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Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 1 – Arjuna Vishada Yoga – Part 3 – And The Story of Shikhandi and Kapi Dhwaja

This is the Part 3 of the Bhagavad Gita Weekly series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 if you’ve not read it yet. We have already looked at the Gita chapter 1, verses 1 to 10 where Sanjaya was describing what was happening at the Kurukshetra battlefield in detail to his King, Dhritarashtra. In this part, let us look at verses 11 to 20 of the chapter 1. Jump to the Commentary for Chapter 1, verses 11 to…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 1 – Arjuna Vishada Yoga – Part 2

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In the part 1, we looked at the story behind the Bhagavad Gita. Let us now start reading the Gita. Aum Ganapataye Namah! Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha Guru Saakshaat Para Brahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Jump to the Commentary for Chapter 1, verses 1 to 10 The Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 1 to 10 Chapter 1, Verse 1 धृतराष्ट्र…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Part 1 – The Story Behind the Gita

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This is a new series on Bhagavad Gita as I re-read it again. In this series, I will be sharing verses from Bhagavad Gita in its original order as I read, from the Chapter 1 onwards… As we know, Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest and most profound books ever written and it is truly a gift to the humanity by Sanatana Dharma / Hinduism! Known as the “Song of God”, it is part of a larger ancient Hindu…

Raghava-Yadaviyam by Sri Venkatadhvari from 17th Century – The Beauty of Sanskrit

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Raghavayadhaveeyam (Raghava-Yadaviyam) written by 17th Century poet, Sri Venkatadhvari, is truly a magnificent work in Sanskrit language! Sri Venkatadhvari was born at Arasanipalai near Kancheepuram and was a follower of Sri Vedanta Desikan (also known as, Swami Desika, Swami Vedanta Desika, Thoopul Nigamaantha Desikan) who was a Guru and a philosopher of Sri Vaishnavism. I chanced upon this poem, Raghavayadhaveeyam, recently and have been fascinated about it since then! The brilliance of this poem is that, Raghavayadhaveeyam is written as…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 10] – Samsara Varnana

I have been busy and have not been writing anything at all due to many other commitments that came along. I hope to update this more often than I do now… This is the 10th part of the Njanappana series. If you have not yet read the previous parts of this series, please check out Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 and Part 9… also, please listen to the…

Original Varna Shastra in Sanatana Dharma Vs Today’s Caste System

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The common belief among Hindus in India that one is born into a certain caste is not only flawed but is also not supported by any of the scriptures. The caste system in India has degenerated into a system falsely recognizing men born in Brahmin families as Brahmins even though they do not exhibit any qualities of a Brahmin, who are generally the intellectuals whose duty in life is to seek and share knowledge without taking rewards for it. The…