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VANDE BHARATAMATRAM

VANDE BHARATAMATRAM Ratnakaradhautapadam Himalyakirtitinim IBrahmarajarsiratnamdhyam vande Bharatamataram II I pay my obeisance to mother Bharata, whose feet are being awashed by the ocean, who wears the mighty Himalaya as her crown, and who isexuberantly adorned with the gems of traditions set by Brahmarsis and Rajarsis. The word BHARATAMATRAM is evocative and endowed with rich connotation: Geographically it refers, to quote, Barhaspatya Samhita, “Himalayaad aarabhya yaavad indu sarovaraparyantam tam deva nirmitam desham hindusthaanam prachakshate”—“that land created by God and stretching from…

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INDIA:FACT FILE

INDIA:FACT FILE We owe a lot to Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. Albert Einstein After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense. Werner Heisenberg What we shall find in Modern Physics is an exemplification, an encouragement and a refinement of old Hindu wisdom. Julius R. Oppenheimer Some blood transfusion from the East to…

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VANDE MATRAM

VANDE MATRAM May we all surrender unto holy feet of Bharat Mata Lyrics of Vande Mataram वन्दे मातरम् सुजलां सुफलां मलयजशीतलाम् शस्यशामलां मातरम् । शुभ्रज्योत्स्नापुलकितयामिनीं फुल्लकुसुमितद्रुमदलशोभिनीं सुहासिनीं सुमधुर भाषिणीं सुखदां वरदां मातरम् ।। १ ।। वन्दे मातरम् । कोटि-कोटि-कण्ठ-कल-कल-निनाद-कराले कोटि-कोटि-भुजैर्धृत-खरकरवाले, अबला केन मा एत बले । बहुबलधारिणीं नमामि तारिणीं रिपुदलवारिणीं मातरम् ।। २ ।। वन्दे मातरम् । तुमि विद्या, तुमि धर्म तुमि हृदि, तुमि मर्म त्वं हि प्राणा: शरीरे बाहुते तुमि मा शक्ति, हृदये तुमि मा भक्ति, तोमारई प्रतिमा गडि…

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INDIA:FACTFILE

INDIA:FACTFILE • The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects. • The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. • Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987. • Ayurveda…

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‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindustan’ in the Puranas

‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindustan’ in the PuranasDefining who is the real’Hindu’ Birhannaradi Purana (found many centuries ago in Hoshiarpur) contains the verse: Himalayam samarabhya yavat bindusarovaramHindusthanamiti qyatan hi antaraksha-rayogatah “The country between Himalayas and Bindu Sarovar (Cape Commorin Sea) is Hindusthan derived by combining the first letter ‘Hi’ of Himalayas and the last compound letter ‘ndu’ of the word Bindu.” Other instances are cited in Vishnu Purana, Padma Purana and the Brihaspati Samhita: Aaasindo sindhu paryantham yasyabharatha bhoomikahMathrubhuh pithrubhoochaiva sah vai…

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VANDE BHARATMATRAM

“This is India!The land of dreams and romance,of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty,of splendor and rags,of palaces and hovels,of famine and pestilence,of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps,of tigers and elephants,the cobra and the jungle,the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues,of a thousand religions and two million gods,cradle of the human race,birthplace of human speech,mother of history,grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition,whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations– the one…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

May the dawning of this New Year 2010,make your days bright with new hopesfill your heart with golden visions,opening up new horizonsand bringing for you promisesof brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year 2010,fragrant with new opportunities,heart happy with all-fulfilling lovefruitioning in sefless servicefor motherland, for the earth familyfor all of God’s children! Happy New Year to your family and friends ! Madan G Gandhi

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