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Agastya's Gateway through the Vindhya Mountains

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Once in Satya Yuga, the Vindhya mountain had become too arrogant and began blocking the path of the sun and the moon. It began to grow higher and higher. Then the sage Agastya came and told him, "I am going south, give me way." Vindhya split itself and made a slender path for him, known as Agastya's Gateway. Reaching the other side of the mountain, observing Vindhya from top to toe, Agastya said, "Vindhya my child, what is this? You are growing crookedly, the plumb line is not correct! Some day you will topple over....

Vishnupur is a city in Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India, famous for its terracotta temples and long history of association with Gaudiya Vaisnavas. During the reign of Aurangzeb (1658-1707), many of Lord Krsna's temples in Vrindavan dhama were forced to shut their doors, and the Deities and devotees were spirited off to safer quarters. Vishnupur was one of many such safe havens, and the parishad associates of Lord Caitanya are known to have had many pastimes there.

The area around...

Dasharatha narrated the whole story of how he had killed Shravan Kumar by mistake. After the death of their son, Shravan Kumar's parents had been writhing in anguish before they died and they had cursed him that just like them, he too would die of the sorrows caused by his son's separation.

In this way Dasharatha gave up his life, unable to bear the sorrows of separation from Sri Rama. He pronounced Rama's name six times while dying. Soon after the death of Dasharatha, a deep sorrow gripped all the...

Stomach related problems are mainly constipation, indigestion, acidity, motions and dysentery. There are few other problems related to food habits, they are – stomach ache, spasms, heaviness in the stomach, burning sensation, vomiting, discomfort etc. Yoga practice and natural medicine can cure these problems.

Stomach Spasm:

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In Bhagavad-gita 9.25, Lord Krsna instructs:

yanti deva-vrata devan
pitrn yanti pitr-vratah
bhutani yanti bhutejya
yanti mad-yajino api mam

"Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship...


Ayurveda is not merely a treatment path, but it is a science for a good and healthy lifestyle. The two important aims of Ayurveda are prevention from the diseases in healthy individuals and treatment of the diseased. The first aim is given prime importance so that every individual can aim for a healthy and disease free, long life.

In our body, destruction and construction go hand in hand. But in Old age, the destruction overpowers the construction and the cellular functions...

Manuscript writing is a very old tradition of Assam. From Bana`s Harshacharita, belonging to the 7th century it is known that the gift from Bhaskarbarma, the king of ancient Assam, to Harsha included, inter alia, "volumes of fine writing with leaves made from aloe bark and of the hue of ripe pink cucumber". It is also known from Bana`s account that in Assam there was a tradition of painting miniature pictures. But there is no clear indication about illustrated manuscript in his account. Most of the scholars on Indian art believe that...


Amaltas (Cassia), a moderate sized deciduous tree is found in almost all parts of India and Myanmar. Amaltas trees bloom with yellow flowers in summer, simulating golden showers. Besides its ornamental importance it is of great medicinal value. In Ayurveda it is also called Rajavriksha, the king of trees. Its leaves, pod, pulp, root and bark are used in many ayurvedic formulations to treat various disorders.
Latin Name: Cassia Fistula


Sutaji once reached Naimisharanya in the course of his pilgrimage. There he found numerous sages engaged in austerities and penance. All of them were delighted to find Sutaji in their midst and considered it a God-sent opportunity to get their doubts related to various religious topics cleared. The Sage Shaunak was also present there, and he asked Sutaji --"O revered sage! Who is the creator of this world? Who nurtures it and who annihilates it in the end? How can one realize the supreme Almighty? How many incarnations...


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