source of water, Becomes established in his Self. (Note: The following paragraph has got a hidden meaning – this is to say that there is a raft available to cross over all the forces of Nature and to see the God beyond all of them – God himself is the raft – we have to seek His help to see Him. We need to understand that He, indeed is the raft. This paragraph also makes the serious reader wonder on what is the real meaning of the word "water" used throughout this mantra.) Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam Ayatavan bhavati Yassavatsa rasyaya tanam Veda Ayatavan bhavati. Apovai samvasara ayatanam Ayatanavan bhavati Ya Evam veda Yopsu Navam pratistitam veda Pratyeva tistati. Rainy season is the source of water, He who knows the source of Rainy Season, Becomes established in his Self, Water is the source of rainy season, He who knows this, Becomes established in his Self. He who knows that there is a raft is available, Becomes established in that raft. (This stanza is included in some versions of mantra Pushpam.) Om tad Brahma, Om it is Brahma Om tad Vayu. Om it is air Om tad Athma Om it is the soul Om tad Sathyam Om it is the truth Om tat Sarvam Om it is everything Om That puror nama Om salutations to that Purusha Anthascharathi bhootheshu Guhyam Viswa Murthishu That which is inside all beings secretly is that Universal God Tvam Yajna You are the fire sacrifice (Yajna), Tvam vashatkara You are the the personification of Vedic sacrifice Tvam Indra You are the Indra Tvam vayu You are the air Tvam Rudra You are the Rudra Vishnus tvam You are the Vishnu Brahmastvam You are the Brahma Tvam prajapathi You are the Lord and saviour of all beings (prajapati) Om tadhapa apo jyothi raso amrutham brahma bhur bhuvasuvarom Om water is light, the essence is the nectar and the concept of Brahma is in all the seven worlds.} Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine| Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya Maha rajaya Namah. King of kings, we praise thee, Who is the giver of all victories, Who is the fulfiller of all desires, Please bless me with wealth, To fulfill all our desires, Oh, Kubhera, we praise thee, Salutations to the king of kings. (The last stanza is normally recited by priests while giving back prasada after performing an Archana in all temples)
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    Greatness of Kodi Mahaan- Baba

    Greatness of Kodi Mahaan - Baba======================== There was a Great Mahaan ,Kodi Swamigal,who was living in Puravipalayam.He lived for 450 years,whose grace i have completely received.He only will never eat anything..Devotees who come to him will bring food for Him & will feed Him. he will not eat that also & will keep in His mouth only. He will call a devotee who is sitting opposite Him ,He will point his hand & say "Umm" & will call Whoever He thinks in His mind & if that devotee goes near Him, He will spit the prasadam from his mouth in the devotees' hand.Till that time,He will never give. Once,A lady went to Kodi Swamy & said that she has got Chronic Ulcer of her stomach & had taken Medical Treatment,accordingly, without any result.So, She prayed that Swamy, Only should cure her ailment. Generally,when you go to a Great Mahaan, They keep tests for his devotees & only then, will they bestow their grace on them. Because Mahaans have struggled a lot, did a lot of penance & gained the Divine God's Grace,So the Mahaans will test ,whether the Devotees have the requisite qualification, for having come to HIm & to receive the Grace. So, When that brahmin lady was praying to Kodi Swamy.At the same time,Someone fed a fish in his mouth. immediately, kodi Swamy called the Brahmin lady ,for giving her the prasadam. That Lady was in a very Big dilemna. On the other side, If she acceps Kodi Mahaan's Prasadam,Her stomach ache & Chronic ulcer will get cured. but, if she accepts the prasadam,Then it will be a big disgrace for her community & kuladharma. Inspite of all this, ,that lady,went to the Swamy, closed her eyes tightly & prayed internally , " Swamy ,i dont know anything, I have beleived you & I have surrendered to you.So Whatever happens ,You are the only one for me & you only should take care of me." In this state, when she streched her hands, when kodi Mahaan spat the fish from his mouth , it became a chocolate on her hand. This is what is a MAHAAN'S GREATNESS!! Being Humans Yourself ,you are thinking of safeguarding your kuladharma .So, Mahaans who have sacrificed everything, who have come to uplift you, will never ever disgrace you. They will test the extent of you faith and only then, will they bestow their divine grace. Whatever work, a Mahaan does there will be some meaning to it. Please give respect for the prasadam given by Mahaans to you . When a son comes to his Mother's house & when his mother gives him food to eat, & if Her son does not accept it & goes without eating. Then that mother says" Eat atleast a mouthful of food, My Son"! So the mother feels very bad. So, in a similay way, Mahaans, for the devotees who come to HIM, HE thinks them as his children and gives them Prasadam. So, if you don't accept it Then, Mahaan's mother's heart will feel bad!!O There was another Great Mahaan, Yogi Ram Surat Kumar Swamigal (called Visiri swamigal, who was born in December in North India) who attained Samadhi at Thiruvannamalai in Feb. Once when i went to see Him. Devotees used to bring food for him. Once ,when a devotee brought rasam rice for Him, He fed me with rasam rice from his Thiruvodu ( vessel which he carries for alms)-cocunut shell.. He fed me with rice & later washed His hands in that Thiruvodu & made me drink that water. by that ,He transferred his Divine Energy to me, through the water.. So, stop analysing Mahaans! Mahaans very well know what to give, whome to give, when to give, how much to give, where to give. It is not important what a Mahaan gives you, but the real test is , to which extent you are receiving it with faith. Mahaans have no wants. They will not be affected by both Praise, Fame and Disgrace. They are loving towards everyone without any attachment. Love cuts the reason for the birth cycle. So, respect Mahaans and imbibe the concepts for what they live for. Love and Blesssings - Baba Shankaram Shiva Shankaram Chant and be happy Send an email to Baba at: smrtchna
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    Do Vaishnavas ever pray to Lord Ganesha?

    Sree Krishna Himself prayed to Lord Ganesha to remove the obstacles in marrying Satyabhama. Sree Rama invariably prayed to Lord Ganesha all the time before He started the war with Ravana. All Indian Vaishnavities (Except stupid ignorant fanatics) pray and pay respects to all important forms of Lord like Shiva-Durga, Karthikeya-Valli-Devayani, Ganesha and all forms of Narayana... NO Discrimination as its like disrespecting Sreeman Narayana Himself. Raghavan
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    Swaminarayan Mantra?

    Sorry Abhishek but you have derived an incorrect meaning. For SWAMINARAYAN to mean SWAMI+NARAYAN as in two nouns it is wrong for sanskrit grammar. SWAMI acts as an adjective to the noun NARAYAN so that NARAYAN (as in God) the SWAMI (master/lord) of all. It is not two distinct entities, for if it were then the name would be SWAMINARAYANAU Your theory is therefore flawed and incorrect. Kind Regards, Harivansh Pandit
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    My dear vaisnava, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Maharaja Yudhisthira was a pure devotee of Lord Krsna. Remember the purpose of the Lord's appearance? To destroy all of the sinful folk who were hurting mother earth. In order for this to happen there had to be a war (the battle of kuruksetra). The gambling match was one of the causes that made this war unpreventable thus fulfilling the Lord's will. Maharaja Yudhisthira was indirectly helping the Lord to fulfill His promise to Bhumi. When one is working in the will of the Lord how can there be a question of sin? Hope this helps. Hari Bol! Your servant, Narayani d.d.