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

History of Calendars
The History, Science and Mathematics of Indian (Hindu हिंदू) and Other Calendars
A book by Rajesh Kumar Chopra
  https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07BH2TSHN/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb     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 pRead More…

Secular Greeting JAI SHRI RAM

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 frowns when we say Jai Shri Ram. It is only natural for any one to remember his God in his own language. ThiRead More…

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

Shringi Rishi of Ramayana era – Singrauli – Mada rock cut caves माँड़ा गुफा, सिंगरौली Singrauli is a lesser known district of Madhya Pradesh. Very few people are aware that Singrauli is the Energy (ऊर्जा) Capital of India having one of the highest concentrations of super thermal power projects and Mega Coal Mines in India. Scenic beauty, forests, watRead More…

My Father’s Memory of Gauraksha Andolan 1966

“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 Guru, and my Guru, was Shri Harihara Nand Sarswati popularly known as Swami KarpatrRead More…

SAMĀDHI समाधि

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 | वRead More…

Dhyana Yoga ध्यान योग Meditation

 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 events with rRead More…

Pratyāhāraḥ (प्रत्याहार) withdraw from desires

स्वविषयासंप्रयोगे चित्तस्य स्वरूपानुकार इवेन्द्रियाणां प्रत्याहारः॥५४॥ ततः परमा वश्यतेन्द्रियाणाम्॥५५॥ पतञ्जलि योग सूत्र साधनपाद स्व-विषय कRead More…

Yoga Niyam नियम

Yoga Niyam नियम (Sanskrit: niyamāḥ) (Click to read Part-1 of Yoga  https://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) cleanlineRead More…

Yoga and Yogasana

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 reference to Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga. अषRead More…

Moonrise time Karwa (Karva) Chauth on 17 October 2019

Moonrise time Karwa (Karva) Chauth on 17 OCTOBER 2019   Moon rise Time
Indian standard Time
Moonrise NEW DELHI, INDIA
20:16
8.16pm GURUGRAM (GURGAON)
20:17
8.17pm VARANASI (U.P.) INDIA
19:58
7.58pm MUMBAI  INDIA
20:50
8.50pm Local Time LONDON, UK
20:04 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
20:55 WASHINGTON DC, USA
20:59 HONOLULU, HAWAII USA
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नक्षत्र वृक्ष Plants & Trees of 27 Nakshatras (Stars)

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
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Karak Chaturthi(करक चतुर्थी) Karwa (Krava) Chauth

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 Read More…