Friday, May 22, 2015

Pillars of Indian Culture: Rita, Rina and Dharma

#DharmaQuiz Session 333: 22-May-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2051: The vedic ritual yaj├▒a /Yajna comes from the Sanskrit root word "yaj". What does yaj mean? Ans: ‘respect,’ ‘belongingness,’ and ‘sharing’.



#DharmaQuiz 2052: Asuras (demons) and suras (deities) were sons of the same father Prajapati. Which group was elder among them? Ans: Asuras are the elder ones.

#DharmaQuiz 2053: What is the Sanskrit word for ‘giving’, ‘charity’ or ‘offering’? Ans: Daana.

#DharmaQuiz 2054: A very basic goal of Hindu Dharma is "Sat–chit–ananda". Is this state, something for humans to realize or attain? Ans: Realize, as it is within us.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2055: What's the most commonly used Sanskrit word for ‘penance’ or ‘austerity’? Ans: Tapas.

Do read this beautiful summary of Rita, Rina and Dharma by Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh.
http://indiafacts.co.in/the-pillars-of-indian-culture-%E1%B9%9Bta-%E1%B9%9B%E1%B9%87a-dharma/

Scores for session 333:
  1. ‏@Simuntweets : 4
  2. @Suprith_raO : 4
  1. @AMoorthy : 3
  2. @Mamdhata : 3
  3. @stormylook : 3
  4. @ShubhaPatil9 : 3
  1. @brahmajnana2015 : 2
  2. @IDhruvjaywant : 2
  3. @ProtectIndia : 2
  4. @heeraman98 : 2
  1. ‏@rahul_sane : 1
  2. @Dvbharti : 1
  3. @KiranPatil13 : 1
  4. @deepti_nainwal : 1
  5. @GreatHeretic : 1
  6. @Sridhar_Salem : 1
  7. @skandoham : 1
  8. @Aamchigele : 1
  9. @Dattaraj85 : 1
  10. @rao_pravesh : 1
  11. ‏@pardhas : 1
  12. @insumit : 1
  13. @A31X64Vijay : 1
  14. @AmerPadma : 1
  15. @ashtaavakra : 1
Hope you all enjoyed this.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Various types of Gitas

#DharmaQuiz Session 332: 12-May-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2046: Devarshi Narada called Bhagavad Gita in the Mahabharata, with what name in the Shanti parva? Ans: Hari Gita.

#DharmaQuiz 2047: Apart from Bhagavad Gita, mention one other Gita from Mahabharata. Ans: Sampaaka Gita, Vrita Gita, Anu Gita

#DharmaQuiz 2048: Brahma Gita is from which Hindu Purana? Ans: Skanda Purana.

#DharmaQuiz 2049: Devi Gita is from Devi Bhagavatam. Who wrote this? Ans: Vyasa Maharshi.

#DharmaQuiz 2050: Hanumad Gita is from Ramayana. It was a discourse to Hanuman by whom? Ans: Sita Mata.

Reference: http://www.indianscriptures.com/vedic-knowledge/sacred-scriptures/gita/gita-its-various-kinds


Scores for session 332:
  1. @Simuntweets : 4
  1. @Telugutalli : 3
  2. @stormylook : 3
  3. @sundeeppatkar : 3
  1. @dark_horse824 : 1
  2. ‏@navale_rohit : 1
  3. @AbhinavAhinav : 1
  4. ‏@Sridhar_Salem : 1
  5. @ramakumar_ks : 1
  6. @Rakesh_Hassan : 1
  7. @bhs7rocks : 1
  8. @SwathiRagha : 1
  9. @AryanPaladin : 1
  10. @Vamsee9002 : 1
And, don't forget to watch this. Fantastic summary of the Gita's and also the history of Indian civilization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnbBrMfDpDA


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jayanti festivals in Vaishakha/Jyestha months

#DharmaQuiz Session 331: 5-May-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2041: Today is Patrakar Diwas - a Jayanti for the most traveled ancient Indian name. He's in most puranic stories. Who? Ans: Sage Narada.

#DharmaQuiz 2042: On May 18th, Shani Jayanti is celebrated.
Which Hindu calendar month (Lunar) does it fall in? Ans: Vaishaka (Shaka), Jyeshtha (Vikram)
DQ 2042. Pic: jyotiskymart
#DharmaQuiz 2043: We just had Buddha Purnima yesterday - The birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha. Pali name for this day? Ans: Vesak or Vaishak   

#DharmaQuiz 2044: 2015 Nepal Earthquake happened 2 days before Sita Navami. This Navami is a month after which other famous Navami festival? Ans: Rama Navami.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2045: Last week we had Narasimha Jayanti. Does it occur a day before or after Kurma Jayanti? #Vishnu: Answer: Before Kurma Jayanti.

Scores for session 331:
  1. @Simuntweets : 5
  2. @chaitanyasoul : 5
  1. ‏@keewlguy : 4
  2. @pramod_klr : 4
  1. ‏@shankar143pin : 3
  2. @tweeteringuise : 3
  3. ‏@ksmsundaram1975 : 3
  1. @netvisionindia : 2
  1. @thapateros : 1
  2. @DenseIdiot : 1
  3. @thapateros : 1
  4. @rinku3009 : 1
  5. @krishnajagirdar :1
  6. @mohan_doyizode : 1
  7. ‏@scd_nagraj : 1
  8. @RamraoKP_ : 1
  9. @deshi_mangoman : 1
  10. ‏@KishoreKeBol : 1
  11. @radhakras21 : 1

Enjoy the summer!