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Hindu Perspective

  • Bagalamukhi – The Great Stabiliser and Restorer of Order

    Bagalamukhi – The Great Stabiliser and Restorer of Order

    The legend goes that Lord Vishnu called upon the Supreme Goddess Rajarajeshwari to bring under control a cataclysmic storm that would destroy the world. As well as the storm, all the celestials were behaving bizarrely – consumed with violence and a…
    - 16 Jun 20, 10:54am -
  • What enlightenment may be like / Goddess Chinnamasta

    What enlightenment may be like / Goddess Chinnamasta

    I’ve often wondered what “enlightenment” would be like. My idea has evolved over time, and may continue to do so. This striking image, encapsulates what I currently feel enlightment may be like. It is a somewhat shocking image of the state of m…
    - 16 Jun 20, 10:23am -
  • Very simple Marjanam procedure for Purashcharan of Mantras of Shri Bagalamukhi

    Very simple Marjanam procedure for Purashcharan of Mantras of Shri Bagalamukhi

    Items required: Petals of a yellow flower. Bagalamukhi Yantra Vessel of water Start the ritual in the same way as you would usually start your Mantra Japa session, honouring the Guru, Lord Ganesh, and meditating / contemplating upon Shri Bagalamukhi…
    - 12 May 20, 5:23pm -
  • Very simple Tarpanam procedure for Purashcharana of Mantras of Shri Bagalamukhi

    Very simple Tarpanam procedure for Purashcharana of Mantras of Shri Bagalamukhi

    Get a vessel with 1-2 litres of water. Add some Gangajal, a little tumeric, honey, sugar, saffron and milk. Keep a second vessel to do the Tarpans into. Start the ritual in the same way as you would usually start your Mantra Japa session, honouring t…
    - 12 May 20, 4:55pm -
  • 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 -

Hindusim Today Magazine

  • How Stolen Hindu Statues Were Discovered in UK

    How Stolen Hindu Statues Were Discovered in UK

    SourceUNITED KINGDOM, September 19, 2020 (BBC): Three bronze sculptures stolen from a southern Indian temple more than 40 years ago were found in the UK and returned to Indian government officials this week. The bronze sculptures represent some of Hi…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 20, 2:00pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceOn the pathway of spiritual excellence, words that discourage and those that publicize faults of others are lethal poisons.-- His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual head of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 20, 2:00pm -
  • Divinity Consultants Bring Spirituality to the Corporation Environment

    Divinity Consultants Bring Spirituality to the Corporation Environment

    SourceUNITED STATES, August 28, 2020 (New York Times): Divinity consultants are designing sacred rituals for corporations and their spiritually depleted employees. Blending the obscure language of the sacred with the also obscure language of manageme…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 20, 3:33pm -
  • Remedying Negationism in Indian History - An On-Line Course for Fall 2020
    SourceUNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 (Indology Academy): (HPI note: Wikipedia defines "negationism" as "a distortion of the historical record.") Indology Academy is offering a one credit hour academic equivalent course titled "Rectifying Historiog…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 20, 3:33pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceJust as a big banyan tree sprouts from a tiny seed, so the wide universe with names and forms sprouts forth from the heart.-- Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), South Indian mystic
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 20, 3:33pm -
  • Yoga's "Father in the West" Still Defining Our Spirituality and Celebrity 100 Years Later

    Yoga's "Father in the West" Still Defining Our Spirituality and Celebrity 100 Years Later

    SourceUNITED STATES, September 16, 2020 (RNS by Tara I. Burton): One hundred years ago on Sept. 19, the Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda arrived in Boston as the Indian delegate for the Unitarian Conference of Religious Liberals. Yogananda'…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 2:43pm -
  • Hinduism Today's Latest History Music Video Published:
    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, September 18, 2020: "Six Key Hindu Concepts," just published at "source" above, is the thirteenth song in Hinduism Today's History of Hindu India Music Video series. It is a song for children intended to complement the fifth chap…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 2:43pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceThe atman in you is that which indwells all things." "Tell me, Yajnavalkya, about this atman that indwells all things." "It is that which transcends hunger and thirst, sorrow and delusion, old age and death."-- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad III, 5A
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 2:43pm -
  • Restoration of Centuries-Old Raghunath Temple in Srinagar Begins Almost 3 Decades After Terrorists Vandalized and Burnt It Down

    Restoration of Centuries-Old Raghunath Temple in Srinagar Begins Almost 3 Decades After Terrorists Vandalized and Burnt It Down

    SourceJAMMU/KASHMIR, September 12, 2020 (Opindia): A year after the effective abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A and the administrative reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to restore the lost glory of the centuries-old her…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 2:50pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceWhen culture is flooding out of the temple, our actions are productive and our minds are creative, our speech is pure, our hearts rejoice and we become good citizens. Religion makes us good citizens, because we are peaceful inside and want peac…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 2:50pm -

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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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