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Sri Chandrasekhara Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham said once that the proper time to do sandhyavandanam is hinted in the tamil saying " Kaanaamal konaamal kandu kodu". There is one important step in Sandhyavandhanam named Argya Pradhaanam (means giving Argyam to Sun God). As per this Tamil saying this Argya Pradhaanam is to be given along with ...


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The GRETIL website has Sanskrit-to-English transliteration of most Hindu scriptures. Vedas are available here For Upaniṣads, check this link TITUS, Digital Corpus of Sanskrit and Wisdom Library are few other places where you can find the transliterated Hindu texts. IIT Kanpur's Upanishads website also hosts transliterations of the principal upaniṣads in ...


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Causelessmercy.com is an excellent source of original Gudiya Vaishnava scriptures. You will find original Bhagavad-Gita, complete Srimad-Bhagavatam and other books by Srila Prabhupada, who was an enlightened master. They all have original Sanskrit verses with transliterations, translations and purports. Here's an example: sri-bhagavan uvaca kutas tva ...


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The advice by Gautama 12:4 quoted by both Ramanuja and Shankara in the Brahmasutras (apashudra-adhikarana) that a Sudra who hears the Vedas chanted should have his ears filled with molten lac was never actually ever carried out - it was just hyperbole. It was the custom from before Ramanuja and Shankara (over 1500 years ago) to chant the Vedas in the ...


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However same the conceptual aspects of Sandhya Vandana for all the veda, they are slightly different for different Vedic lines and also even within the same Vedas like Shukla and Krishna Yajur vedas.. Between Rig + Yajur and Sama vedas the mantras for the following are different, Praasanam- drinking a small drop of water while uttering Mantra to purify ...


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It is very difficult to term a person as Hindu, under a single method. 1. Accepting the Vedas as the authority The earliest spiritual texts in India are Vedas. So if anyone says that a person shall be a called as Hindu, if he accepts the authority of the Vedas, then that claim is questionable. In order to accept the above claim, the foremost requirement ...


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The term 'Hindu' is recent. The name of our religion is Veda (Vaidika) dharma, or Sanatana Dharma, because it is based on Vedas. Generally accepted philosophical definition is - Astika, which is belief in Vedas. Generally accepted religious definition is - belief in Bhagavan, deities, scriptures (Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata), rebirth (multiple past and ...


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Rig Vedic seers realised through deep meditation that the same formless Almighty God, appears to us in the form of the NATURE, which gives sustenance to all beings. Sri Krishna said; पिताऽहमस्य जगतो माता धाता पितामहः। वेद्यं पवित्रमोंकार ऋक् साम यजुरेव च।।9.17।। Of this world I am the father, mother, ordainer, (and the), grand-father; I am ...


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Yes , In Vedas Lord Rudra is described as riding on chariot driven by brown horses , wearing golden jewellery and holding a bow and deadly arrows. The one thing which has to be taken in considaration though is that "Pinaka" the name of Lord Rudras bow as you have enquired is not found in vedas. Let us now see how he is described in Rig-Veda and Atharva-Veda....


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While giving discourse to Arjuna, the mind of Sri Krishna was merged in the BRAHMAN and thus he had been speaking as a BRAHMAN itself. Unless we understand this crucial aspect, every word of Sri Krishna is bound to create confusion, as to his declaration himself as GOD. He never said that he is the incarnation of Vishnu . सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं ...


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Hinduism is a Henotheist Monotheist religion and the hymns of the Rigveda, the oldest scripture of Hinduism, mention many deities, but praises them successively as the "one ultimate, supreme God", alternatively as "one supreme Goddess", thereby asserting that the essence of the deities was unitary (ekam), and the deities were nothing but pluralistic ...


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A Self realised Guru will ask you this, "What do you mean by God?" Will someone/thing will become god if large enough people worship them? What are the criteria for divinity? In fact, these criteria are given many times in many scriptures in various forms. The names and forms of gods may differ, but the criteria generally remains same. If understood that ...


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By seeing an alternate translation of that verse, i.e. Rig Veda 10.18.8, it says the opposite of Sati. Rise, woman, (and go) to the world of living beings: come, this man near whom you sleep is lifeless: you have enjoyed this state of being the wife of your husband, the suitor who took you by the band. Also, there is commentary from Saynacharya ...


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Adi Sankara says, the verse maintains that Rishis just fine-tuned themselves (like in meditation) to arrive at Vedic hymns, which proves (through Sabda pramANa) that hymns were already existing contrary to be authored by them. Another translation of the Rik verse is as follows - By means of their past good deeds (the priests) attained the capacity to ...


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The Oxford translation of Rigveda by Stephanie W. Jamison and Joel P. Brereton gives a brief summary of various epithets of Agni including Jātavedas and Kravyād. E. Agni "Fire" ... Many aspects of Agni are expressed through the variety of names and epithets applied to him. Agni is Jātavedas as the fire established at the beginning of ...


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The verse you have quoted in question is तेऽग्निमब्रुवन् जातवेद एतद्विजानीहि किमेतद्यक्षमिति तथेति ॥ 16 ॥ te'gnimabruvan jātaveda etadvijānīhi kimetadyakṣamiti tatheti || 16 || They addressed the Fire thus “O Jataveda! Find out what this Great Spirit is.” He said “yes.” And the your translation is - the knower of the Vedas. Although it is ...


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As Śaṅkarācārya explains in his commentary, the term simply means 'one who knows all that is created.' 3.1.3 Te, they-those gods who failed to know, It, and were desirous of knowing It, but had fear in their hearts; abruvan, said; agnim, to Fire, (lit.) who goes ahead (of all); and who is jataveda, almost omniscient: [Agni precedes all other deities (agre ...


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