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Makwana

A student of Sanatan Vedic Dharma
Makwana has written 169 posts for jigyāsā

Tattva’s in the light of Dvaita Vedanta of Madhva

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The Guru’s instructions produce the greatest good

Mahābhārata (śānti parva) 12.123.24 गुरवॊ ऽपि परं धर्मं यद बरूयुस तत तथा कुरु | गुरूणां हि परसादाद धि शरेयः परम अवाप्स्यसि || guravo ‘pi paraṃ dharmaṃ yad brūyus tat tathā kuru | gurūṇāṃ hi prasādād dhi śreyaḥ param avāpsyasi || That which is instructed by the Guru must be acted upon as [the disciple’s] supreme righteous duty. As … Continue reading

Dharma – Reasoning = Adharma

केवलम शास्त्रमाश्रित्य न कर्तव्य् हि निर्नयः। युक्ति विचारेतु धर्माहानिः प्रजायते॥ kevalama śāstramāśritya na kartavy hi nirnayaḥ | yukti vicāretu dharmāhāniḥ prajāyate || – Brihaspati Ensure decisions are not made solely on the authority of sacred scriptures and devoid of reasoning, otherwise one causes destruction of Dharma. [ITRANS] kevalama shAstramAshritya na kartavy hi nirnayaH. yukti vichAretu … Continue reading

Navaratri – Day 7 – Dedicated to Goddess Kālarātri

एकवेणिजपाकर्णपूर नग्ना खरास्थिता। लम्बोष्टि कर्णिकाकर्णि तैलभ्यक्तशरीरिणी॥ वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलतकण्टकभूषणा॥ वर्धनमूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरत्रिर्भयङ्करी॥ ekaveṇijapākarṇapūra nagnā kharāsthitā | lamboṣṭi karṇikākarṇi tailabhyaktaśarīriṇī|| vāmapādollasallohalatakaṇṭakabhūṣaṇā|| vardhanamūrdhadhvajā kṛṣṇā kālarātrirbhayaṅkarī|| ekaveṇi  – with braided hair, japā – with the rose flower, karṇapūra –with her ears adorned with ornaments, nagnā – naked, kharāsthitā – seated on a donkey, lamboṣṭi – long lips, karṇikākarṇi – from … Continue reading

Navaratri – Day 6 – Dedicated to Goddess Kātyāyanī

चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना। कात्यायनी शुभं दध्यादेवी दानवघातिनी॥ candrahāsojjvalakarā śārdūlavaravāhanā | kātyāyanī śubhaṁ dadhyādevī dānavaghātinī || candrahāsa  – candrahāsa, ujjvala – luminous, karā – in hand, śārdūla  – best, vara – best, vāhanā  – vehicle, kātyāyanī – mother kātyāyanī,  śubhaṁ – auspicious, dadhyā – confer, devī  – goddess, dānava – demons, ghātinī – the destoryer May Goddess … Continue reading

Navaratri – Day 5 – Dedicated to Goddess Skandamātā

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया। शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥ siṁhāsanagatā nityaṁ padmāśritakaradvayā | śubhadāstu sadā devī skandamātā yaśasvinī || siṁhāsanagatā – who is travelling, seated on the lion, nityaṁ – always,  padmāśritakaradvayā – holding the lotus flower in both hands, śubhadāstu – be auspicious, sadā – always, devī  – goddess, skandamātā – the mother of Skanda, … Continue reading

Navaratri – Day 4 – Dedicated to Goddess Kūṣmāṇḍā

सुरा सम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च। दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु ते॥ surā sampūrṇa kalaśaṁ rudhirāplutameva ca | dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṁ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu te || surā – nectar of immortality, sampūrṇa – full, kalaśaṁ – pot, rudhirāpluta – blood, eva – exclusively, ca – and, dadhānā – holding, hastapadmābhyāṁ – lotus like hands, kūṣmāṇḍā – Mother kūṣmāṇḍā, śubhadāstu  – be … Continue reading

The Devil’s Family Tree

upaniṣad – The philosophy

The upaniṣads formulate the final section of the vedas. Unlike the previous sections of the veda, the upaniṣads almost exclusively deal with philosophical and theological subjects with no attention given to rituals. The term upaniṣad can be loosely translated as ‘treatise heard sitting next to a teacher’, thus the knowledge is exposed through conversations between … Continue reading

Kalyani’s Gap Year Blog

Namaste All, A young lady named Kalyani Lodhia is travelling India and putting her experiences on her blog (http://kalyanil.tumblr.com/). We hope you enjoying reading it as much as we do. Jigyasa Team

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