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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

  • How Hindu Spiritual Practices Can Help Manage Your COVID-19 Anxiety

    How Hindu Spiritual Practices Can Help Manage Your COVID-19 Anxiety

    SourceUNITED STATES, March 21, 2020 (hinduamerican.org, by Kavita Sekhsaria): In the last few weeks many have tried to explain how all of the disruptions from COVID-19 have felt to them. There has been an overwhelming feeling of unfairness, as people…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 2:43pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceAttach yourself to Him who is free from all attachments. Bind yourself to that bond so all other bonds may be broken.-- Tirukkural 350
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 2:43pm -
  • Construction of Grand Ram Temple In Ayodhya Begins with Special Prayers; Deity's Statue to Be Shifted Tomorrow
    SourceAYODHYA, INDIA, March 24, 2020 (Swarajyamag): In a significant development, the construction of a grand temple of Lord Ram began in the ancient city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on March 23rd with special prayers being initiated to shift the sta…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 2:58pm -
  • Bali's Day of Silence Hit by Virus Fears

    Bali's Day of Silence Hit by Virus Fears

    SourceBALI, INDONESIA, March 24, 2020 (Yahoo): Bali's "Day of Silence" was even quieter than usual this year as coronavirus fears prompted authorities to scale back an annual celebration that sees the Hindu-majority island in Indonesia come to a near…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 2:58pm -
  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 2:58pm -
  • The Story of a Remarkable Hindu Temple in Pretoria's Inner City

    The Story of a Remarkable Hindu Temple in Pretoria's Inner City

    SourcePRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, March 22, 2020 (The Conversation): Apart from Pretoria's legacy of grand institutional buildings, South Africa's capital city and historical seat of the apartheid government, also contains some unique architectural maste…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 3:30pm -
  • How the Internet is Bringing Comfort to Faith Communities during Coronavirus Social Isolation

    How the Internet is Bringing Comfort to Faith Communities during Coronavirus Social Isolation

    SourceAUSTRALIA, March 23, 20202 (ABC National Radio): Hemangini Patel has been attending her temple every Sunday for as long as she can remember. As a devout Hindu, and member of Sydney's Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) c…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 3:30pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceDiscipline your speech. Speak the truth at all costs. Speak little. Speak sweetly. Always utter encouraging words. Never condemn, criticize or discourage. Do not raise your voice and shout at little children or subordinates.-- Swami Sivananda o…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 3:29pm -
  • All Hindu Observances in Mandirs are Cancelled in Trinidad
    HPI/Paras RamoutarPORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD/TOBAGO March 22, 2020 (Hpi by Paras Ramoutar): Because of the unpredictably of the Covid 19 spread, Hindu major organizations have cancelled all religious and social observances starting with Nau Raatri, Lord…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 3:06pm -
  • Daily Inspiration
    SourceMan needs a guru. But a man must have faith in the guru's words. He succeeds in spiritual life by looking on his guru as God Himself. Therefore the Vaishnavas speak of guru, Krishna and Vishnu equally.-- Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886)
    - 10 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 3:05pm -

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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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