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Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Case – Dissecting Amicus Curiae’s report (Part II)
huge amounts of rice used to be cooked in the temple (more than 7 quintals) daily in the past against the current provision of 1 quintal of rice. Post land appropriation by successive governments of Kerala, the temple faced massive reduction of annual income in both cash and kind.
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Swami Vivekananda on Caste
Swami Vivekananda distinguished between the original caste system which he postulated was quality based and the latter kind which he called the caste system in its “degenerate form
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Dialogue Between Rajiv Malhotra and Prof. R Vaidyanathan – Part A – Benefits Of Jati System
We are a relationship based society, not rule based society. Relationship based society has got ideas of concern about fear of God, more than fear of love.
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Dialogue between Rajiv Malhotra and Prof. R Vaidyanathan- Part B; Benefits Of Jati System
Nadars and Gounders are the two castes which went into business. Nadars were considered slightly above scheduled castes somewhere in the 40s. Today, they are extraordinarily powerful in business.
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The Science of Kena Upanishad
It has revealed that there exists a transcendent entity that urges and activates the senses in their functions and also sustains life
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Bhuloka Vaikuntha Desecrated: Nothing is sacred for the Government
HRCE, which has taken over different temples, is unconstitutionally interfering in the religious affairs of our temples, by violating the agama shastras and making unauthorized changes as per its whims and fancies
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How castiest readings of Holi trivializes the festival
Marxism, which boils down to dividing the society into warring factions or classes, detests cultural gatherings
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Temples under Secular Government: Case study of Tripunithura
many temples of Bharat which are being converted into tourist spots rather than being maintained as places of worship by the secular government. It is now upto us Hindus to question the unconstitutional acts
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India’s Inclusive Islam And Global Peace
The human race was created to progress not regress, to discover the undiscovered, in science and arts, in nature and space.
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Sanskrit Treasure Trove Goes Tech
Panini’s Vyakarana text is only about 50 pages in toto, but nearly 100,000 research papers have been published by the Western academics alone on this one text with many more being produced everyday.
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Study Of Hindu Culture: The Misplaced Theories Of Western Indologists-2
The readers can see a pattern here. All popular elements in Hinduism are Harappan and non-Vedic. Anything positive in Vedic literature and Harappan iconography becomes an element appropriated by later day Vedic culture.
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Study Of Hindu Culture: The Misplaced Theories Of Western Indologists
Most Indian historians are trained to see their own history and culture through the eyes of the colonial indologists and parroted the received wisdom from the West.
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Charade Begets Charade: Indian Liberals And Literature Festivals
If Adi Shankaracharya or his followers had been similarly offended by the contrarian views of philosopher and scholar Mandana Mishra and boycotted him – the historical debate went on for months between the two – the distilling of the Mimamsa philosophy would never have occurred.
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Stages of Life in Hindu Dharma – A Concept Misunderstood by Modern Intellectuals
The Dharma Sastha at Sabarimala is still in his student phase of life and hence he is following the Brahmacharya Vratha wherein he is forbidden from looking at or speaking with women.
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New finds take archaeologists closer to Krishna
“Close to 10,000 Greeks, who came in the wake of Alexander the Great, were Krishna’s devotees. There is an inscription by Heliodorus, the Greek ambassador at Takshila , which reads Deva, deva, Vasudeva. Krishna is my god and I have installed this Garuda Pillar at Bes Nagar (now in Bihar),'”
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Survey Finds Hindus Lived 74,000 Years Ago
Although some scholars have speculated that the Toba volcano led to severe and wholesale environmental destruction, the Oxford-led research in India suggests that a mosaic of ecological settings was present, and some areas experienced a relatively rapid recovery after the volcanic event.
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The Universe is One
Probably man is endowed with mind that gives him intelligence, and this is the only differentiating factor between man and all other living beings.
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Mythologists – Decoders Of Existing Myths Or Creators Of New Ones?
Apparently for Devdutt, it seems that while the PIO’s works and advice is not kosher enough, their dollars are. During these dinner parties and fundraisers, there were a few occasions in which, after he had given his spiel, he was confronted with uncomfortable questions regarding his closeness with Hinduphobic Intellectuals/academicians, his approval of them, his absence of questioning them and his terming of Hindu scriptures as Myths. Eyewitness testimony is that he was left flabbergasted.
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Consideration of Bharatiya (literary) Classicism as depicted by Professor Sheldon Pollock-1
Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI) — is being funded by a well-educated son (Rohan Murty) of the very land (Bharat, i.e. India) whose literature and languages are being (mis)used, in the garb of their preservation and revitalisation (both of which may no doubt be achieved to some extent through MCLI), to further a discord-inducing Bharatiya-classicity-narrative of Pollock
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Consideration of Bharatiya (literary) Classicism as depicted by Professor Sheldon Pollock-2
While one sees some of Professor Pollock’s notions of ‘Classical’, ‘Classic’ as articulated in his 2011 paper “Crisis in the Classics”, particularly that of ‘resistance to contemporaneity and supposed universality’ (point 2b above), reflect in his introduction on the MCLI website (point 8d above), these notions are all together absent in a subsequent (2015) paper “The alternate classicism of Classical India”, which is focused on the classicism of Classical Bharat.
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Consideration of Bharatiya (literary) Classicism as depicted by Professor Sheldon Pollock-3
‘Western academic critiques of Pollock’11, includes more details of criticism of Pollock’s scholarship on the history of Sanskrit.
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Consideration of Bharatiya (literary) Classicism as depicted by Professor Sheldon Pollock-4
non-inclusion of (by way of examples) Rig Veda or Vedanga Jyotisha in a library meant to be a repository of Bharat’s greatest literary works would be nothing short of preposterous.
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Food For Gods And Humans Alike: The Story Of Udupi Cuisine
Temples, say culinary legend Jiggs Kalra, “back then weren’t only schools of learning, but catalyst that evolved a society – and its thoughts – and the best way to do so was through food. Hence, it was essential that each temple had its own unique cuisine that was traditional yet fostered a certain form of newness in life.”
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How The Classic Indian Epic Texts Continue To Shape Our Consciousness
The singing of epic songs remains an important part of life both in villages and cities (Blackburn, 1989). The regional narratives have variants that weave in later historical episodes related to the area.
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The “do something” nation: Indian democracy is largely stable after 70 years, but needs to fix its plumbing
The reason why our solutions are non-solutions even if they seem to work for some time is simple: the design and institutional defects of Indian democracy have not been addressed, leaving the state with a poor capacity to enforce and execute.
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How Kashmiri Art Influenced Artistic Expression In The Rest Of India And Beyond
Kashmir also had a flourishing tradition of painting which must have been used to decorate the temples walls. The earliest surviving examples of these paintings come from Gilgit and date back to around the eighth century.
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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge – Part II
It appears that the Kashmiri understanding of physics was informed not only by astronomy and terrestrial experiments but also by speculative thought and by meditation on the nature of consciousness.
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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge — Part I
Kashmir’s nearness to rich trade routes brought it considerable wealth and emboldened Kashmiris to take Sanskrit culture out of the country as missionaries.
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What is the greatest thing about being a Hindu?
You want to criticise something in our religion. Come forward. We are logical. You will be Hindu.
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Why The Kumbh Mela Is At Risk
Harvard’s Pluralism Project (also run by Diana Eck) could easily open the door in the name of studying and nurturing “pluralism”. To disarm naïve Hindu leaders, it will offer patronizing praise for “Hindu tolerance” that would stir pride among these leaders. All this would make it difficult for anyone to deny them free access for their strategic intrusions.
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What is the best mystery of Indian temples until now?
How did the architects designed the straightness of these temple gopuras that are more than 1000 years old and 500–600 Kms away ?
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Demystifying Tantra- I: Relationship to Hinduism
In the words of the noted Tantra scholar P. C. Bagchi[1], “It cannot be denied that in some texts there is what may be called black magic, and there are also a few texts full of obscenities; but these do not form the main bulk of the Tantric literature”.
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Why Are Indian Historians In A Denial Mode?
Left historians are happy to negate the history of their own country. Their accounts of India’s history are largely denials of any enduring country, civilisation or culture worthy of the name.
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Cowboys, Indians And The River Sarasvati - A Look At Recent Findings About The ‘Mythical’ River-1
why are there so many Harappan sites in the Sutlej-Yamuna interfluves if there was no source of water?
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Cowboys, Indians And The River Sarasvati - A Look At Recent Findings About The ‘Mythical’ River-2
the decline in the monsoon, reaching its worst around 2100 BCE tipped the scales, triggering the decline of the Harappan cities. The Sarasvati itself started drying up around 4500 years ago, and was completely covered by sand dunes around 600 CE.
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India Has A Choice: Do We Want Success Or Are We Happy Just Being Right?
Goodwill and magnanimity and righteousness are relevant only if you win, not if you lose. Dharma is possible only if you win, even if it means a (temporary) dalliance with adharma. War and peace, dharma and adharma are not polar opposites; they are two sides of the same coin.
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Survey Finds Hindus Lived 74,000 Years Ago
Newly discovered archaeological sites in southern and northern India have revealed how people lived before and after the colossal Toba volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago.
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Confronting Indology – Part 3
our adversaries use these techniques all the time, whether it’s the young historian subverting our own texts via photocopier, or the suicide bomber using foreign technologies against those foreigners, or the missionaries who demonstrate the ‘impotency’ of our idols, or indeed Pollock himself who declares that he has to go through the tradition and “overmaster” it in order to subvert it.
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Confronting Indology – Part 2
The funny thing is that in all of the controversies that have erupted regarding Doniger or Pollock, the academic side does not mention that they are critical theorists who are taking a certain postmodernist Marxist, political view. It wouldn’t serve their purpose as they have to make their view seem universal and the only reasonable interpretation.
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This Is Why Subramanian Swamy Wants Rajiv Malhotra To Revise Indian History Textbooks !!
Eminent historian Yvette Rosser describes Malhotra as a “non-Hindutva Hindu”, highlighting how the latter’s view of Hinduism is free from any colour.
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Purvapaksha: Has Shatavadhani Ganesh Really Understood Pollock?
Scholars like Sheldon Pollock, Romila Thapar, RS Sharma and DN Jha have sucked up so much oxygen out of the ecosystem of knowledge production.
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The Peculiarity Of The Pollock Challenge
This has to do with the loss of adhikara of traditional scholars as experts in Sanskrit and its transfer to Western academicians and their Indian disciples.
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Why we need a Swadeshi Indology
Germany with 59%Christians is regarded as a Christian country whereas India with 80% Hindus is denied the status of a Hindu nation.
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Kautilya’s Moral Compass In Modern Times And Concept Of Better Society
With his moral compass firmly in place, he went about prescribing policies for promoting prosperity without ritual genuflections to moral sentiments in every other page.
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Place Of Wealth In Indian Culture
In the year 1853, before he wrote the Das capital, Karl Marx wrote couple of articles which showed his understanding about India. He said that economically if you look at the country, every village is an economic unit, a tariff unit, and it doesn’t import or export anything. It produces and consumes making the producer the consumer as well and there is no economic inequality because no one has any power over others. This was called the primitive socialism in the communist terminology.
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Today only the Murthy, Vahana, Apit and Kelir temples has been restored while the Pathok and Perwara are not restored yet though work is in progress.
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The Wonder That Is Sanskrit-2
how about composing a shloka with the first pada (quatrain) entirely in ज, the second pada entirely in त, the third pada entirely in भ and the fourth pada entirely in र? Magha came up with जजौजोजाजिजिज्जाजी तं ततोऽतितताततुत्। भाभोऽभीभाभिभूभाभू- रारारिररिरीररः॥ Believe it or not, this means “Then the warrior, winner of war, with his heroic valour, the subdu
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The Wonder That Is Sanskrit
Most Indian languages, in greater or lesser degree, trace their roots in Sanskrit. In that sense, more than a mother tongue, Sanskrit is a grandmother tongue. Indeed, that influence extends beyond the boundaries of today’s India, to elsewhere in Asia and beyond
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Why did the Mughuls not establish even one university considering they spent billions on tombs for themselves?
Unlike The Guptas and The Mauryas who themselves were the alumnis of Takshshila and Nalanda, Mughals were hardly interested in bookish learning. For them basic madrassa education was enough(for which they did built some mosques) . Akbar was himself an illiterate
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Survey Finds Hindus Lived 74,000 Years Ago
a potentially ground-breaking implication of the new work is that the species responsible for making the stone tools in India was Homo sapiens. Stone tool analysis has revealed that the artefacts consist of cores and flakes, which are classified in India as Middle Palaeolithic and are similar to those made by modern humans in Africa.
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A Hindu Women from Kerala Slams Anti Hindu Brigade on Shabrimala Entry through Open Letter
We have a Temple where once a year the Preists there will wash the feet of every woman devotee who comes there because a woman is the representation of the Godess.We have a Temple in MAnnarashala where the Priests are exclusively women, We have Thiruvathira, which is an exclusively women’s festival and no men allowed in the vicinity.We have Pongala a pooja where lakhs and lakhs of women take part in it at Tiruvananthapuram.Since the Temple cannot hold all these vast numbers, Trivandrum literal
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Why Koenraad Elst And Rajiv Malhotra Are Unfair In Their Assessment Of Vivekananda
an American newspaper reported from the Brooklyn Standard Union dated February 27, 1895 titled ‘India’s gifts to the world’. Vivekananda is reported to have told his American audience that India had “given to antiquity the earliest scientifical physicians…modern medical science… by the discovery of various chemicals and by teaching you how to reform misshapen ears and noses. Even more it has done in mathematics, for algebra, geometry, astronomy, and the triumph of modern science —
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Read this Very Interesting Article on Why Beatles, Apple, Facebook knew India more than Indians
The chairman of Salesforce.com and famous philanthropist Marc Benioff says with conviction — “If you want to understand Steve, it’s a good idea to dig into ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’.” It is this book which Steve’s family had given to all the guests as a last gift at his memorial service.
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There is No Beef in Vedas. A Brilliant Explanation by an IIT Alumni Thrashing False Claims Which You Must Read !!
All the slanders heaped upon the Vedas can be attributed mainly to the interpretations of commentaries written by Mahidhar, Uvat and Saayan in the medieval times; and to what Vam-margis or the Tantra cult propagated in their books in the name of the Vedas.
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On the Streets of India, Mythology Is Real Life
In Hinduism, he adds, “It’s not feudal: God is child, lover, brother, friend.” With such a close, powerful being in step with you all the time, life feels different, he says. “That’s called therapy in America.”
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Each and Every Claim of Scientific Errors in Hinduism Thrashed by an IIT and IIM Alumni. Do Read it Full !!
going by the alarming rate of its propagation, and considering the average mental aptitude of those trying to demean Vedas to establish a medieval era book as the only escape for all human beings from a burning Hell to an amorous Paradise, we find it necessary to issue a rebuttal.
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Ancient Hindu Temples Stand in a Straight Line
The temple for water is in Thiruvanaikaval, fire is in Thiruvannamalai , air is in Kalahasti , earth is in Kanchipuram and The temple for space/sky is in Chidambaram.
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More Than A Festival. . . Deepavali
As early as 1910 Sri Aurobindo pointed out that race is a pseudo-scientific category. Veer Savarkar declared in the 1920s that humanity is one from pole to pole and all other divisions are man-made and artificial. And as late as 1940s, Europe was bewitched with racial pseudo-sciences.
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Assam Kings Ruled From 20000 BC Hiuen Tsiang
Xuanzang obtained and translated 657 Sanskrit Buddhist works. He received the best education on Buddhism he could find throughout India. Much of this activity is detailed in the companion volume to Xiyu Ji, the Biography of Xuanzang written by Huili, entitled the Life of Xuanzang.
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Reconceptualizing India Studies: Book Review
India has produced intellectual giants like (limiting ourselves to the 20thcentury) R.C. Majumdar, P.V. Kane or A.K. Coomaraswamy, but the Indian secularists are intellectually very poor copies of their Western role models.
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Freedom: An Indian Perspective
nananam dhiyo vratani jananam....anything that obstructs the diverse paths of lives, the diverse thoughts and opinions, is the lack of it, a bondage, which Indra loathes and strikes with his Vajra to destroy.
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Time has come to reinvent India
The centuries of subjugation made a severe dent to our attitude which was a result of a gradual conditioning due to subservient mindset.
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Secret Chambers Ekambareswara Temple Key To Lost Mu Civilization?
German independent researcher, author and travel agency manager Thomas Ritter claimed he had entered a “secret library” underneath Sri Ekambaranatha temple in Kanchipuram, India in which he has found evidence of the lost civilisation of Mu.
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Honouring Living Legends
M.S.V. was like R.D.Burman, a great singer. His rendering of Sabarimala Iyyappan songs are unique, and he was also a versatile actor who had played a few roles in films later on.
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“Uproot Rig Veda” Max Mueller The Fraud’s Quotes
Max Muller and other missionaries like Ralph T.H. Griffith, Maurice Bloomsfield, Wilson etc. also tried to learn sanskrit to comprehend the primary Hindu scriptures but landed up distorting them by the application of the Abrahamic template on the Hindu worldview
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Jeyamohan On The Question Of Being A ‘Cultural Hindu’-1
there is a place for Hindu faith beyond mere mental comfort.
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Jeyamohan On The Question Of Being A ‘Cultural Hindu’-2
In Tamil, Jayakanthan was one who strongly argued that the word ‘Hindu’ should be used strictly in a cultural context. He has thundered on stage that ‘I am an Atheist but I am a Hindu’. Jayakanthan has discussed and explained the term Cultural Hindu in many angles.
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Sanskrit is at home in these Mumbai households
Even as German universities lap up desi Sanskrit teachers and the Thai princess wows with her Sanskrit prowess, the Vedic language stands crippled in its homeland.
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Tirupati – Tirumala 2100 Million Years Old ,Geology
The Tirumala Hill is 3200 ft above sea level, and is about 10.33 sq miles in area. It comprises seven peaks, representing the seven hoods of Adisesha, thus earning the name, Seshachalam. The seven peaks are called Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrishabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri.
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Am I A Hindu?-1
Though I do not understand Bharathi’s concept of ‘All that I see is Self’, Einstein’s ‘The World is a Cycle’, Ramakrishna’s ‘Nirchalanam’ I am incapable of refuting their contents
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Am I A Hindu?-2
The religions of the prophets ask the others to come to them casting off their older beliefs and customs in its entirety. They command that what they say be accepted with complete faith.
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Am I A Hindu?-3
That lower class people had no introduction to the puranas and that they had no relation to it is simply a fraud perpetrated by the Folklore Center Palayamkottai and the Madurai Divinity College.
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Aryans, Caste, Nationalism, Emancipation
Sir Hercourt Butler, the Lieutenant Governor of Oudh and North West Provinces, wrote to Sir James Dunlop Smith, private secretary to the Viceroy Lord Minto, that “Arya Somaj (sic) was a dangerous movement” because it combined “an appeal to national feeling with a tendency to elevate the low castes”. And what was more, the cause of women’s education had been taken up by “Arya Somaj” and “our position in the country will be almost hopeless, if the women are trained up in hostility
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FreeHinduTemples
Namma Devasthana, a small group of like-minded individuals have come together to ensure a dharma based ecosystem, together with Jijnasa CESS, Dharmic Action and Temple Worshippers Society (Chennai). They organized today a seminar on “Autonomy for Hindu Temples”, launching a nationwide campaign #save the temples.
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What India Taught Max Muller
The larger vision, which must be achieved through honest scholarship, is to bring to light those aspects of this land’s ancient history which instill national pride in the average citizen, regardless of his creed, and teach him to draw inspiration from the past without pixelating the collective mistakes committed.
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“Swarajya” For Hindu Temples
The natural outcome of government management of temples, beside the obvious violation of secular ideals, are monumental corruption and misuse of funds, as well as, in numerous cases, the neglect of temples that borders on the criminal.
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Rama Date One Million Years Ago Gomphotheriidae Elephant Proof
June 14, 2015ramanan50Archeloogy, Hinduism, Indian History, Rama, Rama Birth Date, Ramayana, Ramayana Date, Tamil language, Treta Yuga, Valmiki, Yuga Leave a comment 1 Votes Knowledge , in my opinion, is, jumping from one uncertainty to another. The consoling factor is that the latest information is less uncertain than the earlier one. ( Hindu Texts say Knowledge is nothing but removal of ignorance, by stages) Planetary Alignment At The Time of Rama’s Birth. Lord Rama’s D
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Why it’s OK to bend over backwards for Yoga Day
That yoga owes its ancestry and its evolution to the practitioners of the sanatan dharma isn’t in any serious doubt. Nor can it be denied that the goal of oneness with the divine is at variance with the tradition of worship. However, opposing Government involvement in Yoga Day because there is opposition from a section that doesn’t believe in the cross-fertilisation of different faiths is ridiculous.
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Lord Balaji Feet Thirumala Man Made?
Which individual has gone up to the top of the Thirumala hills to sculpt Two Feet only to propagate Hinduism and Lord Venkateswara?
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The hype over Saraswati's revival
Chief minister ML Khattar, in fact, announced a financial support of Rs 50 crore for Saraswati restoration project.
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Vedic university to be set up in Kerala
though the main focus of the proposed university would be the studies of Veda and Tantra, there would also be ordinary subjects and courses like in any other general university.
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Konarak Sun Temple Built By Kulothunga Chola I Descendant
The entire temple has been conceived as a chariot of the sun god with 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, with a set of spokes and elaborate carvings. Seven horses drag the temple. Two lions guard the entrance, crushing elephants. A flight of steps lead to the main entrance.
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‘I still call my mother 2-3 times a day’
“Don’t tell them you are busy.. I run a Fortune 50 company and I still call my mother two to three times a day” she said, adding that it was important to remember that today’s accomplishment was not theirs alone.
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51 Feet Rock Cut Largest Sleeping Vishnu Anantasayana, Saranga
The Vishnu image, under the open sky, occupies an area measuring 15.4 metres (51 ft) in length and 7 metres (23 ft) in width with a thickness of 0.7 metres (2 ft 4 in).
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Harness Hindu religious fervour to cleanse Ganga
I am an atheist, but my mother was a sanyasin, and I appreciate the power of religious fervour. This can go in the wrong direction......But religious groups have also done a great job running schools, hospitals, mid-day meals and much else.
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It is time to speak up against the Hinduphobia of foreign writers: Vamsee Juluri
The younger generation today is moving towards more civilizational issues. My hope is that people focus on the intellectual part of Hinduism. We are living right now in a moment of vast civilizational hunger.
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Stem Cell DNA Restructure Technology In Hinduism
In most of the Saapas, the Curse is actually a Scientific procedure whereby the Rishis who can restructure the Molecules of anything, reprogram them either at the present time or alter the Genetic codes for the Future for they can transcend Space Time.
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Diversity is in the DNA of Hinduism: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Wearing this colour or that, sporting a tuft or earrings is not part of religion. That is fashion. What do the Vedas say? “Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam” (Let us make this world a noble place to live in, let us give highest knowledge to the whole world). The upanishads say, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the whole world is one family).
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Denied temple access, Dalit converts to Islam
The temple is controlled by the dominant Yadav community, and the priests had problems with the Valmikis performing puja.
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Hindu: The Most Misinterpreted Term
Hindu has been always the single identity of the people of the Indian subcontinent. Hindu and its cognates were the names by which the people of the entire Indian subcontinent were always called by the rest of the world
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Vishnu Feet In Humayun Tomb
Lord Vishnu’s Feet have been found on Humayun Tomb. And the Humayun tomb was built on a Vishnu Pada Temple. Stephen Knapp had published a Photo of this.
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Ridiculing nation’s secularism
It is well established on historical records that India practised equal respect for all religions at least for the last 2,000 years. It was because of this tradition that Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Islam were received with open arms and supported to live, earn their livelihood and practice their own way of worship. The rhythm was disturbed by the looters and proselytisers when they resorted to wanton destruction, killing and many forced conversions.
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Sanatan Dharam
This is in response to several letters on an article on Conversions by Maria Wirth
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World’s First War Immigration 5000 BC Dasarajnya Harappa
he Battle of the Ten Kings (dāśarājñá) is a battle alluded to in the Rigveda (Book 7, hymns 18, 33 and 83.4-8)....K. F. Geldner in his 1951 translation of the Rigveda considers the hymns as “obviously based on an historical event”, even though all details save for what is preserved in the hymns have been lost.
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‘Art’ Exploits Hindu Onus of Tolerance
In a secular and multi-faith society, Hindus cannot be a preferred target for persistent negative portrayal in movies and in the so-called expressions of creative freedom like MF Hussain’s paintings irreverent of Hindu deities.
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Should You Blame Our Culture?
Culture is about collective life. But it is also about individual life. It is important to understand that as per the Indian view, society or any collective group is essentially the same as an individual.
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Kings List India By Puranas Validated
the Archeological finds dispprove the dates assined by William Jones and others and show that the events and people had happened/lived much before the dates indicated by them
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Re-visiting ancient civilisational wisdom
some of the earliest reservoirs and dams for irrigation were built in Saurashtra. Indian exports in the centuries before Christ included palm oil, cast iron, tin sheets, copper vessels, perfumes and camphor.
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No Abusive Word in Sanskrit?
There is only one word ‘Mudh‘ (mad), which can be remotely considered as a bad word!
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10 Interesting Facts About Kashmir
Many liken Kashmir to Eden. With manicured lawns, bright flower beds and fountains, the Mughal Gardens help affirm this belief.
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Bodhi Day 2014: Commemorating The Enlightenment Of The Buddha
Gautama achieved bodhi (enlightenment) at the age of 35. Since then he was known as the Buddha ('enlightened one').
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The Heliodorus Column
It is known that Heliodorus was sent to the court of King Bhagabhadra by Antiakalidas, the Greek king of Taxila.
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In Support of Hindu ‘Ritualism’ and ‘Superstition’
Is a Christian attending Bible study accused of promoting creationism? Is a Christian who believes in the Immaculate Conception subject to the same scorn of being anti-scientific?..during Eid and during the Hajj, millions upon millions of animals are slaughtered each year by Muslims. Where are the crocodile tears of the media then?.
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World History Timeline By Rigveda
Rig Veda , the earliest literature known to Man speaks of Time as a Wheel, thereby denoting that Time is Cyclic.
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Agastya Canopus Validates Sanatan Dharma Tamil Dates
Though earlier studies have indicated that the Rig Veda was composed around 5000 BC, latest researches say that it was composed much earlier, some 25000 years earlier.
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Supreme Court suggests special incentives for girl child
“We recapitulate the saying, ‘Awake, arise, Oh! Parth’,” the bench added, invoking Vedic verses to prod the states to “wake up” to the problem of female foeticide.
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The world according to Gita: Millennia before European thinkers, Gita and Arthashastra embodied Indian tradition of realpolitik
Whether following the Arthashastra ‘s prescriptions or not, India reached its high-water mark of territorial extent in the third century BC, when its revered Emperor Asoka governed a territory comprising all of today’s India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and part of Afghanistan and Iran.
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Forgive Now and Fight Later?
On the issue of forgiveness, Prahlada believed that the “man who always forgives suffers from many faults”.What then was the suggested path, in the absence of an immutable commandment? A middle path.
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10 Key Hindu Environmental Teachings
Although the Chipko (tree-hugging) Movement is the most widely known example of Hindu environmental leadership, there are examples of Hindu action for the environment that are centuries old.
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10 Key Hindu Environmental Teachings
Although the Chipko (tree-hugging) Movement is the most widely known example of Hindu environmental leadership, there are examples of Hindu action for the environment that are centuries old.
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My Discovery of Ancient Indian Living
Absence of documentation of Indian science and technology by mainstream historians or its gross neglect at premier Indian institutions—a fact that has been acknowledged even by Amartya Sen —is striking if we consider the importance of this subject.
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No Dowry Signed Inscription Virinchipuram Temple
This obnoxious practice seems to have been in existence .at least, before 1300 AD. And people were concerned.
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Murugan A Vedic God Harappan Tamil Script Proves
To divide the people by Aryan Dravidian Theory,Murugan, a Vedic God Skanda was turned into an independent Tamil God by misinterpreting and in some case by out right lies.
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Tribes people in Odisha duped into leaving forest homes for tigers - rights group
there was no evidence that tribes people were causing harm to wildlife, and said many of them desperately wanted to stay in the reserve's forests where their families have lived for generations.
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Centre to set up "Ganga Vahini" for protecting Ganga
nearly all the "short-term and long term clean up measures of Ganga will kick off in next 45 days."
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Is it right to allow brutal, cruel slaughtering of cows in India where people treat cow as mother ?
Whole world became sensitive towards the issue of preserving environment; same earnestness is required even for ban on cow-slaughter.
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Shiva Temple Prime Land Chennai Rent .001 Paise A Year
Lands were donated by the ancient Kings to the Temples and the Brahmins who maintain the Temples.as far back as during the Mahabharata period for which records exist ,The advent of Dravidian Parties saw a surge towards the systematic destruction of Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu.
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Rashtra Sevika Samiti, Bangalore unit celebrates Vijayadashami Utsav with Path Sanchalan
In Rashtra sevika samiti, we (all the sevikas) pray to the Motherland, the all powerful Goddess, to give us the strength to work together for the prosperity of the entire world.
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Can-do,Cant-do
There is no magic broom, not even one wielded by the new prime minister, which can overnight transform the mentality of one billion-plus people and turn them into model citizens willing and able to keep their new ‘smart cities’ in good working order.
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Narendra Modi has India talking about toilets, says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
Prime Minister Modi has done more to raise the awareness of the need for toilets than any other leader since the country gained Independence," Gates said in a blog post
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Agents of social transformation
these religious institutions are not just engaged in spiritual teachings, moral education, rituals, yoga or meditation techniques, as is widely believed. They are involved in massive charitable activities ranging from building houses to running schools, cow-shelters, orphanages and hospitals.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Go To A Garba Raas Dance During The Hindu Holiday Of Navratri
Durga is worshipped all over India, but people from the state of Gujurat have for years used Garba as a special way of honoring the goddess.
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Vedic learning is no one's preserve, everyone's pride
Reducing Vedic studies to a purely `right-wing project' is an affront to the wealth of wisdom from our past. Our Vedic heritage is not the preserve of only `right-wing Hindus', it belongs to every person in the Indian subcontinent. Genetic studies have shown that most people within the subcontinent carry combinations of the AncestralNorth-Indian (ANI) and the AncestralSouth-Indian (ASI) genetic groups.
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Hinduism – Well Explained!!!
Nobody can convert you to Hinduism, because it is not a religion, but a set of beliefs and practices. Everything is acceptable in Hinduism because there is no single authority or organization either to accept it or to reject it or to oppose it on behalf of Hinduism.’
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Hindu is a geographical identity!!! Not a religion
Hindu is a geographical identity, or at the most a cultural one – not a religion. There is no set of beliefs that everyone has to adhere to. Sadhguru
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Kunds and sarovars of ancient India
Indians have been culturally conscious about the prized nature of water since the beginning of civilisation. Be it the nadi suktas of the Vedas or the divine status given to the sapta sindhus, we have revered our rivers and water bodies as the perennial source of life.
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Decoding Hindu, Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra
Much of the intellectual discourse has been conducted without even understanding its meaning while it has been unfairly branded communal.
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Diamond is always sought after
In the years between 1834, when slavery was abolished, to the early 20th century, more than two million indentured labourers travelled on this route, also known as ‘Coolie Route’, to Mauritius and other destinations. This route represents the development of a new system of a contractual labour.
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Kanvar Mela – Adventure Holiday in Indian Style
in Hinduism, we don’t have fixed rules how to worship. Everyone is free to do as he pleases”,
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Indian Americans celebrate their culture, language and cuisine
Several Indian diaspora organisations representing people from four corners of India are marking the July 4 American independence day with a celebration of their own culture, language and cuisine across the US.
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Indian Americans celebrate their culture, language and cuisine
Several Indian diaspora organisations representing people from four corners of India are marking the July 4 American independence day with a celebration of their own culture, language and cuisine across the US.
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How history was made up at Nalanda
“A great blow to Buddhism was, no doubt, rendered by the Turkish invasions, leading to the destruction and desertion of the celebrated Buddhist monasteries of Magadha and Bengal. Many Buddhist scholars fled to Tibet and Nepal.”
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Christians As Brahmins New Method Of Religious Conversion
Recently many Dalit Christians in Tamil Nadu, Who had converted to Christianity some years ago, have reconverted themselves into the fold of Hinduism, the religion of their forefathers. When I interviewed some of them they told me in one voice: “We have had enough of cruel and unbearable caste discrimination inside our Church. We are happy to return to Hinduism.”
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Veda Verses Hydrology Water Treatment
Atisthanteenam viveshnanam kashthanam madhyaey nihitam shareeram, Bratrasya nidyam vi varantyapo deerghatam aashaydindrashatruha.
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ALBERUNI’S INDIA
A Muslim scholar, Abu Raihan, who is generally known as Alberuni, was the fourth important traveler to come to India, about a thousand years ago.
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Mental Tension Relief Mantra Mrita Sanjivini Mantra
For relief from Stress mental tension, Confusion and for better Health chant this mantra 108 times a day for 45 days.
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