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“He who is temperate in his habits of eating, sleeping, working and recreation can eliminate all material pains by practicing the yoga system.” (Bhagavad-gita 6.17)   Read more on : http://www.gyanmarg.com/chapter/shrimad-bhagwad-gita

The Hare Krsnas - Transcendental Art Gallery - Caitanya Mahaprabhu Gallery

In Mahabharata, Drona tells his son that education is for everyone and that they cannot close the doors of education on anyone. He claims he took Eklavya's right thumb as he did not get his education in the right way but stole his education by watching Drona teach others.

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Drupada, son of the king Prishata, and Drona studied together under the tutelage of Rishi Bhardwaja, Drona's father. They became great friends and Drupada assured Drona that once he became a king, he would share half of his kingdom with him. While Drupada became a king after the death of his father, Drona lived a life of poverty. Unable to feed his son, Drona approached Drupada for help. Drupada, now conscious of the difference of status between them, refused to acknowledge Drona's…

Drupada - Upyaz showing his elder brother to Drupada

Sita was the central female character in the Ramayana, while Draupadi was her counterpart in the Mahabharata. Though these two women have been portrayed to be very different from each other, the fact remains that the two great epics actually revolved around these two very powerful characters.  Read More on http://www.gyanmarg.com/book/shrimad-bhagwad-gita

This pictured showed how the women in Ramayana were there to obey the men and be secondary to them. This was a major theme between two sexes that weren't equal.

Drupada arranged a swayamvara for Draupadi's marriage in the Panchala court. At the centre of the court a pole was erected over which there was a revolving wheel. On the wheel was a wooden fish. At the bottom of the pole there was a pan of water. The one, who could shoot an arrow at the eye of revolving fish while looking at its reflection in the water below, would marry Draupadi. This was the condition for the swayamvara.

Drupada arranged a swayamvara for Draupadi's marriage in the Panchala court. At the centre of the court a pole was erected over which there was a revolving wheel. On the wheel was a wooden fish. At the bottom of the pole there was a pan of water. The one, who could shoot an arrow at the eye of revolving fish while looking at its reflection in the water below, would marry Draupadi. This was the condition for the swayamvara.

When Arjun was about to kill Jaidrath, Krishna informed Arjun that Jaidrath had a boon from his father, that whoever was responsible for Jaidrath's head falling on the ground, would have a explosion in his own head, and hence die.  He asked Arjun to fire an arrow in such a way, that Jaidrath's head would fall in his father's lap.  When his father got up in shock, the head fell on earth, and Jaidrath's father had explosion in his head and was killed.

Arjuna Kills Jayadratha (From the Mahabharata), Large Water Color Painting On Cotton FabricArtist Shri Vitthal Das Rathore Rathore

Meeting of Kunti and Karna before the great battle at Kurukshetra followed the day after Krishna returned from Hastinapur with his message of peace being rejected by the Kauravas. Living in the household of Dhritarashtra, and hearing constantly of preparations for war against her own sons Kunti thought that if she could induce the ally of Duryodhana to fight on the side of her sons, instead of against them, she would greatly increase for them the chances of victory.

Meeting of Kunti and Karna before the great battle at Kurukshetra .

It was the ninth night of the war at Kurukshetra. The exact midpoint of the legendary 18-day bloodbath.  A see-saw that was going nowhere.    “Bhisma loves us too much to defeat us,” said the Pandavas.    “Yet not enough to let us win,” reminded Krishna. “He must die, if dharma has to be established.” But Bhisma had been given a boon by his father that he could choose the time of his death. No one could therefore kill him. “If we cannot kill him, we must at least immobilize him.”

Westernization has not changed bedroom habits; it has simply led to an embarrassed denial of our sacred scriptures.

Linga basically means a sign or symbol. So the lingam is essentially a symbol of the shapeless universal consciousness of Lord Shiva. “Shiva” also means that in which the creation lies dormant after the annihilation. So, one explanation is that the lingam is a representative of the dormant universal consciousness in which all created things rest after the cosmic annihilation. It also represents the pradhana, the potential but unmanifest ingredients of the material world.

What is the Shiva Lingam, descriptions and what it represents.

Kumbakonam's Lord Brahma temple : This lord Brahma temple is situated in famous temple city 'Kumbakonam' (also Coombaconum ) in Tamil Nadu.The temple city is almost 40 km from famous Thanjavur .

The most famous is the Temple, said to be the only temple of Brahma in the world dedicated to this deity. It stands on a high platform with the steps leading up to it.

Temples dedicated to the Goddess Saraswati are seldom found in India.  There are very few temples in India dedicated to Saraswathi, the Goddess of learning. Though we see Her in collaboration with other deities in most other temples, a shrine dedicated to the Goddess Herself is very rare. Located in the Mayiladuthurai-Tiruvarur rail route and one and a half kilometres away from the village Poonthottam is the temple dedicated to Saraswathi – Koothanur.  Read more on http://www.gyanmarg.com

Goddess Saraswathi at the Koothanur Saraswathi amman temple. There's only one beautiful historic temple for the goddess in south India.

Vijayadashami or Dussehra or Dasara, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various forms, across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning “remover of bad fate” meaning remover of ten heads of Ravana’s.   Read more spiritual stories @ http://www.gyanmarg.com/

Dussehra festival or Vijayadashami is the symbol of victory. Goddess Durga will be worshipped in many forms during this festival. The fes.