Nibbles

Gravity

We read in our science, that Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravitation, the property of the earth to pull objects – when he saw an apple falling down.In our scriptures, we find that this earth is
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Plants that bestow benediction

It was discovered recently that even plants exhibit feelings and emotions. We generally grow pet animals like dogs , bullocks etc. We get some utility from them. Dogs exhibit gratitude and
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The Betel Leaf

Once a well educated botanist approached Kanchi Maha Periyava and out of ignorance, asked ‘Why is betel leaf called ‘Vettrilai’ in Tamizh. Maha Periyava non-challantly replied, ‘The betel
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What is Mahabharata?

The Epic Mahabharata has been given to us, the people of Kali Yuga, as the fifth Veda. Why has this fifth Veda been named ‘BhArata’? The epic does not refer merely to the one lakh slokas
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Ayurveda

The spiritual enlightenment is effected in any person through the 72000 nadis as per yoga shastra. Only the ayurveda system – being vedic in letter and spirit, of medicine treats the body
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What is Dharma?

The following is an excerpt from Bhishma Parva of Mahabharata: Sri Bhishma narrates an incident in the Devaloka where many Gods and Sages are assembled. One of them puts forth the question, ‘What
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Sundara Kandam

What is the greatest ‘phala’ of Sundara kanda ‘parayana’? One receives the ‘phala’ of having performed the ‘parayana’ of the whole Ramayana. How is this? In Sundara Kanda (a section
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Ramayana – nectar droplets 3

Why did Sri Hanuman burn the city of Lanka? Sri Hanuman had an ‘amsa’ (characteristic) of Sri Rudra who is the embodiment of the destructive power and thus He burnt
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Ramayana – nectar droplets 2

While so many other monkeys were present, why did Sri Rama choose to send Sri Hanuman alone as a messenger to Sri Lanka? When Sri Rama and Lakshmana came to Kishkinta in search of Sita devi,
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The nectar Yayati advocated

Here is an instance from Padma Purana (one of the eighteen Maha Puranas) to illustrate the glory of Hari Nama Kirtan – Once Sri Narada Maharishi (celestial sage) met Lord Indra (the head of all the
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Ramayana – nectar droplets 1

In Ramayana, we see that Ravana took the form of a Sadhu to take away Seeta. The brave and powerful king that he was, Ravana could have come in his original form to take Seeta away, as Seeta was
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All about trees

There are quite a few instances in our Vedas and Shastras where the greatness of certain trees is mentioned. Each tree has certain unique characteristics that have been helping the mankind – Palasa
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