Taittiriya Upanishad

Belonging as it does to the School of Krishna Yajur Veda, the last part of Taittiriya Brahmana is the Aranyaka comprising Siksha Valli, Ananda Valli and Bhrugu Valli. The Upanishad’s Unique Invocations are to Surya, Varuna, Indra Brihaspati Vishnu and… Continue Reading

Ayodhya, Gaya, Nalanda and Patna /Sonpur

Ayodhya:Akaaro Brahmatah proktam YakaaroVishnuruchyate, Dhakaaro Rudra rupascha Ahodhyaanaama raajate/ Sarvopa Paatakairyuktair rahmahatyaadi paatakai, Na yodhyaa shaktate yasmaattaam ayodhyaam tato viduh/ (Skanda Purana, Vaishnava Khanda Ayodhyaa) Ayodhyaa is defined as ‘ A- kaara is Brahma, Ya-kaara is Vishnu and Dha-kaara is… Continue Reading

Dhanushkoti , Darbha Shayana, Devi Pattana

       Skanda Purana in Setu Mahatnmya describes Dhanushkoti Mahatmya as follows: Dakshinaambunidhou punye Rama Setou vimuktade, Dhanushkotiriti khyatam Tirthamasti vimuktidam/ Brahma hatya suraapaana swarnasteya vinaashanam,Gurutalpaga samsarga doshanaapi naashanam/ Kailaasaadi pada praapti kaaranam paramaarthadam, Sarvakaama -midam pumsaam runa daaridra naashanam/ Dhanurkotirdhanishkotirdhanushkotiriteeranaat, … Continue Reading