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Akshay Tritiya

Source :Twitter thread of  @veejaysai 

Today is the auspicious day of Vaishakha Sukla Tritiya, also celebrated as #AkshayaTritiya on the traditional Hindu calendar. A short thread on the many significant holy events connected to this day

According to the ancient Nilamata Purana (679-83) written in Kashmir, it was on #AkshayaTritiya that the holy river Ganga descended to the earth.

Image from 10th century AD Nepal showing the Gangavatarana Karana as described in the Natyashastra.

According to several ancient texts, Lord Parashurama was born to princess Renuka and Sage Jamadagni on #AkshayaTritiya. He was the 6th Avatara of Vishnu in the Dashavatara pantheon. Image shows a rare Chaturbuja Parashurama from the famous Rani ki Vav in Patan in Gujarat.

Several sources mention #AkshayaTritiya was the beginning of Treta Yuga. It was also the day Sage Vyasa commenced dictating the Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha.

Lord Krishna met his childhood friend Sudama on the holy day of #AkshayaTritiya and blessed him with endless riches!

Image of Krishna washing Sudama’s feet by ISKCON

According to the Vanaparva of Mahabharata, lord Surya blesses the Pandavas, in Agnathavasam, with the Akshaya Patra on the day of #AkshayaTritiya. Image of a rare sculpture of Pandavas receiving Akshaya Patra from Ambatheertha in Kalasa in Karnataka.


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·Replying to @veejaysaiToday is the day of worshipping Lord Kubera. The lord of the Yakshas and the treasurer of the Devas. He was blessed by Shiva that anyone who worships him on #AkshayaTritiya will be blessed with wealth. Image of red sandstone Kubera from Kushana Era @NMnewdelhi.

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It was on #AkshayaTritiya that little Shankara went for his regular Bhikshaatana and composed the Kanakadhara Stotram for the poor lady who couldn’t afford to give him anything except for an Amla fruit. Chanting this today brings the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi


As a symbolic gesture, purchasing any gold, silver or jewelry on #AkshayaTritiya is supposed to bring good luck and wealth as both Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped today. Ppl also buy rice, pulses etc. Feeding the poor will bring you good luck and blessings.

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Adding something to this old thread on #AkshayaTritiya. Those of you obsessed with buying gold, it might be a good idea to check on the Archaka in the temple near you and donate something. Thousands of poor Brahmin priests have been suffering due to the lockdown.

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MetroMan Sreedharan

MetroManSreedharan..

Credits:Sheshapatangi1 twitter handle

Go through this thread to know whom to vote
Born at Thirthala on 12-06-1932, Sreedharan studied at Palakkad and finished engineering at Kakinada.Former CEC T N Sheshan was his classmate till intermediate. For a short period, Sreedharan worked as a lecturer in Civil engineering at the Government Polytechnic, Calicut and a year at the Bombay Port Trust as an apprentice. He joined Bharatiya Railways after clearing UPSC Exams in 1953.
Bharat and Srilanka had a train service between them. Severe cyclone destroyed the services damaging infrastructure at Dhanushkodi and Pamban, while the Train to Srilanka never resumed, Pamban was made ready in a record time.
The IR gave 6 months, Sreedharan’s boss gave 3 months and Sreedharan completed in
46 Days and received Railway Minister’s Award.

In 1970, as the deputy chief engineer, he was put in charge of the implementation, planning and design of the Calcutta metro, the first ever metro in Bharat.
In 1975 Communists removed him as he didn’t approve their Disruption. He next joined Cochin Ship Yard in 1979 as CMD and in 1981 under his leadership MV Rani Padmini which was on paper for years saw its launch. He had promotions in IR and retired in 1990 as Member Engineering, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Govt of India.

Sreedharan couldn’t enjoy his retirement as Railway Minister George Fernandes appointed Sreedharan as CMD for Konkan Railway. Under Sreedharan,the company executed its mandate in 7 Yrs. It was the first major project in Bharat to be undertaken on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) basis, the organisation structure was different from that of a typical Indian Railway set-up, the project had 93 tunnels along a length of 82 KM and involved tunnelling through soft soil. The total project covered 760 km and had over 150 bridges. That a public sector project could be completed without significant cost and time overruns was considered an achievement by many.
(The result when 2 Honest Men Work Together)
Konkan Railway has been covered in the Extreme Railways program by Chris Tarrant as 1 of the most difficult railway project to have been constructed in the world.
His Next project was Delhi.Thanks to Ex CM Sahib Singh Verma. Sreedharan was particularly known for isolating his projects from political pressures and influences and for fast execution of projects. He had announced that he would retire by the end of 2005, but his tenure was further extended to oversee the completion of the second phase of Delhi Metro. After 16 years of service with the Delhi Metro. Sreedharan retired on 31 December 2011.

After his retirement from DMRC, Sreedharan joined as Principal Advisor of the Kochi Metro Rail Project.Initially, V S Achuthanandan led Communist govt tried to swallow money by calling Global Tenders, when Sridharan refused & subsequent opposition from all, he reversed his stand.
Kochi metro was finally unveiled on 17 June 2017, it was considered a landmark event in India in terms of completion time, control systems used & initiatives such as employing transgender people, vertical gardening, respecting migrant labourers, and use of solar power.

Metroman is married to Radha and has 4 children.

Swami Koragajja’s instant justice- Raheem, Taufiq arrested for their heinous act

Swami Koragajja is considered as most powerful and sacred local diety in Mangaluru. Koragajja is known for instant justice and fulfills the wishes of the bhakts. Koragajja is also seen as avatar of Bhagwan Shiva.

Raheem, Taufiq and Nawaz tried to play with this belief. They urinated inside the temple and put condom in the Hundi Box of Mangaluru’s local deity Swami Koragajja.People lodged complaint with Police. However,Police could not track them. Incident happened not in one Temple, but in many.

Tired of these incidents, the devotees asked Swami Koragajja himself to locate the culprits and punish them. Soon,Raheem, Taufiq came to temple and confessed to the priest. This was because their accomplice Nawaz who had put condom in Hundi box started acting insane and vomitted blood and had dysentery. He finally died by banging his head to wall in his house. While dying he even told, Koragajja is angry on us. Nawaz’s demise was mysterious.

“Accused Raheem and Taufiq were in touch with the priest of a Koragajja Katte located at Yemmekere ground to confess their mistake. They were called during the ‘Nemotsava’ where they confessed about involving in the heinous act,” the police commissioner added.

“One more accused named Nawaz, who is the common friend of the other two accused, had come back from Dubai one and half years ago. In the last couple of months, he suffered severe health issues and passed away. Recently, the devotees carried out a walkathon from Kadri temple to Kutthar Koragajja Katte. Later, Taufiq also faced severe health issues like Nawaz. Out of fear, they decided to confess. Raheem and Taufiq used to accompany Nawaz to the Koragajja Katte to drop objectionable items in the offering box,” the police commissioner clarified.

“The objective behind the act is not yet known. We are probing it. As per the primary investigation, they have committed the act in three places. The modus operandi looks similar. We need to verify the handwritten content as well. Both the accused voluntarily contacted the priest to confess,” the police commissioner said.

Campaign for construction of Shri Ram temple at Ayodhya unified Bharatvarsh

Credits to Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth)
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Mar 6
Even as the world’s biggest campaign since January 15, 2021, for construction of the grand temple of Bhagwan Shri Ram at Ayodhya completed on February 27, 2021, it unified Bharatvarsh from east to west and north to south.
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Mar 6
We have succeeded in achieving our goal of Samarpan in 400,000 villages. Contact was also made in all the wards of the urban areas. Although the statistics of the families contacted are yet to come, but it is estimated that we have touched about 100 million families.

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Mar 6
Samarpan (contributions) have been received from every quarter. During this drive, many such occasions and episodes also came which moved the minds and hearts of the volunteers. At many places, even the beggars, daily wagers & small farmers also made their prayerful offerings.

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Mar 6
About 900,000 Karyakartas in 175,000 teams contacted people from door-to-door. The Samarpan amount was deposited in Banks through 38,125 Karyakartas. The app, created by Dhanusha Infotech, has acted as a digital bridge among the Karyakartas, banks and the trust.

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Mar 6
To maintain transparency of the entire campaign, while 49 control rooms were working across the country, 23 qualified karyakartas led by two chartered accountants at the main centre in Delhi, were constantly in touch with the entire network to monitor the accounts

Even if the final figures are yet to come, it can be said, based on the banks’ receipts till March 4, that the Samarpan amount would cross INR 2500 crores. This month, the audit of the campaign in every district of the country would also be completed.
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From the North-Eastern region of Bharat, Arunachal Pradesh have contributed INR 45 million, Manipur INR 20 million, Mizoram INR 2.1 million, Nagaland INR 2.8 million, Meghalaya INR 8.5 million, & from South, Tamil Nadu contributed INR 850 million, and Kerala INR 130 million.
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The devotees who missed this Samarpan (contribution) drive, can still make their contributions through our website https://srjbtkshetra.org/donation-options/.

Devotees from outside Bharat are requested to wait a little more. They will be notified upon completion of FCRA formalities.

Rathasapthami and Surya Bhagwan

I was reading the Adityahrudayam, from the Ramayana (Yuddha kanda, canto 107) and came across this verse that describes the water cycle.

नाशयत्येष वै भूतं तदेव सृजति प्रभुः।

  पायत्येष तपत्येष वर्षत्येष गभस्तिभिः॥ 23

“Salutaions to the Sun God, who destroys everything”

Link https://www.indiawaterportal.org/sites/default/files/iwp2/hydrology_in_ancient_india_nih_1990.pdf

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That was and creates them all again and whom, by his rays, consumes the waters, heats them up (into water vapor) and brings them down again as rain.” Naturally I went looking for Vedic references to the hydrological cycle and came across this book which is a veritable gold mine.

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The Ṛg Veda, Atharva Veda, Linga Purana, Matsya Purana, Mahabharata, Kishkinda Kanda of Ramayana, etc all contain scientific explanations and elaborate descriptions of the water cycle. For example, here is what the Vayu Purana has to say:

the water evaporated by sun ascends to atmosphere through the capillarity of air, and there gets cooled and condensed. After formation of clouds it rains by the force of air. Thus, water is not lost in all these processes but gets converted from one form to other continuously”

(51. 14-15-16). Similar descriptions of surface and groundwater, hot and cold springs, origins of perennial vs seasonal rivers, weather phenomena, etc. are all described, and Varahamihira’s Vraht Samhita (550 AD) has three chapters devoted to Hydrometeorology.

It is not news that credit to scientific discovery is highjacked by the west. But despite all the ancient evidence stacked against them, guess who is credited? Frenchman Bernard Palissy is often credited as the “discoverer” of the modern theory of the water cycle, the “pioneer” of hydrology, published Discours admirables, de la nature des eaux et fontaines, tant naturelles qu’artificielles, des metaux, des sels et salines, des pierres, des terres, du feu et des maux (Paris, 1580). Prior to him, Aristotle (384-300BC) is known to have speculated the nature of the water cycle but struggled with explaining how rivers flowed in the absence of rainfall. His predecessors, Anaxagoras and Plato both maintained that the source was fluvial water was a giant cavern within the earth, but Aristotle was the first to reject this notion.

Palissy was also one of the first Europeans who maintained that fossils were once living organisms, and contested the prevailing view that they had been produced by the biblical flood/astrological influence. (note: Padma Purana, Skanda Purana, Garuda Purana etc all state that Salagrama stones, which are Ammonoid/mollusc fossils of the Devonian-Cretaceous period from 400-66 million years ago, are to be worshipped as Lord Vishnu himself, each representing an avatar of Vishnu. it is implied that they have organic origin but not sure if explicitly stated)

Palissy was a Protestant, imprisoned for his beliefs and sentenced to death. He died in a Bastille dungeon during the French Wars of Religion which was a prolonged period of war between the Catholics and Protestants/Calvinists.

Lastly, Newton in 1666 is credited with proving the compostite nature of white light but the Ṛg Veda (II, 12.12), at least 3000 years prior (a conservative estimate) describes sun light containing seven colors of rays. We know pythogoras theorem wasn’t his original work either

-Credit to Sai Priya ji (@priya_27_)