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California, USA was Kapila-Aranya
Rishi Kapila was born to Kardama Prajapati and his wife Devahuti (daughter of Manu). He is mentioned in many Puranas, Ramayana and multiple vedic hymns. There are multiple Kapila rishis over many generations. Narada Purana enumerates two Kapilas, one as …

Seetha performed Sandhya Vandanam in Ramayana
Women of Vedic and earlier period performed rituals like Sandhya Vandanam, wrote vedic hymns and other scriptures. Valmiki Ramayana has proof that Seetha used to perform daily ritual called ‘Sandhya Vandanam‘. Sundara Kanda of Ramayana describes Hanuman entering …

Muhurtas described in Ramayana
Muhūrt (मुहूर्त) is a vedic unit of measurement for time. A 24 hour day+night consists of 30 muhurtas. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes of duration. Each Muhurta is further divided into 30 Kalā ≈ 48 minutes. Brahmanas and Rig …

Dwivida, Vanara from Ramayana – Killed by Balarama
Dwivida, Vanara who survived from Ramayana era was killed by Balarama as mentioned in Bhagavata and Vishnu puranas. He, along with Mainda were son of devas Aswini brothers. Both brothers participated in the coronation of Sugriva (Valmiki Ramayana 4.26.34). Dwivida …

World’s First Suicide Squad lead by Susarma in Mahabharata
Susarma (Susharma / सुशर्मा) was king of Trigarta, who vowed to to either die or kill Arjuna as part of a larger plan by Duryodhana to capture Yudhishthira alive in Kurukshetra war. For this, he formed a suicide squad on …

Good, Bad Dreams & Results in Agni Purana
Types and number of days taken to experience results, methods to nullify effects of bad dreams explained in Agni Purana as narrated by Pushkara to Parasurama. Agni Purana is said to have about 16000 slokas, but only 11457 are available …

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Fasting & Avoiding Grains
Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Sukla paksha Ekadasi that occurs during the Dhanur month (when Sun transits Sagittarius or Dhanus Rasi) according to the Vedic Panchangam (Almanac). This corresponds to mid December – mid January in English calendar. Margasirsha sukla paksha …

Planets Dimensions, Distances & Effects in Bhagavatam
Bhagavata Purana, composed around 1800 BCE describes in detail, Stars, planets in our solar system, Sun, their dimensions, distances between them, climatic and karmic effects of their movement. sa eṣa bhagavān ādi-puruṣa eva sākṣān nārāyaṇo lokānāṁ svastaya ātmānaṁ trayīmayaṁ karma-viśuddhi-nimittaṁ …