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  1. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    If Krishna is supreme, then people will worship Him whether He worships Rudra or not. Then why does Krishna say that if He did not worship Rudra, then some would not worship Him?
  2. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    Which publication are you using? Ganguli's translation shows something entirely different in Shanti Parva, Mahabharat 12.328 as is evident from the following link: - http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c027.htm
  3. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    In Mahabharat it is written that Krsna prayed to Shiva and as a result got Samb as son. It is also written in Mahabharat that Bhisma tells Yudhisthira that Krsna got powers from Shiva.
  4. BTW, what is the meaning of inner diameter of the universe? What is "inner" here?
  5. Of course, Sun is a star. But, if we ask what is the star (other than Sun) closest to the Earth, then the answer is Proxima Centauri. That itself is much farther than 4 billion miles. Proxima Centauri is approximately 4.5 light years from Earth. This means that 4 billion miles is a very small part of our galaxy alone (what to think about whole universe)? Suppose we measure 4 billion miles from Sun. Then we will get just a little beyond dwarf planet Pluto. Pluto's distance from Sun is about 3.7 billion miles.
  6. Let us do some calculation: - Speed of light = 1,86,000 miles/second This means time taken by light to cover 4 billion miles = 4 billion/1,86,000 second = 4,000,000,000/1,86,000 second = 21,505 second = 21,505/3,600 hour (because 1 hour = 3,600 second) = 6 hours (approximately) But the actual universe is far far bigger.
  7. I do not. Light can cover this much distance in just 6 hours.
  8. Avinash

    Suggest me good book to learn Sanskrit

    I want to be good in both vocabulary and grammar. In fact, in Sanskrit, knowing grammar well will help me be better in vocabulary because if I know sandhi, samaas etc., then I can understand meanings of many words. So, I want both.
  9. Please suggest me some really good book, which teaches Sanskrit. The book should be such that after learning Sanskrit from it, one should be able to understand the meanings of verses in our scriptures like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Puranas. I will prefer if the book is in Hindi. This is because if it is in English, then I will have to keep in mind lots of transliteration rules. But if it is in Hindi, then the book will use Devanagari script, which is also used in the scriptures. Moreover, Sanskrit is much closer to Hindi than to English. For these reasons, I prefer the book to be in Hindi. Any suggestions?
  10. Avinash

    Suggest me good book to learn Sanskrit

    Kimiflex, I agree that a teacher is required. But I want a book because I learnt Sanskrit from a very good teacher in my student life. In fact, I was considered the best student in Sanskrit by the teacher from whom I got tutuins and also by Sanskrit teachers in my school. But I have forgotten some of things because I am not in touch with Sanskrit as much as I was earlier. If I find a good book, then I will be able to remember many things. I am not looking for any Primer book. I want some book, which explains even the advanced concepts in detail.
  11. I have read in a few places that hearing Valmiki Ramayan being sung is very pleasing to the ears. Has any of you heard it being sung? I am talking about the Sanskrit verses and not translation. Who was the singer (or reciter)? How was the experience? Please share.
  12. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    Is the 'a' in Rudrah short a or long a? If it is short a (like second a of Rama), then it is singular and if it is long a (like first a of Rama), then it is plular.
  13. Avinash

    Suggest me good book to learn Sanskrit

    You might be wondering why I did not post this in Sanskrit forum. A few weeks back I made a similar post in Sanskrit forum but there was no reply. I expect to get replies here. Moreover, since I am talking about scriptures here, I think this forum is also suitable for such a post.
  14. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    I have already read Mahabharat. But I am going to read it now again with more attention. I will post in this thread after that.
  15. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    I am quoting verses to show Shiva's supremacy because you are claiming that Vishnu is greater than Shiva. If somebody claims that Shiva is greater than Vishnu, then I will quote verses to show Vishnu's supremacy. You have quoted from Mahabharat. Does it mean that you consider it authentic? Do you treat whole of Mahabharat as authentic or some parts?
  16. Avinash

    polytheism

    If Krishna used the word soul, this means that He meant soul. No point in putting some other word or phrase.
  17. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    What do you mean by Srimad Ramayana? Is it Valmiki Ramayana? If so, can you tell me the context in which the above verse is spoken?
  18. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    The context is that deadly poison came out during churning of ocean. Therefore, gods went to Lord Shiv and prayed to him. You are saying that the prayers are indeed directed to Vishnu. But Lord Vishnu was present nearby. Then, why did gods not go directly to Lord Vishnu?
  19. Avinash

    polytheism

    Bhaktajan, First you substituted demigods in place of soul. Next you substitutedFamily Tree of the personalities of The Srimad Bhagavatam. What next? If you can do this, then I can also do the following substitution: - Some look on the soul [software developed by me] as amazing, some describe him [software developed by me] as amazing, and some hear of him [software developed by me] as amazing, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:" /><o:p></o:p> while others, <o:p></o:p> even after hearing about him [software developed by me], <o:p></o:p> cannot understand him [software developed by me] at all. So, you agree that the above is correct?
  20. Avinash

    Garuda Purana On Leaving This Body

    May be there is not pain just at the time of death. But, depending on how death occured, there may be huge pain moments before it.
  21. Avinash

    polytheism

    Are you preaching your own Bhagavad Gita?
  22. This is because Lord Ram is highly famous. That is why, they target Him.
  23. Avinash

    Thank you!

    Hi Yogesh, You have mentioned an aurvedic remedy. Please tell how much it helped you. Thanks.
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