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Satya S. Kandula

M.Tech. Electronics Design, IISc. Formerly Senior Delivery Manager (Software) and Professor (Electronics and Computers). Presently a Teacher of Ancient Indian Texts.

Audio : उ उकार​ ukāra

उ उकार​ उ+क्+आ+र्+अ u u+k+ā+r+a ukāra The sound u उ उ उ u u u Name of śiva उ उवाच​ उ+व्+आ+च्+अ u u+v+ā+c+a uvāca Said उ उपरि उ+प्+अ+र्+इ u u+p+a+r+i upari After उ उदय​ उ+द्+अ+य्+अ u u+d+a+y+a udaya Rise उ उत्थित​ उ+त्+थ्+इ+त्+अ u u+t+th+i+t+a utthita One who is […]

Audio : ई ईकार​ ī īkāra

ई ईकार​ ī īkāra ī+k+ā+r+a The sound ī ई ई ई ī ī ī A name of lakṣmī ई ईश्वर​ ई+श्व+र​ ī īṣvara ī+ś+v+a+r+a The best of Gods ई ईशा ई+शा ī īśā ī+ś+ā By īśa, by Him whose will commands everything, By God. ई ईप्सित​ ई+प्+स्+इ+त​ ī […]

RV_07.020.03.1 : Indra, an invincible hero from birth: Vasishta

RV_07.020.03.1{01} yudhmo anarvā khajakṛt samadvā śūraḥ satrāṣāḍ januṣemaṣāḷhaḥRV_07.020.03.2{01} vyāsa indraḥ pṛtanāḥ svojā adhā viśvaṃśatrūyantaṃ jaghāna yudhmah : A warrior anarvā : unstoppable khajakṛt : yuddhakrt : one who wages wars samat va śūraḥ : valorous in battle satrāṣāḍ – invincible and victorious januṣA – from birth Im – This, […]

Indra in the Valmiki Ramayanam.

indra deva has been given a lot of bad press in some movies. In the Vedas and in the Valmiki Ramayana, Indra is a hero. I have so far shared some posts about how Valmiki presented Indra in his Ramayanam. =================================================================== In the beginning, he led the team […]

Indra, Vajra and Vrtrasura:

Indra himself used the Vajrayudham and the Sakthi. Vajra means hard. And Ayudham means weapon. It can mean diamond too. Indra’s Vajrayudham was made of the backbone of a great sage called Dadichi. Hanuman is called Vajranga Bali (the strong one with hard limbs – as hard as diamond or bone). In Hindi […]

Audio : ikāra

इ इकार​ इ+क्+आ+र्+अ i ikāra i+k+ā+r+a to remember, study, go इ इन्द्र इम्+द्+र्+अ i indra im+d+r+a the king of the devas इ इच्छा इ+च्+छ​+आ i icchā i+c+cha+ā desire इ इज्य इ+ज्+य्+अ i ijya i+j+y+a one who is worthy of worship इ इक्षु इ+क्+ष्+उ i ikṣu i+k+ṣ+u sugarcane इ […]