History of Calendars The History, Science and Mathematics of Indian (Hindu हिंदू) and Other Calendars A book by Rajesh Kumar Chopra https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07BH2TSHN/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb Multiple calendar systems are being followed in this large country, India, with diverse cultures; and though each of them is individually accurate based on its adopted principles, the difference is not [...]
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.
Samadhi (the state of Super-consciousness) Literary meaning of Sanskrit word samādhi in the reference of Ashtanga yoga is to be in enlightened stage of unity with the Supreme Spirit’; (Samadhi is ultimate objective of Yoga thus 8th and last stage of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga). भोगैश्वर्यप्रसक्तानां तयापहृतचेतसाम् | व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धि: समाधौ न विधीयते || bhogaiśwvarya-prasaktānāṁ tayāpahṛita-chetasām [...]
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 [...]
स्वविषयासंप्रयोगे चित्तस्य स्वरूपानुकार इवेन्द्रियाणां प्रत्याहारः॥५४॥ ततः परमा वश्यतेन्द्रियाणाम्॥५५॥ पतञ्जलि योग सूत्र साधनपाद स्व-विषय के साथ सम्प्रयोगाभाव (संयोग-अभाव) इन्द्रियों का जो चित्त स्वरुपानुकार होता है वही प्रत्याहार है इसी से इन्द्रियाँ परम (पूर्णतः) वश में होतीं हैं svaviṣaya-asaṁprayoge cittasya svarūpānukāra-iv-endriyāṇāṁ pratyāhāraḥ ||54|| tataḥ paramā-vaśyatā indriyāṇām ||55|| Patañjali Yoga Sūtra 2.54,55 (Sādhana-Pāda 54 & 55) Once chitta(self) [...]
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 [...]
Bharatavarsha is the land of the great King Bharat, the son of Shakuntala and Dushyant, since long back in history. He was brave like lion. The first known permanent settlements appeared over 9,000 years ago and gradually developed into the Indus Valley Civilization, dating back to 3300 BCE known to possess a sophisticated lifestyle, a knowledge [...]
Geological history of India, earth and life The planet earth was formed about 4.54 billion years ago and life appeared on its surface within a billion years of its formation. The mass of the Earth is approximately 6 × 1024 kg composed mostly of iron (32 %), oxygen (30 %), silicon (15%), magnesium (14%), sulfur (3 %), [...]