Legend of Ganga’s descent to Earth

Decent of Ganga to Earth

Ganga is known as one of most sacred rivers in Hinduism. It is the backbone of the Hindu culture that has been nourishing the Indian Continent (Jambu Dweep) for ages and is still known for its purifying attributes. The Ganga Water is considered as sacred water and is supposed to retain its purity even after storing for several months. After Ganga’s descent to Earth, most of the temples, Ashrams, and cities are built and settled on its bank throughout its course from its origin to its mouth near Gangasagar. Total length of the Ganga river is around 2525 Kms  starting from western Himalayas in Uttarakhand and flows through Gangetic plains of North India till Bay of Bengal. The legend of Ganga’s descent to Earth is very interesting and will unfold many new things for the readers. Here it is:-

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Contribution of Vedic India in Medical Sciences

Ancient Indian System of Medical Sciences, just like other branches of sciences is very rich and has a well-defined conceptual framework which is benefitting the mankind consistently throughout the ages. Indians in Vedic times have always advocated the holistic approach towards life which includes all the domains of life including Medical Sciences. Thus  unlike present day allopathy the Medical Science in Ancient India talks about not just treating the visible and surfaced symptoms of a disease, but the treatment is given with a holistic approach and root cause of the symptoms is addressed.

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DO WE HAVE ANY THUMB RULES TO FOLLOW DHARMA?

Guide lines to follow Dharma
Dharma Guidelines

The index of effectiveness in life is the ability to evaluate all the available options and then  act on the one which is right and is as per laws of Karma (Causation). Right action should be the one which is able to get us success and should not violate Dharma (path of divinity).

Do we really have thumb rules to know which action shall violate Dharma and which action shall not? The answer to this question is YES and NO. It is so because shastra divides Dharma in two parts:-

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How to be Happy and Calm even in case of Panic and Chaos!! – Quotes from Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 64

Swadharma - Role of Self in Difficult TimesThe below verse from Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 teaches best the equanimity of mind and advantages of non attachment while tackling the dualities of life and remain happy against all odds.

“Raagdweshaviyuktaistu vishayanindriyeshchran

Atmavashyervidheyyatma prasadamadhigachati”

“Self Controlled Man, moving among objects, with his senses under restraint, and free from both attraction and repulsion, attains peace”

In an unending race for material wealth and success in today’s highly competitive world, Man is so engaged in his material pursuit that he hardly has any time for self and family. His all energy is lost in coping up with the ever-changing dynamics of the world around and in managing to achieve the worldly objects which are unfortunately  considered as the index of his success in life. [Read more…]

Festival of Mahashivratri & its Significance in Hinduism

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is one of the most important festivals of Hinduism and is regarded as most auspicious time for spiritual progress and Sadhana. People who want even material things in life look towards this day of SHIVA to ask and fulfil all of their desires. [Read more…]