1001) What is the divine meaning of Bhur-Bhuva-Swah?
Ans. Bhur=Sath, Bhuva=Chith, Swah=Anandham
1002) What is the meaning of Vyaahruthi?
Ans. It has two meanings. 1. The holy sound that produced by the Brahmins/Dwijas during the Sandhya Vandana Time (Cusp) is known as Vyaahruthi, 2. During the time of meditation, the meditator brings in all the good qualities from the four corners and the entire universe into his/her heart and resolute that I am part of this Vaudaiva Kutumbam (Cosmic Family), this conviction is also known as Vyaahruthi.
1003) What are the forms of Pranava Manthram?
Ans. They are two types 1. Varnaathmakam = The union of A-U-M (Sagunam), 2. Sabdhaathmakam = When it produces the sound of AUM as OM… (Nirgunam).
1004) What is the meaning of Savithri Gayathri Manthram?
Ans. Whoever the Supreme Brahman who created the Earth-Space and Paradise and the sole owner of the entire universe, whose acts are praisable as well as adorable, I meditate and pray upon that Supreme Consciousness to channel my brain and thoughts towards noble acts.
1005) What was the basic system followed in creating Valmiki Ramanaya Kaavyam?
Ans. Sage Valmiki Maharshi used the 24 syllables of Savithri Gayathri Mantra to create 24,000 slokas of his Ramayana Kavyam.
1006) What is the core principle of Gayathri Mantra?
Ans. There is an inner link created to connect three important aspects of Spiritual elements such as 1. Paraathpara Thathwam (Concept of Absoluteness), 2. Paramathma (Absolute Brahman/Supreme Creator), 3. Prachodhanam (The Relationship that instigates both Parathparathathwam and Paramathma).
1007) What are the three types Karmas (Acts) referred by Sastra (Holy Command)?
Ans. 3 types. 1. Naimithika Karma (An act out of circumstances/out of no choice), 2. Kaamya Karma (An act to fulfil the desires), 3. Nithya Karma (Act of basic routine duties to upkeep the status of current life…ignoring this will push the life to degrade).
1008) Which is the most important Karma among Nithya Karma?
Ans. Sandhya Vandanam and Upasana Pooja.
1009) Why should you do Sandhya Vandanam during the cusps (Sandhya)?
Ans. According to Nature, Prabhadham (Dawn time) is filled with Sathwa Gunam, Madhyahnikam (Peaknoon time) is filled with Rajo Gunam and Sayaahnam (Dusk time) are filled with Thamo Gunam. Such cusps produce a certain amount of respective energies. When humans pray at these time band they can absorb the good qualities from nature which can protect and enhance their overall life in terms of health and wealth.
How to overcome Thamo Gunam (Ignorance/Illusions/Darkness)?
Ans. By involving in Sathsangam (the company of wise men), Purana-Paraayana Sravanam (Listening to divine stories and read holy books), Sathmaarga Chintha (Always thinking about truth and good conducts).
When is the right time to study Vedas at Gurukulam (Vedic School)?
Ans. Veda Aramba (Starting) is called “Adhyayopa Karma” and the concluding is called “Adhyaayothsarjam”. Disciples study Vedas during Sraavana/Simha Maasam till Pushyam/Makara Maasam (English Sign: 6 months between Aug 15thand Jan 15th). Disciples take break/holidays between Pushya/Makaram Masam through Aashada/Kataka Maasam(English Sign: 6 months between Jan 16th and Jul 15th). Another approach is during Utharayanam stop studying Vedas and Re-start from Dhakshinaayanam of six months. Starting and ending will happen only on Poornima Day.
What are the systems followed by Mahathmaas (Great Divine Persons) for having their food?
Ans. They practised 3 approaches viz. 1. Unchavruthi (Gleaner) – Collecting grains from forests and houses then cook and eat, 2. Kapodhavruthi (Pigeon style) – Nothing to keep for next time food, as and when needed go and gather a limited amount of food and consume, 3. Ajagalavruthi (Python Snake style) – He does not go and ask for food, if it comes to him he will eat or starve.
What consists Chathurdasi Vidya (14 pieces of knowledge)?
Ans. One who study and become master of 4 Vedas (Reg-Yaju-Sama-Atharvana), 6 Vedangaas (Siksha-Vyakarana-Kalpam Niruktham-Chhandhas-Jyothisham), 1 Dharma Saasthram, 1 Purana, 1 Meemaamsa Saasthram, 1 Tharka Saasthram.
What is Chathurmaasyam (Auspicious 4 months period)?
Ans. This is a religious vow or practice followed by the Sanyaasis (Renounced) and Mada-adipathis. In fact, everyone can follow this system, nowadays only it is left with Sanyaasis. This is a 4 months period of vow starts from Ashada/Katakam Maasam Sukla Paksha (Lunar period) Eakadasi (11th Day) and ends on Krithika/Vruschika Maasam Sukla Paksha Eakadasi.
How to control mind according to Lord Sri Krishna?
Ans. 2 ways. 1. Abhyaasa Margam (Through practice), 2. Vairaagya Margam (Through determination).
What is the Dharmic way of life recommended and followed by Bharatheeyan (Sanathani)?
Ans. Dharma Saasthram recommends 4 simple methods. 1. To live comfortably during the Rainy seasons of 4 months, one should work hard during the Summer seasons of 8 months to earn and save. 2. To live comfortably during Night one must work hard during day time, 3. To live comfortably during the old age period, one must work intelligently to save wealth, 4. To get a better life in the next birth, one must do lots of good karmas (holy deeds) and earn Punya (holy credits). In today’s modern world the same rules are applicable with a twist according to circumstance, however, the core principle of lifestyle cannot change.
What is the status of Avidhya (Ignorance) during Sushupthi Avastha (Deep Sleep state)?
Ans. 3 Avasthas are recognized. 1. Agnatha (Did not know anything), 2. Swaartham (I just slept, I don’t know how), 3.Saukhyam (I slept well without any disturbance). Sushuptha Avastha is considered as Avidhya state and Jagrath Avastha is Vidhya state.
What is the difference or speciality between Jeeva (Individual Life) and Easwara (Gross Life/God)?
Ans. Jeeva is the consciousness and effects of Antha Karanas (Manas, Buddhi, Chhitham and Ahamkaram), whereasEaswara is the super consciousness and effects of the Prapancha (manifested cosmically world).
What is the major difference between Easwara and Sadhasiva?
Ans. Easwara creates a relationship and binds the Jeeva in the cosmic world, whereas, Sadasiva liberate the Jeeva from all bindings.
Who is healthy person?
Ans. Whoever’s body contains an appropriate amount of Dhaathu (Minerals), Vaatham (Air Movements), Pitham (Bile) and Khapham (Phlem) is the healthy person.
What are the Seven Angles of Sun’s Chariot?
Ans. Though Sun’s Chariot is having only one wheel, yet it has 7 angles to make this solo wheel to rotate. They are known as 1. Ayanam (6 months each), 2. Rithu (2 months each), 3. Maasa (1 each x 12), 4. Paksha (14 days x 24), 5.Dina (365 each), 6. Rathri (365 each), 7. Muhurta (48 Minutes each).
What is Earth in the view of God?
Ans. It is a consolidation of 3 objects such as Sun (visible body), Air (subtle body) and Blood (visible body). The Lifespan (Ayuss) is considered as Vaayu (Breathing Air), Blood is Water and Life (Soul) is Soorya (Sun).
How did God create this world (inhabitable) for us?
Ans. Created out of a collection of Seven Unique Thread Elements, they are 1. Vaayu (Air), Jeeva (Life), Bhoomi (Earth), Jalam (Water), Oorjam (Energy), Manas (Mind) and Aakasam (Space).
Who are the assumed parents of Brahmandam (Cosmos/Universe)?
Ans. 3 Mothers = Swargam (Paradise), Aakasam (Space) and Bhoomi (Earth),
3 Fathers = Sooryan (Sun), Vaayu (Air) and Agni (Fire).
What is Agasthya Maharshi’s opinion about different types of Woman?
Ans. He classifieds them into 4 groups. 1. Pathmini (Other men adore them with great respects), 2. Chithrini (She will attract and disturb other men’s mind), 3. Sankhini (She cannot control her desires for sensual pleasure activities), 4.Hasthini (She will be a favourite of men who would like to eat tasty food lavishly). Dear Mothers and Sisters No offence, please!
What can you call it Bhakti (Devotion)?
Ans. It is measured under 2 aspects viz. 1. Sheer love towards God is devotion, 2. Seeing oneself in Aathma (Soul) is also Bakti.
Who will be able to or who are eligible to see God’s Viswaroopa Darsan (Cosmic Form)?
Ans. Those who do these Five activities will be able to see, they are 1. Does everything for the sake of God, 2. Those who got convinced that the aim of life is to see God in person, 3. Those who live as a devotee of God, 4. Those who live detached from the material life and practice Thyaagam (Sacrifice), 5. Those who will not see anyone as his/her enemy.
What is the name of Kama’s Five Flower Arrows (Pancha Pushpa Bhaan)?
Ans. 1. Aravindham, 2. Asokam, 3. Chootham, 4. Ninolpalam, 5. Navamalika.
What are the significance of Quarters (Dik) and Vedas (Knowledge)?
Ans. East (Poorvam) represent Rigvedam, South (Dhakshinam) represent Yajurvedam, North (Utharam) representSaamavedam, West (Paschimam) represent Atharvanavedam.
Chinthamani Graham (Home of Parasakthi) four doors/gateways are made up of what?
Ans. It has four doors to enter the inner chamber, each door represents each Vedas. Through these Vedas, one can understand or realize Moola Prakruthi Parasakthi.
Who are the Adhishtaana Devathas of Vedas (Core Fundamental Deities)?
Ans. Rig Vedam = Sudha Vidhya Devi and her subordinate deities, Yajur Vedam = Saundarya Vidhya Devi and her subordinate deities, Sama Vedam = Thureeyaamba Devi and her subordinate deities, Atharvana Vedam = LopamudraDevi and her subordinate deities.
Who is Kshethragnan (Lord of the mortal body)?
Ans. The Lord who compel those Souls who wear the mortal body is Kshethragnan.
Who is Bhoothaathma?
Ans. Those who does Karma i.e. activities. To do Karma you need a body (Bhootham) and to function the body you need Aathma (Soul).
Who is Jeevan (Soul who has lived and conscious)?
Ans. The force that resides inside the body (in fact the body is clinched to Aathma – like a baby monkey holding on to its mother) and undergoes happiness and sorrows or comfort and discomfort is Jeevan. You can also call it “Witnessing”.
What is Sareeram (Mortal Body)?
Ans. The Sareem consists of 36 fundamental principles of the universe, starts from Prithvi till Siva according to Saaktha Sidhaanth. Whereas, according to Saankhya Sidhaanth it consists only 24+1 = 25 elements. This was discussed between Kapila Maharshi and Devahoothi, of course, Parasakthi’s message supersedes all other conclusions including Vedas.
What are the natural transformation (Vikaras) that takes place in Nature gradually?
Ans. It is called Shad Vikaraas (6 transformations) = 1. Creation, 2. Sustain, 3. Grow, 4. Change takes place, 5. Get matured and depreciated, 6. Get destroyed. If there is a life on the earth this process will continue.
Which is the Divya Gruhas (Divine Palaces) created by Viswa Karma (Architect of Devas)?
Ans. 10 palaces. 1. Druva Dhanyam, 2. Jayam, 3. Kaantham, 4. Vipula, 5. Vijaya, 6. Sumukh, 7. Vimalam, 8. Nandham, 9. Nidhanam, 10. Manorama.
What are the bindings in the Aadhyaathmic life (Spiritual Life)?
Ans. Most important ones are three. 1. Maya, 2. Thrigunas, 3. Karmam and its dirivaties.
How many types of Agnaanam (Ignorance) exists?
Ans. 5 types 1. Agnaanam, 2. Swaartham, 3. Ichha, 4. Krodham, 5. Athyaasakthi.
What are the 18 Maha Vidhyaas recommended by Dharma Thathwam?
Ans. 4 Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharvana), 4 Upa-Vedas (Dhanur, Aayur, Ghaandharv, Artha), 6 Veda-Angaas (Siksha, Kalpam, Vyaakaranam, Niruktham, Chhandhas, Jyothisham), 4 Saastras (Mimaamsa, Nyaayam, Dharma, Puranam) = Total 18 Maha Vidhyaas.
What are the Thaapathrayaagni Dukham (3 types of inevitable sorrows)?
Ans. Humans are always surrounded by Sorrows and Happiness. Usually Sorrows are more than Happiness. Let us learn Sorrows. 1. Adhyaathmikam (comes from Sareerikam (Mortal Body) and Maanasikam (Mind), 2. Aadhi-Bhauthikam (comes from Fire, Water, Air, Earth), 3. Aadi Dhaiveekam (comes from a thunder storm, snake bite, unexpected natural calamities).
Who are the Devathas/Moorthies to be worshipped by all?
Ans. They are called Panchaayana Pooja (5 Gods). These deities are 1. Sivan, 2. Sakthi, 3. Maha Vishnu, 4. Ganapathy and 5. Sooryan.
What are the Avathaar (appearance) of Sri Maha Ganapathy in different Yugas?
Ans. 1. Kritha Yugam = Vinayakan having the colour of the fire with 10 hands seated in Lion Vaahan (Simha Vaahanan), 2. Thretha Yugam = Mayooresan having the colour of White colour with 6 hands seated in Peacock Vaahan, Dwapara Yugam = Gajaanan having Red colour body with 4 hands seated in Mooshika (Mouse) Vaahan, 4. Kali Yugam = Dhooma Kethu having the colour of smoke (Grey colour) with 2 hands seated in Aswa (Horse) Vaahan.
Where is Sri Mahalakshmi presence felt (resides) permanently on Earth?
Ans. 5 Places – 1. Inside Lotus Flower (Kamala Pushpam), 2. Rare side of Bilva Pathram, 3. Seemantha Rekha of Sumangali (Upper forehead), 4. Rare side of Cow, 5. The forehead of the Elephant.
How to identify the divine bliss in a person (Dhaiva Lakshanam)?
Ans. Such a person will have abundant spiritual power to shower his/her grace on the devotees and his/her divine power will never ever vanish from him/her.
What is Para Avastha (It is a state of indescribable joy)?
Ans. The ever pervading Sabdha Brahman (Sound of Cosmic Form) will enter the Mooladhara Chakram as per the wish of Jeevan (Soul/Aathma) and start pulsating, this state is called Para.
What is the transformation that takes place from Pralaya to Srushti (Dissolution to Creation)?
Ans. 7 Activities take place viz. 1. Pralayam (The entire Earth is enveloped by Water), 2. Ghaneebhootham (Just stationary position – unclear about creation), 3. Vichikeershaa (Paramathma has decided to start the creation), 4.Avyaktham (Creation just started), 5. Kaarana Bindhu start evolving (The Ghaneebhootham will union with Karmas), 6.Sabdha Brahman will emerge, 7. Kaarya Bindhu (Param) will be born along with Naadham (Sooksham) and Bheejam (Sthoolam), again Kaarya Bindhu will further split to give shape for – Chithroopam, Naadham will produce Chith and Achithroopam finally the Bheejam will produce Achithroopam.
Who will be able to understand or experience the Para Thathwam (Ultimate absolute state)?
Ans. Only Yogeeswaras will be able to realize this truth. The reason for that, the practitioner’s (seeker) mind must be subtle so that the God will initiate his/her Brain to realize this truth and enjoy the state.
What is the power of Maya uses when it is active?
Ans. It used 2 types of powers called Aavarana Sakthi (Power of Illusion) and Vikshepasakthi (Projecting Power).
What is the Shad Rasam (6 Tastes)?
Ans. 1. Madhuram (Sweet), 2. Amlam (Sour), 3. Katu (Spicy), 4. Lavanam (Salty), 5. Kashayam (Astringent), 6. Thiktham (Pungent/Bitter).
What are the Six Qualities (Shadangathwam) of Lord Paramasivan?
Ans. 1. Sarwaghnathwam (Custodian of all knowledge), 2. Thrupthi (Full satisfaction), 3. Aathmaghnaanam / Anaadhibhodham (Knowledge of Self), 4. Swathanthratha (Freedom/Liberated), 5. Aksheena Sakthi (Power of non-perishing), 6. Nithyathwam (Immortal/Everliving).
How many religions existed from time immemorial?
Ans. There were 72. During the period of Adi Sankaracharya defeated 66 and eradicated from this Aaryavarth and left 6 religions to grow. They are Saivam, Vaishnavam, Ganapathyam, Saktham, Kaumaram and Sauram (Siva, Vishnu, Ganapathy, Sakthi, Subramanian and Sooryan).
What are the basics for the formation of Hindu Law in Bharat?
Ans. They are based on 4 Smruthis: 1. Parasara Smruthi, 2. Yagnavaakhya Smruthi, 3. Manusmruthi, 4. Narada Smruthi.
What are the Angas (Pillars) of Thanthram (Technique/Authority)?
Ans. They are 4. 1. Manthropasana Vidhi (Making perfection through chanting hymn), 2. Purascharana Vidhi (Preparation methodology), 3. Yanthralekhana Vidhi (Practising to design magical diagram/designs), 4. Prayoga Vidhi (Rules for practice/action).
What is the Shad Prayogaas (6 Practices/Experiments)?
Ans. 1. Santhi (Peaceful activities/Samana Kriya), 2. Vasyam (being under control/fall for the speech), 3. Sthambanam (Paralyse/motionless), 4. Vidhweshanam (Create misunderstandings among enemies), 5. Uchadanam (Terminating), 6. Maaranam (Removing the life/killing).
What are the ingredients used to make Guruthi (a blood substitute liquid) for Bhadra Kali Pooja?
Ans. It is a mix of 7 items (Dhravyaas). 1. 4-litre water, 2. 1 litre Turmeric powder, 3. 1-litre Calcium hydroxide (Chunnambu), 4. 250 ml rice flakes (Avil), 5. 250 ml puffed rice (Pori/Malar), 6. 250 ml tharippanam (shattered pieces), 7. Few red Thechi flowers.
What are the important divine symbols or imprints in a Yanthram (Magical Divine Diagram)?
Ans. It consists of 10 imprints. They are 1. Jeevan (Life), 2. Praanan (Aathma), 3. Sakthi (Power), 4. Nethram (Eyes), 5. Srothram (Ears), 6. Yanthra Gayathri (Diagram Coding), 7. Manthra Gayathri (Source of Power), 8. Praana Prathishta (Invoking life energy), 9. Bhootha Bheejam (Seed of the body/mass), 10. Dikpalaka Bheejam (Affixing Lords of Quarters).
What is called Aagamas?
Ans. It is nothing but Siva and Sakthi Thanthra Sastras. Also known as Vedas in Tamil or Tamil Vedam.
What is called Vaishnava Thanthra Sastram?
Ans. It is known as “Samhitha”.
How many times Pooja (Worship) to be conducted in a Temple under the worship method of Thanthra Sastram?
Ans. Five types of Poojas to be conducted viz. 1. Usha Pooja (Early morning before Sunrise), 2. Ethiraattu Pooja (When Sun race touches the idol, applicable on to east facing temples), 3. Pantheeradi Pooja (Around 10 AM when the Sun positioned at 12 feet above the installed Idol/Deity of the temple), 4. Uchha Pooja (Afternoon worship by 1 pm), 5. Athaazha Pooja (Post dusk). Please note Aagama system based Tamil Nadu temple follow 6 types of Pooja called Shadkaala Pooja.
Who is Agni Devan (Deity of Fire)?
Ans. Agni Deva is the face of all Devas.
What is the definition of Maya and Thamass quality?
Ans. Maya is the inner face of Brahman whereas Thamas is the outer the face of Maya.
How the qualities (Guna) became the deities?
Ans. The entire universe is enveloped by the Gross Thamas. From Thamas 3 qualities such as Sathwam, Rajas and Thamas were separated to stand out for specific duties. Again, from the same Gross Thamas, Sthoola (Mass/Matter) Deha will be created as Brahma, then Linga Deha as Vishnu and Sookshma / Kaarana Deha as Rudran. Sridevi Parasakthi will give energy or life to all these manifested beings as Thuriya Aathma.
Which is the biggest properties a human should possess?
Ans. They are 6. 1. Samam (Calmness), 2. Dhamam (Self Control), 3. Thitheeksha (Tolerance), 4. Uparathi (High-level true knowledge), 5. Sradha (Faith/Trust), 6. Samadhaanam (Peace).
What are the benefits achieved when you do circumambulation (Pradakshinam) in a temple at different timings?
Ans. During Early Morning = Asuka Aprathyaksham (Disappearance of Ailments from the body), During Afternoon = Udhishta Kaarya Sidhi (Success or fulfilment of desires appeared in the mind), During Evening Sandhya (The Soul will achieve liberation from transmigration).
How many Pradhakshinam to be done for different deities?
Ans. For Ganapathy 1, Sooryan 2, Sivan 3, Maha Vishnu and Devi 4, Pippala Tree 7 times.
What are the rules to be followed while Pradhakshinam?
Ans. 5 important rules to be followed 1. While doing the Prashakshinam the Idol/Moothi must be on your right-hand side (Clockwise/right to left), 2. Must walk very slow, 3. Maintain silence, 4. Not to shake hands, 5. The mind must be filled with the form of that temple deity.
What is Praanan (Subtle Life Energy)?
Ans. First, understand that the breath is not Praanan. Praanan is a subtle energy that gives Sakthi (Energy) to all the atoms (Annus) inside our body and makes them functional. The second vital function of the Praanan is to travel between Eda (A nerve with Moon energy) and Pingala (A nerve with Sun energy) Naadi (Nerve) and earn a new name called “Aadhyaathma Praanan”. This is experienced through Yoga and Kundalini Practice. Most of the humans won’t experience this joy.
What are the Thre Seats/Status of Gayathri Devi?
Ans. When in Sthoola Roopa she is known as Vyaahruthi, during Sookshma Roopa Sandhya and during Kaarana/Para Roopa she is known as Thathwaasanaa.
What are the stages of Samadhi (Trance/Accomplishment)?
Ans. 5 Stages known as 1. Saamyam (Trying to find Equilibrium between Jeevathma and Paramathma, still duality exists), 2. Layam (Clinging – started to lose existence yet mind is active), 3. Vinasam (Dissolution – duality is lost), 4. Athyantha Bhaavam (Infinite mood), 5. Eyekhyam (Merge in nothingness – No Jeevathma and Paramathma relations).
What is Bhodham (Consciousness)?
Ans. The power that binds the relationship between Indriyaas and Indriya Vishayaas with the Jeevathma.
What is called Moham (Desire)?
Ans. A desire that goes after the perishable or mortals is called Moha.
What is called Darsanam (Vision or Doctrine)?
Ans. A scientific method or a vision that establishes the truth that the Knower and Knowing must possess the knowledge. This scientific ideology is known as Darsanam.
What is Aathma (Soul)?
Ans. Parabrahman (Absolute Truth) reflects on the Antha Karanaas (Manas, Bhudhi, Chitham and Ahamkaram). That reflected Chaithanyam (Consciousness) is called Aathma.
Who is Jeevaathma (Individual Soul)?
Ans. A union of Aathma and Ahamkaram is called the individual soul or Jeevaathma.
How does a baby get established in the womb of a woman?
Ans. 6 months is needed to create a functional human body in the womb. During the 7th month, Jeevan along with Ahamkara will enter (till such time only pulsing is happening called Spandhanam).
Who has the eligibility to attain Liberation (Mukthi) and its qualifications?
Ans. Only humans can attain Moksham (Liberation) not even Devas can achieve this privileged status in this Brahmandam. The qualification for this is Ghyaan (realizing true knowledge about absolute Brahman). Due to this reason, humans are high class among all other creations.
What is the reason or cause for getting Mukthi?
Ans. Good and holy deeds of previous Janma (births) will encourage the person to seek true knowledge and get salvation in this life to attain liberation. In other words, the brain will towards attaining Mukthi.
What is the cause for Samsarabandham (Transmigration System) or how does it happen?
Ans. This Jeevan (Soul) after taking so many births in different worlds in different forms, finally land on Earth. However, the creator wants to give a chance for this Aathma to unite with Paramathma. Whereas, after the birth on this earth, the person will be eventually dragged into the network of Maya (Illusions) and Antha Viswas (Misconception or superstitious) – This is another trap of the Earth yet, the intelligent person can escape from it by realizing the absolute truth. Please remember, this earthly trap will not allow the person easily to grab true knowledge and realize absolute truth. In this context, the Jeeva will fail to overcome and again ask for another chance and it keeps repeating for many births called Samsara Bhandam.
How Brahma Lokam or Hiranya Gharbham was created in the first instance?
Ans. When the Creator Paramathma, manifested Aakasam (Space), Vayu (Air) and Agni (Fire) a brightest celestial world got created and this world was given to Lord Brahma as his homeland for creating life in the Earth (Sthavara and Jangamam), which is also manifested by Paramathma by including Water and Earth Mass so that living beings can move around and seek salvation.
What is the difference between Jeevan and Aathma?
Ans. The Knowledge of “I” (Aham) attitude or existence is called Jeevan, whereas, the reflective Chaithanyam (Consciousness) from Paramathma (Absolute Brahman) is reflected or known through our individual Brain (Budhi) is called Aathma.
How this Universe (Cosmic) is moving (Prapancha Bhramanam)?
Ans. The celestial power behind this secret is called “HAMSA”. The functionaries of HAMSA is HA the Siva Moolakam (Attribution of Siva) known as Oordhwa Vaayu and SA the Sakthi Moolakam (Attribution of Sakthi) known as Adho Vaayu send their forces/pressure from different poles (sides). There will be a vacuum between one end to the other is called AM (Anuswaram or Prapancham). In other words, Siva and Sakthi is making the movement or controls the speed of this Universe. Please note Siva and Sakthi are constant, only the in-between space “Prapancha” is moving, such space will keep expanding or even contrast depends upon the wish of Siva and Sakthi’s Force.
What is the size of a Cosmic Universe (Brahmandam)?
Ans. It is only one by the fourth portion of Paramathma
Who are the significators or contributors of Pancha Praana Vaayus?
Ans. Those significators are: Praanan = Sooryan (Sun), Apaanan = Chandran (Moon), Vyaanan = Sani (Saturn), Udhanan = Guru (Jupiter), Samanan = Angarakan (Mars). As we know these Pancha Praanaas (5 vital air energies) are inevitable for the beings to live in this Earth and every being gets a portion of the respective Vital Air Element from these planets. Baratheeya Rishis have identified the role of these important planet’s relationship with humans and started respecting them by way of worship. Besides these 5 Vital Praanas, there are 5 Upa Praanaas (Naagan, Koorman, Krikaran, Devadathan, Dhananjayan). Among them 2 Upa Pranaa contributors are Dhananjayan = Sukran (Venus) and Krikaran = Budhan (Mercury).
Where are the Omkara Mandalas in the Human body?
Ans. Mooladharam = Aa, Anahatham = Oo, Aaghnaa = Ma = makes AUM…
Which day Lord Paramasiva consumed the Halahala Poison (Visham)?
Ans. Saturday (Mandha Vaaram).
What are the Pradoshams (Corrupt/Disordered conditions of Atmosphere)?
Ans. They are 5 types. 1. Nithya Pradhosham (The period of 3 hours before the Sunset and till Stars rises), 2. Paksha Pradosham (Sukla Paksha Chathurthi Sandhya/Dusk time), 3. Maasa Pradosham (Krishna Paksha Thrayodhasi Sandhya), 4. Maha Pradosham (Krishna Paksha Thrayodhasi falling on Sani Vaara Sandhya) and 5. Pralaya Pradosham (Pralayakala Sayam Sandhya – we won’t able to witness this horrible Pradosham). Note: Siva Bhajanam is auspicious during these bad times.
What are the 8 forms or status of Sri Devi that directly reflect on humans?
Ans. 8 elements that make human perfectly great as well as achieve and enjoy a comfortable life and finally attain Mukthi. They are 1. Budhi, 2. Keerthi, 3. Dhruthi, 4. Lakshmi, 5. Sakthi, 6. Sradha, 7. Ghyaani, 8. Smruthi. They are also known as Ashta Maathaas.
What is Saanthi (Peace)?
Ans. Stability and equilibrium of Mind are called Santhi. Generally, Santhi is compared with Mind however, there are plenty of different types of Santhi in human life.
Which is the vital place in the Human body for the Jeevan (Life)?
Ans. From Nose tip to next 15 inches (15 Angulam) downward portion is a most auspicious and important place.
What is called “Karma Vairudhyam” (Against True Karma)?
Ans. Leaving or disrespecting or not making an effort to understand own Dharma (Truthful deed) at the same time showing interest in learning or practising other’s Dharma is called Karma Vairudhyam. God has given us life into a set of family and situation for us to overcome shortfalls and uplift our Karma to get a better life. No religion or practices will be helpful than one’s own. This is mainly applicable for religious practice!
What are the names of Sukla Paksha Thidhis?
Ans. From Prathama to Poornima (1 to 15 Thidhis): 1. Samghnaanam, 2. Vignaanam, 3. Pragnaanam, 4. Janath, 5. Abhijanath, 6. Sankalpamaanam, 7. Prakalpamaanam, 8. Upakalpamaanam, 9. Upakalpitham, 10. Kliptham, 11. Sreya, 12. Vaseeyam, 13. Aayatham, 14. Sambhootham, 15. Bhootham.
What are the names of Krishna Paksha Thidhis?
Ans. From Prathama to Amavasya (1 to 15 Thidhis): 1. Prasthutha, 2. Visthutha, 3. Samsthutha, 4. Kalyana, 5. Viswaroopa, 6. Sukra, 7. Amrutha, 8. Thejaswi, 9. Thejass, 10. Samidh, 11. Aruna, 12. Bhanumath, 13. Mareechimath, 14. Abhithapath, 15. Thapaswath.
What are the 3 Pramanaas (Sources) that lead all Devi Upasakas?
Ans. 1. Prathyaksham (Nidhidhyasanam) – Dhakshinamaargam, 2. Anumanam (Mananam) – Utharamaargam, 3. Saabdham (Sravanam) – Brahmamaargam.
What is the speciality and uniqueness of Bhilva Tree?
Ans. This tree bears fruits without sprouting its flower! Due to this reason it is also known as Vanaspathi (The scholar or celestial tree in the forest).
What are the goals of Puranaas (Ancient Ethics)?
Ans. The truth and knowledge are hidden secretly inside the Vedas and Upanishads. Such secrets to be revealed to the public in a story form is the primary aim of Puranaas.
Why people need to pray or why people must pray?
Ans. The mind is the deity as well as the devotee. There is no God bigger than Mind (Manas). Therefore, the devotee wants to be the mind of Deity (God) and merge in his/her deity (God) itself.
What is called “Brahmapuram” on this earth?
Ans. The human body is called the Brahmapuram. The Absolute Brahman (Paramathma) enter the Brahmandam (Cosmic body/Universe) is in the form of Jeeva (Soul or Aathma).
Which quarter (Dik) is the best for prayer?
Ans. Facing East or North quarter.
What the body or constitution of Brahman?
1101) When is Pasu i.e. Jeeva/Soul (casual living being just like an animal) becoming Human being?
Ans. Only due to sheer discrimination (Vivekam) and thinking (Chintha) practice and Soul get elevated to Human being.
1102) How did Adi Sankara created or formed the Adhvaitha Matham (Philosophy)?
Ans. Based on Uthara Meemaamsa – Jgnaana Kandam – Upanishads. They revealed its core principles of absolute truth. This is the basis for Adhvaitha Philosophy.
1103) Who are the children and wife of Agni Devan (God of Fire)?
Ans. Children = Dhaakshinam, Gaarhapathyam, Aahavaneeyam and Consort = Swahaa Devi.
1104) What is the life goal of Hindu?
Ans. Realizing, Interacting, Seeing and becoming God itself. In other words, merging with God to become full and perfect. Until this happens, he or she is imperfect.
1105) What is the important Theertham (Sacred or Ascetic Water) in life?
Ans. The water that can wash and clean the impurities of Mind is the number one sacred water.
1106) What should be acquired by human beings for a great life?
Ans. 4 divine assets – 1. Vidhya (Knowledge), 2. Balam (Strength), 3. Sathkeerthi (Good popularity) and 4. Punyam (Holy credits/rewards).
1107) What is even more important than Praan (Life)?
Ans. Kuladharmam (duties of own race/family) and Sajjana Samsargam (the company of wise men).
1108) What is the main obstacle that stops achieving Moksham (Liberation)?
Ans. Transmigration that promotes birth and ageing of life.
1109) What causes the Karma Bhandham (duty bindings)?
Ans. Mainly desire (Aasa) that generates new work/actions, such actions will reward merit or demerit which will push the Soul to take repeated births and deaths. Finding the other end is quite difficult. This is called transmigration system. Most of the Bharata Rishis have done their research to put a full stop to this process besides giving their vision and conclusion on other science subjects.
How does one become Agnaani (Ignorant from true knowledge)?
Ans. There are six robbers always roaming around everyone called “Shad Vairies” to grab the true knowledge from us. Be careful to protect and sustain true knowledge. Only the mind, buddhi and soul knows these true knowledge.
Who is the real Sanyasi (Renouncer)?
Ans. A person with a firm conviction that no one is there other than self is real sanyasi. Especially a true understanding that no mother, father, wealth, money, relatives, friends, brothers, sisters and properties etc to me!
Who is true Hindu or who could qualify to say I am a Hindu?
Ans. 1. A person must take birth in Bharatha Desam, 2. He/She should have a basic understanding of Sanathana Dharma Sastras and Adhyathmic Darsanas (Vision and Philosophy of divinity and spiritual practices), 3. He/She should accept and practice these Sastras and Darsanas is his/her own Swadharma either partially or full, 4. Must consider and respect that the Bharatha Bhoomi is his/her own motherland (Mathru Bhoomi) as well as the holy land (Punya Bhoomi) in this Earth.
Another option: A person who punish appropriately to those who try to destroy Sanathana Dharmas also called Hindu.
When did the Christianity and Islam came into existence?
Ans. 2550 years (as on 2019) before, after the Bhudha period, it came into existence. Both are depending on an individual’s proclamation.
What is Matham (Religion) means?
Ans. The root word “Math” is the cause for Matham (Religion) in other words “Believed or Regarded as” stands for Matham. It is also a state of the brain or it is an opinion of certain people.
What is real Matham (Religion)?
Ans. Upliftment or enlightenment of the Soul is actual Matham. In other words, due to the reward of sacred and devoted Karma that prompts the Soul (or a person) to become absolutely pure or mature or awaken. Unless this real change did not happen in a person, he/she is not a religious person at all. This is the conclusion of Sastras.
Who created Hindu Religion and their holy books?
Ans. Religion = Known as Sanathana Dharma (Sanathana Dharma was originated from Sri Chakram of Moola Prakruthi Parasakthi. Actually, Sanatana Dharma is not a religion, it is a civilized way of life), Sthaapakan = Sachidhananda Swaroopa Easwaran, Grantham/Holy Books = Vedas the reservoir or storehouse of true knowledge and science.
What is the core duty of Hindu Dharma?
Ans. It is a lifestyle concept-based on Dharma Neethi (Righteous Principles) to extend helping hands towards all living beings irrespective of their religion, caste and creed.
What are the important Dharmas (Righteous) that consists Sanathana Dharma?
Ans. 8 Dharmas viz. 1. Sathya Dharma, 2. Vaidheeka Dharma, 3. Vedantha Dharma, 4. Aarsha Dharma, 5. Manava Dharma, 6. Aarya Dharma, 7. Bharatha Dharma, 8. Hindu Dharma.
What is actual education?
Ans. Achieving Chaarithra Sudhi (Good Conduct).
What are the important Sanathana Dharmas (Immortal truth/righteous)?
Ans. 17 superior qualities that make a person perfect in all respects. They are Sathyam (Truth), Samathwam (Equality), SwAthanthyram (Freedom), Neethi (Justice), Vidhya (Knowledge), Sneham (Love), Sahavarthithwam (Live together), Thyaagam (Sacrifice), Dhaanam (Charity), Dhaya (Compassion), Sama-Dhama, Veeryam (Vital Power), Dhairyam (Brave), Kshama (Patience), Sudhi (Purity), Bhakti (Devotion), Aykhyam (Unity/United).
What is the meaning or gist of Dharma?
Ans. A celestial truth that gives shelter to the universe and conduct its routine work carefully is the Dharma.
What is Samskaram (Good Culture)?
Ans. According to Rig Veda, the conduct that removes the Adharma caused by impurity and sin is called Sreshta Samskaram. In other words, Paapa and Dosha (Sin and Impurity) are the products of Adharma (Unrighteousness).
How many Samskarams are established in Bharat (India)?
Ans. From the Vedic period till now, there are important 16 Samskaras (Shodasa Samskarams) being practised in Bharat. These Samskaras practised to enhance the purpose of life and achieve the goal, which is nothing but Moksham (Liberation). According to Sastras, there are 43 Hindu Samskaras.
What are the Shodasa Samskaras (16 Sacraments) of Hindu system?
Ans. Saints are very carefully selected 16 activities that can enhance and liberate the Soul from transmigration system. Some activities are particularly designed for the Aathma to experience the consequences so that it will achieve its Poornathwam (100% satisfaction) i.e. to come out of any leftover desire. I am specifically mentioning this sentence to avoid confusion because some activities that look like it is going to pull you back into transmigration system. Let us learn those Samskaras: 1. Gharbha Dhanam (Insemination/Fertilization), 2. Pumsavanam (Quickening of the fetus for a male child, so that the family tree will grow, however, nothing against the female child!) during the 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy, 3. Seemanthonnayanam (parting the hair in two sides of the head of pregnant woman) conducted during the 4 to 6 months of pregnancy for the mental development of the baby, 4. Jathakarmam (welcoming the newborn child to the world by his father and say AUM/OM to the child’s ears, ideally it should be done before cutting the umbilical cord), 5. Namakaranam (Naming ceremony to be done on the 1st day or 101st day of birth), 6. Nishkramanam (Child coming out of the birth house between 3 and 4 months, usually the first visit should be going to Kula Devatha temple), 7. Annaprasanam (Intaking first grain food in 6th month, birth Thidhi day), 8. Choodakaranam (To be done in Utharayanam, Sukla Paksham, 3rd year – removing or replacing the bangles adorned by the child’s mother which was given to her during the Pumsavana-Seemanthonnayanam ceremony), another approach of the same function for the child is called Chowlam, that the parents will allow the child to keep its initial hair as tilt (Sikha) and remove rest of the hairs from the head, this itself looks like a crest or crown for the child, 9. Upanayanam (Wearing Yagnopaveetham/Sacred thread and getting Brahma Upadesam from Guru or father, to be conducted between the age of 5 and 12 years period), 10. Vedarambam (Learning Vedas under a competent Guru within 1 year from the Upanayanam day), 11. Samavarthanam (Attending the exam given by the Guru and finally return to parental house), 12. Vivaham (Getting married to a most eligible girl), 13. Gaarhapathyam (Maintaining Yagnaa-Agni, a sacred fire lighted on the day of marriage for Oupasana Havan), 14. Vanaprastha (Ascending towards the forest for solitudes and practice meditation after giving up family life, the wife can also follow husband, ideally after the age of 60+ / 3rd the face of 120 human life span or when he became a grand father), 15. Sanyaasam (Renunciation ceremony to liberate the Soul from transmigration), 16. Andhyeshti (Sareera Dhahanam / cremation of mortal remains if Jeevan Mukthi is attained then burial is allowed because of his/her DNA is needed in this earth to create more such noble people).
Who are the Samskaris (Cultured People)?
Ans. A person who mastered the right or true virtue after learning good conducts (Achaara Sudhi) thoroughly and systematically is a cultured person. This practice must be within (Manasikam) as well as casual (Naimithikam).
When is the dawn period of Deva Lok (Divine world)?
Ans. When the Maarga Seersha Month (Dhanu/Maargazhi) begins, earth time between 4 and 6 am throughout the month is dawn (Usha Kaal) period in Deva Lok. I.e. the whole month of Dhanu is only 2 hours of Deva Lokam x 12 months makes one full day in Deva Lok.
What is Punya (Holy) and Paapa (Sin) according to Neethi Sastram?
Ans. When you separate mind from the impurities and immorality it is called Punyam and when the mind is involved in impure, unethical and immoral activities that are called Paapam.
Who is the mother of Aakasam (Space/Sky)?
Ans. According to Thaithareeya Upanishad “Aathma” is the mother of Aakash. It says “Aathmanaha Aakaasa Sambootha”.
What are the Swaraas used for Sanskrit Mantras?
Ans. Mainly 4. They are 1. Anuthattham (lowering sound), 2. Uthattham (peaking sound), 3. Swaritham (turn up sound), 4. Prasyam (equal sound). These are practised during the chanting of a Mantra Sloka.
What are the important Kaama Bhogam is practised in life?
Ans. 8 Types. 1. Either man or woman thinking about their opposite sex with an intention of quenching their sexual thirst, 2. Talking sensual issues, 3. Touching each other, 4. Intercourse, 5. Looking at each other for a long time, 6. Hugging each other, 7. Staying together exclusively, 8. Encountering or meeting privately.
What is the age limits set for Brahmachayam for men and women?
Ans. For Men, the lowest period is up to the age of 24 and a maximum of 44 years, whereas for Women the lowest period is up to the age of 16 and a maximum of 24 years is recommended. Both need to undergo Brahmacharyaa-sramam only up to these years.
What are the fundamental qualification for a Sanyasi (Renounced person)?
Ans. 3 conditions must be met and mastered. 1. Saadhana Sampoornatha (successful training on Sadhana Chathushtayam), 2. Vairagya (Determination), 3. Sankalpa Dhaardyam (Firm Resolution to attain Moksha or Realize Aathma).
How does a Sanyaasi realizing the Aathma Thathwam?
Ans. First, let us know the status of a Sanyasi. He/She is the most favourable person of God, in other words, he/she is known as Paramopasakan of Paramathma. It happens through a chronological sequence viz: From Moola Prakruthi Parasakthi the Sun gets his the required energy to run Soorya Lok along with other planets and stars etc., from Sun the rain clouds get formed and due to rain all Oushada-Sasyaadis (Plants) will sprout, and the plants produce consumable grains, leaf and fruits etc…, that will give birth to Praana along with Balam (Strength), Thapass (Meditation/Penance), Sradha (Concentration), Sathya-Jighnyaasa (Interest to know the real absolute truth), Bhudhi (Brain), Vichara Sakthi (Think and Discriminative power), Ghnaanam (Knowledge), Santhi (Peace), Chethana/Chith Sakthi (Consciousness), Smruthi (Memory), Poorvapara Ghnaanam (Knowledge of past) and finally Vighnaanam (Special scientific or Sastra Knowledge) which will eventually help the seeker to realize that the entire universe is part and the parcel of one Supreme Power (Paramathma). The Self (Aathma) and the Supreme Soul (Paramathma) are the same. This is called Aathma Sakshathkaram (Realization of Soul).
What are the types of mainline Sanyaasis?
Ans. They are two types 1. Saadhakan, 2. Siddhan or Paramahamsa.
How living beings are born from the start of creation?
Ans. From Brahman the Vedas are born, from Vedas, Karmas and from Karma Yagnams are conducted, that cause the Rain and from Rain Annam (consumables) are generated. From the food, all beings are born by eating the same food. Food was kept ready by God before the living beings were born. Vedas says Annaha Jeevasya Kaaranam!
What is the meaning of Sraardham (Obligations to Ancestors)?
Ans. A family member (bloodline relative) with greatest reverence, dedication and affection offers a service or food to his/her ancestors (Pithrus) on a specific day is called Sraardham. Sastras designated Veda Purushas or Mahatmas or Brahmins to accept these offerings on behalf of Pithrus.
What is called Tharpan or Tharpanam?
Ans. Matha, Pitha, Pithamahan, Guru, Ancient Ghnaanis (Gnaana Vrudhaas) are considered to be Gurujanas (Respectable Personalities). Some offerings given to them through living persons which will make them happy and satisfy is called Tharpanam. Usually done by offering water, food and adorable items.
What is called Pithru Yagnam?
Ans. Unfortunately, in today’s world, the Pithru Yagnam is considered as a ritual for the dead person or relatives. It is a service to be given to all types of elderly people or the needy person while they are alive. Again, upon their death, remembering them and recalling their good quality works and contributions to the family and society etc… is considered as Pithru Yagnam. Also, on their behalf, some offerings are to be made to Veda Purushas, Mahatmas or Brahmins or poor people so that their Souls will get peace of mind. Do you know what is that peace of mind? The Soul will be happy by seeing the efforts and offerings made by his children to the needy on their behalf. This is the actual peace of mind for (RIP) the Soul.
Who are the real guests (Adhithis)?
Ans. They are 5 types of people viz. 1. Paropakaris (Broadminded / Assisting others without any expectations), 2. Vidhwaans (Learned persons), 3. Jithendriyas (Conquerer of sensual pleasures), 4. Dharmishtaas (Righteous people), 5. Vishaya Virakthaas (Desireless people). When one or all these people visit someone’s house without any pre-intimation, then they are called actual guests. Pre-booking visitors are not guests and they don’t get the status of “Athidhi Devo Bhava”.
Who are the five personalities, that accept or receive satisfaction from Gruhasthaasramies?
Ans. 1. Rishis (Sages), 2. Pithrus (Ancestors), 3. Devathaas (Divine Personalities), 4. Bhoothaas (Five elements and other living beings), 5. Athidhis (Guests).
What are the qualifications to be a Braahman (Priest sect)?
Ans. Those who possess or adhere and follow 7 important unavoidable principles/truth are Brahmins. Those qualities are 1. Sathyam (Truthfulness), 2. Dhaanam (Charity giving and accepting), 3. Kshama (Patience), 4. Sadhacharam (Virtuous/Good Conducts), 5. Santhi (Peaceful), 6. Thapass (Penance/Meditator), 7. Dhaya (Compassion).
What are the fundamental duties of Thri Varnis (3 sects out of 4)?
Ans. 1. Soodra Karma = Sevana Dharmam (Serving others), 2. Vaisya Karma = Agriculture, Protecting and Nurturing Animals, Business, 3. Kshatriya Karama = Sauryam (Strength), Tejas (Glowing body), Dhairyam (Brave), Samarthya (Smart), No running backwards from the war field, Dhaanam (Charity) and Prabhuthwam (Rich and Prosperous).
What is called Purushartha Sidhi?
Ans. A person after achieving all the knowledge and experience systematically prescribed to each Aasrama (Brahmacharyam, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sanyasi) will realize the Aathma Thathwam, this is known as Purushartha Sidhi.
Who is Pandithan (Pandit / Knower)?
Ans. Learning all scriptures religiously and become knowledgeable about Dharma (Virtues), Artha (Wealth), Kaama (Desires) and Moksha (Salvation/Liberation) is real Pandithan.
What is Sadhacharam (Good Conducts)?
Ans. Whatever activities conducted or followed by Wisemen/holy personalities by adhering righteous is Sadhacharam.
What is the Utsav Kalam (Celebration period) of Pithrus (Ancestors)?
Ans. 10 days period known as “Mahalaya” during the months of Kanya (Sep/Oct) and Kumba (Feb/Mar), Krishna Paksha Shashti to Amavasya (10 days).
What is Yogam (Divine Unity)?
Ans. There are many types of Yogam prescribed in the scriptures. Two important Yogams are popularly known to us are 1. A person’s life is nurtured or groomed as per the law of Dharmic activities will be tuned to unite with Paramathma (God) is called Yogam (Jeevathma uniting with Paramathma – both are consciously done), 2. An understanding that the human’s civilized life and its ultimate goal is to realize Paramasathya Praapthi (Uniting with absolute truth – Paramathma). To achieve this status, one must get ready and prepare himself/herself. This attempt is also known as Yogam (This is also one condition of Sadhana Chathushtayam).
Who is Sadhakan / Sadhak (Seeker)?
Ans. A person who travels and lives in a Yoga Maargam (Path of Yoga) is Sadhakan. The Yoga maargam will identify the Self / Jeemathma in an individual to be united with the Supreme Self / Paramathma of the Cosmic world.
What are the important Yoga Maargas?
Ans. They are 4, 1. Karma Yogam, 2. Bakti Yogam, 3. Ghnaana Yogam, 4. Raaja Yogam. Please note all Yogas will have some influence of other Yoga within one Yogam.
What are the important Karma Yogas?
Ans. They are Five. 1. All Aasrama Dharmas based on the Sastra Scriptures, 2. Yagnam (Havan and Sacrificing Lust and Desires), 3. Dhaanam (Charity), 4. Vrutham (Fasting), 5. Dharma Pracharam (Spreading or preaching virtues to others to follow).
Who all will fall in the web of Kaama (Lust)?
Ans. 11 members who will eventually fall in the web of Kaama.They are 8 types Deva Yoni births, 1 Manusha (Human) Yoni birth, 1 Pasu (Animal) Yoni birth, 1 Pakshi (Birds) Yoni birth.
Who is the real Ghnaani (Wise/One who possessing wisdom)?
Ans. An uninterrupted devoted individual who always sees God in everything, wish to hear only about God, talk only about God, see and experience only about God, such a person will be known as Adhwaithy and he will become God itself.
What is the real Karma Bhoomi (Land of Deeds)?
Ans. Samsara (Transmigration system/family life).
How one should salute (Vandan) the other?
Ans. All Vandan must be done by folding both hands together in Namasthe Mudra. 1. God = Folded hands must be raised above the head by stretching up to 12 Angulam, 2. Guru = Straight forehead, 3. Father and Kings = Straight lips, 4. Relatives and Friends = Straight chest, 5. Own Mother = Straight Abdomen.
How many Pradakshinam (Circumference) to be performed for Gods?
Ans. Ganapathy = 1, Soorya = 2, Sivan = 3, Vishnu = 4, Sastha/Ayyappan = 5, Subramanian = 6, Baghavathi = 7, Aal/Peepal Tree = 7 and above (For Peepal tree only from morning till sun set).
What are the Nava Vyuhams (Nine Transposition/Formation) of Para Sakthi?
Ans. 1. Kaalam (Time), 2. Kulam (Clan), 3. Naamam (Hymns), 4. Vidya (Knowledge), 5. Manas (Mind), 6. Naadam (Sound), 7. Bindu (Center), 8. Kala (Portion), 9. Jeevan (Life energy). This is also considered as nine properties of the divine mother Parasakthi.
What are the three obstacles that block the progress of spiritual life?
Ans. 1. Lyingiga Swabhavam (Desires for sexual pleasure), 2. Ahambhavam (Pride/Egoistic), 3. Sanghabhavam (Bad Company/Association).
What is Matham or Darsan (Religion)?
Ans. A system by which personal and permanent relationship created between eternal life energy (Jeevan) and eternal God is the real the Matham.
What are the important six wealth (Sambath) of a person?
Ans. Samam, Dhamam, Uparathi, Thitheeksha, Sradha and Samadhanam (details already explained in another context).
What are the important Sadanaas of Ghnaana Maargam?
Ans. 1. Nithya-Anithya Vasthu Vivekam (Discrimination power between real and unreal), 2. Vairaghyam (Determination), 3. Mumukshuthwam achieved through Brahma Ghyan, capable of destroying samsara pasam (Liver of transmigration system).
What is the biggest benefit of Raja Yogam (A mode of meditation)?
Ans. It unveils the inner and supernatural power of human beings
What are the components that make a Karma?
Ans. 1. Ichha (Desire to do), 2. Vichara (Consult and Analyse), 3. Pravruthi (Action).
What is Adhyathmam?
Ans. Intuition or the prescience of living beings on Brahman
What is Karma (Action)?
Ans. A person tries to do Yagna (Efforts/service) or for the prosperity/welfare of every living being.
What is actual knowledge?
Ans. Whatever we know through our brainpower is not true knowledge, but whatever we know through personal experience is actual knowledge.
What is Sadhacharam (Good Conduct)?
Ans. An act that promotes and synchronize with truth is Sadhacharam.
What is Duracharam (Bad Conduct)?
Ans. An act that encourages untruth (Asathya), unrighteous (Adharma) and unrest (Asaanthi) is Duracharam or Anacharam.
From where Dharma will be born (Source of Dharma)?
Ans. It emerges from Sadhacharam.
What are the four important symptoms of Dharma?
Ans. 1 and 2. A rule or a piece of advice that is prescribed in the Sruthi & Smruthi, 3. Wisemen who follow certain protocols, 4. An act that is highly rewardful to one’s own Aathma (Soul).
What are the subjects that Philosophers (Darsanikas) search on?
Ans. Their research is based on 1. Aathma (Soul), 2. Prapancham (Nature), 3. Easwaran (God/Creator).
What are the important Darsan’s of Hindu philosophy?
Ans. 6 Darsanaas. 1. Saankhya, 2. Yoga, 3. Vaiseshika, 4. Nyaaya, 5. Mimaamsa, 6. Vedantha Darsana.
What is called Darsanam (Philosophy)?
Ans. A fact that is minutely analysed within self to come up with a model theory (Religious Treaties or Doctrine of Scripture) is a Darsan.
What is being enquired by Darsanam and Vignaanam (Science)?
Ans. The cosmos is filled with Chethanas (Conscious) and Achethanas (Unconscious/lifeless/inanimate). They have the character of Sthoola (Visible Form/Outer) and Sookshma (Subtle Form/Inner). In this context, Darsanas are enquiring about Sookshma Bhavam, whereas Vignaana Bhavam is enquiring about Sthoola Bhavam.
What is Easwara’s Prakruthi Sakthis (Natural Powers of God)?
Ans. They are Eight powers viz. 1. Prithvi (Earth), 2. Jalam (Water), 3. Agni (Fire), 4. Vaayu (Air), 5. Aakasam (Space), 6. Manas (Mind), 7. Budhi (Brain), 8. Ahamkara (Pride or Self Awareness).
Who is Easwara (God)?
Ans. This cosmic nature is equally mix of Prakruthi (Feminine Power) and Purusha (Masculine Power). In this cosmic world, Easwara is Sachidananda Swaroopan (Sath-Chith-Ananda = the face of absolute Brahman).
What is the purpose of Maya (Unreality)?
Ans. The Maya is a subtle power of Easwara that cause for the Prakruthi to take its desired form in this Universe.
How different seekers referring to the power of God?
Ans. 1. Karma Nishtaas calls = Devatha, 2. Bhaktas (Devotees) calls = Bhagavan, 3. Ghnaanis calls = Brahmam (Absolute Infinite Power), 4. Yogis calls = Paramathma (Supreme Soul).
Who is considered as real Bhagavadhotthaman (Supreme Devotee of God)?
Ans. A person who sees God in every being and every being is residing in God itself is a true Bhagavadhothaman.
Where is the source of Viswa Praana Sakthi (Cosmic Energy)?
Ans. Soorya Mandal (Soorya Aathma Jagatha-stha-sthu-shascha!).
What is Kshethram and who is Kshethraghnan?
Ans. Easwari / Parasakthi is Kshethram (Temple) and Easwaran is Kshethraghnan (Resident owner of the temple).
Why everyone is looking forward to happiness?
Ans. Because the Aathma (Soul) is full of happiness and the Aathma is controlling the body.
What is Sushupthi (Deep sleep)?
Ans. The Jeeva (Soul) has five states in that sequence Sushupthi is the 3rd state. This Sushupti is an example or model of Moksham (Liberated).
What is the core difference between Sushupthi and Moksh?
Ans. Human beings will be unconscious during Sushupthi Avastha (stage) whereas in the Mokha state they will be having full conscious.
What are the three approaches/remedies (Upaya) to attain Mokham?
Ans. 1. Nishkamya Karmam (Unattached actions), 2. Bhakti (Innocent Devotion), 3. Ghyaanam (True Knowledge).
When is the best time to receive Vedanthopadesam (Initiation for learning Vedantham)?
Ans. The body before it gets afflicted with sin and material sensual pleasure, at the earliest age around 5 years old.
What are the qualifications for learning Vedas?
Ans. 1. Sat Guru Upadesam (Guidance from an experienced and learned scholar), 2. Mana Sudhi (Clear Mind), 3. Anushtanam (Practicing Duties), 4. Thapass (Penance and Meditation).
What are the objectives of Smruthi, Puraan and Ithihaasas?
Ans. Even the absent-minded, low IQ and fewer memory people can easily grasp the essence of Vedas through Smuthi, Puraan and Ithihaas. It will convey Veda’s instructions through such lovely stories.
What is Veda (Described True Knowledge)?
Ans. True knowledge. That is truly experienced the conscious voice of collective knowledge based on Dharma Sastras.
What are the other names of Vedas?
Ans. 1. Sruthi, 2. Nigamam, 3. Brahmam, 4. Aamnaayam, 5. Chhandhass, 6. Pravachanam, 7. Easwaran.
What are the three stages (Avastha) of Vedas?
Ans. 1. Sthoolam or Prakatanam (Veda Udharanam – Starting stage of knowledge collection in a prescribed manner), 2. Sookshmam or Antharleenam (In-depth stage), 3. Dilution or Asthamanam (Hidden stage).
What are the important three divisions of Vedas?
Ans. 1. Karma Kaandam (Seeking or accumulating knowledge), 2. Upasana Kaandam (Practicing spiritual activities), 3. Ghyaana Kaandam (It provides the knowledge of Iha and Para – present and after death life, understanding the secrets of Jeevathma, Paramathma and Jagath, path to practice and achieve the goal of life).
What are the Parambharya Kramams one need to know before reading / reciting Vedas?
Ans. 1. Rishi of the Vedam, 2. Chhandhass, 3. Devatha, 4. Swara Niyamam (Rules for pronunciation).
What are the Upa Vedas (Sub Vedas)?
Ans. 1. Ayurveda (Life science – From Rig and Atharvana), 2. Dhanurveda (Archery – Yajur), 3. Ghaandarva-Veda (Music – Sama Veda), 4. Artha Sasthra (Economics – Atharvana Veda).
Who should be a Brahmanan (The Priest)?
Ans. Those who learned Vedas and teaching Vedas are the Brahmins. Brahmins should never give up learning and practising Vedas.
Which are the Six Sastras?
Ans. 1. Aagamas, 2. Thanthras, 3. Darsanaas, 4. Puraanas, 5. Ithihasas, 6. Smruthis.
Who were the top most Astrologers (Jyothishis) of Bharat?
Ans. 1. Aaryabhattan, 2. Varahamiharan, 3. Brahmagupthan, 4. Bhaskaracharyar, 5. Kamalakaran.
Which are the top most and ancient Granthas (Books) of Jyothi Sastras (Astrology)?
Ans. 1. Rigjyothisham, 2. Yajurjyothisham, 3. Adharvajyothisham.
Where Vedas are installed (Prathishta) in human beings?
Ans. 1. At the heart of Brahmacharis, his tongue and in his words (Vaak)
What is Rig (Hymn/Admiration) Vedam (Described True Knowledge)?
Ans. Rig/Ruk means Admiration of Creator and Knowledge and 1028 Sookthas allocated in 10 Mandalas (Zones). Total 85 Anuvakaas. More than 79 Devada’s Sookthas and their way of worships are narrated in this text. 60+ Chhandhas, 300+ Rishis composed their knowledge and experience into Slokas. Veda Vyaasa gave these entire knowledges to one of his disciple Sage Paula Rishi. Ayurveda is the Upa Veda (SubVersion) of Rig Veda.
What is Ayurvedam (Knowledge or Science of Life energy)?
Ans. Lord Brahma composed Ayurveda and Susrutha Maharshi narrated those compositions of 100,000 slokas into 1000 chapters and taught Aadi Prajapathi. Prajapathi taught this knowledge to Aswini Kumars and Aswini Kumars gave the knowledge to Devendra. From Devendra, Lord Dhanvanthari learned. Lord Dhanvathari brought Amruth (Necter or Medicine to cure illness) to this Universe. Lord Vishnu used Mohini Sakthi to share the Amrutha with Devas (Divine personalities). The inner meaning of this event is that those who live in discipline with a neat and tidy life (unlike Demons/Danavas/Asuras) will live forever. Basically, no illness will attack them to take away their precious life from the body! There is no point in serving the Amruth to unholy, below standard living creatures such as Demons, hence he avoided them. Wise beings always invest in wise personalities only, this is the nature of law.
1201) What is Yajur Vedam (Knowledge of Ritual/Sacrificial formulas)?
Ans. Yajur Veda gives importance to Yagna (Ritualistic Sacrifices on Agni). Yajur Vedam has two branches viz. Krishna and Sukla Yajurveda. Between 86 and 109+ branches (sakhas) are the most important ones. Krishna Yajurveda consists of 18,000 Mantras and 700 Anuvakas. Thaithareeya Upanishad is a bi-product of Yajur Vedam. Aswamedham, Agnishtomam and Raajasooyam Yagnas are conducted through Yajurveda Mantras. Sukla Yajurvedam consists of 1900 Mantras, 17 branches (sakhas), 40 Samhitha Chapters (Adhyaayas) and 190 Anuvakaas. Yagna Valkhyan is the Rishi for Yajurveda and Viswamitra Maharshi renewed it from corruption/loss. Dhanur Veda is the sub Veda (Upa Veda) of Yajur Vedam. At the beginning of Krutha Yuga Lord Siva had created this Dhanur Vedam. Sage Veda Vyaas gave this knowledge to Sage Vaisampayana Maharshi to propagate for future generations
1202) What is Sama Vedam (Knowledge of Music)?
Ans. Praising/Chanting of God’s name through Vedic Music is the source of Sama Veda. Most of the Sama Veda Mantras are from Rig Veda in Music form. It consists exclusive 75 Mantras and 8 Brahmanaas. Chandogya and Kenopanishads are bi-product of Sama Veda. Gandharva Veda is the Upa Veda of Sama Vedam. It has 1000 Sakhas (Branches). It includes Kamasastra in it. Somasekharan and Bharathamuni are the Rishis for Gandharva Vedam. Veda Vyasa handed over the responsibility to propagate Sama Vedam to his disciple Jamadagni Maharshi.
1203) What is Atharvana Vedam (Knowledge to practice magic and control spirits)?
Ans. One of the most important Veda to safeguard as well as destroy human race from many odds. Important ritual practice consists of Santhikam, Paushtikam, Aabhicharam etc… to control and conquer Bhootha-Pretha (Evil Spirits) Bhadhas (Adverse effects) and give protection from natural calamities. It also promotes high-end devotion towards God. It has 9 Sakhas (Branches). Atharva Veda Mantras were composed by Angiras, Atharvan, Bhrughu Maharshi and the descenders of their clan. It has 760 Sookthaas and 6000 Mantras. Silpa Vedam (Sculpture) and Artha Sastram (Science of Economy) are the Upa Vedas of Atharvana Vedam. Day to day (Mundane life) lifestyle, government and society issues, economic development and political science all included in it. Sage Sumanthu took the responsibility to propagate Atharvana Vedam.
1204) What is Vedathvam in Vedas (Thrust of Vedas)?
Ans. Purushartha siddhis (human pursuit) are not achievable nor measurable through scientific methods whereas the Vedas gives method to know that, this is the Vedathvam in Vedas.
1205) What is the definition of Vedam?
Ans. Whatever truth that cannot be proved or attained scientifically can be known through the subtle knowledge, that is Vedam.
1206) What is Sastram (Scripture)?
Ans. A prescribed knowledge/method that is given in the form of scripture as to what a human should do and what he/she should not do, such knowledge is Sastram.
1207) What is known as Prasthana Thrayam?
Ans. Three sacred authoritative books together called Prasthana (Authority) Thrayam (Three). It is based on the knowledge system to uplift the human race, (from ignorance to knowledge) created by our great sages (Mahathmaas) viz. Upanishads (Upadesa/Injuctive/Sruti Prasthana 1), Brahma Sutram (Nyaya or Yukti Prasthana 2) and Bhagavad Gita (Smruthi Prasthana 3).
1208) How did Upanishad get it’s the name?
Ans. With great reverence, one should sit close to his/her Guru and learn the doctrines of Sruti and Smruthi. Hence it is called Upanishad (Upa=close, Nishad=Sit down and hear).
1209) How many Upanishad existed in the past?
Ans. 2000+, out of which only 108 Upanishads are now available.
Where are the placement of these 108 Upanishad in our Vedas?
Ans. 10 Upanishads in Rig Veda, 32 in Krishna Yajurveda, 19 in Sukla Yajurveda, 16 in Samaveda, 31 in Atharvanaveda.
Aathma (Soul) has how many Paadhas (state)?
Ans. Four. 1. Jagradh, 2. Swapna, 3. Sushupthi, 4. Thureeyam.
What it consists in Sruthi and Smurthi?
Ans. Sruthi = Veda and Upanishads, Smruthi = Vedangam, Dharma Sasthram, Ithihasam, Puranam, Neethi Sasthram, Aachara Vyavaharaas.
According Hindus, what is the approximate age of this world?
Ans. According to Hindu the calculation method of history, it is estimating to the tune of 7 Kalpaas.
How many Smruthi Granthas exists?
Ans. More than 108 Smruthis were mentioned in the Vedic system. However, only 20 are very important and those 20 Smruthis consists Manusmruthi, Yagnavalkhyasmruthi and Ashtadasa Smruthi.
What is Aagamam (Tamil Vedam)?
Ans. It is considered as the graceful teaching of Lord Siva (Siva Prasad). Those who read and follow will attain liberation (Mokha) by eradicating bondage from transmigration system.
How did the Aagamas came into existence?
Ans. Aagama is nothing but Thanthra Sastram. From Lord Siva’s 5 faces a total of 28 Aagamas were born. Out of these 28, 10 Aagamas belongs/referring to Lord Siva and 18 belongs to Rudra.
What is the purpose of Mantra (Hymn)?
Ans. Through the repeated chanting one should attain the purity of mind.
What is Yanthram (Active Device)?
Ans. A body with life energy in it is a Yanthram, whereas, the same in limitless form is Brahmandam (Galaxy). This Brahmanda’s identical representation in smaller forms are Sri Chakram and Thrikona Chakra Yantras. Yantras will help in strengthening the confidence of a seeker.
What is Thanthram (Tactics)?
Ans. Using calculative brain power, an act that should make the surroundings in his/her favour if not make it favourable by force is the function of Thanthram. The final goal of the Thanthrik activities is to realize the Aathma (Aathma Sakshathkaram).
What is Ithihasam?
Ans. The subtle meanings of the Vedantha doctrines are propagated through stories books, is called Ithihasam. Ramayana and Mahabharatam are Ithihasas.
What is the aim of Ithihasam (Granth)?
Ans. To propagate Vaideeka Dharmam (Ritualistic Knowledge), sustain it as well as demonstrate to the needy.
What are the important roles of Vedas, Smruthi and Puranas in Hindu Dharma?
Ans. Assume that the Hindu Dharma is a mystical palace, of that palace, the foundation is Vedas, hall is Smruthi and Pillars are Puranas.
What was revealed through Nigamam (Doctrine)?
Ans. 1. Whenever Dharma (Righteous) declines, one should accept and concludes through Yoga Sakthi that everything is God itself, 2. Whenever Dharma prosper (accelerate), one should accept and concludes through Dharma Anushtaana that God is in everything.
What is the difference between Ghyaanam and Vighyaanam?
Ans. Ghyaan (True Knowledge) means spiritual knowledge and experience whereas Vighyaan (Unreal Knowledge) means material knowledge and unreal experience.
Karpoora (Camphor) light represents what in the rituals?
Ans. It represents the total surrendering (Sarvaswa Samarpan) and the state of egoless (Nirahamkara).
How did the Vedas came into existence (Vedothpathi)?
Ans. From Parabrahma Swaroopam the AUM was born (Pranava Mantra), from that Vyaahruthi (mystical utterance) came in, thereafter the Gayathri and Aadi Vedam (Primordial Knowledge) to birth. The Aadi Vedam was divided into 4 parts as Chathurvedam (Rig-Yaju-Sama-Atharvana).
How many Mantra Naama is referred in Laghu Sthuthi?
Ans. 195,840 Mantras.
What is Prakruthi (Nature)?
Ans. There are many explanations about Nature. We will learn this one; an equal contribution of Sathwa-Rajas-Thamas qualities makes the Prakruthi also known as Pradhan.
What is Swarga (Paradise)?
Ans. Anything and everything is in your favour is Swargam. There are two aspects of Swarga. 1. A celestial world (an imaginary place), 2. A state or possession viz. Dhanam (Wealth), Puthra (Children), Mitra (Friends), Pathni (Wife). When these four states are in your favour or under your command, one can realize the Swarga while living in this earth itself.
What is Narak (Hell)?
Ans. Anything and everything is not in your favour it is called Narak. It is also a state or a place.
What is Ojas (Glowing Vitality/Strength)?
Ans. Human bodies are made up of 7 Dhathus (elements) and the Ojass is 8th Dhaathu. How Ojass is seen in a person is explained in the spiritual scriptures that when one gets the Devi Chaithanyam or effulgence or grace, that produce Sakthi (Strength), Mahima (Greatness), Dheepthi (Brilliance), Jeeva Sakthi (Vital Energy Power). In fact, these are the qualities of Ojas.
What is the Upadi (Substitution/Appearance) of Easwara?
Ans. Maya or Agyaan, it constitutes Sudha Sathwam (Pure consciousness) emerged from God itself.
What is the Upadi of Jeeva (Life Energy)?
Ans. Avidhya or Agyaan (Ignorance), that constituted from afflicted impurity or Asudha Sathwam (Impure consciousness).
What are the Upadis of Paramathma (Absolute Supreme Brahman)?
Ans. They are Four Upadis viz. 1. Easwara Upadi, 2. Maya Upadi, 3. Jeeva Upadi, 4. Avidhya Upadi.
What is Ajapa Mantra and its secrets (Rahasyam)?
Ans. It chants automatically without any specific chanting effort/method hence it is called Ajapa (Not chanted). When we inhale the power of Siva enters and when we exhale the power of Sakthi disburse. During this process, a subtle sound is produced called Siva-Sakthi Dhwani or Mantra. This process is called Ajapa Mantra Yogam.
Sastram is a useful to whom?
Ans. Uppermost ignorant and uppermost knowledgable person (Wiseman) does not require Sastram nor useful to them. Whereas, it is useful to only those people in the middle segment (i.e. neither knowledgable nor ignorant) like Samsaris (Family people) who is eager to know the truth!
What is known as Havyam and Kavyam?
Ans. Both are food offered to celestial bodies viz. Havyam is the food/ingredients (Home Dravyas) offered to Devas (Divine celestial bodies) and Kavyam is the food offered to Pithrus (ancestors) as Pindam.
Yagneswar Maha Vishnu’s form represents what?
Ans. Padas (Feet) = Vedas, Karam (Hands) = Homa Dravyaas, Mukha (Face) = Indhan/Firewood, Jihva (Tongue) = Angi (Fire), Dhanth (Teeth) = Yupa (Sacrificial Pillar), Nethram = Pratha and Rathri (Day and Night), Karna (Ears) = Vedanthas (Philosophy), Mukha (Mouth) = Sruva (Small Wooden Ladle), Naasam (Nose) = Ajyam (Ghee), Sabda (Sound) = Samaveda Dhwani, Sirass (Head) = Brahmana (Priest), Roma (Hair) = Yaga Kramam (Procedures), Chalana (Movement) = Sathkarma (Noble holy work), Nakh (Nail) = Yaga Dhiksha (Determination), Jaanu (Knees) = Yaga Mruga/Pasu (Helping Animals), Yoni (Womb) = Homa (Fire Pit), Sareera Dhathus (Body elements) = Phalas (Fruits), Hrudhayam (Heart) = Dhaan (Charity), Raktha (Blood) = Soma Rasa (Herbal Juice), Mano Vegas (Force of Mind) = Havyas and Kavyas (Offerings), Kriyas (Functions/Rituals) = Mantras (Holy Names), Chibhukam (Chin and Chick) = Chhandhas (Meters), Aasanam (Seat) = Guhyopanishad, Chhaya (Shadow) = Dharma Pathni (Consort/Wife).
What is Yogam?
Ans. Yogam is oneness or union. By nature, humans are having duality ever since they started learning things from the universe. Therefore, we must investigate Yogam in different aspects which are widely accepted and propagated through Sastras. They are 1. One need to minimize the thinking process (Chitha Vruthi Sudhi) then cleanse and fix the pure mind in the silence itself is Yogam, 2. A balanced mind is also known as Yogam, 3. Jeevathma losing its existence into Paramathma is Yogam.
Which are the most useful Yogas for enhancing spiritual life?
Ans. 1. Manthra Yogam (that includes Gyaan and Bakthi Yogas), 2. Laya Yogam, 3. Hatha Yogam, 4. Raaja Yogam.
How Prapancham (Cosmos/Universe) get created?
Ans. Parasakthi (The Supreme Power/Energy) is hidden in the Para Brahman (Attribute-less), whereas when the creation is to be started (Srushti), at that juncture, the Parasakthi takes the form of Ichha Sakthi (Desires) that developed into Ghyana Sakthi/Roopa (Knowledge) followed by Kriya Sakthi/Roopa (Action). That Kriya Sakthi will become 1. the Spandham (Pulsing), 2. Parispandham (Subtle Pulsing), 3. Prakramam (Initial order), 4. Pariseelanam (Efforts), 5. Pracharam (Expand)
What are the Lakshnaas (Characteristics Definition) for a Puran (Sacred Book)?
Ans. 5 Indications or qualities must be present viz. 1. Sargam (Srushti Vighnaanam – Explorations about creation), 2. Prathi-Sargam (creation-sustain-dissolution and re-creation), 3. Srushti Krama Aadivamsavali (Chronology of the creation such as hierarchy system of the beings etc…), 4. Manvantharam (Period of Manu – creator of law for humans to follow), 5. Soorya-Chandra Vamsavali (Clan of Sun and Moon in Earth). These five qualities must be explained in the story to qualify the status of Puran.
Which are the 18 Maha Puraan?
Ans. 1. Padhma (55,000 versus), 2. Brahma (13,000 versus), 3. Vishnu (23,000 versus), 4. Siva (24,000 versus), 5. Bhaagavatham (18,000 versus), 6. Narada (25,000 / 18,110 versus), 7. Markandeya (9,000 / 6,900 versus), 8. Agni (15,000 versus), 9. Bhavishya (14,000 versus), 10. Brahma-vaivartham (18,000 versus), 11. Linga (11,000 versus), 12. Varaha (24,000 / 10,000 versus), 13. Skanda (81,100 versus), 14. Vaamana (10,000 versus), 15. Koorma (17,000 / 6,000 versus), 16. Mathsya (14,000 versus), 17. Garuda (18,000 / 11,000 versus), 18. Brahmaanda Puran (12,000 versus). Total 401,100 versus or 360,110 versus.
What is the core message of Maha Puranas?
Ans. Helping others without any expectations will reward Punyam (Holy Credits) whereas Troubling others would attract Paapa (Demerits/Sin). i.e. Paropakaram = Punya and Para Peedanam = Paapa.
How many Maha Purans according to Jainism?
Ans. Jains means Victory. Therefore, the Jainism is referring to the path of victory in crossing over life’s stream of rebirths by destroying karma through an ethical and spiritual life. There are 24 Maha Purans exists.
How many Purans are referred to in Buddhism?
Ans. 8 Purans. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. The Upadi they follow mainly meditation that delivers unconditional happiness known as enlightenment.
How many Upa-Purans (Sub Sacred Books) are referred in Sanathana Dharma (Today’s Hinduism)?
Ans. 18+2 = 20 Upa-Purans. 1. Soorya, 2. Ganesa, 3. Kalika, 4. Kalki, 5. Sanathkumara, 6. Narasimha, 7. Durvasa, 8. Vasishta, 9. Bhargava, 10. Kapila, 11. Parasara, 12. Saamba, 13. Nandikeswara, 14. Bhruhathdharma, 15. Varuna, 16. Pasupathi, 17. Manava, 18. Mudgala, 19. Sri-Devi Bhagavatham, 20. Vaayu.
Ever since when the Bharatheeya Sastras started facing decline?
Ans. Between the 4th and 19th centuries. Due to few Mahathmas incarnations, it is not fully destroyed yet faced damages. Revival is every Bharatheeya’s responsibility.
Who was the first person to manufacture aeroplane indigenously in Bharat/India?
Ans. Sri Siva Sankara Thapedkar. The Aircraft was known as “Pushpakam” under a category name of “Marutha Sakha” in Mumbai 1895. The Aircraft flew at 1500 feet altitude. Whereas, westerners (Americans) claiming that they manufactured aircraft that can fly for commercial purpose in 1867 & 1871 born Wright Brothers.
What is Poorna Sastram (Full Authentic Knowledge)?
Ans. Conclude after referring to the Sastras of Bharat that refers to 1. Parinama Sidhanth (Transformation and Development), 2. Avathaara Sidhanth (Incarnation Theory), 3. Praani Vighnaan (Knowledge of life and living beings), 4. Jyothi Sastra (Astronomy and Astrology) is to be considered as Poorna Sastram. The question will be asked why Bharat, please note Bharat was the only and first place where formal education was given to deserving people from time immemorial. Mainly 5 Universities that includes Thakshasila and Nalanda, Sarada Peed etc.
What is Thesis (Conclusion of an Invention)?
Ans. It is the name of the table placed in front of a King (In the western region). A proposal will be placed for his consideration in this table if he accepts it will become Thesis if not it will be considered as Hypothesis (Suggestion).
What did Jesus learn from Bharat?
Ans. In 1894 Mr Nicholas Notovik, a Russian writer who translated one the Sastra book of Bharat (probably Bhavishyath Puran) into the French language. Where he mentioned that Jesus came to Bharat at the age of 12 and joined University in “Thakshasila” to study Srimadh Bhagavatham, Gita, Dharma Padham, Sath-dharma Pundareeka Grantha Vidhyas as well as Yoga and Niyoga Vidya from Acharya Sri Rangaji.
What was the capital city of ancient Bharat?
Ans. Tamralipthi (Today it is known as Tamaluk) in West Bengal.
What was the name of ancient America when Bharat Chakravarthis were ruling?
Ans. Maya Rajya (Probably during the period of Mayan).
In whom the Vidya (Knowledge) will shine?
Ans. According to Vedas, the Vidya (Educated Knowledge) will shine those who possess the Self Confidence (Aathma Viswas) and Honesty to learn new knowledge (Aarjava).
What is the language of God (Easwar)?
Ans. Mauna (Silence). From the Silence, “OM” came out, from OM the “Samskrutha Basha” came out. Whereas if you look at deep, again the Silence will prevail.
Which is the religions (Matham) that took birth from Bharat (India)?
Ans. 12 religious sects viz. 1. Vedantham, 2. Saivam, 3. Vaishnavam, 4. Saktham, 5. Sauram, 6. Ganapathyam 7. Kaumaram, 8. Yogam, 9. Sankhyam, 10. Mimaamsa, 11. Jainam, 12. Buddham.
What is the difference between Aasthika Math and Nasthika Math?
And. Aasthika Sect = firmly believes in the existence of God, whereas, the non-believers are Nasthika Sect, due to lack of non-physical or scientific proof.
Which is the Nasthika Maths?
Ans. They are 4. 1. Sankyam, 2. Mimamsa, 3. Jainam, 4. Buddham.
What the Uthama Karma (Perfect Duty)?
Ans. First, doing one’s own duty (Swa-Karma) and through which acquire true knowledge and become Ghyaani.
What is Advaitha Philosophy (Non-dualist)?
Ans. Advaitha Philosophy: According to the Non-dualist, Brahman or Pure Consciousness is the only Reality; though the Brahman alone becoming Jagath and Jeeva, yet, the names and forms in the universe are unreal (Mithya), and man, in his true essence, is one with Brahman. Sankaracharya proclaimed this as “Brahma Sathyam Jagath Mithya Jeevo Brahmaiva na parah”. An Advaita Jnani merges himself and becomes one with Brahman just like all the rivers lose their identity once they merge into the big Ocean. His goal is to become identical with Brahman. It is based on the definition of God as ‘Ekam Eva Advitiyam Brahma’ (one and only one Reality without a second).
What is the conviction of Advaitha Philosophy?
Ans. An individual’s Aathma (Jeeva) will merge in Brahman and the Aathma will become Brahman itself.
What is Visishtadvaitha Philosophy (Qualified Non-dualism)?
Ans. Visishtadvaitha Philosophy: It is a Qualified Non-dualism, according to Ramanujacharya, accepts the ultimate Reality to be Brahman; but the individual souls and the universe (Matter) are also real, being parts of Brahman or modes of His manifestation. Brahman alone exists but is characterized by multiplicity. Brahman, with the universe and the individual souls, constitutes the whole of Reality. A Visishtadvaitin wants to become like Lord Narayana and enjoy the divine bliss. He does not wish to merge himself or become identical with the Lord. He wishes to have remained as a spark or a ray of HIS consciousness.
What is Dvaitha Philosophy (Dualistic Nature)?
Ans. Dvaitha Philosophy: According to Madhvacharya, the Dualist, the Universe and the living souls are separate from God. The living beings are the servants of God and advocate the reality of five-fold differences between: 1) Individual Soul and God, 2) Soul and Soul, 3) Soul and Matter, 4) God and Matter, and 5) Matter and Matter. This is the basis on which we mentioned that Dvaita philosophy is based on body level perspective as seen and felt by the senses of the relationship between God, Soul (Man) and Matter. In this philosophy, the Supreme Being is Vishnu or Narayana. Under Dvaita philosophy, the Soul (Jeeva) upon liberation does not lose its distinct identity, which is different from Vishnu, nor does it become equal to Him in any respect. It is most appealing to the common man irrespective of caste or creed since it is based on intense devotion (Bhakti) that ultimately leads to Jnana and Salvation.
What are the important sources of Vedantha?
Ans. 1. Upanishads, 2. Brahma Sutram, 3. Bagavad Gita.
How many books authored by Sri Adi Sankaracharya?
Ans. 272 Granthas (Books). In this series, Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam is not included however, he has given commentaries on Sri Lalitha Thrusathi.
How many Thathvas (Philosophical Doctrines) exists in this universe?
Ans. 36 Thathvas. Bharathiya Saints (Maharshis) invented this secret.
What are the important Anand (Pure Happiness or Pleasure) humans can experience?
Ans. There are a total of 8 Anandhaas identified by the Mahatmas (Great people), they are 1. Vishayanandham (Pleasure from sensual activities), 2. Vaasanaandham (Pleasure from knowledge derived from memory), 3. Nijaanandham (Pleasure of constant/truth/firmness), 4. Mukhyanandham (Pleasure of highest priority), 5. Aathmanandham (Pleasure of Self), 6. Adhvaithaanandham (Pleasure of Oneness), 7. Ghyaanandham (Pleasure of true knowledge), 8. Brahmaanandham (Pleasure of realizing the absolute truth).
What are the Parampara (class of sub-sects) among Brahmin Caste in Bharath?
Ans. They are 11. 1. Vadamal, 2. Branacharanam, 3. Ashtasahasram, 4. Thenkalai, 5. Arudra, 6. Vrushaba, 7. Vaadhyaman, 8. Mamgudi Branacharanam, 9. Vaathima, 10. Mamgudi, 11. Vadakalai. They are known for their own traits, characteristics, living style and culture.
What are the Thrividha Bhavas (3 types of attitudes/manners) of divine mother Parasakthi?
Ans. 1. Dhivyaachaaram (where She will bless the devotee in a pleasant form), 2. Veerachaaram (where She will make her devotees fearless and powerful), 3. Paswaacharam (where She will grant Ghyaan/knowledge to her devotees).
What is the Vedanta of Saakthaas (Sakthi worshippers)?
Ans. Sakthi Visishtadvaitham
When did the Visishtadvaitham was formed?
Ans. 10th Century CE – Yamunachaaryar (also known as Alavandar or Periya Mudaliar) blessed his disciple Ramanujachaaryar to propagate.
How many important Avatars Lord Maha Vishnu took?
Ans. According to Puranas of Bharat, he has taken 24 Avatars, that include Jain and Buddha.
What is the important Grantha (Holy Book) of Jaina Math?
Ans. Thathwaartha-dhigama Sutram (Agam Sutra). The concluding core of the message is that “End of all types of Karmas is Mokham”.
What is the important Grantha (Holy Book) of Buddha Math?
Ans. Tripitaka (Thripitakam).
Who are Smarthas (Philosophical followers)?
Ans. They are a group of people who follows Varnaasrama Aacharas of Smruthi, Upasana and Puranas. According to them all Gods and its creation is one and the same except their name and form.
Who are Srauthas (Vedic followers)?
Ans. They are a set of people who follows whatever is prescribed in the Vedas only. They are known as Vaidheekars.
From when the civil rights administration law (Jeevitha-Barana Vyavastha) was formed by the creator?
Ans. According to Sanathana Dharma Sastras, the first humans (Aborigins) were born in the Bharatha Khandam (From Australia till the end of Africa), where the life system was based on virtues and moral merits. However, when Kinnaras, Gandharvas, Asuras and Rakshasas lifestyle become intolerable for humans, God created the civil and criminal law for justification. (Approximate period is last quarter of Krita Yuga i.e. 29.52 million years ago).
What is the basis of the construction of Hindu Temples?
Ans. Three concepts in one are the core idea behind the formation of Hindu Temples viz. 1. Representing Brahmanda (Cosmic world) as Prapancha (Temple compound), 2. Representing Pindanda (Mortal Body) as Human body, 3. Representing Panchabhoothathmas (Five elements of this universe) as Thathwas (Philosophical Principles).
What is the source or foundation of the construction of Hindu Temple?
Ans. Aagama Sastras (Collection of Vedic Doctrines).
What are the items used for making an Idol of God and how many are they?
Ans. 8 Types. 1. Krishna Sila (Black Stone), 2. Loha (Metal), 3. Rathna (Precious Gem Stone), 4. Katusarkara Yogam (Combination of about 108 material, neither stone nor metal), 5. Dharu (Wood), 6. Sushkaapa (Mud/Clay), 7. Chithram (Painted Picture), 8. Mana-h-Kalpitham (Visualizing/Imagination).
What is Theertham (Sacred liquid)?
Ans. People incur sins due to malefic activities by way of mind, word and action (Manasa-Vaacha-Karmana). Whereas “anything” (by remembering, hearing or consuming) that can wash off these sins to be known as Theertham.
How many Theertham exists in this Earth according to Sanathana Dharma?
Ans. Total 3 ½ crores (35 million) Threerthams are referred in 4 major categories viz Dhaivam, Aasuram, Aarsham and Maanusham.
What is Manasa Theerthas (Mind purifying elements/Sacred Objects)?
Ans. They are Seven. 1. Sathyam (Truthfulness), 2. Kshama (Patience), 3. Indriya Samyamam (Regulating sensual desires), 4. Bhootha Dhaya (Compassion towards all living beings), 5. Priya Vachanam (Calmness, Friendly and kindful talk), 6. Ghnaanam (True Knowledge), 7. Thapass (Penance/Ascetic).
How Theerthas (Sacred Objects) are classified?
Ans. Three types viz. 1. Jangamam (2 = Brahma Ghnaanees and Gows / Realized Souls and Cows), 2. Maanasam (12 = Sathyam, Kshama, Ssamam, Dhamam, Dhaya, Dhaanam, Aarjavam, Santhosham, Brahmacharyam, Ghaanam, Dhairyam, Thapasya), 3. Sthavaram (6 = Holy Rivers/Punya Nadhis, Holy Lakes/Punya Sarovaras, Holy Trees/Punya Vrukshas, Holy Forests/Aranyaas, Holy Lands/Punya Puris, Samudras/Seas)
What is Vruth (Celestrial Joy/Fasting)?
Ans. An act of holy determination or resolution. Two explanations are given in the Sastras viz. 1. Whatever that can give the feeling of celestial joy (Swargeeya Sukha) is Vruth, 2. Undertaking Upavaasas based on certain sacred rules and regulations also called Vruth. It is a continues effort!
How Vruth is categorized?
Ans. Three. 1. Nithya Vruth (Daily/Routine) to earn holy credits on a daily basis, 2. Naimithika Vruth (From time to time) to eradicate/wash off sins, 3. Kaamya Vruth (As and when needed) to earn divinity and happiness in life.
What is simple Sath Sangh?
Ans. A company that is created or associated with holy people/Wisemen is Sath Sangh.
What is Nithya Karmas?
Ans. They are six. 1. Brahma Yagnam, 2. Deva Yagnam, 3. Pithru Yagnam, 4. Manushya/Adhithi Yagnam, 5. Bhootha Yagnam and 6. Sadaachara Kramas (Leading virtuous life/Good conduct).
What is Naimithika Karmas?
Ans. They are two. 1. Shodasa Samsakaras (16 types of Refining or purifying oneself), 2. Praayaschitha Karmaas (Act of Atonement).
How many types of Purushas referred in Vedas?
Ans. They are four. 1. Sareera Purushas (Men with mortal body/humans), 2. Chhanda Purushas (Pleasing Personalities/Eminent Models), 3. Veda Purushas (Person enlighted with true knowledge and wisdom), 4. Maha Purushas (Great men).
What is the name of Seven tongues of Agni (Fire)?
Ans. Seven 1. Suvarna, 2. Kanaka, 3. Raktha, 4. Krishna, 5. Suprabha, 6. Athiraktha, 7. Bahuroopa.
What Manushya Yagnam?
Ans. Serving people without any expectations.
What is Bhootha Yagnam?
Ans. Protecting and nurturing all living beings especially animals. Seeing everyone equally like self.
What is called Madhu Parkam?
Ans. It is an offering while doing sacred worship (Pooja). This is a combination of sacred liquids made from 3 portions of curd, 1 portion of honey, 1 portion of Ghee.
What is Veda Mantra or Why it is called Veda Mantra?
Ans. Humans are Human only because they live under the command of Mind. Therefore, the Mind is the reason for bonding as well as freedom. A holy sound that can purify or refine the mind is called Veda Mantra.
What is Anachaaram (Improper behaviour/misconduct)?
Ans. An act, whereby “Trikaranaas” (Mind-Words-Action) will contradict each other from their original duties, such an act is called Anachaaram.
What is made up of Sanathana Dharma (Ever living Virtuous)?
Ans. A combination of 7 great qualities such as 1. Sathyam (Truth), 2. Ghnaanam (Wisdom), 3. Dhaya (Compassion), 4. Samyamam (Accuracy/Perfection), 5. Dhairyam (Courage), 6. Vidhya (Knowledge) and 7. Vinayam (Humility).
What is Dhaiveeka Sambath (Godly Property/Divine Acquisition)?
Ans. An acquisition or divinely act that can lead a person to achieve ultimate freedom (Liberate oneself from transmigration).
What are the pillars or foot of Dharma (Virtue)?
Ans. 4 Padas viz. 1. Sathyam, 2. Dhaya, 3. Dhaanam, 4. Thapass.
1301) What is the Swadharma of a Sanyasi (Renouncer)?
Ans. There are two types of acts or work. 1. Pravruthi Dharma and 2. Nivruthi Dharma. Nivruthi dharma will lead the person to renounce everything and achieve liberation. Sanyasi dharma is Nivruthi Dharma.
1302) Who is Aadhyaathmik Aacharyan (Spiritual Teacher/Guru)?
Ans. A learned wise person, who gives an appropriate Marga Darsan (Spiritual path and vision) to different people, as they deserve is Spiritual Teacher.
1303) Who are Mahathmaas (Great Persons)?
Ans. The one who can implement the order of his/her inner call (Ichha Sakthi) for the welfare of the public.
1304) How do Easwara and Jeeva co-exists in this Universe?
Ans. Nothing can exist without an Upadi (Device or Tactic) in this cosmic world. Easwara pervades across Universe with the help of “Maya” (Illusion) and Jeeva lives by using “Antha Karanas” (Manas, Budhi, Chitham & Ahamkaram).
1305) What is needed to start creation in this world?
Ans. 3 Indispensible elements are needed. 1. Vasthu (Matter-Vishnu), 2. Oorjam (Energy-Brahma), 3. Ichha Sakthi (Willpower-Siva).
1306) For whom and till when this Jagath (Universe) is unreal (Mithya)?
Ans. Until the aspirant realizes the ultimate truth (Absolute Brahma Sakshathkara) this Universe is real, whereas the moment he/she realizes the ultimate truth the Universe become unreal (Mithya).
1307) Who is the liberated person (Mukthan)?
Ans. The one who conquered the desires, passions and showing no attachment to anything in this universe, not expecting any type of rewards from his/her services or actions, at the same time, face life without any fear and move forward as it comes!
1308) What are the Ashta Mangalyams (8 Auspicious items)?
Ans. They are two sets one is “Movable” and the other is “Immovable”. Of course, these items will differ from place and time (Desa and Kaalam). Set 1: Movable ones: 1. Sugar Cane (Ikshu), 2. Tharu-Raajam (Tender Bud), 3. Nishpaavam (Fan), 4. Jeeraka Seeds (Cumin), 5. Milk (Ksheera), 6. Kusumbam (Kind of Turmeric), 7. Pushpam (Flower), 8. Lavanam (Salt). Set 2: Immovable ones: 1. Kurava (Rice), 2. Kannadi (Mirror), 3. Vilakku (Lamp), 4. Poornakumbam (Sacred Pot), 5. Vasthram (Wearing Cloth), 6. Niranazhi (Measuring Pot), 7. Sumangali (Married woman living with husband), 8. Swarnam (Gold).
1309) What are the 7 Kiranas (Rays) of Maha Vishnu revealed through Sun?
Ans. 1. Devas (Divine Personalities), 2. Rishis (Sages), 3. Gandharvas (Divine Musicians), 4. Apsaras (Nymph/Wives of the Gandharvas), 5. Yakshas (Spirits / Demi-Gods / Ghost), 6. Saadhyaas (Accomplished great people), 7. Rakshasaas (Demons).
What signifies the 9 elements (Thatwas) of Navakshari Mantra?
Ans. Navakshari Mantra is a combination of nine syllable seed hymns. They represent 1. Earth (Prithvi), 2. Poorna Chandra (Full Moon), 3. Sivan (Lord Sivan), 4. Maya (Goddess of illusion), 5. Sakthi (Parameswari), 6. Krishna-dwav (Black-path/Kaali), 7. Madhanan (Kamadeva), 8. Ardha-Chandran (Half-moon), 9. Bindu (Center Dot)
What are the Kalpaka Vrukshas (Kalpaka Trees)?
Ans. They are Five. 1. Mandhaaram, 2. Paarijatham, 3. Santhanam, 4. Kalpa-Vruksham, 5. Hari-chandanam.
What is Vasana (Knowledge derived from memory)?
Ans. The memory of past actions (Karma’s) leftover.
Who is the gate keepers (Dwarapalakaas) of the Path of Liberation (Moksha Paad)?
Ans. They are Four. 1. Samam (Control over Indriyas and Mana), 2. Thathwa-Vichaaram (Philosophical vision), 3. Santhosham (Happiness), 4. Sajjana Samsargam (Wise-people company).
What is the easiest way of doing Thathwa-Vichara (Practising philosophical truth)?
Ans. Asking the following questions again and again. One day the inner mind will open and show the answer. Q1? Who Am I (Aham Kaha!), Q2? How did this Universe create? (Kena Prapancham Jathayeth), Q3? What is death (Maranam Kim), Q4? Where will I go after the death (Maranaa-nantharam Kidrusa margam Jayanthi)
What is the real experience of life (Sathya Anubhava)?
Ans. Soul’s natural character is unafflicted happiness, therefore, experiencing that happiness is a true experience, rest all unreal joy and it can’t last for a long period.
Who are the wise people (Sath-Janaas)?
Ans. The great people who shine just like Sun, due to the destruction of their “bond of ignorance” (Ajnaan Granthi) are the wise-people. They are also called Easwara-Swaroopis (divine personalities).
What is the symbolic representation of Jeeva (Life energy)?
Ans. “I” (Aham). The experience or awareness or consciousness of wisdom.
What are the various characteristics forms of Jeeva?
Ans. Four. 1. Anubhoothi (Sensation/Perception/Experience), 2. Vedhanam (Knowledge/Feeling), 3. Prathipathi (Confession), 4. Prathyaksham (Reality).
How to identify the Dwaitha Bhavam (Duality) in a person?
Ans. Those who project “I” attitude by word, mind and action are embraced into Dwaitha.
What are the forms of Jeeva Chaithanyam (Existence of life)?
Ans. 3 Types viz. 1. Viswaan (having this name during Jagratha Avastha/waken or active stage), 2. Thaijasan (having this name during Swapna Avastha/dream stage), 3. Praaghnan (having this name during Sushupthi Avastha/deep sleep stage). Viswan represent Five Elements (Pancha Bhuthas), Thaijasan represent Brain (Budhi), and Praaghnan represents the Cause (Kaaran/Para).
What is the difference between Sushupti Avastha (Deep Sleep) and Dhyana Samadhi (Meditation)?
Ans. During the sleep stage, the Soul does not merge with Brahman (Paramathma / Supreme soul), whereas, during meditation, the Soul merges with Brahman.
What is the Maha Divya Sakthi (Great Divine Power) of Brahman?
Ans. Paraakasam (ever pervading space), it is even beyond five elements.
Where the Brahman is posited?
Ans. Brahman is seated in the Space (Parakasa), that is why everyone is looking up while praying.
What are the divisions of Akasa (Sky Element)?
Ans. Two. 1. Brahmandam (Cosmic Universe), 2. Pindandam (Mortal Body). Both are derived from Parasakthi Matha (Divine Mother).
What is Manas! (Mind)?
Ans. Whatever is the reason or cause for everything is called Manas. It is just like Sky, which is difficult to explain but explainable. It is only an imagination (Sanakalp) and the same can be compared with Mind. According to Vedantha – an assumption or reflection of something that exists or does not exists is the Mind. Another description is that when the Chaithanyam (Conscious) get a shape/form that is called Manas.
What are the other names of Sankalpam (Resolution)?
Ans. There are Seven names viz. 1. Avidhya, 2. Chitham, 3. Manass, 4. Samsaram, 5. Bandham, 6. Malam, 7. Thamass.
When do the Athma remains and none exists?
Ans. When all Sankala becomes non-existent or gets over, then the Aathma alone remains!
Who is Jeevan Mukthan (Liberated Soul)?
Ans. The one who has no 1. Self-pride (Abhiman), 2. Ego (ahmkaram), 3. Worldly activities (Loka Vyaapaara), 4. Fear (Bhaya), 5. No possession of happiness nor sad (Sukha-Dukha Rahitham), 6. No Body-conscious (Sareera Chintha) is a Jeevan Mukthan.
Who is Gunaatheethan (Free from or beyond all properties)?
Ans. If a person’s body and his/her brain/intellect are active then they can’t be Gunaatheethan. Whereas the Gunaatheethan is beyond all any such properties, therefore, unless he/she is free from such properties (by practice), there is no question of worshipping or merging with Nirguna Prabrahman. In other words, there is nothing if there is no Guna (form) to worship (Upasana).
What are the 3 stages of Sri Devi Upasana (Worship of divine mother)?
Ans. Three stages are 1. Paraa Pooja (Advaitha Dhyaana Nishta) which is done by embracing “Oneness” from all diversities, 2. Aparaa Pooja (Opposite to Paraa Pooja) – this is done on Sri Chakra device (King all energy centre), 3. Paraa-Apara Pooja (Mix of both other worships) – this is done on various Devathas (divine personalities).
Homas/Havan (worshiping in a sacrificial fire) are how many types?
Ans. 2 types. 1. Paraa Homam – done in the Yoga Agni without physical fire, it is an inward sacrifice in a subtle form, 2. Aparaa Homam – physically done in the sacrificial fire with various homa dravyaas (articles).
What is becoming Sthoola Sareera (Mortal Body or body of effect)?
Ans. Originally the same subtle body (Sookshma Sareeram or Aathivaahika Sareeram) becoming the Sthoola Sareera due to Vaasana (Present the consciousness of past perceptions).
What is Aathivaahika Sareeram (body of the cause or Para Sareeram)?
Ans. When the Chhitha is in its purest form, it converts itself into the primordial body (just like a bubble) known as Aathivaahika Sareeram.
When the Sankalapa (determination/resolution/oath) will become a reality?
Ans. When a person is completely free from Dwaitha Bhavam (duality) then his/her Sankalpas will become true.
What is Easwarathwam (God-hood) means?
Ans. A power or an element (Thathwam) that can absorb all our impurities and afflictions in it and make us pure and virgin is Easwarathwam.
How a Jagath (Universe) is created or born?
Ans. From ever living Infinite Brahman or Paramathma (Infinite Unified Field) the Jeeva (Life Energy) will be born, that give birth to Sankalpa to Ahamkara to Chhitham and then Manas (Mind). Such Mind is creating the Jagath. Jagath is only a Sankalpa since Brahman do not have a form identity.
What is considered as real Karma?
Ans. Anything one does with his/her mind (Manas) will be considered as Karama not but physical body action.
What is produced by Chhitham (Intelligence)?
Ans. Everything is produced by Chhitham only, however, specifically Swargam (Paradise), Narakam (Hell), Bhoomi (Earth), Janana (Birth) and Marana (Death) all created by the Chhith only.
Which is the easiest path to control the mind?
Ans. Renounce what you like more because mind’s seat is in the affectionate items only.
What is needed to achieve Brahma Prapthi (to merge in the infinite unified field)?
Ans. Conquer your Chhitham. According to Vedanta, this is only option available for the aspirant/seeker/sadhak.
What is Ahamkara (Ego / Head-weight)?
Ans. The unstable or whimsical mind is Ahamkara.
What are the Maha Mohas (Biggest Desires)?
Ans. They are seven, usually, every human being is very much fond of certain desires as his/her inborn nature. It grows along with their age. These seven desires are generally making a person its slave. They are 1. Bheeja JAgram (Rising Semen), 2. JAgram (consciously alert or awake), 3. Maha JAgram (Uncontrollable thurst), 4. JAgra-swapnam (looking forward even in a dream), 5. Swapnam (Dreaming), 6. Swapna JAgram (Prompted during the dream), 7. Sushupthi (Deep sleep).
What is Sushupthi Avastha?
Ans. The entire universe is merged into its cause. In other words, according to Vedanta, space is only a Sankalpa of a person. When all Sankalp disappears from one person he/she is having Sushupthi Avastha. Usually, it happens during deep sleep.
What are the Seven Gnaanavasthas (known the status)?
Ans. 1. Subechha (Eagerness to know good things), 2. Suvicharanam (Enquiring about good wise things), 3. Thanumaanasi (Controlling sensual pleasures), 4. Sathwapathi (Controlling 10 Indriyas and 3 Gunas), 5. Asam-Ssakthi (Aspirant enjoying the vision of God or infinite divine happiness), 6. Padhaartha Bhaavini (waking up the aspirant while he/she is in the deep blissful mood), 7. Thureeram (Permanency in the conviction of oneness that is a stage of Adhvaitha)
What is Samsaram (Transmigration System)?
Ans. The various acts of Ignorance (Avidhya) are Samsaram. Mind is the main reason for this too.
What are the forms of Ahamkaram?
Ans. There are 3 types, two good and one bad form. The good ones are 1. Everything is my own form or derived from my Chaithanyam (intelligence or consciousness), 2. I am nothing, Brahman alone exists. The bad one is 1. Having a pride that I am none other than the mortal body.
How does the Jeeva (Life Energy or Soul) get degraded and finally exit the body?
Ans. The pride in the mortal body will encourage the mind to grow. The mind will nourish the sensual pleasures (VAsanAs), the VAsanAs will abuse the body and eventually collapse.
How different is PrAna and Jeeva?
Ans. Jeevan is the primordial reason for the PrAnA to move around in the body. They are not one and the same, two different entities.
What are the different tastes that the tongue can experience?
Ans. Six tates. 1. Madhuram (Sweet), 2. Amlla (Sour), 3. Lavanam (Salt), 4. Kadu (Bitter), 5. Kashaya (Astringent), 6. Thiktham (Pungent).
Who is Aathma (Soul)?
Ans. Aathma is 16th portion (Kala) of Paramathma.
What are the alternative names (Paryaaya) of Kala (Portion)?
Ans. The most important ones are: Jeevan, Karma, Chandran, Prakasam, Chaarutham, Aathma, Sareeram, Thejas, Brahman, Rasam and PrAnan.
What is Sankalpam (Resolution)?
Ans. When the Chaithanyam achieves a form that is called Sankalpam. In fact the Mind itself Sankalpam.
What is called VAsana Thyaagam (Renouncing VAsana) and how to get rid of it?
Ans. Renouncing or giving up hereditary habits or present consciousness of past perceptions. It is handled in two ways by scholars. 1. Dhyeyam (to be meditated on) i.e. an acceptance to self that there is no relationship between me and whatever I see in this universe (no concern/indifference attitude), 2. Jgneyam (to be realized that) i.e. by renouncing duality nature of self and see anything and everything is part and parcel of me (Oneness). Therefore, why should I get agitated with everything, let me detach from my inner calls for pleasure-seeking!
What are the gifts given by Vedanta Philosophy to humankind or approaches/options one has for realizing the truth?
Ans. It can be implemented in 4 ways in one’s life. They are; one Agnaana Swaroopa Marg (Path of Ignorance) and three are Ghnaana Swaroopa Marg (Path of Knowledge). 1. The negative or Agnaana approach is that “This the mortal body is I/me”, 2. The positive or Ghnaana approaches are “I am the source of brilliance/intelligence (Chaithanyam) and everliving – I am immortal”, 3. “I am the effulgence in everything, and my duty is only shining forever in everything”, 4. “Only the pure consciousness (Chidakasam) is always shining, whereas I was not even existed, if at all I feel my existence then it is only an imagination”. This doctrine is called Sampoorna Swaroopa (full form).
When the Mind (Manas) and Brain (Budhi) become non-existent?
Ans. During the state of deep sleep (i.e while in Sushupthi).
Who can have Dhyana Drusthi (Subtle Vision through meditation)?
Ans. Those who have the “calm mind” can only achieve Dhyana Drishti.
Who is making the Mind to be active?
Ans. VAsanaas (present consciousness of past perceptions).
What are the best instruments who could help in Aathma Vichara (Soul searching)?
Ans. They are 3 guides: 1. Sastra (Spiritual Scriptures), 2. Guru (Realized Master), 3. Chhitham (Intelligence).
What is Jeevan Mukthi (Liberation from transmigration)?
Ans. When the Chhitham stops enjoying the fruits produced by Vishayas (material sensual pleasure) and start enjoying Aathma Sukham, one should realize that the Jeevan Mukthi process has started in a big way, finally the aspirant will merge in the ocean of pure consciousness (unified field) and lose identity or duality.
What is the important thing one should achieve out of Thapas (Penance/religious austerity)?
Ans. Removing all specks of dirt and impurities from the consciousness (Chhitham) and realize that the Aathma alone is the purest or pure! (Realizing Aathma Swaroopam).
What is the significance of Ghnaanam (true knowledge)?
Ans. When a person is completely free from seeking sensual pleasure (Vishaya Nivruthi).
What are the types of Sangams (Companions) and how many are they?
Ans. Two types. They are called VanNdhya (empty/non-discriminative nature) and Vandya (salute/discriminative nature). The VanNdhya group of people or instruments that will not help the aspirant to think or realize the Soul (Aathma), whereas the Vandya type of Sanghis help the person to identify Self (Soul) as well as enlight themselves and behave with discriminative power.
How many times an average human breath a day?
Ans. It is called one-day Ayus of a person, average 21,600 times of breath in and out. This will vary from person to person due to many attributes.
What is called Chhitha Nasam and how can it happen?
Ans. As we know Chhitham is the reason for all problems in human life because it is the best friend of VAsanas. With great alertness and austerity, the Chhitham can be utilized for achieving the highest level of life. By nature, it pushes the person to embrace all negative effects first than positive benefits. In two ways it can be destroyed or change its effects. The process is known as “Swaroopa NAsam” and “Aroopa NAsam”. By Vedantic practice when a person attains equality in everything (oneness) the “Chhitham” will automatically lose its existence. This is what happens through Swaroopa NAsam practice. Whereas, when a person does not even give a chance to imagine the experience of it the Chhitham can be nullified and this process is known as Aroopa Nasam.
How does the body undergo a good and bad experience (Sukha and Dukha)?
Ans. Though the body is only a device or instrument, yet the body functions are mooted by Jeeva, Prana and Soul. The body is filled with the gene or beej (seeds) of good and bad experiences of past and present, and that will prompt or get exposed according to the situation.
Which element is the cause for Chhitham?
Ans. PrAna spandham (Pulse of life) and VAsana PravAh (Flow of sensual pleasure) in the body are the reason for the Chitham to survive as well as end its existence.
From where the VAsanas and PrAna Spandham are emerging?
Ans. It is a bi-product of “Samvedhyam”. A visible convention or constitution of particles or bubble is called Samvid. Those particles are reflected in the absolute Brahman or unified field. In other words, all these are derived from the Chaithanyam of Absolute infinite Brahman itself.
When the Jeeva will not attain Mukthi?
Ans. If a Jeeva is surrounded by VAsana and its prime contributor Agnaan (Ignorance) exists, then that Jeevan will never attain Mokha (Liberation from transmigration).
What is Avidhya (Ignorance)?
Ans. It is an invisible effect or element on the body, however, it can be realized of experience through the form of sleep etc. It is a combination of Rajass and Thamass elements.
What is Vidhya (True Knowledge)?
Ans. Even the Vidhya is a portion of Avidhya, but that portion is part of Sathwa element/quality. This means the Vidhya is embedded in Avidhya itself. It also reveals that Avidhya is more than Vidhya. In other words, True Knowledge (Vidhya) needs to be churned out of the field of Avidhya (Ignorance) itself.
What is PrAna Chintha?
Ans. Thinking or following or meditating on PrAna Air (Life energy) is PrAna Chintha. Likewise, people also meditate on Aathma (Soul). There are 10 PrAna Vayus among them PrAna and ApAna are very important who always roam in the Heart. One goes up and the other comes down. Meditating on their travel sequence is called PrAna Chintha.
Who is the actual deva (Divine Energy)?
Ans. Ever pervading, attributeless, limitless, full of consciousness and infinite Para Brahman, who is none other than Siva is actual Devan. Not even Trimurthies (Brahma-Vishnu-Rudran) are DevAs. However, since celestial divine personalities represent some portion of the divine qualities of Brahman, scholars call them as if they are too Devan. This doctrine was propagated by Sage Vasishta.
How to do worship (Pooja) or Nirguna Brahman (Devan)?
Ans. Only 3 items are required 1. Knowledge (GhnAnam), 2. Samatha Bhavam (Non-duality), 3. Upasamam (Calm and Satisfaction). Way of worship (Pooja) is DhyAnam (Meditation).
What is Amrutham in Vedantic Philosophy?
Ans. It is very easily attainable, it is in the mortal body itself, and it is very calm and cool – the Bodham (Consciousness and Awareness). This is the greatest instrument for worshipping Nirguna Para Brahman (Siva/Devan).
What is SnAnam (Bathing) in Vedantic Philosophy?
Ans. In the presence of Aathma Chaithanyam (Supreme Consciousness), one should cleanse all his/her impurities and merge in the Aathma Chaithanyam itself. This is the actual bathing (snAn) of an aspirant.
What is BrahmArpanam?
Ans. A conviction or belief that God and self along with all other things in and around belong to the Brahman alone. Nothing other than Brahman exists. This belief is called BrahmArpanam.
What is the indication (Lakshan) of GhnAna in a person?
Ans. A person’s eagerness to become Brahman itself by putting sincere efforts and securing the necessary knowledge indicates that he/she is going to realize Brahman.
What is the indication (Lakshan) of Brahma GhnAn in a person?
Ans. A person who renounced all his/her wishes, resolutions, passions and live independently i.e. freed from all types of bondings.
What are the real forms of God (Easwara Swaroopam)?
Ans. Two types: 1. SAmAnyam (Sagunakaram – Physical forms), 2. Param (Nirgunakara Swaroopam).
What are the fundamental divisions of Munis (Sages)?
Ans. Two divisions viz. 1. KAshta ThApasan (Non-Realized sages), 2. Jeevan Mukthan (Realized sages).
How many types of Maunis (Silence Observers) exists?
Ans. 4 types. 1. VAng Maunam (Persons who willingly controlled their voice / observing a vow of silence), 2. Aksha Mounam (Persons of sensual pleasure and other pleasure-giving activities controlled by force), 3. KAshta Mounam (Those who gave up all mundane activities and follow silence), 4. Sushuptha Mounam (Those who controlled the Chhitha and VAsanAs / Consciousness and habits of past memories).
What are the fundamental properties of (Moola Dhathus) this Universe?
Ans. They are 4. 1. KAla Sattha (Source for Time), 2. AakAsa Sattha (Source for Space), 3. Spandha Sattha (Source for Pulse / The momentum of life), 4. Sudha Chethana Sattha (Source for pure consciousness).
What is the form or Skelton or body of Aathma (Soul)?
Ans. VignAnam (Experimental Science) in the form of Aathma.
Where does the Antha Kundalini resides?
Ans. Antha Kundalini (Deep inner side) is an infinitely subtle energy, she resides in a subtle nerve (NAdi) called Aanthraveshtanika. This energetic flow is activating the brain (Budhi), mind (Manas) and PrAna to run the body intact. It is also known as Jeevan and Kala.
What is called Aadi and VyAdi?
Ans. Both are some sort of sickness only. Sorrows related to mortal the body is called VyAdi (Sickness) and sorrows connected to Mind (Manas) is called Aadi.
What are the types of Aadi?
Ans. 2 types 1. Samsaram i.e. material family life (SAmanyam), 2. VyavahAram i.e. dealings and behavioural (Prathyaksham). Once the wishes get fulfilled the VyavahAra Aadi will disappear whereas when the loss of AgnAnam (Ignorance) appears the Samsara Aadi also disappear. This means, only the Aathma Ghnaanam is the right remedy for Samsara Aadi.
When the GhnAna will be born?
Ans. GhnAnam will be born when the merger of Eakathwam and Dwaitham happens. When these two extreme truths (Philosophy) of Praghna meet and greet together, the true knowledge (GhnAna) will sprout from the inner energy.
What are the spiritual experiences of a Sadak (Aspirant/Devotee)?
Ans. Though it is all a kind of limitations to the progress of the spiritual journey, these Seven experiences are adorable and ultimate. It is also known as Saptha Bhoomis of the spiritual seeker. 1. Subechha (Pragnaa Sudhi/Everything getting purified by its own), 2. SuvichArana (wise thinking), 3. AngabhAvana (All limbs or body parts becoming energized), 4. Vilapini (hearing inarticulate sounds from the celestial world), 5. SudhasamvinmayAnanda Swaroopam (subtle vision and experiencing the beauty of pure consciousness in the brightest form), 6. ThuryAvastha (being in that state of soul or superior power), 7. ThuryAthEtham (a state beyond explanation or beyond time and space). These experiences are felt in a different state of life. 1 to 3 are experienced during JAgrathavastha (State of Awake), 4th during SwapnAvastha (State of Dream), 5th during Sushupthi (State of deep sleep), 6th during beyond the state of Avasthathrayam (State beyond Jagrath-Swapna and Sushuptha) and 7th only after the fall of the mortal body.
What are the classifications of Karmas (Activities)?
Ans. They are mainly three. 1. Punya Karma (Holy works), 2. PApa Karma (Unholy works), 3 Punya-Papa Misra Karma (Mix of good and bad actions).
JAgrath-Swapana-Sushuptha is a state (Avastha) or form (Roopa)?
Ans. These three realities are not a state (Avastha) instead they are forms of Chhitham (Consciousness) itself. 1. Ghora-roopa-Chhitham (Highly active in nature) = Jagrath, 2. SAnthaswaroop Chhitham (Calm nature) = Swapana, 3. Jadamaya Chhitham (Motionless unintelligent nature) = Sushupthi.
When do the mind die?
Ans. When Jagrath-Swapna-Sushuptha forms remain non-existent.
1401) How the law and order is made in each country?
Ans. As per Raja Dharma, it is completely based on that country’s religious and philosophical system. In other words, the law and order can be implemented and protected only if the basis is as per the referred rule.
1402) In which manner the Veda Mantras were composed?
Ans. Veda Mantras are in three types. 1. Ghadhya (Pros), 2. Padhya (Poetic), 3. GhAna (Lyrics).
1403) What are the parts or divisions (KAndAs) of Vedas?
Ans. Three divisions viz. 1. Karma KAnda (Path of Service/Activities), 2. GhnAna KAnda (Path of Knowledge), 3. Upasana KAnda (Path of Worship).
1404) How did the creator (God) create all substances or ingredients?
Ans. Based on the Veda and Mantra Sastras, God created the form/shape to every item (Matter and Non-Matter) based on its name (Sound) in this Universe. This reveals that the name existed before the form i.e. first Sound then Shape.
1405) What is the origin of speech (Bhasha)?
Ans. It has two divisions viz. 1. Mauna Bhasha, 2. Sabdha Bhasha. Para, Pasyandhi and Madhyama are the Mauna Bhasha (Silent) and Vaikhari is the Sabdha Bhasha (Voice).
1406) Speech or Language which one came first?
Ans. Talking capabilities is part and parcel of the human body therefore, God first created the talking capacity then humans created languages.
1407) What are the limbs of Veda Purushan (Divine body of Brahma)?
Ans. 6 main Angas (Limbs) are referred by Veda Puran. They are Vyakaranam = Face, Jyothisham = Eyes, Niruktham = Ears, Siksha = Nose, Kalpam = Hands, Chhandhas = Feets.
1408) How much time it takes to getting pregnant?
Ans. According to Garbhopanishad – approximately 100 hours needed i.e. 4 days 4 hours time to get pregnant. From the day of Rithu Darsan (period) 13,14,15 and 16th day the eggs are getting formed to receive the Bhija (Ovulating period). The Egg’s life span is 1-day (24 hours) time and the Bhija’s life is 2 to 3 days (48 to 72 hours).
1409) What is Siksha (Valli)?
Ans. It is part of Veda Adhyayanam. Basically, a spiritual training period during which the disciple or the student gets to learn as to how to familiarize Swaram (Sound), Aksharam (Alphabet) and MAthra (Unit of measure) from the mouth of his/her Guru.
What is Kalpam (Sutram)?
Ans. Kalpam teaches us how to use/handle the Veda Mantras.
What is VyAkaram (Sastram)?
Ans. To know what the language of Vedas is, the great Rishis has laid down a few rules and regulations called Sastras. It also deals with Prakruthi and its parts contribution in this Universe.
What is Niruktham (Sastram)?
Ans. The method to identify the right sounds of Vedas i.e. giving meaning to words (mantras). What it reveals how did each item get its name in this Universe.
What is Chhandhas (Meter)?
Ans. It reveals and teaches us the stress, length, punch, modulation, articulation, velocity and number of syllables used in each Mantras etc…
What is Jyothisham (Astrology)?
Ans. It reveals the auspicious and right time to conduct the appropriate Yagnam so that to avail the best results. It will also deal with celestial bodies and auspicious timings (Muhurthams).
Why women and Sudras are not eligible for learning Vedas?
Ans. According to Veda Aacharyaas (Gurus) women and Sudras lack “VAksudhi” (both use impure and unholy words from time to time, which can spoil the holiness of Veda Mantras, therefore they are disqualified). However, as the civilization keep improving females as well as Sudras have improved their lifestyle and not falling into the low standard set by Vedic times. Therefore, in my opinion, male scholars must give them a chance to learn Vedas
What is the origin or comparison of SwarAs in Sangeetha Sastram?
Ans. They are Seven sounds. 1. Shadjam (Mayil/Peacock), 2. Rishabham (Mahishi/Buffalo), 3. GAndhAram (Aja and MAndukam / Goat and Frog), 4. Madhyamam (Krauncha Pakshi/Kraucha Bird), 5. Panchamam (Kokila / Cuckoo Bird) 6. Dhaivatham (Aswam / Horse), 7. Nishadham (Gaja / Elephant)
What are the good and bad of Sangeetham (Song/Music) and Pravachanam (Discourse)?
Ans. A GhAnam (Song) and a Discourse has 10 good (Sad Gunas) and 14 doshas (Dosha Gunas). Those who can sing a song or make a speech with 10 Gunas without 14 dosha gunas can only be considered as a good singer or narrator.
What are the 10 Sad Gunas (good qualities) of a Song (GhAnam) or Speech?
Ans. 1. Raktham, 2. Poornam, 3. Alamkrutham, 4. Prasannam, 5. Vyaktham, 6. Vikrushtam, 7. Salakshanam, 8. Samam, 9. SukumAram, 10. Madhuram.
What are the 14 Dur Gunas (bad qualities) of a Song (GhAnam) or Speech?
Ans. 1. SangEtham, 2. Bheeshanam, 3. PEtham, 4. Uthkushtam, 5. AnunAsikam, 6. Kaka-swaram, 7. Moorthagatham, 8. SthAna Vivarjitham, 9. Viswaram, 10. Viratham, 11. Vislishtam, 12. VishamAhatham, 13. Vyaakulam, 14. ThAla HEnam.
Saptha Swaraas emerging from which parts of the human body?
Ans. 1. Shadjam originates from Nose, Neck, Chest, Chick, Tongue and Teeth, 2. Rishabham from Center of the head, 3. GAndhAram from Nose, 4. Madhyamam from Heart, 5. Panchamam from Chest and Neck, 6. Dhaivatham from Forehead, 7. Nishadham from All Joints.
What is Kalpa Sutram?
And. The multitude of Karmas and its functional techniques are scattered in the ocean of Vedas. Wheres, Kalpa Sutram unites suitable Karmas and its functions under one string and present to us. This means without knowing Kalpa Sutra, we will have no idea as to what to do for achieving certain specific objectives.
How many types of Kalpa Sutram exists?
Ans. Though many but 4 types are the most important ones. 1. Sruatha Sutram (Vedic learning techniques, rituals and Yagnas), 2. Gruhya Sutram (family concept, domestic religious ceremonies etc), 3. Dharma Sutram (concepts of virtues), 4. Sulpa Sutram (concepts of Geometrics).
How Sounds (Sabdhas) are segregated?
Ans. 3 types. 1. Supandham, 2. Thingtham, 3. Avyayam. Supandham means names of all properties in this universe and beyond, Thingtham means functions of all matters or devices or instruments or things, Avyayam means indeclinable or continuation of Thingtham in a specific manner.
What are the indications of 4 and 8 hands of Goddess Parasakthi?
Ans. 4, 8 and 10 hands indicate that 4, 8 and 10 quarters of this universe. She silently giving an assurance to her devotees that she can reach every quarter of this universe in bringing help to them.
What is death?
Ans. Destruction of this mortal body. Since it is only an instrument (Upadi) for the Soul to search, aware, learn, enjoy and finally attain liberation.
What are the core divisions of Chhandhas (Meter)?
Ans. 2 divisions. 1. Vaidheekam (Gayathri, Ushniqe, Anushtup, Bruhathi, Panthi, Thrushtup and Jagathi etc…), 2. Laukikam (AaryA, Indra Vjrah, UpajAthi etc…). Chhandas is known through Poem (Padhya), Metrics (PAdhas) and Illuminates (Jyothis).
What are the metrics of Chhandhas, PAdhAs and Aksharas?
Ans. 1. Gayathri = 24 Aksharas (Syllables), 3 PAdhAs @ 8 each, 2. Ushniqe = 28 Aksharas, 3 PAdhAs – first two PAdhAs @ 8 Aksharas and last PAdhAm @ 12 Aksharas, 3. Anushtup = 32 Aksharas, 4 PAdhAs @ 8 each, 4. Bruhathi = 36 Aksharas, 4 PAdhAs – first three PAdhAs @ 8 and last PAdhAm @ 12, 5. Pankthi = 40 Aksharas, 4 PAdhAs @ 10 each, 6. Thrushtup = 46 Aksharas, 4 PAdhAs @ 11 Aksharas, 7. Jagathi = 48 Aksharas, 4 PAdhAs @ 12 Aksharas. Total 7 Chhandhas = 254 Aksharas (Syllables).
How Vedic Time table (KAlAntharam) is propagated in the Vedas?
Ans. 1. Kalpam (2 Parardham one day and night part), 2. Manvantharam (14), 3. Yugam (4), 4. Varsham (1), 5. Ayanam (2), 6. Rithu (6), 7. MAsam (12), 8. Paksham (2), 9. VAram (7), 10. Dinam (1), 11. NAzhika (60), 12. Muhoortham (15+15), 13. Kshanam (1440 secs) etc…
When is the Vedic New Year?
Ans. Phalguna Masa (Chaithram/Chithra/Mesha) Pournami Day.
What are the Vedic methods used to study Soorya Mandal (The world of Solar System/Sun)?
Ans. 4 approaches. 1. Sastram, 2. Prathyaksham, 3. AythEhyam, 4. AnumAnam.
How seven days were fixed/formed for a week by God?
Ans. Initially, only 7 Planets were formed to rule our Solar System from Sun yo Saturn. Therefore, only 7 days were needed to complete one-week activities. Wheres Rahu and Kethu were born and included in the planetary system. According to Scriptures (PurnAs), by the last quarter of Krita Yuga only Rahu and Kethu got admitted in the solar system to govern. They were given a specific task/portfolio to govern all beings in this Universe.
What are the three systems of Jyothi Sastram (Astrology)?
Ans. 3 divisions. 1. Ganitham (Astronomical calculations), 2. JAthakam (Predictive astrology), 3. Samhitha/Muhurthams (Identifying auspicious timings to better results).
How Vedas are chanted or learned or recited in different methodologies?
Ans. According to the scripture “Vikrutha Valli” there are 11 recital methods used for chanting Vedas viz. 1. Samhita, 2. Pada, 3. Krama, 4. Jada, 5. Mala, 6. Sikha, 7. Rekha, 8. Dwaja, 9. Dhanda, 10. Ratha, 11. Ghanam.
What is known as Krama in Veda chanting?
Ans. Chanting by combining two words/mantras each is called Krama Japam (Chanting).
What is known as Jada in Veda chanting?
Ans. Chanting by combining five words/mantras each is called Jada Japam.
What is the combination techniques used for chanting Jada Japam?
Ans. Five unions are known as 1. Anukramam, 2. Uthkramam, 3. Vyuthkramam, 4. Abhikramam, Samkramam.
Veda Mala Japam how many types and what is it?
Ans. 2 types viz. 1. Krama Mala, 2. Pushpa Mala.
How to chant Krama Mala and Pushpa Mala?
Ans. Krama Mala Chanting method is to combine the next mantra’s head with last mantra’s tail just like tying a garland. Pushpa Mala Kramam is recited based on one after the other viz Krama, Vyuthkramam and Samkramam repeatedly.
What is Sikha Krama chanting?
Ans. While chanting, Mantra PadAs will keep raising step by step.
What is Rekha Kramam chanting?
Ans. First, combine two Mantras/words (PadAs) then add three padAs and then add four padAs.
What is Dwaja Kramam chanting?
Ans. The chanting is just like raising a flag on the pole then bring it down manner.
What is Dhanda Kramam chanting?
Ans. First, the Mantra Vakyam (a sentence) is chanted on a Kramam basis then the same mantra being repeatedly rotated just like a wheel movement.
What Ratha Kramam chanting?
Ans. Riq/Mantras (Praising) are recited Pada by Pada in a sequence.
What is Ghana Krama Chanting?
Ans. This is the most difficult chanting in Veda Recitation. The chanting goes as from the end to the beginning of the Riq (Mantra) and vice versa (from beginning to end). i.e. bottom to top and top to bottom manner. Scholars use to chant in two methods.
What are the qualification of Veda Acharya (Guru/Teacher)?
Ans. The teacher/guru must be highly competent, and he should be well versed in Pada-Kramam, Varna-Kramam, Swaram, MAtra and its special usage etc…
How many branches (Sakhas) has the Vedas?
Ans. Rigved = 21 Sakhas, Yajurved = 101 Sakhas, Samaved = 1001 Sakhas, Atharvanaved = 9 Sakhas, total 1132 Sakhas.
When the Upanishads (Essence of Vedas) came into popularity?
Ans. As per modern scientists’ opinion, approximately BC 1680-1880 period (As on 2019 = 3699 years back). Whereas one of the Upanishads called “Maithri” was existed in BC 1200-1400. According to me, modern scientists will keep changing the period as per the requirement or pressure from different governments.
What is known as MimAmsa Sastram?
Ans. MimAmsa Sastra deals with the meaning of Veda Mantras
How many MimAmsa Sastras existed and their creators/propagators?
Ans. Two. 1. Poorva MimAmsa (discuss Virtuous/Dharmas) – Jaimini Maharshi, he used Vedas as the source for his Sastras, 2. Uthara MimAmsa (discuss Brahman) – VyAsa Maharshi, he used Upanishads as a source. This indicates clearly that the Upanishads were much older than the estimate of modern scientists because Maha BhAratham took place 5200+ before, and at that time Veda Vyasa was alive.
What is the Moola Sidhanth (Fundamental Doctrine) of Hindu Dharma?
Ans. Upanishads. Those Hindus who have no knowledge about Upanishads can’t claim to be real Hindus. There are 1008+ Upanishad existed but 10 (Dasopanishads) are the most important ones.
Which are the Dasa Upanishad?
Ans. Out of innumerable Upanishads, these 10 are the most important ones. They are 1. Isa, 2. Kena, 3. Katha, 4. Prasna, 5. Mundaka, 6. MAndukya, 7. Taittiriya, 8. Aitereya, 9. Chandogya, 10. Brihadaranyaka.
Who did the first rendering or commentary for Vedas?
Ans. SAyanachArya. He wrote first commentaries for all the four Vedas, thereafter a few authors.
What are the fundamental causes that degrade human beings?
Ans. Mainly Four. 1. Yauvanam (Youthhood), 2. KAmam (Lust), 3. Dravya Prabhavam (Pride on wealth), 4. Moodathwam (Ignorance/foolishness).
What is called Sathya Nishta?
Ans. Following the path of truth is Sathya Nishta. The word uttered in sequence with thinking and act as per the given word is also Sathya Nishta.
How to describe Brahman?
Ans. Anyone who tries to give explanation for Brahman will become tired and struggle for explanations. However, a brief description could be like – A true knowledge or consciousness that removes the duality in thinking and acting, a knowledge that is beyond space, time and words, can be traced or understood only through the Aathma (Soul) is Brahman.
Who are ChAmundas?
Ans. They are the Army of Goddess Parasakthi. Their battalion-size is 9 crores (90 million) devis.
What are the strength of Vaishnavis?
Ans. They are the power of Goddess Mahalakshmi who extended helping hand to Sri Lalitha Paramewari in the battle of Bandasura. These Shaktis are 18 crores (180 million). They are also taking care of universal wealth and giving energy to beings.
What are the SampradAyas of MimAmsa system?
Ans. MimAmsa sampradaya is a cult or tradition. They have 2 sects viz. 1. PAttamatham and 2. PrabhAkaramatham (Gurumatham). PAttamath accept the existence of God and PrabhAkaramath reject the existence of God.
What is the core message or principle of PrabhAkaramatham?
Ans. Humans are doing their duties and getting the rewards accordingly, therefore where is the role of God in this transaction?
What is the in the name of Kerala?
Ans. A place which is crowded with plenty of coconut trees that provide shadow to people, that is how this place got its name.
Who is the founder/establisher of Arya Samaj?
Ans. Sri Dayananda Saraswathy. The core principle of Arya Samaj is to follow the path of Vedic lifestyle (knowledge-based life) and to do good to the world.
Who is the founder/establisher of Brahma Samaj?
Ans. Sri. Rajaram Mohan Roy. Following the path of Vedantam and its Knowledge.
Why all created beings are considered as Uchishtam (left-over food) for Paramathma (Seshan)?
Ans. Because during the Pralayam (dissolution time) period, all the created beings will be submerged in the water, therefore for Easwaran (Paramathma) everything is Uchistam only.
Why Vedas were created by Maharshis?
Ans. Veda means collective true knowledge which was invoked by great Maharishis from the ether world through deep meditation. The Supreme Being and its power are not easily visible or imaginable nor understandable. Therefore, great Rishis dedicated their precious life to understand and identify at-least some portion of Paramathma. So, basically to understand Supreme being they have created Vedas.
What is Vedoktha Dharma (certified virtues of Vedas)?
Ans. Doing Yagam (offering/sacrifice). This is a virtual Yagam participated by the individual Vedas viz., Rigvedam represents as Hotha (Kartha/Doer), Yajurvedam represents as Athvaryu (The priest), Samavedam represents as Uthgatha (one of the chief priests who chants the hymns), Atharvavedam represents as Brahma (creator himself).
Vedas are composed in which form?
Ans. Rigvedam – Padhyaroopa (Verses/Poems), Yajurvedam – Gadhyaroopa (Prose), Samavedam – Ganaroopa (Songs) and Atharvanavedam – No specific form yet mostly Padhyaroopa.
Why Sudraas (low caste person) are not allowed to conduct Yagnas?
Ans. Sudras does not commit sin or wrongdoings, moreover, they are pure at heart therefore, nothing to gain from doing Yag/Yagnas to ascend themselves to Swarga (Paradise).
Who are eligible to conduct Yagnas?
Ans. Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaisyas (Thrivarnis).
How can a Brahman repay his inherited debts?
Ans. By birth, a Brahmin is incurring 3 inherited debts belonging to Rishis, Devas and Pithrus respectively. By observing Brahmacharyam he repays the debts of Rishis, by doing Yagnam he repays the debts of Devas and finally by giving birth to children he repays the debts of Pithrus.
What are the 5 important Yagnas (efforts or activities) one must avoid in this Kali Yug according to Vedas?
Ans. 1. Agnihothram (only a few things in the overall system), 2. No Pasu hathya (not to kill or sacrifice any type of animals) in any kind of Yagam, 3. Sanyasam (Renounce), 4. Not to mix the meat in the Pithru Srardham (rituals to ancestors), 5. Not to do garbhadhanam (make pregnant or marry) in niece or relatives.
What is Artha Vaadham (Debate)?
Ans. By saying a story from the Puram, the narrator takes up a Dharmic (virtues) point from the same story and debates on that subject to enlighten those values in us. In other words, if we too follow as per the story narration then our life too will find success and happiness.
Why one must consume milk and curd according to Vedas?
Ans. Milk will enhance the power of Indriyas (sensual enhancement) and Curd will increase happiness or pleasure in us. Therefore, Vedas recommending that humans must consume these with a spiritual touch in it.
Who is the King of Pithrus (Ancestral)?
Ans. Yamadharma Rajan.
How to purify the Ghee which is used for Yagnam?
Ans. With own eyes. When the Kartha (Doer) looks at the Ghee, it gets purified to perform Yagnam, even for internal consumption.
How to purity the water (Jalam)?
Ans. With the help of Mantras.
What is Soma Yagam?
Ans. There is a plant called “Somam”, the Yagnis would pluck these leaves and crush to take out the juice and offer it to Devas (Celestial personalities) through the fire ritual is called Soma Yagam. There are lots of procedure to conduct this Yagnam (Sacrifice).
How many types of Soma Yagam exists?
Ans. 6 types. 1. Agnishtomam, 2. Adhya-Agnishtomam, 3. Uktheeyam, 4. Shodasi, 5. Atirathram, 6. AaputthoryAmam.
What is Navaneetham (Butter)?
Ans. According to Vedam, a substance between milk and ghee is Navaneetham. This indicates that during the Vedic period itself people were familiar with milk and its derived products.
Why do you need to put collyrium (Rasanjanam/Kan-Mai/Mashi) on the eyes?
Ans. Ever since Vruthrasura (Demon Vruthra) was killed, devas created collyrium from his eyeballs, which has the power to destroy the bad eye of enemies as well as create trouble in their life. It is a kind of self-defence or protection.
Why people worshipped God in many forms?
Ans. The Supreme Being is Nirgunan and formless, yet it is difficult for the normal people to accept that fact since their mind (Manas) is created out of Thrigunam, (Sathwa-Rajas-Thamas), therefore, it is natural to practice duality. However, this can be rectified with punishable strict rules and regulation just like how Islam and Christianity implementing. “The question is who will bell the cat?” During the pre-Vedic and Vedic period there was only formless worship existed among Sanathanis (Hindus) and the mode of worship was mainly meditation and yagnam only.
How many types of meanings exist in a mantra?
Ans. 6 types. 1. BhavArtham, 2. SampradhayArtham, 3. GarbhArtham, 4. NigarbhArtham or KaulArtham, 5. Sarva RahasyArtham, 6. Maha ThathwArtham.
Which is the most popular Yagam referred in Vedas?
Ans. Aswamedha Yagam.
Who are the Queens (Raaghni) of a King?
Ans. Four members. 1. Pattarani, 2. Ishtarani (Vallabha), 3. Sedi (Avallabha), 4. Dhoothaputhri (DhAsi).
How and why Havis (especially cooked rice) is offered in the Yagam (Sacrifice)?
Ans. In the initial period (primitive stage) Yagnis used to sacrifice humans (only male) as a sacrificial offering. When they did that a Medhas (excessive fat of the body) came up and entered into a horse (Aswam) body and when they offered a horse in the sacrifice again the Medhas came out and entered into Cow and from Cow to Sheep to Black Goat to Earth. When it entered the earth, the Medhas came out as Seeds. The intelligent divine personalities (Devas) collected those seeds and cooked the seeds as Havis (also known as Purodasyam) and offered back into the sacrificial fire and it got settled over there. Hereafter, everyone started offering Havis into the sacrificial fire to please Devas to receive their blessings.
Who is the first parents of 4 types of living beings in this Universe?
Ans. 4 living beings were created by Kasyapa Rishi through his different wives. 1. Dhithi – Kasyapa = Asuras (Monsters), 2. Adhidhi – Kasyapa = Devas (Divines), 3. Dhanu – Kasyapa = Dhaanavas (Demons), 4. Manu – Kasyapa = Manujas (Humans).
At first who conducted the Yagnas – Devas or Asuras?
Ans. First Asuras conducted the Yagnas, thereafter, Devas learned from them and enhanced it to achieve bigger rewards.
How many rays of Sun makes rain clouds?
Ans. Although Sun emits innumerable rays to earth, only 400 causes the rain.
Why Yaga/Yagnaas were created?
Ans. All Yaga/Yagnaas was created to gain some benefits based on either Deva Rahasyam (on account of celestial bodies) or nature.
How did the Poojas (Idol Worships) got established in our life?
Ans. The Yagnas prescribed in the Vedas got transformed into Pooja in recent eras. Manasa Pooja is the best among all types of Pooja.
What is the primary difference in the teeth of Vegetable and Meat eaters?
Ans. Meat (Non-Vegetarians) eaters’ teeth will be sharp and vegetable eaters flat.
What is the inner meaning of Siva-Sakthi Aiykyam?
Ans. All-natural dualities of Jeeva (Soul) will merge in the non-duality of Siva, Sankalpam is called Siva-Sakthi Aiykyam.
How many mArgAs (Paths) are prescribed to achieve Ghnaana Prapthi (knowing the eternal truth)?
Ans. 14 Maargaas (paths). Among these 14 Paths, Vedas are important and Gayathri Upasana is even more important.
What is the purpose of human life?
Ans. Seeking or seeing or realizing non-duality from the diversified dualities.
How old is Rig Vedam?
Ans. Based on Veda Sastras, it is estimated to be BC 8000+ years before.
What are the four important medicines used in humans, especially during wartime?
Ans. 1. Visalyakarani (by applying this, the wound will have vanished), 2. Santhanakarani (by applying this, broken bones will be reunited quickly), 3. Mruthasanjeevani (by applying this, a dead person can be brought back to life), 4. Somalatha (by applying this, it increases the life span of the person).
How many years Kind Dasaratha lived?
Ans. 60,000 years! (He was not an ordinary man, he had mystic power to extend his life and ascend to different worlds).
How many types of musical instruments referred in the music world?
Ans. 4 types, 1. Thatham, 2. Aanadham/Avanadham, 3. Ghanam, 4. Sushiram.
SamagAnam, how many types?
Ans. 2 types – 1. SAreeram, 2. GAndharvam.
Why celestial bodies (Devas) are not appearing in front of humans?
Ans. According to Vedas, Devas does not like to appear in front of anyone. They would like to hide and watch the events. However, whoever worship them will be blessed by them.
What is Ashtama Sidhi?
Ans. It is the characteristics of God, they are 8 types viz. Anima, Mahima, Lagima, Garima, Prapthi, Prakamyam, Easithwam and Vasithwam.
1501) Who are the 33 crores of Devas?
Ans. 8 Dikpalakas, 11 Rudras, 12 Aadhithyas, 2 Aswinikumars makes 33 Devas. Each Deva has 1 crore of Deva Ganas (Assistants) to make 33 crores (330 millions).
1502) What are the names of Ashta Vasus?
Ans. Eight Vasus are 1. Dronan, 2. Pranan, 3. Druvan, 4. Arkan, 5. Agni, 6. Doshan, 7. Vasu, 8. Vipavasu
1503) What are the names of Ekadasa Rudras?
Ans. Elevan Rudras are 1. Raivathan, 2. Ajan, 3. Pavan, 4. Bhiman, 5. Vaman, 6. Ugran, 7. Vrushakapi, 8. Ajaikapath, 9. Ahirbhuthniyan, 10. Bahuroopan, 11. Mahan.
1504) What are the names of Dwadasa Adithyas?
Ans. Twelve Adithyas are 1. Vivaswan, 2. Thwashta, 3. Aaryama, 4. Pusha, 5. Savitha, 6. Bagan, 7. Datha, 8. Vidhatha, 9. Varunan, 10. Mithran, 11. Indran, 12. Vishnu.
1505) What are the types of Devas?
Ans. Three types. 1. Ajanaja Devas (Those who born in Swarga/Paradise), 2. Karma Devas (Those who ascend to Swarga from the different world due to their good conducts), 3. Nithya Devas (Those who occupy Swarga and accept the offerings given through Yagna).
1506) Who are the Trilok Aadhara Bhoothas (Bhur-Bhuva-Suva), custodians?
Ans. Agni Deva for Prithvi/Bhur (Earth), Indra and Vayu for Aakasa/Bhuva (Sky/Space), Soorya Deva for Swarga/Suva (Paradise). These Devas are under the command of Prajapathi.
1507) Who are the Adhi-devatas (presiding or tutelary or divine agent) of our mortal body?
Ans. Agni for Vaak/Speech/Mouth, Vayu for Nasika/Nose, Soorya for Chakshu/Eyes, Dikdevas for Karnas/Ears, Aushada-Vanaspathy for Thwack/Skin, Chandra for Manas/Mind, Mruthyu for Naabhi/Navel part, Jalam for Jananendriyam/secret part, Prithvi for Poorna Sareeram/overall body, Indran for Balam/strength/metabolism and all these devas and their functions are controlled from Hrudayam/Heart.
1508) Which is the controlling centre points of our body and its divine agent (Devatas)?
Ans. Moordha (Forehead) is ruled by Indra, Manas (Mind) is ruled by Easanan (An Epithet of Lord Siva who wears Moon on his head), Aathma (Soul) is ruled by Paramatma (Supreme Soul) and all of them occupy Hrudayam (Heart).
1509) How many divisions of Punya Karma prescribed in the Vedas?
Ans. Two. 1. Smartha Karma, 2. Sroutha Karma.
What are the Smartha Karmas?
Ans. Serving Matha, Pitha, Pathi, Pathni, Puthra, Dharma Yudh, digging well for drinking water, constructing shelter houses, rest houses, asram, schools, hospitals, temples, doing Anna Dhanam (serving free food to the needy), these are Smartha Karmas.
What are the Sroutha Karmas?
Ans. Conducting Yagnas as prescribed in the Vedas.
Do Devas take birth and death?
Ans. Devas (dine personalities) never take birth or meet death, however, their existence is completely depending upon their holy credits. If their Punya Karma Phala is present in them they will appear and when it gets over, they disappear. There is no physical birth or death, just like some stars appear and disappear in the sky.
What can you achieve by following Brahmana Karma (Achara Anushtanam)?
Ans. They can bring self-control and save them from the enemies known as Indriyas.
Why do Devas carry weapons in their hands?
Ans. They follow Kshathriya Dharmas and live like Kshatriyas. Unless they follow Kshathriya Dharmas (Rights of Rulers) they cannot destroy Adharmis and revive Dharma in this world.
Sanyasi status is by birth or gradual?
Ans. No one is Sanyasi by birth, whereas he/she is becoming Sanyasi gradually. It is one’s own decision by renouncing worldly pleasure with a firm determination. In other words, Sanyasam is a practice rather than a birthright!
Kala Chakram (Wheel of Time/Revolution cycle) has how many limbs?
Ans. It has 94 Avayavams (Parts or Limbs). Sri Vishnu Bhagawan’s Sudarsana Chakra is also having the same number of limbs.
What are the Limbs of Kala Chakram?
Ans. Those 94 limbs are 1 Year, 2 Ayanaas (Utharayana and Dakshinayana), 5 Rithus, 12 Masas, 24 Pakshas, 30 Dinas, 8 Yamaas, 12 Lagnas = 94 parts.
Which Dharma can protect all other Dharmas?
Ans. Raja Dharma.
What are the names of Jeeva in different stages?
Ans. 1. Jagradhavastha (waking stage) = Viswan (Sathwa Guna prevails), 2. Swapnavastha (dreaming stage) = Thaijasan (Rajo Guna prevails), 3. Sushupthiavasatha (deep sleeping stage) = Praaghnan (Thamo Guna prevails).
What are the names of Paramathma (Supreme Brahman) in different stages?
Ans. 1. Srushti stage – Hiranyagarbhan/Brahma (Rajo Guna Activated), 2. Sthithi stage – Virad/Vishnu (Sathwa Guna Activated), 3. Samharam/Laya stage – Easwaran/Siva (Thamo Guna Activated).
What are the important Vibhoothis (mighty/superhuman power) of God?
Ans. They are four. 1. Intelligence/Knowledge (Ghyaan), 2. Power (Sakthi), 3. Self Illumination (Prakasam), 4. Freedom (Swathanthram).
Which is the weapons used by Devas?
Ans. 1. Asthram (metal arrow/warhead), 2. Sasthram (missile), 3. Bhaanam (reed-shaft/plants arrow)
How do they make (Viswakarma) Asthram?
Ans. Asthraas are made up of atoms from nature. It is as good as modern days Bombs.
Who is Pandit (Panditha)?
Ans. The one who is well versed in Sastras (scriptures)?
Who are the important divine Nagas (Snakes)?
Ans. 9 Nagas. 1. Ananthan, 2. Vasukhi, 3. Seshan, 4. Pathnabhan, 5. Kambalan, 6. Sankapalan, 7. Dhaartharashtran, 8. Thakshakan, 9. Kaaleeyan.
What is the caste the system in Gandharvas?
Ans. Gandharvas are heavenly choristers or celestial musicians. They have five (5) caste division viz. 1. Kinnaras, 2. Kimpurushas, 3. Sidhas, 4. Vidhyadharaas, 5. Apsarass.
Who are the females of Gandharvas?
Ans. They are Apsarass.
What are Nava Nidhis (Nine Treasures)?
Ans. 1. Sankam, 2. Pathmam, 3. Maha Pathmam, 4. Makaram, 5. Kachhapam, 6. Mukundham, 7. Kundham, 8. Neelam, 9. Varchass.
Where do Yakshas reside?
Ans. North quarter of the earth is their residence. Kubera is their King.
Where do Rakshasas reside?
Ans. A south quarter of the earth is their residence. Ravana was the last Emperor/King. (Ravana during his ruling period, called all the Rakshasas across the Universe to come to Sri Lanka and settle down).
What the divisions of Asura Vargas?
Ans. Two. 1. Dhaithyaas, 2. Dhaanavas.
Who are Asuras?
Ans. All are children of Kasyapa Rishi (Deva Rishi since mind-born son of Lord Brahma). However, due to bad Karma (unholy conducts/deeds), those who came through Dhithi Devi for Kasyapa Rishi became Asuras. Dhithi and Adhithi both were daughters of Daksha Prajapathi and Panchajani. Asuras are not humans!
What are the divisions of Pisachas (Ghosts or Unholy Spirits)?
Ans. They are four. 1. Prethas, 2. Vethalaas, 3. Bhoothas, 4. Vinaayakaas. They are two types viz. Puranakaas (Ancient) and Noothanaas (Modern).
How do the Jeeva (soul) becoming Prethaas or Pisachaas?
Ans. When humans die, they become Prethas whereas those humans who die untimely out of accidents (Dur-Maran) they become Pisachaas. The remedy for Dur-Marana to get a better life is conducting Srardham at Gaya.
How does the Jeeva (Soul) reaches Pithru Lokh (Ancestral world)?
Ans. Those Gruhasthaas (family people) who lived life in Dharmic ways after the death they reach Pithru Lokam through Chandra Mandalam (Moon), whereas those Brahmacharis and Sanyaasis who lived under strict celibacy (Oordwa Rethas) will reach through Soorya Mandalam (Sun).
What are the ingredients in Pancha Gavyam?
Ans. A mix of five objects (properties) of a pure desi cow. The mixing has a strict proportion formula to it. They are 1. Ksheeram (Milk), 2. Dhadhyam (Curd), 3. Aajyam (Ghee), 4. Gomayam (Cow dung), 5. Gomoothram (Cow Urine). Please note all these must be only from one cow, mixing each item from a different cow is not allowed. Collection of these items also has strict rules and regulations.
What is the important purpose of intaking Pancha Gavyam?
Ans. 1. Cleaning inside the body, 2. Preventing illness / boosting the immune system especially Yakshma Rogam (Cancer).
What should be imagined during Upasana?
Ans. An Upasakan (Aspirant/Meditator/Devotee/Worshipper) should imagine or think of his/her own Self, Guru, Mantram, Devatha and Yanthram.
How can a person become Vipran?
Ans. Vipran is a status that is achieved through (holy) hard work. The conditions are set in the Sastras that, the person should take birth in a Brahmin the family then get initiated via Upanaya Samskram to become Dwijan. Thereafter, learning Sastras under a competitive Guru and receive a Manthropadesam from him to get the title as Vipran.
Why Rivers are considered as female (especially the status of Mother) in Bharat?
Ans. Rivers are just like a mother and the Sea is the father. Rivers are slim whiling comparing the sea and it gives lots of benefits to all without any expectations. Its sweet water for drinking as well as helping the agriculture activities to flourish.
What is the important job of Lord Varuna (God of Water)?
Ans. Removing the salt contents from the evaporated seawater in the sky and send it back to earth as sweet water through the rain.
Why Deva and Pithrus food is offered in the fire (Havan)?
Ans. Because fire (Agni) is the tongue of Devas and Pithrus. Naturally, the food is consumed through the tongue!
Who were the ancient dwellers of Deva Lok?
Ans. Asuras were first living in the Deva Lok, later Devas captured in the battle and settled over there.
Who is the Moola Purushan of Asuras?
Ans. Niryathan, who is presiding over the quarter of South West zone.
How does God protects Bharatha Desam from one Yuga to others frequently?
Ans. Lord Sri Krishna said in the Gita as well as Sri Parasakthi in Devi Bhagavatham that they send their most adorable personalities to protect Bharatam from the invaders and crooks. In Krithayug through Ghnaana Sakthi (Power of Knowledge), Threthayug through Mantra Sakthi (Power of Hymn), Dwaparayug through Yuddha Sakhi (Power of War) and in Kaliyug through Sangaditha Sakthi (Power of Unity among Sanathanees!).
When did Devas, Asuras, Dhanavas, Rakshasas and Yakshas were born?
Ans. During Thretha and Dwapara Yug period. They were all interacting with humans in terms of marriages, progency, guests and even in fights etc… This means sometimes they were helpful and sometimes troublesome to human beings.
Who is really God?
Ans. A supreme power that controls and regulates the nature (Prakruthi) for the benefits of Humans. There is no importance to its form or name (Roopa-bhedam).
Who is a real demon (Asuras)?
Ans. They were born un-naturally or artificially against Prakruthi (law of nature) and give troubles to human beings are Asuras.
What is Deva Lokam (Celestial world)?
Ans. Nakshathra Mandalam (world of stars) is actual Deva Lokam. Now we can image the distance between earth and star world! This also indicates that it is not easy for humans to travel to Deva Lokam unless one has a divine body (Divya Sareeram).
Where in Earth these Devasuras lives?
Ans. Devadhi-dev Lord Siva in Kailas (who is the Gods of God and single representative for all beings), Thibet for Devas (divine personalities), Sukiyaag/China for Asuras and Sri Lanka for Rakshasas.
What are the types of Rishis?
Ans. Four. 1. Brahma Rishi, 2. Raja Rishi, 3. Deva Rishi and 4. Sootha Rishi.
Who invented Veda Mantras?
Ans. Maharshis (Divine Scientists/Sages)
Who is Valmiki Maharshi?
Ans. An avatar of Brughu Maharshi (Sage Brughu).
From whom the important 6 types of beings came into existence?
Ans. From Kasyapa Prajapathi through his different wives, who are the daughters of Daksha Prajapathi. From Dhithi – Asuras, Adhidhi – Devas, Dhanu – Dhanavaas, Manu – Manujas, Vinitha – Pasu and Pakshis (Animals and Birds) and Kradhu – Snakes.
Who are Munis (Maharshis/Sages)?
Ans. This is a status name for those sages who are always in Dhyana (Meditation) observing complete silence (Mounam). They are Mounis, at a later stage, it became Munis.
Who are Rishis?
Ans. A set of sages who are always Ghnaanis (Knowledgeable irrespective of the season). Here is the Ghnaanam is the knower of absolute truth, which is the primordial reason for the creation, sustain and withdraw.
Which is the two important Avatar (Incarnation) of Kasyapa Maharshi and Adhidhi Devi?
Ans. Dasaratha and Kausalya (parents of Lord Rama), Vasudevan and Devaki (parents of Lord Krishna).
Who are those five worthy women played major roles in the Puranic Period, who has special respect in Sanathana Dharmic life?
Ans. They are known as Smarana Yoghyatha Kanyakas (who is worthy in remembering to shape up our life). They are 1. Ahalya (wife of Sage Gauthama), 2. Draupadi (wife of Pandavas), 3. Sitha (wife of Sri Ram), 4. Thara (wife of sage Bruhaspathi), 5. Mandodhari (wife of Ravana).
What are the five hurdles a practicer must face while Nada Brahmopasana?
Ans. In this Upanasa, Siva is known as Bindhu (Form) and Sakthi as Naadam (Sound). While doing the Upasana (Meditation) the Upasak will have to break five hindrances known as Artha, Sambadhya, Sookshma, Vyaya and Naasa to see Goddess Parasakthi in physical form. This practice should be explained only to the competitive disciple, hence please excuse me.
What is life the span of all Thathwas (doctrines or philosophical principles)?
Ans. Until Pralayam (Dissolution of Nature).
What is the difference between Sam Praghna and Asam Praghna Samadhi?
Ans. Sam Pragna is aggressive and ferocious in nature. The meditator will start laughing, crying, goose bumps in the body, jerking, sweating etc… are the indications, whereas, Asam Pragna is peaceful and slow in nature. The meditator starts experiencing stability of the body, oneness in the vision, brain and thinking power will be merged into the ocean of absolute Brahman and attain the experience of non-existent.
Where is the dwelling place of Brahma Thathwam?
Ans. Brahma Thathwam has three portions viz. Sath-Chith-Anand. In that sequence, Sath resides in Aathma Thathwam, Chith resides in Vidhya Thathwam and Anandam resides in Siva Thathwam.
What are the 23 Vikaraas (emotions/transformation)?
Ans. 1. Anna-vikaara (food), 2. Dhwani-vikaara (sound), 3. Mano-vikaara (mind), 4. Anga-vikaara (limbs-body parts), 5. Nir-vikaara (no-response), 6. Rakta-vikaara (blood), 7. Chittha-vikaara (intellect), 8. Tamo-vikaara (lethargic), 9. Ikshu-vikaara (sugarcane), 10. Bahir-vikaara (outside), 11. Bhaava-vikaara (sentiment), 12. Kaaya-vikaara (game), 13. Khanda-vikaara (female organ), 14. Bhootha-vikaara (property), 15. Bhangi-vikaara (manner), 16. Vikarapitha (excessive emotions), 17. Vikarahetu (cause of emotion), 18. Jalacha-vikaara (water), 19. Bhru-vikaara (eyebrow), 20. Roma-vikaara (hair), 21. Ketho-vikaara (disturbance of mind), 22. Madhana-vikaara (pleasureful acts), 23. Shad-vikaara (six).
What is the proportion of Thridosha in the human body?
Ans. Thridosha means three senses of humour in the human body that controls everything. They are known as Vatham-Pitham-Khapham, their proportionate values are 1: ½: ¼ (one – half – quarter).
How many paths are there to reach Sun (Soorya)?
Ans. 3 ways or Veedhis = left (3), right (3) and centre (3). The Veedhis are constituted through 27 stars as paths. These 27 stars are combined in 9 cliffs which means 3 Stars makes 1 Veedhi therefore, total 9 Veedhis @ 3 stars add up to 27 stars. In other words, the connection to the Sun is only through these 27 stars!
What are the details of Veedhis?
Ans. A club of 3 Stars equal 1 Veedhi, they are known as 1. Naaga Veedhi, Gaja Veedhi, Ayravatha Veedhi = Utharayanam, 2. Rishatha Veedhi, Go Veedhi, Jaagardh Veedhi = Madhyanam, 3. Aja Veedhi, Mruga Veedhi, Vaiswanara Veedhi = Dakshinayanam. This season is practised by Devi Upasikas (the silent/deep winter months are considered as Thula-Vruschikam-Dhanus).
What is Adhvaitham in simple term?
Ans. Jeeva-Easwara Aikhya Swaroopam (confluence of Jeeva and Brahman is Adhwaitham).
What is Dwaitham in simple term?
Ans. Jeeva-Easwara Bhedha Swaroopam (detached life of Jeeva and Brahman is Dwaitham).
How to understand or realize Adhvaitham and Dwaitham (doctrines)?
Ans. Adhvaitham is known as Prathyaksha Anubhoothi/Anumbhava (real experience means explanations have no value!) whereas Guna Smaranam/Smruthi Prakruthi (differentiated based on quality and form) is Dhwaitham. This Guna Smaranam is the cause for Prapacha Srushti (expanded material universe), which means the existence of the universe and its beings are only because of Dwaitham Bhavam.
Who is known as Aryan according to Vedas?
Ans. Learned ones especially Brahmins and Parsis of Bharata Desam. Aryans are not immigrants to Bharat/India, the people of the elevated community within Bharat are called as Aryans.
What was the period of Moses?
Ans. Moses was an Israelites prophet of Abrahamic religion. He was born in Egypt where his people (Hebrew) were minorities and slaves. He created Judaism. His period is still debated by the scholars; however, the recorded dates are BCE 1571 or 1491 or 450. In any way, Judaism came into existence only after Zorashtrism.
From where Christianity started?
From where Islam started?
Who established Islam?
Ans. Hazrat Muhammad
What are the political titles used during the period of Vedic time?
Ans. Raja (Samrajyam), Samraat (Bhojyam), Virat (Vairajyam), Swarat (Swarajyam), Parameshti (Paarmeshtyam). The highest position of the hierarchy starts from Parameshti to Raja (King).
What the qualities or qualifications a king must possess in the ancient days?
Ans. 6 qualities viz. 1. Thejas (Brilliance), 2. Veeryam (Brave), 3. Balam (Strength), 4. Ojas (Vital Power), 5. Kopam (Anger), 6. Sahanam (Tolerance).
When Sanskrit Language lost its national language status in Brahat?
Ans. Approximately till 900 years back from now (2020) across Bharat, the national language was Samskrutham (Sanskrit). Ever since Mugal started entering Bharat they brought Hindi and by British, the English languages entered the civil society of Bharat.
What are the popular religion’s age and its propagators?
Ans. 1. Islam – AC 1427 by Mohammed Nabi from Arabia, 2. Christian – AC 2000 by Yesu Christhu from Palastian, 3. Tavo – BC 525 by Lavotse from China, 4. Confusions – BC 525 by Confusious from China, 5. Budhan – BC 525 by Sidharthan from Bharat, 6. Jainam/Samayam/Samatham – BC 525 by Vardhamana Mahaveeran from Bharat, 7. Saurashtra/Parsi – BC 725 by Saurashtrar from Iran, 8. Yutham/Jews – BC 1528 by Moses from Judai, 9. Sanathanam/Hindu – BC 6000+ no specific person since it is time immemorial and also known as Apaurusheyam from Bharat
What was the common the language used during the Vedic period on this earth?
Ans. Samskrutham/Sanskrit. The civilization was called Vaideeka Nagareekam.
Dravidas (South Indian communities) were existed during the Vedic period?
Ans. There is no mention about Dravidas in Vedic texts. As we know the Sanskrit meaning of “Threvidh” (became Dravida in the Tamil Language) means confluence of three seas which South India (Arabian+India+Bengal Seas). Dravidians are not outsiders or low caste human beings…they are the people who lived in South India mainly a tribal community in the forest area. In the past, South India was full of forests with minimal land space for living.
What is the heart of Veda?
Ans. Sarvo Vai Rudra: means, everything is Rudra himself, nothing other than Him is the ultimate truth. This is the heart of Veda (True Knowledge).
What are the vegetables prohibited for consuming by Brahmins?
Ans. Brinjal (Vrundaka Saaka), Drumsticks (Kona Saaka), Onions (Palandu Saaka), Garlic (Lazuna Saaka).
Which is the vegetables need not consumed by Non-Vegetarians and why?
Ans. Cluster beans (Bakuchi Saaka), Snake gourd (Amruthaphal Saaka), Plantain (Kadhali Saaka). Those who eat these vegetables are a substitute for meat.
Which is the transport vehicles used during the Vedik Period?
Ans. Chariot (Ratham) on land, Airplane (Akasa) on the sky, Ship (Nau/Pravahana) on water.
Who is the messenger of Lord Sooryan?
Ans. Poosha Devatha. (He one among 12 Adithyas, who is none other than Lord Vishnu).
Which are the seas enveloped the Bharata Desam during Vedic period?
Ans. According to Vedas, Bharat was surrounded by 4 seas viz. East – Bay of Bengal, West – Arabian Sea, North-West – Sea name was disappeared ever since that single sea split into the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Sea of Aval/Aral and Lake Balkhash. This sea existed approximately 25,000+ years before.
Who was the first of human beings?
Ans. Manu Maharshi. Manu’s children are known as Manushya (Humans).
Which are the two main clans of Human race?
Ans. 1. Soorya Vamsam, 2. Chandra Vamsam.
What are the Manasa Pushpams (Flowers of inner mind)?
Ans. They are 8 types. 1. Ahimsa Pushpam (Non-Violance), 2. Indriyanigraha Pushpam (Renouncing Sensual Pleasures), 3. Thitheeksha Pushpam (Kshama and Sahanasakthi = Patience and Tolerance), 4. Dhaya Pushpam (Compassion), 5. Ghnaana Pushpam (Having True Knowledge), 6. Thapass Pushpam (Penance), 7. Sathya Pushpam (Truth), 8. Bhaava Pushpam (Wise thinking).
Vedam does not permit Brahmins to learn music and dance except for pleasing God, why?
Ans. It can generate Kaama Vasanas (promotes sensual pleasure) in the inner sense which may become an obstacle to elevate himself/herself from material life to spiritual abode. There are people born to practice that called Manushya Gandharva.
How many Vadhyaas (Musical Instruments) are recognized by the Sangeeta Sastram (Musical Science)?
Ans. 3 Types 1. Dhadham (Veena), 2. Sushiram (Sankh/Conch, Kuzhal/Music Pipe), 3. Aanatham (Dhumdhubi, Mrudangam).
What are the important Aabhichaara Karmaas (Black Magic Activities)?
Ans. The important ones are 5. 1. Sathrunaasam (destroying enemies), 2. Sthreevasyam (at the disposal of, attracting woman), 3. Rajavasyam (attracting King), 4. Mohanam (Making Delusion), 5. Swapanam (Hallucinating people).
What is the meaning of Brahmam and Kshathram?
Ans. The power of knowledge is known as Brahmam and the power of the weapon is called Kshathram.
When Saraswathi The river also known as Satha Sruthi disappeared from Earth?
Ans. Approximately BC 4500 years ago (disputable).
How old is Rig Vedam?
Ans. Approximately 8000+ years old as of 2020.
How big is Rig Vedam?
Ans. 397,000 Aksharas, 193,000 words, 55,600 Riks, 11,000 Anuvakas, 64 Adhyaayas. 57% is composed by Sage Viswamithran and the remaining 43% by other 230 Rishis.
How big is Sama Vedam?
Ans. Only 55 sentences of its own, remaining mantras are taken from Rig and Yajurveda mantras.
What is the pitch level used for chanting Sama Veda Mantras?
Ans. According to Yagnavalkhya Sishya, it should be chanted with a Pitch level of 21 to the lowest.
How many Brahmanams are revealed to us?
Ans. There are Total 29, out of which 4 are very important per Veda. They are 1. Sathapatha Brahmanam (Sukla Yajur Vedam and Rig Vedam), 2. Thaandya Brahmanam (Sama and Yajurvedam), 3. Prouda Brahmanam (Sama Vedam), 4. Ghoovadha Brahmanam (Atharvana Vedam).
How many Aranyakas are known to us?
Ans. Total 19.
Currently how many Upanishads are known to us?
Ans. During the period of Upanishads time, there were 1000+, however now 108 are traceable, but as of now only a few are available to us called Daso (10) Upanishads.
1601) How many Veda Angaas are taught?
Ans. 6 Angaas (Parts) @ 18 each = 108 Angaas
1602) How many times the heart must beat in a person?
Ans. 72 times, any number above or below indicating a disorder of health.
1603) How many Stars are seen in our Galaxy?
Ans. Though it is innumerable, yet our Rishis opinioned that 100+ crores (1 Billion) are surrounded in our Universe. Our Sun is one of them.
1604) Why did the Sea got its name as Samudra in the Sanskrit language?
Ans. Because it is always seen equal to the eye level and its quantity of water remain same irrespective of the season.
1605) Who wrote the first Nigandu (Dictionary) in human life?
Ans. Sri. Yaskarachaarya. The first dictionary was created for the first language Sanskrit in around BC 2600. It is known as Nirukta Sastra. Niruktam is also one among the Six parts of Vedas.
1606) Who wrote the first Chhanda Sastra (Science of measuring meter of languages)?
Ans. Sri. Pingalachaarya, in around BC 2700 years.
1607) Which is the oldest Banking System (Adikoshana Vyaapaara) in this earth?
Ans. The first banking system known as “Adikoshana Vyaapaara” was established in Bharatha Desam based on Vishnu Dharma Sastra, 6th Chapther is dealing with its rules and regualtions. Around 420 Slokas are dedicated only for the calculation of interests.
1608) How many music instruments are referred by Vedas?
Ans. According to Sama Veda’s Upa-Veda known as Gandharva Vedam, there are 1008 instruments are used to convey or accompany music.
1609) Who is the genuine scientist (Sastraghnan)?
Ans. Something that was not existent can’t be existed at the same time whatever is existing cannot be a non existentent. The one who knows this golden rule is a genuine scientist.
How human beings are progressing and co-existing on daily life?
Ans. There are two ways, one, based on true knowledge basis i.e. self learning and teaching others (Gnaana Margam) and the second is sheer hard work (Karma Yoga Margam).
What are the qualities/eligibilities required to get God’s blessings (Easwara Anugraham) and to conduct sacrifices (Yagnaas)?
Ans. 6 Qualities viz. 1. Udhyamam (Effort), 2. Saahasam (Adventure/Precipitation), 3. Dhairyam (Brave), 4. Budhi (Intellect), 5. Sakthi (Strength), 6. Parakramam (Good deed/Ability to Administer/Conductivity).
What are the two fundamental justifications of life?
Ans. They are known as Dharma (Manners) in life. Two types 1. Ishtam (Interested in conducting Holy deeds such as Yagas and Yagnaas for everyone’s sake), 2. Poortham (Serving parents, gurus, helping the needy, charity, creating public utilities etc…).
Who is Soodran or Vrushalan or Jakanyan?
Ans. Vedic principle is talking very high about this class of people. Infact without Soodras no one can live in this earth comfortably, unfortunately, people with narrow mindset kept them away from their basic rights (this upper lower class is not only existed in India, it is a curse of the whole world, in Western culture it is known as Royal vs Slaves other cultures Upper vs Lower class of people). The real meaning of Soordran is that “a person who eradicate other sorrows” by sacrificing his/her own comfortable life and “a person who understand and absorb holy values of life” is known as Soordran (the Vedic quote says – Sucham Draavayanthi Ithi Soodraaha).
What are the types of Sthothras (holy versus) and how important it is while composing?
Ans. 6 types 1. Namaskaram (Prostrations), 2. Aasiss (Praying for the welfare of divine personalities so that they should be always abundance of strength to protect devotees), 3. Siddhanthokthi (Praising glories of God and his/her core principles), 4. Parakramam (Propogating Mannerism), 5. Vibhoothi (Glories), 6. Prarthana (Innocent Prayers). This means when you compose a Sthothram one must keep these qualities in mind.
What are the Four important greatness (Mahimaas) of divine mother Parasakthi?
Ans. 1. She lives in the center of heart as Jeeva Purushan, Chhanda Purushan, Veda Purushan and Maha Purushan, 2. She is – Jeevan, Pranavam, Vedam and Viraat, 3. She is – Kshma Sakthi, Ghnaana Sakthi, Prathishta Sakthi and Nivruthi Sakthi, 4. She is – Aiswaryam, Veeryam, Keerthi, Sree, Ghnaana and Vairagyam.
What is Easwara Thathwam?
Ans. Easwara (God) cleans all impurities (Malinyam) in us and keep up us pure for the betterment. It is a type of process i.e. God keep absorbing all impurities from our body and returns it as a positive and divine energy into our body. Who will do this except God!
In which period the Brahmanams (explanations of sacred knowledge or doctrine) were practised (in Barath)?
Ans. According to modern scientists during BC 800 to 500 years period it was practiced.
How to re-convert a non-brahmin into a Brahmin clan?
Ans. When a Bramin embrace, lives and followed non-brahminical doctrine or conduct Brushtachaara deeds (corruptions), he will be degraded in the society. Thereafter if he realized his mistake and decided to come back to Brahminhood, he must conduct a Yagam called “Vraathyasthomam” as prescribed in the Sama Veda Thaandya Brahmanam. It is a samskara kriya yagam.
What is the speed of light?
Ans. It travels 300,000+ kilo meter in 1 second, this number matches with the modern science invention.
Which is the oldest Grandham of Dravidas?
Ans. Thozhukappiyam also known as Tholkappiyam. Tholkapiyan was a disciple of Sage Agasthya.
What is Dravida means?
Ans. Dra-Vid, it is a place/region of three bottom quarters of Baratha Bhoomi conjoining with three Seas called Dravida Desam, that is South India. Facing Arabian sea of West, Indian Ocean of South and Bay of Bengal of East.
Who are called Dhasyuk?
Ans. During the slavery period, a set of people were the Dhaasaas (slaves or designated assistants) upper class, they are called Dhasyuk. These people are not part of any of the member of Varna-Asrama system i.e. they are neither Brahmna nor Kshathriya, Vaisya and Soordra. They do not have any caste or creed or status. (what a pity!).
Who are called Panikas?
Ans. Those who were brought by paying money is called Panikas. They are also slaves and does not qualify to be in the Varna-Asrama system.
How many types of Asaucham (Impurity) prescribed by Dharma Sastram?
Ans. Two types 1. By Birth (Jananaath) and 2. By Death (Maranaath).
How many days of Impurity (Asaucham) prescribed?
Ans. Two types Asaucham to be followed or observed. 1. Close blood relatives 10 days, 2. Distant relatives 3 days.
How many days of Impurity to be observed by Rajaswala (a girl under the influence of mensuration)?
Ans. 3 days. Fourth day after 10.00 am she must take bath in a closed environment and avoid seeing any men until she consumes turmeric water or Panchagavyam.
How many days of Impurity to be observed by a delivered woman?
Ans. 45 days. Whereas the all other relatives get purified after the 10th day.
What is the basis for implementing the Inpurity period by the Sastras?
Ans. Primarily for the benefit of individual’s health. People those who are not following Asoucham are called lower class people, such people will lavishly spread the virus and bacterias due to their unconditional and poor lifestyle. Therefore, the upper-class people (who strictly follow Asoucham protocol) should not interact physically, mentally or orally with lower class people. Moreover, the Sastra said that even to maintain the distance between the upper- and lower-class people must be between 8- and 10-feet distance (to avoid sharing the bad breath). Today’s world it is called Social distancing. The conclusion is that interacting with low class people will always a threat to physical as well as mental health.
What is the primary qualification to become a Sanyasi (Renounced)?
And. Having Dhruda Vairaghyam (unshakable asceticism). Achieving Jithendriyathwam (winning over sensual pleasures) is the real Vairaghyam.
Upto what period Varnaasrama Dharma to be followed?
Ans. Brahmacharyam = 0 to 25 Years, Gruhasthasramam = 26 to 60 years, Vaanaprasthaasramam = 61 to 75 and Sanyaasam = 75 and above years.
What are the fundamental guidelines of Varna-Aasrama Dharma?
Ans. During Brahmacharyam = eduction, during Gruhasthan = sustaining family life, during Vanaprastham = Thapa and Dhyanam (Meditate, Prayers and Penance), during Sanyaasam = After renouncing everything keep silance and looking forward to liberation (Moksham).
Which are the dwelling place for Varna Asrama Dharmis?
Ans. Brahmachari = at Padasala / Gurukul (Guru’s residence), Gruhasthan = at Home, Vanaprasthan = at Forest and Caves, Sanyasis = under the Trees and Isolated holy resting places.
What are the five fundamental acts in Dharmika Vivaah (Vedic Retualistic Marriage)?
Ans. 1. Vara Prekshanam (show the face of the groom to public), 2. Kanya Dhaanam or Dharmam (Legitimately handing over a virgin girl to the eligible virgin boy as a gift to develpe new generations. Please note, if a girl was accepted the boy after receiving money/dowry then it is Dhaanam and if accepted without any cash or kind then it is Dharmam. Now individuals should decide and act accordingly). Dhaanam is done with expectations whereas Dharmam is done without any expecations. 3. Paani Grahanam (taking by the hand of bridegroom), 4. Sapthapathi (taking 7 steps/circuling the holy fire), 5. Laaja Homam (Conducting Havan by offering Parched Grain).
What are the rewards received by the people who conducted Yaagaas?
Ans. 3 Lokas (Worlds). They have been bestowed with dwelling places to live while alive as well as after leaving the physical body. Those places are 1. Bhoo (Earth – becoming owner of abundant acres of lands), 2. Bhuva (Space – becoming good spirit and bless the needy), 3. Suva (Paradise – becoming a celestial body and own a space in the heaven). Please note, after leaving the mortal body the Aathma get a Sookshma Sareeram (subtle body made up of 17 energy sources, which is a superpower body compare with mortal body of just 7 energy sources).
What are the rewards offered to those who did Thapas (Penance/Ascetic)?
Ans. 4 Lokas (Worlds). 1. Mahar Lokam (Abode of Saints), 2. Jano Lokam (Abode of Ancestors), 3. Thapo Lokam (Abode of divine personalities), 4. Sathya Lokam (Abode of God).
What are the life span of Seven worlds (Saptha Lokas)?
Ans. Bhoor-Bhuva-Suva Lokas will perish during Pralaya (Time of dissolution), Maha-Jano-Thapo-Sathya Lokas will be live until Lord Brahma is alive.
What is Deva Yanam and Pithru Yanam and who is eligible to travel in these worlds?
Ans. When the Soul (Jeevathma/Life) travels through Bhoor-Bhuva-Suva worlds, such path is known as Pithru Yanam (Path of Ancestors) at the same time when the Soul travels through Maha-Jano-Thapo-Sathya Lokas it is called Deva Yanam (Path of Divines).
Who gets birth (Jananam) and who gets liberation (Moksham) in casual manner?
Ans. A person who eject his Veeryam (Semen) through the genetal part and give garbha dhaanam (reproduction) will have to be part of the transmigration system (cycle of birth and death) and wander around first Thri Lokas viz. Bhoor-Bhuva-Suva. Whereas, the person who does not eject his Semen through genetal part but raised through Kundalini Nadi Sushumuna (Eda-Pingala-Sushumuna) to the center of his head (Sahasraara Chakram) called “Oordhwa Retham” will travel to the worlds of Mahar-Jano-Thapo-Sathya. The Souls that reach these four worlds will not have re-birth and attain liberation too after the loss of mortal body.
What is the most important Thapas (Penance)?
Ans. Sustaining Brahmacharyam (following ascestism) and Brahmadhyaanam (meditating on Brahman). The Thapass (Penance) is classified into three section viz. Manasa (Mind), Vacha (Verbal) and Karmana (Action).
What is the correct Thapass?
Ans. Upavasam is the most important Thapass.
How to do Thapass?
Ans. With the help of a Mantram, one should keep chanting and thinking about the God of that Mantra or analyse the meaning of that Mantra is the easiest way of doing Thapass. This is also called Upavasam (Being close to God).
What is Sanyasam (Renouncing)?
Ans. There are so many definitions for Sanyasam, yet the simple one is “One should practise giving up all types of liking and disliking that is practised through Manasa, Vacha Karmana and live harmlessly” is the simple method of Sanyasam.
Any humans can be Sanyasi by birth?
Ans. To some extent it is impossible, no one is Sanyasi by birth however, he/she is becoming Sanyasi by practice only.
How Brahma Thejas (Divine Aura) is obtained by the children born in a Brahma Kulam (Brahmin family)?
Ans. The reason for that is from the Garbha Dhaanam (Fertilization/Inpregenation-rite) till the cremation (Dhahana Kriya) the child is under the influence of powerful Vedic Mantras. A pure Brahmin undergoes more than 43+ Samskaraas (spiritually refined or purified) from the inception of pregnancy till the cremation of the mortal body by witnessing and invoking God’s presence through Vedic Mantras, therefore the Soul is well experienced with the Samskaras whenever if it takes birth. Usually, if a Brahmin lives as per the Vedic protocols then he/she does not take re-birth.
What is Pumsavanam and why it is done to be a woman?
Ans. Nowadays this is practised only by a few South Indian Brahmin women. This is one of the Sanathana Dharma Samskara. 2nd or 3rd the month of pregnancy, juice made from Peeple tree buds is poured on to her nose-strils. This function is done to ward off abortion and protects the child for a healthy life. This function can be done while Seemantham too, since Seemantham function is done between 4 and 7th month it is better to do earlier so it can help the child to grow better.
What is Seemantham function?
Ans. This is also another Sanathana Dharma Samskaram for a pregnant woman. Porcupine Quill (SUkara Kantaka) wrapped with Dharba Grass (Dharba Pul) will be used to separate the hair to both sides of the pregnant woman’s head, just like putting a line of separation, this function is called SEmantham. Some important 7 Devathas are worshipped on her Seemantha Rekha viz. Brahma, Agni, Indran, Soman, Rakadevi, Sinivaali, Kuhudevi. This function is conducted to achieve everlasting good popularity through her children.
When is the right time to conduct Seemantham?
Ans. 4th or 6th or 7th month of pregnancy period.
Who are the BAlArishta Devatas?
Ans. Most of the newborn children will undergo childhood sickness due to many reasons. 6 celestial personalities are causing this trouble. They are 1. Ayan, 2. Ulukan, 3. Sandan, 4. Amarkan, 5. Kesini, 6. Slomini. To protect the child from these evils, parents are advised to conduct a Havan (Homam) with white mustard seed along with bran as ingredients (Homa Dravyam). Nowadays this may sound silly but there is a reality too. I suggest a simple approach to the new parents that just grind both these ingredients and burn it just like a putting Sambrani Dhoopam, when the smoke is inhaled by the child it will remove the blemishes and impurities from the body of the child. This can be done every month on the child’s birth star day up to the age of five. You will see the difference in front of you. This will remove allergies, viral fever, stomach upsets, bad dreams etc…
When is the right time to name the newborn child?
Ans. After completion of 11 days, on the 12th day through a simple function. Both parents should be available while naming ceremony.
What is called Upanishkraamanam?
Ans. The newborn’s first step out from the delivered home (Soothika Graham) is called Upanishkraamanam. Nowadays this is rarest since most of the deliveries take place in the hospital and thereafter frequent hospital visits it makes no sense. However, as a Samskara function, this must be done by visiting the nearest temple or Kula Devatha Temple. The right time for this is during 5th month on an auspicious day the child must step out by hearing the holy names (swasthi vachanam) chanted by parents and other relatives. Please note no Archana on child’s name allowed until the baby completes its first birth anniversary.
What is Anna PrAsanam?
Ans. The newborn is having its first rice grains as formal food. This food must be either the leftover of Havan (Homam) or Prasadam (food offered to God). During the 6th month, it should be conducted.
What is Karna Vedam function?
Ans. Ear piercing ceremony is called Karna Vedam. This should be done during 7th or 8th month before its first milky tooth comes out.
What is Chaulam function?
Ans. Making a hair tilt (Sikha/Kuduma) on the baby boy’s head is called Chaulam. It should be done either the first year or third year. This will help the head to be always cool and looks good too.
When is the right time for Upanayanam?
Ans. Usually, Upanayanam is conducted only to a male child, however, some sect does conduct for the female child also. For a Brahmin child, between 9-16 years, Kshatriya 11-22 years, Vaisya 12-24 year from the inception date. Since it is a Vedic private function, it should be conducted in a private gathering manner i.e. no need to public participation. After the Upanayanam the Vatu (Brahmachari) should be sent to Gurukulam for Vedic and Non-Vedic (Gnaanam and Vignaanam) education.
How did the Varadakshina (Dowry) system came into existence in Bharat?
Ans. In the ancient days, a female child has no right to get a portion of the hereditary wealth/assets. Therefore, to remove the impartiality among male and female children, the society came up with this system called Vara Dakshina. At the time of marriage, the father or brothers would give enough gold, silver, money, vessels and other assets to the bride as a compensation. Our society was well civilized than any other human race in this earth, however, some portion of people misused this system and eventually, it got cancelled through a law of this misused practice by the Government authorities. Now, all children get an equal share on the hereditary properties unless otherwise a legitimate will say otherwise.
Among the Brahmin’s marriage, why do they keep a wooden stick along with gold to the centre of the bride’s head before tying the knot (Mangal Soothram)?
And. Indra once gave boon/blessings to a woman called “Abaala” and made her attractive with a golden radiance to her body after removing her illness. Keeping this in mind, parents of the bride makes a prayer to Lord Indra (who is an important Devata in Dharmic Vivaah) to bless her daughter with all prosperity. Today, instead of a piece of gold, the priests tie her Mangalya Soothram in that wooden stick (known as Nuka) and pray to Lord India through mantras.
What is the meaning and significance of Saptha Pathi?
Ans. The groom touches the bride’s toe of the right leg and pulls her for making Seven Steps, this function is called Saptha Pathi. While doing so, the groom has to say few Mantras as a prayer to Lord Vishnu. Each step has special significance viz. step 1 – Anna Samrudhi (abundant wealth of rise grains), 2 – Oorja Sakthi (always she should be energetic), 3 – Karma Druda Bhudhi (firmness in her actions), 4 – Sukham (overall joy), 5 – Pasu Samrudhi (wealth of favourable domestic animals), 6 – Shad Rithu Samrudhi (happiness and prosperity across all six rithu seasons), 7 – Yaga AvathAraprekshin (opportunities to conduct Yaagas like Somayagam etc…).
What is SishtAchAram?
Ans. Following the path of wisemen / elders and live within means is called SishtAchAram.
How to identify a follower of an AachAram (Manner of action or conduct)?
Ans. 4 things will decide on which AachAram is followed by an individual. They are four, 1. Sikha (Tilt on the head), 2. Khacham (The clothing style), 3. Upaveetham (sacred thread), 4. Pundram/Thilak (a sign of Raksha). During the Vedic period, people are easily known from their look and feel itself. No need to ask anything in doubt nature.
How functions are conducted by wearing Upaveetham (Poonal/Sacred Thread) in a different direction?
Ans. Mainly three types. 1. Upaveethi or Upaveetham bottom towards right side – all Deva and Vaidheeka Kriyas (all conducts of divine personalities), 2. Apaveethi or Pracheenaveethi or upaveetham bottom towards left side – all Pithru Kriyas, 3. Niveethi or Upaveetham towards downside / around the neck just like wearing a Mala (all conducts of Rishis/Saints).
What are the types of Upaveethams?
Ans. Three. 1. Cotton threads, 2. Dharbha Grass, 3. Deer Skin. The third one is the best among the other two.
What is the use of wearing vibhoothi (sacred ash) on the body?
Ans. The reason for applying sacred ash (vibhoothi) in the body is that it is equal to having a bath in the fire (Agneya Snaan), that makes the body purest from all impurities (paramothama sudhi). Moreover, the sacred ash indicates that (among Hindus or those who cremate the dead body) after death everyone who looked after the body will become a handful of ash only therefore, don’t be too proud of your mortal body, just make use of the body for realising the absolute truth!
What is called Aahneekam?
Ans. A person who lives with punctuality, discipline, morality and systematically is called Aahneekam. This type of life is expected to follow to become a good person.
What are the four thoughts that come across to all people while on death bed?
Ans. They are four states viz. 1. Artham (anxiety of wealth and properties), 2. Raudram (flashback of sufferings from the wrong deeds through Manasa, vaacha and karmana), 3. Dhanya (thought waves of previous and current life’s Vedic knowledge and lifestyle), 4. Sukla (concentrated single-pointed thinking of God and attaining liberation/moksha while the soul exiting the body). The rewards of these thoughts will provide: – Artham = definite re-birth as a casual person, Raudram = rebirth as a low-class body, Dhanya = rebirth in a high-class family or spiritual lifestyle, Sukla = no more transmigration, the soul already liberated from all bondages.
What are the four pillars of Dharma (justice) or what can be considered as Dharma?
Ans. One who practices 1. Sathyam (Hold on to truth), 2. Kshama (Patience), 3. Sanmaarganishta (following wisemen and right path), 4. Thyaagam (Sacrifice desires and comforts).
How can one become Gunaatheethan (freed from or beyond all properties or qualities)?
Ans. The mind takes birth from the food (Annath Manah) and the Mind (Manas) is known through three Gunaas (Sathwa, Rajas and Thamas qualities). Whereas, as long as there is a mind, one cannot become mindless (Gunaatheethan). Therefore, slowly and carefully practice eradicating mind so that one can become Gunaatheethan (just like God or Parabrahman).
What is the character of Aathma (Soul)?
Ans. Aanandham (Joy/Happiness).
What is called Pretham (body-less soul)?
Ans. One’s the dead body is called Pretham. It is an alike adverb, for example Pretha Sareeram, Pretha Aathma, Pretha Bhaadha etc…
What are the types of Pretha Samskaras (Purification)?
Ans. 4 ways. 1. Vikshepanam/Nipathanam (Throwing it out), 2. Jala Visarjanam (disperse or abandon in the running water), 3. Bhoomighananam (burial), 4. Agni Samskaram (cremate).
Whose mortal bodies are buried in Hindu Samskaram?
Ans. Small children and Sanyasis.
What is the type of Vedic method cremation?
Ans. They are two types. 1. Aahithagni Vidhaanam (this Agni is used only to those who practised daily Agnihotham), 2. Anaahithaagni Vidhaanam (this Agni is created for the Brahmins’ or Dwijaas who followed the Smartha Sampradhayam). Within the Anaahithaagni vidhyaanam there is one more practice followed known as “Brahma Medha Vidhaanam” (this Agni is created for all Anushtaana Gruhasthaas, other types of Brahmins and Brahma Ghnaanees).
Who are the signification or representations of human body parts?
Ans. Human bodies are made up of Pancha Bhoothas (five elements – Aakasa/Space, Vaayu/Air, Agni/Fire, Aapa/Water, Prithwi/Earth) and the representation held by – 1. All types of holes (Sushiram) in the body by Aakasa, 2. Breath (Swaasa) is Vaayu, 3. Body heat (Ushnam) is Agni, 4. Blood (Raktham) is Aapa, 5. All types of Bones (Asthi) is Prithwi.
How to ascend to top Lokas (celestial worlds)?
Ans. Through good karmas one can reach Deva Lokam or Paradise via Bhuvar Loka (sky/space). Whereas, all other four upper lokas can be reached only through Thapas. (after leaving the mortal body from Earth, the Soul can reach to Deva Loka or many other lokas depends upon the Karma deeds. The other four upper lokas located above Deva Lok wise – Mahar Loka, Jano Loka, Thapo Loka and Sathya Loka.
Which are the 3 clans/races of humans?
Ans. They are two sets viz. Father, Grand Father, Great Grand Father and Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother. They live under the custody of three different Devas (Celestial Personalities). Father and Mother with Vasus, Grand Father and Grand Mother with Rudras, Great Grand Father and Great Grand Mother with Aadhithyaas.
What are the four important functions of Sraardham (in Vaidik way)?
Ans. Four 1. Brahmana Varanam (inviting eligible Brahmins), 2. Homam (Havanam on sacrificial fire), 3. Pinda Dhaanam (offering cooked rice balls), 4. Thila Tharpanam (offering water along with sesame seeds). In this, Thila Tharpanam is very important.
What is Mana-Sudhi (purity of mind)?
Ans. At any given situation the mind should not divulge into any other objects except connecting with the one and only “Nithyananda Swaroopa brahman” is actual Manas Sudhi. Not an easy task!
What is the formula used by the creator to assess human life?
Ans. Number of years of body growth times five is his/her life (Aayuss) span. For example, a person’s body grows until the age of 20, then his life should be 20×5 = 100 years. However, due to overuse or misuse any other accident to the body limbs, humans will find their own end early. God is not responsible for this abuse!
In this Earth, who all fall into the rewards of good and bad deeds (Punya and Paapa Phalam)?
Ans. Only Human beings will get holy merits or unholy merits (puny and paapa) for their actions because only Humans have 6th senses, therefore, they must accept the rewards of their Karma. No other beings including animals, trees or plants or any other species will have Karma Phalam.
What is Humans rank in the creation?
Ans. Humans will fall between Devas and Animals.
Who will attain Animal life?
Ans. The Jeevas (soul/life) who lived and were addicted to the Kaama (Excessive Sensual pleasure), Kopa (Anger), Assooya (Jealous), Himsa (Killing) activities will take birth as Animals (5th or below 5th senses).
Who can get Deva (Divine celestial) Janma (life)?
Ans. Those Jeevas who lived a human in this Earth and practised Sathyam (Truthfulness), Ahimsa (Non-violence), Dhaya and Prema (Compassion and innocent loves to all) will attain Deva Janmam after the release of the mortal body.
What is called Maryaadha (Rule or Custom or Boundary) and how many are they?
Ans. Saptha Maryaadha (7) or Sadh Seelam are practised in our Bharatha Desam. These Maryaadhas are to be considred as the direction or guidance given to humans to follow during their lifetime. They are 1. Na Himsa (stay away from violence), 2. Na Thaskarathwath (Not to steal or thief), 3. Na Vyabhacharayeth (Not to indulge in prostitution), 4. Na Madhu Paanam (Not to consume alcohol), 5. Na Dhoortha Krida (Not to gamble), 6. Na Asathya Bhashanam (Never say lie), 7. Thath Shadkritho Na Mitrabhavathwam (Not to have any type of interaction with above six members).
Which is the Sreshta Rajyam (The greatest country)?
Ans. Whichever countries that follow these Saptha Maryaadhas or Pancha Sadh Seelam is to be considred as the greatest country (Sreshta Rajyam). From this rule, one thing is clear that no country in this earth can be a Poorna Sreshta Rajyam (full-fledged country) because of one of the other will be there in every country!
Who is Sishtan?
Ans. Mahathma is Sishtan (the greatest person or Wiseman). Who can be Mahathma is explained… those who strictly follow Vedic guidance and live up to its expectations are to be called Sishtan or Mahathma?
What is the relationship between Dharma Lakshanam (Significance or Indicators of Virtues) and Humans?
Ans. It is known as Dasa Dharma Lakshanams (10 indicators), a person will become good human only if such virtues are seen in him/her. They are 1. Dhairyam (Brave), 2. Sahana Sakthi (Tolerance), 3. Jithendriyathwam (Control over desires), 4. Na Thaskarathwath (Never steal of others wealth), 5. Sudham (Maintaining Purity), 6. Vinayam (Obedience or Discipline), 7. Budhi (Intellectual/Brainy), 8. Vidhya (Education/Knowledge), 9. Sathyam (Truthfulness), 10. Kshama (Patience).
Who will not be able to realize the Supreme Brahman/Creator (Paramathma)?
Ans. The creator is a concept developed by the human brain, the Paramathma neither create nor withdraw, everything is changing of its shape and power from time to time, yet we (humans) has the tendency to credit/debit someone that is what we are habituated with. According to Sastras, there are a few numbers of people who will not be able to realize that absolute truth (Paramathma), they are 1. Those who follow bad habits which are dangerous to self and others, moreover, even after realizing the truth, not willing to quit or change the bad path, 2. Those who does not have peace of mind, 3. Those who lacking patience, tolerance and get anger for everything that leads to a lack of peace of mind.
Who will be able to reach/realize Supreme Brahman (Paramathma)?
Ans. Three Sadh Gunaas are identified as pillars or path to reach Supreme Brahman. They are 1. Thapas (those who does Thapas/penance/meditate), 2. Brahmacharyam (Chastity or Ascetic), 3. Sathyaseelam (Hold on to truth at any situation).
What is Neethi (Justice)?
Ans. Rules, regulations and orders of the King or Ruling Government is called Neethi. Dharmas and Vedas are the source or witness for Neethi.
What is the punishment period given to all four Varnis (Chaathurvarnees) as per Manusmruthi?
Ans. Punishment for all convicted is a must according to Manusmruthi (Dharma Sastram created by Swayambu Manu Maharshi out of Prajapathya Sastram). The formula for giving punishment term is 8:16:32:64 basis. In other words, a Soodra gets Regular Punishment (RP) times 8, a Vaisya gets RP x 16, a Kshatriya gets RP x 32 and the highest order of social status Brahmin gets RP x 64.
How Sathya Prathigna (Swearing-in Ceremony) is to be conducted as per Sanathana Dharmam?
Ans. The Sastram directs either of the 3 personalities to be kept as Supreme Commander and take an oath or swear. They are 1. In front of God, 2. In front of a wise Brahmin who is the representative of God in the earth, 3. In front of Fire God (lamp).
Who will not be happy in life among human beings?
Ans. People those who have Ahambavam (ego), Assooya (jealousy), Vidhwesham (hatred) and Dhukham (sorrows) will not be able to mingle with others in happiness.
How can one easily understand the Paapa and Punya Karma Theory (Action of evil and good)?
Ans. When you feel that someone should not have done this to me due to which I had to undergo this painful experience. Such feelings or knowledge is the Paapa Karma. At the same time after realizing this truth, if someone decided at-least I should not do such evil actions (Droham) to others is called as Punya Karma.
How one should give Dhaanam (Charity) to an eligible person?
Ans. Dharma Sastram recommends 6 methods while offering, viz. 1. Have full positive concentration, 2. Not to give with a careless attitude, 3. Look at the face and smile, 4. Show modesty (Lajjah Bhavam), 5. Be afraid/egoless, 6. Be mindful.
What is called Sradha (Concentration)?
Ans. Firm faith in Sastras and Guru’s advice.
What is Medha (True knowledge)?
Ans. To do an activity one must possess full knowledge about that subject. This full and true knowledge of that subject is called Medha Sakthi.
What is the core essence of 18 Puranaas compose by Sage Veda Vyasa?
Ans. Helping others is a holy deed (Punya Karma) and troubling others are considered as unholy action (Paapa Karma).
What is the age of Ithihaasas?
Ans. A few hundred years after the Vedic period is Ithihaasa time. Ithihasaas are embedded with innumerable moral conducts for a better understanding of the Vedic principles. It is said in a story type though there is a reality of the event.
Why wisemen say Ithihaasa?
Ans. Ithihaasa is a combination of three words representing three indications such as “ITHI = This, EEHAA = In this manner, AASA = Happened”.
Which is the easiest way to convey the meaning of Vedic Principles (Vedaartham)?
Ans. It is easy to explain through Ithihaasa and Puranic stories.
What is the Vedic meaning or title of Indra?
Ans. The one who conducts Yaagam/Yagnam/Havan is Indran (Yajamaanan). This makes more sense than considering Indran as a person who resides in Deva Loka. Our body itself is like a Deva Loka but we mess up the divine body into a simple mortal body called Paathala or Prithvi Lok due to Karmic and Vasana deeds. The hidden meaning is that, most of the important Yaagams are conducted to please Indran who is none other than our own “Soul”. The biggest offering given to Indran is Soma Rasam with the help of hymns called Mantras that derived from the mind itself. Yagam means an effort, so keeping that in mind, after doing lots of purification activities the Yajamaanan consumes Soma Rasam and achieves happiness. Basically, when the mind achieves its desired goal, it is very happy and blesses the body as well as everything!
1701) What is the goal of Vedam and Vedantham?
Ans. To kindle/raise the awareness of the existence of Supreme Being (Paramathma).
1702) What is Sidhanth or how to describe Sidhanth (Principles)?
Ans. Veda’s final conclusion is called Sidhanth. Let us see what is that conclusion is; conduct all duties as prescribed by the Vedas which will eventually purify the mind, whereupon the person will have the knowledge to access Brahman and do Upasana for a longer period to realize true knowledge (Ghyan). Such True Knowledge will lead the person to achieve liberation (Moksh).
1703) Who is Praanan (Life energy) or its main characteristics?
Ans. Praanan is nothing but the Matter (Jadam) form of Vaayu (Vital Air/Energy) or Matter in the form of Vaayu (Air).
1704) Who is Jeevan (Soul) or its main characteristics?
Ans. Awareness that I am!
1705) What is the real form of Jeevan?
Ans. Aathma (That is what I am, or I am That).
1706) What is the colour of Prakruthi (Nature)?
Ans. Prakruthi has revealed its colours in Three (3) ways. 1. Red – being Fire/Agni, 2. White – being colourless Water/Jalam, 3. Black – being Mud/Matter/Prithvi.
1707) How does the creation get buried during Pralayam (Dissolution time) on a priority basis?
Ans. Names and forms will be buried in the Soil/Mud/Prithvi, soil will merge with water, water will merge in fire (Agni), then Agni will merge in Air and Air will merge in Space/Aakaasa then finally the Aakasa will submerge in Prakruthi (zero nature).
1708) What are the qualities of Prakruthi (Nature)?
Ans. They are two. 1. Sath (Sookshma Prakruthi i.e. Subtle form), 2. Asath (Sthoola Prakruthi i.e. Gross or tangible form).
1709) Which metal was created the first and the last?
Ans. First was Gold and the last was Iron.
How did the Prakruthi or Nature got the name “Prapancham”?
Ans. A combination of the five elements was separated individually from one element (Apancheekrutha Element) at the same time combined too by a subtle formula, that is why this processed nature is called as Pra-Pancham. It was a process of refining (Pancheekrutham) from one to another.
What is Ghnaana Yogam (Path of Knowledge)?
Ans. A conviction that “I am not the body”, I am an Aathma (Soul) who is always at its free will. The process of this true practice is called Ghnaana Yogam.
What is the size or mass (Vyaapthi) of the Parama Padham (Abode of God)?
Ans. ¼ (quarter) portion is the established universe and ¾ (three fourth quarter) part is Amruth (Ambrosia).
Who is the true relative of Paramathma (The Supreme Soul)?
Ans. A liberated Soul i.e. Jeevaathma (the Jeeva who attained Moksham) is the only relative it has.
What are the most important Thri-Dhaathus components of Earth? In other words, Earth became inhabitable because of what?
Ans. Earth’s three dhaathus are Jeevan (Life), Raktham (Blood) and Aathma (Soul). Vaayu (Vital Air) is representing as Jeevan, Jalam (Water) represents as Blood and Aathma represented by Soorya (Sun).
Who is considered as the highest knowledgeable person (Maha Pandithan)?
Ans. The one who knows the maximum about Paramathma (The Supreme Soul).
What is Mudra (Symbolic Action)?
Ans. Mudra is a silent body language. The devotee’s (Upasakan) body talking or interacting with his/her Upasana Moorthy is Mudra.
What is Upasana Mantras?
Ans. The devotee’s heartfelt love is verbally aroused/elaborated on Upasana Murthy is Mantra.
What are the Dasa Mudras (10 Symbolic actions) and its representation?
Ans. Dasa Mudras are usually shown during Navaavarana Pooja of Parasakthi. They are 1. Sarva Samkshobhini (Kindling or Prompting Anger), 2. Sarva Vidravini (Chasing), 3. Sarvaakarshini (Attracting everything in oneself), 4. Sarva Vasankari (Subjugating), 5. Sarvonmadhini (Showing exaltation/joy/excitement), 6. Sarva Mahangusa (incentivising or instigating), 7. Sarva Khechari (flying in the space), 8. Sarva Bheeja (Seed of everything), 9. Sarva Yoni (Birthplace of all), 10. Sarva Thrikhanda (The Sree Chakram).
What is Shanmaargas?
Ans. Shan Maarga means Six Paths that is created to realize the Moola Prakruthi (Supreme Soul Divine Mother)?
Ans. They have typical names called 1. Pada-dhwaav (Words), 2. Bhuvana-dhwaav (all worlds), 3. Varna-dhwaav (syllables/alphabets), 4. Thathwa-dhwaav (Thathwa Darnaas or Philosophical principles or doctrines), 5. Kalaa-dhwaav (Arts), 6. Manthra-dhwaav (Bheeja Mantras).
What is ShanMatham or Shanbakthi maargam?
Ans. 1. Saivam, 2. Vaishnavam, 3. Saktham, 4. Souram (Sun God), 5. Ganapathyam (Lord Ganesa), 6. Chandram/Kaumaram (Lord Subrahmanyan).
What is needed to see God in person or who can see God?
Ans. Three important unconditional love is needed, they are 1. How much humans would love to enjoy their sensual and pleasurable activities that much same love towards God, 2. How much love a mother would show to her children that much love towards God, 3. How much love a married women (Pathivrutha) would show to her only husband that much love towards God. Anyone who can exercise these three unconditional loves towards God, God will show his/her divine form to that person. This promise was given by the Purana Mahathmaas such as Sage Narada, Baktha Siromani Prahlada etc.
What are the five-precious eligibility criteria to merge in God?
Ans. 1. Santha Bhavana (Just like great Rishis), 2. Dhaasya Bhavana (like Veera Hanuman), 3. Sakhya Bhavana (like Kuchelan), 4. Vaathsalya Bhavana (like Yasoda Devi), 5. Madhura Bhavana (like Radha). Even any one of the options is enough to get the blessings of God.
What are the main divisions of Yogis?
Ans. They are 2 types 1. Bahudhar (for the sake of peace of mind and happiness they roam around in Theertha Yathra/holy pilgrimage), 2. Kuteechar (they sit in one place and embrace calmness within them).
How many types of Vaidhyaas (Doctors) are seen in life?
Ans. Three types 1. Uthamaas (they ensure the ailing person consume the right medicine at the right time by force), 2. Madhyamaas (they enquire whether the ailing person consumed the medicine if not advise the caretaker to do so), 3. Adhamaas (just advice/give prescription and leave them without any intervention).
How many types of Acharyaas (Gurus/Masters) is seen in life?
Ans. Tree types 1. Uthaamaas (after giving Mantropadesam for enlightenment, they force their instructions to be adhered by the disciples/sishyaas), 2. Madhyamaas (after giving Mantropadesam, for their welfare sake repeatedly follow up with sishyaas), 3. Adhamaas (give only Mantropadesam thereafter not give any support to sishyaas).
What is the indication/signification of a Poorna Ghnaani (Fully enlightened person)?
Ans. He/She will embrace silence and live in calmness. In other words, after the realization of truth, there is nothing to talk about.
How God is seen or visualized by different devotees or seekers?
Ans. Mainly 3 types of seekers viz. 1. God is none other than Brahman for Ghnaanees/Vedanthis, 2. God is Paramathma (Supreme Soul) or Kundalini Sakthi for Yogis, 3. God is Bhagawan for Devotees (Bakthaas).
Why do we see different colours in God’s physical form?
Ans. The distance between us and God is the reason. When we see them from a distance, all God’s physical form looks like a single colour whereas when we got close to them, we will see their original colours. For example, Kali and Krishna are Black, Siva is White, Vishnu is Blue, and Brahma is in Red colour.
What will happen to the Yogi who attained Samadhi or what is happening to the practicer of Yoga who is in Samadhi status?
Ans. The mind (Sakthi) reaches the centre of the head called Sahasrara Pathmam and merge with Siva, this state is referred to as Samadhi. Once a Yogi attains this Samaadhi, thereafter within 21 days from that point his/her physical body will fall.
How can we remove the feelings/system of caste (Jaathi) from our life?
Ans. The only solution is sheer devotion (Pure Bakthi). Once a person attains Bakthi then the body, mind and soul will become purest. Thereafter no one will be able to differentiate humans in the name of caste. There will only one caste that is Bakthaas (Devotees).
What will be happen when the mind pulls Kundalini Sakthi towards the center of the head through Shadadaara Chakras?
Ans. There are Seven Chakras (centre of sensitive subtle points) from Mooladhara to Sahasrara/Brahmaranthram. Six Chakras are just like six steps to reach the Seventh Chakra. The Mind does not look up straight, in fact, looks down and ascend in these three Chakras. The Yogi undergoes or experiences when the mind pulls the Kundalini from one Chakra to the other. Let us learn what would the experience when the Kundalini passes through Mooladhara-Swadhishtana-Manipoora the Yogi experiences sensual pleasures, urge to enjoy opposite sex, eagerness to accumulate wealth and anxiety shoot up to create fear. However, once the fourth Chakra is reached the mind will only look up and ascend. When it reaches the fourth Chakra called Anahatham the Yogi gets abundant spiritual wisdom/knowledge (Adhyathmika-Bodham) and witness divine light/illumination within, also the mind touches the boundaries of joy and forgets its existence. Thereafter the Kundalini Sakthi reach out to the fifth Chakra known as Visudhi Chakra, from here the person’s Avidhya and Agnaana (illusion and ignorance) will disappear and realizes the existence of the true knowledge, who is none other than God/The Creator and the mind will be interested only for the absolute truth. When it reaches the sixth Chakra known as Aagnaa Chakra, the mind will see only God and its brilliance. Still, there could be some traces of Ego but it will be harmless, and the person becomes mad of Bakthi. Finally, when it reaches Sahasrara Pathmam, it enjoys the state of Samaadhi.
What is the mechanism or system used to install a deity in a temple?
Ans. It is called Shadadaara Chakras of a temple. The deity is installed exactly like human Shadadaara Chakras, but it is called in different names viz. 1. Aadhaarasila, 2. Nidhikumbam, 3. Pathmam, 4. Koormam, 5. Yoganaalam, 6. Napumsakasila (Vigraham).
What all sleep (Nidra)?
Ans. When the activities of sensual pleasures subdued, the Soul (Jeevathma) enjoys its happiness of beauty is called Nidra (Sleep).
What is Thapass (penance) in Kali Yuga?
Ans. Talking truth and following the path of truth is Thapass in Kali Yuga.
How God is seen as form (Roopa) as well as formless (Aroopa) by a devotee?
Ans. It is explained through an example. God is just like water in the sea. When the temperature goes down drastically, the water changes its state to ice and float in the same water. Likewise, when the devotee’s devotion (Bakthi) become strong it will be like an ice burg and witness the grace of God in different forms. When true knowledge rises (Gnaana Sooryan) in devotee’s mind, the ice will start melting. Until devotee sees God, he/she will worship God in various forms but after seeing God, the devotee will start loving the formless (Nirakaara Sachidhanantham) God.
What was the three mistakes are done by Sage Veda Vyaasa according to his own confession to Paramathma (The Supreme Soul)?
Ans. 1. I meditated you in my mind as a form though you are formless and limitless, 2. I praised you with few names and sthothraas, though you are beyond words and explanations, 3. I saw you only in the holy places (Theertha Sthanaas) though you are ever pervading across the Universe. Oh Paramathman, please pardon me for making these three mistakes knowingly committed by me.
How can one know that this person is going to see God in physical form soon?
Ans. Whenever the unconditional divine love (Prema Bakthi) starts sprouting in a person, it indicates that he/she is going to see God soon. Such the Anuraagams are 1. Vivekam (Discrimination between good and bad), 2. Vairaghyam (Determination), 3. Jeeva Kaarunyam (Compassion towards all living beings), 4. Saadhu Seva and Saadhu Sangam (Serving wisemen and company of wisemen), 5. Naama Sangeerthanam and Bhajanam (Praising the glories of God), 6. Sathya Vachanam (Talking only truthful and meaning full words).
Why the disciple should give Guru Dakshina at first become the completion of the course?
Ans. In certain spiritual activities, it is a practice to give Guru Dakshina (Fees are given to Master) first, then learn the techniques because after seeing the Brahman (true realization) there will be no difference between Guru and Sishya in real terms, also note there will be no bonding in this universe with anyone except that Para Brahman!
What is called Ashta Paasam or Bandham (8 bondings) in human life?
Ans. The human body is under the bondings of these eight bonds known as cord or rope. They are 1. Shame, 2. Aversion/hostility, 3. Fear, 4. Caste, 5. Clan/family, 6. Dignity, 7. Sorrows, 8. Insult. These eight ropes tide one’s body and hooked. Unless ones come out of these bondings there is no upliftment or enlightenment in life.
What are the main divisions of Sidhas (Accomplishers or Achievers)?
Ans. Two types 1. Nithya Sidhaars (from birth, usually this happens only to Mahapurushas who takes incarnation for a particular purpose), 2. Sadhanaa Sidhaars (Through spiritual/yogic practices one attains accomplishments).
What are the divisions of Humans?
Ans. They are four types 1. Patthars, 2. Mumukshus, 3. Mukthaas, 4. Nithyaas.
What is the one-word message of Bhagavath Gita?
Ans. Thyaaga (Renounce). This is the same message of Vedantha.
What are the 5 steps of spiritual experience (Easwaranubhoothi)?
Ans. 1. Bakthi (Devotion), 2. Bhaavana (Assumptions), 3. Mahaa-Bhaavana (Great Assumptions), 4. Premam (Compassionate Love), 5. Easwaraanubhoothi (Realization of Godhood).
What are the types of devotees and how do they see God in different forms?
Ans. They are three classes 1. Casual Devotees (their belief is that God is there somewhere above the sky), 2. Middle Devotees (God is in the form of life energy staying in everyone’s body), 3. Upper Devotees (God is everything including nature, body and life).
What is the speciality of ‘path of devotion’ (Bakthi Maarg)?
Ans. Pure true knowledge and pure devotion both lead this life to Paramathma (The Supreme Soul), whereas, path of devotion is much easier and simpler to adopt and practice. When someone learns this Thathwa Sasthram the spiritual journey will start from there moment.
What is the state after achieving Brahma-Ghnaanam?
Ans. Vignaanam (knowing the truth through the scientific method).
What is the purpose of Vignaanam?
Ans. A person will be capable to renounce Agnaanam (ignorance) and Ghnaanam (true knowledge). He/She will be mentally strong to give up both and look forward to the next level.
What is Vignaanam?
Ans. Knowing the absolute truth or real or creator of the supreme soul or God through the scientific method.
What is Ghnaanam?
Ans. True Knowledge that is the realization of the existence of God or belief.
What is the inner relationship between the human body and it’s Kosas (Sheaths)?
Ans. 1. Sthoola Sareera represents Annamaya Kosa and Praanamaya Kosa, 2. Sookshma Sareera represents Manomaya Kosa and Vignaanamaya Kosa, 3. Para / Kaarana Sareera represents Aanandhamaya Kosa.
Who are the authors of Darsanaas (Doctrines/Hindu Philosophy)?
Ans. 1. Nyaayam authored by Sage Gauthama, 2. Vaiseshikam by Sage Ganaathar, 3. Saankhyam by Sage Kapila, 4. Yogam by Sage Pathamjali, 5. Meemaamsa by Sage Jaimini, Vedantham by Sage Veda Vyasa.
What is the types of Salagramam (Sacred Stone) revealed to us by Puranaas?
Ans. 89 types, however, only 14 types of sacred stones are now available to see. An oval shape sacred stone in black colour with a small hole in it to break or open two parts of the same stone. Inside stone one can see a symbolic mark of Chakram also seen Sanka, Gadha and Pathma. Most popular stones are 24 namely (Kesava, Narayana, Madhava, Govinda, Vishnu, Madhusoodhana, Thrivikrama, Vaama, Sridhara, Hrishikesa, Padmanabha, Dhamodhara, Sankarshana, Vasudesa, Pradhyumna, Anirudha, Purushothama, Adhokshaja, Narasimha, Achyutha, Janardhana, Upendra, Hari, Krishna, Lakshmi Narasimha etc).
Where Aathma resides inside the human body?
Ans. Aathma resides under the bonding of 9 Thathvaas. They are 1. Annamaya Kosam as Sthooka Sareeram, 2. Praanamaya Kosam as Pancha Praanaas (Pranan, Apaanan, Vyanan, Udhanan, Samanan), 3. Manomaya Kosam as Manassu, 4. Vignaanamaya Kosam as Budhi (Brain), 5. Aanandamaya Kosam as Aanandam (Cealing of Joy). (1+5+1+1+1=9).
What is called Paurusha/Purusha Gunas and how many are they?
Ans. Paurusha Gunaas means best masculine qualities. They are eight such wonderful qualities namely 1. Sobha (Attractive Brilliant look), 2. Vilaasam (Flashing / Sportive), 3. Maadhuryam (Charmful and loveliness), 4. Gaambheeryam (Greatness / strong), 5. Sthairyam (Stability / Patience), 6. Thejass (Brilliance / Glamorous), 7. Lalithyam (gracious / charm), 8. Oudharyam (generosity/liberality).
Who is Purushan and how did this name come into existence?
Ans. Purushan means Jeeva or Life energy or Aathma (soul). The body is called Puram, therefore the energy that lives in the body became Purushan. This means everyone’s Aathma is Purshan or Siva or Male and their body/mass is Sakthi or Female! We know the great mother is nurturing the body of a fetus and the father gives only the life energy in the form of Sperm.
What is Guruthy?
Ans. A special red colour sacred water used for the Bali Tharpanam (offering) to Devathaas as per Saaktha Sidhantha Poojas. (Mainly Siva-Vaishna-Saktha sidhantha poojaas are conducted in our society). This is a symbolic manifestation of blood, it should be made in a specific combination mainly pure water mixed with turmeric powder and lemon juice. It has 7 ingredients in it. Never mix Chunnabhu (Calcium carbonate/Limestone), if you do so the devata will backfire on you which no one will be able to face it. The ingredients and formula is 12 glass water + 3 glass turmeric powder + approximately 1 glass of lemon juice + 100 grams Malar (Popped or puffed rice), + 100 grams Aval (Flatten rice) + 50 grams Tharippanam + 150 grams of Red Thechi Flowers
What is called Bhootha-Pretha-Pisacham and their manifestation?
Ans. All are spirits one way of the other. Good and Bad spirits due to innumerable scenarios. However, by the beginning of Kali Yuga (Black or Iron Age) all these Boothas and Pisachaas get transformed in the form of the disease, whereas the Prethaas remain to wander around in the environment. Basically, these are Rogaas (Disease) of the body itself due to changes in the environment from time to time. What human bodies used to accept and reject certain vibration of this universe is changed by now, therefore instead of being physical, they are becoming subtle. Many types of virus and bacterias are their current forms. It has been referred by some great Puranas of Bharat.
What are those 4 Dhaathu Thathwas (elements/components) that appear or disappear in a fraction of time?
Ans. According to the great Sages of Bharat, they identified these four Dhaathus are unpredictable nature. 1. Chitham (Consciousness or Brain), 2. Vitham (wealth), 3. Dhanam (money), 4. Jeevan (Soul).
What should be kept highly confidential from others, however, can be shared with Guru and close friend?
Ans. 7 issues. 1. One’s life/age, 2. Family disputes, 3. Upadesa Mantram, 4. Sensual pleasure activities, 5. Gifts, 6. Insults, 7. Debts.
Which are the three actions that give the same rewards of Aswamedha Yagam?
Ans. 1. Feeding the poor of poor people at the right time, 2. Resuming the regular Pooja of a temple that got discontinued or disrupted for some time, 3. Conducting the final rites for an orphan’s dead body as per his faith or religion.
What are the main Prayoga Samskarams?
Ans. They are two. 1. All auspicious rituals and functions are called “Poorva Prayogam and 2. All inauspicious or death related is called “Apara Prayogam”.
What is he residing places of Pancha Pranaas?
Ans. 1. Pranan in the Heart, 2. Udhanan in the neck joint, 3. Samanan in the navel centre, 4. Apanan in the anal zone, 5. Vyanan across all parts of the body.
What is nature of Jeevan (Soul)?
Ans. Jeevan is Jyothirmayan. He (Siva representing Agni) is brightest and warm. That is why if the Jeevan (life) resides in a body our chest and body will be warm.
How day part of 30 Naazhikas (12 hours) are divided and its names?
Ans. Daypart is divided into 5 segments @ 6 Naazhikas (2 hours 24 minutes) each. Every 6 Naazhika’s from Sunrise carry different names viz. 01 to 06 Nazhikaas = Praatha Kaalam (0600-0824), 07 to 12 Nazhikaas = Sanghava Kaalam (0825-1048), 08 to 18 Nazhikaas = Madhyahnika Kaalam (1049-1312), 19 to 24 Nazhikaas = Aparaanna Kaalam (1313-1536), 25 to 30 Nazhikaas = Saayam Kaalam (1537-1800). (Timings quoted in hours as if the Sunrise is at 06)00 am of local time).
When is Srardham and when should I perform?
Ans. Srardham is an Apara Ritual, that is every year on the day of death offering water, cooked riceball, sesame seeds coupled with sheer devotion and respect to demised ancestors. There are some stipulated rules and regulations to be followed while performing this ritual. 1. The annual death day must have the Thidhi of minimum 19 Naazhika (7.36 hours) on that day if not previous or next day to be considered. Moreover, if next day Aparaanna period has more Thidhi balance then the higher balance day to be considered, 2. If in the same month getting two thidhi then the second one to be considered, moreover, if that second is coinciding with Maasa Sankraman then the first thidhi to be considered. If both are falling on a Sankraman day then the second one to be considered, 3. If in a month only one Thidhi is coming then the same day can be considered provided 19 Naazhika Thidhi must be there, 4. If both father and mother’s death anniversary falls on the same day then first father’s srardham to be considered thereafter mother’s however, the preparation of food remain one, 5. If Chandra/Soorya Grahanam (solar/lunar eclipse) falls on the Thidhi day, then the Srardham to be conducted next day only, however, on the actual day of Thidhi the Kartha has to take Upavasam (fasting).
Why two plantain leaf is used for serving food during Srardha Bhojanam?
Ans. Usually, such a detailed way of offering food is seen only in the orthodox Brahmin communities especially in South India. However, there is a reason for using two leaves while serving the food. On the upper leave only sweet items, lentle paste, ghee and rice are served, and the bottom leaf all food other food that is mixed with salt. Both sweet and salt items should not touch each other until the Brahmin is ritually fed with the help of Kartha.
Why the Rice Pindams (Balls) are offered to crows during the Srardham day?
Ans. Once Lord of Yamapuri (Yamadharma Raja) took the form of a crow to accomplish a task, hence, to please him householders decided to feed crows. Moreover, Lord Yamadharma promised to those who offer rice food to crows will not visit Yamapuri. That means after leaving the mortal body the Aathma will not get another subtle Yathana Sareeram (sorrowful imperishable body) to visit Yamapuri and undergo severe punishments. Crows also voluntarily ask and accept the offerer’s Paapa and bless them. Ka Ka means Sin, crows when they make noise they are telling us to give our sin and misfortunes to them. They have the techniques or digestion power to get rid of those sins (Paapam).
What is called Vidhya Sthaan and how many are they?
Ans. There are 14 Vidhya Sthaan, they are 4 Vedas + 6 Sastras + 4 Upavedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharvana, Siksha, Vyakaran, Kalpam, Niruktham, Chhandhas, Jyothisham, Ayurveda, Dhanurveda, Gaandharvaveda and Arthaveda / Arthasastram).
What is needed to live healthy in life?
Ans. 4. 1. Aacharam (Dinacharya/Routine activities), 2. Vichaaram (thinking and planning before facing a task), 3. Vyavahaaram (Good interaction with others), 4. Aahaaram (Pious/Satwick food).
Who was the first medical practitioner/surgeon in this Earth?
Ans. Sage Susruthan, he lived and practised during BC 400 period. He was an indispensable Vaidhya.
In which period Ayurveda got popularity and acceptable among people?
Ans. BC 600-800 period. Means for 2020 it is around 2820 years back!
When did Kali Yuga (Black/Iron Era) began?
Ans. BC 3102 February 20th at 2 hours 27 minutes 30 seconds pm. As on Feb 2020 5122+ years over out of 432,000 years.
When did the creation started in this Earth?
Ans. According to Puranas, as on AD 2000, it was started 197,12,21,100 (1.972 billion) years ago. Modern scientists opinioned that around 2 billion years ago.
How much one should observe/perform Sadha-Chaaram (Regular Good Conducts as per religious belief system)?
Ans. When at own house one should follow full (hundred percentage), when in other’s country half, when living in urban/metro cities it can be quarter and while on travel no need to perform Sadhachaaram at all. However, it is better to perform as much as possible, although the Sastras (Scriptures) are giving exemptions because it may not be possible to do meticulously hence one should not panic and spoil health and mental comforts.
Why should one follow the Hindu Samskaraas?
Ans. There are 48 Hindu Samskaraas from the stage of womb till the cremation. It is performed to achieve the Brahma Loka Prapthi (A permanent residence in the Brahma Loka/World of Brahma).
What are the Thathwas (elements) the Aathma carries along with it while ascending to Para Loka?
Ans. 18 Thathwaas (elements). They are 1. Jeevan, 2. Manass, 3. Five Karmendriyas, 4. Five Ghnaanedriyas, 5. Five Pranaas, 6. Its own Karmas.
How many Darba grass are used to make Pavithram under different circumstances?
Ans. Poorva Kriyas (Auspecious) = 2 Dharbas, Apara Kriyas (In-auspecious) = 3 Dharbas and Anthima Kriyaas (Final rites/death related issues) = 1 Dharba.
How to nullify or pacify Shad Vairees (6 inherited enemies of humans)?
Ans. 1. Kaamam with Santhosha or Samthrupthi (Happiness and contentment), 2. Krodha with Kshama (Patience), 3. Lobha (Greed) with Dhaanam (Charity), 4. Moha with Vivekha (Discrimination), 5. Madham (Ego) with Vinayam (Humility), 6. Maathsaryam (Chasing) with Prothsaaha (Encouragement).
What are the core divisions of Bhagavad Gita?
Ans. Three. 1. First six chapters talk about Karma Yogam (1-6), 2. Second six chapters talk about Upaasana Yogam (7-12) and 3. Third six chapters talk about Ghnaana Yogam (13-18).
What is the reward of following Karma Yogam?
Ans. Chittha Samskaram (Develop Refined or Clarified mind).
What is the reward of following Upaasana Yogam?
Ans. Chittha sudhi (Achieving purity of mind).
What is the reward of following Ghnaana Yogam?
Ans. Aanandam or Swaathanthryam (Achieving happiness and freedom).
What are the divisions of Karma Yogam?
Ans. Four. 1. Vihitha Karma, 2. Nishidha Karma, 3. Kaamya Karma and 4. Prayaschitha Karma.
What is Jagath or Prapancham or Srushti means?
Ans. Consolidation of Easwaran + Jeevan + Naamam + Roopam + Karma.
What makes Easwaran / God?
Ans. A mix of five combined elements that makes God or the creator or Easwara. They are 1. Chethana + Achethana, 2. Paraa + Aparaa, 3. Sathyam + Maaya, 4. Paraa Prakruthi + Aparaa Prakruthi, 5. Ghnaanam + Jadam.
What are the three aspects of Ghnaana Yogam?
Ans. Three 1. Sravanam, 2. Mananam, 3. Nidhi-dhyaasanam.
What are the Symbols or symptoms or significations of Mukthi (Liberation)?
Ans. Two gains viz. achieving Sarvadha Swaathanthryam, 2. Poornathwam or Samathwam.
What are the limitations or weakness of a human’s brainpower?
Ans. Six. 1. Agnaanam (Ignorance), 2. Samsayam (Doubts), 3. Viparyaayam (Negligence) 4. Pramadha (Misconception), 5. Vipralabdhi (Deceived), 6. Apatukaranathwam (Intellect / un-hearing / limitation of skills).
What are the classification of Karma Phalams?
Ans. A human’s Karma Phalams (rewards of actions) is divided into four parts viz. 1. Samchitham (Countless accumulated Karmaas), 2. Praarabdham (Matured Karma Phalaas, especially from immediate previous birth), 3. Varthamaanam (forthcoming rewards of past actions), 4. Aagaami (Accumulated immatured Karama results of current birth). Humans will be able to partially control the Varthamaanam and maximum control of Aagaami. Samchitham and Praarabdham are not in anyone’s control, even God will be helpless!
How Karma Phalams are measured or known in practical life?
Ans. They are 2 sets – 1. Drushtam (visible) and Adhrustam (in-visible), 2. Sudhrushtam (positive rewards or joy) and Dhurdhrustam (negative rewards or sorrows).
How to eradicate or defuse the rewards of sin (Paapa Phalam)?
Ans. One should accumulate or send the radiation of Ghyaan (True Knowledge) to oneself; through this approach, any sin can be burned to ashes. Further classified by category, they are, Sanchitha Karma to be cleansed through birth, Prarabdha Karma to be nullified by undergoing or accepting the events of current life, Aagaami Karma to be stopped by practising desireless lifestyle and finally the Varthamaana Karma can be made empty by adhering to former Karmas. In other words the Aathma will not undertake any further life in this Earth at the same time attain liberation or ascended to a sorrowless higher world.
What are the Mukti’s of Vedanta (Liberation)?
Ans. There are two Mukthis according to the Vedantic approach. 1. Jeevan Mukthi (liberate oneself while living), 2. Vidheha Mukthi (Eradicate next birth by being liberated Soul).
Which is the topmost best quality (Guna) among Panchendriyas?
Ans. Sparsanam (Touching). This quality is the root cause of all happiness and enjoyment body and mind. The Panchendriyas are Sabda-Sparsa-Roopa-Rasa-Gandha (Sound, Touch, Form, Taste, Smell).
Who is bound by Samsaara Bandham
Ans. If there is a mortal body exists, then they will eventually have Samsara Bandham. It is not easy to cut the bonding of body and relationships, that is why one in million can only be a genuine Sanyasi (Renounced).
Who is Jeevan?
Ans. The “I” (Ego) born from the Cause and became an Effect is called Jeevan. This is an interrelationship between Cause and Effect (Kaarana and Kaarya). The cause is nature and Effect is dweller.
What is the basis or principle behind Sanathana Dharma (Hindu) compared with other Religions?
Ans. Hindu way of life is completely coiled into the Easwara Thathwas whereas other religions are based on Matha-Achaaryaas (Individuals) such as Christianity (Jesus), Islam (Prophet Mohamad), Budha (Gauthama Budhan), Sikh (Guru Nanak), Jainism (Vardhamana Mahavira) etc…
When the knowledge of mind will end (Mana-Ghnaanam)?
Ans. When a human realizes that “I AM THAT” (Aham Brahmasmi) the ultimate truth, it ends there.
Where the ultimate truth is residing or hiding?
Ans. Only in Vedam. Vedam alone can reveal to the human mind. This is also known as Sakshathkaram. Selfless efforts are important for realization.
How many types of Truth exists?
Ans. There are two types 1. Understanding the truth with the help of Pancha Karmendriyas, 2. Understanding the truth through Pancha Ghnaanedriyas and Yogas.
What are the fundamental differences between Vedas and Material Science (Sastraas)?
Ans. Knowledge of Material Science is learned and earned only through Pancha Karmendriyas whereas Spiritual Science Vedas are learned or understood through Pancha Ghnaanedriyas and Yogas. Material science is more of external or open whereas Vedas are more of internal and inner realization.
What is the difference between Hindu Religion (Sanathana Dharma Aacharam) and other religions?
Ans. Hindu way of life is completely engrossed in the divinity of Brahman and it is endlessly renovating, whereas other religions are fully depending upon the Pravachaka’s (Prophet’s) understanding and principles. Hinduthwam is limitless and other religions have set limits. In the Hindu way of life, every realized soul can be a guide whereas in others only one Supremo lead and he/she is the end of all. Hindu realized person will slowly fade off from the crowd whereas others try to force their supremacy.
Who is Vaasthu Purushan and his characters?
Ans. Vaasthu Purushan is a Devan (celestial personality) who is the real owner of the land. He lies down on the soil in different postures depends upon the month. Let me clarify – 1. During Meenam-Mesham-Rishabham (Between Mar 15 and Jun-15) months he keeps his head in the West and feet at East with the support of left hand for head and faces North. 2. During Mithunam-Katakam-Simham (Between Jun-15 and Sep-15) head in North, feet in South, lefthand support to head and face East. 3. During Kanya-Thula-Vruschikam (Between Sept 15 and Dec 15) head in East and feet in the West with support of left hand to head and face South. 4. During Dhanu-Makaram-Kumbam (Between Dec 15 and Mar 15) head in South and feet in North with support of left hand to head and face West. While building a house one should be careful where the kitchen, toilet, bedroom, well etc to be placed.
1801) How many types of Years (Varsham) practised in Bharatha Khandam (Region)?
Ans. 5 types. 1. Sauram, 2. Baarhaspathyam, 3. Saavanam, 4. Chaandram, 5. Nakshathram. Their measurements are: Sauram = 365 ¼ days, Baarhaspathyam = 361 days, Saavanam = 360 days (From Sunrise to Sunrise), Chaandram = 354 days (from sukla to amavasyam), Nakshathram = 324 days (12 Chaandra maasam x 27 stars = 324 days).
1802) How scientifically one can measure the Jeeva Chaithanyam (Aura)?
Ans. Modern science has two approaches or equipment to identify Aura, which Maharshis use to know through Yoga and divine eyes. They are 1. Kirlian Camera (Electrical Coronal Discharge), 2. GDV Camera (Gas Discharge Visualization).
1803) How do the Jeeva Chaitanya (Aura) leaves a body?
Ans. It slowly disconnects in four stages viz. first from Stomach, second from Head, third from Heart and finally from Hip (the joint of two thighs).
1804) What is the history of Aadi Thirupathy? (Disputed and still debated)?
Ans. Around 2400 BC this temple belonged to Jainism and the presiding deity was known as “Neminath”, however, first Aadi Sankara followed by Ramanujacharya changed the name to “Srinivasan” as well as worship method.
1805) What are the four moving beings?
Ans. 1. Devas (Celestial bodies), 2. Manujaas (Humen), 3. Mrugaas (Animals), 4. Pakshis (Birds).
1806) Eighteen Puranas represents/talk about whom?
Ans. 10 Puranaas dedicated for Lord Siva, 4 purnaas for Vishnu, 2 puranaas for Sooryan, 1 Purana for Agni and 1 Purana for Brahma.
1807) Where ancestors (demised) photographs to be faced and kept?
Ans. The Photographs should face only North or West.
1808) Which side one should face while human waste discharging (Mala Visarjanam)?
Ans. During the daytime, the person should face North and during nighttime one should face South.
1809) Which side one should face while cleaning the teeth?
Ans. Before Sunrise one should face North and after Sunrise face North-East (Easana Moola).
How many types of Aakasas (Space) referred by Sanathana Sastras?
Ans. Three. 1. Aakasam (Casual/Matter Space), 2. Chitthakaasam (Inner space / thoughts / emotions), 3. Chidhakaasam (Energy space/Brahmam).
What is Rudraksham and how many are they?
Ans. When Lord Siva mediated by closing his eyes for more than 1000 years and one day when he opened his eyes water drops rolled out of his eyes, those drops are known as Rudhaksha Bheejam/Seed. They are 38 types. Their colours are Red, White and Black representing Sooryan-Chandran-Agni respectively. Right eye representing Sun having 12 types, left eye representing The moon having 16 types and Middle eye representing Agni (Fire) having 10 types, total 38 types.
What are the faces of Rudraksha?
Ans. 14 faces are the highest rank. 1 face represent Lord Siva (wearing this is a remedy for Brahmahathya Paapam), 2 faces represent Siva-Sakthi (remedy for all sins), 3 faces represent Agni (remedy for Sthree Hathya Paapam), 4 faces represent Brahma (remedy for killing humans/Narahathya), 5 faces represent Rudran (remedy for Kalaagni/Kali Doshas), 6 faces represent Shanmughan, 7 faces represent Manmadha swaroopam, 8 faces represent Ganapathy, 9 faces represent Bhairavan, 10 faces represent Janardhanan, 11 faces represent Eakadasa Rudran, 12 faces represent Adithyaas, 13 faces represent Kaarthikeyan, 14 faces represent Paramasivan.
How many types of Aachamanam is suggested by Sastras?
Ans. 6 types. 1. Sudham, 2. Smartham, 3. Pauranikam, 4. Vaidheekam, 5. Thanthrikam, 6. Sroutham. Each Aachaman is recommended while taking up a specific task (Karma). They are Sudham for Mala-Moothra-Visarjanam Sudhi, Smartham and Pauranikam for Vidhi-poorvaka kriya, Vaidheekam and Sroutham for Brahmayagnaadi Poorvakam, Thanthrikam Achamanam for Asthra vidhyaadhikam.
How and when a Brahmin become Non-Brahmin?
Ans. If 3 conditions are not met by him then he will be considered as equal to low caste (Non-Brahmin). They are 1. If he did not take morning bath for consecutive 7 days, 2. If he did not perform Sandhya Vandanam for consecutive 3 days, 3. If he did not perform Agnihothram for consecutive 12 days.
Who created or composed Smruthis and how many are they?
Ans. The Sages who possess the knowledge of Veda collectively contributed to creating 18 important Smruthis. Smruthis consists of lots of rules and regulation about human and other beings’ lifestyle. Maharshis (Sages) spent the whole life by researching and analysing then finally instructed what their inner mind revealed to them. They are generally known by pre-fixing Sage’s name followed by Smruthi. 1. Manu Maharshi, 2. Bruhaspathi, 3. Dhakshan, 4. Gauthaman, 5. Yamadharman, 6. Aamgirass, 7. Yagnavaakhyan, 8. Prachethass, 9. Sathabdhan, 10. Parasaran, 11. Samvarthan, 12. Sukan, 13. Sankaran, 14. Likhithan, 15. Athri, 16. Vishnu, 17. Aapasthamban, 18. Haareetha smruthi.
What are the types of Soothras (Strategies) referred to in the Vedas?
Ans. There are two types nine (9) each, i.e. 9 Poorva Soothras and 9 Apara Soothras, so the total 18 Soothras. Poorva Soothraas are 1. Bhodhayanam, 2. Aapashtamba, 3. Sathyashaadam, 4. Dhrahyaayanam, 5. Aagasthyam, 6. Sakhalyam, 7. Aaswaaalaayanam, 8. Saambaveeyam, 9. Kaarthyaayanam. Apara Sothraas are 1. Vaikhanasam, 2. Saunakeeyam, 3. Bharadwaajam, 4. Aagnivesyam, 5. Jaimineeyam, 6, Maathoonyam, 7. Maadhyantheenam, 8. Kaudinyam, 9. Kaushithakam.
What happened after the explosion of Brahmandam (Hiranya Garbham)?
Ans. For the purpose of manifestation/creation first the Hiranya Garbham broke and Creator Lord Brahma took birth, then the Shell got divided into three portions. The top portion became Swargam (Paradise/Celestial World), the middle portion became Anthareeksham (Sky) and the bottom portion became Prithvi (Earth).
How many ways one should consume various types of food?
Ans. Four ways. 1. Bhojya (By biting and chewing), 2. Peya (By swallowing or drinking), 3. Koshya (By sucking), 4. Lehya (By Licking).
What is there in the Annajam (Grain foods)?
Ans. It contains energies (Oorja Sakthi) such as 1. Carbohydrates, 2. Hydrogen, 3. Oxygen (Brahma-Rudran-Vishnu).
Food contains how many fundamental essences (Sath)?
Ans. Two essences 1. Jeevasath (active energy essence). 2. Praanasath (life energy essence. The body consumes Jeevasath through tongue and Praanasath through eyes.
What is Jeernam (Digestion)?
Ans. Absorbing or segregating the good and bad sense from the food is called Jeernam.
What are the types of Jeernam/Dhahanam (Digestion) referred to in practical life?
Ans. Three. 1. Jeernam, 2. Ajeernam, 3. Athyuthama Jeernam.
How does the food get digested and its real meaning?
Ans. Food is getting digested to absorb the energy contents in it. In Kaliyug the body will not survive without physical food (Annajam) although the body is consuming all five types of fundamental elements included in the ‘food dhathu/matter’ from nature itself such as Aakasa, Vaayu, Agni, Jalam, Prithvi. However, to nurture and sustain physical mortal body one must consume food. First, the digestion takes place in the mouth itself thereafter in the stomach. In the mouth, it needs saliva (mild acid) then inside stomach the liver provides bile (hydrochloric acid) called Jadaraagni. Having food means as good as doing a Havan (Homam). First, the flames consume (if you notice the tongue plays the role of flames) then the Jadaragni (fire) digest it and send it back to nature itself.
Who are the enemies of digestion (Dhahana Sathru)?
Ans. At the mouth the Air and inside stomach the Water. That is why while eating one should not open their mouth and eat. One should not drink too much water before while and after the food. Minimum 24 to 48 minutes gap must be maintained for better digestion. If you notice, Havan is always conducted inside the house/temple/Yaga sala and in a Havan Kund where the base will not touch the mud/earth to protect from high wind and water content in the mud.
How Pancha Bhoothas (Five Elements) conduct their activities in a body?
Ans. 1. Prithvi Thathwam activated through FOOD, 2. Jala Thathwam while taking BATH or DRINKING, 3. Vaayu Thathwam activated through BREATH, 4. Akaasa Thathwam while SLEEP, 5. Agni Thathwam while BODY MOVEMENTS.
Who is creating the power of digestion (Jeerna Sakthi)?
Ans. From the naval zone the Praanan and Apaanan with the help of Samaanan creates Dhahana Dravyam (Hydrocholic Acid) known as Vaiswanaran Agni and burn the food and take out the energy.
Which Praana Vaayu (Vital Air) leaves the dead body, finally?
Ans. A body is ruled by Ten Praana Vaayus (Vital Air) while living, however, at the time of death, first Praana Vaayu will exit and last an Upa-Praana Vaayu called “Dhananjayan” will leave. Hereafter the mortal will start decaying. In fact, he leaves only to decay the body otherwise he is very much fond of body.
How to protect the Naval from damage?
Ans. When about to sleep one must slowly turn towards the left side and make use of the right hand for support to lie-down, at the same time while getting upturn towards the right side with the support of left hand. In this manner, the Naval will be protected from damage. Another advantage is your digestion power will increase by multifold.
Which are the days one should take bath in hot water?
Ans. In a year 65 days taking bath in hot water is prohibited to get good health. 1. All 52 Sundays, 2. All 12 Amavasyaas, 3. On Makara Samkranthi day (52+12+1=65 days).
When hot water bath is prohibited on account of removing impurities?
Ans. 3 occasions. 1. Taking bath to free from impurities after the completion of 10 days of blood relative’s death, 2. Taking bath to free from impurities after the completion of 10 days of blood relative’s new birth, 3. After returning from the new born’s house visit.
What is the benefit of taking bath in chill water?
Ans. Three benefits are expressed by the Sastras. 1. To absorb vital energy (Praana of Water) from the water, 2. Remove the dirt and hot burns from the body, 3. To receive the new vital energies (Praana) from the Sun God. Therefore, one must take bath in chill or room temperature water that too before Sun Rise. Post-Sunrise the benefits will be proportionately reduced.
How to take hot and cold-water bath?
Ans. In the case of hot water, first, one must pour hot water from feet to head and for chill water from head to feet.
From where the Eda, Pingala and Sushmna Naadis (Subtle Nerves) begins and end their trans?
Ans. Eda (Sun-hot) starts from right foot toe and ends in the left eye, Pingala (Mon-cold) starts from left foot toe and ends in the right eye, the Sushmna Naadi starts from Mooladhaara Chakram and ends in the Aagna Chakram (Center of eyebrows). The eyebrows the centre is also known as Sarvanandamaya Chakram and it the birth and exit place of Aathma (Soul) therefore it is also known as the heart of Sookshma Sareera. Therefore, touching that midpoint by putting Thilak by Kum-kum, Chandan, Vibhoothi, Turmeric paste etc… will purify the Sookshma Sareeram. Sthoola Sareem is the tangible mortal body, Sookshma Sareem is subtly non-tangible however, can be felt.
How can one receive/invoke the Praana Sakthi of Aakaasa Thathwam?
Ans. 4 ways it can be done according to Sastras, they are 1. While sleeping (Nidra), 2. Through meditation (Dhyaanam), 3. Through fasting (Vruth/Upavaasam) – while eating food the person will exert more Praana Vaayu 4. By consuming lesser food (Mithaahaaram/Alpaahaaram) i.e. by reducing food consumption the body settles down to calm and consumer lesser vital energy.
What is the benefit of Aakaasa Praanan for individuals?
Ans. Aakaasa Praanan alone is making the way for the blood to flow through veins and neurons through nerves in the body. It also helps in purifying the blood vessels.
Which are the days one should take full oil bath?
Ans. Women should take bath on Tuesdays and Fridays and Men on Wednesdays and Saturdays with an exception to Chathurthy, Ashtami, Amavasya, Poornima and Star birthday.
How does one get sleep?
Ans. There are two reasons, 1. From the centre of the head as well as central nervous system and digestive system produce a chemical liquid called “Serotonin” (amino acid tryptophan / Ananda Nidra Dhravyam from Ananda Granthi) which will control metabolism and put the person to sleep, 2. When Aakaasa Praanan supply is reduced in the body the person gets tired and goes to sleep.
How Serotonin (Ananda Nidra Dhravyam) production get disturbed?
Ans. Three reasons are identified. 1. When one consumes Tea, 2. When one consumes Coffee, 3. When one consumes Tobacco smoke. Too much addicted to the consumption of these items can disturb the flow of Serotonin level accordingly the person will start misbehaving and Doctors will have to inject artificially as sleeping dose injection or tablet.
What are the three rarest achievable in this earth?
Ans. 1. Getting a birth in human form (Manusha Janma), 2. Desire to attain liberation (Moksham), 3. Getting an opportunity to depend, serve and follow Mahapurushas (Wisemen).
How does humans attain Divinehood/Godhood?
Ans. When humans ascend from casual life to higher life i.e. when Kundalini Sakthi raises/ascend all the Six Chakras, humans will lose their inhuman (animal) nature and become divine hood (become God himself). There are three steps that are mentioned by the experienced sages. They are 1. Mooladhaam to Anahata Chakram = Humans continue with Animal instinct, 2. Anahatham to Aagna Chakram = Humans ascend from Animalistic to Human nature, 3. Aagna to Sahasraaram = Humans ascends to divine hood/Godhood.
What are the four ways to understand or know God?
Ans. 1. Through Yogam (Yoga), 2. Vaidhyam (natural medical practice), 3. Jyothisham (through Astrology practice), 4. Ghnaanam (through mystical knowledge).
What is not Vidhya (True knowledge) or Spiritual enlightenment?
Ans. The following exposures cannot be called as a Vidhya. They are 1. Even after gaining tremendous knowledge yet no peace of mind, 2. The knowledge that cannot help in understanding self-realization, 3. No satisfaction even after having so much, 4. When the knowledge is incapable of eradicating other’s sorrows, 5. Do not support to understand the environment, 6. When the knowledge is not helping the person to point towards understanding God, 7. The knowledge that cannot help in the realization of God.
What is Sadhana Chathushtayam?
Ans. According to Advaitha Philosophy, Aacharya Sri Sankaracharya elaborated four important practice for a person to become Sanyasi (Renounced). It is a bit difficult to practice however, there is no choice for the seeker to embrace and practice. They are known as 1. Vivekam (discrimination power to identify the real and unreal), 2. Vairaghyam (dispassion and guts to stick to a resolution made by oneself), 3. Kshamaadhi-Shatka-Sambathi (Kshama, Dhama, Uparathi, Thitheeksha, Sradha, Samadhaanam – Control of the mind, senses, withdrawal from senses, endurance to the opposites like heat and cold etc., faith in the words of Guru and Vedanta, single-pointedness), 4. Mumukshuthwam (intense desire to get liberated from transmigration system).
Why we are unable to see God in person?
Ans. There are three reasons for it known as “Malam” (blemishes). These Malams are by default for every being born in this earth, this is also a gift from nature itself (Don’t ask me why rain has water in it!!! Or every seed has a shell covering its embryo). 1. Ahamkara (Ego – self-pride), 2. Paapam as Karma (Sin derived from actions), 3. Maaya (Ignorance or Illusion). If one can overcome these three Malaas, they will be able to see God in person otherwise NO. However, as we develop in reducing the ill effects at least a small portion, we can feel the Godhood i.e. immature God-realization takes place.
Who are the important 18 Sidhars?
Ans. Sidhar means a person who accomplished in life (spiritually realized person). All the Sidhars are divine incarnated hence they possess huge supernatural power to materialize and dematerialize things. They are coming to this earth to complete a specific task by the order of their Guru God Parameswaran. They are 1. Nandikeswar, 2. Agasthya, 3. Pathanjali, 4. Thirumoolar, 5. Bhogar, 6. Karuvooraar, 7. Kaalaagninadhar, 8. Ramadevar (Yacoba Sidhar), 9. Idaikkaattu, 10. Dhanvanthari, 11. Kamalamuni, 12. Ghorakkar, 13. Paambaatti, 14. Kailaasa Kambili sattaimuni, 15. Sundaranandar (Vallabhasidhar), 16. Kuthambai, 17. Konganar, 18. Vathmeekar. All these Sidhars name will have a prefix of Sri and end with Sidhar. All those Sidhaars are derived from Aadhi Sidhar known as Lord Parameswaran.
What are the clans of Sidhars?
Ans. Mainly 4 clans, 1. Naadha Sidhar, 2. Rasa Sidhar, 3. Maheswara Sidhar, 4. Sanga Sidhar.
What are the divisions in Maheswara Sidhars?
Ans. They are three sub-clans since they worship different Gurus as their Father or God. 1. Baala Varga Sidhars (Sri Murugan), 2. Moola Varga Sidhars (Sri Moolar), 3. Kailaasa Varga Sidhars (Parameswaran).
How many Soothras are revealved to us by Sage Panthanjali?
Ans. Sage Pathanjali was one of the disciples of Sri Aadhi Yogi Parameswaran. He composed 196 Soothras (Strategies). In that series Ashtaanga Yogas are the important ones.
What is Samadhi?
Ans. Oneness between the Meditator, Meditating Object and the Way of Meditation is Samadhi. In Sastra it is mentioned as Dhyana-Dhyathru-Dhyeyam.
How many Samadhis are most prominent in a Yogic life?
Ans. They are 18 types. 1. Nirvikalpam, 2. Vikalpam, 3. Sanjeevani, 4. Kaaya Kalpa, 5. Jyothi or Thejomaya, 6. Mahasamadhi, 7. Sampragna, 8. Vidharga, 9. Vichaara, 10. Aananda, 11. Asminatha, 12. Savidharga, 13. Nirvidharga, 14. Savichaara, 15. Nirvichaara, 16. Asam-pragna, 17. Sabeeja, 18. Jeeva samadhi.
1 What is Maha-Samadhi?
Ans. The meditator keeps chanting the Veda Bheejakshara Mantra such as Sambo…Om…Hreem…Hreem…Hrowm…etc, while doing so, the Jeeva will merge in the sound wave of these mantras and strike Anaahtha Chakram to stop (Heart) it smoothly. This is Maha-Samadhi.
What is Aathma or Aathma Sakthi?
Ans. The refined and segregated purest energetic power from the Bheejam/Semen (for men) and Naadham/Anda Sonitham (for a woman) is Aathma or Ojass or Sudha Sakthi or Aathma Sakthi.
What is promoting to take next birth?
Ans. If any person while dying Sukla Sraavam happens or anytime in his/her life then that Aathma must take up next human life. Only Mahayogis will be able to control and navigate this Sakthi (energy power) towards Sahasraara Pathma (centre of the head) and settles over there. He/She will eventually attain Prathyaksha Moksham (Liberation from transmigration system).
What is Suklam (Semen)?
Ans. Jeeva Rasam (the essence of life energy).
What is the secret or goal of all Yogas?
Ans. Convert the Jeeva Rasam (Suklam) to Paadha Rasam and merge/melt with Budhi (Brain) which is the birthplace of Suklam.
How long the Jeevan would like to live in the mortal body?
Ans. If the Kundalini Sakthi known as Jeeva Dhrayam remains in the body, Jeevan (Soul) would like to live in the body. If any damage happens to that, it will immediately quit the body without hesitation.
How does the Suklam get created in the body?
Ans. From whatever food we eat, that will be converted into blood. That red blood of 65 to 80 drops makes one drop of Suklam (Semen).
What are the functions of Pranayaamam?
Ans. 6 Kriyas to be performed in the general pranaayamam. 1. Poorakam (Inhale/breath in), 2. Kumbakam (holding the breath), 3. Rechakam (exhale/breath out), 4. Baahya Kumbakam (after the breath out one should not inhale immediately), 5. Kevala Kumbakam (Be breathless neither inhale nor exhale), 6. Soonyakam (A stage of no-mind or breath function).
What is the best practice/method of Pranayaamam?
Ans. There are more than 15 to 45 types of Pranayaamam mentioned in the Yoga Sastram. Each one has a different method and benefits. One of the best one used to base on the basic formula is 1:4:2:1. This can be increased to the highest level of 16:64:32:16. These numbers represent the number of Maathraas. One Mathra equal to 1 ½ Vinaadis means 24 seconds x 1 ½ = 36 seconds. In other words, based on a base formula, 36 seconds inhale (Poorakam), 144 seconds hold (Kumbakam) then release (exhale) in 72 seconds. Now imagine our Rishis used to practice the highest formula which is 576 seconds (9.6 minutes) inhale, 2304 seconds (38.4 minutes) hold and 1152 seconds (19.2 minutes) release! Wow, I could not believe this! That is how some Sidhars used to live for Yugas i.e thousands of years! Why Rishis even the notorious Duryodhan took a Jalasthambam (hiding inside water tank) for hours! This shows one can increase their life span by doing proper Pranayamam.
What is the measurement or quantity of multiple Vaayus in the Aakasa (Sky/Atmosphere)?
Ans. Nitrogen 78.5%, Oxygen 21%, Carbon-dioxide 0.04% and all other Mandha Vayu (very slow-moving vital air) 0.46% measuring to total 100% of Vaayu Sancharam. Living beings must extract the Oxygen from the atmosphere and live. A human being consumes average 360 litres of Oxygen per day. One litre Oxygen produce 4.8 Calories.
Which is the Mandha Vaayus?
Ans. They are six. 1. Helium, 2. Neon, 3. Argon, 4. Krypton, 5. Xenon, 6. Radon.
What is the average number of breaths an adult would exercise a day?
Ans. 21,600 times i.e. 15 times per minute.
How one can increase the life span (normal sense)?
Ans. By practising breath exercises known as Pranayaamam (regulating breath). One should consciously try to breathless. We waste or consume more breaths during running, speed walking, climbing, talking fast, eating, ground exercises, sexual activities, swimming etc.
Whare the various living beings’ consumption of breaths and life span?
Ans. This is based on 1-minute consumption: Rabit between 38-39 times and lives up to 8 years, Pigeon between 36-37 times and lives up to 8 years 9 months, Monkey between 31-32 times – lives up to 20-21 years, Dog between 28-29 times – lives up to 13-14 years, Goat between 23-24 times and lives up to 11-13 years, Cat between 24-25 times and lives up to 12-13 years, Horse between 18-19 times and lives up to 48-50 years, Humans between 14-15 times and lives up to 120 years, Elephants between 11-12 times and lives up to 160 years, Snakes between 7-8 times and lives up to 250 years, Tortoise between 3-4 times and lives up to 450 years.
What is the length of a breath?
Ans. When the breath flow through the right and left nostril it has different strength and length viz. Right nostril air will travel up to 8 Angulam (14.104 cm) and merge in the atmosphere whereas Left nostril air will travel up to 12 Angulam (21.156 cm). One Angulam equal to 1.763 centimetre.
How much breath we consume while engaged in different functions?
Ans. During some specific activities, we tend to consume or waste more breaths. The difference is mentioned between the normal stage and specific activity. Usually, we breath 15 times per minute whereas while breath out through left nostril additional 4 Angulam is spent (example, if right nostril 8 angulam whereas left nostril is 12 hence the difference is 8-12 = -4) likewise: while eating 4 angulam, walking 24 angulam, running 42 angulam, intercourse 50-60 angulam. The sastras say preserve breaths and live long! Please do not expect these teachings will come from modern science or scientists because they are commercial, whereas, our Rishis (Saints/Sages/Yogis/Wiseman) spent all their wisdom only for human wellbeing.
In which point all the important 72,000 nerves join in the human body?
Ans. Swadishtana Chakram as well as all other Chakras viz. Mooladharam, Manipoorakam, Anahatha, Visudhi, Aagna and Sahasrara. This is Yoga point of view not based on modern science.
How breath rotates or takes places in different Chakras, at different times?
Ans. In a day an average 21,600 times a person would breathe, it could be plus minimum however, based on 21,600 breaths their airflow is felt in the following manner. Mooladharam 6000 times between 0600-0640 hours, Swadishtanam 6000 times between 0640-1320 hours, Manipoorakam 6000 times between 1320-2000 hours, Anahatham 6000 times between 2000-0240 hours, Visudhi 1000 times between 0240-0340 hours, Aagna 1000 times between 0340-0453 hours, and Sahasraaram 1000 times between 0453-0600 hours. Now you can understand when you do meditation between early morning and Sunrise how much benefit you can achieve. Since these are subtle (Rehasya Upasana) activities no scientific measurement can be enforced to know.
What is the treatment is given when the Chakraas are damaged?
Ans. Chakraas resides in our body in subtle form. They are the energy centre, senses centre and self radiating points. Senses have another meaning that is God itself. The important 6 Chakras are known as Mooladharam, Swadhishtanam, Manipoorakam, Anahatha, Visudhi, Aagna and Sahasraaram. At a times, these Chakras get blemished due to lack of maintaining it well. Spiritual practices are the best fertilizer for these Chakraas to be perfect. However, Rishis found oral medicines too. To fix the problem in a Chakra, one should consume the prescribed food items. Mooladharam = Drumstick flowers, Drumstick leaves (Muringha), Swadhishtanam = Neem flowers, Neem leaves, Jamun Fruits, Chirata (Veppam poo, Veppam Ilai, Naaval pazham, Chirinaanghai), Manipoorakam = Jinger juice and Honey (Inji rasam and Madhu), Anahatham = Hibiscus flower and Lotus flower (Chembarathi and Thamara), Visudhi = Basil leaves, Edible raw camphor, Palm sugar candies, Leucas flower, Yellow fruit night-shade flower, Purple fruited pea eggplant leaves, (Thulasi, Pacha Karopooram, Panam Kalkandu, Thumbapoo, Kandankathiri, Thoothuvalai), Aagna = Brahmi Leaves, Prickly chaff flower (Vallara Keerai, Naayuruvi), Sahasraaram = Flower of Colocea (Chembu).
What are the main division of Pranaayaamam?
Ans. Two types 1. Praakrutham, 2. Vaikrutham. Praakrutham means breathing without any efforts, causally breathing. Vaikrutham means with an extra effort, regulating inhale and exhale the Praana Vaayu. Example strictly following Pooraka (Inhale), Rechaka (exhale) and Anthar Kumbakam, Bhaahya Kumbakam, Kevala Kumbakam religiously.
What is the benefit of having the Suklam (Semen) being thick and fatty?
Ans. When the Suklam is thicker and solid, the person’s concentration and liking towards spiritual life (Aadhyaathmikam) will immensely increase. At the same time if it is thin and highly liquid then the person’s mind will chase to enjoy the sensual pleasures and lack behind spiritual progress.
How to create/make male or female child through Pranaayaamam?
Ans. At the time of Garbha Dhaanam (impregnate stage/during intercourse) if both couples breath is passing through (Uchwasam/exhale) the right nostril then the male child will be born (means, male hormones are dominating) if left nostril then the female child will be born (means, female hormones are active).
When humans will get out of transmigration system or stop his/her new births?
Ans. When human realizes that he/she is not the body but Aathma (Soul) that will be his/her last birth. Thereafter the Soul will not seek human birth in the earth, but it may go to higher celestial worlds and live there with or without an immortal body.
What are the ways to know Aathma?
Ans. There are two ways suggested by the realized sages. 1. Through Kundalini Yogam, 2. Through practising Aathma Vidhya. When the seeker practice to realize Aathma through Kundalini Yogam it will take a minimum 12 years of continues practice (Anushtanam). Moreover, unless the seeker comes out of the control of mind, he/she will not be able to realize the Aathma. Aathma Vidhya practice means “Sathmaargam” practising good conduct.
How many Thathwams resides in the human body?
Ans. Total of 96 Tattvas by birth. Out of which 59 Tattvas are in physical (Sthoolam) form and 36 Tattvas are in subtle (Sookshmam) form, in which 1 Tatvam is infinite subtle (Athi-Sookshma) form. Out of the 36 Sookshma Tattvas 4 Tattvas are important and commonly known to everyone. They are Manas, Budhi, Chitham and Ahamkaram.
Where does the Sanchitha Karma resides?
Ans. In Chith (Intellects/Spirit/Soul). Therefore, anyone’s Chitham is clean then his/her Sanchitha Karma will also evaporate from them.
How much time or at what interval the breathing style change in human beings?
Ans. This is called Swaasa Gathi (Path of Breaths). At, every 1 hour 20 minutes the breath will shift from one nostril to another.
Who are the Karthas (Representatives or Responsible) of breaths?
Ans. Left nostril air represents Mother (Moon), Right nostril air represents Father (Sun) and when the air passes through both nostrils it is represented by the Guru (Agni).
How many gates (Dwaars) or open holes are there in the human body?
Ans. Total 9+1 = 10 gateways (9 Sthoolam 1 Sooksham) for the objects to enter and exit through the body. Everybody is having direct link with Prapancham (Atmosphere), therefore so many things come in and go out with or without his/her knowledge. The open gateways are two eyes, two nostrils, two ears, one mouth, one genital, one Anal and the subtle one is Brumadhyam (centre of eyebrows / Third Eye / Aagna Chakram).
How to open the Brumadhya Dwaram (Third Eye)?
Ans. This door/gate is always closed by default. Unless one makes a severe attempt, it won’t open, unlike other 9 gates. This door can be opened only by practising Kundalini Yogam on a daily basis. The Key to open this door is called “Nithya Jeevan”. Do you know why this Key’s name is Nithyajeevan, because when one realizes that he/she is not the body but Aathma or Jeevan or Consciousness and it is ever pervading as well as never die or ever-living element. Nithya is always Jeevan means Aathma. Once this door is opened then the inner (Sakthi) and outer (Sivam) consciousness will become ONE, that is called Aathma Darsan or realized. There is no search in life after this experience.
What is Praanaayamam?
Ans. It is a process of regulating the breath, however, need to know what exactly happening during the Praanaayamam is the question. Merging Apaana Vayu with Praana Vayu and vice versa. While doing so (Aahoothi), besides controlling the breath one should also save the wastage of extra breathing mathra. Please refer below you will come across what is the saving and extra spending in breath. In other words, save extra breath from wastage. (left nostril 12 Angulam and right 8 Angulam during visarjanam and extra spent was 4 Angulam, this extra to be saved, that is one of the purposes of Praanaayaamam – Please rever Tathvam No. 1865)
Who is the head Acharya of all Yogas?
Ans. Maharshi Pathanjali. One of the primary disciples of Aadhi Yogi Lord Siva.
Who composed the first Manushya Dharma Sastram?
Ans. A great Sage known as “Vivaswaan” through his acute penance, gathered the knowledge of well-being system and taught Sage Manu. Accordingly, Sage Manu created the first manuscript of Manu-smruthi or Manu Sastram for all human beings’ welfare. Of late some selfish and hidden agenda authors have miss-propagated the contents of Manu-Smruthi. According to me no socio-political authors will be able to comment or narrate Sage Manu’s Manus-smruthi. To understand the wavelength of a Rishi (Sage) the commentator must become a Sage himself to understand the concepts. Example, a science student may not understand many concepts of Maths but probably know few surface things that does not mean that he/she an expert in Maths, likewise. Unfortunately, poor readers get the wrong information and develop hatred ness towards certain community people.
What is Kriya Yogam in connection with Pranayaamam and Yoga?
Ans. The aim of Kriya Yogam is that when the seeker control and regularize the breaths it will merge and cleanse the Mind because the breaths are equal length from left and right nostril. Once the seeker becomes an expert in Kriya Yogam, he will breathe equally without any pre-conditions and efforts. This is the achievement of doing Kriya Yogam. In other words, one should breathe out equally irrespective of the nostril in action.
What is Swaasa or Prana (Breath)?
Ans. God the almighty creator has created a subtle string which connects the body and Aathma (Soul). This Upadhi (device) is called Swasa/Prana (Breath).
What is the importance of Kriya Yogam?
Ans. To see God (The Supreme Soul) there are various routes and methods are suggested by our Rishis (Sages). In that sequence, Kriya Yogam is one of the best semi-scientific methods. Sastra Sambradayaka route (Orthodox religious approach) may be compared to a bullock cart whereas the Kriya Yogam to be compared with using a fast-moving flight to reach a destination. Both vehicles carry different types of risk and other benefits.
How a Gruhasthan (Family person) must live?
Ans. A simple methodology is suggested by the Sastram and experienced Rishis (Sages). 1. Eat only half stomach, 2. Sleep maximum 8 hours a day, 3. Have Maithunam (Intercourse) only twice in a month – 1 in Krishna Paksham and 1 in Sukla Paksham, 4. Never scared of anything in life… the fear level must be Zero.
What is called Dhaarana (Concentration)?
Ans. When the mind is fixed in one object without having any shake or moments for about 4.48 minutes (12 Vinaadis), it is called Dhaarana. This is one of the Sidhi (Spiritual accomplishment) among eight.
What is Dhyaanam (Meditation)?
Ans. When the mind holds on to an object as Dhaarana for a longer time it is called Dhyaanam. One Dhyaanam is equal to 12 Dhaaranaas times. It can be improved slowly from a minimum of 2.30 minutes to 54.16 minutes will make one Dhyaanam.
What is the duration fo Samadhi?
Ans. 12 Dhyaanam will make one Samadhi which means 54.16×12 = 650.32 minutes (10 hours 52.32 minutes maximum and 28 minutes minimum). Samadhi means the unification of Dhyaani+Dhyaana Roopam+Dhyanam.
What is Chakshu/Nethra Dheeksha?
Ans. Dheeksha means a competent Guru sharing his power with Sishya (Disciple), of course, there is a secret intension or resolution behind it. While giving Dheeksha the Guru will absorb his/her disciple’s all sin and blemishes (Paapa) then burn it through his Yoga Agni (Meditative fire) to make him/her pure. Thereafter, the Mantra tree in the installed in his/her body (like seeding in a soil). There is a methodology to activate this function. In the case of Guru giving the Mantra Dheeksha to a male disciple he will look at his right eye and for female sishya he will look at her left eye and give the power. If the Guru is Male, then he will use his right eye and if Female Guru then she will use her left eye to pass the power. Most popular Dheekshas are 1. Sparsa (Tough), 2. Nethra/Chakshu (Eyes), 3. Maanasa/Ghnaana (Mind/Knowledge), 4. Mantropadesa Dheeksha (Pronouncing Bheeja Mantra on the right ears of the disciple).
How to increase the power of Mind (Manas) and its benefits?
Ans. When one can reduce the number of breaths this will increase the power of his/her Mind. When the power of the mind increases naturally his/her life span will expand to that extent. Only through Pranaayaamam, one can decrease the number of breaths, no other way!
Who are the three important fundamental Gurus for humans?
Ans. Matha (Mother), Pitha (Father), Guru (Knower). Mother will introduce to his/her father, Father will introduce to Guru and Guru will introduce to Self. Once a person realizes his original form/state, thereafter he/she has nothing to know in this universe. Those who don’t try to know themselves will eventually collapse under the transmigration sytem and repeat the birth and death process.
Who are the living beings whose senses (Ghyaan) are from one to six?
Ans. 1 sense = Sthaavaraas (immovable properties like vegetables), 2 senses = Krimis (Worms), 3 senses = Pipilak (Ants), 4 senses = Uragas and reptiles (snakes, lizards etc), 5 senses = Mrugas Janthus (all type of animals), 6 senses = Manujas (Humans).
Who is actually spiritual Guru?
Ans. All knowledges in this Universe is God (Brahman) himself and God resides in every knowledge – this is the Supreme Truth and Supreme Consciousness. Whoever is capable of teaching and makes one experiences that truth is the real Guru.
How big is our beloved Earth?
Ans. Approximately 12,742 diameters or if a person starts from one end to the other end of Earth to complete one circle the distance will be 40,075 Kilo Meter.
What is lacking in human beings to realize the supreme truth’s existence?
Ans. Six important reasons that block a person. These are inherited property in him/her due to the power of Maya. The engine of Brahman (in social understanding). 1. Agnaanam (Ignorance), 2. Samsayam (Doubting nature), 3. Viparyayam (Wrong perceptions), 4. Vipralabdhi (Deceived by actions), 5. Pramaadha (Negligence or irresponsible), 6. Apatukaranathwam (Limitation of skills to understand). This subject is already discussed earlier in detail.
What are the benefits of having trust/faith in Karma and its rewards?
Ans. 5 important benefits. 1. Able to see all living beings (Sthavara and Jangama) as one. There are no eternal differences in any beings. Everyone exists and disburse or undergoing and performing based on their Karma deeds. 2. Give the strength to welcome good and bad equally, 3. It increases the faith in God, 4. Gives the strength and ideas to face life and future, 5. It increases to reciprocate between one and all, in other words, teaches to respect creations of this universe whether human or animals.
What is the easy and truthful way to achieve liberation for common people?
Ans. When someone lives material life exactly like spiritual life then nothing to worry, the liberation is possible. God is an everliving being and us are part of the Prakruthi (nature) as a natural process the Prakruthi will eventually, merge in Pursha (Sadha-Siva) the Sath-Chith-Aananda form, keeping this concept in mind merging in God and becoming Godhood is possible to all.
Who is Para-Brahman (The Paramathma/Supreme Soul)?
Ans. Absolute Knowledge is Pra-Brahman the Supreme Consciousness. Why absolute knowledge because all knowledge other than Para-Brahman is incompleted knowledge.
1901) What is needed to regulate and improve the material world and self?
Ans. To strengthen the material world one need force and weapons whereas to upgrade oneself none of these needed.
1902) What should get the highest priority for higher divine life?
Ans. The highest priority should be given to God’s Holy Names, Faith in God and Liberation (Moksham). Whereas Aachaaram (Manners/Behaviour) is the least important compare to former three qualities.
1903) Who does not need pilgrimage (Theerthadanam)?
Ans. Those who have faith in God’s holy names need to perform any type of pilgrimage.
1904) What is the difference between Jeevan (Soul) and Manas (Mind)?
Ans. The truth is both are the same however, they appeared to be different due to its enlightenment or blossom or maturity. For example, when the Jeeva is fully grown or blossomed then it will be called Manas, at the same time when the Manass is contracted or narrowed then it will be known as Jeevan.
1905) How Jeevan (Soul) gets tired or meets its decay?
Ans. When the mind becomes tired the Jeevan automatically gets tired. Likewise, if the mind undergoes any pains naturally it will reflect and depreciate the value (Auro) of Jeeva.
1906) What are the best practices prescribed by Sri Aadi Sankar for Hindus (Sanathanees)?
Ans. When one does these five inevitable duties on a daily basis, that will lead the person to get liberated from this lower (material) to higher worlds. They are 1. Daily chanting of Bhagavath Geeta by knowing its meaning, 2. Chant any one of the Sahasranaamam, 3. Meditate God’s form, 4. Recite holy names of God, 5. Join the company of Sathsangees (wisemen).
1907) What are the representative names of Jeeva (Soul)?
Ans. It has four names viz. 1. Manas (Mind), 2. Budhi (Brain), 3. Chitham (Intellectual Consciousness), 4. Ahamkaram (Self or Ego).
1908) What are the representative names of Manas (Mind)?
Ans. It has four names viz. 1. Jagradhavastha (Waken), 2. Swapnavastha (Dreaming), 3. Sushupthavastha (Sleeping), 4. Thuryavastha (Deep sleep state, kind of nonexistent state).
1909) How many cells (Jeeva Kosas) are living in the human body?
Ans. Approximately 50 to 60 Trillion (50 to 60 Lakh Crores), along with it, 2.5 trillion (2.5 lakh crores) Germs also co-exists in the same body.
How many supports are needed for a cell to function?
Ans. It requires 9 Germs support. We call it nothing will move or function without desires of Parasakthi in the forms of Nava-Aavara-Sakthis. Modern science is taking its own time to establish our Vedic texts are more and more true and constant.
How the cells meet its death/destruction?
Ans. Cell’s perfect function is very crucial for our healthy life. When we hate others, fight with others and when involved in undesirable activities the cells will meet its death. This will lead us to become a sick person. Therefore, it is better to avoid all undesirable situation by Manasa, Vacha and Karmana (Through mind, talk and action). Great Rishis lived thousands of years because they understood the concept and avoided all rash and dash lifestyle to self-contained!
Who can make our body free from decease?
Ans. Our own body cells are making us healthy and freed us from ailments. Naturally, all cells are loving each other and help each other when there is a problem. In fact, even the dead cells can get back their life if properly treated at the right time and situation. The problems take place in the body only when we get polluted with internal and external negative vibrations. Due to this effect cell will disintegrate and start dying one by one. Naturally, they have a good understanding to help each other but the negative vibrations will not allow them to be integrated and die without timely help. The negative vibrations include intake of chemical medicines too.
Why Ayurvedic medicines are friendly and harmless for the human body?
Ans. Because Aryuvedic medicines are made from Sasyaas (Living organs) such as plants, trees, leaves, herbs, seeds, skin etc… There are no artificial chemicals involved in it. However, today’s Ayurvedic medicines are losing its effect (Veeryam) because the soil is polluted hence its products too.
What are the types of Sacred Ashes (Vibhoothis/Basma)?
Ans. They are four types 1. Kalpam – One should collect the cow-dung of an Indian Devi Cow on a lotus leaf then dry it out. After that, burn that dried cow-dung by chanting Panchaksharam (Om Nama Sivaya). The ashes created in this system is called Kalpa Bhasmam, 2. Anu Kalpam – The cow-dung collected from the cows from an open source such as grasslands and get it processed without much formalities, 3. Upa Kalpam – The sacred ashes made out of the cow-dung collected from the cattle house, 4. Akalpam – The sacred ashes made out of multi-sources of cows-dung mixed and made without even chanting Panchakshara. This is more of commercial productions. Unfortunately, in today’s market places such ashes are greatly sold and bought. It is also perfumed through the mix of artificial chemicals. Earlier days devotees used to mix Jathikka, Gorochanam, Akhil etc for scent smell. I came to know that nowadays commercial factories are even making Vibhoothi from burning waste papers! Please note genuine Vibhoothi will not have any perfume smell unless we mix externally.
What is the real colours of each face of Holy Mount Kailas?
Ans. The south face is Blue colour, West face is Manikhya (Blood Red) colour, North face is Gold colour and East face is Spadika (Pure white) colour. Normal people will see the entire Holy Mount as ice white only. Unless you stay there for one full day it is difficult to witness the colour changes.
What are the benefits offered by the litting different face lamp?
Ans. 1 face is considered to be providing mild good effects (Madhyamam), 2 faces produce prosperity in the family (Aiswaryam), 3 faces produce good children in the family, 4 faces produce lots of wealthy and comforts at home, 4 faces produce all types of prosperity and happiness.
What are the names of Thandavam of Lord Parameswara (Dance)?
Ans. They are 12 viz. 1. Aanandha, 2. Sandhya, 3. Sringaram, 4. Thripuram, 5. Oordhwam, 6. Muni, 7. Samharam, 8. Ugram, 9. Bhootham, 10. Pralayam, 11. Bhujangam, 12. Sudham. Goddess Parvathy alone will be able to see certain Thandavams also give company to dance with him.
What are the Ashta Dravyams?
Ans. Most auspicious objects which are precious for divine personalities. 1. Chandanam, 2. Punak, 3. Gorochanam, 4. Kasthoori, 5. Jauwwadh, 6. Akhil, 7. Pacha-Karpooram, 8. Kumkumapoo (Saffron flowers).
Where was the original International Timeline (ITL) existed?
Ans. Till 1820 Jan 1st the ILT was considered from Sri Lanka to Artic straight line. Thereafter the British Royal shifted this to their country Greenwich and now known as Greenwich Time (GMT).
What is the Earth Axis Tilt?
Ans. Earth Axis is having a Tilt of 23 degree 56 minutes as of 2000. However, this is not constant. It will change once if 40,000 years gap. It can tilt between 22.1 and 24.5 degrees.
Which day Kali Yugam started?
Ans. Thursday (Guruvaar).
What is the meaning or eligibility of a Graham (Planet)?
Ans. It must have 3 Sakthis (Capabilities), any Graham that has these three powers can be considered as Graham. They are, 1. Anugraham (Bless or give life), 2. Nigraham (take back the life), 3. Parigraham (Holding or Sustaining).
Which is Thara Grahas and Grahas?
Ans. Thara Grahas are 6 viz. 1. Earth (Prithvi), Mars (Mangal), Mercury (Budha), Jupiter (Guru), Venus (Sukra), Saturn (Sani). Grahas are 4 viz. Sun (Soorya), Moon (Chandra), Raahu (Ascending Node) and Kethu (Descending Node).
Who causes the Srushti, Sthithi and Samharam at which stage?
Ans. 1. Srushti (Creation/Generation) happening based on the involvement of Kapha Prakruthi and Soman (The age of the person between 0 and 16 years old), 2. Sthithi (Sustenance) happening as per Pitha Prakruthi and Agni (The age of the person between 16 and 70 years old), 3. Samharam (Withdrawing) happening based on the involvement of Vaatha Prakruthi and Vaayu (The age of the person above 70+ years old).
What is the origin or the truth of every object?
Ans. Its Chaithanyam (consciousness or aura or brilliance). According to Sastras, there is nothing in this Earth without its own Chaithanyam. The only difference, it varies from minus to plus level. Accordingly, people will be able to identify its existence.
How to define knowledge?
Ans. Understanding through experience is actual Knowledge. Not experiencing after understanding.
What is the contract between a stillborn child and God?
Ans. According to Garbhopanishad, there is a contract agreement that happens between every unborn child and God (usually in the month of 9th or just before birth). Exceptionally nowadays children are born even in the month of 5th and surviving due to medical assistance. The name of that contract is “Dhruthi-Dhi-Smruthi”. Once the baby is born, the child simply forgets about the contract because of Maaya (Illusion/Ignorance), accordingly, the responsible Devathas gets angry and they will mess up the Kapha-Pitha-Vaatha constitution as against standard. This will cause the mental and physical ill health for the person as he/she grows. Eventually, fall into the mouth of death. Here the “Knowledge” is Devatha, therefore, everyone should not forget about acquiring the True Knowledge which alone helps the person to overcome Maaya and remember the contract clauses.
When does the Karma become impure?
Ans. When a person forgets (Vibramsam) three things contract with God, all his/her actions will become impure (Asudham). Those three things are: 1. Dhi (Bhudhi), 2. Druthi (Kshama/Patience) and 3. Smurthi (Memory).
What is the definition of Veda (True Knowledge)?
Ans. A mix of three important concepts makes true knowledge (Vedam). They are 1. Saadhyam, 2. Saadhana, 3. Bhodhakam. (Saadhya Saadhana Bhodhaka: Veda Ithyuchathe!). Accomplish-Practice-Understood these are the primary tools of true knowledge.
Who is Pretham (Spirit)?
Ans. The Soul who lost its physical body is called Pretham (it is only a state for some time. The Soul keep searching for a physical body to achieve its desires).
What are the quality-based segregation of Nava Grahaas (Nine Planets)?
Ans. Natural Sathwa Gunaas = Guru (Jupiter) and Chandran (Moon), Natural Rajo Gunaas = Kujan (Mars) and Sukran (Venus), Natural Thamo Gunaas = Sooryan (Sun), Budhan (Mercury), Sani (Saturn) plus Rahu and Kethu (Ascending Node and Descending Node).
How did the creator (God) mapped/divided the number of countries in this Earth when human race was to be introduced/created?
Ans. Initially, the Earth was mapped/divided into 32 countries. There was only one full-fledged Language called Rigveda Samskrutham (Sanskrit). This language was spoken in different ways in different countries with a local accent. Sanskrit was the route cause of Hebrew and Greek languages.
What is Moksham (Liberation) according to Yogis and Vendanthis?
Ans. The freedom of Mind (Manas) actual Moksham.
What is the constitution of Mind (Manas)?
Ans. It is the combination of Sathwa, Rajas and Thamo Gunaas. It is the main job is to consume and imagine things according to whichever Gunaas dominates at the time of consumption or imagination.
What is the best source of Remedy for most of the problems/issues?
Ans. Applying Viveka Budhi (discrimination power or futuristic view) is the easy solution to solve all most all problems.
What can we achieve through Karma or Upasana Yogam (Path of Selfless Action)?
Ans. First three qualifications viz. Vivekam (Discrimination), Vairagyam (Dispassion) and Mumukshuthwam (Desireless) can be achieved out of Sadhana Chathushtayam (4 practices).
What can we achieve through Ghnaana Yogam (Path of true knowledge)?
Ans. The fourth qualification among Sadhana Chathushtayam – that is Shadka Sampathi (samam, dhamma, uparathi, thitheeksha, sradha, samadhaanam).
What are the 10 commandments of Sanathana Dharma (Dos and Don’ts)?
Ans. They are known as two sets 1. 5 Niyamaas, 2. 5 Yamaas. Niyamaas are dos: soucham (Purity), Santhosham (Happiness), Thapas (silence/fasting), Swadhyaayam (spiritual studies), Easwara Pramidhaanam (surrendering to God). Yamaas are to avoid or don’t do: Himsa (violence), Asathyam (lie), Stheya (stealing), Maidhuna (inappropriate/illegitimate sexual activities), Parigraham (over possession).
How does one get qualified for Ghyaana Yogam (Path of knowledge)?
Ans. Practising through Karma and Upasana Yogam one can earn true knowledge and they can practice the code of Ghyaana Yogam. Eventually, the practioner achieve true knowledge.
What are the fundamental stages of the mortal body?
Ans. 6 formation and depreciation or stages makes Sareeram (Shad Vaikaaravath Ithi Sareeram). They are 1. Formation of Asthi (Skelton), 2. Jananam (Birth), 3. Pushthi (Growth), 4. Murad (Stub/Saturate), 5. Kshayam (Decay/Depreciate), 6. Naasam/Maranam (Death).
What is the lifespan of the mortal body (Sthoola Sareeram) in Kali-Yug?
Ans. 100 to 120 years plus-minus, some may live up to 150-160 years too, depending upon their lifestyle.
What is the lifespan of the immortal body (Sookhma Sareeram)?
Ans. Srushti to Prayalam (Beginning of creation till dissolution).
What is the lifespan of Infinite body (Para Sareeram or Kaarana Sareeram)?
Ans. There is no beginning or end for the infinite body. It is also known as Prakruthi or Maya or Avidhya.
How many auspicious/holy water resources are there in Bharat?
Ans. 63 crores (630 million) that include Rivers (Nadhi), Ponds (Kulam), Lakes (Thadakam), Reservoirs (Large Thadakam), Semi-ponds (Poika), Koopa (Well).
What is the significance of five faced lamp?
Ans. They represent and produce five different benefits such as 1. Love (Sneham), 2. The firmness of mind (Mano Dhrudatah), 3. Calmness (Nidhaanam), 4. Better atmosphere (Samoyochitham), 5. Tolerance (Sahana Sakthi).
Which holy leaf or the flower that has the highest order of purity for pooja?
Ans. Bilva Pathram can be used up to 6 months after plucking and Thulasi Pathram up to 3 months.
What are the names of fire flames?
Ans. There are seven, it is Lord Agni’s tongue. They are 1. Karali, 2. Dhoomini, 3. Swetha, 4. Lohitha, 5 Neela-lohitha, 6. Suvarna, 7. Pathmaraaga.
What is the size of the tip of hair (Roma-agram)?
Ans. It is the size of 64 Annus (Atoms).
What are the core divisions of ailments (Roga)?
Ans. They are two types. 1. Nijam, 2. Aaganthukam. Nijam ailment arises due to the cause of issues in the body and mind, whereas, Aaganthukam comes in from outside. This Aaganthukam has two subdivisions. They are 1. Dhrushti-nimitthajam (due to saapam/curse, abhighaatham/accident/injury, Aabhichaaram/Blackmagic and Adhrushti-nimitthajam (due to Bhadha/possessed by an evil spirit).
What is Adhishtaana Sareeram?
Ans. After death, the Soul (Aathma) gets a special immortal body that is the stage between Sthoola and Sookshma Sareera, means a body that the Aathma (Soul) gets it to reside before Moksham (liberation) and Punarjanma (next birth).
How does the humanity (Manushyathwam) develops in a human being?
Ans. Samskara that is culture is very important in this process. To start with, stories, symbols and Aachara Anushtanams (spiritual discipline) will give birth to culture or heritage, from that the faith will develop accordingly humans will synchronize with nature. From that nature, the Kalpana (Ichha Sakthi) will arise which will prompt Kaarya Sakthi followed by Ghnaana Sakthi. This Ghnaana Sakthi will create faith/believe, subsequently, the culture will develop, and humanity will develop.
What are the fundamental pillars of writing or composing a book/script?
Ans. There must be four uncompromised elements that must feature in a book called Anubandha Chathushtayam. They are 1. Vishayam (The subject), 2. Prayojanam (The purpose), 3. Sambandam (Relationship), 4. Adhikari (Truth and Authentativeness).
How many types of dreams (Swapnam) exists?
Ans. 7 types. 1. Dhrushtam (clearly visible), 2. Srutham (whispering), 3. Anubhootham (experienced/understood), 4. Paarthitham (subtle), 5. Kalpitham (imaginary), 6. Bhaavijam (established), 7. Dhoshajam (harmful nature).
What is the definition of Brahman?
Ans. Brah means expanded (Vikasitham), Man means Mind (Manass). Means unlimited and infinite mind is God or Brahman.
Who is Bhagawan (God)?
Ans. The person who is not afraid of death (Maran) is Bagawan.
What is the truth of Prakruthi (nature)?
Ans. Everything comes of out of nature and merge in nature itself is the genuine truth.
How many Genes contained in human sperm and eggs?
Ans. Gene is DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), approximately, 25,000 genes in man as well as 25 genes in female eggs.
What is the measurement of Purusha Bheejam/Suklam (man’s sperm)?
Ans. 5-micrometre length and 3-micrometre width/fat. When it comes out it will consist between 180 and 400 million (180 to 400 crores) sperms. Approximately 66 milli-litre liquid will be ejected. All these sperms will die the minute it gets exposed to the outside air.
What are the Dhathus (contents) made up of Suklam (Sperm)?
Ans. It consists of 15 Dhathus (Vitamins). Vitamin C, Calcium, Chlorine, Cholesterol, Citic acid, Creatine, Fructose, Lactic acid, Magnesium, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamin B12, Zin.
What is the date of birth of Lord Sri Ram?
Ans. 10th January 5114 BCE @ 12.30 pm in Ayodhya when Navami Thidhi and Punarvasu star was placed.
What is called Sath?
Ans. It means Physique + Sound + Soul makes Sath.
What is called Sadha-Sath?
Ans. It means Physique + Sound makes Sadha-Sath.
What is called Asath?
Ans. Soul alone makes Asath.
What are the types of previous births?
Ans. They are three types viz. 1. Drudham, 2. Druda-Drudham, 3. Adrudham
How many types of lineage DNA existing at present?
Ans. 8 types of DNA only exists now. 40+ DNAs exhausted from Bharat alone. The current DNA names are 1. LOa, 2. LOk, 3. LOd, 4. L1, 5. L2, 6. L3, 7. M, 8. N
What is the speed of Zodiac (this universe) / Brahmandam?
Ans. The speed of Zodiac is known as Pre-cessing (Brahmana Padham). To move 1 degree of space by Zodiac will surpass 72 human years in Earth. In that case to cross one Sign/Raasi which is 30-degree space will take 2160 human years. Therefore, to complete one full round of 12 Raasi or 360-degree it will take (2160×12) = 25,920 human years. Earth moves from West to East, whereas, the Zodiac wheel rotates from East to West. At present (The year 2020) the Zodiac completed its rotation of Meena Raasi (Pisces Sign) and entering into Kumba Sign (Aquarius Sign), this period is 28th Kali Yuga. To complete this Kali Yuga another 426,878+ years to go.
Yoga Asanas how many?
Ans. According to Adi Siva, 8.4 million (84 lakhs) Aasanaas exist. Now only 108 is practised.
When a treatment (Chikithsa) will be successful?
Ans. It has 4 sets of contributions to get 100% success of any medical/casual treatments such as 1. ¼ a portion (25%) one’s own efforts, 2. ¼ portion (25%) Expertise of Guru or Doctor, 3. ¼ portion (25%) environment and other’s caring, 4. ¼ portion (25%) blessings of Nature and/or God.
How loud one should chant the Mantras?
Ans. Usually, Mantras are chanted by sitting in a sequence by the students/scholars, one chanter’s sound should be maximum reached by the 7th a person sitting in the same sequence. This practice is applicable only while chanting in a public place.
How fast one should chant the Mantras?
Ans. Various Mantras has different time-frequency, however, most of the casual Mantras can be chanted between 40 and 60 times within a minute. Usually, Mantras are between two and three words only. For Savithri Gayathri between 4 and 8 times in a minute, Ashtaksharam between 36 and 68 times per minute, Panchaksharam between 42 and 68 times per minute.
What happens when you chant Mantra after knowing and or unknowing the meaning?
Ans. When a person chants Mantra after knowing the meaning, it will produce Neuro and Psycholinguistic effect whereas without knowing the meaning it will produce only Neuro-linguistic effect in the brain.
How much time one should stand before the Altar (Vigraham) while inside the temple?
Ans. It differs between man and woman due to their dress code and psyche. To get the full benefits (vibration), for man, if the chest is covered then 40 seconds and if the chest is open then only 20 seconds are needed, whereas, for female, she needs 40 seconds since her chest will be eventually covered.
Which colour dress is more suitable for a temple visit?
Ans. Yellow, Saffron, White or any light colour dresses are good. Deep Red, Deep Green and Deep Blue should not be worn.
In which are the forms and objects one can worship God?
Ans. 8 items/objects can be considered. They are 1. Black stone, 2. Marble, 3. Cut Brick (Vettu Kallu), 4. Wood, 5. Mental, 6. Lamp, 7. Photo (Chitrapatam), 8. Manoroopam (in the mind).
What are the five purities needed for a temple visit or doing pooja?
Ans. Five. 1. Sareera Sudhi (Purity of the body), 2. Aahaara Sudhi (Purity of food), 3. Mana Sudhi (Purity of mind), 4. Vak Sudhi (Purity in speech), 5. Vastra Sudhi (Purity of the cloth).
Who is Aathma and who is Sareeram?
Ans. The reality is that Aathma (Soul) is Sun and his vibrations, Sareeram (Body) is Moon and her vibrations.
What are the energetic vibrations one can get from a temple?
Ans. 5 energy vibrations. 1. Light, 2. Heat (from Garbha Graham) energies, 3. Chemical energy from flowers, 4. Taste energy from Prasadam and Theertham (sacred food and water), 5. Touch energy by applying Chandhanam, Kumkum, Vibhoothi (Sacred ashes/paste etc) in the skin.
What is the subtle relationship between energy (Oorjam) and matter (Sareeram)?
Ans. From the energy, all gross bodies (mass/matter) are rising and the same matter will get back to energy itself in the form of energy. This is the reality in this universe.
Which lifestyle or religious belief makes a man to godhood level?
Ans. Only Sanathana Dharma (Western version Hindu) can nurture a man to the divine (godhood). Since their practices include all divine activities without any expectations (unlike other religious belief to enjoy the benefits in Paradise!) known as “Nishkaamya Karma”. There are plenty of Sadhanaas (spiritual practices) suggested by great Rishis, namely Bakthi (Devotion), Karma (Selfless acts) and Ghyaana (True knowledge) activities to make a person be divine.
How to compare the status of mind (Manas) through different qualities (Gunaas)?
Ans. When there is “Thoughtlessness” it is known as Thamass quality dominating, when it is “Thoughtful” it is known as Rajas and when it is “Infinite thinking” it is known as Sathwam.
What is real Bakthi (Devotion)?
Ans. When a devotee becoming God himself/herself is actual Bakthi. In the case of innocent true devotion, there is no difference between God and Devotee. In this way, a true devotee would become God himself/herself. Not only great Rishis but also Lord Sri Krishna himself said it.
Who is the greatest model for Sanyasi (Renounced)?
Ans. Lord Siva
Who is the greatest model for Samsari / Kutumbi (bound by family ties)?
Ans. Lord Vishnu
What one should try to be?
Ans. Humans should try their best to be like God, not God itself (example Ravana and few other Demons self-proclaimed that they are even more than God, finally ruined their life).
What is Chathur Varnaas responsibilities or their Dharma?
Ans. 1. Soodra/Soothira Dharma = Sincerely follow the instruction of their Swamy (master), 2. Vaisya Dharma = Whatever he/she feels like doing they can do so. 3. Kshatriya Dharma = Whatever actions they will make others happy and protected must be done, 4. Brahmana Dharma = Everyone is right in their point of view is Brahmin’s primary dharma, however, with who’s helping hand makes a person shine well in his Dharma is also Brahma Dharma i.e. Brahman should support and help all other three Varnees to uphold their Dharma.
What is important Dharma for an individual?
Ans. Knowing himself/herself is the most important dharma, in other words identifying the goal of life.
What is the highest spiritual practice of a person (Adhyathmic Sadhana)?
Ans. Aathma Vichaaram (trying to know Self).
What is highest in order Manass (Mind) or Vak (Word) or Sankalpam (Resolution)?
Ans. Manass is greater than Vak and Sankalp is greater than Manass. Therefore, the conclusion of scholars that Sankalpam is Brahman!
What are the classifications of Jeevathma (Sookshma Sareeram) that seek Moksha (Liberation from transmigration)?
Ans. Majorly four types of Jeevathmas enter the Bhoolokam (Earth). 1. Attains liberation (Mukthi) through spiritual practices (Adhyathmika Sadhana), 2. By the Grace of Guru and God attains Moksham, 3. Attains Moksham by hereditary on account of holy deeds (Janma Siddhi) of previous births, 4. Not eligible to attain Moksha by involving in any activities (they keep falling into the mouth of transmigration system).
What are the Six Qualities (Gunas) that equals Amritha (Necter)?
Ans. 1. Thrupthi (Satisfaction), 2. Dhaya (Compassion), 3. Kshama (Patience), 4. Nerma (Straightforward), 5. Mana-Santhi (Peaceful mind), 6. Jithendriyathwam (Conquerer of pleasures).
Who is Prana (life energy)?
Ans. Prana is a manifested life energy from the Sun. This is a revealed form of life energy but no tangible. Prana is the one who is connecting between Sthoola Sareeram and Sookshma Sareeram. Without Prana, nothing can live and sustain
At what speed the earth rotate?