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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

  • newA Whiff of the World's Oldest Incense Tradition
    SourceINDIA, April 17, 2018 (Basenotes by Krishnaraj Iyengar): Like the crest is to the wave, or the leaf is to the tree, incense is the soul of Indian fragrance heritage. A common binding thread between faiths, cultures and peoples within the bounda…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:13pm -
  • newHere's 2018's List of Fruit and Vegetables Most (Strawberries, Spinach) and Least (Avocados, Sweet Corn) Contaminated with Pesticide Residue
    SourceUNITED STATES, April 10, 2018 (CNN): Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group. Every year since 2004, the group -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental orga…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:13pm -
  • newDaily Inspiration
    SourceJoys and sorrows are time-born and cannot last. Therefore, do not be perturbed by these. The greater the difficulties and obstructions, the more intense will be your endeavor to cling to His feet and the more will your prayer increase from with…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:13pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand
    SourceUTTARAKHAND, INDIA, April 16, 2018 (Times of India): The Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand can be easily called as one of the most popular pilgrimage circuits of India. Every year, around the same time, the routes to the Chardham, the four most sac…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 11:49pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceGod is with us. It is He only who gives us the strength to work. If we live with this inspiration in our heart, we will surely experience Divinity in our life. Our work will become our devotion, and means of our spiritual progress. -- Rameshbha…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 11:49pm -
  • India Helps Translate Ancient Inscriptions in My Son Sanctuary
    SourceQUANG NAM, VIETNAM, April 3, 2018 (Vietnam Plus): The Sanskrit inscriptions on stone columns at the UNESCO world heritage My Son Sanctuary in central Quang Nam province will be translated into Vietnamese and English as part of a joint project b…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 9:51pm -
  • Eight Million Brits No Longer Eat Meat
    SourceUNITED KINGDOM, April 14, 2018 (Daily Mail): Some eight million Brits no longer eat meat, a survey has found, with one in four planning to reduce their meat consumption in the next year. Young people are driving the meat-free trend, the researc…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 9:51pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceThe mind alone is man's cause of bondage or release: it leads to bondage when attached to the sense objects, and to release when freed from them.-- Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitri Upanishad
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 9:51pm -
  • Two Chennai Artists Bag Crafts Council Excellence Award
    SourceCHENNAI, INDIA, April 4, 2018 (Times of India): Tuesday turned out to be a big day for Chennai-based artisans R. Selvanathan Sthapati and T. K. Bharani as they received Craft Council of India's (CCI) Kamala awards for Outstanding Contribution f…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 10:17pm -
  • Study: 900-Year Drought Wiped out Indus Civilization
    SourceKHARAGPUR, INDIA, April 16, 2018 (Times of India): The Indus Valley civilisation was wiped out 4,350 years ago by a 900-year-long drought, scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have found. Evidence gathered dur…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 10:17pm -

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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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