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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

  • Indian Hindu Expatriates in Gulf Region Gear Up for Navratri and Dussehra
    SourceDUBAI, September 23, 2017 (Gulf News): Thousands of Hindu Indian expatriates in Dubai are recreating the vibrant Navratri festival which began on Thursday in India. Navratri (nav means nine and ratri means nights) symbolises the victory of posi…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 11:43pm -
  • 2018 Thaipusam Procession To Be Cut Short by 5.5 Hours Due to Total Lunar Eclipse
    SourceSINGAPORE, September 22, 2017 (Straits Times): Solar and lunar eclipses usually draw many admirers eager to view the phenomenon, but there is a lesser known impact when they fall on the same day as the annual Thaipusam procession. As a result o…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 11:43pm -
  • Power of Prayer?: Hindus Hold Ceremonies for Active Volcano Mt. Agung to Pray That Island Is Spared
    SourceBALI, INDONESIA, September 22, 2017 (Coconuts Bali): Balinese Hindus have been conducting a number of ceremonies at Mt. Agung, trying to prevent a deadly eruption from the volcano, while Muslims across the island have been getting together and…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 11:43pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceDevout Hindus meet a satguru and in seeing him, draw the darshan vibration from him, absorbing it into themselves. When we say someone is holy or saintly we are feeling the radiations of that divine energy flooding through him and out into the…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 11:43pm -
  • Provide Concrete Grounds to Impose Curbs on Durga Statue Immersion: HC to Bengal Government
    SourceKOLKATA, INDIA, September 20, 2017 (Times of India): Questioning the West Bengal government's curbs on Durga statue immersion, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday said the State cannot hinder a citizen's right to practise religion on the basis…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:29pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceThe light which shines above heaven, above all the worlds, above everything, that is the same light which is within man. We can perceive it as the warmth in the body. And of it we have this audible proof: when we thus hear, by covering the ears…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:29pm -
  • Australian Advertising Watchdog Dismisses Pleas to Ban a Commercial that Shows Ganesha Eating Meat
    SourceAUSTRALIA, September 20, 2017 (Scroll In): The Advertising Standards Bureau in Australia has dismissed complaints filed by Hindu groups against an advertisement that showed Ganesha eating meat, PTI reported on Tuesday. The commercial, released…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Glimpse of Indian Mathematics
    SourceMUMBAI, INDIA, August 24, 2017 (Lokvani by K. Arvind): Prof. K. Ramasubramanian from IIT, Mumbai, delivered a lecture titled "Glimpses of Indian Mathematics: Sutra Style to Paragon of Poetry" at MIT on Sunday, August 13, 2017. In this talk, Pro…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceWith love enshrined in the heart, one truly lives. Without it, the body is but bones encased in skin.-- Tirukkural 80
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Grand-Bassin: The Biggest Statue of a Female Divinity in the World Soon Unveiled
    SourceGRAND-BASSIN, MAURITIUS, September 15, 2017 (Defi Media, translated from French): Many saw construction work taking place next to the Mangal Mahadev (statue of the God Shiva) at Ganga Talao in Grand Bassin. The mystery has been lifted: it is a…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:44am -

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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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