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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

  • newTop Five Places in India Where Holi Is Gloriously Celebrated

    Top Five Places in India Where Holi Is Gloriously Celebrated

    SourceINDIA, March 18, 2019 (India): Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival celebrated throughout India in the month of March. It is a celebration of good over evil, and the onset of summer all rolled into one. Legend goes that Holi also celebra…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 3:37pm -
  • newRenowned Scholar Dr. T.N. Ganapathy Passes On

    Renowned Scholar Dr. T.N. Ganapathy Passes On

    SourceU.S., March 19, 2019 (Babaji's Kriya Yoga): Dr. T.N. Ganapathy, Ph. D, passed away in Chennai, India, after a long illness, at the age of 87. As the Director of the Yoga Siddha Research Project, from the year 2000 to 2013, he and his team of Ta…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 3:36pm -
  • newDaily Inspiration
    SourceNever think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin: to say that you are weak, or others are weak. -- Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 3:36pm -
  • Goddess Kalikambal Blesses Boston in New Temple

    Goddess Kalikambal Blesses Boston in New Temple

    SourceBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, February 8, 2019 (Lokvani): In the heart of Chennai is located a popular centuries old temple known as Sri Kalikambal, where Goddess Mother Kali in her benevolent form of Kalikambal showers divine grace on Her devotees. T…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:26pm -
  • A Prayer for Bliss in the New Hampshire House of Representatives

    A Prayer for Bliss in the New Hampshire House of Representatives

    SourceNEW HAMPSHIRE, U.S., March 14 2019 (Lokvani): The Hindu Temple of New Hampshire, Nashua, NH, once again had the honor of being invited by the New Hampshire State Legislature to give the opening prayer in the chamber of the House of Representati…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:26pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceWisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too self-full to seek other than itself. -- Kabir (1440-1518), mystic Indian poet
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:25pm -
  • Discarded Hindu Religious Statues at Auckland Beaches Raise Concern

    Discarded Hindu Religious Statues at Auckland Beaches Raise Concern

    SourceNEW ZEALAND, March 11, 2019 (NZ Herald): Statues of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Deities are being discarded at Auckland beaches as part of a religious practice - but concerns are being raised about it posing a risk to beachgoers and wildlife. An…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Why Christianity Poses a Clear Threat to India
    SourceINDIA, May 18, 2015 (India Facts by Rakesh Simha): If you could sum up the history of Christianity in India in one word, that word would be ingratitude. Among the earliest refugees to arrive in India were the Syrian Christians, who were facing…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Airport Closed, Tourists Shut Up in Resorts: The Day Bali Was Cut Off from the Outside World

    Airport Closed, Tourists Shut Up in Resorts: The Day Bali Was Cut Off from the Outside World

    SourceBALI, INDONESIA, March 7, 2019 (The New Daily): Lights on Indonesia's busiest holiday island were blacked out on Thursday night, airports were closed and tourists banned from the beach - ordered instead to hole up in resort rooms. Tens of thous…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 6:17pm -
  • If New Bill Is Passed, New York State Would Add Six New Holidays to the School Calendar
    SourceHICKSVILLE, NEW YORK, March 6, 2019 (CBSNewYork): New York is a diverse melting pot and now there's a push to make school calendars look that way, too. As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff found out Wednesday, a bill being considered in Albany could add re…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 6:17pm -

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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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