Philosopher India – A Step Towards Myth Discovery

Philosopher India is a collection of mysterious myths, especially one belonging to Indian religious or cultural tradition.Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs or to the study of such myths.

Yagopaveet – The sacred thread ceremony –

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The sacred thread ceremony – Installation of the principles of Indian culture – taking pledge to lead disciplines, dignified spiritual life. The most important sanskar for boys in their teens. It indeed gives “new birth” (dwijatva) to a person. The development of personality coherent with the dignity of human-being begins…

Sense of Tantra

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The word “tantra” is derived from the combination of two words “tattva” and “mantra”. “Tattva” means the science of cosmic principles, while “mantra” refers to the science of mystic sound and vibrations. Tantra therefore is the application of cosmic sciences with a view to attain spiritual ascendancy. In another sense,…

River Ganga – India’s National River

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The origin of river Ganges lies at the height of 13,800 feet in the mountain ranges of Himalayas, in Tehri Garhwal, near Gangotri. It begins high in the Himalayas as a pair of head streams. It begins in an ice cave in the mountains about 10,300 feet above sea level.…

Bhasma – Vedic chemistry

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Bhasma in Ayurveda has been defined as a substance obtained by calcination. Bhasma is a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash. Gems or metals are purified to remove impurities and treated by triturating and macerating in herbal extracts. The dough so obtained is calcinated…

The golden Sparrow – religious India

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Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in India and Nepal. It also exists among significant populations outside of the sub continent and has over 900 million adherents worldwide.Unlike most other religions, Hinduism has no single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of teachings.

The Mahabharata

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In the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic text, the Pandava (also Pandawa) are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri. Their names are Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. All five brothers were married to the same woman, Draupadi. (Each brother also had multiple other…

Om Namah Shivaya

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The Om Namah Shivaya mantra or chant consists of six syllables – om, na, mah, shi, vaa, ya. When chanted properly, each syllable activates certain energy centers within our bodies as we meditate upon the energy of Lord Shiva. Shiva is often referred to as the part of the Hindu…

Statue of God – The sadhu

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India is the Land of Gods, and we see and serve to god in the form of sadhu…. The Sadhu usually wears on his forehead the three lines of the god’s trident drawn in ash or sandalwood paste which may be vertical or horizontal. Endless variations of these sectarian marks,…

The Mahamrityunjaya – Victory from death

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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one among the finest Mantra’s in Indian Mythology and Spirituality belongs to Lord Shiva.It is a combination of three hindi language words i.e. “Maha” which means Great , “Mrityun” means Death and “Jaya” means Victory which turns into Conquer or victory over death. It is also known…

The Nandi -Bearer of truth and righteousness

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Nandi is the vehicle for the Hindu god of Shiva. In Hindu mythology, Nandi is the bearer of truth and righteousness.the Nandi (bull), it is the vahana of Shiva – the god of skies & destruction. Shiva with Nandi is one of the oldest forms of Hindu representation – dating…

The Naag Mani – one of the nine sacred stones & pearls

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Naag mani is from a naag that does not gave out its venomous.its venom will turn into naag mani into the naag’s body.once the mani’s formation is full, the naag will gave out the mani.according to Hindus religion,the naag mani is contain some extraordinary power that will keep the naag…

Aadi Himani Chamunda temple

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One of the many religious and worshiped places in Kangra,(HP), India shree Aadi Himani Chamunda temple in lower reaches of the Dauladhar ranges, situated at around 2920 m height, is a heavenly place to visit. The whole trek is a steep incline and full of gravel and few good patches…

The Midbrain Stimulation

The midbrain, is a small region of the brain that serves as a relay center for visual, auditory, and motor system information. Mid brain is the part of brain which has got special command over both hemisphere of brain located highest side of brain stream. Mid brain is the part of brain which has got…

Jai Mahadev

Mahadev, popularly known as Shiv, is a major Hindu god, and one aspect of Trimurti(Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh).

Shri Naina Devi Temple

Shri Naina Devi Temple is located on an altitude of 1177 meters in Distt. Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. Several mythological stories are associated with the establishment of the temple.According to a legend, Goddess Sati burnt herself alive in Yagna, which distressed Lord Shiva. He picked the corpse of Sati on her shoulder and started his Taandav…

Maa Chamunda Devi

The mythology of Maa Chamunda Devi has been chronicled in “Durga Sapt-Shati’.The Chamunda Devi Temple is located  in the District Kangra,  Himachal Pradesh a North Indian State. It stands on the banks of the famous Baan Ganga River, the temple is housed with extremely sacred idol of Chamunda Devi, and as such the idol is wrapped…

The Kalaram temple

The Kalaram temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik City in Maharashtra, India.The temple derives its name from the statue of Lord Rama that is black in colour. The literal translation of Kalaram means black Rama. The sanctum sanctorum also houses the statues of goddess Sita…

Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Sri Aurobindo Ghosh Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born on August 15, 1872 at Calcutta. His father was Krishnadhan and his mother was Swamalata. Aurobindo Ghose had an impressive lineage. Raj Narayan Bose, an acknowledged leader in Bengali literature, and the grandfather of Indian nationalism was Sri Aurobindo’s maternal grandfather. Aurobindo Ghosh owes not only his…

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of civil disobedience that would influence the world. Indian nationalist leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Kathiawar, India. He studied law in London, England,…

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in Tirutani on September 5, 1888 into a poor brahmin family. His father Sarvepalli Veeraswami was employed on a meagre salary in the zamindari. His mother’s name was Sitamma. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a famous teacher and his birthday is celebrated on 5th September every year as a Teacher’s…

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Vivekananda was born Narendranath Datta at his ancestral home at  Gourmohan Mukherjee Street in Calcutta, the capital of British India, on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. He belonged to a traditional Bengali Kayastha family and was one of nine siblings.His father, Vishwanath Datta, was an attorney at the Calcutta High…

“Ancient Inhabitants.”

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“Tribal” is the word used in India to refer to inhabitants known elsewhere as “indigenous”. British ethnographers classified tribals as “animists”. As per the National Census, they are classified as “aboriginals” and listed according to the tribe. The Hindi word for tribal is adivasi , meaning “ancient inhabitants.”

Rudraksha

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Rudraksha, also rudraksh, Sanskrit: rudrākṣa (“Rudra’s eyes”), is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree whose seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism. The seed is produced by several species of Elaeocarpus, with E. ganitrus being the principal species used in the making of organic jewellery or mala.

The Sanatan Dharma

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The original name of Hinduism is Sanatan Dharm. ‘Sanatan’ means eternal and ‘Dharm’ means those actions, thoughts and practices that promote physical and mental happiness in the world and ensure God realization.

The search of Secret India

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The true Self will not be discovered, but it will transform you utterly in that Self. The mind, devoid of its passions, becomes like a well-tamed animal, obedient, useful, more productive and more exact.

Earth’s Greatest Men feast – Mahakumbh

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Earth’s Greatest Men feast – Mahakumbh Kumbh derives its name from the immortal Pot of Nectar, which the Demigods (Devtas) and Demons (Asuras) fought over, described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. It is these Vedic literature’s that have stood the test of time, out of which the…

Code of God

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The Sadhu (also known as yogi and sanyasi), is a Hindu ascetic who has renounced caste, social position, money and authority, and occupies a special place in Hindu society. As one who seeks the Universal Soul in order to be absorbed in it, the Sadhu is set apart from the…

Symbols of God

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The typical Hindu ascetic (sadhu) usually wears a distinctive mark (pundra) on his forehead and often carries a symbol of his sect. If the sadhu is a Vaishnava he might have a discus (chakra) and a conch shell (sankha), replicas of Vishnu’s flaming weapon and his instrument of beneficent power…

The Third Eye

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Shiva”The Auspicious One” , also known as Mahadeva (“Great God”), is a popular Hindu deity. Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of God. He is the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in contemporary Hinduism. He is one of the five primary…

Religion and Dharma

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In modern day language, dharma is equated, quite unfairly with religion. Organized religion demands adherence of the followers to the Book and the Prophet. Anything outside the boundaries of a faith is considered irreligious, if not downright sinful. It is believed that salvation lies only through the body of the…

What is Dharma

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What is Dharma? Vedas-The Sole and Ultimate Authority- The Changing Dharma- Dharma In Other Religions- Benefits of the Practice of Dharma -Kinds of Dharma- Fundamentals of Dharma- Non-violence (Ahimsa)- Truth, Purity, Self-control- Varnasrama Dharma (The Four Castes) Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya, Sudra- The Four Asramas(Student, house-holder, recluse, renunciate) Brahmacharyasrama, Grihasthasrama, Vanaprasthasrama,…

Solar Eclipse 2015, 20th March 2015(Friday)

A total solar eclipse will occur on Friday March 20, 2015. solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults”) the Sun. 20th March 2015 (Friday)

Puri Ratha Yatra – The Chariot Festival

Ratha Yatra or the Chariot Festival is a Hindu festival associated with the god Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya. The Puri Rath Yatra is world famous and attracts more than one million pilgrims every year, not only from India but also…

Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi falls in the month of Jyestha in the Shukla paksha (June), therefore it is also called “Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi” . Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis out of all twenty four Ekadashis in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without water and any type of…

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month. Hanuman, who is also known as Vanara God, was born on this day and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman.  The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa).April 4…

Amavasya – The new Moon Night

The Hindu Indian calendar follows the lunar month and Amavasya, the new moon night, falls at the beginning of new lunar month which lasts for about 30 days. It is significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi. Amavasya falling on weekday Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya and Amavasya falling on…

The Kuber – God of all the treasures of this universe

Kuber is the god of wealth and the god’s treasurer. He is also called the god of savage beings. Lord Kubera not only distributes, but also maintains and guards all the treasures of this universe. Hence, he is also known as guardian of wealth. He is the son of Vishrava and Illavida. Kubera is married…

The Iron Age – Kaliyug

The KaliYug (Iron Age) The Yug Cycle tells us that we are now living in the Kali Yug. according to Indian Myths the age of darkness, when morality and mental capabilities reach their lowest point in the end of Yug cycle. The Great  Indian epic, Mahabharata describes the Kali Yuga as the period when the…

Shri Narada Muni

Shri Narada Muni The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes how Narada Muni attained the audience of God and thus became renowned in the Vedic tradition. The story begins with his previous two lifetimes. During the first, his name was Upabarhana, a Gandharva, or singer from a heavenly planet. Upabarhana’s beautiful voice and handsome features made him attractive to…

The Aghori – ascetic Shaiva sadhus

The Aghori  are ascetic Shaiva sadhus. The practice of “Aghori” cannibalism and human sacrifices are mostly related to tantrik rites of the worshipers of the Mother goddess in any of the worship form – MahaKali, Dhurga Maa, Kamakhya Devi. or Chammunda. The life of an Aghori Sadhu is not easy, to become like them one…

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the most religious & oldest Hindu pilgrimage destination in India located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Holy Cave of the Mother Vaishno is situated at an altitude of 5200 feet on the holy “Trikuta Hills”. The Maa Vaishno Devi’s abode is in 100 feet…

Gayatri Mantra – Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् English Meaning Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah Tat-Savitur-Varennyam | Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat ||

Apah Suktam – imparts us with vigour and strength

Apah – water आपो हि ष्ठा मयोभुवस्था न ऊर्जे दधातन । महे रणाथ चक्षसे ॥१ Aapo Hi Sstthaa Mayo-Bhuvasthaa Na Uurje Dadhaatana | Mahe Rannaatha Cakssase ||1|| Meaning: O Water, because of your presence, the Atmosphere is so refreshing, and imparts us with vigor and strength. We revere you who gladdens us by your Pure…

The Seven Sages

The Seven Sages There are several great saints and sages or rishis in Sage Mythology. Out of the manysages, the Sapta rishis or Seven sages hold special status.The Indian mythology is enigmatic but has always found references with real world objects and places. India is a country of Yoga gurus, great Indian sages & saints and…

Chant for Hanuman Darshan

ॐ हनुमान पहलवान , वर्ष बारहा का जवान| हाथ में लड्डू, मुख में पान| आओ आओ बाबा हनुमान| न आओ तो दुहाई महादेव गौरा -पार्वती की| शब्द साँचा| पिण्ड काँचा| फुरो मन्त्र इश्वरो वाचा||

Budh Dev/ God

ॐ ऐं स्त्रीं श्रीं बुधाय नमः ||   

Jai Shani Dev

” Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam || Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||”

Temples In India

Lord Shiva – the powerful and fascinating deity of the Hindu Trinity, who represents death and dissolution.Indian temples by state have numerous gods and goddesses worshiped by peoples all over India.

Kailash Manasarovar – physical beauty and thrilling nature

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature.A journey, that is both outwards and inwards. Located in the Himalayan mountain ranges of the remote Southwestern corner of Tibet, Kailash is not just one of the highest parts of the world and the source of four mighty rivers…

Kartik Swami temple – Dedicated to the elder son of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya

Kartik Swami temple is located near Kanak Chauri village on Rudraprayag – Pokhari route in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand A mild 3k trek from Kanak Chauri village takes you to the stunning beauty of Kartik Swami temple.Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to the elder son of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya, who offered his bones as testimony of his devotion…

Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji – Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet

Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji – Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level  Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level in the Himalayan ranges of northern India, Sri Hemkunt Sahib has emerged as a popular center of Sikh Pilgrimage which is visited by thousands…

Rudranath Temple – One of the Panch Kedars

Rudranath Temple The Rudranath temple is believed to be established by the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.One of the Panch Kedars in the lap of the Himalaya, Rudranath is the temple where Rudra, the angry incarnation of Lord Shiva is worshipped with complete devotion. It is the place where during the days of the…