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  • 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…
    - 83 days ago, 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…
    - 83 days ago, 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

  • Bali Government Sets Aside $114,076 to Revamp Besakih Temple in 2020

    Bali Government Sets Aside $114,076 to Revamp Besakih Temple in 2020

    SourceBALI, INDONESIA, November 8, 2019 (Coconuts): Bali's provincial government is setting aside around US$114,076 to revamp the Besakih Temple complex in Karangasem regency starting next year, with plans to build new food stalls and a parking facil…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:21pm -
  • World Hindu Council Conference "Threads 2019" Tells the Story of Hindu Americans

    World Hindu Council Conference "Threads 2019" Tells the Story of Hindu Americans

    SourceBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, November 7, 2019 (India New England News): Attended by about 400 delegates from 30 states in the United States and Canada, the Threads 2019 conference, organized by World Hindu Council of America, concluded on Sunday afte…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:21pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceIt is Divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts. Your duty is to treat everybody, including yourself, as a manifestation of the Lord.-- Swami Sivananda (1887-1963), founder of Divine Life Society, Ris…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:21pm -
  • Sagar Island Festival is Sinking into the Sea

    Sagar Island Festival is Sinking into the Sea

    SourceINDIA, October 10, 2019 (OZY): Sitting in the gardens of the Kapil Muni Temple on Sagar Island, Sanjay Das seems unperturbed by the fact that the temple over which he presides is not, in fact, the original. "Three or four have already been lost…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 1:42pm -
  • Anti-India Narrative: Yoga is American and India is about Cows and Caste
    SourceINDIA, November 6, 2019 (YouTube by Karolina Goswami): India's own intellectual traditions are now being claimed elsewhere. Does India realize that its so called soft power is not completely owned by it anymore? Without even visiting or knowing…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 1:42pm -
  • Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?

    Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?

    SourceUNITED STATES, June 18, 2018 (Scientific American): In 2015, doctors in Germany reported the extraordinary case of a woman who suffered from what has traditionally been called "multiple personality disorder" and today is known as "dissociative…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 1:42pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceTake up one idea and make that your life-- think of it, dream of it, live on it. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. One single soul wi…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 1:42pm -
  • The Science Behind South India's Mridangam Drum

    The Science Behind South India's Mridangam Drum

    SourceCHENNAI, INDIA, November 5, 2019 (Deccan Chronicle): Taking a cue from Nobel laureate C. V. Raman who did an in-depth study into the harmonics of mridangam and published papers in 1920, eminent percussionist Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and sci…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 2:10pm -
  • 1,000-Year-Old Shivling, Nandi Among Kushan Period Sculptures Unearthed in Karnal

    1,000-Year-Old Shivling, Nandi Among Kushan Period Sculptures Unearthed in Karnal

    SourceINDIA, November 7, 2019 (Hindustan Times): The chance discovery of sculptures of Lord Shiva and Nandi and other artifacts dating back to the Kushan period that were unearthed in Faridapur village could give new insights into the history of the…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 2:10pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceBy constantly repeating, "I am free, I am free," a man verily becomes free. On the other hand, by constantly repeating, "I am bound, I am bound," he certainly becomes bound. The fool who says only, "I am a sinner, I am a sinner," verily drowns…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 2:09pm -

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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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