Dictionary: Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the Graduate Philosophical Society

Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the Graduate Philosophical Society name Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the Graduate Philosophical Society image_size 230px author Swami Vivekananda language English subject Philosophy publisher Cambridge University Press pub_date 1896 pages 58 isbn 978-1-147-03379-3 Vedanta Philosophy: An address before the Graduate Philosophical Society is a lecture given by Swami Vivekananda on 25 March 1896 at the Graduate Philosophical Society of Harvard University. After this lecture, the university offered Vivekananda the chair of Eastern Philosophy....

February 15, 2023 · 2 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Punya (Hinduism)

Punya (Hinduism) **Punya **(पुण्य), also rendered Punyam (पुण्यं) is a concept in Hinduism with various definitions. It generally refers to virtue or merit, and the activities that allow one to acquire this attribute, in order to achieve liberation from samsara, the cycle of birth and death in the material world. Definitions Punya is referred to as good karma or a virtue that contributes benefits in this and the next birth and can be acquired by appropriate means and also accumulated....

February 15, 2023 · 6 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Panchikarana

Panchikarana Pancikarana (पञ्चीकरण) is a Vedantic theory of how matter came into existence, originating from the primordial five subtle elements. History Adi Shankara wrote a treatise on this theory, titled – Pancikaranam, which was elaborated by his disciple Sureshvaracharya, and later on commented upon in 2400 slokas by Ramananda Saraswati, disciple of Ramabhadra, and in 160 slokas by Ananda Giri, disciple of Suddhananda Yati. The Chandogya Upanishad teaches the doctrine of tripartition from which developed the Vedantic theory of pancikarana with regard to the creation of the transformed evolutes of the original elements....

February 15, 2023 · 2 min · TheAum

Dictionary: World Brotherhood Colonies

World Brotherhood Colonies name Paramahansa Yogananda World Brotherhood Colonies are an idea for self-sustaining spiritual communities envisioned by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Indian yogi and author of Autobiography of a Yogi and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship / Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Yogananda envisioned that communities for “plain living and high thinking,” would develop as a natural culmination of the spread of his worldwide teachings. Yogananda established a World Brotherhood Colony at his Self-Realization Fellowship Encinitas center in Southern California and found that organizing spiritual communities for families along the lines he envisioned would take much more time than he then had available....

February 15, 2023 · 12 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Manyu sukta

Manyu sukta Manyu Sukta is hymn 10.83 and 10.84 from the Rig veda. It contains 14 verses and is dedicated to Manyu). Manyu in Vedic sanskrit stands for temper, anger or passion. Devatas such as Varuna, Indra and Rudra (Shiva) are mentioned in this sukta. Renowned Hindu Saint Madhvacharya quotes Manyu Sukta in the context of Bhima killing Dushasana in the Mahabharata war and said that Bhima invoked Lord Narasimha through this hymn after killing Dushasana....

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Collaboration (magazine)

Collaboration (magazine) Collaboration is an American magazine dedicated to the spiritual and evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The magazine was founded in 1974. Content includes articles, essays, poetry, and art. Topics range across the theory and practice of Integral Yoga, the place of humankind in the universe, consciousness, and transformation. It is published three times per year. External links website

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Mandala 2

Mandala 2 The second Mandala of the Rigveda has 43 hymns, mainly to Agni and Indra chiefly attributed to the Rishi Grtsamada. It is one of the “family books” (mandalas 2-7), the oldest core of the Rigveda, which were composed in early vedic period(1500-1000 BCE). Witzel (1995) on the basis of internal evidence suggested that the second Mandala contains the oldest hymns of the Rigveda. List of incipits The dedication as given by Griffith is in square brackets...

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Santhananda

Santhananda H. H. Swami Santhananda Saraswati Avadhoota Swamigal (28 March 1921 – 27 May 2002) born as Subrahmanyam was a Hindu spiritual leader and teacher who established the worship of Devi Bhuvaneswari in Tamil Nadu. He was the founder of the Bhuvaneswari Peetam in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India. The very embodiment of Prema, Sri Sri Swami Santhananda was the fountainhead of Hindu Dharma and Vedic principles. In his lifetime he had conducted several yagnas as elucidated in the Sasthras and challenged orthodoxy by bringing to light, guarded Moola Mantras that ensure common good, wealth and peace....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Varanasi South Assembly constituency

Varanasi South Assembly constituency name Varanasi South mla Dr. Neelkanth Tiwari party Bharatiya Janata Party year 2022 state Uttar Pradesh district Varanasi reservation None electors 2,96,592 (2019) Varanasi South is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Varanasi South in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Varanasi South is one of five assembly constituencies in the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 389 amongst 403 constituencies....

February 15, 2023 · 2 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Ayodhya

Ayodhya name Ayodhya settlement_type City nickname The Temple Town pushpin_map India Uttar Pradesh#India pushpin_label_position left coordinates 26.8°N, 82.2°W subdivision_type Country subdivision_name India subdivision_type1 State subdivision_type2 Division subdivision_type3 District subdivision_name1 Uttar Pradesh subdivision_name2 Faizabad subdivision_name3 Faizabad government_type Municipal Corporation governing_body Ayodhya Municipal Corporation leader_title Mayor leader_name Rishikesh Upadhyay leader_party BJP leader_title2 MP leader_name2 Lallu Singh , (BJP) unit_pref Metric area_total_km2 120.8 elevation_m 93 population_total 55,890 population_as_of 2011 population_density_km2 auto demographics_type1 Language demographics1_title1 Official demographics1_info1 Hindi demographics1_title2 Additional official demographics1_info2 Urdu demographics1_title3 Regional demographics1_info3 Awadhi population_demonym Ayodhyawasi, Awadhwasi timezone1 IST utc_offset1 +05:30 postal_code_type PIN(s) postal_code 224001, 224123, 224133, 224135 area_code +91-5278 registration_plate UP-42 website https://ayodhya....

February 15, 2023 · 22 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Category:Yoga paths

Category:Yoga paths Yoga is traditionally divided into four (main) paths.

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Origin of the Bhagavata Purana

Origin of the Bhagavata Purana Based primarily on the earliest known written references of Abhinavagupta and Al-Biruni, academics estimate the date of origin of the Bhagavata Purana to be between 800–1000 C.E. Indian cultural tradition It is impossible to accurately date Vedic literature as Indian culture emphasised oral tradition over written. Therefore Vedic literature was spoken long before being written: “The outstanding feature of the oldest Indian education and Indian culture in general, especially in the centuries B....

February 15, 2023 · 11 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Rukmini

Rukmini type Hindu name Rukmini script रूक्मिणी script_name Devanagari other_names Vaidharbi, Bhaishmi, Rakhumai abode Dvārakā, Pandharpur affiliation Ashtabharya, Devi, Avatar of Lakshmi, Vaishnavism texts Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Mahabharata, Harivamsa, Rukminisha Vijaya, Skanda Purana festivals Rukmini Ashtami, Rukmini Dwadashi siblings Rukmi consort Krishna children Pradyumna and 9 others (sons) Charumati (daughter) father Bhishmaka birth_place Vidarbha Kingdom death_place Dvārakā dynasty Vrishni (by marriage) deity_of Mother Goddess Goddess of Fortune member_of Ashtabharya venerated_in Warkari and Haridasa traditions Rukmini (रुक्मिणी,, ) is a Hindu goddess and the first queen and chief wife of Krishna....

February 15, 2023 · 12 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Dahara-vidya

Dahara-vidya Dahara-vidya or ’the knowledge of Brahman within’, is mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad and the Taittiriya Upanishad. In this Upasana the sadhaka concentrates on Brahman (the Universal Self) in the cave of the heart. It is one of the thirty-two vidyas) of the Upanishads taught in Vedanta, in which vidya Brahman is perceived as the imperceptible ether within the heart. This vidya occurs in the 8th Chapter of the Chandogya Upanishad....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Chalchitra

Chalchitra Chalchitra (বাংলা- চালচিত্র) is a part of Bengal Patachitra. It referred to the Debi Chal or Durga chala, the background of the Durga Pratima or idol. Originally, these were used to give a proper proportion to the structure. This tradition is very ancient and is still maintained. Significance of the name Chalchitra is a Bengali word where Chal means covering. It is drawn in Pratima Chala. So, it is called Chalchitra....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum