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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

  • Singapore Firm to Lead Design of First Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi
    SourceABU DHABI, August 11, 2018 (Khaleej Times): Marking an important milestone on its path to constructing the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, Mandir Limited, along with BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, announced the project's lead consultant and designe…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:50pm -
  • Manobo Woman's Kin Want Golden Tara Returned
    SourceBUTUAN CITY, PHILIPPINES, August 13, 2018 (Philstar): As the United States government plans to return the historic Balangiga bells to the Philippines, relatives of the Manobo woman who found the Golden Tara in 1917 along Agusan River want the r…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:50pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceWhen the Creator dances, the worlds He created dance. To the measure that He dances in our knowledge, our thoughts, too, dance. When He in heart-endearing dances, the several elements, too, dance. Witness in rapture surpassing the dance of that…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:50pm -
  • Kawad Pilgrimage 2018
    SourceNEW DELHI, INDIA, August 7, 2018 (Indian Express): During the holy month of Savana, millions of pilgrims carry the auspicious Ganga water to worship Lord Shiva and start their journey of Kanwar Yatra. The saffron clad devotees, popularly known…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 11:19pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceThose who patiently endure rude remarks possess the rare purity of an ascetic.-- Tirukkural
    - 5 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 11:19pm -
  • Hindus Need to Join the Debate About How to Define Death
    SourceUNITED STATES, August 8, 2018: Hinduism Today invites Hindus to send us their thoughts and research to letters@hindu.org on how to define "death" of the physical body in the Hindu tradition. As the following article by Radhika Viswanathan expla…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 11:30pm -
  • American Red Cross Awards $500,000 Grant to Sewa International:
    SourceHOUSTON, TEXAS, August 6, 2018 (Press Release): The American Red Cross awarded Sewa International a US$500,000 grant to rebuild homes of the economically underprivileged devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Rosharon Village, Brazoria County, Texas…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 11:30pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceIt is always good to endure injuries done to you, but to forget them is even better.-- Tirukkural
    - 6 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 11:22pm -
  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple Chairman Removed for Severe Mismanagement after Probe
    SourceSINGAPORE, August 7, 2018 (Straits Times): The chairman of one of Singapore's oldest Hindu temples has been removed from his post after a probe found "severe mismanagement" in how the temple was run. Mr. Sivakadacham, who goes by one name, can…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:40pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceJust as the Earth bears those who dig into her, it is best to bear with those who despise us.-- Tirukkural
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:34pm -

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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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