Narayana Upanishad

via IISH Communication Team published on October 15, 2008

1. There are five mantras / stanzas in this Upanishad. 2. Here, Sree Narayana in the form of Mahavishnu is explained as the symbolic form of prapancha purusha, which is the cosmic form of the divine power /divinity. 3. From this cosmic form of Narayana evolves the energy for creation and that is represented as the Brahma or Lord Brahma.

4. Brahma is the symbolic presentation of creation with four heads representing the four dimensions ( x, y, z and time axes) needed for creation.

4. Lord Brahma is connected with Lord Narayana /Vishnu through a lotus flower chord like the baby in the womb of the mother is connected with the mother, through which the material and energy for the growth/creation of the baby pass through. As you know for the creation, the knowledge is also needed , hence Lord Brahma is connected with Goddess Saraswati as an inseparable part like wife and husband (symbolically).

5. The Upanishad further explains that from Lord Narayana, Rudra , the god of annihilation is created and also created all the living and non living beings.

6. It gives the message that for the creation of anything and everything, the material and the energy are obtained from the prapancha purusha /Narayana.

7. Further goes the explanation that Indra ( means the mind – king of all organs), the prajaapathy, Vedas, air, water, and pancha bhootha, pancha praana, panchakarmendriyas, pancha jnaanendriyas of each and every living beings were created /evolved. 8. The explanation further goes to the upaasana /thapasya of Lord Mahavishnu and the mantras connected with.

 9. The characteristics of a (Narayana upaasaka) yogi is given. He will be a great scholar who can interpret the Upanishad and forms of Lord Narayana scientifically. 10. The reward of learning (phalasruti) this Upanishad is given in the end as the best method for attaining a glorious life in this world and other world.



* A series of 15 lectures were organized in Trissur, Ernakulam, Trivandrum and Alapuzha districts in this week.

* Lectures for HDFC standard life workers, University of Kerala professors, Sree Narayana message seminar in SN college, were very special.

* Thousands attended the navaratri pooja in Mazhuvanchery temple of IISH. Kairali Tv and people’s channel telecasted excellent documentary of the National Heritage Centre and Mazhuvanchery temple on 12th with the News.

* Separation of the class rooms and plastering in the first and second floor of Bharatheeya Vidya Vihar school of IISH has been progressing.

* Excellent response for the special email Dasami messages about Sree Narayana guru.



181. A restless cow suffers a lot during milking, where as a calm stabilized cow enjoys during milking , like that a leader should be stabilized and calm when serving others.

182. A metal which bends easily need not be heated and beaten , like that a manager who accommodates and adjusts will not face troubles.

183. The branches of the tress carrying fruits when bends automatically , never face problems from the fruit pluckers, where as other trees when stands erect without binding suffers problems, like that a leader should give good to others without creating problems.

184. A great and wise man should always bow his head and extent helping hands to the poor and needy for helping them, this should be learned from the above examples.

185. The cows are protected by the plants and grass, the king is protected by the ministers, the wife is protected by the husband and the scholars are protected by their knowledge.

186. Dharma is getting protected by truths/facts/essences (satyam).

187. By the continuous application (experience) the knowledge gets protected.

188. By keeping things clean, the beauty gets preserved and protected.

189. By charity the whole family and clan get protected gloriously.

190. By serving anything with proper measurements they get protected, by proper exercises the health of the horses get protected, and by taking care of the cows, they get protected……so do always the needful for the protection and preservation all the good things.



21. The biggest ancient Indian copper mine was Baragunda where more than 1.2 kilometer long heap of the ancient slag obtained during copper extraction is deposited.

22. The copper extraction method was perfect which can be seen from the fact that the waste/ slag contained only < 1.2 % copper in it. 23. From every kilogram of slag/waste produced during copper extraction 350 gms of copper was produced.

24. Copper tools like knife, hooks, axe, sword, spearhead, pan, dish, chisel, vase, flower vase, bangle, scale pan, lance head, razor, cones, beam, open lump, leather cutter, needles, bracelets were excavated from Mohan Jo Daro.

25. Bronze tools which are the alloys of copper with tin, excavated were mirror, vase, axe, pan and many other above mentioned types.

26. The copper ingots obtained from Lothal (2000 BC) were > 99.81 % pure.

27. Purity of copper obtained from Takshasila was > 99.1% 

28.The Copper pans and plates and plates had the purity > 98.9% and> 98.3%.  These and many other examples show the capacity of ancient Indians to produce copper with purity equal to that of the modern copper mining, extraction, purification


Special message:

Celebrate Deepavali with pongala in all temples and read the messages for empowerment of women in all castes and religions.



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