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Chapter 7 - The childhood sports of Pārvatī of Rudra-saṃhitā : Pārvatī-khaṇḍa of Shiva Purana provides the following meaning: Afterwards when Kālī wanted to perform a penance she was forbidden by her mother who said—“O, no (Umā). Hence O sage, the sweetfaced lady came to be called Umā in the world. umeti mātrā tapase niṣiddhā kālikā ca sā | paścādumākhyāṃ ...


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Yes, the root of Hanuman (हनुमान्) is really hanumat (हनुमत्). As per vyakarana rules of Panini’s Ashtadhyayi, the word is formed by adding the मतुँप् (matum̐p) suffix to the word हनु (Hanu), meaning jaw. Logic: Panini’s Ashtadhyayi gives the following sutra for the suffix: तदस्यास्त्यस्मिन्निति मतुँप्॥ ५।२।९१ Meaning: that which belongs to him (or this) (...


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This incident is given in the book, Self realization by B.V. Narasimha swami. The Muni approached the Virupaksha Cave where Brahmana swami lived on the 18th of November 1907. Sastri quivered with emotion as he walked up to the Virupaksha cave. Luckily for him the Swami was seated alone on the outer pial. Sastri fell flat on his face and held the Swami’s ...


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Lakshmi has many meanings like desire, mark etc. Nirukta 4:10


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The very first hymn (sukta) to Rudra in Rig Vedā 1.43 is a declaration as to who He is. In a single hymn, it encompasses the entirety of Rudra – that He is a Divine Contradiction and a “conscious knower”. The hymns say He is “fierce/mighty”, then in contradiction, they call him “pleasant with beneficent heart”. He is “the resort/lord to all hymns/songs”, He ...


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