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YOGA, derived from Sanskrit root yuj having its equivalent in Latin as jugum, in Gothic as juk, in German as jock, is the equivalent of yoke in English. Yoga refers to yoking or harnessing of mind in order to cultivate paravidya or higher knowledge, the result of those psychical and...
VISHNU Remember Vishnu again and again; By remembering Vishnu you will never suffer defeat.(Gauri Bawan Akhri Kabir, p. 342) At whose door should I take refuge, Vishnu, Shiva, an adept, a Muni or Indra. One may give you kingdom, the other may take you to heaven, rare one among a...
LAKSHMI (LACHHMI or LAKHMI) All the gods make obeissance to Lakhmi (Lakshmi). (Bhairo M. 3, p. l] 54) The Lord, in whose house there is ever youthful Lachhmi (Lakshmi). (Malar Namdev, p. 1292) Lakshmi is the goddess of fortune. She is one of the gems (Ratan), which sprang out from...
KAMALA PUTA Brahma, born of lotus (the son of Lotus) and Vyasa, bom of fish, performed austerities and became adorable. (Kanra M. 4, p. 1309) Brahma was born in the navel-lotus of Vishnu, therefore he is called the son of Lotus. In order to know the Lord, he travelled downwards...
KATTU, village 12 km southeast of Barnala (30°22`N, 75°32`E), in Sarigrur district of the Punjab, claims a historical shrine, Gurdwara Sahib Guru Sar Patshahi IX, commemorating the visit of Guru Tcgh Bahadur. The Gurdwara, marking the site of the Guru`s camp in what used to be a thicket by the...
KAMALPUR, village in Ludhiana district, 10 km southeast ofJagraon (30°47`N, 75°28`E) has a historical shrine, Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, situated one kilometre east of the village along KamalpurTalvandi Rai Ki road. It commemorates the visit of Guru Gobind Singh during his journey from Hehrah towards Siloani and Lammah Jatpura...
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