"Keep one step back,one forward Make a shot on ghosts inward" - H. H. Swami Sathyananda Saraswathy

Monday, February 13, 2012

Time Concept in Hinduism

Bharatheeya Saints had visualised the orgin and time span of universe crores of years back.Result of which is the four Yugas(Krita Yuga,Treta Yuga,Dwapara yuga,Kali Yuga) and the time extending upto age of Brahma ,Vishnu and Shiva.Currently we are in the Kali Yuga ,year 5113 and Kali Divas 1867503 as of Sat Feb 11 2012

The division of time was extremely advanced and went beyond the current smallest unit of time which is seconds. 1 second when divided by 40000 parts is called Dwanukom.two of which is called Trenukom. Time concept was so scientific that on one hand it divided the seconds into smaller parts to the instance where the human mind starts to think and  on the other hand it calculated time extending upto Yugas ,Brahmas age and so on.

Chatur Yugas are as follows:

Krita Yuga =  1728,000  Years
Treta Yuga = 1296,000 Years (Lord Sree Ram's Period)
Dwapara yuga = 864,000 Years (Lord Krishna's Period)
Kali Yuga = 432,000 Years(Current Period)
Total of four Yugas= 4320,000 Years

1000 Chatur Yugas(1000 * 4320,000) = 1 day of Brahman (Vrudhi Kalpam)
1000 Chatur Yugas(1000 * 4320,000) = 1 night of Brahma (Kshyah Kalpam)
2000 Chatur Yugas (2000 * 4320,000)= 1 Day & night of Brahma
360 days of Brahma (2000 x4320,000 x360 human days)  = 1 year of Brahma(Kalpam)
100 Years of Brahma = Brahma's full age (Maha Kalpam) =1 day of Vishnu

It is  not to be misunderstood that Brahma is somebody sitting at one place and living upto to 1000 Chatur Yugas.1000 Chatur Yugas which is 1 day of Brahma signifies the end of the srishti (creation).Brahma is called the creator because Brahma is mapped  to the time period which we cannot comprehend for scientific  calibrations and this does not mean Brahma is not present.We have 7 Brahmas who represent 7 lower  worlds which are Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Rasaataala, Mahaatala,Talatala, Paatala and  7 higher worlds Bhu lokam , Bhuvar lokam, Svar lokam, Mahar lokam, Jana lokam, Tapo lokam and Satya lokam.

Rama Sethu as seen from Space
Courtesy NASA Digital Image Collection

An evidence to the Yuga period is the Rama Setu ( Adams Bridge) imaged by NASA.Space images taken by NASA reveal an ancient man made bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka dating back to 1,750,000 years which is during Treta Yuga (Lord Sree Rama's Period) Period.We know from Ramayana that Lord Sree Ram built a bridge from Rameswaram to Lanka and now we have proof of what is said in the Ramayana.

Time Concept in Hinduism taken from the speech of Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal. Listen to the concept in Swamiji's own words below.http://youtu.be/toQ1B28EZes

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Learn & Recite Sree Lalitha Sahasranama Namavali

For the benefit of people who are interested in learning and chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasranama Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal has recited the  Sahasranama  repeating the difficult lines thrice so that it is helpful for beginners.Initial  short description is in Malayalam  of which the translation is given below.Make sure you have the printed or pdf version of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama in hand while learning.

Sree Lalitha Sahasranama is from Brahmandapurana.Sree Lalitha Sahasranama should be recited after the dhyana slokam with devotion and sincerity,visualizing the Divine Mother in all her glory.Dhyana slokam visualises the full form of the  Divine Mother in all aspects.It contains roopavarnana, alamkaram and the divine power which helps the person chanting to devout completely to  the  Divine Mother .It is of great importance and benefit when we visualize and chant Lalitha Sahasranama.

Lalitha Sahasranama can be chanted in many  different ways.   In Stotram form, all 1,000 namams are separated into stotrams of a few namams each and recited in this way.  In mantra form, each namam is said individually, preceded by "Aum" and followed by "Namah".  When chanted in mantra form, the endings of each namam are generally changed to "e" or "yai".  Mantra form is commonly used to recite Lalitha Sahasranamam during archana.  In the homam form, homam is conducted by ending each namam with Swaha. Homam is the most powerful form of offering  and considered as the most revered solution for all problems of man kind.

Related Links
Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam recited by Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal
The History of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama
PDF versions of Sree Lalitha Sahasranamavali in different languages
Impacts of chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasranama
Visual Impact in the form of as Jyothi (brilliant and lustrous light)

Listen & Learn  Lalitha Sahasranama Namavali  recited by Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal http://youtu.be/1WfRSZ0GYOI