Friday, October 25, 2013

Genes link Australia with India

SYDNEY: People from the Indian sub-continent migrated to Australia and mixed with Aborigines 4,000 years ago, bringing the dingo dog with them, according to a study published on Tuesday.

The continent was thought to have been isolated from other populations until Europeans landed at the end of the 1700s.

But researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, reported "evidence of substantial gene flow between Indian populations and Australia about 4,000 years ago".

They analysed genetic variation from across the genome from Australian Aborigines, New Guineans, Southeast Asians, and Indians.

"Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian Aborigines," the study said.

It found "substantial gene flow from India to Australia 4,230 years ago ie... well before European contact," it said.

Lord Rama myth or truth - Observation Points

1. Ramayan was written by Valmiki, who also took care of Luva, Kusha and Sita; so it can be aptly called Rama's biography.

2. All the places mentioned in Ramayan, like Ayodhya, Kishkindhya, Lanka are traceable, with unique identity. So it lends credibility

3. Bharata's journey from Kekaya (now in around Pak) to Ayodhya (UP) is mentioned as crossing 3-4 rivers, in the sequence they are today geographically.

4. Saraswati river is mentioned, which vanished 4500 years ago. So Ramayana is at least 5000 years old.

5. Several events (including Rama's birth, Bharata's birth, Rama's coronation, Vali badha, Hanumana finding Sita in Lanka, Army march, Meghanada badha) have been described with the star-pattern in sky at that time. Putting that in "Planetariam" software, gives exact date and time of those events.

6. Rama's birth date comes out as 10 January 5114 BC. Bharata's date comes as 11 Jan 5114. Ramayana mentions Bharata was born 16 hours after Rama.

7. Rama's coronation date comes out as 4 Jan 5089 BC. Ramayana mentions Rama was 25 years old while being coronated. Again, consistent.

8. Khar-Dushana episode describes a solar eclipse and Hanuman finding Sita accompanied a lunar eclipse; both dates consistent.

9. Now (in 2008) Rama Navami occurs at 21 April, adrift 100 days from 10 Jan. It is consistent with motion of equinox which leads to 1 day adjustment in 72 years, so 100 days in 7200 years.

10. There is literary, geographical, astronomical and local legends around the places mentioned, all supporting Ramayana as history and not mythology.  Archaeology is the only thing missing.

11. After 7000 years, easier to find archeological evidence in sea, than land, like Dwaraka was discovered as underwater city.

12. The setu was called Nala setu, later called Rama setu, before muslims and euopians called it Adam Bridge.

13. The construction of the setu is described in great detail. Linear construction. Length 100 yojanas. 1:10 breadth-length ratio. First woods/trees on rock bed, then rocks , etc. Moving aside the accumulated sand, we may get to the wood region, probably carbonated now (can give accurate date).

14. Many kings on both lanka and indian side were called Setupati or similar names. Many coins on kingdoms of both sides have "setu" written on it.

15. Al-Biruni describes the places like Kishkindhya in his book. Marcopolo mentions Ramasetu.

16. Madras presidency manual 1902 mentions that Ramasetu was used as foot bridge till 1480, when a storm destroyed it.

17. NASA satellite images show the possible outline of this underwater bridge

18. Today this waterway is on average 2 meter below water. It should be 1 meter above water originally. Oceanography tells, roughly 9 ft rise in sealevel in 7000 years.

Sati - Does woman die on husband's pyre?

Sati actually means a pious woman.... i.e. Pati-Vrata Nari

Some people are give fake translations from atharva veda by saying that, 3. A virtuous woman is one who dies on the funeral pyre of her dead husband and avails the privilege of serving her husband in the other world. (Atharva Veda 18-3-1)

Here is fact

Atharva veda - 18-3-1
Eeyam Naari Patilokam Vranana ni padyatt oop tva matarya pretam
dharmam puranmanupalyanti tasyai prajam dravidam ceh dehi

yeh naari patikul ke hith ki abhilasha karti hui swadharm ka nirvah karne hetu aayi hai. Dharma mei neerat iss naari ke liye sansaar mei putra, pautradi tatha dhan-sampada pradan kare.

The meaning of this shloka is that once a husband dies, his wife is considered as the owner of his family and wealth. No one it states that a wife should be burnt of a husband's pyre !!

uddisharva naaryabhi jeevlokam gatasumetmup shesh ehi
hastagrabhasya didhishostvedam patyurjanitvambhi sam babhoot
Oh woman, ur husband has already died and now u must give up the attachment. Leave his body and now walk towards the worldly affairs , i.e. ur family. Your beloved ones i.e. ur children and ur grandchildren will protect u after the demise of ur husband. Stay near them only.
This shows that a woman should give up the attachment she had with the body of her husband, who is now dead and she would stay under the protection of her children, who're a part of her family.

apyasham yuvatim neeyamanaam jeevaam mretebhaya parineeyamaanaam
andhen yat tamsa pravartaseet prakto apachimanayam datenaam
We've seen the young woman who was following the funeral of her dead husband towards the graveyard, she turned back towards her home. This woman was deeply disturbed by the darkness of the grief. 

this shloka shows that women used to take part in the final rites of her husband. All these shlokas show that there is no mention of sati pratha in atharva veda, and on the contrary, they support the life of the wife after her husband's demise.

However, when the muslim invaders started looting India... they, killed millions of innocent Hindus. looted their homes, shops and temples.. These  Muslim invaders used to kidnap Hindu woman to rape  and keep them in their harem....and to save their honour, the women preferred to be killed. Often the Hindu rulers, died with their army, and their women committed Sati, to save their honour....

These lusty invaders, never even spared the corpses of dead hindu women to satisfy their lust and hence, the Hindu women preferred to burn their bodies, rather than let these muslim invaders get their corpses. Hence, this practice was started and later on unfortunately, it was attached to religion.... by some ignorant people and became mandatory.

Chanting mantras or stotras can lead to tremendous universal benefit

Chant and reap the benefits!
Chanting the below mantras/stotras can lead to tremendous universal benefit, below are few

1) Gayatri mantra - As Brahmins it is our natural duty to our community and society at large to chant this inestimable source of all power and prosperity. Chant it 108 times (if not, at least 21 times) in the morning and evening. Preferably offer water to the Sun while chanting.

2) Aditya Hridayam - This is an excellent prayer for the eradication of all health issues, boosts self confidence, energy and leads to all sucess in war. It was advised by Sage Agastya to a depressed Shri Rama who chanted it 3 times just before killing Ravana in battle.

3) Vishnu Sahasranama - This is a great source of curative powers. Chanting this stotra will lead to mental peace, prosperity and wisdom, as well as worldly benefits. Shankaracharya, Ramanuja, Madhva and many other scholars belonging to differing sects, have all extolled this stotra.

4) Hanuman Chalisa - The benefits of this short prayer are truly great. It gives great confidence, self belief, energy and gives relief from pain

5) Any chapter from the Bhagavad Gita daily - This will also give great energy, as well as helps us find more meaning in life.

6) If you chant it for one mandalam-48 days your wishes will come true.But your wishes should be a good one..

7) the Rudram from Krishna Yejur Veda!!!! Sage Yajnavalkya said that chanting this daily gives both material as well as spiritual ascension!!!!

Chant them daily, for 41 days together, and you would have seen massive positive changes in your life.

Why should we go to temple??

I heard from many people that "if god is in our hearts then what is the need for going to temple for praying and worship???"

So my Point is , there is absolute need of going to temples and other holy places, let's take a very simple example, " We go to university for studies, even though for the same subject all the books, software's are available at market, we can buy them or just download them form internet, but still we go, Why ??? because there we have special persons to guide us, have atmosphere to learn more effectively and most importantly only university has power to grant you degree as a result of your work." similarly for devotional service temples and other holy places are like universities going there and having associations of devotees will improve our knowledge and love for our dear lord and will make us eligible to gain the degree of love and devotion. Also to keep healthy body we go to gym, visit doctors regularly for healthy tips similarly it is also necessary to go to temples and get association of devotees to get tips to keep our soul/thinking/thought process healthy. as all the great sages, people, scriptures repeatedly said " Human is nothing but the man of his thoughts" or " you become what you think of yourself" so healthy thought process is absolutely essential for a healthy life and healthy thoughts comes from a healthy mind, mind is healthy when given right association and knowledge and right association is association of a learned soul a mahatma who have devoted himself in service of humanity.. right association is association of scriptures who define life and guides us towards living a valuable life.. As doctors are found in clinic and scientists are found in lab, similarly These learned soul and teachings of scriptures are found in resident of god i.e. Temple
"Temples are more like a recharge centres for high spiritual energy (attain/ sustain) to put in simple terms"

Ganeshotsav in Trinidad and Tobago

GANESH Utsav, an Indian festival brought to Trinidad and Tobago by indentured labourers more than 150 years ago, was this week celebrated by Hindus throughout the country.

The ten-day worship to Lord Ganesh, remover of obstacles, culminated with a procession, where Ganesh murtis were immersed in the sea yesterday.

Hindus sang praised to Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed God, as they walked to the water courses and coasts from daybreak.
The procession was held in St Margaret's, Claxton Bay, Debe, Penal, South Oropouche and other communities.

The event followed nights of worship, conducted at mandirs across the country.

Pundit Khemraj Vyas, secretary of the pundit purshard, said Lord Ganesh was one of the manifestations of divinity. "Hinduism preaches that there is only one God and this God takes on many different forms front time to time. Ganesh is one such form. His birth is described as taking place in this particular month," he said.
Vyas said Hindus observe the birth of Lord Ganesh with a ten-day festival. 

He said a murti of the Hindu God is made out of clay and ceremonies are performed. He said offering are made to the murti, including water, coconut and flowers as devotees wave the sacred light (aarti). 
"Hindus perceive (Lord Ganesh) as the remover of obstacles and the Lord of beginnings. The worship of Lord Ganesh is very important," he said.

The Hindu festival season begins with Ganesh Utsav and will continue with Pitri Paksha, a period during which offerings are made to the soul of departed ancestors. When Pitri Paksha ends, the festival of Ram Leela would be celebrated and would be followed by Divali, the Festival of Lights.

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