Hanu, meaning

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हनु hanuf.jaw हनु hanuf.various kinds of drugs हनु hanuf.anything which destroys or injures life हनु hanuf.wanton woman हनु hanuf.death हनु hanuf.weapon हनु hanuf.disease हनु hanuf.prostitute हानु hAnum.tooth हनु hanun.cheek हनु hanu n. particular part of a … Read More

Ghritaci

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#Ghritaci was an exceptionally beautiful apsara woman, and she revelled in disturbing the peace of the sages and becoming mother of children by them. Ghrtaci, who succeeded in breaking the penance of the sages like Kusanabha, … Read More

Cyavana Muni

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#Cyavana means moving, active According to an account found in the Mahabharata (Adi Parva, Ch.5-6), when Bhrigu’s wife Puloma was pregnant, a Rakshasa fell in love with her and carried her off. Puloma’s child slipped from … Read More

Parjanya

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#Parjanya is #Indra. According to someone, Parjanya means “thunder clouds”.  

Acamana

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Sauti Uttanka assented to what fell from the king and sat with his face turned towards the east. He washed his hands and feet thoroughly. He then without sound thrice sipped water which was free from … Read More

Sraddha, the ceremony

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#Sraddha is a ceremony performed in honour of a dead ancestor. This rite benefits the soul of the departed and it has to be performed by a male member of the family. This is why in … Read More

Arka plant

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#Arka plant The name of this plant is synonymous with Sun (arka means “ray of light”) for the herb is very strong and astringent in action much like the powerful rays of Sun. When the plant … Read More

Upadhyaya

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The sanskrit word used here and translated as “preceptor” is #Upadhyaya. उपाध्याय m. upAdhyAya spiritual adviser उपाध्याया f. upAdhyAyA teacher उपाध्याय m. upAdhyAya teacher उपाध्याय m. upAdhyAya preceptor उपाध्यायानी f. upAdhyAyAnI wife of a teacher #upa … Read More

Srutasravas

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#Srutasravas was also a member of Janamejaya’s Yajna. (Mahabharata, Adi Parva, Chapter 58) He was among the sages who attained Siddhi by performing tapas.    

Puskara

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#Puskara: This is a holy place situated 36 Kilometres to the north of Ajmer, in Rajasthan. Brahma once did penance there. There is a temple of Brahma there. Padma Purana gives a story about the origin … Read More

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