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SANATHANA / HINDU DHARMA THATHWAS – WISE KNOWLEDGE

Om Sarvam Khalvithamevaham Naanyathasthi Sanathanam!

(Nothing permanent in this universe/life except me! The Almighty Sivasakthi)


Dear Seeker,

I would like to update this Chapter slowly and steadily at-least 3 principles in a week. Therefore, please try to open this Chapter quite often to get updated information:

Please note some of the contents quoted in this chapter may vary compare with other authors’ publications due to a different source of information from various books of Sanaathana Dharma Sastras. I have taken careful attention to minimizing contradictions and errors. I have used maximum Sanskrit words that more or less matching the English words.

God Bless You…

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LET US LEARN AS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS METHOD

Nothing Permanent in This Universe or Life Except Me! The Almighty Sivasakthi

1 )    Where does one’s Sradha / Concentration turn towards between previous Yugaas and Kali Yuga?
 
Previous Yugaas Kalli Yugas
Towards own mother Towards Wife's mother
Cows Dogs
Own Brother & Sisters Wife's brother
Own Wife Other's Wife
Good Moral Stories Bad & immoral Talks
Pilgrimage Gambling & Casino
Yaagam - Holy Sacrifice Evil Deeds
Faith & Belief Doubting and Disbelief
Spiritual Material
Enough time for Everything No time for Anything
Living for others Living for own
Share + Care + Tolerance Impatient
Nobel Cause Money Making
Sacrifice for others Selfish Mind
Helping others Teasing and Troubling others
2) How do certain important facts transform during different Yugas viz: Kritha / Thretha / Dwapara & Kali Yuga which is (BC 3000+ onwards):
 
 
FactsKritha YugaThretha YugaDwapara Yuga Kali Yuga
Human's Height 24 feet 18 feet 12 feet 6 feet
Ayus -Avg life term 400+ years 300+ years 200+ years 100+ years
Happiness 12 of 12 9 of 12 6 of 12 3 of 12
Sorrows - Unhappiness 6 of 24 12 of 24 18 of 24 24 of 24
Desire and Needs 5 of 50 10 of 50 20 of 50 50 of 50
Holy - Good Deeds 8 of 8 6 of 8 4 of 8 2 of 8
Sin - Evil deeds 2 of 8 4 of 8 6 of 8 8 of 8
Peace of Mind - Calmness Yaamam (4 hours) Muhoortham (24 minutes) Ghati (5 minutes) Nimisha (1 Minute)
3) What are the procedures of erecting a Hindu temple according to South Indian method?

 

Ans.
      1. First, find out a most suitable place for temple through Ashtamangalya Prasna / Astrological reading or 
         Vaasthu Sasthra.
      2. Do Bhooparigraham
      3. Shadadhara Prathista (Mooladharam, Swadhistanam, Manipooram, Anahatha, Visudhi, Aagna)
      4. Give the order to make Bhimba / Idol to the sculptor / Silpi
      5. Bhimba Parigraham (accept the Idol from sculptor) then Jalaadhivasam (soak it in the holy water) then 
          Rakshagna Homam followed by  Vaasthubhali then 8 Kalasa / pot pooja.
      6. Nethron-meelanam (open the eyes of the idol)
      7. Install Napumsakasila and Peedam
      8. Install Idol/Moorthy and apply ashtabandam to fix the idol on the peetam.
      9. Shower Kumbesa Kalasam, Nidra Kalasam, Upacharaas through Jeeva-Aavahanam, Sthoola-Aavahanam
           followed by Sthotra-Aavahanm on  Bhimba/Idol Devatha.
     10. Nivedhyam i.e. offers food to the Devatha. (One important issue over here is that – whatever food you give
           on the first day, the same and the quantity of food should be given to the Devatha as long as the
           temple exists; and/or does upasthanam)
     11. Purified food to the Dwarapaalakaas and Sribhoothas (Private guards of God).
     12. Deeparadhana
     13. Thanthri / Priest touch the head of the Idol and chant Moola Manthra of that desired/invoked deity.
     14. Lit/burn all lamps and close the entrance of sanctum sanctorum / Srikovil / Garbha-griha for 3 days.
     15. Install Balikkallu / Offering seat
     16. Re-open the Srikovil and instruct the routine rituals and worshipping method to the regular priest.

 

Note: In other words, Thanthri is deemed and virtual father of the invoked devatha.
4) What are the 6 main hurdles that hinder the spiritual progress of the life of the human?

 

Ans.    They are Six:  1) Kaamam / Desire, 2) Krodham / Anger, 3) Athyagraha / Greed, 4) Andhaviswasa / Ignorance, 5) Mamatha / Ego and 6) Assoya / Jealous.
5)   State of Soul / Jeeva / Life?

 

Ans.    2 Types:   1) Samsaram / Material life    2) Mokshapeksha / Spiritual
6)  Types of human bodies?

 

Ans.  Three Types:   1) Sthoolam (Physical) 2) Sookshmam (Soul or invisible)
3) Param / Karanam (Great Soul / Reasonable & Imaginary).
7)  How many Cosaas / Sheaths exists in a human body and what are they?

 

Ans.  Total 5. They are – Annamaya cosa, Pranamaya cosa, Manomaya cosa, Vignaanamaya cosa and Aandamaya cosa
8)   How many corners? which are they?

 

Ans.     4+4 = 8 North, East, West, South, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest.
 
9)  How many arts persist?

 

Ans.    64 types
10) How many types of Vayu / Marut / Air exists in this universe?

 

Ans.  According to Sri Devi Bhaghavatham (Divine book of Parasakthi), there is 49 type of Marutas / Wind.
The formula is 1 x 7 x 7 = 49 Marutaas.
11) How many devathas / divine celestial Gods exist in one universe; who are they?

 

Ans. According to Hindu philosophy, there are 33 crores (330 million) of devathas. The main ones are: 11 Rudras, 12 Adhithyas, 8 Dik-Palakas & 2 Aswini Kumaras = Total 33 main deities and all of them have 1 crore (10 million) Ganas (associate Gods) each to make Total 33 crores.
12) What are these 6 Philosophies in the simple term?

 

Ans. 1) Sankya – a strongly dualist theoretical exposition of mind and matter.

          2) Yoga – a school emphasizing meditation closely based on Sankhya philosophy

          3) Nyaya or logics – Discriminate and analyse

          4) Vaisheshikha – An empiricist (knowledge arises from experience)  school of atomism (Natural philosophy
i.e. atoms which cannot be broken into further pieces, in other words scientifically analysed approach)

          5) Mimamsa – An anti-ascetic and anti-mysticist school of orthopraxy (ethically and faithfully conducting rituals as prescribed for the welfare of self).

         6) Vedantha – Opposing Vedic ritualism in favour of mysticism (spiritual truth or God’s grace). Vedanta came to be the dominant current of Hinduism in the post-medieval period (approximately 7 to 17th centuries).
13) How many Philosophies / Darshanaas / Aastika reveal the Hindu Dharma (Sanathana life)?

 

Ans. Mainly 6 Aastikas. Viz: 1) Sankhya, 2) Yoga, 3) Nyaya, 4) Vaiseshika, 5) Purva Mimamsa, 6) Vedanta. All these derived out of Vedas and Veda is the supreme reality of our existence.
14) How many Asuraas (demon bodies) exists in one Brahmandam / Universe?

 

Ans. 66 crores (Sixty Hundred and Sixty million).
15) How many Devas (divine celestial bodies) exists in one Brahmandam / Universe?

 

Ans. 33 crores (Three Hundred and Thirty-Three million).
16) Which are the other non-popular Upa-prasthana-thrayam and its philosophers?

 

Ans. Dvaidadwaitha (Sri Nimbarka, a Vaishnavite from Andhra Pradesh, 13th Century), Sudha-advaitha
           (Sri Vallabhacharya from Andhra Pradesh finally settled in Gujarat, 14-15th Century) and Achinthya
           Bhedha Abhedha (Chaithanya Mahaprabhu / Gaura / Nimai from Bengal, 14-15th Century).
17) In which period the Prasthana-thraya Gurus were lived; according to modern statistics?
Ans. Sri Aadi Sankaracharya – AD 788-820
           Sri Ramanujacharya – AD 1040-1137
           Sri Madhavacharya – AD 1238-1317
           Bhedha Abhedha (Chaithanya Mahaprabhu / Gaura / Nimai from Bengal, 14-15th Century).
18) What is Dwaitham (Duality) and who is the propagator of this philosophy?

 

Ans. They believe that God and Individuals are different and God is different from other beings and objects. i.e. They are a plural/multitude and beyond mere words. However, they believe that Lord Vishnu is the Brahman. According to Dvaitha, there are three ultimate realities: Vishnu (Brahman), soul (Jiva), and matter (Prakruti).
Five distinctions are : (1) Vishnu is distinct from souls; (2) Vishnu is distinct from matter; (3) Souls are distinct from matter; (4) A soul is distinct from another soul, and (5) Matter is distinct from other matter. Souls are eternal and are dependent upon the will of Vishnu. This theology attempts to address the problem of evil with the idea that souls are not created; indirectly says they are self-born or no conclusion to its origin. This practice was conceived and propagated by Poojya Sri Madhvacharya, Karnataka / Tamil Nadu Origin.
19) What is Visishta-dwaitham (Qualified Non-Duality) and who is the propagator of this philosophy?

 

Ans. They believe that the Supreme Being having a definite form, name, and attributes. The definite form is Lord Vishnu. Such reality has three aspects: Vishnu (God), Soul (Jiva), and Matter (Prakriti). Vishnu is the only independent reality, while souls and matter are dependent on Vishnu for their existence. Thus, Ramanuja’s system is known as qualified non-dualism. This practice was conceived and propagated by Poojya Sri Ramanujacharya, Tamil Nadu Origin.
20) What is Adhvaitham (Non-Duality) and who is the propagator of this philosophy?

 

Ans. They believe in that all beings (moveable and immovable) are part and parcel of Singular Brahman i.e. God. In other words no difference between an individual and God. Therefore you may worship your own soul or see God in every’s one. Be aware that there are 3 main states of Mind viz. Jagradh, Swapna and Sushuptha (Awake/Dream/Deep Sleep). This practice was propagated and consolidated by Poojya Sri Adi Sankara Bhagathpada from Kerala Origin as per his Guru’s instruction Sri Gaudapada / Gurupada. He established the singular reality of Brahman, in which the soul and Brahman are one and the same.
21) What is Thriprasthanam or Prasthana-thrayam?

 

Ans. The Hindus (Sanathana Dharmees) have mainly 3 philosophical divisions.
They are Adhvaitham, Visishtaadwaitham and Dwaitham.
22) Who divided and prograded the Vedas?

 

Ans. Sri Veda Vyasa (formerly Krishna Dwaypayanan) consolidated the moola Veda and vided into 4 sections for people to learn and practice easily.
23) How many refined VEDAS and what are they?

 

Ans. There are 4 Vedas viz: Rig, Yajur, Sama and; Atharvana
24) What is Saadhana Chathushtayam according to Gnaana-maargam and what are they?

 

Ans. To realise Brahman / Supreme Soul one need to practice the 4 important saadhanaas (practices) called Saadhana Chathushtayam. They are: 1- Aathma Vivekam (Discriminating knowledge about Nithyam & Anithyam – Permanent & Ephemeral), 2 – Vairaghyam (Determination to conquer 6 hurdles), 3 – Sama-dhamaadhi-shatka-sambathi (Tranquility/peaceful & Self restraint and curbing of the mind from evil propensities), 4- Mumukshuthwa (Desire for realization of God).
25) What are the ways to see or realize God?

 

Ans. 3 ways: 1- Karma (Path of action), 2- Bhakthi (Path of love and devotion), 3- Gnanam (Path of wisdom for attaining and realising God).
26) Types of Samadhi?

 

Ans. 3 types. 1- Savikalpa Samadhi (Consciousness dissolved for short period i.e 50-50% state of mind) Nirvikalpa Samadhi (Consciousness dissolved for a long time 100%), 3- Sahaja Samadhi (Consciousness lost forever).
27) What is Samadhi?

 

Ans. Deep concentration of mind on an object in other words joining mind with the goal.
28) What is Pancha Brahmasanam? How is it made?

 

Ans. A special celestial seat made up of 5 Brahmas. Goddess Bala Thripurasundhari / Parasakthi sits on this seat. The constitution of this special seat is supported by Brahma, Rudra, Vishnu, Maheswara are the 4 pillars and Sadhasiva being the seating couch.
29) How many Maha Manthras / Supreme Hymn exists of Almighty?

 

Ans. 7 Crores (70,000,000) / 70 Millions.
 
30) What are the Dhrushtis (Doctrine / Site / Faculty of seeing) of Brahman?

 

Ans. 4 types: 1- Purushan (Cosmic man), 2- Vyaktham (Manifest), 3- Avayaktham (Unmanifest), 4- Kaalam (Time).
 
31) How many most important Dweepas mentioned in our Puran / Aagma sasthras for Maha Sankalpa
(Greatest resolution)?

 

Ans. 7 Dweepas (although this varies between 4 and 18 including Upa-dweepas): 1. Jambu Dweepam (Salty water; Lord in charge – Nara Narayana), 2. Plaksha (Sugar Cane water & Lord in charge – Soorya), 3. Saalmala (Madhu/Honey water & Lord in charge – Garudan), 4. Kusa (Ghee water & Lord in charge Hiranyarethas), 5. Krouncha (Milky water & Lord in charge – Kruthaprushtar), 6. Saaka (Curd water & Lord in charge – Medhaathithi) and 7. Pushkaram (Sweet water & Lord in charge – Brahma)
32) How many Khandam mentioned in our Puran / Aagama sasthra for Maha Sankalpam?

 

Ans. Total 9.  They are; 1. Bharatha, 2. Ilaavrutha, 3. Bhadraachalam, 4. Hari Varsham, 5. Kethumaalam, 6. Ramyakam, 7. Hiraamayam, 8. Uthara Kuru and 9. Kimpurusham. (Please note all these dweepas and khandas / divisions would change according to the time period and natural calamities known as Pralaya)
33) Which are the hero mountains of each Varsha / Place & Time?

 

Ans. Total 7. They are; 1. Himavaan, 2. Hemakooda, 3. Nishada, 4. Meru, 5. Chaithra, 6. Karnee and 7. Sringhi. (Meru mountain can be located apx. 25KM behind Kedarnath Parvath/temple).
34) What is Mahasamaadhi? How many types?

 

Ans: Samadhi means the ultimate realization of the soul. They are 2 types of approach to attain such a state of mind viz:
The first set – conquering 8 Sidhis (attainment/accomplishment) such as Anima, Mahima, Laghima, Garima, Easithwam, Vasithwam, Praapthi, Prakamyam;
the second set – Rasawaadham, Seethoshna-sahanathwam, Adhamothamadha Bhaavam, Sukha-Dukha Thulyatha, Kaanthi-bala-bhaahulyam, Visokam, Paramaathma-parathwena Thapo-dhyanaathi Nishtitha and Yadeshta-chaarithwam.
35) What is the meaning of Mahayogikham?

 

Ans. Achieving the 8th Sidhi which is Prakamyam / Paramokhathwa; this is also known as Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
the second set – Rasawaadham, Seethoshna-sahanathwam, Adhamothamadha Bhaavam, Sukha-Dukha Thulyatha, Kaanthi-bala-bhaahulyam, Visokam, Paramaathma-parathwena Thapo-dhyanaathi Nishtitha and Yadeshta-chaarithwam.
36) Mahaasanaas (ultimate great postures) how many?
 
Ans. They are 36 in numbers. Each one provides 36 different types of results.
37) What is Mahayagakramam?
 
Ans. They are 64 types. Basically, 64 Yogini’s perform conduct as worship of Goddess Parasakthi in Sakthi-Upasana. During meditation, the Upasaka offer such services to his Upasana Moorthy starting from invoking/invitation to conjoining with her eternal spouse/consort. Since it is secret worship, it is better to learn from a devi upasaka, in other words, Guru/Spiritual Master.
38) How many upachara / service according to great rishi (saint) Parasurama as per his Kalpa soohra?

 

Ans. Maharshi Parasurama recommends 64 types of Upacharas to his/her personal deity (upasana moorthy).
39) How many Yogini-ganas/devathas perform service to Goddess Parasakthi?

 

Ans. They are 640,000,000 in numbers (8×8=64×10,000,000=640,000,000). Mainly 64 Yogini-devathaas perform service to Goddess Parasakthi and each one of them having 10,000,000 yoginis as their paricharakaas (sub-ordinates to help), likewise, a total of 640 million Yogini Ghana exists.
40) What are the pancha-bhoothaas (5 element principles)?

 

Ans. Akasam (Space), Vayu (Air/Wind), Agni (Fire), Aapa: (Water) and Prithwi (Earth).
41) How these Pancha-bhoothaas are worshipped in the form of Lord Siva in the earth?

 

Ans. 5 Important Siva Sthal/Temples in South India are considered as the representatives of Pancha Bhoothas viz: Chidhambaram (Space-Natarajar), Kaalahasthi (Wind-Kaalahastheeswarar), Thiruvannamalai (Fire-Arunachaleswarar), Thiruvanaikaval (Water-Jambukeswarar) and Kancheepuram (Earth-Eakambareswarar)
42) How human bodies are made? In other words, the constitution/ingredients of the body?
 
Ans. They are 7 elements viz: Thwak (Skin), Raktham (Blood), Maamsa (Meat), Kozhuppu (Fat), Asthi (Bone), Majjaa ( Marrow of the bones) and Sukla (Sperm).
43) Jnanendriyas (Organ of Sense) how many?

 

Ans. They are 5 (Sound, Touch, See, Taste and Smell)
44) Karmendriyas (Organs of Action) how many?
 
Ans. They are 5 (Ears, Skin, Eyes, Tongue and Nose) another option Tongue, Anus, Hands, Legs and Genital Part.
45) What is Jagradha Avastha (Awaken state)?
 
Ans. Transaction between Gnaanedriyas and Karmedriyas
46) What is the Five status of Jeevathma (Life Energy)?
 
Ans. Jagradhavastha, Swapanavastha, Sushupthavastha, Thuryavastha & Thuryaa-theetha-vastha (Sarvavastha). {Awaken, Dream, Sleep, Deep Sleep and Non-Existence}.
47) Who is Bhagavathy (God’s qualities)?
 
Ans. The cosmic energy (God) who possess six imperishable qualities known as Bhagavathy. They are Aiswaryam, Veeryam, Keerthi, Sri, Gnaanam and Vairagya or Uthpathi, Pralayam, Gathi, Nirgathi, Vidhya & Avidhya). 
48) What is the caste system in Bharath (India)? and who created this system?
 
Ans. They are 4 = Brahmana, Kshathriya, Vaisya & Soodrah.  This segment was created by Sage Brighu and Bharadwaj. God Sri Krishna also accepted this procedure.
49) How many Ashram (Hermitage) prescribed in our Sasthra?
 
Ans. Four. They are Brahmachari (Unmarried and observing Chastity), Gruhastha (Legally Married), Vanaprastha (Live in solitude in the forest) & Bikshu/Sanyasi (Renounced Person).
50) What are the Purushartham (Human Pursuit)?
 
Ans. They are 4. Dharma (Righteous), Artha (Wealth earned through Righteous), Kama (Desires fulfilled through Righteous), Moksha (Salvation/Liberation from everything).
51) How many types of death occurs?
 
Ans. 80 types of death can happen to beings.
52) How many types of Avastha (State/Posture)?
 
Ans. 36 types.
53) Types of Agnis/Fire/Fulfilment for rituals (in the spiritual context)?
 
Ans. 3 types. They are: Aadhyathmikam, Aadi-Bauthikam and Aadi Dhaiveekam.
54) Who are the six functional Devathas in the human body?

 

Ans. Hrudhyam (Heart), Siras (Head), Nethram (Eyes), Karnas (Ears), Jihwa (Tongue) and Naasam (Nose).
54) Who are the six functional Devathas in the human body?

 

Ans. Hrudhyam (Heart), Siras (Head), Nethram (Eyes), Karnas (Ears), Jihwa (Tongue) and Naasam (Nose).
55) Who are the Vidhyopasthikas (As per Saktham Sidhanth)?

 

Ans. Mainly 3 division; viz: Samaya Matham, Kaula Matham and Misra Matham.
56) Who are the Yogini Devathas?

 

Ans. They are 7 viz: Dakini, Rakini, Lakini, Kakini, Sakini, Hakini and Yakini.
57) Yoginis and their portfolio? (Devatha/Component Part/Principle Element/Energy Center)

 

Ans.
1) Dakini = Skin = Sky/Space = Visudhi Chakra
2) Rakini = Blood = Air = Anahatha Chakra
3) Lakini = Meat = Fire = Manipuraka Chakra
4) Kakini = Fat = Water = Swadhishtana Chakra
5) Sakini = Bone = Earth = Mooladhara Chakra
6) Hakini = Marrow = Mind = Aagna Chakkra
7) Yakini = Sperm = Self/Ego/Soul/Self-Conciousness = Sahasrara Chakra
58) How many types of Vasanas (Knowledge derived from memory)?

 

Ans. 4 types viz: Suka (Maitri Devi), Dukh (Karuna Devi), Punya (Santhoshi Devi) and Pap (Upekshi Devi).
59) How Parasakthi and Siva divided their portfolio in the human body? Dasa Moolakas (Roots)?

 

Ans. This is known as Siva Moolakam and Sakthi Moolakam.
Siva Moolakam (5) = Skin, Blood, Meat, Fat and Bone.
Sakthi Moolakam (4) = Marrow, Sperm, Cosmic Energy, Life Energy
Siva-Sakthi Moolam (1) = Parasakthi.
60) How a Hindu Temple is constructed?

 

Ans. 18 Very Important steps to be followed with immense faith and discipline. They are as follows:

 

  • Identify a place with the help of Jyothi Sasthra (Astrology). Astrology will help in finding the highest energetic place, which needs to be preserved for the welfare of humankind.

  • Construct the place as per Vaasthu Sasthra (Science of Dwelling Place). Usually, construction is made as per Aagama Sasthra if the temple idol is going to have Praana Prathishta (Invoking Life Energy to the Idol).

  • Bhuparigraham (Buying the land from the real owner)

  • Identify device (Upadhi) and hand over to the sculpture. There are 8 ways to invoke the cosmic life energy on a particular device.

  • Do Shadadhara Prathishta

  • Bimba Parigraham (Taking over the Idol from the sculpture) by temple authority under the leadership of Chief Special Priest (Thanthri). Thereafter few special rituals conducted such as Jalaadhivasam (kept in the sanctified/mineralized water), Raakshgna Homam, Vaasthubali and Ashta Kalasa Pooja.

  • Netronmeelanam (Opening the eyes of the Idol). All temples should have 32 Lakshnaas (Indication/Symptoms). To release the energy from the Idol, the Priest open the eyes of the Idol.

  • Install Napumsaka Sila (Male & Female conjoined energy) and Peedam (Seat)

  • Install Idol and apply Ashtabandham paste (made out of 8 Moolikas – medicinal particles) to fix the Idol on the stand.

  • Do Praana Prathishta (Invoke and restore cosmic life energy into the installed idol). A stone Idol holds all Five Elements (Pancha Bhuthaas) of this universe, like humans, therefore a stone is most ideal for worship and sees the divine energy in it.

  • Abhishekam (Ablution/Shower) of various types – Kumbesa Kalasam, Nidra Kalasam, Upachaaras through Jeeva Vahana, Sthoola Vahana and Sthothra Vahana. Requesting the Deity to shower his/her grace to those who come to seek his/her blessings). Usually, the devotees approach and praise God / Deity through these 3 ways.

  • Nivedanam (First offering of food).

  • Offer the Nirmalya Nivedanam (Leftover food of Devatha) to the Dwara Palakaas and Sri Bhoothaas.

  • Deeparaadhana (Worship through auspicious fire).

  • Thanthi (The adorable chief priest) touch the Idol’s head and chant Moola Beeja Manthra of the invoked deity to increase the power).

  • Lit all the lamps inside the Sanctum Santorum and then close the entrance door for 3 days.

  • Install Bali Khallu (Bali Peedam) – Head Seat of Ashta Dik Palakas. Here, Bali is not killing, it means Powerful Guards who protect all 8 corners of the temple. Our Earth is also carried and protected by 8 power elephants.

  • Re-Open the Sri Kovil (Sanctum Santorum)

  • Instruct Pooja Vidhi (Ritual method, all types of Upacharaas/offerings etc..) to the regular priest of the temple by Thanthri.

Please Note: Actually, the Chief Priest (Thanthri) is the father of the installed deity in every temple. 
61) What is Shodasakshari Moola Manthram (Hymn)?

 

Ans. They are made up of 16 syllables (5+6+4+1=16) represented by Brahmas 3, Avasthas 3, Peedas 3, Lokas 3 and Gunas 3 Plus Sri 1. [Brahma+Vishnu+Rudra, Jagrath+Swapna+Sushuptha, Chakra Rajam+Kiri Chakram+Gaya Chakram, Pathal+Bhulok+Akasam, Rajas+Thamas+Sathwa).
62) What are the Shadgunas (6 divine qualities) which makes Godhood?
 
Ans. Aiswaryam (Prosperity), Dharmam (Justice), Yasass (Worthy), Vidhya (True Knowledge), Gnaanam (Wisdom), Vairagya (Asceticism). Another set:  Aiswarya, Veeryam, Keerthi, Sri, Gnaanam and Vairaghyam.
63) What are the 4 important Vasanas (Past Perceptions) that help human beings to achieve the realization of God?

 

Ans. Mythri (Friendship and Happiness), Karuna (Feels sorry and sad), Santhosha (Feel happy when you see vice men) Upeksha (Feel compassion towards sinners). 
64) Type of Ashta Murthis (8 Forms of Divine Powers) to rule and guide us for betterment?

 

Ans: 
Manthra Murthis = Lakshmi, Medha, Dhaara, Pusthi, Gauri, Thushti, Prabha & Druthi.

Life Forms = Jeevathma, Paramathma, Nirmalathma, Sudhathma, Gnaanathma, Mahatma & Bhuthathma.

Elements = Prithvi, Jala, Agni, Vayu, Aakasa, Soorya, Chandra & Swarga.

Prakruthis = Prithvi, Jala, Agni, Vayu, Aakasa, Mana, Bhudhi & Ahamkara.

Divine Forms = Brahma, Prajapathi, Devas, Gandharvas, Yakshaas, Rakshasas, Pithrus & Pisachaas.

Character Qualtifies = Dhaya, Kshama, Mitthra, Saucha, Anayasa, Mangala, Akarparnya & Aspruha; another approach: Dharma, Ghaana, Vairagya, Aiswarya, Adharma, Agnaana, Avairaghya & Anaiswarya.

Linga Dhathus = Thwak (Outer), Raktha, Mamsa, Vasa, Asthi, Majja, Sukla & Charma (Inner).

Sidhis = Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima,. Easithwam, Vasithwam, Praapthi & Prakamyam.

Ashta Mathrus = Brahmi, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Maheswari, Chamunda & Mahalakshmi.

Ashta Vaagdevis = Vasini, Kameswari Mohini, Vimala, Aruna, Jayini, Sarveswari & Kaulini.

Ashta Sivas = Bhavan, Sarvan, Easanan, Pasupathi, Rudran, Ugran, Bhiman & Mahan.
65) What is called Chathur Vyuham of ancient days?

 

Ans. An Army of 4 types to confront battle. They are Elephants, Horse, Chariots, Soldiers 
66) How many Thanthras (Worship Techniques) exists?

 

Ans. 64
67) How many Puranas (Vice Teachings) and Upa-Puranas exists in Sanathana Dharma (Hindu Philosophy)?

 

Ans. Maha Puranas 18 and Upa Puranas 18 = Total 36 Puranas, they were divided by 9 (Divine number) makes 4 Vedas.
68) Who is the author of Vedas?

 

Ans. Para Brahman in a form as well as formless; that is None as well as Everyone. Any wisdom gained through life is left behind after the death of the body. Such knowledge float in the atmosphere and re-enter those who destined to receive and he/she spread the same in a different form or the same form. It is a cycle and recycles process controlled by Divine Mother Parasakthi also known as Para Brahman.
69) Who are the Chakreswaris?

 

Ans. They are 9 divine mothers. Sringara, Veera, Karuna, Bhayanaka, Bibhathsu, Raudra, Hasya, Abhyutha and Saama.
70) What are the Rasas (Sentiments or passion) and how many are they?
 
Ans. 9. Rathi (Desireful), Uthsaham (Passion), Sokam (Sad), Bhayam (Fear), Jugupsu (Dislike/Displeasure), Krodham (Anger), Hasyam (Joke), Vismayam (Amazement), Samanam (Easing).
71) Sakthi Peedas how many?

 

Ans. 51 Kamagiri onwards.
72) How many types of Mukti (Liberation or accomplishments) revealed by Vedas?

 

Ans. Five. They are Salokhyam (live in God’s place), Samepyam (Close to God), Saroopyam (Assume Godhood), Sayoojyam (Merge in God) & Kaivalyam (Become Absolute Brahman, hereafter no more reversal). All these “states” are the Jeevathma’s realization towards Paramathma stage.  
73) What is Thripuram?
 
Ans. Three states of life (Jeeva) viz. Jagrath (Waken stage), Swapna (Dreaming stage) & Sushuptha (Sleep stage).
74) What is Shanmatham (Belief/Religion) of immemorial time?
 
Ans. There are main 6 beliefs existed in the ancient times where human beings were lived only in Bharatha Khandam (From Australia to Mauritius to the Black Sea) they are Saktham, Saivam, Vaishnavam, Sauram, Ganapathyam and Kaumaram (Karthikeyan) later added as Bhautham/Buddhism.
75) Who are the Vag Devis (Who created and narrated Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam)?
 
Ans. They are 8 divine mothers known as Vasini, Kameswari, Modhini, Vimala, Jayini, Sarveswari and Kaulini.
76) What are the types of Navarathri?

 

Ans. They Four,
Maha Navarathri (Makaram/Jan-Feb),
Vasantha Navarathri (Meenam/Mar-Apr),
Ashada Navarathri (Mithunam/Jul-Aug)
Saradha Navarathri (Sep-Oct).
77) What is Navarathri?

 

Ans. Nine nights celebration (Journey from darkness to brightness or ignorance to higher knowledge/conscience). Basically, it is a Sadhana period for the devotee to realize that everything in this universe nothing but the energy in different forms. Also, 9 types of Bhakti Sadhana to be conducted to realize Godhood within us through external resources by honouring all women, children, all other elements
78) Who are the important Sakthis who provide energy to other beings including Gods?

 

Ans. They are 5. Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Savithri, Radha Devi.
79 How about the nerve system in our body?

 

Ans. Three and a half crores (350 million) nerves are serving our body. 
80) Which are the important Nadis (Nerves) that makes our body to function?
 
Ans. They are 14. Sushmna, Eda, Pingala, Gaandhari, Hasthijihwa, Kuhu, Saraswathy, Poosha, Sankhini, Payaswini, Vaaruni, Alambhuja, Viswodhari and Yasaswini.
81) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Mooladhara Chakram(Sensitive Energy Center)?

 

Ans. A consistent gain of wealth, Prosperity, Peace of mind and eradication of fear.
82) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Swadhishtana PadhmChakram(Sensitive Energy Center)?
 
Ans. Success in all undertakings, satisfaction from all desires and wishes, develop renunciation and expulsion.
83) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Manipoora Chakram(Sensitive Energy Center)?
 
Ans. Nine divine energy forces will be in your favour, life will be more disciplined and develop self-sustainability.
84) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Anahatha Chakram(Sensitive Energy Center)?
 
Ans. Understand consciousness and Self, seeing everything within, knowledge of wisdom and compassionate innocent love.
85) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Visudhi Chakram(Sensitive Energy Center)?
 
Ans. Able to hear divine sounds, a clear idea about the universe within, self-realization, full faith in self-existence and fullness of fullness.
86) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Aagnaa Chakram(Sensitive Energy Center)?
 
Ans. Achieve 8 Sidhis, self-confidence and trust, become the lord of everything.
87) What happens when the Kundalini Sakthi (A portion of Cosmic Primordial Energy) get ignited/initiated in the Sahasraara Padhmam(Sensitive Energy Center)?
 
Ans. Able to see the universe is within, merging with Primordial Cosmic Energy i.e accomplishing unity with oneness! (The Paramathma).
88) How many Vikaras (transformation) exists in human?
 
Ans. 23
89) How many Ahamkara (self-consciousness) exists in human?

 

Ans. 3
90) What are the Dasa Maha Vidhya Sampradhayam? 

 

Ans. Dasa Maha Vidhya is 10 secret practices of worshipping Moola Prakruthi Parasakthi, they are Kali, Thara, Shodasi, Bhuvaneswari, Bhairavi, Chinnamastha, Dhoomavathi, Bhagala, Maathanghi and Kamala.
91) Names of Navarathri Kanyaka Devis and their Age?
 
Ans. Kumari (2 Years old), Thrimurthy (3), Kalyani (4), Rohini (5), Kalika (6), Chandika (7), Sambhavi (8), Durga (9), Subhadra (10).
92) Who is Saptha Mathaas (Mothers)?
 
Ans. They are the main 7 Anga Devis of divine mother Parasakthi. Brahmi, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Naarasimhi and Indrani.
93) Who are the Maha Paapis (Greatest Sinners)?
 
Ans. They are 5. The one who killed a Brahman/Dwijan/Innocent Devotee, who steals gold or other’s valuable property in an unethical way, who consume alcohol, the disciple who had an illicit relationship with teacher’s wife or teacher, who is having friendship or relationship with any of these members.
94) What are the 3 main Gunas (features/merits) and its Lords?
 
Ans. Icha Sakthi (Will power), Gjnaana Sakthi (Wisdom of Knowledge) and Kriya Sakthi (Ability to Act). Icha Sakthi = Brahma Rajo Guna, Gjnaana Sakthi = Vishnu Sathwa Guna and Kriya Sakthi = Rudra Thamo Guna.
95) What are the 5 Bhoothas (elements) and Thanmathras (sub-elements) and their functions?
 
Ans. Pancha Bhoothas and its sub-elements are part of:
Ichha Sakthi (Rajas) = Akasa, Vayu, Agni, Jal & Prithvi.

 
Rajas Energy Thanmathraas are Aakasa = Sabdham (Sound), Vayu = Sparsa (Touch), Agni = Roopa (Form), Jal = Rasa (Taste) and Prithvi = Ghandha (Smell)

 
Thamas Energy Thanmathraas are 3 sets:
1) Srethram (Ears), Thawk (Skin), Jihwa (Tounge), Chakshu (Eyes), Naasa (Nose).

2) Vaak (Speech), Hastham (Hands), Padha (Legs), Paayu (Anus) and Lingam (Genital).

3) Praanan, Apanan, Vyanan, Udhanan and Samanan (Life source)

Sathwam Energy Thanmathraas are 2 sets:
1) Vayu, Soorya, Varuna, 2 Aswini Devaas

2) Chandran, Brahma, Rudra, Kshethraghnan and Mana.

 
96) What are the main features of Pancha Bhoothas in a cumulative manner?
 
Ans. Akasa = Sabdha (Sound)
Vayu = Sabdha (Sound) and Sparsa (Touch)
Agni = Sabdha (Sound), Sparsa (Touch) and Roopa (Form)
Jala = Sabdha (Sound), Sparsa (Touch), Roopa (Form) and Rasa (Taste)
Prithvi = Sabdha (Sound), Sparsa (Touch), Roopa (Form), Rasa (Taste) and Ghandha (Smell)
97) How many types of living being existing on this Earth?

 

Ans. 84 lakhs (8.4 million)
98) What are the significations or qualities of Rajas Ghuna? Where the mind will travel to?
 
Ans. They are 9 Ghunas, viz: Maanam (Dignity), Madham (Intoxicating), Garvam (Pride), Dwesham (Selfish), Dhroham (Troubling), Mathsaram (Teasing & Chasing), Dambham (Hypocrisy), Nidhra (Sleepy), Aagraham (Pride/Ego).
99) What are the significations or qualities of Thamas Ghuna? Where the mind will travel to?
 
Ans. They are 12 Ghunas, viz: Mandham (Lazy), Agnaanam (Ignorance), Nidra (Sleep), Dhainyam (Miserable), Bheethi (Fear), Vivadham (Argument), Lubdh (Greedy), Kautilyam (Crookedness), Kopam (Anger), Vaishamya (Unkindness), Nasthikathwam (Athiest), Paro-upadhrava-bhudhi (Mentality to trouble others for self-satisfaction).
100) What are the types or source of births takes place in Earth?
 
Ans. There are 4 ways. 1. Andajam (Eggs), 2. Bheejajam (Seed) 3. Vedhajam (Earth) 4. Sarayujam (Sweat).
101) What are the Pancha Dukha (5 sorrows/sufferings)?

 

Ans. Garbha Dukham (Pregnancy period), Janma Dukham (Birth), Baalya Dukham (Infant stage), Kaama Dukham (Lustful troubles) and Yauvana Dukham (Youthful ego).
102) Who is the enemy of Samsara (Transmigration system)?

 

Ans. Unethical/Impure greed
103) How many Maruth (Celestial Air Energy) exists?

 

Ans. 49. Maruth is vital Air that moves in and around our atmosphere. 
104) Dharma (Justice/Righteous) has how many legs?
 
Ans. 4. They are 1. Sathyam (Truth) 2. Saucham (Purity), 3. Dhaya (Compassion), Dhaanam (Charity).
105) What are the requirements for getting the full benefits or positive results of work especially spiritual activities?

 

Ans. 6 things. They are 1. Desam (Right Place), 2. Kalam (Appropriate Time), 3. Kriya (Right Action), 4. Dhravyam (Material Object), 5. Manthram (Hymns), 6. Kartha Sudhi (Doer’s neatness and commitment).
106) What are the characteristics/inborn qualities of human begins?

 

Ans. 19 Qualities. Hungry, Thurst, Sleep, Doubts, Laziness, Infatuation, Enjoyment, Sorrows, Dignity, Shame, Ageing, Death, Fear, Ignorance, Unsatisfaction, Impatience, Jealousy, Intoxication, Fatigue. 
107) What are the Pregnancy period and its growing influence in the spiritual aspect?

 

Ans. An Embryo/infant growing inside the womb of a mother, approximately 272 days. Growth stage and influence of planets are the 1st Month = Sukla Misritham (Sukran/Venus), 2nd Month = Sukla Samyojitham (Mangal/Mars), 3rd Month = Khara-Charana-Avayava-Purusha-Sthri Niroopanam (Guru/Jupiter), 4th Month =  Asthi Niroopanam (Soorya/Sun), 5th Month = Thwak Niroopanam (Chandra/Moon), 6th Month = Roma-Nakha Niroopanam (Sani/Saturn), 7th Month = Sukha-Dhukhaadi-Gnaanam (Budhan/Mercury), 8th Month = Ashthithwam (Future Lagnadhipan), 9+ Months = Improvement in growth.
108) How many types of Rulers/Ministers are there?

 

Ans. 3. They are 1. Sathwikan (Ghyani/Yogi/Well-wisher of all), 2. Raajasan (Greedy/Partial/Selfish), 3. Thamasan (Ignorant/Cruel/Dictator).
109) What are the qualities of good children?

 

Ans. 3. They are 1. Listening and obeying living parents, 2. After their death distributes plenty of offerings to the needy on behalf of departed souls, 3. Conduct Pithru Yaghnam in Gaya.
110) What is Chathurupayam?

 

Ans. 4 ways to resolve an issue. They are 1. Samadhanam (Adjustment), 2. Dhanam (Gift), 3. Bhedham (Division/Separation), 4. Dhandam (Punish).
111) What are the main Paapams (Sins) that has no atonement?

 

Ans. They are 4. Viswasa-Vanchana (Deceiving/Cheating), Mithra-droham (Troubling True Friends), Brahma Hathya (Killing Brahman or vice people) and Surapanam (Consuming Alcohol).
112) Who all Paapis (Sinners)?

 

Ans. Those who trouble themselves and others are a Paapi. They are 4 types. 1) One who joins hands with a Paapi, 2) Giving advice to a Paapi, 3) Encouraging a Paapi, 4) Standing on a Paapi’s side.
113) What is Karma Gathi (Deeds of Actions)?
 
Ans. They mainly 4. 1) Sanchitham (Bundle of Past Karma Deeds), 2) Prarabdham (Matured Deeds), 3) Aagami (Consciously Inviting), 4) Varthamanam (Future deeds).
114) What is Sanchitham Karma?

 

Ans. Accumulated Deeds (Karma Phal) of actions committed in the past through innumerable births by way of Sathwik, Rajasik and Thamasic nature.
115) What is Varthamana Karma?

 

Ans. Accumulated Karma Phal during this birth that leading to next birth’s quality of life.
116) What is Prarabhdha Karma?

 

Ans. Matured Karma Phal/Results from the accumulated Sanchitha Karma. All Karmas won’t mature at a time, as and when it happens the Jeeva (Soul) will take appropriate birth and undergo the results of past. No one can escape from Prarabdha Karma including Gods.
117) What are the qualities/nature of Karma?

 

Ans. They are 3. Sathwik, Rajasik and Thamasik.
118) How and where did Indra distribute his Brahma Hathya Paapam?

 

Ans. Among 5 members. 1) Nadhi (Rivers), 2) Vruksha (Trees), 3) Prithvi (Earth), 4) Parvath (Mountains), 5) Naari (Women).
119) How to know whether the person belongs to Deva Amsa (Divine DNA)?

 

Ans. In this life, enjoying healthy, wealthy and most comfortable life indicates they are Deva Amsam.
120) How to know whether the person belongs to Rishi Amsa (Saint’s DNA)?

 

Ans. In this life, high-level wisdom, well learned, vice, lyrists, orator and writer etc.
121) How to know whether the person belongs to Raksha Amsa (Demon’s DNA)?

 

Ans. In this life became Paapi, immoral life, cheating and quarrelling habits.
122) How does Brahma mix the DNA qualities of Five Important Devas (Divine Personalities) while creating Humans?

 

Ans. From Indra = Prabhuthwa (Authority & mighty), From Agni = Prabhava (Greatness and Influential), From Yama = Kopa (Anger), From Vishnu = Parakrama (Heroism & Courage) and from Kuber = Aiswaryam (Prosperity).
123) How does Humans live in Krutha Yuga (Utmost Truthful Period)?

 

Ans. Lead Dharmic way of life (Righteous/Moral everywhere).
124) How does Humans live in Thretha Yuga (In this Era, Dharma lost one leg)?

 

Ans. People mindset changed to add Artha (Wealth accumulation) while practising life.
125) How does Human live in Dwapara Yuga (In this Era, Dharma lost 2 legs)?

 

Ans. People mindset changed to add only Artha (Wealth) and Kama (Lust) and Dharma was an optional choice.
126) How is Human living in Kali Yuga (In this Era, Dharma lost 3 legs)?

 

Ans. People mindset changed to accumulate only Artha (Wealth) and Kama (Lust & Desires). Dharma became a rate guest among life.
127) What is the significant role of Saptha Rishis (7 Primary Saints) on human beings?

 

Ans. Marichi = Realization of the existence of Aathma (Soul/Life).

Athri = Life/Jeeva entering the human body, sustain life and withdraw itself from the mortal body.

Angirass = Understanding speciality of this creation, Gaining knowledge of Peace of life and enffulgence of the Aathma.

Pulasthyan = Ghyan/Knowledge and Karma Devatha.

Pulahan = Supreme Lord of Karma and divine knowledge.

Kruthu = Lord of Upa-maanasika Devatha (Seeking to meditate) and true knowledge.

Vasishta = Lord of Higher Maanasika Devatha (Realization through meditation) and knowing absolute true knowledge.
128) What is Yuga Dharmam (Righteous of Yoke/Age of Generation)?

 

Ans. Whatever to happen will happen without any interruption according to time.
129) When exactly good and realized souls will ascend to the divine world?

 

Ans. At the beginning of Sathya Yuga and at the end of Kali Yuga. Till such time 99.99% of the souls will be in transmigration cycle and rarely some souls escape.
130) When exactly the Paapis (Sin Committed Souls) will descend to earth?

 

Ans. At the beginning of Kali Yuga and at the end of Dwapara Yuga.
131) What the Saptha Dharmas (Seven Virtuous)?

 

Ans. 7. 1) Sathyam (Truthful), Dharma (Virtuous), Dhaya (Compassion), Dhaanam (Charity), Sadha-charam (Disciplined Good Conduct), Ahimsa (Nonviolence) and Sama-Bhavana (Equal Respect).
132) What is the contribution of Aahara Sudhi (Purity of food)?

 

Ans. It cleanses the mind and keeps its purity intact.
133) What is the contribution of Mana-Sudhi / Pure mind?

 

Ans. It cultivates and promotes Ghyan (Knowledge) on Dharma Prakasam (effulgence)
134) When do the Rivers get polluted (Rajaswala Period of Rivers)?

 

Ans. During the months of Simham (Aug/Sep) and Kannya (Sep/Oct) – Varsha Rithu time.
135) Who are the important and holy Rivers of Bharat?

 

Ans. They are 15 Rivers. Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi, Narmada, Ghandaki, Sindhu, Gomathi, Thamasa, Kaveri, Chandrabhagha, Vethravathi, Charmanwathi, Sarayu, Thapi and Bhramathi.
136) Which are the main Punya Kshethras (Holy Places)?

 

Ans. They are 7. Pushkaram, Kuru-kshethram, Dharmaranyam, Prabhasam, Prayagam, Naimisaranyam and Arbhudharanyam.
137) Which are the most important Holy Mountains?

 

Ans. They are 3. Sri Sailam, Meru, Ghandhamadhanam.
138) Which are the most important Sarass (Lakes)?

 

Ans. They are 3. Maanasa Sarassu, Bindu Sarovaram, Achhedhana Sarassu.
139) Which are the most Holy Asrams (Hermitage)?

 

Ans. They are 2.  Bhadrikasramam, Sarayoopasramam.
140) What the Three important Sudhis (Purity) required to get the full benefit of Theertha Yathra (Pilgrimage)?

 

Ans. They are 3.  Dravya Sudhi (Purity of object), Kriya Sudhi (Purity of Action), Mana Sudhi (Purity of Mind).
141) How many types of Children are there?

 

Ans. Thirteen.
142) How many and what are the main divisions of Ghyan (Knowledge)?

 

Ans. They are 2.
1) Sabdhika Ghyan (Sound), knowledge gained from Vedas, Science and read from books and heard from others.
2) Anubhava Ghyan (Self Experience Knowledge).
143) What will you achieve or get by educating self?

 

Ans. 8 Important fruits can be achieved. They are Sadh Seelam (Good Habits), Maryadha (Respects), Vinayam (Humility),  Nirahamkaram (Egoless attitude), Paropakara Thathparatha (Helping Nature), Nishkopa (Control on anger), Santhosham (Happiness), Kshama (Patience).
144) What quality of life is needed to eradicate Desires?

 

Ans. They are 3. Vidhya (Education/Knowledge), Thapass (Penance), Yogabhyasam (Harnessing/Practicing Union with God).
145) How does the wealth go (path of wealth) away from one’s hand?

 

Ans. They are 3 ways. Sukruthi (Good person) will spend towards Dhanam (Charity) and Bhogam (Enjoyment) and Paapi/Dhushkruti (Bad person) will Vyarth Vyayam (Waste entire wealth good for nothing).
146) What are the benefits of listening to divine stories (Kadha Sravanam)?

 

Ans. 3 Important benefits obtained. 1. Mind get cleansed, 2. Happiness in current life (Ihaloka Sukham), 3. Elevation for the Aathma after departing from the body (Paraloka Sukham).
147) When makes/force human beings to be like an animal?

 

Ans. 4 blemishes (Chathur Dosha) viz. Youvanam (Youthhood), Kamam (Lust), Dravya Prabhavam (Ego due to wealthy), Moodathwam (Ignorant).
148) What are the Saptha Lokas (7 worlds) which control our life?

 

Ans. Bhu Lok (Earth), Indra Lok (Swarga), Vahni Lok (Fire world-deep inner Earth), Yama Lok (Souls waiting for next birth), Siva Lok (Souls in deep meditation), Sathya Lok (Soul’s enjoying place), Vaikunda Lok (Soul living under the direct guidance of Lord Vishnu).
149) When one should conduct the Upanayanam (Holy thread adoring ritual) for different castes (Jathi)?

 

Ans. For Brahmin boys at the age of 8, Kshathriya boys at the age of 12 and Vaisya boys at the age of 16. 
Upa Nayanam means, initiation to raise innocent/ignorant children for realizing Brahman (the absolute truth) by way of conducting regular rituals and practising Ghyana/Karma/Bakthi/Yoga Sadhanaas.
150) What is Jathi (Caste)?

 

Ans. It is a system designed based on the hereditary profession (A Scheme) created by Sage Bharadwaj, Garga & Brughu. Children taking birth in a particular class of family considered being named after their Jathi. Whereas, Jathi is a temporary title and everyone must try their best of abilities to rise to Savarni. All four Jathis can raise to Savarni.
151) What is the difference between Jathi and Savarni?

 

Ans. Jathi title is received by birth whereas through good Karma one must attain Savarni title. Savarni means he/she who knows the existence of Brahman (God/Lord/Divine Presence) and Manasa/Vacha/Karma (By mind, words & action) never ever hurt anyone (including animals, trees and nature) that includes all beings in this universe.
152) What is the realization (Sakshathkaram) of Brahman?

 

Ans. Even if I write 1000+ pages it will be incomplete, yet to summarize; By doing good conducts (rituals, praising, helping everyone without expecting commercial benefits, seeing God’s presence in everyone, follow advises from Vedas). One and the only Moola Prakruthi becomes everything, nothing exists other than Brahman itself, seen (Saguna/Form) and unseen (Nirguna/Formless) are the same Brahman itself, the Life/Energy/Aathma is same in every being except their outer body. Individually Learn and experience that, Brahman alone is Sathyam (permanent truth) and rest all Mithya (temporary truth & changeable). Firm conviction on these facts is a realization. 
153) Who is the actual Pitha (Father)?

 

Ans. The person who gives the following without any expectation is considered as a father. They are 5 important gifts 1. Anna (Giving food), 2. Abhaya (Giving shelter), 3. Vidhya (Giving education), 4. Vitha (Giving money), 5. Jananam (Giving birth to life/soul).
154) When everything becomes nothing and meaningless?

 

Ans. When you develop innocent devotion (Para Bhakthi) towards God.
155) What is Parama Sreshta Dharmam? (Ultimate virtue)?

 

Ans. Living for Truth & Breath to uphold Truth. Nothing bigger than Truth. 
156) What are the important Dharmas of a King (Raja Dharma)?

 

Ans. They are 5. Conducting Selfless Yagas & Yathnas for everyone’s welfare (In today’s life macro level beneficiary schemes for public), Learn Vedas, Do Charity, giving shelter to refugees/dependents, Rule the country as per people’s wish.
157) What is the value of a woman? (mortal body) who has 32 Lakshanas (Good Quality Attributes), according to Sasthra (Scriptures)?

 

Ans. 1 crore (10 million) Pavan Gold (1 Pavan equal to 8 grams, means 8 crore grams i.e. 80,000 Kilograms of Gold).
158) What are the components of Sookhma Sareera (Infinite/subtle body)?

 

Ans. They are made up of 18 elements (Thathwas). 5 Ghyanedriyas, 5 Karmendriyas, 5 Pranaas, Bhudhi, Manas = 17.
159) What is Yogam?

 

Ans. The confluence of Jeevathma (Part of Life Energy) and Paramathma (Gross Primary Cosmic Energy).
160) What are the Yoga-ashtangam (8 Yoga Achievements)?

 

Ans. They are 8. Yama, Niyama, Asanam, Pranayam, Prathyaharam, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.
161) What are the 3 Important Yogas that unite an individual with Brahman?

 

Ans. Ghyana Yoga (True Knowledge), Karma Yoga (Selfless work) and Bhakthi Yoga (Devotional activity).
162) What are the Bhathi Yogas/Types of Bhakthi Yogas?

 

Ans. They are mainly 4. Para-bhakthi, Sathwika-bakthi, Rajasik-bhakthi & Thamasik-bhakthi.
163) Which are the Saptha-dweepas (7 islands) and Gods in-charge off?

 

Ans. 1. Jambhoo-dweep (Aruna Devi), 2. Plaksha-dweep (Sooryan/Sun), 3. Salmali-dweep (Chandra/Moon), 4. Kusa-dweep (Agni/Fine), 5. Krauncha-dweep (Varun/Water), 6. Saka-dweep (Hari-Praana Vaayu Swaroop), 7. Pushkara-dweep (Brahma/Creator).
164) Which are the Saptha Samudras (7 Oceans)?

 

Ans. 1. Lavana Samudram, 2. Ikshoo Samudram, 3. Sura Samudram, 4. Ghrutha Samundram, 5. Ksheera Samudram, 6. Dhadhi Samudram, 7. Sudha Jala Samudram.
165) What are the Saptha Pathala Lokas (Seven under the sea world)?

 

Ans. 1. Athalam, 2. Vithalam, 3. Suthalam, 4. Thala-thalam, 5. Rasathalam, 6. Mahalthalam, 7. Paathalam.
166) Total how many Lokas (worlds) exists in and around us?

 

Ans. They are 14. 7 Dweepas and 7 Paathalas = 14.
167) Who are the Five Prakruthi Sakthis (Natural Life Forces) in the form of Goddess?

 

Ans. Durga Devi, Radha Devi, Lakthi Devi, Saraswathi Devi & Savithri Devi.
168) What are the portfolios of those Five Devis?

 

Ans. Durga Devi = Activating Antha Karanas (Mana, Budhi, Chith & Ahamkar).
Lakshmi Devi = Activating Wealth and Prosperity
Saraswathi Devi = Activating Brain, Memory and Knowledge
Savithri Devi = Activating Aathma Ghyan (Self Consciousness) & Divine Aura
Radha Devi = Activating Pancha Pranaas (Subtle-Life Energy Air).
169) What the size of a Brahmanda (Universal Galaxy)?

 

Ans. A group 7+7=14 worlds make one Brahmanda (Above earth 7 and below 7).
170) Which are the 7 Lokas (worlds) above Earth?

 

Ans. They are 7. Bhu Loka (Earth), Bhuvar Loka (World of Praana Vaayu/Air), Mahar Loka (World of Sage/Saints), Suvarloka (Paradise), Jana Loka (World of Ancestors), Thapo Loka (World of Saptha Rishis), Sathya/Brahma Loka (World of Creator).
171) How many days of Impurity to be observed on account of blood relative’s death?

 

Ans. For Brahmins = 10 days, Kshathriyas = 12 days, Vaisyaas = 15 days and Soodhraas = 30 days.
172) What are the 5 Alankaraas (adorable qualities) of a female?

 

Ans. Anukoola (Favourable & Friendly), Vimalaanghi (Bright and Neat), Kulaja (Wellborn/good breed), Kusala (Competent & Skilful),  Suseela (Good Conduct/Morals).
173) How many are Rudras?

 

Ans. Eleven Rudras.
174) How many are Aadhithyas (Sun)?

 

Ans. Twelve Aadhithyaas.
175) Who are the Gods responsible for Indriyam (Bodily Power/Semen)?

 

Ans. They are 4. Sooryan, Vaayu, Prithwi & Brahma.
176) Who is known as Jeevathma (Soul/Life Energy)?

 

Ans. In a living body, Brahma Chaithanyam is reflected/superimposed as a life force called Jeevathma.
177) Who is known as Paramathma (Gross Primary Soul/Source of Life Energy)?

 

Ans. The Bhrama Chaithanyam that is ever pervading without any specific form or measurement, ultimate truthful, reason and consequence of everything, beyond words, time and space, neither this nor that, without that Power nothing exists is Paramathma.
178) Who are the Two types of humans?

 

Ans. They are 2. 1) Nishkaaman (Selfless), 2) Sakaman (Selfish).
179) How many important Narak (Hell) exists and what is called Narak?

 

Ans. They consist 86 states. Narak means Hell. This is a place of Ghosts. When a departed soul that is not cleansed its impurity while alive in a body, will go to this abode. It is a place (Lok) invisible for human eyes, floating in the South Quarter/Zone of Earth. In Human body, South Zone is below hip till feet (The limbs/parts of this portion get damaged, then their life is really Hell!)
180) How a woman is classified due to her sexual relationship or activities and titled in society?

 

Ans. They are 8 situations. 1. Pathivrutha (1 Husband), 2. Kulada (2 Men), 3. Dharshini (3 Men), 4. Punchali (4 Men), 5 & 6 Vesya (5 to 6 Men), 7 & 8 Punghi (7 to 8 Men) and 8+ Maha Vesya (innumerable relationships with men).
181) How a Brahmin could become Paapi (Sinner) on account to Karma?

 

Ans. 5 jobs/professions are prohibited for Brahmins, they are 1. An Astrologer, 2. A Doctor, 3. The business of Arrack/Spirit, 4. The business of all types of Metals, 5. The business of all types of Chemicals.
182) What is Panchayana Pooja (Five Devatha’s worship)?

 

Ans. God Incarnate Sri Adi Sankaracharya prescribed 5 mandatory Poojas for Brahmin families. They are worshipping 1. Ganapathy, 2. Sooryan, 3. Maha Vishnu, 4. Sivan and 5. Parasakthi.
183) What is the size of Sookshma Deham (Subtle Body)?

 

Ans. The size of the Thumb Finger.
184) What is the time of one day for Brahma?

 

Ans. 28 Indras period.
185) What is the type of Mukthis (Liberation)?

 

Ans. They mainly 5 in terms of spiritual life. 1. Salokhyam (Live where God lives), 2. Saamepyam (Getting closer to God), 3. Saroopyam (Adoring Godhood), 4. Sayoojyam (Merge in God), 5. Kaivalyam (Become Nothingness/Neither existed nor exist).
186) What is Mukthi/Moksham (Liberation)?

 

Ans. Freedom from Bondage is called Mukthi. Its starting point is Desires and ending point is Absolute Satisfaction.
187) How different Devas and Devi’s rule in our mortal body?

 

Ans. Sri Krishna = Across the body and overall in Incharge, Brahma = Manas (Mind) and Indriyas, Siva = Knowledge/Wisdom, Vishnu = Prana, Bhagavathy = Budhi (Brain & Memory), Moola Prakruthi and Her Upa-Devis = All other 23+ Vikaras especially Sleep.
188) What is Jeeva (Life Energy)?

 

Ans. The Aathma reflects its Chaithanyam (Consciousness) in Bhudhi (Brain) is called Jeeva. It is sprouting only to enjoy the fruits of its Past and Present Karma.
189) What is the core message of Adhvaitham?

 

Ans. Aathma/Soul/Life Energy is nothing but Brahman itself.
190) What is the core message of Dwaitham?

 

Ans. Aathma/Soul/Life Energy is different from Brahman. Aathma can never become Brahman or Paramathma.
191) Who are the Pithru Devathas and how many are they?

 

Ans. They are 7. In Form 4 and Formless 3. In Form = Agnishath, Barhishath, Soman & Yaman. In Formless = Analan, Dhyoman and Aaryama.
192) How many Manu Maharshis are there?

 

Ans. They are 14. 1. Swayamboo, 2. Swarochishan, 3. Uthaman, 4. Thamasan, 5. Raivathan, 6. Chaakshushan, 7. Vaivaswathan, 8. Saavarni, 9. Dhaksha Saavarni, 10. Meru Saavarni, 11. Soorya Saavarni, 12. Chandra Saavarni, 13. Rudra Saavarni and 14. Vishnu Saavarni.
193) What are the main Aachara (Conduct/Manners) divisions?

 

Ans. They are 2. 1. Saasthreeyam (Scientific Rules), 2. Laukeekam (Material).
194) What are the main and important Pranayama (Breath Regulation) methods?

 

Ans. They are 6. 1. Sadhoomam, 2. Vidhoomam, 3. Sagarbham, 4. Agarbham, 5. Salakshyam and 6. Alaykshyam.
195) What is Sadhoomam and Vidhoomam Pranayama?

 

Ans. Normal breathing without any terms and conditions. Inhale fast and exhale fast without holding the breath inside (Most of the Animals and few humans does this practice).
196) What is Sagarbha Pranayaamam?

 

Ans. Breathing along with Manthra Japa (Chanting). This is practised in most of Pooja time.
197) What is Salakshya Pranayaamam?

 

Ans. Breathing while meditating on a form of God (Saguna Dhyanam).
198) What is Alakshya Pranayaamam?

 

Ans. Breathing without meditating on a specific form of God (Nirguna Dhyanam).
199) How or What is the method to be followed while Praanaayaama?

 

Ans. The formula is 1:3:2 basis. Please note many methods are there depend upon the need of a Praanaayaamam. Three aspects of Pranayama are Rechaka (Inhale 32 Mathras)-Kumbaka (Hold 64 Mathras)-Poorakam (Exhale 16 Mathras).
Methodology: – Say “AAa” and count 32 Mathras (Syllables) of Inhale, then hold the breath inside the lungs for 64 Mathras by saying Ooo…, then Exhale by saying Imm… for 16 Mathras. This was one-time Pranayamam will be completed by saying AUM.
Another approach from the saints that, Inhale 8 Mathras, hold 8 Mathras and Release 8 Maathras, (1:1:1 basis) this way the actioner regulates the breath.
200) How many types of Aachaman is prescribed?

 

Ans. 6 Types. 1. Sudham, 2. Smartham, 3. Pauranikam, 4. Vaidheekam, 5. Thanthrikam and 6. Sroutham.
201) How many Gods are residing on the right ear of a Brahmanan?

 

Ans. 6 Devas, due to which just touching right ear of a Brahmaman he body get cleansed (Now-a-days we have waterless car wash! how?). They are Agni, Varunan, Vedas, Sooryan, Chandran & Vaayu.
202) In the human body, how many visible Dwaraas (holes for discharge)?

 

Ans. 9 Dwaaraas (Open Windows/Doors).
203) How many types of Rudhrakshaas there?

 

Ans. 36 types. All these Rudrakshaas came out from Sri Rudran’s (Siva) 3 eyes. From right eye (Soorya Nethram) 12, from left eye (Chandra Nethram) 16, and from third eye (between eyebrows) known as (Agni Nethram) 10. The colours of these are = Soorya Nethram – Brownish, Chandra Nethram – Whitish and Agni Nethram – Blackish.
204) What are the significance of Rudraksha Varnam (Colors) and its Jathi?
 
Ans. They are mainly 4 classes. 1. Swetha/White Rudraksh = Brahmana Jathi, 2. Raktha/Red Rudraksh = Kshathriya Jathi, 3. Swetha-Raktha Rudraksh = Vaisya Jathi and 4. Krishna/Black Rudrakh = Soodhra Jathi. However, when a true devotee wears these Rudraksha, all of them will be converted into Savarni status.
205) Where one should wear how many Rudraksham?

 

Ans. 8 Important places one can wear Rudraksham they are:
1. Khanda/Neck = 32 seeds, 2. Sirass/Head = 40 seeds, 3. Srothram/Ears = 6 seeds each, 4. Hastham/Hands (Wrist) = 12 seeds each, 5. Bhujam/Shoulders = 16 seeds each, 6. Nethram/Eyes = 1 each, 7. Sikha/Crest = 1 seed, 8. Vaksham/Chest = 108 seeds.
206)  How many faces has Rudraksh?

 

Ans. 14 Faces. 1. Siva Swaroopam, 2. Siva-Sakthi/Gauri-Sankar Swaroopam, 3. Agni Swaroopam, 4. Brahma Swaroopam, 5. Kalagni Swaroopam, 6. Shanmukha Swaroopam, 7. Kamadeva Swaroopam, 8. Vinayaka Swaroopam, 9. Bhairava Swaroopam, 10. Janardhana Swaroopam, 11. Eakadasa Rudra Swaroopam, 12. Dwadhasa-Adhithya Swaroopam, 13. Karthikeyan Swaroopam, 14. Paramasiva Swaroopam.
207)  What is Sirovrutham/Paasupatha Vrutham/Siva Vrutham?

 

Ans. Applying pure Bhasma (Vibhoothi/Sacred Ash) in the body by saying the following Mantras is called Sirovrutham. 6 Times chanting is required. 1. Agni-rithi-bhasma, 2. Jalamithi bhasma, 3. Sthalamithi bhasma, 4. Vaayurithi bhasma, 5. Vyomethi bhasma, 6. Sarvam Hava Idham bhasma. Need to apply the Bhasma across the body then do Siva Darsanam to complete the Vrutham.
208)  How many types of Bhasma/Vibhoothi used?

 

Ans. 3 Types. 1. Santhi Bhasma, 2. Paushtika Bhasma, 3. Kamadha Bhasma.
209) Which are the greatest Siva Temples in this world?

 

Ans. They are 5. 1. Kasi, 2. Kedharam, 3. Mahakalam, 4. Rameswaram, 5. Thrayambakam.
210) What are the Five important Yagnaas (Service/Offerings)?

 

Ans. 1. Deva Yagnam, 2. Brahma/Rishi Yagnam, 3. Bhootha Yagnam, 4. Pithru Yagnam, 5. Maanushya/Adhidhi Yagnam.
211)  What are the 3 un-avoidable/mandatory duties of Human beings?

 

Ans. 1. Through Brahma Charyam repays the debts of Rishis, 2. Through Thilodhaka Tharpanam (Offering Pure Water) repay the debts of Pithrus (Ancestors), 3. Through Deva Tharpana Pooja repays the debts of Devas.
212) What are the 5 important qualities required for a good Puran (Ancient Spiritual Advises)?

 

Ans. 1. Historical facts and events, 2. It should include the essence of the Vedas and Vedanthas, 3. It should have Dharma Sasthra Sidhanthas (Virtuous), 4. It should contain Neethi Nyaaya Rahasyas (Secrets of Justification), 5. It should contain Varna Aasrama Dharmas (Elevation theory, discipline and Justice).
213)  What are the 2 types of humans?

 

Ans. 1. Ichharthi (Desireful/Bound by Desires), 2. Icha-Heenan (No desire for anything).
214) How many types of Icha-Heenas (Desireless) exists?

 

Ans. 3 Types. 1. Utthama (High class), 2. Madhyama (2nd class), 3. Adhama (Low class).
215) How many types of Ichharthis exists?

 

Ans. 2 types. 1. Samarthan (Smart People), 2. Moodas (Ignorants).
216) How many types of Samarthyam (Smartness) practised?

 

Ans. They are 2 types. 1. Sasthra Samarthya (Scientific Knowledge-based), 2. Bhudhi Samarthya (Natural Brain Power-based).
217) How many types of Bhudhi (Brainpower) practised?

 

Ans. They are 2 types. 1. Sayuktham (With Trick/Practical Intelligence), 2. Ayuktham (Without Trick/Unsuitable/Unintelligence/Stupidity).
218) How many Samskaras (Consecration/Civilized Culture) are given in Sanathana Dharma?

 

Ans. Total 48 Samskaras. Out of these 40 Sanskaras for Gruhasthya (Family people) and 8 Samskaras for Sanyasis (Renounced Individuals).
219) How many types of childbirth takes place in human beings?

 

Ans. They are 2 types. 1. Bheejajan (From Bheeja/Seed/Semen), 2. Kshethrajan (IVF/Babies created from mother’s Eggs and conceived outside her womb/Test Tube Baby).
220) Are these Saptha Rishis permanent?

 

Ans. No. They change according to each Manvantharam (Life span of one Manu Maharshi, approximately 4.32 million solar human years).
221) Who are the Saptha Rishis of the current time (Vaivaswatha Manwantharam)?

 

Ans. They are 7 always. 1. Kasyapan, 2. Athri, 3. Bharadwajan, 4. Viswamithran, 5. Jamadhagni, 6. Gauthaman and 7. Vasishtan.

222)  Veda consists of how many Kandas (Sections)?

Ans. They are 4. 1. Prajapathyam, 2. Somam, 3. Aagneyam, 4. Viswadevam.
223) How many types of Anus (Atoms) exists?

 

Ans. 7 Types. 1. Saaswatham, 2. Kshanikam, 3. Soonyam, 4. Nithyam, 5. Anithyam, 6. Sakarthrukam, 7. Ahamgaram.
224) Sri Lalitha Sahasranaamam consists of how many sections?

 

Ans. Three sections viz. Poorva Bhagha (50×2 lines), Sthothra Bhagha (182 ½x2 lines), Uthara Bhagha (87 ½ x 2lines) = Total 320+320=640 lines. Also, having unique 1000 names.
225) Sri Lalitha Sahasranaamam Manthra Bhagha consists of how many Chapters?

 

Ans. 14 Chapters viz: 1. Sri Mathuravatharam, 2. Srimannagara Varnana, 3. Bhandasura Varnana, 4. Manthra Roopam, 5. Kundalini Roopam, 6. Bhakthanugraha Roopam, 7. Nirgunopasana, 8. Sagunopasana, 9. Pancha Brahma Swaroopam, 10. Kshethra-Kshetragna Roopam, 11. Pidani Anga Devatha Roopam, 12. Yogini Nyasa Roopam, 13. Vibhoothi Visthara Marga Bhedha Samarasya Roopam, 14. Siva-Sakthyaikhya Roopam.
226) What are the 6 faces of Lord Siva?

 

Ans. Those Six faces are 1. Easanan, 2. Thathpurashan, 3. Aghoran, 4. Vaamadhevan, 5. Sadhyojathan and 6. Adho-Jyothir-Mukham.
227) How many types of Devi Yagam being conducted by whom?

 

Ans. They are 3 types. 1. Sathweekam (Conductors=Rishis), 2. Rajaseekam (Conductors=Kings) and 3. Thaamaseekam (Conductors=Demons).
228) What is Swayam Varam and how many types exists?

 

Ans. They are 3 types viz. 1. Ichha Swayamvaram (Sheer liking choice), 2. Savya-vastha Swayamvaram (Conditional winning choice), 3. Sourya-Sulkala Swayamvaram (Hardcore fights and defeat a specific object or war). All these Swayamvaram to be conducted only for King families. Bride chooses her Groom by her own choice/decision and parents must accept him. The selected Groom will receive a garland from the bride this is called Swayamvaram.
229) What are the Karma Gunas (Qualities of Deeds)?

 

Ans. They are 3 types 1. Subham (Good), 2. Asubham (Bad), 3. Misram (Good and Bad mix).
230) Who are the Children of Brahma (Aathma Santhan)?

 

Ans. They are 8 Children viz. 1. Pulasthyan, 2. Athri, 3. Pulahan, 4. Marichi, 5. Kruthu, 6. Naradhan, 7. Dhakshan, 8. Vasishtan.
231) Who are the Children born out of Brahma’s own body?

 

Ans. From the right side “Swayambhu Manu” and from left side “Satha Roopa” came into existence.
232)  Who all came out of Hiranya Gharbam (Golden Egg/Brahman)?

 

Ans. The Egg split into 2 portions. The Right Side became Brahma (Creator) and the Left side became Swarga and Prithvi.
233) What is the boundary of Joy for a Samsari (Gruhastha/Family Person)?

 

Ans. Puthra Laab (Getting children from the ethical way).
234) What is the boundary of Sorrow for a Samsari (Gruhastha/Family Person)?

 

Ans. Puthra Nashtam (Loss of Children).
235)  Which object that no one will refuse to accept in this earth?

 

Ans. Sukham (Enjoyment and Happiness). Renouncer will enjoy Aathma Sukham and Samsari will enjoy Bhauthika Sukham (material comforts).
236) Which Karma does not have Pariharam/Prayachitham (Remedy)?

 

Ans. Prarabdha Karma.
237) What are the types of Karmas (Action/Work)?

 

Ans. They are 4. 1. Sanchitham, 2. Praarabdham, 3. Aagami, 4. Varthamaan.
238) What are the Four methods of Navarathri Pooja?

 

Ans. 1. Devi Pooja, 2. Homam (Oblation), 3. Kanya Pooja (Worshiping Virgin Girls), 4. Brahmana Pooja/Bhojan.
239) What is the Dharma (Righteous) of good Children?

 

Ans. Mainly Three viz. 1. While parents are alive listen to them and live up to their expectation and satisfaction, 2. When dead offer lots of food to poor and needy, 3. Do Gaya Srardham (Ritual offerings in Gaya-Bihar).
240) What are the UpaVedas (Sub/Branch Vedas)?

 

Ans. They are Four viz. 1. Ayurveda (From Rig and Adharva Vedam), 2. Dhanurveda (From Yajur Vedam), 3. Ghaandharva/Music Veda (From Sama Vedam) and 4. Sthapathya/Mechanical Veda (From Adharvana Vedam).
241) What are the divisions of Yajur Vedam?

 

Ans. Two divisions, they are 1. Thaithareeyam (Krishna Yajurvedam), 2. Vaajasaneeyi (Sukla Yajurvedam).
242)  What are the different types of Poojas/Worship conducted on Diwali day?

 

Ans. 5 types of Poojas conducted in a different name for the same auspicious day. They are 1. Dhan Theras, 2. Narak Chathurdasi, 3. Lakshmi Pooja, 4. Bhali Prathipadham, 5. Bhai-Bheej (also known as Yama Dwitheeya).
243)  What are the important 2 divisions in Sakthi/Durga Pooja?

 

Ans. 1. Dhakshina Aachaaram, 2. Vaama Aachaaram.
244) What the important Drushits (Aspects) of Parasakthi/Sadha Sivan?

 

Ans. They are 5 namely 1. Icha Sakthi, 2. Gnaana Sakthi, 3. Kriya Sakthi, Chith Sakthi, 5. Aanandha Sakthi.
245) Sakthi/Sri Vidhya Poojas are conducted in how many ways?

 

Ans. Three, they are:
1. Para Pooja (Reducing duality to zero i.e. limited “I” to be replaced with Unlimited divine “I”),

 

2.Apara Pooja (Doing Pooja in Yanthra) is to convert and direct all material comforts and experience into Brahman),

 

3.Para-Apara Pooja (A middle approach to Para and Apara Pooja, here Vigraha Aaradhana is considered but accumulate all Dwaitha Bhavanas/Duality Nature and offer to Fire God and finish with it).
246)  What is Vivaah (Marriage)?

 

Ans. Union of Siva and Sakthi to be called as Vivaah.
247) What is Sakthi?

 

Ans. Prathyaksha (A visible or feel of action)
248) What is Sivam?
 
Ans. Aprathyaksha (An Invisible force)
249) What is the meaning of Sareeram?

 

Ans.  A combination of Siva and Sakthi in a form is called Sareeram.
250) What is not equal to Punya (Holy Merits) and Paapa (Demerits)?

 

Ans. No Punyam will equal the “Compassion” and No Paapam will be more than “Himsa” (Killing nature in all respects).
251) How a King or Government Heads receive Paapam (Sin) from their citizens?

 

Ans. If the citizens of a country do any kind of Paapam (Sin) due to the injustice in the ruling, One of six portion of Paapam will be accounted into Kings/Heads account.
252) What are the Veda-Angas (portions of Vedas)?

 

Ans. They are 6. 1. Siksha (Teaching, Alphabets and Pronouncing methods).
2. Chhandhas (Meanings, Explanations and Writing methods).
3. Vyakaran (Grammer), 4. Niruktham (Commentary on tough words and phrases, explanations in detail, examples etc), 5. Jyothisham (Astronomy and Astrology), 6. Kalpam (Ways to earn Punyam through good Karma).
253) What is called Veda-Thrayi?

 

Ans. The sacred thread (Poonal/Upavetham) is called Veda-Thrayi because it consists of all the 3 frontline Vedas Rig, Yaju and Sama.
254) How many Upanishads exists?

 

Ans. Ancient scriptures say 1008+, but now only 108 itself partly traceable. Dasopanishads (10) are easily available for learning.
255) What is Yama (First from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. They are 10 rules to be followed to enter Sanyaasa Asram. Ahimsa (Not to hurt any beings), Sathyam (Truthful), Apaharan (No to steal others wealth), Brahma-Charryam (Maintain Celibacy), Dhaya (Compassionate), Mano-Nirmalathwam (straightforwardness), Kshama, Dhairya, Mithaahaara (Consume less food), Suchithwam (Neatness).
256) What is Niyama (Second from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. They are 10 rules to be followed to become Sanyaasi, 1. Thapass (Penance), 2. Santhosham (Happiness), 3. Aasthikhyam (Faith in Vedas-Deva-Dwija-Guru), 4. Dhaanam (Charity and sharing), 5. Deva Pooja, 6. Sidhantha-Mahavakhya-Sravanam (Listening to Puran and great advises), 7. Lajja (Shame or shy away from wrongdoings), 8. Mathi (Intention to do charity works), 9. Manthra Japa, 10. Homam (Havan).
257) What is Aasanam (Third from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. They are 5 important Aasanaas also known as Aasana Panchaka, 1. Pathmasan, 2. Swasthikasan, 3. Bhadrasan, 4. Vajraasan, 5. Veerasan.
258) What should remember while doing Praanaayam?

 

Ans. Inhale breath through left nostril i.e. Ida Naadi (Moon) and Hold the breath in Sushmna Naadi (Agni/Fire) then release it through right nostril i.e. Pingala Naadi (Sun). Here the calculation of Mathras differ. The formula is 16:64:32.
259) What is called Adhama Praanaayam?

 

Ans. While doing Pranayam for some time if your body gets sweat then it is called Adhamam (Not good).
260)  What is called Madhyama Praanaayam?

 

Ans. While doing Pranayam for some time if your body gets vibration/jerking then it is called Madhyam (Somewhat good).
261)  What is called Uthama Praanaayam?

 

Ans. While doing Pranayam for some time if your body tries to raise by leaving or untouched the earth then it is called Uthama (Very good).
262)  What is Prathyaahaaram (Fourth from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. Until one achieve the goal (Aimed Sidhi), the Practioner strictly control the Indriya Vishayaas (Enjoying Sensitive and Lustful Pleasure) by force.
263) What is Dhaarana (Fifth from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. Positioning Praana Vaayu in specific parts (Kumbakam) within the body is called Dhaarana. They are 1. Toe, 2. Leg Anklet, 3. Thighs, 4. Mooladhara Chakram, 5. Genital part, 6. Navel, 7. Hearth, 8. Neck, 9. Adho-Jihwika (Uvula), 10. Throat, 11. Nose, 12. Middle of Eyebrows, 13. Head, 14. Forehead, 15. Dwadasantham (Centre of Head).
264)  What is Dhyaanam (Sixth from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. Unite all Antha Karanas (Manas-Bhudhi-Chith-Ahamkaram) into one Chaithanyam and then place your Ishta Devatha’s form in it is called Dhyaanam.
265)  What is Samadhi (Seventh from Yoga-ashtangas)?

 

Ans. Uniting Jeevathma (Individual Soul) with Paramatha (Gross Supreme Soul) and maintain the Ekathma Bhavam (Oneness) is called Samadhi.
266) Where is the placement of Svayambhu Lingam (Self Born Chaithanyam / Consciousness) in the human body?

 

Ans. Centre of Sushumna Naadi (Middle Subtle Nerve), capable of making Icha-Gnaana-Kriya Sakthi with the power billions of Sun.
267) Where is Maya Bheejam is residing in the human body?

 

Ans. It is residing Just above Svayambhu Lingam in the form of Bindu (Dot) and Naadham (Roaring) producing deep hidden subtle sound from a mix of Hakara-Rakara-Eekara swaram known as Hreem!
268) Where is Kudalini Sakthi is residing in the human body?

 

Ans. Just above Maya Bheejam flaring like fire head.
269) What are the Characteristics of Pancha Kosa (5 Subtle Sheaths)?

 

Ans. The precious life energy is kept inside this bag (Sheaths) called Pancha Kosa. They are 5 shields viz. 1. Annamaya Kosa (Made out of food), 2. Panamaya Kosa (Enveloped by main Praana Air/Oxygen), 3. Manomaya Kosoa (Enveloped by Kama-Vikara- Vaasanas), 4. Vignaanamaya Kosa (Enveloped by Practical Knowledge), 5. Anandhamaya Kosa (Enveloped by Pure Happiness).
270) What is called Jeevathwa Rahasyam/Description?

 

Ans. They are Seven elements put together helps the Jeeva/Life Energy to sustain and live. Ancient Seers compare this with a person riding a chariot in this manner. Sareeram = Chariot/Radham, Aathma = Traveller/Naathan, Bhudhi = Driver/Saaradhi, Manas = Controlling String, Indriyaas = Horses, Vishayas/Vaasanaas = Path of horses.
271) What are the Three inborn desires of humans?

 

Ans. 1. Passion for Gold and Wealth accumulation, 2. Passion for getting children, 3. Passion for seeking sensual pleasure from the opposite sex.
272) What are the Four Pillars for erecting a Devi Pooja Peedam?

 

Ans. One should make the Peedam with Pillars of symbolic representation viz. 1. Dharmam (Virtuous), 2. Ghaanam (Wisdom), 3. Vairagya (Determination), 4. Aiswaryam (Fortune).
273) What is called Virat Roopam (Causal Body)?

 

Ans. The cause and effects of the entire physical bodies of this universe are called Virat Roopam.
274) What is the source for Antha Karanas (Inner Organs) and Vedas?

 

Ans. It is self-generated/churned from Pancha Bhootha’s (Five Primary Elements) Sathwik Qualities (Sathawaams).
275) What is called Manas (Mind)?
Ans. Whenever the desire/vasanaas/consciousness appears and disappears on an object, that power is called Manas.

276) What is called Bhudhi (Brain Memory)?
Ans. When you are getting convinced without any doubt about a matter is called Bhudhi.

277) What is Chith/Chitham (Gained Intellect)?
Ans. A convinced matter being repeatedly fixed on to that is called Chith.

278) What is Ahamkaram (Ego/Self-Consciousness)?
Ans. Always thinking about Self is called Ahamkaram. This stays even while dying that one feels he/she is dying. It travels along with Jeeva/Life.

279) What is the Animal representation of Thri-Doshas?
Ans. Ahamkaram (Goat), Kalmasham/Sin (Elephant), Maaya (Peacock). Lord Mugan conquered these Thri-Doshas and made use of them as his Vaahana (Vehicle).

280) What is the fault of Ahamkaram?
Ans. It does not go away from individuals even after the death of the mortal body. According to Shastras, it remains even in the Atom. In fact, the Ego itself is the identity of the Individual, therefore, why should it go?

281) What is Kalmasha Dosham?
Ans. A sin that gets generated automatically while doing work/action due to scoffing (Dhikhar).

282) What is Maya (Illusion/Unreality) Dosham (Sin)?
Ans. Whenever Jeemathma (Soul) forget and stay away from Paramathma due to Ignorance, the Maya Dosham will take birth automatically in that Soul/Self.

283) What is the definition and combination of PRANAVAM (Primordial Sound)?
Ans. PRA = stands for “special and precious”, NAVAM = stands for “always new and virgin”.

284) What is the definition and combination of MAYA (Illusion)?
Ans. MA = stands for “Final or End”, YA = stands for “Beginning or starting or birth”

285) What are the Shad-Sakthi’s (6 Primary Forces or Energies)?
Ans. 1. Aadhi Sakthi, 2. Para Sakthi, 3. Icha Sakthi, 4. Ghnaana Sakthi, 5. Kriya Sakthi and 6. Omkara Sakthi.

286) What are the important Yogas?
Ans. They are 4. Ghnaana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakthi Yoga, Raja Yoga.

287) Breach consumption pattern?
Ans. During day time people consume more breach and at night less.

288) How does human commit sins (Paapa)?
Ans. Through Manasa (By Mind), Vacha (By Words), Karmana (By Action)

289) What are the states of Mind and Brain?
Ans. Five states viz: 1. Moodathwam (Foolishness), 2. Kshiptham (Multiple/ verities), 3. Nikshiptham (Firmness), 4. Ekagram (Pointed), 5. Nirudham (Obstacles).

290) How many Solar Years are mentioned in the Puranas?
Ans. Five. 1. Samvathsaram, 2. Parivathsaram, 3. Idaavathsaram, 4. Anuvathsaram, 5. Idwathsaram.

291) Who are the Thri Sathkarmis (Three Actioners) in Saivagamam Tamil Version?
Ans. 1. Pathi (Easwar), 2. Pasu (Aathma), 3. Paasam (Bhandham)

292) Who are Paathala Lok (Hell) Rulers?
Ans. 1. Athalam = Balan, 2. Vithalam = Parvathi and Parameswaran, 3. Suthalam = Mahabali, 4. Thalathalam = Mayan, 5. Mahathalam = Kadru’s children Kaadhrakeyars, 6. Rasathalam = Nivaatha Kavachakaala Keyars, 7. Paathalam = Naaglogathipathis.

293) What is the measurement of One Yojana?
Ans. One Yojana equal to 29.8688 Kilometre.

294) What are the Pancha Nyaayams?
Ans. Five justice/rules to resolve a problem known as 1. Prathigna (Promise/Oath), 2. Hethu (Reasoning), 3. Udhaharan (Examples), 4. Upanayam (Application/Negotiations), 5. Nigamanam (Conclusion).

295) What are the important Pralayams (Dissolution of the World/Natural calamities)?
Ans. They are mainly Four. 1. Pralayam (Pancha Bhoothams), 2. Prakrutha Pralayam (Brahma does this), 3. Naimithika Pralayam (Sri Krishna does this), 4. Maha Pralayam (Moola Prakruthi Parasakthi does this).

296) What are the 12 Dharmas (Virtues/Justice)?
Ans. 1. Bhootha Sayya (Sleep in time), 2. Bhramacharithwam (Maintain Celibacy), 3. Maunam (Silence), 4. Thrikala Snaanam (Taking 3 times bath), 5. Soodra Karma Vivarjanam (Don’t do bad and unacceptable things), 6. Nithya Pooja (Doing Daily Pooja), 7. Nithya Dhaanam (Daily Charity), 8. Aananda Sthuthi/Keerthanam (Praising God), 9. Naimithikaarchanam (Periodical Ceremony/Rites), 10. Guruviswasam (Having Faith in Guru), 11. Daiva Viswasam (Having Faith in God), 12. Japanishta (Discipline in Chanting).

297) Who are the Four Aathmas?
Ans. Aathma, Antharathma, Gnaanathma, Paramathma.

298) What the 7 tongues of Agni Deva?
Ans. 1. Hiranya, 2. Gagana, 3. Raktha, 4. Krishna, 5. Suprabha, 6. Bahuroopa, 7. Athirakshika.

299) Who are the 8 Agni Moorthis?
Ans. 1. Jathavedhas, 2. Sapthajihwan, 3. Havya Vahanan, 4. Aswodharajan, 5. Vaiswanaran, 6. Kaumarathejas, 7. Viswamukhan, 8. Dhevamukhan.

300) What are the top 5 Maha Bhaghyas (Luckiest things)?
Ans. 1. Dheergayuss (Long Life), 2. Sadh Santhaan (Getting Good Children), 3. Sadh Sampath (Wealthy), 4. Sadh Keerthi (Good name and fame), 5. Vidwathwam (Well-educated and wisdom oriented).

301. What is the best and important Upasana Reethi (Worshiping methods) of Hindu Samskaram (Sanathana Dharma)?
Ans. They are 2 methods, 1. Nirguna Upasana (Gnaana Margam) = Uthamam (Great), 2. Saguna Upasana (Kshethra Aaradhana) = Madhyamam (Secondary).

302. Who protects the body and mind of a Kanya Sthri (Up to the age of 16)?
Ans. Age 01 to 05 = Chandran/Soma Devan, Age 06 to 10 = Ghandharva and Sri Devi, Age 11 to 16 = Agni Devan, 17+ Human husband.

303. Why and How sorrows as taunting us?
Ans. Due to 3 ways of Karmas. They are 1. Dhaiva Akruthyam / Prakruti Akruthyam (Results of wrong deeds that upset Gods and Nature), 2. Manushya Akruthyam (Results of other people’s curse), 3. Swaya Kruthyam (Result of cursing self-wrong actions).

304. What the advises given by Lord Siva to Sri Devi Upasakas (Devotees of Devi)?
Ans. Whatever amount of wealth and prosperity She bestows on you should be divided as Five parts and share. 3 portions for self-wellbeing, 1 portion for Deva-Pithru-Adhithi Pooja and 1 portion for own Guru.

305. What is the Goal of humankind?
Ans. Gnaana Aarjitham (Know Self). One must try his best to know “Self” as if this is the last chance of birth to realize Self!

306. When Human will be Full (Completeness!)?
Ans. When a person understands and realizes the three truths viz. 1) Own Body, 2. Own Mind, 3. Own Self.

307. What are the Mudras (Symbolic Guidance) of Upanishads?
Ans. Upanishads promote Four Important Freedoms (Swathanthryam) that is 1. Swathanthram (General Freedom to be free and simple), 2. Kayika Swathanthram (Freedom to the sport), 3. Manasika Swathanthram (Freedom to think and imagine), 4. Adhyathmika Swathanthram (Freedom for Spiritual practices).

308. What is the source guidance (Pramana Grantham) for Sanathana Dharma (Doctrine & Philosophy of Bhaaratham)?
Ans. Vedas. Now divided into 4+1 sections. However, the truth remains one and permanent.

309. What is Aasya of Vedas / Ultimate Advises (Intentional Virtues)?
Ans. Two approaches viz, 1. Karma Kaandam (Poorva Bhaag) promoting a legitimate way of achieving and practising Dharmam, Artham and Kaamam, 2. Gnaana Kaandam (Uthara Bhaag) promoting Moksha (Liberation).

310. What the Two sections of Yajur Veda?
Ans. 1. Thaithareeya Sakha (Branch) explained through Thaithareeya Birds., 2. Vajasaneeyi Sakha (Branch) explained through Horse. {Once upon a time Great Human being use to know the languages of all creatures of this universe, even today many Mahatmas understand and converse with Animals, Plants and celestial bodies etc…, therefore no need to doubt or decline the facts of bird’s and horse’s teachings to human kind}.

311. What is Kshethram (Temple / Residence of God)?
Ans. It is a disciplined systematic divine device (Yanthram). The purpose of this serene place is, from where the Supreme God’s presence is felt, interacted and realized by the devotees personally. Kindly note that “it is an arrangement” created by experienced scholars/saints etc. The human body can also play the same role but, quite often the body get impure due to its activities, therefore it is not wise during the initial stage of Sadhana/Practicing period. However, in the higher spiritual plane, eventually, the body must be converted into a Kshethra.

312. How many types/models of Temples that practised?
Ans. Mainly 2 types of Temples. 1. Based on Aagama Sasthra method, whereby Praana Prathishta (consecration) of a deity on an object is initiated and Shadkaala or Thrikala Pooja (6 or 3 important cusp time worship) is being conducted without fail (Like nurturing a baby towards growth stage). 2. Based on Devotees Faith – God’s presence is assumed or felt on an object (Example, Pictures or Idols or Peedam or Plant etc) where no Praana Prathishta is done.

313. What was the necessity to build temples and its core objectives?
Ans. Kshethram (Temple) is the representative of the Human Body. Not only that the Chaithanyam of God residing inside our body get enhanced with the action of Prayer and in that process human beings are elevated to Godhood. To exercise this act Saints created the Temple Concepts across Bharatham.

314. What makes a Temple become great and prosperous?
Ans. Five important continuous process makes one Temple prosperous. They are 1. Aacharya Tapas (Priest’s dedication, determination and penance), 2. Veda Japam (Devotees chanting Vedas and Manthras inside the shrine), 3. Jeernodharanam (Quick rectification of repairs), 4. Uthsavam (Periodical Celebrations), 5. Annadhanam (Offering free food to needy and devotees).

315. What are the Navavidha Bhakthi Sadhana (9 types of worships)?
Ans. 1. Sravanam (Listening), 2. Keertham (Praising ever pervading God), 3. Smaranam (Meditate and Imagine), 4. Paadha Sevanam (Service to the Lotus feet of God), 5. Archanam (Honouring God by offering flowers by chanting his/her holy names), 6. Vandhanam (Saluting / Prostrating / bow down to God), 7. Dhasyam (Surrendering), 8. Sakhyam (Innocent love and affection towards God), 9. Aathma Nivedhanam (Offer Self to God / Conscious full of God).

316. How to control the whimsical mind (Mano Niyanthranam)?
Ans. 2 steps to follow viz. 1. True Sadhana (Continuous Practice), 2. Vairaghyam (Determination)

317. Who is Jeeva Mukthan (Liberator)?
Ans. Through a dedicated process of Saadhana (Practice), one achieves the goal of salvation within this life itself is the real liberator. (Liberation is a state of mind and conviction… it should be assumed not given by the third person, only through practice one can experience this truth).

318. What is Avatharam (Incarnation / descend)?
Ans. Avatharam is for everyone irrespective of religion, caste and creed. However, mainly used for Gods or Mahathmas. This is not gained from current birth. This arrived due to the command of Supreme God (In other words Soul’s intentional descending with a purpose). In Avatar, the Soul remains the same, but the body and shape will change according to purpose.

319. What are the types of Avatars?
Ans. They are mainly 3 types. This a quality of power either from divine or demon. 1. Poornavatar (Full effect), 2.Amsaavatar (Part effect), 3. Aavesaavatar (Occasional Appearance as and when needed like possessed). Usually, all Puranas refer Avatar for Gods and re-birth for demons or humans, why because God’s does not have birth and death cycle (No beginning nor end) whereas any other being below the status of Godhood will have begging and end. Therefore, Poornavatar = The Incarnate possess Infinite / unimaginable Chaithanyam and Sakthi, Amsavathar = Limited Powers just to achieve the goal, Aavesavatar = The power resides only for a limited time period for a specific purpose.

320. What is known as Parama Yogam?
Ans. Mind’s Vasanaa-free state is the Parama Yogam. Achieving this is not an easy task.

321. What is called Adhbhudham / Aascharyam (Supernatural/Marvellous)?
Ans. An experience that is not within the reach of his/her imagination is called Adhbudh.

322. What is called Dhaanam (Charity) part of Dharma (Virtues)?
Ans. It is an action of Remedy done to set off the accumulated past deeds as well as to achieve some specific objectives. When one does this with own intention it is called Dhaanam whereas if it is done through Spiritual practice then it became Dharmam. Dharmam will control selfish attitude whereas Dhaanam will not.

323. What is the Supreme Knowledge or Education?
Ans. Learning and chanting Vedas. In this Universe, only, Vedas does not have any amendments or supplementary editions. Many scholars tried and failed to modify. The conclusion was since it is absolute “100% perfect knowledge” there is no need for modifications.

324. What is Panchankshara Manthram of Lord Siva and its indications?
Ans. The Mantra is “Nama: Sivaaya”. The indication is that every beings life should have a purpose of living as well as achieve salvation in this life itself. To achieve that the Paramathma created this precious syllable Mantra. Humans have 5 most important threats/fear to their life, to ward off that this Mantra was created due to God’s compassion. Those who chant can benefit its fruits.
Na = Naraka Bhayam (Fear of Hell), Ma = Marana Bhayam (Fear of Death), Si = Saisava Bhayam (Fear of Infant/childhood), Va = Vaardhakya Bhayam (Fear of Old Age sickness), Ya = Yama Bhayam (Fear of death chaser).

325. What are the names of Panchagni (Lord Agni/Fire)?
Ans. Agni Bhagavan produces 5 types of flames depend upon the function/ritual and change his name accordingly. They are 1. Dhakshina Agni, 2. Gaarhapathya Agni, 3. Aahavaneeya Agni, 4. Sabhya Agni, 5. Avasathya Agni.

326. Who are the Pancha Devathas who influences Human life?
Ans. 1. Devas (Celestial Gods), 2. Asuras (Associates of Lord Siva), 3. Gandharvas (Music Lords), 4. Sarpas (Snakes), 5. Pithrus (Ancestors).

327. What are the Dasa-Naami-Sapradhyaas (Authorities of Bharatha Rishi Parampara)?
Ans. They are 10 clans known as 1. Theertha, 2. Aasrama, 3. Vana, 4. Aaranya, 5. Giri, 6. Parvatha, 7. Sagara, 8. Bharathi, 9. Saraswathi, 10. Chaivapuri.

328. What are the most important Dharmas of 4 Yugas?
Ans.1. Krutha Yuga = Thapas (Penance), 2. Thretha Yuga = Yagam & Aathma Gnaanam, 3. Dwapara Yuga = Archana (Worship), 4. Kali Yuga = Dhaana and Dharma Anushtanam / Keertha (Naama Japam / Naama Sangeerthanam)

329. What are Chaathur Varnaas and their creation from Virat Purusha?
Ans. Varnaas means Kala or Aura earned & nurtured from severe sincerity in doing Nishkaamya Karma (Self-less work). They are 16 Kalaas, yet, 4 are very important as well as easy to practice from childhood. They are 1. Bhramana (Representing God’s face), 2. Khathriyas/Rulers (Representing God’s hands and shoulders), 3. Vaisyaas/Commerce (Representing God’s Thighs), 4. Soodras (Representing God’s Lotus Feet). In other words, Brahmana = Ghyaan, Kshathriya = Skills & Arts, Vaisya = Karma, Soodra = Bhakti.

330. How the 16 Kalaas (Aura Effects) are fitted in the Human body?
Ans. 12 Parts of the body, 1 Right side, 1 Left side, 1 Bottom side, 1 Topside.

331. How Vedas are derived from the minds of Great Rishis?
Ans. 1. Rig Veda from Agni, 2. Yajur Veda from Vaayu, 3. Saama Veda from Sooryan, Adharvana Veda from Rudran as well as a combination from 3 Vedas created by Adharvana Rishi.

332. Which quarter one should face while having food (eating) and its benefits?
Ans. Facing East = Ayuss / Promote Life expectancy also purifies Praana Vaayu, Facing South = Yasassu / Promote name and fame, Facing West = Aiswaryam = Promote prosperity, 4. Facing North = Sathyam / Promote truthfulness.

333. What are the types of Tharpanam/Arghyam is offered by Sanathanees?
Ans. Mainly 5 types, viz 1. Bharma Arpana Theertham, Brahmaana Theertham, 3. Kaaya/Rishi Theertham, 4. Pithru Theertham, 5. Deva Theertham. Each Argyam to be offered in a specific manner.

334. How the function of Aachaman pass through all the 4 stages of Varnaas?
Ans. Aachaman is a function that is taking a sip of Udharani Water (teaspoon of water) on the right palm and sip it without touching the teeth. Thereafter the Water passes through till stomach. However, it has importance only till it passes through the heart portion. 1. From Palm to Mouth = Vaisyan, 2. Touching the tongue = Soodran, 3. Up till crossing Throat = Khasthriya, 4. Up till crossing Heart = Brahman/Vipran.

335. How Sthri Karma (Job a woman) is described by the Vedas?
Ans. Mainly 3 functions make her full. 1. Her Marriage is equal to getting Upanayanam, 2. Barthru Susrusha (Taking care of husband) = Gurukula Vasam, 3. Pratha-Sayam Agni Paricharanam (Lighting a lap in front of God) = Gruha Krithyam.

336. Japa (Chanting) has how many methods?
Ans. 3 Methods. 1. Vaachikam (Chanting loudly), 2. Upamsu (While meditating whispering the holy name, only heard by self), 3. Maanasam (Chanting within in the mind).

337. What is the main goal of Laukika (Materialistic), Vaidhikas (Ritualistic) and Aadhyaathmicas (Spiritualists)?
Ans. Each to achieve a specific benefit viz. 1. Laukikas = Artha Sasthra Gyaan, 2. Vaidhikas = Vedhartha Gyaan and Aadhyaathmicas = Bhrama Gyaan.

338. What are the reasons for a good mannerism or character for a person?
Ans. Because of a person who possess these five important Gunas. 1. Sufficient Wealth, 2. A good relationship with family members, 3. Being Aged, 4. Continuously doing good work, 5. Having knowledge of Vedas and Sasthras.

339. How Dwijas (Brahmanan) getting multiple births (Janma) while living in one body?
Ans. 3 Janmas are recognized by the Saasthras. 1. First Janma – Natural Birth from Mother, 2. Second Janma – Upanayana Kalam (When Bhrama Ghyaan ignited in him – Mother Gayathri Devi and Father Aacharyan), 3. Third Janama – Yagna Dheeksha (Taken Oath or Resolution to conduct a Yagna).

340. Mother, Father and Guru who are they representing in this earth and their significance?
Ans. 4 sets viz. 1. Thrilokas (3 worlds) = Earth, Sky & Paradise, 2. Asrama Thrayam (3 Asramas) = Brahma Charyam, Gruhasthan, Vanaprasthan, 3. Veda Thrayam (3 Vedas) = Rig, Yajur, Sama, 4. Agni Thrayam (3 Fires/flames) = Matha-Dhakshina Agni, Pithaa-Gaarhapathya Agni, Guru-Aahavaneeya Agni.

341. What should be avoided for marriage?
Ans. All Thrivarnis (Bhramana-Kshathriya-Vaisya) should not get married to 7 clans of the Maternal and Paternal side. If at all you marry, then you should not do Garbha Dhanam (produce children). This is a ruling by Saasthras.

342. To whom (Male/Groom) one should not get married?
Ans. There are 10 conditions set by Sasthras. 1. A child who did not receive Jathakarma ceremony, 2. The family does not have male children, 3. Those who did not learn Vedas, 4. A man with long hair across the body, 5. A person who was afflicted with Haemorrhoids (Smallpox type), 6. A person who was afflicted with Kshayam (TB), 7. A person who was attacked by fire, 8. A person who has a fix, 9. A person who has white leprosy (Vella Pandu Rogam), 10. A person who has or anyone from their family with leprosy.

343. Who can marry what type of marriages?
Ans. For Brahmins: 6 types allowed. Bhramam, Dhaivam, Aarsham, Prajapathyam, Aasuram and Ghandharvam.
For Khathriyas: 4 types allowed. Aasuram, Ghandharvam, Rakshasam, Paisacham.
For Vaisyas and Soordras: 3 types allowed. Aasuram, Ghadharvam, Paisacham.
Please note Paisacha Vivaham is Adharmam as well as an act of Sin, therefore, carefully one must avoid this even though the customs allowing.

344. What is the best suitable marriage process for Chathurvarnis?
Ans. Braahmin = Bhraamam, Dhaivam, Aarsham, Prajapathyam, Kshathriyas / Vaisya / Soordra = Raakshasam.

345. How does one get Pancha Maha Paapam (5 great sins)?
Ans. When a person gets into action with (Taking the help of) Fire, Grinder, Duster, Domestic hand mill, Waterpot to comfort his/her life.

346. What are the Pariharam (compensation) for Himsa (Killing)?
Ans. Do Pancha Maha Yagnam (Brahma-Pitrhu-Dhaiva-Bhootha-Adhithi) yagnam.

347. Who is the Goddess for Amavasya Thidhi (Full solar/black day)?
Ans. Kuhu Devi

348. Who is the Goddess for Poornima Thidhi (Full lunar/white day)?
Ans. Amritha / Anumathi Devi

349. Who are Viswe-Devas?
Ans. They are 10 divine personalities. 1. Vasu, 2. Sathyam, 3. Kruthu, 4. Dhakshan, 5. Kaalan, 6. Kaaman, 7. Dhruthi, 8. Kuru, 9. Purooravaav, 10. Maadravaav.

350. What is the important Gruhastha Dharmam?
Ans. Rinamochanam (Getting rid of debts – mainly 5 debts viz. Brahma, Pithrus, Dhaiva, Bhootha and Adhithi).

351. What is Bharatheeya Samskaram?
Ans. Thyaagam (Sacrificing comforts and tolerance)

352. What is the actual Dhanam (Wealth)?
Ans. An object meant for Charity purpose is actual Dhanam.

353. What are the ingredients mixed for “Madhuparkam” offered to God during Pooja?
Ans. A mix of 5 items viz. Curd, Ghee, Water, Honey, Sugar Candy.

354. How many Brahmins to be offered Srardha Bhojanam?
Ans. For Deva Srardham = 2 Brahmins and for Pithru Srardham = 3 Brahmins

355. Who are the Pithrus to be invited/invoked to conduct Srardham?
Ans. Paternal – Pitha, Pithamahan, Prapithamahan
Maternal – Matha, Mathamahi, Maathu-Prapithamahi

356. What is known as Havyam and Kavyam?
Ans. The offerings given to Devas (Divine Personalities) called Havyam and for Pithrus called Kavyam.

357. What is the name of Chathurvarnya Pithrus?
Ans. Pithrus of Brahmins known as = Somas (Children of Bhrughu Maharshi), Kshathriyas = Havirbhuk (Children of Anghiras Maharshi), Vaisyas = Aajyapas (Children of Pulasthya Maharshi), Soodras = Sukaalis (Children of Brahma Rishi Vasishtan).

358. What is Srardham / Pithru Thidhi (Remembering and reciprocating day of ancestors)?
Ans. Giving offerings to Pithrus through Vedic Brahmins being representative of God on this Earth. What is important is Sradha (Faith, Dedication and Concentration on the ritual) the offering must be given with great reverence and devotion.

359. Who are Pathivrutha and Her duties?
Ans. While performing Dharma-Artha-Kaama activities, her mind-speech and action must be concentrated and served only to Her husband.

360. Who is Dharma Pathni (Virtuous wife)?
Ans. She must be a Savarni (Rich in virtuous qualities) and She should be his first wife.

361. What is Sugam (Comfort or Happiness)?
Ans. Whatever is within one’s own control is actual happiness.

362. What is Dhukham (Sorrows)?
Ans. For everything, you must depend on someone.

363. What should be a Brahmin’s Character?
Ans. He must love everyone equally and be compassionate with everyone. He should not have enmity with anyone.

364. How many types of Malam (Discharge) takes plan in the human body?
Ans. 12 types. Fat, Semen, Blood, Marrow, Urine, Stool, Discharge from Nose, Discharge from Ears, Phlegm, Water from Eyes, Discharge from Eyes, Sweat.

365. What are the Srautha Karmas (Prescribed by Vedas)?
Ans. 5 Important Karmas viz. Ruksheshti, Aagrayanam, Chaathurmasyam, Thurayanam, Dhaakshaayanam.

366. What is Panchaagni Madhyam (Middle of Five Fire)?
Ans. All four quarters surrounded by fire and above head Sunlight.

367. How to overcome Vishayasakthis (Attachment to sensual pleasures)?
Ans. 4 ways are recommended by the learned and achieved saints. They are 1. Pranayaamam = (All types of desires), 2. Dhaarana = (All types of Sin), 3. Prathyaahaaram = (Lust and Desires), 4. Dhyaanam = (All types of sensual desires).

368. What is Dhaarana?
Ans. Fixing the Soul and Mind in Brahman.

369. What is called Prathyaahaaram?
Ans. Knowingly distract the mind from sensual pleasures

370. What is Dhyaanam (Meditation)?
Ans. Continuously and collectively engage the Antha Karanas (Mind, Budhi, Chitham, & Ahamkaram) towards Brahman.

371. What is Pranayamam?
Ans. Regulating one’s own breath from an inhale-hold-exhale manner.

372. What is the best and easy way to Realize Brahman (Reaching Brahma Padham)?
Ans. 4 pious practices viz. 1) Practice Ahimsa (Do not harm any beings), 2) Practice Vishaya-Virakthi (Stay away from desires), 3. Practice Vaidheeka Karmanusthanam (Do Karma as per the instruction of Vedas), 4. Theevra Thapascharanam (Do rigorous penance that can get rid of Vasanaas).

373. What will happen to the Punya (Merits) & Paapam (Demerits) of a Brahma Ghnaani after his Samadhi (Leaving Mortal Body)?
Ans. This also clarifies that nobody can escape from doing a Karma and bear the fruits of its consequence. Though he/she is a Brahma Ghnaani, he will have Three things left over viz. Dhanam (Wealth), Sukrutham (Fruits of Good Karma), Dushkrutham (Fruits of Bad Karma). Wealth will go to his Children, Sukrutham will go to Friends and Relatives and Dushkrutham will go to his Enemies.

374. How many types of Sanyasis (Renouncer) exists?
Ans. 4 class. 1. Kuteecharan, 2. Bhahudhakan, 3. Hamsan, 4. Parama Hamsan.

375. What are the Dasa Lakshna Dharma Swaroopam (10 righteous actives)?
Ans. 1. Druthi/Thushti (Happiness), 2. Kshama (Patience), 3. Dhamam (Controlling the mind), 4. Aastheyam (Not Stealing others anything), 5. Saucham (Neatness), 6. Indriya Nigraham (Controlling desires), 7. Dhee (Knowledge in Sasthraas), 8. Vidhya (Aathma Gnaanam/True Knowledge), 9. Sathyam (Honesty), 10. Aakrodham (Even there is a reason, not to get angry).

376. Which activities can prompt the desires in human beings?
Ans. They are 10 desire full activities that will promote sensually needs. One should either control or win over such involvement. 1. Hunting (Mrugaya), 2. Gambling (Dhyutha Krida), 3. Day sleep (Diva Sayanam), 4. Talking bad about others (Para Dhooshan), 5. Immoral living along with a young woman (Sthri Sakthi), 6. Consuming Alcohol (Madhya Paan), 7. Dance (Nruthyam), 8. Hearing Songs (Music), 9. Playing Instruments (Vadhyam), 10. Walking for nothing (Vrudha Sancharam).

377. What is called “Ashta Krodhajam” (8 Anger generating activities)?
Ans. 1. Paradosha Vishkaranam (Fighting with Victim), 2. Niraparadha Bhandhanam (Arresting Innocent), 3. Chhadh Vadham (Slaughter), 4. Paraguna-Sahishnutha (Non-Tolerance on others greatness), 5. Dhanaapaharanam (Stealing), 6. Vakparushyam (Talking Harsh), 7. Dhandha Parushyam (Severe Punishment), 8. Paraguna Dosha-Vishkaranam (Jealousy on other’s progress).

378. What will be born from Greedy (Lobham)?
Ans. 10 Sorrows of Kamajam (Sensual) and 8 Sins of Krodhajam (Anger) will be born.

379. What are the 6 Gunas (Merits) of a King?
Ans. 1. Sandhi (Bilateral meetings), 2. Vigraham (Understanding Smartly), 3. Yaanam (Vehicle), 4. Aasanam (Shelter), 5. Dwaidhi-bhavam (Duality and keep distance), 6. Samasrayam (Self-confidence).

380. What is the ultimate ceiling of Dharmam (Virtuous)?
Ans. When one does Nishkaama Dhanam (Charity) in Punya Dhesam (Holy Cities), Punya Kalam (Precious Holy Time),Sradha Karmam (Action with love), Sath Pathram (Deserving People), the fruits/results born out of such activities are the extreme top of Dharmam.

381. How many types of Spy/Emissary used by the Kings in the ancient era?
Ans. They are 5 types knowns as 1. Kaapadikan (Calculative Nature), 2. Udhasthithan (Superintendent), 3. Gruhapathi Vyajanan (Homely/Materialistically well versed), 4. Vaidhehika Vyajanan (Spiritually well versed), 5. Thapasa Vyajanan (Ascetic or Religiously well versed).

382. Who should not be a witness (Saakshi)?
Ans. 6 people are prohibited from being a witness. They are 1. King (Raja), 2. Cook (Pajakan), 3. Actor (Natak), 4. Priest (Srothrithan), 5. Bachelor (Brahmachari), 6. Monk (Sanyasi).

383. How many types/relationships of Children co-existed in human life?
Ans. They are 6 class. 1. Aourasan (Legitimate child), 2. Kshethrajan (Born from the womb), 3. Dathan (Adopted Child), 4. Krithruman (Artificial test tube child), 5. Ghudothpannan (Created from object), 6. Apaviddhan (Child rejected from biological parents and adopted by a stranger/Orphan Child).

384. How many types of non-relationship Children co-existed in human life?
Ans. They are 6 types. 1. Kaaneenan, 2. Sahodan, 3. Kreethan, 4. Paunarbhavan, 5. Swayam Dhathan, 6. Saudran.

385. What is very important for Prayaschitham (Atonement)?
Ans. Sathpathra Dhanam (Offerings given to the eligible/deserving persons).

386. What is Prayaschitham (Atonement / Compensation)?
Ans. To get rid of Sins out of bad actions (Results of Sinful activities), one must do Prayaschitham. They are classified as 1. Do Thapas (Practice Asceticism), 2. Taking a resolution that I will not do this again.

387. How many Adharma Maargam identified by the Sasthras?
Ans. They are committed in 10 ways. 3 via Sareeram (Body), 4 via Vachikam (Words), 3. Via Mind (Maanasikam).

388. What is Thapas (Penance/Asceticism)?
Ans. 5 Innocent Acts are known as Thapas. They are 1. Brahmacharyam (Celibacy), 2. Swaadhwayam (Chaste/Virtues Pathi/Pathni Vrutham), 3. Homam (Ritual Sacrifice / Havan), 4. Yadhakaala Mrushtanna Bhojanam (Sathwik Food on time), 5. Ragha Dwesha Lobha Bhavam (Quit pleasure-seeking activities).

389. How to identify a Punya Bhoomi (Holy land)?
Ans. Wherever a deer called Krishna Saram (Black colour deer) freely roaming around that place is Punya Bhoomi.

390. What will ruin the human body for a long life?
Ans. Having Three Inborn Desires can push life into disastrous. They are 1. The desire for owning land, 2. The desire for the opposite sex, 3. The desire for owning precious metals such as Gold. (In Tamil it is known as Munnu-Ponnu-Pennu). Note: Everything within limits is safe and any excessive desires can harm very badly.

391. What type of Sabdha Bhodha Avastha (Auspicious sound waves from consciousness plane) experienced while on meditation?
Ans. 4 types. 1. Vaikhari (Sudha Spashta Japam – Clear chanting voice), 2. Madhyama (Ardha Sruthi Cha Ardha Bhodhaanweshanam – Half matured voice heard, and the mind starts chasing for the rest), 3. Pasyanthi (Andhara Bhodhaanweshanam – Deep dive into the ocean of consciousness plane), 4. Para (Sudha Sathwa Bhodha Avastha Cha Soonya Avastha – Pure consciousness and absolute silence)

392. How many Cabinet Ministers are helping Yama Dharma Rajan (Lord of Death/End)?
Ans. 12 Ministers have known as Sravanaas. These Sravanaas update and file the report of each life that consumed good and bad during their training period in Earthly life. Thereafter, Lord Yama give judgement to the life energy (Jeevan) as to where it should live till the next chance arise. It has lots of scientific formulas to understand the energy dispersion concept.

393. What are the most important Dhaana Vasthus (Offering Objects) to be given during the final rites ritual?
Ans. 10 Items viz. 1. Chhathram (Umbrella), 2. Padhuka (Foot ware), 3. Dhandam (Walking Stick), 4. Vasthram (Cloths), 5. Anguliyam (Ring), 6. Udhaka Kumbam (Water pot), 7. Aasanam (Seating Mattress), 8. Annam (Food), 9. Pooja Dhravyam / Upaveetham (Pooja Items or Poonal), 10. Thamra Pathram (Copper vessel – filled with rice is auspicious). Note. We may have to replace with contemporary items because at the end of the day the receiver must utilize the received items then only it will be beneficial for the Jeeva (departed soul).

394. How many types of Narakas exists (Hell)?
Ans. 84 lakhs (8.4 million types of Hell exist, as we know there are 8.4 million types of species available in this earth, so based on each one’s lifestyle on Hell is allocated for them).

395. How many are the most notorious or unbearable Narakas?
Ans. 28 Hells

396. What are the names of Children based on their age?
Ans. 5 stages carrying different names: 1. Up to 6 months = Sisu, 2. 6 months to 3 years old = Balakan, 3. 3 to 6 years old = Kumaran, 4. 6 to 9 years old = Paundakan, 5. 9 to 16 years old = Kaisorakan.

397. What decomposing method to be used for the child’s dead body below the age of 5 years?
Ans. A funeral should be “Buried” not to cremate.

398. Who should do Rishabhothsarjanam (A ritual done on Bull)?
Ans. Anyone who dies after the age of 12 years must be conducted. Especially for the Brahmin community.

399. What are the main responsibilities of the Elder and other children towards Parents?
Ans. Elder Son must conduct everything needed for the Parents “Paraloka Sukham” (Soul’s resting place after death) and other children should take care of Parents for “Ihaloka Sukham” (Soul while living in parent’s body).

400. What is the goal of Gnaana Maargam (Philosophy of True Knowledge Path)?
Ans. Achieve Nirvikalpa Samadhi (100% union with Paramathma or realizing oneself as Paramathma).

401. What is the goal of Bhakti Maargam (Philosophy of Devotion Path)?
Ans. Realizing Parameswara as the one and the whole!

402. What is Sudham (Purity)?
Ans. Action without any expectation (Nish-Kaamya karma) is Sudham rest all Asudham (Impure).

403. What is Bhakti Yogam (Philosophy of Devotional Path)?
Ans. Enquiring about God with innocent love and truthful dedicated devotion.

404. Who is Guru (Spiritual Divine Master)?
Ans. A genuine Guru (Whoever he/she) will be able to kick start the spirit of “Self-Awareness” in an individual’s mind, he/she should be called a Guru.

405. Who is Sishya (Spiritual Seeker)?
Ans. Whoever is receiving the initiation power of a Guru to be called Sishya.

406. Who is not worshipping God in the form of a Human Form?
Ans. They are 2 sets of people. 1. Manushya-Pasu (Casual Human being due to his/her ignorance), 2. Jeevan Mukthan / Paramahamsan (Liberated Human being due to his conviction that his Soul itself is God).

407. What is Manthram (Hymn/Holy Name)?
Ans. A Manthram has 3 aspects. 1. The one who chants a Manthra get himself rescued from problems or get peace of mind, 2. The one who chants get a vision or raise the conscious level on Parameswar, 3. The one who knows that God’s residing place is in the Manthram.

408. What is called Pratheekam (Token/Exterior)?
Ans. There are 2 types of Pratheekam referred by the learned and experienced Saints. An Object is respected or worshipped as a representation of God is called Pratheekam. 1) Manas/Mind = Aanthara Prahteekam (Inner Token), 2. Akaasa/Space = Bhaahya Pratheekam (Outer Token).

409. How does even vegetarian food get impurity (Asudham)?
Ans. 3 Reasons quoted in the Sasthraas. 1. Jathi Dosham (Some vegetables by nature are not pure for consumption – except medicinal values), 2. Aasrya Dosham (The vegetables or cooked food received from or passed through sinners and rogues), 3. Samsarga Dosham (The vegetables or cooked food containing harmful chemical quoting or mix). Imagine, how many thousands of years back Saints mentioned the last 2 types of Dosham.

410. What is the Moola Dharmam (Core Virtuous) of Adhyathmic Samskaram (Spiritual Culture)?
Ans. Controlling Sensual Thirst. In other words, rescuing the mind from travelling towards pleasure-seeking objects.

411. What is the biggest sacrifice (Thyagam) of a Karma Yogi?
Ans. Renounce all sorts of results of an action, not only in this life but also for the future and ever.

412. What is the biggest sacrifice (Thyagam) of a Raja Yogi?
Ans. The Yogi through experience learns that the Jeeva is part and parcel (non-separable) of Nature (Prakruthi) and by accepting this concept on a conscious level, he/she learn to renounce all his/her experience to nature itself.

413. What is the biggest sacrifice (Thyagam) of a Gnaana Yogi (Practiser of True Knowledge)?
Ans. Whatever we see in this Universe (Prakruthi) is only a reflection of Aathma Chaithayam. Therefore, when a Yogi see the Chaithanyam (Life & Aura) in an object he/she understand that this is only a manifestation effect of Aathma. Since the Prakruthi is Mithya (Changeable or Impermanent), therefore, all experience is happening in the Aathma (Soul) itself, not in Prakruthi or Upaadi (Device). Keeping this in mind he/she stay away or renounce the Prakruthi bondage.

414. What is the biggest sacrifice (Thyagam) of a Bhakti Yogi (Practiser of Devotion)?
Ans. Nothing to curb or sacrifice in this path. Just face everything happily in the name of God. No need to undertake pains and sacrifices. Just simply and slowly always think of God and gradually develop deep love towards God to finally merge with him. Forget about all beauty and pleasurable attractions of this universe (this can be considered as a sacrifice).

415. What is the greatest remarkable work one can do?
Ans. Seeing all beings in Paramatma (Supreme Soul) and seeing Self (Swa-Aathma) in all beings.

416. How many types of Nature (Prakruthi) exists on this earth?
Ans. 2 types. 1. Aasuri = Nurturing and taking care of the mortal body is the utmost important job, 2. Dhaivi = Purpose of the mortal body is only for achieving the greatest task in life.

417. What is the obstacle or drawback of Gnaana Maarg (Knowledge Path)?
Ans. To achieve a selfish goal, any amount of false message or instructions can be created by individuals, whereas this is not possible in Bhakti Yoga.

418. What are the core secrets of Bhakti Yoga (Devotional Path)?
Ans. None of the natural instincts or vasanaas of human beings is good or bad. Whereas the same tendencies are to be channelized towards Godly thinking so that it won’t travel towards the wrong path. A person will be Mukthan (Liberated) only when the good/Punya and bad/paapa both get vanished from his account. Enjoying God and its presence inside the heart will evaporate Punya due to an ecstasy mood, at the same time, developed sorrows will mitigate Paapa for not getting to see God as per his/her wish. Such a consistent exercise will push the devotee (Bhakthan) to liberation (Mukthan).

419. What are the adorable qualities of Bhakti (True Devotion)?
Ans. It provides 6 good qualities such as 1. Samman (Honour), 2. Bahuman (Respect), 3. Preethi (Satisfaction), 4. Viraha (Detachment), 5. Thadhartha Praana Samsthanam (You (God) are the Real Source of everything), 6. Thadheeyatha (Everything belongs to God attitude).

420. Who is the best friend and enemy of a Devotee (Bhakta)?
Ans. Mithran (Friend) the one who narrate God’s stories and glories, Sathru (Enemy) the one who narrate all materialistic and non-Godly matters.

421. What is the secret or strategy of a Ghnaani while searching for the truth?
Ans. A Gnaani (Knowledge Seeker) will search for one knowledge that equal all knowledge on earth.

422. What is the secret or strategy of a Devotee while searching for the truth?
Ans. He or She searches for when you love one God that equals loving all beings in this universe including Gods and Goddess.

423. What is the secret or strategy of a Raja Yogi (Practices of Easy mode of meditation or abstract meditation) while searching for the truth?
Ans. He or She searches for when you control or regulate one power that equals controlling all the powers in this universe.

424. What is called Apara Vidhya (Additional Special Knowledge)?
Ans. They are 10 Vidhyas, Rig, Yajur, Sama, Adharvana Vedas and Siksha, Kalpam, Vyakaranam, Niruktham, Chhandhass, Jyothisham.

425. What is called Para Vidhya (Absolute Secret Knowledge)?
Ans. Learning about Akshara (Alphabets) that is nothing but ever shining and endless, un-imaginable Brahman (Omnipresent-Omnipotent) itself.

426. What is Para Bhakti (Absolute Innocent Devotion)?
Ans. Uninterrupted thinking about God.

427. What is called Prema Thrikonam (Triangle of Love/Devotion)?
Ans. Love or Innocent Devotion has 3 angles, they are, 1. Love does not have or know business tactics (No expectation of deeds), 2. Love does not be afraid, 3. Love does not have an Enemy.

428. What is the speciality of Para Bhakti?
Ans. An Ideal/Model that attracts and embrace everything into it. The Para Bhakth respect and consider that Ideology as Ideal without any doubts.

429. What are the important 11 paths of Para Bhakti and the models (Maathruka Purush) who established the same according to Sri Madh Bhagavatham?
Ans. 1. Guna Mahathmya Sakthi (Narada), 2. Roopa Sakshi (Gopikas), 3. Pooja Sakthi (Ambarish), 4. Smarana Sakthi (Prahladh), 5. Dhasyaa Sakthi (Hanuman), 6. Sakhya Sakthi (Arjun), 7. Vaathsalyaa Sakthi (Devaki), 8. Kaandha Sakthi (Rugmani), 9. Aathma Nivedhana Sakthi (Mahabali), 10. Thanmaya Sakthi (Sanath Kumar), 11. Parama Viraha Sakthi (Radha).

430. What can be Dharmam (Virtuous)?
Ans. The words of devotees who saw or realized the God in person.

431. What are the 3 important Maya (Illusion) that taunt Samsaris (family people)?
Ans. 1. Bhaaryaa Sakthi (Love for the wife), 2. Dhanaa Sakthi (Love for wealth), 3. Puthraa Sakthi (Love for Children).

432. The beauty has how many Kalaas (Aura)?
Ans. 16,008 Kalaas

433. When did the Saka Varsh (Period of Shalivahana) Hindu Calendar started?
Ans. BC 550th years. The indication is given as Saptha Rishis rise in Makara Sign (Capricorn).

434. In which period Sri Krishna and Dharma Puthra lived?
Ans. Approximately BC 3116 years.

435. When did Kali Yuga (Black Era) start?
Ans. BC 3100 February 20th.

436. How many years Sri Krishna lived?
Ans. 106 ½ years he lived. Dharma Puthra was 1 ½ year elder to Sri Krishna.

437. When did Sri Krishna ascend to Vaikund? (Sri Vishnu’s abode)
Ans. BC 3100 February 20th in Kumba Month (Sun in Aquarius Sign).

438. Where are the most important Temples of Sri Krishna in Bharath (India)?
Ans. 7 Important temples, 1. Ayodhya, 2. Mathura, 3. Kasi, 4. Kanchi, 5. Avanthika, 6. Puri, 7. Dwaravathi (Dwaraka).

439. Who are the 11 Rudras?
Ans. 1. Manu, 2. Manyu, 3. Mahadevan, 4. Mahan, 5. Sivan, 6. Rithadwajan, 7. Uru-rethass, 8. Bhavan, 9. Kalan, 10. Vaamadevan, 11. Drutha-Vruthan.

440. What is called Vidwesha Bhathi (Devotion through enmity)?
Ans. Considering God as his/her enemy and get killed by God himself, but eventually merge with God. Example – Hiranyakshan-Hiranyakasipu, Ravan, Kamsan etc…

441. In which situation when you say lie, it won’t produce Sin (Paap)?
Ans. In 5 situations viz. 1. Quarrel between Children while playing, 2. While pleasure-seeking time with women, 3. During pre-marriage discussions, 4. When loss of wealth take place unknowingly, 5. To rescue life from dangerous situations.

442. Who are the 8 consorts of Lord Sri Krishna?
Ans. These 8 consorts are like 8 Sidhis. They are 1. Rugmani, 2. Sathyabhama, 3. Jambavathi, 4. Sathya, 5. Kalindhi, 6. Mithra Vindha, 7. Lakshmana, 8. Bhadhra.

443. Which meals made Lord Sri Krishna the happiest moment?
Ans. 1. When he took Aval (Rice flake), 2. When he eats with Vidhura, 3. When he took a bit of left overleaf from the Akshaya Paathram (Vessel).

444. What is the name of Accounts Book of Sri Yamadharma Raja (King of Death)?
Ans. Agra-Sandhani

445. How many divisions (clan) make Yadhava Kulam?
Ans. 3 sections of people viz. Andhakar, Vrushnis, Bhojaans.

446. From where the Agnaanam (Ignorance) is born?
Ans. From Maaya (Illusions/Ignorance)

447. Who is the topmost Guru Nathan or Aacharyan?
Ans. Viswaprakruthi (Nature)

448. What is real Prosperity (Sreyas)?
Ans. Sheer Innocent Devotion (Bhakthi)

449. Through Bhakthi (Devotion) how many Sidhis (Perfect Attainment) can be obtained?
Ans. According to Lord Sri Krishna, one can achieve 18 Sidhis. They are 2 sets viz Pradhan (Utmost Important) and Upa-Pradhan (Medium Important). Pradhan Sidhis 8 viz: Anima, Mahima, Laghima, Garima, Prakamyam/Prakasyam, Easithwam, Vasithwam, Praapthi. Upa-Pradhan Sidhis 10: Dhoordarsan, Dhoora-sravanam, Manojavam, Para-kaaya-pravesam, Devadarsanam, Swachhandha Maranam, Bhava-Sankalp-Samsidhi, Thrikaala-Gnaanam, Parenghitha Gnaanam, Ichasidhi.

450. When did Sri Krishna take birth?
Ans. BC 3206 August month (Simha/Leo Month, Rohini start, Krishna Paksha Ashtami Thidhi).

451. Who saw or accompanied Lord Sri Krishna at last?
Ans. Sri Dharukan. Sri Krishna’s Sarathy (Driver/Charioteer).

452. In which place Lord Sri Krishna’s Kalki Avathar will take place?
Ans. Village Sabhala, Father Sri Vishnu Yasassu, Month Simha/Leo, Star Uthara Phalghuni (Uthram), Name Kalki.

453. What is the duration of Kali Yuga (Black Era)?
Ans. 12,000 Divine Years which is 432,000 Human Years.

454. What is the Age of Kali Yuga as of now?
Ans. 5118 years over as of February 2018

455. On which day by whom Sri Madh Bhagavatham was narrated?
Ans. Sri Sukha Bharam Rishi narrated the Bhagavatam to Sri Parikshith Maharaj. Month – Kanya (Virgo), Star – Uthrashadam, Thithi – Navami. It was concluded in 7 days, i.e. the last day was Revathi Star Poornima Day.

456. When did Parikshitha Maharaja ascend to Swarga (Paradise)?
Ans. BC 3130 years, i.e. 30 years after Lord Krishna’s Swargarohan.

457. When did Sanakadhi Maharshis do their Bhagavatha Sapthaha Yagam?
Ans. BC 3330 years, i.e. 230 years after Lord Krishna’s Swargarohan.

458. When did Gokarnan conduct the Bhaagavatha Yagnam?
Ans. BC 3300 years, i.e. 200 years after Lord Krishna’s Swargarohan. It was on Kataka Month (Caner Month), Sukla Paksha Navami to Poornima (7 days).

459. Who are the prominent devotees who conducted Sapathaha Yagnam in sequence?
Ans. First Parikshith Maharaja, Second Gokarnan, Third Sanakadhi Maharshis (Sanaka-Sanandana-Sanathanan-Sanathkumaran).

460. Which are the important months for conducting Sapathaha Yagnam?
Ans. 6 Important Months are recommended by Rishis. 1. Katakam (Cancer), 2. Kanya (Virgo), 3. Simha (Leo), 4. Thula (Libra), 5. Vruschika (Scorpio), 6. Dhanu (Sagittarius).

461. What are the Eight (8) important routes to attain liberation in Kali Yugam?
Ans. 8 paths or routes. 1. Ganga-Punya Nadhi Snaanam, 2. Bhagavath Geeta Chanting, 3. Gayathri Japam, 4. Wearing Thulasi Maala or Leaf, 5.
Wearing Gopi Chandhan, 6. Doing Salagrama Pooja, 7. Doing Ekadasi Vruth (fasting), 8. Do Namakshara Japam.

462. When the Mahabharata War started and ended?
Ans. Vruschika Month (Sun in Scorpio Sign) Pushya Star day Pandavas started their journey towards Kurukshetra ground and reached on Makha star (3rd Day). On Poorvashada day (11th day) the actual war striking started thereafter continuous 18 days the war went on and concluded on Makha star day.

463. What is the Kala Nirnaya (Celestial Timings) period as per God’s arrangement?
Ans. 360 Human Days = 1 Deva Day
360 Human Years = 1 Deva Year
4800 Deva Years = 17,28,000 Human Years = Krutha Yug
3600 Deva Years = 12,96,000 Human Years = Thretha Yug
2400 Deva Years = 8,64,000 Human Years = Dwapara Yug
1200 Deva Years = 4,32,000 Human Years = Kali Yug
12,000 Deva Years = 43,20,000 Human Years = 1 Chathur Yug
1,000 Chathur Yug = 4,32,00,00,000 Human Years = 1 Kalpam (Day or Night for Brahma/Creator)
2,000 Chathur Yug = 8,64,00,00,000 (8.64 Billion) Human Years = 1 Full Day for Brahma
7,20,000 Chathur Yug = 1 Brahma Year
7,20,00,000 Chathur Yug = 1 Brahma Life Span (This period is only 1 Minute for Maha Vishnu).

464. When Brahma Pralaya (Dissolution of this Earth) will take place?
Ans. When Brahma’s one life span gets over at that time (Trillions of Human Years)

465. What is the constitution of Moola Prakruthi (Primordial Source of Energy)?
Ans. Three Bheejakshara Manthra makes Moola Prakruthi. They are Ayim (Maha Saraswathi), Hrim (Maha Maya Durga),Kleem (Maha Lakshmi). This primary energy source multiplied its effect and created this entire universe as habitable.

466. Who is a Rishi (Saint)?
Ans. A person who is first to perfectly specialized in identifying the Manthra Power (Energy) from the Vedas.

467. What is the secret of Pranava Manthram (Primordial Sound)?
Ans. It is a mix of 5 primary sound waves represented by Thri Moorthies (3) and Sadasiva-Parasathi (2). A = Vishnu, U = Maheswaran, M = Brahma makes AUM + Bindhu = Sadhasivathmakam, Naadam = Parasakthyaathmakam.

468. What are Prapancha (Nature) and Sareera (Created Mortal Body) relationship?
Ans. Brahmandam is called Samashti that is Prapancham and Pindandam is called Vyashti that is Sareera. In other words, the Sareera is the direct representative of Prapancha. Whatever changes that take place in Brahmanda will have its effects in Sareera (Body). If we populate Prapacham all mortal bodies will have to pay for the consequences because of direct representation.

469. What is called Brahmanda-Pindanda Pancha Vimsathi Thathwas (25 Primary Elements)?
Ans. (5) Pancha Bhoothas = Aakasa, Vayu, Agni, Water, Prithvi, (5) Pancha Thanmathras = Sabdha, Sparsa, Roopa, Rasa, Ghandham, (5) Gnaanedriyas = Skin, Eyes, Ears, Tongue, Nose, (5) Karmendriyas = Mouth, Hands, Legs, Genital, Anal, (5) Invisible but active Elements = Manas, Maya, Sudhavidhya, Maheswar and Sadhasivan. These 25 elements are in the Prapancha as well as Human Body.

470. What is the Energy Force (Jeeva Sakthi) in Pindandam?
Ans. Known as Kundalini Sakthi in Vyashti Form.

471. What is the Energy Force (Parameswara Sakthi) in Brahmandam?
Ans. Known as Thripura Sundari in Samashti Form.

472. What is Pranan (Life Energy)?
Ans. The force (Sakthi) that makes lungs work (Swasa-kosa), it has no physical body to it and it is a part of Kundalini Sakthi is called Praana Sakthi.

473. What is Kundalini Sakthi?
Ans. This is a base or seat or foundation for the combination of 3 primary and important Sakthis (Force) called Icha Sakthi, Gnaana Sakthi, Kriya Sakthi.

474. Where is the abode of Parama Sivan Brahmanda (Universe)?
Ans. He is in the form of a Dot (Bindhu) resides in a Sahasra Dala Kamala (1000+ petal lotus flower) as Aathma Swaroopan (Form of Supreme Soul).

475. What is Mind (Manas)?
Ans. An element and a symbol of 5 Gnaanedriyas and 5 Karmendriyas is called Manas.

476. Where do the 25 Thathwas (Elements) reside?
Ans. There are 2 sets viz: Sivathmakam and Sakthyathmakam. The Sivathmakams are 4 Thathwas (Maya, Sudha Vidhya, Easwaran & Sadhasivan). The remaining 21 Thathwas lives in Shadadhara Chakras of the Human Body known as Sakthyathmakam.

477. How can one experience the Parama Siva Anubhavam?
Ans. To experience Siva in the human body itself, one needs to control Ghnaa and Kriya Sakthis travelling through the Eda and Pingala Naadis (Moon and Sun Nerves). The Fire element that travels through Sushmna Naadi is Siva.

478. How Jeeva and Kundalini Sakthi was created?
Ans. Jeeva is a part of Paramasivan and Kundalini part of Thripura Sundari. The indivisible combination of Siva & Sakthi is the reason for the birth of Jeeva and Kundalini.

479. How Nava Yoni Sakthis of Sri Chakram is representing in the human body?
Ans. Combination of (4) Siva and (5) Sakthi Yonis residing in the form of Thwak (Skin), Raktha (Blood), Maamsa (Meat), Medhas (Fat) and Asthi (Bone) is derived from Sakthi and Majja (Marrow), Suklam (Sperm), Prana (Life Energy), Jeeva (Influenced Life Energy) are derived from Siva.

480. How Shadadhara Chakram is divided into 3 sections?
Ans. They are known as Thri-khandas. First Agni Khanda = Mooladhara & Swadhishtana, Second Soorya Khanda = Manipoorakam & Anahatham, Third Chandra Khanda = Visudhi & Aagna Chakram. They are also known as Sakthi Koodam, Madhya Koodam and Pradhama Koodam.

481. How many Rays/Code (Kiran) falls in Shadadhara Chakram and who are they?
Ans. All these Rays are known as Aavarana Devathas of Parasakthi (Innermost subtle power of Goddess). They are total 360 Rays reflects in these Chakras (Energy Centres) viz: Agni Rays = 108 (Moola Dharam 56 and Swadhishtanam 52),Soorya Rays = 116 (Manipoorakam 62 and Anahatha 54), Chandra Rays = 136 (Visudhi 72 and Aagna 64) = Total 360.

482. Who are the Vasinyaadhi Vaagdhevis of Parasakthi?
Ans. They are 8 Devis who are very close to Parasakthi, in fact, they are the mouthpiece of Parasakthi. They are Vasini, Kameswari, Modhini, Vimala, Aruna, Jayini, Sarveswari and Kaulini.

483. Who are the Vidhya Yogini Devis of Parasakthi?
Ans. They are 12 Devis who are close to Parasakthi and produce “Knowledge Power” (Ghnaana Sakthi) to the created worlds. They are the one who is feeding the knowledge and influencing human beings to love and respect Sri Parasakthi. They are Vidhya Yogini, Rechaka Yogini, Mochika Yogini, Amrutha Yogini, Dheepika Yogini, Ghnaana Yogini, Aapyaayani Yogini, Vyaapini Yogini, Medha Yogini, Vyoma-rupa Yogini, Sidha rupa Yogini, Lakshmi Yogini).

484. Who are the Aakarshini Devis or Parasakthi?
Ans. They are 4 Devis who are very close to Parasakthi and produce “Attracting Power” (Kaantha/Aakarshana Sakthi). They bestow attracting power among devotees towards Parasakthi. They are Gandha-karshini, Rasa-karshini, Rupa-karshini, Sparsa-karshini).

485. What is called “Thri-prastharam” in Sri Chakram (Subtle Map of Universe)?
Ans. 1. Meru Prastharam (Here, Shodasa Nithya (16 Thidhi Devis) Devis resides and interact with Parasakthi), 2. Kailasa Prastharam (Here, Mathruka-ikhyam 8 divine mothers resides and interact with Parasakthi), 3. Bhoo Prastharam (Here, Vasinyaadhi-ikhyam 8 Vasinyaadhi Devis resides and interact with Parasakthi).

486. Who are the 16 Thidhi Nithya Devis?
Ans. Thidhi is a specific time (The balance or a gap of Sun’s position minus Moon’s position indicate Thidhi in Astrology). Each time is ruled by a different Devis, they are Maha Thripura Sundari, Kameswari, Bhagamalini, Nithya Klinna, Bherunda, Vahni Vasini, Maha Vidhyeswari, Siva Dhoodhi, Thwaritha, Kula Sundari, Nitha, Neela Pathaka, Vijaya, Sarva Mangala, Jwalamalini, Chithra.

487. How many division of creation (Srushti) exits?
Ans. 2 divisions viz. Sabdha Srushti (Sound) and Artha Srushti (Enrichment/Matter).

488. What are the divisions in Sabdha Srushti (Sound Creation)?
Ans. They are 4. 1. Sookshma Thamam (Para Sound), 2. Sookshma Tharam (Pasyanthi Sound), 3. Sookshmam (Madhyama Sound), 4. Sthoolam (Vaikhari Sound). Though it is there in every being yet understanding the secret and its work needed careful study of Yoga Dhyanam. Need to learn under a Guru.

489. How did the Srushti (Creation) start?
Ans. It is a combination of 4 (1+3) principle aspects that generate one from the other viz. Karana Bhindhu to Karya Bhindu to Nadham to Bheejam. The first element Karana Bhindhu is Highly subtle and Moola Prakruthi itself (hence no questions can be raised on this power) whereas the other 3 are responsible for today’s reality. {Please note advanced knowledge is needed to understand this concept that is Karya Bhindu is Para Avastha, Nadham is Sookshma Avastha and Bheejam are Sthoola Avastha}.

490. Where did the Adhyathmika Karana Bhindhu (Spiritual Element/Reason or subtle casual body) reside in our body?
Ans. It is living in the name of Kundalini in our body.

491. From where the Sabdha Brahman (Primordial Sound) generate?
Ans. It is starting from Kundalini. When it joins with Kaarana Bindhu (Celestial and Subtle body, in fact, the Absolute Brahman itself), it creates a sound called “Samskrutham” (means most refined sound). With the help of ascending air pressure (Inhale) it moves from “Mooladhara Chakram”, where it is called “Para Vaak”, then reach to “Manipooraka Chakram”, where it is called “Pasyanthi Vaak”, thereafter reaching “Anahatha Chakram”, where is known as “Madhyama Vaak” and finally reach “Visudhi Chakram” where it is called “Vaikharee Vaak” and jump through the mouth. After reaching Anahatha it consults or receives the orders from Brain then produce the desired language. (The person must have known or have the knowledge of that language which he/she is going to speak).

492. Siva Thathwas (Principles) are how many?
Ans. Total 36. This is the only sect that has the highest amount of Thathwas.

493. What is Bhramandam (Universe)?
Ans. Sthoola Roopam (tangible form) of Siva and Sakthi is called Brahmandam. Plenty of different types of explanations are there for Brahmandam, yet this is the simple most.

494. What is the core/gross signification (Samashti Vaachakam) of Brahmandam?
Ans. Aham (Vedas says – Ahame Vedam Sarvam). “I” is everything, the beauty is “I” is realizing “I” in other words knowing “ownself” is everything.

495. What is Pindanda’s (Mortal Body) Vyashti Vaachakam (net signification)?
Ans. Panchadasa Varnaas are the Vyashti Vaachakam (They are a combination of 51 Maathruka+Vyanjana Aksharas).

496. What is the origin of Jyothi Sasthras?
Ans. Srushti Kartha Brahma taught Garga Muni a part of Vedas known as Jyothi Sasthra (Journey of life), from him all others learned.

497. According to the western world, how old is our (Hindu) Jyothi Sasthram?
Ans. Practised from BC 3769. A scientist called Mr Seth revealed this to the world. Another scientist says it is BC 5000 years old. However, Hindu belief says it is time immemorial.

498. How many Siddhantha (Established Truth) has in Bharat?
Ans. Total 5 Siddhanthas. 1. Paulina, 2. Romaka, 3. Vasishta, 4. Saura, 5. Pithamaha.

499. What is called “Sadhaakhya Bhaindhavi Kala” (Combined Aura)?
Ans. According to Saaktha Siddhantha, there are 25 Kalas is established, whereas the 26th Kala is a combined Kala of Siva and Sakthi, is called Sadhaakya Bhaindhavi Kala.

500. What is called “Bhaindhavi Kala”?
Ans. It is a Siva & Sakthi union that happens in Sahasradhala Pathmam (Center of Head) and generate ultimately combined aura called Bhaindhava Kala.