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The murder of a fearless reporter frightens India’s Hindu intellectuals
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:53:00 GMTNo one has embodied Hinduism or the Hindu way of life better than Mahatma Gandhi. It was Gandhi who made Hinduism world famous as a religion of tolerance. He said non-violence was the ideal way of Indian life and that true Hinduism called for the ...

Kerala woman, who embraced Islam, returns to Hinduism
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:40:00 GMTShe said she did not realise the significance of Hinduism. Athira, a 23-year-old woman, who had earlier converted to Islam has now returned to Hinduism claiming that she did not realize the significance of her religion. Athira, a native of Kasargod ...

Stop zealots from reducing Hinduism to a dour, monolithic theology
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:32:00 GMTIt doesn’t take too much to offend the cultural commissars these days. So when renowned hair stylist Jawed Habib’s Kolkata salon put out an advertisement of goddess Durga relaxing on its premises with her children, the Right-wing got into a right ...

'Misled' Kochi woman returns to Hinduism
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:21:00 GMTKOCHI: Athira, a 23-year-old woman who left her home in Kasaragod to convert to Islam, said that she plans to return to being a Hindu as she realized that she had been misled by people. The resident of Uduma had left home on July 10, leaving a 15-page ...

Hinduism 101: Highland Presbyterian Church to host 4 sessions about this ancient yet modern religion
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:30:00 GMTAsk former aspiring Catholic priest Jeffery Long why he became a Hindu and he offers this analogy: “Did you ever have a pair of shoes that don’t fit very well ... and then you finally get a pair of shoes that just fit perfectly?” he asked ...

Why it is important to reinvent Hinduism in order to save it from Hindutva
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:50:00 GMTA short while ago, a very dear friend told me that he goes to temples. Taken aback is an understatement for what I felt in reaction to it. None of my close friends go to religious places of any sort and I had come to expect that as a norm for "rational ...

Food Review: R&B reviews Athens' restaurant Clarke's Standard
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:43:00 GMTFrom Wicca to Hinduism, Buddhism to Christianity, every culture has their own way to celebrate the turning of the season. Here are five festivals and celebrations from around the world that celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, or the first day of fall.

Dushyanth Sridhar: The Cool Evangelist of Hinduism
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMTFOR TOO LONG, the world of Hindu religious discourse has been dominated by sententious old men presuming to redeem modernity from its perils, routinely incomprehensible scholars, and holy babas with unholy agendas. So when a 30-year-old BITS Pilani alumnus ...

Ukiah home to lively Hindu celebration this month
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:01:00 GMTHinduism has found a niche in the Ukiah community, brought here by immigrants who moved to the area decades ago. Now they are teaching the religion’s values to their American-born children by taking part in traditional ceremonies. While the rest of Ukiah ...

‘Association will initiate activities focusing on palliative care’
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:38:00 GMT“The academy is joining hands with other religions such as Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism. Talks are in progress to bring in Hinduism also. An international conference on palliative care organised by the academy will take place in February in Italy.

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Kerala woman, who embraced Islam, returns to Hinduism - India Today
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:02:17 GMT

India Today

Kerala woman, who embraced Islam, returns to Hinduism
India Today
Athira, a 23-year-old woman, who had earlier converted to Islam has now returned to Hinduism claiming that she did not realize the significance of her religion. Athira, a native of Kasargod, earlier this year converted to Islam. After her family ...
Kerala Woman Who Left Home And Converted To Islam Returns To HinduismOutlook India
Kerala Woman Converts to Islam, Then 'Returns' to HinduismThe Quint
Kerala Woman Who Converted to Islam 'Returns' to Hinduism, Says 'Was Scared by Its Idea of Hell'News18
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Intolerance fosters a distorted version of Hinduism - The New Indian Express
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:46:52 GMT

The New Indian Express

Intolerance fosters a distorted version of Hinduism
The New Indian Express
The justification offered—Navratri is a sacred occasion for Hindus, and serving non-vegetarian food may hurt religious sentiments. Obviously, it is forgotten that tolerance is a basic virtue of Hinduism. These intolerant acts foster a distorted ...

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Hinduism 101: Highland Presbyterian Church to host 4 sessions about this ancient yet modern religion - LancasterOnline
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:32:49 GMT


Hinduism 101: Highland Presbyterian Church to host 4 sessions about this ancient yet modern religion
Key concepts of Hinduism are that truth is eternal; people should seek to achieve what is known as dharma by striving to do what is right; Brahman is the supreme cosmic spirit, not a being; the Vedas (ancient texts) are the ultimate authority ...
Stop zealots from reducing Hinduism to a dour, monolithic theologyHindustan Times

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'Misled' Kochi woman returns to Hinduism - Times of India
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:21:00 GMT

Times of India

'Misled' Kochi woman returns to Hinduism
Times of India
Speaking to media in Kochi on Thursday , Athira said that she got influenced by her class mates, most of whom were Muslims. "They spoke about how Islam was scientific and logical when compared to Hinduism which encouraged idol worship. Hinduism has ...

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A medieval poet bedevils India's most powerful political party - The Economist
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:08:41 GMT

The Economist

A medieval poet bedevils India's most powerful political party
The Economist
The creed has plenty of the trappings of Hinduism, but an unusual fixation on social justice. Its most esteemed adherent, Shivakumara Swami (pictured), the head of the mutt, is 110 years old. He spends most of his time lying quietly on a modern ...

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How Hinduism is fighting homophobia abroad - Times of India
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 19:30:50 GMT

Times of India

How Hinduism is fighting homophobia abroad
Times of India
Dr Arvind Sharma, Birk professor in Comparative Religion at Canada's McGill University, says that Hinduism does not share the intensity of aversion to homosexuality found in the Abrahamic religions. In his essay on Homosexuality and Hinduism, Sharma ...

INDIA & USA: Eid Al Adha celebrations, Hinduism and Islam. - HuffPost
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:12:01 GMT


INDIA & USA: Eid Al Adha celebrations, Hinduism and Islam.
India is home to many traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Tribal traditions, Sikhism and Atheism, and has welcomed Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i and other traditions into her fold. Both Hinduism and Jainism have ...

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The robots are coming for one of Hinduism's holiest ceremonies - Quartz
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:10:29 GMT


The robots are coming for one of Hinduism's holiest ceremonies
Aarti is the quintessential Hindu religious ritual. Automation, for some time now, has given many Indians sleepless nights. So a coming together of these two says a lot about the world we live in. During the ongoing Ganpati festival in India, Ahmedabad ...

Why it is important to reinvent Hinduism in order to save it from Hindutva - DailyO
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:15:38 GMT


Why it is important to reinvent Hinduism in order to save it from Hindutva
I remembered this exchange when a discussion regarding "reclaiming Hinduism from Hindutva" came up on Facebook in the light of the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh and other rationalists. Someone suggested that it is time that we tell the Hindutva ...

Thanks to Hinduism, India doesn't have radical Islam: Chinese media - Economic Times
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:49:16 GMT

Economic Times

Thanks to Hinduism, India doesn't have radical Islam: Chinese media
Economic Times
The article attributes the absence of radical Islam in India to Hinduism. It says India breaks the 'arc of Islam' in Asia: "In Asia as a whole, Islam forms an arc that includes the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Thailand, southern Myanmar ...

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Articles on Hinduism

Making Peace With The Imperfections of Your Existence This essay reflects the wisdom of the Upanishads about idealism and realism, and treating the opposites and the dualities of life with sameness, as you pursue your ideals and values.

The Origin And Development Of Karma Doctrine In Hinduism The purpose of this essays is to explain you some of the earliest Vedic beliefs and concepts associated with the doctrine of karma and how they developed into our current knowledge of the law of karma in Hinduism.

Birth and Conception in Hinduism The Essays explains the process of birth and rebirth according to the Upanishads, and the role of mother, father and their sexual union in the conception of beings and rebirth of the souls.

The Twelve Manifestations of Brahman The Essay describes twelve most important and highest manifestations of Brahman, the highest God, and their significance in Hinduism

The Ten Manifestations Of Sattva Sattva is the purest among the triple gunas of Natute. This essay explains how sattva manifests in human behavior, thinking and attitud

The Ten Main Duties (dharmas) in Hinduism This essay graphically explains why duties are important in Hinduism, and the ten main duties or dharmas of a Hindu

Ten Distinguishing Features Of Hinduism Find the ten most distinguishing features of Hinduism such as Atman, Brahman, gods and goddesses, literature, karma, rebirth, and liberation

Yin and Yang, and the Hindu Connection This essay explains the possible historical origin and connection between the Yin and Yang principles of Chinese culture and the Linga and Yoni symbolism of Hinduism

The Mind and The Illusion of Reality The Vedanta perspective on the illusion of reality in our perceptions and how to cultivate the vision of a seer to see things clearly without the delusions and modifications of the mind

The Meaning And Significance Of Swastika In Hinduism Find out the different meanings of Swasti and Swastika (svastika) in Sanskrit and their importance in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism

The Origin and Significance of the Epic Mahabharata This essay explains how the epic Mahabharata was composed, its historic significance, why it is considered greater than the Vedas, and why it is called the Mahabharata instead of Bharata

Letting your God live in You - The True Essence of the Hindu Way of Life  The importance of internalizing your religious beliefs and spiritual values and letting God and religion live in you and through you is essence of the Hindu way of life

Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs From The Perspective Of Hinduism A Cultural Path To Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs and a comparative analysis of Maslow theory of motivation with the four aims of human life as prescribed in Hinduism

Significance of Happiness in Hinduism: About happiness as a way of life in Hinduism, with special reference to achieving physical, mental and spiritual happiness here and hereafter

The Origin and Character of Hindu Drama About the origin, construction, and history of Hindu Dramas in ancient India with special reference to famous Sanskrit plays, literary compositions, and playwrights such as Kalidasa, Bhavabhuti, and Vishakadatta

Why Hinduism is a Preferred Choice for Educated Hindus The author presents four important reasons why many educated Hindus are devout Hindus and why they prefer Hinduism

The Construction of Hinduism The construction of Hinduism in colonial times and how the false narratives effected our understanding of its beliefs and practices

Three Myths about Hinduism: Three important myths people entertain about Hindus and Hinduism, namely tolerance, vegetarianism, and non-violence.

Does the Bhagavadgita Teach Violence?: The essay examines whether the Bhagavadgita teaches violence. This is part of the Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita Series, presented by Jayaram V for Hinduwebsite.com

Significance of Death in Hinduism: About the ritual and spiritual significance of death in Hinduism, the hidden purpose of Vedic rituals and spiritual practices, and symbolism of death in the beliefs and practices of Hinduism

Who Am I? About the difficulties in establishing self-identity, the nature of your existential self, and how you may explore your consciousness to know certain vital aspects about yourself

Self-knowledge, Difficulties in Knowing Yourself The author explains Upanishadic perspective on the barriers to self-knowledge in the journey of self-discovery and how one can cultivate the seeing of the Seer.

Lessons from the Dance of Kali, the Mother Nature About symbolism of Mother Nature as Kali in Hinduism and what lessons we can learn from the creative and destructive functions of Nature

Hinduism and Diversity About the diverse nature of Hinduism which sets it apart from other world religions, and how diversity is reflected in the theory and practice of Hinduism

Love Jihad - War in the Name of Love About love jihad, and how radical Muslims are using the weapon of love to convert Hindu women

The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita, Day 35: The Bhagavadgita on why discretion is important in life and how to cultivate it.

Creation in Hinduism As a Transformative Evolutionary Process: Find answers to the role of God and Nature in creation according to creation theories in Hinduism and whether Hinduism believes in evolution and intelligent creation.

Devotion and Meditation in Hinduism: Find out the unique aspects of meditation and devotion in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism according to different schools of philosophy.

Siddhas: About the meaning, origin and history of the siddha tradition (siddha sampradayam) in Hinduism, and Buddhism

Appreciating Diversity in Daily Life: The essay is about the practical implications of the practice of the Jain theory known as Anekantavada or Syadavada in daily life.

Hinduism and Conversions: This essay deals with conversion of Hindus by Christian missionaries, attitude of Christianity and Vatican towards Hinduism and other religions, the methods used by missionaries in India to convert Hindus, and facts and politics about Christian missions

Objective Concentration Techniques This essay describes five powerful techniques to gain control over your mind and emotions and experience peace, insight, mastery, stability and creativity

Suppression of Thugs in British India This article explains how the thugs were suppressed by the British

Mahatma Gandhi on Swadeshi, Hinduism and Conversions Find out what Gandhi said about Swadeshi, its relevance to Hinduism and what he felt about religious conversions by Christian missionaries

The Early History of Madras (Chennai) The finding of the city of Madras (Chennai) in the 17th Century and life under the British Rule.

Slavery in British India The article presents a historical account of Slavery and the Slave Trade in India during the early British occupation and how the Mughals stopped it

How to Deal With Unpleasant Situations This essays explores strategies and approaches to deal with difficult and unpleasant situations.

Healing Your Consciousness - Advanced Self-healing Techniques In this essays, the author suggests an integrated approach to self-healing which will eventually lead to the liberation of the soul, peace and happiness.

How to Avoid Stereotyping People The mental habit of stereotyping people and how to avoid stereotype thinking and behavior in your dealings and decisions.

Suicide Help - How to cope with suicidal feelings? This essay examines the reasons why people commit suicide, its implications to society, how to cope with suicidal thoughts and how you may prevent suicide by helping people who suffer from suicidal thoughts.

The Interest of European Scientists in Indian Calendar and Chronology This essay by an eminent historian examines the influence of Indian chronology, Cosmology, astronomy, mathematics and other sciences upon the European scientists of 16th-19th centuries.

Advaita For Practical People What can you learn from Advaita, and how a practical person can understand and approach the subject

The Role of Archakas, Temple Priests, in Hinduism The roles, duties and responsibilities of temples priests, known traditionally as archakas, or yajakas, in Hinduism.

The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita, Day 33 The Universe as an information system, and the purpose of consciousness. A look into the recent researches on consciousness.

Five Great Thoughts That Can Change Your Life Five great thoughts that can potentially transform your thinking and attitude and change your life and destiny

How to Manage Worldly Success This essays expalins how to manage worldly success and why you should pursue both spiritual and material goals simultaneously

Why is Life Such a Struggle? Why is life such a struggle? Why do you face problems and resistance when you want to achieve or change something? Understand the forces that shape your life and influence your thoughts and actions.

Are You a Secular Person? Should You Be? What is the true meaning of the word secular and the true definition of the word secularism? Find out.

Finding Happiness In The Simple Pleasures Of Life Five simple positive affirmations to increase your happiness from the simple pleasures of your daily life.

Simple Miracles of Yoga Experience the immediate and miraculous benefits of yoga practice with these simple meditation techniques.

How to Solve Problems With Spiritual Help? This essays explains how to seek spiritual help to solve complex problems that defy rational solutions.

Bollywood Seculars and their Hidden Agenda Why certain Bollywood people want to harp on Secularism during elections time? What is their hidden agenda?

Is Enlightenment the Right Word for Spiritual Liberation? Is the world enlightenment adequately describes the state of liberation? Find out?

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Hinduism and Judaism A comparative study of Hinduism and Judaism, persecution and discrimination of Hindus and Jews in history.

Symbolism of Snakes in Hinduism Snake symbolism is very complex in Hinduism. The Snake (naga) symbolizes many energies, deities and objects. This is a pictorial representation of Snake symbolism in Hinduism.

Please Come Back to Earth and Be Here Why pursuing ideals, ideologies and idealism is not good enough, why they do not solve our problems or improve our circumstances, and why we need a different approach.

Being alone and Feeling Lonely Loneliness is a major social problem. This article provides suggestion to deal with the problem.

How Should We Deal with Our Bad Memories? How do we manage our memory to remember the good things and forget the bad. Is it possible to eliminate bad memories and the suffering arising from them?

Ten Teachings of the Buddha From the Dhammapada Ten teachings of the Buddha taken from the Buddhist text the Dhammapada, with explanatory notes

Wendy Doniger - Lies and Distortions This page is dedicated to analyze the distortions and misinterpretations which Wendy Doniger of Chicago University used in her book the Hindus, an alternate history.

The True Meaning of Prakriti in Hinduism An examination of the true meaning of Nature, Prakriti, Maya and Illusion in Hinduism and why artifiicial intelligence may not be artificial but natural.

Thinking Outside the Box What thinking outside the box actually means and its implications in your life, thinking and behavior, with reference to karma, truth and your mental state

Navaratri - The Hindu Festival About the Hindu festival of Navaratri, Ramalila, or Vijayadasami, how it is celebrated in various parts of India and why for nine days.

How to Find Original Content For Your Blog or Website A few ideas about writing for blogs and websites and using original content rather than duplicate content, how you can do it creatively and find your own niche audience.

Hindu Society Cotemporary Problems An analysis of the problems faced by contemporary Hindu society in India and how they will influence the future of Hinduism.

Will Hinduism Take Over Christianity? An examination of the moral and ethical influence of major world religions upon the people of the world and whether Hinduism will ever overtake Christianity

Why Older Workers Find It Difficult to Get a Job? Reasons for long-term unemployment among older workers, and why joblessness is on the increase among seniors and older people above fifty

Why do battered women prefer to stay? This essays briefly examines the primary reasons why battered women in many cultures prefer to stay with their abusive husbands, or batterers rather than leave them

The Wisdom of the Bhgavadgita, Main Page The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita is presented at Hinduwebsite.com on daily basis by Jayaram V, in which he explains the truths, concepts and philosophy hidden in the scripture

The Wisdom of the Upanishads, Main Page The Wisdom of the Upanishads is presented at Hinduwebsite.com on daily basis by Jayaram V. This section contain important concepts and secrets of the Upanishads.

Thus I Have Heard Once - Buddhism An explanation about the Buddhist tradition of using the expression, Thus I have once heard, in the Buddhist Sutras, such as Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Lotus Sutra etc.

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