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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…
    - 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 -
  • 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

  • Four Million Mark Makar Sankranti with a Holy Dip in Gangasagar

    Four Million Mark Makar Sankranti with a Holy Dip in Gangasagar

    SourceKOLKATA, INDIA, January 16, 2020 (Indian Express): More than 4 million pilgrims from all across the country and abroad took the holy dip in Gangasagar on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Wednesday. Makar Sankranti marks the end of the month w…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:43pm -
  • Makar Sankranti 2020: Its Significance, Peculiarities and Region-Wise Celebrations
    SourceINDIA, January 15, 2020 (Money Control, by J. Biswas): Makar Sankranti, essentially a harvest festival, is celebrated across India under different names. The ancient Hindu festival is both religious and seasonal in nature, as it marks the begin…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:42pm -
  • What's Cooking In The World's Largest Kitchen On Makar Sankranti Day? A Sneak Peek Into The Jagannath Temple Kitchen
    SourceINDIA, January 15, 2020 (Outlook India): The Jagannath temple in Puri is one of the chardhams--the four most revered pilgrim spots--of Hindus. Every day, at all hours, the majestic 12th century temple by the Bay of Bengal in Odisha is a bustlin…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:30pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceFind the One everywhere and in everything and there will be an end to all pain and suffering.-- Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982), Bengali mystic and saint
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:30pm -
  • Hindu Center Burns Down in Australian Bush Fires

    Hindu Center Burns Down in Australian Bush Fires

    SourceSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, January 10, 2020 (Hindu Council Australia): Sydney has a large Hindu population and there are about 30 Hindu temples, spiritual centers and senior citizen service centers to cater for their religious, spiritual and social nee…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 1:29pm -
  • Tamil Community Celebrates Pongal Today

    Tamil Community Celebrates Pongal Today

    SourceKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, January 15, 2015 (Daily Express): The Tamil community is looking forward to ushering in a new dawn as it celebrates the Pongal harvest festival today (Wednesday). Pongal falls in the 10th month of the Tamil calendar call…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 1:28pm -
  • What is Wrong with Calling India a Hindu Country?
    SourceINDIA, December 28, 2017 (IntelliBriefs, by Maria Wirth): Though I have lived in India for a long time, there are still issues here that I find hard to understand. For example, why do so many educated Indians become agitated when India is refer…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 1:28pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceMany people are afraid of silence. They have to be doing something all the time. Many people also are afraid of being alone. But actually no one ever is alone. He's always with his great divine Self. Every person has a great, divine Self within…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 1:28pm -
  • Watch Rajiv Malhotra's Latest Video: Decolonizing Delhi University

    Watch Rajiv Malhotra's Latest Video: Decolonizing Delhi University

    DELHI, INDIA, December 31, 2019: Summary by Rajiv Malhotra for his recent video: "Most discussions on decolonization focus on the West. This talk explains how the colonial mindset and resulting loss of character has permeated many organs and layers o…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jan 20, 3:48pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceFor seven lives in seven bodies the grateful will remember friends who relieved their anguish and affliction.-- Saint Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural, verse 107
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jan 20, 3:48pm -

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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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