Thursday, August 24, 2017

SRI RADHASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS – 29th AUGUST 2017 - TUESDAY

Sri  Radha is none other than Sri Mahalakshmi, who out of great compassion, facilitates the individual Self to get the divine grace of the Supreme Bhagavan Sri Krishna, the glorious Yogesvara. According to the Scriptures, the best way to approach Sri Krishna is through first obtaining the boundless grace of Sri Radha. Even a grave sinner gets redemption through her ceaseless divine grace and becomes purified to serve the lotus feet of Sri Radhakrishna.  Let us not miss this opportunity to offer our humble and sincere prayers to the ever fresh and fragrant queen of Vrndavana. On this most auspicious Radhashtami  day, may Sri Radha shower Her divine blessings on all. Fasting on the most sacrosanct Radhshtami day yields the fruit of fasting on thousands of Ekadasi days.
 
श्रीगोविन्दप्रियां राज्ञीं वृन्दावन मनोहरीम् !
कृपास्वरूपिणीं दिव्यां राधा देवीं नमाम्यहम् !!
माधुर्यरससंपूर्णां माधवमनमोहिनीम् !
महाभावनिमग्नां तां मधुराधां नमाम्यहम् !!
Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stava Raja Stotram
 Sri Krishna  Krupa Kataksha  Stava Raja Stotram
 Barsane Wali Radhe
 Paramadhan Radhe
मङ्गलं कृष्णकामिन्यै मङ्गलं शुभ मङ्गलम् |
मङ्गलं प्रेमदायिन्यै मङ्गलं शुभ मङ्गलम् ||
मङ्गलं मनमोहिन्यै मङ्गलं शुभ मङ्गलम् |
मङ्गलं मधुराधायै मङ्गलं नित्य मङ्गलम् ||
जय जय श्रीराधे 

Monday, August 21, 2017

WHICH ARE THE TEN GRANTHAS ON ALANKARA (RHETORICS) ?

The following are the ten key granthas (works) on Alankara (Rhetorics) :-
  1. Alankarakaustubha (Kavikarnapuraka)
  2. Alankarasarvasva (Bhamaha)
  3. Candraloka (Jayadeva)
  4. Dasarupaka (Dhananjaya)
  5. Kavyadarsa (Dandi)
  6. Kavyalankarasutravrtti  (Vamana)
  7. Kavyaprakasa (Mammata)
  8. Kuvalayananda (Appaya Diksita)
  9. Sahityadarpana (Visvanatha)
  10. Sarasvatikanthabharana (Bhojadeva)
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WHO ARE THE ASTHTA YOGINIS?

The following are the eight divine attendants (Ashta Yoginis) of Durga Devi:-
  1. Marjjati
  2. Karpuratilaka
  3. Malayagandhini
  4. Kaumudika
  5. Bherunda
  6. Matali
  7. Nayaki
  8. Jaya
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

WHO IS THE REAL “BIG BOSS” WITNESSING ALL THE DEEDS WITHOUT CAMERAS?

The Supreme is the real “Big Boss” who witnesses all the deeds of a person without the aid of any camera. According to Vedic scriptures, a host of deities are engaged in witnessing the deeds of all living beings.
sūryo ’gniḥ khaṁ marud devaḥ
somaḥ sandhyāhanī diśaḥ
kaṁ kuḥ svayaṁ dharma iti
hy ete daihyasya sākṣiṇaḥ
āditya-candrāv anilo ’nalaś ca
dyaur bhūmir āpo hṛdayaṁ yamaś ca
ahaś ca rātriś ca ubhe ca sandhye
dharmo ’pi jānāti narasya vṛttam
The sun, fire, sky, air, celestials, moon, evening, day, night, directions, water, land and Yama all witness the activities of the living entity.
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WHAT ARE THE EIGHT MEANS OF ATTAINING SALVATION (ASHTOPAYAS) ?

The eight meas of attaining salvation (Ashtopayas) are as follows:-
  1. Yajna
  2. Danam
  3. Vedadhyayanam
  4. Tapas
  5. Dama
  6. Satyam
  7. Rjusila
  8. Mardava
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WHAT ARE THE EIGHT NAMES OF TARANI DEVI (ASHTA TARANI)?

The following are the eight names of Tarani Devi (Ashta Tarani):-

  1. Tara
  2. Ugra
  3. Mahogra
  4. Vajra
  5. Kali
  6. Sarasvati
  7. Kamesvari
  8. Camunda

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

WHAT ARE THE EIGHT MEANS OF ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE ?

The following are the eight means of acquiring knowledge (Ashtapramanas):-
  1. Pratyaksa
  2. Anumana
  3. Upamana
  4. Sabda (Agama)
  5. Arthapatti
  6. Anupalabdhi 
  7. Sambhava
  8. Aitihya
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