Nibbles

All about trees

There are quite a few instances in our Vedas and Shastras where the greatness of certain trees is mentioned. Each tree has certain unique characteristics that have been helping the mankind – Palasa
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Sridhareeyam

About 18 commentaries are available for Srimad Bhagavatam. One of the most popular and widely accepted commentaries is that of Sri Sridhara. The commentary is popularly known as
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Genetics aeons ago – II

Geneticists and medical researchers have recently discovered that marriages amongst close relatives could cause congenital disorders in the progeny. The insight and the genius of our Rishis is such
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A lesson from Ajamila Charitra

Srimad Bhagavatam narrates the story of Ajamila in the sixth canto. It says that Ajamila came from a traditionally orthodox family and did not possess any bad habits. The story has it that the moment
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Mental ailments

According to Ayurveda shastra, one gets afflicted by mental ailments such as insomnia, sorrow and suffers loss of memory – when he fails to respect the ones who deserve to be respected or ridicules
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H2O – Water

Chemists are proud about having discovered the composition of water to be H2O which means that water consists of one part of oxygen and the two parts of hydrogen In the Vedas, it is said about water:
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Broken mirror – superstition?

A mirror falling down and breaking is considered as a bad omen. Isn’t it superstitious? The Sanathana Dharma contains not even a bit of superstition. Every idea and fact that is followed in the
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Astro -logy & -nomy

In our Indian astrology, we consider only 9 planets, of these two are shadow planets (Rahu and Ketu) which arise due to the positions of Sun, Moon and Earth. So they have discounted these two and
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Genetics aeons ago – I

The science of genetics, today, states that the physical, emotional and mental characteristics of a person are inherited from his ancestors, through the DNA that he carries. Our Sanatana Dharma has
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Gravity

We read in our science, that Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravitation, the property of the earth to pull objects – when he saw an apple falling down.In our scriptures, we find that this earth is
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Plants that bestow benediction

It was discovered recently that even plants exhibit feelings and emotions. We generally grow pet animals like dogs , bullocks etc. We get some utility from them. Dogs exhibit gratitude and
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The Betel Leaf

Once a well educated botanist approached Kanchi Maha Periyava and out of ignorance, asked ‘Why is betel leaf called ‘Vettrilai’ in Tamizh. Maha Periyava non-challantly replied, ‘The betel
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