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Four Types of Non-Devotees.

Charles  Darwin Bhagvad Gita  verse 7/15  describes four types of people who are unable to surrender to God. न   मां   दुष्कृतिनो   मूढाः   प्रपद्यन्ते   नराधमाः   । माययापहृतज्ञाना   आसुरं   भावमाश्रिताः   ॥ na māṅ duṣkṛtinō mūḍhāḥ prapadyantē narādhamāḥ. māyayāpahṛtajñānā āsuraṅ bhāvamāśritāḥ ৷৷ 7.15 ৷৷ Bg 7.15   —  Those miscreants who are grossly foolish , who are lowest among mankind , whose knowledge is stolen by illusion , and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto Me. (Four kinds of miscreants who don't surrender will be described further.)  THEY ARE DUSKRTINAH , OR MISCREANTS The atheistic plan-makers are described herein by the word ' duskrtinah' , or miscreants. Krtina means one who has performed meritorious work. The atheist plan-maker is sometimes very intelligent and meritorious also, because any gigantic plan, good or bad, must use intelligence to execute. But because the atheist's

Anjaneyadri : Birthplace of Lord Hanuman

The Anjaneyadri hill in Hampi lies in the centre of  Anegondi area, Karnataka state, India. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. Hanuman was born to Anjana and thus Hanuman was also called as Anjaneya, and his birthplace Anjaneyadri (Anjana's Hill). Located at a distance of just 5 km from Hampi’s historical site, devotees of Hanuman consider this place as sacred.  The hill has a white washed Hanuman temple at the top. It has about 575 steps. The entire white-washed structure of the Hanuman temple has a roof with a pyramid structure and a small red dome atop. Visitors can see the red flags fluttering in the air from a distance.  The idol of Lord Hanuman has been carved out of a rock. Apart from Lord Hanuman’s temple, the place also has a small shrine of Lord Rama and his wife Sita. The view from the top is breathtaking as you see patches of paddy fields and the Hampi city ruins around. And this is how it looks from top of the hill. The river is Thungabhadra. Subjec

Indian Science Seen Through Archaeology

Archaeological findings throw light on many scientific developments of India. Presented here are a few such findings. 1.  Wedge shaped stone blocks excavated from  Dholavira site Dated: ~2600 BCE. The  Wedge shaped stone blocks were most likely used in circular structure may be lining walls of well or arched gate structure.    2. A Terracotta fragment with fabric impression, Harappa. Remains of textile found at Mehrgarh dates back to 6th millenium BCE. By 4th millenium BCE India exported cotton to as far as Jordan as archaeological remains from Dhuweila (Jordan) suggest.     3.  A "Sheffield of Ancient India: Chanhu-Daro's Metal Working Industry photos of copper knives, spears , razors, axes and dishes.  Note the fluted vase (left, second row) is one of the finest metal work of ancient India. Published in The Illustrated London News (1936)   4.  Stonemasonry work from Dholavira Dated: ~3-2 millenium