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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

  • Kenyans of Indian Descent Become 44th Tribe
    SourceKENYA, July 22, 2017 (Daily Nation): President Uhuru Kenyatta has gazetted the recognition of the Kenyans of Indian descent as the 44th tribe in Kenya and invited them to participate in the political, economic, cultural and social development o…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:23am -
  • India Adding New Cultural Centres Abroad
    SourceINDIA, July 26, 2017 (Press Release): ICCR has 36 Indian Cultural Centres and one Sub-Centre. ICCR has plans to establish new Indian Cultural Centres in Washington and Paris. Cultural Centres overseas are ICCR's important arms, which play a sig…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:23am -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceThe fragrance of the flower is never borne against the breeze, but the fragrance of human virtues diffuses itself everywhere.-- Ramayana
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:22am -
  • Hindu Community Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Temple with Trudeau
    SourceTORONTO, CANADA, July 24, 2017 (CBC News): Thousands from the Hindu community in Toronto and beyond turned out Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an iconic temple that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called "without a doubt one of Cana…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 11:41pm -
  • Trudeau, in Kurta-Pyjama, Does Aarti at Hindu Temple and Hails India-Canada Ties
    SourceTORONTO, CANADA, July 23, 2017 (Hindustan Times): Clad in emerald green kurta and white pyjamas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau performed pooja at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto and said how deeply Canada values the "special" relationsh…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 11:41pm -
  • Participants Sought for Hindu Youth Survey
    KAUAI, HAWAII, July 24, 2017 (HPI): Hinduism Today is preparing a story on the religious views of today's youth raised by Hindu parents, including those who no longer consider themselves particularly religious.We're prepared a questionnaire in google…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 11:41pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceA Swiss devotee visited Ramana Maharishi (1879-1950), the sage of Arunachala. She was disturbed from having a vision of Siva. "Is He not the Destroyer?" she asked. The mystic replied, "Yes, He is the destroyer of sorrows. Siva is the embodiment…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 11:41pm -
  • Devotees Throng Pashupatinath Temple to Pay Obeisance to Lord Shiva
    SourceKATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 19, 2017 (Google News): Thousands of pilgrims and locals queued up as early as 2 o'clock on Monday morning in the auspicious Shravan month to get a glimpse of Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred tem…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:47pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourcePeace has three dimensions. Peace within ourselves, peace among nations and peace with nature.-- Dada J.P. Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:46pm -
  • Upgrade for Iconic Nadi Hindu Temple
    SourceFIJI, July 12, 2017 (Fiji Sun): The Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam has approved capital projects of US$247,000 for the upgrade and beautification of the Sri Siva Subramanya Swami Temple in Nadi. This was agreed by the council of management dur…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:32pm -

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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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