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The flags of kings, in Ramayana and Mahabharata, were mentioned as having some symbol but not Bhagawa flag. (i) kovidara (pomegranate) tree was mentioned on the flag of Bharata in Ramayana एष वै सुमहान् श्रीमान् विटपी सम्प्रकाशते | विराजत्य् उद्गत स्कन्धः कोविदार ध्वजो रथे || २-९६-१८ "The gigantic and glorious tree with superb branches is ...


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Guru or truth is seeked and found when a person is seeking something beyond material realm like Buddha(than King Siddhartha) was dissatisfied with his wealth, kingship, luxuries etc., and seeking something beyond or Swami Vivekananda (then Narendra) searched for someone who had actually seen God in reality rather than simply accepting God's existence blindly....


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After an intense debate between Faith and Logic. HH Pramukh Swami concluded by saying, Use your brain/Logic until you find a true guru. Once you find Him, Put Your Mind aside and Have complete faith in him. The pre-requisites before accepting a guru involves: Examining whether he exemplifies what he preaches. Knowing the spiritual powers of ...


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Following Yama and Niyama WILL BE a starting point for getting grace of the God/Guru. However, there will not be any fixed methodology for attaining the grace of the God/Guru. And, there will not be any fixed time limit within which the grace of the God/Guru is assured. It varies from person to person. Even for a SPIRITUALLY advanced person like Swami ...


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There are majorly five life forces driven by breath that keep us moving and alive. They are 1) Prana 2) Apana 3) Vyana 4) Udana 5) Samana Each of the above leaves the body at certain time in the duration of two weeks. Firstly the Udana and Prana leaves the body. Udana is responsible for the buoyancy. So that is the reason that dead body feels much ...


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Funeral ceremonies and oblations have been mentioned in the dharmashastras which are derived from Vedas. Specifically For the day count reference specifically Vishnu Smriti Ch 19 and Ch 22. First comes day 4. On the fourth day they must collect the bones that have been left. And they must throw them into water from the Ganges. There is a ...


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This is completely my interpretation of Hinduism nothing to do with any purana, Veda and history Our mind has three parts conscious subconscious unconscious The terms are self explanatory Conscious mind is we ourself the physical one i.e what we know When we pray we pray to our subconscious mind cuz it has the power to create or destroy ourself ...


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Spiritual Guru is who, who can remove the illusion of material senses. The spiritual guru is a guide in the spiritual journey. The guru is selected amongst, the best of "shrotriya-Brahmanistha", in jnana marg. The Shvetastar-upnishad concludes that "jnanis", the spiritual knowledge seekers should worship Brahman as good as Guru, " yatha devo tatha gurou.."....


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There are a few mantras and mudrAs associated with the ritual of offering Bhoga (food) to deity. Various books detail the procedure like Nityotsva, ShAktAnanda Tarangini or even in Nitya Karma PujA PrakAsh. I'm quoting from Anhika Krityam, 3rd Khandam by ShyAmAcharan SharmA (better known as ShyAmAcharan Kaviratna VAridhi). The procedure is as follows: ...


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Rig Veda II.8.3,composed by the sage from Bhrigu family, eulogises AGNI as follows: य उ शरिया दमेष्वा दोषोषसि परशस्यते | यस्य वरतं न मीयते || Who for his glory is extolled at eve and morning in our homes, Whose statute is inviolate; In this mantra, worshipping of AGNI, morning and evening (daily) was made mandatory. We have to remember that the ...


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We have to remember that the Vedic Sanskrit is different from that of Classical Sanskrit, which was commenced around 500 BCE. The Post vedic literature like EPICs, all sutras, etc, were composed in Classical Sanskrit. So the way expressions used in Vedic Sanskrit /Rig Veda will be different, though we may get the similar meaning in the mantras of Rig Veda. ...


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