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7:18 AM
@BhargavRao wow
 
 
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Q: Why Lord Chaitanya is called "noder nimai"?

Gopal BiswasWhy Lord Chaitanya mahaprabhu is called "noder nimai"?

 
 
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Q: Bowing down to Feet vs Hand

UtsavEvery time I see a person from my Father's family, my parents ask me to bow down to their feet. However, when I see someone like my 'mama' (mother's brother) or an unrelated elder person I have to bow to their hand only. I don't understand why this is so. Why bow differently to certain people?

 
 
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4:17 PM
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Q: Why is Brahma referred as Viranchi in Scriptures?

PandyaIn some scriptures Brahma is referred as Viranchi (विरञ्चि): Whenever I see sun raising in early morning, following mantra automatically pops out from my mind/month: नमः सवित्रे जगदेकचक्षुषे । जगत्प्रसूती स्थिति नाश हेतवे त्रयीमयाय त्रिगुणात्म धारिणे । विरञ्चि नारायण शङ्करात्मने॥ Salut...

 
4:38 PM
@KeshavSrinivasan by the way, do we need [tag: etymology]? (I mean should I use?)
 
@Pandya Yes, an etymology tag would be useful. Nirukta is one of the six Vedangas, after all.
 
Hi @Keshav
 
@Pandya And yeah, your question would fall under the etymology tag.
@BhargavRao Hi
@BhargavRao Since you're a follower of Madhvacharya, you may be interested in my question here:
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Q: What does Madhvacharya mean by saying the Jiva "half-enters" Brahman during fainting?

Keshav SrinivasanAs I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa that summarizes and systematizes the philosophical teachings of the Upanishads. You can read the...

 
@KeshavSrinivasan i think Karnataka has more followers of Madhavacharya.
 
Yep, I've already read that question :)
 
4:52 PM
@KeshavSrinivasan OK, Done!
 
@BhargavRao Do you have any idea what "half-entering" into Brahman means?
 
@KeshavSrinivasan Btw, Thanks for replying this time, I was just felling ignored as I didn't get reply for about last 10 message continuously!
 
Nope, I've not read about that @Keshav.
 
@KeshavSrinivasan ok, forgot that old messages (don't mind), what about hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/2663/…?
 
5:13 PM
@AnkitSharma with New Avatar!
@BhargavRao which user do you mean by stackoverflow.com/users/current ? (In your profile)
 
Did you click on it, @Pandya? ;)
 
@BhargavRao it redirects to SO home page
 
Hmm, Login to Stackoverflow and try again.
It should actually redirect to your user page.
 
@Pandya As far as the literature tag goes, there is a difference between literature like Raghuvamsa and Hindu scripture, but most people don't seem to be using the literature tag properly so it may be better not to have it.
 
@BhargavRao oh! Yes, it redirects to my profile page with activity tab
 
5:24 PM
Yep. :)
 
@KeshavSrinivasan Hmm... ok
 
@Pandya ;)
 
@Pandya And yeah, Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Iyengar mathematician. I've been to his old house in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. It's right outside the Sarangapani Vishnu temple, which I discuss here:
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Q: What is the secular account of the compilation of the Alwars' poems?

Keshav SrinivasanThe Alwars (also spelled Azhwars) are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu and are famous for their poetry in praise of Vishnu. The 4000 verses of the Alwars were compiled by the Vaishnava Acharya Nathamuni into a book called the Naalayira Divya Prabhandam, which is cons...

@Pandya Also, Srinivasa Ramanujan claimed that he received all his mathematical ideas from Nammagiri, the Lakshmi deity of the Nammakal Narasimha temple which I discuss here:
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Q: What scriptures describe Narasimha turning into a mountain after killing Hiranyakashipu?

Keshav SrinivasanThe most famous tenple for Vishnu's man-lion incarnation Narasimha, whom I discuss here, is Ahobilam, the place in Andhra Pradesh where Narasimha killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. But there's another temple related to the story of Narasimha, the Narasimhaswami temple in the Nammagiri hill in Namm...

 
@KeshavSrinivasan wow! Haha it seems inspired you to join SE from MathOverflow!
@KeshavSrinivasan Nice!
Good-bye!
 
5:55 PM
@Pandya Haha yeah, Nammagiri Lakshmi might have inspired me to join MathOverflow, ultimately leading me to join Hinduism Stackexchange.
 
6:13 PM
@AnkitSharma Does your profile pic show Flynn Rider from Tangled?
 
6:29 PM
@KeshavSrinivasan yes
will change it again during winter bash to my own pic ;)
 
@AnkitSharman Oh, I didn't like Tangled that much. I don't think Disney made any good movies after it fired its traditional animation department in 2006, until Frozen. Frozen was the first good Disney movie in a long time.
 
7:05 PM
@KeshavSrinivasan I didn't got the ping due an extra n
I like tangled more then frozen, way more
WE just discussed brave vs tangled vs frozen in The Screening Room, few hours ago
 
7:45 PM
@AnkitSharma Haha, you may be the only person on Earth who thought Tangled was better than Frozen.
 
uhuunn
Someone said brave was better then both
 
@AnkitSharma The big problem with animated movies these days is they tend to devolve into dumb comedy movies. Tangled was an example of that.
 
disagree
 
@AnkitSharma Frozen, on the other hand, while it had some humorous elements, was fundamentally a serious story conveying solid themes.
@AnkitSharma You disagree about Tangled being a comedy, or you disagree with my view that making animated movies into comedies is a bad thing?
 
Former one
Tangled had emotional angle too for small amount
it was a perfect bend for me
 
7:51 PM
@AnkitSharma They didn't really develop the emotions involved in the mother-daughter relationship. They make the mother into a black-and-white villain and Rapunzel ends up killing her without even feeling bad about it.
 
But I like how they made male character useful too
In most of those fairy tale story male are just to help the lady
kiss them or just come in end
Frozen was good but bit overrated
Both there leading male character were too weak
 

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