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Hindu Perspective

  • Bagalamukhi: The Hypnotic Power of the Goddess (chapter from David Frawley book)

    Bagalamukhi: The Hypnotic Power of the Goddess (chapter from David Frawley book)

    Below is a link to the chapter about Shri Bagalamukhi Devi from the book Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses by David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri). It is perhaps the best article in the English language for understanding Shri Bagalamukhi. Bagalamukhi…
    - 24 Aug 19, 5:12pm -
  • Shri Bagalamukhi Kavach

    Shri Bagalamukhi Kavach

    śrībhairavī uvāca (श्री भैरवी उवाच ) – śrutvā ca bagalā-pūjāṃ stotraṃ cāpi maheśvara । idānīṃ śrotum-icchāmi kavacaṃ vada me prabho ॥ 1 ॥ vairi-nāśakaraṃ divyaṃ sarvā-‘śubha-vi…
    - 24 Aug 19, 1:40pm -
  • 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 -

Hindusim Today Magazine

  • In France Indian Association Celebrates the Pongal Festival

    In France Indian Association Celebrates the Pongal Festival

    SourceVERNON, FRANCE, January 28, 2020 (Actu Google translated from French): The Indian Association of Vernon (AIV) celebrated the traditional festival of Pongal last Saturday. With the smell of spices and jasmine, shimmering costumes and traditional…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Feb 20, 12:48pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceYou are God. I am God. Only one. You cannot separate me from you.-- Satguru Siva Yogaswami (1872-1964), Sri Lanka's most revered contemporary mystic
    - 2 days ago, 26 Feb 20, 12:48pm -
  • Maha Shivaratri Celebrations Grip India in Festive Fervor

    Maha Shivaratri Celebrations Grip India in Festive Fervor

    SourceINDIA, February 21, 2020 (Zee News): The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated across India on Friday with full fervor. A sea of devotees throng temples to offer prayers to Lord Shiva and observe fasts. Maha Shivaratri, the…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 1:16pm -
  • At Srinagar's Sharika Devi Temple: Pandits Were Driven Out, but Those Who Stayed, Survived Thanks to Muslims

    At Srinagar's Sharika Devi Temple: Pandits Were Driven Out, but Those Who Stayed, Survived Thanks to Muslims

    SourceSRINAGAR, KASHMIR, February 21, 2020 (Millennium Post): Overlooking Srinagar is Hari Parbat, a hill home to a fort, a temple, a gurdwara and a dargah. The temple here is dedicated to Jagdamba Sharika Bhagwati, considered the presiding Deity of…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 1:16pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceDevout Hindus meet a satguru and in seeing him, draw the darshan vibration from him, absorbing it into themselves. When we say someone is holy or saintly we are feeling the radiations of that divine energy flooding through him and out into the…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 1:16pm -
  • One Million expected to Celebrate Mahashivaratri at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple

    One Million expected to Celebrate Mahashivaratri at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple

    SourceKATHMANDU, NEPAL, February 21, 2020 (Himalayan News Service): Pashupati Area Development Trust has said it expects to host around one million Hindu devotees from Nepal and abroad during religious festival o Mahashivaratri. Pradeep Dhakal, PADT…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 4:06pm -
  • Cambodia to Build Rajendra Chola Statue and Introduce Thirukkural in School Syllabus

    Cambodia to Build Rajendra Chola Statue and Introduce Thirukkural in School Syllabus

    SourceTAMIL NADU, July 17, 2019 (Tamizhar Media): The Angkor Thamil Sangam and Pannattu Thamilar Naduvam along with The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and Seenu Gnanam Travels are planning to unveil the statues of Chola emperor Rajendra…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 4:06pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceThe light which shines above heaven, above all the worlds, above everything, that is the same light which is within man. We can perceive it as the warmth in the body. And of it we have this audible proof: when we thus hear, by covering the ears…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 4:06pm -
  • Tamil Temple Begun in West Jakarta after 60 Years

    Tamil Temple Begun in West Jakarta after 60 Years

    SourceJAKARTA, INDONESIA, February 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 (tanda-baca.co.id): DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, attended the laying of the first stone of a house of worship for Hindus, especially ethnic Tamils, who are on Jalan Bedugul, Kalide…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 8:12am -
  • Forty-Two Day Long Shri Amarnath Yatra to Begin on June 23

    Forty-Two Day Long Shri Amarnath Yatra to Begin on June 23

    SourceJAMMU,INDIA, February 14, 2020 (Daily Excelsior): The 42-day-long annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnath Ji in South Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 23. This year's pilgrimage will be longer by two days against last…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 8:11am -

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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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