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Ritu/Seasons in Indian Calendar System
We learned that there are four seasons viz., Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. But hardly anyone would have recognized that is not what we have in India. The four season is what is experienced in Britain, not in India. Indians use Ritu word for season. And th...

Can somebody elaborate word meanings of following in sanskrit:
1. Ritu
2. Sishira
3. Vasantha
4. Grishma
5. Varsha
6. Sarath
7. Hemantha

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Panchanga or Indian Calendar System
Indian Calendar System (Panchanga) Age-old Indian calendar system can tell what day it is today just by looking at the sky. (Of course if its not overcast). Lets see how one can understand what day it is today: One should know basics of Tithi, Nakshatra, lu...

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Reuse and Show Apex's Wait Popup
Oracle Apex supports or offers a GIF image and an overlay while loading content using Dynamic Action/AJAX. While creating a dynamic action you have an option to select "Show Processing" for supported actions. This shows a nice overlay over the screen and a ...

Today is the blessed day - Sri Rama Navami. We are pleased to share a brief part of a discourse on Lord Rama by our own Sri Maha Periva, who was the Rama-avatara in our times and blessed us all with a true vision of how Rama lived all through his life in the most noble, truthful and Dhaarmic way. Let us get the nectar of His speech now:

"Raama Taaraka Naama

The derivation of words from their root syllables each of which is the root of a verb signifying an action, is, in the Sanskrit language a very instructive excercise. Hindu religious literature is replete with such derivations for almost every word that it uses. Each of the names of God like Rama, Krishna, Siva , Narayana, etc. -- in fact, each one of the names of God in the various lists of thousand names of God (= sahasra-naamas) has been assigned several derivations from their root syllables. 'The one in whose memory yogis revel in the bliss of brahman' -- is the meaning of the word Rama.

ramante yogino-nante brahmaanande chidaatmani -- is the declaration in the Padma-purana. 'ramante' (they revel, enjoy) is the action which forms the root verb for 'Rama'.

The greatness of the word 'Rama' is not just because what the son of Dasaratha did what he did. Preceptor Vasishta hit upon the name for the child of Dasaratha because he knew that it was already a 'taaraka-mantra' -- that is, the mantra which takes you across the ocean of samsaara. And that is why the name Rama has been isolated and earmarked to be equivalent to the whole of Vishnu sahasra-naama.

There are only two mantras, in the whole of Hindu religious tradition, which get the epithet 'taaraka' (that which can ferry you across); and these are the syllable OM, and the name Rama. This single fact epitomises the importance associated with Rama, the name as well as the Godhead, in the entire Hindu cultural milieu. The sage Valmiki before he became a Maharshi, recited the name of Rama, several thousands of years and attained the status of a maharshi.

The syllable 'ra' comes from the eight-lettered mantra of Narayana and the syllable 'ma' comes from the five lettered mantra of Siva. Both are the life-giving letters (= jiiva-aksharas) of the respective mantras; because without them the two mantras become a curse. Without these letters, the mantra naraayanaaya becomes na ayanaaya - meaning, not for good; and namas-sivaaya becomes na sivaaya - meaning, again, not for good.

Thus the word Rama combines in itself the life-giving letters of the two most important mantras of the Hindu religion . The syllable 'ra' the moment it comes out of the tongue purifies you from all the sins by the very fact that it comes from the mantra of the protector, Naaraayana. On the other hand, the syllable 'ma' burns all the sins by the very fact that it comes from the mantra of Siva, the destroyer. This is therefore the King of all mantras, the holy jewel of mantras, as is rightly sung by Saint Thiagaraja, who is one of the most famous recent historical examples of persons who attained the jivan-miukti stage - the released stage even while alive - by the sheer repetition of the Rama name."

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Madras Sanskrit college has gone digital!!

It is highly recommended that those of you wanting to learn Sanskrit to join this course- starts tomorrow!
You can do it online, in your own time.!/online/course/samskrta-pravesikaa/coursehome/

Jayatu Samskṛtam!!

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+Usha Shyam Krishna The input string in TRANSLATE have 1 single quote? Then you may have to change it to 2 single quotes. The 1 single quote on &password will cause the string to end (SQL Injection) and the input string will be incomplete to TRANSLATE Function.

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