He is Swacchandanatha form of Lord Shiva who made Tantras.
From the Lecture on Practice and Discipline in Kashmir Shaivism 1982 - Swami Lakshman Joo Raina says:
-BIRTH OF TANTRA-
In the beginning of Satyuga, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Swacchandanatha, with his five mukha(mouth), namely Ishana, Tatpurusha, Sadyojata, Vamadeva and Aghor. These mukhas ...
Yes, such quotes are present in Vedas, like in Shatapatha Brahmana also:
सा यदुखा नाम । एतद्वै देवा एतेन कर्मणैतयावृतेमांल्लोकानुदखनन्यदुदखनंस्तस्मादुत्खोत्खा ह वै तामुखेत्याचक्षते परोऽक्षं परोऽक्षकामा हि देवाः - ६.७.१.
And as to why it is called 'Ukhâ;'--by means of this sacred performance and this process the gods at that time dug out these ...
The shloka you have quoted is found in Garuda Purana -Preta Kanda- Chapter 2-Shloka 4 As well as Devi Bhagavata Purana 18.104.22.168.
अपुत्रस्य गतिर्नास्ति स्वर्गो नैव च नैव च । येन केनाप्युपायेन
कार्यँ जन्म सुतस्य हि ।।
There is no place for sonless person , the heaven is not for him. One
must have a son by any means whatsoever. - Garuda Purana.
There is no ...
This picture represents Pachamukhi/ Panchavaktra Shiva.
According to Pashupata Shaivism, there are five aspects/ forms of the Shiva. These five aspects are represented by five faces of Shiva. Each face represents different direction, element,time,senses of the human body, energy and color.
The first face of the Shiva is called Sadyojata (Revealer). It is ...
As your enquiry is , I am herewith enlisting some of the verses mainly from Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna yajurveda and Shatapatha Brahmana Of Shukla Yajurveda. In Taittiriya Samhita we find many direct references about lifespan of human being i.e. of 100 years. We can also notice that a single mantra is repeated lots of places to denote this 100 years ...
It’s not easy to track back the Origin of the Panchakshari Mantra, Namah Shivaya. The first epigraphical writing as evidence is said to be found in the 8th Anuvaka , of Sri Rudram where the first part of paragraph starts with “Namah shivaya”.
namah śivāya ca śivatarāya ca
Salutation to the auspicious one and to the more auspicious (or ...
The Beng Mealea relief image is showing an ascetic lying under ground or probably underwater performing tapas or penance. There are many ways mentioned in Hinduism scriptures with which one can perform tapas or penance. For e.g. living only on air , Standing on one foot in meditation , surviving only on dry leaves etc.
Similarly ascetics doing Tapasya ...
From a reverse image search, I found out this image is the front cover of the book Tantra : The Indian Cult Of Ecstasy Philip Rawson
The full image is below
This image is found in page 86 of the same book. The image description in the book is given as:
47 The Subtle body with its chakras (detail). Nepal. 17th century. gouache on paper. complete ...
The embryology or lifecycle of fetus in the womb as described in Bhagavata Purana is also discussed in other puranas.
For example Markandeya Purana - Canto 11 - Conversation between father and son ,(Sumati) jada explains how living beings are conceived and born , and mentions the evils of all existence -
And Agni Purana Chapter Three hundred and sixty ...
The statuette in your question which you want to know more about is of Gautam Buddha and the snake Mucalinda sheltering him.
You can read more about the above in this Wikipedia article.
Also there is Buddhism Stack Exchange site where you can ask questions about the above form of Buddha and about your statuette.
That verse doesn't belong to the Bhagavad-gītā but is taken from the Aśvamedha Parva of the Southern Recension of the Mahābhārata (Kumbakonam Edition):
Ashvamedhikaparva - adhyAya 116
14.116. adhyAyaH 116
Mahabharata - Ashvamedhika Parva - Chapter Topics
kR^iShNena yudhiShThiraMprati bhakagavadbhaktisaushIlyAdyabhAve brAhmaNAnAmapi ...
I have just gone through Narada Samhita, Sanskrit text with Hindi translation book available on Internet Archive but I have not found the mentioned verse in it.
All the sites/articles citing this shloka are saying that (interpretation of the mentioned verse) "In the Samvatsar called PariDhawi, there will be war between the kings and an epidemic will spread. ...
He is quoting sayings of Pañcaśikhā according to Vācaspati Miśra's sub commentary (popularly known as Tattva Vaiśāradī) on Vyāsa's commentary on Yogasutras of Patanjali.
Quoting Sanskrit text of Tattva Vaiśāradī from Yoga-vaiśāradī site and English translation from Patanjali's Yoga Sutraswith The Commentary Of Vyasa And The Gloss Of Vachaspati Misra Rama ...
This Shloka is from Adi Parva but chapter and shloka numbers are different. It can be found in 187th chapter of Adi Parva:
भवान वा विधिवत पाणिं गृह्णातु दुहितुर मम
यस्य वा मन्यसे वीर तस्य कृष्णाम उपादिश
In BORI edition also, it's in 187 (१८७) chapter.
English translation of this can be found here:
Drupada said, 'If it pleaseth ...
The motto of Malayala Manorama is taken from the motto of the Travancore Royal family. It is inspired from the Mahabharata.
The insignia of the newspaper is a contribution from Shree Moolam Thirunal, then king of Travancore towards the newspaper. The lines "Dharmosmat Kuladaivatam" is the part of Travancore royal family emblem which is also the motto of ...
I found a similar verse is Agni Purana, but the same is not repeated in Padma Purana as per my findings.
Agni Purana, Chapter 383 (last chapter), Verse 12:
dvividho bhūtamārgoyaṃ daiva āsura eva ca ।
viṣṇubhaktiparo daivo viparītastathāsuraḥ ।। 383.12 ।।
There are two courses for beings;- divine and demonic. Constant
devotion to god Vishnu is ...
The actual statement referring by the question is from the book titled Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook. The particular statement is
Brahmagupta discusses the illumination of the moon by the sun,
rebutting an idea maintained in scriptures: namely, that the moon is
farther from the earth than the sun is. In fact, ...
This quote of Sri Vivekananda in the book "COLOMBO TO ALMORA".
An inspiring speech of Sri Vivekananda, to the people of India, to rise up and move on.
There everything told him, as it were, "Slave! you are a slave, remain
so. Hopeless you were born, hopeless you must remain." Even the very
air murmured round him, as it were, "There ...
I think this quote is specifically meant for women. The wording may be different, but from Veda.
Rig Veda 10.159 is dedicated to Saci Paulomi.
A women speaks after waking up in morning:
“My destiny is as glorious as the rising sun. I am the flag of my home and society. I am also their head. I can give impressive discourses. My sons conquer enemies. My ...
No, it's not present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda.
I've searched in Sanskrit Wikisource which contains Saṃskṛta text of Taittiriya, Maitrāyaṅī and kāthaka saṃhitās of Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda but this verse is not found in it.
It appears to be from Shree krishnaashtakam , 8 slokas eulogising Sri Krishna.
vasudeva sutam devam kamsa chaanuura mardhanam | devakee paramaanandam
krishnam vande jagadgurum ||
It means that salutation to Sri Krishna, who is teacher for the world
Sri Krishna was one of the greatest yogis of his times.
It doesn't mean that there were no such ...
Kakudmi was a descendant of the Sun Dynasty (Suryavansha).
Kakudmi’s daughter Revati was so beautiful and so accomplished that when she reached a marriageable age, Kakudmi, thinking no one upon earth was worthy of her, went to the Creator himself, Lord Brahma, to seek his advice about a suitable husband for his daughter.
When they arrived, Brahma was ...
Yes. There are mentions of Time slowing down or stopping for Siddhars and Sages. Some of the Thirumoolar Thirumanthiram and Nava Nadha Siddhar books in Tamil talk about that. The state of Paraparam onwards is Pure timelessness. There are several different timelines below each going at varying speed. So get out of yours and come back a thousand years could be ...
Bhartṛhari's Nītiśataka has a similar verse:
karmāyattaṃ phalaṃ puṃsāṃ
buddhiḥ karmānusāriṇī |
tathāpi sudhiyā bhāvyaṃ
suvicāryaiva kurvatā || 1.89 ||
Although the result of his actions is in accordance with his Karma or previous destiny, and the circuit of his intelligence is also defined by same, a wise man should still undertake to do a ...
A Partial answer.
The question is
sometimes your mind makes the choices without your consciousness that
drives you towards your destiny. Is it true? Was it mentioned anywhere
in hindu scriptures ?
As far as I know, it was not mentioned in any scripture.
In my opinion, it is partly true.
Sri Krishna says in BG, as follows;
न हि कश्िचत्क्षणमपि जा...
The part of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa where the commentators cite that verse is probably this:
tam ca rājā daśaratho yaśas kāmaḥ kṛtāṃliḥ |
ṛṣyaśṛṅgam dvija śreṣṭham varayiṣyati dharmavit || 1-11-8
yajñārtham prasavārtham ca svargārtham ca nareśvaraḥ |
labhate ca sa tam kāmam dvija mukhyāt viśāṃpatiḥ || 1-11-9
That king, the desirer of glory, the ...
This shloka was given by Ramanuja Acharya as a mantra for Sundarakanda. I am not sure about the Hindi letters but in Telugu, letters are allotted certain number. So when you take the first sentence राघवो विजयं दद्यात् मम सीतापतिः प्रभुः । or in Telugu when each letter is given the value
రా ఘ వో వి జ యo ద ధ్వాన్ మ మ సీ తా ప తి: ప్ర భు: = no of letters = 16 (...