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As per Rajiv Malhotra, Max Muller played double game. Although he tentatively proposed some (strange) theories, Rajiv Malhotra says later scholars used his speculations and solidified concept of Arya and Dravida and destroyed dynamic nature of Varna Dharma. His interpretations can be considered as distortions which were later used by other scholars. Rajiv ...


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It is Om Namoh Durgeh in Devanagari script while considering the two dots are visarga. It is a mantra dedicated to Goddess Durga. Below is IAST transliteration. oṃ namoḥ durgeḥ It means salutations to Durga. But some people put ':' after a word to indicate a long sound. If that is the case, it is Oṃ namo durge The second pronunciation is right. ...


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It's not exactly "a". You need to blame transliteration. Actually in Hindi or Sanskrit we have endings with " ्अ". When we speak words like "कर्म", we end the word after touching "अ". You might be familiar with संधि विच्छेद (Separation of the constituents in a conjunct word). Take an example of that. नास्ति which literally means "doesn't exists". If we ...


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Here is how this journal paper translates it: He (the Sacrificer, i.e. the king) offers the samgrahani ishti. (When he is about to offer that oblation, he says:) “I will keep this community together (under my authority).” The paper also provides this explanation on what the verse is saying: According to Apastamba 20.1.4, the Sacrificer offers the ...


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According to the translation given here, Sumanah means "beautiful mind" throughout i.e in all the applications the word is having the same meaning. But I have a small book published by the Ramakrishna Mutt called "Sri Mahishasura Mardini Stotram" (consisting of three Stotras - the one discussed here, Bhavani Ashtakam by Adi Shankara and the Amba Stotram by ...


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In Manu Smriti, and other similar scriptures, both the words - Varna and Jati - are used to mean the same thing. There are many verses in the text which will prove my point. First of all, see the following verse which defines which are the four Varnas: 10.4 ब्राह्मणः क्षत्रियो वैश्यस्त्रयो वर्णा द्विजातयः । चतुर्थ एकजातिस्तु शूद्रो नास्ति तु पञ्चमः ॥...


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The measurements Drona appear in many ancient texts. Dronacharya, who is the teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas was named after a bucket or a wooden vessel. When Krimikanta Chola asks to sign a document saying there is no one higher than Shiva, Kurathalzhwan adds a line but Drona is higher. Here, Koorathazhwan was meaning the measurements. There are ...


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This answer is based on my understanding of VisishtAdvaita Siddhantham In his treatise on Bhagavad Gita, namely, Gita Saaram, U. Ve. Sri Thirukkallam Narasimharaghavachariar Swamigal (AasthAna VidvAn of SrI Ahobila Mutt) gives the following explanation for the verse in question, i.e., BG 7.20: Almost all jIvAtmas desire various objects and benefits (...


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Any god worshipped in a format can have a basic name being referred to (1 vidmahe). He has another name or description or attribute (2 dheemahi). May he grant us progress (3 prachodayath).


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It is from the The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 3.. While quoting the statement from Abrahamic Text "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God ", Swami said that the Word is the Vedas, and Sanskrit is the language of God. God spoke once. He spoke in Sanskrit. The following is the extract. There was already in India a vast ...


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The word श्रद्धा (śraddhā) means "faith" or "belief". In BG 4.39, the word श्रद्धावान् is derrived from श्रद्धा which means: The man who is full of faith


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It was mentioned in the description part of the video It is a form of Vedic jugalbandi called Suresha Paddhati. It is a method of reciting Samhita and other Vikrutis, like Ghana Patha from more than 1 Veda. In this case Rig Veda and Krishna Yajur Veda are recited immediately and simultaneously, to highlight the difference in svara, pada, the place ...


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Repeated words are using for emphasizing something, i.e. If someone helps us then we used to say thank you, and we trapped somewhere and someone takes out from that, then we used to say very very thank you. Other examples are : good, very good, very very good, very very special, very very beautiful.. In short, if we want to emphasize on something we use ...


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2 after a word refers to chanting it 2 times.In future if you deal with such kind off numbers between sankrit hymns means repeating that word that number of times.


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You are correct -- in order to split nArayaNa, you cannot to nara + ayana. One of the correct split is na+ara+ayana. What doe this means? The word 'ara' means flaw (dOSha). When you have 'na' prefix it renders as 'absence of flaw'. Thus, the tatva which is 'ayana' (meaning aashraya/adobe) for flawlessness is called nArayaNa. Hence the philosophical doctrine ...


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According to my study, the answer for this question lies in the development of Shaivism itself. Shaivism comprises adoration of Shiva and Parvati as divine couple, Skanda and Ganapati as their children, Nandi and others as their Ganas, eulogisation of Shiva in Puranas like Shiva Purana, etc. We do not find mention of Shiva, as we are accustomed to now,ie., ...


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