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New Mobile Site

New Mobile Site

Vignanam-MobileSite

A new, shiny and crisp HTML5 Mobile Website with CSS3 and JQuery Mobile for Vaidika Vignanam is now available at http://www.vignanam.org/mobile/.  All of the content that is available via the full site is available through the mobile site along with the search experience, but the content is optimized for viewing on cell phones, and tablets.  Since it is completely done in HTML5, it is compatible and provides consistent viewing experience with all of the popular platforms, such as iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android (cell phones and tablets) and Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.

Currently this mobile experience is not available by default and you need to go to http://www.vignanam.org/mobile in order to get the mobile experience.  Shortly, it will be made as the default mobile experience, i.e., all users going to the site from their cell phone will be targeted to this web site.  There is a plan to release a native app on each of the popular platforms based on this mobile site experience as well.  If you can help in porting this mobile experience into native apps for iOS or Android, please contact me at sri@vignanam.org.

Shubham Bhavatu,

Srinivas Vadrevu.

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New Discussion Forum

New Discussion Forum

Forum

Added a new discussion forum site for Vaidika Vignanam at http://www.vignanam.org/forum/, where users can provide their comments/suggestions/feedback that are visible to everyone.  It also allows everyone to contribute to the content of the site.  As the site is growing, we are receiving a lot of feedback everyday and in order to cope up with the comments and make sure all the comments are incorporated and to allow everyone to contribute to the site, this forum is created.

Your help is most appreciated in making sure the content on the site is valuable to everyone.  Please feel free to contribute to the forum directly.

savinayam,

Vaidika Vignanam Team

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Adding Mooka Pancha Sati

Adding Mooka Pancha Sati

Added Mooka Pancha Sathi Slokas by Sri Mooka Shankarendra Saraswathi.

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Happy Vijaya Dasami/Dasara: New Durga Stotrams

Happy Vijaya Dasami/Dasara: New Durga Stotrams

 

Wishing everyone Happy Dasara/Vijaya Dasami.  Adding the following new stotrams on this auspicious occasion:

 

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New Guru Stotrams

New Guru Stotrams

Added the following guru stotrams to the site:

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E-Book formats available for all Stotrams

E-Book formats available for all Stotrams

Added e-book versions for all stotrams in the Vaidika Vignanam site in two most popular formats – epub (compatible with ipad, iphone, ibooks, android, etc.) and mobi azw (compatible with kindle) under the ‘Multimedia’ page for each stotram.

For example, e-book versions for Vishnu Sahasra Namam can be found under http://www.vignanam.org/veda/sree-vishnu-sahasra-nama-stotram-media.html.   The specific e-book files can be downloaded for any language using the given links on the page, so that you can view them later on your ipad or kindle or any other tablet or mobile phone.

One advantage with these ebook versions over the pdf files, especially while viewing with mobile screens. is that scrolling and increasing/decreasing text size become easier, while pagination happens automatically depending upon the specific options you set.  We plan to release official ipad/iphone/android/windows phone apps for the site soon, which take care of all such issues and many more.   In the meantime, you can use the e-book versions for easier reading on your mobile screens.

If you know ios/android/windows phone programming and would like to help with creating the apps for the site, please contact us at sri@vignanam.org.

bhavadeeyaH,

Vaidika Vignanam Team

 

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New Ganapati Stotrams

New Ganapati Stotrams

Added new ganapati stotrams

 

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Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

 

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are added to the Web site.  Maharṣī Patanjali’s Yogaśāstras form the foundation of Yoga, which is now popular everywhere.  They succinctly summarize the science of Yoga in sūtra-form (aphorisms), which are easy to memorize.

  • Samadhi Pada (51 sutras): Samadhi refers to a blissful state where the yogi is absorbed into the One.   Maharṣī Patanjali provides an overview of the yogic context, while outlining its basic principles, goals, and processes in this pada, which contains the famous sutra ‘yogaścittavṛtti nirodhaḥ’ (1.2) which means that yoga is controlling chitta-vrittis (mental fields and patterns).
  • Sadhana Pada (55 sutras): Sadhana is the Sanskrit word for “practice” or “discipline”.  In this pada, Maharṣī Patanjali defines Ashtanga Yoga (eightfold yoga) as ‘yama-niyam-āsana-prāṇāyāma-pratyāhāra-dhāraṇā-dhyāna-samādhayoṣṭāvaṅgāni’ (2.28), in which yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi form the eight limbs of yoga and describe each of them in great detail in this pada and the next one.
  • Vibhuti Pada (56 sutras): Vibhuti is the Sanskrit word for “power” or “manifestation”.  In this pada, Maharṣī continues defining the rest of the limbs of yoga in great detail and describes the powers associated with yoga sadhana.
  • Kaivalya Pada (34 sutras): Kaivalya refers to emancipation and liberation and used interchangeably with moksha (liberation), which is the goal of Yoga.
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Navagraha Kavacha Stotrams

Navagraha Kavacha Stotrams

Added kavacha stotrams for all navagrahas:

 

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New Kavacha Stotrams

Added kavacha stotrams for various deities:

Gayatri Kavacham

Aditya Kavacham

Narayana Kavacham

Ganesha Kavacham

 

 

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