Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha. Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is .
Samantabhadra (Sanskrit: ; lit. “Universal Worthy”, “All Good”) is a Buddhist bodhisattva who is linked to practice and meditation. In Mahayana Buddhism, he forms the Shakyamuni Triad with Gautama Buddha and the bodhisattva Majur. He is the patron of the Lotus Sutra and is said to have taken the 10 great vows that form the foundation of a bodhisattva, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra. Who is Samantabadra? In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva .
Maitreya is the first bodhisattva to have a cult built around him, and he is attested in writings dating back to the third century CE. He was accepted by all schools of Buddhism, and the Theravada tradition today honors him as the lone bodhisattva. Who is Maitreya Buddha? Maitreya Buddha is regarded as the world’s future Buddha who has yet to come down from the sky. Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit word “Maitri,” .
Virudhaka is a major deity in Buddhism. Virudhaka is a symbol of success and progress. Virudhara is the ruler of the wind. His sword is to protect Dharma and also to symbolize power over ignorance. Virudhaka is the Guardian of the Southern Direction. Virudhaka, leader of the Kumbhanda, is a worldly guardian worshipped as a protector. He lives on the south side of the lower slopes of Mount Meru in the Heaven of the .
Nyingma Tradition is the old school of Tibetan Buddhism is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the teachings of the Buddha into Tibetan. The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the Kama and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by masters directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or gurus, in experiences or in dreams. .
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Bikram Yoga is a system of hot yoga. Bikram Yoga is a type of yoga exercise that is devised by Bikram Choudhury which became popular in the early 1970s. Choudhury attempted to copyright the Bikram Yoga sequence from 2011 but was ultimately unsuccessful. Origin of Bikram Yoga Bikram Choudhury was born in Calcutta in 1944. He began studying yoga in 1969. He arrived in America in 1971 and soon began to teach yoga in .
Today, Hinduism is referred to as the oldest living religion followed in the whole world. More than 3000+ deities are found in some places near the homes of Hindus where they love and worship. Though the underlying philosophies of Hinduism are the same, the belief system has been adjusted over nearly 3000 years of existence. The concept is still the same and is adjusted over time to cope with social changes of a society. .
Om Namah Shivaya is an important and popular mantra in Hinduism and Shaivism. It is the mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shaivism is a sect that claims that the most important God is Shiva. The origin of this mantra dates back to thousands of years and is mentioned Krishna Yajurveda in the Shree Rudram hymn. And also in Rudrashtadhyayi which is a part of the Shukla Yajurveda. It is referred to as Shiva Panchakshara or simply Panchakshara, meaning the mantra of “five syllables” (excluding Om). The Gem of All Life (Jiva-Ratnam) is said to be the name of Shiva. ‘Shiva’ simply means auspicious. The Lord is so full of love that it’s said that love itself is Shiva. Who is Lord Shiva? Shiva is Sha + ee + Va .
Navaratri, the Sanskrit word for “nine nights”, also called Durga Puja is a major festival held in India for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season. Rama Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In .