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Lord Ganesha manifests himself through various events in various cycles of creation. One time Goddess Parvati while playing prepared a doll while playing and gave it the shape of an elephant head. She threw that doll to Ganga and that doll Grew in size and both Parvati and Ganga addressed him as "son". Thus, Ganesha is also called Gangeya and hence ...


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हृषीकेश = हृषीक (इन्द्रिय/senses) + ईश (lord) = Lord of the senses Hindi Commentary By Swami Chinmayananda and English Commentary By Swami Sivananda on BG 1.15 explain Hrishikesha (used for Krishna) as the Lord of the senses: हृषीकेशः (the Lord of the senses) Krishna हृषीकेश यह भगवान् का एक नाम है जिसका अर्थ है इन्द्रियों का स्वामी। हृषीक (इन्द्रिय)... ...


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In the scriptures a king is regarded as an incarnation of the Ashta Dikpalas. That's why he is regarded and respected like God. Manu Smriti 5.96. A king is an incarnation of the eight guardian deities of the world, the Moon, the Fire, the Sun, the Wind, Indra, the Lords of wealth and water (Kubera and Varuna), and Yama. 5.97. Because the king is pervaded by ...


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Occupations prescribed for a Vaishya person are mentioned in the following verse from Parashara Smriti's 1st chapter: To invest money on interest, to be a jeweller, to tend cattle, tillage and trade, — these are declared as occupations for the Vaisya caste,


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