Rahu is basically ruler of Ardra nakshatra in Gemini, and represents the farthest point from the Mula nakshatra, of house Sagittarius in which the Galactic centre, or Brahmsthan resides when seen from earth. This means Ardra is also farthest point from the Milky way's Galactic centre and hence the constellation where Rahu, the darkness, can exalt.
Keeping pet dogs is not recommended. That's why you might never find stories of pet dogs in Hindu scriptures.
The following verse is relevant:
Now, they also quote:
Gods do not eat the food of a man who keeps dogs, who is married to a Sudra woman, who is controlled by his wife, or who lets his
wife’s lover remain in his house.
Vashishta Dharma Sutras 14.11
I have found some references in this Youtube Video (Sankalpa Vidhi), which talks about why one should always perform Sankalpa before embarking upon any Hindu ritual. It also explains a Vidhi (method) of performing Sankalpa.
In this video, we find slokas (which are supposedly) from Manu Smriti, Markandeya Purana which explain that full results of the rituals ...
She is a disciple of Shiva but not his daughter.
She is said to be the mind born daughter of Sage Kashyapa in Devi Bhagavatam 9.47:
38-58. Nârâyana said :-- O Nârada! Thus I narrated to you the stories
of Sasthî and Mangala Chandîkâ, according to the Vedas. Now hear the
story of Manasâ that I heard from the mouth of Dharama Deva.
Manasâ is the mind-born ...
Rig Veda X.48.4 & 5 says as follows:
अ॒हमे॒तं ग॒व्यय॒मश्व्यं॑ प॒शुं पु॑री॒षिणं॒ साय॑केना हिर॒ण्यय॑म् ।
पु॒रू स॒हस्रा॒ नि शि॑शामि दा॒शुषे॒ यन्मा॒ सोमा॑स उ॒क्थिनो॒ अम॑न्दिषुः
I (win) livestock in cows and horses, overflowing and golden, with my
weapon. Many thousands do I “grind down” for the pious man, when the
soma drops accompanied by hymns have ...
Every action has a reaction. This is the law of karma. Good karma is referred to actions that occur according to the 4 vedic values of the vedic philosophy:
Satya - Truth, always tell the truth
Saucha - Cleanliness, purity
Ahimsa - No violence
Tapas - austerities
In contrast bad karma are actions that are performed without respecting these principles.
""Person 1 helps out Person 2 on the premise that this deed will accrue "good karma"."
Let's pause right there. Person 1 is helping Person 2 for accruing Good Karma! Then obviously the intent of the help is "not to help but accrue good karma" and yes that's obviously bad. The intent must only be to help for the sake of ...
The hidden purpose of Janeu is to remind ourselves of Kundalini Shakthi or Devi herself that lays coiled three and a half times inside your body. She is Moola Prakriti herself. The three knots or granthis in a Janeu is to remind of Vishnu granthi, Brahma Granthi and Rudra Granthi knots respectively in the kundalini awakening and ascension paths which a ...
The birth of Dhrishtadyumna and Draupadi is indicative of ascetic power of Rishies, who can make human take birth in full grown shape.
Drupada, after getting a humiliated defeat in a war with Arjuna and after Drona's snatching away half of his kingdom, decides to obtain a warrior son,who can kill Drona and a daughter, who can marry Arjuna, through a Yajna.
DashAvtAr is an interpolation in later puraNas (i.e. these puraNas limit avtArs of vishNu).
In rAmAyan and mahAbhArat, 20+ avtArs of vishNu are mentioned like kapil, hayagrIv, prithu, hamsa, nar-nArAyaN-hari-krushNa, dattAtreya, dhanvantri, etc.
Even shesha is cosidered an incarnation of vishNu (and not attendant of vishNu as people believe) in itihAs and ...
In the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9, verses 25-34 (Swami Nikhilananda translator), Sri Krishna says:
Those who worship the gods go to the gods, those who worship the manes go to the manes, those who worship the spirits go to the spirits, and those who worship Me come to Me.
Whosoever offers Me, with devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water--that I accept, ...
Unlike Vedic mantras that cannot be chanted by everyone, the Rishyashringa Shlokam is one that can be chanted by all. It does bring rain, as I have witnessed personally. Jagadguru Pujyashree Shankara Vijayendra Sarasvati Shankaracharya Svami had a hall full of people chant it one hot May Day and it poured after an hour or two.
Rishyasringaaya munayay ...
Lakshmi is also Durga because she is a Shakti. All the Shaktis are Durga so that means Durga killed Mahisasura but then Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati all killed Mahisasura too by collecting their powers and making a form who is Durga. Durga is a incarnation of Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati. Just how all the Gods form Bramhan, all the Goddesses form Durga ...