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Shiva is often described as cosmic dancer and a great musician. Shiva's Tandavam is the cosmic dance and his Damaru (a small hourglass shape drum) represent the cosmic sound. It is said in Shiva Mahapurana that the sounds from the damaru beats the the rhythm of the cosmic vibrations and the energy is activated by the divine Mother or Shakti. The sound ...


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Aum ॐ is considered as the Bramha Naad the first naad or sound made after the creation this was considered to be made out of the Big Bang Explosion (HiranyaGarbha(golden Cosmic Egg) Expanding).Scientifically you can think it as the CMB (Cosmic Microwave Background radation) left as traces after the Incident of Big Bang. As Aum is complete in itself and the ...


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Meaning of Swastika Swastika (स्वस्तिक​) = Su (सु) + Asti (अस्ति) + Ka(क​) Su(सु) means Shubh(शुभ) i.e auspicious or welfare Asti(अस्ति) means be/happen or exist. It stand for power or existence. Ka(क​) stands for doer or performer i.e Karta(कर्ता) So, Swasti means Be Auspicious or Be Welfare and Swastika means Auspicious/Welfare Doer Swastika is ...


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Jaya Nitai! Accept my Pranams. My Gurudeva compiled a few meanings of these auspicious marks on the hands and feet of the Lord, which you can read here: http://nitaaiveda.com/Essays_and_Articles/Other_Essays/Nityananda-gauranga-kara-pada-yugala-dhyana.htm Note, here my Gurudev is talking about the marks on the Lotus Feet and Hands of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga ...


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The swastika is well-recognized as an important Hindu symbol. It represents God (the Brahman) in his universal manifestation, and energy (Shakti). It represents the four directions of the world (the four faces of Brahma). It also represents the Purushartha: Dharma (natural order), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha (liberation). (Source: Swastika on ...


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Sri Chinmoy talks about the meaning of Swastika here: When seen in the vital plane, Agni has seven arms in the form of a swastika. ‘Swastika’ is an old Sanskrit word that is quite often associated with Agni. What does the swastika mean? The exoteric meaning is good luck, prosperity and success. The esoteric significance of the swastika is inner ...


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Any form of Swastika or its mirror image cannot be looked upon as inauspicious. This symbol is found in many of ancient civilizations in different forms. In the Eastern religions like Buddhism which are close to Hinduism also it is used as a sign of auspiciousness. In various civilizations across the world. Right, left, and tilted forms of swastika are ...


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Adi Shankara didn't quote from Bhagavatam in any of his commentaries. So, it is likely that he may be referring to verses from Vishnu Purana (5.13.29-31) Thus in various actions of Kṛṣṇa the Gopīs imitated him, whilst away, and beguiled their sorrow by mimicking his sports. Looking down upon the ground, one damsel calls to her friend, as the light ...


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As far as I know, Sri Vaishnavas (among others) wear all pundrams in vertical (urdhva) orientation. The rationale for the practice is that it is the pundram for mumukshus who are looking upwards towards moksha. I have heard this reasoning in upanyasams. The standard pundram is white mud (thiruman) accompanied by turmeric (srichurnam, colored red or yellow ...


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There is no word in Sanskrit for star of David. Intertwining triangles are part of yantras. Wikipedia has a general descriptive page on yantras. Downward pointing triangles are symbols of the female, yoni or shakti element; and upward pointing triangles are symbolic of the male, lingum or vahni (fire) or shiva element. Thus the intertwining of the two is the ...


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ॐ, is the actual symbol, others are derivatives. The ॐ represents 'OMKAR' the supreme entity, defined as 'OM KE AKAR WALA', looking like ॐ .


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The Damru symbolizes the expansion and collapse of the universe, the cosmic vibration. This is also related to the cosmic sounds: Damru symbolizes the Universe which is always expanding and collapsing. From an expansion it collapses and then it re-expands, this is the process of creation. If you see your heartbeat, it is not just one straight line ...


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