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Science in Nataraj idol - part 2This is a sequel to the ‘science in Nataraj idol’ - article posted earlier. The feather like little signs on the outer side of the circular structure around the dancing god says that the circular edifice indeed is expanding as these ancient marks imply the meaning of the arrow marks used these days. It implies that the Universe is expanding and this fact is in accordance with the findings of the modern cosmology since the discovery of the ‘red shift’ in the spectra of the distant stars and galaxies by Edwin Hubble at... 
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World illusion theory - Science in it  - Maya-vad [Illusion theory] is a Hindu philosophical concept propagated by the sage ‘Aadi Sankara’ around 1000 years back. According to his theory the universe is an illusion. The physical world we feel with our five sense organs is just an illusion according to ‘Sankara and he is one of the best ‘Vedantins’...
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Why to go Temples ? - The temples are the source of divine energy. The construction of the temple, the gopuram  or gopur [temple tower], the god in the temple are all sources of energy. The gopuram or gopur - of the temple resembles the pyramids. Scientifically the pyramids have... 

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What happens in Prayer ? - In prayer or meditation or in any spiritual practice in general, the
main aim is to transcend the mind, to go beyond the mind. This happens in two stages, one is to make the mind stronger and the later step is not done by the devotee, but the mind will do it on its own, the mind...

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Temple idols are in black: Why ? - The ‘idols’ of the ‘gods’ in the temples are generally black in color or in white color. Stones of other colors are not used to carve the statues of the ‘gods’ as the sastras [scriptures] don’t recommend this and this doesn’t mean that the ‘god’ is in back color. Black body is the perfect absorber...

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How to be happy ?  - Hinduism says – happiness is the result of ‘good doings’ or dharma and sorrow is the result of ‘bad doings’ or sin. It means that – doing good things [charity, selfless love, helping, prayer, etc.] will give you happiness later on in life [while doing as well] and doing the...

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