• My father in law wishes to surrener his Green card Lawfully and apply for 10 year Tourist Visa?

    My father in law is with us in US; he wishes to surrender his Green card lawfully and apply for 10 year Tourist Visa. He is over 74, and he needs constant medical check up, the cost of which is prohibitive in US. So he wants to go back to India where at reasonable cost he can do medical check up often. He is diabetic. 1. If he surrenders... show more
    My father in law is with us in US; he wishes to surrender his Green card lawfully and apply for 10 year Tourist Visa. He is over 74, and he needs constant medical check up, the cost of which is prohibitive in US. So he wants to go back to India where at reasonable cost he can do medical check up often. He is diabetic. 1. If he surrenders his green card lawfully when he is in US, can he stay in US waiting for his Tourist Visa? 2. Can the surrender of Green Card and the submission of Application for Tourist Visa be at the same time? 3. If his Tourist Visa is rejected, how long he will be allowed to stay in US after that as he will be without Green card at that time. 4.As he intends to Abandon Green Card on health ground, what are his chances of getting 10 year Tourist Visa? Kindly answer to all my doubts, Thanks
    4 answers · Immigration · 5 years ago
  • What are the names of Bow used by Sri.Rama and Sri Lakshmina against Ravana?

    I need answer from authentic link like Valmiki Ramayana please.
    I need answer from authentic link like Valmiki Ramayana please.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Dead animal Skin for Asana is a Sinful act ,Why then Sanyasis use them as their Asana?

    1 Killing any animal or helping to kill any animal is a sin; using animal skin, even though one has not killed it is equally a sinful act,How then Great Yogis. Sanyasis were using Tiger Skin, Deer Skin as Asanas? 2 Is there any Animal Skin is called Satvic Skin 3 Many Musical Instruments like Mirudangam use Animal Skin; is it not sinful? 4 In... show more
    1 Killing any animal or helping to kill any animal is a sin; using animal skin, even though one has not killed it is equally a sinful act,How then Great Yogis. Sanyasis were using Tiger Skin, Deer Skin as Asanas? 2 Is there any Animal Skin is called Satvic Skin 3 Many Musical Instruments like Mirudangam use Animal Skin; is it not sinful? 4 In Upanayanam a small Deer Skin used with the Threads, Is it not a Sinful Act?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why some Hindu Temples Prohibit men wearing Shirts/Upper Garment inside Sanctum ?

    Indian President Ramaswami Venkataraman was blocked from entering the inner chamber of a Hindu temple because he and his guards were wearing shirts, it was reported Friday. The president and his bodyguards were visiting the Nataraja Temple in southern Tamil Nadu state on Thursday when the incident occurred, the Calcutta-based newspaper said. It said... show more
    Indian President Ramaswami Venkataraman was blocked from entering the inner chamber of a Hindu temple because he and his guards were wearing shirts, it was reported Friday. The president and his bodyguards were visiting the Nataraja Temple in southern Tamil Nadu state on Thursday when the incident occurred, the Calcutta-based newspaper said. It said that although Venkataraman was willing to remove his shirt, as is customary at the shrine, he felt it would be "unbecoming" for his guards to do. http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/hind... Is there any Scriptures prohibiting men wearing upper garments? Is ther any Temple Agama Sastra which prohibits men wearing shirts etc? Kindly give your answer quoting from Hindu Scriptures the reasons for such Tradition. Thanks
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why 'Swaha' is added when offerings are made through Agni ?

    What is the meaning of 'Swaha' Why this word is added when offering is made through Agni? Thanks for your answer.
    What is the meaning of 'Swaha' Why this word is added when offering is made through Agni? Thanks for your answer.
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why Ripe Cucumber is mentioned in Mahamrityunjaya mantra?

    Om tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushthivardhanam; Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan Mrityormuksheeya maamritaat. The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows: “We worship the three-eyed one (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant (in a state of supreme bliss), and who sustains all living beings. May he liberate us from (the eternal cycle of birth and) death.... show more
    Om tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushthivardhanam; Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan Mrityormuksheeya maamritaat. The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows: “We worship the three-eyed one (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant (in a state of supreme bliss), and who sustains all living beings. May he liberate us from (the eternal cycle of birth and) death. May he lead us to immortality, just as the ripe cucumber is released from its bondage (the vine to which it is attached).” What is the spiritual significance of Cucumber in Mahamrityunjaya mantra ? Why not any other Creeper with fruit?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Is there any restrictions on Hindu Brahmins breeding pets?

    Is it true that scriptures prohibit Brahmins from breeding pets; one Pundit said that “the main reason may be that Brahmins - men and women may have to forego valuable time of their duties - like doing sandhyavandanam, daily Puja and other household work for taking care of the pets; Not only that they may get more attached with the pets in due... show more
    Is it true that scriptures prohibit Brahmins from breeding pets; one Pundit said that “the main reason may be that Brahmins - men and women may have to forego valuable time of their duties - like doing sandhyavandanam, daily Puja and other household work for taking care of the pets; Not only that they may get more attached with the pets in due course of time than their duties and they may become like Jadabharatha.. The purpose of attaining Brahma Gnanam is of utmost importance and that will get diluted if pets become the centre of attraction in the house “; Also he said Avani Aittam mantras contain specific mantras to remove the sin of breeding pet animals? Will you enlighten me on this please?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • What is the ' Pariharam' to be done for not offering the whole body to Agni during final Rites?

    Some Hindu may feel that by removing constituent parts of the body after death for organ donation ( before death or after death) may hinder the progress of the Aatmaan to the celestial realm. Ved stipulate that in the Antyeshti Kriyaa the Paarthiv Shareer (corporeal body of the deceased) is entrusted to Agni as a complete offering.Garud Puraan... show more
    Some Hindu may feel that by removing constituent parts of the body after death for organ donation ( before death or after death) may hinder the progress of the Aatmaan to the celestial realm. Ved stipulate that in the Antyeshti Kriyaa the Paarthiv Shareer (corporeal body of the deceased) is entrusted to Agni as a complete offering.Garud Puraan tells us that even if Angushth Maatra (the size of a thumb) of the corporeal body remains unburnt, the disembodied soul (Pretaatmaa) will remain associated with it. Moreover one who does not obtain proper rites is condemned to perpetually remain a Pret (disembodied soul). Once again here is the evidence from scriptures. Please read from this link http://sushmajee.com/information/rel-act... This is related to Hindu Final rites procedure and i wish to learn the answer from members please.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Is there any reference in Hindu Dharma Sasthra that Human organ donation should be done when one is alive?

    I need links from Hindu Dharma Sasthra about Human organ donation Please also refer my earlier question in this regard http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjDO36x4rei2mZlS0NdToSPty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120818172143AA0OcM2 Sons/Daughters, relatives and friends usually give consent to harvest the organs of brain dead persons; naturally the... show more
    I need links from Hindu Dharma Sasthra about Human organ donation Please also refer my earlier question in this regard http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... Sons/Daughters, relatives and friends usually give consent to harvest the organs of brain dead persons; naturally the brain dead person is not aware of it. The final rites include mantras offering the ‘Whole ‘physical body to Agni. In such cases, the whole physical body is not offered to Agni. Whether such organ donation by the brain dead person will not get any “palan” Also whether such acts by the sons/ daughters/ relatives and friends is against the wishes of the dead person unless he has previously given consent in writing? Please enlighten me on this, Thanks
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • What is the pariharam for not doing Pithru Srardham every year?

    Those Hindus who are in far away places like US/UK/Africa/ and other countries might not be able to do yearly Srardham due to many conditions. They Visit India/ their Native place , say once in 2-3 years only. They do not have much vacation and Srardha Thithi might not fall on any day when they come to India. Can they perform a Srardham on any... show more
    Those Hindus who are in far away places like US/UK/Africa/ and other countries might not be able to do yearly Srardham due to many conditions. They Visit India/ their Native place , say once in 2-3 years only. They do not have much vacation and Srardha Thithi might not fall on any day when they come to India. Can they perform a Srardham on any day for their departed pithrus ? What is the Pariharam for missed Srardham they should do to avoid any Dhosam? Kindly Advice, Thanks
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why the preset day young professional girls (South Indian Girls) put more conditions to Marry?

    The trend has changed from subordination which was the rule some 50 years back to domination by the present day young professional girls while choosing their spouse. Marriages can never be successful on conditions and demand, but this seems to be course adopted by most of the working girls in choosing their partner. What is your view? Whether... show more
    The trend has changed from subordination which was the rule some 50 years back to domination by the present day young professional girls while choosing their spouse. Marriages can never be successful on conditions and demand, but this seems to be course adopted by most of the working girls in choosing their partner. What is your view? Whether this trend is good for lasting marriages?
    6 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 6 years ago
  • Which is the best way to God?

    Traditionally, it has been said that there are three ways to God: 1. The Bhakti Marga (Path of devotion) 2. The Karma Marga (Path of action) 3. The Jnana Marga (Path of knowledge) Among the Three which one you would consider as the most important and why?
    Traditionally, it has been said that there are three ways to God: 1. The Bhakti Marga (Path of devotion) 2. The Karma Marga (Path of action) 3. The Jnana Marga (Path of knowledge) Among the Three which one you would consider as the most important and why?
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • What Sanadana Dharma says about organ donation?

    Is there any restrictions in donating human organs in Sanadana Dharma? Kindly educate me, thanks
    Is there any restrictions in donating human organs in Sanadana Dharma? Kindly educate me, thanks
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Why Hindus avoid in food, onion, garlic on Amavasya days?

    Is there any particular reason for avoiding these items on these days and also on Srardha days?
    Is there any particular reason for avoiding these items on these days and also on Srardha days?
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • What is the Hindu Mythological Story connected with Banana Tree?

    Why Banana Tree is kept at the entrance of Hindu Subha Rituals like Marriages? Why Banana Tree is called as a Tree? Kinldy educate me on this pl, Thanks
    Why Banana Tree is kept at the entrance of Hindu Subha Rituals like Marriages? Why Banana Tree is called as a Tree? Kinldy educate me on this pl, Thanks
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Can anyone narrate the Story of Great Rishi Rishya Sringar Pl?

    Was he born with deer horn out of deer womb; i wish to know all about Rishya Sringar with proper authentic link. Pl help me to know, thanks
    Was he born with deer horn out of deer womb; i wish to know all about Rishya Sringar with proper authentic link. Pl help me to know, thanks
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • How Dasaratha married kosala if she is from the same 'gothram'?

    I am not sure about this, however i read a story stating Kosala and Dasarath are from the same Gothram, and hence the female child born to them was handicapped? is there any reference to it in Vamiki Ramayan? Kindly clear my doubt please.
    I am not sure about this, however i read a story stating Kosala and Dasarath are from the same Gothram, and hence the female child born to them was handicapped? is there any reference to it in Vamiki Ramayan? Kindly clear my doubt please.
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • How Lord Sani got 'Easwaran' pattam and called as Saneeswaran?

    Lord is also called Saneeswaran Who gave Lord Sani this " Easwara Pattam" Kindly educate me Thanks
    Lord is also called Saneeswaran Who gave Lord Sani this " Easwara Pattam" Kindly educate me Thanks
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • Please enlighten on this:Bharatha Desam is Puniya Bhoomi and other Rich Western Nations are 'Bhoga Bhoomi'?

    Is it true that only Bharath Desam is Puniya Bhoomi and other places are Bhoga Bhoomi? There are Sacred Rivers, Temples, Religious Gurus all over the world. Then how can you justify "only Bharath Desam is Puniya Bhoomi and other places are Bhoga Bhoomi? Pl enlighten me.
    Is it true that only Bharath Desam is Puniya Bhoomi and other places are Bhoga Bhoomi? There are Sacred Rivers, Temples, Religious Gurus all over the world. Then how can you justify "only Bharath Desam is Puniya Bhoomi and other places are Bhoga Bhoomi? Pl enlighten me.
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago