|Snippets of information - Gods -Trinity & consorts|
September 23, 2015
Dwadasa Nama of Lord Vishnu are Keshava, Narayana, Madhava, Govinda,
Vishnu, Madhusudhana, Trivikrama, Vamana, Sridhara, Hrishikesha,
Padmanabha and Damodhara.
Dwadasa Nama of Goddess Lakshmi are Sriyee, Amruthotbhavaye, Kamalaye,
Chandra sodharye, Vishnu patniye, Vaishnavye, Vararohaye, Hari
vallabhaye, Saranghaye, Deva devikaye, Sura sundarye, Sri MahaLakshmiye
January 12, 2014
Brahma - the Creator, the first of the Hindu Trinity
from the Sanskrit root brih - to expand
In the earliest writings, Brahma meant a mantra. In later Vedic
texts he is identified as the Creator, relating him to the earlier Vedic
He is commonly depicted as seated on a lotus that sprang from Vishnu's
navel. Both Brahma and Vishnu are called Narayana (one who moves
on the waters).
Brahmas other names:
Atmabhu, the self-born
Paramesthi, the first Brahman who performed all great Hindu yajnas
Lokesha, Lord of the world
Hiranya-garbha, one who came from the golden egg
Adikavi, the first poet
- Tirtha, The treasury of Indian expressions
November 12, 2009
The history of Kosala prior to the
birth of Rama reveals that Dasaratha had a daughter. The Vasishtha
Ramayana, also known as Jnana Ramayana, which is one version
of the Ramayana written by Valmiki, in its Adi Parva refers
to the ancestry of Dasaratha, his birth and how he became a king in the
solar dynasty. This reveals an unknown story in the known purana
about Dasaratha's youth, marriage and how he became the father of a female
child. Adhbuta Ramayana and Adyatma Ramayana also refer
to this subject.
Dasaratha married Kausalya who was
found in an unconscious state in a box floating in the Ganga. Kausalya
gave birth to a female child, who unfortunately had a handicap in her leg.
The child was named Shantai. Vashistha said the handicap was due
to the marriage between close cousins (Dasaratha and Kausalya belonged
to the same gotra) and she would become normal if given in adoption to
a divine couple. Accordingly, Dasaratha and Kausalya gave the child
in adoption to Romapada, the king of Angadesa. With due care and
treatment, Shantai's disability vanished. Romapada performed her
marriage with Rishyasringa Maharishi. It wa after Shantai was given
in adoption that Dasaratha got married to Sumitra and Kaikeyi.
- Did Rama have a sister? by Dr.T.S.Narayana Swamy, Tattvaloka, December
the namam MURUGA will give the results of praying to six Gods. MU stands
for Mukundan - Vishnu, RU for Rudran, Siva and GA for Brahma. Since
Lakshmi resides in Vishnu's heart, Sakthi in SIva's left half and Sarasvati
in Brahma's tongue, by chanting the MURUGA namam, we are actually praying
to all these Gods.
- ARA + UMA, Siva & his Sakthi
Chanting the namam RAMA is considered
beneficical, because it is a complete namam.
Advaita Vedanta holds
that all that exists is only Brahman. The entire universe is indeed nothing
but Brahman and the individual
Atman ultimately merges with Brahman,
and realization of this unity is Salvation (Moksha). Brahman, the
Absolute is the only reality.
Lord Shiva performs
his mystic cosmic dance to keep life active in the cosmos and to guide
devotees in attaining liberation. The dance of Siva & his consort Parvati
reflect both the vigorous and masculine Tandavam and the tender and graceful
Lasya, which represent the Purusha-Prakriti.
108 postures of his cosmic dance
Shiva danced of his own volition
- 18 postures
danced along with his Devi - 36
danced along with Vishnu - 9 postures
danced for Lord Muruga - 3
danced for other Devas - 42 postures.
Dakshinamurthy is seen as Saambaya Dakshinamurthy (seen in the seated posture
with his ambigai Shanti Devi) in the Sri Palli Kondeswaran Koil in Suruttapalli
with His hand resting on Nandi Deva's head.
and Asuras got together to churn the ocean, using Mandramalai & Vaasuki,
the snake. As they continued to churn the ocean, Vaasuki the snake began
to tire and started spewing its poison. Siva came and consumed all the
poison. Goddess Parvati rushed and held his neck so that the poison would
not spread to the whole of his body. Thus Siva became blue up to his throat
and is also known by the namavali "Neelakandan" ( neela-blue colour from
Lord Siva exists
in every life born. He therefore stayed still for a day in order
that the poison in his body does not affect all the lives. This day
is "Ekadasi". The Devas also prayed to Lord Siva & fasted
on that day. They partook of meals on the next day, "Dvadasi".
Lord Siva was pleased & danced on the next day, "Triyodasi",
in the evening (Sandhyaakaalam) with his damaru & Soolam in between
Nandi Devas Horns. This day is "Pradosham". It is believed
that all the Devas & Gods are assembled in the Siva temples during
Pradosham time. Further, the first pradosham was on a Saturday &
hence "Sani Pradosham" is even more auspicious.