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Krishna and Balarama learned from Saandeepani is described in Srimad Bhagavatam (10.45): SB 10.45.32 — Sāndīpani thought very highly of these two self-controlled disciples, whom he had obtained so fortuitously. By serving him as devotedly as one would serve the Supreme Lord Himself, They showed others an irreproachable example of how to worship the ...


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The sixty four arts and fourteen sciences were taught in the past in the Gurukulas. The names of these arts and sciences along with a brief description are present in Shukra Niti. Shukracharya in the Shukra Niti (moral code of conduct) says who is an expert of arts and sciences should be a preceptor. Who is unlearned should not be a preceptor. This text ...


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Way of pradakshina remains the same in every stage of life in temples. We see many people touching backside of the temple and doing namaskara to it. It is wrong doing namaskar from front is only allowed and not from other sides. But pradakshina in a Shiva temple is an exception. There is a special way of performing a pradakshina in a Shiva temple according ...


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When one can take Sanyasa? The answer is also provided in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana by Lord Shree Krishna himself (Skanda 11 Chapter 18 verse 12) The name of the chapter is" Dharma of Vaanprastha & Sansyasis" Here is the sanskrit shloka-: यदा कर्मविपाकेषु लोकेषु निरयात्मसु।  विरागो जायते सम्यङ्ग न्यस्तग्नि: प्रव्रजेत्तत:॥12॥ yadā karma-...


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The Ashrama system is designed according to the stages of life viz. student, householder, retired and renounced life according to age and are related to the proper combination of four Purushartha viz. Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Though there is no strict rule that one can take Sannyasa only after Vanaprasthashrama. One can take Sannyasa from any Ashrama ...


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I don't know if it had a specific name, but my best guess is Brahmāvarta. According to the “Geographical Dictionary Of Ancient And Mediaeval India”, the modern equivalent of Vālmiki Aśrama is known as Bithoor (source). Now Bithoor, according to wikipedia, equals Brahmāvarta (source), and is known as the “land of the sages”(source) and “abode of gods” (source)...


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