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- Valmikis’ stunningly accurate accountThe facts about Ram…The story of Shri Rams’ life was first narrated by Maharishi Valmiki in the Ramayana, which was written after Shri Ram was crowned as the king of Ayodhya. Maharishi Valmiki was a great astronomer as he has made sequential astronomical references on important dates related to the life of Shri Ram indicating the location of planets vis-a-vis zodiac constellations and the other stars (nakshatras).Needless to add that similar position of planets and nakshatras is not repeated in thousands of years.By entering the precise details of the planetary configuration of the important events in the life of Shri Ram as given in the Valmiki Ramayan in the software named “Planetarium” corresponding exact dates of these events according to the English calendar can be known.Mr Pushkar Bhatnagar, of the Indian Revenue Service, had acquired this software from the US. It is used to predict the solar/lunar eclipses and distance and location of other planets from earth. He entered the relevant details about the planetary positions narrated by Maharishi Valmiki and obtained very interesting and convincing results, which almost determine the important dates starting from the birth of Shri Ram to the date of his coming back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.Maharishi Valmiki has recorded in Bal Kaand, sarga 19 and shloka eight and nine (1/18/8,9), that Shri Ram was born on ninth tithi of Chaitra month when the position of different planets vis-a-vis zodiac constellations and nakshatras (visible stars) were:i) Sun in Aries; ii) Saturn in Libra; iii) Jupiter in Cancer; iv) Venus in Pisces; v) Mars in Capricorn; vi) Lunar month of Chaitra; vii) Ninth day after no moon; viii) Lagna as Cancer (cancer was rising in the east); ix) Moon on the Punarvasu (Gemini constellation & Pllux star); x) Day time (around noon).This data was fed into the software. The results indicated that this was exactly the location of planets/stars in the noon of January 10, 5114 BC. Thus, Shri Ram was born on January 10, 5114 BC (7121 years back). As per the Indian calendar, it was the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month and the time was around 12 to 1 noontime. This is exactly the time and date when Ram Navmi is celebrated all over India.Shri Ram was born in Ayodhya. This fact can be ascertained from several books written by Indian and foreign authors before and after the birth of Christ – Valmiki Ramayan, Tulsi Ramayan, Kalidasas’ Raghuvansam, Baudh and Jain literature, etc.These books have narrated in great detail the location, rich architecture and beauty of Ayodhya which had many palaces and temples built all over the kingdom. Ayodhya was located on the banks of the Saryu river with Ganga and Panchal Pradesh on one side and Mithila on the other side.Normally 7,000 years is a very long period during which earthquakes, storms, floods and foreign invasions change the course of rivers, destroy the towns/buildings and alter the territories. Therefore, the task of unearthing the facts is monumental.The present Ayodhya has shrunk in size and the rivers have changed their course about 40 km north/south. Shri Ram went out of Ayodhya in his childhood(13th year as per Valmiki Ramayan) with Rishi Vishwamitra who lived in Tapovan (Sidhhashram). From there he went to Mithila, King Janaks’ kingdom. Here, he married Sita after breaking Shiv Dhanusha.Researchers have gone along the route adopted by Shri Ram as narrated in the Valmiki Ramayan and found 23 places which have memorials that commemorate the events related to the life of Shri Ram. These include :Shringi Ashram,Ramghat,Tadka Van,Sidhhashram,Gautamashram,Janakpur (now in Nepal),Sita Kund, etc.Memorials are built for great men and not for fictitious characters.Date of exile of Shri Ram: It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayans’ Ayodhya Kand (2/4/18) that Dashratha wanted to make Shri Ram the king because Sun, Mars and Rahu had surrounded his nakshatra and normally under such planetary configuration the king dies or becomes a victim of conspiracies.Dashrathas’ zodiac sign was Pisces and his nakshatra was Rewati.This planetary configuration was prevailing on the January 5, 5089 BC,and it was on this day that Shri Ram left Ayodhya for 14 years of exile.Thus, he was 25 years old at that time (5114-5089).There are several shlokas in Valmiki Ramayan which indicate that Shri Ramwas 25-years-old when he left Ayodhya for exile. Valmiki Ramayan refers to the solar eclipse at the time of war with Khardushan in later half of 13th year of Shri Rams’ exile. It is also mentioned it was amavasya day and Mars was in the middle. When this data was entered, the software indicated that there was a solar eclipse on October 7, 5077 BC, (amavasya day) which could be seen from Panchvati.The planetary configuration was also the same – Mars was in the middle,on one side were Venus and Mercury and on the other side were Sun and Saturn.On the basis of planetary configurations described in various other chapters, the date on which Ravana was killed works out to be December 4, 5076 BC, and Shri Ram completed 14 years of exile on January 2, 5075 BC, and that day was also Navami of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month. Thus Shri Ram had come back to Ayodhya at the age of 39 (5114-5075).A colleague, Dr Ram Avtar, researched on places visited by Shri Ram during his exile, and sequentially moved to the places stated as visited by Shri Ram in the Valmiki Ramayan, starting from Ayodhya he went right upto Rameshwaram.He found 195 places which still have the memorials connected to the events narrated in the Ramayana relating to the life of Shri Ram and Sita These include Tamsa Tal (Mandah), Shringverpur (Singraur), Bhardwaj Ashram (situated near Allahabad), Atri Ashram, Markandaya Ashram (Markundi), Chitrakoot, Pamakuti (on banks of Godavari), Panchvati, Sita Sarovar, Ram Kund in Triambakeshwar near Nasik, Shabari Ashram, Kishkindha (village Annagorai), Dhanushkoti and Rameshwar temple.In Valmiki Ramayan it is mentioned that Shri Rams’ army constructed a bridge over the sea between Rameshwaram and Lanka.After crossing this bridge, Shri Rams’ army had defeated Ravana. Recently,NASA put pictures on the Internet of a man-made bridge, the ruins of which are lying submerged in Palk Strait between Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka.Recently the Sri Lankan Government had expressed the desire to develop Sita Vatika as a tourist spot. Sri Lankans believe this was Ashok Vatika where Ravana had kept Sita as a prisoner (in 5076 BC).Indian history has recorded that Shri Ram belonged to the Suryavansh and he was the 64th ruler of this dynasty. The names and other relevant particulars of previous 63 kings are listed in Ayodhya ka Etihaas written about 80 years ago by Rai Bahadur Sita Ram. Professor Subhash Kak of Lousiana University, in his book, The Astronomical Code of the Rig Veda, has also listed 63 ancestors of Shri Ramwho ruled over Ayodhya.Sri Rams’ ancestors have been traced out as: Shri Ram, King Dashratha, King Aja, King Raghu, King Dilip and so on. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Bengal to Gujarat, everywhere people believe in the reality of Shri Rams’ existence, particularly in the tribal areas of Himachal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and the North-East.Most of the festivals celebrated in these areas revolve around the events in the life of Shri Ram and Shri Krishna. The events and places related to the life of Shri Ram and Sita are true cultural and social heritage of every Indian irrespective of caste and creed. Therefore, it is common heritage.After all, Shri Ram belonged to the period when Prophet Mohammed or Jesus Christ were not born and Muslim or Christian faiths were unknown to the world.The words Hindu (resident of Hindustan) and Indian (resident of India) were synonymous. India was also known as Bharat (land of knowledge) and Aryavarta (where Aryans live) and Hindustan (land of “Hindus” – derived from word Indus). During Ram Rajya, the evils of caste system based on birth were non-existent. In fact, Maharishi Valmiki is stated to be of Shudra class (scheduled caste), still Sita lived with him as his adopted daughter after she was banished from Ayodhya.Luv and Kush grew in his ashram as his disciples. We need to be proud of the fact that Valmiki was perhaps the first great astronomer and that his study of planetary configurations has stood the test of times. Even the latest computer softwares have corroborated his astronomical calculations, which proves that he did not commit any error.Shabri is stated to be belonging to the Bheel tribe. Shri Rams’ army, which succeeded in defeating Ravana, was formed by various tribals from Central and South India.The facts, events and all other details relating to the life of Shri Ram are the common heritage of all the Indians including scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, Muslims, Christians, etc.Prophet Mohammad was born 1,400 years ago.Jesus Christ was born 2,000 years back.Gautam Buddha was born 2,600 years back,whereas Ram was born 7,000 years back.Hence, discovering the details relating to Shri Rams’ life would be lot more difficult as destruction caused by floods, earthquakes and invasions etc., would be far greater. But, should that stop our quest for learning more about our cultural heritage?As Indians, let us all take pride in the fact that the Indian civilisation is the most ancient civilisation today. It is certainly more than 10,000 years old. Therefore, let us reject the story of Aryan invasion in India in 1,500 BC as motivated implantation.In fact Max Mueller, who was the creator of this theory had himself rejected it.Let us admit that during the British Rule, we were educated in the schools based on Macaulay school of thinking which believed that everything Indian was inferior and that entire “Indian literature was not worth even one book rack in England.” If there were similarities in certain features of Indian people and people from Central Europe, then automatic inference drawn was that the Aryans coming from Europe invaded India and settled here.No one dared of thinking in any other way. Therefore, there is urgency for the historians and all other intellectuals to stop reducing Indian history to myth.There is need to gather, dig out, search, unearth and analyse all the evidences,which would throw more light on ancient Indian civilisation and culture.There is need for the print and the electronic media to take note of these facts and create atmosphere which would motivate our young and educated youth to carry out research and unearth true facts about the ancient Indian civilisation and wisdom and would also encourage them to put across the results of their research before the people fearlessly and with a sense of pride!(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 10.11.2011)Valmikis’ stunningly accurate account The facts about Ram… The story of Shri Rams’ life was first narrated by Maharishi Valmiki in the Ramayana, which was written after Shri Ram was crowned as the king of Ayodhya. Maharishi Valmiki was a great astronomer as he has made sequential astronomical references on important dates related to the life ...
Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully she explained, “It’s the druggist – he insulted me terribly this morning on the phone.” Immediately the husband drove down town to confront the druggist and demand an apology.
Before he could say more than a word or two, the druggist told him, “Now, just a minute – listen to my side of it. This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, just to realize that I locked the house with both house and car keys inside. I had to break a window to get my keys.
Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket. Later, when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire. When I finally got to the store there was a bunch of people waiting for me to open up. I got the store opened and started waiting on these people, and all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook.”
He continued, “Then I had to break a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I got down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels – the phone was still ringing – when I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it…half of them hit the floor and broke.
Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up, and I finally got back to answer it. It was your wife – she wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer. and believe me, Mister, I TOLD HER!”
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 15.09.2011)“Terrible Insult” Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully she explained, “It’s the druggist – he insulted me terribly this morning on the phone.” Immediately the husband drove down town to confront the druggist and demand an apology. Before he could say more than a word or two, the ...
- Santa taking grammar lessons“If more than one mouse is mice then more than one spouse is spice!!!!”—————-Officer Santa: Madam swimming is restricted in this lake.Lady: why didn’t you tell me when I was removing my clothes?Officer Santa: That is not restricted—————-Santa: I got married because I was tired of cooking, cleaning home and washing clothes.Banta: Amazing, I got divorce for the same reason.—————Santa: “When I woke up this morning, I felt like going out and getting a job.”Banta: “Did you?”Santa: “No. I stayed in bed until the feeling passed—————–What’s Ford?Santa: Gaadi.What’s Oxford?Santa: So simple, Bail Gaadi—————-Q: Why was Santa writing the exam near the door?A: Because it was an entrance exam—————-Santa: I’m a proud father. My son is in medical college.Banta: What’s he studying?”Santa: He’s not studying, they are studying him!—————-Santa: I kiss my wife every day before leaving for office, what about u?Banta: Me too, after u leave.—————-Pappu, while filling up a form: Dad, what should I write against mother tongue.?Santa: Very long!—————-Santa: “Hi, Main Bol Raha Hoon”.Banta: “Kamaal Hain, Ithe Vi Main Bol Raha Hoon!”—————–A Chinese pair accidentally had twins without getting married,Guess what they named them… Jo Hua, So Hua.(contributed by : Amr on 02.08.2012)Santa taking grammar lessons “If more than one mouse is mice then more than one spouse is spice!!!!” —————- Officer Santa: Madam swimming is restricted in this lake. Lady: why didn’t you tell me when I was removing my clothes? Officer Santa: That is not restricted —————- Santa: I got married because I was tired of cooking, cleaning home and washing clothes. Banta: ...
President Obama walks into the Bank of America to cash a check.President Obama walks into the Bank of America to cash a check. As he approaches the cashier he says “Good morning Ma’am, could you please cash this check for me”? Cashier: “It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID”? Obama: “To tell you truth, I did not bring my ID with me as ...
As he approaches the cashier he says “Good morning Ma’am, could you please cash this check for me”?
Cashier: “It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID”?
Obama: “To tell you truth, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need to; I am President Barrack Obama, the President of the United States of America!!!!”
Cashier: “Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the current regulations and monitoring of Banks because of impostors and forgers etc. I must insist on seeing your ID.”
Obama: “Just ask anyone here at the Bank who I am, and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am.”
Cashier: “I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I must follow them.”
Obama: “I am urging you, please, to cash this check”
Cashier: “Look Mr. President this is what we can do: One day Tiger Woods came into the bank without his ID. To prove he was indeed Tiger Woods he pulled out his putting iron and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and we cashed his check. Another time, Andre Agassi came in without ID. He pulled out his tennis racquet and made a fabulous shot whereby the tennis ball landed in my cup. With that shot we cashed his check. So, Mr. President, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you, the President of the United States?”
Obama stood there thinking, and thinking and finally says: “Honestly, my mind is a total blank, there is nothing that comes to my mind. I can’t think of a single thing!”
Cashier: “That is good enough for a proof. Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?”
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 05.09.2011)
- LESSON TO REMEMBER
The FBI had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were 3 finalists; two men and a woman.For the final test, the FBI agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. “We must know that you will follow our instructions no matter what the circumstances. Inside the room.
You will find your wife sitting in a chair . . . Kill her!!”
The man said, “You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife.” The agent said, “Then you’re not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home.”
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about 5 minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, “I tried, but I can’t kill my wife.”
The agent said, “You don’t have what it takes. Take your wife home.”
Finally, it was the woman’s turn. She was given the same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping the sweat from her brow. “This gun was loaded with false bullets”.
She said. “I had to beat him to death with the chair!!”
(source: user amohanrao on 06.02.2011)