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Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhadra. He was the nephew of Lord Krishna and was married to Uttara, the princess of Matsya Kingdom. He was an incarnation of Varchas, son of Chandra. Abhimanyu w…
Adishesha (Ādi Śeṣa) is a massive snake with 1000 heads. He is usually depicted as a bed for Lord Shrimannarayana. He is also called as Sesha, Ananta, etc., He is said as the first servant of the Lord…
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Literally non-duality; a school of the Vedanta philosophy that declares the oneness of God, soul, and the universe.
The term Agamas literally means tradition or "that which has come down"
Agastya is one of the ancient saptarishis and a revered Vedic sage. He is also believed to be the author of Agastya Samhita. Agastya is also the Indian astronomical name of the star of Canopus, is sai…
Agni (Sanskrit: अग्नि), is a Hindu deity, one of the most important of the Vedic gods. He is also known as God of Fire.
The Agni Purana is a mahapurana. It usually figures eighth in the list of eighteen. There are about fifteen and a half thousand shlokas in the Agni Purana.
ahimsã (Sanskrit: अहिंसा, "non-harming") is derived from the root hims, "to strike".Himsã is injury or harm. A-himsã is the opposite of this, non harming. ahimsã means abstaining from causing harm or …
The Aitareya Brahmana is the Brahmana of the Rigveda, an ancient Indian collection of sacred hymns.
Akasha or space is one of the Pancha Mahaboota in Hinduism.
Alms or Bhiksha is a religious act of begging or asking for food or water by sanyasi , Brahmachari people (monks) or Sadhu and saints.
The alwar or azhwars were 12 Tamil poet-saints of south India who espoused ‘emotional devotion’ or bhakti to Visnu-Krishna in their songs of longing, ecstasy and service.
Amavasya is a tithi or day in the Hindu lunar month. It is the day when Chandra or Moon is not visible in the night sky. This is also known as the new moon day.