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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

  • Cow Blesses Land for Hindu Temple in Bremen
    SourceBREMEN, GERMANY, January 17, 2018 (DW): A German milk cow has given her approval to a proposed site for a Hindu temple outside Bremen. The local Hindu community borrowed the animal to suss out whether the land would be good for a temple. A Hind…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:44pm -
  • Hindu Temple at Centre of Cambridge Planning Maelstrom
    SourceCAMBRIDGE, CANADA, January 18, 2018 (The Record): It has a hectare of empty land, purchased 18 years ago. It has 400 families worth of supporters from across Waterloo Region and Guelph. Now, the Cambridge Hindu Society would like to construct a…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:44pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceGive up everything to Him, resign yourself to Him and there will no trouble for you. Then you will come to know that every thing is done by His will.-- Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886)
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:44pm -
  • Thai Pongal: Festival of Color for a Munificent Harvest
    SourceSRI LANKA, January 14, 2018 (Sunday Observer by P. Krishnaswamy): The country's Hindus are celebrating the "Pongal" harvest festival, popularly known as Thai Pongal, celebrated in the first four days of the month of Thai in the Tamil-Hindu cale…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 11:20pm -
  • Half a Million to Take Holy Dip at Gangasagar Festival
    SourceKOLKATA, INDIA, January 13, 2018 (New Indian Express): Over half a million pilgrims are expected to take the holy dip in the Ganga where it flows out into the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Sunday at the annual Gangasagar F…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 11:20pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceIn the four eternal Vedas; In the study and reading of scripts; In sacred ashes and in holy writs and muttering of prayers you will not find the Lord! Melt with the heart inside And proclaim the Truth. Then you will join the light life without…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 11:19pm -
  • Telangana: Inventory of Statues Sought in Ancient Temples
    SourceHYDERABAD, INDIA, January 12, 2018 (Deccan Chronicle): Priests and religious leaders have sought the documentation of murthis in ancient temples across the state to thwart stealing. The state has nearly 20,000 temples, including 12,000 temples…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 9:07pm -
  • Dr. Karan Singh's Farewell Speech from the Rajya Sabha
    SourceINDIA, January 5, 2018 (YouTube): Dr. Karan Singh is an Indian politician, philanthropist and poet. He was a member of India's Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, representing the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Singh is the son of…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 9:06pm -
  • Tirupati Temple's Non-Hindu Employees--Additional Report
    SourceINDIA, January 11, 2018 (First Post): The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), an autonomous government body which looks after the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateshwara in Tirumala, has issued a notice to its 44 non-Hindu employees and asked…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 9:06pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceMake me silent, O God, that I may eloquently converse with Thee.-- Paramahamsa Yogananda (1893-1952), founder of Self Realization Fellowship
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 9:06pm -

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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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