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  1. WELCOME TO Indian Scriptures WEL COME TO

  2. About IndianScriptures India is sacred of so many wonderful scriptures which were initially passed on from gurus to their Sishyas through listening. Indianscriptures provides authentic information related to our scriptures. Here you will be aware of Hindu Gods, Gurus, temples, festivals, Vedic society, Vedic knowledge, art and tradition of Indian culture. Our aim is to create a one-stop portal with our Scriptures, epics, articles on our scriptures and also books in the digitized format. The articles are contributed by renowned gurus, scholars and reputed institutions from India as well as from all over the world. These are presented in a logical, scientific and rational manner. The user friendly portal hopes to capture the imagination of the youth and get them interested in our scriptures. Professionals should be able to enrich their lives as they seek answers and suggestions to various aspects of life and living from the wisdom of our seers whose message is both eternal and relevant to any age.

  3. Indian Gurus India has been given birth her spiritual children to teach mankind and help to establish the great civilization. They guide man in every act and pushed to lead a life of virtue. Indianscriptures are showing some interesting articles about such spiritual teachers, famous guru, acharyas by whom we are blessed to have guidance on mankind. Rushis of Bharat One who sees’ is a seer or a Rushi. The great sages of ancient India were inspired when they were in a state of communion with the divine and gained intuitive insights into the fundamental and underlying truths of this Universe. These truths formed the basis of their spiritual teachings to mankind and helped in establishing the great Vedic Civilization.

  4. Acharyas The Acharyas who came later at different periods in history codified traditions and showed the world the message given in the Scriptures according to the time and place they were born. These traditions are carried on till this day with their successors donning the mantle of delineating the Scriptural knowledge to the masses in an easy, practical manner relevant to the times. AdiShankaracharya JagadguruAdiShankaracharya, the greatest philosopher that India has ever produced was a religious reformer, a poet, a mystic and a devotee of the 8th century A.D. His thoughts and ideas have been a constant source of knowledge for the followers of Advaita philosophy, or non-dualism. His works are subjected to research by many Indian and foreign scholars even today.

  5. Buddhist Masters Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Gautam Buddha between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. The main aim of Buddhism is to help sentient beings eliminate suffering by removing ignorance and desires and attaining Nirvana or enlightenment. There are three main branches of Buddhism-Theravada(teachings of the elders), Mahayana(the great vehicle) and Vajrayana(the thunderbolt vehicle). Sometimes Vajrayana is also referred to as a part of Mahayana. Theravada is practised in Sri Lanka and South East Asia like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos etc, Mahayana is practised in East Asia like China, Japan, Singapore Vietnam etc and Vajrayana is practised in Tibet and Mongolia.

  6. Devotees MeeraBai MeeraBai or Meerabai (1498 - 1547) was a Rajput princess of Mewar, Rajasthan. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and amongst the first exponents of PremaBhakti or Divine Love. As an inspired poet, she used to sing in vraja-bhasha (mixed with Rajasthani), in praise of GiridharaGopala. At a very young age, she had developed in her heart the most intense love and devotion for GiridharaGopala. MeeraBai is regarded as an incarnation of Radha. She occupies a sacred place in the history of Indian culture for her passionate and persistent spiritual devotion, against all odds. MeeraBai is equally revered for her poetic genius. Her unflinching devotion to Lord Krishna is rendered in all her songs. Her odes and hymns are characterized by tenderness and simplicity of genuine outpouring of a heart completely dedicated to god. Many legends have gathered around the name of MeeraBai.

  7. Kathakar MorariBapu MorariBapu is the modern age Spiritual Guru who has huge number of followers (listeners/shrotas) all over the world. The Guru has earned immense fame and recognition for his famous 9-day sermons (kathaas) which he conducts in his mother tongue, Gujarati, and Hindi worldwide. His sermons have brought him millions of listeners/shrotas from the U.S., the U.K., South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and many other nations. MorariBapu has been successfully conducting his highly enlightening sermons since the mid 1970s, and the Guru is well known for conducting his discourses in cruises and even airplanes.

  8. Modern Thinkers Swami DayanandaSaraswati DayanandaSaraswati (February 12, 1824 - October 31, 1883) was an important Hindu religious scholar and the founder of the AryaSamaj, "Society of Nobles", a Hindu reform movement, founded in 1875. Aryasamaj founded by him produced 79% of the freedom fighters who were responsible for the independence of India. He was a sanyasi (renunciate) from his boyhood, and a scholar, who believed in the infallible authority of the Vedas. Dayananda advocated the doctrine of karma, skepticism in dogma, and emphasised the ideals of brahmacharya (celibacy and devotion to God). The Theosophical Society and the AryaSamaj were united for a certain time under the name Theosophical Society of the AryaSamaj. His original name was Mool Shankar. He was born in 1824 in Tankara, Gujarat.

  9. Rushi- Men Vedavyasa Vedavyasa or Vyasa was born approximately around 3100 B.C. Numerous works have been attributed to Vedavyasa. He is known by many names such as KrushnaDvaipayana, Badarayana, Parashara and BhagvanVyasa. However, the most popular and famous among them is Vyasa. The Sanskrit name Vedavyasa literally means the compiler of the Vedas. It is also widely believed that Vedavyasa was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Vedavyasa or Vyasa was born approximately around 3100 B.C. Numerous works have been attributed to Vedavyasa. He is known by many names such as KrushnaDvaipayana, Badarayana, Parashara and BhagvanVyasa. However, the most popular and famous among them is Vyasa.

  10. Rushi Scientists Aryabhata Aryabhata was one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers of Ancient India whose works are still referred to by the modern scholars. He is mostly known for his contribution in the field of astronomy as the head of an astronomical observatory in Ujjain, the leading communication network centre of Gupta dynasty. Aryabhata set a stepping stone towards the advancement of astronomy in India which is a matter of utmost pride and gratitude. Such is the influence of this great scientist in the genre of astronomy, that the first satellite launched by India (19th April 1975) was named after Aryabhata. Simultaneously, the International Astronomical Union has named a lunar crater after him. The residue of a lunar impact crater situated in the eastern Mare Tranquillitatis is named Aryabhata to pay homage to the scientist.

  11. Rushi Women Lopamudra Lopamudra was the wife of Sage Agasthya. Legend says that once the Devas and Asuras were at war with each other. Many Asuras were killed in battle and a few of them hid themselves in the ocean. Indra,the Lord of the Gods gave an order to Agni the God of fire to pursue them and destroy them. Thinking that destroying them would destroy all the sea creatures Agni returned to Indra and informed him that he had let them go rather than hurting the creatures in the sea. During the Vedic period women were assigned a very prominent and high place in society and shared a equal standing with the menfolk. The Hindu philosophical concept of Shakti or the feminine principle of energy was greatly revered and there were scholars and highly intelligent women who chose the path of Vedic studies like Gargi, Maitreyi, Lopamudra, Ghosha etc.

  12. Saints SantKabir SantKabir is one of the greatest mystic poet saints of India and his name evokes reverence and love for the Lord among millions even today. He was considered the unifying factor across the three major religions of Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism in Ancient India. The name Kabir originates from the Arabic word ‘Al Kabir’ meaning ‘The Great’ which is the 37th name of God in Islam. Legends surround his birth and death. Some say that he grew up in a Muslim weaver community while others say that he was actually the son of a Brahmin widow who was adopted by a childless couple. Still others say that he was of virgin birth. The most common and accepted version was that he was said to have been born on the full moon day in the month of Jyeshta in the year 1398 AD.

  13. Sikh Gurus Guru Nanak After the decline of Buddhism in India, non violence, love and compassion too began to decline in the Indian society. The Hindu leaders became the custodians of religion and its teachings and reduced the religion to rites and rituals and superstitious ceremonies. They neglected teaching the spiritual realities to the people and religion became confused with caste distinction and the privilege of only the upper class called the Brahmins. Since the sacred religious books were written only in Sanskrit, they could not be understood by the masses. The lowest class were called untouchables and they were meted out with lot of injustice by the other classes.

  14. Yog gurus Sri YukteswarGiri Sri YukteswarGiri was one of the greatest modern-age spiritual teachers of KriyaYog. Sri YukteswarGiri rose to spiritual fame in the late 19th Century, and was also the spiritual guru of ParamahansaYogananda, ParamahansaHariharananda and Swami SatyanandaGiri. Yogananda also revered Sri Yukteswar as ‘Jnanavatar’ or ‘Incarnation of Wisdom’. Sri YukteswarGiri, also spelled SriyukteshvarGiri and SriyukteswarGiri, was the monastic name of PriyanathKarar who was not only a spiritual guru but also blessed with multiple qualities. He was an astronomer, an educator, a Jyotish (Vedic astrologer), a yogi, and a firm believer in the principles of BhagavadGita. He was an ardent disciple of LahiriMahasaya of Varanasi (present Benares).

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