Once I went to a party and greeted my friends with ‘Jai Sri Ram’. One of my friends commented that I should use Secular Greetings. I put up my argument that when some body sneezes, English people say God Bless You. Muslims frequently use the word Insha Allah and so on. So why some body [...]
सृंगी रिषिहि बसिष्ठ बोलावा। पुत्रकाम सुभ जग्य करावा॥ भगति सहित मुनि आहुति दीन्हें। प्रगटे अगिनि चरू कर लीन्हें॥3॥ sR^i.ngI riShahi basiShTha bolAvA. putrakAma subha jagya karAvA .. bhagati sahita muni Ahuti dInhe.n. pragaTe agini charU kara lInhe.n ..
Post Independence my Father became an active member of Ram Rajya Parishad a political party who mostly allied with Hindu Maha Sabha. I am narrating his memories of that day of Goraksha Andolan, the 7th November 1966 which he has been telling us since our childhood.
Recent evidence of water on planet Mars once again proves scientific base of ancient Indian writings and Indian Astrology. In our scriptures planet Mars has always referred as son of mother Earth. Now scientists of this age have confirmed evidence of liquid water on Mars. Science is in process to search life on Mars. The [...]
Dhyana Yoga ध्यान योग (Meditation) dhyAnam ध्यानम् In day today language Dhyana word of Sanskrit is translated to its limited meaning “Mediation”. I try to explain here few references in our ancient literature about Dhyana. A reference of Dyana in Abhigyan Shakuntalam makes it clear that by practicing Dhyana one could know even those [...]
Yoga Niyam नियम (Sanskrit: niyamāḥ) (Click to read Part-1 of Yoga https://www.astroworld.co.in/indian-culture/yoga-and-yogasana/ ) Niyam नियम शौचमिज्या तपो दानं स्वाध्यायो पनिग्रहः व्रत मौनोपवासं च स्नानं नियमा च दश śaucha (शौच) cleanliness Ijya (इज्या) = yajña (यज्ञ) Tapa (तप) asceticism, Daan (दान) charity Swadyaya (स्वाध्याय) study and think over Sacred Scriptures by self Panigraha (पनिग्रह स्तुति) Vrata (व्रत) [...]
In today’s world general understanding of Yoga word is often confined with Yoga Asana आसन (literary meaning seated position) which is only third step approaching towards Yoga. The word Yoga in philosophical term means to unite (with Supreme Being). Yoga is ultimate aim given in Indian philosophy. I am writing few lines about yoga in [...]
Moonrise time Karwa (Karva) Chauth on 4 November 2020 Moon rise Time Indian Standard Time NEW DELHI, INDIA 20:12 8.12pm GURUGRAM (GURGAON) 20:13 8.13pm VARANASI (U.P.) INDIA 19:57 7.57pm MUMBAI INDIA 20:52 8.52pm Local Time LONDON, UK 18:39 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA 19:43 WASHINGTON DC, USA 19:50 HONOLULU, HAWAII USA [...]
नक्षत्र वृक्ष Plants & Trees of 27 Nakshatras (Stars) Vastu plants and trees Trees in Vedic Astrology (Zodiac) an article by Prama Chopra (प्रमा चोपड़ा) dedicated to 2011 International Year of Forests http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/ (For Hindi and Sanskrit chart : scroll down) No. Nakshatra Excelling Deity Nakshatra Tree English Botanical Name 1 Ashwini Ashvini Twins Ras* Tree [...]
IN THE YEAR 2020 ANGARKI SANKASHTI SHRI GANESH KARAK CHATURTHI (KARVA CHAUTH) अंगारकी संकष्टी श्री गणेश चतुर्थी Karwa Chauth is on Wednesday 4 NOVEMBER 2020 MOONRISE CHANDRODAYA (चन्द्रोदय) OF KARWA CHAUTH 2020 IN VARANASI 7.57 PM (19:57 hours) KARVA CHAUTH MOONRISE TIME 4 NOVEMBER 2020 IN DELHI NCR GURUGRAM, GURGAON 8:13 PM (20:13 hours) KARWA [...]
This is the first richa ऋचा (couplet) of the Rigveda. ॐ अग्निमीळे पुरोहितं यज्ञस्य देवमृत्विजम् । होतारं रत्नधातमम् ।। agnimILe purohitaM yajñasya devamRtvijam | hotAraM ratnadhAtamam || I worship the Fire God, who is the divine priest of the ritual of the sacrifice, who bestows excellence. 'Agnim' = fire. 'Agni' here refers to the fire [...]
Dev Kumar Chopra I am writing few lines here related with God through my personal experience and thinking. Once during my childhood when I was hardly nine or ten years old, I felt thirst so I took a glass of water mixed with ice; the glass was made of brass or bronze. I saw a [...]