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Upanishads (Hindi | उपनिषद् )

The term “Upanishad” literally means the inner or mystic teaching. It is derived from upa (near), ni (down) and s(h)ad (to sit), i.e., sitting down near, which refers to groups of pupils sitting near their teacher to learn from him the secret doctrine. In the serenity of forest hermitages, the Upanishad thinkers pondered on the […]

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The 108 Sacred Names of Lord Shiva (शिवाष्टोत्तरशत नामावली)

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Shiva (Sanskrit: Auspicious One) is one of the main deities of Hinduism that is worshiped as the paramount lord by the Shaivite sects of India. In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti). Shiva is the destructive form […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Ayodhya Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 48 of 119

Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Introduction After returning to Ayodhya, Bharata expresses his desire to proceed to Nandigrama village. Vasishta and the other elders agree to his proposal. Bharataalong with Shatrughna ascend the chariot and proceed towards Nandigram. The ministers, family-priest, the army and the citizens of Ayodhya followed Bharata in his journey. Installing the wooden sandals of Rama on […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Yuddha Kāṇḍa

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Yudha Kanda (The Book of war or Lanka Kanda) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 128 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. This Yudha Kanda also known as Lanka […]

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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Sundara Kāṇḍa

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Sundara Kanda (The Book of beauty) is the fourth book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 68 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. The sundara kanda forms the heart of Valmiki’s Ramayana and […]

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