Vasundhara

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  Vasundhara is another name for Bhumi, the Deity of the planet Earth. It means the holder of wealth.    

Mahendra, the mountain

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  One of the holy mountains. This mountain has great Puranic importance.   (1) After slaughtering the Ksatriyas to extinction sage Parasurama made #Mahendra his place of abode. (Sloka 53, Chapter 129, Atli Parva). (2) Once … Read More

Dhata and Vidhata

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  #Vidhata He is a son born to Bhrgu. By his wife Khyati two sons Dhata and Vidhata and a daughter named Laksmi were born to Bhrgu. Laksmi was given in marriage to Visnu. The daughter … Read More

Vidura

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  Vidura is very famous in the story of Mahabharata, as a brother of Dhrtarastra, and as a man of colossal intelligence who had been closely watching the goings and comings of the Kauravas and the … Read More

Sanjaya

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A minister of Dhrtarastra.   Birth. Sanjaya, who was equal to a hermit, was born as the son of Suta from a portion of Gavalgana. (Adi Parva, Chapter 68, Verse 93).   The boon of Sanjaya. … Read More

Mandavya (Ani Mandavya)

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Animandavya   1) General. How he got the name #Animandavya. Once there was a famous Brahmana named Mandavya. He did Tapas for many years standing silent in front of his Asrama, under a tree, raising his … Read More

Vyasa, meaning

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Explanation of the name Vyasa. The name Vyasa can be divided into two words: “vi” and “asa”. By the rules of Sanskrit grammar when these two words are put together the name vyasa is born. Vi … Read More

Sri Nityanandastakam, Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Nityananda

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  by Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura Translated by Kusakratha dasa TEXT 1 sarac-candra-bhrantim sphurad-amala-kantim gaja-gatim hari-premonmattam dhrita-parama-sattvam smita-mukham sadaghurnan-netram kara-kalita-vetram kali-bhidam bhaje nityanandam bhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi sarat—autumn; candra—the moon; bhrantim—appearance; sphurat—shining; amala—pure; kantim—splendid beauty; gaja-gatim—graceful gait of … Read More

THE GLORIES OF DAMODARA MONTH!

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    The month of Damodara is a very special month. Because everything you do in that month, you get multiple benefits. There was a Shankaasura, who he was so horrible that the devas were hiding … Read More

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