What are the greatest hymns of lord Vishnu?

Hymns to Lord Vishnu are found throughout Vedic, Puranic, and Epic literature. From the Rgveda comes the Vishnu Sukta, which describes Lord Vishnu’s three strides across all the universe, and the assertion that Lord Vishnu’s abode is eternal. Also from the rgveda is the famous Purusa Sukta, referenced by the other posters below, which is repeated in the other three Vedas as well. This hymn extols Vishnu as the material cause of creation. Additionally, the Taittiriya Shakha of the Yajurveda contains the Narayana sukta, which emphasizes the all pervasiveness of Vishnu, accessible to yogi who meditated on the divine presence within himself. Other hymns addressing Lord Vishnu are found in abundance throughout the Veda. One interpretation of the Gayatri mantra, for instance, is that each of its 24 syllables represent a form of Vishnu. For a Vaishnava, in fact, the entire Veda praises Vishnu alone, as he is the in dweller of all the deities Vedic hymns address (although other sampradayas differ on this point)

The Ramayana is treated as a means to propitiate Lord Vishnu in His avatara as Lord Rama. In fact, in south India, repeated recitation of Valmiki Ramayana, especially the Sundarakanda, is an integral part of many family traditions.

Referenced by every other poster, and for good reason, is the Vishnu Sahasranama. This is the celebrated hymn of the thousand names of Vishnu. Embedded in the Mahabharata, it is praised in various Puranas, by great saints, and is honored even in some South Indian saiva literature. In days gone past, someone desiring Moksha had to walk an ascetic path exceedingly difficult; one might have had to perform fire sacrifices twice a day, memorize an entire Vedic Shaka, fast and completely abstain from wordly pleasure – and that too only with a pure mind. The claim of the Vishnu Sahasranama is that one who chants those thousand names with faith and love has that hard gotten moksha in his very reach. Not only is the stotra a means to call on the Great God, but it is a meditation on the Supreme itself.

One cannot forget the vernacular literature on Lord Vishnu. Some works that are still influential today are the Tamil Divyaprabandham, the collected hymns of the Alvars; the Kannada songs of the Madhva haridasas; the lyrics of Mirabai and Surdas in praise of Lord Krishna; and the Ramcharitmanas of Tulasidasa, a medieval Hindi retelling of the Ramayana. Many of these works are so highly regarded by those who study them that they are cal

How to use 'durante un lustro' in a sentence in Spanish

It is in Wikipedia the word lustro. It is not a word we use a lot in plane normal conversations. But we use it a lot when we write.

60 millones de incremento en el Celta en un lustro

Hacienda duplicó en un lustro en Galicia las inspecciones contra la economía sumergida

Durante un lustro. > During five years.

Durante el primer lustro. > During the first five years.

Durante el último lustro. > During the last five years.


Hacía algo más de un lustro que no nos veíamos. > It was a little over five years ago that we did not see each other.

Nuestra vida ha estado dividida en lustros. > Our life has been divided into lusters.

Estuvimos viviendo en esa ciudad durante un lustro. > We lived in that city for a lustrum.

Un lustro después vendimos nuestra vivienda y compramos un barco que había sido botado hacía un lustro. > After five years we sold our home and bought a boat that had been dumped five years ago.

Y el siguiente lustro los pasamos viajando en barco por todo el mundo. > And the next five years we spent traveling by boat all over the world.

Este último lustro lo hemos pasado viviendo y trabajando aquí. > These past five years we have lived and worked here.

Todavía no hemos decidido qué haremos en nuestro próximo lustro. > We have not yet decided what we will do in our next five years.

Nuestra vida no es muy lustrosa a pesar de haberla vivida y dividida en lustros. > Our life is not very lustrous in spite of having lived it and divided in lusters.

How do live radio shows vet callers?

Based on the ones I’ve been on, most shows have a call screener— usually a producer who takes the call first, finds out what topic the caller wants to discuss, and has a brief conversation with the caller to make sure he or she has actual points to make. When you hear the host take the call, usually that person has already been screened prior to the host picking up the phone and putting the caller on the air.

Of course, some trolls do get through now and then, and that’s why many stations also have a delay— while it sounds as if you are live, you are actually on a seven-second delay, so that if you say a bad word (like dropping the F bomb), your comment can instantly be deleted and the audience doesn’t hear it. That’s the reason why when you call in to many shows, the producer first asks you to “turn your radio down”— so you won’t get confused by the sound of what’s on the air, which is a slightly delayed version of what you and the host are discussing.

What is the best route around Morocco?

There are a few ways to travel around Morocco depending on the amount of time that you have to visit. There is a fairly well trodden “circuit” that most people follow based on entry port and time. From that route there are some other, ancillary locations for you to explore. Again, based on time.

You can enter Morocco through a few main airports, or seaports. Regionally if you are coming from Europe, you may land in either Marrakech or Agadir to the south. Most often, if people land in Agadir it is because they mean to stay there primarily. It is a great “playground” or weekend spot from some European cities.

You can also enter through Tangier to the north, either from Malaga, Spain by ferry, by cruise ship or by plane.

The majority of travelers however, enter through the main international airport in Casablanca. Thus beginning “the loop”.

From Casablanca the route typical goes as follows:

Rabat – city tour

Meknes – city tour

Volubilus – visit to the Roman Ruins

Moulay Idriss – a small, very devout city near Volubilus

Fes – Most people will stop and sleep in any of the previously noted cities, but it is possible, should you arrive early in the morning to Casablanca, to get in a full day of sightseeing and end the day in Fes. It makes for a very full day however.

I would recommend a relaxing night in Rabat or Meknes should have the time.

From Fes you can travel north to the Blue City of Chefchaouen. This can be managed as a long day trip (6 hrs of driving) or better yet for a night or two.

From Chefchaouen you may choose to visit Tangier. Most people do not however, based on time and the need to then “double back” to Fes to continue on.

From Fes, the route goes south through Midelt, to the Sahara Desert at Merzouga.

After visiting the desert, travel west through Erfoud, Tinghir, Todgha and Dades Gorges, Skoura, Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.

You can travel from Merzouga to Marrakech in one day if you must. I would recommend going no further than Dades Valley though to make it an enjoyable journey with time to explore along the way. Many people also stay one night in Ait Ben Haddou.

From there is natural to go over the High Atlas Mountains into Marrakech. Those with extra time may choose to stop off in mountains for a night of climbing and an authentic village / guesthouse stay.

Once in Marrakech you may choose to visit Essaouria on the Atlantic Coast, or travel back to Casablanca, thus completing “the loop.”

How does one cold approach spontaneously, when you see an attractive female at University?

Thanks for the A2A

Feel the fear and do it anyway. You have to do just that cold approach!

If it feels good do it, so make sure you are in a good space and not going to over react and “blow it”.

Be real genuine and authentic, and find something to compliment her on . I like the way….. I like that I like what…

It may help to do a trial run in your head before you do. Imagine worst possible responses and sit with how they feel. fully feel them Then they won’t hold you in fear any more cos you will know how it feels. And you’ve lived with that.

Good luck love and blessings to All

Have there been any major shifts in the syntax and grammatical structure of the English language within the past century?

The primary shift I see in looking over the last 100–200 years is that writing is much less formal, much more conversational. Reading something non-fiction written even from the 1940s feels very stiff, a bit pompous, formal. Now the same material might sound like a teen wrote it.

So much of what is written is intended to “engage” with a reader, or to make the reader feel that the writer is a friend and that the reader should buy what the writer is selling, whether it is a product, an idea, or a movement.

I do see some changes in spoken English in that regional accents appear to be flattening out with the advent of international movies on TV. Accents from the various prts of the UK don’t sound so odd to me, even though I’m from the Southeastern section of the US, thought the sort of singsong accent of people from India is still a bit thick for me to hear. I’m not used to that yet. Older movies (Marx Brothers) show people speaking in a very different accent than anyone seems to use today.

How to know how to find a trig function of any angle when only given an angle

The The trig functions of lone angles are defined in a certain way, they always have a hypotenuse of length one, and the angle Is the counterclockwise angle from the x axis to the hypotenuse. The ‘triangle’ always has a side coincident with the x axis and a side parallel to the y axis. Side lengths can be negative.

This method of defining them brings in some useful properties

Sin: the y coordinate of the endpoint of the hypotenuse

Cos: the x coordinate of the same

Tan: the slope of the angle (y/x)

Because you have a known length, and two known angles(one of which is opposite to the hypotenuse and a right angle), you can solve for either side of the triangle.