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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…
    - 22 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…
    - 22 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

  • Thousands of Ganesha Statues Immersed in Bay of Bengal

    Thousands of Ganesha Statues Immersed in Bay of Bengal

    SourceCHENNAI, INDIA, September 9, 2019 (Deccan Chronicle): More than 2,300 Lord Vinayaka statues - worshipped in different parts of the city since Vinayaka Chathurthi was celebrated on September 2 - were taken in processions and immersed in the Bay…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 10:49am -
  • Sixth Song Released in Our History of Hindu India Music Video Series: "Sanskrit Culture Blossomed"

    Sixth Song Released in Our History of Hindu India Music Video Series: "Sanskrit Culture Blossomed"

    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, September 9, 2019 (HPI): Hinduism Today has posted to YouTube a new music video: "Sanskrit Culture Blossomed." It is a song for children intended to complement the second of our popular History of Hindu India documentaries, "Hind…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 10:49am -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceWhen one remains without thinking, one understands another by means of the universal language of silence. -- Ramana Maharishi (1879-1950), South Indian mystic
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 10:49am -
  • Our Free Spiritual Workout App Gets an Upgrade!

    Our Free Spiritual Workout App Gets an Upgrade!

    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, September 9, 2019 (Himalayan Academy Publications): Today we are officially announcing the version 2.0 release of our free Spiritual Workout App. The app was inspired by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's publisher's desk article,…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 3:01pm -
  • Why Eggs Are not Vegetables

    Why Eggs Are not Vegetables

    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, September 7, 2019 (Hinduism Today): On the first look, answering this question is easy. Chickens lay eggs, chickens are animals, so an egg must be an animal since it has an animal origin and grows into a new animal. But...what if…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 3:01pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceEver afterward, though the dance of creation change around me in the hall of eternity, I shall be the same. -- Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982), Mystic Bengali saint
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 3:01pm -
  • Hinduism's Today July Feature Story: Kumbh Mela 2019

    Hinduism's Today July Feature Story: Kumbh Mela 2019

    SourceKAUAI, HAWAII, September 6, 2019 (Hinduism Today): There are many ways to conceptualize 240 million people: 3.2% of the world's population or 72% of the US; 200 times the population of Paris; enough to be the fifth largest country in the world.…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Sep 19, 3:51pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceWe want to claim that which we already are. You are already the Self, you are just not aware of it. Do not put it off based upon some concept that we are not ready, we are not worthy, we need more of this or that. None of those principles apply…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Sep 19, 3:51pm -
  • Tirupati Goes the Extra Mile, Makes Recyclable Statues

    Tirupati Goes the Extra Mile, Makes Recyclable Statues

    SourceTIRUPATI, INDIA, September 2, 2019 (The Hindu): At a time when eco-friendly celebrations have become the mantra for Vinayaka Chaturthi, Tirupati has emerged as a trailblazer by going a step ahead to present recyclable statues. There are at leas…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Sep 19, 1:57pm -
  • Many Takers for Eco-Friendly Ganesha Statues

    Many Takers for Eco-Friendly Ganesha Statues

    SourceINDIA, September 2, 2019 (The Hindu): Both Vizianagaram and Srikakulam towns wore a festive look on Sunday, ahead of Vinayaka Chaviti. Despite the rain, Vizianagaram's PW Market was bustling with activity, as people rushed in to buy Ganesh stat…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Sep 19, 1:57pm -

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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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