Indian Culture

The History, Science and Mathematics of Indian (Hindu हिंदू) and Other Calendars

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD November 18, 2018

History of Calendars The History, Science and Mathematics of Indian (Hindu हिंदू) and Other Calendars A book by Rajesh Kumar Chopra       Multiple calendar systems are being followed in this large country, India, with diverse cultures; and though each of them is individually accurate based on its adopted principles, the difference is not easily […]

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Secular Greeting JAI SHRI RAM

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD October 21, 2016

Once I went to a party and greeted my friends with ‘Jai Sri Ram’. One of my friends commented that I should use Secular Greetings. I put up my argument that when some body sneezes, English people say God Bless You. Muslims frequently use the word Insha Allah and so on. So why some body […]

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Shringi Rishi of Ramayana era – Singrauli – Mada rock cut caves

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD April 14, 2016

सृंगी रिषिहि बसिष्ठ बोलावा। पुत्रकाम सुभ जग्य करावा॥
भगति सहित मुनि आहुति दीन्हें। प्रगटे अगिनि चरू कर लीन्हें॥3॥

sR^i.ngI riShahi basiShTha bolAvA. putrakAma subha jagya karAvA ..

bhagati sahita muni Ahuti dInhe.n. pragaTe agini charU kara lInhe.n ..

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My Father’s Memory of Gauraksha Andolan 1966

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD March 26, 2016

“My Father’s Memory of Gauraksha Andolan 1966” – by R. K. Chopra My Father Shri Dev Kumar Chopra is now in his eighties. He gets very agitated when he comes across any news of trafficking of cows for slaughter across state or country’s borders. We come from a Hindu Khatri Family from Varanasi. My Father’s […]

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SAMĀDHI समाधि

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD December 5, 2014

Samadhi (the state of Super-consciousness) Literary meaning of Sanskrit word samādhi in the reference of Ashtanga yoga is to be in enlightened stage of unity with the Supreme Spirit’; (Samadhi is ultimate objective of Yoga thus 8th and last stage of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga).   भोगैश्वर्यप्रसक्तानां तयापहृतचेतसाम् | व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धि: समाधौ न विधीयते || bhogaiśwvarya-prasaktānāṁ tayāpahṛita-chetasām […]

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Dhyana Yoga ध्यान योग Meditation

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD December 5, 2014

 Dhyana Yoga ध्यान योग (Meditation) dhyAnam ध्यानम् In day today language Dhyana word of Sanskrit is translated to its limited meaning “Mediation”. I try to explain here few references in our ancient literature about Dhyana.   A reference of Dyana in  Abhigyan Shakuntalam  makes it clear that by practicing Dhyana one could know even those […]

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Dharna (धारणा) assiduousness

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD December 5, 2014

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Pratyāhāraḥ (प्रत्याहार) withdraw from desires

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD December 5, 2014

स्वविषयासंप्रयोगे चित्तस्य स्वरूपानुकार इवेन्द्रियाणां प्रत्याहारः॥५४॥ ततः परमा वश्यतेन्द्रियाणाम्॥५५॥ पतञ्जलि योग सूत्र साधनपाद स्व-विषय के साथ सम्प्रयोगाभाव (संयोग-अभाव) इन्द्रियों का जो चित्त स्वरुपानुकार होता है  वही प्रत्याहार है इसी से इन्द्रियाँ परम (पूर्णतः) वश में होतीं  हैं svaviṣaya-asaṁprayoge cittasya svarūpānukāra-iv-endriyāṇāṁ pratyāhāraḥ ||54||  tataḥ paramā-vaśyatā indriyāṇām ||55|| Patañjali Yoga Sūtra 2.54,55 (Sādhana-Pāda 54 & 55) Once chitta(self) […]

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Yoga Niyam नियम

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD February 23, 2014

Yoga Niyam नियम (Sanskrit: niyamāḥ) (Click to read Part-1 of Yoga  http://www.astroworld.co.in/indian-culture/yoga-and-yogasana/ ) Niyam नियम शौचमिज्या तपो दानं स्वाध्यायो पनिग्रहः व्रत मौनोपवासं  च स्नानं नियमा च दश śaucha (शौच) cleanliness Ijya (इज्या) = yajña (यज्ञ) Tapa (तप) asceticism, Daan (दान) charity Swadyaya (स्वाध्याय) study and think over Sacred Scriptures by self Panigraha (पनिग्रह स्तुति)  Vrata (व्रत) […]

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Yoga and Yogasana

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD February 13, 2014

In today’s world general understanding of Yoga word is often confined with Yoga Asana आसन (literary meaning seated position) which is only third step approaching towards Yoga. The word Yoga in philosophical term means to unite (with Supreme Being). Yoga is ultimate aim given in Indian philosophy. I am writing few lines about yoga in […]

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Moonrise time Karwa (Karva) Chauth on 27 October 2018

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD October 31, 2012

Moonrise time Karwa (Karva) Chauth on 27 OCTOBER 2018 Date Moonrise Hrs Moonrise PM NEW DELHI, INDIA India standard Time 27-Oct-18 19:55   7.55 pm VARANASI (U.P.) INDIA India standard Time 27-Oct-18 19:37   7.37 pm MUMBAI  INDIA India standard Time 27-Oct-18  20:30  8:30 pm LONDON, UK  GMT 27-Oct-18 20:48 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA  Local Time […]

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नक्षत्र वृक्ष Plants & Trees of 27 Nakshatras (Stars)

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD August 2, 2011

नक्षत्र वृक्ष Plants & Trees of 27 Nakshatras (Stars) Vastu plants and trees Trees in Vedic Astrology (Zodiac) an article by Prama Chopra (प्रमा चोपड़ा) dedicated to 2011 International Year of Forests http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/ (For Hindi and Sanskrit chart : scroll down) No. Nakshatra Excelling Deity  Nakshatra Tree English Botanical Name 1 Ashwini Ashvini Twins Ras* Tree […]

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Karak Chaturthi(करक चतुर्थी) Karwa (Krava) Chauth

by Gurugram Astrologer PRAMA CHOPRA founder ASTROWORLD September 18, 2010

IN THE YEAR 2018 ANGARKI SANKASHTI SHRI GANESH KARAK CHATURTHI (KARVA CHAUTH) अंगारकी संकष्टी श्री गणेश चतुर्थी IS ON Sunday 27 OCTOBER 2018 MOONRISE CHANDRODAYA (चन्द्रोदय) OF KARWA CHAUTH 2018 IN VARANASI 7.37 PM (19:37 HRS) KARVA CHAUTH MOONRISE TIME 27 OCTOBER 2018 IN DELHI NCR GURUGRAM, GURGAON 7:57 PM (19:57 HRS)   KARWA CHAUTH MOONRISE […]

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