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Hindu Perspective

  • In search for scientific proof of reincarnation: Dr Ian Stevenson (1918-2007)

    In search for scientific proof of reincarnation: Dr Ian Stevenson (1918-2007)

    From the time in our childhood when we first learn about death, that most unsettling truth of life, the question and curiosity of the afterlife arises; what has happened to the person who has died? Does anything of that person survive in one form or…
    - 2 Apr 17, 3:41pm -
  • Friendship overcoming religious fanaticism – A true story from multicultural London

    Friendship overcoming religious fanaticism – A true story from multicultural London

    Nadia and Reena grew up in the East London borough of Newham, and were best friends who had known each other since the tender age of 6. Nadia was a Muslim and Reena was a Hindu. Growing up, and they often played at one another’s homes. Through thei…
    - 25 Mar 17, 9:08pm -
  • A Tale of Two Neighbours & the Mysteries of Karma

    A Tale of Two Neighbours & the Mysteries of Karma

    There once lived a great yogi named Gorakhnath, an enlightened soul, who had experienced all the great truths of life, death and the Divine. He lived a simple life, revelling in the unparalleled bliss that only enlightened soul’s experience, and ha…
    - 12 Mar 17, 5:26pm -
  • A more positive story

    A more positive story

    Some time back, I wrote about a few experiences where I got mocking reactions for expressing some visible signs of being a practising Hindu from a section of “modern Hindoos”, who are simply unaccustomed to see young Hindus actually striving to…
    - 1 Jan 17, 11:15pm -
  • The symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

    The symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

    One of the most famous stories of Hinduism is that of the Great Churning of the Ocean by the Devas and Asuras (Gods and Demons) in the quest for the Nectar of Immortality. This tale has deeper dimensions, capturing insights into the nature of existen…
    - 31 Aug 15, 4:03pm -
  • The Patel agitation – a Patel’s perspective

    The Patel agitation – a Patel’s perspective

    Many Patels in Gujarat are agitating for Other Backward Caste status, in order to access the same “Reserv­ation” benefits as Scheduled Castes, Schedules Tribes and Other Backward Castes. Reservations are a quota based form of affirmative action…
    - 30 Aug 15, 7:24pm -
  • Media mischief mongering over Church attacks in India

    Media mischief mongering over Church attacks in India

    Lets be clear. All attacks on schools, places of worship and sexual violence deserve condemnation and punishment. However the vivid media depictions of these isolated incidents as attacks religiously or politically motivated – even before police in…
    - 14 May 15, 2:15am -
  • Education system in Pre-British India (by Ram Swarup)

    Education system in Pre-British India (by Ram Swarup)

    Ancient India was celebrated for its learning all over civilized Asia and Europe. Metatheses (ca. 302 BC) was struck by the depth of this learning during his mission to the court of Chandragupta. Fa-hien, the famous Chinese traveller (399-413 D) spen…
    - 4 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • The Somnath Temple

    The Somnath Temple

    For sheer grandeur and exuberance – the Akshardham Swaminarayana Temple complex is the largest temple in the Indian state of Gujarat. However – for history, spiritual significance and emotional bonds that Hindus carry, Somnath is by far the most…
    - 2 May 15, 8:28pm -
  • Rao Tula Ram Ahir (1825 – 1862) – Biography of a heroic freedom fighter

    Rao Tula Ram Ahir (1825 – 1862) – Biography of a heroic freedom fighter


    - 23 Apr 15, 3:08pm -

Hindusim Today Magazine

  • Fourth Song Released in Our History of Hindu India Music Video Series: Ten Centuries of Progress
    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, July 16, 2019 (HPI): Hinduism today has just posted to YouTube a new music video: "Ten Centuries of Progress." It is a song for children intended to supplement the second of our popular History of Hindu India documentaries, "Hind…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 4:46pm -
  • Hindu Temple Hombruch Holds Festival

    Hindu Temple Hombruch Holds Festival

    SourceHOMBRUCH, GERMANY, July 12, 2019 (Ruhr Nachrichten, translated from German): From the outside, the temple at 24 Kieferstrasse seems a bit inconspicuous. Behind the red and white facade of this building in the commercial warehouse district is th…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 4:44pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceSo potent is the power acquired through disciplined self-denial that those who attain it may even delay the moment of death. -- Tirukural 269
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 4:44pm -
  • Years in the Making, Taos Hindu Temple Housing Rare Statue Opens

    Years in the Making, Taos Hindu Temple Housing Rare Statue Opens

    SourceTAOS, NEW MEXICO, July 12, 2019 (KRQE News): Thousands of people are expected in Taos this weekend for the opening of the new Neem Karoli Baba Temple. Click "source" above to access a video on the project, which features a 1,600-pound marble st…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 4:55pm -
  • Hindus in Richmond Hill Oppose 14-Storeys near Ganesha Temple at Bayview and Elgin Mills

    Hindus in Richmond Hill Oppose 14-Storeys near Ganesha Temple at Bayview and Elgin Mills

    Sourceimage: ONTARIO, CANADA, June 26, 2019 (York Region): As long as the Hindus can see the temple, they can pray. Richmond Hill resident Rathy Ponnampalam worries that the Ganesha Hindu Temple on Bayview Avenue would become invisible from afar as h…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 4:55pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceIf you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled. -- Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886),…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 4:55pm -
  • Report: India Lifted 271 Million People Out of Poverty In a Decade

    Report: India Lifted 271 Million People Out of Poverty In a Decade

    SourceUNITED STATES, July 12, 2019 (Forbes): The United Nations Development Programme has released its 2019 Multidimensional Poverty Index which highlights the number of people around the world experiencing poverty at regional, national and subnation…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 4:34pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceEver afterward, though the dance of creation changes around me in the hall of eternity, I shall be the same. -- Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982), God-intoxicated yogini and mystic Bengali saint
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 4:34pm -
  • Over 144,000 Pilgrims Perform Amarnath Yatra in First 11 Days
    SourceJAMMU, INDIA, July 12, 2019 (Canindia): 144,058 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1 as another batch of 5,395 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday. Officials said 144,058 pilgrims had darshan duri…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 2:06pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceSelfless service to mankind makes you free in the world of mortals. -- Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 2:06pm -

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Hindu Expressions

  • Who is a Bhakti saint?
    In order to answer this question, we will first take a look at the simpler question, “Who is a saint?” and then simply add the element of bhakti to the answer. As my reference, I am selecting the discussion between Garuda and Kakbhushandi in the…
    - 3 Nov 13, 10:22am -
  • In a temple: Rituals vs. Devotion
    If journalists are asked by their boss to visit a temple and find out whether attendants are performing a non-devotional ritual or an act of pure devotion, why would this task be scary for them? Because both events would probably be occurring simulta…
    - 2 Aug 13, 2:18pm -
  • Nine forms of Bhakti
    We have already talked about the Navadha bhakti summarized in the Ramacharitamanasa. For a quick comparison, the nine forms of bhakti from the Puranas are listed in the table below.<!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria…
    - 28 Jun 13, 9:38am -
  • Hinduism: Main beliefs
    Though the beliefs presented below are popular, I would not like to impose them on all Hindus. So I’ll say that I am sharing some of the Hindu beliefs that I find significant.Existence of TruthHindus believe in the existence of a supreme reali…
    - 20 May 13, 3:06am -
  • Devi Parvati’s dedication for Shiva
    Though Bhagavan Shiva is extremely benevolent towards all, it was not easy for Devi Parvati to please him and have him accept her marriage proposal. After obtaining the panchakshara mantra [1] from Devarishi Narada, the Mother Goddess started her tap…
    - 7 Mar 13, 9:32am -
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