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August 2016

"धर्मो विश्वस्य जगतः प्रतिष्ठा" (तैत्तिरीय-आरण्यकम् – IX-63) declare the scriptures. Dharma indeed is the foundation of the universe. Sri Vidyaranya saw that dharma, once firmly established, engenders establishment of all that is good.  While dharma refers to cosmic order in the highest sense of the term, it is seen manifold

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9 The difference in meanings of ऋत and सत्य is unequivocal in the following mantra of the Vedas: ऋतं त्वा सत्येन परिशिञ्चमीति सायं परिषिञ्चति | सत्यं त्वर्तेन परिशिञ्चमीति प्रात:| अग्निर्वा ऋतम् | असावादित्य:सत्यम् | अग्निमेव तदादित्येन सायं परिशिञ्चिति | अग्निनाsदित्यं प्रात: स: | In this, the day and night are the two faces of principle of time. We need

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In 1906 or 1907 Swami Abhedananda honored Bangalore by his visit. He was one of the direct disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. During his visit to the Unites States, Swami Vivekananda lit the lamp of Hinduism’s glory. He brought immense respect to our country in all corners of the Western world.

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7 With reference to this topic, we need to understand three more words: ऋतु, ऋजु, and ऋण. ऋतु has come from the root (धातु) word 'ऋ.' ऋ denotes happening or receipt. Here it represents the right time,  appropriate time, or the time appointed for any action or any settled point of time. ऋजु originates from ऋजु

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What should we do in this ‘materialistic’ world where sensual delights are alluring our minds all the time? Irresistible is money with its myriad avatars. A beauty-conscious world that scratches its head for days to make a nail tip beautiful is equally seductive. Tasty foods are aplenty and hard to

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As we have seen so far, Sri Vidyaranya’s contributions towards nation building, politics, jurisprudence, agriculture and commerce were in no small measure. However, what people remember to this day are his monumental and lasting contributions in the cultural arena. [contextly_sidebar id="f6qwHvk4rxhIjrpGrFiC8FvZnoA4saeT"] Sri Vidyaranya realized that a country, in spite of being economically

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The Sanskrit Podcast hosted by Shoba Narayan and featuring Hari Ravikumar, where he discusses the songs of creation in the Vedas and in the tradition of Sanatana Dharma. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AhzuOxp4tU

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