1. Did you know that the original composition by Ved Vyasa was first known as ‘Jaya’? A couple of his disciples later expanded the original work. It is the rendition by his disciple Ugrasrava which became popular as the Mahabharata.
2. While you do know that Vyasa was the author of the Mahabharata, were you aware of the fact that he was also the father of Pandu, Dhritarashtra and Vidura?!!
Dashavatara ( दशावतार ) refers to the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Vishnu is said to descend in form of an avatar to restore order on this earth.
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This is a story from Panchtantra ( पञ्चतन्त्र ) , the story is called as क्षपणक – कथा ( story of Jain monks of digambar sect)
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Hanuman Chalisa – with hindi meaning
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It was composed by Adi Sankaracharya
अङ्गं हरेः पुलकभूषणमाश्रयन्ती
भृङ्गाङ्गनेव मुकुलाभरणं तमालम् ।
माङ्गल्यदाऽस्तु मम मङ्गलदेवतायाः ॥ १ ॥
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It was composed by Adi Sankaracharaya
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥ १ ॥
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Sankramanam (सङ्क्रमणम्) means movement – transmigration. Makara (मकर) means the zodiac Capricorn. read more…
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Gayatri Mantraॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥
We meditate on the glory of the Creator; Who has created the Universe; Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light; Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance;
May He open our hearts and enlighten our Intellect.
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