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yajur veda

śukla  yajur veda  (download) kṛṣṇa yajur veda  (download) The yajur veda  is a compilation of ṛg vedic mantras used mainly in external worship, primarily fire sacrifice recited by adhvaryu priests. The word ‘yajus’ derives itself from the sanskrit word ‘yaja’ which means ‘to worship’. A further explanation is also provided in the śatapatha brāhmaṇa[2] where it explains ‘yat‘ means … Continue reading

sāma veda

 (download) The sāma veda is a compilation of ṛk mantras of the ṛg veda set to music. Unlike the hymns of the ṛg veda which are chanted, the hymns of the sāma are sung using certain rules by sāma vedic priests known as udgātri’s. The word ‘sāma’ can loosely be translated as peace or melody. Indian … Continue reading

ṛg veda

(download) The ṛg veda is the oldest veda of all four and contains hymns for divine Gods. The main deities of ṛg veda are agni, indra and soma. Although there are various deities worshipped within the ṛg veda it is important to mention that the sages acknowledged that each deity is just another personification of … Continue reading

Documentary: Sri Ramanuja

Here is a very informative documentary on the life and teachings of the main exponent of the Vishisthadvaita Vedantic philosophy, Sri Ramanujacharya.  

Abhishek of śiva by śri kṛṣṇa and śrimati rādhārāni

On the final somavāra [Monday] of śrāvana we would like to share this beautiful image of śri kṛṣṇa and śrimati rādhārāni performing abhiśekam to lord śiva.

Happy Janmashtami 2012!

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish everyone a Happy Janmashtami! īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam Śrī Brahma-saḿhitā Verse 1 The supreme Lord is Sri Krsna, whose form is truth, consciousness and bliss, [This] Govinda is the beginning of all beginnings and the cause of all causes. Note: The Brahma-saḿhitā is a theological … Continue reading

Ghanapatha: Gayatri Mantra

॥ गायात्रि घनपाठः॥ ॐ तत् सवितुस् सवितुस् तत् तत् सवितुर् वरेण्यं वरेण्यं सवितुस् तत् तत् सवितुर् वरेण्यम्। सवितुर् वरेण्यं वरेण्यं सवितुस् सवितुर् वरेण्यं भर्गो भर्गो वरेण्यं सवितुस् सवितुर् वरेण्यं भर्गः। वरेण्यं भर्गो भर्गो वरेण्यं वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य देवस्य भर्गो वरेण्यं वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य। भर्गो देवस्य देवस्य भर्गो भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धीमहि देवस्य भर्गो भर्गो देवस्य … Continue reading

viśvarupa śrīnāthajī

A unique image of the deity śrīnāthajī worshipped by the puṣti mārgiya and other vaiśnava sect. viśvarupa śrīnāthajī

Devrishi Narada

I thought I’d share this beautiful abstract image of Devrishi Narada which I came across on the net.

Film: Mystic India – Life of Lord Swaminarayana

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